Drinking Goat Brains Is Not Just for Devil-Worshippers Any More

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm


Of course if you are a devil-worshipper, your job just got made a lot easier. Inspired by The Walking Dead, Philadelphia-based Dock Street Brewing Company's latest creation is a brew called Walker. And as befits a zombie drink, it's made with actual brains. Smoked goat brains, to be precise...and they added cranberries to make it a bloodier color.

So how does it taste? Well, obviously the creators are about as unbiased as a post-apocalypse governor believing his daughter can be cured of living death, but they describe it as "brewed with substantial amounts of malted wheat, oats, and flaked barley for a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Fuggle hops provide delicate, earthy notes, while the cranberries create a sinister, bloody hue, and a slight tartness. The pre-sparge-brain-addition provides this beer with intriguing, subtle smoke notes. In true walker fashion, don't be surprised if its head doesn't hang around forever."

Fuggle hops. So it truly is one Fugly beverage, eh?

If any of our readers live in the neighborhood and care to try some, please report back.

Large (Unofficial) Lego Kit Kat Set Looks Good Enough to Eat

Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

[UPDATE: Images removed by request of Kit Kat]

Created by the folks at Kit Kat, complete with custom box and alt-builds of a dinosaur, a plane and a couple on a romantic date (many of these enabled by pieces hidden inside), this large piece of imitation chocolate also features "break me off" action, and is most definitely NOT for kids who still think Lego bricks are food.

But now I'm worried the Kit Kat folks know something I don't know - like there could be little people hiding inside my chocolate...

via Brickfan

Super Terrific Japanese Thing: The Chewing Gum That's Like a Giant Kitty Picking You up

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm


Okay, there's not a lot I can say about this commercial that'll make it any weirder or funnier than it already is, but apparently if you want the sensation of having a giant cat carry you to work in its mouth, this chewing gum is the brand for you.

If you're like some of our readers, and would prefer to imagine being carried to work in a different bodily opening...well, this is Japan. That hypothetical product must exist somewhere.

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Hello Kitty Ushers in the Apocalypse

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:30 am


You've seen her face on toys, jewelry, candy, and everything else the folks at Sanrio can think of. It was about time...for Hello Kitty emergency food supplies and fire extinguishers!

Needless to say, Google translations of Japanese seldom make sense, but I'm intrigued by the reader comment at the source article, "You're likely to be stolen when I was fire extinguisher installed this." Intrigued because obviously, I wish to know WHOSE RESPONSIBLE.

Since a new NASA study says we're pretty much all fucked in the next couple of decades anyway, this could be quite lucrative. What branded character do you want to see adorning your hazmat suit? Breaking Bad should get in on that action.

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Overnight/Weekend Open Thread - Noah Weigh

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm

This is what it looks and feels like in Los Angeles right now:


My apartment complex is elevated significantly off the ground, but because of the open courtyard, the drains not being able to handle volume, and the uneven floor, parts of my building are flooding anyway. Thankfully, our place has an apartment above ours (so the ceiling is unlikely to leak) and a post-earthquake angling of the floor leaves us slightly on the higher ground.

But before I get all wet, here are a few amusements:

-Sea urchin cocktails give a new meaning to spiking your drink.

-Space X is hiring engineers and coders to help them get to Mars. They don't seem to realize that calling themselves "The Borg" might be perceived as a negative.

-Remembering the first Lego figures that predated the minifigs.

-If the movie Her were set in 1995.

-A Batman Vs. Terminator animation that nearly everybody sent me, but I didn't care for all that much.

-Wear an arcade game on your wrist.

-Chips Ahoy pays attention to the fact that weird Oreo flavors do well, and is fighting back.

-Remake of The Birds to be directed by a guy named Diederik Van Rooijen, whose name will never not be fun to say no matter how bad the movie is.

-Dammit, how can we let the Japanese fast-food chains beat us on this level of excess?

-Johnny Depp, fond of pale-face roles, set to play a real mobster named Whitey, presumably just because of his name.

-Totally the wrong season for this, but how about some amazing pumpkin carvings?

And yes, I am planning a separate Oscars thread.

Fast Food Review: Subway Flatizza and Fritos Chicken Enchilada Sub

Friday, February 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm


Subway doing pizza is one of those things that actually makes sense. In theory.

Sure, why wouldn't it work? You have a whole array of fresh-cut toppings right there, an oven you can slide them into, marinara sauce already made for your meatballs (which raises the question over whether it's wholly vegetarian, if that matters to you).

You are, of course, reckoning without the fact that this is Subway, and there's a reason the only cooked food they serve is pre-cooked. Because somehow, they only ever hire people who have no idea how to use an oven.

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Can You Sonic? Stuntman Runs 360-Degree Loop Like He's a Blue Hedgehog

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm


The dude doesn't even do it for gold rings. He does it for a Pepsi Max commercial.

Incentives ain't what they used to be.

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Overnight/Weekend Open Thread - Pryde of the X-Men

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Josh Jensen

Happy birthday to Ellen Page! You're gonna make some lucky lady very happy.

Not a whole lot of desk-clearing links to offer this week, but for what they're worth:

-Hand made Flappy Bird in a box, because hands and boxes belong together.

-Agents of SHIELD adds another cast member who isn't Coulson so I probably won't care much about him.

-What'cha gonna download? GHOST-BUSTERS firehouse Lego instructions.

-Yes, YES THE BEES! YES THE BEES! (via SlyDante777)

-Part man. Part machine. All...Pill? (via Gallen_Dugall)

-Are the Chinese inventing a T-1000? (Seriously, are they? It's a long article and I haven't finished it yet) via Gallen_Dugall.

-Do new TV spots for Captain America contain a massive spoiler?

-Lego Movie sequel coming, slowly...in 2017.

-KFC-flavored potato chips sound better to me than Doritos tacos.

Now talk amongst yourselves.

Fast Food Review: Forcing My Wife to Eat the Bacon Insider Burger

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm


I have occasionally tried items with bacon in them, but things that make bacon the central, primary ingredient are not for me. My wife, however, loves bacon...but she does not necessarily love Jack in the Box. When they sent us gift cards on condition we try the thing - well, I made her get one.

And this exchange is what ensued...

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Chicken, Pancakes, Broken Feet and Supernatural Sci-Fi

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 8:00 am


Luke's mother-in-law is former LAPD, a licensed property appraiser and a self-described crazy cat lady. None of which has prepared her for TR readers. All questions and answers are real.

Hi All.

I am working on this week's questions while enjoying some peppermint sun tea, made out on the rock wall, and a fried chicken sandwich - yum. I also have the TV going -- may account for some of the answers and a kitty on the back of the desk chair. Another lovely and warm day out here in the vortex of Joshua Tree.

Wanted to promote something near and dear to my heart. It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!!!!!!. I got my box of Thin Mints and the other pics are from the sale table by our local brownie troop outside of the Wally World. I went thru the scout program until high school. Hated the group camping thing, but everything else was pretty fun. My idea of camping is staying at a Motel. My husband loved to camp, and with the fewer amenities the better. He used to tell LYT that he and the guys were going to take him out into the desert with only what he could carry on his back. They never got around to doing that. Luckily Mrs LYT has the same ideas on camping that I do, so LYT is safe for now.

So now on to this week's questions...

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