Archives for June 2014

Flashflight Light Up Flying Disc Puts LED in Your UFO

Is it a frisbee that lights up the night sky among the moonbeams at a beach bonfire or a flashlight that guides your way in the darkness? The Flashflight Light Up Flying Disc by Nite Ize is both! It’s even water resistant …continue reading

BrickStix Reusable Stickers for Your LEGO Bricks Are Not Icky

LEGO bricks and minifigures come in a dizzying variety to supplement just about any playground of the imagination that you or the children in your life might dream up. But sometimes they don’t come with the exact design you have in mind or you have …continue reading

Plants Vs. Zombies Risk is All out War

Unlike with the classic Parker Brothers board game of Risk, there’s no Ukraine to insult, and no Australia to covet, but in Plants Vs. Zombies Risk, make no mistake: it’s still all-out war. This mashup between PopCap Games’ Plants Vs. Zombies and …continue reading

Star Theater Pro Turns Your Ceiling into the Night Sky

If you live in a brightly lit city or a place that’s cloudy all the time, you may not realize the heavenly splendor of an unobstructed night sky that hangs right above your head. But you don’t have to move out to the boondocks to …continue reading

Star Wars Darth Vader Wind Up Tin Toy is Low Tech Fun

Looming at a somber eight inches tall, this Star Wars Darth Vader Wind Up Tin Toy broods in the style of those early- to mid-20th century novelties that you or your very recent ancestors probably played with as kids. Just wind up …continue reading

Keep Gotham Dreamy with the LEGO Batman Night Light

Sleep safely, good citizen! Even when you think the Caped Crusader is nowhere to be found, the LEGO Batman Night Light promises to keep your slumber free of whatever trouble the dark denizens of Gotham can dream up.

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Tetris Staple Free Stapler is Practically Office Magic

One of the drawbacks of the standard office stapler is that it’s a beast that never tires of feeding. Box after box of staples are emptied into its guts to appease its ravenous appetite, but it’s never enough. And then, should those staples ever shake …continue reading

Star Wars Coffee Sends You into Hyperspace Without a Seat Belt

Everyone’s always going on about the wretched hive of scum and villainy to be found in the Mos Eisley Cantina, but what a lot of travelers passing through the bustling Tatooine spaceport keep to themselves is the charming coffee shop that’s located just four doors …continue reading

The Chil Slap Stylus Fashion Bracelet Makes a Point

The Chil Slap Stylus Fashion Bracelet makes carrying a stylus easy. No longer will you need to clutter your shirt pocket or purse by carrying a standard stylus; all you’ll need to do is slap this bracelet on your wrist and you’ll …continue reading

Staples EasyTech Total Support Keeps Your Computer in the Game

Yes, this is a sponsored post for Staples, but — as always — all opinions are 100% mine.

Does PC maintenance still vex you as an arcane art that requires at least occasional assistance from outside forces (like tech-loving offspring or friendly …continue reading

Half-Life Gordon Freeman Action Figure is in the Office

Ever played Valve’s first-person shooter Half-Life or Half-Life 2? As theoretical physicist Doctor Gordon Freeman, you’re involved in some mad science down at the Black Mesa Research Facility — and the consequences when things go awry. This Half-Life Gordon Freeman Action Figure …continue reading

Nerd? I Prefer the Term “Intellectual Badass”

Sometimes people try to hurt you with words, but you’re too smart to fall for that nonsense. So what do you do when someone calls you a nerd? I guess you could receive it as the compliment that it really is, or you could take …continue reading

Black Camera Stud Earrings Show off Your Ear for Photography

People may say that you’ve got a face for radio, but did you ever think that you might also have an ear for photography? A pair of Black Camera Stud Earrings convey this in a way that mere words cannot. Unless you’re …continue reading

Are South Park Cartman Slippers Just Big-Boned?

Eric Cartman’s not fat, he’ll tell you. He’s just big-boned. But how plush could South Park Cartman Slippers be if this were really the case?

[Image: Amazon]

Get your own South Park …continue reading

The Game of Thrones Bunch?

The Wil Wheaton Project promises us some pretty twisted laughs ahead if this Game of Thrones/Brady Bunch opening title mashup is any indication…

I can’t wait to see how they kill off Cousin Oliver.

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The Simpsons Duff Beer Pint Glass Toasts to Causes and Solutions

Proudly hoist high The Simpsons Duff Beer Pint Glass and toast: “To alcohol! The cause of… and solution to… all of life’s problems!”

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Soda Time!

It’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Soda time! Or maybe not. Depends on how brave you are…

[Image: Lester’s Fixins]

John Cleese Does a Silly Walk Across Abbey Road T-Shirt

The Japanese have a man who can bend his leg back over his head and back again with every single step. So Why did John Cleese cross Abbey Road? Because he was trying to perfect his silly walk against such fierce competition. Now we have …continue reading

Japanese Maccha Green Tea Flavor Kit Kat is Today’s Tastemaker

The Boston Tea Party is so 1773. Why not get hip to a tastemaker from today and try the Japanese Maccha Green Tea Flavor Kit Kat? It’s not as good as the Kit Kat you grew up with, though; it’s better!

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Wireless Speakers That’ll Tame a Jungle of a Home

Noise takes over the house on weekdays, particularly mornings. Noise isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Noise can actually inspire. I once learned about a mathematician or composer or writer who solved equations or created concertos or drafted stories while hanging out in busy and noisy …continue reading

Premium Gramophone Kit is the Coolest Turntable on the Block

How cool is your turntable, hipster DJ? Oh, it’s from the ’70s and you bought it at the thrift store? That’s cute. I put together my own with a Gakken Windup Premium Gramophone Kit. I’ve got the DIY and vintage angles covered.

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Do the Force Swagger in a Darth Vader Polo Shirt

Did you wake up today in a panic because you didn’t have anything nice to wear to brunch at the Coruscant Country Club? I find your lack of wardrobe disturbing. Don’t worry! You can adorn your torso in this stunning Star Wars …continue reading

LG 34UM95: World’s First 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide QHD Monitor

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of LG, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. If you’d like a more personal review of the LG 34UM95, I did one over here!

Multiple monitors might be one way to display visual …continue reading

LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Makes Me Feel Good

Minifigure Ghostbusters Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore don’t have to walk when they go bustin’ (not to be confused with breakin’ or even electric boogalooin’), thanks to the fact that they come with their very own LEGO Ghostbusters …continue reading

Horror Movie Minifigures Are Frighteningly Delightful

When you need to spruce up an otherwise plain cord or cable in the house, Horror Movie Minifigures are frighteningly delightful; each one is two inches tall and colorfully painted. This series of Scalers comes in a set of six: there’s Freddy …continue reading

My Triceratops Dinosaur is Not Prehistoric

My Triceratops Dinosaur is not prehistoric, but a Playskool-built, animatronic companion with the ability to turn her head, play four different adventure themes, roar, blink, and belch — she even laughs in her own triceratops way when you tickle her belly!

Kota …continue reading

How to Win at Recording Video

Oh, Internet! We like to have fun with you. Jon Prosser and Brian Shoop from Front Page Tech and I have been making these OMG videos for our patrons; here’s how you can win at recording video… in a reverse psychology …continue reading

How to Get Started with Doctor Who

Hello World, I’m Chris Pirillo — and this is another TGIF, filled with Tips, Guidance, Information, and Facts!

Today’s Topic? How to get started with Doctor Who.

A lot of people have been lucky enough to grow …continue reading

Chillow Plus Lets Cooler Heads Prevail

Just about every June, sales of the original Chillow and now Chillow Plus begin to rise in the northern hemisphere. Why? Sleeping on a hot pillow is torture that no living soul should have to endure. Now we have the Chillow Plus …continue reading

Doctor Who TARDIS Table Lamp Lights the Whovian’s Way

Hey, look! Dinosaurs! Oh. It’s 3 a.m. in prehistoric Montana and you can’t see ’em? Bummer. Hey, look! I do believe that’s William Shakespeare buying a newspaper on the street corner! Ah, rats. He’s in the shadows, so you probably can’t see him from where …continue reading