Differing points of view on the Vincent Black Shadow

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This guy is a little less colorful, and certainly finds the Vincent less abusive than Hunter Thompson did.

Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72 (1973):

But first things first. We were talking about motorcycles. Jackson and I were out there in Ventura fucking around with a 750 Honda and an experimental prototype of the new Vincent — a 1000-cc brute that proved to be so awesomely fast that I didn’t even have time to get scared of it before I found myself coming up on a highway stoplight at ninety miles an hour and then skidding halfway through the intersection with both wheel-brakes locked.

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This 1982 Japanese punk cover of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” is perfectly restrained aggression

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Many artists have covered Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” In 1982, enigmatic Japanese post-punk musician Kiyoaki Iwamoto truly made the song his own. From the description of the new re-issue of this scarce 7″ record:

December 1982, Tokyo. Kiyoaki Iwamoto has a guitar, a simple rhythm box, a friend with a bass guitar, and some stripped-down songs, brazen in their post-punk simplicity, irritation and controlled aggression, yet full of sadness and resignation.

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Check out the stunning artwork from this 90s DUNE Collectible Card Game

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My friends and I were really into the Star Wars Customizable Card Game one summer in the 90s, and I have a vague recollection of us trying to get into the DUNE game around the same time. For whatever reason, it failed, and I forgot about it until I saw these images of the game on Instagram:

You can check out more of the artwork on illustrator Mark Zug’s website. — Read the rest

Check out these grills, ovens, and accessories to make sure summer never ends

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We’ve already had too much taken from us this year to give up outdoor grilling so easily. Let this ungodly year be the moment when you make a stand. Grilling season will end on your own terms, by God.  You can help rage against the dying of the briquette light by picking up one of these 15 grills, grill accessories and outdoor ovens at savings up to 68 percent off. — Read the rest

Take your cocktail making to the next level with these lab inspired bar tools

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Mixology sounds like a science because it is…sort of. Oh sure, there’s a lot of knowledge and skill that goes into conjuring up just the right balance for making a mixed drink really pop. But part of it really is just an exacting science of combining compounds and properly integrating flavors to make an absolutely delicious cocktail. — Read the rest

The Hestan Cue takes all the guesswork and culinary disasters out of cooking

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We all have visions of cooking cool, elaborate meals. Unfortunately, those visions often die after we absolutely butcher a few.

We’ve all been there. Overcooked steaks. Undercooked poultry. A main course sits because we totally mistimed a side. There are any number of ways to well and truly murder a well-intentioned meal. — Read the rest

The Crave PowerPack 2 is a massive stockpile of portable on-the-go power

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You can never have enough power. While that sounds like a line from Niccolo Machiavelli, it’s also the regular refrain from pretty much anyone with a mobile device. It seems like no matter how long you charge up before you leave the house, it doesn’t take more than a few minutes of texting, map directions or — gasp — streaming video to put your battery in the red. — Read the rest

There’s a new school of car insurance companies, and Clearcover leads the pack

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“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” That century-old quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson (sort of) is just as true today. If you build a better product, offer a better service or create a better infrastructure for customers, then with a bit of time and attention, the world will start knocking on your door. — Read the rest

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