127 posts tagged Christmas
127 posts tagged Christmas
When you’re wrapping presents this year you’ve got a big choice. Do you want to use Meat Wrapping Paper or Creepy Wrapping Paper. As you can see from the GIFs above, both are eye-popping. With Creepy you get Dental Work, Earwigs, Cockroaches and more. But, with meat you get Ground Beef, Corn Dogs, Olive Loaf and more. It’s too much of a decision.
Check out this amazing Hogfather cake created by Jo Orr from Ciccio Cakes in Rotorua, New Zealand. If you’ve read Sir Terry Pratchett’s indescribably awesome series of Discworld books then you’ll recognize this grinning fellow straight away. On the Discworld, instead of Christmas they celebrate Hogswatchnight and, instead of Santa Claus, they have the Hogfather. When the Hogfather suddenly goes missing, Death steps in to cover his duties. That is, as best as the personification of death can.
So here he is in all his Hogswatch glory, Death as the Hogfather. He’s made of Rice Krispies Treats, fondant, white chocolate, and edible lace. This geektastic cake was made for Bake a Christmas Wish, an international collection of bakers doing what they do best in order to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
Pancake virtuoso Nathan Shields (previously featured here) just whipped up this awesome batch of pancakes depicting each one of Santa’s legendary flying reindeer, including Rudolph and his luminous red nose.
Creating reindeer with pancake batter is no mean feat. They’re even displayed in the order in which Santa Claus calls out their names in “The Night Before Christmas.” We’re going to guess they were happily eaten in that order as well.
As the final performance of their Movies in Real Life series (previously featured here), the irrepressible folks from New York-based prank collective Improv Everywhere headed down into the subway on a holiday-themed mission.
Three children board a full subway car while having an argument that seems strangely familiar. The argument quickly turns into a challenge, dares are issued and, before you know it, one of the kids has his tongue stuck firmly to a subway pole. That’s right, the troupe recreated the triple dog dare scene from A Christmas Story. And it’s pretty wonderful.
(But don’t worry, no one actually licked a filthy subway pole. Clever use was made of a prosthetic tongue with a magnet inside. Its effectiveness can be seen in the reactions on the faces of all the other passengers on the train.)
[via Improv Everywhere]
Last year Annabel de Vetten, the baking maven behind the Conjurer’s Kitchen (previously featured here), created an entire Christmas dinner, roast turkey and all the trimmings, using cake.The dinner was prepared for a 2012 Imperial Fringe event called the Imperial College ‘A Feast for the Sciences’. The Imperial Fringe is an ongoing series of free public events exploring the unexpected side of science at the Imperial College of London.
Annabel made the entire meal by hand in only a few hours using sponge cake, chocolate, buttercream frosting, marzipan, and edible paint. The gravy was made of chocolate caramel sauce and the wine was fruit-flavoured gelatin. Even the candles, created by Cake For Breakfast, were made of solid chocolate.
The idea behind the sweet dinner was that visitors to the exhibition would eat it - but in typically British fashion, people were too polite to touch the art, much less take great bites out of it. Annabel said: ‘We took the dinner along to the exhibition for people to eat but to begin with everybody was a bit shy about trying tucking in. Once the first person tried a bit though, everybody else joined in and it was gone within 30 minutes.’
We think the mere idea of cake for dinner is great, so this awesome holiday spread is a spectacular feat of edible art. Click here for more photos.
If you’re looking for a little high-tech in your ugly Christmas sweater, Mark Rober and his company, Digital Dudz, have got you covered. Mark is a former Nasa scientist who spent nine years working on the Curiosity rover before breaking into the novelty clothing business. Mark creates holidays garments which utilize a pouch, the wearer’s smartphone, and a free app to take their festive look to the next level.
His latest efforts make use of a free Android and iPhone app to reinvigorate the tired ugly-Christmas-sweater genre. Download the app, slip your smartphone in the Velcro pouch, and then just stand back smugly sipping your eggnog as the plaudits roll in.
Rober said, “It just blows people’s minds, because for thousands of years clothing has been static. It doesn’t move. And then when it does, people are like, ‘What kind of sorcery is that?’ And then you explain that it’s a phone and they’re like, ‘Oh. Yeah.’”
Here you see a design which features a cozy, flickering fire merrily burning inside the sweater’s kitschy fireplace. This is just one of the five different designs available this year. Click here to view videos demonstrations of all the sweaters.
Mark Rober’s awesomely ugly Christmas sweaters can be ordered here.
Make it so, make it so, make it so!
James Covenant used clips from Star Trek: The Next Generation to create this delightful minute-long video in which Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his intrepid crew sing “Let It Snow!” If you’re a fan of TNG, there are lots of familiar faces here, but it’s Wesley Crusher’s big scene that takes the cake.
[via Geeks are Sexy]
With all the next-generation gaming consoles and video games coming out this year, many hardcore gamers are far too busy to sit down to a meal on Christmas day, let alone do all the shopping, cooking, and socializing that go along with it.
That’s why GAME, a British retailer, created the concept of the Christmas Tinner: a full day of Christmas eating served in one simple can. The meal consists of nine layers, starting with a fry-up breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon, then two traditional mince pies before moving onto the full Christmas dinner of roast turkey and all the trimmings, followed by a layer of Christmas pudding for dessert.
‘It’s the ultimate innovation for gamers across the nation who can’t tear themselves away from their new consoles and games on Christmas Day – the first all-in-one festive feast in a tin .’
We’re kind of glad this one doesn’t exist yet.
It’s Holiday Hilarity Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Want to spice up your tree with some super stupendous ornaments?
Our new ornaments for 2013 are the Lederhosen Unicorn (sassy!), Krampus (naughty!), Santa Pickle (briny!), Creepy Horse Head (stop staring at me!) and Charles Darwin (evolutionary!). The Darwin ornament stealthily resembles Santa, so you can sneak it on your tree. It also pairs well with an Atheist Stocking.