Death by a thousand cups.

trashed cups

Just as an illustration of how my mind works, (not that you care, but I have to start the posts somewhere), todays post started as ‘dying by a thousand paper cuts‘, which of course then transitioned to ‘Death By A Thousand Cuts‘. This was in reference to scanning my various media feeds for content and aside from the occasional piano playing dog, or repeated story of how the Confederate Flag is a symbol of nonsense (who knew?!), I was coming up dry. Then, as I am a fan of the occasional play on words, the current title came to me, when finally compelled me to use at least some of today’s post to spread some good news about the benefits of travel mugs, and a few I’ve found from which I very much enjoy my heated, and occasionally chilled beverages.

It’s really a wonder that the voices in my head don’t more regularly take a hold of me.

Now, perhaps you might remember this post in which I detail this thermos sent to me by the extraordinarily good people from Motofish Coffee;
motofishmugexploded
Of the years I’ve tried a number of different travel mugs/thermoses, but this one is the most practical.

One a recent outing with my life partner however, we stopped for an afternoon coffee, and I found myself without any sort of receptacle. Not wanting to use just one more cup that would ultimately wind up on the garbage, I splurged and bought one of these (which happened to come with KK’s cafe cap);
KK1
While said cap isn’t impervious to leakage as the Motofish thermos is, the cup as a whole is a bit more practically sized for backpack travel, or if you wish, a bottle cage;
KKcage
In a perfect world, I could find a combination of the two. The body of the Klean Kanteen and the lid of the Stanley.

Naturally, I went to the Stanley site just in order to get a link to throw in there, and down the rabbit hole I went. As I looked at all Stanley had to offer, I realized that the only thing that equals my nearly renowned bag whoredom, is my affinity for bad ass travel mugs.

So sure enough, just as I’d wished to the heavens that I could find a combination to these two most perfect hot brown water transportation devices, I came across Stanley’s Stainless Steel Pack Mug;
Adv - SS Pack Mug - 16oz - Hmrtne Green - Hero Top open
Might that be just the thing I was only moments before wishing for?

All I have to do is wait for two to three days and I can say for sure.

Anyway, my point is, drop a few bucks on one of these for yourself, carry it in your Hobo pack, and help to not contribute just that much more trash headed for the landfills. It’s super simple, and you wind up with one more surface on which to apply an array of offensive AHTBM stickers.

Now that we have that business handled, we’ll go from that thing to this next thing from Robert;

Stevil,

The Keytar Bear puts a spring in everyone’s step. He’s sporting a particularly perfect tee shirt yesterday.
keytarbear
Hope all is getting better with you,

Rob

All it took to feel better was that.

As we move on from that thing Robert sent, we’ll go to the next things, which basically illustrates that this fellow rides like a dick;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef3_sC6OaqA

I originally came across this on nsmb(dot)com in a short piece titled “20 Overtakes In 20 Minutes”.

While it’s true the course does look like a big old super fun rollercoaster ride, it seems more appropriate to discuss cutting corners being a disqualifiable offense, but then again, do I even enduro, bro?

The answer to that of course is totally no.

I wonder what Greg Herbold would have to say about that.

And speaking of cutting the course;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1psyuIAOo4

That’s one way to do it.

In news from the annals of the Maximo Supremo we get word from Sean of Knog regarding the buttoning up of the previously mentioned ‘No Ordinary Night’ film contest;

Hi Stevil,

It’s not every day you hear of a party that starts at the same time (on the clock at least) on the same day in 6 different cities around the world.

At 6.00pm on June 6, Melbourne design brand, Knog, hosted parties in Melbourne, Manilla, Munich, Paris, London, and San Francisco to celebrate the winners of its global NO ORDINARY NIGHT film competition. This festival being the culmination and celebration of the No Ordinary Night online film competition where fans were set the task of creating a 2-minute creative & action packed video of their ‘No Ordinary Night’.

Melbourne kicked things off in style at The Baron Said in Fitzroy, with an Alley Cat race and a penny farthing builder to entertain Knog’s cycling fans, which was followed by similar events in the Philippines, Germany, France, UK and the US. These events concluded with the awards ceremony for – the best 2 minute videos entered to noordinarynight(dot)com from around the globe and the awarding of over $15,000 worth of prizes. With over 70 film entries from 20 different countries the quality and quantity of submissions were huge.

You can check out the winning film entries below along with the photos from each No Ordinary Night viewing party. Please watch, enjoy & feel free to post/share on your site and networks.

NO ORDINARY NIGHT – OVERALL WINNERS
No Ordinary Night – 3rd Place
No Ordinary Night – 2nd Place
And No Ordinary Night Winner;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq4Gnn3B-4A

QUDOS TO YOU WINNER.

 

WTF WINNER;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPWk1EIq6hc

VIRAL VIDEO AWARD WINNER.
NO ORDINARY NIGHT – PICS.

For all the films visit NOORDINARYNIGHT(DOT)COM.

If you need any more info then please feel free to drop me an email.

I have to say- If all of the advertisers were so communicative, as well as detail orientated, I’d never have to leave the house.

Finally from Sheppard, I got this little infographic;
IveGotYourBack
Which reminds me…. Please rest assured that when it comes to writing posts and wrapping each one up with a fairly nice bow, I most certainly do have your back.

Today I’d conclude it with something about cups, but’ve got nothing, so chalk this up to the exception.
newlittleskull

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9 Responses to “Death by a thousand cups.”

  1. Largo June 24, 2015 at 6:08 am #

    Eating shit at the Whistler bike park. In your tank top. It’s just what you do. Bro.
    Must be a generational thing, because a 100 miler looks so much more appealing and satisfying.

  2. Deathbike June 24, 2015 at 7:15 am #

    I’m not in the business of correcting peoples’ spelling on the Internet, but in this case it’s just begging for it:

    Recepticle = Testicle Receptacle = Cup. Boom, there’s your cup reference conclusion.

    • Stevil June 24, 2015 at 8:19 am #

      I need all the help I can get.

  3. Aaron D.C. Edge June 24, 2015 at 8:21 am #

    I’d like my back back now. K. Thanx.

  4. Ray June 24, 2015 at 9:00 am #

    BEST TRAVEL/BIKE/DRUNK MUG, HANDS DOWN OF ALL TIME, etc ad nauseam….

    http://www.thermos.com/products/vacuum-insulated-16-oz-brown-commuter-bottle.aspx

    pros:
    killer thermal rating
    fits in bottle cage
    one handed open and sip
    spill and leak-proof (+5 years rolling around in a messenger bag)

    cons:
    none, except it sucks when you loose your OG nissan one, but luckily thermos still makes em in multiple colors now! http://amzn.com/B00K7CZHK4

    • Joe Dirt July 7, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

      This man speaks the truth, it works almost too well. I often have to pour the coffee out into a cup because it’s still too hot. Another important bonus is there are no nooks and crannies in the lid for gunk to build up. Easy to clean.

  5. The Boy June 24, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    That KK frequently kept my Joe warm in my bottle cage for 5 hours in -13 degree heat. Check out the wide mouth loop cap.

  6. Eric June 26, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    Wow. DHing bros with go pros = dipshit? Yup, think so.

  7. Squally June 29, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    Get the Bubba Hero coffee “thermos” — It is the best!