Category Archive for: ‘Retro’

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Playable Tetris Pumpkin Carving In The Spirit of Halloween

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  This is my semi-official Halloween post, and I think you’ll all enjoy it.  Why carve a pathetic Tetris pumpkin when you’re going to be revealed as the noob that you are when you see this thing sitting on a neighbor’s front porch.  This playable Tetris pumpkin doesn’t use fire, but it lights up for all of the kiddies around the block, and that’s all that really matters. Equipped with 28 LEDs and a usable stem-joystick, you can play a solid game of Tetris …

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Five Amazing Steampunk Wallpapers For Your Computer

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What most geeks love about steampunk is the intersection between retro steam-powered technology and cutting-edge scientific advances. (Case in point: This DIY Tesla gun makes steampunk aficionados and science nerds drool.) Why not bring some steampunk-inspired retro fun to your workspace with these amazing steampunk wallpapers? 1.  Ladybug Steampunk Wallpaper Regular ladybug? Too twee, and sort of lame. Steampunk ladybug? AWESOME.     2.  Steampunk Abraham Lincoln Wallpaper Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter?  It’s been done. Honest Abe, steampunk weaponsmaster? Geek heaven.     …

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Giveaway: Vinyl Design’s Retro Vibe Wall Decals Make Me Happy

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I have trouble controlling my emotions, and often a slight annoyance turns into a dirt-bike through the neighbor’s window.  Fortunately, I can vaguely recognize what I am feeling, so I am able to confidently say that Vinyl Design’s Retro Vibe Wall Decals make me happy.  And, when I’m happy, I refrain from force-choking all of you like the famous Vader would have done.  *Collective cheering from the crowd*  Also, since I am working in conjunction with Vinyl Design, you are going to …

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LEGO Game Boy Transformer Makes Me Appear Uncoordinated

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  The LEGO Game Boy Transformer gets me mad, because it showcases a talent that apparently fell out of my rather un-filled box of skills and abilities.  (The lid was still on when God was finished.)  This creation turns me into a maelstrom of negative emotions that usually ends up breaking my fragile psyche and a couple of giant ice cream cone lamps in my living room, not to mention motivating me to watch a couple of Billy Banks videos and work off …

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Arcade Game Alarm Clock With Joystick Action

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  The Arcade Game Alarm Clock is a geeky piece of work, indeed!  Not only does this digital alarm clock look like a mini retro arcade game cabinet, but it even has working joystick controls!  (No, those just aren’t for show.)  They let you change the time, set alarms, and stop time momentarily. “Really?”  Yep – time just freezes, and you can do whatever you want!  *Punches man and gets tackled*  I guess it wears off more quickly than I thought… does …

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NES Controller iPhone 4 Case Geeky Product Review

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  The NES Controller iPhone Case is a great geeky product that was sent to me by FunSlurp, a wonderful site of quirky items that are sources of happiness for people like you and me. This case is a snap-on plastic representation of the classic retro NES controller that is the essence of retro gaming.  No, unfortunately, the buttons are just painted onto the case, but I think that if they were real buttons, they would probably get in the way.  The …

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Arrowhead Laser Pointer

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  The Arrowhead Laser Pointer combines the very very old with the relatively new!  You could have a shiny pen laser pointer, but that wouldn’t show that you’re a cultured being who appreciates the adversity that our ancestors faced. People in this era complain about paying a couple dollars for a burger – these guys had to run after animals and kill them with dull rocks.  Plenty of people I know can’t even make it up a flight of stairs without a …

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8-Bit Flower Bouquet

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  The 8-Bit Flower Bouquet would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any geeky woman!  Women inherently love flowers, retro geeks love 8-bit stuff, so I don’t see why the 8-bit bouquet wouldn’t be the perfect combination of those two things.  This geeky product stands on its own, so it can be displayed like a regular vase of flowers, and the flowers will never die!  You don’t have to water them either!  In fact, watering these flowers is highly NOT recommended, …

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