Vampires, Werewolves And Mummies Oh My!
These days you’re constantly engaged in a battle of good vs. evil (wild caviar vs. farmed) but it wasn’t so long ago that you were enraptured by the fantasy versions. The 80’s movie Monster Squad ($15.00) is chuck full of all the classic monsters you loved to hate as a kid. Now you can re-live your childhood fantasies through a club of pre-teen boys trying to stop Count Dracula from taking over the world. Pop open a tin of Beluga and enjoy watching the timeless story unfold.
A man of your caliber has no reason to enter the kitchen (counter sex not included). However, if some weird twist of fate lands you there, we’ve got just the omen to ward off potential taste-testers. The Crime Scene Pot Holder ($20.00) is a silicon trivet molded into a chalk line silhouette like those found at the scene of a crime. It protects your table surface from heat while warning your guests about the potentially hazardous dish before them. So you may not be a gourmet chef, but why should you be when you can easily hire one? The real crime here is making you cook at all.
An Oldie But A Goodie
You, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood and James Coburn are members of the same tribe. You’re all leading men and car aficionados. Which is why you’ll appreciate the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder that the Magnificent Seven star Coburn owned for more than two decades. The classic work of automotive art was a legend then and continues to be fifty years later. It sold recently for $10.9 million, setting a new world record for the highest price ever paid for an automobile at auction. Had you been there we’re sure it would’ve gone for much more.
Record Your Thoughts
Someone as prolific as you needs an outlet for your thoughts. It would be a shame if the world lost but one of your flowery poems. Now when the muse strikes, you can jot down every couplet in a Video Notebook ($27.00). Each notebook is housed in a recycled VHS sleeve with 260 pages in ruled or plain paper format. Label them with misleading names like “Christmas 1999” and you’ll ensure your personal manuscripts will stay under wraps…until that book deal goes through.
Eat My Powder
Whether it was Grindhouse or the Demi Moore years, we’ve all wanted to be Bruce Willis at some point or another. Well now you can live out your Die Hard 2 fantasy with the Yamaha Apex Snowmobile ($14,000). Powered by a 4-stroke engine with 998cc displacement, it won’t be hard to catch the bad guys. The new design is equipped with features that make it comfortable to ride harder, faster and longer, which is something Demi would appreciate. Useful now that Ashton has been kicked to the curb.
Milk With A Kick!
Life was so much simpler when you were a kid. You had one classic Ferrari (matchbox), all your money fit in a piggy bank, and property taxes were just a twinkle in your future estate manager’s eye. Now when you’re longing for the good ole days you can pour yourself a glass of Adult Chocolate Milk ($17.00) It’s got the classic chocolate milk taste chased with a bit of vodka the grown up you can appreciate. Next on the agenda? Tequila-soaked chicken nuggets.
When you invite a woman back to your place it’s important that it make a good first impression. An apartment full of tapestries and milk crates is not even going to get you to second base. You need some high-end statement pieces that convey you ingest more than Bud Light and Top Ramen. The Octopus Chair by artist Maximo Riera is guaranteed to impress. The octopus sculpture is created from compressed foam that is attached and hand painted to look biologically accurate. The tentacles extend 1.5 meters and the armchair itself is upholstered in luxurious black leather. The striking art piece is the perfect throne for your lair. But you might want to cover the hauntingly realistic eyes if you are lucky enough to get down to business.
Ask And Ye Shall Receive
A man in your position (aka the Top of the Heap) tends to be surrounded by yes men, making getting a straight answer damn near impossible. Now you can finally get an objective opinion that doesn’t aim to please. The Magic 8-Ball Predict A Pen ($7.00) is similar to the bowling-like ball of your youth, full of wit, wisdom and vague platitudes, now in a convenient pocket size. When you’re having trouble deciding between the Lamborghini Estoque or the Mercedes McLaren just whip out the pen and give it a shake. You’ll find the frank responses, “Not for a million dollars,” “Dude, No Way,” and “Hell Yeah” a refreshing change to the usual pandering. At the end of the day this soothsayer is still a pen, which will come in handy when you’re signing autographs.
A Box That Can Play Pandora
Are your iPhone’s speakers just not cutting it when you play back the latest video of last night’s party guests waking up in the pool? Or perhaps your mobile karaoke business just isn’t mobile enough? The TDK Sound Cube ($250) can help. It provides dominant, dynamic sound in a unique compact design that works anywhere, inside or out. Just like you. Two coaxial drivers fill any room with rich sound while an equalizer gives your music a visual heartbeat and rotary dials give you control over the music source, volume and tone. Inputs include USB, 3.5mm and auxiliary ports that let you connect (and charge) an iPod, iPhone, smartphone or USB flash drive. You can even plug in your guitar or microphone and mix with other music sources. You’re a one-man army of sound solutions. Now get out there and rock that open mic on the subway!
What Do They Listen To In Ghana?
Knowledge is power. And knowing what’s going on everywhere in the world at once pretty much makes you a God. Embrace your omniscience with Revo’s new Mondo Wi-Fi ($179), which gives anyone with a hi-fi set-up and Wi-Fi broadband access to over 16,000 radio stations from across the universe. This is the definitive device for freedom in radio. Nothing to install, nothing to download, no subscriptions and no limits — just plug and play. Mondo Wi-Fi connects to any sound system that has RCA inputs and links to any broadband Wi-Fi connection to stream internet radio broadcasts. Simply search by genre or country. You can also play music from any networked computer in your home. And it has an alarm clock too. You’ll never miss a Yankees game when you’re in Tokyo ever again. Amen.
The Ultimate Watch For Training Day
Your personal trainer is great, but beyond just promising to wear deodorant every day, what’s he really done for you lately? The amazing Polar RCX5 Training Watch ($400) does everything he can do and doesn’t need a Christmas card. This incredible piece of equipment has a multitude of features for the serious endurance trainer. It keeps track of your heart rate and pace, even in the water, then enters it into an online database that analyses the data and recommends the perfect training program for you to achieve maximum performance. It can track your mileage, pace and route with GPS. It even has a Race Pace function to make sure you reach the finish line just in time to have a serious talk with your personal trainer.