3 Peeps to Make Your Easter Pop

3 Peeps to Make Your Easter Pop

When it comes to filling up the Easter basket every year, there’s some candy that you can count on to make the cut: chocolate bunnies, creme-filled eggs, and marshmallow Peeps tend to be the most …continue reading

5 Ways the Galactic Empire Fails at Hospitality

5 Ways the Galactic Empire Fails at Hospitality

Mother always used to tell me that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Why she thought I had even a passing interest in attracting vermin into our house is only somewhat less surprising than her encouragement for me to do so …continue reading

15 Ways to Eat Snacks Like a Well-Traveled Geek

15 Ways to Eat Snacks Like a Worldly Nerd

Sure, you may not have enough scratch to be a world traveler, but you can sure as heck snack like one thanks to services like MunchPak, which kindly provided a box of its internationally sourced goodies from around the globe for me …continue reading

10 Ways Geeks Toast Beer O’Clock

10 Ways Geeks Toast Beer O'Clock

Friday comes just once a week, but Beer O’Clock is whenever you, as a mature, respectable, and fully responsible geek decide, right? Still, there’s just something intensely satisfying when the two coincide.

Friday Beer O’Clock is almost its own weekly holiday. Even if you love …continue reading

Sriracha Potato Chips Review (Kettle Brand)

Sriracha Potato Chips Review (Kettle Brand)

Srirachish. Is that a valid adjective? Sometimes you need to make room in the language to describe new experiences not heretofore known to humankind.

Perhaps my review of Sriracha Potato Chips by Kettle Brand is just such a case? Watch my Show & …continue reading

LEGO Mug Review as Large as Life

LEGO Mug Review as Large as Life

Being a human being has its perks, sure. But what about being a LEGO minifigure? You’d get to actually live in and play among the sets and vehicles that you build!

In this Show & Tell video, I review a LEGO mug that …continue reading

Beer Review – Ballast Point Victory at Sea Imperial Porter

Beer Review - Ballast Point Victory at Sea Imperial Porter

Having tried porters and stouts with vanilla and coffee infusions and not finding them to be among my favorites, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Ballast Point Brewing’s Victory at Sea Imperial Porter with Coffee and Vanilla. But in this Show & …continue reading

Chocolate Beef Jerky Candy Bar Review

Chocolate Beef Jerky Candy Bar Review

Chocolate! With beef jerky! It’s Wild Ophelia’s All Natural Beef Jerky Milk Chocolate Bar! Who is this Ophelia? What’s caused her to go wild? Most important: why is her jerky in my chocolate?

In this Show & Tell video, I …continue reading

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Review Taste (Papa John’s)

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Review Taste (Papa John's)

What’s better than a cheeseburger? Arguably, a pizza. But what unarguably belongs on both? Bacon! (Duh.) What if I told you that there’s a way to invite them all over for a party in your mouth? Hold onto your hats, because in this …continue reading

Superhero Mugs Vs. Coffee-Free Thugs

Superhero Mugs Vs. Coffee-Free Thugs

Here at LockerGnome, as well as in offices, schools, convention centers, news rooms, airports, precincts, libraries, and any place where even the tough sometimes need a little extra pep to get going, coffee is the most important meal of the day.

Heck, superheroes are plenty …continue reading

Rogue Sriracha Stout and Biltong Review

Rogue Sriracha Stout and Biltong Review

Along with my Jack in the Box Spicy Sriracha Burger review, Today seems like a Sriracha kind of day, doesn’t it? While I’ve said before that it’s not my favorite of the hot sauces (that honor goes to Valentina), …continue reading

Spicy Sriracha Burger Jack in the Box Review

Spicy Sriracha Burger Jack in the Box Review

Jack in the Box comes up with some pretty interesting concoctions over there in his secret fast food laboratory. His latest, the Spicy Sriracha Burger, has been tempting me since its introduction, so I finally gave in.

In this Show & Tell video, …continue reading

AeroPress Inverted Method Instructions

AeroPress Inverted Method Instructions

This could have just as easily been called How to Make the Best Cup of Coffee in the World, but that sounds a little pompous, doesn’t it? Nevertheless, what I share in this Show & Tell video is the method by which I …continue reading

Nando’s Hot Peri Peri Sauce Review

Nando's Hot Peri Peri Sauce Review

Earle Greene sent me some of his favorite hot sauce to review in this Show & Tell video: Nando’s Hot Peri Peri Sauce. How did my taste buds receive this selection?

Let’s just say the burn was strong in this one. Watch here!:

Here’s …continue reading

Coca-Cola Life Review (Green Can)

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When I saw Coca-Cola in a green can, I had to try it! What makes it different from its red-canned classic and white-canned diet cousins? Watch my Coca-Cola Life review here:

Here’s a list of everything featured in this video:

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Ale Vs. Stout: Why Not Both?

Ale Vs. Stout: Why Not Both?

This Show & Tell video finds me trying Master of Disguise Imperial Golden Stout by Stone Brewing’s Stochasticity Project. It’s supposed to be a combination of flavors between a stout (my favorite!) and an ale (my not-so-favorite).

How does it fare with my …continue reading

Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese Lay’s Potato Chip Review

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Some may not know this, but I’m not a big mac and cheese fan. On the other hand, I am a bacon fan, so I was torn as to whether or not I should give Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese Lay’s Potato Chips a try. …continue reading

Starbucks Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Review

Starbucks Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg Review

Wishing I could bring you Taste & Tell videos, but until we cross the technological threshold that would make it possible, we’ll have to settle for Show & Tell videos. Here, I sample the new Starbucks Double-Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Egg …continue reading

Hostess Chocolate Creme Twinkies Review

Hostess Chocolate Creme Twinkies Review

How do Hostess Chocolate Creme Twinkies compare to their more traditional, golden counterparts? Are they still spongy, moist, and delicious in a way that defies the urban legends of their eternal preservation? In this Show & Tell review, I aim to sort it …continue reading

Beer Review: Santa’s Little Helper Imperial Stout Taste Test

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Sure, I know what you’re thinking.

“Chris, the holidays are over! Santa’s hibernating and his elves are on vacation — why are you drinking a beer that’s out of season? Bah, humbug!”

Well, in this Show & Tell video, I’m showing you that …continue reading

Whisky Tasting and Classic Cocktail Concoction

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MakersKit Classic Cocktails Bar Set (34% Off): Essential tools and recipes for the at-home bartender!

Flaviar Top-Shelf Whisk[e]y, Rum, and Gin Tasting Packs (13% Off): Discover five premium spirit varieties with a curated home tasting!

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Cheerwine and Disney Frozen Cereal Review

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This is the CPU where I unbox the collector’s edition of Disney Frozen Cereal and sip of the charming southern delicacy known as Cheerwine. Is it just me, or does Cheerwine sound like something that Hobbits would drink in the Shire?

Those of …continue reading

Jack Link’s Cholula Beef Jerky Review

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Like spice? Maybe you’re a Sriracha or Tabasco fan. Some people go la la for Cholula, and if you’re one of ‘em, you might get a kick out of my Jack Link’s Cholula Beef Jerky review in this Show & Tell video (even …continue reading

Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout by Ommegang

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Night gathers, and now my watch begins…

Jon Snow may know nothing, but his friends on the Night’s Watch seem to understand the intricacies of making a fine brew. In this Show and Tell, I taste and review Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout …continue reading

Hobbit Beers and Oreo Challenge Accepted

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This CPU finds me trying one of three Hobbit beers by Fish Brewing Company, and then I blind taste test various exotic flavors of Oreo cookies — witness my mom hand-feeding me for the first time since I was a toddler!

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National Drink Wine Day is for Flights of Fancy

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Whether you comparison sip from a variety of varietals presented on the menu at your favorite wine and cheese bar or you clandestinely chug MD 20/20 from a brown paper bag in the alley behind the liquor store, we here at LockerGnome hope you have …continue reading

It’s Okay for Breakfast to Fall Flat on Pancake Day

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Catholic folks around the world are observing Mardi Gras today, but I’d like to address a universal holiday that transcends all matters of faith: Pancake Day!

Aside from the IHOP riots during the batter shortage of ’57, it’s been a mostly civil affair celebrated by …continue reading

How to Make a Star Wars Breakfast

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Even in a galaxy far, far away, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this CPU, I show you how to have the best breakfast possible: a Star Wars breakfast! Watch:

Here’s a list of everything featured in this video:

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It’s All Pie in the Sky on National Pizza Day

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National Pizza Day or Pizza Pie Day is a fine thing to call it — whatever’s clever — just as long as you remember the reason for the season:

Pizza!

Here are a few artifacts that we’ve found to commemorate this tremendously cheesy occasion!:

Even …continue reading

Darth Vader Toaster Unboxing

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Thanks to Matt Reed’s generous gift of a Darth Vader Toaster and the community’s rise to a challenge given in Pirillo Vlog 995, I get the chance to combine three of my favorite things in this CPU: food, tech, and Star Wars!

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