Upgrade your morning — or afternoon — liftoff procedure with the Rocket Espresso Cup ($40). Crafted from glazed ceramic, this paraboloid cup holds 2 oz. of the caffeinated stuff, and, appropriately, sports three ’50s-style rocket fins for legs.
When I found this uber-realistic representation of THE FUTURE OF NUTRITION, naturally my mind turned to that other space food. No no, not this kind of space food. I mean that kind. The Star Trek kind. Quivering blue cubes. Extremely colorful, non-food-looking food.
Except that sometimes, even on Google Images, you strike out. “Space food”? Too general. “Star Trek food”? The USS Enterprise made of various cured meat products. Also some waffles. “Star Trek space food”? More of the same. “Star Trek scary space food” — SURELY THAT MUST DO THE TRICK. But alas. (However, Spock says hi.)
So instead, you get this. You’re welcome.
Addendum: Even with the refined, precise search term “star trek tos scary space food”, I came up with a lot of TOS stills (none with food, scary or otherwise), someone’s bruised foot, and an animated cartoon of a cat eating a cookie. Bravo, Intarwebs, bravo.
Space food image (top) courtesy of x-ray delta one.
I’m highly amused by 21st Amendment Brewery’s “Bitter American” session ale. It’s not often we see our first astronauts represented on product packaging… and these guys have attitude!
If you’d been rocketed into space against your will, you might be a little bitter too. Bitter American is our long-overdue tribute to unsung, unwitting heroes everywhere. This American session ale packs a lot of hop and malt flavor into a refreshingly lower-alcohol brew, making it the perfect beer to have on hand when you have a little history to make.
Why not say “I love you, space nerd” with a set of Rihga Royal Hotel Planetary Chocolates?
Combining astronomy and good eats sounds too good to be true. But in their celestial collection of planetary chocolates, chocolatier L’éclat of the Righa Royal Hotel Japan have done just that. The chocolaty solar system includes Mercury (coconut mango), Venus (cream lemon), Earth (cacao), Mars (orange praline), Jupiter (vanilla), Saturn (rum raisin), Uranus (milk tea) and Neptune (capuccino) – sorry, Pluto is no longer considered a planet.
Each are sold individually (400 yen) but if you order the set (3,800 yen) they’ll throw in the Sun – a flaring delicacy of criollo chocolate and pineapple. You can order online (3,200 yen; Sun not included)or you can use a forwarding service.
— Spoon & Tamago
While I’m no fan of the Dark Side of the Force, this Death Star cookie jar does seem to be conclusive proof of the statement, “Come to the Dark Side, we have cookies.”