Things to do for February 17, 2011
Inception Cakes, Howard Stern and the Swedish Army
The weekend just reported for spring training.
Dressing Like a Swedish Soldier
You’ve long said one thing about the Swedish Army: they wear the hell out of a belt. Okay, you’ve never said that, but still, these undyed leather belts—originally standard issue for Nordic troopers—suggest as much. Plus, they’ll hold up under snow, wind and Russian assault.
Howard Stern Joins Twitter
Steve Martin. Kanye. Drunk Hulk. And now, in the proud tradition of celebrity micro-blogging, Howard Stern has made the leap to Twitter. He started by live-tweeting commentary for his autobiopic, Private Parts, and has since averaged about 16 tweets a day... or roughly two minutes of radio time.
Presenting the Inception Dessert
It’s the greatest dessert-related breakthrough since the chipwich: cake inside of cake. This shop specializes in flour cakes with smaller cheesecakes baked inside, so you’ll find NYC cheesecake inside red velvet, and raspberry inside key lime. Christopher Nolan’s involvement could not be confirmed at press time.
Rubber Stamping Your Disapproval
Your standards: exacting. Your underlings’ work: underwhelming. Your new tool for creatively expressing your displeasure: a set of 12 rubber stamps with phrases like “I’m not convinced,” “Are you happy with this?” and “Huh.” Coincidentally, they’re about the size of your intern’s forehead.
A Cheat Sheet for Wine
For those rare, mortifying occasions when you mix up the ’05 and ’04 Bordeaux, there’s this: a five-inch silver disc/coaster with quick ratings for any combination of eight vintages and 28 years. Your personal sommelier is officially obsolete.