It sometimes feels like Mother Nature’s stupid prank that summer must be so hot. Though I personally maintain there’s never a bad time for it, I concede coffee’s prime season effectively ended when the Kansas City Royals threw out the season’s first pitch. But with the days of cold drinks upon us come all the ever-present challenges.
The biggest fountain drinks practically never fit car cup holders, and over-icing to keep drinks cold means less to drink, and a watered-down beverage when the excess ice eventually melts. Canned thirst-quenchers heat seemingly too fast to savor them in the sun, but koozies can be so tacky, prone to wear-and-tear, and as ill-equipped to a cup holder as a Big Gulp.
That Thermos, the masters of keeping beverages the very temperatures God and Man intended them to be, should cure these specific summertime blues doesn’t shock me at all. These stainless steel can koozies – sold in sets of two – might be the last word you need in keeping on-the-go cold stuff cold.
Patented double-walled TherMax vacuum insulation will chill a cold beer or soda can up to three hours, but the exterior stays warm enough that you won’t have to worry about freezing a single finger off. More importantly, it will go wherever you go – ballpark, car, barbeque, wherever – with a durable scratch-resistant base and dimensions designed to fit most cup holders.
Here’s to you, Mother Nature. Bring it, bitch!
Can you say d’awwww? Well I’m sure you did when you saw the picture that comes with this post. Isn’t it absolutely adorable? Your very own Super Mario Luma plushie is just begging to be hugged!
Made of sugar and fleece and everything nice, these Luma plush toys are designed to be super cuddly and make for a perfect companion to a child – or a girl who happens to love cute things, or any Super Mario Galaxy fanatic, for that matter. It could even make a nice companion to a Halloween costume, or for a Mario Galaxy themed bedroom. And come on, who wouldn’t want to tote this lil’ guy around? Even the manliest of men would love to! Seriously, just go around asking. I bet not a single man will tell you he wouldn’t love this little thing.
A Luma plushie also makes a way better companion than shoving a little yippie dog into your purse. True fax.
Few ordinary objects embody bored or distracted disinterest quite like the cell phone. It seems the smarter the phones keep getting, the shorter the leash becomes that life keeps yanking. It’s hardly a voluntary reaction anymore: the phone rings, beeps, buzzes or vibrates, and we grab it whether it’s important – or socially appropriate – to do so or not. With so many lines of communication tethered to one gadget, every little string they keep us on that gets yanked jerks hand to phone like a gunslinger’s hand darting for his Peacemaker.
But now you can watch your incoming callers play Dueling Distractions from a more detached vantage point with this Bluetooth caller ID watch. This handsome leather-banded timepiece with a stainless steel casing buzzes softly with every call or text message and displays either the phone number or name of the person who beckons on a discreet LED display. Ideally, whoever’s vying for your attention in the immediate vicinity won’t notice the vibration at all or think a thing of a discreet wrist-ward glance. Pick and choose your interruptions, and never appear disengaged from whatever task or conversation is at hand!
And if even the ever-present vibration gets unnerving, reject calls or mute the ringer with a simple button press. It’s an even more ideal filter of choice for monitoring calls and messages mid-meeting without playing the role of Edward BlackBerry-hands. On those occasions, you’re just another drone trying to Jedi mind trick the hour hand forward just a trifle faster.
If absolutely nothing else, it’s a fine conversation piece. “Oh, you like caller ID watches? I found this one through GeekGems.com. They feature so many wonderful things! I bought this watch, and the cereal bowl that keeps milk and cereal separate, and a wonderful octopus tentacle ring … How they’ve not yet been nominated for a Mashable Award, I just don’t know!”
Or, you know … something to that effect. ;)
Here at GG, we love our pop culture and geek t-shirts – and the fabulous folks at T-Shirt Laundry make some of the best around! In fact, they designed the Dread Pirate Roberts vs Darth Vader Shirt that we recently wrote about and so many of you loved, and now you can enter to win your choice of geeky tees with this week’s giveaway! Read all the details below:
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This Aperture Science Mug isn’t really a coffee mug. Oh, I know exactly what the headline says. I don’t care. It needs correcting. It’s not a coffee mug. The confusion is understandable. But let me point something out that will make it all clear.
Do you see that branding, “Aperture Laboratories”? That’s the rub. This is not your standard coffee cup, friends – but the patent-pending 14 ounce Aperture Science Kahphee Portal. Wonderful thing, this little handheld, non-projectile portal. Hot beverages – OK, more often than not, the bean-derivative stimulant you monkey people call “coffee” – enter one portal and rapidly vanish within another to destination unknown.
Curiously, substances that enter this portal often exit into its opposite portal with “enhanced” characteristics; souped-up levels of sucrose and frequently increased levels of lactose. Some substances acquire an unidentifiable, undefined substance that is not quite dairy but that has also displayed curiously combustible properties.
But really, just between us … just us good friends … a mug? Really? All the science to do, and you think we wasted time just making a simple mug?
A tip from your trusted friend in science: not unlike cake, the headline is a lie.