Viral video virtuosos Rhett & Link (of “T-shirt War” stardom) have teamed up with Denny’s for their latest production Bacon Makes Everything Better. The video hits all the marks of a viral smash for the schadenfreude- and bacon-prone masses. In it, “The Bacon Diva” sings R&B narration of YouTube “fail” videos such as a kid jumping off a metal swing only to get hit moments later by the swaying seat and the ridicule of his peers. The victim then gets some condolence with the chorus “bacon makes everything better.” You can watch more (and find an offer for free bacon) on the restaurant’s site.
The song 2 A.M. by seminal British heavy metal band Iron Maiden begins “I get in from work at 2 AM and sit down with a beer.” The middle of the night is a fitting time to sit down and drink the seminal British heavy metal band’s new ale since it would be too dark to see the terrifying unwrapped mummy mascot staring at you from the label. Curiously, the beer’s namesake is a different Iron Maiden song, The Trooper, that doesn’t mention beer.
Here’s their singer, Bruce Dickinson, talking about how it all came together:
You can’t spell Nintendo Entertainment System without E-a-s-t-e-r. (also without “internet nest mementos”). Curiously, the most obvious of Nintendo-themed eggs are absent from this 8-bit basket.
Bonus: You can’t use hard-boiled eggs here, but enjoy a video tutorial on making Game of Thrones-esque dragon eggs with Styrofoam eggs and thumbtacks:
“I’ll tell you what you did, Caligula, you’ve combined food and sex into one disgusting uncontrollable urge.” – Jerry Seinfeld
The loose-belted maker of Sex Cereal references Seinfeld in his story about coming up with the idea for the “world’s first and only gender-based whole food cereal,” but he failed to heed Jerry’s wisdom. So now there is a cereal “blended with ingredients shown to support testosterone and then some” for men and a cereal “blended with ingredients shown to support hormonal balance and then some” for women.
Their site breaks down the ingredients with explanations of how bee pollen and wheat germ might boost your virility. And then they have this confusing and disturbing video that shows the product’s effects. It’s fairly safe for work, except that apparently after “lots of Sexcereal” you end up with kids in your bed?
It’s hard to relax in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, what with all the dragons, shadow demons, White Walkers and people having sex wherever you look. Cooperstown, New York’s Ommegang Brewery is about to give George R. R. Martin fans (or just beer fans) a chance to unwind with the release of four Game of Thrones-themed brews. First up is the Iron Throne Blonde Ale coming out at the end of the month. We went all Lord Varys and tasted it early to bring you the pertinent info and help you decide whether it’s worth shelling out $8.50 worth of Gold Dragons for a 750ml bottle.
This is a very drinkable, Belgium-style beer. It’s brewed with grains of paradise and lemon peel giving it a light, citrus-y kick for a pleasing summery taste. It has only 6.5 percent alcohol-by-volume so you might be able to knock back a few at lunch and still be in sound enough mind and body to take down some Lannisters. Also, in general, we’re strong proponents of the merging of pop culture and food culture.
The connection between the show and the beer is a little hazy. They say it’s referencing the blonde Joffrey Baratheon sitting on the Iron Throne and that it’s “fair in color and soft in appearance, yet it still possesses a complexity and bite to be on guard for.” That sounds almost as wedged in as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane’s head in Tyrion “the Imp” Lannister’s helmet. Plus, a grains of paradise- and lemon peel-flavored summer ale reminds of something. And why are they making a summer ale when winter is coming?
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, we started thinking about Ireland. And then we started thinking about potatoes. And then, naturally, we starting thinking about whether or not a website existed where you can hold a potato up to your monitor and figure out its mass, energy and cooking time. If you experience a similarly peculiar stream of consciousness, browse over to howbigismypotato.com.
Though it looks like there are several qualifiers that may affect the data (does it work exclusively with white potatoes? does the cook time mean boiling, baking or something else? What if your potato looks like Shrek?), there’s something about measuring potatoes with an interactive website that never* gets old.
*We only tested this for about 15 seconds.
A Cincinnati-based artist named Steve Casino paints peanuts to look like famous characters, both real and fictional. Steve says that one day he was eating peanuts when he noticed one with a similar shape to his own body. He drew a crude self portrait on it and an obsession was planted. Now his catalog has spread to about 30 highly-detailed pop culture icons. Steve will even paint a legume to look like you if you’re willing to shell out at least $175.
This portrait of Michael Jackson has been taken Off The Wall because it’s made entirely out of candy. We’re not sure if you’ve tried making realistic art out of over 5,000 pieces of mints, licorice, gum and other candy, but we’re guessing you can’t Beat It. If you have time and you Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, check out the artist Cristiam Ramos’ Facebook page to see his candy portraits of Justin Bieber, Elvis, Beyonce and others. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough. (sorry for the Bad puns.)
Someone is about to get a Pay Day for the most innovative resume we’ve seen, Bar None. Congratulations on the new job, Nick AKA Mr. Goodbar. You deserve 100 Grand.
While we’re staring at cool chocolate bars, why not browse through our gallery of nostalgic, old-fashioned and retro candy bars. It can’t hurt bringing a few to your next interview.