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If you’re anything like us, the first think you think of when you hear the words “relentlessly cheerful art” is Tickle Me Elmo – as your eyes start to glaze over. Ironically enough, that wouldn’t be that far from the truth because James Hance Relentlessly Cheerful Art is all about the Muppets. It’s also about everything else in pop culture worth being aware of (Iron Man, Batman Superman, Star Wars, you get the idea). Hance starts with a scene you’re probably familiar with (Van Gogh’s Starry Night), then adds some classic nerd (Batman) and ends with something completely ridiculous and totally awesome (The Dark Starry Knight). If you can’t find anything you like in the collection of re-envisioned Michelangelos, Warhols, and Van Goghs then you’re doing something wrong.

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Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.