There is something so satisfying in crushing a can. Maybe it’s our ability to control something, maybe it’s helping the environment, maybe it’s just making more room in the trash, it all works. I mean, look at Popeye! Every time he finished that can of spinach he crushed the can! You do want to make sure you have discarded the lid before crush and, of course, that the can is empty but once both of those restrictions have been met, crush away! “Tin can at my feet. Kick it down the street. That ain’t no way to treat a friend.”
How to celebrate – Crush a can. Recycle. Watch Popeye!
For years we have appreciated what the beer can contains but beyond impressing our friends with the way we can crush the can, we have not appreciated the can itself. If you think about it, some artist had to design the can and set up the machines that print them, paint them, or whatever it is they do to the can itself.
The first beer can came out in 1935, on January 24th as legend tells us. These cans have been guzzled, crushed, and recycled ever since (of course many of them never make to the recycling container, or even the trash for that matter).
There have even been those who have made walls of beers cans, decorated their homes with beer cans, and in at least one case thar I know of, built their house out of beers cans. That’s a lot of beer! Although I have known some beer drinkers that the amount required is only one sitting.
Of course you can use them for simple decoration as well. There is nothing like walking into a home decorated with beer cans. It just speaks to you. I’ve never really been sure about what it is saying but it does say something. And before discarding all those beer cans you have saved up over the years you may want to check them out on ebay. Some are worth a lot of money to collectors. So, STOP CRUSHING THEM!
How to celebrate – Have a beer, but save the can. Start your own beer can collection. Appreciate the can!