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Dante Figure Writes Epic Poems, Then Rips Your Arms Off

Dante Figure Writes Epic Poems, Then Rips Your Arms Off
This unpainted figure is supposed to be 14th century poet Dante Alighieri. Dante was a lot of things: creative genius, devout Catholic, a man in love, a man in pain . . . But he was certainly never a scythe-totin’, demon-slayin’ loose cannon veteran of the Crusades who doesn’t play by the rules.

Mega Man Fan Tributes Fills the Blue Bomber’S Heart Tank With Love

Mega Man Fan Tributes Fills the Blue Bomber’S Heart Tank With Love
Last month, Capcom held a Mega Man tribute contest to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the release of Mega Man 9 on the Wii. They requested fans to submit anything that showed their love for the blue bomber, with the best tribute winning a Mega Man 9 press kit, the one with an SNES cartridge for a case.
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Cherkassy Motherland Statue’S New LED Torch Still has a Touch of Retro

Cherkassy Motherland Statue’S New LED Torch Still has a Touch of Retro
I’m a bit surprised that this isn’t in Japan. Look at them pixel flames burn! That’s the new “torch” of the Motherland statue in Cherkassy, Ukraine. The statue is one of several Motherland statues built in several locations across the former Soviet Union to commemorate the people who fought or died in World War II.

Gakken Gmc-4: 4-Bit Microcomputer Kit Won’T Play Crysis

Gakken Gmc-4: 4-Bit Microcomputer Kit Won’T Play Crysis
Sure, you might have just gone off and bought yourself a brand new 27-Inch iMac this week, but if that system seems like overkill for your needs, you could can always go to the opposite extreme.

Glowing Zelda Belt Buckle Lights the Way

Glowing Zelda Belt Buckle Lights the Way
When I think Legend of Zelda, I think glowing belt buckles. Okay, no, actually I think of Link holding things over his head, but there’s nothing that says you couldn’t hold this modded belt buckle (belt!

Civilization Spreading Across Facebook

Civilization Spreading Across Facebook
We’re all doomed: Civilization is coming to Facebook. If you have managed thus far to avoid the traps of Facebook gaming, accept your fate now and begin preparing for the time-sucking apocalypse. There is one consolation, at least: it will be awesome. If you are not familiar with Civilization, you might just be an alien or golem of some sort, but take heart all the same: you’ll soon be educated by your friends’ wall posts about their adventures in world domination.

Yoda Light-Up Tree Topper: This, Your Christmas Tree Must have

Yoda Light-Up Tree Topper: This, Your Christmas Tree Must have
Yep, Halloween is barely upon us and here I go jumping the gun with Christmas stuff long before Turkey Day has even arrived. Oh well, calendars be damned. It’s finally time to rid of that boring old star on top of your Christmas tree this year, and swap it out with something much better.

Game Boy and iPod Swallow iPhone

Game Boy and iPod Swallow iPhone
When is an iPhone not an iPhone? When its some other sort of thing, of course. That’s what you’ll get with these fun and functional iPhone cases designed to look like other electronic gadgets. These vinyl carrying cozies are made to cloak your precious iWonderPhone beneath the facade of a good old iPod or Nintendo Game Boy.

Anvil Launching: It’S Exactly What It Sounds Like

Anvil Launching: It’S Exactly What It Sounds Like
The man pictured below is Gay Wilkinson. What on Earth could he be doing? Well, let’s look at what we have here: two anvils, a fuse connected to lots of gunpowder, and a man who knows how to have a good time.

Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus Turns Literature Into Patent Drawings

Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus Turns Literature Into Patent Drawings
We can file this under art, or under why?/why not?: Invented by Julius von Bismarck and Benjamin Maus, the Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus “downloads and parses a part of the text of a recent best-selling book” and then, for some strange reason, peruses the archives of the United States Patent and Trademark Office for drawings that match the essential words in the book. The machine takes advantage of the fact that patents often refer to other (or earlier) patents to connect the words that it got from the book.

Old Sega Sc-3000h Gets Reborn as Windows Pc [Casemod]

Old Sega Sc-3000h Gets Reborn as Windows Pc [Casemod]
We’ve seen a variety of old 1980s computers get transformed into new things thanks to the wonders of casemodding. But amongst the Sinclairs, Ataris, Commodores and the like, this is the first time I’ve come across a Sega PC mod.

Calculator Conceals Tiny Spy Cam

Calculator Conceals Tiny Spy Cam
Do the guys in your company’s accounting department give you the creeps? Maybe it’s because they’re spying on you with their calculators. That’s right, this ordinary looking Casio LCD desktop calculator has been retrofitted to conceal a tiny little video camera, perfect for snooping on your unsuspecting office buddies in between math equations. From the product description, it sounds like its got a built in digital video and audio recorder, and runs on a 9-volt battery, so it’s completely self-contained.

Modern Warfare on the Xbox 360 (Literally)

Modern Warfare on the Xbox 360 (Literally)
Modding master EvilDan is the only person who would dis this Modern Warfare 2 mod. On his deviantART page, he says he’s not thrilled with it. Why? Beats me. Must be a case of maker’s melancholy. Yeah, see, while this isn’t quite as elaborate as some of EvilDan’s mods, it’s still pretty incredible, with that peekaboo case and the silhouette.

Zone of the Enders 3 Confirmed by Hideo Kojima Himself

Zone of the Enders 3 Confirmed by Hideo Kojima Himself
ZOE fans rejoice! In an entry at Kojima Productions’ blog (translated from Japanese) last Saturday (Oct. 17), Kojima revealed that 2003’s Zone of the Enders The 2nd Runner (released in JAPAN as ANUBIS:Zone of the Enders) will not be the last installment in the beloved series.

R2-D2 Hoodie is Bleepin’ Awesome

R2-D2 Hoodie is Bleepin’ Awesome
Etsy seller frosti calls herself a “vessel of awesomeness”, and after looking at her apparel, I kind of agree. Here’s her R2-D2 hoodie: Plus points for the R2-D2 head/hood. frosti’s selling it for $92 (USD), but before you hit the link, know that it’s only available in XL.

D*Light Pillow is Probably Made of Unicorn and Care Bear Essence

D*Light Pillow is Probably Made of Unicorn and Care Bear Essence
Ladies and gentlemen: World Peace is within our reach, thanks to d*light. Designed by Diana Lin, d*light is a “combination of ambient lighting and cushion”, a benevolent matrimony of woven polyester and SMD LEDs. It provides a soft light and just the right amount of warmth, such that even the Devil himself will repent and come back to the arms of the Maker after hugging d*light. d*light can be plugged in via a 6-volt AC adapter, but it makes more sense to power it with 4 AA batteries, in which case it will bring endless joy and eternal hope for up to 4 hours.
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