How far would you go for the ultimate burger satisfaction? This is the dilemma dealt with in Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle ($7) when our unlikely heroes get a serious case of the munchies and go on an adventure to end all adventures. This movie may replace the Cheech and Chong series as the ultimate stoner movie of all times. Starring John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry, N.P.H. and directed by Danny Leiner, this is one of my must sees. Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle was also credited with relaunching Neil Patric Harris's career.
Advertising for the space AgeﾄZoom back in time to the 50s and 60s! Gleaned from literally thousands of images, Mid-Century Ads ($40) offers the very best of American's print advertising from the age known as the 'Big Idea'. At the very height of American consumerism every magazine was flooded with clever and innovative campaigns that were aimed at selling everything from guns to girdles. These are visual indicators of how the spirit of the 1950's and 1960's was dominated by colorful capitalism once Cold War concerns gave way to the carefree cigarettes and alcohol era of the Mad Men. This is an incredible book that can be described as an advertising time capsule and through the ads featured the face of America was changed forever.
The Boker Minibar ($52) may become your favorite everyday carry tool. Whether you need to open a can of paint, your favorite beer, or get out a stripped screw, the Boker Minibar can handle the job. The Boker features a lever extension, standard screwdriver, quarter inch allen wrench, and curved pry bar. It measures 4.5 inches and is made from heavy duty steel.
If you're tired of having to jailbreak your AppleTV to get it to play your home videos, then you want to take a look at the G-Box Midnight MX2 ($99). The MX2 comes preloaded with a customized version of XBMC, runs on the latest Android 4.2.x Jellybean and has the Google Play Store so you can install your favorite apps, browse the net and much much more. Additional features include 8GB of internal storage with SD storage up to 32 GB, 10/100 ethernet, HDMI 1.4V, and 4 USB 2.0 ports. The MX2 has raised the bar for set-top boxes.
Unless you're in the armed forces, you'll probably never need the Black Rad Radiation Detection Watch by Special Ops ($1500), but it would be an awesome conversation piece. Built to MTM's exacting standards, the Black Rad includes a counter that detects harmful ionizing radiation. The Geiger-Muller tube can track radiation doses from .0001 to 0000 millisieverts (mSv). You can set your maximum radiation threshold and an alarm will sound when this level is hit. The Black Rad is water resistant to 330 feet and only 1000 units will be made.
In this volume, Things Come Apart ($21) brings us unique and inspiring photographs which capture the electronic and mechanical objects from both past and present in a broken down and meticulously arranged format. This is Todd McLellan's unique photographic vision of our material world and covers 50 design classics. These are first arranged by size and then by their intricacy, and they are quite beautifully displayed. We see them piece by piece, as well as exploding in midair and then dissected in frame by frame, real time video stills. We see through this book the inner workings of many of the most iconic designs in the world.