♻Reusable Solo Cups, Pokemon Wars,and Build a Railbike
Bike old traintracks
Hello! and welcome to this weeks edition of The Land of Random
I’m happy to report that I have lost 10 pounds. 10 Pounds! 😀 I’ve started wearing clothes that I haven’t touched in years . . .
And there’s 20 more to go! I’ve even gotten used to eating salads more than once every few weeks . . . 😂 For me it’s actually quite shocking that I’ve made progress in two weeks. I tend to be quite pessimistic about diets and exercise, but it’s working! Woohoo!
Oh dang I could probs be an affiliate hmmmmmmm.
If you like to play mobile games, you may enjoy this fun 3D Ball Breaker game Ghost Ballster. The Neon lights and 3D effects are pretty neat.
Did you see that Reddit is retiring Secret Santa this year?
I really hope the original creator takes back control . . . but for now I suppose your only hope is the Imgure secret santa.
Oh - and for all y’all scifi fans out there- Raised By Wolves is INTENSE. One of the most bizarre shows I’ve seen in a while.
Well, shall we begin?
🥤Reusable Solo Cups
Ah yes, the iconic Red Solo Cup. Friend of many Colleg Parties, BBQ’s and other parties.
Heck, the dang things even have their own song.
and billions are used every year - and many are not being recycled. Yikes!
Fortunately, there’s a solution that doesn’t involve the trash can. Recyclable Solo Cups!
Ball manufactures Aluminum solo style cups now - and they’re actually pretty cheap. $8.99 on Amazon for a pack of 10, or 30 for $20.
Not a bad deal at all! I kinda want to buy some . . .
The best part about aluminum cups is that they are infinitely recyclable.
Aluminum is one of the most recycled -- and most recyclable -- materials on the market today. Nearly 75 percent of all aluminum produced in the U.S. is still in use today. Aluminum can be recycled directly back into itself over and over again in a true closed loop. (Source)
That’s pretty incredible. Why isn’t everything made out of aluminum? To go cups at restaurants, plates . . . . and little recycling machines everywhere.
Hopefully more companies will promote this kind of recycling initiative. It’s easy, convenient - and it doesn’t go to waste. What if restaurants and coffee shops started recycling initiatives in exchange for tax credits or something?
Anyway, it looks like the Ball aluminum cups will be back in stock soon on Amazon.
While we’re on the reusable train, I found this really neat metal magnetic silverware set on IndieGoGo. It’s a tad pricey, but pretty darn neat.
Not Pokemon . . . exactly.
However, this bizarre game takes the idea of pokemon and turns them into your own personal workforce . . . like Age of Empires.
Aesthetically, it looks like Breath of the Wild but with guns . . . and building . . . and pokemon like creatures.
Here - watch the trailer.
It gets real weird, real fast. Those “pals” working for you don’t look especially happy, and what is with using your pals as MEAT SHIELDS???
Pleassseee read the comments under the Youtube video. So many of them are absolute gold. Here’s just two
Don’t even get me started on this text directly from the game listing itself.
What kind of Industrial Revolution Labor is this.
I don’t know what these game devs were thinking, but perhaps this is some sort of commentary on the Industrial Revolution or Pokemon itself . . . .or even a reference to the great Pokemon War that occurred years before the game.
I kinda want to play it when it comes out in 2022 . . . at the very least . . . to get ahead of the memez.
Check out the Steam Link!
🚲Build a Rail Bike
Do you have any abandoned unused train tracks nearby?
Abandoned. Don’t even THINK of using what I’m about to tell you on live tracks.
Basically, a railbike is a bike that can operate on train tracks. It sounds like a really fun project to build - and use. You could explore all sorts of interesting places via an abandoned train track.
There’s even a link to a site to explore abandoned tracks
A man by the name of Dick Bentley has created plans for how to build your own railbike, and the website is as retro as they come.
He’ll even sell you a license and the plans for the small price of $25
I’m not sure when the website was updated last - I’d definitely give Mr. Bentley a call or email if I decided to buy his RailBike plans.
Heck - maybe even offer to automate his selling process through Tally or Paperform or something.
It’s that fun part of the internet where you are treasure hunting to try and find clues as to its current status. The latest link on here I can find is from 2011.
Check out the site if you can! It’s a fun time capsule trip back to the early 00’s of the net.
🐙The Land of Random
Allllll the random links.
This fun newsletter explores the personal weekly content recommendations of Leo Mascaro. I’ve been enjoying his newsletter journey over the last few months, and we correspond on cool stuff quite frequently! Leo has a talent for finding very interesting creative content. Every week you will hear about new films, experience cool music, and see awesome art like these pieces by Maggie Chiang or these epic star wars ones.
It’s Flamingo Time
Flamingos, Flamingos, Flamingos
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus
The slightly cursed mostly terrifying horror dating simulator returns with a special edition! I will say if you’re easily offended or depressed, this is not the game for you. No Monika you cannot take over my computer ever again - I have deleted y—
"I see you quit the game on me again..."
This is a really neat, fun, and lightweight blogging platform! If you’re looking to start a small blog without cursing at Wordpress, this is a great place to do so!
This interesting moodboard tool seems to be in beta, but it definitely has potential! Think Bublup or Raindrop - but very basic and easy to use. Very interesting!
Ace Ventura slides the door - opera style . . . .
Turtle Go Fast
🎶TikToks You Can’t Miss
WHERE DO I FIND THESE RICE BUCKETS
Well, I know what i’m doing as a party after this diet
This is most aesthetically pleasing, plz take my money
Oh dear, that bird is not happy
Wendy’s is going Rick and Morty’s!
Grow grow grow the wall plant
See you next week - same time, same place. Until then, Farewell!