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The Russian’s don’t have much luck when it comes to using nuclear power/weapons. Think Chernobyl, Mayak, and Kyshtym. Well, it doesn’t stop there. This week they were testing a liquid-propelled rocket near Nyonoksa when there was an explosion that killed two people and injured at least six more. Shortly after this explosion, there was a spike in radiation levels at over 20x above average. Time to buy some iodine. [

Ring Doorbell Sucks

I am a huge fan of the Nest line of cameras – the Nest Cam Outdoor, Nest Cam Indoor (just buy the outdoor version), and the Nest Hello Doorbell. With that said, I will toss them all in the trash if the Google/Nest decide to follow Amazon’s (Ring) level of creepiness with regards to sharing camera data.

Let me back up a bit. If you haven’t read the news about Amazon’s Ring camera creepiness, read on. (more…)

Looking for that white elephant gift or just want some awsome-in-a-can? Enter the Bob Ross Positive Energy Drink ($4 per 12-ounce can). Each can of Bob Ross Positive Energy Drink is 12-ounces of a mixed berry flavor that includes ginseng, guarana, B Vitamins, and 100mg of caffeine. Go ahead, get your credit card out and head here for a 12-pack of awesome. ...

First off, this is too far away from April 1st to be a joke. It is in fact a real product. I’m not Shitten you, Shittens are for sale on Amazon. These moist wipes are in the form of mittens and are marketed for use on babies, pets, and adults. I guess I understand 2 of the 3 uses. Their tag line is “Cause...

Big Mouth Billy Bass With Alexa

The famous Big Mouth Billy Bass from yesteryear has been modernized with Alexa’s voice assistant built-in (You have to already have an echo device in the home). The Alexa Big Mouth Billy Bass ($39) can respond to voice commands and let you know about the weather, the news, your commute, as well as set alarms, notifications, and more. Guess what you are inevitably getting for Christmas this year?

Yoda Snow Globe

Looking for the most unique gift for the person who has everything, or just want to have an awesome/strange conversation piece on your desk? The Bradford Exchange STAR WARS Jedi Master Yoda Musical Glitter Globe with Lights and Movie Music ($100) fits the bill. It runs off of three AAA batteries and illuminate Yoda and the base while playing music from the movie.

You know the giant wacky waving inflatable tube guy that you see out front of the mattress company that is having perpetual going out of business sales? Well now you can have your very own wacky waving inflatable tube guy… for your desktop! This little guy runs on a 9V battery or a wall power adapter (not included). Get your desktop wacky waving inflatable tube guy here. ...

Posted on Oct 10 2018 - 9:30am by Steve M
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Who doesn’t want to try Mac & Cheese Candy Canes? Me. Might make a good white elephant gift or gag for a friend. “Peppermint is so last year. And the year before that, and before that… Trade in boring traditions for flavors that you love.” ...

Posted on Oct 4 2018 - 12:00pm by Steve M
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Yep, welcome to 2018 where kids get toys that simulate playing with poop. I just bought two sets. This is the Play-Doh Poop Troop Set ($39) which allows kids create their own hilarious poo characters out of squishy play-doh. “Make creations like poop monsters or the famous emojis with the poo mold or by squeezing them from the decorating tool.” This poopy Play-Doh set comes with 10-cans of doh, 4 of which are brown in color. ...

Starting this off by saying that there are plenty of Google products that I like very much. I am an avid user of the Nest products, search engine, email, etc…  That doesn’t mean I won’t be looking for alternatives if they don’t keep turning up the creepiness. Google’s latest bout of creepiness and overreach are related to the latest version of Chrome, Chrome 69. First of all, Google is moving towards making logging-in for normal browsing almost a requirement.  Secondly, when using Chrome 69, if you log...