Grandpa had a chair. Our family always joked that any presents we bought him would end up behind this chair, as he was a true child of the Great Depression: he made do with what he had and didn’t want for more. I didn’t just inherit this chair—I seem to have inherited his lack of enthusiasm for extraneous stuff. Just…
Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we’re talking aliens, Christmas songs, the XFL, and more.
Whether you’re getting into the holiday spirit or you’re a soldier in the war on Happy Honda Days, many Americans have already hauled their dead evergreens into their homes to decorate them with shiny plastic and memory-ascribed baubles. Some cool car folks are not above strapping their tree to the roof of their car,…
Listen to me, no one needs a robovac of any kind. Whether it’s a Roomba, an EcoVac, or a cheap Anker like what I’ve got—they’re nothing more than infant-sized metal-and plastic turds that push small piles of dirt around and scream when they cannot figure out what “rugs” are. They are inefficient, wasteful annoyances…
What you’re looking at is a Lamborghini Huracán with a Christmas tree on top. This is the proper and only good way to transport a Christmas tree, if you were wondering.
On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which is the first day of the holiday season (or a least used to be, before Santa started moving in on Halloween) many Americans bought trees. Many of them were brought home on top of cars, like this one in Sudbury, Massachusetts. That’s a big tree!
Now that Thanksgiving is over and done with, most of us can focus on the next big hurdle: Christmas. And since all retail stores collectively have started playing Christmas music on repeat until the holiday is over, I guess we can start thinking about Christmas trees and ensuing tree transfer, too.
It’s FINALLY that time of year where it’s socially acceptable to have a Christmas tree up in your house. If you’re in the market for a new artificial one, Amazon is discounting a bunch of trees made by National Tree. These are top-of-the-line trees that look convincingly real and come in a variety of species. Most of…
Artificial trees might not have the intoxicating pine-y smell that their real counterparts have but, they are a hell-of-a-lot easier to deal with and you have the benefit of using them year after year.
Brothers Daniel and Jason Knust of Wollongong, Australia, wanted to show their mom Carol how much they appreciate her by getting her the car she’s always wanted: a BMW 3 Series. So, they saved up for ten years to buy her one for Christmas, per Fox News. Her completely incredulous reaction is just the best.
If Santa Claus drank all your beer and peed on your gift, you’d be mad, too. Watch the drift squad of Faction! get some gloriously sideways revenge on Santa for ruining their Christmas.
Ever since Tesla’s range of cars made it possible to do updates over the air, we’ve all been wondering what the company who invented Ludicrous mode would slot into their cars as unlockable Easter eggs. Today, we might finally have an answer, and it’s the most amazing thing I’ve personally ever seen a Tesla do.
You don’t take your nice car to pick up the Christmas tree. Think of the scratches! So, you go fetch the big dumb scrapey thing in a beater. At that point, you might as well have some fun with it while you’re out.
I’ve been asking Santa Claus for a Porsche 911—a Guards Red 911, even—for every year since I discovered what a 911 was, and it looks like he’s kept it for himself. If Santa kept it to hoon it with reckless abandon, shoot, I ain’t even mad.
I freaking live for the two-to-four weeks a year it’s socially acceptable to turn my truck into a rolling preschool crafts project. Bring on the bows, wreaths and superfluous blinking lights!
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents in Los Angeles just confiscated a gigantic teddy bear and posted a photo of the poor guy on Instagram. And if that wasn’t enough, they gave him a depressing backstory. The TSA’s social media accounts really are a fantastic way to keep up to date on how the agency is…
If you’re the type who insists that your rose gold smartphone matches your wardrobe, then Neiman Marcus has got the perfect accessory for you: a $1.5 million three-seater private plane featuring a rose gold finish—inside and out.
Mini has introduced the 2016 John Cooper Works Mini Clubman—that’s the big boaty wagon Mini, but now it comes with the most torque out of the lineup. It’s also green and red with flashing lights on the inside. We’re still in September, right?
Over the Christmas weekend, my girlfriend and I took a trip to Salt Lake City to ski at Snowbird for a few days. Airport rental companies would normally have rented us a boring sedan with zero personality. This was not one of those times.