Things to do for October 07, 2010

The Weekender

Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt and Pancake Bacon Cookies

The weekend stretches in whatever inning it wants.

Turning Your Photos into Fine Art
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Turning Your Photos into Fine Art

Your breathtaking photography deserves a suitable forum—preferably on canvas, in a world-renowned gallery. Or, you know, your bedroom. So Perks is turning your $50 into $100 of purchasing power at CanvasPop—a futuristic art studio that turns your humble JPEGs into gallery-worthy art. The Louvre is waiting.

Brad Pitt: The Early Years
GAG REEL

Brad Pitt: The Early Years

The misguided modeling gig. It’s practically a rite of passage on an actor’s road to fame. Often shirtless. Occasionally rollerblading. Always without irony. And now, this collection of cringe-worthy photos and videos has a home on the Internet. Turns out Brad Pitt really loved neon.

A Bakery with 950 Customized Cookies
CHIPS AHOY

A Bakery with 950 Customized Cookies

We have a theory: every food can be made better in cookie form. Pancakes. Bacon. Pancakes and bacon. And now there’s a bakery in San Diego that agrees. You’ll order online from their selection of 950 cookies, including Mexican hot chocolate, or you can create your own. In case you were hoping for 951 options.

McQueen in a Bottle
COOL WATER

McQueen in a Bottle

Until your personal scent is bottled, there are a few people you wouldn’t mind smelling like. One is Daryl Hall, for reasons we won’t get into now. Another is Steve McQueen. His new cologne smells of cardamom, cinnamon and wood cedar—funny, we expected it to have more of a new car chase smell.

Adirondack Firestone Kit
FIRE STARTER

Adirondack Firestone Kit

Your survival skills are unmatched. You once lasted a month in the French Alps. In a ski chalet. The point is, you didn’t have the luxury of an Adirondack firestone—basically, a rock you can soak in oil and ignite when the situation requires. Like when your chalet’s electric fireplace goes out.

Google Street View for the Past
REAR VIEW

Google Street View for the Past

We’re not saying it’s going to happen today or tomorrow. But someday soon, we’ll all be able to time travel. So to prepare yourself for the inevitable, you’ll want to closely examine these online maps, which use historic photographs to construct 3-D street views of the past. You’ll also want to invest in a flux capacitor.

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