Suburban Men Reaches 10,000 Views This Month!

10kballoonsThank you! Thank you! Thank you!  Suburban Men, launched less that three months ago has just reached the 10,000 hit mark for September.  It’s time to take a small break to say Thank you to all of you who have stopped by.  Especially if you have left a comment or have subscribed or followed us on Facebook or Twitter.

There are some great things coming in the future including launching our newly redesigned site later this week. We would love it if you were to email, post, tweet and communicate to everyone in your Cloud that we exist.

— Greg & the Suburban Men Team

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Suburban Men


Does the NYPD Seriously Have Its Own Surface-to-Air Missiles?

nypd1New York City is serious about anti-terrorism efforts. It has to be. But did you know that the NYPD has its own anti-aircraft missiles? Commissioner Ray Kelly told 60 minutes last night that his counter-terrorism unit could take out an aircraft if it had to.

Commissioner Kelly said that he wanted the city to be able to be able to defend itself against nearly any scenario without relying on the federal government. And if that meant securing (presumably) anti-aircraft missiles, so be it:

Pelley: Do you mean to say that the NYPD has the means to take down an aircraft?

Kelly: Yes, I prefer not to get into the details but obviously this would be in a very extreme situation.

Pelley: You have the equipment and the training.

Kelly: Yes.

I’m not sure if I’m more shocked or relieved that this is in place. As a New Yorker, I appreciate all the time and attention that goes into counter-terrorism in this city. But every now and then the local police department having this kind of capability makes me take a step back and realize how crazy it is.

[60 MinutesAP via Fark via Gizmodo]

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in 9/11


CB500X Portable Charcoal Grill

CB500X-Portable-Charcoal-GrillFor a devoted tailgater, spending the day in a parking lot outside the stadium is a given. Kickoff is 8 at night? You’ll be there before noon. Put it this way, an experienced tailgater will be there long enough to smoke some ribs, and with the CB500X Portable Charcoal Grill, you could. The stylish little charcoal grill is decked out with an easy access firebox so you can have those ribs ready in time for your last shotgun. Of course not everyone will have enough time to smoke some baby backs before the game, but nobody is passing up a charcoal grilled burger (unless you’ve been drinking, the lamppost above you is flickering and you can’t see whether the burgers are severely undercooked—Sarah we’re sorry). The 240 sq. inch cast iron grates and the two adjustable damper controls provide you with enough room and control to serve up a healthy (or most likely far from healthy) serving. $155


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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Grilling


Six Signs She Might Leave You… For a Girl

two-women-in-bedThere’s a reason movies like Wild Things still land in the Netflix queue; girl-on-girl action—with or without Neve Campbell and Denise Richards circa 1998—is pretty much every guy’s fantasy. Hell, some consider it more hot than upsetting when their girl hooks up with another girl. But what if she realizes she likes women better?

Yes, this actually happens. A friend in the Marine Corps came home from Iraq to find his wife living with another woman. He was aware of her bisexual past and, because he didn’t consider it cheating, gave her a pass to fool around with women. He didn’t expect to lose his wife to one. The couple is now separated and awaiting a divorce filing.

Are you in this kind of danger zone? There’s no need to be paranoid, but it doesn’t hurt to be aware of the following warning signs from our experts. At least that way, you won’t be blindsided if you walk in on some Wild Things-like behavior.

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Life


Google+ app update welcomes iPhone users to Hangouts

google-plus-phone-appLooking for someone to hang out with today? Grab your iPhone and slurp up the latest update to the Google+ app. Released on Friday, this refresh introduces Hangouts functionality to the iOS crowd, bringing them up to speed with Android users. The app’s Huddle feature, meanwhile, has been renamed as “Messenger,” and supports photos, as well. Plus, iPhone wielders can now +1 comments from their handsets, while using a slate of more granular controls to customize their notification settings. Intrigued parties can grab the update now, at the source link below.

[TUAW via Engadget]

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Google, Tech


Watch Norwegian NSM Cruise Missile Punch Through a Ship [VIDEO]

Norwegian NSM Cruise MIssleThe video shows the NSM getting launched from a land base, flying over an island, and then acquiring and striking a ship.

“Unlike most anti-ship missiles, the NSM uses an IR detector instead of radar, ensuring that it won’t provide any detectable warning signals to its targets. GPS plus an in-flight data link let the missile make precise maneuvers and shift targets on the fly, and it also has “advanced terminal maneuvers,” which means that it pulls some funky moves just before impact to keep from getting shot down at close range”


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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Military


Why Is Carbon Fiber So Expensive?

Carbon Fiber StuffWhen carbon fiber was first trotted out in solid rocket motor cases and tanks in the 1960s, it was poised to not only take on fiberglass, but also a whole host of other materials.

What happened?

50 years later it’s still an exotic material. Sure, Batman’s got it in his suit, expensive cars feature smatterings of it in their dashboards and performance parts, but at $10 a pound on the low end, it’s still too pricy for wide-scale deployment. We’ve been using this stuff for decades. Where’s our materials science Moore’s Law to make this stuff cheap? Why is this stuff still so expensive?

Turns out that even half a century later, this stuff is still a major pain in the ass to make.

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Posted by on September 25, 2011 in Tech