I went shopping just now and bought this three-pack of tissues. Basically, it’s three boxes of tissues that are then help together with cling wrap.
It got me to thinking.. why three boxes and cling wrap? Why not one tall box? The first challenge with that is once the first 10cm of tissues was used, you’d have to be digging around inside the box to reach then, as they wouldn’t dispense properly at that point. Not unless they were really long tissues, which would just be silly. I figure the way to get around this would be to have a scissor-jack in the bottom of the box that one could wind up as the tissues are running down in order to always have them dispensing nicely out the top. Simple, right? I’ve even added this diagram here.
Basically, the box of tissues has an open bottom and a slot in the side so it slips over the jack. The added benefit of this is that it promotes customer loyalty, as the jack is obviously re-useable. Once the customer has bought the initial tall tissue box kit with tissue elevation jack ™, when they run out of tissues they can purchase the tall tissue box refill pack. It’s environmentally friendly! They can even buy three refills held together with cling wrap to always ensure they have a spare handy.
Green Flash Brewing Co. Palate Wrecker Hamilton’s Ale. For something called Palate Wrecker it’s really rather smooth and a bit subtle. Still real hoppy and up in yo’ grill, but not in a front loaded sorta way. Big flavour with big booze (9.5%), a big way to start an evening.
Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale. It’s big, (duh, it’s 9.8%.. not as big as the last bugger, but you know..) kinda rich, yet the flavour cuts right through. Let the chill wear off before drinking to really bring the flavour out, you don’t want to have it too cold. A good one for winter, in front of a nice fire.
Some days I don’t get the whole money thing. It just seems to have become such a vastly abstracted concept from whence it began.. we spend so much time in pursuit of it, we run the risk of running out of time to enjoy it, but then if we do enjoy it too much, it disappears far too quickly to attain any real satisfaction. Then there’s the mob that have so much of it that loses all meaning, yet we sit here and are told that they’re just like us, only somehow are worth a hundred times more. ‘It’s the free market!’ they say, as if that’s some sort of a good thing. We get outraged when a company goes bankrupt and leaves thousands of our peers on the street, while the top brass who were meant to be running the ship somehow ‘earn’ a few tens of millions more out of it, but when the same thing is happening to our country we sit back and enjoy our 40 months intrest free tv purchases and accept that ‘hey, it’s the free market baby!’ as if that makes it all right. Those dystopian future worlds run by a few mega-corporations become a more realistic setting for the next zombie film every day.
So anyway, a few things I’ve splunked out cash on lately..
RACE 07 with the RETRO Expansion. Race old touring cars in a pretty dang realistic way. Not easy, but oh so satisfying when you really get it hooked up. If you grab it, let me know.. we’ll blast around in old cars and generally chill out. It’s also currently 50% off.
A PS3. Well.. I needed a player for my blues ray. That I probably didn’t need to buy in the first place.. but eh, ho hum. My PSN live tag or whatever is the name of this site and stuff.
Beyond that.. nothing exciting, besides some nice boozes that are already on here. Stay awesome, lets do a thing at some point.
It was pretty special. Starts out somewhat like a liqueur muscat, has an almost soy sauce kinda hint with a bit of vegemite, then quietly reminds you that it started life as a stout. One of those once in a lifetime things, probably. The other participants are invited to share their notes in the comments below.
Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque Cocoa and Vanilla Stout:
a black ale with aromas and flavours of vanilla, dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. The vanilla and cocoa marry nicely, without out-competing each other, to produce a surprisingly well balanced beer. This beer is mildly hoppy, but the cocoa introduces a touch of bitterness. Its colour may be intimidating, but it is a very smooth beer within reach of most beer drinkers. This highly appreciated dessert beer is brewed with organic fair-trade cocoa and first rate vanilla beans.
It’s delicious. Creamy smooth, somewhat sweet dessert stout with a slightly roasted aftertaste. Have it with some vanilla icecream.
Brewdog Rip Tide: The bottle says it’s a ‘twisted, merciless stout’ – I’ve not their way with words, but they might have a point there. It’s long on the palette with a definite twist in the aftertaste department, a big flavour that cuts straight to the point. Usually I find stouts to be a dessert thing, but this one is not so much like that. Very agreeable though, would go well with some smoked meats and associated nibblies.