Nowadays, post traumatic stress is common place amongst those in the military who return from duty, but when Taxi Driver ($15) was made, back in the day, it was a condition little was known about. Under the masterful direction of Martin Scorcese. Robert De Niro is Travis Bickle, a Vietnam Vet who works the night shift as a New York taxi driver. His mental instability is fed by the sleaze and decadence that exists once the sun goes down in the city and with a pre-teen prostitute thrown in for good measure, this is one of the movies where you will have trouble at times believing what you are seeing. Iconic, classic, you can throw every superlative at the movie and not do it justice, the supporting cast that includes Jodie Foster and Cybill Shepherd make Taxi Driver a stand out piece of cinema that is still as relevant today as when it was released in the 70's.
The KeyBiner Carabiner Combination Keychain & Multi-Tool ($35) takes the standard carabiner to a whole new level. It features a key retention system on the back that allows you to organize up to 14 keys. The carabiner itself contains six different wrench sizes, a pry bar that can also act as a standard screwdriver, key ring holes, a 1/4" screw bit driver, and of course a bottle opener. There is also an option for a USB thumb drive. The KeyBiner basically literally has everything but the kitchen sink. Available in aluminum and titanium, you can order from their Kickstarter campaign right now.
The Games That Changed The Game ($12) by Ron Jaworkski, takes and in depth look at seven games that changed the way football was and still is played today. Each of these games introduces new coaching schemes and ideologies whose impacts can still be felt. Each game is described quarter by quarter and key plays are described in detail with supporting diagrams. Some of the things you learn are how the West Coast offense came to life, how Buddy Ryans 46 defense was born, and profiles like one on Don Coryell, the father of the wide-open, "go-deep" passing blitzkrieg. If you love football, then this is a most have book for any collection.
Developers at Ink Hunter could have just changed the way we think about getting tattoos with their new Ink Hunter App ($FREE). Getting a tattoo is something that many people jump into without really thinking about the long-term consequences. But now with the Ink Hunter App, you can see what your tattoo of choice will look like on your body, this will make the decision-making process much easier for any customer. The app works by using your smartphone's camera to scan the area where you want the tattoo and then uses AR to display the design. And perhaps the best news is it’s free!
Our nation is currently in the throes of a food revolution which is charging across the country and changing the way in which Americans both think and eat. And the beating heart of this revolution is meat. The butcher has made a return to American culture and now has a new role; the guy to go to in order to avoid the evil that is industrial meat. This tastes bad, is very bad for your health and in causing untold damage to the environment. Jessica and John Applestone, former vegetarians and vegans respectively, are trailblazers through their shop Fleishers. This is an old school butchers on a very modern mission; to only source and sell organic and grass fed meat. The Butcher's Guide To Well-Raised Meat ($19) a great book for anyone who cares about what they are actually putting into their bodies.
If you're looking for something that will give you an exhilarating ride, you're looking for the Polaris Slingshot Motorcycle ($24,000). Make no mistake this isn't a car it's a three-wheeled motorcycle. This bike is just inches off the road, and has an open cockpit that gives you a 360-degree view of your surroundings. Its low stance allows you to feel every inch of the road. The 2.4L DOHC ECOTEC engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission will get you about 173 horses and 166 ft-lbs of torque at 4700 RPM. Top speed is 130 miles hours which should make for one hell of a Sunday drive.