Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tokidoki Double Skull Pillowcases

Perpetual Kid has some new stuff already and I think these are the cutest skull pillowcases I've ever seen. And the Skull Pacifier is just awesome. I think I might get one for myself.

Tokidoki Double Skull Pillow Case Set - $28.99

Skull & Crossbones Pacifier - $7.99
I like this even better than the one I posted a couple of weeks ago. And it glows in the dark!

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Bacon Takedown Review

The Bacon Takedown was yesterday, a grey, rainy Sunday and a perfect for spending a few hours in a German Beer Hall in Brooklyn tasting 30 very different bacon recipes. All in all the event seemed like a great success and I think probably more popular than they thought it was going to be. The tickets sold out fast at the door and bacon lovers were left standing out in the rain. Aside from the very long slow line to fill up your bacon plate, the Bacon Takedown was a lot of fun and I met some great people, tasted some great food and even got a little cameo in the segment that Good Morning America aired this morning!

Bourbon Bacon Ice Cream took #1 in the people's choice award, and it was my choice as well. There was lots of little chunks of chewy bacon in that ice cream which actually tasted almost more like coffee than bourbon. Really yummy. Another crowd favorite (esp. with most of my friends) was Kevin Bacon's Last Meal which was a Bacon Sloppy Joe. Electric Bacon was the only pure bacon there and it really was great. I loved the bacon cupcakes, wish I had some right now.

One thing that I found strange is that you were supposed to vote by number but many of the entries only had a number and no description of what it was. There were a few that were good but I couldn't tell you what I was eating. Also, a number of them didn't have a very strong bacon flavor, which didn't mean that it wasn't good, but the whole point is bacon, right?

I took some pics with my crappy camera but A Smart Mouth has some really good ones and a good review. The Bacon Takedown site has a recap of the winners and TimeOut New York and Blondie and Brownie have great closeups of the food.

Radegast Hall & Biergarten - Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Fubu For U By Jew - I have no idea what was in those little cups but it wasn't bad whatever it was

The Notorius PIG - some kind of meat and bacon mixture inside a biscuit

Kevin Bacon's Last Meal - Bacon Sloppy Joe on a Baguette w/ a little cream

Bacon Cupcakes - Delish! (New Pork City was a-ok too!)

Electric Bacon - I don't know what the "obscure Szechuan Button" is but I'd sure like to know

A view of the line that wrapped around the bar into the other room and moved about a foot every 15 minutes.

Bacon Takedown creator, Matt Timms, accouncing the winners!

In addition to eating lots of bacon, drinking good beer and being interviewed by Good Morning America, I did get to meet my friend Gail from the wonderful blog The Worley Gig for the first time in person. The only thing I would have done differently was take Monday off from work. Much thanks to Matt Timms for putting this together and I look forward to the next one.

P.S. When Matt announced that there would be a Vegetarian Takedown coming soon he got a hearty round of boos from the bacon loving crowd. :)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Reminder: Brooklyn Bacon Takedown Tomorrow!

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

Sorry for the late reminder but I don't want anyone to forget that the Bacon Takedown is tomorrow in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The attendance is capped at 300 so I'm planning on getting there early as The NY Post has mentioned the event and it's sure to be crowded.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Skull Vinyl Wall Decals

I love the idea of painting skulls on my apartment walls but #1) I'm not that crafty and #2) my landlord probably wouldn't like that at all. Luckily, there seems to be a decent selection of vinyl skull wall decals to choose from and I especially like that most of them can be moved over and over so it doesn't suck when you decide they would look better somewhere else. Plus, they're not just for walls, you can use them on other things like furniture and windows.

Hip In A Hurry Black Skull Vinyl Decals 4.5" - $2.99

Hip In A Hurry Multi Skulls Vinyl Decals 11"- $19.99

Jo-Ann's has some other cool skull stuff for the crafty like skull fabric and iron ons!

Chocolate Brown Skulls Wall Stickers - $8.99

These next Vinyl Wall Art Skull Decals are great because they come in HUGE sizes and you can specify your color preference. I'm not 100% sure these are removable but having a 6ft x 5ft skull on your wall is worth annoying your landlord, parents, or significant other for.

Vinyl Wall Art Decal Sticker Skull 21" X 28" - $24.95

The Big One 72"x53" - $95.00

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pocket Bacon App for the iPhone

Pocket Bacon is a new iPhone application that brings the sights and sounds of sizzling bacon with you anytime and anywhere. Choose from one of six cooking surfaces, slap down fresh strips on the pan and hear them hiss. You can move them around with your fingers, or tilt and shake to watch them move about on their own. When they're done, double-tap to eat them.

Other inventive features are the Bacon Finder which allows you to perform a location-based search for bacon-serving restaurants near you and a built-in RSS headline viewer to keep you up to date on the hottest bacon News, Products and Recipes while you're on the go. Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.

Get the PocketBacon App for only $1.99 at the Apple iTunes store!

Unfortunately, I own neither the iPhone or the iPod Touch so I haven't been able to see this application in action. I imagine the Bacon Finder would be an awesome tool to have.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sugar Skull Sneakers by EckoRed

These are the cute cute cute new women's sneaker from Marc Ecko's EchoRed line called PHRANZ PHUN HOUSE. How can you not love them? Plus, you can never have too many shoes.

DrJays.com has the aqua ones for only $49.99 while the orange ones are $55.99. They have a bunch of other nice skull apparel to check out as well.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Bacon Wallet & Breakfast Floss

Perpetual Kid is one of my all-time favorite stores for random funny gifts. I subscribe to the "one for you, two for me" school of gift giving. Anyhow, I was browsing the new items and came across some to share...


This isn't the first bacon wallet out there and it probably won't be the last, but I like it. Plus it got me thinking that we should do away with money and just use bacon as currency.

I know there's already Bacon Floss available but this BREAKFAST FLOSS (coming soon!) is a little bit different. Coffee, Bacon and Waffles! I'll let you know when this one becomes available.

There's lots of non-bacon and skull things that tickle my fancy too. Like these bithday candles:


and this liquid soap dispenser:


I'll be back with more from Perpetual Kid soon enough. Right now I have to move away from the computer or I'll be spending my rent bacon on shower noses and joint candles.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Skulls for Babies @ Trendy Remedy

Trendy Remedy is all about unique baby & toddler clothes and gifts for boys and they have some great skull stuff (some great for girls also!). There's really too much cute stuff to highlight in this post so you're gonna have to browse the site for more. I have a couple of friends that are expecting little ones soon and I'm 100% sure they all will need skull baby shoes and pacifiers!

Skull Pacifier - $5.99

Skull Pee-Pee Teepees - $9.99

Skull Baby Shoes - $23.99

Skull Baby Flip Flops - $21.99

Skull Baby Socks - $23.99

Let It Rock Skull One-Piece - $37.99

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Now you can share your love of breakfast (carnal or otherwise) with the world by wearing this t-shirt from Rizzo Tees. Hopefully, I don't have to explain to you what this means.

I think it's hilarious. I got 10 bucks on someone making a BEILF shirt, one guess what the BE stands for....

Monday, March 9, 2009

Skull & Bacon Cardholders

Once again I have Bacon Unwrapped to thank for this latest find.

Eleven Eleven makes these handmade, stylish cardholders and the great taste to offer up skull AND bacon designs. Carry your essentials: business cards, credit cards, and ID's when you need to travel light.

Raw Bacon Weave Cardholder - $11.00

Bacon Weave Card Holder - $11.00

Pink Skull Card Holder - $12.00(Also comes in Green)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Venture Brothers Album

I don't think I've mentioned it before, but I'm a huge fan of cartoons new & old and I've been an Adult Swim addict since day one. I religiously watch Aqua Teen, Sealab 2021, Harvey Birdman, Metalocalypse, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies and The Venture Brothers just to name a few. The Venture Brothers is at the top of my all-time favorites list (right next to The Tick!)

You can't imagine how psyched I am then, to see that there's a Venture Brothers Album coming out this month. If you're like me, you believe that the Venture's theme song is a masterpiece so I can only imagine what an entire collection of music from the show will be like. Anyhow, I'm going to copy the description straight from the William$ $treet store as it's pretty much perfect.

Skull on the cover = awesomeness

J.G. Thirlwell, the prolific musical architect behind countless children's songs and an ocean of good-time party music under monikers such as "You've Got Foetus On Your Breath" and "Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel," is also the man behind the pulse-pounding, mind-bending musical collages that are an integral part of creating the Venture feel. Now you can own a whole assload of J.G. Thirlwell on CD (20 tracks) or vinyl (16 tracks) and recreate that Venture feel in your own living room.

* 20 tracks on CD
* 16 tracks on Vinyl
* Includes Title Theme "No Vacancy," "Spag," and "Assclamp!"
* Great gift for fans of eclectic music, Venturists, and nudists
* Nudists are easy to buy for

Nudist or not, you can pre-order your copy now and it'll ship out on 3/24. Plus they have some other awesome stuff to check out, I'm especially fond of the Guild of Calamitous Intent Hoodie.
Go Team Venture!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bakon - the new Bacon Vodka

I almost dropped when I saw the post from Heather on Bacon Unwrapped. A bacon vodka that I don't actually have to spend time and effort to make? Perfectamundo for lazy me!

Bakon Vodka is a superior quality potato vodka with a savory bacon flavor.

Bakon Vodka will be available April 2009 in limited quantities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. They are expanding production based on demand so make sure to go to their site and fill out the form to request it in your area!

I'm telling you, I've been waiting for the Crystal Head Vodka since October. Still no signs of it around here. What's up with that? We like alcohol here in NJ too!