It’s a beautiful thing….
We all know that George Lucas is perfectly willing to pimp out Star Wars to all and sundry, but I’m beginning to think he’s gone too far.
To ‘celebrate’ the release of The Phantom Menace’ in 3D (why? I have no idea), he’s allowed France’s / Benelux’ fast food chain Quick to create and market a Jedi Burger and a Dark Vador Burger.
No, you read that right, DARK VADOR!
What do these Force injected nummies look like?
And guess what? There’s also the Dark Burger just in case the Dark Vador is too emo for you.
Dear Gods, please make it stop! Next thing you know, Quick will announce that’s the patties are made with bantha fodder.
Whatever happened to collectible cups?
Wonder if Kirk Cameron would like to share a slice.
Yes, I know, I haven’t been around much….. okay, AT ALL for the last 18 months or so. In my defense, I would like to say this has been a period of immense change in our household and I put aside a lot of things in order to keep this family functioning. That being said, things seem to be on an even keel at least for the time being, so I’m going to once again look at broadening my geeky horizons.
So, it being a new year, I’m going to make some resolutions:
1) To make a minimum of one post per day on this blog.
3) Convince Dylan Meconis (who I met last year – SQUEE!) to reprint Bite Me!
4) Discover one new musician, movie director, or web comic a month
5) Try one new recipe a week and cook one vegetarian meal a month
6) Start work on my steampunk costume
So, I think that should keep me busy along with all the other stuff that being a working mom entails.
Enjoy the year. It’s looking to be a good one.
I snagged this recipe from Starline Hodge’s webcomic site, Candi – A College Story.
You should definitely check the strip out. It’s a lot of fun, has some great characters, and depicts parts of my university career with aching clarity, episodes that I think are universal to anyone who’s pursued higher learning at any institution.
Most of which I think a lot of us would would much rather forget.
At any rate, thanks Starline!
1 cup (8 oz) club soda or cream soda
½ cup (4 oz) butterscotch syrup (ice cream topping)
½ tablespoon butter
Step 1: Measure butterscotch and butter into a 2 cup (16 oz) glass. Microwave on high for 1 to 1½ minutes, or until syrup is bubbly and butter is completely incorporated.
Step 2: Stir and cool for 30 seconds, then slowly mix in club soda. Mixture will fizz quite a bit.
Step 3: Serve in two coffee mugs or small glasses; a perfectly warm Hogwarts treat for two!
Yummy! And to work up your appetite, here’s the latest trailer for Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2.
These photos are from Chris Tevas and his wife Julie’s beautiful wedding. Chris is such a huge Star Wars nerd that he actually works as an artist for Lucasfilm (lucky duck!). At any rate, when it came time to order a grooms cake for his wedding reception, the couple tapped Courtney Clark of TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off to create this epicurean delight (?).
It was certainly one of the talks of the wedding evening. Older relatives were a bit confused, but the kids and our friends loved it! Courtney did an amazing job! My wife Julie and I are big Food Network nerds so we were geeked to hire her.
Chris and Julie have been married since 2009 and so far there have been no reports of him disappearing into a Sarlacc pit. Congratulations!
…and have way too much time on their hands 🙂