Category Archives: Odds & Ends

Quotes of the Day

“The State is the coldest of all cold monsters.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Being allowed to choose between the political “left” and the political “right” provides the people with exactly as much power and freedom as allowing them to choose between death by hanging and death by firing squad.”

Larken Rose

“All governments are in equal measure good and evil. The best ideal is anarchy.”

Leo Tolstoy

“Formerly we suffered from crimes; now we suffer from laws.”

Cornelius Tacitus


Source: The Burning Platform

As we all await the final results of electoral voting, and wonder what the year brings, one thing is certain: government will continue its’ relentless overreach into our lives, our livelihoods, and endless disdain for our constitution.


Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. Matthew 12:25

An Aromatic Electric Guitar Made Out of Coffee Beans

A rather caffeinated Burl of Burls Art decided to build for himself a guitar made out of 5,000 coffee beans. As with his other builds, Burl encased the beans in resin, carefully cut out the body of the guitar, connected the neck, and inserted the electronics. He also created a gorgeous headstock veneer out of copper sheeting and gave the guitar a warm, copper color that matched the beans. Additionally, the guitar itself has the aroma of coffee.

As far as the guitar goes I think it came out looking pretty awesome. The shape is like a modified Explorer.

One thing I’m sure a lot of you are wondering is why I didn’t flood coat the top and bottom of the guitar to give it a perfect finish. I gave it some consideration but it’s not every day that I build a guitar that smells this good if you’re within like 10 feet of this guitar you can smell it.

It was also kind of nice just building it because the shop smelled like coffee all the time. I wanted to keep that aspect of this guitar.

Source: An Aromatic Electric Guitar Made Out of Coffee Beans

Quotes of the Day

“You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.”

William J. H. Boetcker

“The welfare state is a bribe to stop us from overthrowing the government.”

Scott Horton

“The peasant wants only to be left alone to prosper in peace.”

Niccolo Machiavelli

“The Internet is uncontrollable. And if the Internet is uncontrollable, freedom will win. It’s as simple as that.”

Ai Weiwei

Source: The Burning Platform