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‘Literally’ Plug-in Turns Everything ‘Literal’ Into Something ‘Figurative’

Literally Plug In

 

Some people overuse the word “literally” while others erroneously use it when they mean to say “figuratively.” Whether you’re bored or simply have something against the adjective, then Literally can help you out. It’s a browser plug-in that swaps out “literally” with “figuratively,” so it literally gives blogs, posts, and other written tomes a different meaning.

The tagline boasts of a “better browsing experience,” and while I’m so convinced on that claim, I am sure it’ll make some web pages more interesting. In case you’re wondering why the plug-in site features Parks and Recreation actor Rob Lowe, that’s because his character on the show uses the word “literally” a lot.

You can download it here.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Reading Is Cool: Cassette Tape Bookmarks

Cassette Tape Bookmark

Bookmarks don’t get any more adorable than these. The Cassette Tape bookmarks are inspired by their namesake, which used to be all the rage before CDs and MP3s came along. People don’t make mixed tapes anymore; they’re simply mixes now. People don’t even read physical books as much as before, since e-readers have taken center stage.

If you’re one of the few (or shall I say many?) who prefer flipping through actual pages instead of swiping through virtual ones, then what can be a more appropriate bookmark than this? It’s got a vintage feel and you have to admit, it looks awesome.Continue Reading

Want This: Iron Throne Chair Backboard

Iron Throne Backboard

 

Everyone on Game of Thrones is fighting for the throne, but you can have it–at least, your very own, non-iron throne–thanks to Telegraph UK and Now TV. The pair are giving away a replica of the throne of swords that comes with the throne backboard and a cushioned seat. Actually, it’s more of a seat than an actual throne since it’s meant to be attached to an armchair or an office chair.

The bad news? The competition is only open to UK residents (so if you are from the UK, then lucky you. You can head on over here to check out the giveaway deets.) You can probably make your own if you’re resourceful and actually have the time to put one together.

VIA [ Telegraph ]

Time to Bust Some Ghosts: Ghostbusters Neutrino Wand

Ghostbusters Neutrino

 

When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, the only people you should call are the Ghostbusters! They were a huge hit in the eighties and the original team are still very much revered by kids and the young-at-heart who grew up following the franchise over the years. The third movie is still in limbo, although we’re definitely keeping our fingers crossed that they work something out.

But why not nab ghouls and catch ghosts Ghostbuster-style with this Neutrino Wand while you wait? It’s inspired by the one Ray, Winston, Egon, and Dr. Peter Venkman used to capture Slimer, Gozer, and a host of other ghosts in the movies. It’s made with great attention to detail, from the blasting button and proton stream switch to the adjuster knob and the sound effects that emanate from the wand upon firing.

The Neutrino Wand prop replica is available for $280.

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The Lean, Mean Weaponized Mecha Machine Smartphone Holder

Mecha Smartphone Holder

Transform your smartphone into the ultimate fighting machine–well, sort of–with the Mecha Machine Smartphone Holder. As the name implies, it’s a contraption that’s designed to hold your phone in the most menacing way possible. The holder might look like it was put together using random screws, hinges, and other spare gear that you can find in a typical tool shed, but we’re willing to bet that making it called for a bit of skill and loads of creativity.

A variety of other holders are available on MechWorld‘s Etsy shop. He’s also got some pretty nifty-looking robot toys and Transformers figures on display.

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Brick By Brick: Build a LEGO Resume, Get a Second Interview

LEGO Resume

The Internet has seen its fair share of unusual and creative resumes that are essentially applications of that person’s skills and qualifications. For example, there was that programmer who turned his resume into an interactive one by creating a website that played like a video game as you scrolled down.

Then there’s this resume by Redditor Leah who made a LEGO set featuring none other than herself. It made perfect sense that she came up with something as creative and far out as this, considering that she was trying to get a job at an advertising agency.

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They Don’t Stand a Chance: Pow! Splat! Fly Swatters

Pow Splat Fly Swatter

 

You can go for one of those electric fly swatters to zap those pesky flies and mosquitoes out of your face and into kingdom come–or you can go for these comic-inspired Pow! and Splat! fly swatters. Granted, it’s easier to get that insect, specially the fast flyers, with the tennis racket-shaped electric swatters. But if you’re out of juice and really need to get that thing out of the air, then this will have to do.

The expressions featured on the bubbles are pretty apt for their purpose too: Pow! to hit that bug in order to make it go Splat! Yowza!

The fly swatters are available online for $10.

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Rockin’ Bricks: 20 Famous Bands Recreated In LEGO

LEGO Bands

What you can make with LEGO bricks is limitless, especially if you’re creative and have the ability to envision while you put them together, brick by brick. These are qualities that LEGO builder extraordinaire Adly Syairi Ramly doesn’t have a shortage of, which his latest work clearly shows.

Adly has recently unveiled a gallery of twenty iconic bands recreated using nothing but LEGO bricks, including the likes of the Beastie Boys, Beatles, Smashing Pumpkins, and Foo Fighters.Continue Reading

Small Mic, Big Voice: Micro Karaoke Player

Micro Karaoke

You’re no Bruno Mars but you’re no William Hung either. But like the two, you have a passion for music and love to sing. If you can’t wait until you get home before belting out a few choice lines from your favorite song, then here’s something you’ll no doubt enjoy having: the Micro Karaoke Player. As the name suggests, it’s a handy karaoke player that’s small enough to fit into your bag or pocket.

Okay, so it’s essentially just a mini microphone that comes with echo features, but it’s the closest to on-the-go karaoke that you can get. The Micro Karaoke Player is meant to be connected to your music player and you can hook up earphones or speakers for the output.

From the earphones attached to the “mini karaoke”, you can hear a combination of the music from the music player and your own voice complete with echo through the microphone. It is as if you are singing the song you love at your favorite karaoke bar. 

Just make sure you have the songs pre-loaded onto your mobile device or music player. The Micro Karaoke Player is available for $38.90.

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