Self-Carbonization!!

As friends of TDB you may have come to over these last few years that I have a “thing” for carbonite.  Most specifically, Han Solo in carbonite.

The ONLY thing that I truly covet is a life sized Han Solo in carbonite.

While my dream has still yet to be realized, I have amassed quite a collection of substantially smaller versions, many of which have been highlighted on these electronic pages.

But now I have found quite possibly the SECOND greatest carbonite related product, this thanks to Lucasfilm and Disney World as part of their Star Wars weekends at Hollywood Studios

Guests at Star Wars Weekends this year will be given the opportunity to step into a “Carbon Freezing Chamber,” located near The American Idol Experience in the theme park, and have their faces 3-D scanned using multiple cameras to create a 8-inch figurine depicting themselves frozen in carbonite. It also comes with a light-up wristband.

What, what, what?!?

First thing I felt? Excitement – This is the coolest thing ever!

Second thing? Regret – Why did we book our Disney vacation when we did?

Third? Bargaining – How could I POSSIBLY get back down to Florida next weekend?

Fourth? Acceptance – I’m never going to have this.

AURGH!!!!!!

So, to any of you will either live near the happiest place on earth or are planning on already attending the family nerdfest that is Star Wars weekend…don’t be like me and miss out!  Save those pennies (it costs $99.95) and go get yourself frozen!

via Nerd Approved

Originally posted 2012-05-11 21:40:10.

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Originally posted 2012-12-25 01:35:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Video Game Bacon – Bacon Taps

Got a Droid? Love bacon? Need a time waster?

There’s an app for that…Bacon Taps! The object of the game? Tap the bacon to score 10 points. Don’t let it’s simplicity fool you. It gets surprisingly tougher as you move on.

via andriodzoom.com

Originally posted 2010-08-25 21:45:25.

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How’d I Miss This – Google’s Bacon Number…

While this post has NOTHING to do with tasty strips of pork, it is still of great significance to moi.

You see, back the my day, I was a MEAN Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon player.  I knew my Bacon forwards and back. Many an afternoon/evening was wasted spent destroying my friends and colleagues with my knowledge of Mr. Footloose’s filmography.

Now the Google has gone and done what some claimed impossible.  They’ve created a search algorithm that now instantly calculates any actor’s “Bacon Number”.

Just type their name followed by bacon number and BAM! Bacon number!

Andy Warhol – bacon number of 2 (I know, surprised me too)
Henry Winkler – bacon number of 1 (whaaaaaaat?!?)
Zsa Zsa Gabor – bacon number of 2 (this is crazy!)

and so on, and so on, and so on.

Can Google be stumped?!?  YOU BET IT CAN!

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Michael Baird’s (that’s me) Bacon Number!

Michael Baird had a non-speaking role in “Party of Five” in a scene with Scott Wolf (true story!)
Scott Wolf appeared with Jeff Bridges in “White Squall
Jeff Bridges appeared with Kevin Bacon in “R.I.P.D.

That’s a bacon number of 3!  KA-POW!!!

Take that Google!

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Happy April Two’s Day…

April Fool’s Day is no fun on a Sunday.  No social chatter at all about all the fun things the interwebs is trying to trick you with.  Heck, it was 4:00 pm when I finally looked at my watch yesterday and realized that it was the 1st.  So here are three bacon (and nerd) related April Fool’s Day pranks that I found “amusing”.

First, this one was emailed to me in advance from Green Works. I have to admire the production value here.  The rep who sent me the note said she’d send some product coupons, but I’ve never received a reply from my email…

Click here to view the embedded video.

Second, this from Lowe’s Home Improvement’s Facespace page…

ANNOUNCING: New bacon scented air filters for your HVAC. A Lowe’s exclusive!

Now you can enjoy the smell of sizzling bacon — morning, noon and night. Read a recent customer review of this innovative new product at http://social.lowes.com/6Eq.

Be warned: Excessive salivation may occur.

and (c), it wouldn’t be April Fool’s without our friends at ThinkGeek getting our hopes up with yet another inspired fake product…

Click here to view the embedded video.

Now, ThinkGeek has found a way to bring these wonderful fakes to market (Tauntaun Sleeping Bag, My First Bacon), but somehow I just don’t think LucasFilm is going to go for this one (but if they do – count me in!).

So Happy April Two’s Day everyone…hope you had a great day!

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