Geek Fuel Unboxing Video for July, Now Fancier

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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Based on your feedback, we are trying to improve these. We now have a tripod, there is a lot more editing, and we've realized that Julia makes a better victim presenter. See what you think.

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Chris Pratt Wants You to Create His Awesome Facebook Cover Image

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Chris Pratt's Facebook Headshot

He suggests - without making a legally binding claim - that he'll buy dinner at Applebee's for the winner. I just ate there and they have something called the Triple Hog Dare Ya that's a sandwich with barbecue pork, ham and bacon. You'll like it, if you live past the first two bites (and aren't vegetarian).

Take it away, Star Lord:

so. i need a header. which looks like it would be 1 tall x 3.5 wide.
I'm looking to have Peter Quill, Owen, Andy and Emmet in the mix. possibly some other fun stuff including but not limited to previous roles, my family, eagles, american flags, guns, cool ford raptors, cigars, explosions, anything sly stallone, bloodsport, early steven segal, anything that looks bad ass and will say, "Hey this facebookprofile is chris's and this is what he's all about." maybe some raptors, or even some largemouth bass or deer or trophy elk, maybe some cool guns or rollerblades or possibly even a nascar or a steak maybe even some corndogs. don't ask me! you decide!
I didn't know it was possible to like the guy more.

He doesn't really say how to enter so I assume you just post them in his Facebook thread.


Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Major Life Changes, and How to Talk to Nerds About Drugs

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Got questions? Martha Boyd has all sorts of answers. A desert-dweller, self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, former LAPD officer and widow to a Green Beret, she's seen and heard things crazier than you've imagined. And is ready for whatever odd questions you have, so bring them on!

Here we are at the end of the month again already. August is upon us and kids will be going back to school in a few weeks. Now out here in CA, August and September are generally the hottest months in the year so I never understood why the school year was not adjusted as a lot of our classrooms don't have air conditioning. The school year seems to get longer and the kids get dumber, so I have not figured that one out yet. Ah, and thus we home-schooled. I don't think it is the teachers. I know lots of great teachers; I think is the lack of parent support at home. To my teacher friends, hope you all have a great year and get nice kids this school year.

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Ian McKellen Wants to Tell You How to Make Scrambled Eggs

Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm

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After hanging around Hobbits all that time, he ought to know how to make a good breakfast, though his "old family recipe" seems pretty much like every recipe for them that I've ever heard.

Still, when Sherlock Gandalfneto tells you how to make eggs, YOU SHALL NOT PASS this up. Though I admit I was hoping for a Battle of the Five Cheeses omelet.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Looking for Noah's Ark

Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Got questions? Martha Boyd has all sorts of answers. A desert-dweller, self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, former LAPD officer and widow to a Green Beret, she's seen and heard things crazier than you've imagined. And is ready for whatever odd questions you have, so bring them on!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYT. Yes it is that time of year again to wish Happy Birthday to LYT. A big round of TR happiness.

Well, another full, filled week in the desert has come and gone. We were doing the happy dance over the weekend - we got rain. Most of us were standing outside, looking up with our mouths open, going "The sky is falling!" Rain over the last few years has been few and far between. It was lovely to sit outside with my morning coffee on Saturday and get wet and not from being in the pool. I have a nice bench under the eaves to the house so it makes a great place to sit and not get super-wet. We even had great lightning. All of my trees and cacti are happy campers right now; they got watered.

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Fast Food Review: Taco Bell's Cap'n Crunch Delights

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 12:40 pm

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Cap'n Crunch Delights are what I imagine fairy testicles to be like. They're rainbow colored, slightly strawberry flavored, and when you put them all the way in your mouth, warm white liquid squirts everywhere.

Look at the picture above and tell me I'm reaching.

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Fast Food Review: Every Item on the Denny's "Slamt4stic Four" Menu

Monday, July 6, 2015 at 6:30 am

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When asked, director Josh Trank has said that his take on the Fantastic Four in the upcoming movie is based on the notion of "body horror." So it makes total sense that the promotional tie-ins would feature food items likely to induce fear in the casual, non-American diner - not just fear of indigestion, but fear of Mass Waistline Destruction.

Enter me.

That's not some stage direction. That's a command I gave the food on Denny's menu once I saw it. ENTER ME! Also, some of you asked me to try it so you could satisfy both your curiosity and your cardiologist by living vicariously. It's belly clobberin' time!

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Fast Food Review: Pizza Hut's Hot Dog Bites Pizza

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 3:57 pm

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Since the dawn of cooked cheese, man has tried to solve the dilemma of what to do with the crusty part at the end of the pizza slice, which you kinda feel obliged to eat, but don't really want to because you'd rather move on to the next cheese part.

And then Pizza Hut solved it, some years back, with a pizza called The Edge, which simply put toppings all the way to the edge of the slice. But this was not cost-effective, as it required more ingredients.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: The Desert, She Burns

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. And we mean anything. Comment below with questions, or email them to boydappraisal at yahoo dot com.

Well, this is the last full week of June; my, how time flies. It is almost Christmas. Soon we will be seeing the decorations going up again in the stores. Sending this week a picture of Mr Frizzy watching all of you from his lair. I think he has that "I know what you are doing" look on his face.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: But It's a Dry Heat

Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. And we mean anything. Comment below with questions, or email them to boydappraisal at yahoo dot com.

Gosh, it is getting hot out here in the desert. Yesterday we hit 113 and this morning at 5:30 am it was already 80. I was up at 5:30 cleaning the pool. Might as well - it was to hot to sleep even with the AC on. Might as well go splash in warm water. It was really windy so there is a nice layer of dead bugs and dust on the pool this morning.

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