Friday, June 20, 2014

Thank you, Internet: alcoholic condiments and the Freaks and Geeks bible

Posted By on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Friday is finally upon us, and the countdown to the end of the day is going sooo slow, amirite? Here are some links that should help that ticking clock move a bit faster:

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1. Want a a little booze with your condiments? You've got some options. Ravenswood Vineyard in California has created a line of wine-based sriracha, using wine from their own vines. If you'd rather your alcoholic condiments be a little sweet, Jim Beam's got you (or your pancakes) covered with a bourbon pancake syrup that gives a whole new meaning to the term "hair of the dog."

click to enlarge Courtesy of Chris Haston/NBC
  • Courtesy of Chris Haston/NBC

Courtesy of Chris Haston/NBC

2. Later this month, Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations With Today’s Top Comedy Writers by Mike Sacks will be available in bookstores. Slate got an excerpt from the book that is sure to make any hardcore Freaks and Geeks fans still mourning the one-season-only drama run to Netflix to watch the whole thing again. Paul Feig (one of the creators of the show) outlines his original plans for the cult classic in a Freaks and Geeks bible that he used when he was pitching the show to network executives. The bible features character outlines, things that should happen in the background, a list of music the characters would listen to and more.

click to enlarge Revisiting Rock-afire Explosion: a gallery of characters
  • Revisiting Rock-afire Explosion: a gallery of characters

Revisiting Rock-afire Explosion: a gallery of characters

3. Remember going to Showbiz Pizza as a kid? And, in between running around getting all sweaty and playing arcade games, you had to actually sit down and eat pizza? While you were stuffing your face, you became enthralled by the Rock-afire Explosion. Featuring characters like Billy Bob Brockali and Fatz Geronimo, the animatronic band kept kids entertained until they were finished eating and could get back to all the fun (and ticket earning) on the gaming floor. After checking out this gallery, you'll probably feel so much like a kid again, you'll be asking your parents for MORE TOKENS!

4. Science plus foodies for the win! Canadian startup Structur3D Printing specializes in 3-D printing technology. More specifically, their interests lie in helping users make the most of their 3-D printers by creating a universal paste extruder called Discov3ry Extruder that enables 3-D printers to use virtually any material to print, not just plastic. One of their suggestions? Printing with Nutella. Sounds like a tasty experiment. Someone make us some tiny Nutella Orlando Weekly logos, please.

5. You may be familiar with the eHarmony ads where a completely over-the-top-in-love couple tells their totally cheesy love story. This week, the Onion started a new series that discusses another milestone in any relationship: when they started fucking. So far there are only three videos in the series, including an elderly couple who are very frank about their bedroom habits.

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