Hobby Pot

Kiefer Sutherland review trading his Glock for a guitar for a show of grizzled authenticity

by Mark Anderson
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The action stars whiskey-sodden country music set is genuinely poignant. He puts other Hollywood hobby acts to shame Jack Bauer swaps against-the-bomb-timer assassination thwarting for country music? Excuse us if we dont yeehaw to the rooftops. Russell Crowe, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Bacon, Bruce Willis and Johnny Depp have collectively set the bar for trad-leaning Hollywood hobby albums ridiculously low theyre the musical equivalent of comedians knocking out godawful novels. At least Kiefer Sutherland, touring his debut country album, Down in a Hole, has a legitimate grounding in his chosen genre. Turned on to country and western as a rancher and […]

Fighting Al Capones Beer Wars

by Mark Anderson
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Red: BLOODY TRAIL Hed: Fighting Al Capones Beer Wars Dek: John J. Binder is an assiduousand often contrarianhistorian of the gang wars that plagued Chicago, and in a new book he sets the record straight on just who shot whom and why. SEO: Fighting Al Capones Beer Wars Byline: Ronald K. Fried Vertical: arts/culture Tags: Al Capone, prohibition, gangsters, organized crime, Chicago, Beer Wars Its surprisingly difficult to get at the facts behind the history of organized crime. The topic doesnt typically attract the attention of Ivy League history departments. And most of the key witnesses to significant eventsrub-outs and […]

50 Ways To Turn 5 Of IKEA’s Best Sellers Into DIY Gold

by Woody Smith
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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); As we speak, I’m sitting in my IKEA chair, drinking from an IKEA mug, and resting that mug on an IKEA coffee table between sips. As a 20-something with approximately zero dollars between rent and bills, I appreciate the fact that I can get sleek furniture for a fraction of what I’d pay if I went to a store where people with lots of dollars like to shop. Business Insider recently released a list of the furniture powerhouse’s best-selling pieces. Do I have most of them? Maybe. Do you? Quite possibly. But […]

Stay-At-Home Dads Dish On Just What Makes Their Lives Great

by Woody Smith
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Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch over $100K at auction

by Woody Smith
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Artifacts connected to some of the nations most notorious gangsters sold for more than $100,000 at auction Saturday. A diamond pocket watch that belonged to Al Capone and was produced in Chicago in the 1920s, along with a handwritten musical composition he wrote in Alcatraz in the 1930s, were among the items that sold at the Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen auction. The watch fetched the most $84,375 according to Boston-based RR Auction. The winning bidder of the watch was not identified. The buyer is a collector who has an eye for interesting American artifacts, said RR Auction Executive Vice President […]

Toyota CH-R car review: The most over-designed vehicle Ive come across

by Mark Anderson
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No door handle is in a regular place, no window is a regular shape Really, though, why do you want a small family SUV? Whats wrong with a regular family saloon or, for anyone without a big hobby, a hot hatch? Is it like that thing where you do an MA because nobodys impressed by a degree any more, and then you end up knowing a ton about French feminism for no reason? Im not being anti-intellectual. Im not even being anti-SUV. Im just being very slightly sceptical about the Toyota CH-R. This is the most over-designed vehicle Ive ever […]

Delta’s ‘dating wall’ is helping people lie in their Tinder profile pictures

by Mark Anderson
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Delta Air Lines wants to be your wingman a slightly dishonest wingman, but a wingman nonetheless. The Atlanta-based airline has recently teamed up with Tinder to transform the exterior of Brooklyn building into a dating wall covered in worldly murals depicting nine different Delta destinations. According to a press release, the idea is for Brooklynites to snap photos near the murals, upload them to their dating profiles, and trick unsuspecting Tinder dates into thinking theyre more well-traveled than they actually are. FAMILY SUES DELTA OVER SMACKING PHONE FROM KID’S HAND Until you take the trip, well help you fake the […]

A Gorgeous 12-Sided Wooden Calendar for the Geometry Nerd in Your Life

by Woody Smith
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Ric Bell has an old notebook from 2012. Inside, among other scribbles and to-do lists, is a note he penned to himself: Post a calendar on a 12-sided shape. Bell, a designer who runs the London studio Post, doesnt remember why or how the idea occurred to him, only that he felt moved to, somehow, create a three-dimensional desktop calendar. Now he has: the DodeCal is a dodecahedron-shaped, Scandinavian-looking calendar made out of sycamore wood. It costs $96 (79), and comes in a limited run of 100, for the year 2017. DodeCal costs considerably more than a standard calendar in […]

Teacher fired from Christian preschool after refusing to stop acting in porn

by Mark Anderson
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School’s out forever for one Los Angeles preschool teacher who refused to give up her side job as a porn actress. According to station Fox 11 Los Angeles, Nina Skye, a 21-year-old porn actress who taught at an undisclosed Christian preschool, was fired after administrators learned of her career in the porn industry. Happy hump day A post shared by Nina Skye (@realninaskye) on May 17, 2017 at 9:23am PDT Wish I could just wear a bikini everyday A post shared by Nina Skye (@realninaskye) on Apr 20, 2017 at 9:16am PDT Last month, Skye had gone public with Fox […]