If you want to customize your Jeep, then American Expedition Vehicle are the guys you want to look up. Their new AEV Brute Double Cab Conversion Kit ($30,000+) gets its inspiration from the Land Rover Defender 130. The Brute takes the Jeep Wrangler and adds a 6 foot injection molded composite bed and increases the wheelbase to 139". Additional specs include an AEV rear bumper, a water pump kit, under mount tire carrier, 2.5" DualSport XT Suspension, and much more. If you want to go all out they also offer an engine upgrade for a 6.4l 470 horsepower V8 HEMI. Check out additional pictures after the break.(more…)
So the question is - How hard is it for the average citizen to stop a mass shooting with a handgun? With the latest spate of mass shootings and terroristic acts, comes the usual rhetoric of politicians on both sides of the gun debate. One of the easier recognizable lines is "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
That's where Comedy Central comes in. Working with the guys from A.L.E.R.T. (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) Jordan Klepper goes through eight hours of training to receive his permit to carry a concealed weapon. He is then put through active shooter scenarios to test the "Good Guy With A Gun Hypothesis". The video is both entertaining and informative.
Back in 1935, the founder of DC Comics Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published the first edition of New Fun, the first ever comic book that boasted brand new and original material. This was at a time when comic books were considered to be just repositories for those cast off newspaper strips. The intent of this was to be a disposable children's media but it actually became the 20th century's very own mythology. 75 Years Of DC Comics ($195) is the singularly most comprehensive book on the legend that is DC Comics, released to tie in with their 75th birthday. There are so many gems packed inside here it becomes a must have book for everyone.
The SuicideGirls: Hard Girls, Soft Light ($32) is a collection of over 2,500 pin-ups of girls that are devoted to changing perceptions of what makes women beautiful ... oh and they're all naked. Started by Missy Suicide and friends back in 2001 in Portland, Oregon the SuicideGirls broke the mould when it came to the conventional notions of what is beautiful and the long standing ideal of pin-up girls as defined by not only magazines but also culture in general. This book will not only appeal to those millions who regularly visit the SG website but also to men and women who always thought that shy, arty chick with nose ring and black eyeliner was the hottest girl in school.
Ever wonder what happens to those old records? Well now a company called Vinylize is putting them to good use. Vinylize Glasses ($425+) are made from recycled vinyl records. Vinylize has refined their manufacturing process over the years which has culminated in sturdy, stylish, environment friendly glasses. They are hand made in their Budapest workshop and are made unique by the record's veneer that is on each of their glasses. Vinylize Glasses come with a two year warranty and a case made from a 7" single folded in half is available for $33.