These pretty awesome, and pretty geeky heels are more likely to remain the kind of thing you just look at. Because to actually own them, you have to make them. The good news is that the Instructables link at the bottom gives you a pretty detailed set of instructions on how to accomplish this. The bad news is that the first tool needed is a MIG welder, and that right there might be the kind of stumbling block where most casual DIYers will throw in the towel. Other tools, to give you an even better idea, include a blowtorch, a rotary tool and an electric drill. This project is business. But hey, if you got it in you, don’t hesitate to hit that link and get started. Us? We’re just gonna look at the pretty pictures and wonder how great it would be to have any hand-eye coordination.
This Forever Alone statue is very meta. Or maybe it’s ironic. We’re not sure. But it’s a wonderful 7 inch tall 3D-print of the famous Internet meme. We think it’s ironic/meta (semantics are hard) because the Forever Alone guy is, well, forever alone, right? But if you buy this statue and place it on your dinner table as is suggested in the image below, you won’t technically be alone. You’ll have the statue as a friend. Which defeats, in a way, what the statue represents.
Oh sure, a statue is not a real person, you’ll say. We suppose you’re right, and the fact that you’d accept the company of an inanimate object at dinner only further emphasizes your loneliness. But still, perhaps some of you see our point. Or maybe it’s time we stopped thinking about stuff in quite this much depth. It is, after all, just a darn statue. It’s $30, and it’s exclusive to Thinkgeek.
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Hey, Dr. Who fans out there, check this out: it’s a great TARDIS dress. It’s bigger on the inside!
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You need a practical bookcase, one that can efficiently serve as storage for the mountains of paperbacks that you refuse to throw once you’ve read them. You need to be able to order them alphabetically, for easy retrieval. You need to look at them in neat stacks. After all, you always get your ducks in a row. But you’re looking at this case, and you know you really want it. We want it too, even if the book mosaic within is making us anxious; unlike Lt. James Gordon’s easy decision to cast Batman as a villain, we’re a little torn.
The $283 price tag, however, and the relative emptiness of the bank account is making the point somewhat moot. Maybe not for you though, so hit the link at the bottom to order yours, if you’re so inclined. They’re made to order, and measure 22 x 32 inch / 56 x 82 cm.
If you live on the Intertubes, as we do, you know Nyan Cat. You also probably love the little fella; how could you not? We’re not quite infatuated enough to go all out and buy a Nyan Cat hoodie ourselves, but to be perfectly honest, you don’t really need to be “in love” either. This hoodie just says “I know my memes, and don’t mind letting the world know I probably spend the better half of my life in front of a computer screen,” in a fun, tongue-in-cheek kind of way.
If… you’re just a casual Internet-er, well… Nyan Cat is a viral video featuring a catchy, repetitive tune, and a cat with a PopTart body flying through space with a rainbow coming out of his bum. It’s iconic really, and you can see the animation for yourself if you hit the jump. Out here we tell you that the hoodie, made of a cotton/polyester mix, is $50.
A lot of people are getting excited about The Hobbit, about to hit theaters. We understand: it is directed by Peter Jackson of LOTR fame, so it’s bound to be pretty awesome. We, however, aren’t quite excited enough to want to don something like the above Wraith Coat. Or at the very least, we’re not willing to fork over the asking price. Made from Italian wool and silk knit sleeves, the coat certainly looks… different and is sure to be a hit among hardcore fans. But only among hardcore fans with a pretty deep wallet, seeing as it’s listed for $2,136.
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Holy jumping Mexican beans, this video is great! No, it’s got not a single thing to do with tech, other than hey, it’s on the Interwebs. But we think our fellow geeks will appreciate Paul Vlahos’ talents. He’s able to do spot-on impersonations of Cleveland, Peter Griffin, Herbert the Pervert, Stewie and a few others. But that’s not all. He has them singing Chris Brown’s ‘Look At Me Now’. It’s freaking sweet, as Peter would say.
No really, it is. Watch this vid.
I lost it at Joe’s part.
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We’ve got another awesome parent to add to our list of Awesome Parents of 2012, who will be joining the ranks of the awesome mom who modded her son’s push car into a DeLorean. This time around, we’ve got Mike Hoye who did some modding on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker so that every reference to Link refers to him as a her. In short, Mike turned Link into a girl for his little three-year-old girl named Maya.
Mike explains that he did it because “she’s the hero of the story.” Maybe Maya finds the story more relatable with a female lead or a heroine, so her dad made it happen. It took a lot of work, too, since it probably took Mike a few weeks at the very least to finish modding the entire game.
You can read about how he did it here, if you’re curious.
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