Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 27 "Spittoon"

'Cause it's better not to spit in the corner, that's why.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 26 "Shower Head"


Ok, maybe you're out camping and want need to take a shower. Here's a shower-suggestion:

  1. Heat water by hanging a water bag or container in the sun. Might want to plan ahead with this step.
  2. Dip water out with a can with holes poked in the bottom.
  3. Shower. 
  4. Lather.
  5. Rinse.
  6. Repeat.

All We Want For Christmas

Our neighborhood has been waiting ever so patiently to have pot holes repaired. Cones have been in place for so long that someone decorated this one for the holidays.

Friday, November 25, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 25 "Megaphone"

For you Black Friday shoppers out there, cut off the both ends of a can and use it as a megaphone to get your voice above the crowd.

I'm staying home, like I do every year. Ya'll have fun.

Monday, November 21, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 21 "Telephone"

Remember back in the day when we used to tie two cans together with string and listen to one another yell across the yard?

Sunday, November 20, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 20 "Toe Smasher"

Ever drop a can of Cream of Mushroom on your foot?

Some people's lives are forever changed by the unfortunate disasters that occur on canned food aisles.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 19 "Pen/Pencil Holder"

Doesn't take much explanation.
Lots of cool ideas on YouTube, though!

Friday, November 18, 2016

"Freedom Blade" by This Will Destroy You

Music for a Friday.
Wondering if any musician friends out there want to try some post-rock . . .

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 18 "Nail bin"

You know, something to keep all those loose nails in.
Like Dad used to.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 16 "Joke"

What do you call a grumpy tin can?
Tin-can-querous

Bah-hahahahahaaaaa!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 15 "Grease Disposal Unit"

Pour your left over cooking grease into a tin can. Don't pour it down the sink!

My grandfather used the stuff to start fires.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 11 "Drums"

'Cause sometimes you gotta bang on stuff
(we've decided to allow for plastic cans in this entry)







Thursday, November 10, 2016

Protecting The World Since 1775


Happy Birthday, Marine Corp..

Celebrate the day with the MARSOC Short Card:

30 Push-ups
30 Air squats
30 Crunches
10 Burpees
10 Windmills
30 Push-ups
30 Mountain climbers
30 Flutter kicks
10 Burpees
10 Cherry pickers (4-count)
30 Push-ups
30 Star jumpers (Jumping Jacks)
30 Back Extensions ("Supermans")
10 Burpees
10 Chain breakers
30 Push-ups
30 Lunges
30 Hello dollies
10 Burpees
10 Trunk twists
3 Max sets of dead-hang pull-ups or flexed-arm hangs

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 10 "Cup"

Once upon a time, a young youth leader whose name rhymes with "Derek" forgot many essential camping supplies . . . like cups
and plates
and utensils
and pots and pans . . .
Oh, we had plenty of food . . .
Just no way to cook with
or eat . . .
or start a fire, which got started anyway thanks to a cigarette lighter and some pine straw . . .

Guess you had to be there.
Folks do get thirsty.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 9 "Anchor"


  1. Fill the can with cement and set a metal eye loop out the top by which one would secure a rope. 
  2. Let harden.
  3. Secure the knot well.
  4. Drop, with confidence

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 8 "Chipmunk Nest"

Got the idea on a camping trip, only the can was Pringles and the chipmunks ate their way through the can--and the Pringles. Anyway . . . might as well give 'em a place to lay their weary heads.

Monday, November 07, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 7 "Candy Dish"

Or something like one, anyway
(see Day 2: "Ash Tray")

Try not to mix your candy with your butts.
And don't eat too much candy 'cause that's where it'll go.
To the butts.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

30 Uses For A Tin Can: Day 3 "Ball Toss Game"

Stand them up in a pyramid and throw stuff at 'em.

Like at the Fair.

Only you get to win.

Every time. 

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