Here at GG, you know we love our geek t-shirts; in fact, maybe the only thing we love better is scoring an epic deal on those stylin’ threads. Now through May 31st, you can do just that from one of our favorite geek & pop culture t-shirt merchants!
We’ve already written about their collection of Charlie Sheen t-shirts, as well as the cheeky win of the “Hello” Lionel Richie t-shirt. But one thing I really dig about Donkey Tees’ collection is how quick they are to jump on pop culture happenings and trends. Sure, they cover nostalgic movie, music, and television references – but they also have designs based on recent trends and events, something you don’t often see with other t-shirt sites.
So what’s the dealio? If you spend $50 on tees between now and May 31st, you’ll receive a free drink koozie and a free $20 gift certificate good for a purchase in June. Score!
Normally I’m not one for little carved dolls. A lot of them just look … odd to me. Even the ones that can be taken apart to reveal a littler doll and then an even littler one (known as matryoshka or nesting dolls), until you’re left with something super small. Fun as they may be, I could not bring myself to like those beady-eyed pieces of wood. But these utterly adorable Zelda and Link dolls are changing my mind fast!
These two hand painted wooden dolls would make great accent pieces to any geeky décor! They could also make unique collectibles for children or for that man/woman-child in your life that has a deep-seated fondness for the Legend of Zelda series. The creator, Etsy artisan MyLittleNiche, even recommends them as one of a kind wedding cake toppers for Zelda fans. Now that’s geekalicious!
If you don’t immediately recognize the exquisite AURYN amulet pictured above, get out from my sight and never come back. For serious.
… Oh good, you’re still here! For those of us who grew up on the wealth of fantasy films released in the 1980s, the Neverending Story “orin” necklace (as its often misspelled) is an unmistakable symbol of all things Fantasia. Worn by Atreyu (excuse me whilst my inner 8 year old swoons), the AURYN amulet guides him on his quest to save the creatures of Fantasia from “The Nothing”, a void-like plague that consumes everything in its path.
In the book version of The Neverending Story, AURYN grants wishes and simultaneously drains memories from its keeper, Bastian. But while this incredible replica by Plumevine may not offer the same powers, it’s absolutely captivating to behold. Hand-carved and painted from resin clay, the amulet’s detail is stunning – from the lustrous, metal-like paints, to the dual-toned chatons used for the serpent eyes, to the antique look of the included brass-tone chain. Sadly, the original AURYN amulet has sold, but Plumevine offers other similarly inspired designs (though it’s likely another AURYN replica will be listed soon). This is one truly unique item that any Neverending Story fan would treasure!
Personally speaking, there is absolutely no worse place for me to drink my coffee than at my computer. Sadder still? That’s the place I will always need a cup most.
Though intended as a sipping beverage, one can only drink coffee so leisurely. Its ever-escaping warmth always leaves a sense of urgency to finish it before it goes stone cold. But when I’m seeing paradise by my monitor’s light, every other concern just escapes me. Before I know it, distraction has robbed my body of some hot Colombian lovin’ and left me chilled, bitter fail in a cup.
Fortunately, as I’m learning every single day, there are few things a standard USB port can’t fix. This 5.5″ x 3.5″ USB beverage cooler and warmer with 3.5-foot cable will fit at even a cluttered dump of a workspace. More importantly, flip a single switch on the back and swap between keeping a hot drink steaming at 120°F to 140°F to keep you going, or a cool beverage chilly at 55°F for when you feel you need to be slowin’. Even at its hottest temperatures, this USB drink warmer won’t burn disposable paper cups, making it Starbucks-ready at such a portable and convenient size.
It’s the coaster that science intended.
Geeks don’t drink harder. We drink smarter.
Remind us: who showed you an oversized martini glass that holds a drink so large, it would almost guarantee a blackout? We did. Who sang the praises of the pocket Breathalyzer that not only told you just how many sheets to the wind you were, but also just what toll it had taken on your breath? We did. Now, answer this: who’s going to show you just exactly what will get you drunker faster and cheaper?
That’s right. We’ve got this.
Glancing over our shoulders toward history, we’ve spied a road to one resourceful buzz-on. This DIY juice alcoholic drink kit will turn your juice to hooch, and turn your casa into the low-budget fiesta that never stops. Get yourself a 64-ounce bottle of the fruit juice of your choice; pour in one of the six included yeast shots; seal the airlock top and give the blend of yeast, organic evaporated cane juice and emulsifier 48 hours to turn the juice’s fructose to carbonation and alcohol. In two days’ time, you will be reveling in the bounty of your very own boozy beverage packing an up to 14% alcohol by volume kick in the head.
This is a simple but very, very old fermentation method traditionally producing what is known in Germany as “Federweisser” (“white wine”) and in Austria as “Sturm” (or “storm,” for its commonly cloudy appearance). Actually, those authentic vintages traditionally only result in 4-10% alcohol by volume – not quite the whollop this kit’s finished product could deliver! The genuine articles produced in Europe for over a century often have a flavor akin to light grape soda or sparkling wine, but by all means: toy with flavors. Age some heavy-duty hard apple cider, or try some OJ and create an electrifying orange juice that’s a little more Black & Decker power-drill than simple screwdriver.
Every DIY juice alcoholic drink kit contains six bottle labels, one airlock, one rubber stopper, recipes and six packets of simple, magical, fermenting-then-inebriating science.