Your Perks: 1) Blazers, button-ups, ties and other things you’ll use to keep you handsomely warm in winter. 2) A bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée and a couple glasses. Can’t have one without the other. 3) If these watches make you jealous, that’s completely natural.
Things to do for January 06, 2016
iPhone Polaroids, the 200 mph Club and How You Compare to Bowie
We can be heroes, just for one weekend.
Now Your iPhone’s a Polaroid
Digital cameras made Polaroid all but obsolete. Then smartphones made digital cameras all but obsolete. Then some French people decided “to hell with progress” and designed the Prynt Case, which essentially turns your smartphone into a Polaroid. Technology is weird.
Like a David Bowie Time Machine
Finally, a website that confronts one of life’s most essential questions: what was David Bowie doing at
your age? Herewith, some select answers...
If you’re 39: he was playing the Goblin King in Labyrinth.
If you’re 86: he’ll probably be an astronaut.
If you’re 3: whoa, you can read?
Guys from Green Day Made You Coffee
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt have released their own line of high-altitude Andean whole-bean coffee, complete with compostable bags and the world’s first compostable single-serve pods. Which is a totally natural evolution from punk rocking, if you don’t think about it.
What Happened Here? Curiosity Tells You.
Here’s an iPhone app called Curiosity that uses your location to show you relevant content from Wikipedia, like what movies were filmed nearby, or what historic battles took place nearby. Should come in handy when you’re traveling, or if someone happens to write a scintillating entry about your living room.
Riding 200 mph on the Indy Speedway
Sorry, we were just trying to describe the sound you’d make going 200 mph around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with legendary driver Mario Andretti, before a cocktail party and private tour of the IndyCar factory. Needless to say, onomatopoeia doesn’t do it justice.
Yes, Yes, Here Are Your Good Sales
You: I need some winter stuff.
Us: Okay, here’s 40% off Gitman Bros. button-downs and flannel scarves from Supply & Advise.
Future-You: I need some summer stuff.
Us: Fine, take up to half off photographic print swim shorts and colorful cotton chinos from Orlebar Brown.
Yous (in unison): Thanks.