Things to do for February 20, 2014

The Weekender

Top Gun, Tinder and the Piña Colada Song

The weekend is a flat circle.

They’re Using Tinder in Antarctica Now
SHIVER ME TINDER

They’re Using Tinder in Antarctica Now

Strange: Two scientists stationed on different research bases in Antarctica recently made a match on Tinder.
Stranger: They were separated by a 45-minute helicopter ride.
Strangest: Cell phones work in Antarctica.

Last Time You Bought Knives Was...
SLICE CHECK

Last Time You Bought Knives Was...

A chef’s most important tool is his knife (well, aside from his Nutella). So if you’re into the whole “creating delicious food for dates” thing, consider picking up one of these hand-forged carbon-steel blades from Britain that look like something Ned Stark would’ve used to carve a prime rib.

If You Like Piña Coladas... or Top Gun
DIVERSIONARY TACTICS

If You Like Piña Coladas... or Top Gun

On Tumblr: Someone is dubbing Rupert Holmes’s 1979 tiki bar staple “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” over the end scene of Se7en and other tense cinematic moments.
On Twitter: Someone is posting the entirety of Top Gun, frame by frame, at two frames per hour.
At Work: You. Distracted.

Apparently Slingshots Can Be Fancy
SLING FOR THE MOMENT

Apparently Slingshots Can Be Fancy

Just so you know: some guy in Canada is making a line of artisanal slingshots and slingshot-related accessories. They’re built with stuff like rare red zebrawood and laser-cut kangaroo leather. You could use one as desk candy. Or, like, a family heirloom.

Yes, It’s Still Scarf Season
SCARVING BOARD

Yes, It’s Still Scarf Season

If you’ve seen one scarf, you... probably haven’t seen a scarf that started as an artistic tapestry and was later transformed into a digitally printed piece of neck-pampering silk. Except, hey, here are 12 such scarves. Bundle up accordingly.

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