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…Beer Wars are coming?

Beer Wars

If you think you know beer, then you need to see Beer Wars.

In America, size matters. The bigger you are, the more power you have, especially in the business world.

Director Anat Baron takes you on a no holds barred exploration of the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of your favorite beer. Told from an insider’s perspective, the film goes behind the scenes of the daily battles and all out wars that dominate one of America’s favorite industries.

Beer Wars begins as the corporate behemoths are being challenged by small, independent brewers who are shunning the status quo and creating innovative new beers. The story is told through 2 of these entrepreneurs – Sam and Rhonda – battling the might and tactics of Corporate America. We witness their struggle to achieve their American Dream in an industry dominated by powerful corporations unwilling to cede an inch.

This contemporary David and Goliath story is ultimately about keeping your integrity (and your family’s home) in the face of temptation. Beer Wars is a revealing and entertaining journey that provides unexpected and surprising turns and promises to change the world’s opinion on those infamous 99 bottles of beer on the wall.

[Beer Wars]

…Fray keeps it true on a quarterly basis?

Fray

Fray is a quarterly series of independently produced books that are filled with true personal stories, articles and original art. Each one revolves around a central storytelling theme, and is about proving that extraordinary things happen to ordinary people.

It’s about finding that common thread that connects us all together. And it’s an invitation and a dare to get involved: What’s your story?

For a little history, Fray began as a website, where they presented individually designed, true first-person stories. It then evolved into a series of live storytelling events, Fray Days and Fray Cafes that took place all over the world and were attended by thousands of people. Now, the book phase that they’re currently in is their third evolution, and hopefully their best to date.

Fray Books

Their first issue was called ‘Busted’, and it was all about “true stories of getting caught in the act”. Their current issue, called Geek, is about “true stories of taking things too seriously” and features 60 pages of true stories, interviews and original art in full color, as well as a special pull-out centerfold.

Fray Geek Sale

In addition, they’re currently having a sale, and for just $35 plus shipping, you’ll get the first two issues, a limited edition Geek pocket protector, and two more issues in 2009.

If you’d like to participate in Fray, their next issue is called Sex & Death, and they’re taking submissions until January 31, 200, so you’ve got a limited amount of time to get something in.

Either way though, it’s definitely a unique format that bucks the trend of high quantity, ad supported printing, and with a bunch of very passionate people supporting it, it’s definitely worth checking out to see what you think.

[Fray]

…MacHeist is back?

MacHeist II

MacHeist is back, and it’s (supposedly) better than ever.

If you enjoyed the Hubert hunting, dollar saving, developer screwing experience of the last MacHeist, then definitely check out this year’s version, as I’m sure it’ll be much of the same.

The source of the controversy following last year’s event was the fact that it raked in over $800,000 for those running the show, but then supposedly gave back developers (many of whom were small time, independent developers) only $5,000 per application.

Will this year be any different?

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

[MacHeist]

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…It’s Things Thursday: Prickie?

Prickie

Prickie is the piece of flair king, with a collection of over 10,000 unique button badges that can add some style to just about anything. Each button is designed by an independent artist, and hand-made in a sweatshop free environment. With wonderfully imaginative designs like:

hellobloodykitty

hellobloodykitty by the cute institute, and

Frog

Frog by Almost Naked Animals, there is sure to be more than a few designs that catch your eye. Plus, each order is backed by a satisfaction guarantee and a great discount policy, so you can satisfy the style gods without worrying about the bank demons.

[Prickie]

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…Poketo wallets are very unique?

Poketo

If you’re looking for a limited edition wallet that looks great and doesn’t take all of the current cash in your old wallet to buy, then look no further than Poketo. All of Poketo’s wallets are designed by over 70 emerging and independent artists from all across the globe, and are produced in very limited editions. As a special deal, they will even put together a surprise bag of wallets if you can’t decide on just one design or if you want to save even more cash while saving your sense of style in the process. Each online order also includes a matching badge/pin and artist bio. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Jackson.

[Poketo – Wallets]

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