Your Weekend Justice #204: Simon, Simon and the Violent Savant

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck--the podcast that is looking forward to the Eli Roth-directed remake of Operation Dumbo Drop. And don't try to pretend you're not a little bit curious.

Danny Kaye

Agenda:

  • Agents of SHIELD
  • Dog reports
  • Fun with anal glands!
  • Biology Moment With ScottC!
  • Whoa, who peed on the priest?
  • Kidlet Adventures!
  • Cotton Candy Ice Cream!
  • Speed peeing and Rob on fashion
  • Hobo Test Kitchen!
  • More Ben and Jerry's
  • The Captain America trailer
  • More Agents of SHIELD
  • TV vs. movies. Plus anal glands.
  • Walking Dead
  • Where they had social studies
  • 80s whatsit television
  • Scarecrow & Mrs. King reboots
  • Escape from Tomorrow
  • Scrambled television and random shaving
  • Slave to the rhythm
  • Dedicated to the crazy
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    By |November 1st, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Cannoli Ice Cream by Ben and Jerry's - Review

    Cannoli by Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream

    I'm going to admit something to you. I don't actually even like cannoli. So the very fact that I grabbed this from Publix speaks to something I've always known about myself: slap the word "limited" on something and I'm a complete sucker for it. But given the ingredients in this ice cream, it seemed like a sure-fire win: "mascarpone ice cream with fudge covered cannoli pastry shell chunks & a mascarpone swirl." Apart from "cannoli"--to describe the sort of pastry chunks used--there's not a word in that description that I don't appreciate.

    And it's a good thing I did snag it--for two reasons. First and foremost, this is, like the best of Ben and Jerry's products, fairly badass. Take a proper spoonful of it and you get a blast of creamy mascarpone goodness with an even more concentrated mascarpone taste via that threatened additional swirl. And...well, frankly, I could stop right there. Yes, I could tell you that the fudge-covered pastry chunks are good, but unless it's been sitting out in the rain for days in MacArthur Park or been made into a nest by furry mutant scorpions, I'm not sure how fudge-covered pastry chunks can go wrong. So that's a given. I think, quite frankly, that if you said, "Widge, have a pint of mascarpone ice cream," I'd be halfway through it before I remembered that there was once a time when I thought mascarpone was that fictional country Wolverine spent a lot of time in at one point in his comic book life.

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    By |December 1st, 2012|Reviews|0 Comments

    Peanut Butter World Ice Cream by Ben & Jerry's - Review

    Ben and Jerrys Peanut Butter World Ice Cream

    Our tour of the Ben and Jerry's/Target team-up continues. For the uninitiated, Ben and Jerry's has a line of four Target-exclusive ice creams that all have a theme of volunteerism. I volunteered to eat and review them, so I too am doing my part. Glad to be of help.

    The thing that strikes me about these flavors--of which I've sampled all four (the fourth review is forthcoming, no pun intended)--is that they're all strong, excellent flavors. Better than some of their "regular" flavors. Here we have Peanut Butter World, which describes itself thus: "Milk Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Buttery Swirls & Chocolate Cookie Swirls." And at first, because I got a really seriously dense vein of peanut butter, I thought it was really peanut buttery. But further exploration (Science!) proved that the balance is actually pretty spot on. In fact, if anything, the chocolate ice cream just feels and tastes like a darker chocolate due to the inclusion of the chocolate cookies. And note: not chocolate chip cookies, but full-on chocolate cookies. And as is normal for Ben and Jerry's, they're not stingy with including them. (Pic of the ice cream itself included below the post just to underscore my point about the dark awesomeness of the contents.)

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    By |November 29th, 2011|Reviews|2 Comments

    Schweddy Balls Ice Cream by Ben & Jerry's - Review

    Schweddy Balls Ice Cream by Ben and Jerrys

    "I swear, this is not a prank call," I said into the phone.

    I was fairly certain that they had gotten a similar call before, so I really didn't need to say that. But on the other hand, given what I was trying to check Whole Foods' stock of, I felt I needed to say it anyway. That Whole Foods did not have it, it turned out. So onto the next one. Whole Foods was the only store in this area that some locations had been known to carry this.

    "Can you spell the name for me?" This new grocery/freezer department person was asking.

    "S-C-H-W-E-D-D-Y Schweddy..." I said.

    "Balls," he finished. Which, given the man's accent (which I could not place), was quite possibly the funniest thing I had heard all week. "Yes, I have it right in front of me. There are...six pints in stock."

    They weren't going to run out before we could get there. Success.

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    By |November 15th, 2011|Reviews|2 Comments

    Ben and Jerry's Berry Voluntary & Volun-Tiramisu Ice Creams - Review

    Ben and Jerry's Berry Voluntary and Volun-Tiramisu Target Exclusive Ice Creams

    So apparently Target and Ben and Jerry's have teamed up for four exclusive flavors, only for sale at Target stores. If you are not anywhere near a Target and do not have access to these flavors, you may feel free to start hating yourself now. We snagged two of the flavors in mini-cup form. And really, while a pint of these would be awesome--these flavors should be considered dangerous and the mini-cups are your safest bet.

    First up we have Berry Voluntary (these flavors all have a volunteering theme going on, so don't be bewildered to excess). It describes itself as "raspberry cheesecake ice cream with white chocolate chips and raspberry swirls." And that's pretty much dead on what it is and what it tastes like, which is why trying to pad this review would be pointless (and partly why I'm reviewing both at once). It positively nails the cheesecake flavor, something they have some experience with. When we lifted the lid, some of the ice cream was stuck to it, so pulling it off just revealed the long raspberry swirl. Like the damn thing was showing off or something. I would have taken a picture but it just needed to be eaten. Immediately. All of it tastes so damn good just on its own that the white chocolate is almost an excessive afterthought. However, they're there and little nuggets of joy when you run across them. And like Lord Fanny always said: nothing exceeds like excess.

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    By |November 1st, 2011|Reviews|0 Comments

    Ben and Jerry's Fair Goodness Cake Ice Cream - Review

    Fair Goodness Cake Ice Cream and Ben and Jerry's

    I know that German Chocolate Cake (much like Red Velvet and other types of cake) is not a favorite with everyone, but I love it. I love chocolate. I love coconut (thanks for the "I like coconut" gene, Mom!). I even love whatever it is that makes sugar and evaporated milk turn into that crazy caramelly goodness in the frosting. A lot. So when Widge turned his nose up at the idea of ice cream with coconut in it--his loss, I felt that I had to step in and take one for the team. And so Fair Goodness Cake ice cream entered my life.

    The folks at Ben & Jerry's describe this ice cream as "Chocolate Ice Cream with German Chocolate Cake Pieces and a Coconut-Caramel Swirl." It also gets its name from the fact that it contains Fair Trade cocoa, coconut, and vanilla, which is pretty cool.

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    By |August 11th, 2011|Reviews|3 Comments

    Ben and Jerry's Clusterfluff Ice Cream - Review

    Clusterfluff Ice Cream by Ben and Jerry's

    In my quest to take full advantage of my cheat days for my diet, I have been endeavoring to sample some ice cream goodness each Saturday. This time around, it's Clusterfluff, the Ben and Jerry's flavor that everybody's been telling me I should try. It boasts "Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Caramel Cluster Pieces, Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Swirls." That sounds fantastic, frankly. According to the label, it is comprised of nothing but win.

    Now here's the thing: while I am a big fan of peanut butter, I've never been a huge fan of peanut butter ice cream. I know that's an odd distinction, but it's sort of hard to argue with the peanut butter ice cream used here because, just like Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream tastes just like actual red velvet cake--this peanut butter ice cream is just straight-up peanut buttery. And not in that organic hey-that-doesn't-taste-like-peanut-butter way, as fans of Peter Pan might attest to. No, it's pretty much dead-on. You throw in some peanut butter and marshmallow swirls--which were frankly hard to isolate taste-wise against the full-on assault of the peanut butter--and we're still all good. Now we hit the caramel cluster pieces and...

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    By |May 28th, 2011|Reviews|2 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #116: Pancakes...In! Your! Face!

    It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck. It's the podcast that is drowning its sadness over No Rapture in maple syrup. Anyway, this podcast was engineered--some might say over-engineered--by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

    That's Incredible

    Agenda:

  • The loss of Macho Man
  • Post-Post-Rapture Discussion
  • Alcohol Report
  • Widge vs. His Waistline
  • Rox vs. Ben and Jerry's
  • Leigh's shocking revelation
  • Oprah's new life
  • Television networks
  • Classic networks!
  • Idiots Killing Themselves
  • Rox's new television shows
  • Bob Dylan
  • Wil Wheaton's precarious position
  • Lars Von Trier
  • Dr. Tongue: The Feature Film
  • Rock Lobster!
  • Steampunk IHOP
  • Pancake tip!
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    By |May 27th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #115: If Christ Left Chicago On a Bus...

    It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck. It's the podcast that is celebrating its last pre-Rapture show. One way or another, we'll be here next week. You can bet on that. This podcast was engineered--some might say over-engineered--by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

    Streets of Fire

    Agenda:

  • Life in a pillow
  • The End of the World numerology...dissected (full list for your convenience at the bottom of the post)
  • Better suggested days for The Rapture
  • Blondie vs. The End of the World
  • Home Alone vs. Left Behind
  • The nature of light in heaven
  • Streets of Fire
  • Chaos in a cycle
  • Alcohol report
  • Shaved pussies
  • Looting post-Rapture
  • Ben and Jerry's on sale!
  • The Great Cupcake
  • Jon and family at the movies
  • Cinema problems
  • Rox at the movies
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    By |May 20th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Ben and Jerry's Late Night Snack Ice Cream - Review

    Late Night Snack Ice Cream by Ben and Jerry's

    So apparently there was some sort of schtick on Jimmy Fallon's late night show about snacking late at night. This led Ben & Jerry's to create an ice cream flavor around this notion. I have no idea what they were on about originally, but the end result is an ice cream called--wait for it--Late Night Snack. The "macro-ingredient" list is as follows: "Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with a Salty Caramel Swirl & Fudge Covered Potato Chip Clusters."

    So you've got their vanilla bean ice cream...which is delicious. The caramel swirl is there and indeed salty. And yes, little tiny spheres of potato chip stuff covered in fudge. And my reaction is...this simply must be some sort of joke that I'm not quite getting. Was the joke in question about how you'll eat anything if you smoke enough grass or something? Because you know what?

    No. Hell no. This stuff is wrong and a singular affront to nature.

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    By |May 16th, 2011|Reviews|10 Comments