Things to do for October 22, 2009

The Weekender

Karaoke, Flask Poker and a Hammer Bottle Opener

The weekend is heading for home.

Score-Keeping Karaoke Machine
ON POINT

Score-Keeping Karaoke Machine

With karaoke, everyone's a winner—it's just that some of us are bigger winners than others. This game—which includes more than 100 songs, including tunes by Elvis and the Beatles, and can download more—awards points for pitch and tone. Finally, a scientific way to prove your version of "Don't Stop Believin'" is superior.

Start performing here

Sporting Mousemat
TRANSFORMER

Sporting Mousemat

Consider, for a moment, the mouse pad. There it sits, next to your elegant laptop and handsome mouse, just uglying up your entire workspace. But it doesn't have to be that way: enter this wool felt alternative, handmade in Austria. Not only does it look sharp, it folds up to carry your mouse, and even works as a power adapter.

Park your mouse here

Hipstery T-shirts
TEED UP

Hipstery T-shirts

Basically, this is a little surprise in the form of a T-shirt. This German company asks you a couple highly relevant questions (what colors you hate, whether you own handcuffs, a pipe or a gun), and then they send you a random (and rare) T-shirt. And yes, you can send it back—but we'd advise against messing with the Germans.

Get a shirt on your back here

Flask Playing Cards
FULL HOUSE

Flask Playing Cards

Every once in a while, your sparkling wit isn't enough, and you need a little something extra to break the ice—literally and figuratively. And every once in a while, your something extra needs something extra—which is why this little guy packs a secret weapon: a deck of cards. After an hour or two, strip poker is practically an obligation.

The Hammer Bottle Opener
WHAT A TOOL

The Hammer Bottle Opener

We've all been there: you're hard at work, pounding in some nails, and suddenly you're overcome with an urgent thirst. And then you have to deal with the hassle of putting down your hammer and picking up a whole new tool to open the bottle. That era is over, friends, thanks to this humble leap forward in drinking and home repair.

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