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.