Even though rap music is famous for its double entendres, clever turns of phrase and ingenuity, this is the first time ever than anyone has attempted to bring together the most iconic rap in one volume. Not only is Understand Rap: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics that You & Your Grandma Can Understand ($9) a laugh out loud reference book to one of the most important of pop cultures and based on the website that bears the same name, it also aims to explain the confusing lyrics and terms used in rap in a language that even the most un hip of us can understand. This book has massive breakout potential as it is both highly informative and entertaining. The clever juxtaposition of hip hop terminology and dry humor make this a unique volume that will appeal to many.
Weehouse ($80K+) is the concept of right sizing taken to its natural conclusion. Their system is based on modern aesthetics, efficient use of space and adaption of prefab building technology. Even if you start off with their smallest 450 square foot model, you'll get a beautiful kitchen, bedroom, and bath. Another benefit is that you're not stuck with a one size fits all aesthetic. You have a multitude of construction materials and colors available to you.
The Tudor Pelagos ($4,000) has been called the poor man's Rolex, but it is so much more. The Tudor watches are owned and made by Rolex. The primary difference in Rolex and Tudor watches is the movement. Rolex uses an in-house Rolex made movement, while Tudor uses base Swiss ETA movements. Otherwise, the Tudor has a lot going for it. The Tudor is the first titanium diver from the Rolex family, it has a 42mm titanium case, pointed crown guards, a matte ceramic bezel, and is?water-resistant to 500 meters. The clasp is spring-loaded and self-adjusting. It expands and contracts based on your movement, which makes the watch extremely comfortable. Because it's made for diving, it comes with an optional rubber strap and an extended rubber strap that is made to go over a diving suit. The Tudor Pelagos will save you about $4,000 compared to the Submariner. So you'll need to decide if the use of a different movement and loss of name recognition is worth it. Sadly the Tudor Pelagos is not sold in the United States, but I've found some for sale on eBay.
Over 4 decades after its release, The Godfather ($9) tops many lists of those movies that everyone has to see at least once in their lifetime. The ultimate Mafia movie stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan and is directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It tells the story of Don Corleone, the aging patriarch of the mob who is transferring control of his empire to his son. Another movie that could never be removed, The Godfather is a classic in every sense of the word and has stood the test of time.
Take your hot dog game to the next level with the new book by Texan, Russell Van Kraayenburg. Haute Dogs ($13) features everything you need to craft top-notch hotdogs. Everything from bun recipes, condiments, to step-by-step from-scratch instructions. The book is filled with humor, great photography and history lessons abouts one of America's favorite foods.
We're all very busy and some times we need a little help filling our cupboards. In comes Mantry ($75/month). Mantry is a food of the month club for the busy man. Each month Mantry delivers foods based around American Artisan cuisine in a handmade crate straight out of Brooklyn. You'll receive items like BBQ sauce from Alabama, bison jerky from Montana, birch syrup hand harvested in Alaska and stone-ground hotcake mix from Nebraska. Along with your order, you'll get a manual which tells a story and provides you with recipes. We're not talking standard fare here.