Darth Sweater

DIY darth vader sweater

I’m really happy with this quick sweater “hack” I made with an old crewneck sweater and child’s Darth Vader costume that I found at the thrift store. These costumes are really easy to find used, or you can buy one online.

I didn’t do anything fancy, I just cut off the silkscreened chest piece from the costume and sewed it onto the front of the sweater. It looks great and was super easy to make.
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Rock The Baby is tearing the yo-yo community apart

r/Throwers, the yo-yoing community on Reddit, was torn apart this weekend by a huge controversy. Is Rock the Baby performed with the palm up, or palm down?

The debate started shortly after yotricks posted this tutorial. A flame war quickly broke out on Reddit, with many people chiming in on the “correct” way to do this classic picture trick. All of which is ridiculous… it’s palm down obviously.


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WordCamp US

I just got back from WordCamp US in Philadelphia. I was there with Torque Magazine, an online WordPress news source, shooting video interviews and sharing them online throughout the event. Throughout the years, I’ve always been that dude with a camera interviewing cool folks as a thin excuse for me just to get a chance to chat with them. I’ve chatted with yo-yoers, musicians, zine makers, and now WordPressers. It’s great!

You can watch all of my WCUS videos here:

We also had some cool swag for this event, including a coloring book that collected the first year of my Torque Toons comics.

Sleepy Hollow Cocktail

Sleepy Hollow Cocktail

Tonight we made a fun little drink called the Sleepy Hollow Cocktail, the recipe for which can be found here. The drink is 2 parts mezcal to one part St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, with a dash of angostura bitters and an absinthe rinse. The most exciting part of the drink is the garnish, which is a rosemary sprig that’s been lit, then dropped into the drink. It gives it a smoky flavor (obviously) and is just fun to watch.

Sleepy Hollow Cocktail
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Music Video Round Up

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Here’s just a collection of some music videos that have made me smile lately. They don’t really have much in common other than they are kind of older and mostly hip hop. Since a few of them (Dizzee’s “I Don’t Need A Reason” and Wiley’s “Numbers”) seem heavily inspired by gif culture, I’m also embedding The Idea Channel’s episode on that topic too.

Dizzee Rascal – Bassline Junkie

Mac Lethal – Weekly Wage

Wiley ‘Numbers in Action’

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