ForeverGeek http://www.forevergeek.com Nerds are for Dorks Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:03:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Adorable Zombie-Themed Engagement Photos will Melt your Heart http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/adorable-zombie-themed-engagement-photos-will-melt-heart/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/adorable-zombie-themed-engagement-photos-will-melt-heart/#respond Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:03:47 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64700 Derek and his fiance Brandi weren’t interested in ordinary engagement photos. Running through fields or posing together on the railroad tracks didn’t appeal to this soon-to-be-married couple.

Instead, they opted for zombie-themed engagement photos.

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The groom-to-be worked seasonally at the local Fear Farm in Phoenix, Arizona, working the corn mazes and haunted houses. Both the bride and groom had their hearts set on something zombie themed.

The couple also had plenty of friends and coworkers who were willing to help out the with the photo shoot as backup zombies.

The shoot started out ordinary enough, without a couple “regular shots” (to appease the family later on down the line – especially those who don’t share an affinity for zombie-related things).

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Things quickly turned sinister as the happy couple went exploring through a haunted house. Derek protects his lovely fiance, Brandi, from a crazy chainsaw-murderer.

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If you look closely, you can see a zombie hiding in the background.

The couple flees the zombies together… but Derek gets bitten by a zombie. Looks like this love story isn’t going to end well.

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Derek turns full-zombie and bites his future bride. Now they can be un-dead together. The photographer chose to use blue tones to signify death.

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The couple is all ready to get married… all they’re missing is the ring. Derek finds (and bites) one off a victim hiding under a pew.

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Then he turns around and proposes (again). It’s sweet and kind of creepy at the same time.

In each shot, their zombie makeup gets a bit more pronounced.

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The zombie couple shares a special moment in an old, abandoned Spanish chapel. They’re just dying to get married!

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Brandi and Derek’s zombie-themed engagement photos are unique, oddly sweet, and very reflective of their love for each other. While these kinds of shots aren’t for everyone, we hope they can look back at there photos twenty years down the line and still feel happy with their decision.

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4 Morbid (but also kind of cute) Thanksgiving Cartoons http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/4-morbid-also-kind-cute-thanksgiving-cartoons/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/4-morbid-also-kind-cute-thanksgiving-cartoons/#respond Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:50:13 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64671 Thanksgiving is the season of leaves changing colors, pumpkin pie, and beautiful orange and brown turkeys. Children learn how to make turkeys from a hand print and bring home colorful turkey-themed decorations.

It seems like everywhere you look, there are decorations with turkeys saying “Happy Thanksgiving” or small plushies of turkeys with pilgrim hats.

If you think about it, it is a little bit morbid. After all, the centerpiece and main course for most Thanksgiving is a giant, stuffed turkey. I’ve always found it a little bit morbid that so many cartoon turkeys are used to eagerly advertise Thanksgiving.

And I’m not the only one. These four artists also took the holiday and created cute (and slightly morbid) illustrations.

1. “I’m Stuffed!”

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This clipart designed by ramy is absolutely adorable. But do you catch the double meaning for stuffed? Don’t think about it too hard, or you might get sad.

 

2. “I’m not  Turkey”

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Nice try turkey. You will probably still be eaten for Thanksgiving.

Next time, if there is a next time, you should figure out a better disguise. Your life depends on it.

3. “Where did Ned go?”

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This one is just plain morbid. It’s also a little bit funny. It was designed by Gorillastrations.

Clearly one of these turkeys doesn’t see a problem with turkey-on-turkey cannibalism.

4. “Real men eat beef!”

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This reminds me of the Chick-fil-a cows that hold up those signs with “Eat Mor Chikin.” It’s just another form of self-preservation.

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Best 7 Black Friday Deals for Laptop Computers [2014] http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/best-7-black-friday-deals-laptop-computers-2014/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/best-7-black-friday-deals-laptop-computers-2014/#respond Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:45:19 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64631 Black Friday is just around the corner and with it comes midnight shopping, waiting in lines for 3-4 hours to score $100 off a new tablet, and possibly some violence in the sales aisle.

Each year seems to get just a little bit worse.

We’ve collected what we deem to be the top 7 deals for laptop computers this Black Friday, for those of you who would rather only visit one store in the evening. Hopefully this list will help you narrow it down.

1. HP Black 15.6″ 15-f004wm Laptop PC with Intel Celeron N2830 Processor, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive and Windows 8.1  at $159 [Walmart]

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At just under $250, this HP laptop is one of our best value recommendations this Black Friday. You can pick it up at Walmart, order it online (with free shipping), or schedule an in-store pickup on the Walmart website here.

So, if you’re worried about trying to elbow through crowds on Black Friday, you can always order this online and ship it to your house.

Sales start on November 27th at 6pm.

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Other features of this HP laptop are:

  • Intel Celeron N2830 processor
    2.16GHz (up to 2.41GHz via Turbo boost)
  • 4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory
    Gives you the power to handle most power-hungry applications and tons of multimedia work
  • 500GB SATA hard drive
    Store 333,000 photos, 142,000 songs or 263 hours of HD video and more
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
    Watch movies and read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats
  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
    Connect to a broadband modem with wired Ethernet or wirelessly connect to a WiFi signal or hotspot with the 802.11b/g/n connection built into your PC
  • 15.6″ HD BrightView WLED-backlit display
    Intel HD Graphics

2. Asus X205TA, 11.6″ HD Laptop at $99 [Staples]

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At less than $100, this is by far our cheapest deal on our list. Asus does a great job with small, portable laptops and tablets. This laptop is a great Black Friday steal if you want to get some stocking stuffers for your loved ones

This amazing deal is only $100 and the deal starts on November 27th at 6pm. You can order it here.

Other features of this Asus Laptop

  • Intel® Atom Z3735F 2MB Cache, 1.33GHz, up to 1.83GHz Processor
  • 2GB System Memory (DDR3L)/ 32GB Flash
  • 802.11abgn + Bluetooth 4.0
  • UMA Intel HD Graphics
  • Inputs: 2x USB 2.0, 1x Micro HDMI port
  • 11.6″ HD Display
  • Windows 8.1 with Bing
  • ASUS Webstorage with 500GB for 2 years
  • OneDrive and ASUS Webstorage cloud storage
  • OneDrive with 15GB of storage

3. Samsung Silver 11.6″ Chromebook PC with Samsung Exynos 5 Dual Processor and Google Chrome OS $199 [Walmart]

Chomebooks are on the rise. They are cheap, easy to use, safe from most viruses, and run the Google Chrome OS.

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This sweet deal starts at just under $200. You can pick this up at Walmart or pre-order it (with free shipping or in-store pickup) here.

Other features of this Samsung Chromebook

  • Samsung Exynos 5 Dual processor
  • 2GB memory; 16GB SSD hard drive
  • 3-in-1 card reader, WiFi
  • Google Chrome OS

4. Dell Inspiron 15.6 Touch Core i3 Laptop w/ 4GB, 500GB at $299.99 [Best Buy]

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This sale starts on November 27th at 6pm.

Other features of this Dell computer

  • 4th Gen Intel Core i3-4030U processor
  • 4GB DDR3L memory
  • 15.6″ LED-backlit high-definition touch-screen display
  • 500GB hard drive (5400 rpm)
  • Built-in 1.0MP high-definition webcam with digital microphone
  • 1 USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Built in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 interface
  • Weighs 5.3 lbs

5. Acer C720 Chromebook 11.6-Inch, 2GB at $199 [Amazon.com]

If you want to skip going to a store altogether this Black Friday, Amazon.com is the way to go. You can order it here. This Chromebook is one of the highest-ranking computers on Amazon.com. It has just over 2,500 reviews already and averages 4.4 stars out of five which, you know, is incredible for any piece of technology.

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Actually, I am writing this post on my own Acer C720 that I picked up a couple months back. It is a wonderful machine.

This deal is already going, so you don’t have to wait until Black Friday to pick it up.

Additional features for the Acer C720

  • 11.6″ Anti-Glare HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor 2955U (1.4GHz, 2MB L3 cache)
  • Haswell micro-architecture
  • Google Chrome Operating System
  • 16GB SSD Drive
  • 2048MB DDR3L SDRAM Memory
  • Intel® HD Graphics with 128MB of dedicated system memory
  • Acer InviLinkTM NplifyTM 802.11a/b/g/n (MIMO Dual-Band 2.4Ghz & 5GHz) Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Built-in HD Webcam
  • Two built-in stereo speakers
  • 1- USB 3.0 Port, 1- USB 2.0 Port, and 1- HDMI™ Port
  • Full-size Acer FineTip Keyboard
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad
  • 3-Cell Li-Polymer Battery Up to 8.5-hours Battery Life
  • 2.76 lbs.| 1.25 kg (system unit only)

6. Dell Inspiron 15 Celeron Laptop w/ 4GB, 500GB at $189 [Dell or Walmart]

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This deal starts at November 27th at 6pm. You can order it online here or here.

Additional features for the Dell laptop:

  • Intel Celeron Dual-Core N2830 processor 2.40GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory
  • 500GB SATA hard drive
  • 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
  • 15.6″ HD Truelife LED-backlit display
  • DVD/CD-ROM drive not included
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What Thanksgiving Dinner Would look like if it were Prepared by Nine World-Famous Artists http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/thanksgiving-dinner-look-like-prepared-nine-world-famous-artists/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/thanksgiving-dinner-look-like-prepared-nine-world-famous-artists/#respond Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:15:15 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64658 Artists have the ability to take even the most mudane or ordinary things and turn them into something wonderful, unique, and creative. That’s exactly what San Francisco-based artist Hanna Rothstein did when she imagined what the classic Thanksgiving Dinner would look like if if was prepared by world-famous artists such as Vincent van Gohn, Piet Mondrain, and Pablo Picasso.

Each “meal” used most of the same ingredients – arranged in vastly different ways. These are nine variations of the same dish, each inspired by an artists style.

It’s a new way to look at Thanksgiving dinner!

1. Vincent van Gogh

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2. Piet Mondrain

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3. Pablo Picasso

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4. Mark Rothko

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5. Jackson Pollock

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6. Julian Schnabel

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7. René Magritte

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8. Georges Seurat

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9. Andy Warhol

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These photos of what Thanksgiving dinner would look like if it were arranged by famous artists is clever, funny, and tasteful. Make sure to share this around during the Thanksgiving season, so your friends and relatives can get a kick out of it.

You can even design your own themed Thanksgiving dinner, if you want to pay homage to a specific artists.

For more by Hannah Rothstein, make sure to check out her website.

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4 Surprising Things that are Illegal in Japan http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/4-surprising-things-illegal-japan/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/4-surprising-things-illegal-japan/#respond Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:28:12 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64624 Tokyo is a popular tourist destination for foreigners of all ages.

There are the recent college graduates who are “finding themselves” as they visit dozens of temples and shrines in Kyoto. Or the young adults who spend a week in Tokyo stocking up on Pokemon paraphernalia at one of the many “Pokemon Centers” and browsing through anime goodies in Akihabara.

There are also the honeymooning couples, the families on vacation, and the retired couple travelling the world together.

Japan is clean, safe, and full of things that interest a variety of ages. It’s a hit among tourists.

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However, Japan also has some pretty interesting laws that can cause confusion. I’ve met all sorts of travelers who are bitter over the fact they were kicked out of nightclub for dancing or had their allergy medicine removed from their checked baggage at customs. As with most things, information is the key to happiness.

These are 4 surprising things that are illegal in Japan.

1. Dancing in Nightclubs

Yes, you read that right. Dancing in certain nightclubs is illegal in Tokyo. This law has been in the books since 1948 – and has been increasingly enforced since 2010.

There is an exception, though. Dancing isn’t illegal in all clubs.

The club must have at least 700 square feet of dance space and pay a rather hefty “dance fee” for a dancing permit. And, despite what you might think, clubs that are too small or don’t shell out of the dance permit actually do enforce this dance ban.

It is rather easy to get kicked out of a club for dancing. Standing on the dance floor is fine, but as soon as you start shaking your hips too much, a staff member will tap you on the shoulder with a warning. With the second strike, they will escort you off the premise.

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2. Inhalers, Allergy Medicine, and some Prescription Medicine

Worried about suffering from asthma or remaining focused with your ADHD medicine? You might be out of luck.

According to the US Embassy site for Tokyo,

“It is illegal to bring into Japan some over-the-counter medicines commonly used in the United States, including inhalers and some allergy and sinus medications.” Also they went on to note, “Some U.S. prescription medications cannot be imported into Japan, even when accompanied by a customs declaration and a copy of the prescription. Japanese customs officials have detained travelers carrying prohibited items, sometimes for several weeks. Japanese customs officials do not make on-the-spot “humanitarian” exceptions for medicines that are prohibited in Japan. ”

Make sure you check rather extensively ahead of time whether you will be able to bring your prescription medicine into Japan. That can be a deal breaker for some travelers – even more so if you plan on living or studying abroad in Japan.

I’ve known people who have been unable to bring their ADHD or allergy medicine into the country, and had a rough time trying to enjoy Japan without it.

3. Anything with a Stimulant or Codeine

Similar to number 2, anything with a stimulant or codeine is a big “no-no.” So forget about trying to bring a bit of DayQuil, NyQuil, or any other decongestants.

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People in Japan don’t self-prescribe their own medicine. When you’re sick, even just a little sick, you go to the doctors.

National Health Insurance covers 70% of your bills, and many people have additional “premiums” that can cover up to 95%. Even without additional health insurance, a trip to the hospital with the flu usually ends up with only a $10 – $15 price tag (including the medicine prescribed by the doctor).

Once you get used to the fact you can’t just pop a DayQuil when you’re feeling sick and instead should shuffle over to the doctor to get yourself checked out, this law isn’t as annoying. It probably saves lives.

4. Gambling

Straight, ordinary gambling is illegal in Japan. Instead, people turn to Pachinko, a game that is a cross between pinball and slot machines. Players shoot a stream of silver balls through pins. If the balls land in the correct spot, the player will receive additional balls to shoot.

Once the player hits a certain score, the slot machine will run. If they get a favorable spin on the slot machine, they will get more silver balls.

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Sounds like gambling, right? However Pachinko is closer to Chuck E. Cheese for adults than Las Vegas. When players want to “cash out,” they take their balls to a counter to receive a ticket.

They take the ticket to a window in an adjacent building’s window and can receive prizes like detergent, jewelry, food, and other goodies. Since the “pay in” and “cash out” stations are in different buildings, it’s technically not gambling. The whole thing is one giant, popular loophole.

You can find Pachinko Parlors every couple blocks in Tokyo, especially near train stations. Pachinko is also a popular past-time in the countryside.

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Tetris with Pillows is Oddly Satisfying http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/tetris-pillows-oddly-satisfying/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/tetris-pillows-oddly-satisfying/#respond Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:12:56 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64621 Everyone knows tetris, that block stacking game that gets increasingly harder until you inevitably fail.

There are tetris Halloween costumes, tetris themed parties, tetris apparel, and a whole string of other tetris-related things.Tetris Dress Tetris with Pillows is Oddly Satisfying

Someone even found a way to let trick-or-treating children (and adults) play tetris on carved pumpkin a couple Halloweens back. The love for tetris seems to be universal.

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The game was released in 1984. It’s available on nearly every gaming consul and operating system. It can also be found on some graphing calculators and mobile devices.

People have also animated all sorts of gifs for the game, ranging from satisfying (a perfect game) to frustrating (an impossible game). This time around, someone created an animated gif of what tetris would look like if the blocks were made out of pillows.

It’s a fun and oddly satisfying loop.

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While it certainly would be more interesting if someone were to create a tetris version that used pillows (or blocks that bounced) instead of the typical, solid blocks, we have to wonder whether this “new” game would gain any traction, or just attract a league of frustrated gamers.

It looks like we will be sticking to regular tetris, for now. Even the original game is still incredibly popular.

Records for tetris vary.

Several people have achieved the legendary 999,999 points on tetris which, in itself, is a pretty bit deal. On the other hand, it seems like no on can agree on the longest gameplay on a single game of tetris. One man claimed to top out at 15.5 hours while another swore he made it to almost 20 hours.

This just goes to show you can’t believe everything you read on the internet.

This guy’s Tetris video has individual videos inside each block

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Redditor’s Clever D&D Themed Resume (for a “Nerdy” Cosmetic Company) http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/redditors-clever-dd-themed-resume-nerdy-cosmetic-company/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/redditors-clever-dd-themed-resume-nerdy-cosmetic-company/#respond Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:10:12 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64612 The job market in America is rough, especially for recent high school (or college) graduates with little-to-no relevant work experience. If you’re one of the many people competing for a handful of job openings or unpaid internships, you had better find a way to shine.

That’s exactly what redditor Gallifrey63 did with her D&D inspired resume for what she described as a “nerdy cosmetic company.”

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She shared this resumen on the /r/geek subreddit yesterday, very proud of her clever and unique way of standing out. People have been quick to label this is very creative an unique, sending her a handful of “good luck!” and “I hope they like it!” well-wishes.

Crafting a creative, completely out-of-the-box resume is a great way to land your dream resume. If your resume is too far “out-of-the-box” for wherever you’re applying, though, then you run the risk of getting kicked out of the race too early, so to speak. Then again, if you’re too creative for the position, it might not have made a good fit.

This reminds us of Leah’s Lego Resume that took the internet by storm early last year. A woman designed her own lego figurine and submitted it (along with several charts and character sketches) for a marketing internship.

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While the internet generally responded positively to Leah’s Lego Resume for the internship, many were quick to label her “desperate” rather than “clever.” In general, there seems to be a time and a place for an incredibly clever and creative resume. It is most effective if you don’t use it all the time, for every single job.

Redditor Gallifrey63 has yet to comment on whether or not she got the job with her D&D themed resume.

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Hilarious 1964 Advertisement full of Sexual Innuendos http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/hilarious-1964-advertisement-full-sexual-innuendos/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/hilarious-1964-advertisement-full-sexual-innuendos/#respond Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:12:20 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64607 A photo of a 1964 advertisement for the WD-40 recently surfaced and, while we’re not sure if this was intentional or not, it is full of hilarious sexual innuendos.

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While some people are screaming “fake,” the WD-40 Facebook page only replied “AWESOME!!!” when the photo was shared on their timeline. Real or not, it’s still a good laugh.

WD-40 is a rust preventative solvent invented in 1953 by a trio of technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. The “40” in the name comes from the fact that this was apparently the 40th formulation they tested (and, of course, had positive results.

These days, WD-40 is used to prevent rust and is easily recognizable by its blue can, bright yellow accents, and vivid red cap.

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4 Amazing Animal Cafes you can find in Tokyo http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/4-amazing-animal-cafes-can-find-tokyo/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/4-amazing-animal-cafes-can-find-tokyo/#respond Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:20:42 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64595 Owning an animal in Tokyo is expensive, to say the least. Many apartments will not let you own anything other than a fish (and even those are debatable) or, if they do let you keep a furry creature, you have to pay between 2000 and 8000yen ($20 – $80) extra a month for that privilege.

Added to the fact that buying a kitten or puppy can already put you back upwards of $2000 and the incredibly long working hours that prevent owners from being able to properly walk, groom, and care for a furry friend, means that many people choose not to own a pet.

Instead, they go to animal cafes.

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1. Cat Cafe Calico in Shinjuku

Cat cafes are, by far, the most common animal cafe in Japan. Many cat cafes take in rescues from the streets, training and acculturating them to human touch. Some also allow you to buy your favorite cat and take it home with you. In that way, they operate more like a cat shelter where you can play with the cats than a full-out “Cat Cafe.”

Calico is one of the most popular cat cafes in Tokyo, due to its central location, cheap prices, and ample English-speaking staff. It costs 1000yen ($10) per hour to play with the cats. It also operates as a cafe, so you can order food and drinks.

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Most of the cats are purebreds or expensive brands, rather than rescues.

Address: 新宿区歌舞伎町1-16-2 富士ビルディング6F

Phone: 03-6457-6387

Hours of Operation: 10:00~22:00, seven days a week

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2. Rabbit Cafe Ohisama in Shimokitazawa

This rabbit cafe is located in the “hippie town” of Tokyo. The staff is friendly and the rabbits are adorable. You can also rent out the area for private birthday parties and other gatherings with the bunnies.

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Unlike some of the other rabbit cafes in Tokyo, this place lets you have more than one rabbit out on the floor.

Prices vary. None of the staff speaks English.

Address: 〒155-0031 東京都世田谷区北沢2−18−5 下北沢Neビル2F

Phone: 03-3410-5299

Hour of Operation: 12:00 – 20:00, seven days a week.

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3. Goat Cafe Sakuragaoka in Shibuya

The Goat Cafe in Shibuya is a regular cafe… with two goats sitting in a large cage near the front door. If you ask the staff politely, they will give you a cup full of hay to feed the goats.

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The cafe is a cafe first and home for the goats second. The menu is suburb and varies depending on the time of day. It is also a popular drinking spot for after-hour business hours.

The goats are a fairly recent addition to the Sakuragaoka cafe, in an attempt to make it more popular. Needless to say, it worked.

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Address: 〒150-0031 東京都渋谷区桜丘町23−3 篠田ビル

Phone: 03-5728-3242

Hours of Operation: 8am – 4am, seven days a week.

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4. Owl Cafe Fukuro No Mise

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any crazier, yes there is an owl cafe in Tokyo. Actually, there are two of them.

This cafe is the newest on this list and is incredibly difficult to get into. You get to sip on a sugary caffeinated drink while petting and playing with any of a dozen live owls. Don’t worry about rampant owls; all of the fluffy birds are attached to the perch via a string on their leg.

Fukuro No Mise doesn’t allow advanced registration; you just have to show up the day of, wait in line for the opening, and sign up for a spot in the future. Even if you show up two hours early, you might be stuck with a “time” later that evening.

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Address: Seven Star Mansion 1F, 2-6-7 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Phone: N/A

Hours of Operation: Sun 12-6pm, Weds and Thurs 2-6pm, Fri 2-9pm, Sat 12-9pm. Closed Mon and Tues. English speaking staff every Friday.

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Change.org trying to stop”The most hated man in the World” (Julien Blanc) from entering Japan http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/change-org-trying-stopthe-hated-man-world-julien-blanc-entering-japan/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/change-org-trying-stopthe-hated-man-world-julien-blanc-entering-japan/#respond Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:53:58 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64589 On Monday, a Change.org petition banning the infamous Pick Up Artist (PUA) Julien Blanc [working with "Real Social Dynamics"] from entering Japan, was submitted to the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau. The petition had 36,000 signatures of people who wanted to keep Mr. Blanc out of Japan, under  the stipulation he wanted to enter the country with the intention of committing “forcible indecency.”

We covered the topic earlier in: Misogynistic “Pickup Artist” Julien Blanc’s next stop is Tokyo

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There has been no word from the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau or the Real Social Dynamics’ Japan office regarding Mr. Blancs visa status or seminars in Tokyo.

Although the first video that went viral had Japanese subtitles, the topic of Mr. Blanc and his PUA agenda were slow to hit Japanese news. Several prominent J-vloggers, videobloggers on Youtube who live in Japan, were some of the first to cover Mr. Blanc’s antics. From then on, information trickled primarily through English newspapers and English blogs before hitting Japanese television.

Fuji TV covered the issue on Wednesday evening, playing some of the warning videos.

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As of Thursday evening (Japan time), there are over 50,000 signatures on the Change.org petition calling for RSD’s Julien Blanc’s seminars to be cancelled in Tokyo.

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Simple, Flat Ring Case for Surprise Marriage Proposals http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/simple-flat-ring-case-surprise-marriage-proposals/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/simple-flat-ring-case-surprise-marriage-proposals/#respond Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:54:57 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64581 You’ve got the girl, the ring, and the idea for the perfect proposal… now it all comes down to how you’re going to get the ring from Point A (your house) to Point B (her ring finger).

Sure, there are the traditional ring boxes, but those are bulky and obvious.

Then there’s the “Clifton,” the flat engagement ring case. It can be easily slipped into your pocket or wallet on the “big day.”

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The Clifton is rather inconspicuous-looking, which reduces the chance of it being accidentally discovered if your partner happens to like snooping (more engagements than you think have been discovered this way).

It is about 1cm thick and opens like a book, displaying the ring inside. You can select your engagement ring case based on the ring size and stone size, for a total of six combinations. The box itself also comes in all sorts of colors and patterns.

It can fit in your wallet or pocket and is very inconspicuous.
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There seems to be no shortage of things you can buy to spruce up your engagement and wedding. This box is one of those things.

The whole concept of this flat ring case came from Andrew Zo, a packaging specialist in Canada. This is a one-man show run out of Vancouver, so stock can be limited depending on the season. If you want to buy it, click here.

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While the box carrying the ring isn’t nearly as important as the ring itself (or, for that matter, the person you’re giving the ring to), there is something elegant and classy about this little ring box.

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Mario and Peach Break Up Over #GamerGate http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/mario-peach-gamergate/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/mario-peach-gamergate/#respond Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:23:44 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64567 We know it’s a serious matter, even with some trolls joining the fray. Whatever your stand is in the GamerGate issue, you’re totally entitled to your opinion.

What we have for you today is a video created by the guys at Funny or Die will either make you laugh or piss you off.

We’ll just leave it here, and let us know what you think.

More videos:

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The Best TV Shows For Beginner Geeks http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/best-tv-shows-beginner-geeks/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/best-tv-shows-beginner-geeks/#respond Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:50:18 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64573 doctor who comic book covers asset The Best TV Shows For Beginner Geeks

There have been a number of movies and television series over the years that have centered around themes that are, by all accounts, geeky. In some instances, these shows, such as Buck Rogers and Knight Rider, were an early introduction into geek culture for many viewers in the ‘70s and ‘80s.

With computers, new electronic gadgets, and even fancy medical equipment hitting the market back then, it became possible for TV shows to start drawing on ideas from emerging technologies to bring the brainy and sci-fi aspects of the geek lifestyle to the forefront of popular culture. In some instances, old sci-fi series have returned to the screen to give a new generation a look. In other instances, new concepts have been presented to perpetuate the geek movement onward as it continues to amass a large following. Let us take a look at some of the television series that have emerged to meet the demand of the modern geek crowd.

Doctor Who

Since 1963, the Doctor Who series has thrilled sci-fi fans long before the idea of being a geek was even cool. Revived again in the ‘90s, popular demand for the alien traveler from Galifrey in his blue box has been majorly successful and continues to carry on as the longest science fiction television series to date. With the good doctor now on his 13th regeneration, the Doctor Who series and franchise have become solid pillars of geek culture and will likely remain as such for generations to come. Although, this show has only been around three years longer than the next television series in our spotlight.

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Star Trek

In 1966, the original television series Star Trek hit the airwaves, giving rise to a following of trekkies that has spanned the full spectrum of the show’s various casts. After the original series came The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, and the ever-popular Voyager, along with a slew of featured motion pictures. In recent years, the Star Trek theme has been revived with younger cast members to bring ideas from the original series to a much newer and younger audience, thus keeping the Star Trek legacy alive long after the passing of its creator, Gene Roddenberry.

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Numb3rs or Numbers

In 2005, the very cool series Numb3rs hit television screens across America, giving geeks everywhere a cerebral look at how various branches of mathematics could be used to help organizations like the NSA and the FBI solve crimes. Centered around the lives of Don, his brother Charlie, and their father Alan Epps, the show ran for six seasons, giving its audience a very graphical insight into otherwise obscure mathematical concepts that the average person simply wouldn’t be dealing with in their everyday lives. In some instances, common and even fringe ideas of modern science were drawn upon to give the series a more brainy feel, providing the geek culture with another beloved storyline to cherish in its progression, helping the movement leave its mark on history once again.

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Three amazing inventions you didn’t know your snowball fights were missing http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/three-amazing-inventions-didnt-know-snowball-fights-missing/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/three-amazing-inventions-didnt-know-snowball-fights-missing/#respond Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:22:23 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64556 Winter is almost upon us and with it comes warm cocoa, fireplaces, puffy coats, and lots of snow. There’s no way to avoid this (unfortunate) temperature change, so we might as well make the best of it.

One of the best ways to enjoy winter is through a healthy dose of competitive snowball fights. There’s nothing like a unrehearsed snowball fight during the first snow, to kick off the winter season.

Furthermore, while everyone else is enjoying the fall foliage and drinking pumpkin-spiced everything, you have plenty of time to stock up on the snowball fight “necessities.”

These all seem rather crazy and over-the-top, but just remember – people are actually buying them.

1. Snowball maker (for a perfectly crafted snowball)

This looks like an ice-cream scoop for someone who really, really likes ice cream. It’s not. This is a bonafide snowball maker.

Pay extra attention to the grips on the handle, so your gloved fingers don’t slip while you’re scooping up a mound of fresh snow. You squeeze out a fresh snowball onto your hand and launch it at your closest target. You might miss, but at least your snowballs will look incredibly beautiful.

And, with 200+ mostly five star reviews on Amazon (and counting), it definitely works pretty well. You can buy it here.

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2. Snow-block maker (for forts and walls)

It’s hard to run around in three jackets and a pair of soaking jeans – all while throwing snowballs left and right.

Why run when you can just hide? This snow block mold can help you craft a nice little wall to hide behind. snowblock maker 470x376 Three amazing inventions you didnt know your snowball fights were missing

There’s no guarantee that someone won’t just kick over your well-crafted wall and pelt you in the face with a snowball, but that’s just a chance you’re going to have to take.

3. Snowball cannon (for those times when you want everyone else in the snowball fight to hate you)

If hiding out behind the walls of your snow fort and throwing beautifully crafted snowballs wasn’t working, why not take it one step further with a snowball launcher?

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This one is guaranteed to make an impression. There is a fairly large chance that people might hate you afterwards, though. Use at your own risk.

The snowball cannon has a lifetime warranty and comes with a target, so you can practice your aim ahead of time. You can buy it here.

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7 Fantastic Lightsaber Chopsticks (you can buy on eBay) http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/7-fantastic-lightsaber-chopsticks-can-buy-ebay/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/7-fantastic-lightsaber-chopsticks-can-buy-ebay/#respond Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:03:08 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64546 We’ve seen Star Wars clothing and merchandise on this site before, like the incredibly sexy Star Wars Swimsuits and elegant Star Wars Maxi-Dresses. It’s always wonderful to see your childhood interact with the real world, through practical, every-day necessities.

Even if you’re not the type to dress up in Star Wars clothes, there are still options for you. You could get a Star Wars themed poster, comforter, plates, or even Star Wars chopsticks.

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Yes, these chopsticks are real. They’re made of a light, durable plastic and come in all sorts of different colors and shapes. The only downside is the price (between $15 and $20 per set) and the fact that they don’t have textured grips at the end of the chopsticks. A novice chopstick user might have a little bit of difficulties eating with these.

Then again, who says you have to eat with them. You can just display them, keep them with the rest of your Star Wars stuff, or give it to a friend for Christmas.

In case you’re unsure which of the seven Star Wars chopsticks you should buy, here is a quick breakdown:

Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker)

Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker was prophesied to bring balance to the Force. Unfortunately, he falls to the dark side of the Force and teams up with the Sith master Darth Sidious to take on the galaxy. He also kills a lot of people.

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He’s an iconic Star Wars character regarded as one of the greatest movie villains of all time.

Darth Vader is a bad-guy, but he’s not a bad guy, per se. He does get redemption.

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Luke Skywalker:

Luke Skywalker is an incredibly powerful Jedi Master and force for good. He’s basically the hero archetype – a young man, still wet behind the ears, and ready for adventure. He faces his trials, wins, and earns the respect of his community.

It’s not a bad story and, if you relate to Luke, you can always pick up your own pair of chopsticks modeled off his lightsaber.

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His bright blue lightsaber is a part of his image, using the Force for good.

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Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi

Obi-Wan is the ultimate mentor and friend to both the Skywalker boys. He trained and took care of Anakin, in his pre-Darth Vader days. During the end of his life, he also mentored Luke. Then, even after his death, he appears as a spirit to help Luke.

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Basically Obi-Wan is just a really helpful guy. If you relate to that, you can pick up your “spirit light saber” chopsticks on eBay.

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Yoda:

Jedi Master Yoda is one of the most beloved Star Wars characters. He is/was one of the oldest and most powerful Jedi Masters in the Star Wars universe who dies peacefully at the ripe age of 900. Just like Obi-Wan, his body disappears.

He’s best known for his round-about way of talking and the fact he is a tiny, very old green Jedi with large pointy ears. Just like his skin, his light saber is green.

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Yoda sensed early on that Anakin might be a bad apple. He’s a very wise.

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Count Dooku

Count Dooku is yet another bad apple in the Star Wars universe. He was once a very respected Jedi Master, until he allowed himself to get drawn over to the dark side. He’s Darth Sidious’s second apprentice, but his master is not too loyal to him. Darth Sidious urges Anakin to decapitates a helpless Dooku (which he does).

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Mace Windu

Mace Windu is a noble and powerful Jedi Master, and was one of the last Jedi Masters still on the High Council. He is a strong, wise, and skilled Jedi Master. He nearly defeats Darth Sidious, but is interrupted by Anakin. Anakin cuts off his lightsaber hand and Darth Sidious throws him out of a window using the Force.

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His death was very heroic and dramatic.

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Darth Maul

Darth Maul is just another bad guy. He’s famous for his terrifying black and red horned face and the fact that he wields a double-bladed lightsaber. In his last battle, he stabs Qui-Gon Jinn in the stomach (killing him). Right after that, and enraged Obi-Wan slices him in half with a lightsaber.

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It is a very memorable death – both pieces of his body fall into a very deep chasm.

(to buy on eBay)

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Scientists in Japan Create a Transparent Mouse http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/scientists-japan-create-transparent-mouse/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/scientists-japan-create-transparent-mouse/#respond Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:43:58 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64501 While a lot of us might ask “why,” scientists often say “why not?” In this case, scientists at the RIKEN institute (in collaboration with the University of Tokyo and the Japan Science and Technology Agency) in Japan found a way to make mice transparent.

They look like this:

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So by “transparent” they mean see-though, not invisible. Still, it is an interesting achievement.

Unfortunately, the process they used for making a mouse completely see-through only works on dead mice. And, when done on a live mouse, kills it in the process. They pump a saline solution through the mouse’s heart, remove all the blood, introduce a reagent (to separate the haem from the haemoglobin in the dead mouse’s organs), skin the mouse, and soak it in a reagent for two weeks.

It’s a long and complicated process but, in the end, the mouse is almost completely transparent. This new method has scientific relevance because it allows scientists to examine the entire body (and each individual organ), without cutting into the specimen.

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I’m sure scientists can find other practical uses from this.

Hiroki Ueda, the scientist in charge of the research team, hopes that this method “could be used to study how embryos develop or how cancer and autoimmune diseases develop at the cellular level.” With this method, scientists are able to get a 3D image of complex organs in their ‘natural habitat,’ without cutting into the body. There is also hope that this can lead to a deeper understanding – as scientists are able to view the bodies of complex organisms at a single-cell resolution.

So while total invisibility and transparency (at least for living things) is still only witnessed in imaginative movies and books, this is still an interesting step in the right direction.

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5 Geeky (and simple) Thanksgiving Decorations! http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/5-geeky-simple-thanksgiving-decorations-try/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/5-geeky-simple-thanksgiving-decorations-try/#respond Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:16:08 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64527 Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with this holiday comes binge-eating turkey and plenty of awkward conversations with family members. After all, Thanksgiving is one of the few times in the year where families gather under one roof and share a meal. It’s special.

However, being around relatives for extended periods of time can bring out the worst in all of us.

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It’s even more stressful if you’re the one hosting these various Thanksgiving parties. Sometimes the best coping method is deflection. In this case, deflect attention away from you, towards your unique Thanksgiving decorations.

If you want to impress your coworkers, family members, or random neighbors stopping by, check out these 5 creative and geeky Thanksgiving decorations:

1. Geeky “I over-ate” Shirt(s)

Who says Thanksgiving decorations have to be connected to the house? You can be a walking (geeky) Thanksgiving decoration, with either of these two hilarious math shirts.

Get it?

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If you want one a little bit “easier,” you can also wear this one. ef2f702907d4078740f51566791771901 470x345 5 Geeky (and simple) Thanksgiving Decorations!

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Or, if those aren’t your style, you can design your own shirt online, complete with clip-art turkeys and festive colors. If you want to go all-out, you can even order matching shirts for your partner, friend, or family members.

You can be a clever, walking Thanksgiving decoration.

2. Beautiful Button-Pumpkin

We’ve all done pumpkin cutouts and cloth patterns before, usually when we still in elementary school.

However, as you get older, hands dipped in paint, smashed one a piece of cardstock, and drawn on don’t quite cut it for decorations. The sad fact is, most of us aren’t “artistically inclined” enough to pull off the hoards of DIY Thanksgiving decorations you can find on Pinterest… and even if we were, who has the time?

Instead, what about a simple button pumpkin?

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Don’t let the frame fool you, this is not a difficult project. Sewing buttons on is easy – and it’s even easier when you’re sewing it onto a plain piece of cloth.

Over the years, I’m sure most of us have had ample opportunity to sew on those sweater buttons that accidentally got ripped off while changing, or the normal wear and tear that removes the buttons from work shirts.

The best part about this button pumpkin is the fact that it doesn’t rely on precise measurements or symmetry. Really. You’re just sewing a bunch of orange buttons on a random strip of cloth (and then throwing that in a frame).

You can probably do this while marathon-ing a TV show or getting through any of the Lord of the Rings movies. And, if you decide to marathon all the Lord of the Rings movies, you can fill your house with several of these button pumpkins.

3. Thanksgiving Advent Calendar

Who says Advent Calendars are only for Christmas? With a little bit of creativity, you can tack on your favorite TV characters along with some turkeys, pumpkins, and fall foliage cutouts.

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4. Pumpkin “pie” Cookies

Food counts as a decoration, right?

This clever play-on-words is as easy as frosting your own store-bought sugar cookies with orange, green, and black frosting.

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Just because it all ends up in your stomach doesn’t give you an excuse to skip the creative cookies. People love creative cookies.

5. Adorable Nerdy Thanksgiving Print-outs

These hilarious and clever sci-fi/Thanksgiving art pieces are perfect for adding a little bit of fun to your Thanksgiving. They’re especially wonderful for those of us with little-to-no artistic abilities.

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Really, there’s no limit to the geeky or fandom-inspired holiday print-outs. Embrace it. You can line these pictures in between all those button-pumpkins you made a couple days ago.

When it comes to Thanksgiving decorations, the easiest way to shine is to just be unique and creative. And, unlike Halloween and Christmas, you don’t have to spend time and money trying to out-decorate all your neighbors.

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Only a select few actually get crazy about Thanksgiving. And, given the fact that Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that seems to drive everyone crazy, it makes sense.

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Happy Thanksgiving and good luck decorating!

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9 Great Gifts for the Geek on Your Christmas List http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/9-great-gifts-geek-christmas-list/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/9-great-gifts-geek-christmas-list/#respond Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:30:15 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64517 It’s the holiday season again, and the annual race is on to find just the right gift for everyone on your list. If you have someone in your life who can be affectionately referred to as a geek, you might be dealing with a personality that can be fun, and a little nerve-wracking, to shop for.

Don’t confuse your geeky loved one with a nerd. There is a world of difference between these two types of people, and in their interests. If you see the person you are buying for as someone who likes to collect things, then the geek label is likely more accurate. Nerds tends to like ideas and are more interested in cerebral hobbies such as chess and Sudoku.

Once you’ve determined that you are indeed dealing with a geek, here are some ides sure to please.

Star Wars love pillowcases are printed with the Han Solo/Princess Leia exchange from the Empire Strikes Back of “I love you” and ” I know.” Since Solo is probably the only movie hero in history who has ever gotten away with saying something like that, it deserves to be immortalized on a pillowcase and given as a Christmas gift.

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Geeky style

Meteorite and dinosaur bone rings are a unique gift for the geek on your list. Show how much you care with a titanium and 14K gold band accented with a Gibeon meteorite and agatized dinosaur leg bone inlay from the Morrison Foundation in Utah.

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If you have an Avengers fan on your Christmas list, consider buying a Tony Stark light up LED Iron Man shirt. The battery-powered units behind the shirt can be removed when you want to wash it.

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Hickies are a simple, practical choice for the geek on your Christmas list. They are colorful laces for athletic shoes that transform them into sleek and stylish slip-ons. No more tying laces or coping with frustration when they break. Once the Hickies are in place, they do not need to be adjusted.

For your geeky friends who are putting in long hours slaving away at the computer, you may want to look at buying a USB LED beverage cooler. This nifty little mini fridge is just big enough to accommodate a single can of soda and keep it nicely chilled.

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Geeky eats

Since the holiday season and enjoying alcohol seem to go hand in hand, why not give your geeky friend or relative a chemistry-themed cocktail set? This interesting twist on a classic bar set has two beakers, an Erlenmeyer flask, and a shaker. The shot glasses also look like miniature beakers to continue with the chemistry theme.

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To continue with the science theme (and since cooking and baking do involve chemistry), a test tube spice rack is a practical gift that no geek can resist. It comes with 10 test tubes that are sealed with corks to keep spices fresh and a metal rack that can either be mounted onto a wall or placed on a kitchen counter. The recipient would simply mark the test tubes with a wax pencil to keep track of the contents and he or she is ready to start conducting any number of kitchen experiments.

Since just about everyone enjoys pizza, buy a pizza cutter shaped like the USS Enterprise of Star Trek fame. Let it boldly go there no cutter has gone before (at least not in the same box).

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Simplicity also makes the best gifts. For example, you could give a personalized Christmas card to your geek friend and add some of his favorite geek icons on it. This will surely be a memorable and heartfelt greeting.

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Captain America Winter Soldier 80s Version http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/captain-america-winter-soldier-80s-version/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/captain-america-winter-soldier-80s-version/#respond Sat, 08 Nov 2014 01:27:16 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64514 If you have a lot of time on your hands, what would you do? Well, it depends on what you like doing, and this guy on YouTube, ChiefBrodyRules likes to make mashups.

One of his most recent creations is Captain America Winter Soldier 80s Version. The movie got a decent rating of 7.9 out 10 on IMDB, and although I did enjoy watching it, I don’t think it will be on my “to watch” list in the next few months.

In any case, this video of Captain America Winter Soldier in the 80s, mashed up with some very recognizable movies such as Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Snowpiercer, Die Hard, Batman Begins, and Robocop…I have to stop here. Robocop is all we need. And Batman Begins, which I think has been watched by Batman fans one time too many. If there is such a thing.

To help you with the tunes, in case you don’t recognize them (I didn’t), here’s a list:

00:11 Vengeance – Power Glove
00:21 Rage Main Theme – Perturbator
00:35 ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK SOUNDTRACK
00:42 MANIAC SOUNDRACK
00:47 Night Stalker – Daniel Deluxe
01:20 Pino Donaggio – Theme from Blow Out
01:40 MANIAC SOUNDTRACK
01:50 Maniac – Mega Drive
02:07 Machete Trailer Music Exerpt
02:11 T-800 – Rain Sword
03:07 Vision (End Credits) – Protector 101
03:25 Mega Drive – Digital Ghost

Here you go.

Did you enjoy this fan film? What could have been done better? Let us know!

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The Cost of Being a Comic Fan http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/cost-comic-fan/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/cost-comic-fan/#respond Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12:30:59 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64506 Let’s admit it, being a comic fan is not cheap. While movies based on comic books are making tons of money, the original content – comics – are not enjoying the same. Thus, prices have to go up as well.

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The cost of being a comic fan

According to John Rogers, Hollywood screenwriter and cofounder of Thrillbent, “The economics of comics is bad. No other entertainment form has increased in price adjusting for inflation harder than comics. It’s $3.99 right now for a comic. Which is 10-15 minutes worth of entertainment—which is hard.

If you think about it, you can pay for a meal (depending on where you are) for the price of a comic. Then there’s the fact that you are somehow obliged to buy the entire series. That does add up.

More than buying comic books, a “real” comic fan also has other related expenses. There is merchandise – from action figures to apparel. The former can go up to hundreds of dollars.

An additional cost of being a comic fan is going to Comic-Cons. It has been half-jokingly said that for some, the ultimate goal in life is to go to a Comic-Con! While thousands of people still go, you have to spend at least $45 per session (at least for the SDCC).

Simply put, the cost of being a comic fan can rack up to thousands of dollars a year.

Managing the cost

Whether you pay in cash (which is the best thing to do anyway) or you use your credit card, you end up spending money.

Is it worth it?

Depending on your income, lifestyle, and passion for comics (and everything else that comes with it), the answer can be yes or no.

As mentioned above, one way to control yourself and not go beyond your means is to use cash, or a debit card, for your comic-related purchases. The smarter option, really, is to use a debit card so you don’t go around with cash in your wallet. Additionally, it avoids you spending money that you don’t have when you use your credit card, not to mention the risk of having your identity hacked (you never know these days).

When it comes to debit card payments, you practically ensure that you don’t accrue debt and that your financial/personal details are safe.

There is actually a new mode of payment to come soon, which is being rolled out by IFAN Financial (OTCBB: IFAN). The company has created the iPIN, which is a device you can attach to your phone or computer.

iPIN The Cost of Being a Comic Fan

It then takes your debit card so you can pay for purchases, both online and offline. Whether you buy comic books in print or in digital format, you will be able to use the secure mode of payment by IFAN Financial (OTCBB: IFAN) AND manage your comic-related expenses. Learn more about iPIN by watching the video below.

At the end of the day, whatever mode of payment you use on feeding your comic needs, it’s probably wise to make sure that the other aspects of your life do not suffer – like you ending up with eating only pizza (the not-so-expensive kind, that is) for the rest of your life. (We’re not saying we don’t love pizza, mind you.)

Back to you

Do you think that the cost of being a comic fan is too high these days? How much do you spend on comic books and other related items/activities? Don’t worry, we will not react to your answers the way Bernadette reacted to Howard’s revelation about how much he spends on his geeky collection.

Because you’re a comic fan:

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Meet the Guy Behind Wonder Woman http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/meet-guy-behind-wonder-woman/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/meet-guy-behind-wonder-woman/#respond Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:00:26 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64460 Wonder Woman is the best superheroine of all time.

Yes, I know that will get many comic fans up in arms, but for those who do look up to Wonder Woman, did you know that there’s a book titled The Secret History of Wonder Woman? Written by Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and staff writer at The New Yorker, the book is now available on Amazon.

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According to a writeup on The Daily Beast, what we know about Wonder Woman will change if/when we read the book. Expect “sex, politics, love, loss, feminism, and a family. But what it’s mostly about is lying“.

Where did this all come from???

I guess we can all look at the guy behind Wonder Woman, the guy who created her; and his name is William Moulton Marston.

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While I haven’t read the book, I fully intend to as soon as I can; but here’s a peek at the guy behind Wonder Woman, thanks to the people at Hello Giggles. Some tidbits are pretty cool, others make me look at things differently.

Ready?

  • William Moulton Marston also invented the lie detector. Now that’s where the lasso of truth comes from!
  • He had strong ties to the feminist movement. Maybe that’s why Wonder Woman turned out to be an icon in the feminist world?
  • Marston was a secret practitioner of polyamory. Now that’s quite contrary isn’t it?
  • Marston and the women he loved were practitioners of bondage. The theory is that his life reflected his work – Wonder Woman always getting tied up by the bad guys.

So what do you think about the secret history of Wonder Woman? Does this change your perspective of her?

Additional reading: The Many Loves of Wonder Woman

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10 Mouthwatering Bento Lunch Boxes inspired by Pop Culture http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/10-mouthwatering-bento-lunch-boxes-inspired-pop-culture/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/10-mouthwatering-bento-lunch-boxes-inspired-pop-culture/#respond Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:30:05 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64478 These days, most of us view meals as just another chance to restock our bodies with nourishment. Food is dumped on a plate and shoveled into our mouths without much thought, while we browse through highlights on a smartphone.

Well, not all of us.

Bento Monsters is back with a whole new lineup of delicious, healthy, and creative pop-culture inspired bento lunch boxes. The art of arranging food in bentos is a skill most Japanese mothers take very seriously. Mothers want to make sure their children arrive at school with a healthy bento box that all the other children envy. No one wants to look like an unfit or lazy mother.

These creative bento boxes have become a sort of competition between mothers in Japan.

However, some people such as the flickr user Bento Monsters don’t see bento box arranging as a competitive art, rather an expressive art. Take a look at some of Bento Monster’s latest creations:

1. The adorable Minions of Doom Bento Lunch Box:

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2. Pooh Bear and Piglet Bento Lunch Box:

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3. Domo-kun Bento Lunch Box:

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4. Spongebob Squarepants Pasta Bento Lunch Box:

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5. Patrick Star (Spongebob) Pasta Bento Lunch Box:

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6. Totoro-themed Bento Lunch Box:

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7.Sleeping Hello Kitty Bento Lunch Box:

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8. Vampire Mickey Mouse Bento Lunch Box:

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9. Adorable Halloween creation Bento Lunch Box:

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10. Seaweed covered Skeleton Bento Lunch Box:

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Try your hand at making some of these charming bento boxes, if you have a bit of extra time in the morning. Wouldn’t it be fun to unveil a clever, healthy, and delicious lunch box at lunch time rather than eating in the cafeteria or grabbing fast food?

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Pop Culture Bento Boxes will make you eat more Healthily

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New Pokemon Themed Keyboard http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/new-pokemon-themed-keyboard/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/new-pokemon-themed-keyboard/#respond Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:15:25 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64464 Add a little bit of character to your desktop computer with this clever Pokemon-themed keyboard! Created by Ingrid Pierre, this Pokemon keyboard is a great way to spice up your work place and make those dull reports a bit more fun to type.

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Upon closer inspection, you might notice that the Pokemon printouts completely cover the letter they are supposed to be replacing. Don’t worry, this was an intentional feature, so only “true Pokemon masters” can use the keyboard. The name of each Pokemon corresponds with the letters they’re replacing.

Clever, right?

The designer also included a handy print-out and design file, if you want to DIY your own Pokemon keyboard.

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Pink Pepsi Cola: Strawberry Milk Pepsi in Japan http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/pink-pepsi-cola-strawberry-milk-pepsi-japan/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/pink-pepsi-cola-strawberry-milk-pepsi-japan/#respond Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:44:05 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64458 Pepsi has just unveiled their most recent seasonal drink flavor for the Japanese market: strawberry milk pepsi.

Every year, Pepsi releases a new unusually-flavored drink. The 2012 red florecent “Salty Watermelon” pepsi  and the recent “Pepsi White” (orange flavored pepsi) both turned quite a few heads. They’ve also had not-so-successful runs with both cucumber and Japanese basil flavored pepsi.

These seasonal drinks are sold for a short period of time and this limited availability gimmick helps drive sales.

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This year’s product is “Pepsi Pink Cola,” or strawberry milk pepsi. It will hit convenience stores throughout Japan on December 9th and run for the season.

The drink is florescent pink and promises an interesting experience. If you’re in Japan this winter, make sure to check your local convenience stores for “Pepsi Pink Cola.”

However, if you can’t shell out for a ticket for Japan, you can always enjoy the sights and highlights of Tokyo from the safety of your computer.

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Use Bitcoin to Buy Poop and Get It Sent to Your Worst Enemy http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/shitexpress-bitcoin-buy-poop/ http://www.forevergeek.com/2014/11/shitexpress-bitcoin-buy-poop/#respond Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:30:04 +0000 http://www.forevergeek.com/?p=64453 Or your best friend, if you’re into that kind of prank.

In the beginning, some people thought that Bitcoin was just a passing trend, but today, cryptocurrency has expanded its horizons, and more shops – both online and offline – are accepting Bitcoin (among others) as payment.

But I think nothing can beat this web site called Shitexpress. It’s for real, guys. You can buy poop from their web site, pay for it using Bitcoin (or other cryptocurrencies like Litecoin or Dogecoin), and then have them ship sh#t – literally – to whomever you want. It even comes in a packaging. (Well, d’oh!)

 Use Bitcoin to Buy Poop and Get It Sent to Your Worst Enemy

How does this thing work? Check out the simple, four-step process below.

shitexpress process Use Bitcoin to Buy Poop and Get It Sent to Your Worst Enemy

You can even choose the packaging! That’s much better than having to collect, wrap, and deliver the poop yourself, isn’t it?

Oh, Internet. The things you come up with…

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