(PG-13: Language) This darkly humorous cartoon follows the story of a group of imps living in hell, who start up a business to assassinate the living if the price is right. From the character design, to the script, to the voice work, it’s brilliantly executed from start to finish. From Vivienne Medrano, creator of Hazbin Hotel.
This inexpensive, palm-sized drone has foldable rotor arms, so it’s small enough to take anywhere. It offers smooth flight, and can shoot 4K video or 5mp still images. Keep in mind, it’s no Mavic Mini, and flight times are limited to about 8 minutes and distance of about 250 feet. Save an extra 15% with code BFSAVE15 (expires 12/13/19)
An amusing adult party game in the vein of Cards Against Humanity. Only in New Phone, Who Dis?, players are presented with a randomly received text message, and must choose from their cards to come up with the funniest reply possible. Be warned, it’s definitely not kid friendly.
Italian knifemaker Maserin’s pocket tool is substantial and versatile. It starts off with a 2.6″ stainless steel knife blade, and adds to that a tool blade with a can opener, bottle opener, screwdriver, wrenches and more. It’s all set into a handsome body with sturdy G-10 handle scales. Available in black/black, black/silver, blue, or orange.
A jumbo-sized version of Elgato’s sweet programmable key controller. Packing 32 keys, each one can be customized with an icon and function of your choice with an easy-to-use software that runs on Windows 10+ or MacOS X 10.13 or later. It can be laid flat like a keyboard, or angled using the included magnetic stand.
(PG-13: Nudity) There’s something about the quality of light that neon and tubular lights produce that create a dramatic mood. Editor Anton Moskalenko’s compilation looks back at some of the films and TV series which have effectively used neon to illuminate scenes. Naturally, there’s a heaping helping of Nicolas Winding Refn.
Handmade by Texas-based Chischilly Pottery, these awesome mugs are based on the drinking vessels called “rhytons”, common in ancient Persia. In addition to dragons, they make lion, wolf, and ram steins (yeah, we said it) among others. We can think of no better way to drink mead at the Renaissance fair.
What you’re looking at might look like some kind of digitally-created imagery, but artist Rus Khasanov’s fascinating rainbow gradients were actually created by subjecting old CDs and DVDs to a variety of torture, and capturing the destruction under a macro lens. More here.
No more ugly tassels and metal spikes. The embossed-leather Croco golf sneaker goes from the clubhouse to the club. Designed in England and handmade in Italy, Royal Albartross’ golf shoes feature modern style, impeccable stitching, gold details, and a kicky orange sole with rubber cleats for grip on the greens and comfort on the street.
Headed to Sony PS4 racer Gran Turismo Sport, this concept for a single-seat track car has a sharp, futuristic look that takes Lamborghini’s distinctive angular styling and goes bonkers with the aero. The car’s hexagonal side windows were inspired by the stunning 1968 Marzal concept, but this design is anything but retro.
There’s so much to love about the style, stories, creatures, and characters in Hayao Miyazaki’s catalog of animated films. But what is it about these artful pieces of cinema that make them so dear to us? Kaptain Kristian digs into how Studio Ghibli breathes such life into every frame.
We know John D. Boswell aka Melodysheep best for his awesome musical mashups, but he is also fascinated with science. The first episode of his series “Live Beyond” explores the origins of life and humanity’s place in the universe, while further episodes will dig into the potential for life beyond our world.
(PG-13: Language) Hugh Laurie stars in this new sci-fi comedy from the creator of Veep. It follows the wacky misadventures of an interstellar cruise ship and its guests. It’s like The Orville meets The Love Boat, though Captain Stubing is totally over it. Coming to HBO January 2020.
The dancers of Pyroterra Fire & Light show off one of their coolest props. The LED Cube FT is a large, but lightweight cube packed with 1368 RGB LEDs designed for stage performances. The collapsible cubes have a programmable chip on board for storing sequences and can be controlled remotely from up to 200 meters away.
Whether you own a collection of records you haven’t played in a while, or you’re just hopping onto the vinyl bandwagon, this Altec Lansing turntable is a good place to start. It’s got a 3-speed belt drive, stereo speakers, and Bluetooth streaming. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop with code BFSAVE15 (expires 12/13/19)
This rechargeable flashlight is built into a spring-loaded carabiner clip that easily attaches to bags or belt loops. Its bright, diffuse LED light can swivel 90 degrees, and has 350 lumen, 160 lumen, SOS, and strobe modes. It also has magnets for easy mounting on steel surfaces.
Chiseled Design’s hardened stainless steel mutitool packs in over 30 functions in one, including straight, philips, hex, and Torx driver bits, spoke wrenches, box cutter, string cutter, bottle opener, and more. Despite its slim profile, its pop-out driver handle provides good leverage.
In the first episode of his series “Reservations”, CGP Grey explains how the Europeans who took over America slapped a label on its indigenous people that would later be thought of as offensive, yet is still commonly used within tribes. Plus, the term selected to replace it has stirred controversy for other reasons.
Family stressing you out at holiday gatherings? Lighten the mood this year when you go to cut the turkey with a chainsaw. While an actual chainsaw would be entertaining, we’d suggest the Mighty Carver, an electric carving knife which won’t end up destroying the bird or your dining table.
Copenhagen audio company AIAIAI’s premium over-the-ear headphones are designed for exceptional sound and comfort. Their bio-cellulose speaker diaphragms are engineered to reduce distortion, while their cushions are Alcantara-wrapped memory foam. In wired or wireless versions with Aptx HD support.