Daily Archives: July 26, 2009

For you tough guys

brass-knuckles-wine-openerYup, a brass knuckle wine opener.  I’ve seen a lot of commentary about this online – Samurai sommelier jokes, gang members who don’t like beer – but, I can’t seem to find a place to buy one.

Jonathan Sabine designed with what he calls the Bourgeois Brass Knuckles in 2007.  He describes the product as “a cross between two iconic objects whose cultural and socio-economic associations lie at opposite ends of the spectrum from one another.”

While I like his design, I object to his statement – wine is for refined rich folks and poor people are violent?  Wine is for everyone, even nut-jobs who like to wear brass knuckles!  If I had these brass knuckles I’d use them to open a bottle of brass monkey.


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