By Popular Demand

01.9.2009 | 3:06 pm

This Monday is the last day to nominate people for the 2009 Bloggies Awards. And you all gave me one last year, I’m not particularly stressed about getting one this year. So instead, take a few minutes and go nominate some of my favorite blogs for these categories.

And after you fill in your nomination form, make sure you scroll all the way to the right edge of the page (?!) and do the following:

  1. Fill in the captcha nonsense.
  2. Check the checkbox saying you’d love to be on the panel that chooses the finalists.
  3. Enter your email address.
  4. Click the Submit button.
  5. Check your email inbox (and your junk mail folder) for the confirmation email.
  6. Click the link in the email to confirm your vote.

Not that I’m trying to rig the vote or anything.

More Shot Bloks Experiments, By Popular Demand

As a reward for your efforts in nominating these blogs, I have conducted the most-requested Shot Blok experiments: microwaving and blending, for your weekend time-wasting amusement. Here you go:

Have a splendid weekend.


  1. Comment by TomE | 01.9.2009 | 3:19 pm

    Wait…where are the FRESH ones in the blender??? Fatty – you are such a dork…and we LOVE IT!!!!

  2. Comment by ant1 | 01.9.2009 | 3:51 pm

    I think I saw the virgin mary in one of those microwaved shot bloks.

  3. Comment by Jeff | 01.9.2009 | 4:07 pm

    I wonder if Shot Bloks age like licorice.

    You know a stick of black licorice is well-aged when you can tap one end on the table and it snaps in half.

  4. Comment by Dustin | 01.9.2009 | 4:11 pm

    I like your counter top. LOL

  5. Comment by nosferaustin | 01.9.2009 | 4:13 pm

    “It looks like broken glass!” – classic. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Comment by Chris | 01.9.2009 | 4:29 pm

    The nuked shotblocks look like cheeseburgers and steaks.

  7. Comment by Aaron | 01.9.2009 | 4:49 pm

    HA! Too funny. Another good microwave trick is to put in marshmallows. They puff up HUGE! It’s amazing!

  8. Comment by Kathleen | 01.9.2009 | 5:50 pm

    Most excellent! I envision a whole blog about exploding foodstuff…a la

  9. Comment by mikeonhisbike | 01.9.2009 | 6:10 pm

    Fatty, you’ve taking playing with your food to a new level.


  10. Comment by Jouni | 01.9.2009 | 6:20 pm

    Sir – and I say this with humour and the utmost respect – you are a freak. That is by far the coolest science experiment in the history of bicycle-related blogs.

    Wait…does my gushing make me…a freak?


  11. Comment by Marrock | 01.9.2009 | 6:28 pm

    Ladies and gentlethings… I do believe we’ve found the new Mr. Wizard!

  12. Comment by allison | 01.9.2009 | 6:31 pm

    That’s hilarious. I was glad to see you didn’t use any fresh ones in the blender. Aren’t edible Bloks too precious to waste in the name of science??

  13. Comment by Clydesteve | 01.9.2009 | 6:38 pm

    Does Susan know what you are up to in the sparkling clean microwave? ;-)

  14. Comment by cheapie | 01.9.2009 | 6:42 pm

    too funny. i thought i’d recognize your voice from other stuff but i guess not.

    have a good weekend fatty!

  15. Comment by Paula Kirsch | 01.9.2009 | 6:57 pm

    What about TBV, NO ONE has done it better than we have.


  16. Comment by Juls | 01.9.2009 | 8:59 pm

    You should be a science teacher. And I agree- I love your counter tops!

  17. Comment by Big Boned | 01.9.2009 | 9:23 pm

    So I take it the experiment I suggested has “not yielded results” as of yet?

  18. Comment by Jodi | 01.9.2009 | 10:29 pm

    I just wish you could have panned to the right so I could see Susan’s face as you were doing this. Seriously – she must think you’re bananas today. Eh….everyday.

    Thanks for the Bloggie Shout Out. You’re a good brother.

  19. Comment by Mike Roadie | 01.10.2009 | 7:06 am

    Hey……who took my Shot Bloks? I know they were over here by the counter!

    KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are soooo grounded!

    Have a nice weekend!

  20. Comment by wing-nut | 01.10.2009 | 9:51 am

    Wow, Stanley Tucci looks like Elden Nelson!

    Before I first heard your voice I imagined something different, but I actually told my self, “He sounds like a regular guy.” I don’t sound like James Earl Jones either.

    For a stranger experience try this; Listen to Garrison Keillor from Prairie Home Companion before you see him. Great voice, scary eyebrows.

  21. Comment by Philly Jen | 01.10.2009 | 10:04 am

    “Vomit pizza,” heh! I trust you did not subject your luxury body to a taste testing of aforementioned treat. (Though I would have loved to have seen the facial expressions on that one.)

  22. Comment by buckythedonkey | 01.10.2009 | 10:27 am

    “I think they’re still edible…”

    Fantastic! Do they go crispy when they cool?


  23. Comment by Karst | 01.10.2009 | 11:06 am

    Another startling voice vs face disconnect: Listen to Terry Gross of NPR radio’s Fresh Air.

  24. Comment by judi | 01.10.2009 | 1:36 pm

    have a great weekend. thanks for the video – you always make me laugh.

  25. Comment by Cycling | 01.11.2009 | 12:33 am

    Great video! I always wondered what to do with old shot blocks…

  26. Comment by Zack | 01.11.2009 | 1:30 pm


  27. Comment by Dutch Girlie On a Bike | 01.12.2009 | 12:43 pm

    HA great video! Shot block powder — add it to your next breakfast drink!

  28. Comment by nickc | 01.12.2009 | 2:22 pm

    How is it that you’re allowed to be in charge of children?


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