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!
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!
Hey guys! Big news: Geek Gems just scored a major sponsor! So while we perform our traditional dance of jubilation and gratitude (which, to the uninitiated, looks suspiciously like a really complex version of the “Running Man”), please enjoy this word from our newest benefactor:
Hi there. You know who I am, but you don’t know my name. It was hard work and sacrifice that freed me from Vault 101, but surviving day-to-day out here in the gray, God-forsaken Washington DC Wastelands? There’s no comparison. Between molerats, mutants and roving gangs, water sometimes just won’t do the job quenching my big, big thirst.
That’s when I drop one big, dirty bomb on my parched gullet with the “hottest” cool, refreshing beverage around … Nuka Cola! Caffeine? Leave it for the Enclave, those white collar pansies. I have a man’s thirst, and I need a man’s cola. Every bottle packs the kick of +3 RADS to wake up my vital functions. Don’t fear that esophageal burning; that just means the RADS are working. Trust me, the sensation will keep you up at night into the wee hours when you have to be on watch for roving mutants.
So when it’s time to get down and dirty, hot and heavy, and very possibly lethally contaminated along the way out here in the Wastes, reach for the fortified WMT (Weapon of Massive Thirst): Nuka Cola!
In case the rock you’ve been living under isn’t cable-ready, the lights go out on humanity tonight. So consider this the Mortal Coil’s “Going out of Business Sale”, and this Portal tee shirt is the Blue Light Special, courtesy of RIPT Apparel! If this is really it, think hard about what else you’re really going to spend that $10 on tomorrow.
No one has said yet just exactly what will be flipping the human race’s kill-switch, but if should it happen to be Mr. Wheatley, the product of the greatest minds of a generation working together with the express purpose of building the dumbest moron who ever lived, only the strongest and toughest-tested will survive. You’d better be damn sure to eat your Wheatley’s, the smartest cereal that could possibly bear the name of something that stupid. Wear this shirt with pride, test survivors – and remember this when idiocy ends the world: you can’t spell “Aperture” without “rapture.”
This balanced apocalyptic breakfast has been brought to you by Aperture Laboratories: re-arranging Rapture for over 50 years!
Aliens are such sly buggers. They stealthily swarm into our atmosphere, confounding us with mysterious lights in the night sky and leaving eerie crop circles in our fields by day. But to what end? I’ll admit: inspiring conspiracy theories in their notoriously suggestible human friends must be a hoot, but surely there’s a greater plan afoot?
If you believe the stories told by Masquefaire’s spaceship earrings, the message is clear: it’s not us they’re after. But our livestock, automobiles and extinct species? Beam ‘em up, Scotty!
I can’t get enough of these ever-so cheeky and whimsically freaky earrings; makes me long for the ’80s, when you could barely last a day without hearing someone using that classic catchphrase, “where’s the beef?” If I’d only had a pair of these alien earrings, I’d touch them softly, then cast a furtive glance at the asker, a finger pointed solemnly toward the sky.
The truth is out there. ;)