Food & Drink

Pokemon Beer Pong Table

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Pokemon Beer Pong Table

The newest Pokémon games are right around the corner, and in celebration, let’s have a drink.  While we’re at it, we might as well play some beer pong, and what better table to use than Tom Sejkora’s Pokémon beer pong table.  You read that right, there is a Pokémon beer pong table out there, covered in hundreds of Pokémon cards. Keep reading to take a look!

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Sushi Candy – Because Regular Candy is Just Too Boring

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Sushi Candy – Because Regular Candy is Just Too Boring

Back in the day, it took up so much time out my day to eat sushi and candy separately. But now that Japan has combined them, I have much more free time!

Really though, Japan never ceases to come up with things shaped like other things. Mainly things shaped like sushi. Erasers, pillows, and now candy that you assemble yourself!

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Tripod – Ep.007 – LEGO Star Wars Miniland, GamerFood.com, and Meatballs

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Tripod – Ep.007 – LEGO Star Wars Miniland, GamerFood.com, and Meatballs

This weeks Tripod is tasty treat. With our special guests Michael and Chris from GamerFood.com. We are also joined by Technical Support Cat and an Ewok?  As we delve into our first course, with some talk on the StarCraft Chronicles. Which quickly turns into a lovely discussion on Activision vs Blizzard. Then it’s time for the main course, with the latest delicacies from GamerFood.com. As the crew of the Tripod does some live taste testing. Then we travel to Endor as Nelson tells all about Meatballs and FishTacos. The evening wraps up with some dessert with some Legoland Star Wars talk.

Would you like a tasty treat? Be sure to watch the episode as it contains special trivia
question worth 30points.

Full episode with lots of laughs after the break.

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Tasting the McRib for the first time

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Tasting the McRib for the first time

The McRib.  It seems like every time McDonald’s unleashes this sandwich into the gut of America, everyone needs to talk about it.  I’ve always wondered, what is so special about pork pressed and shaped into fake ribs?  After being convinced by our friends on the TF2west Reddit server, I decided to film my devirginizing moment with the sandwich.  Go past the break to see the video.

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Geek Counseling: What should I cook?!

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Geek Counseling: What should I cook?!

Have a question you’d like to ask?
Ask away by sending an email to jovana@pixelatedgeek.com.
All submissions will remain anonymous.

Sorry for being MIA guys, life has been crazy last few weeks! =)

Dear Jovana,

My mom expects me to cook one meal a week. I hate cooking. I think it’s dull and has no point (besides actually be nutritionally valuable). For when it was my turn to cook dinner I used to buy takeaways but now I’m forbidden.

Any hints for cooking a great, quick meal that is not to heavy on the pocket?

CookingHater

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Fantasy Brewmasters: Dwarven Ale

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In archetypal fashion you and your heroes are sitting around a table in a bar. You are discussing the possible adventure before you. Do you need to take on the Forge of the Dark Machine? You must. How do you prepare yourselves?  You ponder over a draught of Dwarven Ale. It’s strong, stout, and resolute: much like the Dwarves that brewed it. You can taste the rich flavors as you dwell on the dungeon delve and feel the foam of the head hit your lips and gauntlet. You could swear this transcended the game.

It did: you had the beer in-game and out-of-game.

Beer is a staple in fantasy; you meet your group at a bar, or there is probably going to be a situation in which you will have a pint with your fellow party members. Why not bring it to the table along with your character sheets? Sure, you could grab any old bottle of whatever and chug it. I personally would prefer the real thing. Think about it. Eladrin Ever-Mead. The Eye-PA of Grummsh. A Pali Pale Ale. Garl’s Gittery-Glug. Brew-hamut the Platinum Flagon?

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New Santa Clara Measure Will Ban Happy Meals and Similar Promotions in Restaurants

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New Santa Clara Measure Will Ban Happy Meals and Similar Promotions in Restaurants

Apparently, this is the reason why children are obese.

Is it just me, or are parents getting lazier and lazier these days? After all, it seems the government has to step in to do things parents should have no problems handling themselves. In Santa Clara County, California, a new ordinance was voted on by county officials that would ban the sale of Happy Meals and similar meals at restaurants that didn’t meet nutritional guidelines. The reasoning behind this is to stop child obesity by fining restaurants that “prey” on kids’ love of toys to sell them unhealthy food. But to be honest, this is just freaking ridiculous. Seriously, isn’t this something that parents should take care of on their own? I mean, I’m no parent so maybe there’s something I don’t understand here. But, isn’t it the parents responsibility to monitor what their kids eat and all that?

The law itself is rather ridiculous. While the Happy Meal toy is meant to attract kids, as it has been doing for several decades, fast food restaurants are not forcing this food down kids’ throats. If this is something parents are worried about, then they shouldn’t cave in and take kids to eat wherever they want if they so much as throw a hissy fit. Such incidents cause a growing concern because it shows just how lazy the parents of today are. And if you want to complain about it and say I don’t know what I’m talking about, go ahead. It doesn’t change the fact that the responsibility should lie with the parents who, by the way, are the ones BUYING Happy Meals and the like for their kids.

In a sort of “compromise,” though I use the term loosely given that fast-food chains are being unfairly punished, as usual, county officials are giving a 90-day grace period to allow fast food chains to introduce a healthier alternative. Regardless of that fact, however, parents should stop being lazy and actually monitor their kids, rather than shifting the blame somewhere else.

[via Los Angeles Times]

Summer Tomato and Darya Pino

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So keeping up with the spirit of Fat Geek and the Level up posts about health, because Spring has sprung, and it is fantastic outside I am going to give a big ol’ shout out to my absolute favorite nerdy Food Website Summer Tomato by Darya Pino (Follow her @summertomato on twitter). Darya is first of all a wonderful writer about food and her love and excitement for really good food that is good for you pours though her posts. As for geek cred she is a USCF scientist working on her PhD in neuroscience, contributes to the Huffington Post, a Berkley graduate, and if my guesses are true can telepathically communicate with plants and bid them to do her will.

Her goal is to teach us about our Healthstyles which is a new term, due to the word diet being so vague and

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The Gamer’s Diet. Step Two, Gamer Fuel

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The Gamer’s Diet. Step Two, Gamer Fuel

This week we are keeping the FAT GEEK related posts going with Level Up. We talked last time about How you are eating, this week is more about WHAT you are eating. Your “Gamer Fuel”, not the Mountain Dew, but real actual food that is tasty and good for your body.

I will be very clear, I am a foodie. I freely admit that I am a food snob, I don’t like the idea of shoveling crap into your system. Not food that is bad for you per say, there is little redemption for eating a brownie that is wrapped in a cookie. I’ll admit, though I love them, it’s food that poorly made and bad for you.

I have little tolerance for bad food, I always remember eating as almost a sacred experience. In my house there is food around, good food. Grandma made food. Every time we Bieggers get together we play Golf, Eat, and Drink. It’s the bonding nature of food that brings us together to share in community.

That isn’t the case any more in our lives, the food that is good isn’t available to the nature of our schedules. We are constantly running around from place to place and when we get done with our day we sit down frag some jerks and go to bed. Eating isn’t sacred to gamers, eating is whatever is convient. I’m subject to this problem just like you guys are Wendy’s is a frequent stop, and not the grocery store. When I do go it frozen or premade, because I don’t have the time.

So, it isn’t a wonder why we have terrible diets we can’t break this cycle. Or can we?

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