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2012 Gift Guide: Addendum

Blaupunkt DJ112 Silver Edition Headphones

Without a doubt the finest headphones that I’ve ever used.

Incredibly comfortable with the best sound I’ve ever experienced, the aluminum casing makes me look far cooler than I could ever hope to be.  The cord is angled, super-long and encased in fabric.  The best part about them is that while I’m writing about them at this very moment, I’m able to tune out the riff-raff of my local Starbucks.  A perfect accessory for your home entertainment system, computer, iPod, or iPad.  It’s also one of the essential  iPad Mini accesories that you might need.   It’s both a personal must have and a fantastic gift for any media consumer in your life.

And seriously, what better way is there to listen to Wham!?

Brain Machine Kit

Here’s something that will get you all  mellow without the use of expensive…I mean, harsh drugs.

The DIY Brain Machine Kit will provide a…”14-minute-long meditation sequence of brainwave frequencies. Your brain synchronizes to this meditation sequence, and you meditate…” Basically, you’re gonna see colors and shit and feel all groovy and stuff.

This kit comes with everything you need to build the trippy, hallucination mechanism (minus the basic tools so check out what you will need on the site) and in just a couple of hours you’ll be ready to spark up some…incense and find your happy place.

Perfect for old hippies and people who haven’t taken ‘shrooms since 1998.

Rocket Pop Soap

Summer may still be months away but that doesn’t mean you can rub it all over your body in the form of this Rocket Pop soap on a stick.

Scented with blueberry, cherry and vanilla it’ll make all your parts smell like a hot July afternoon… which is much better than then burnt cheese toast smell emitting from your skin as we speak.

Pam Am Defiance Bag

I have one of the originals and let me tell you, I am stopped by hipsters everywhere wondering where I procured such a find.  I usually go into a long-winded tale of romance and intrigue during the 60s high-flying air travel days and how this bag ended up in my hands (filled with mini bottles of booze I might add).  But they usually doze off having gotten bored of me.

And, lucky for you, there’s no need to feel left out of my popularity, you can buy your own and then spin a your own yarn or two.

It’s nice to be so cool.

Burger Duvet

Nothing is going to make someone want to sleep with you faster than having your bed look like a giant cartoon burger…Nothing.

In fact, I suggest you start buying stock in KY Jelly as you are going to be getting a whole lotta “extra special” sauce in your buns…wait, that was kind of gross.

Letters in the Mail Subscription

One of my favorite writers, Stephen Elliot (Happy Baby, The Adderall Diaries, My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up), has put together a great little gift for anyone who happens to be a fan of the written word and actual correspondence from another living being who isn’t asking you to pay off your bill.

For just $60 a year you get a monthly letter in the mail from people like Stephen Elliot, Margret Cho, Nick Flynn, Dave Eggers, Marc Maron and many other notable writers and thinkers.

It’s so awesome that you should get one for yourself as well.

No One Wants to Play Sega With Harrison Ford

This amazing print shows a very peeved Harrison Ford wanting to play a little Sega but no, everyone else wants to play Nintendo.

Those stupid bastards!

Well, they’ll get what’s coming to them in a few years when Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull gets released.

Law & Order: SVU Valentine Set

Only real fans can appreciate a Valentine’s Day card that reads: “In the Criminal Justice System You’re Considered Especially Gorgeous .”

I know it might seem a bit early to stock up on V-Day stuff, but if these run out, you’re gonna want to kill someone.


New England winters are pretty harsh.  So much in fact that hibernation is the third most popular hobby in three of the states.  And there’s nothing worse than that cold assault that literally burns your nostrils when you start the essential obligation of shoveling yourself out of your home.

But there’s one thing that always helps.  Music.

And thanks to this cap, your ears and head can stay warm while you fill your noggin with the Beach Boys singing “Kokomo” while you try and uncover your car.  A perfect gift for anyone who lives in an area where December isn’t described as having “a dry heat.”

MP3 Rock Amp

I’m a multi-tasker.  

I usually am listening to or watching something while I write.  If I’m surfing the net, I use my phone to check email and just recently started using Spotify, which allows me to listen to music while not having yet another program running on my laptop.

But, here’s the deal; the iPhone’s speakers are adequate at best, so this MP3 speaker shaped like an amp is pretty neat.  The sound is decent; it’s loud, takes batteries so it doesn’t suck up your device’s and best of all, it’s a great way to find any slutty groupies who might be looking for someone else.

Tosh.0 DVDs and Blu-rays

Daniel Tosh has an affable personality.  Which is good, because otherwise someone would have likely knocked his teeth out by now.  I just checked out his latest two releases, Deep V’s and Cardigans Plus Casual Jackets (a Walmart exclusive) and am almost ashamed with how entertaining they are.

Unlike it’s unfunny rip-off, skateboarder Rob Dyrdeks Ridiculousness, Tosh.0 manages to find the most painful, shocking and must-see clips on YouTube.  It’s like watching America’s Funniest Home Videos for adults with a dark sense of humor.  The rest of the show is filled with actually funny sketches, Web Redemptions (allowing YouTube celebs to fix their mistake that got uploaded and garnered millions of hits and embarrassment), and 20 Seconds on the clock with 20 seconds of rapid-fire quips about a particular clip.

Both releases are fantastic and offer over five hours of hysterically funny entertainment.

Check out a Web Redemption (not included in the set)

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