Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bacon Placemats

No, not the bacon mats made of real bacon, but nifty non-edible, reusable placemats from Archie McPhee. Each soft vinyl mat has an easy-clean finish so you can quickly wipe up any greasy spills or splatters. Set of 4 only $12.95 plus a free gift with every order!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Skull Luggage from Jansport

Skull wheely backpacks and luggage? Fancy! Travel in style with these Super Break Wheeled Skull bags made by Jansport that come in almost every size you could need. Next time you check your bag at the airport, you'll never wonder which bag going round and round on the carousel is yours.

*** UPDATED 8/28/08 ***

Some of the Skulls N Roses bags are now sold out since they are the 2007 style but what's left in stock is CLOSEOUT and at amazing prices! Last week I picked up one of these for myself, I've already used it and it ROCKS.
Jansport Skulls N Roses 22" Expandable Upright only $43.99 !

Jansport Skulls N Roses Tote only $19.99

Awesome deal on this set! Jansport Skulls N Roses 19", 22" Upright and Tote Set only $87.99

Jansport Skulls N Roses 20" Duffelpack only $15.99

If you like this style I would get on this right now as I'm sure stock on these closeouts are limited!

Monday, April 28, 2008

SCHMANCY Breakfast Magnets & Stache!

SCHMANCY makes some quirky, original toys. While the very cool Breakfast Magnets ($15) has the mandatory bacon, I really had to post this because I'm in love with the Pocket Stache ($7). I don't really know what I'd do with it but it's so damn cute it needs to be mine. How much would it rule if they had a beard to keep it company?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Bacon Tasting with Mr. Cutlets

Save Monday May 12th for Bacon Tasting with Mr. Cutlets at
Jimmy's No.43, New York Magazine's "Best of New York - Best Bar With Good Food".

Who is Mr. Cutlets? Mr. Cutlets (aka Josh Ozersky) is said to be the man to turn to in Manhattan when you need to know where the beef is. Why? Well, he's the author of Meat Me in Manhattan: A Carnivore's Guide to New York.

I'm not sure of the price or the time yet, but keep checking Jimmy's No 43 event page for more details.

Read a review from a past Bacon Tasting event at Jimmy's No. 43. Sounds like a yummy time!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Skull & Bones Pillowcases by Snooze City

Snooze City is a young & hip new company that is already gaining a toehold in the somewhat stuffy textiles industry. I really like the skull pillowcases and there are some other great ones like the guitar and amp too. Affordable and cute, you know I gotta get me some. I found these at

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

COMBOS Bacon, Egg and Cheese Crackers

WTF? How did these come out and my bacon senses not start tingling? COMBOS is making Bacon, Egg and Cheese flavor! If it wasn't for Louis Fowler over at Damaged 2.0, I might still be completely ignorant. Did a little searching and they aren't listed on the COMBOS website but they were also reviewed over at Coyoty Writes A Journal so I'm pretty sure they really do exist. Amazingly enough, both reviewers say that this new Combos flavor actually tastes like bacon, egg and cheese. The bacon and cheese flavor I get, but it seems weird to me that they throw the egg in there also. Either way, you know I'll be out tonight searching NJ 7-11's for this new, intriguing treat.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Metal Masters Tour!

What do you get when you combine Judas Priest, Heaven & Hell, Motorhead and Testament? Just the best freakin' summer tour ever! Tix are already on sale for some shows and others are going on sale this weekend. See ya at Jones Beach!

August 6 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
August 7 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion
August 9 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
August 10 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach
August 13 - Toronto, Ontario - Molson Amphitheatre
August 16 - Burgettstown, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion
August 18 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 19 – Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 22 - Dallas, TX - Amphitheatre
August 23 - Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 24 - Selma, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 27 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
August 28 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
August 30 - Devore, CA - Glen Helen Pavilion
August 31 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre

Listen to the NEW Judas Priest track - Nostradamus!


Monday, April 21, 2008

Jolly Roger Skull Doormat

Make your guests feel welcome with this lovely skull doormat from The Well Dressed Home. When your friends get to your door they'll smile when they see your style extends past your front door and, as a bonus, you'll be scaring away all the Jehovah's Witnesses that come knocking.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Have It Your Way At BURGER KING®

Ever crave a Whopper with BACON? How about a Whopper with BACONx15? Someone did and has the receipt and sammich to prove it. I found this posted over at about:blank and unfortunately, I don't have any more details than they do.

I already knew that you can "have it your way" at Burger King, but I didn't know that they have a Bacon Key on their registers. This opens up a whole realm of possibilities.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Skull Ties for Fashionable Men

Finding a classy skull tie can be tough but actually has some totally affordable skull ties that are stylish and would look great with a suit, not your typical halloween-style novelty. My favorites are the Tribal Art with Skulls tie and the Skull Tie Bar.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bacon Products of Yore - Part 2

Ok, so I meant to write up this post yesterday but while doing my research I got sucked into watching hours of 70's & 80's commercials on You Tube. Anyway, the subject of my research was SIZZLEAN. I find it amazing that you can find pretty much anything you could ever want on the internet, but Sizzlean is almost like a fragment of many, many people's imagination. However, I was able to gather some info....

I realize that Sizzlean is not bacon per se, but a bacon-like imitation that was supposed to taste like the real thing but was a healthier alternative. Introduced to the masses in 1979, I'm not sure how long it was actually on the shelves.

What I remember best about Sizzlean is the television commercial. They made it look so good when it was frying up in the pan, so meaty, so flat and perfect! My mom bought into the hype and I remember trying it as a kid and not being very impressed. If you remember anything about this product it's probably the tag line, "Move over bacon! Here comes something leaner!" and "Why sizzle fat when you can Sizzlean!" I really wanted to see the commercial again but apparently the only way that will happen is if I buy a $30 dvr of commercials off ebay. Not happening.

Sizzlean also was an ingredient in many 80's recipes and there's an old cookbook you can sometimes find on ebay.

There's a petition you can sign if you're one of the 226+ people that have a hankering for the facon.

The most amusing thing I found was on Urban Dictionary. It seems now the word sizzlean is a slang term for police officers who patrol on bicycles. So-called because they are presumably in better shape than their car-cruising brethren.

"Hide the piece, man, sizzlean's comin' down the street."

If you have any Sizzlean memories, please leave a comment. If you have the commercial to share I'll send you some bacon luggage tag stickers!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Don't Look a Gift Bacon in the Mouth

Personally, I think this is a great gift. I think the woman in the video is just upset because she didn't get enough damn bacon.

For those that don't know, Shoney's is a restaurant chain that spans 18 states. None here in NJ or NY though so I cannot vouch for the bacon quality.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Skull Bathroom Faucets and Taps

Stephen Einhorn is a designer in London who's got his finger on my pulse. I only wish that these damn fine bathroom faucets could be used here in the U.S. These hand cast skull and crossbones bathroom accessories only fit on Barber Wilson Wall Mounted Taps/Faucets and they are available in Chrome, Nickel or Inca Brass with a Polished or Satin Finish. Pictured is Polished Chrome with Swarovski Crystal Eyes - Red for Hot & Blue for Cold but they are also made to special order with Rubies & Sapphires or even Diamonds if you've got the cash.

Upward Facing Tap/Faucet Handles (Polished Chrome Shown)

Forward Facing Tap / Faucet Handles (Polished Nickel Shown)

Bath Overflow (Polished Inca Brass Shown)

He's also designed some great skull jewelry and such, check out the Rock & Gothic section of his store.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Bacon Products of Yore - Part 1

Although the bacon craze is still going full-force, it's difficult to keep finding new bacon items that haven't already been blogged to death. Even though Bacon Cups and the original Bacon Bra are definitely awesome, my goal is to dig deep into the interweb to find something new and interesting. Instead, I find some bacon products that were ahead of their time.

Installment 1....Bacon Slim Jims via Branded in the 80's

I had no idea these tasty meat sticks came in bacon flavor in 1978.
I curse my 7 year old self.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Cavalcade of Skull Shower Curtains

It seems a lot of people are ending up here looking for Skull Shower Curtains. While I'm still in love with the Jeremy Fish Skull & Bunny Shower Curtain, there are some less expensive alternatives out there. Here are three from SOURPUSS for only $18.25 available from

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bacon Slide at the Breakfast Playground

The Cherry Creek Shopping Center is a lavishly appointed shopping center in the heart of Denver, Co. with the most insanely awesome atrium and playground. The indoor playground is designed around a breakfast theme and all the climbing equipment is in the shape of oversized breakfast foods--sunny side up eggs, sausage links, bacon slides, waffles to bounce on, a large banana, strawberries, and a giant bowl of cereal complete with milk and blueberries! It's the unholy playground of my dreams.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Muppet News Flash!

Jason Segal, veteran of Judd Apatow productions such as Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Knocked Up, and is the lead in the upcoming Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is set to direct a new Muppets movie! Full article here. He plans to bring back the Muppet tradition of lots of cameos, with Apatow regulars Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill and Paul Rudd already on board.

This project is still a long way off, but I don't care. Any glimmer of new Muppet entertainment, especially with current comedic actors and writers, makes me happy. I don't see them going the Superbad-type penis joke route on this because it will still be a Disney movie, but the Muppets have always included adult humor and that's why I love Jim Henson and his Muppets.

A case in point from season 2 of the Muppet Show is "Pig Calypso" where Miss Piggy sings about her romance with Kermit, who of course denies it and offers this verse to the song:

Frog has come to have his say
the pig will never get her way
Bib and napkin, knife and fork
is the only way that I'll touch pork!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rub a dub dub, Skull Soap in my tub!

Primal Elements makes this rockin' handmade vegetable glycerin SKULL AND BONES caramel and vanilla scented soap. The 6.8 OZ. bar soap is available from for $6.95 or you can cut your own fresh slice from the 5 LB. Loaf Soap available from for $61.95. Being dirty never felt so good!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Legend of the Bacon Bookmark

Apparently, there was once a near epidemic of people leaving bacon in books to mark their place. This is not a new story, but I recently came across it and honestly can't believe that people could be insane enough to waste any delicious bacon. Whether it's an urban myth or not, it's interesting reading. Plus, they've given us these fantastic bacon images so you can print your own bacon bookmarks and leave the real bacon for eating.

“Save your bacon—use a bookmark."

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Skull & Crossbone Diaper Bag

My good friend Alaina sent me a link to this hip Black Skull & Crossbone Diaper Bag from Diaper Dude. I don't have any kids but you know if I did, I wouldn't be carrying some pastel-colored paisley nightmare, oh no. This would be my bag. And I'm pretty sure dads would appreciate it as well.