Like a drooling, dopey-eyed savant coddling a shiny bauble, fascinate yourself with the Rubik's Cube of Awesome that is the Thrillist Network's Best Of edition. Also, Happy Holidays.
Emailed to Boston: New Supra Sneaks
Fresh into Karmaloop, British skateboarder Tom Penny's signature kicks rock a much more casual vibe and price than most of Supra's line, despite coming in quality red, black, and white suede with diamond-perforated leather -- what Paul Simon would wear, if he could ollie.
Scope the kicks here
Emailed to Nation: Let Me Google That For You
Life's full of stupid people asking you stupid questions they could easily Google, but LM's here to help: submit the offending query, and LM'll create a link to a Google page where it types said question into the search bar in front of the buffoon's very eyes, provides actual Google results, and asks "Was that so hard?"...proving that life's also filled with obnoxious a**holes.
Click this link your damn self
Emailed to Chicago: Forero Cuffs
From a Naperville sculptor-turned-mewelry-maker, Forero hits everything from salvage yards to neighbors' garbage cans in search of scrap aluminum to cut, bend, hammer, and drill into one-of-a-kind wrist wrappers.
More sweet arm cuffs here
Emailed to Miami: Survival Straps
SS braids 15- to 20-foot lengths of 550-pound test paracord (usually found in survival kits) into bracelets, watch bands, dog collars, and belts that you can easily unravel in desperate times to rig tarps, build animal snares, and hang food out of reach of bears. So enjoy that bracelet.
Check the dope gear here
Emailed to SF: TuneUp
The SF-based iTunes cleaner-upper is now Mac-friendly: the plug-in diagnoses "dirty" files in your library (e.g., Notoreus BIG, Track 08, etc), accurately recs fixes, and hooks you up w/ cover art and concert listings by analyzing your richly varied tastes. Unfortunately, TuneUp cannot clean up your richly varied tastes.
Get the down low here