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1. Musical Refurbishing: What’s Old is New and What’s New is Already Old News

Who has time for gimmicky trends? Here’s music that just works. Released in March–but still one of the Most Played on our iTunes–The Bird and the Bee Interpreting the Masters: Hall and Oates. Getchya’ some and send your vibes on the Scenic Route to Awesometown.

2. Taking a Stand Against Cuteness: fupenguin.com

The cure to the common kitty. Look, we’re nice people, sensitive even. But we’re on cute animal overload. Although no longer updated, this blog still demands an occasional visit when you think it might be pretty awesome to tell a cuddlely pet with a camera-ready owner to go F– itself.

3. 50 Cent Getting All Skinny and Making Us Care About Him Again

Rapper 50 Cent looks like hell. It’s hard not to admire the guy–dedicatedly prepping for his next role as a college football star struck with cancer. We get it, Fiddy: you’re a serious actor. Call us when you’re done filming. We have sandwiches.

4. Read it? reddit.com

Simultaneously useful and useless, this forum consistently connects us to What’s Really Important. Like why swallowing doesn’t trigger our gag reflexes [Search it! A fascinating read.] Good for wowing new friends, or losing old ones.

5. Candy in General

Candy is what bacon was a few years ago: a quiet delight, noshed without pretense by recuperating weekend warriors. But soon, it too, will get co-opted by the foodie elite. Get in on it now, and we’ll see you when it comes time to unite with the sobering mantra: “We liked it before it was popular.” For San Franciscans, we recommend The Candy Store for all your weak moments.

6. Feeling and Looking Like an Artist

Like MS Paint for people with a design aesthetic, tricked-out Scribbler lets you get your doodle on. Designed by the ever-experimental Mario Klingemann, you can’t make a bad sketch on this thing. Make room on the refrigerator door, Mom.

7. Never Losing a Sports Bet Again

We’re big on sports bets, but up until now, we had no idea you didn’t have to risk losing. This impeccably designed chart predicts the World Cup winner using a fancy math-like equation that considers each country’s GDP for infallible results. Looks sexy, feels like science. Spoiler alert: Brazil wins.

8. A Sincere Note for People Who Don’t Know Who Justin Beiber is:

Hey, thanks–you’re awesome.

9. San Francisco Bike to Work Day

It just feels good. Sure, doing our part for the environment. But scowling at cars? Bonus.

10. Summer Weather!

Not here. But somewhere out there, we bet. Sounds awesome. Now, please pass it along and share your toys. We’re pale over here.

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