Wednesday, September 9, 2009 11:00AM - By Alex Ion
There’s light at the end of the tunnel for those who wouldn’t get a flu shot because they hate needles. Dr. Scott Hanlon has found an interesting way to fight the anxiety of getting a vaccine by pairing it with a session of wine tasting. On September 17th from 7 to 9 pm the physician will be the host of the “vaccine and vino” event at the South Loop Wine Cellar on 1442 S. Michigan Ave, where a $40 shot also allows you to taste five different wines — about two glasses. For those who’d worry about the effects, Dr. Julie Morita, medical director for the immunization program at the Chicago Department of Public Health, said that “there’s no medical reason not to have a glass of wine and receive a vaccine”. Sounds like fun, eh? [via ChicagoTribune]
Friday, April 24, 2009 2:00PM - By Alex Ion
Designed by a former US Marine, the new Manticuda VFK Knife is a self defense tool that is as visually brutal as it is effective. Point this one at a bad guy, they’ll be soiling themselves instead of actually taking you on. Designed to resist wear and tear, Manticuda has a multi-faceted, double-edged tactical blade that allows more cutting angles and than standard configured knives. Very cool, yet seriously nasty, the knife also features a multi-hold handle for better grip and is secured with a Heavy-Duty Kydex Sheath for safe storage. A different kind of weapon in itself, this bad boy is going to set you off by $275 if you’re ready to use one. [via P2Sys]
Monday, March 30, 2009 1:30PM - By Joe Wertz
Forget the smile, wagging tail and panting tongue. Once the pile of fur at your feet hears about Waterloo, Australia’s luxury dog retreat, that damp tennis ball and novelty squeaking hot dog won’t cut it anymore.
Part kennel, doggy day care, grooming facility and training classroom, PawPaws has everything you didn’t know mutts want. Sleeping dogs lie in eight themed nurseries, outfitted with custom furniture and entertainment. Doggie guests that visit the Frangipani, Rose and Tigerlily Salons are treated to washes and blown-waves and cuts styled with signature products derived from “derived from organic ingredients and essential oils.” After spending time on PawPaws’ rooftop “Sky Park” play terrace, mutts line-up for a rubdown at the spa, where they relax as a spindly, creepy guy gives them a Kokum Butter massage, a Black Vanilla Bean Rub or a Himalayan Mineral soak in one of the retreat’s handmade stone tubs.
If your dog is feeling naughty, it’ll be taught some manners at the “School of Deportment,” while bad bitches will be forced to wag tail on the stripper pole. [via pawpaws]
Friday, October 10, 2008 8:20AM - By Mike Payne
The next morning, after she returns home from her walk of shame, her friends will naturally beg for details. With the Condometric, she’ll be able to get pretty damn specific. This hilarious concept in contraceptives comes from the design team at the gift website CurioSite. Available in both inches and centimeters (or millimeters for our pal Larry at Uncrate), this rubber is only for those with plenty of confidence in their man machinery. Warning: Condometric, whisky and first impressions do NOT mix. [curiousite]
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 4:00PM - By Jeff Barrick
Editor’s Update – 05.13.2009 | Craigslist has officially announced that they will closing the Craigslist Erotic Services section.
That’s right people, you’ve read it correctly, Craigslist is the hottest spot in town to get yourself a little “special attention” from a professional or un-professional provider, providing you’ll follow the rules and try and be safe. There hasn’t been legal prostitution in California for sometime, although we’ve been one of the major “illegal” contributors forever. The days of the “street walker” aren’t entirely over, but maybe, on their way out.