Unemployed Reporter Porter
Jon Campbell, who briefly made Hartford a more interesting place with his presence and reporting for the Advocate, has entered the homebrew game with his signature Unemployed Reporter Porter (pictured).
“Porter style beers were first popularized in the nineteenth century by merchant sailors and manual dock laborers,” the label reads. “Unemployed Reporter is crafted in the same tradition, honoring a profession likewise doomed to decline and irrelevance.”
For this new class of “expendables,” the label goes on, “we’ve included chocolate and roasted barley malts that are as dark and bitter as the future of American journalism, and a high alcohol content designed to numb the pain of a slow, inexorable march toward obsolescence. While Unemployed Reporter is especially delicious as a breakfast beer, it’s still smooth enough to be enjoyed all day, every day. And let’s be honest: what else do you have going on?”
Image: Brewing it dark and bitter. Select to embiggen.
bless these amazing candles
wear your bffs on your sleeve with friendship badges
fun fact: I’ve started up a small side project for myself called said the king. so far the brand encompasses 2 shelves - 1 big, 1 small. It’s been designed by, and will be manufactured/shipped/plusplusplus through, ideacious.
We’re 8 early orders away from starting the first manufacturing run of shelves! *and* because it’s going through ideacious, if you order early you’ll earn revenue from every shelf sold, from the 2nd run on, for the next 10 years. awesome. I know.
so for example: next preorder (position 8) earns $5,011 every 100 units
available in 3 types of sustainable wood | made & designed in Cana
$2350 | buy one on ideacious
questions? ask karen [at] saidtheking.com
love, love these etsy process videos. this one is about a marionette maker in st. johns
I am in love with these sweet, sweet bags by Ethnotek:
Every bag that we offer has the ability to remove and customize the main front panel of the product, which we call “THREADS™”. Each THREAD is the main piece of the bag which incorporates a fair-trade acquired ethnic textile. We scour the earth in search of the most vibrant and interesting hand-made fabrics that have a deep cultural heritage and story behind them. Each and every handmade piece that goes into our THREADS is sourced in-person and purchased directly from the artisan or craft village in which it originated. Once you have a bag, you can continually update the style.
AND their promo video is in stop motion. swoon.
For one thing, love this copy. I ‘d jump on the chance to write it. Secondly go check out this tumblr, hatecation. Good times. On par with Unhappy Hipsters even.
Damn your reverse psychology! Just for that, I’m not stealing anything.
Unless I can unscrew that curved, space-extending shower rod.
i love to see form and function come together so thoughtfully
“See, these hands on the wall are just like you two: they come together to create something special and unique. Together they’re more than they could be alone.”
Ronald and Reggie looked at the wall and then down at the femur that connected them. Even at age 6 knew the difference: the difference was that once the hands were done making magic, they could go their separate ways.