Saturday, November 26, 2011

Where no chocolate has gone before

Red M&M as Captain Kirk.
The Hamilton Collection has a figurine this season of the Red M&M dressed up as Captain Kirk (about $38 total). I am not sure if I believe their claim that "Stellar demand is expected, so jump into warp speed and order now!" Nevertheless, it will make some nerd's Christmas list.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Star Trek Pizza Cutter

What does every Trekker need for Christmas? A Star Trek pizza cutter. Yes, there is a pizza cutter shaped like the NCC-1701 Enterprise. You know you want one. (Heck, I want one, but my wife says "No." Evil Klingon wife.)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy 48 Doctor Who!

48 years ago today, the very first episode of Doctor Who was aired on BBC. I understand that other important things happened that day; but let's be honest, I am just not old enourgh to be as heavily invested in them as I have been in Doctor Who.

My first Doctor was actually Peter Davison, and the last Doctor (of the ones that existed at the time) was Tom Baker. I guess that makes me a little weird, doesn't it? I actually saw new episodes with both Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy before Tom Baker.

This odd exposure to the Doctors was the result of my public broadcasting station which were showing the episodes in order---except for the new seasons as they were released to them. I had actually started watching during the first episode of Castrovalva, that is how close I came to having the typically American (80s) experience of seeing Tom Baker first.

Happy 48th Doctor Who---may the good stories keep coming for many more years.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Evil Turducken

I have a friend on Facebook, Wheezy, who I like to accuse of inventing every weird food that I come across---it is her own fault really; after all, she posts pictures of food porn.

(Food porn is not as bad as it sounds---it is not like she is posting pictures of bacon wrapped deep fried twinkles...hmmm, I wonder if there is such a thing.)

Anyways, on Supernatural last week (7x09), Dean Winchester discovered an new favorite food---the Pepper Jack Turducken Slammer sandwich.

Given the time of year, it is just a few days until Thanksgiving; we have all came across Turducken mania, which I guess is the new favorite holiday meal of choice for some people. Basically a Turducken is a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey---or as Dean Winchester put it, "perfect storm of your top three eatable birds."

I will admit when I first heard of it, I react much like Bobby Singer does in the espisode, thinking that it sounded a little unnatural. I have yet to try one...and obviously with good reason.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! If you disappear, I am going to blame the Turducken.

And for the morbidly curious, Wheezy did find something more alarming on the internet---a recipe for a whole stuffed camel.