Just Added Kopi Luwak (Civet Turd Coffee) To My Unbucket List.

Don't Drink Kopi Luwak!!!The first guy to brew and drink Kopi Luwak coffee deserves a Jubbling patch – the people drinking it today deserve a nut-shot. Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee, is made from post-digested coffee berry beans that are dug out of Asian palm civet crap. A pound of this shitted coffee sells for $230. The popularity of Kopi Luwak coffee has skyrocketed thanks in part to a mention of the drink in the 2007 film “The Bucket List.” Unfortunately, the Asian palm civet hasn’t benefited from the boom. The Guardian posted an article on how the crazy interest in Kopi Luwak has led to force-fed farming conditions for the Asian palm civet that can only be compared to the gluttony scene in the film Se7en.

Sorry Kopi Luwak, you are now on my unbucket list. Mr. Kopi Luwak (?) was a Jubbling award winner when he dug some beans out of a Asian civet dookie, roasted it and then plugged his nose and drank the first sip of the drink that now bears his name. Jubbling can’t help but feel that choosing to drink it today would make you feel like how Kopi Luwak is delivered. [Guardian]

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If Thanksgiving Had A Groin, It Just Got Kicked By Black Thursday Sales.

Black Friday sales are nuts and retailers agreed. How did they cure the crazy? They moved the mayhem to Thursday night – Thanksgiving! Here’s a short-list of stores bucking Black Friday for Thursday this year:

  • Wal-Mart – 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day
  • Sears – 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day
  • Toys R Us – 8:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day
  • Target – 9:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day

Black Thursday will be a success and people will gladly forgo an opportunity to relax and spend a peaceful Thanksgiving together in order to get a great deal on a Furby or LeapPad2. It’ll be another win for retail and consumption unless consumers decide this is too much and avoid the Black Friday Thursday sales.

So please stay home, watch some of the Black Friday videos from last year and be thankful. The more we attend these unnecessary events, the earlier in the year they’ll get. Black Halloween – your next. [Gizmodo]

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If You Can Afford It, You Can Consume It: Britney Spears Electric Bill For One Month Was $5,629.43.

Britney Spears electric bill.Holy sheesh – $5,629.43 for one month of electricity! Her gas and water bills are nuts too and my guess is she’s rarely home. I’m not going to cast a lot of hate on Ms. Spears but seeing her monthly utility bill kind of kicks Jubbling’s consume less mantra in the middle. It’s starting to make the crazy geoengineering ideas sound more viable and necessary because obviously, some people are going to consume as much as they can for as long as they can afford it. [TMZ]

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The $100,000 ‘Beau Coop’ Chicken Coop From Neiman Marcus.

Neiman Marcus Beau Coop Chicken Coop.

Beau Coop chicks and eggs.

Chicks: "Don't hate on us. We just live here."

Spending beaucoup dollars on Neiman Marcus’s $100,000 Beau Coop chicken coop is très wasteful.

After some thinking, we did discover a benefit that could come from purchasing the outrageous Beau Coop. Maybe somebody would dive into farming, who wouldn’t otherwise, with some egg-laying chickens and the Beau Coop. And after they purchase the Beau Coop, they’ll be less likely to spend $100k on a motor home for their poop-laying dog. [Boing Boing]

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Certifiably Un-Jubbling: David Blaine’s “Electrified: 1 Million Volts Always On” Stunt.

One million volts always on? That is a lot of wasted juice being used to power this effort by David Blaine. To Jubbling, standing and not eating or pooping for 72 hours is definitely the hit of this stunt; deflecting and wasting one million volts of electricity is just the unnecessary flair.

So DB, please bring back the street magic and levitation. Impressing people with a deck of cards and defying gravity was so Jubbling. [Opposing Views]


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Porsche Design Tower In Miami: Condo With A Glass Car Elevator For 1% Of The 1%.

Gil Dezer:  Porsche Design TowerDeveloper Gil Dezer wants to build a new 57-story high rise, The Porsche Design Tower, and this one will let your car experience the same beautiful Miami beach view that you get to enjoy. How will your car get there? By being elevated up to your condo and parked so you never have to leave your vehicle. Because walking on and riding an elevator to your zillion dollar condo is for the 99% of the 1%; taking your car up is for the 0.01%.

The Porsche Design Tower looks like another wasteful idea, misguided by the assumption that if you can afford it, you can consume it. [Core77]

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