Ben and Jerry's to Make Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Beer; Other Food No Longer Needed

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 9:31 am


It's part of some kind of environmental awareness project collaboration between Ben and Jerry's and New Belgium Brewing (makers of Fat Tire Ale), but that's not the point. The point, clearly, is that you will soon be able to get drunk on a brewski that tastes like salted caramel brownie ice cream, which strikes me as the best political recruiting tool ever.

"Although our TTB filing for the beer is now public, specifics around the campaign are still in development," said New Belgium Director of Sustainability, Jenn Vervier. "At this time I can confirm that Ben & Jerry's and New Belgium are collaborating to raise awareness around issues we are passionate about, and that the results will be delicious."
Now, if you can find a way to put my daily dose of vitamins in there, I need never eat or drink anything else again.

Makers of "Bangkok Brothel"-Flavored Ice Cream Were Surprised It Upset People

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:25 am

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Jeez, and we thought Ben and Jerry's had terrible names for things. The damnedest thing is that a spicy coconut-lemon ice cream sounds really good. Just not when you name it after a place westerners go to have sex with underage boy-slaves.

The company comments:

When we originally thought about the name we didn't want to avoid using a word like "brothel" just because some people in the community would be afraid to have a conversation about what that means. Moreover, neither of us considered it a slur. But, after speaking with some members of the community about the name, we realized that trying to use the "taboo" technique without providing the appropriate context provides disinformation and is irresponsible.
Meanwhile, the company's official website boasts the slogan: "Ice cream is people...Creepy, creepy, people ice cream."

Just for fun - what should they call their next "conversation-starter" of a flavor? And what would it taste like?

via DCist

Hustler Wants You to Stop Having Sex With Vegetables

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 11:00 am


I saw a billboard featuring this ad campaign yesterday, and was tempted to rather stupidly try and snap a pic while driving (I did not, but I was briefly tempted). It seems the Hustler store in Hollywood (soon to be demolished, BTW) is now operating as a corporate propaganda tool in the pocket of Big Latex, and is determined to distract you from the cheaper options available at the local Kroger.

Or maybe it truly is about morality and decency towards our plant-based pals. Watch their campaign ad and you decide.

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The Best 9-Second Homer Simpson Impression You'll See Today (or Maybe Ever)

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm


It's not about the appearance so much - a TRULY committed impersonator would have shaved his head, even for 9 seconds, obviously. It's about the choreography, the timing and the set-dressing, which captures the Simpsons patriarch's pre-game ritual perfectly.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go do my own imitation of this scene. Not for any cameras, mind you, but to fill the inner hole of insecurity with an artery blocking plug of junk food. It totally works, right?

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A Japanese Whiskey Company Made Some Amazingly Nerdy Sculpted Ice Cubes

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:50 am


Using a process that's a bit like reverse 3D-printing - subtractive carving based on a digital file rather than additive layering - Suntory whiskey has been promoting its booze with mini-masterpieces of ice art in glasses of its beverage, from Jaws to Mario and Batman. They're also holding a contest featuring user submissions.

You can see a video of the process below, but be sure to check out all the cool sculpts they already have - either in still photos, or 3D Flash-animated full rotations.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Stupid Real-Estate Questions and Yam Soup

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:30 am


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.

Hey Earthlings, and those of you who are just stuck here for the time being:

Okay, here is my soapbox for this week. Well maybe not a soapbox but this totally falls under "how stupid can they really be?" As most of you know, I am a real estate appraiser, and I got a couple of real doozies of requests/questions this last week.

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Unboxing Geekfuel's March Package [Video]

Monday, March 30, 2015 at 8:00 am


Let's try this again - this month, as soon as we get it, in nicer weather and a cleaner place.

Want to sign up for Geekfuel and get an extra free bonus item? Watch the video to find a special URL just for us.

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We All Desperately Want to Eat at Trejo's Tacos, Danny Trejo's New Taco Joint

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:40 am


Hey kids, do you love tacos? Of course you do! Do you love grizzled badass character actor Danny Trejo? Who doesn't? Do you want both of them at once? Now you can!

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Want Someone to Eat a Bag of Dicks? Now You Can Make It Happen

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:24 am


It's not like there haven't been candy penises before. I'd wager that as soon as candy was first invented, there was a wiener-shaped sample made for fun seconds later. But a website that sends a bag of gummy schlongs anonymously, along with a note that reads "Eat a bag of dicks"? That's creative spin.

It's also kind of a nice way to argue with somebody. It's insulting, but gives them candy too, so they don't get too freaked out and think somebody on the Internet wants to kill them. The company even specifically says:

This site was created to put a smile on peoples faces. It's not meant to be a threat or a way to bully. If you are sending this with the intent to ruin someones day, then maybe its you who needs to eat a bag of dicks.
It probably still violates some harassment laws somewhere, though, so use the service with care. But if you're mad at me, I'll take the candy in a heartbeat.

via Buzzfeed

Paula Deen Has a Mobile App Game for People Who Hate Themselves

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 2:31 pm


Yikes. It looks like a typical color matching game, except I think we all know Ms. Deen isn't too fond of mixing up colors. So instead you match pieces of food. Presumably instead of a Sugar Crush, your goal is Artery Breakage.

Because I sat through the trailer, you get to as well. You will learn that Paula Deen in slo-mo is a thousand times scarier than her real-life blood-sugar levels.

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