Not that you've ever needed any help getting into trouble, but a little inspiration never hurt. Enter this book, which chronicles the high jinks of everyone from Bonnie and Clyde to the Dalton Brothers, aka "the most incompetent gang in the West." (They were known to fall off their horses.) Writer Laurent Marechaux knows from trouble—he boasts a prison record, and palled around with Afghanistan's mujahideen in the '80s. Kind of like Johnny Cash meets Dan Rather, but French.
Things to do for October 01, 2009
Bank Robbers, Custom Ice Luges and TwitterStalking
The weekend is better late than never.
It's what no party, night out and/or Thursday should be without—an ice luge. Especially one that you've built and designed yourself, thanks to this thing's customizable kit. Just note: it's on sale through Quirky, which means nothing is shipped—or made—until 300 are bought. As of press time, they've got 256 to go—you know what to do.
That chill in the air? It's called autumn, and it's gonna be here awhile. So you might want to get something head warming—preferably something that's made to your head's precise specifications. Enter Austria's Hard Graft, which will make one of four stylish hat shapes (fedora, trapper and, if you insist, earmuffs) sized exactly for your bean.
Suddenly, Google alerts are looking very Web 2.0 (or 3.0, or whatever number we're no longer on). Anyway, this is basically Google stalking for Twitter—you get an email whenever anyone, anywhere, tweets about your favorite topics. The only difference: you'll read about yourself and #Scarlett in 140 characters or less.
We wouldn't be surprised if you start finding yourself dressed a little more formally in the months ahead. (Weddings, parties, the occasional black-tie pumpkin harvest.) These sharp custom links—which can feature any destination you want, either from your own map or the seller's—should lessen the sting. Bonus: if you get lost, just look down.