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A Better Pizza Cutter

Our friends at ThinkGeek have a better pizza cutter. For those who find cutting a straight line challenging, they have put a Picatinny tactical rail system on a pizza cutter and equipped it with a laser/flash light. Yes. You can cut your pizza in the dark with precision.

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Shutdown: Un-Spring

Today is the official first day of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s 25 F and snowing here at the Atomic Toasters Detroit Outpost. It doesn’t feel like spring. If I have to scrape ice from my car in the morning, at least I can do it with Wampa power!

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User Input: Factually Incorrect

Pasty-white skin not included.

Last night, we found ourselves accidentally watching What Not To Wear. It wasn’t so much because we wanted to, but it was on whatever channel popped up after our recorded program was over, and the remote was all the way over there. They were forcing their generic mass-marketed chain-store […]

Holiday Shenanigans

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One of the greatest holidays is upon us. It’s time to stress out over what to get Aunt Mildred and dream of what we would like to receive. As the great 21st century philosopher Sheldon Cooper said, “I know you think you’re being generous, but the foundation of gift giving is reciprocity. You haven’t given me a gift, you’ve given me an obligation. The essence of the custom is that I now have to go out and purchase for you a gift of commensurate value and representing the same perceived level of friendship as that represented by the gift you’ve given me. Ah, it’s no wonder suicide rates skyrocket this time of year.”

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User Input: 8-Bit Nostalgia

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On my drive home yesterday, the radio host was talking about how he’d just bought himself an original, first-generation, blow-on-the-cartridges-to-make-them-work Nintendo Entertainment System. The dilemma was that he had no games for to play on said machine, and was soliciting his listening audience to tell him how […]