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Doctor Who Tardis Teapot

Doctor Who Tardis Teapot

There is nothing better than unlicensed handmade paraphernalia, especially when it comes to cultural items of the British Empire. The Doctor Who Tardis Teapot is a stoneware teapot formed into the shape of a blue police box. It might not travel through space and time like the Tardis from the BBC series Dr. Who, but it will get you through tea time just fine.

(Via Craziest Gadgets)

November 7, 2011   No Comments

Cheesy Poofs Are Happening

Frito-Lay Cheesy Poofs

While some may say we have enough salty snacks without the need to add fictional items to the store shelves, others may say, “No Kitty, my Cheesy Poofs!” Cartman, along with everybody else, will finally get their chance from August 28th through September 18th. Frito-Lay has partnered with Comedy Central to produce the iconic package from South Park. The limited edition snack will have a hefty run of 1.5-million bags, finally giving fans of show a chance to try Cheesy Poofs–assuming Cartman doesn’t get to them all first.

(Via Bites)

July 21, 2011   No Comments

California Avocado Recipes For Any State

California Avocado Guacamole Tarts (California Avocado Commission)

There’s a good chance the following recipes work with any avocado, and not necessarily California avocados, but I wouldn’t want to risk it. Best to listen to the press release that follows when making California Avocado Guacamole Tarts and Cumin Glazed Ribs with California Avocado Pineapple Salsa.

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June 28, 2011   No Comments

Because Fire And Chicken Belong Together

    * Escalating cheers and excitement from crowds as El Pollo Loco crew members pull the ropes of a massive 25-foot bow drill until an ember possibly emerges     * An El Pollo Loco Grill Master donned in a flame-retardant suit enters the Bow Drill area with giant tongs to grasp the ember that will become the hand-made flame that unites the grills at El Pollo Loco restaurants     * Fire trucks and safety personnel will oversee the event

Promotional stunts can be an interesting way to spend an afternoon. Especially when they involve fire. And food. Tomorrow, in Los Angeles, El Pollo Loco will combine the two in a big way. Like Guinness World Record big. Well, at least the fire part. Read on for the press release, and yes, I posted this solely because of the promotional graphic above.

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June 22, 2011   No Comments

Star Trek Kirk & Spock Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Star Trek Kirk & Spock Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Well, this Star Trek Kirk & Spock Salt & Pepper Shaker Set looks very nice and would make a great housewarming present for the Star Trek fan. From the product description:

We can’t help but think the Salt Vampire, or creature, from “The Man Trap” would be drooling at these, or at least at one of these officially licensed ceramic Star Trek salt and pepper shakers. Featuring the likenesses of Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and James Kirk (William Shatner) in classic Trek uniforms, you can keep this command team on your dining room table. Each shaker measures approximately 4.5″ tall X 1.5″ wide X 1″ deep.

But which one is salt and which one is pepper? I suspect these things matter to the average Trekkie. Or so I’m told.

June 6, 2011   No Comments

Food Channel Top Ten Dessert Trends. No Pie!

The Food Channel presents its Top Ten Dessert Trends for 2011

Apparently Food Channel didn’t get the memo from General Mills. Betty Crocker and Pillsbury have declared 2011 to be The Year of the Pie. And here Food Channel is touting cupcakes as a continuing trend. For shame.

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June 1, 2011   No Comments