On a rope, on a rope, got me hanging on a rope.

As International Canned Beer Month draws to a close, it is my sincere hope that each and every one of us has paid proper tribute to the little aluminum beauts. Except for Pabst’s products that is, because as I have previously stated, I am currently mad at that brand.
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Kevin Kotecki, former CEO of Pabst Brewing Co.


I mean, any port in a storm, and it’s not as if InBev is any better.
I’m thinking that if I could actually access it all the way over here on the West Coast, Genesee Beer might be my new brand.
I’ll follow Chet Hammerton anywhere;

Anyway, to celebrate the occasion Mark sent me a photo of his cans;
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Another individual from Portland East is Andy from Trash Messenger Bags Company Inc. LLC;
“Hey there-
Just wanted to let you know that Trash Bags has a new catalog… print version is awaiting final assembly, but here is the link to the PDF if you’d like to check it out and post something up.
all the best,
Andy”

I did want to check it out and post something up, which what you are reading right now is a result of.
I also asked Andy if I could have a few images as well, to which he responded to in a positive manner;
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I’m a big fan of bags, so you know I loves me some Trashbags.
Now, speaking of bags and Portland East (it’s just one segue after another today) Mike from Banjo Brothers sent me an email and he was all like;
“hey, we maybe wanna get an ad on your web site”, and I was all, “sweet” and then he goes “how do we get one of those?” and I was like, “hang on a second and I’ll email you some detailed instructions.”
So I did and it was awesome.
Anyway, to the brothers of the banjo I would like to extend a warm welcome to the league of the damned. If the kind readership could go and flood their website with some traffic, and then orders, it would reflect well on me, and possibly allow me to keep the lights on here at least until October 22nd, which of course as we all know is the newest projection for the end of the world.
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Besides, if a Banjo Brothers bag is good enough prevent Jen’s back from being broken as Ben falls from space onto it, it’s good enough to carry your groceries, unmentionables, and/or goat skulls.
Another of the very graious sponsors of this site is Joe and Laura from Soulrun(dot)com. Joe sent me a heads up about something tremendous Laura is doing, which she could use some of our assistance with;
“Hey Stevil – Congratulations on two years of AHTBM, nice work! I’m looking for a favor- Would you mind spreading the word for a cancer fund raiser Laura (the better half of soulrun) is doing? Laura is running this with her sister who after 3 years of battling cancer has kicked its ass. That’s pretty awesome. If anyone has a spare buck or two to help out stop by:
Soulrun for Livestrong
Anything donated is super appreciated.
ride on,
-Joe”

They are good people that make good stuff, and who are selfless to a fault. Help out if you can.
Now, not having anything to do with any of that, JC (not Jesus Christ, John Candy or Judy Collins) came through with an image of what ultimately will be his life’s most profound regret;
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As soon as he finds out that I leased that graphic for the new Hootie and The Blowfish album cover art, he’s gonna be bummed. To take the sting out of it though, I made an adjustment on one of his other tattoos to illustrate that things could always be worse;
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‘The Rapers’ is a hell of a name for a school yard gang.
At this point I would like to take a second and blow my own horn by displaying a recent ad I did for Hunter Bicycles;
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That’s pure profhessianalisim.
I came up with a couple other concepts as well which will be released eventually. I did my best to put them into a proper electronic format, but as you know, anything beyond the photoshopping of a penis on a photograph is well beyond my capabilities. I was lucky to have the assistance of one Lucho from Cycling Inquisition to make it the dazzling final product you see here.
I work cheap, so to anyone who might like to procure my skillz, it won’t take much more than a six pack of beer. Just please make sure it’s not one of Pabst’s brands.
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8 Responses to “On a rope, on a rope, got me hanging on a rope.”

  1. Ben August 29, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Seeing as how I’ve moved along to the fort of Collins, I don’t think I should be using the OOOBS URL anymore. Oh well. The DonutQueen did a great job of editing out the rigging and cables that were holding me up in that shot, as I am technically incapable of bunny-hopping a tiny redhead on my own. And let me tell ya, it’d be great if someone would send me a new Fox fork, ’cause the landing when the kite string that was holding me up snapped, the old Psylo didn’t really cut the mustard.

  2. FunkyLaneO August 29, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    “C. Dean Metropoulos outlined a plan to see PBR sales grow 30 percent per year, Lone Star’s sales to double and for the company to create a “Four Loko”-like version of Colt 45, backed by an African-American star and jingle.”
    Sounds like something you would read in the Onion, sounds like they are trying to sell crack in the hood?

  3. ian August 29, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    just realized i’m not the only one who loved miller’s ‘good old fashioned macro brew’ spots. here’s a good post on this older branding campaign, which seems to have influenced pabst/hamms/oly/whoever:
    http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2010/06/23/a-shiny-new-high-life/
    the ads themselves are quite good, too, tho clearly very far from your heart, i.e. a guy wearing some sort of flannel (perhaps listening to The Fluid?) riding a clin king basket full of domestic brew thru snow flurries on a fat-tired bike.
    http://vimeo.com/channels/48580

  4. Blake G August 29, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    Love the RFTC homage post title, best band ever

  5. newt August 30, 2011 at 5:16 am #

    As my Father would say…
    “An iced cold can of Beer tastes like Vacation”

  6. Stevil August 30, 2011 at 5:24 am #

    I like your dad, but I would also like to point out that a cap of PCP also tastes like vacation, and lasts way longer.

  7. leah August 30, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    I particularly like the use of the royal “we” on hunter’s ad.

  8. Stevil August 30, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    @Leah, I misspelled ‘I’.