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Ink Blot Plate

If your diet consists of lots of squid ink pasta, we wouldn't recommend getting these plates. First off, because you'll think your plates are always dirty, and second because you shouldn't be wasting time acquiring fine china when you need to be making a doctors appointment to discuss your highly bizarre eating habits. ... continue reading
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Web’s Best: Desserts for Dudes

For some inexplicable reason, dessert has never been seen as a man's game. Yeah, we'll eat it, but baking never seemed to be nearly as manly as tossing a steak on the grill. If you're ready to put your ego aside (at least partially) here are some desserts you could whip up that have a bit of macho in them. Chocolate-Dipped ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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Ron F***ing Swanson BBQ Sauce

Besides bucket loads of bacon and eggs, there's something else Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman on Parks and Recreation if you weren't aware) has a passion for: Straight up beef. It's why the man hits a strip club buffet. Now, with Ron F***ing Swanson BBQ Sauce, you can slather your meat (hold the laughter) in something ... continue reading
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The Brooklyn Salsa Company

Brooklyn has become a hot spot for sweaty hipsters with an appetite. Trendy new restaurants have popped up in Williamsburg with one word names that, for some odd reason, don't start with a capital letter, and plenty of food products have made their way out of the New York City borough as well. One company that has ... continue reading
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Snow Peak Chopping Board Set

Preparing a delicious meal while you're out in the wilderness is no easy assignment. Nine times out of ten you're regulated to a can of beans and what ever you can jam on a stick. With the Snow Peak Chopping Board Set, you can bring a little bit of your kitchen wizardry with you one your next camping expedition. The ... continue reading
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Cat Cora Stainless Steel 2-in-1 Burger Press

Cat Cora - the sexiest Iron Chef (though that Mario Batali is a worthy competitor) - is ready to help you make a burger. Instead of those homemade patties that end up like flavorless amoebas, use her Stainless Steel 2-in-1 Burger Press to craft interesting burgers and sliders. The press allows you to easily stuff a ... continue reading
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Sriracha Popcorn

Sometimes we wonder why we even have to write copy. We mean, does this part really matter to you when you've already read the words "Sriracha Popcorn"? We'll just tell you that one of our favorite sites, The Oatmeal, took their sriracha obsession to the folks over at J&D's (the same guys who churn out those wonderful ... continue reading
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Brooklyn Brine Hop Pickles

Want to know how stressful our day was? See if we reach for a Dogfish Head 60 Minute, 90 Minute or 120 Minute IPA when we get home. Despite being good for what ails us, the brewery consistently puts out bottles we love. Now they've concocted a new way for you to ingest some of their delicious 60 Minute IPA. The Delaware ... continue reading
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14 BBQ Sauces you Never Knew Existed

The flavor of your average BBQ sauce is based upon the location it comes from. Whether it’s the ketchup-y style from Kansas City or one of the spicier offerings from The Lone Star State, the sauce on your ribs can usually get broken down geographically. These 14 bizarre BBQ sauces are not so easily pegged down. 1. ... continue reading
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Black+Blum Thermo-Pot

Ready for this? We don't have a microwave at the Cool Material offices. No, we're not Amish, we mostly just grab a bite to eat at one of the places nearby. For the days when we want a hot lunch, but don't want to crack open our wallets, there's the Thermo-Pot from Black+Blum. The Thermo-Pot is made for those who want ... continue reading
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Ad Hoc Fried Chicken Kit

What's the best fried chicken you've ever had? Was it something you got at some hole in the wall down south? Did you travel to some upscale joint and lay down insane amounts of cash for one drumbstick that you swear rocked? Now forget all about that because you haven't had the world's greatest fried chicken until you've ... continue reading
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Heisenberg Blue Glass Rock Candy

No need to break out your zebra-striped button-down and head out to a junk yard all Tuco-style to get your hands on a bag of this stuff, all you needs is a sweet-tooth and a couple of bucks. Modeled after Walter White's special blue recipe in Breaking Bad, this is easily the most illegal looking rock candy we've ever ... continue reading
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Home Brew Six Pack Carrier

There's something extremely cathartic about working with your hands and drinking a beer. Those things go together like meat and cheese, peanut butter and jelly and Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. This Home Brew Six Pack Carrier seems simple enough. Combine a few pieces of raised-grain pine with some copper pipe and beer ... continue reading
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Traditional Metal Lunchbox

If you brown bag it everyday and don't work on a construction site, we're guessing your lunch holster is pretty lame. It's not your fault, there's just not a lot of ways to appear like an adult when you've got a literal brown bag or a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lunchbox. Keep the cartoon thermos case for humorous ... continue reading
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The Truck Food Cookbook

Buying food from a random truck on the street should probably rank lower than eating at Taco Bell on the scale of food quality, but there are so many people running meals on wheels that would rake in Michelin stars like Mario that we don’t even care. This cookbook is the best of the best in the world of food trucks ... continue reading
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