Canned Meat Unicorn Plush

Yep! It's as weird as you think. This little gem from the fine fellows at ThinkGeek is the geek answer to SPAM, although SPAM may also be the geek answer to SPAM... er, nevermind.

Here are the deets, as my wife would say:

  • 14 ounces of delicious unicorn meat, canned for your convenience
  • Imported from a small independent cannery in County Meath, Ireland
  • Okay, for real: you can't eat this. It's a dismembered stuffed unicorn in a can.

Take home these 14-ounces of delicious unicorn meat, canned for your convenience Imported from a small independent cannery in County Meath, Ireland. Crunchy horn bits in every bite- an excellent source of Calcium. Tastes like rotisserie chicken but with a hint of marshmallow sweetness. Easily spreadable for sandwiches, hors d'oeuvres, and more. Sparkly meat lends the unmistakable air of class and sophistication to your parties! Unlike other meats, unicorn fat is polyunsaturated and lowers your LDL cholesterol. Not yet approved by the USDA or FDA, but the nuns have eaten it for centuries and they're healthy as horses. Okay, for real: you can't eat this. It's a dismembered stuffed unicorn in a can. The bottom of the tin is easily removable to gain access to the mini dead unicorn inside. No can opener needed!

Unicorns, as we all know, frolic all over the world, pooping rainbows and marshmallows wherever they go. What you don't know is that when unicorns reach the end of their lifespan, they are drawn to County Meath, Ireland. The Sisters at Radiant Farms have dedicated their lives to nursing these elegant creatures through their final days. Taking a cue from the Kobe beef industry, they massage each unicorn's coat with Guinness daily and fatten them on a diet comprised entirely of candy corn. As the unicorn ages, its meat becomes fatty and marbled and the living bone in the horn loses density in a process much like osteoporosis. The horn's outer layer of keratin begins to develop a flavor very similar to candied almonds. Blending the crushed unicorn horn into the meat adds delightful, crispy flavor notes in each bite. We are confident you will find a world of bewilderment in every mouthful of scrumptious unicorn meat.

So.. there you have it, well go here, and you can have it.

Hasbro Lazer Tag 2012

Wow - kudos to The Toy Spy for posting this. I know what I want for my birthday this year.

The new Lazer Tag system works with your iOS device to give you a heads up display and allows multi-player mode with up to 24 players. The single gun will retail for $39.99 and the set of two for $69.99.


Swarm Quad-copters

I found this gem over at Gizmodo. Very very cool, and I for one welcome our robot overlords.

Get to know your furnace

Flame Sensor - Arnold Service

Flame Sensor - Arnold Service

Okay, if you're like me, you hate spending money on pesky things like furnace service calls. I'd rather save that money to buy cool toys! Well, if you get to know your furnace, you can perform some basic fixes yourself and save a lot of money. Now - be warned - if you have no mechanical ability, call a pro, this is a simple fix that saved my $180!

When my oldest son was still an infant, our furnace went out. Right in the midst of a brutal cold snap, in the middle of the night. Well, me being the geek that I am, I thought - "Oh, the thermostat is bad, it must keep sending a 'shut-off' signal"

So after a 3am trip to Walmart and $50 later, I had a new thermostat installed. And, well, that wasn't the problem. Crap!

When the sun came up, I called the service number on the furnance and a few hours later the furnace guy came out, removed a little piece that looks like an allen wrench and he cleaned it off with some steel wool.

That cost me $198!!!

He didn't replace it, he cleaned it. He was in the house for 20 minutes. Right then I decided to learn a little bit about furnaces.

What I found out was, that little allen wrench thingy was the flame sensor. They get dirty and fail to register that they are being bathed in glorious, gas powered flame. So after doing some research (i.e. googling stuff) I found Arnold Service - the web page is dated, but the information is fantastic. Plus he'll sell you the parts. The new flame sensor cost me around $12 plus shipping. I think I paid less than $20 total.

Do yourself a favor and learn a little about your furnace. It could save you a lot of money; money that you can spend buying some of the cool stuff here!

The Star Wars Holiday Special With The Original 1978 Commercials

Keeping with the Star Wars Christmas theme, here's the Star Wars Holiday Special, complete with the commercials.

Warning!!!- Once you watch this, you can't unwatch it. It will bolster your geek cred if you can sit through it, but you may die a little inside.