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The Hurried Man’s Guide to the Playoffs, Part I


Feel that? That’s the one-day breather between the baseball season (which ended yesterday) and the baseball playoffs (which start tomorrow). If you haven’t been paying attention, fear not: you can still sound smart, thanks to our quick-and-dirty guide to the playoffs.

That guide is right this way...»

Scripting Youtube: The George Brett Story

George Brett

Occasionally in our quest to become better men we are graced with cautionary tales from older, wiser mentors.

One such occurrence took place in the moments leading up to a 2005 Kansas City Royals’ spring training game, when Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett imparted upon Ross Boudreaux and Scott Walter, two rookie catchers attempting to make the team, a harrowing tale of steady composure in the face of unthinkable adversity.

Boudreaux and Walter were never called up to the big show (perhaps due to their tendency to lose focus during pre-game stretching routines). But we’re quite certain that, thanks to George Brett, they are that much closer to enlightened fulfillment.

There’s a good chance you’ve seen this video – it was an instant classic when leaked in 2009.

But now, for the first time, Kempt leaks the shooting script…»

Kate in the Middle, Bruno at Stella & Sofia Stilettos

Bruno Strikes Again: Sacha Baron Cohen’s flamboyant TV host character targets Fashion Week again, this time disrupting Stella McCartney’s runway presentation [The Cut]

Drumming Up Cash: Artist Peter Good’s meditation on energy dependence and economic crisis is both stylist and painfully obvious. [Men’s Vogue]

The Manner Born: Kate Middleton weathers the Royal storm while staying in Prince William’s favor. But can she get the ring? [Vanity Fair]

Lost In Merchandising: Sofia Coppola tapped to collaborate on shoes and handbags for Louis Vuitton [WWD]

The Prince Drops In, Manning Takes a Knee and Then Some


Funny Money: In these penny-pinching times, who couldn't use a little more levity in their wallet? [Refinery29]

The Family Business: Father-and-son art aficionados bond over checks and English cuts. [NYMag]

Brooklyn Boys: Racked takes the F over to Boerum Hill's new And Then Some. [Racked]

Drip Dry: Forget the cleaners. A new Japanese suit is designed for cleaning in the shower. Loofa anyone? [Theindian]

The Great Rock and Roll Swindle: Legendary venue goes from club to store, back to club and then right back to store again. Protestors still desperately searching for lives. []

Sky King: Per usual, Prince William makes us commoners look like chumps. [Daily Mail]

Hail Married: Eli Manning wraps up his improbable championship season by beating both brother Peyton and arch-rival Tom Brady to the alter. [UPI]

Wednesday's Women: Tomboys, Fillies and Crazies


Blessed Virgin: Just to clean your palette, here's Adriana Lima - maidenhead possibly not included. [Gawker]

"Pull your skirt down, Secretariat, we'd rather ride Chris Noth." Maxim shouts what we've been too polite to say. [NY Daily News]

This is How We Do It: Menswear may change, but men don't - or at least not so much. [London Times]

That's "Sir Jasper" To You: Brit designer Jasper Conran gets his O.B.E. from H.R.H. [Times of London]

For The Boys: The Observer details this new "urbane tomboys" trend. Funny, we've been dating them since the mid-90s. [Observer]

Crazy Eyes: Meanwhile, Details accounts for the rest of the notches on our bedpost. We still have nightmares. [Details]

Cleveland Rocks: Wrath Arcane represents Mistake by the Lake. [Plain Dealer]