Your Perks: 1) Chocolates infused with champagne and other buzz-inducing concoctions, just in time for Valentine’s Day. 2) 30% off some of Italy’s most coveted ties, made in Lake Como. 3) 30% off Karma—a tiny box that turns you into a walking wi-fi hotspot. Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt... much.
Things to do for January 30, 2014
Louis CK’s Hidden Movie and Babe Ruth’s Watch. And Pants.
The weekend always goes for two.
Babe Ruth Lost This. You Found It.
1923: Babe Ruth helps Yankees win their first World Series; receives 14-karat-gold pocket
watch for doing that.
1923 to 1948: Babe keeps time with said pocket watch.
1988: Watch goes missing; Billy Ocean hits it big.
2014: Watch is recovered and placed up for auction.
Today: You notice your pocket is missing a watch.
Now Playing: Louis CK’s New Old Movie
Sixteen years ago, Louis CK made a movie. A pretty weird one, actually, starring the likes of Steve Carell and Conan O’Brien. And as of right now, you can download and watch it for the first time since its premiere at Sundance in ’98. Assuming you weren’t at Sundance in ’98.
One Lip Balm to Rule Them All
We’re not here to talk polar vortices. We’re here to... tell you about some really heavy-duty lip balm that was originally designed for the Swedish military. It’s also good for greasing firearms and fending off mosquitoes, and is technically edible. Hopefully you just need it for dry lips, though.
A Sale on Stuff That’s Never on Sale
Somewhere around the third quarter on Sunday, you’ll think to yourself, “I need some excellent new pants.” At which point you’ll also think: “Imogene + Willie has excellent new pants. And they’re on sale this weekend, which never happens. I should seize this opportunity. Wow, this is quite a monologue.”
Barrel-Aged Cocktails, Delivered
What you have here: a few bottles of barrel-aged brandy Manhattans, Sazeracs and other potent adult refreshments that are about to be delivered to your front door. What you have in your pocket: a plastic method of acquiring said refreshments. Hopefully. Because the Internet doesn’t take cash yet.