Long Balls

Nike, the mega shoe/apparel/eyewear/golf/sports equipment company you want to hate, but just can’t, has combined two things guys love: Golf and blowing stuff up. To promote their new, just-barely legal, extra-long driving golf ball, dubbed Juice 312, (apparently after Barry...
Posted On 29 Nov 2006

Brew Master

Been to a Starbucks lately? Macchiato. Chai latte with soy. Double decaffeinated half-capp, skinny no whip. You need to spend a year apprenticing under a master barista in Italy just to be able to order intelligently, let alone actually brew some for yourself. (Personally, I...
Posted On 27 Nov 2006

Get Straight Flat Panel Info

You’ve finally decided to make the jump to digital TV, but have no clue about what to look for, whether to choose LCD, DLP, or plasma, or what size is best for your room. (And, yeah, size matters here.) Buying electronics is confusing enough, but with technology changing...
Posted On 17 Nov 2006

Get Down With the Freshness

Look in your fridge. Right now. Wedged between the half-empty jar of jalapeno gherkins and the 24-pack of longnecks, there is a plate of something with plastic wrap over it. $5 says that you can’t remember what the hell it is. $50 says you have no idea when the hell it got...
Posted On 15 Nov 2006

Big Fan on Campus

There comes a time in every man’s life when it’s time to take the posters you’ve had since college off the wall and make the leap to grown-up artwork. (And face it: women over 25 are rarely impressed by your collection of Manga posters.) For some, the transition...
Posted On 14 Nov 2006

Nice Box

Raise your hand if you have a decorative tissue box cover in your bathroom. Yeah, thought so. Most guys I know don’t. You buy tissues. The box is decent. The color sorta matches the walls. And you put it on your counter. Boom. Done. Almost every woman I know has a...
Posted On 09 Nov 2006

Dribble Bag

You live for golf. But you’re also a big fan of hoops. You want something that shows your love for both in one functional, yet stylish, product. I haven’t seen any basketballs that look like oversized golf balls. Or any backboards made to look like a putting green....
Posted On 08 Nov 2006

High Def Projection

The same engineering whizzes at Panasonic that brought us the jaw-dropping, envy-inducing, and yes, massively-overcompensating, 103″ plasma TV earlier this year, have done it again. They have unleashed their new 1080p HD LCD Home Theater Projector at the Pre-CES New York...
Posted On 08 Nov 2006

Pack Up and Get Out

As the holidays close in, and airfares go up, a lot of guys are planning on road tripping to see family and friends, rather than fly. As a veteran of several of these trips, I can tell you there are many advantages. You can pack pretty much everything. You don’t have to...
Posted On 07 Nov 2006

C You in the Morning

It’s a typical Monday. You’re dragging from lack of sleep. Head still ringing from cheering and beering in the stadium. And, as you try to unclog your sinuses from the cold that’s coming on, you begin to realize that a game of shirts vs. skins in 40 degree...
Posted On 06 Nov 2006