May 27, 2008
On the surface, it looks like a sweet little diary with a bunny rabbit on the cover. However, instead of your deep thoughts, crushes, and unicorn doodles, it contains a hip flask. That way, you can pretend to be all sensitive and emo, when in actuality you're getting plowed. Can it get any better?
Dear Diary Hip Flask In A Book
Of course, if you're short on money and long on time, you can always make your own hollow book to store any kind of flask you want.
May 14, 2008
We know it's not quite here yet, but summer is just around the corner. That means it's not too early to start thinking about how, exactly, you're going to transport all that delicious beer you need to drink to the beach, camping, sporting events, and parties. You could take the old "rip open the case and dump in some ice" route, but you'd rather go with something a bit classier than that wouldn't you? Wouldn't you?
Whether you're shopping based on capacity, durability, portability, or price, we've got you covered with our roundup of big-ass coolers from Coleman. Mouse over each link to see an image and price.
Coleman 62-Quart Xtreme Wheeled Cooler (Blue) - This Goliath holds 85 cans plus ice, and the claim is it can store ice up to five days in 90 degree heat. Between that and the portability factor added by the two wheels on the other end, you don't even need to bring friends wherever you go with those 85 beers.
Coleman 54-Quart Steel Belted Chest Cooler (Stainless Steel) - Some days, you need extra security for your beers. You can sleep easily knowing your cooler's contents are safe, even in bear country...or if your roommate's been trying to get at your beers. Plus, it's leak proof, rust proof, and "completely redesigned for today's active lifestyle," whatever that means.
Coleman 150-Quart Cooler Marine with Rope Handles (White) - Not quite so portable but nothing to sneeze at if you're on a boat, this bad boy holds 223 cans and over 50 pounds of ice. Plus, it's big enough to hold 2 liter bottles upright...y'know, for the folks who don't drink beer.
Coleman Stainless Steel Party Cooler - What you give up in portability with this bad boy is made up for by the cool factor...and the built in bottle opener. Plus you can use it to hold up to 50 beer cans/bottles, or you can fill it with over 10 gallons of liquid (read: punch).
Coleman 36-Qt. Electronic Cooler With Radio & Clock - This cooler doesn't hold as many beers as the others, maybe, with capacity for only 46 cans, but it makes up for that with its high tech appendage. This guy offers AM/FM radio with a weather band, plus an MP3 plug and headphone jack and internal speakers.
May 9, 2008
We always find it fascinating to check out what people have been buying. Sometimes you've picked something up on our recommendation, and sometimes we dig through there to see if there's anything we want to buy or review ourselves. Below you'll find the 10 best sellers from this week, plus one item that caught us a bit by surprise. Plus, see the item we were surprised to find nestled in with the drinking gear below.
- AlcoHawk Pro: Professional Edition Digital Alcohol Detector - [original coverage
- Alcohawk Precision Digital Alcohol Breath Tester - [review]
- Waring Pro WM007 Professional Electric Martini Maker - [original coverage]
- Mossimo Bottle Opener Belt
- Rosle Bar Strainer
- Red and White BOTTOMS UP BOTTLE OPENER Belt Buckle
- Lush Life Party Ice Luge - [original coverage]
- Pack of 100 Alcohawk ABI/Alcohawk Pro Mouthpieces
- Libbey Vina Stemless 16.5 Ounce Red Wine Glasses, Set of 4
- Rosle Bar Measure
What's the surprising item, you ask? We'd have to say it's Case Files in Obstetrics and Gynecology
- not something we expected to see mixed in with bar tools and breathalyzers, but hey...who are we to judge?
April 11, 2008
What's better than a stainless steel flask of your very own? How about five of them? We can think of a whole lot of uses for five different flasks - we'd want to wear them in a bandolero like a Mexican bandito or Chewbacca. But the best use (and the one that probably wouldn't land us in jail) is for a budget groomsman present or something like that.
5 x Stainless Steel 6 oz Flasks
March 24, 2008
We're on a regular Fred kick after our Frozen Smiles post from last week, but how can we turn these down? We tried out these "Pick Your Nose" cups at a recent party, and goofy as they were, they added a whole layer of fun to our drinking. When you drink out of them, it makes you look like you have a goofy nose and/or mustache. That's all. We were pissing ourselves laughing over them, but that might have had something to do with the punch we were drinking.
24 cups, endless ironic laughs, from Fred Pick Your Nose
December 5, 2007
When we got out of college, we had a friend who had a dream. That dream was to create a beer cozy, or what we called a "coozie," that was big enough to hold a 40oz beer, and he wanted to call it a "Doozy." Looks like someone beat him to that dream, if 40Cozy.com is any evidence. They make beer cozies in multiple sizes and patterns, to keep your 40 ouncer from being the temperature of bathwater when you finish it. We still think our name is better, though.
Not that we ever needed that...ask our Editor in Chief about the time he drank two forties during a single episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. We don't recommend that rate of speed, however, unless you want to redecorate the bathroom with the contents of your stomach.
November 16, 2007
There are a lot of reasons why ice luges are great. Most of those reasons revolve around the fact that they involve parties, ice, and liquor. If you're looking for a teeny, tiny, portable luge you can bring from party to party, here's your huckleberry - the Lush Life Party Luge. It's got two channels for booze, though it's so petite we're not sure how cozy it'd be with two people doing it at once. Only one way to find out, though...
Lush Life Party Ice Luge
November 1, 2007
We never really thought of our tried and true Jell-O shot delivery method as all that complex. You take the dixie cup, squeeze the hell out of it, and slurp up the Jell-O. Then, you tear it apart to lick off the hidden gelatin like a rampaging anteater.
However, for those of you who feel that's too much, we bring you the Twist 'n Shot - basically a reusable cup with a built-in squeegee. Check it out at TwistNShot.com; they also offer a few Jell-O shot recipes as well. (For a more comprehensive list of recipes, check out "Questing for the Best Tasting Jell-O Shot.")
October 29, 2007
We've been sitting on our Bottle Popper review for a little bit, but you shouldn't read into that. In fact, we've been itching to write it up but haven't had a chance. Why, you ask? Because the Bottle Popper has done something we didn't think possible - it's added even more fun to opening up a beer (which is great enough on its own). We're not going to say it opens your beer any faster or any more effectively than any other opener, but it brings back that "wow" factor you got when you first started cracking beers.
How does it do that? Here's the thing - you set it on top of the bottle, push down quickly, and suddenly the cap is hanging from the bottom of the Bottle Popper. If we were from a primitive culture, we'd say it was magic, but being the civilized creatures we are, we're pretty sure it's magnets.
It's funny - when we first broke it out the general reaction was "what the Hell do you need another bottle opener for?" People were intrigued when we showed them how it worked, but they didn't get fired up until we let them try for themselves. We heard "oohs," "aahs," and an honest to goodness "Oh my God!" And there you have it - is that kind of magic worth the few extra dollars for a new bottle opener? We think it might be.
October 15, 2007
We've found another item for our neverending quest to be able to store liquor on us at all times, and like the Coldpole, this one will help you out at your friendly neighborhood ski resort. The Bakoda Flask Pack is a tiny little backpack for your snowboard bindings, which holds a 4oz. flask. Nothing wrong with that, and if you get two you'll have the equivalent of one normal 8oz flask. Or, for less than half the price (of buying two), you could get a 16oz. stainless steel flask and keep it in your jacket pocket.
Depends whether you want to be stylishly snazzy or frugally buzzed this winter, we suppose.
at Tactics [via acquire]