Things to do for July 01, 2010

The Weekender

Legs, Pele and the Pillow Tie

The weekend is your next amendment.

Introducing the Leg Bottle Opener
GOT LEGS

Introducing the Leg Bottle Opener

We’re wagering that sometime between now and Monday, you will be opening at least one bottle of beer. If so, allow us to suggest, as your instrument of choice, an opener that’s heavy, made from stainless steel and created in Australia. And, oh yeah, also looks like a leg. To be clear: the leg of a female human.

The Brazilian Soccer Name Generator
WHAT’S IN A NAME

The Brazilian Soccer Name Generator

It’s all over for Team USA. And, yes, it still hurts. But you know what they say is the first stage of grief: getting yourself a Brazilian soccer name. Go to this site, type in your given name, and it’ll spit out what you’d be called if you joined the Canarinho. Sorry, Pelé’s taken.

Every Big Hit, Ever
SONG AND DANCE

Every Big Hit, Ever

The song of the summer’s an important thing—the tune that, forever onward, comes to define the wild season of cold micheladas and girls in summer dresses that was... well, that’s every summer. Anyway, this site helps you track those tunes down—enter a date, and it’ll call up video of the songs that were popular that day. But really, “Waterfalls” is forever.

Introducing the Pillow Tie
FLUFFY

Introducing the Pillow Tie

The next time you’re wearing a tie and get a little drowsy—say, your next formal sleepover—you’ll do what’s natural: lift up your tie, blow into the tail end, and inflate it into a nap-ready pillow. Oh, and as is so important when it comes to novelty ties, it’s available in a variety of color patterns. Sadly, nothing with piano keys.

Shopping by Size
SIZE MATTERS

Shopping by Size

When you’re shopping for, say, a couch or one of those globes that’s secretly a wet bar, there are a few things you should consider: price, sure, and the quality of the goods. But size counts too—at this site, you’ll enter in how much space you have to fill, and it’ll show you what’s available. You’d hate to wind up with an oversize globe/wet bar.

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