Pith & Vinegar

• Thrifty drinker tip: alcoholic drinks mixed with artificial sweeteners get you drunker. [MSNBC]
• On June 1st, you can trade in beer for messenger bags at Crumpler in NYC. Too bad the bags are cooler or the website slightly less retarded.
• There are no new ideas, the portable cellphone booth was done back in 2002. His video has, among others, a Beck loop.
• It’s not a scam, it’s a feature, Dealnews bans Magazines.com. [Dealnews]
• “If you have to choose between two cans and a string and Vonage, take the cans and string. You’ll be happier with the service.” [Denver Post]

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