Articles by " Adam"
3 May
2015

Get excited, May is Get Caught Reading Month!

So here at Kards Unlim­it­ed, we love books.  We real­ly can’t stress that enough.  I can’t speak for every­one, but books are the air I breathe.  Books make con­scious­ness worth­while.  Books, in short, are life.

'Nuff said.

Nuff said.

Get Caught Read­ing Mon­th is part of the Get Caught Read­ing ini­tia­tive by the Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­i­can Pub­lish­ers.  It encour­ages peo­ple of all ages (but, I think, most­ly kids) to remem­ber how much fun it is to read.  Now, let me just add this: Read­ing is fun.  It’s one of the most fun things a per­son can do.  But (so so so much) more impor­tant­ly, read­ing is good for you.  In the same way that eat­ing cru­cif­er­ous veg­eta­bles and exer­cis­ing reg­u­lar­ly are good for you, so too is read­ing.  But where­as broc­coli and marathons are good for your phys­i­cal self, read­ing nour­ish­es your mind; it tones and strength­ens your soul.

Yes, it may some­times be incon­ve­nient.  Of course it is fre­quent­ly chal­leng­ing (both chal­leng­ing to the mind and chal­leng­ing sim­ply to find a time and place.)  But read­ing is worth it.

So whether you’re sup­posed to be doing math home­work, doing your job, doing the dish­es, doing what­ev­er, don’t be afraid to pick up a book and Get Caught Read­ing!  A lit­tle sub­ver­sion for the sake of men­tal health nev­er hurt any­body!

Look at this subversive bro.

Look at this sub­ver­sive bro.

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1 May
2015

Kards Unlimited Calendar of Events: May!

This is what comes of all those April showers.  Worth it.

This is what comes of all those April show­ers. Worth it.

Hur­ray!  It’s May!  May is real­ly great, you guys.  Everything’s all spring-y, the flow­ers are out in force, the out­doors are con­stant­ly beck­on­ing.  Basi­cal­ly it rocks.  KU has every­thing you need to make your spring (and sum­mer!) awe­some, so come on down and stock up on fun! Click READ MORE to find out what all is hap­pen­ing in the wide world this mon­th!

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9 Apr
2015

Forget everything you ever thought you knew about competitions, because you never knew what you were missing.

For­tu­nate­ly, I am here to tell you all about it.  First and very much fore­most, there is such a thing in the world as the Amer­i­can Pie Coun­cil.  Yeah.  Just let that sink in for a min­ute.  Are you imag­in­ing the best gov­ern­ing body of any orga­ni­za­tion in the his­to­ry of the uni­verse?  Some­thing like the White Coun­cil of Deli­cious­ness?  Yes.  You are.

Is there a more beautiful sentence in English than "Pie buffet opens at 11 a.m.?"  I think not. I literally have tears in my eyes right now from the beauty.

Is there a more beau­ti­ful sen­tence in Eng­lish than “Pie buf­fet opens at 11 a.m.?” I think not. I lit­er­al­ly have tears in my eyes right now from the beau­ty.

And the Amer­i­can Pie Coun­cil holds, every year since 1995, the Nation­al Pie Cham­pi­onships!  Yes!  Lit­er­al­ly the best com­pe­ti­tion in the his­to­ry of the world!  The Tro­jan War?  Please!  The Sum­mer Olympics?  As if!  The Super­bowl?  Don’t make me laugh!  Nation­al.  Freak­ing.  Pie.  Cham­pi­onships.  That’s basi­cal­ly all you need to know.

If I pray to any higher power it's to the god of pie.

If I pray to any high­er pow­er it’s to the god of pie.

So the Nation­al Pie Cham­pi­onships are on April 10th and 11th in Orlan­do, FL this year.  If you need me dur­ing those days, that’s where I’ll be.

Because:

'Nuff said.

Nuff said.

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6 Apr
2015

Happy birthday, Paul Rudd! Appreciating a National treasure.

A good friend of mine once told me, “Paul Rudd is like ice cream.”  And he was not wrong.

Look at that freakin' beard.  Come on, man.

Look at that freak­in’ beard. Come on, man.

On April 6, 1969, one of the fun­ni­est men of our times was born.  And his name is Paul Rudd.  You prob­a­bly know him from his roles in movies like Anchor­man and The 40 Year-Old Vir­gin.  My per­son­al favorite of his is prob­a­bly Role Mod­els.  But here’s an inter­est­ing thing about Paul Rudd: (And actu­al­ly about the whole cohort to which he belongs) he’s lit­er­al­ly been in every­thing.  

Remem­ber Clue­less?  (Lol, of course you do.)  He was Josh!

Step-brother/bf?  The 90s were weird, you guys.

Step-brother/bf? The 90s were weird, you guys.

Leo DiCaprio may have had the star­ring role in Romeo + Juli­et, but Paul Rudd was there too!  As Paris!

Yes.  The man who brought you I Love You, Man is a Shakespearean actor.

Yes. The man who brought you I Love You, Man is a Shake­speare­an actor.

Wet Hot Amer­i­can Sum­mer?  Don’t pre­tend you don’t love it.  And Paul’s char­ac­ter Andy kind of makes the film.

Oh man, jean jackets, you guys.

Oh man, jean jack­ets, you guys.

Oh hey, remem­ber when he was Phoebe’s hus­band Mike on Friends?  Yeah, that’s real life.

That's a project, right there.  And her name is Phoebe Buffay.

That’s a project, right there. And her name is Phoe­be Buf­fay.

Basi­cal­ly what I’m say­ing is that if you like any­thing in tele­vi­sion or film from the past, like, 20+ years, Paul Rudd (appar­ent­ly) most like­ly had some­thing to do with it because he rocks.  Did I men­tion he’s also a writer/director/producer or that he’s host­ed SNL 3 times?  Well I was try­ing to avoid mak­ing people’s heads explode.  Oh well.

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31 Mar
2015

Kards Unlimited Calendar of Events: April!

Just like this.

Just like this.

Oh man, April.  You are so cute!  April is like, the cutest mon­th, you guys.  Because it’s all, like, try­ing to be so spring-y and ver­dant and flow­er­ful, but it’s most­ly just a ton of rain forever and ever.  Like, I just imag­ine April stand­ing some­where, drip­ping wet, like, “hey guys! What’s up?”  So cute.  ANY­way and as usu­al, there’s a ton of fun hap­pen­ing at KU this mon­th, so click READ MORE to find out what’s on our agen­da!

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24 Mar
2015

KU’s Great Gift Ideas! Why a pen is the perfect gift!

Ok, so grant­ed, not every­one takes plea­sure in the sim­ple act of writ­ing by hand.  And sure, plen­ty of peo­ple bare­ly ever write any­thing any­more, pre­fer­ring (and hav­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to) type all the infor­ma­tion they need to record.  How­ev­er!  A foun­tain pen, roller ball, or even a high qual­i­ty ball­point is a clas­sic con­grat­u­la­to­ry gift or to mark any spe­cial occa­sion and that’s where KU comes in!

We car­ry a vari­ety of great pens from sev­er­al com­pa­nies and I’d love to tell you all about them!  Behold!

Roller balls from Acme!  Gorgeous, each one designed by a unique artist, and that space-y one is a commemorative edition in honor of Buzz Aldrin!

Roller balls from Acme! Gor­geous, each one designed by a unique artist, and that space-y one is a com­mem­o­ra­tive edi­tion in hon­or of Buzz Aldrin!

But wait!  Also available: fountain pen conversion kit!  SO cool!

But wait! Also avail­able: foun­tain pen con­ver­sion kit! SO cool!

From Sheaffer!  Roller balls and fountain pens from the Intensity line!

From Sheaf­fer! Roller balls and foun­tain pens from the Inten­si­ty line!

Roller balls and fountain pens from the Prelude line as well!  Look at that classic black lacquer!

Roller balls and foun­tain pens from the Pre­lude line as well! Look at that clas­sic black lac­quer!

Into the slightly more industrial look?  Try the brushed chrome!  Silver and gold trim available!

Into the slight­ly more indus­tri­al look? Try the brushed chrome! Sil­ver and gold trim avail­able!

Feeling fancy?  Go for the all gold.  Classy, classic, and a bunch of other words that start with class.

Feel­ing fan­cy? Go for the all gold. Classy, clas­sic, and a bunch of oth­er words that start with class.

Feeling even fancier?  Like, five star dinner, box seats at the opera, Rolls Royce fancy?  Take the step up to the Sheaffer Legacy.  Yes, it's under glass, so feel free to drool.

Feel­ing even fancier? Like, five star din­ner, box seats at the opera, Rolls Royce fan­cy? Take the step up to the Sheaf­fer Lega­cy. Yes, it’s under glass, so feel free to drool.  Look at that freak­in’ inlaid nib.  Seri­ous­ly, look at it. 

On to the Auroras!  The Ipsilon, in ballpoint and fountain pen varieties!  Available in so many colors!  That orange is so hot!  Literally!

On to the Auro­ras! The Ipsilon, in ball­point and foun­tain pen vari­eties! Avail­able in so many col­ors! That orange is so hot! Lit­er­al­ly!

Even more Ipsilon options!  Plus the giant Talentum!  We have those in pink and yellow too!  (And they're half off right now!  Score!)

Even more Ipsilon options! Plus the giant Tal­en­tum! We have those in pink and yel­low too! (And they’re half off right now! Score!)

Yep, even a fancy option for the Aurora lovers!  The silver is super fetch, you guys.

Yep, even a fan­cy option for the Auro­ra lovers! The sil­ver is super fetch, you guys.

All these, plus ink in bottles and all kinds of cartridges, expert pen advice, and all the enthusiasm (and much more) that you can imagine a person having for pens!  Come down and take a look!

All the­se, plus ink in bot­tles and all kinds of car­tridges, expert pen advice, and all the enthu­si­asm (and much more) that you can imag­ine a per­son hav­ing for pens! Come down and take a look!

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1 Mar
2015

Kards Unlimited Calendar of Events: March!

St. Patrick's Day Parade and hey!  I know those guys!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and hey! I know those guys!

It’s March again, friends!  Win­ter will be over soon and we’ll all be hap­py and cavort­ing around in the love­ly warm weath­er!  Hur­ray!  Until then, there’s still plen­ty of time to drink all the hot choco­late and sit in front of all the fires your lit­tle heart could desire.  Here’s what’s hap­pen­ing at KU this March!  (In addi­tion to hot choco­late and snug­gling, obvi­ous­ly.)

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5 Feb
2015

Unlimited Valentine’s Day cards at Kards Unlimited!

Look at lil' Hickory!  So frickin' cute!

Look at lil’ Hick­o­ry! So frick­in’ cute!

Feb­ru­ary 14th fast approach­es, friends!  You need a great card and I am here to tell/show you that it is right here wait­ing for you to come and buy it.  Allow me to show you our (ridicu­lous­ly per­fect and adorable) wares!  Seri­ous­ly, the­se cards (and the many many more we have) are utter­ly adorable and will guar­an­tee you a Valentine’s Day you won’t for­get!* Click READ MORE to see more fab­u­lous cards!

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