"Go home, Nintendo -- you're drunk."
And with that variation on the "go home X, you're drunk" Internet meme, Ink Whiskey LLC out of Portland, OR begins the descriptive text on their Kickstarter page. Matt Cornell is seeking funds to enable distribution of the so-called Ink Whiskey Concealable Entertainment Flask.
The oh-so-descriptive name entails a clever take on the classic Nintendo Entertainment System home video game console; in fact, each flask is going to be derived from the plastic shell of an old NES game cartridge. Not only is each Flask made from these cartridges, but all-new labels have been produced, featuring alcohol-related puns on legendary game titles. For example, Metal Gear has become Metal Beer, etc., complete with original artwork.
Ink Whiskey has their own website dedicated to promoting the presumable upcoming product. At press time, the Kickstarter project has 21 days left to garner donations, having already raised over $3,000 of their $12,000 goal. At this rate, it might be a close race, but hopefully fans of both old video games and classy beverages can have access to a perfect flask to complement their tastes in both gaming and drinks alike.
Eric Bailey blogs at NintendoLegend.com, where he is reviewing every American-released NES video game. He also serves as Editor-In-Chief of retro gaming features site 1MoreCastle.com, and can be followed on Twitter @Nintendo_Legend.