Lights and chandeliers made from booze bottles and books

The Moonshine Lamp Company makes beautiful lights out of booze bottles, such as the Crystal Skull Sconce and the eight-bottle chandelier; but they also make lights out of hardcovers, including one made from Jeremy Scahill's superb investigative 2007 book Blackwater. (via Neatorama) Read the rest

Booze shoes

High-end shoemaker Oliver Sweeney offers a pair of shoes with a compartment in the sole that holds a Johnnie Walker miniature (or you could put better booze in there), and features a clear panel that reveals the bottle when you shoe someone your soles. Read the rest

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House of Lords demands its own caterer because Parliament's Champagne isn't good enough

A move to save money by merging the Lords' and Parliament's catering has come under fire because some Lords fear that the quality of the free Champagne will decline as a result. Read the rest

Angel's Envy

I enjoy bourbon but don't know much about it, so I ask bartenders and other knowledgeable people about it when I get the chance -- over and over again, I was counselled to look for "Angel's Envy." Read the rest

Found planetscapes: macro photos of dried up single-malt whiskey

Photographer Ernie Button noticed that the sediment from dried up single-malt at the bottom of his glasses was extraordinarily beautiful and set about creating a set of gorgeous, interstellar-looking photos documenting the residue from different whiskies. Read the rest

Sailor Moon hip-flask

The 8 oz stainless steel flasks are $27.50 and sport an etched Sailor Moon logo -- they come with a free funnel that the seller will etch with your name (or, presumably, any other pithy thing) at no added charge. Read the rest

Booze flasks that look like NES cartridges

I bought one of these at New York Comic-Con this weekend -- it's a surprisingly good facsimile of an old NES cart; and the rubber stopper (rated to 10psi) performs better than it looks like it would. My only complaint is that it's a bit awkward to nip from directly, though it'd be fine with a straw. Read the rest

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Seemingly intoxicated Rob Ford gives subway press-conference

In theory, he's completed rehab, has stopped his substance abuse, and is ready to serve another term as mayor [Link] (via Accordion Guy) Read the rest

What. Did. You. Feed. That. GODDAMNED. CABBAGE?!

The normally unflappage Barbara Frum interviews a British farmer responsible for a prizewinning cabbage; but the man is both drunk and deaf (and manifestly filled with the spirit of mischief). Read the rest

8-Bit Mario pint-sleeves

These sandblasted 8-Bit Mario Pint Glasses are $15 each, with a glass question-mark coaster. (via Geekymerch) Read the rest

Can-in-Stein: turn a beer-can into a stein

Like some of Thinkgeek's best products (like the Taunton guts sleeping bag), the Das Can-in-Stein started out as an April Fool's prank but sparked so much demand that they actually started producing them. It's a pewter-colored resin beer-can holder that makes it into a medieval-ish tavern stein. (via Oh Gizmo) Read the rest

Hollow book-safes with matching whisky flasks

The Hollow Book Company makes modified books with hidden compartments in them, complemented by matching whisky flasks, which can be custom-laser-etched or skinned with full-color vinyl adhesive. Read the rest

Fake TSA screener infiltrates SFO checkpoint, gropes women

He was allegedly drunk, and had at least two victims before SFO's crackerjack private aviation security outfit, Covenant, noticed (they're the same ones who smashed my brand new camera some years ago and refused to take responsibility for it). Read the rest

Zombie eyeball flask

The Zombie Nation, a fabulous webcomic, has its own Etsy store, full of great zombie crafts (the zombie family decals are a steal at $1 each). But my favorite is this zombie eyeball flask -- I bought one from the Zombie Nationals in person yesterday in the Westercon dealers' room. Read the rest

British Airways' "Happiness Blanket" sensor detects the totally obvious

British Airways is trialling an in-flight sensor blanket called the "Happiness Blanket" to determine what makes first class passengers happy. Read the rest

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