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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Best Duet Ever: Guitarist Shreds Along to Crying Japanese Politician

An epic follow-up to the  Japanese Assemblyman Losing It video. For which I have no words except: thank you, internet. (Cheers, Bill!)

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MÖRE:
Japan: Clawful of Boobs
Ugly Cry: Watch Japanese Assemblyman Lose It
WTF: Best Cry Ever plus Slayer, Auto-Tune “Tear Pain”, and iPad Versions
Tripping Balls: Crazy Double Rainbow Guy Autotuned and ICP Theory
Spooky: Miniature Golf in Basement of Ahlgrim’s Funeral Home
SF: Homeless Man Breaks Fourth Wall of iPad Ad (in Ladies Loafers)

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Brick-out: LEGO-fied Grand Budapest Hotel

LEGO Grand Budapest Hotel

[via Brothers Brick]

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Love: LEGO Heart Necklace from Blue Ribbon Salvage
Brick Bang: Classic LEGO Spaceman Animated Gif

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Ugly Cry: Watch Japanese Assemblyman Lose It


The guy above sounds like the goats who yell like humans (below).

This unhinged man-baby is Japanese assemblyman Ryutaro Nonomura. He’s in hot water for spending the equivalent of $30K, without any receipts … he says it was spent on 195 trips to hot springs resorts. The public’s not buying it. So a three hour hearing took place. And endless, hilarious sobbing and fist-pounding ensued. But is it the best cry ever?


MORE: Watch the Best Cry Ever »

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SkateBeard: Jeremy Fish x Santa Cruz “Weird Beard Cruzer”

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Here’s the real deal on this limited edition piece of awesomeness from Jeremy Fish and Santa Cruz Skatebaords

After decades of bald skateboards, the research team at loser cruzers have finally developed a hairy solution to this problem. Behold, the weird beard skateboard, with super realistic fake beard hair flowing wild and free. Our team of expert hair farmers hope you will enjoy leaving a trail of hair behind to mark your turf at all the spots you shred.”

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Order yours here »

FLASHBACK: The Jeremy Fish Craft Beerds Print

Mr. Fish was kind enough to create this art for the CRAFT BEERDS hairy beer label book project.

See the rest »

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Watch: Joaquin Phoenix’s Fantastic Forehead in Her

…even the one on the poster has a lil’ moustache:

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Whoa.
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Video/MP3: Homeless Mustard Sings Radiohead’s Creep, Has Great Beard

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Video Mashüp: Ravers Raving to Benny Hill

Proof of how funny this is? They used the Benny Hill tune and didn’t even have to speed it up.
I laughed so hard I spat out my glow-in-the-dark pacifier.

 

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Video: Death Metal Roostër
Mashup: Bon Iver x Marvin Gaye “How Sweet Is Emma’s Love”
Is This Love: Bob Marley x Heavy Metal

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Drink This: Botanica Gin by Falcon Spirits

I’ve been so engulfed in the flood of inventive, new craft beers hittin’ shelves that I haven’t checked out what’s been going on in liquor with hand-crafted spirits. This local gin is a bold reminder:  there’s plenty of creativity happening on the other side of the craft aisle…

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There’s so much going on in Botanica Spiritvs Gin. All in a good way. And all with no surprise… It’s hand-made from a guy who used to be a UC Berkeley Biochemist with a penchant for digging up old cocktail recipes and obscure bitters. He pushed boundaries while exploring different roles, like wine maker and bartender, before compiling all his learnings and settling as a Distiller.

You can taste both the craft and the science in Botanica Spirtvs, too (you just can’t taste the ‘n’.) Using predominantly Vapor infusion, his team at Falcon Spirits have managed to layer in complex herbs and fruits that play as well together on the nose as they mingle ‘n pay off on your palate. Pretty impressive.

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Yup, that’s real hand numbering. Not just “craft-y” design. Their Still can only produce 300 bottles in each batch so they’re able to assure quality and attention to detail.

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TRACK SOME DOWN
If you’re in the Bay Area you’ll find bottles of Botanica at Ledger’s Liquors in Berkeley or in SF at The Jug Shop and K&L Wine Merchants.

Or see what some of the finer mixologists are doing with Botanica at Slanted Door SF or À Côté in Oakland. Cheers!

Follow Falcon Spirits on Facebook »

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Late For Meeting: Sequel to the Amazing “Going to the Store” is Here

Late for Meeting” This mannequin walks like a Robot Chicken character on meth. Drives like one, too. It’s another freakin’ fabulous vid by David Lewandowski, the man behind the TRON: LEGACY opening credits and some sweet Flying Lotus music vids.

Be sure to re-watch the original, “Going to the Store“:

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GIF: Exploding Actresses

Warning: this is from one of the more addicting Tumblrs out there. Link at bottom…

And they’re not all actresses …  See the rest »

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Venture Bros: Season 5 is Close …

…Watch the Season 1–4 Recap:

Pretty impressive simplification of a very un-simple story. Further clarity can be found on their interactive Venture Family Tree Map:

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Fail: Vintage CHiPs and Dukes of Hazzard Action Figures

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May The Fourth Be With You

In 2012, a like-minded fan sent in a drawing of an IPA-D2 keg projecting a holographic Princess Leia,  and this year fans are sending in more:

Check out the May The 4th Gallery at Lagunitas »

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Amazing: Bill Murray’s Friendly Mutton Chops at Pebble Beach

Whoa … on the eve of SF BEERd WEEK we see these pics of Bill Murray‘s amazing facial hair on SF Gate. Coincidence? [Pics by AP / Ben Margot]

It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!

While friendly Mutton Chops don’t get any friendlier than this, there’s a chapter full of options in the CRAFT BEERDS book.

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