07 March 2008

In Every Home

I have a little exercise for you all to try out. I want you to go into your refrigerator, grab a bottle of beer (or soda), and search your entire kitchen for a piece of furniture or cabinet hardware with which you can open the bottle. There is one in every home and a majority of the time it's in the kitchen.

We lucked out with the cap catching drawer. In the last place I lived, the opener was a hinge on the refrigerator and the handle on the screen door. I don't believe this knowledge will reduce our carbon emissions, nor is it a measurable forward step towards self sustainability; but I can guarantee that you will gain a few cool points with at least a handful of your friends. Cheers.


Katie said...

Ok, at first I thought you found that on YouTube but then I was COMPLETELY impressed that that was a) you guys, b) opening 2 beers no less, c) in the oh-so-impressive way that you did, and d) lucked out with the cap drawer.

If you have a popcorn ceiling, beer caps make a beautiful alternative, and you can take them out when you move. (The things you learn in college)...


Mad Man Bamboo said...

Ah, bet the furniture maker didn't realize they were including this hidden design feature! Damn, I want one of those! Clever.

Drink a cold one for me. Cheers!


Woody said...

Brought back some memories... I had an old farm truck, 62' ford the "brown turd", that had a wonderful bottle opener in the seat belt. What a great old truck that ugly ol' thing was.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Ha, ha, ha!! You guys are fun. I want to come to a party at your house - I know I'd just learn so many new things. :-)
That is a very impressive collection you've got going in that drawer. You know, you could make a really cool necklace out of those...

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Popped over from PW's site. Love your blog!

Hallie :)

Flea said...

Suh-weeet! And hi Hallie!

Kelly said...

As a former bartender, I've learned some rather inventive ways to open a beer bottle. Thanks for the kick-ass grade.

Maybe Meg and I can draw up some rough blueprints and post them so everyone can enjoy it's hysterical practicality.

I think I know exactly what you're talking about. The clips on those old trucks were real wide and you could use them like a regular key chain opener. However, I wouldn't expect an auto maker to advertise this little feature.

A necklace made out of bottle caps sounds painful. But I trust you that it works. If we figure out how to do it, we would make a fortune with the number of caps we've collected.
Anytime you're on the east coast, stop on by. We'll have a cold one waiting for ya.

Oh we know you. It's good to hear from you and many thanks for the compliment.

It's very sweet indeed.