A Feast of Ice and Fire

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 23, 2012 in Hobbies and Collections, Television

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Having read all George Martin’s on-going saga A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as having seen every episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones to date,  I feel one aspect that remains consistently featured throughout would be the food. Martin often takes his time writing detailed descriptions of Westerosi cuisine, from their aromas to the taste itself. So, naturally Bantam has decided to use those descriptions to help craft A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook, in what I can only guess as being a sad attempt to cash in on the Game of Thrones-craze. That said, I really wouldn’t mind taking a look at some of the recipes included in the book. Martin certainly makes them sound appetizing enough when you’re reading his novels, so I would hope the authors & chefs involved could succeed in capturing the taste. A Feast of Ice and Fire should hit shelves May 29th and will retail for $35.

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The Yelper’s Sense of Entitlement

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Sep 21, 2011 in Tech

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Yelp certainly has its problems, and anyone who has taken the time to wade through the sea of nonsensical reviews would agree, but even I have to admit that its been useful on occasion. Unfortunately, upset customers tend to be the most vocal, and it’s impossible for an establishment to please everyone. That being the case, the service often finds itself plagued by it own users — people with a false sense of entitlement and way too much time on their hands. Don’t believe me? Just check out this hilarious Tumblr account that chronicles some of the worst Yelp reviews ever written. Normally, I would say that I’ve never seen so many ridiculous reviews in one place before, but that’s not true — I’ve also browsed Apple’s app store.

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Caffeinated Marshmallows?! Ingenious!

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Sep 1, 2010 in Cinema

stay puft marshmallows

If you’re a fan of Ghostbusters, marshmallows, or caffine – for me, they hit the trifecta – you’re in luck. The guys over at Think Geek have developed an amazing product that I can’t wait to order – Caffeinated Stay Puft Marshmallows. Finally, I have a reason to throw caution to the wind and mix a hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps after 8 PM without the fear of passing out.  What’s more, I have the novelty of knowing that anyone who opens my pantry and sees that box will automatically chuckle at the sight of it. 

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A Do-It-Yourself Iron Pastry Chef Kit

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 14, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections

Cream Filled Pastry Kit

Sadly this product could never be released in the United States due to fears of lawsuits — however that said the Cream Filled Pastry Kit is one of the coolest looking foodie focused toys I’ve seen in a long time! In theory here are what your results are suppose to look like: Read more…

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A Re-useable Ramen Cup: Now That’s Using Your Noodle

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 8, 2008 in Hobbies and Collections

Re-usable Ceramic Noodle Cup

Nothing goes together better than ramen and fanboys! There are two things that are great about this re-useable noodle cup which is made out of ceramic: First it’s good for the environment (although perhaps not as good for your diet) but it also allows a budget conscience fanboy to buy ramen in bulk and pinch pennies even further which can be spent on better things like comic books.

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