Track star Christina Clemons, 31, wore Cool Ranch Doritos earrings to her qualifying performance Sunday for the Tokyo Olympics later this summer: a spectacular and bizarre example of what marketing people call "earned media", presuming they're not paying her to wear them. "I made the Olympic team wearing a bag of @Doritos on my ears," she later declared.
A company in the Netherlands is utilizing what would otherwise be wasted food to create vegan leather. Fruitleather receives free leftover mangoes from the quality control sector of a Dutch fruit company and breaks it down to a puree to be turned into a durable, cruelty-free leather alternative. READ THE REST
The Damn Near Kilt 'Em Overkilt [Amazon] combines kilt and overalls to produce the ultimate hard-working garment. They're 100% cotton, $150, and available only in black. Here's a size guide at the official website. Remember to pair with suitable footwear; shabby birkenstocks won't cut it. The Overkilt is unequaled Kilt badassery. The bastard offspring of… READ THE REST
To follow up my earlier post today about camo tuxedos, All Camo All The Time is a deceased tumblr collecting examples of random objects offered in camouflage for no tactical reason. Tim Calvin operated the site until it became clear the task of cataloguing such items would be endless. I note that an Amazon search… READ THE REST
No one needs to tell you the pace of life is increasing. Whether you're a baby boomer, a Gen Xer, a millennial, or even a Gen Zer, you can feel it. Whether you grew up in the '50s, the '80s, or the 2000s, the world you experienced as a kid was a much slower pace… READ THE REST
When you're training in the fine arts of IT disciplines, there are many different masters to serve. You could load up on CompTIA certifications. As the world leader in IT preparedness testing, an armload of their credentials is impressive on any resume. However, many of tech's glitterati have their own premium proprietary testing standards to… READ THE REST
With the proliferation of smart objects, most of us assumed it wouldn't be long before virtually every electrical device has a new, upgraded smart 2.0 version that's web-compatible, voice-controllable, and ready to enjoy as a cohesive part of your 2021 smart home of the future. And yeah, that's where we still seem to be heading.… READ THE REST