GADLING’S TAKE FIVE: Week of July 29

Friday already? Time goes by too fast sometimes. It seems like just yesterday I was dating my checks with July, but August is here — the Midwestern heat is in full effect — and it’s time for another Gadling TAKE FIVE. In case you missed the goods this week, here are the highlights:

5. Skybus, First Hand Experience: At the Airport. Gadling blogger Jamie has been trying out the U.S.’s new ultra-low-cost carrier, Skybus, and sharing her experiences.

4. Who Buys This Stuff? 12 Food Related SkyMall Finds. Everyone reads Skymall — everyone! You’d be hard pressed to find someone who can resist flipping through the world’s largest collection of useless crap. Our friends over at YumSugar picked out the wackiest food related products SkyMall has to offer. They’re not pretty.

3. Swim Wear for Muslim Women and More. Need I say more?

2. Send More Crap Back Home with Panda Poop Souvenirs. I can’t wait to go to China and send my girlfriend some souvenirs made of panda poop. Seriously! She loves panda bears. And poop.

1. Talking Travel with Anthony Bourdain. Gadling got the awesome opportunity to sit down for an interview with none other than the Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain. Find out how they pick which countries to visit, what Tony has in common with Borat, and what the local “fixers” do for the success of the show.