2013 Subaru BRZ

Subaru makes great cars. The WRX STi has been a rally favorite for almost as long as most of us have been able to drive, but it (along with the rest of Subaru’s line) has always suffered from one critical flaw: they’re ugly. They’ll never beat out the Cube or the Aztek in the ugly awards, but it isn’t pretty either. Now, look at the 2013 BRZ. Let that sink in for a minute. Subaru managed to take what looks like a Lexus rear-end, a Nissan midsection and a Honda grill and make it not look ugly. The Japanese auto-maker smorgasbord also includes Subaru’s new 200hp Boxer engine, 6-spd manual (or adaptive 6-spd automatic) transmission, independent suspension and rear-wheel drive. Tech goodies (Bluetooth, iPod, Sirius, GPS, etc.) and seven different paint jobs round out the package. Pick one up now before it inevitably ends up in the as-of-yet-unannounced Fast and the Furious sequel.

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Ah, the waffle weave. Looks cool, feels great, reminds us of toasted Eggos. You’ve seen them before–probably in a fancy store or hotel–but Parachute’s brand new Waffle Towels are different. They’re spun using innovative Aerocotton Technology, which basically means they’ll be dry by the time your significant other finally gets out of the shower and realizes you stole their towel. Parachute’s Waffle Towels come in two sizes and two neutral colors. Plus, their 100% cotton construction means they start soft and only get softer with time. Even Kevin McCallister would approve.