A Worthy Dessert for the Doritos Locos Taco: The Reese's Oreo

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm


Could be the best flavor combo since chocolate and...oh. Right.

These are frustratingly displayed at Walmart.com, where it tells you cannot order them online but "in stores only."

What other brands would go together this well? We're long overdue for Coca-Cola flavored Ben & Jerry's, am I right?

h/t Marty Day

Weekend Hangover: 17 Stories You May Have Missed

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:00 am


As you did or did not check out Godzilla this weekend, here are some of the other happenings you might have missed, as submitted by your fellow readers and occasionally me too. Compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair; this week's tipsters include Rx79immigrant84, SlyDante777, GallenDugall, Citrus King, troi, TImely_Flower-Hermit, Dr.Gonzo82, Anyone00.

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Weekend Hangover: 20 Stories You Might Have Missed 5-12-14

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

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From condoms to Constantine, we look at some of the stories you might not have caught over the weekend, as submitted by you and compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair.

Tipsters this week include SlyDante777, idontactuallylikepie, TImely_Flower-Hermit, Rx79immigrant84, franciebrady27, bostorket, troi, GreggoryBasore, Gallen_Dugall, kegs.

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Weekend Hangover: 17 Non-Star Wars Stories You May Have Missed

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:00 am


With May the 4th yesterday, the weekend was buzzing with Star Wars-related goodness - so much so that you may have missed a few things less Force-fully presented.

As always, we're here to rectify that. With the assistance of compiler Kyle LeClair, here are some of the stories you may have missed over the weekend. Tipsters include: Gallen_Dugall, SlyDante777, troi, Rx79immigrant84, jaganar, rkwsuperstar

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The Dilemma of the Edible Water Bottle

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm


I admit, the idea of being able to eat your water bottle rather than throw it away seems like a win-win. Less trash for the environment, more nutrition for you. But then you think about it. Dirt's gonna touch that bottle when you pack it wherever you pack such things, right? So how to keep the vessel hygienic enough to eat? Yup, gonna have to pack it in something else for that. Packing several into a larger container is one idea.

And then there's the description of the alimentary experience:

The jelly texture around [the bottles] is something we are not used to yet. Not all of the reactions were positive. Some people say that [the bottles] are like breast implants or jellyfish
...which tells me that more people have eaten breast implants and jellyfish than I would have ever imagined.

(I have actually eaten jellyfish as sushi. Cut into strips, it's like noodles made of squid. That probably doesn't sell you on the idea.)

The name "Ooho" is fun, though. That's what my two year-old cousin used to call Santa Claus.

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Fast Food Review: Arby's Smokehouse Brisket

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 4:30 pm


When I think of Arby's, if I think about it at all, it's as the place that serves hot lunchmeat.

Now, you have to understand that rule #1 of eating out is that if I can make it myself, I don't pay for it. Which is why I used to avoid Subway until they started toasting stuff and adding fancy sauces, and I will always pay for sushi because you have to train for five years before you can handle that stuff properly. Sliced processed meats are cheap, and the idea of paying for them on a bun seems like desperation.

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Weekend Hangover 4-28-14: 20 Stories You Might Have Missed

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:00 am


I don't know why I didn't think of this before. It was silly to leave the weekend recap to the middle of the day, and the Hangover was basically kind of a list anyway. So now I'm combining the weekend recap and the first list of the week into one. The downside is that a rare few weekends will do without the Hangover, but the upside is that freelance money will be liberated to do a bit more...something I'll elaborate on as weeks go by.

As always, these tips were compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair, and tipsters for this week include: Anyone00, Dr.Gonzo82, SlyDante777, donnaryoko, troi, Gallen_Dugall, jaganar, skrag2112

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WonderCon in 20 Photos: The Great, the Genius and the Disturbing

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Number 1: Furry's a Jolly Good Fellow.


WonderCon used to be the wholly reasonable, doable, manageable, less-crowded version of San Diego Comic Con...but that's gradually going away as more and more people figure it out. Yes, you can still get into some panels easily, and yeah, parking nearby is quite attainable if you're an hour early...and yes, most of the exclusive clips of movies shown here have been shown at prior festivals (seriously...how many people out there were STILL surprised that the new Godzilla has more than one monster in it? More than you'd think).

I took a few pictures. I thought you might like to see them.

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High Schoolers Obsessed With Ketchup Solve Watery Squirt Problem

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 4:13 pm


We sometimes debate, you and I, what is or is not "nerdy" - it's silly, really, but it is a part of who we are and what we do, and I wouldn't change that.

Except that if you disagree about THIS being nerdy, you're wrong - teenagers doing a yearlong project to invent something that will solve their lifelong irritation with the fact that there's water in the first squirt of ketchup from a bottle.

I could have saved them time by saying "shake the bottle first." But they invented a gizmo. Check it out, and wonder why a mustard fan didn't come up with it first, since those French's bottles are the REAL offenders.

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Weekend Hangover: Godzilla MUTO, Batman Beyond, Farscape, Star Wars Rebels, More...

Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:00 am


Diligently combing through all the online clips frame by frame, Kotaku Japan has put together a decent look at Godzilla's newest foe, the MUTO. Keep reading for the rest of the weekend highlights, compiled with the help of Ky6le LeClair.

This week's tipsters include: Dr.Gonzo82, SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall, donnaryoko, skrag2112, andre_morello, Hawkeye_Pierce, rkwsuperstar, Anyone00

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