This week, Perks is bringing you 40% off shirts from Freemans. They feature a tab under the sleeve that can be fastened to a button placed strategically above the elbow—a little shirting know-how borrowed from Depression-era machinists—so feel free to roll up the sleeves. Because that magnum of champagne isn’t going to saber itself.
Things to do for September 30, 2010
Animal House, Michael Bay and Atomic Peppers
The weekend is now officially No. 11 on the Forbes Richest Weekends list.
Michael Bay. You know him. You tolerate him. You enjoy the way he films Megan Fox running away from an explosion in slow motion. And lately, you’ve been feeling like your photos could use a little bit more Bay-style verve. So you’ll come to this site, upload a picture and pile on the sports cars, fighter jets and explosions. Perfect for your passport photo.
Think of National Lampoon as SNL before there was an SNL—it’s where some guy named Belushi (hint: not Jim) did time before getting famous. Now, the magazine’s greatest hits (three words: naked sunbathing Hitler) have been put together into a giant book. Because nothing says edgy comedy like a coffee table book.
Blue cheese. Great with buffalo wings. And now, chocolate—thanks to the good folks at Lillie Belle Farms, who have combined the two and then covered the results in almonds and hazelnuts. Feel free to smother them in atomic wing sauce.
It’s the world’s deadliest chili. It has a Scoville Heat Rating north of a million. And in India, it’s used in grenades. (Seriously.) So naturally, you’ll want to grow your very own ghost chili at home. The kit is simple: pop the top, add water and sunlight, and wait 10 to 15 days while your pepper sprouts. Consider it extreme gardening.
Here you are, smoking a fine cigar, when suddenly, you need to figure out how to convert a unit of measurement, find Orion’s Belt or tie a seaworthy knot. (We’ll assume you’re smoking this cigar from the deck of a yacht.) Your savior: a matchbox, covered with useful facts and charts. If you can’t trust a matchbox with this kind of stuff, who can you trust.