Things to do for November 10, 2011
Your Weekend: Marilyn Monroe, Treehouses and Funk
The weekend will be hosting this year’s Oscars.
Stepping into James Brown’s Suit
Sure, no one ever said you needed James Brown’s suit or Michael Jackson’s hat. But you can pick up both—along with a guitar owned by some guy named Clapton—and a bunch of other rock god stuff at this Tuesday auction. You know, for gifting.
Marilyn Monroe. Not Wearing Much.
You always thoroughly loved Norman Mailer’s account of the life and times of Marilyn Monroe. But you also always wished it had more pictures. That’s why this handsome new edition combines the prose of Norm with Bert Stern’s iconic Marilyn photos. And by iconic we mean tastefully nude.
A Refined Treehouse from the Swedes
You’ve always said: if you’re gonna have a treehouse, it damn well better be built by an ultra-modern Swedish architecture team. Okay, you’ve never said that, but here it is anyway: a Dwell-worthy floating glass cube in that oak outside your window. Queen-size bed: standard.
Why Not: A YouTube Insult Generator
We’re not going to explore the “why” here, but sometimes, you just like a good insult. And few places are better for getting one than the illiterate hordes of the YouTube comment boards. Here, you’ll search anything, and vaguely related YouTube comments will come up with insults. Yes, this exists.
Learning from a Beautiful Woman
The name pretty much says it all. It’s a useful fact, in small font, plastered over an artfully taken photo of an inadequately clothed woman. Sometimes the facts (like that only 2% of all people have red hair) are even marginally related to the photo (of Christina Hendricks). It’s about learning.