One of my favorite of the ’90s prime time sitcoms will always be “Home Improvement.”
In retrospect, this is most likely because it introduced most of the world to Pamela Anderson and Debbie Dunning (more than you can say for even “The Wire”), but it also had some memorable gags, a host of hilarious characters, and some truly standout episodes, including the infamous introduction of the man’s kitchen.
The first in a string of episodes where a common room is redesigned and “man-ified,” the man’s kitchen took the misogynist idea that the kitchen is only for women and presented one that was instead an almost cartoonish playground for the average man.
While absurd, with the gadget explosion that has occurred since, there are now enough devices available to truly craft a man’s kitchen. Some of these accessories are absurd and lavish, while others are common and accessible. But when combined, they create the ultimate real life man’s kitchen.
Grand Palais 180 Stove
Let’s start with the impossible shall we?
Your oven/stovetop is going to be the most important part of any kitchen, and if you really want something that will show off that idea, you need the king of all home ovens. Resembling a train car more than a stove, the Grand Palais wouldn’t be out of place in the home of an old world ruler or even steampunk baron. With its built in gas and electric ovens, as well as a variety of different stovetop grill and burner options, it also happens to work perfectly as the centerpiece of the man’s kitchen.
Sure they run around the $46,000 range depending on enhancements , but dammit we can do this thing cheap, or we can do it right.
Hot Dog Toaster
Of course it’s not all ovens worthy of the 1%, as some parts of the man’s kitchen are just down to earth essentials.
Since nothing is more essential than the need for a hotdog, instead of wasting your time with the stovetop or microwave methods, why not make the perfectly cooked hot dog and bun, as easy as you make a piece of toast? It’s possible with the pop-up hot dog toaster, which cooks hot dogs of your chosen consistency in mere minutes with the ease of the average toaster. It’s even got compartments enough for two hot dogs and buns and the design goes well with that $46,000 oven.
It’s the eternal question man has asked since the dawn of the caveman.
How can I use more fire doing this?
In the kitchen, the answer is simple thanks to the standard crème brule torch. Ideally used to brown that famous tricky desert, considering it’s nothing more than a small scale blow torch, feel free to use it to make anything where direct heat is required (like melting cheese over nachos) twice as bad ass, and ten times as manly.
This is an awesome video featuring the lovely Inessa Chimato and a hula cam. What’s a hula cam? Well, it’s another example of the incredible potential of the new generation of miniature digital cameras. The clever guys at Clip Critics decided to put the brand-new GoPro Hero3 black at 2.7k and 1080p 60fps on a hula hoop. Give it to a girl in a bikini on the beach and you have a super fun video!
We’re pretty confident that these tiny digital cameras are going to have a huge impact on our lives, with fun implications for entertainment, helpful implications for security and possibly troubling implications for privacy.
As with Conference Calling at conferencegenie.co.uk, it’s designed to make meeting with clients a breeze. It allows those with the technology to talk to people from different locations worldwide, meaning that a meeting can be arranged and held almost straight away, which takes the traveling and expense previously involved in meetings out of the equation.
Video Conferencing is a must for any company looking to save money, save time and boost levels of productivity. However, you may wonder how it works, and whether it requires a lot of work to set up.
To get started, you need the following equipment:
• Two or more webcams or video cameras
• The same amount of microphones
• A large monitor or projector, but a TV will work just as well
• A strong internet connection
• A data compressor
• Video conferencing software
Once you have all the right equipment, you need to decide whether you want to just do point-to-point or multi-point video conferencing. The former is for one-to-one meetings between two different locations. Meanwhile, multi-point video conferencing is for three or more locations.
Multi-point video conferencing is very useful, not least because it makes potentially complicated meetings easy. It requires a multi-point bridge to help make it possible, as this will ensure that real-time conversation can go ahead as planned. Usually, connection to a server is the way to go about it.
As soon as everything’s in place for you to make full use of video conferencing, you’ll be free to enjoy its many benefits.
Your business could save money and time by not traveling to meetings. Also, workers who get tired from traveling will be less prone to tiredness during working hours, while communication with clients will be streamlined and much easier to keep going over long periods of time.
Or at least that’s what it seems like. Everywhere you look there are cool and interesting gadgets that didn’t exist several years ago, and many of them are now on your holiday shopping list.
But some gadgets are truly unique. For years smokers didn’t have many choices when trying to quit. Then the patch came along and at least there was a way to get nicotine while trying to kick the habit. But it was still difficult not having something in your hand to puff on. Now that problem has been solved.
E-cigarettes are the new thing, and they just may be something you’ll want to add as a stocking stuffer for that person on your list who wants (or needs) to kick his smoking habit. The electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, vaporizes a liquid nicotine, food grade solution that is inhaled and exhaled, just like a regular cigarette. This vapor is free from tar, carbon monoxide and hundreds of carcinogens that are found in regular cigarettes. The vapor that is exhaled actually looks like the smoke from regular cigarettes but is simply an odorless vapor.
Think about the person on your list who might want to try this. E-cigs from Ecigarette Direct are becoming more popular and this would definitely be a gift to remember. It’s frankly a lot better than an ugly sweater or a tie!