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Cool Stuff of the Week: Isobag Meal System, Game of Thrones Bad Lip Reading, Fitbit Force, and More…

Cool Stuff of the Week: Isobag Meal System, Game of Thrones Bad Lip Reading, Fitbit Force, and More…

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m kind of a sucker for cool stuff. I like nifty gadgets, quirky decoration pieces, nice clothes (and shoes!), good books, and fun games.

In this series of weekly posts, I share whatever currently has my fancy. Maybe some of it will catch yours as well!


The crew behind Bad Lip Reading have really outdone themselves here. This is one of the best, I think.

Even if you don’t watch Game of Thrones, you’ll find this hilarious.




Sticking to a proper diet plan can be a real pain when you’re on the go every day.

Fast food is out of the question, and even healthier “fast food” like Chipotle isn’t entirely trackable (how much meat, rice, and beans did they actually give you this time?).

The Isobag Meal System is an easy solution. It’s the ultimate lunchbox.

With it, you can prep your food like you normally do, put your meals into the containers it comes with, and store them in the bag’s center compartments.

On the sides of the bags are insulated compartments for ice packs, which keep your food cold and fresh. There are also two mesh compartments for mixers or beverages.

3-Compartment Bag

6-Compartment Bag




If you’re a Star Wars nerd like me, and you have a lot of time on your hands plus four feet of space to devote to a Lego starship…then you’re going to want the Lego Star Wars Super Star Destroyer.

This bad boy weighs in at nearly 8 pounds, measures over 4 feet long, and is built with over 3,000 pieces. It comes with a display stand, data sheet label, and five minifigs, including IG-88, Admiral Piett, Dengar, Bossk, and Darth Vader himself.




If you’ve been considering an activity (or life at this point?) tracker, then you need to check out the Fitbit Force–the latest from the company.

It boasts the features of the earlier Fitbit Flex, like…

  • You wear it on your wrist.
  • It tracks your steps.
  • The distance you’ve traveled.
  • The calories you’ve burned.
  • Your minutes of activity.
  • The quality of your sleep.

It adds a few more to the mix. Namely…

  • An improved blue OLED screen letting you read the display more easily.
  • An altimeter.
  • The ability to track floors climbed.
  • A clock and a stopwatch.
  • The ability to sync with your phone automatically over Bluetooth.





My interest in comics is similar to my interest in TV shows: if they’re not exceptionally good, I quickly lose interest.

Well, my relaxation time is currently spent either watching Breaking Bad or reading Hawkeye: My Life as  a Weapon. Both are just great fun.

In my opinion, Hawkeye delivers everything you want in a comic:

  • Great art.
  • Interesting premise (what does Clint Barton do when he’s not being an Avenger?).
  • Smart, subtle, quaint writing.
  • Breezy, effortless reading.
  • Entertaining, believable characters.
  • The right blend of drama, humor, and heart.

There’s a reason why Hawkeye is pretty much universally loved–it really is that good.

What do you think of this week’s picks? Have anything you’d like to add? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • I had no idea you were such a nerd, Mike! Love Hawkeye. Are you reading any other comics/GN?

    • Michael Matthews

      Haha yeah, I’m much more nerd than meathead. 😛 Not reading any other comics ATM mainly because I just don’t have much time to do so. What are you enjoying currently?

  • Guest

    I’m glad you included Hawkeye in here, I love that series.

    You should also check out Batman Detective Comics: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder

  • Adam

    Hey Mike,

    Number one…I will go purchase the Super Star Destroyer after my last patient today.

    Number two…do you think the fitbit force is reliable enough to determine someone’s TDEE?

    Thanks man!

    • Michael Matthews

      Haha awesome on the Lego kit. Send me a pic once you have it built. 🙂

      It may be semi-accurate but I don’t think it’s entirely necessary for that purpose. Using a BMR calculator plus the Katch McArdle with either a 1.2 or 1.3 multiplier is a simple way to start. You can then adjust as needed.

  • Huzaif Mistry

    I’m glad you included Hawkeye in here, I love that series.

    You should also check out Batman Detective Comics: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder

    • Michael Matthews

      Thanks Huzaif–I’ll check them out!

  • Derek

    Seems like none of your “Buy Now” buttons work on this post…

    • Michael Matthews

      There’s a strange bug my dev guy is looking into. It has something to do with the FB login plugin and it’s hard to replicate.

  • thomas

    6 pack bags are also amazing for meal prep!

    • Michael Matthews

      Yeah those are good too!

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