Chances are, when you think Russian prisoners, you think…Savile Row neckwear. Or, if you didn't, you will now: dandy suitmonger Duncan Quinn just came out with a line of ties inspired by the insanely complicated ink jobs that hardened criminals undergo in the gulag (think Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises). Consider it a subtle, elegant middle finger to whoever's making you wear a tie.
Things to do for November 12, 2009
Russian Tattoos, Bird Wine and Leather
The weekend is working for itself.
Like money, baseballs and Catwoman, your laptop really deserves to be covered in leather. These cases from Palmer & Sons come hand-stitched, and are designed for MacBooks—but because they're custom, you can drop them a line and see what they can do if you're more John Hodgman than Justin Long.
As Hollywood's serious season approaches, you will find yourself faced with an overwhelming choice of potentially cool-looking movies (only half of which star George Clooney). Naturally, you'll want to consult the expert opinion of Twitter users. This site aggregates tweeters' takes on flicks—kind of like RottenTomatoes.com from people who can only think 140 characters at a time.
At long last, a way to combine your love of preserving fine wine with your fondness for golden patriotic tchotchkes. Now for the real question: why you and your date can't finish a whole bottle in one sitting.
We don't want to get anyone in trouble, so we'll just say this. On YouTube, there are videos. Music videos. (Remember those?) And this site, well, it takes the audio from the videos and lets you make playlists from that audio. We don't know about the legality, we just know it's there. And thought you should know, too.