Available Friday at 10:00AM on our website, or at our pop-up shop this Friday 12:30 AM-6:00 PM. Click the link to see the flier!
Photos by Savanna Barnett
Tom Cruise T-Shirt designed by Rachael Sinclair will be available on our website at 10:00AM AND our pop-up shop this Friday!
Before Brian Flanagan and Lt. Daniel Kaffee; before Joel Goodsen, Joseph Donnelly, and Charlie Babbit; before John Anderton, Cole Trickle, Claus von Stauffenberg and David Aames; before the frustrated Dr. William Harford, the fuzzy, profane Les Grossman, or the misogynistic pick-up artistry of Frank T.J. Mackey; before, even, the perpetual motion machine of Tom Cruise himself——there was Tommy Mapother.
Before Tom Cruise climbed mountains and pretended to destroy aliens for a living, Tommy Mapother was just doing stuff. And he was doing this stuff in, of all places, Louisville, Kentucky. According to multiple biographical sources gleaned from the Internet in a great haste, the young Mapother moved to Louisville from Canada when he was a teenager where he ostensibly did normal Louisvillian things. While in school, the young Mapother reportedly excelled in athletics and theater, and was fascinated with theology, intending to pursue ecclesiastical studies at the St. Francis Seminary School in nearby Cincinnati. He was well on his righteous path, but as most endeavors...
January is almost over, but we think it needs a little something special to send it off-- It's a pop-up shop Y'ALL! We'll have all the classics plus some brand new gear too! Hot off the press Bourbon Breath shirts, Kentucky Colonel Shirts, and Tom Cruise shirts will all be available. We'll also have bargain bins with some amazing deals inside. Come and get your Kentucky fix for this month this Friday the 23rd from 12:30-6:00PM at our office:
Flier by Rachael Sinclair
Photos by Savanna Barnett
Photos by Savanna Barnett
Ask and you shall receive! We're stoked to announce that our "Bourbon A Kentucky State of Mind" glasses will be back on our website this Friday! Designed and laser etched by the good folks at Cricket Press in Lexington, these bourbon glasses go hand in hand with the fact that there are more bourbon barrels than people in Kentucky. An essential for those who like to drink America's Native Spirit in style.
Sold in sets of 2 on our website starting Friday, January 9th at 10:00AM. Only 100 sets available.
Happy New Year Kentuckians! To kick off 2015 we're offering one of our classic products with a new spin. We'll have a fresh batch of black Ebbets Hats available for purchase on our website this Friday. 100% American made and hand-crafted, these hats are sure to showcase your Kentucky pride. In black felt with "KY" in white with a horsehair buckram crown and a leather strap. One size fits all. Represent Kentucky in black, or Kelly Green and Blue- all on our website.
DETAILS: Made in the USA by proud ‘Mericans, Horse hair buckram crown, Satin taping, Felt ‘KY’ emblem, Cotton sweatband, Old-school wool broadcloth, One Size Fits All, Leather strap, Kentucky Kicks Ass. $50.
Get yours this Friday the 2nd on our website at 10:00AM.
You can’t find her in the phonebook. Not on Facebook or any other social network. You can try Google, but you won’t get much. Just an old classified ad she ran in the Williamson Daily News with one god-awful misspelling.
MOUNTAIN MEDIUM SPITURAL READINGS! RESULTS GUARANTEED!
My guess is that the error was the paper’s fault. Not hers. She’s sharp. Sharper than newspaper people at least, but that’s not saying much. She’s read the Encyclopedia Britannica from A to Z. She consumed the dictionary for fun. She’s et her fair share of coons (“The brain is the best part”) and she blowed up two fucking EKG machines in the last month alone. She’ll walk by the microwave and it’ll sizzle like a bug zapper on account of her otherworldly energy.
She goes by Sabrina. That’s it. And if you ask around Blackberry, Kentucky, that’s all you’ll get. That and one of two other things: an eye roll and a condemnation or a tear drop and a tale of a loved one who transcended the grave, however briefly, with the aid of this mystical mountain woman.
I’m a born eye roller myself. I won’t damn anyone to Hell, but I always require proof. So I got after it. I wanted to see if this woman could really pull back the veil and commune with the departed.
It’s a Pike County adventure for sure. First to Belfry and then on to Pond Creek, riding that through weird little Hardy...
Hey Kentuckians, it's Ernest! We thought it was about time to honor one of Kentucky's most unique kick-ass Kentuckians- Jim Varney (1949-2000). Varney was an actor, voice actor, comedian, and writer who hailed from Lexington. Best known for his role as the loveable bumpkin Ernest P. Worell in the Ernest movies and commericals, Varney was a true talent. You might also recognize his voice as Slinky from the Toy Story movies. We're proud to call him a kick-ass Kentuckian.
Available on our website this Friday the 2nd at 10:00AM.
Kentucky is on fire right now. Kentucky and its fine Kentuckians kicked all kinds of ass in 2014. Just like we do every year. We took a look back at 2014 and selected a few of our favorite stories of Kentucky kick assery. While there are thousands of great stories in 2014, we narrowed the list down to only 29. So here you go - 29 ways Kentucky and its Kentuckians kicked ass in 2014. If we left anything out please let us know. The list is in no particular order. Enjoy and let’s put the Kentucky crush down on 2015!
1. Kentucky Bourbon: In Kentucky there are more barrels of bourbon than there are people. Kentucky Bourbon (America’s Native Spirit) continues to put the Kentucky crush down on the world. Everyone loves Kentucky bourbon. According to a new study by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, Kentucky Bourbon is “on cusp of golden age”. Hell yeah it is.
“The meteoric rise of Kentucky’s signature Bourbon industry has nearly doubled the size of its workforce in the last two years, tripled the number of distilleries and set major new benchmarks for payroll, tax revenue, exports and barrel inventories.”
2. Transylvania Frat Bros Lip Dub Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’: The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at Transylvania University put the hard core Kentucky crush down on the Internet when they dropped a lip dub video of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’. The video went viral and was featured on People, Time, E Online, MTV, US Magazine, etc. Their video was loved by all and Taylor Swift even invited all the...
That’s Ricky Dixon beginning to tell the tale of how he ended up on Chloe Creek in Pike County, standing on a bridge from sunup to sundown, every day, waving at every single passing vehicle for the past eight years while the water burbles beneath him. It sort of makes sense. Not much. But he seems glad that somebody cared enough to ask.
“They’s a man I used to work for and he accused me of stealing, robbing and child molesting. And they was all lies. Then my own family got involved with it. My family is assholes. They was trying to help him get me put in the pen or get me killed. It was hairy! So I just started waving at everybody and everybody started forgiving me so I just kept on with it.”
Now when you ask him to ballpark the number of cars he’s waved at he just laughs. 350 a day for eight years, which sounds about right, puts him well over a million. He likes to look at their license plates and marvel at the distances they’ve traveled. Most of them return the favor with a honk or a wave of their own. A few stop to chat, to bring him some leftovers from dinner or to make sure he’s staying warm in the one-room building he lives in at the foot of the mountain.
Of course, not everybody is a fan. Put it...