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Tin Wallet

February 23, 2010 Leave a comment
My vegan wallet.

Maybe it doesn’t look like much, but I’m quite proud of my little wallet. A repurposed mint tin with a sticker and a teabox label slapped on. A little rubber band action inside, and I’ve got all the money/ID/coffee card organization I need.  

 

nutritional yeast “quesa”dilla

 

  

South Park: Whale Whores

January 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Sea Shepherd, the anti-whaling activist group which has been the subject of books and the Animal Planet series Whale Wars, have finally hit the big time: they were the subject of an episode of South Park. Captain Paul Watson and the crew were joined by Stan, who helped make the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society more effective than ever! Check out the episode here. Here’s a teaser:

Beware vegan pirate ships.

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Op-Ed by a Yellowfin Tuna (The Onion)

January 5, 2010 Leave a comment

I’ve been swimming for quite some time now, and I gotta tell you, I’ve seen a lot of shit in my day. I’ve seen orcas eat defenseless cod, jellyfish prey on plankton, and powerless krill get devoured by whales 20,000 times their size. Sometimes it seems like an unfair world, but in the end, it makes sense. There’s a natural order to things. There’s balance. So you can imagine how shocked and disturbed I was last week when I bit into what I thought was a nice, succulent squid only to have half my mouth ripped off by a giant fucking metal hook.

Yeah, that’s right. At this time last Thursday, I had a 5-inch barbed hook going directly through my face and pectoral fin. Straight fucking through—no joke. I’m not making this up. This actually happened to me.

Read the rest of this editorial at The Onion…

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Homemade Bike Fender

November 17, 2009 Leave a comment

It took a while, but I finally finished my DIY bicycle fender made out of shampoo bottles. At first I thought one bottle cut in half and bolted together would do the trick, but it wasn’t long enough. I put it off a while, and then I had to add on that last segement a little haphazardly, due to a coming snow storm. I am pleased with the results, though. It’s nice to have a place to slap on all those stickers I have been saving, and so far it seems to be working!

It attaches to my seat post and frame with a bike pump attachment that just happens to snap perfectly in that spot. I had to secure it to the shampoo bottle base at 4 different spots to make sure it was straight and didn’t wobble.

I realize I could have bought a real fender for around ten bucks. But when I saw them on other bikes, I had one of those “I could make that” moments. It is just a piece of plastic, after all.  It took some tinkering, but shampoo bottles were the perfect solution, I think. Voila: upcycled bike fender. Not the prettiest, but I’m proud to have turned potential garbage into something useful. Now I can get to work and back when the road is wet without having my whole backside soaked. And I can still recycle the fender whenever I am done with it.

            

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