This week, Perks brings you to the seat of truthiness with two exclusive VIP tickets to a taping of The Colbert Report. If you were looking for an excuse to buy a pet eagle, this is it.
Things to do for June 10, 2010
Scotch, Robbery and Other Vices
The weekend is joining the Pac-10.
The Cultural Pick
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30 for 30 Takes on OJ
ESPN's doc series continues its hitting streak with an hour-long piece on June 17, 1994, best known as the day OJ hopped in his Bronco and led the LAPD on a 35 mph chase down the 405. It also takes on what Arnold Palmer and Patrick Ewing were doing at the time... in case you missed it on Court TV.
Presenting the Whiskey Rock
It's a classic conundrum: you want your whiskey chilled, but you don't want to water it down with ice. The solution: rapid consumption. Another, more elegant solution: these cubes, which are basically like whiskey stones, but made with stainless steel. You toss them in the freezer before you drink, and they'll keep your beverage chilled without watering it down. Your move, ice.
Introducing the Burglary Kit
We won't ask why you need to know. We'll just tell you that Partners & Spade—downtown New York's merry pranksters—are offering you this burglary kit, which includes everything you need to pull off a heist: a flashlight, a crowbar and (naturally) a ski mask. Now you just need a good lawyer.
The Jeans of Swimsuits
There is a special moment in time when your jeans achieve a perfect state of existence. You know it when it happens. And now, Onia—a new outfit out of NYC—wants to do the same thing for your swimsuit. These things wear in and fade, denim-style, when they come into contact with chlorine. Basically, this is what James Dean would have worn in the pool.
Delete Justin Bieber
This is both a warning and a suggestion: there is a tiny boy out there who sings songs and has, briefly, taken over the Internet. His name is Justin Bieber, and his Twitter fans are legion. We suggest you avoid him at all possible costs. To help you in this struggle, we'll point you toward (ahem) Shaved Bieber, a browser extension that will remove all mentions of this kid from your Internet experience. Be brave.
The sad truth: not everyone has a friend as upright, helpful and (mostly) trustworthy as you. The sadder truth: someone has started a website called Rent-a-Friend, which can set you up on friend dates for the princely sum of $10 an hour. And all along you've only been charging $5.