“Eating” and “drinking” is for chumps with time for meaningless dull crap like “chewing” and “swallowing.” Go ahead – inhale dessert. Suck it right down. Seriously, kids – go nuts!
Sure, coffee and chocolate taste magnificent. They’re intoxicatingly rich and distinctly sensual indulgences that stir senses like so much cream and sugar in so very much java. Alas, though, everyone pays those pipers sometime. Chocolate’s soothing wave of rich flavor also brings in with the tide calories that will hang about the waist and tell a tale of vices, and slaves to them. Coffee? Don’t tell The Sleepless One about its Lazerus-like rejuvenation. For that matter, let’s not tell The Sleepless One all about crashing like a 12-car pile-up preceded by about three pots of coffee in 24 hours. You might as well give water to a drowning man.
Now, take Le Whif Coffee & Chocolate Inhalers. Each 100-percent biodegradable tube inhaler accompanies three 300-mg packs of your choice of coffee or chocolate; the chocolate three-pack includes one flavor-pack each of raspberry, mint and milk chocolate. Each puff from the inhaler delivers a 40-80 mg chocolate or coffee blast that settles across the taste buds (never down the lungs, mind you) and lets the flavor kick the joneses with a cost of less than a single calorie. Dieters and chocolate/coffee-loving smokers, whatever the vice, this is your quick flavor fix to choke out whatever habit fights you kicking and screaming.
Probably best of all, your fixes will never again mean interrupting your day’s rhythm with a single quick Le Whif. Can you make time to breathe? Then you can make time to Whif.
Call me crazy, call me kinky, Heaven knows I’ve been called a little of both – but might the post-coital cigarette have met its match, and perhaps been replaced by a couple of shared chocolate inhalers instead?
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Hey guys! Big news: Geek Gems just scored a major sponsor! So while we perform our traditional dance of jubilation and gratitude (which, to the uninitiated, looks suspiciously like a really complex version of the “Running Man”), please enjoy this word from our newest benefactor:
Hi there. You know who I am, but you don’t know my name. It was hard work and sacrifice that freed me from Vault 101, but surviving day-to-day out here in the gray, God-forsaken Washington DC Wastelands? There’s no comparison. Between molerats, mutants and roving gangs, water sometimes just won’t do the job quenching my big, big thirst.
That’s when I drop one big, dirty bomb on my parched gullet with the “hottest” cool, refreshing beverage around … Nuka Cola! Caffeine? Leave it for the Enclave, those white collar pansies. I have a man’s thirst, and I need a man’s cola. Every bottle packs the kick of +3 RADS to wake up my vital functions. Don’t fear that esophageal burning; that just means the RADS are working. Trust me, the sensation will keep you up at night into the wee hours when you have to be on watch for roving mutants.
So when it’s time to get down and dirty, hot and heavy, and very possibly lethally contaminated along the way out here in the Wastes, reach for the fortified WMT (Weapon of Massive Thirst): Nuka Cola!
Last month, we wrote about the retro-licious Slap Watches, and the fond memories they brought back of slap bracelets from the late ’80s. The folks at Slap Watch were kind enough to send us a watch to review, and it’s equally rugged and modern – the perfect unisex accessory. The silicone band is super comfortable to wear, and once the watch is slapped n’ wrapped around your wrist, it feels very secure and looks uber-stylish. We give it two thumbs (or wrists) way up – and now one lucky reader will get the chance to take a nostalgic trip back “in time” with their very own Slap Watch! Read all the details below:
Giveaway Item: Black Slap Watch ($20 value)
Eligibility: Ages 18+, USA only
Entrance Period: May 23rd – May 29th (11:59pm EST)
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The winner will be selected by a random number drawing on Sunday, May 29th. Best of luck to all who enter, and thank you Slap Watch for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!
Down the hatch, morning after morning, goes my favorite breakfast cereal – half of which turns into a soggy fail-mush by the time I eat my way down the bowl. On top of that, at least a cup or so of milk ultimately flows down the drain. I suppose it beats the slovenly alternative, though. My five year old inner being is one thing, but the nearly 30 year old Sleepless One just feels his dignity slip a little at chug-a-lugging the leftover milk and crumbs. So could a hands-on experience with a Geek Gems favorite save my love affair with cereal, while whittling down my grocery budget?
I dug the Obol cereal bowl from the first time we featured it here. A bowl in which I could separate my milk and cereal, keeping my breakfast crunchy as I scoop-and-swoop what I needed into the milk a single bite at a time? Simple! Perfect! Useful! Where, oh where had this been all my life?
I was already impressed before the first milk drops coated the bowl’s bottom. The durable white plastic dish is molded with this C-shaped, textured white handhold in the base, making it so very simple to cradle comfortably to one’s body while reclining. It’s also a necessity, as the bowl is wide enough across that palming it would be a bit cumbersome. The shallower of the Obol’s two recesses holds what amounts to a perfect portion-controlling single measuring cup of any dry cereal. The divider between cereal and milk gives way via something shaped a little like a built-in curved playground slide to the deeper pool for the milk. And here’s where things go from “awesome” to “pretty damn awesome”.
I will nearly guarantee from personal experience that anybody could finish a dry cup of cereal using as little as a half pint of milk and pour practically nothing down the drain. Think of what cup after cup of wasted milk would’ve ultimately added up to over a week or a month. Another half-gallon? A full gallon? That couple bucks doesn’t seem like much this shopping trip, but over a year, that savings shall keep your treasure troves of Fruity Pebbles running over. Your only problem will be what you’re to do with all those extra prizes from the bottoms of all those extra boxes of cereal you can suddenly stockpile, you Seinfeldian saver, you!
I own few kitchen implements and gadgets that each day I truly relish using, and the Obol cereal bowl is useful enough to be favored among the few, right alongside my ESPN Sportszone “Chalice of Colombian Caffeination”. For casual users and cereal connoisseurs alike, the Obol gets two solid thumbs-up!
Etsy artisan BaconFactory creates the most stunning word burned art portraits I’ve ever seen – and I absolutely love how many of the subjects are decidedly geeky in nature.
Hang the Joker portrait from The Dark Knight and ask your guests, “why so serious?” Or perhaps an iconic pose from the Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter films would make a perfect nod to your fandom of their respective series. Star Wars and World of Warcraft are also duly represented (the pyrography portrait of a Night Elf is especially breathtaking). And for those wanting to pay homage to silver screen Hollywood ingénues, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn are yours for the wood burned bliss.
Insert obligatory joke about how they already give you “wood” here. ;)