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Author Archive: Paul Strauss

Chewbacca Kong Climbs the Empire State Building

Chewbacca Kong Climbs the Empire State Building
It’s been awhile since there was a good King Kong movie. But I don’t think the solution is bigger and badder visual effects. I think the problem is Kong himself. The Planet of the Apes movies…

Keep Your Pencils in a Shark

Keep Your Pencils in a Shark
Despite what the Discovery channel, JAWS, and Sharknado might have us thinking, most sharks are pretty decent creatures, and aren’t in the ocean just to chomp off your legs. They’re also very useful creatures, providing a…
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The Elbow Reinvents the Portable Cassette Player

The Elbow Reinvents the Portable Cassette Player
Somewhere in my basement, I have a box of old cassette tapes. Most of them aren’t store-bought ones, but custom made mixtapes that I created for myself, back in the days long before CD players, MP3s,…

Playable Operation Cake: Surgical Sweets

Playable Operation Cake: Surgical Sweets
Operation was one of my favorite board games growing up – because it really wasn’t a board game at all, but an opportunity to play around with electricity and pretend to be a surgeon. So what…

Flat-pack Star Trek Starship Kits Let You DIY Starfleet

Flat-pack Star Trek Starship Kits Let You DIY Starfleet
If you’re a Star Trek fan, here’s something a little different for your collection. These kits from OzpinsFactory let you assemble your own starships from sheets of laser-cut birch plywood. These models are really nifty, and…

RIZE Ferrofluid Display Mesmerizes with Magnetism

RIZE Ferrofluid Display Mesmerizes with Magnetism
Lava lamps are so 40 years ago. If you want a cool moving display for your desk, you’ll want to check out RIZE, a slick desktop plaything which uses the power of magnetic ferrofluid to create…

Stegosaurus Lamp: Pretty in Prehistoric Pink

Stegosaurus Lamp: Pretty in Prehistoric Pink
I have it on good authority that stegosauruses (or is it stegosauri?) were not green or brown as we originally thought. It’s a fact that they were entirely pink. I recently learned this while shopping on…

Road Runner vs Wile E. Coyote LEGO Build: Beep Beep Zip Bang!

Road Runner vs Wile E. Coyote LEGO Build: Beep Beep Zip Bang!
Road Runner… The coyote’s after you… Road Runner, if he catches you, you’re through! Now you can’t get that theme song out of your head either. Maybe this awesome LEGO build will get your mind off…

People with Geeky Glass Sculptures Shouldn’t Throw Stones

People with Geeky Glass Sculptures Shouldn’t Throw Stones
I think glass is one of the most amazing art mediums out there. It’s really difficult and dangerous to work with, but in the right hands, it can create amazing, intricate forms. If you’re into collecting…

Open Your Bottles with a Beetle

Open Your Bottles with a Beetle
I don’t know what it is about horned beetles, but I find them quite creepy. I think it must have been that scene from The Mummy where one crawled under the guy’s skin, or when thousands…

Literal Cigarette Lighter: Ready, Aim, Fire!

Literal Cigarette Lighter: Ready, Aim, Fire!
I don’t smoke, nor do I advocate filling your lungs with tar and nicotine. But if you must reach for a cigarette, let it be this one. This whimsical lighter is designed to look just like…

Let’s Taco ‘Bout This Goofy Pool Float

Let’s Taco ‘Bout This Goofy Pool Float
For many of us, summer means heat and sweat. And there’s no better way to cool off on a hot summer day than a plunge in the pool. But if you’re going to float around in…

Funko x Fantastic Mr. Fox: For DIY Wes Anderson Animation

Funko x Fantastic Mr. Fox: For DIY Wes Anderson Animation
Fantastic Mr. Fox is still one of my favorite Wes Anderson movies, if not one of my favorite stop-motion animated films of all time. It was clever, hilarious, well-directed, and visually impressive. As a fan of…

Robot Smartphone Holder Comes in Piece(s)

Robot Smartphone Holder Comes in Piece(s)
There are a million and one smartphone stands on the market, but how many of them look like a robot? Not many, I’d venture to guess. But here’s a cool robot phone stand I found from…

Jabba the Hutt Soap Doesn’t Smell as Gross as It Looks

Jabba the Hutt Soap Doesn’t Smell as Gross as It Looks
There are few more rank, nasty, and vile characters in the history of film than Jabba the Hutt. This disgusting fat worm of a creature took our princess hostage and subjected her to horrible humiliation, and…

Skmei Ninja Watch Looks Like Something The Predator Would Tell Time with

Skmei Ninja Watch Looks Like Something The Predator Would Tell Time with
Remember that cryptic wristband that the Predator wore? You know, the one that he used to blow himself up with at the end of the first movie? Well if he wore a wristwatch, it might look…
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