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Some guy in Queensland had one too many and decided he’d try his luck at stealing a life-size Yoda statue. Since that seemed too easy, he added a little Jedi-level challenge attempting to do this by setting the Jedi Master atop the handlebars of a bike (that he also stole). The man was arrested and Yoda was taken into custody. The best part is the official statement from the police which read:

“Yoda was later released from the Ayr watchhouse without any charges being laid but [a] caution for not wearing a helmet when riding a bike.”

The similarity to the bike scene in E.T. was also not lost on the police who described the similarities as “uncanny”.

Now I want to see a complete recreation of E.T. with a drunken Aussie playing Elliott.

(Brisbane Times via Boing Boing)


It’s hard heading back to work after a long holiday weekend, but making this fantastic cocktail when you’re back home will make it all better. A combination of gin, Curacao and blackberry syrup, this glowing blue concoction inspired by Destiny is the perfect way to end the day.

See the video tutorial after the break.

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According to this chart compiled by Wonkblog’s Christopher Ingraham, most people don’t drink every day. A surprising 30% of Americans don’t drink at all most weeks, but once you get past those of us who have a drink now and then, there’s a huge jump to those who drink way the heck too much. To get into the top 10% of American drinkers you would have to consume a mind-boggling 74 alcoholic drinks every single week.

The top 10 percent of American drinkers – 24 million adults over age 18 – consume, on average, 74 alcoholic drinks per week. That works out to a little more than four-and-a-half 750 ml bottles of Jack Daniels, 18 bottles of wine, or three 24-can cases of beer. In one week.

Clearly, the key word here is “alcoholic” and it’s a select group that none of us should be striving to become a member of.

(Wonkblog via io9)

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If you thought boxed wine was classy, get a load of this.

A company by the name of Binocktails thinks you’re paying too much for booze and has created a handbag with a 28 oz. hidden flask in the base and a spout on the outside “for easy pouring”. Don’t worry, there’s a flap to cover the spout, so no one will know your secret.

It’s a purse and a bar in one!

The Bev-Bag comes in four colors: black, tan, pink, and red.

Product Page: ($35.99)


Your wine doesn’t need to impress anybody with a fancy suit. He’s perpetually chilly and he likes to dress casual.

We’re not sure why you would need to keep your wine toasty in this way, but hey, at least your favorite bottle of Bordeaux will look super laid back.

Check out some more pics after the break…

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Sometimes you need a little adult beverage to warm you up when you’re out in the cold of winter, but a flask is difficult to operate with cold hands. Now, your problems are solved with the Mitten Flask. It’s got a built in pouch that holds your flask and a bite valve by your thumb so there’s no need to fiddle with a lid when your fingers are cold. Sign up now to be notified when it’s available for delivery in October.

Product Page ($17.99 via 7 Gadgets)


These custom designed Game of Thrones wines are the work of artist Oskunk who usually applies his talents to custom consoles. This time, he’s made wine bottles for the four main houses in the series, complete with matching case. They aren’t currently for sale, but he plans to have them available in the future.

See more pictures after the break.

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Summer may be nearly over, but there’s still plenty of time to cool down with this very adult popsicle concoction. These Bacon Bloody Mary Popsicles are perhaps the greatest treat you’ll have all summer. You start by soaking the bacon in some vodka, then wrapping it around a breadstick and baking it to form the stick for your popsicle. Next you poor Bloody Mary mix into a popsicle mold, insert the bacon breadsticks and freeze overnight.

Check out the full recipe from Perry Santanachote over at Thrillist.

(via Foodiggity)


North America really likes their beer if this chart is to be believed. It shows what each country in the world chooses to drink most often from beer to wine to spirits and we are firmly in beer territory.

The map was put together by Ghost in the Data who compiled information from the World Health Organization to determine regional favorites.

Not only did they map out what is popular where, but they’ve got it broken down even further on their site. There you can see how much of each type of alcohol is consumed by the people of each country in an average week, proving we all kick back with a nice cold one on a pretty regular basis.

(Vox via Gizmodo)

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While we all have certain items of value, it’s not always feasible to have a personal vault or a safe. We also, as a general rule, like to give gifts to other people (and ourselves) that are both functional and fun.

The Hollow Book Company has come up with a Hollow Book Safe with a matching whiskey flask that pretty much takes care of both of those needs at once.

Whether you take the flask out and use the book as a safe, or you use the book to carry your flask, you can keep a secret and look well read at the same time.

Check out more examples after the break.

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