Tuned To Perfection
The day you first added Baconnaise to your Bacon-and-Bleu-Cheese Stuffed Hamburger, you proved that no matter how perfect something may seem, it IS possible to make it even better. And the American tuner company Vorsteiner proves it once again, with the Ferrari 599-VX Coupe. The new Coupe borrows elements from the 599 GTB Fiorano, 599 GTO and 599 XX, and boasts a host of aerodynamic improvements, like using an eight-piece body kit entirely made of carbon fiber, which shaves off 70% of its weight, and a brand new set of lightweight wheels made of aircraft-grade aluminum to boot. Its sexy new silhouette also includes a new front and rear bumper fascia, an integrated chin spoiler, a new bonnet with carbon fiber vents, and a stainless steel race exhaust system with brushed tips. Under the hood, you’ll find the 599’s 670 hp V12 engine. No schmear of Baconnaise needed here. Well, it probably couldn’t hurt.
Wiffle Ball: The Ultimate Guide
Wiffle Me This
Making friends at Zimbabwe’s Chiadzwa diamond fields can be a challenge to say the least, what with all the “political tension” and “mafia” activity. But somehow, you managed to win everybody over with nothing more than a Wiffle ball and bat. If that doesn’t prove the power of Wiffle ball, we don’t know what does. Learn all about this whimsical plastic obsession in Wiffle Ball: The Ultimate Guide ($7.00). Discover how a down-and-out shoe polish salesman and his son invented Wiffle ball in 1953. Learn the Science of Wiffle, plus the best way to tape up a Wiffle bat, how to throw a sinker, and hear major leaguers and A-list celebrities share anecdotes about their own wonderful Wiffle memories. No doubt the guys down at the diamond fields will get a kick out of it too. Play ball!
Ever since that four-day rave you dominated out in Reykjavik (they’re still calling you DJ N’icicle), you’ve had a deep-seeded passion to create your very own electronic music. Well, the Nordic Gods have finally answered your prayers (ok, ok, it was just a few blokes out of Bristol, UK). Introducing the AlphaSphere ($1,600). This incredible electronic musical instrument is comprised of 48 touch pads, which are completely programmable. That means that you can assign any sound or sample you want to any pad on the sphere, through either AlphaLive (their proprietary software), or any existing audio production software you have, like Digital Audio Workstation. Then, just tap the pad and out comes the sound. Each pad is pressure sensitive, so you can mold and manipulate the sound even further, affecting pitch-bend, volume, oscillations, even filters for a sounds that’s truly unique. Ognvekjandi! (That’s “awesome” in Icelandic).