Ugly Christmas sweaters have made an improbable comeback thanks to our warped sense of nostalgia and recycled fashion themes. Those itchy pullovers have come back in a big way and though they used to made with love, now they’re made with dollar signs in mind. Here we’ve gathered the most expensive Christmas sweaters from around the web. Check them out!
The year 1984 was one of the biggest years in pop culture history and on the toy front this was no exception. While the adults might have been jamming out to Michael Jackson’s Thriller or Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA, the kids were playing with toys that would influence the development of any toy with mass appeal. Here we’ll look back at the toys that kids desperately wanted Santa to bring thirty years back.
Almost three years ago, the world lost the eccentric, iconic dictator Kim Jong-Il. If you can remember that whispy-haired tyrant and ignore the list of human rights violations longer than he is tall, you might learn some odd things about that guy. Here we have some shirts to help you remember that weirdo for the strange man he was.
Not to be outdone by DARPA, the US Navy has developed a combat-ready laser weapon system on board the USS Ponce. Unlike the Real Genius laser cannon, they managed to test it successfully out in the Persian Gulf where no brilliant peacenik undergraduates could reach them.
According to ExtremeTech, the whole laser weapon consists of a 30-kilowatt solid-state infrared laser, a radar detection system, and a special computer terminal that controls the weapon. Interestingly, humans direct the laser with a console that looks uncannily like a PlayStation controller with an unnecessary mod on the back of it. Surely the Navy can give Sony a call to work out some design issues?
A game console for the Amish
In testing, the laser was able to blow up a drone in the sky, blow up a set of rocket propelled grenades and blow the engine out of a small boat. At roughly a dollar per shot, the laser compares favorably to other established means of neutralizing similar targets (missiles or rocket propelled grenades costing potentially thousands of dollars). It seems the Navy has found an even cheaper way to turn targets into swiss cheese.
Even stone-cold killers love the holidays. Spending time with the family, building the community, being generous and dishing out payback are all a part of the Cosa Nostra. Here we’ll see which mobsters had the best and worst Christmas seasons.
The Wiseguy Jimmy in Goodfellas
As far as bad Christmas goes, it can’t get worse than watching all your friends foolishly draw attention to themselves after committing a high profile crime. All the while “Frosty the Snowman” plays in the background, while your chances of staying out of prison are literally melting in front of your eyes. It can be worse but not by much.
Donnie In Donnie Brasco
Honestly, gift cards don’t hold a candle to cash as a gift. But when you receive cash from a mobster that doesn’t know you’re a rat for the Feds, do you really get to enjoy it? When you’re watching your back at every turn do you get to use that money for a little “me” time? I guess you can use it to buy even cooler stuff to help you fit in but that’s only prolonging the inevitable. As previously mentioned, it’s awfully hard to buy peace of mind
Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II
Oddly enough, Michael Corleone’s Christmas depicted here is probably the best one. Michael not only asserts his values in front of his family, he takes it upon himself to try to become a person outside his family and he foils the plans they may directly or indirectly have for him. And even though he eventually becomes a mobster and ironically kills his own brother for betraying “the family” few holidays are as cathartic as that.
The Holidays are rolling in and we don’t want you to be out in the cold with no idea what to get your friends and loved ones. Mosey on over to our Holiday Gift Guide and check out great gifts for the rockers, the troublemakers or even the awkward turtles in your life!
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