Things to do for September 29, 2011
Pin-Ups, Slingshots and Your Next Flight
The weekend is the kid on the Nevermind cover.
The Pin-Up Library You’ve Been Missing
Ah, the pin-up. Suggestive. Classy. Alluring. Whimsical. Sexy. ... Illustrated. And just to prove it all, there’s this 280-page ode to America’s cartoon sweethearts, with more than 500 illustrations and stories about the Picassos of the field. You know, to keep it strictly academic.
Slingshots from the English Forest
We’re not going to dance around it. It’s time for you to upgrade your slingshot situation. These ought to do. There are only 30 available, and they were crafted from forked tree branches found in England’s Epping Forest—well-known slingshot wood territory, and the last known whereabouts of Robin Hood.
Shazam Meets Pandora, for Video
The situation: you flip on a movie right in the middle. You’re entranced. You have no idea what it is. Your move: point an Android phone at the TV, and it’ll tell you exactly what it is. And that, yes, that is a young Kevin Bacon.
Making Sure Your Flight’s on Time
So you’re flying home for Thanksgiving (you like to think of Belize as kind of a second home). Before that first sip of sweet miniature rum, you’ll visit this new site, which ranks flight options on a 1-to-10 scale for on-timeliness. You hate to make the Belizeans wait.
A Cheat Sheet for Golf Courses
You’d have taken home the green jacket this year if you’d known you were supposed to lay up on 16 at Augusta. To help you avoid that mistake next year: these new yardage books, which help you strategize and plot your dominance of every hole. And the PGA money list.