Things to do for December 17, 2009

The Weekender

Snow Bunnies, Model Ts and Eggnog Gum

The weekend is entering the holiday party homestretch.

Eggnog Gumballs
NOGGIN'

Eggnog Gumballs

Finally, a solution to that annual problem: how to enjoy eggnog in a convenient, chewable format. Sadly, they're nonalcoholic, but you can just swish them around with some brandy to get the same effect.

Lyrics in Your iTunes
WAXING LYRICAL

Lyrics in Your iTunes

Whether you're looking to augment the nascent art of laptop karaoke, or just want to truly appreciate the poetry that is "Poker Face," this site can help—it's a plug-in that displays song lyrics on your iTunes. Because Lady Gaga's work is really meant to be read on the page.

The Gentleman's Deck
SHUFFLE PLAY

The Gentleman's Deck

Not that you're ever on anything but your best behavior, but on the off-chance you find yourself slipping, this deck of cards—outfitted with helpful advice on patience and the art of conversation—is a handy reminder of how it's done. Not included: tips on discreetly reading etiquette cards at the table.

Phaidon Design Classics, Volume One
O, PIONEERS

Phaidon Design Classics, Volume One

Sure, you enjoy the modern things—wireless Internet, direct flights to Hong Kong, ordering bagels online. But you have to admit—and as this book of photographs from the last century shows—there's nothing like a badass industrial typewriter from 1959. Or a vintage Model T. Or, um, the Game Boy.

Classic Swedish Outerwear, Online
AFTER THE FJALL

Classic Swedish Outerwear, Online

The Swedes behind Fjällräven have been outfitting Nordic mountain climbers for the past 50 years, so they can probably get you a decent coat (or bag, or sweater…) to get you through winter '09. Start refining that elusive vintage Alpine look at their new online outpost (actual Swedish snow bunny not included).

Enjoy the Swede life here

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