Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Skeleton Chair

How amazing is this chair? I stumbled across Olde Good Things, a store that carries antique and architectural artifacts, just two blocks away from my office.

The picture is not the best since I took it through the store window with my cell phone. The sign on it said something about a Masonic Lodge and Vincent Price movie? So I had to investigate...

The inspiration for this distinctive chair is perhaps a known Russian example, signed and dated in Cyrillic, "Ivanovic Cheshcevi to Nickolai Ivanoovic Kolemin, Chair from Masonic Lodge 1838", which sold as lot 278 at Christie's, New York, January 25, 1992.

Vincent Price owned a whole set of skeleton chairs. At least four variations of the large, scary chairs have been sold in recent years. A few were painted white, one was dark mahogany and one was a rocking chair.

That Russian chair sold in London in 1980 for $36,300, sold again in 1992 for about half that, then sold in 2009 for $3,198 at Jackson's Auctions in Cedar Falls, Iowa. I believe the price tag in the window of Olde Good Things was $3500.

I covet this chair. I don't care how uncomfortable it probably is.

Go check out The Worley Gig for another great skeleton chair that Gail posted just today. Obviously, great minds think alike.

Dem Bones

Toe bone connected to the foot bone
Foot bone connected to the leg bone
Leg bone connected to the knee bone...

via blort.meepzorp

Monday, October 26, 2009

Permanent Bacon (Part 3)

It's been a slow couple of weeks for bacon news so I figured I'll post some bacon tattoos that I've seen kicking around the internet. If you missed my previous installments of bacon tats, you can find them here and here.

I really love this one but you kinda have to look past the dirty feet.

via flickr

The Bacon Cross of Saint Peter was sent to me by Dale.


Who doesn't ♥ bacon?


The pic is a little blurry but it's an original!

via flickr

Earlier this year at SXSW, two of the Suicide Girls got bacon tats.

via the latimes

and someone else apparently liked that tattoo a lot

via geekologie


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Skulls from Pylones has some really cute and unique Skeleton/Skull stuff.I can honestly say that I've never seen a skull ice scraper before! My favorite by far though is the sugar pot.

Stainless Steel Skeleton Sugar Pot - $40.00

Skull Ice Scraper - $21.00

Skeleton Bicycle Bell - $19.00

Skeleton Fish Stapler - $15.00

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This Is Why You're Fat Scavenger Hunt - 10/29 NYC

Get this - On Oct. 29th, the team behind This Is Why You're Fat will hold a food-truck contest in NYC to promote the release of their first book. For the contest, six mobile food vendors are preparing extra-indulgent items, which TIWYF will describe to participants via their Twitter. The first person to hit all six vehicles and submit a photo of himself eating each treat gets a food-truck party of his choice for 25 friends. Info on the trucks' locations will be updated every 20 minutes. (via Crains)

Holy Crap. I wonder what goodies they'll be serving up? Probably not these:

Meat Baby w/ Bacon Diaper

Bacon Chip Nachos

Elvis's Fools Gold Loaf Sandwich

What do I do? Do I take the day off from work and try it out? Honestly, I don't think I'm fast enough for this contest but it sure sounds like fun.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Jammerz Skull Footie Pajamas

On an unseasonably cold and rainy October day like today, I start thinking of winter and curling up on my couch in some warm pj's, sippin' on some hot chocolate. A pair of these Jammerz Footie Pajamas would be perfect. I can't remember the last time I had footie pajamas.

Silly Skulls - $49.95

Baby Silly Skullz - $9.95

Green Camo Skull - $49.95 (XL Only)

Yeah, they're a little pricey but there's a bunch of great designs. You know, the biggest omission is that there's no bacon jammies. There are Piggies but that's not really the same thing. I bet if Jammerz put out Bacon Jammies, they would be in for a big surprise. There's a niche to fill here, someone get on it!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

You Had Me At Bacon

SnorgTees has this awesome bacon t-shirt among many other funny as hell tees.

I'm gonna have to make room in my t-shirt drawer for this one.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Halloween @ GrandinRoad

It's been a rough couple of weeks. It's been over a week since my last post, the longest since I started this blog and I've been feeling like a neglectful parent. After I got back from vacation, works been keeping me bogged down, my dad was in the hospital, blah blah blah. Now I'm sitting in front of the computer with a cold, wrapped up in a skull blanket and skull slippers, debating whether or not I can make it into work tomorrow. *Sniffle*

A friend from work sent me the link to, a high-end home decor store that has a nice little Halloween section. Here's a couple of the things I liked...

Glass Plasma Halloween Skull - Was: $59.00, Now: $39.00
I always wanted one of these things, even better now that it's in skull form!

Martha Stewart Glittered Skull and Bones (Set includes 1 skull and 4 bones) - Was: $24.00 - $34.00, Now: $14.00 - $24.00
When I comes to decorating, would Martha Stewart steer you wrong?

Martha Stewart Glittered Halloween Skeleton - Was: $149.00, Now: $99.00. Expensive as hell but who couldn't use a full size glittery skeleton in their closet?

Glass Skeleton Halloween Plates (Set of 3) - $29.00

Spooktacular Halloween Table Linen Collection
I really like that these are actually linen and not some plastic tablecloths.

Animated Inflatable Skull - Was: $139.00, Now: $99.00.
If I had a front lawn this skull would be on it. You should check the website because they have a short video of the skull in action - the eyes spin and the mouth opens and closes!

Zoltar Animatronic Fortune Teller Machine - $6,999.00
Because how fantastic would it be to have your own Zoltar in your livingroom? Yeah, it's $7k but it takes quarters so you can make some money off your friends. And it comes with 2,000 fortune cards ready to go.

If you've got your place all decorated up for Halloween (with skulls especially of course), I'd love to see it! Send your pictures to skullsandbacon @

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Caffeinated Candy Energy Bacon

Caffeine+Bacon+Candy=WIN! This video from the Trailer Park Cooking Show Cookin' With Jolene shows you how you can whip up this amazing concoction in your own kitchen.

Jolene The Trailer Park Queen has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to teaching trailer park people, rednecks and white trash how to do things with class. Funny stuff and lots to see there.

Meanwhile, I have got to try to make this Candy Energy Bacon!