Do you guys remember disposable cameras? The $3 ready-to-go set ups with the super bright flash you could set off by hitting the whole camera to your palm? And that winder that rubbed the pad of your thumb raw after 36 golden Kodak moments were captured? Remember that?
Not to get morbid here, but with the recent “selfie death vs. shark death” statistics, I can’t help but wonder how many deaths or accidents disposables caused every year. Looking back on it, I used to palm-slap-flash the hell out of my dad — even when he was driving. It was hilarious to me and, in retrospect, also incredibly dangerous for the whole family. I’m not much of a selfie taker, but thinking about it now, I cringe thinking of the trouble I could have caused. Kids, man.
Here’s to better selfies, smarter (less mischievous) kids, and safer image capturing. Let’s lighten the mood and unwind with an Uproxx recap and a Friday drink. Regardless of how you capture it, selfie, disposable camera, whatever, your weekend is here. Let’s make some memories worth framing.
Have you guys heard about A-F-R-O yet? Holy hell. This kid…
Uproxx Music: Is This 17-Year-Old The Future Of Old-School Hip-Hop?
The Russians seem to be ahead of us in safe selfie practices:
Uproxx Life: It’s Time We All Learned Selfie Safety From The Russian Government
One of the most uplifting stories of the week:
Uproxx Movies: Lizzie Velasquez Battles The Bullies In ‘A Brave Heart,’ A Documentary About Her Life
1.5 oz Karlsson’s Gold Vodka
.75 oz Gran Duque d Alba Solera gran Reserva brandy
.75 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
.25 oz Benedictine
1 tincture Peychaud’s bitters
1 tincture Angostura bitters
GARNISH // Lemon twist
GLASSWARE // Old Fashioned Glass
PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS // Combine all liquid ingredients in a chilled mixing glass with cracked ice and stir for 20 seconds. Double strain the cocktail over a large cube. Garnish with a lemon twist, making sure to release all the essential oils out of the twist. Also make sure to rub the entire rim of the glass with the twist before dropping it into the cocktail.
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