Wednesday, October 5, 2011

For You, Four Eyes

Named for Jack Kerouac's characters, Zagg Parker and Warby Pepper, glasses designer Warby Parker is one of the best kept secrets in eyewear. Their mission: "to create boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point".

And revolutionary they are. Where else can you find fashion forward prescription eyewear for under 100 bucks? I'm used to spending upwards of $300 for frames alone! Check out this comparison chart - as they say, the proof is in the pudding - and this pudding runs cheap!

How do they offer designer glasses at such a reasonable price? Well, they do what all morally conscious craftsmen should - they eliminate the middle man. They create their own designs and unlike most high-end eyewear designers, they actually produce their own product. By selling online and showcasing their work is small boutiques, Warby Parker is able to bypass the retailers altogether. And by bypassing the retailers, Warby eliminates the astronomical markups that lead to eye-popping prices.

Buy wait, it get's better! For every pair of eyeglasses sold, Warby Parker gives a pair to someone in need. Over 50,000 pairs have been donated to date. Glasses are distributed in under developed and developing nations such as Afghanistan, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Egypt, just to name a few!

So next time you're looking to spice up those lenses, do some good while you're at it. Its a favor to your wallet and to the world. And believe me, you will not have to compromise style to save a penny. They have 27 designs and counting. They even sell a monocle! What's even better is you can order up to five pairs of glasses to try on at home free of charge. After five days, pick the frame that's best for you and send the rest back -- now if you ask me, that's custom customer service at its best! Check 'em out.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday Tips for Tat's

Today's Tips are brought to you by Apple, conquering the world like a fascist, one cancer causing device at a time.
When the hell are they going to release the iPhone 5??!! What's his face, the guy who took over Job's job (huhhhuh), announced the release of the iPhone 4S today-- cheap apple, real cheap. Who gives a damn about an S tagged on to the iphone 4...who cares, really? We want the 5 not the 4S, we already got the 3S and 3GS, stop adding letters, change the number -- it's more exciting that way.

iPhone 4S(pensive) aside, heres some fun things you can do with your Apple Products...

Scenario uno:
You and yourself are in the kitchen. It's late. You're cooking din din. In an attempt to make a healthy meal you get out your carrots and set off to make your deliciouso side dish when -- you realize you don't have a peeler AND, you're too clumsy to use a knife. Then, you grab your two year old Macbook Air and upon feeling its sharp sides, you put together something brilliant. The carrot with the air -- and you get -- a home made carrot shaver. Lame I know, but so great at the same time let's be real.

Scenarioso 2:
You and your self walking down the street when - BAM - you see the new iPhone 4S plastered on the side of a bus that almost runs you over. You think to yourself, "shit, i want that, but I don't want to pay for that."
Wanna find out if you're eligible for that not so great right now upgrade to a 4S? If you've got ATT, you can do just that, without even having to go into an ATT or Apple Store (god forbid)...

Just pick up that old shitty iphone of yours and dial *639# and press call. If you are indeed eligible, you should see someting like this:

Hey $18?! Get the fuck out of here!
What a bahgan.

If you've got Verizon, just log on to your account on the Verizon website and follow the prompts to check whether or not you're eligible! It should look something like this:

I know, it's blurry, whatever, you get the idea...

whenever it comes out...get yours.