Photorealist Artist Creates Incredibly Realistic Paintings of Snacks and Comics


I have a tremendous respect for photorealist painters. To capture on a canvas what many people fail to capture through a photo takes incredible talent. When I discovered Doug Bloodworth created a series of paintings combining two of my favorite loves, he immediately jump shot to the top of my list of artists.

Through oil-based paintings, Bloodworth formed a theme of vintage snacks paired with old-school comics and funny books. The Florida painter definitely knows how to hit the nostalgia bone.

Using grids and a blank canvas, each piece can take Bloodworth more than two months to complete. The end product, however, is absolutely worth the time spent. Check out some of his paintings below.

Comics-Snacks-Quik-PeteComics-Snacks-Angel-PeteComics-Snacks-Pie-PeteComics-Snacks-Hulk Comics-Snacks-WonderWoman-Pete Comics-Snacks-Superman-Pete

Picthx Doug Bloodworth

Fast Food

X-Men Themed Burgers from Carl’s Jr. Come Loaded with X-tra Bacon


The upcoming X-Men movie Days of Future Past may not make a lick of sense, but mo’ bacon always does.

In a promotional tie-in similar to last year’ s Superman-themed “Super Bacon Cheeseburger” and 2012’s Spiderman-themed “Amazing Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger,” Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s is now offering another X-TREMELY baconed-out set of sandwiches, in honor of the new X-Men film.

The first is the Western X-tra Bacon Cheeseburger, which comes with four strips of bacon, American cheese, beef patties, barbecue sauce, and o-rings. The other is the X-tra Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, featuring four slices of bacon, an egg patty, American cheese, and a buttermilk biscuit, for breakfast only.


Presumably, you won’t have to send yourself to the past in order to nab one of these little piggies, but you should probably stop by a Carl’s Jr/Hardee’s ASAP. When in doubt, just remember this little maxim: “If your future self doesn’t come back to stop you, how bad a decision can it be?”

PicThx Carl’s


Hugh Jackman: ‘Now THAT’S a barista’


Picthx Hugh Jackman


‘Get Your Claws On’ These New Asian-Style Burgers from Red Robin x The Wolverine


In case you’ve already forgotten who “Wolverine” is, here’s a quick reminder: he’s probably the only character you didn’t hate in any of the X-Men movies (at least he was until that bloody prequel came out). He’s also played by Hugh Jackman.


Yeah, that guy.

In promotion for next month’s upcoming movie The Wolverine, Red Robin is launching two new “Asian”-style burgers called the “Beserker” and the “Kuzuri Style Tavern Double.” According to Grub Grade, the Beserker features a brioche bun with a sliced top to represent the hero’s iconic claws as well as a fire-grilled burger topped with zesty aioli, spicy pickles, Sriracha onion straws and cheddar cheese. The Kuzuri is a double patty burger with “samurai slaw,” ginger garlic wonton strips and cilantro. Kuzuri means “wolverine” in Japanese.


Finally, from now until June 30, guests can also purchase a $25 limited edition Wolverine gift card at participating restaurants and enter the gift card code at to receive a free movie ticket – while anyone who sees the movie during opening weekend (July 26-28) can get $3 off their Red Robin order the following Monday through Thursday (July 29 – August 1) with movie ticket stub.

Now if only they both came with a pint of Logan Ale.

H/T + PicThx Grub Grade


Hugh Jackman Launches Coffee Brand “Laughing Man World Wide”

Universally renowned sex symbol and actor Hugh Jackman is launching his own coffee brand — Laughing Man Worldwide.

It was when Jackman met a coffee farmer named Dukale and the two planted coffee trees together for the community that led to Jackman’s inspiration for the brand.

The man known as Wolverine from the X-Men films was struck with inspiration for creating his own brand of coffee after a trip to Ethiopia. Jackman says that all the proceeds from the coffee will go towards charity.


Laughing Man Worldwide also sells teas and chocolates.

via: Contact Music


X-Men Origins: Wolverine 7-Eleven Slurpee Cups

In preparation for the release of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film, Twentieth Century Fox has teamed up with 7-Eleven to push the images of several main cast members on their ever popular Slurpee products. For a limited time, 7-Eleven will be serving up Sabretooth, Wolverine and Gambit on the cups, along with the addition of a new flavor called Mutant Berry. Collectible straws will also be made available featuring of four X-Men characters, marked by a removable figure. If the cold beverage spectrum wasn’t enough for you, 7-Eleven will also be incorporating the film’s promotional push into their hot beverage offerings, showcasing Wolverine’s trademark claw slash mark on a stainless steel coffee mug containing the chain’s X-Treme Energy Cappuccino! A lot of X-Men going on at 7-Eleven, drink on! (Thx LicensingExpo)