New Stuff and Inspiration
The way the internet should be
Pretty humorous spots for CLEAR, a 4G internet provider that features no long-term contracts, no data limits and flexible-pricing plans. Gotta love a male tramp stamp featured into anything.
Wolf shirt, eat your heart out.
We saw the popularity of the Wolf Shirt grow exponentially amongst hipsters in the last few years. Now we’re guessing the massive-3d-looking-dog-head-on-your-chest shirt will suddenly be all the hipster rage. Can’t wait to see these things in person.
Dunton Hot Springs, oogled.
Sukleites love Colorado. It’s why we live here. We get inspired by our surroundings and channel that into great creative. And the mountains and streams just to our west are about as inspiring as it gets. And right now we’re oogling Dunton Hot Springs. There’s all sorts of activities for day time playing, and a chef painstakingly searching out local, organic foods to prepare feasts tailored to your tastes, and it’s all included in the nightly rate.
We’re hoping that Mike will rent cabins for us all and call it an “inspiration getaway.” Even if he doesn’t, this place looks really swell. It’s not cheap, but hey, can you put a price on recharging the batteries. (Apparently, yes, check out the cost to rent the entire place out- WOW.)
Super Ugly doodles on his guest checks
What happens when you’re an artist and you have to wait tables to make ends meet? You doodle on your guest checks. We thought these were pretty sweet. Apparently the artist who goes by “Super Ugly” started using his free time on the job to doodle on guest checks, and it caught on with his pals.Talk about taking inspiration from your life and transforming it into creative messaging. Love the clever use of the medium on some of these. Above are few examples, and you can see more in the Huffington Post article here.
Deschutes Green Lakes Organic Ale
Well, it’s Friday. And you know that that means? Time for us to enjoy a cold beverage to end the week and to give it a review. Being the homebrew nerds that we are, we love trying new beers. This one’s not completely new to us, but our pub next door has recently put it on tap, so we found it fitting to give ‘er the review spotlight this week.
Firstly, being organic is always a plus for us. The less chemicals in our beer, the better. When you pour the beer you’ll get a decent sized creamy white head, although the retention is not the greatest ever. It pours nice and clear, with a nice faint piney aroma. It has a sweet taste on the front end, then a decent bitter hit on the back end. And, for an amber ale, it’s got a surprising hoppyness. Typically not an amber ale fan, I actually liked this beer, as it’s flavors were much more complex than that of an average amber.
Ok, folks, it’s Friday. Go out and have a beer. And when you do, try one of these Green Lakes.
People that shop at Goodwill already know this – you can get awesomely cool stuff for next to nothing. We’re talking name brand, never used or barely used stuff. We captured the feeling of finding something special at Goodwill with this stylish new spot.
Time lapse footage of the earth- it's Sukle in space.
Mike went up with Sir Richard Branson this weekend and did a few rotations around the planet. These are his home videos, time lapsed, of the earth at night from space. Pretty cool what you can do with a D-SLR, huh?
Actually these are shot from the International Space Station. But we like to think Mike spends his free time in space.
Here’s the explantation from the Astronomy Picture Of The Day section of the NASA site: “Explanation: Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured recently from the International Space Station (ISS) and set to rousing music. Passing below are white clouds, orange city lights, lightning flashes in thunderstorms, and dark blue seas. On the horizon is the golden haze of Earth’s thin atmosphere, frequently decorated by dancing auroras as the video progresses. The green parts of auroras typically remain below the space station, but the station flies right through the red and purple auroral peaks. Solar panels of the ISS are seen around the frame edges. The ominous wave of approaching brightness at the end of each sequence is just the dawn of the sunlit half of Earth, a dawn that occurs every 90 minutes.”
Well, the name for this sport conjures pretty humorous images in your head. Then you watch a few vids on youtube and you realize that it looks pretty darned fun. It apparently originated in New Zealand, but will surely catch on all over the world- and we’re guessing there’ll be companies building drift trikes real quick-like. Looks like a lot of fun. Dangerous fun.
Too racy for the Superbowl
At game time Chrysler decided this spot was “too sexy” to be aired during the Superbowl and opted to run the “seduction” ad instead. It seemed like an interesting move, considering this “House Arrest” ad with Charlie Sheen is underwhelming when it comes to sexyness. And since Superbowl viewers have all already seen Janet Jackson’s boob during a game, both of these ads seem tame.