Category Archives: DSC Sponsors Your Thing

Lemus Dos: Sheriff Deputy by day, Luchador by night

The world has a right to know how amazingly awesome Dollar Shave Club members are. So we’re going to spotlight members on our blog to give you a peek into their awesomeness. This week we’re profiling Roger M., a DSC member since October 2013. By day, Roger is one of the good guys, working as a deputy sheriff at a San Antonio jail. But by night, he’s one of the bad guys, taking to the ring as his evil, masked alter ego, Lemus Dos, at independent wrestling shows across the country.

It all started with my uncle, my inspiration and the original Lemus. He was a luchador—a masked professional wrestler in Mexico. When I was 12 years old, I was his leech. I went on road trips with him and carried his bags, sort of like a wrestling version of a roadie. To me, he and the other luchadores were larger than life. They arrived at the arena in these impeccable clothes—for them, it was like going to the office. But then they transformed into masked gladiators. I immediately told myself, “This is what I want to do when I grow up.”

Every summer break from school, I would make the two-hour drive from San Antonio to Laredo, Texas, before crossing the border to work out with my uncle. We’d get up early every morning and go to the gym—you know, the fun stuff. My parents, however, insisted that school come first. So I didn’t get my first match until I graduated from high school. I was nervous as hell. It only lasted five minutes—and I got beat up big time—but I loved every second of it.

To support my wrestling career, I joined the Navy. After I retired, I became a deputy sheriff, which I’ve been doing for the last 17 years. It’s sort of my Bruce Wayne persona. That’s why in the photos you never see my face: As a luchador, it’s important to keep my anonymity.

As a wrestler, I play “el Rudo,” the villain. I come out and tell the crowd, “Shut your mouth” and get an enormous reaction. I’m going to do everything possible to get that reaction. When I wrestle, I cheat to win, which the fans hate even more. The boos, man—they hate me. It’s the ultimate high.

- Roger M. (a.k.a. Lemus Dos), member since October 2013

Have a business or passion you’d like Dollar Shave Club to sponsor? Share it with us at: dlrshv.es/your_thing

 

Member Business: Chomps Snack Sticks

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As everyone knows, meat sticks are delicious. But they aren’t the healthiest choice at the convenience store check out counter. Fortunately, Peter Maldonado has come up with a guilt-free meat stick option: Chomps Snack Sticks. They’re made from 100% grass-fed antibiotic-free beef. Peter, you had as at meat.

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Want to try Chomps Snacks Sticks for yourself? Well right now Chomps is offering all of our (US based) DSC members a 10% discount code!  Use the discount code DSC10 at checkout, offer is good through the end of October: http://www.gochomps.com/

DSC wants to help you do Your Thing. Click here and tell us about it — you may just end up being featured in our Bathroom Minutes magazine, and on our blog!

Member Mission: Driving Music

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That music coming from Tommy Strazza’s car? It’s not the radio. It’s all him. The aspiring folk singer/songwriter recorded his latest album, Songs from the Escape, in the backseat of his⎯what else?⎯2003 Ford Escape. We have a pretty good idea of the instrument he used in the horn section.

Listen to the new album below:

DSC wants to help you do Your Thing. Click here and tell us about it — you may just end up being featured in our Bathroom Minutes magazine, and on our blog!

Member Business: Patrick Lehoux

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When our member Patrick Lehoux realized how much energy could be saved by upcycling his old bottles instead of recycling them, he knew he had a great business idea.  He invented the Kinkajou, a bottle cutter named after an adorable animal with powerful chompers.  The colorful Kinkajou tool is strong enough to cut safely through glass and its DIY fans are using it to give their bottles new lives as drink ware, candle holders, even pendant lights.  The biggest challenge in launching his business?  Patrick had to conquer his fear of being in a Kickstarter video.  Twenty days later, Patrick had $80,000 to launch Kinkajou.  And he’s fully overcome that stage fright: today Patrick gives TED talks on how those 20 days changed his life.  Patrick, we raise a glass to you!

 

You can order your own Kinkajou bottle cutter at Patrick’s website, bottlecutting.com.

 

 

DSC Member Mission: Fallen Officers

Carye Adkins TexasWheels_Google

Member since: December 2013

Mission: Carye’s raising money for police officers who have fallen in the line of duty

What he’s doing: Carye is a member of the Texas Wheels of Justice, a public charity bicycle team from Abilene, Texas who raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and other worthy causes. From May 9 through the 12th, Carye and his fellow riders will be participating in the Police Unity Tour, a charity ride from East Hanover, NJ to Washington, D.C. to raise money for the families of police officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

What he needs: Carye and his team each need to fundraise $1750, and they need help covering expenses on the road getting from Texas to New Jersey.

What we’re doing: Dollar Shave Club is donating $500 to help Carye with his entry fee, as well as the food, fuel, and lodging expenses him and his team will incur along the way.

What you can do: Support Carye and the Texas Wheels of Justice as they bring public awareness to those police officers who have died in the line of duty. Head to www.txwheelsofjustice.org and donate today.

DSC wants to help you do Your Thing. Click here and tell us about it — you may just end up being featured in our Bathroom Minutes magazine, and on our blog!

DSC Member Mission: High School Robotics

Spencer Kiper Robitics_Google

Member since: July 2012

Mission: Making robotics cool in Shreveport, LA

What he’s doing: Spencer teaches robotics to middle schooler to get them excited about science in a hands-on environment.

What he needs: “Equipment for the lab so my kids can create their own inventions.”

How we’re helping: Buying him a laptop to run a 3D printer

How YOU can help: Volunteer in your hometown mentoring kids in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines.

DSC wants to help you do Your Thing. Click here and tell us about it — you may just end up being featured in our Bathroom Minutes magazine, and on our blog!

DSC MEMBER MISSION: THE SPOKES

Name: Walter “Chip” NickersonTheSpokes_Google
MEMBER SINCE: DECEMBER, 2012

The Cause: Chip donates his time as a photographer to his brother Ronnie’s wheelchair basketball team, The Spokes.

What he needs: Sponsorship for upcoming tournaments.

What DSC is doing: Giving $500 to help pay for tournament facility rentals.

How YOU can get involved: Donate and volunteer! Visit Sportable.org for more info.

Have a thing? Email us at yourthing@dollarshaveclub.com and tell us about it!

DSC Member Business: The Scoopette

Member: Steve Kaufman Scoopette_Google
Member since: October, 2012

The Business: Steve is the inventor of the “Scoopette”, a hand-help scooper that goes inside dog poop baggies. Brilliantly, it adds a layer between the thin baggie, your hand, and the warm dog turd.

What he needs: Help with graphic design and set-up costs.

What DSC is doing: We’re giving Steve cash to help him design a new logo.

How YOU can get involved: Scoop up Steve’s invention at http://igg.me/at/scoopette. If you email us a pic of your confirmation screen we’ll send you a DSC t-shirt!

DSC Sponsors Your Thing: Monster Juice

Name: M.D. Payne

Business: Children’s books writer 103630668_9780448462288_large_Boogers_from_Beyond_#3

What he’s doing: Monster Juice is a series of funny gross-out horror books for children aged 8-10. The first three books, Fear the Barfitron, Fartsunamiand  Boogers from Beyond are available in stores now. Burpstronauts comes out this summer.

“My goal is to draw young readers in with outrageous horror humor and get them to read at a higher level without even knowing it”.

What he needs: “I really need promotion. The books are out there (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Wegmans, Krogers, etc.) and the kids are responding really positively. But I’ve yet to reach a tipping point”.

How we’re helping: Dollar Shave Club is giving M.D. $500 to buy a fog machine and sound effects machine for school visits.

How you can help: Buy his books!

DSC: Official Sponsor of Greg’s Mustache Pretzels

DSC_FB_MustachePrezelsDollar Shave Club member Greg Golden believes in the power of the pretzel.

 After years of exciting work in the field of forensic accounting, Greg decided to leave the numbers behind and pursue his true passion: pretzels in the shape of mustaches. He’s swapping his calculator for a rolling pin and starting the aptly named Mustache Pretzel.

We salute Greg’s courage and his interest in facial hair. So we’re getting Greg a brand-spankin’-new refrigerator for his curly wares.

Twist one up for us, Greg.