If love was a DVR, you'd hit rewind after your last bonehead remark. But the real world requires, say, a loving gesture or killer communication skills. Honesty Stamps help you skip to the kissing and making-up with eight rubber stamps featuring truthful and sometimes humorous statements. Screaming match? Try "I swear on my mother's grave I'll never do that again." Need a few brownie points? Ink your own greeting card with "In all my life I've never met anyone as beautiful as you."
Google maps may keep you from getting lost and confused, but these always accessible, highly accurate directions can also suck a little adventure from your journey. The Hand-Drawn Map Association reminds us that geography has as much to do with the human experience as finding a destination. The group's online collection includes fantasy locations, personal notes and incoherent squiggles. And they're looking to expand the arsenal: Submit your own sketches or direction-giving attempts by April 30 for the chance to be included in the group's upcoming book for Princeton Architectural Press.
Pour the milk over your cereal and listen for Snap, Crackle & Pop. Then point your mouse to MetaFilter to see how these characters fought the evils of sogginess in an early Rice Krispies' commercial. It's one gem in a link list that takes you through cereal commercials from the '50s through the '90s. Watch the Beverly Hillbillies shill for Corn Flakes, the Jackson Five promote Alpha-Bits and Mary Lou Retton "eating what the big boys eat" (Wheaties, for the record). It's a crunchy mix of advertising history, pop culture and vintage animation.
Yes, it's important to think about the planet before printing, but sometimes you need a hard copy to get the job done. The Ecofont typeface lets you feel better about firing up the trusty inkjet or laser printer. It's a free font modeled after Verdana, and it's designed to use up to 20 percent less ink than other faces. How does Ecofont drink so much less ink than Times or Helvetica? Tiny blank dots inside each letter—think orderly polka-dots—add up to big savings. Perfect for your next intra-office memo.
If you're squirreling away pennies for the financial apocalypse—or just more of a bush-league drinker—you might not want to blow $79 on a breathalyzer. Happily, we've found a free method for estimating your blood alcohol level. Assuming you've already splurged on an iPhone, the Last Call application lets you log those IPAs or hard ciders as they go down. Then it does the math and spits out your approximate level of inebriation. If all else fails, this pessimistic little app includes a list of local DUI lawyers. Bottom's up.
There's no need to put words in someone else's mouth when you can just put your mouth over their mouth. Mashface lets you videotape your gabbing lips—or your twitching nose or rolling eyes—with a webcam and mash the action over any still image. You can put your mouth on Britney Spears' face or stick your baby blues on a picture of your pug. Add a few sound effects, and you'll be spitting coffee out your nose. Choose from the site's gallery of paparazzi-style celebrity pictures or upload your own snapshots.