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  • Heaven’s Door: A Whiskey Brand by Bob Dylan

    Heaven’s Door: A Whiskey Brand by Bob Dylan

    When Bob Dylan went electric in 1965, it rocked the folk and rock music worlds to their cores. Now, 53 years later, that guy has started his own whiskey distillery in Tennessee. It’s called Heaven’s Door, and Bob is characteristically clear and to the point in his press copy on the brand: “GATES APPEAL TO […]

  • Jif Jaf: An Oreo Cookie Designed for Chinese Consumers

    Jif Jaf: An Oreo Cookie Designed for Chinese Consumers

    Here’s a good lesson in cultural relativity. In the United States, I think almost everybody likes Oreo cookies. It’s tough to imagine anyone not liking them, but a jump halfway across the globe finds an entire culture that just doesn’t connect with Oreos, and in fact Kraft was reportedly losing money on every Oreo cookie […]

  • Han Solo’s Blaster from ‘Return of the Jedi’ up for Auction

    Han Solo’s Blaster from ‘Return of the Jedi’ up for Auction

    Lightsabers are naturally the most iconic weaponry from the Star Wars franchise, but they’ve always been a bit saddled with spiritual, mystical, Force-related baggage for my taste. Give me a good old-fashioned laser blaster any day — in fact, give me Han Solo’s blaster from Return of the Jedi, after you pick it up at […]

  • ‘The Rolling Stones Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016′ (Video)

    ‘The Rolling Stones Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016′ (Video)

    The Rolling Stones, as a b(r)and, have probably released more disgustingly overstuffed box sets than any other act. And as is usually the case, they aren’t done, having recently announced a giant vinyl box set covering the latter portion of their recorded output. It’s entitled, simply The Rolling Stones Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016. It’s a deluxe […]

  • ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ Trailer (Video)

    ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ Trailer (Video)

    Lara Croft will probably be raiding tombs and hopping chasms long after we have all shuffled off to our own tombs and/or chasms, and now she is returning once again for a new adventure. It’s called Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and a recently released trailer for the game seems to reflect an appropriate amount of […]

  • Pizza Hut Museum Opens on Wichita State University Campus

    Pizza Hut Museum Opens on Wichita State University Campus

    In 1958, Wichita’s own Dan and Frank Carney made pizza history by opening the very first Pizza Hut location. Now, visitors and stuffed crust enthusiasts from all over the world can pay homage to the original Hut, by visiting the new Pizza Hut Museum located at Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus. Not to be confused […]

  • ‘Home Movies Bingefest’ on Shout! Factory TV

    ‘Home Movies Bingefest’ on Shout! Factory TV

    Shout! Factory TV has been killing it with the marathons lately. They only just wrapped up the Ultraman Leo one, and today they’re kicking off another to celebrate the 19th (??) anniversary of the cult cartoon classic Home Movies. It’s called the Home Movies Bingefest, and it’s happening now on Shout! Factory TV and the Shout! Factory Twitch stream. […]

  • ‘uh huh honey': Kanye West’s Tweets, in Illustrated Book Form

    ‘uh huh honey': Kanye West’s Tweets, in Illustrated Book Form

    As you’ve undoubtedly heard, Kanye West is back on Twitter. Most of the attention he’s getting is based on his puzzling embrace of various niche right-wing cultural figures (a group that extends all the way up to President Donald Trump), but tucked away among the Scott Adams videos was a tweet about writing a book. Red […]

  • Slow Cabins: A Secluded Cabin in a Secret Location

    Slow Cabins: A Secluded Cabin in a Secret Location

    All of us think about moving to a cabin in the woods. But few of us have the commitment or the wherewithal to actually do it. Slow Cabins offers a weekend alternative, and the rental is structured so you won’t even know where you’re going until you’re practically on your way there. Slow Cabins are minimal, secluded […]

  • Amazon Fire TV Cube Coming Soon

    Amazon Fire TV Cube Coming Soon

    Nothing like a good cube, eh fellows? The cube is the perfect shape, pure and precise in a way that doesn’t really exist in nature. Cubes are powerful, sturdy, robust, timeless. You can spend hours, days looking at a good cube, appreciating all of its angles and reflections. And Amazon recently get in on worldwide […]