Things to do for April 08, 2010

The Weekender

Stewardesses, Grilled Cheese and Brad Pitt's Hat

The weekend has switched to iced coffee.

1 New Perk
PERK

1 New Perk

This week's perk puts you on a private jet to Aspen, with a hotel room, a new wardrobe and four days of feasting waiting for you at the other end. All you need is a little luck—and a ski vest wouldn't hurt.

Grilled Cheese, S'mores-Style
CHEESY

Grilled Cheese, S'mores-Style

Now that the warmer months are here, it's time to spend some time outdoors the way you did when you were a kid: sleeping bag, the stars, sitting by the campfire and making... grilled cheese. Okay, that might be a small update, but it's a little easier now that the world has graced us with this contraption. Set it to "extra melty."

A Better Breed of Playing Card
CARD SHARK

A Better Breed of Playing Card

The regular poker game. A fine institution that really needs no improvement. Still, these cards add an extra level of dapper to your game. And you can never have too much dapper.

Buddy Holly's Clothes Go Up for Auction
HEY, BUDDY

Buddy Holly's Clothes Go Up for Auction

Over the past 50 years, Buddy Holly's staple look—sweaters, sharp trousers, specs—has proved remarkably resilient. And now, the actual clothes Buddy Holly wore are on sale at an auction ending tonight. Our favorite: a burgundy corduroy jacket that looks very "Professor Rock Star." Horn-rimmed glasses not included.

Spanish Flight Attendants Calendar
FRIENDLY SKIES

Spanish Flight Attendants Calendar

Sure, the year's more than a quarter over, but it's never too late to pick up a calendar. Especially when it's one adorned with Spanish flight attendants in various stages of undress. Apparently, it was created to protest unpaid wages, and has inspired a French airline's attendants to follow suit. You've never cared so much about European labor issues before.

Take flight with a preview here

Rod Keenan Online Sample Sale
ROD ALMIGHTY

Rod Keenan Online Sample Sale

His fedoras have adorned the heads of guys like Brad Pitt and Jamie Foxx. And now, Keenan's unloading about 900 handmade toppers for up to 90% off. Summer's just not summer without a trilby.

Top one off now through the end of April here

How to Pronounce That Double-Agent's Name
SOUND IT OUT

How to Pronounce That Double-Agent's Name

You meet a lot of international ingenues—Russian brunettes with names like Ksenia, Japanese temptresses named Shiori and, of course, that Nigerian double-agent who goes by Akanke. That's the easy part. This site helps with the hard part—pronouncing their names. It cannot, however, ensure you don't lose their numbers.

Say it out loud here

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