Give us this bread, our selfie bread

  • PopPress
  • July 22, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Give us this bread, our selfie bread

Karl Lagerfield called selfies 'electronic masturbation' and a number of studies have shown the compulsion to take selfies is actually a serious mental health condition. The online narcissicism appears to be continuing unabated, however, with selfie sticks seemingly flying off the shelves. But why simply post a classic duck face to your social networks when you could take it up a notch and burn your beautiful face onto a piece of toast.  

According to Mashable, the Vermont Novelty Toaster Corp. has been making image-burning toasters for four years and specialises in sports logos (last year it had a big hit with Jesus toast). But chief executive Galen Dively saw dollar signs in customised designs, including toast with peoples' faces on it. And while it seems like a gimmick, it actually requires a fair bit of tech to do it. 

It was, until recently, an impractical dream. Another company made Vermont Novelty’s toaster plates and at a pretty hefty cost. Then Dively bought his own CNC Plasma Cutter from Colorado-based GoTorch. It's essentially a computer-guided metal cutting machine that can create the requisite plates in just a few minutes.

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Swapping business cards like OK Go

  • PopPress
  • June 27, 2017
  • StopPress Team
Swapping business cards like OK Go

Ever tried swapping business cards with four, five, even ten different people all at the same time? This video provides an organised, rather well-regimented method of doing just that.

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