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Category: Just Plain Fun

Super Mario is Really a Plumber, Really.

Super Mario is Really a Plumber, Really.
I’m not too sure what the trademark police will have to say about this one, but this UK plumbing firm shares more than just a profession with Nintendo’s popular mascot. I’m not sure if SuperMario Plumbing & Heating thinks they can avoid the wrath of the Big “N” by removing the space from the name, or if the fact that Luigi doesn’t work there is is enough to differentiate them.

Super Mario Musical Glow Star Provides Invincibility

Super Mario Musical Glow Star Provides Invincibility
Here’s a fun bit of decor for fans of Nintendo’s Super Mario games. It’s a friendly invincibility star from the game, which can play a little tune while it sits on your desk. Just like those brilliant yellow stars in the Super Mario series, simply activate the star, and you’ll instantly feel invincible (even if your office-mates think you’re a complete dork).
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Guitar Hero Necktie Isn’T Skinny Enough

Guitar Hero Necktie Isn’T Skinny Enough
Craving a little Guitar Hero while you slave away at your nine-to-fiver? Just because you have to wear a suit and tie to work doesn’t mean you can’t show your gamer spirit while you’re working your busy executive lifestyle.

Little Dude Lights Up Your Room, Holds Ipods

Little Dude Lights Up Your Room, Holds Ipods
While this little guy could just hang out on your desk looking cool, he’s much more interested in helping out instead of just sitting around doing nothing. Not only can he function as a brilliant desk lamp, he can hold on to your iPod when you’re not keeping it in your pocket.

Tetris Vinyl Wall Decals: Blocks Fall on Your Wall

Tetris Vinyl Wall Decals: Blocks Fall on Your Wall
Looking for a fun way to spruce up your gameroom? These fun Tetris block decals let you enjoy a life-sized version of the classic block puzzle game on your wall. Created by a Vancouver, BC graphic artist going by the moniker “Fame”, the set of vinyl stickers are perfect for any smooth surface.

E-Mail Goes Low Tech

E-Mail Goes Low Tech
Working in the online biz, I just can’t seem to get away from e-mail. All day and all night, the messages flow. I get hundreds each and every day (and that’s before the spam). I can only imagine how big that stack of would be if the messages were written on good old paper.

Remote-Controlled Paintball Turret is Ready for Action

Remote-Controlled Paintball Turret is Ready for Action
Do you hate most of your neighbors like I do? I was hoping to get my hands on that paintball-firing robot so I could deal with them, but it turned out that was a one-of-a-kind deal.

Betamax to HD-DVD Converter is Already Obsolete

Betamax to HD-DVD Converter is Already Obsolete
ThinkGeek recently announced their latest electronic gadget, a device that can easily convert your old Betamax Tapes to brand-spankin’-new HD-DVD discs. While it won’t handle transfers of DIVX, MiniDisc or SelectaVision Videodiscs, the BetaMaxHD will convert between two of the most undoubtedly out-of-fashion consumer media formats money can (or can’t) buy.

Nintendo Memories Contest Winners Announced

Nintendo Memories Contest Winners Announced
Earlier this week, we wrapped up our Fondest Nintendo Memories Contest, which asked Technabob readers to share their favorite Nintendo moments of all time. I just finished tabulating the results in the old Bat-computer, and I’m happy to bring you the winning entries now.

Candy Lightsabers Filled With Edible Goo

Candy Lightsabers Filled With Edible Goo
Star Wars fans, here’s another oddity to add to your shrine to all things Jedi and Sith. These candy lightsabers won’t cut through flesh and bone, but they sure will satisfy your sweet tooth. Hasbro’s Star Wars Candy Lightsabers are based on the authentic movie weapon designs for Darth Vader (red) and Anakin Skywalker (blue).

Scientists Develop Video Games for Cats

Scientists Develop Video Games for Cats
Sure, you’ve played the Wii, the PS3 and the Xbox 360, but now your favorite feline friend can get into the action thanks to the latest in video gaming technology — the CatBox 360. Each time kitty steps into the automatic litter box, a new game is activated and a random music track starts to play.

Donkey Kong Jungle Juice Doesn’t Taste Like Bananas

Donkey Kong Jungle Juice Doesn’t Taste Like Bananas
Not to be outdone by Mario and his Power Up Energy Drink, it looks like the plumber’s simian adversary just had to have his own peppy beverage. Recently sighted on the shelves over at New York’s Nintendo World Store, the Red Bull-esque energy drink comes in a skinny red can featuring the likeness of the big ape himself, DK necktie and all.

Robot Drummer has Plenty of Rhythm

Robot Drummer has Plenty of Rhythm
This little yellow robot does one thing really well. He likes to play drums. What’s funny about the little guy is that he likes to play music on just about any surface other than an actual drum.

Rubber Duckie Gets Remote Control

Rubber Duckie Gets Remote Control
Who says you can’t take your electronic gadgets in the bathtub with you? The latest in rubber duckie technology lets you steer your fine feathered friend around the tub from afar. Using a wireless RF transmitter, you can make the yellow aquatic bird tool around as you splish-splash in your bath.

USB Memory Bomb: Weapon of Mass Storage

USB Memory Bomb: Weapon of Mass Storage
While it might not be the most convenient USB drive to carry around in your pocket, this bomb-shaped memory device is sure to draw stares sitting on your desk. Designed by Mexico City industrial designer Joel Escalona, the USB bomb should keep your data safe, since its design is likely to deter to anybody who might have thoughts of stealing it, lest they might get blown to smithereens.

Edible Apple Logo Reminds Me of the (Fruit) Salad Days

Edible Apple Logo Reminds Me of the (Fruit) Salad Days
Check out this tasty realization of the classic Apple rainbow logo, made entirely out of fresh fruit. Richard Thomas’ clever creation is made from sliced kiwis, bananas, oranges, strawberries, green and red grapes and blueberries. Ironically, not a single apple found its way into the picture.
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