It's not a drinking problem, it's a drinking solution.
TL;DR (aka "Too Long, Didn't Read")I'm going to start a Kickstarter to make enough money for a single run of a beverage and soap holder called The Hang Over (because it hangs over your shower door or rod). The minimum pledge is $1 and you get a "I DRINK IN THE SHOWER" bumper sticker. The Hang Over is available at the $33 incentive level. I have offered several of the same Hang Over options so the expected delivery will be staggered enough for me to fulfill the orders. There are other things available besides a sticker and a Hang Over. If I am able to make things before the delivery date, I will send them early.
What Is This?This is The Hang Over:
How This All HappenedI make soap for a living. Weird soap. Soap for the kind of people who would rather wash on the smell of campfire, whiskey, gunpowder, and dirt than wash it off. Soap for the kind of people who drink in the shower. About our soaps, Urban Daddy recently wrote “If you could somehow fuse the general feel of colonial America with the general mad genius soap-mastery of Tyler Durden from Fight Club, you’d get... something really weird. Like these soaps. Which, by personal hygiene fragrance standards, are a little weird. Good weird.” We sometimes get requests for specific soaps... a friend recently said he wanted soaps like ours, except with pumice so he could use ours instead of LAVA. We went into production with that on 7/22. A month or so ago, my friend Erin requested a soap for her friend Mook. Mook drinks in the shower. She wanted a soap shaped like a cup holder so it could hold Mook’s beer. There are some problems with this concept:
- The beer would be super soapy and slippery, potentially causing hazardous situations in the bathroom (especially if you’re drinking from glass)
- The beer would get warm from sitting in a pool of sudsy water
- The beer would probably even get sudsy water inside it, which causes...
- The beer would be watered down and taste like soap. Icky.
And just the week prior, two people had independently requested soap holders. They love our soaps, but handmade soaps don’t like sitting in pools of water. They disintegrate. So they requested a soap holder that kept the soap dry between showers.Ah ha! What we needed was a beer and soap holder! Something that would keep the beer out of the water (but still easily accessed) and would also hold the soap in a way that the water could quickly drop off and evaporate away. (I’m not actually sure either of the people are getting what they were hoping for, but WHO CARES? IT IS A GREAT IDEA!) I got to work thinking of what we needed to do... and of course I called my friend Terry. He works at a place called Techshop (http://www.techshop.ws) and has access to all sorts of fabrication, cutting, and whatever-the-heck-else machinery. It’s overwhelming magic to me, but when I told him my hopes for the yet-to-be-named engineering triumph, he said, “oh sure, that’s easy. I’ll send you some sketches tomorrow.” And he did: