Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Iron melts at 2800 °F. Pewter melts at 450 °F. If Momma Donna tossed her cracker into that crucible it would explode like an ice cube in hot tea. Unlike the ice cube, the cracker would vanish in a puff of pewter steam. This iron casting foundry is in Tennessee and still in operation.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thank you Jim Gland for the original Crack and Cracker a.k.a. the Liberty Bell. This is a good number two — I mean "Crack and Cracker II."
Which end do you like better?
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
When my studio was in East Harlem (they turned it into condos) I would go to Patsy's almost every day and get a slice as a snack. They have a coal-fired oven that gives a great flavor to the pizza. It's one of 4 ovens in NYC that still run on coal. Definitely go to 118th Street and 1st Ave when you visit NYC.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Doris is a cancer survivor. She took her pewter wishbone with her to the follow-up CAT scan for good luck. The picture shows her and her doctor, who had just given her the good news: "This picture was taken right after my doctor told me I was ok!!!!" Here's to many more cancer free years Doris. Good to have you with us.
Monday, August 17, 2009
To all the rock star fans
Written by Steve the Voice
Monday, 03 March 2008
So, you must already know that great stuff comes out of Magic Hat...I'm talking about beer here people. But, I think what some folks don't realize-what they don't get to see-is that there's some pretty rad stuff that comes back to us, too.
Daily I receive letters filled with adoration and experiences, thank you notes, pictures of families and pets, maps, collages, drawings, top 10 lists, stickers...someone even sent me a ring once. The coolest package of late, however, was sent to me by a man named Herbert Hoover as a thank you. I got it in the mail today, a small white bubble-wrap mailer, black sharpie writing on the front, addressed to me.
"Hey Meech, Thanks for the goodies! Best, Herb." That's what the note said and along with it was a pewter cracker. Yes, a pewter cracker. It's actually very realistic and apparently there's a huge following of Herb's work (which you can check out at herbhoover.com) and the more and more I look at it, the more I grow to like it.
Herb and I spoke on the phone before this cracker ever entered my life and we discussed our respective names and how people either questioned our "truthiness" (to quote Colbert) or completely fumbled the pronunciation. Regardless, I thought he was nice so I sent him an extra gift with the shirt he won and this is what I received in return.
Point of the story: Magic Hat fans rock. You all completely rule and show us nothing but devotion and love and, what more could we ask for? For all those folks who've taken the time to write a note, send a gift, e-mail feedback, vote in our contests, read our newsletter, come to our events, spread the word, and just think warm thoughts...THANK YOU!!!!
If you have cool stuff to share, feel free to mail it to us and perhaps your goodies will be shown on our site.
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