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  • CAKE OR DEATH mug and cake mix

  • Tales Designed to Thrizzle Volume One

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm, season six

  • Homemade Kenneth the Page pimp kit

  • The Mighty Boosh special edition DVD

  • Last Words by George Carlin

CAKE OR DEATH mug and cake mix


Cake or death mug

CAKE OR DEATH mug and cake mix
Present your loved one with a ceramic reminder of the renowned Eddie Izzard bit, along with the cake we presume she’ll prefer. Mug: eddieizzard.com, $11. Cake mix: any grocery store, around $3.
EXPERIENCE IT! As she chomps away, sweeten the deal exponentially with tickets to The Big Intimacy Tour Stripped Too, the executive transvestite’s one-night show at Madison Square Garden. Jan 16, $50--$80


Tales Designed to Thrizzle Volume One

Tales Designed to Thrizzle Volume One by Michael Kupperman
Brooklyn’s Dadaist doodler Kupperman guides readers through dense and intricate interludes of absurdity: Picasso’s life as narrated by a hamburger; crimes solved by a hissing snake and a piece of bacon; a cowboy fistfight over the artistic legitimacy of comic books. Fantagraphics, $25.


Curb your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm, season six
Let Larry’s house guest Leon—played by J.B. Smoove—get up in your friend’s face on DVD. HBO Home Video, $35
EXPERIENCE IT! See Smoove live at Comix, where the raucous physical comedian will really have a chance to burrow in and leave some graffiti. 353 W 14th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (212-524-2500, comixny.com). Dec 10--12, $25--$35.


NBC

Homemade Kenneth the Page pimp kit: NBC peacock pin, Kenneth Parcell peacock costume tie, Versini navy blazer
Your 30 Rock enthusiast has never wanted to be an intern as much as the day he fell for moon-eyed Kenneth. So give him what he wants. Pin: nbc.com, $7. Tie: amazon.com, $23. Blazer: Men’s Wearhouse, $170.
EXPERIENCE IT! Take your new page on the NBC Studio tour—and be sure he tells everyone where Gracie Allen took Jack Paar’s virginity. 30 Rockefeller Center, W 49th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-664-3700, nbcuniversalstore.com). $19.


The Mighty Bosh

The Mighty Boosh special edition DVD
box set Whether they’re rapping in the Arctic Circle or trapped by a hermaphroditic sea creature, the adventures of sketch duo Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding are addictive—like The Wire, except with less crying. BBC Warner, $60


George Carlin

Last Words by George Carlin and Tony Hendra
Begun in earnest ten years before Carlin’s death, this memoir is incisive, profane and endowed with as much righteous fury as his act. Simon & Schuster, $27
EXPERIENCE IT! Make a day of your pal’s nostalgia at The Paley Center for Media, digging through old Johnny Carson shows to see Carlin as a young buck. 25 W 52nd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-621-6800, paleycenter.org). $10.

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