One more off topic post then I promise to get back to business.
I’ve designed a lot of swag in my career. By swag I mean conference crap… stuff, loot… not as dictionary.com defines it:
It’s typically hats, t-shirts, mouse pads or junky, overpriced toys. When it comes to my own swag it’s a different story. I spare no expense. Take for example a personal favorite – my Y2K survival kit.
It’s packaged in a fashionable, yet rugged, cardboard box (mine is a bit abused) Every box is a little different, but they all contain pork gravy mix and vivarin – staples in a survival situation.Vitamin drink, kool-aid, potted meat food product, and a mouse trap.Who knew a vitamin drink could do all that?I don’t understand why everyone is so squeamish about canned meat.Coffee, tequila, matches, ginseng, carmex, tabasco, a lotto scratch ticket, a plastic knife and fork and chewing gum round out the kit.The kits also came with a deck of cards, and a hand-made wooden yo-yo.
I’m happy to report 100% of the kit’s recipients survived Y2K.