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November 23, 2017

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to have the Apple Store Genius Bar all to yourself*


Free, the way we like it, too.

It's simple and obvious and yet I bet few people ever do it.

All right, all right, joe — spit it out already.


All you have to do is wait till there's a powerful thunderstorm, preferably with high winds and serious lightning, then get in your car and head for the Apple Store.

It'll be just you and the store's employees, bored beyond belief and happy to give you an hour-long tutorial that'll move you to the head of the TechnoDolt©™® class.

For extra-special treatment, mention I sent you.

As if.

*To the reader who emailed me with a suggestion for obtaining the same result in any conditions, not just during bad weather: Eeewwwwww!!!!

November 23, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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November 23, 2017 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Darth Vader/Stormtrooper Helmet Dispenser — "Galactic Empire character automatic food server"


From the website:



Even the hardworking soldiers of the Galactic Empire can't do their duties on an empty stomach.

The Star Wars Darth Vader/Stormtrooper Helmet Snack Dispenser should mean that fans can stave off the pangs in their bellies while indulging in those all-night trilogy binges.

The battery-powered, Japan-exclusive item by Takara Tomy Arts will make an awesome addition to any party for hungry guests, dispensing a handful of snacks each time.

The dispensing is automatic: just put your hand under the "mouth" of either Darth Vader or the Stormtrooper, and it will fill up with the snack while speaking some dialogue (in Japanese) from Star Wars.

Ideal for nuts and small snacks, this is surely one of the most unique ways to serve food in any galaxy.

Features and Details:

• Audio: Japanese

• Exclusive to Japan

• Power: 3 AAA batteries

• Dispenses automatically

• Snacks/food not included

• Instructions: Japanese (but easy to use)

• For dispensing/serving snacks (e.g. peanuts, M&Ms)

• Modes: regular (for solo use); party (for more than one person)


$106 (In case you missed it, what with all the excitement: "Snacks/food not included") .

November 23, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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