"Have you heard the one about?..." At the end of every great joke is a punchline, and every great comic writer has an arsenal of life experiences, both their own and other peoples, to draw on. Add into the mix obsessions and anecdotes and you have the recipe for some brilliant humor. Those who make their living out of making strangers laugh are notorious for being quirky and intelligent individuals and they certainly have some stories to tell. Inspirational as well as hugely entertaining, And Here's The Kicker ($16) gives us an insight into how 21 of the top humor writers go through the process of writing comedy, as well as hearing about their own influences and their experiences. Utterly brilliant.
Many men originally ignored this movie thinking it was a chick flick due to its title but those who did watch it soon realized how good it was. Starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannon Doherty and directed by Michael Lehman, Heathers ($7) is the tale of the girl trying to get into the popular crowd at school. She then teams up with the school rebel who teaches her how to play the devious game of social politics. This is a great movie to watch is a group with popcorn, pretzels and will appeal to both sexes it is also one of the first movies with Christian and he is perfect in the role of homicidal love interest of Winona Ryder.
We love the simple things and the Clug 3D Printed Wall-Mounted Bike Rack ($9+) is one of the simplest, but not too simple. One of the problems we have with our bikes is having to lift them up to put them on hooks on our tall ceiling in the garage. Getting them on and off is a pain. The Clug would allow us to simply press the tires into the bracket and walk away. Simply perfect. Right now the Clug will fit standard road bike tires between 23 and 28mm. Their $50,000 Kickstarter stretch goal will add a Clug option for mountain bike tires between 1.5 and 2.5", which it looks like they'll easily hit in the coming days.
Land Rover just brought back the Discovery with the release of the 2015 Land Rover discovery Sport ($38K). Make no doubt about it though, this is a tweaked LR2 with some updates. With a starting price point below $40K, the deal on this compact SUV may be too sweet to pass up. The Sport features a 4-cylinder 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that pushes 240 horses with 250 lb-ft of torque and 1750 rpm. The power plant is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The interior features stadium style seating with a sliding and reclining second-row. Only time will tell if this new entry into the CUV market will be able to hold its own the crowded market.
Its almost fall and its time to start boosting your wardrobe with some grey and black kicks. The Nike Flyknit Rosherun (Black & Midnight Fog) ($125) will fit the bill nicely. This brand new sneaker features a ultra-lightweight hybrid mesh surface that's perfect for all day wear. Because the upper pretty much acts like a sock itself you don't have to worry about wearing any. Dress them up or down, these kicks will be your favorite go too's this coming season.
Add a little style to your fixed gear or single speed bike with the addition of Pecker Bike Grips ($114). Pecker bike grips are made from the highest quality materials and workmanship. Indigenous sustainable woods are treated with natural resin and hard oil making each grip unique and resistant to the elements. They're available in three options: American Walnut, Smoked Oak, and Kernesche. Check out more pictures after the break.(more…)