Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far Far From Kosher

What if I could combine two of my favourite things in the world, Star Wars and bacon?

"The Bacon AT-AT stands 3 ft tall and is made with over 40 lbs of bacon. The body was made from foam, then the bacon was attached. This beast took 21 non-stop hours to build. If you've ever once thought to cook 40 lbs of bacon in your kitchen in one sitting, I can now personally advise against it."

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I know, where do I go from here, right? How about Ewoks and Care Bears?


A few days ago Connor is in the bathroom peeing when his little brother decides to join him. Once Liam started Connor yells out, "Don't cross the streams!" My kids are that awesome.

Did you miss the reference? If so, maybe this tshirt from Think Geek will help.

Update: I am officially changing Supreme Leader's name to Darth Enabler. Her and her incubating Sith apprentice are slowing pushing me to the fatty side of the Force with their cravings for all that is delicious and good. I'm just trying to be supportive.

Can I ground my kids for eating all my Girl Guide cookies?

Finally, I saw this on kottke last weekend and damn near peed myself with glee. Maybe it's a guy thing.


"The centrifuge is a genuinely terrifying device. The lights dim when it is switched on. A strong wind is produced as the centrifuge induces a cyclone in the room. The smell of boiling insulation emanates from the overloaded 25 amp cables. If not perfectly adjusted and lubricated, it will shred the teeth off solid brass gears in under a second. Runs were conducted from the relative safety of the next room while peeking through a crack in the door."

*PS. (because my finally's are never final) My nephew Dakoda's birthday is on July the 4th, and this year my sister decided to take him down to the States so he could enjoy some fireworks. She needs to know where the best place in Seattle would be to watch them and ideally, find a hotel close by. Any Seattle-ites out there with a suggestion?


Bacon AT-AT, Ewoks,

68 comments:

  1. So when is your life-size bacon Death Star going to be finished?

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  2. Care Bears vs. Ewoks is awesome!

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  3. The geek in me squeed when I saw a lava lamp in a centrifuge. I must send to friends who will appreciate.

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  4. That's a lot of bacon. Yummmmm.

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  5. i would fight in the freezing hoth weather to get at a bacon At-At...you have the most amazing star wars references...dont give in to the dark side....lol.

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  6. Don't cross the streams...dude, you have every right to be proud! *sniff* I think I teared up a little...

    BTW, there is a room in the basement of my new house that is big enough to build a centrifuge like that...hehheh

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  7. That poor lava lamp is probably in dire need of some Pepto-Bismol right now.

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  8. I have a sudden craving for a bacon wrapped Harrison Ford.

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  9. Bacon At-At? The things people come up with never cease to amaze me. The question I would ask is "why?" but I'm certain the answer would be "why not?"
    Also, you have reinforced my belief that men blame women for everything. It is clearly NOT SL's fault you are gaining weight. I would refer you to your fascination with the bacon At-At for my proof.

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  10. PS. My uncle's birthday is July 4th and he said when he was a kid he always thought he was special because of all his siblings (there were 7 of them) he's the only one who got a parade and fireworks on his birthday. He says he was about 8 before he figured out it wasn't just about him. :)

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  11. That centrifuge is awesome but I particularly loved the music that they chose to go with it.

    Seattle fireworks? hmmmm....I'm going to say either the park that is right next to the Pike's Place Market or the one in West Seattle. I'll get the names an email them to you. My advice get there at 9am with lawn chairs because she won't find parking or a place to sit. Why doesn't she just go to Bellingham? If I remember right they put on a right nice display.

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  12. 01. That's fedinitely not just a guy thing, I love the video. And I love it when people do stuff like that at home! :D

    02. *squeal* Your boys are true fanboys and officially awesome!

    03. Maybe she should take him to Dakota, would be a little more authentic... ;)

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  13. Don't cross the streams! Your kids are awesome!

    I was disappointed the lamp didn't explode. Music was cool though.

    Ever try bacon chocolate? My daughter says it's to die for!

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  14. I'm about to vomit from the bacon. Just thinking about that much makes me ill.

    Care Bears all the way, even though I love Ewoks. Care Bears will nice you to death.

    You can't keep a good lava lamp down. I guarantee the person who came up with that is single.

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  15. That is cool! Of all the colours for the lava though. ICK!

    Seattle? I'll point someone else over here. She might know.

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  16. Re: the bacon AT-AT... I really have no words.

    Re: "don't cross the streams!"... that is pure awesomeness!

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  17. I also had to pass this link on to my kids, too good to keep to myself. The music was great with the centrifuge, and I agree that person has to be single- I was waiting for the lava lamp to go flying through the nice windows.

    All in all, an awesome collection of randomness today!

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  18. Yup, I'm still back at the bacon. Do you think at at taste like bacon?

    I aspire to raise boys as cool as your kids. Time to start letting them watch movies that are questionable for their age.

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  19. You don't often see that kind of behavior in a major appliance.

    Darth Enabler *snicker* You could post belly pictures of BOTH of you. Do they make paternity clothes?

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  20. Atlanta is a better place for fireworks. Rednecks do 'splodey things better than hippies.

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  21. "don't cross the streams" -- you owe me a mouthful of coffee and a new keyboard :-)

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  22. That was great! The guy who made the lava lamp video has waaaay too much time on his hands..just sayin :) Happy early Bday to your nephew. I'm on the east coast...wrong side to help :(

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  23. As soon as I saw the title to this post, I had a mini anxiety attack. You have that effect on me.

    I adore your kids... they're so effing adorable (even if they're talking about peeing)! And I really like the wife's new name... but maybe you could combine old and new and call her Supreme Darth? Just a thought...

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  24. I love me some bacon!

    The fatty side of the force eh? Sounds nummy.

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  25. Bacon, Ewok stabbing a Care Bear ... this post was awesome.

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  26. Fireworks are one of my favorite things in the whole world! :) It isn't Seattle, but for a mere 3 hours of driving from Seattle, or a quick drive from PDX (the Portland airport), you can experience fireworks like no other.
    http://www.vancwa.com/4th_of_july.htm

    Oh, and Neil Diamond always, always, accompanies the show. You can't beat that!!! If she decides to go this route - let me know....there are tricks to avoiding the masses.

    Oh, and crossing streams!?! Your kids ARE awesome!!!

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  27. I would eat that bacon, I don't care how long it took me.

    You're supposed to stash the Girl Scout cookies so the kids don't find them...

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  28. Your kids really are awesome. And that is a lot of bacon.

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  29. 1. I worry that this is a waste of perfectly good bacon.
    2. Ewoks.
    3. My son and his best friend like to pee together and pretend that the streams are...you guessed it...light sabers.
    4. I am absolutely not showing this centrifuge video to my son. He's all about the elaborate science experiment. So far, it's just building rockets and volcanos. I fear that centrifuge is in my future.

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  30. Is there really anyone who does not get the "cross the streams" reference? Really?

    Centrefuges are cool.

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  31. from a friend....

    take a look at this! I just Googled "seattle fourth of july fireworks"
    and this was thie firsts item to pop up. Pretty timely, too, printed
    April 2, 2010.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011509317_fireworks03m.html

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  32. yes, i am thinking eating all the Girl Scout cookies justifies a grounding. lol However, what my boys would do is eat all but one, that way they could say, "I didn't eat them all!" Love your post!

    Have a great week!

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  33. I think the Space Needle still does fireworks.

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  34. I'm hungry enough to eat 40 pounds of bacon..the foam too, 'cause it probably tastes like bacon.

    Calling your baby mama Darth Enabler $100 USD! Comparing the baby to a Sith- priceless!

    I LOVE lava lamps. I have three in my office. I want a centrifuge!

    Happy Tuesday!

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  35. Care Bears are just evil, so it's only right that the Ewoks kill them all.

    Love the lava lamp thing! Totally kewl. I wonder if you feed the lava lamp the bacon AT-AT first if it will hurl righteously?

    Where are the Star Wars zombies? Did I miss something? Am I going to have to draw one of those too? :)

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  36. I'm not sure if that's delicious or disgusting... Guess I'll have to taste it and find out.

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  37. Awesome kids are a truly wondrous thing. And having them be awesome about something you especially love...priceless.

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  38. I highly doubt the foam innards will stop people from licking that bacon At-At. Then it will become an Ate-Ate.

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  39. I'll tell you, I barely understood a word you said but I enjoyed it anyway. You're just very weird.

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  40. Wait, it's the 40 pounds of bacon he advises against but not the 21 straight hours of building?
    Meh. What do I know? I'm a vegetarian.

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  41. Yikes, I read recently that there will be no fireworks in Seattle on the 4th. Nobody will pick up the tab. Maybe that will change, but i would keep an eye on the local news here before planning any trips.

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  42. 40lbs of bacon...ewoks and care bears...is it really any wonder why I feel so at home here?

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  43. Plenty of ireworks down here in Texas, but who'd want tocome this far? Not me.

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  44. Bacon in any form is a work of art. Bacon is king. And I TOTALLY got the "don't cross the streams things" mainly beacuse I am both a geek AND a child of the 80's. And Ewoks kick ass. Always.

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  45. what happened to the bacon after the photo shoot? my dogs would so have torn into that ewok. Even the styrofoam parts.

    Not sure about the level of effort expended on the lava lamp centrifuge experiment. Hmmm. You're right, it must be a guy thing.

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  46. I would probably eat right through that bacon and the cardboard in about 3.2 seconds. Yum.

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  47. Ever heard of Bacon infused burbon???

    mmmmmmmm

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  48. I don't think I got the reference, but I still enjoyed fun. Why is a hearse chasing the pac man's?

    My son could eat 40 pounds of bacon.

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  49. Bacon, Star Wars, Pac Man. You are *such* a boy.

    Ellie

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  50. When I saw the giant bacon scupture my first thought was 'why?' and my second thought was 'men.'

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  51. I've been meaning to come over here for 3 days to comment about bacon and then when I read "don't cross the streams," I snorted bacon out of my nose I laughed so hard.

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  52. I am so behind on my blog reading that I'm purposefully not commenting so I have time to read. I KNOW! So selfless to not take credit for all that hard work... Anyway - you kind of have to comment on an AT-AT made of bacon. That is the craziest thing I've ever seen.

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  53. 40 lbs of bacon!! Are you kidding me? However the result looks awesome and delicious. The lava lamp vid was too cool...it is a guy thing.

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  54. That's a lot of freakn' bacon. Has anyone asked 'why'? That's probably a stupid question. Nevermind.

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  55. HA! Your kids are a riot!

    I knew with a name like Captain Dumbass, you would not disappoint and I was right. What kind of deliciously random awesomeness have I been missing all these years?!

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  56. I hope all of that bacon didn't go to waste... by which I mean, I hope he ate it.

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  57. So how long did it take to EAT the At-At ?

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  58. I want to see the bacon At-At in the centrifuge

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  59. Being two months pregnant and looking at that tower of bacon is making me want to puke. No offense.

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  60. That centrifuge is freakin' SCARY. I'm mesmerized by it. and the bacon at-at...shoot, they put foam inside it, how do you spose they cooked it?

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  61. Star Wars, Bacon and Ghostbusters- the holy trinity.

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  62. That bacon thing is bizarre!

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  63. i've never seen star wars :)

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