Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fun Skull Stuff from Motorbrands USA

Sorry for the lack of posts the last couple of days, I've been under the weather and it's been a rough week. However, I am going to Atlantic City this weekend to see Clutch at the House of Blues so things are looking up!

Anyhow, today I stumbled into MOTORBRANDS USA who call themselves a "hell on wheels kind of store" and I agree. Whether you're into muscle cars or kitsch, they've got a lot of fun items. Here are some of my favorites:

Sugar Skull Buckle $16.50

Sugar Skull Hair Pins $12.00

Til Death Wood Skull Buckle $22.00

Gomez Shift Knob $58.00

Skull and Cross Bone Dome Bag $48.50

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Jews for Bacon

This song is for all the bacon loving Jews, like me.

Found via

And if you want to proudly proclaim that you're a bacon loving Jew, you can pick up this nifty mousepad or magnet from

Campaign Mousepad

Find or Create Pet T-shirts @ CafePress

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Pirate Furniture Company

The Pirate Furniture Company, owned and operated by Pirate Artisans out of Hood River, OR, makes some seriously cool skull furniture. If you are a fan of rugged, rustic, hand-stained and hand-painted, wooden furniture with a good measure of "Pirattitude" then these guys have got you covered. This ain't your moms coffee table. And if it is, I want to meet your mom.

Coffee Table $400

Large Wood Chest $150

Crate Table $125

Little Pirate Chair $125

Check for more designs. I just have a weakness for skull tables and skull chairs. What can I say?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Food Lover Temporary Tattoos

In case you are not the sort to permanently tattoo your body with tantalizing bacon tattoos, you can still be the center of attention with these interesting temporary tats, from none other than the awesomest store, Archie McPhee. In classic tattoo style, each hard-cover book contains eighteen non-toxic temporary tattoos for only $7.95.

Can't go wrong with temporary bacon and skull tattoos. My favorites are the bacon heart and the eat or die skull.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Bacon Grease Jar

After some research it seems that keeping your bacon grease for later use is something that has gone out with the times. Most of the information on the web is about how grandmother's from all over kept a grease jar in their fridge and used it for a variety of things, like frying up potatoes, cornbread, green beans, gravy and vintage recipes such as bacon grease cookies and wilted lettuce.

I keep my bacon grease in a old coffee can but the only time I've ever reused bacon grease was to make bacon popcorn, usually I just throw it out. Lately I've been thinking I'd like to have a real grease jar, the kind with the strainer, to keep in my fridge. A search on Google brings up lots of vintage & collectible grease jars for sale, and there are quite a lot of interesting ones, especially on ebay. I was able to track down one place that still sells them, Cooking.comhas one called the Grease Keeper. The stainless steel pitcher holds up to 4 cups and features a fine mesh strainer on top and spout so you pour out only just the right amount of desired grease for frying. You can even reheat solidified contents right on your stove.

RSVP International 4-c. Grease Keeper

While this is a pretty cool one, it's hard to believe that this practice is so out of style that ONE store still sells them new. Are old coffee cans the preferred way to do it?

Before I buy this. I'm gonna check out the vintage ones to see if I find something that catches my eye. In the meantime, leave a comment and let me know if you (or your grandma!) save your bacon grease and if so, how you use it. The wilted lettuce recipe is intriguing...

Smithfield Recipe Contest!

News you can use! Smithfield is one of the supermarket bacons that I buy a lot. While I was looking up some bacon recipes, an ad caught my eye. is offering $30,000 for your best recipe! If you've got a great recipe that uses a Smithfield product and has 10 ingredients or less, they want to see it. They'll choose their favorite ten recipes from your submissions, announce the finalists in November and post the recipes on their website.

All finalists will compete for the grand prize of $30,000 cash and a chance to meet Paula Deen. They're also asking all website visitors to vote for their favorite recipe. The "People's Choice" winner will receive $5,000! The remaining eight finalist will get a Paula Deen Signature 12 piece steel and cookware set.

Now I'm not very original when it comes to recipes but I know a lot of the bacon lovers out there are. This seems like a great opportunity to let bacon shine in the spotlight like it should. Spread the word!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Munktiki Skull Tiki Mugs

Munktiki makes the coolest tiki mugs I've seen by far. If you happen to be a tiki collector I'm sure you're familiar with the name. Munktiki was founded in 2000 by designers Paul and Stuckie who started Munktiki because they dig Tiki and get a kick out of creating stuff that’s weird, whacky, and just plain funny. I'm linking to some of the skull tiki mugs/glasses on this page but I highly recommend that you check out their entire site. Many tikis are very limited edition and go for more money but by the prices I've seen on ebay for retired pieces, it's a wise investment.

Stuckie's newest straw sippin sensation "Bones"!! You gotta have a straw to drink out of Skull. Bones holds 14 ounces is 6 inches wide and 3 3/4 inches tall. $28.00

This is the new ULTRA/Hip Zombie Mug by Stuckie. Made like the Skull, Zombie is designed for straw sippin fun with 13 ounces capacity. $24.00

It's a Skull Head Baby! Holding 13 oz of any mind-numbing beverage Skull is made for straw-sippin fun. $24.00

The Horned Skull - He's a Bad Ass....what else can I say ? 3 1/4 tall and 7 inches horn to horn, holds 12 ounces. $25.00

White Mini Bones Shot Glass, limited edition of 100. M1 Gallery Japan Exclusive $21.00

Multi Color Mini Skull Shot glasses, set of 4. Each Skull is a different style and color. Colors are, Pink, Green, Yellow and Purple. M1 Gallery Japan Exclusive. Limited edition of 100. $90.00

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bacon PJ Pants!

Hey guys, here are the pajama/lounge pants you've been looking for! Really, who doesn't need a pair of comfy drawstring pants that say "Smells like Bacon!" on them? You know you want them.

Smells Like Bacon Pants

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Skull Bathing Suits

Yeah, I know, the season is already in full swing and most of you probably already have your bathing suits ready for your next summery fun excursion. Since quite a few people are getting to this site by searching for skull beach towels, I figured I'd post some interesting skull swim suits. There are quite a few that I'm not posting, so if you want more, you gotta tell me.

Hot Topic has the biggest selection (no surprise there) and I thought this suit was really cute.
Skull Halter One-Piece Swimsuit

Black Neon Pink Skull Halter One-Piece Swimsuit has this sexy bikini available:
Black Bikini Skull Bathing Suit

For the Plus-size gals, has some very cool skull swimsuits but sizes are limited since it's kind of late in the season.

For the adventurous man, check these out:
Christian Audigier Skull Rose Panther Shorts Swim Trunks

And don't forget the little boys!
Flapdoodles Baby Boy Skull Swim Trunk

There's even some fancy skull swim goggles from!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Pork Week at

It's Pork Week over at, the award-winning online news and entertainment magazine. Today's story is the first in a weeklong series of stories about the most polarizing of meats and I am excited that they included a link to Skulls and Bacon in the article! Of course, they linked to the video of how to say bacon in sign language, which has been my most popular post to date. Go read the article, it's a great insight into why bacon is so damn popular.

"I see bacon as a celebration of an American birthright," says John T. Edge. "Four slices of Hormel Black Label, hissing in a cast iron skillet on a Sunday morning. To wear the bacon colors, to sport a bacon tattoo, is to announce your belief in the possibilities of bacon, in the American goodness rendered by a low-on-the-hog meat, transmogrified by smoke and salt." -

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tokidoki Heart & Crossbones Wall Stickers

Hope everyone had a good long holiday weekend!

I have just been introduced to Tokidoki, a Japanese company that makes all sorts of cutesy items. The reason I'm loving it is because they use tons of hearts and crossbones and my favorite so far is the Tokidoki Heart & Crossbones Candy-Colored Skull Logo Wall Stickers. Decorate your room without painting it! It's not so cheap at $49.99 but just one package contains a whopping 144 heart and bones of varying sizes and colors. The decals are removable and reusable so you can change your mind like the wind and to rearrange them to your hearts content.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Bacon Jelly Beans

I was just trying to prove to someone here in my office that Bacon Floss actually exists and when I went to the Archie McPhee website to show them, this awesome picture was there to greet me-

Bacon Beans!!!!

Sixty bacon flavored jelly beans in bacon-shaped tin. Joy! Granted, I don't know how they taste yet, but I bet you they would make a great conversation piece regardless of the taste.

In fact, most bacon novelties are good for this. Guys, take note, offer that lovely chick at your office/the bar/bus stop, etc. a bacon jelly bean, and you are guaranteed to at least spark a chat. Unless of course she happens to be vegetarian and that's a real good thing to know upfront anyway.