Your final Perks of 2013: 1) Supremely elegant, old-timey maps of the world’s most iconic cities. For 50% off. 2) Up to 25% off pocket-size power grids—so you never have to deal with dead-phone anxiety again. 3) A four-pack of Tuscany’s best wines. This is what feasts are made for.
Things to do for December 26, 2013
Sexy Polaroids, Snowplows and Bank Vaults
Last one out turn off the weekend.
Scratching That Scrooge McDuck Itch
There’s a gigantic century-old Swiss bank vault for sale right now on the Internet. It comes with 1,619 safe-deposit boxes, 1,619 safe-deposit box keys and roughly 15 tons of loose gold coins. It doesn’t come with a diving board. Rectify that.
You: The Action Figure
If you’ve ever dreamed of standing in front of your computer, having it scan an image of your body and then sending that scan to a company that’ll use it to create a 1:20-scale figurine of yourself, well, congratulations, it’s your lucky day. Also, how do you remember dreams?
Pictures for Sale in This New Gallery
A Sikh dressed as Captain America. Some barbed-wire fences in Baghdad. A wild American bison. A pile of broken computers. The portrait of some woman named Heidi. A candid shot of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders stretching. So... pretty sure you’ll be able to find something.
Like Uber... for Snowplows
Somewhere in the world right now, it’s snowing. If one of those places happens to be your driveway:
1) Download this app. It summons on-demand snowplows.
2) Summon a snowplow.
3) Watch the snowplow plow.
4) Sip a hot toddy somewhere inside. Where it’s warm. Admire your delegation skills.
Compromising Photos from the ’80s
Maripol. She’s famous for inventing Madonna’s “look.” She’s also famous for taking a bunch of explicit Polaroids that technically pass as art. Now: she’s collected some of her most provocative images and made a book out of them. In the business, they call that a page-turner.