Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

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.


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


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…


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.


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.


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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How To: Make a Bacon-Infused Old Fashioned
Just Bottled: Batch 05 of Firelit / Blue Bottle Coffee Liqueur
Watch: Lagunitas’ Couch Goes 2000 Miles in 2 Mins
Don’t Miss: Inaugural Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival


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 »


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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Venture Bros: Original Storyboards from Season 3 on eBay
Cool: Fraternal Fist Bump, Circa 1890s
Freebie: The Venture Bros. Skull Patch and Game are Go!
Venture Bros: Action Figures and Season 4.5 Trailer
Fail: Vintage CHiPs and Dukes of Hazzard Action Figures


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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Epic List: May the 4th Be With You … Lagunitas, Rancho Obi-Wan, Churchkey SF, LEGO, and more
Stay on Target: Epic X-Wing Beard
The Bark Side: VW Canine Choir does Star Wars ‘Imperial March’
Fear The Jedi Beard: Pics from SF Giants Star Wars Day


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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SF BEERd WEEK: Release Party for CRAFT BEERDS book at TAPS Petaluma Feb 7

Help us celebrate the release (finally) of the CRAFT BEERDS book and help us kick off SF BEERd WEEK:

TAPS Petaluma
(mmm…home of bacon-wrapped hot dogs)
7pm–? Feb 7th

Look for other events with 21st Amendment, Lagunitas and more here »

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SuperBaugh: Watch Samsung’s Funny “El Plato Supreme” Spot

Stoked the Yay Area’s team made it to the Super—l. Even more excited for the commercials. Last year’s VW The Bark Side was a standout. This year Samsung comes out of the gate with El Plato Supreme as a sign of a promising new crop of spots. Watch above as Bob Odenkirk gets all Saul Goodman with Paul Rudd and Seth RogenSee the rest »


Jingle Balls: Cross Scrotum Christmas Ornaments Off Your List

For that Truck Balls-lovin’ guy on your list. Or, more realistically, an epic White Elephant gift. These would make a classy stocking stuffer pairing with those boobs you picked up from that Japanese vending machine. [via Jezebel]

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NSFW: Homer’s Doppelbüber
How To: Turn Your Car Into a Tranny Mobile
Watch: The Sith Who Stole Christmas
Beer: Samichlaus Helles for the Holidays
Christmas MP3s: Banjo or Freakout, Best Coast, Tracy Jordan, Bishop Allen, Magnus Djurberg’s Last Christmas :: Friday Five 12.24.10