Once a stein leaves my hands into the cruel, uncaring world of the United States Postal Service, I occasionally spare a thought to wonder what is happening to them out in the big wide world. Sometimes people will send me a picture of themselves with their Stein of Science in action for addition to the Gallery of the Steinwielders.
(I have high hopes of reconstituting the Gallery of Steinwielders from website Iteration 1 again, as time permits. If you send me an action shot and it doesn’t promptly appear, it doesn’t mean that I don’t love you. It just means that the world is a busy place, especially for Herr Direktor Funranium and his vaguely mild-mannered radiation wrangling alter ego.)
And then sometimes people do things like this. I apologize if you get a crick in your neck watching this, but Steinwielder Jessica in Portland was a little bit excited while filming.
Steinwielder Jessica, Her Mice and Her Stein
It is worth noting, that’s a 2/3 of a degree per hour by her process equipment. She also noted to me that the lid was off and she was taking sips off her soda while doing this or, as she put it, “Adding her dirty monkey heat to the drink.” Thank you for sharing, Jessica!
Secondly, this was shared by Steinwielder Tommy in West Virgina who wanted the old bare glass style I used to make with the silvered glass look but saw the wisdom of the full shield (bare glass is pretty, but no protection for the dewar vessel…or you). This did not change his desire for shininess, however. While sitting in front of the TV, he spent a half hour episode of ***INSERT BRAIN CANDY HERE*** idly polishing the brushed aluminum full metal jacket with a Cape Cod Cloth. The results, as you can see below, are remarkable. Check out all that majesty!