Archive for the ‘STUFF+THINGS’ Category

Mar
2011
11

An Elderly Man Has Built an Entire Cathedral Out of Trash With No Drawings or Engineering Plans

An Elderly Man Has Built an Entire Cathedral Out of Trash With No Drawings or Engineering Plans
Don Justo, born Justo Martinez, modeled his cathedral after St. Peter’s Cathedral. It has taken him over 50 years. From Inhabitat: Justo Martinez (who goes by Don Justo) has been working on the massive undertaking nearly single-handedly ever since he had to leave an order of monks due to illness. After recovering, he dedicated his ...
Feb
2011
11

Camouflage Art

Camouflage Art
This guy’s OCD pill bill is probably as long as the King James bible. Witness Liu Bolin’s masterful camouflage art, wherein he paints himself into the real world, appearing seamlessly in front of a grocery store aisle, a dragon sculpture, even a forest or a pile of coal. These are not photoshop’d images. There is ...
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Feb
2011
4

Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping

Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping
Support the brothers and sisters of all unions. Shop for Union-made products tomorrow to show your super support on Sunday. A list of Union-made products, courtesy of the Union Label & Service Trades Department, is below. They appear in no particular order which you may have deciphered for yourself based on Jim Beam being near ...
Feb
2011
4

The FERD F-TEENTHOUSAND: “The only truck on the market with chest hair upholstery and a beard in the glove box. Just in case you lose yours.”

This is truly absurd. There mayyyyyy be a few moments that are a tad inappropriate. Not quite Not-Safe-For-Work inappropriate, just a bit macho. But, overall this video is very, very appropriate. Our favorite line: “We’ve all heard the expression that truck is as big as a house. Well get ready for a new expression: That ...
Jan
2011
22

Jeans: “The Number One Cause of Death in Middle Class White Women”

This recent viral take on the infomercial for Pajama Jeans is quite funny. In addition to all of the benefits Pajama Jeans offer, they’re going to “send you this great looking blonde…to wear the jeans for you!” thanks to Jen X for the heads up on this one...
Dec
2010
8

No Retreat, Baby. No Surrender.

No Retreat, Baby. No Surrender.
I don’t know about you, but there are at least three Bruce Springsteen albums I can think of off the top of my head that are full-on classics.  I mean, come on: Nebraska - gut-wrenching! Darkness at the Edge of Town - face-melting! Born in the U.S.A - mind-blowning!   When I was growing up, ...
Dec
2010
6

LA LABOR 411: Every City Should Have a Union-Made Shopping Guide as Complete As This

LA LABOR 411: Every City Should Have a Union-Made Shopping Guide as Complete As This
L.A. Labor 411 has an incredible resource dedicated to union-made goods and services. The directory features over 2,500 listings in the Greater Los Angeles area, encompassing dozens of categories including supermarkets, hotels, printers, airlines, construction workers, attorneys, banks, health care providers and more. It is a gold standard of...
Nov
2010
22

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE #3: Philip Dray’s “There Is Power In a Union”

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE #3: Philip Dray's
Ok, Everyone. It’s Thanksgiving week and we all know that it’s time to shop for the loved ones on our list.  I know there are a lot of new gadgets to buy but think for a second, just think, about buying that loved one a real life book or at least a kindle with a ...
Nov
2010
20

Shop Union For Thanksgiving

Shop Union For Thanksgiving
The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers have printed a list, on their Facebook page, of some union-run food producers leading up to the big Thanksgiving shopping push. Be sure to support your brothers and sisters en route to the best nap of the year! Butterball Kroger Birsdeye Frozen Vegetables Suddenly Salads...
Nov
2010
12

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE #2: Modular SOG Entrenching Tool — Shovel + Pick Axe

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE #2: Modular SOG Entrenching Tool — Shovel + Pick Axe
This quick-hitter right here weighs less than two pounds and unfolds to become an 18.25 inch shovel (complete with serrated edge on one side) or a slightly shorter pick axe. When stored it measures a mere 7.25 inches long. It is a great tool for camping or handling quick tasks in the yard. It is ...
Nov
2010
8

MADE IN THE USA: Wolverine’s 1000 Mile 721LTD Horween Leather Boot

Wolverine recently commissioned fashion blogger and video editor extraordinaire Sean Sullivan (his Twitter is @impossiblecool) to document the making of their gorgeous new boot line, the 1000 Mile 721 Limited. Sullivan visited the 90-year-old Horween leather compound in Chicago to document the company’s 150+ day process of prepping their...