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"Pick Your Nose" is probably not a headline you expected to see on Slashfood. Well. There's a first time for everything.
These are 12 ounce paper cups with various noses on them. Finally, you can pick your friends' noses. I know you've wanted to. A pack of 24 is $9.95, aka way cheaper than plastic surgery.*
As for clipping your friends' nose-hairs, we're still working on that.
*also somewhat less effective.
I have used spoons for many things over the years, including lottery tickets and painting (don't ask, it's not worth it).
There are a lot of things you can do with a good spoon, like one of these sexy little 1920 numbers from Horchow (at right). I like these spoons. Maybe I'll get them, and do the following 8 things with my old ones. Does anyone have $550.00 I can borrow?
Here are 8 non-traditional things you can do with an old spoon:
Game on. Now through November 3rd, McMonopoly has begun at participating restaurants all across the country.
My personal love affair with McMonopoly began as a child. My parents used to take my sister and I to McDonald's on Saturdays for lunch to teach us manners for eating out. Despite all the great toys like muppet characters, and that one time when we collected every single color of plastic traincar, McMonopoly was the best time of year. I loved collecting the pieces, trading them with my sister, trying to coordinate with friends, and of course the instant wins. The aesthetic pleasure of peeling off a game piece is still not lost on me. Simple pleasures.
"Who doesn't love Wii?" says the manager I spoke with at Wildwood BBQ, a restaurant on Park Avenue at 18th Street in Manhattan.
Every Tuesday night since August, Wildwood BBQ, a classy new ribs joint off Union Square, has hosted Wii Boxing with cheap beer and big prizes. There's a pre-tournament warm up at 8:00pm, when anyone can play, then signup for the tournament begins at 8:30. Sixteen guests can play for a chance to win $100 gift certificates good at any of BR Guest's restaurants.
Sign up at the 50-foot bar for a chance to play, and starting at 9:30 pick up a $12 pitcher of Cold Ass beer (pardon my English; that's really what it's called).
Rumor has it that some undisclosed celebrities may be stepping into the ring one of these weeks! Get there if you can.
It looks like 3D cookies will be one of the newest trends in cookie making this year. Of course, we know that both cookies and cookie cutters are normally three-dimensional, but these are different because the baked cookies can actually be assembled into free-standing three-dimensional cookie art!
We first saw the concept back in November when we were prepping for holiday cookie making. This newest set of 3D Cookie Cutters includes fun shapes that can be used in any season: a teddy bear, unicorn, airplane, sailboat, dolphin and dinosaur. The cookie cutters are plastic and there are 12 included in the set, although you can only make six different cookie designs (unless you want to try to attach a flipper to your unicorn or legs to your airplane). The finished cookies stand approximately 5-inches tall and a recipe is included, so you have a recipe that won't spread too much and will fit together nicely on your very first try.