Friday, May 29, 2009

Bacon Salt Sale @ Amazon - 1 DAY ONLY!

Have you been waiting to try Bacon Salt, Baconnaise or the highly popular Bacon Lip Balm? Well, today is the day to plunk down your dough and find out what everyone else has been raving about. Amazon is having a sale on Bacon Salt products TODAY ONLY (20%-36% off).

All the Bacon Salt flavors are here: Original, Hickory, Peppered, and Natural Bacon Salt and several Limited Edition flavors - Applewood, Jalapeno, Mesquite, Cheddar and Maple. I've only had the original so far and I am excited to try Applewood and Maple. They mostly come in packs of three (for only $9!) but you can store them for later or they make great gifts! I gave a jar of Baconnaise away as a birthday present a few months ago.

The Bacon Salt items are eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25 so I would suggest that you add Heather Lauer's (from Bacon Unwrapped) shiny new book, Bacon: A Love Story: A Salty Survey of Everybody's Favorite Meat ($12.23) to your shopping cart. When that bacon-y package comes in the mail, you won't be disappointed.

As my mom would say, "Move it or lose it!"

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

You Can Own Cameron Frye's House!

If you have $2.3 million to spend that is.

Obviously I'm veering off the skulls and bacon theme here but I had to post this as "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is one of my all-time favorite movies. The scene where Cameron sends his dad's Ferrari crashing through the glass wall and into the woods is iconic.

The Highland Park, Illinois house made famous by the 1986 movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is for sale. The most famous feature of this architecturally stunning, art-filled, 5,300-square-foot house is its steel and glass "pavilion" that hangs over the ravine. The pavilion contains a wall of memorabilia dedicated to the movie, including pictures of actors Matthew Broderick and Alan Ruck taken during the filming. The owners were avid car collectors and the space is still used for special car events, such as a Ferrari Club meeting held there last weekend.

More pictures of the house are here.

Ferris: [describing Cameron's house] The place is like a museum. It's very beautiful and very cold, and you're not allowed to touch anything.

Found via Cynical-C

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bacon Tuxedo Joke Gift Box

I'm sure that by now any respectable bacon lover has seen the bacon tuxedo. Sadly, this bacon-scented formal wear was just an April fools joke, however, Archie McPhee knows the power of bacon and has just released this Bacon Tuxedo Joke Gift Box ($5.95).

Just put your real gift in this 9" x 13" x 3" Bacon Tuxedo Gift Box and depending on the gift receiver you may get either a priceless horrified look as the gift is unwrapped or a very disappointed bacon-lover! The box is detailed enough to make even the cleverest recipient think twice. To quote the guarantee from the side of the box, "If you find a better Bacon Tux, I'll refund you money, plus throw in 5 lbs. of thick-cut bacon for your trouble."

Also available is the Gravy Fountain Joke Gift Box of which I am only partly ashamed to admit that I wish it was a real product.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sweet & Salty Pigs in a Blanket

Today I was perusing an article about the latest Candy Expo in Chicago where apparently bacon was featured more then ever before. No big surprise there really. However, they mentioned that the Sugardale Foods Booth were serving bacon-wrapped donut holes and I can't figure out why I haven't thought of this perfect-sized finger food before. Sure, we've all see the bacon-topped donuts by now but not wrapped holes. Perfect for hors d'oeuvres!

So I went to the Sugardale Foods site since I hadn't heard of them before and that's where I found this recipe (modified by me slightly). So simple yet so yummy sounding.

2 pkgs. Hotdogs
2 pkgs. Bacon (they suggest ready-made but I say Nay to that so I would suggest cooking until they are almost done but still pliable)
2 cups Pancake syrup

1.Cut each hotdog into 4 bite-size pieces.
2.Cut each slice of bacon in half.
3.Wrap a piece of bacon around each bite-size weiner piece and secure with a toothpick.
4.Place all of the wrapped piece in a slow cooker and cover with the syrup.
5.Heat until warm (about an hour).
6.Stir occasionally and serve warm.

You know I don't post recipes much because I am not the best cook but this looks easy and sounds great for a holiday weekend get-together. I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ruffian Skull Earphones

I'm not sure what they are trying to say on the page for these awesome Ruffian Skull Earphones - $69.99:

"RUFFIAN's all metal molded casing chases that shot of fizzy soda water that leaves a tingle in your mouth with a tall, cool glass of proverbial gasoline."

What? It doesn't matter, I love these. They gotta look awesome sticking out of your ears.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bacon Flu Soap

Use this unscented glycerin bacon soap ($10.00) to keep those hands clean and the flu far, far away.

We can thank Gail from The Worley Gig for sending me the link! You da best!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Stainless Steel Skull Doorbell

I'm thinking of installing this doorbell on the outside of my bedroom door since I'm pretty sure my landlord wouldn't appreciate me removing the double-bell that's currently in use at the front door. Maybe I should just purchase it and wait until the day I am a homeowner, which could be never, but would still be worth it since this is the first skull doorbell ($38.95) I've seen that isn't some cheap halloween gag.

Product Details:

  • Solid stainless steel, 3/16" thick, with a brushed finish.
  • Illuminated LED push buttons less than 1 watt, and last approx. 11 years.
  • LED buttons available in Ring-Light, or DOT style.
  • Push Buttons come in two voltages: 12V (8-12 Volts AC) & 16V (12-16 Volts AC).
  • Doorbell Buttons are theft-resistant. Each button is secured on the back of the doorbell cover by a hex-nut.
  • Will work with new or existing doorbell systems, and can replace most garage door opener buttons.

Found at if it's hip, it's here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bacon Lube Is Coming!

For Real B.

You may remember the fake bacon products I posted on April Fool's Day. Well, the good (and smart!) folks over at BaconSalt got so much positive feedback on the Bacon Lube that they decided to make it a reality.

On Tuesday, May 12th, the first samples of BaconLube arrived at J&D's Foods global HQ in Seattle, WA. Behold!

I'm not sure how long it takes for products to go from samples to ready to buy, but I'm hoping we'll be able to pre-order this otherwise it might be akin to trying to find a Cabbage Patch doll in 1983.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Skull USB Hub

What do you get when you combine a great looking skull, 4 high speed USB ports and a tray to put some crap in? Something I need!

Skull USB Hub from

$35 and only $3 shipping from Hong Kong.

One day I'm gonna take stock of my life and wonder where all my money went. And where all this skull stuff came from. But that's later.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Thoughts on the Swine Flu Hamdemic

Now that some of the hoopla surrounding Swine Flu, aka H1N1, has simmered down a bit, it's time for me to weigh in. It's not that I don't think this flu is something to take seriously but it's not the end of the world folks so let's have some fun with this.

To all the people who told me to stock up on bacon before it's outlawed, there's some good articles for you to read, like Wash Your Hands, Eat the Bacon and If you Stop Eating Bacon, Swine Flu Wins.

If you really want to help out, you can be safe and fashionable with these masks.

Or, you can do your part in not helping out at all by wasting your time playing the Swinefighter game.

How about some bad jokes? Just insert your own Ba-da-dum after each of these.

Doctor, Doctor. I've just eaten a bacon sandwich, am I going to die?
Depends if the bacon was cured or not.

Doctor, Doctor. I think I have Swine Flu! Don't worry, just rub in this oinkment.

News Flash...The world leaders have issued a joint declaration that the Swine Flu is the start of the a-pork-alypse!

How do you know you've got swine flu?
... the thermometer tells you you're bacon.

How can you tell if your wife might be getting swine flu?
She starts hogging the bed sheets

Why did the pig jump off the tall building?
Cuz he read in the news that Swine Flu!

Other possible conthaminations to be aware of during this epigdemic is Hamthrax.

Yeah, I know that was terrible but don't blame me, I didn't write them.

If you're virus free and proud of it you can get yourself one of these shirts:

Funny how 90 people get the Swine Flu and everyone wears face masks, but millions get Aids and no one wears condoms.

Wash your hands and eat bacon. That's my 2¢.

May Desktop - it's a pigs and skulls kinda month

Love the desktop calendar for May from SKULLUXE. Dan Springer can even make swine flu cute! :P

Here's a small version, click on it to go to the SKULLUXE website and get it for your desktop!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

To my mom and all the mothers of little monsters!

I love the 2-headed monsters.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Swarovski Crystal Skull-Mania

I just came across this kick-ass jewelry store, Butler & Wilson that 1) I totally can't afford and 2) is based in the U.K. and luckily for my wallet it doesn't look like they ship to the U.S. The Swarovski crystal skull tiara and handbag are too fabulous for words.



If I were to have the skullicious wedding of my dreams, I'd be wearing that tiara, holding that clutch and eating some tasty skull wedding cake. Here are some of my other favorites...





I could really use a very generous rich relative or sugar daddy right now. Applications are being taken for both at skullsandbacon @

Found via The Art of Darkness

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

R.I.P. Dom DeLuise

Sorry I've been MIA, I took a long road trip to Virginia this past weekend and am just now recovering. Did you miss me? Anyhow, today I am very sad to find that Dom DeLuise has passed away. I am a huge fan of his, Cannonball Run being one of my favorite movies ever, not to mention Silent Movie, Hot Stuff, Fatso, Wholly Moses and a whole bunch more. Dom was a big friend to the Muppets so my tribute to him will be this clip where Dom visits Koozbane.