Things to do for October 28, 2010

The Weekender

Bourbon Barrels, Zip-Up Beds and Kim Jong-il’s Jeans

You can’t teach the weekend. You’re born with it.

Taking Home a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel
DOUBLE BARREL

Taking Home a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel

Turns out, an empty bourbon barrel is pretty versatile—works for Halloween costumes (naked barrel guy is in this year), live-action adaptations of Donkey Kong or, you know, holding bourbon. Your hookup: some Kentuckians offering a vast array of used white-oak whiskey barrels. Barrel-hoisting suspenders sold separately.

Being Someplace You’re Not
SOUND STAGED

Being Someplace You’re Not

You’re overdue for a Bueller-style day off. Your cover: this app, which fakes your location by playing ambient sounds in the background. So while you’re hijacking parade floats and masquerading as the sausage king of a certain windy city, your superiors will think you’re home in bed. Before this, there was literally no way for you to fake that...

Smuggling Jeans out of North Korea
HOT PANTS

Smuggling Jeans out of North Korea

Turns out, those mysterious factories in North Korea were actually just making jeans. And thanks to a few brave Swedes (who were able to appeal to Kim Jong-il’s love of raw selvedge denim), those Korean-made jeans are now available in the US. If your jeans never show up, assume the CIA is on to you.

Introducing the Zipper Bed
SLEEP TIGHT

Introducing the Zipper Bed

When it comes to your bedding, you believe in sticking strictly to the essentials: simple sheets. Some blankets. And, of course, a zipper. You’re in luck: we just so happen to have seen a custom bed that zips shut. Your sleepovers are officially going next level.

Introducing Hemp Condiments
HIGHLY NUTRITIOUS

Introducing Hemp Condiments

If Woody Harrelson has taught us anything, it’s that... actually, we can’t think of anything. That said, he might appreciate this: Caesar salad dressing, mayo and other condiments, all made with hemp. Warning: they might make you hungry for a second sandwich.

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