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Apr 18, 2012

How to: Make a Watermelon Keg

Fruit salad stashed from a hollowed out watermelon is one thing, but a tasty, booze-y libation served from a watermelon keg is a whole 'nother thing… read more

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Apr 18, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: April 18, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

The Collective Snapshot by Pep Ventosa is a series of images that “blend together dozens of snapshots to create an abstraction of the places we’ve been and the things we’ve… read more

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Apr 17, 2012

A Guide to "Alternative" Steak Cuts: Better Flavor, Less Expensive

Everyone knows that a properly cooked steak from the rib and loin - the porterhouse, the strip, the T-bone, the ribeye, the tenderloin - is something worth savoring. And everybody also knows that these cuts can be expensive, especially the overpriced & flavor-lacking filet.

But for years, butchers have known of "secret" tastier cuts hidden inside the legs of the animal - the chuck and the round - that have much more beefy… read more

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Apr 17, 2012

Sword Handle Umbrellas

If you've never jabbed an umbrella like you're weilding a impermeable nylon scimitar, or at least pressed the little button towards someone to poke them like a Go-Go-Gadget-friend-prodder, then mister, you're a better man than I. Because, of… read more

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Apr 17, 2012

How to: Dean Martin's Hamburger Recipe

created at: 04/17/2012

Dean Martin - actor, singer, comedian, and all around cool guy, was apparently a pretty active chef at home, cooking meals for friends, family, and fellow famous people.

His favorite hamburger recipe "Martin Burgers" was recently discovered, on Dino's own stationery, signed by the man himself. It speaks for… read more

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Apr 17, 2012

Beautiful Still Life Photos of Rotting Food

"Nobody likes to see good food go bad. But Klaus Pichler's photography series One Third, which portrays food in advanced stages of decay, is a feast for the eyes — even if it turns the stomach."

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Apr 16, 2012

How to: Make a Vintage-y Screen Printed Banner in Adobe Illustrator

created at: 04/15/2012

created at: 04/15/2012

Today's lesson, class, is how to make the vintage-y, screen print-style banner at the top of this post. I created the banner in Adobe Illustrator and then brought it over to Photoshop to add some texture. This post, however, will just focus on what I did in Illustrator. If you're interested in learning how to add textures to your vector graphics, check out this post I wrote a while… read more

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Apr 16, 2012

30 Alternatives to the Traditional Nightstand

The nightstand or bedside table is an essential. Regardless of how minimalist-y you live, everyone needs a place to store a few essentials: your alarm clock, your glasses, a glass of water, some books and magazines. Except, it's pretty rare, at least among young adults, to have a pair that actually match your bed as set. So, you've gotta find ones that are similar in wood tone and details and hardware and trim...or you can just skip the traditional nightstand altogether, and opt for one of these alternatives… read more

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Apr 13, 2012

How to Start a Fire: By Hand, No Matches

created at: 04/16/2013

Honestly, it just seems like something a guy should know how to do.

created at: 04/13/2012

You can imagine the scenarios: extra-minimalist camping… read more

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Apr 13, 2012

Free DIY Plans: Simple Plywood Table and Bench

created at: 04/13/2012

Dutch designer Marjan Verboeket created free plans for this simple, rustic table and stackable bench. Constructed from an inexpensive single 8x4' sheet of plywood, you can have all the pieces cut to size at the hardware store, and assemble it at home with a few nails and glue.

The seats slide under the table for storage, making this a great… read more

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