TMG Roundup – Lumberjacks, Buses, Porn, and Coffee

 

Weekly Link RoundupAnother Manly Green Weekly Link Round Up! A hand selected curation of the best of the internet. These selections went through a very thorough vetting process. Each and every one passed a rigorous inspection by our panel of esteemed Manly Green experts.

We’ve really got some top-notch material for you.

And it’s all for free!

(Ok… these are just the cool things I’ve found over the past week or so. But I wouldn’t be posting them if I didn’t think it was worth it.)

Enjoy!

1. How to Make a Lumberjack Table

There are few things manlier than building something out of wood. I bet, at some point in time, the majority of men have thought to themselves, “I’d like to have my own wood shop. Craft things with my hands. Build furniture. I’ll build a boat and then paddle into the wilderness. Yes, this is what I will do. I will become a carpenter!”

Cool story bro.

The truth is: building shit is hard! Carpentry is an art. Like any art or skill worth a damn it takes hours and hours of hard work to cultivate your talent into something beyond what only a mother could love.

Sorry, I’m not trying to crush anyone’s dreams here. I mean, this is a dream of mine! I’d love to have a shop full of tools. Yet, you’ve got to start somewhere. Man Made DIY is the perfect place to start. They have a ton of great projects with differing levels of difficulty.

This week, I spotted this great looking Lumberjack Table.

The table requires some heavier tools that I don’t have, but I can add it to my dream list none-the-less. This project will have to wait, but it doesn’t hurt to dream.

2. K-Cups: Their Creator Regrets Inventing Them

Oh, wouldn’t it be nice to be sitting out on the front porch of a cabin. Drinking a cup of coffee. Setting the cup down on your handmade lumberjack table between sips, while a reading A Sand County Almanac.

… I day-dream a lot.

I also love coffee a lot. I don’t know if I would have made it as far as I have with my education without coffee. Coffee picks me up and at times it can be very calming.

What I hate are those little plastic k-cups, and apparently so does their creator, John Sylvan.

The single-serving coffee maker was a great idea for our single-serving, individualistic, and convenience demanding society. Pick your coffee, pop it in, hit a button, BOOM – coffee.

I remember when I first saw a Keurig and it was apparent to me from the start that they were going to be horrible for the environment. Like much of what is sold in stores, it wasn’t designed to be recycled or reused. It was designed to make an above average cup of coffee and then be tossed in the trash.

But did you know, once tossed in the trash, things just don’t disappear! That little plastic cup will be on this planet much longer than you or me.

With enough K-Cups sold in 2014 to encircle the globe at least 10.5 times, Sylvan seems to be regretting his invention.

You can have your coffee and drink it too. Just make it in a french press or one of the numerous other ways that has worked for the past 100 years! (Also, seek out organic, shade grown, and fair/direct trade coffee while you’re at it.)

Read the original story here: Americans Love K-Cups, but Their Creator Regrets Inventing Them

3. TINY HOUSE PORN > BUSES

I love the idea of living in a tiny house. I’ve made mention of this before on the blog (How to Fix Your S*** Problem).

I like adventure and travel, and owning less stuff would make it so much easier to pack a bag and disappear for a bit.

But, what if my tiny house was also a bus?!?

 

Here are three different buses that have been turned into tiny houses (link).

Are these cool or what?

4. The Wankband

What? Really? Somewhat related to Tiny House Porn… I guess…

I’m all about technology. Technology is going to be the answer to a lot of the problems we are facing today. Clean energy technology is going to move us away from dirty, damaging fossil fuels.

On the whole wearable technology front, I’m a little hesitant. How much information do we need to have and do we always need it at our finger tips?

But what if wearable technology could generate clean energy? Introducing, the Wankband.

I honestly don’t know if this is a joke or not but I was really amused by it. And now I pass it on to you.

 

5. Neila Rey Body Weight Workouts

I love working out and lifting heavy thing. Makes me feel like a man *insert grunting sounds.*

I don’t like going to the gym, for various reasons (usually crowded, rows and rows of televisions, far too much florescent lighting, smells funny).

You don’t have to go to the gym though to get a good workout in. If you have a body, you’re set.

If you haven’t come across Neila Rey workouts, you’ve been missing out.

These body weight exercises a fun, challenging, and sure to kick your butt.

 

6. Too many college students see nature only on TV

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Once you’ve enjoyed my site, I’d like you to do something for me: GO OUTSIDE, DAMMIT!

Instead of a wealth of childhood hands-on learning about nature, many students have images of nature from the Internet, TV and movies.

We’re animals. Some of us more so than others.

Humans need nature, not computers. Going out into nature is recharging and refreshing. As the weather starts to warm, make it a point to go outside and watch the season transition from winter to spring. See the buds start to form on trees that will soon develop into leaves. Watch the birds and you’ll see new species arrive as the weather warms.

Take off your shoes, let your toes feel the grass. Take a deep breath and celebrate life.

 

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2 Replies to “TMG Roundup – Lumberjacks, Buses, Porn, and Coffee”

  1. All that I could think of when reading the part about coffee was remembering you vomiting in some mangroves because you didn’t have coffee.

    Also, I did my doctoral capstone on how kids should spend more time outside.

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