This week, Perks brings you a chance at a batting practice session at Yankee Stadium with some guys named Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Wade Boggs and Bucky Dent. Go ahead, call your shot.
Things to do for June 17, 2010
Bourbon, the World Cup and Coast to Coast Nudity
The weekend is father to itself.
The Cultural Pick
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Tom Petty's Triumphant Return
It's been eight long years since the last time we heard something new from Tom Petty and his merry band of Heartbreakers. The drought just ended this week with the release of their bluesy 12th studio album, Mojo. We think this proves, once and for all, that they won't back down.
Summer Threads, 30% Off
Starting tomorrow, you'll be able to enjoy some of minimalist boutique Oak's sharpest summery stuff—cotton sweaters, dress shirts, ties—for 30% off. If you can wait till next Friday, it'll be 40%. Then next Friday, 50%. Like your dad always said: heavily discounted things come to those who wait.
Naked Coast to Coast: The Book
As you might or might not know, photographer Andrew Einhorn basically spent the past few years driving around the country, taking pictures of women in various stages of clothedness. Fortunately, he's been kind enough to share the scintillating results in a new book. Which is the next best thing to being his copilot.
Vuvuzela: The App
To some, the vuvuzela—those horns that make the buzzing you hear when you watch the World Cup—is the most annoying sound since time immemorial. To others... actually, everyone feels that way. Still, if you experience buzz withdrawal during the long hours between matches, there's this app—not to mention this website—which recreates the droning for you. Enjoy responsibly.
Every Nic Cage Movie in Your Queue
On the off chance you haven't yet seen the masterpiece that is Ghost Rider, your solution just got simpler. Go to this site, click the big button (the one that says "Cage Your Queue"), and you will find every available film from the master thespian's oeuvre in your Netflix queue. Yes, even Bangkok Dangerous.
Bourbon Barrel Smoking Chips
You're already familiar with these guys' condiments—mustards and Worcestershire sauces aged in barrels of Kentucky's finest. Now they're taking those barrels and putting them to another use: setting them aflame. Ideally, inside a grill, but that's your decision.