They’re B-a-a-c-c-k: Twinkies Make Early Appearance at Wal-Mart

One of the big stories making the “Summer Friday” news was the return of Twinkies to Wal-Mart ahead of schedule. Per USA Today, the world’s largest retailer says it is selling the snack cakes at about 1,600 stores starting Friday and that about 3,000 of its 4,000 U.S. stores should… more »

New Normal: The Original Red Bull-Sized Can for Soda Beverages…

People are pretty familiar with the Red Bull energy drink. Parodied on Futurama (Slurm), it comes in a skinny can (250ml of fluid) that is pretty much made for quick consumption (For sure, it doesn’t fit well in the standard size cup holder — which is another incentive). No doubt… more »

A Craft Beer Can with a Peel-Off Lid? Seems Like a Must Try…

Being a post holiday “light news” day, the AP story about brewers finding ways to make cans cool was eye-catching. There’s been a quest for quite some time to have craft beer (really good hoppy stuff) accessible for outdoor adventures.  That pretty much eliminates bottles.  Cans would be ideal. Lyons,… more »

Adventures in Crating…

Another weekend, another project…  This time we had to build a shipping crate to return a ginormous TouchIT board that weighs roughly 75lbs.  The width of the container was 89-inches. The height of the container was 56-inches.  We built it from boards obtained at Home Depot: 15 each 10ft by… more »

Forever Stanford Red? Just for One-Day

When it comes to football uniforms, especially in the PAC-12 (formerly PAC-10), the Oregon Ducks have been the talk of the league. Nike, which was co-founded by Ducks booster Phil Knight, has arranged for the team to sport a different look every week. For the Stanford Cardinal, the new look… more »