Wear Your Meat Politics

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Meat is Murder: tasty tasty murder
Great t-shirt up on threadless that would fit into Eugene’s meat politics scene splendidly…

“MEAT IS MURDER. Tasty tasty, murder.”

I love the photo. Fits in with the movie Sweets and I saw last night. Sweets and I may have to be meat zombies for Halloween this year.



Wooden Sushi for Grown Ups

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Wooden Play Sushi SetA thought on buying the cute wooden sushi kit for yourself:

gluing magnets to the sushi pieces and putting them up on the fridge would be a great way to play with this kit, and yet not have to deal with having toys stashed somewhere out of sight.

I don’t suggest gluing magnets on if you intend for this to be played with by young children.

I was given a barista action figure as a present in honor of my Halloween zombie barista costume. I think I’ll be sticking a magnet onto that as well!



Starbucks Zombies

Monday, October 30, 2006

Starbucks ZombieZombie to do list in the works:

Black pants? Check.
Button up shirts? Check.
Green apron? Check.
Zombie makeup? Check.
Logo redesign? Check.

Thanks to the innovators at Ritual Coffee Roasters, Sweets and I have our Starbucks Zombie outfits all squared away.

My Eyeball Cupcakes are waiting to be iced, my beet marshmallows are repackaged as Tissue Samples… I’m just about set for tomorrow!



We’ll Swallow Your Soul!

Monday, October 31, 2005

Ritual Coffee RoastersI have to dedicate this post to my brother Eric, who has survived several years of doing the hip thing in Seattle working as a *$’s barista. I haven’t exactly grilled him for any explicit inside storys that come from working for the Man, but I imagine there must be a couple of them.

All he’s really told me is if you order chai, ask for no water to be added.

Via Laughing Squid, the incrediably cool employees at Ritual Coffee Roasters in San Francisco are dressed up as zombie baristas today. Aka, Starbucks employees.
Swallow Your Soul!
I’m chalking this one up in the list of what to dress up as next year!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Groundhog’s Day Cupcakes

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

ground hog's day cupcakeOk, so maybe they do look like zombies… wouldn’t you? Must be all that sugar…

Peg and Ellen asked me to help them spice up our Groundhog’s Day celebrations at work today. In honor of a coworker who is actually from Punxsutawney, we were going all out this year. Given that I’m abstaining from unhealthy food, and trying to be a goody two-shoes I decided to make 2 dozen cupcakes!

Wow, what a not-so-great-idea when trying to eat healthy! I sent Sweets to work carrying all the leftover frosting and candy bits to simply get it out of the house. I told him that if he didn’t come home tonight, I’d have the Police look in all the dark alleyways for a man overdosing on frosting.

Searching around for ideas I found some darn funny cupcakes at a Disney site, and my obsessive-compulsive side took over. I figure this is a perverted form of birthcontrol- getting some Soccer Mom energy out (and yes I realize most parents won’t have the time for such food play), by spending hours playing with fiddly candy bits.

The groundhogs are Almond Joy candy bars- some of the candys I cut in half, but most cupcakes got the whole piece shoved in a little hole dug out of the cupcake. The eyes, nose, teeth and some of the ears are from striped colored pieces of licorice cut in shapes with straws and razor blades. I used my food color markers to add details, and almonds were used as ears later on when I got too tired to play with the licorice anymore. Frosting was used to glue on the face parts, and the cupcakes were frosted and coated with green dyed coconut.

Making the faces come alive was the most fun, especially as it got later and later. I know a bit about the Almond Joy machines now… which I must say have gotten really sloppy in their almond placement on the candy. Each candy piece had only one of the almonds placed on the middle (the other sliding off to the side and not centered) and thus was chosent o be the end for the face. And more often than not, this same end would have a tail left from the chocolate outer coating resulting in a groundhog with a little tuft of fur sticking up out of his head. Several of these groundhog candies got named Lenny and Squiggy as I shoved them in the cupcakes, thus indicating to me that I needed to get to bed.



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