We hope you’re hungry. Today the Archie McPhee Library is cooking with The Bug Chef, David George Gordon, author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook [Buy on Amazon]. Last year The Bug Chef paid a visit to the Archie McPhee store where he demonstrated some of his recipes for cooking insects such as crickets, grasshoppers, ants, water bugs, spiders and centipedes. Yum!

Brave Seattleites were invited to take a taste-test and experience the flavors and textures of Chef Gordon’s creepy-crawly cuisine.

Grasshopper Kabobs were served along with “Niblets & Cricklets” (what Chef Gordon calls cups of crickets and corn), Sonoran Desert scorpions in Scorpion Scaloppini, and Deep Fried Tarantulas. The Bug Chef says that fried tarantula is one of his tastiest dishes. You just have to remember to singe off all their little hairs before battering and frying them.

Click here to watch a brief video of the event. The reactions on the faces of our customers as they eat the bug dishes are priceless.

Click here to order your own copy of The Eat-a-Bug Cook. Even if you aren’t up for eating a plateful of creepy-crawlies, it makes a great conversation piece and a fun present for foodie friends.

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Super Awesome Coloring Book - Sometimes being an adult feels a little black and white. The weight of responsibility can make you lose sight of how amazing the world is and you need a charge of colorful SUPER AWESOME! That’s where the Super Awesome Coloring Book comes in. This is just like the coloring books you remember from when you were a kid… except super awesome! Featured pictures include Bigfoot, hypnotism, Abraham Lincoln and many more.

Buy it here!

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Mo Moses - 6 Moseses for only $9.95! This mob of six Moseses is Moses to the Max! You get six 5-1/4” tall, hard vinyl Moses Action Figures with removable stone tablets for delivering the Ten Commandments and a shepherd’s staff for delivering the ten plagues. That means you get a total of 60 commandments! Just think how specific you can get. (Thou shalt not reboot a movie series less than ten years after the final movie of the previous series. Thou shalt not post vague things on Facebook just to get a reaction.) When six Moseses tell you to let their people go, you better listen!
Buy them here!

Mo Moses - 6 Moseses for only $9.95! This mob of six Moseses is Moses to the Max! You get six 5-1/4” tall, hard vinyl Moses Action Figures with removable stone tablets for delivering the Ten Commandments and a shepherd’s staff for delivering the ten plagues. That means you get a total of 60 commandments! Just think how specific you can get. (Thou shalt not reboot a movie series less than ten years after the final movie of the previous series. Thou shalt not post vague things on Facebook just to get a reaction.) When six Moseses tell you to let their people go, you better listen!

Buy them here!

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All of us at Archie McPhee were so happy to see Weird Al Yankovic wearing our Amazing Hypno Glasses on the cover of The Seattle Times! Plus, his new album Mandatory Fun is amazing. Our only disappointment is that he has a song called Tacky and we aren’t mentioned. 

(Photo of Weird Al by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

Why yes, these are photos of President Obama shaking hands with someone wearing one of our Horse Head Masks. This awesomely surreal moment occurred on Tuesday night, July 8, 2014, as the President was greeting people along the streets of downtown Denver, CO. The first photo was taken by Jewel Samad and the second by New York Times photographer Doug Mills.

Of course, it didn’t take long for The Internets to react in hilarious fashion, which is how we arrive at the amazing third photo.

Visit BuzzFeed for additional images.

[via the LA Times and BuzzFeed]

Screaming Pickle! - You love the Yodelling Pickle when you’re happy, but now there’s the Screaming Pickle for more stressful days. The perfect thing to keep on your desk at work or in your car to express your frustration for you. Lets everyone around you know to stay out of your way. Hear the scream by clicking here. 
Buy it here

Screaming Pickle! - You love the Yodelling Pickle when you’re happy, but now there’s the Screaming Pickle for more stressful days. The perfect thing to keep on your desk at work or in your car to express your frustration for you. Lets everyone around you know to stay out of your way. Hear the scream by clicking here. 

Buy it here

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Boing Boing just unveiled the Happy Mutant Mobile, a fantastically modified 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon. That’s right, Boing Boing is hitting the road and they’re taking all sorts of wonderful weirdness with them.

The vehicle was modified by Theresa Contreras and her team at San Dimas, CA-based L&G Enterprises. The interior features a library containing all sorts of sensational reading materials provided by Fantagraphics Books and Last Gasp. The rear doors open to reveal an honest to goodness Cabinet of Curiosities. Archie McPhee was delighted to contribute a treasure trove of oddities and curiosities for this awesome feature.

The Happy Mutant Mobile is an awesome mobile library, wunderkammer, and blogging/video studio for on-the-road interviews. Bon voyage friends!

[via Boing Boing]