Archive for December, 2013

Happy Birthday to the Crossword Puzzle!

Friday, December 20th, 2013

On hundred years ago today the first crossword puzzle appeared in the New York World. This seems like the best time to announce our new Crossword Puzzle Mug, which will be available in February, 2014.

The mug comes with a puzzle on the box, and a pencil for writing on the easy-to-wash-off mug. Plus a special website will have new puzzles every month!

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Holiday Deadlines

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

We know you want everything to go smoothly this holiday season. To assist you, here are some helpful deadlines for shipping methods for UPG orders, as well as other deadlines.

12/4 – last day for breeding to get in three generations of fruit flies by Christmas

12/15 – last chance to grow a moustache for the holidays

12/16 – from this date, orders in the US should go via UPS Ground, and orders to Canada must go at least priority mail in order to have a chance to arrive before Christmas.

12/18 – we recommend UPS 3 Day for orders in the US.

12/19 –  we recommend UPS 2 Day for US orders. Also, today is your last chance to get that expensive dental work before the holidays.

12/20 – we recommend shipping UPS Next Day

12/21 – UPS next day, although it’s cutting it close. Also, today is your last chance to have an “accident” that prevents you being able to travel home for the holidays.

New Personalities for 2014

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Here are some people we’re considering adding to our line in 2014, listed in no particular order.

Which one of these would you most like to see as UPG personalities? Choose your favorites in the comments section!


Willa_Cather

Willa Cather

Walt_Whitman

Walt Whitman

Toussaint_Louverture

Toussaint Louverture

Susan_Sontag

Susan Sontag

Rumi

Rumi

Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin

Martha_Graham

Martha Graham

Malcolm-X

Malcolm X

LangstonHughes

Langston Hughes

Jorge_Luis_Borges

Jorge Luis Borges

John_Maynard_Keynes

John Maynard Keynes

Friedrich_Hayek

Friedrich Hayek

James_Baldwin

James Baldwin

H_G_Wells

H. G. Wells

Gloria_Steinem

Gloria Steinem

Geoffrey_Chaucer

Chaucer

Edith_Wharton

Edith Wharton

David_Hume

David Hume

clinton

Hillary Clinton

Buckminster_Fuller

Buckminster Fuller

Anne_Frank

Anne Frank

Adam_Smith

Adam Smith

Alexander_Dumas_père

Alexandre Dumas