BPL-004 May Holiday Work Stoppage and Painting Reservations, With Video
Our outsourced employee will work through the international day of the worker, although he may be the only one doing so. Our ability to use 'certain social networking' interweb nodes has been interrupted, but we can still post updates here and at the BPL Blog ( http://expulsive.browerpropulsionlab.com/ ). Thanks to our new Backers! Also, if one of the paintings that we've posted has particular appeal, we will 'earmark' it, just like they do in Congress back home! This is a service we will now provide by popular request, but it will have to be first come, first served (unlike Congress back home!). We are uploading this little video of some local color, mainly just to see if its possible to load video from here. If you can't see it, could you let us know via "comment" at the bottom of this page?...
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Apr 26, 2010 - May 31, 2010
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Moo Shu Vegetable- Anyone who contributes to the project will be named in the official mission report, unless of course they don't want to be.
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Kung Po Shrimp- BPL postage. Genuine U.S. postage. Two different stamps depicting BPL hardware, cynical mottos, or mission logos. Good for letters or household repairs.
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Chow My Fun - Mission Report. Of course a complete report on the mission will be produced at its conclusion. BPL mission reports are a vital record of company activity and the backbone of our output since they are so cheap to print out. Each one is a work of art, composed, designed, bound, stamped and otherwise mutilated by hand in the bureaucratic labyrinth at BPL. The mission report from BPL - 002 can be seen here: http://browerpropulsionlab.com/directory/BPL_002_Outsourcing_Mission_To_China
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Moo Goo Gai Pan - Mission Patch. A yet to be designed emblem signifying important mission elements and commemorating the event. Currently we are playing with the image of a chinese food container from which a chicken mcnugget looking thing in the shape of china is being removed held by one chopstick and one paintbrush from a pool of liquid in the shape of the United States.
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Peking Duck - Commemorative Chinese China. A thrift-store chinese china plate sandblasted with Mission information and graphics. Rendered fairly useless or at least unsanitary by the means of technical intervention, this item is contrasted with BPL's highly functional (and popular) Recycled Coffee Mugs (see https://bpl-solutions.com/product/03-C100 for examples).
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Double Happiness - This mission will generate stereo imagery, just as our BPL-003 Moranic Mission To Montana has. We will be preparing 3D stereo pairs depicting Chinese Food consumed during the mission. You will get our custom viewer (sculpted, molded, cast and calibrated by BPL's co-Optics expert) and a set of 5 stereogram cards. This viewer even works with your iPhone! If you already own a viewer and an iPhone and would like to see the food during the mission, we can send you the images in an email- just let us know! Pictures of the viewers and stereo cards can be seen at: https://bpl-solutions.com/product/03-SV003
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General Tso's Chicken - One Meal, one painting. The BPL CEO and Head Machinist will make a painting of a meal consumed by himself and a group of Chinese students during his stay in China. The gouache rendering will be annotated with data such as topics of conversation, time and date, temperature, hairstyles, actual cost of meal, etc. Executed on paper, the size will be somewhere between 4 x 5 and 8 x 12 inches, and may include spatters of actual food. For external use only. Some examples of paintings from BPL-002 can be seen here: http://browerpropulsionlab.com/directory/BPL_002_Outsourcing_Mission_To_China . *Note- if you are wondering why these paintings are cheaper than the similarly sized paintings in our other kickstarter project, the explanation is that these paintings are made in China, with outsourced labor!
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Happy Family - If the touristic paintings such as those executed in BPL's original Experimental Outsourcing Mission hold more appeal, our Outsourced employee will be generating more when he's not eating! These gouache paintings will be festooned with the typical notation found in any plein air jotting worth it's salt, plus official BPL stampings in English and Mandarin.
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Dragon and Phoenix - Two Meals, two paintings. Same as above, for two, and cheaper. If you need to create a banquet of your own and you think you need more than two of these things, get in touch with me at email@example.com. BPL generally discourages concentration- of its products or any other kind.