Prometheus Trailer

It's a new Alien movie. It's directed by Ridley Scott. I think my heart just stopped for a second there.


Accio royal icing!

The Burrow is one of my favourite locations in the Potterverse and I love gingerbread houses, so a gingerbread replica of The Burrow? Pure genius (we can even forgive the OP for calling it The Burrows).

Found here.


Gifts, Steampunk-Style

Ray gun

Ragnarok gas mask

Stormtrooper helmet


Pocket watch

Book pendant

'Tis the season for giving so why not give something chock full of steampunk goodness? These can all be found on etsy, along with thousands of other nifty items.

More photos and info here.


Hobbit House

Okay, hobbit houses have always appealed to me and this is just awesome (not to mention the Tolkien collection). Anyone else jealous?


At-At Tree Fort

Want! (Although what happened to the top of the tree?)

Found here.


Zombie-Killing Appeal for Girls of All Ages!

Zombie-killer Barbie is pretty nifty but I think I'd rather have Zombie Ken!

Barbie is the handiwork of Sarah Anne Langton. Originally posted here.


Everything's Better with Muppets

The Muppets (one of my favourite things) spoofs Twilight (ranked somewhere down between razor burn and Donald Trump).

Originally tweeted by @WickedLPixie. Another picture and the story here.


The Doctor Gets Shirty

First the BBC brings us Doctor Who then they bring us nifty Doctor-related attire...

Originally found via Facebook. See more Doctor shirts here.


Give Me a Sign

Seeing these hacked road signs makes me really wish I had hacking skills. More here.


Blood 'n' Suds

If you're in the vicinity of Toronto this Sunday, head to the classic coin car wash at College and Landsdowne between 12 and 6 pm. Proceeds go to the permit costs for this year's zombie walk.

Put the walking dead to good use and turn them into the washing dead!

More info here.


R2's on First

Yes, this is a photo from an actual baseball game in Japan. Wonder who won...


Because Droids Care

OMG, I think I remember seeing this as as kid. I have my own reasons for not smoking but the next time you want to light up you should imagine R2 making that sad noise. Guaranteed motivation to quit!

Video originally found via @damicophoto on Twitter.
Vader image found here.


Gummi Dune

There are some mad geniuses in the world and the people who decided to use candy to recreate a scene from Dune are high on that list, my friends.

More here.


But it's great on gas!

You know you work somewhere awesome when you can prank your boss by replacing his car with a life-size LEGO replica.

Read more about it here.


The Magic of Shining Light

Remember the Lite Brite toy you had as a kid? It looks like artist Valentin Ruhry took it to the next logical level, making a giant sign out of switches that light up:

You want to play with it, don't you? You can check it out at the Austrian Cultural Forum of New York until September 5. Original story found here.

And just for the heck of it here's an old school Lite Brite commercial. Ah, the classics...


Stormtrooper on Wheels

Protect your face from the wind and intimidate Jedi at the same time!

Read more or buy it here.


Steamed Spud

Mr. Potato Head is one of those things that lends itself well to endless variations. You can go to any decent toy store and pick up...

Spud Lightyear:

Spider Spud:
Opti-Mash Prime:

Darth Tater and Spud Trooper:

Idaho Jones (of "Taters of the Lost Ark" fame ):

But the best version I've seen yet is Steampunk Mr. Potato Head, not least because he's homemade. Childhood nostalgia combines with geekery to make WIN.

Find out how to make your own here.


Even Vader Needs a Vacation...

It's an ad but a funny one:

And speaking of Star Wars, Han and Leia get a mention in a "Top 10 Romantic Onscreen Moments" post I wrote for Heroes & Heartbreakers. Read it here. It is the post you're looking for. You want to read the post...


Batman Burlesque

In Toronto? Always thought Penguin could be sexy if he just worked it? Then you might want to check out the Batman Burlesque show this Saturday (4 June) at Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave). Just when you thought things couldn't get any weirder...

More info here.


Doctor Hoo

Wait--is that Rory modelling the shirt? Either way it's pretty damn cute. And it's on sale too! Get yours here.


Housewares of the Future...Today!

How did I not know about Museum of Robots? First of all, they make nifty stuff for the home, something I'm generally a fan of. Secondly--the items they make involve robots! And spaceships. And beakers. I think I'm in love.

Multi-colored Robots Platter

Metal Rocket Salt & Pepper

Lab Vases

Metal Flying Saucer Bowl


That's a whole lotta bricks...

Kids and parents in Brazil build the world's tallest LEGO tower...

Admit it--you want to try building one now, don't you?

Read more about it here.