Things to do for January 28, 2010

The Weekender

Sexy Cookies, Fiery Gambling and Sully's Plane

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Call Someone's Voicemail
VOICE OF REASON

Call Someone's Voicemail

Sometimes, you're the bearer of bad news. Canceled plans. Calling in "sick." And the old "I never want to see you again" chestnut. On those occasions, Slydial—a service that lets you call straight to someone's voicemail—has had your back. Now that you can download it straight to your BlackBerry, you'll have even more precious time to prepare a more detailed excuse. Or flee the country.

Make the call here

The Roulette Wheel Lighter
HOT FUZZ

The Roulette Wheel Lighter

Look, we don't need to explain why you need a lighter. And we don't need to explain what a roulette wheel is for. But this combination of the two—the wheel goes when you flip the switch—might require a little explanation. Actually, it probably doesn't.

The iPhone Steadycam
STEADY AS SHE GOES

The iPhone Steadycam

As discerning cinephiles know, a steadycam is the key ingredient behind some of the movies' all-time best shots (see: Goodfellas, Copa kitchen scene). This homemade version—sold as a "Poor Man's Steadycam"—does the same for your phone. Ideal for your YouTube remake of The Shining.

Keep a firm hand here

Sully's Plane for Sale
BRING THE PLANE

Sully's Plane for Sale

Just over a year ago, as you sat watching the footage roll in of a mighty airliner making an awe-inspiring landing on the Hudson, you naturally thought one thing: discount plane parts for sale. Your moment has arrived—parts of the jet that Sully landed on the Hudson are on sale at auction. Sully not included.

Kama Sutra Cookie Cutters
HOT COOKIE

Kama Sutra Cookie Cutters

Allow us to set the scene: it's Valentine's Day. You've set out candles, drawn the bubble bath, put on a little Sade. And now it's time to get it on...in the kitchen. We humbly suggest these cookie cutters, which conveniently resemble the acts that you're too gentlemanly to contemplate. We hear the wheelbarrow's surprisingly tasty.

Get into action here

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