206 posts tagged Archie McPhee
206 posts tagged Archie McPhee
We can’t celebrate the return of Movember without mentioning Hamilton the Hipster Cat and his awesome white mustache (previously featured here). But instead of sharing a photo of Hamilton himself, we wanted to share this extraordinary image of Jeff dressed up as Hamilton during the week of staff costumes leading up to Halloween at the Archie McPhee store. The resemblance is truly uncanny.
Every year the awesome Archie McPhee store staff dress in different costumes each day for an entire week leading up to Halloween. Beginning with the Jeff as the Grumpy Cat and ending with Shana as a truly disturbing ventriloquist’s dummy, these photos are some of our favourites.
Be sure to check out Archie McPhee on Instagram to see them all.
Last Saturday, Oct. 18th, David George Gordon, The Bug Chef and author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, paid a visit to the Archie McPhee store for an afternoon cooking demonstration. Brave Seattleites were invited to take a taste-test and experience the flavours 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.
So, who’s hungry?
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.
It’s Creepy Treats Day on Geyser of Awesome!
If you’re in Seattle on Saturday, October 19th, stop by the Archie McPhee store. We’re hosting an appearance by the one and only David George Gordon, The Bug Chef and author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook. Join us in Wallingford for a bug cooking demonstration from 12pm to 3pm. Who knows what sorts of creepy crawlies Chef Gordon will use to work his culinary wizardry. Come on over to find out and maybe even participate in a taste-test. There may be deep-fried tarantula legs, but we can’t promise anything.
If today seems extra sizzly, that’s because it’s International Bacon Day! To celebrate, we’re giving $5 off our Bacon Collection, pictured above, until midnight tonight! Of course, you might not need all that stuff, so you can also just peruse Mr. Bacon’s Bacon Gift Shop and buy them individually.
HAPPY BACON DAY!
Archie McPhee has a colourful, 30-year-long history of fantastic staff Halloween costumes. This pair of Eraserhead costumes, with Steve dressed as Henry Spencer and Shana as the haunting Lady in the Radiator, has always been one of our all-time favourites. What’s more, they walked around in character like this nearly all day long. It was very creepy and completely awesome.
While it’s not on the official list, we’re pretty sure that practicing good oral hygiene habits is part of the Unicorn Code. However we recommend brushing your pearly whites a bit more gently than this enthusiastic fellow. And don’t forget to floss!
This has got to be one of the silliest uses of our Magical Unicorn Mask that we’ve seen yet. We love it! While we don’t know who created the Gif, the genius behind the original video is Luke Mitchum on Vine! Thanks, Luke.
These two awesome photos, the first taken by Tom Goskar and the second by Audrey Kletscher Helbling, each capture the fearsome nature of our very own Nunzilla. She’s a fire-breathing, corporal punishment-administering, wind-up nun relentlessly stomping her way through the nightmares of former Catholic school students. That is, until she completely unwinds.
With a ruler in one hand, a bible in the other, and green eyes that blaze as the sparks fly from her mouth, Nunzilla is two inches of plastic, holy terror who wins all her wind-up toy battles by filling her opponents with guilt and shame. Don’t give her any guff or she might turn her wrath on you next.