10. The Whisky Advent Calendar, $240
Is it sacrilegious? Eh, probably. But what better way to get into the spirit of the season than to start each day a little tipsy with whiskey? The Whisky Advent Calendar (the Scottish spelling makes it authentic) contains 25 different types of whiskey to drink each day and count down until Christmas Day. Any downsides? You might not remember to buy any of your loved ones' presents. “Daddy's hooch makes him forgetful, honey.”
Also, Jews! Free advice on a guaranteed money-maker: Make an 8-day Manischewitz Hanukkah set. Massive possible sales. You're welcome.
9. The Sky Wifi Smartpen, $170-$250
If you must take notes by hand, and you shouldn't in class because then you can't be on BroBible, this looks to be the next step for doing so. The Livescribe pen digitizes what you're writing, sending it to a cloud and allowing you to access it anywhere in the world—on any device. I have no idea how this works or how this is possible, but then again, I don't know how buildings hold up roofs, so I'm not the best person to consult on technology.
When Arthur Conan Doyle was a young man, he joined the Arctic whaling ship Hope as a resident surgeon. He kept meticulous notes while on board, and they've all been collected here in a book of simple and, at times, very funny writing (unusual for the era). Looking for something to inspire you to go do something big once in your life? This is a good start. Plus, stories about killing whales never get old.
7. Lil' Reds, $11 for 3 packs
For the really serious beer pong player—the kind of player who skips the line because you're in such high demand to be someone's partner, the kind of player who gets girls off with just a simple celebrity shot—Lil Reds are here to be a crucial part of your practice regimen. They're smaller than normal cups, obviously, and if you want to use them for a game, they're sure to piss off anyone who is behind you in line. Which you should do because screw everyone behind you.
6. Nike Air Max 1 Grey/Blue, TBA
Coming out this holiday season, the new Nike Air Max's feature a nice blue/grey color scheme and a classic design that you can't go wrong with. No price yet, but expect it to not be too high.
5. Timberland EK GT Hiker Boots, $125
I suspect that many of you won't like these. I'm torn on them myself. Anyway, if you're in the market for hiking boots, you can do worse than a throwback version of the Timberland EK GT. With full-grain waterproof leather and a chukka lace-up style that wouldn't look out of place off a hiking trail… I just wrote ad copy. Let's just say they don't suck.
4. Grenade Liquor Dencantor, $24
Over/under how long this would take to break? Let's set the line for a day. You don't just drinking liquor and then NOT throw a fake grenade around the house.
3. Butterfly Knife USB Drive, $30
I'm a big fan of ordinary devices that become USB drives (see here), and this fits the bill. The world's most dangerous USB drive, the Bali Song is perfect for protecting important documents, like tax documents, or that blackmail picture of your buddy that you're holding onto for just the right moment.
2. Camaro Hot Wheels Edition, Around $37,000
You probably feel like you're too old for toy cars. Which is fine, because if you're playing with toy cars after the age of 13, we might need to have a talk.
However that desire to always own one of your favorite toy cars never really goes away. You're not playing with 1994 Honda Civic's as a kid, after all. You're playing with Lambos and Aston Martins, because A. They're awesome, and B. You want to one day have one.
One of the original Hot Wheels cars was the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. Now, Hot Wheels and Camaro have designed a car together. Maybe I'm still an 8-year-old, but I think it looks badass. From Auto Blog:
Do you remember your favorite Hot Wheels diecast of your youth? Can you imagine how cool it would be if that scale model were a full-size car? Well, apparently the folks at Chevrolet have teamed up with Hot Wheels to create a new Camaro Hot Wheels Edition for 2013, and it's the stuff of childhood dreams. This scale-inspired Camaro is set about to head into production after its debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas later this week.
As Chevrolet's Vice President of Marketing, Chris Perry, notes: “Millions of us grew up playing with Hot Wheels. Offering a special production model of the Camaro Hot Wheels is an opportunity to bring those memories to life, for kids of all ages.”
The special edition package will be available limited numbers in both coupe and convertible bodystyles. Available trims include 2LT (V6), and 2SS (V8), and the Hot Wheels Edition combines elements of ZL1 styling with an eye-catching Kinetic Blue paint job. Visual updates include ground effects, front splitter, ZL1 front upper grille and ZL1 rear spoiler (for coupe models only). Upgrades also include black 21-inch wheels with redline accents like Hot Wheels of yore. The hood features a matte hood stripe and the obligatory Hot Wheels logos throughout.
A reader tipped us off to the great work being done by Jetty Life, a New Jersey-based surf apparel organization that has designed the great-looking shirt above as a way to help out with storm victims. All proceeds from the shirt go to people in need.
You've seen the photos and the videos, now you can really help out. Go here and get the shirt. It's for a great cause.