Things to do for March 20, 2014

The Weekender

Iced Coffee, Speed-Reading and Vito Corleone’s Hat

One shining weekend.

A Stupid-Simple Slow-Drip Cold Brewer
TASTER’S CHOICE

A Stupid-Simple Slow-Drip Cold Brewer

Today: the first official day of spring. And, unofficially, the first day of iced coffee season. So, great time to invest in a transparent slow-drip cold-brew coffee gizmo that produces java of unparalleled strength and purity. Also, great time to invest in some sunglasses.

A Fedora You Can’t Refuse
BRANDO LOYALTY

A Fedora You Can’t Refuse

Some people pride themselves on wearing a lot of hats. Other people pride themselves on wearing the same gray felt Stetson hat that Marlon Brando wore as Vito Corleone in The Godfather after winning it in an online auction happening right now. We suspect you’re one of those “other” people.

Marlon Brando’s Stetson Hat, bid here

Taking Polaroids with Your Phone
POLAROID VORTEX

Taking Polaroids with Your Phone

Long ago, there were these things called Polaroid cameras. They were like normal cameras, but with built-in Instagram printers (more or less). Well, now some folks have made a gadget that produces Polaroid pictures wirelessly from your iPhone. The shaking is entirely optional.

This Is How You Speed-Read
A QUICK WORD

This Is How You Speed-Read

There’s this new browser plug-in that allegedly gives you superhuman reading abilities by rapidly displaying text one word at a time. Apparently, since you’re not moving your eyes from word to word, it’s 80% quicker. Of course, you’ll probably go insane reading like that, but life is full of little compromises.

What’s That Smell...
PERFECT SCENTS

What’s That Smell...

Leather jackets. Dill pickles. Toothpaste. For decades, the fat cats at Big Candle have plotted to keep these scents from your living room. But today, one small online candle-making operation is going rogue with some alternative olfactory sensations like car exhaust and fresh dollar bills. Maybe don’t light them all at once.

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