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Portal Companion Cube Cookie Jar

Portal Companion Cube Cookie Jar

Thanks to Portal(s), the Companion Cube can be found everywhere now. There was even a Companion Cube sighting in NYC. However, while that may be all fine and good for fans of the video game, all that really matters is being able to find the Companion Cube where you most want it: on your kitchen countertop and filled with cookies. The Portal Companion Cube Cookie Jar measures seven-inches all around and will gladly accompany you through the house. Or the test chamber, as the case may be.

February 27, 2012   No Comments

Star Trek Kirk & Spock Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Star Trek Kirk & Spock Salt & Pepper Shaker Set

Well, this Star Trek Kirk & Spock Salt & Pepper Shaker Set looks very nice and would make a great housewarming present for the Star Trek fan. From the product description:

We can’t help but think the Salt Vampire, or creature, from “The Man Trap” would be drooling at these, or at least at one of these officially licensed ceramic Star Trek salt and pepper shakers. Featuring the likenesses of Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and James Kirk (William Shatner) in classic Trek uniforms, you can keep this command team on your dining room table. Each shaker measures approximately 4.5″ tall X 1.5″ wide X 1″ deep.

But which one is salt and which one is pepper? I suspect these things matter to the average Trekkie. Or so I’m told.

June 6, 2011   No Comments

Spare Me Bowling Ball Cheese Spreader Set

Spare Me Bowling Ball Cheese Spreader Set in Gift Box

Bowling and cheese go together like… well, I have no idea. Maybe cheese as in on a pizza? And pizza and beer go together, and beer and bowling go together? No, while all true that might be a stretch… Maybe because bowling is cheesy? No, bowling was never really exploited to the point where it could be cheesy. (Now if they started wearing matching sequined uniforms…) Bowling is just, bowling. Aha! I got it. Bowling is for everybody, just like everybody loves cheese. And beer. And pizza. Whatever, just go with it.

Whatever the connection is between bowling and cheese, it doesn’t matter as bowling-fans and cheese-lovers alike can enjoy this Spare Me Bowling Ball Cheese Spreader Set in Gift Box. Featuring four bowling pin cheese spreaders that rest inside a ceramic bowling ball, the novelty contraption will come in handy for all your bowling and cheese needs–whatever those may be.

May 7, 2011   No Comments

Coffee Coffee Coffee Starts With C

Vandor 5-1/2 by 4 by 4-1/2-Inch Sesame Street Cookie Monster 18-Ounce Ceramic Mug, Multicolored

Cookie Monster has always known what’s up with the letter ‘C’. Smart cookie, that Cookie. Not only does his favorite treat start with ‘C’, so does his lesser-known other favorite treat: coffee! (It’s pretty obvious if you notice what a spazz he is.) Being the obsessive type, there is no other mug everybody’s favorite monster would choose other than one picturing himself. The Sesame Street Cookie Monster 18-Ounce Ceramic Mug is his only drinking vessel of choice. For either milk or coffee. Got cookie? Om nom nom nom…

Also available for his pals, Oscar the Grouch and Elmo.

April 19, 2011   1 Comment

Snacking That Ends In A Draw

Tic-Tac-Toe Plate

Perhaps more so than any other game, tic-tac-toe ends up as a draw. However, when using the Tic-Tac-Toe Plate don’t expect snacks to go unfinished. Featuring square and circle one-ounce indentations (the circles won) the ceramic platter makes for a unique serving device—or at least one where everybody can end up a winner.

October 19, 2010   No Comments

Spices Dressed Up As Condiments (Don’t) Shake It Up

‘Mustard & Ketchup’ Ceramic Shaker Set

I like these, if only because of the fact they don’t bug me. I better explain that: the salt is where the salt should be and the pepper is where the pepper should be. In other words, somebody was paying attention. If forced to choose which spice would dress up as which condiment, I’d have to go with salt/ketchup and mustard/pepper, just like these salt and pepper shakers.

The Tag Earthenware Ketchup and Mustard Salt and Pepper Shakers gets it right. Mustard can carry a bit of heat just like pepper can, and salt, well, as king of the spices it seems right at home masquerading as king of the condiments. Of course, the designer could have just guessed—they did have a 50/50 chance to get it right after all. And then again, the ketchup does kinda look like a bottle of hotsauce…

April 1, 2010   No Comments

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