December 5, 2012

not just some Crate & Barely any meaning

I once spent $30 on a trashcan off of a wedding registry. A TRASHCAN!
Help make wedding gifts more meaningful & less of a commodity.
It's fun making it AND you'll be happier giving it!
Congratulations guys.

August 23, 2012

it is what it is!

In February, 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell experienced the little understood phenomenon sometimes called the “Overview Effect”. 

He describes being completely engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness. Without warning, he says, a feeing of bliss, timelessness, and connectedness began to overwhelm him. He describes becoming instantly and profoundly aware that each of his constituent atoms were connected to the fragile planet he saw in the window and to every other atom in the Universe.
He described experiencing an intense awareness that Earth, with its humans, other animal species, and systems were all one synergistic whole. He says the feeling that rushed over him was a sense of interconnected euphoria. He was not the first—nor the last—to experience this strange “cosmic connection”. 

Rusty Schweikart experienced it on March 6th 1969 during a spacewalk outside his Apollo 9 vehicle: “When you go around the Earth in an hour and a half, you begin to recognize that your identity is with that whole thing. That makes a change…it comes through to you so powerfully that you’re the sensing element for Man.” Schweikart, similar to what Mitchell experienced, describes intuitively sensing that everything is profoundly connected. 

Their experiences, along with dozens of other similar experiences described by other astronauts, intrigue scientists who study the brain. This “Overview Effect”, or acute awareness of all matter as synergistically connected, sounds somewhat similar to certain religious experiences described by Buddhist monks, for example. Where does it come from and why? Read more about it.

January 13, 2012

craft your brew.

While it is important to focus on making your beer taste good, I'm an advocate of also making it look good. Labels are one thing. Give your flight of soon-to-be liquid awesomeness an identity.

Go to BottleMark, where you can order custom bottle caps,,,,

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The detail is nice, but I found the images somewhat easy to rub or scratch off. You can spray a lacquer coating over the printed side to make sure it withstands your clumsy ass.

Now, you just need a crapper.

Brew damnit!