More than half a century after it's original release, this iconic spaghetti western is still considered one of the best ever made. One of the trilogy featuring Clint Eastwood as the man with no name, the other two being A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More, the title characters of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly ($11) are Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach. Two men are forced to form an uneasy alliance with a third to see the ultimate prize of a fortune in gold buried in a remote ceremony. The masterful direction of Leone coupled with the cast, a dramatic setting and a damned good storyline make for a spectacular western that is as enjoyable today as it was back then.
While it may be a bit far fetched to warn you that you may regret picking up this book, there are some things in here that will scare the bejeesus out of you. You Might Be A Zombie And Other Bad News ($12) plugs that gap in human knowledge that is simply too terrifying to teach in our schools, thank God we have Cracked.com who are more than happy to oblige. One nasty fact a zombie apocalypse could happen as 50% of us humans are infected with a parasite able to take over the brain. Nasty fact #2; remember when the FDA warned us about eating bugs? Then put down that strawberry yogurt, the apple and those jelly beans........
If you're looking for something original for your kitchen, then you must consider Chelsea Miller Knives ($200+). These knives aren't just cutlery, they're works of art. Originally from Norther Vermon, Chelsea relocated to Brooklyn where she now practices her craft. Each of her knives is an original, being made from horse shoe rasps and wood from her families farm. With blacksmithing and woodworking skills gained from her father she creates some incredible pieces. On her website you can order anything from cheese knives, to microplanes, and high-end kitchen knives. Take a look, you won't be disappointed.
More than 40 interviews held over two years are the basis for Steve Jobs ($15). There are also interviews held with more than 100 members of his family, his friends, competitors, colleagues and adversaries. Put all this together and we have the most intensive look into this extraordinary and enigmatic entrepreneur whose passion and ferocious drive to succeed revolutionized 6 industries; PC's, music, phones, animated movies, digital publishing and tablets. This man was unique and this book gives us more of an insight into what made Steve Jobs tick more than any other.
Since we were just talking about futuristic shoes in our 3D-Printed Sneakers By Recreus write-up, check out the new Adidas Crazy 1 "Playoffs" ($125). These shoes have some really cool looks, and are made from really interesting materials. The shoes feature a breathable mesh upper, with black and chrome accents, the TORSION system adds rigidity and the EVA midsole adds stability. These shoes would add a little distinction to any collection.
The best word to describe the New Balance 1300 (White/Grey/Blue) ($160) is "Cool". The shoes features a colorway that is laid back and sophisticated. It features a grey waist with the New Balance logo outlined in blue, and light blue mesh accents which are trimmed with a light grey around the heel and toe cap. Everything sits on a white midsole and grey outersole.