Yes I know….it’s been a while since the Goodie Wrap has seen the light of day. But don’t fret, it’s not gone, but it’s just been on the back burner. So what can I tell you…..news of Curiosity’s landing on Mars took center stage earlier this week which is really cool. Then the Mohawk Guy took center stage which is also pretty cool. Joss Whedon confirmed he’ll be back to write and direct the next Avengers which probably has the entire fan base breathing a sigh of relief. I know I did. Daniel Day Lewis get his Lincoln on and Sam Elliot turned 68. Overall it’s been a busy week. Time to wind it down don’t you think?
Alien Xenomorph Skeleton Head
Because everyone needs one of these right? Well, apparently Japanese company Psycho Monsterz thinks so because they made it. I’ll admit, I have a love of Aliens and if I had a Tracy version of a man-cave and unlimited funds, I’d totally get this. The roomies might strenuously object, but in the Tracy cave, I have ultimate say. If you have the means, this can be yours for the low, low price of $875. Buy it and you can display it right next to your stuffed jackalope. (via Nerd Approved)
Ok, this really should be an example of what not to do to your dog, but the resemblance is uncanny no? Poor puppy. Although, I can’t help but laugh when I look at this. (via Nerd Approved)
Batcave Home Theater
Ok…so that Tracy cave I was talking about….I’d totally settle for this. Elite Home Theater Seating designed this amazing set up for a client and to say that I’m jealous would be a gross understatement. Click on the link to check out the other pictures. You’ll be dumbfounded. Seriously. (via Geekologie)
HELL TO THE NO
For the record I do not have a fear of heights. I guess sometimes you just want to swim but have it feel like you’re swimming in mid-air right? Right? No? Anyway, I just don’t think I’d be comfortable with this. I do however, see this floating swimming pool in a scene for a movie. It could be used in an assassination scene where some crazy Chinese mafia guy goes for his nightly swim and the assassin (female of course because that’s bad ass) has infiltrated his penthouse lair and planted explosives that, when detonated will break the glass on the bottom and the mafia guy will plunge 24 stories to his death. Then the assassin, who is watching from the neighboring rooftop, will pop off with some awful one-line like “I always knew you’d fall for me.” (see what I did there??) If that shows up in a movie let me know. You read it here first folks. (via Geekologie) PS….this is at the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao in China. A HOLIDAY INN!! Our Holiday Inn’s here in the States aren’t like this.
I’m all for geek-inspired stuff and this is no exception. Russian ice cream manufacturer Stoyn fused pop-culture and frozen goodies to make these “pop-art popsicles.” You can get Darth Vader, the Predator, Chucky, Freddie, Jason, Pinhead, Mickey Mouse, Mario, Marilyn…well you the point. I love the idea, but I’m not too keen on a lot of the flavors. Darth Vader is blueberry and licorice…which spells black tongue and teeth. Predator is celery melon and Freddie is tomato hot pepper. No thanks. But well played Stoyn…well played indeed. (via Wired)
TARDIS and Dalek Salt & Pepper Shakers
There was a time when I was hell-bent on finding really cool, themed salt and pepper shakers. Not to collect, but just to have and use them for their intended purpose. I couldn’t find anything that really stood out so I settled for the old standby’s. Of course, now that I’m not in the market for such things, they come out these awesome TARDIS and Dalek salt and pepper shakers. GAH! Well, I may not need these, but I know a certain someone who may need these for when she goes off to college in a couple of years. You know who you are! (via Urban Collector)
Happy Little…Scruffy Looking Nerfherders??
This was emailed to me and there’s no real reason behind posting it….only because it made me laugh. Who doesn’t love a Bob Ross / Han Solo mash up anyway?
Darth Vader Mailbox
Traditional mailboxes are going the way of the dinosaur, at least where I live. Now instead of just walking out front, we have to trek down the street to the group of boxes that service our portion of the street. It’s not a big deal and it discourages those pesky mail thieves, but it also eliminates the possibility of customizing your mail box. If I still had one, it would resemble something like this. Why? Because it’s AWESOME! Actually, my folks still have a traditional mail box. Hey Dad….you need to do something like this. I’m just sayin’…. (via Geeks Are Sexy)
AT-AT Plush Utility Bag
It’s back to school time, which means new clothes, school supplies, bags, and backpacks. What better way to cart all your crap around than in an AT-AT bag? This could also work as a gym tote, or maybe an overnight bag, or hell…even and every day bag. This thing is pretty sweet no matter what it’s used for. I imagine we’ll be seeing these at various conventions too. (via Think Geek)
Star Trek Enterprise D Keychain
Unlimited funds + Qmx = lots and lots of awesome stuff. I’ve gotten a couple of things (all BSG related of course) here and if I were able to, I’d get a whole lot more. One of their newest offerings is this Star Trek Enterprise D replica keychain. I’m tempted to get it. I have the Viper Mark II keychain and I love it so I could justify this one by adding to my collection of space vehicle keychains*. Anyway, I thought it was pretty nifty and wanted to share. (via Qmx Online)
*I don’t actually have a collection…just 1. But if I got this then I could say I’m starting a collection.
The 2012 Summer Olympics or as they are referred to on the Dish Network guide as XXX (as in 30…not Triple X rated, because those would be an entirely different type of Olympics and not something NBC would cover) Summer Olympics have been on in my house pretty much every night. We watched the bulk of the swimming and have been commenting over the course of the last two weeks how technology has come such a long way. The bullet time effect used in gymnastics is beyond cool, albeit kind of creepy. The plunging camera that followers the divers is also pretty bad ass. I think my favorite advancement is the underwater cameras used in the swimming events. The camera in the pool has captured some amazing photos and it has a snarky wit along with the Twitter handle @L2012PoolCam. The photo below is of Michael Phelps and there are other amazing pics to go along with it. Check out the link to see a slide show, and follow that Twitter feed for more goodies. I’m actually kind of sad that the Olympics are almost over. Its been a good run this year with some real nail-biters. (via Dvice)
Bob Ross Remixed
I’m going to sign off with some happy little trees and some happy little clouds. Because everyday is a good day to paint.Tags: Alien, At-At bag, batcave home theater, Batman, Bob Ross, Dalek, Darth Vader mailbox, darth vader popsicle, Dr. Who, Enterprise D keychain, Michael Phelps, Olympics, Predator, sky swimming pool, Star Trek, Star Wars, Tardis, Xenomorph skeleton