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  • Hobo Coins Based on Depression-Era Designs

    Hobo Coins Based on Depression-Era Designs

    The Great Depression was also the golden age of the yegg, traveling vagabonds also known as hobos. Back in those days, one of the most prevalent pastimes for hobos was the engraving of US coins with personal designs.  Coins that received this treatment have somewhat ironically gone onto become valuable collectors’ items. Now, artist Chris […]

  • Orbiter Executive Fidgeting Toy From TEC Accessories (Video)

    Orbiter Executive Fidgeting Toy From TEC Accessories (Video)

    The following is a partial list of items I have fidgeted with in my career as an amateur neurotic: Pens, mechanical pencils, staplers, remote controls, cell phones, smartphones, calculators, lighters, my own hands, etc. Now here’s a list of items I hope to fidget with in the future: The Orbiter, a desk toy from TEC […]

  • Stealth: Fitness App Uses Video Games to Encourage Exercise (Video)

    Stealth: Fitness App Uses Video Games to Encourage Exercise (Video)

    Sometimes I think the difference between people who exercise and people who don’t isn’t that the former are more committed or driven but instead they just find exercising pleasurable, so it’s (relatively) easy for them to commit to it. It’s true that they say if you want to exercise consistently you should find ways to […]

  • Imitated Human Skull Fire Gas Logs

    Imitated Human Skull Fire Gas Logs

    I’m no marketing expert, but if I were the proprietor of Myard DELUXE Logs, I would try to come up with a catchier name for my Imitated Human Skull Fire Gas Logs. For instance, and this is just off the, uh, top of my head: Skull Logs, Grilling Skulls, Fire Skulls. All GREAT names, very marketable. […]

  • Blood Salt & Dirt Camo: Vollebak Shirts Come Camouflaged for Damage

    Blood Salt & Dirt Camo: Vollebak Shirts Come Camouflaged for Damage

    We are all familiar with the concept of the “go home stain,” a wardrobe mishap so egregious and unmistakable that you have to go home and change. But what about the abuse that happens gradually to a shirt over time? Salty sweat can cause that to happen, as can dirt, and even in a completely innocent […]

  • Bolt Threads Spider Silk Neckties (Video)

    Bolt Threads Spider Silk Neckties (Video)

    Dr. Paul Bearer out of St. Creaturesburg, FL was wearing spider silk ties long before anyone not in the undead community had access to them, but finally his fashion innovation is on its way to becoming mainstream thanks to Bolt Threads. Bolt Threads is a clothing brand that is seeking to “change your whole wardrobe” […]

  • ‘Transformers: The Last Knight': Second Trailer Arrives (Video)

    ‘Transformers: The Last Knight': Second Trailer Arrives (Video)

    It looks like Michael Bay is finally getting to make his Beyond Thunderdome, with a Transformers sequel that has a little kid for a main character. I know that because I just watched the new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight, which recently, uh, landed (?) online. Don’t worry, fans of Mark Wahlberg: He’s in […]

  • ‘The Disney Afternoon Collection’ of Classic NES Games Coming Soon (Video)

    ‘The Disney Afternoon Collection’ of Classic NES Games Coming Soon (Video)

    Another concentrated blast of 90s nostalgia is coming from Disney and Capcom. It’s The Disney Afternoon Collection, which bundles together six games based on that classic animated programming block that originally appeared on the NES for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The six games that make up The Disney Afternoon Collection are Chip ‘n […]