Responsibly made. Being responsible for the world we live in starts with the products we buy. That is the motto from the guys at Bucket who manufacture a french press they call The Portland Press ($99). This project seeks to make a french press that is made with quality home grown materials. Made from a combination of glass, wool, steel, and wood everything is sourced from the U.S.A, and comes with a lifetime warranty. When you order your Portland Press you will get the press, a 24-oz Mason jar, and a custom size cozy to keep your coffee nice and hot. Check out their [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id= 65854807 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] for more details.
The Surefire Outdoorsman EL1 ($220) is a flawlessly engineered light that would make a great addition to any EDC arsenal. This light is built like a tank for the military and first responders. The EL1 features a two-stage LED light that is twice as bright as a two-D-cell flashlight, weight just 2.7 ounces, and measures 4x1x1 inches. The EL1 could easily be the last light you ever need.
Penfield is known for making some of the highest quality outerwear on the market. They're taking a bit of a departure to introduce their Penfield Tala Patterned Field Pack - Duck Camo ($90). The pack's shell is made from 100% cotton and has adjustable straps and a zip around closure. An exterior pocket is large enough to hold essentials you need to access quickly. You also get an interior laptop slot that provides a snug secure fit.
If your looking for an everyday carry work horse check out the Gerber E.A.B Pocket Knife ($14). This knife is made from stainless steel and will stand up nicely to daily use. Because it uses a replaceable blade it will always be sharp. If the blade ever gets dull just flip it over and you immediately have a fresh edge. The knife also comes with a convenient pocket clip that can double as a money clip.
Too many movies sugar coat things and make it look unrealistic. Drugstore Cowboy ($8) is not one of those movies. Directed by Gus Von Sant and starring Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, and James LeGros, this movie is a realistic road film about a drug addict's life, his 'family', and the group's inevitable downward spiral into crime. Men who prefer the more realistic movies will appreciate the brilliance of this movie because it doesn't gloss over anything or rely on unrealistic expectations on the part of the audience. This is something that sets it apart from other movies of this genre and helps it continue to be relevant today.
A little boy who sees dead people that don't realize they are dead seeks the help of a psychologist who has problems of his own. M Night Shyamalan is the man responsible for simply one of the best movies ever made. Released in 1999 and starring Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment and Toni Collette, The Sixth Sense ($9) is a masterpiece of modern cinema that is told in such a way that nobody saw the big twist coming, outstanding.