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Holy Smoke

I love this idea. Holy Smoke. They take the ashes of you, or a loved one, and insert them into ammo.  It’s as simple as that.  The about us section of their site pretty much sums up everything there is about them:

My friend  smiled and said “You know I’ve thought about this for some time and I want to be cremated. Then I want my ashes put into some turkey load shotgun shells and have someone that knows how to turkey hunt use the shotgun shells with my ashes to shoot a turkey. That way I will rest in peace knowing that the last thing that one turkey will see is me, screaming at him at about 900 feet per second.”

I can get behind that, in fact, I’m surprised that’s not something I came up with.

You can get anywhere from 100 to 250 rounds of ammo depending on the type and caliber you or your loved one preferred.  All for $850.00.  All hand crafted with the love, and care.  What’s not to love about this whole idea?

Maybe they don’t use all the ashes, or they don’t mix the ashes with the gun powder somewhat.  Either way, it’s still a pretty awesome way to go.  Knowing that the last thing you did was provide food for your family in the coolest way possible.  I approve.

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Qu8k Rocket

I like launching rockets.  Something about the raw explosive power that anyone at any age is legally allowed to have is awesome.  Granted, the rocket these people made is a few steps up on the legally allowed to have ladder, but you don’t just jump straight into SR-71 level rocket launches.

Take a look at the specs of this thing.  It’s a monster!  And these guys are HARD CORE.  They machined & milled the whole damn thing.  That’s incredible.  The one thing I don’t like about it is their logo.  It looks too hammer & sickle for me, damn commies.

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I mean, just LOOK at that picture.  Tell me that wouldn’t be freakin awesome to say, “Yea I built that…”  I know I’d have that all over my resume, even though it has nothing to do with what I do for a living.  I built a fucking rocket that flies as high as an SR-71, hire me.


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Light Painting

When I first read that title on MAKE I thought that someone actually painted a B-25 bomber with long exposure flash lights.  I thought, holy shit, that guy is impressive.  I quickly realized my mistake though, not quite sure if it’s an honest mistake or a stupid one, but a mistake nonetheless.

Anyway, I’m torn between being impressed (still) at what this guy did, and, thinking that this is just a colossal waste of time.  Because not only does it take all night to photograph, but then you have to spend, what I can only imagine to be at least 2 full days playing around in Photoshop to get everything perfect.  I’m a patience person, but I don’t think I could spend that long in Photoshop.

Also, it’s a very HDR looking photo, and to be quite honest, I’m pretty much over that annoying fad in photos.