Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Object of geek desire: Nintendo cartridge hidden flasks

There are a great many reasons for a geek to enjoy their alcohol.

Some partake to celebrate momentous achievements (Platinum Trophy, ya'll!), others to drown out the sorrows of a beloved actor leaving a favorite franchise.  Still others use the numbing effect to dull the pain of internet arguments, while a rare few try to recreate drinks from their fandom of choice.

Whatever the reason you drink, a frequently encountered problem is how to take your alcohol with you on the go.  Sure, you could grab a standard flask off of Etsy - one with, perhaps, a triforce etched upon it - or you could let your old school gamer pedigree shine with with this week's object of geek desire.

Created by the Portland-based Ink Whiskey LLC, the Ink Whiskey Concealable Entertainment Flask is exactly what it sounds like - a flask for holding your favorite hooch cleverly hidden within a repurposed Nintendo cartridge.

Sporting parody game labels like Bar-Hop Bros., CastleVodka, Drunk Hunt, and The Legend of DRINK special edition shiny gold flask, it's easy to see why these would be in demand with gamers young and old alike (assuming, of course, that they're above the legal drinking age!)

The idea fir the Concealable Entertainment Flask was so popular that it recently blew the doors off of its Kickstarter and raised close to $40,000 - well over its target goal of $12,000.

What this means, unfortunately, is that the flasks aren't available through the now-closed Kickstarter, but the upside is that Ink Whiskey has been in talks with Thinkgeek and Hot Topic for possible online and retail distribution in the months ahead.

There's also the promise that Ink Whiskey will open up a webstore all its own - since there's a placeholder page for it on its website - so if you absolutely, positively, need one of these flasks sooner than later, start camping inkwhiskey.com and with luck you'll soon be able to get your hands on an NES flask of your very own.