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Manolo's Food Blog » WTF? http://manolofood.com Manolo Loves the Food! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:01:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.13 The Face of Crystal Head Vodka http://manolofood.com/the-face-of-crystal-head-vodka/ http://manolofood.com/the-face-of-crystal-head-vodka/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:56:39 +0000 http://manolofood.com/?p=2563 Well, this is legitimately insane.

Crystal Head vodka, Dan Ackroyd’s side venture, is packaged in a, yes, crystal skull, meant to reference the mysterious crystal skulls of Mesoamerica. Now a very bored forensic sculptor has taken one of the decanters and reconstructed the face of the human behind it. Sure. Why not? It’s vodka; you’re supposed to go a little crazy, right?

The company says, “Forensic artist Nigel from Scotland shared these incredible images with us. Check it out how he’s using his empty CHV bottles!”

Crystal Skull 1

Crystal Skull 1

Crystal Skull 2 Crystal Skull 3 Crystal Skull 4

Crystal Skull 5

Crystal Skull 5

Crystal Skull 6

That dude is wasted. So would you be, if you had a head full of vodka. We can all drink to that, in these sassy Doom Crystal Skull Head Vodka Shot Glasses.

But wait, I think I recognize him!

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Sunday Food Porn: Freudian Pudding Cups http://manolofood.com/sunday-food-porn-freudian-pudding-cups/ http://manolofood.com/sunday-food-porn-freudian-pudding-cups/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 02:03:14 +0000 http://manolofood.com/?p=2483 Freudian Pudding Cups

Freudian Pudding Cups

As my friend on Facebook said, “There’s a reason everyone was going to Freudian analysts in the ’50’s.”

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Toe Jam http://manolofood.com/toe-jam/ http://manolofood.com/toe-jam/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:13:12 +0000 http://manolofood.com/?p=2448 Well, that’s how you know you have too god damn much money: when you go into a bar in the Yukon, ask for the infamous Sourtoe cocktail, the one with the actual preserved human toe in it, swallow the thing whole including the toe, slam the $500 fine down on the counter, and walk out.

As one does.

The Sourtoe cocktail is a real thing, and has been a real thing in Dawson City since the Seventies, 1973 to be exact, when a severed human toe turned up in a boat. You know, as they do. It’s even inspired a book: The Sourtoe Cocktail Club: The Yukon Odyssey of a Father and Son in Search of a Mummified Human Toe … and Everything Else!

sourtoe cocktail book

Well, being Northerners, it occurred to the locals that the best thing they could do with their toe booty would be to preserve it in salt, then charge tourists outrageous prices to drink a cocktail with this most Goth of all garnishes in it. In the beginning, the cocktail was a beer mug full of Champagne, but soon enough they realized that using expensive ingredients cut into the margin and besides, they wanted to cater to the Bacardi and Coke crowd too, so they allowed people to order whatever they liked, “Sourtoe style” and charged them premium rates.

Sourtoe Cocktail in the flesh

Sourtoe Cocktail in the flesh

The rule was, the toe had to touch the lips, and many a toetippler would pose for commemorative photos brandishing the brown and shriveled appendage like a stubby cigar. Naturally, when tourists are paying $20 a shot for Canadian Club with a toe in it, and $5 a shot for CC without, it behooves one to take care with one’s toes, and to put exorbitant fines on anyone who would masticate or otherwise abscond with or damage said tootsie-section. In the Seventies, $500 was a big fine. Not so much today, as one American tourist reportedly knew. He was the (hero? No. Protagonist? No.) nouveau riche or at least nouveau flush in the first paragraph, who apparently had done his homework (there’s a website whose design apparently dates from the 90’s. The 1890’s) and thought the boasting rights were worth the money.

Hell, any fool can get bottle service, but how many can talk about the time they committed cannibalism legally?

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Happy Birthday to Moi: essential pressie http://manolofood.com/happy-birthday-to-moi-essential-pressie/ http://manolofood.com/happy-birthday-to-moi-essential-pressie/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:51:23 +0000 http://manolofood.com/?p=2420 Yes, it’s a Milestone birthday for raincoaster today, and you know what that means: GUILT! You didn’t get me anything, did you? Oh well, it’s not too late to get me something I want. As a friend said, “You’re the easiest person in the world to shop for because given the funds, there is nothing you would not buy for yourself.” Here is the perfect example.

Silver Monkey Straw

Silver Monkey Straw

This solid silver monkey highball straw would be a fine start to the birthday haul. Yes, it is solid sterling silver from Tiffany. Yes, it is utterly ridiculous. The latter is why I covet it.

 

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Happy Birthday To Me (which I am saying for the third time) http://manolofood.com/happy-birthday-to-me-which-i-am-saying-for-the-third-time/ http://manolofood.com/happy-birthday-to-me-which-i-am-saying-for-the-third-time/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:50:30 +0000 http://manolofood.com/?p=2428 What can I say, I have a lot of different blogs, okay?

Lulzsec carafe and wineglasses

Lulzsec carafe and wineglasses

In any case, I ran across this on Etsy and given my well-known weakness for a man in a mask, had to put it on the Birthday Registry. You can ship it to “raincoaster, c/o Legion, Vancouver, BC.”

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