Things to do for April 07, 2011

The Weekender

Extreme Travel, Paris and the Roger Ebert of Driving

The weekend is waterskiing through the puddles.

Introducing the Rain Alarm
THE RAINMAKER

Introducing the Rain Alarm

Rain: an unfortunate fact of April. This thing: a website that will sound an alarm whenever there’s a storm within 10 miles—so you’ll never be caught unawares by thunderclouds again. Or you could just carry an umbrella.

If Roger Ebert Reviewed Drivers...
HOW’S MY DRIVING?

If Roger Ebert Reviewed Drivers...

You’re a ruthlessly skillful driver, but not everyone’s up to your exacting standards. Now there’s a website that lets you review drivers by entering the offending license plates on the site with incriminating notes—or check your own license for negative reviews. Failing that, there’s always the horn.

Polishing Up Your Bike
THE VICIOUS CYCLE

Polishing Up Your Bike

Now that spring is upon us, it’s time to do a few things. Reopen your rooftop bar/skee-ball court. Scout prime sundress-watching locations. And unpack your bike. Conveniently, F.A. Seeds has put together an all-in-one pack to get your ride into peak condition. The polish also works on skee-balls.

Your Ticket to a Parisian Flea Market
TABLED

Your Ticket to a Parisian Flea Market

It happens all the time. You need a Louis XV nightstand, and all the flights to Paris are booked. So this site has it handled—they scour the best flea markets in Paris to bring you the Swedish secretary desks you can only find there. (You’ll have to provide your own Swedish secretary.)

A Guide to the World’s Adventures
WILD WORLD

A Guide to the World’s Adventures

Bodyboarding down an Indian river. Flying an ultra-light through the Himalayas. If anyone’s going to take you there... you’d like it to be the Internet. Kumutu rounds up the most spectacular adventures they can find and lets you sort through them all in one place. Think of it as a digital Sherpa.

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