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Things to do for October 27, 2011
Halloween, Hemingway and David Lynch
The weekend ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
Stylish Pants Reinforcement
Sometimes you need a yeti-skin robe. Other times, you just need a belt. Both should be handsome and understated. Regarding the belt: here’s a new line of hand-sewn, antique-brass-buckled beauties crafted by the bootmaking experts at Chicago’s Oak Street. This seemed like the logical next step.
David Lynch and Creepy Old Costumes
You haven’t made it until you’ve got proper Halloween coffee-table reading material. So we found this new book of eerie old photos of people in their costumes. It was compiled by an electro-industrial DJ and has an intro from David Lynch. Sounds about right.
Viral videos: the lifeblood of the procrastination economy. And now they’ve streamlined the process of watching them with this attractive iPhone/iPad app. It takes all the videos your friends post on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr and makes a curated channel out of them. How you lived without this, we’ll never know.
Hemingway’s Camera and Rifle
Ernest Hemingway once owned a camera. It was made by the German company Leica. That company also made a gun camera. It’s a rifle butt with a triggered telephoto lens. It is rare and old. Both items are up for bid this Sunday. Nothing more needs to be said.
It Was a Knife. Now: a Bottle Opener.
When you look at a knife, you see a precision tool expertly crafted for the separating of food. These guys see a bottle opener. They take vintage knives that just aren’t cutting it anymore (sorry) and give them a second life. No word on lighters made from sporks.