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Willy Wonka would be proud… plus, Moose Mugs!

Be drunk and merry on ye peppermint!

Your eyes do not deceive you: edible candy cane shotglasses! I may not be a drinker, but even I can appreciate these things. It's like something straight out of Willy Wonka's factory, and what better way to treat your aching liver this holiday season than with liquor and just a hint of peppermint. In all honesty, these things are absurdly overpriced, selling for a whopping 9 bux at Urban Outfitters. Then again, everything they sell is overpriced, so that's no surprise. Still, the fact remains that these things are candy canes. Oddly shaped candy canes, sure, but candy canes nonetheless. The same candy canes that you can buy twelve of for 99 cents. Still, I have no doubt that they'll sell like hotcakes this season. And who doesn't want hotcakes? Or at the very least, Johnny Cakes.

Marty Moose Mugs from! They're Moosetastic!

In other holiday-themed drinkware news, CanadianMoose just sent me two of their Christmas Vacation Moose Mug reproductions. I gotta say, they might be pricier than the average mug you'd buy, but the quality of these things is incredibly nice. I now feel obligated to drink egg nog, juice and all other beverages from these mugs for the remainder of the month. Ah who am I kidding? I'll still be drinking out of these things next summer. There's just no "wrong" time to drink out of a hollowed out moose head.

Completed unrelated, I just finished watching season one of "Dexter" on Showtime and it is without a doubt one of the best new shows on television. As far as I'm concerned, this show has completely validated the extra cash I pay for cable TV these days. If you haven't seen it, it's a show about a blood splatter specialist who moonlights as a vigilante serial killer. They took actors from a bunch of my favorite HBO shows including "Six Feet Under" and "Oz" - Michael C. Hall playing the lead role of Dexter Morgan. It's extremely well written, filled with great sub plots, and Dexter's character is absolutely fascinating to watch as he tries to balance his bloodlust with pretending to be normal in everyday activities. In all seriousness, whether or not you have cable, you need to see this show. So if you don't have access to it now, be sure to pick it up whenever it comes out on DVD. What's killing me is that I now have to wait until late 2007 before a new season starts. Might have to pick up some of the books to tide me over...

Also, who's going to see Rocky Balboa? I'm hearing nothing but good things about it and I couldn't be more excited. These are the movies I grew up on and it's nice to hear Stallone is giving Rocky a send-off with class instead of what we saw in part V. Going to see it tomorrow so I'll letcha know my thoughts on it afterwards. Win Rocky, win.

p.s.: Thanks to those of you who've been getting me things from my Amazon Wish List already. You rock the mock. I might even do some articles/reviews about the things I get.

p.s. #2: Keep those San Francisco suggestions 'a coming, cuz we leave this weekend to go check the place out!



shannon (Guest) on 12/21/2006 4:07 am

what happened to opening night Rocky Balboa?


shannon (Guest) on 12/21/2006 4:09 am

ps - have never seen a single Rocky movie.... seriously. you think its smart to start with the last one first?


Jesse B (Guest) on 12/21/2006 4:53 am

No, you need to watch 1-5 to understand it.

Also, I home you are going to see the Walk of Game in SF, -GaH-

Did you add a spell check to this?


Jesse B (Guest) on 12/21/2006 4:54 am

Also, new goggles!

Shall we call them "Wacky Space Goggles V 2.0?"


Eternal (Guest) on 12/21/2006 8:31 am

I thought his goggles looked different.


Aks (Guest) on 12/21/2006 8:48 am

What happened to the old ones?


Angryhydralisk (Profit!) (Guest) on 12/21/2006 9:44 am

Those moose-mugs are rad. I bet you're thinking "PROFIT! PROFIT!".


LoneWolf (Guest) on 12/21/2006 11:08 am

Honestly, I see no good coming from those shot glasses. I saw them in my local grocery store and thought, "Hm. You know, some guy's gonna get totally trashed, eating the glass after every shot until he runs out. And uses a regular shot glass..."


Mr. 86 (Guest) on 12/21/2006 5:23 pm

I went and saw Rocky Balboa opening night. It easily makes up for the travesty that was V, and the joke that was IV. There are cheesy moments, yes, but anyone that has seen a Rocky movie before should know that those are coming a mile away. Stallone is also in incredible shape for a man pushing sixty. Hell, he's in good shape for less than half his age.


Ninjawolf (Guest) on 12/21/2006 5:53 pm

I don't think its strange Sylvester Stallone is trying to get back in to actig. Thats perfectly normal, in fact lots of older actors who stopped try to come back. What is wierd, however, is him trying to go back to the charcters he played when he was young. Though that won't make them bad, it just increases the chance that they'll be bad, however, it seems like Rock Balboa is pretty good. Of course, I think we know too little about the new Rambo to say it will be good, but I'd say Rocky Balboa is a good sign since it shows Stallone wants to make the movies good and not just play the charcter one more time.


-RoG- (Guest) on 12/22/2006 4:26 am

Shannon, yeah I would definitely recommend seeing the first four movies. The fifth one, from what I've heard, was treated like it never happened in this new movie. Wouldn't surprise me since it was the worst of the series. Anyway, I didn't go last night or tonight because of a certain huge flash game that we're trying to finish up and release before I go on my lil' Xmas vacation heheh. Work first, play later. :(

Jesse B, nah, I never had much interest in the Walk of Fame, and the Walk of Game is way smaller. If I happened to be in the area, I'd considering snapping one photo for some hardcore gamers, but I really don't have a need to see John Carmack's "star".

And yes, those are new Wacky Space Goggles indeed. I knew some of you would spot those right away haha. Anyway, I'm not sure I would call them an upgrade since the padding on these ones suck, they're tighter, and thus can give you a headache if you wear 'em. If I can get a new elastic band for 'em though, then they'd be more tolerable. Until then, I'll stick with the classic Wacky Space Goggles that have been through so much madness with me all these years.

Angryhydralisk, no way man, the one thing you do NOT do when Moose Mugs come into your posession is sell them. That'd be like letting a pedophile adopt your first born child for a few bucks. 'TWOULD BE A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY!

LoneWolf, wait how is that NOT good again? You can't tell me you don't want to watch a video on YouTube of some idiot gushing blood from him his mouth because he accidentally chewed up a real shotglass that he thought was made of peppermint candy.

Mr. 86, you dare say Rocky IV was a joke!? I've been known to kill men for lesser verbal crimes. For chrissakes, without that Rocky movie, Russia and America would still be in a panic about shooting nukes at each other. And believe me, that Joshua computer is still waiting out there somwhere and it would just LOVE to play a game of Global Thermonuclear War. And even without all of the changes in society that movie clearly made, the training sequences and the fights in Rocky IV are 100% pure cinematic gold. Rocky climbing a mountain and screaming "Dragoooooooo!"? PERFECTION.

Ninjawolf, isn't Stallone retiring from acting after the final Rambo movie? I seem to recall reading something about that a while ago.


Angryhydralisk (Guest) on 12/22/2006 8:53 pm

Tis' the season to punch the shit out of each other. I'm definitely seeing Balboa, regardless of anything.

As for the hsot glasses...didn't you say reproductions are like, 200 bux? Or do they have cheap ones now. If so, then I may have to go out and get some...


allie (Guest) on 12/22/2006 11:32 pm

I saw big top pee wee on your wishlist, it's been on HBO a lot lately if you want to catch it there.


Mutantenemy (Guest) on 01/05/2007 10:01 am

WEHEEEE! Candy shotglasses! Those things are like
popeye candy cigs except with alcohol!

Dude, from that photo your teeth look pretty gnarly, brush them some time!


Jim Mirkalami (Guest) on 02/06/2008 8:57 pm

I have been a frequent visitor of this blog for some time now, so I thought it would be a good idea to leave you with my thanks.

Jim Mirkalami


I-Mockery Blabber (Guest) on 11/13/2008 11:35 am

[...] Damn is this stuff good! You can bet your jolly little asses that I'll be filling up quite a few moose mugs with it over the next month and a half. I still need to track down their limited edition Pumpkin, [...]


ColdFusion (Guest) on 11/15/2008 5:48 pm

I wonder if you could heat up candy canes and reshape them into different things.. making your own shot glasses or, dare I suggest, candy cane MUGS :O

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