Sunday, June 5, 2011

geek girl | random acts of geek

It's a busy (but fun) weekend here at my parents' house as we spent yesterday getting ready for and having my Mom's birthday party! I mixed frosting, cupcake batter, cookie dough, and brownies yesterday morning with the help of my Mom and my sweet sister-in-law, did tons of baking and setting food out yesterday afternoon, and now this morning I'm taking a break from playing the role of domestic goddess to geek out for a bit.

This week's roundup features a little bit of everything (unlike last week's mostly Doctor Who-centric post) that geeks everywhere love and adore. Do you like ninjas, duct tape, and Joe Flanigan? I know I do (especially when combined...wait, did I just say that out loud?), so let's dive in!!

From left to right:
  • Is there anything on earth better than a ninja cupcake? If there is, please don't tell me as I'm afraid my head would explode from the sheer awesomeness of it all.
  • Duct tape, favorite tool of geeks and MacGyvers everywhere, is now available in sheets as well as rolls! The possibilities are simply mind-boggling (and quite possibly not-suitable-for-work).
  • As if having Angry Birds on every computer platform known to man wasn't enough, some enterprising geeks have set up a real-life version of the game. You can see more in the video below.
  • I so can't wait until Segway jousting is an official Olympic sport.
  • Nerdvana reflects on 14 years of Stargate history as the series (in any form) comes to a close. I'm trying to imagine a world without John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) or Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks), and it feels a bit bleaker somehow. Or at least way less snarky.
  • Jen at Epbot finds the cutest and coolest sci-fi art, and these adorable Star Wars prints are no exception.
  • Speaking of Epbot, she also unearthed these wicked cool Stay-Puft marshmallow man s'mores
  • I'm wondering how long it'll be before George Lucas and his team of corporate lawyers goes after the owner of the Grillenium Falcon, a Star-Wars themed snack truck. 
  • Scores of Doctor Who fans (including me) who really miss David Tennant's hair in Doctor Who can rejoice that he and Catherine Tate (who played Season 4 companion Donna Noble) have once again teamed up in a stage production of Much Ado About Nothing. I'm hoping that BBC brings this to disc like they did with Hamlet (and if you haven't seen Tennant's Hamlet, go watch it- it's absolutely brilliant).

As promised, here's footage of a live-action Angry Birds game

And, just for fun (and because plumbers are cool), here's an ice-skating routine set to the music of the old 8-bit Super Mario Bros. game. Because, you know, your life won't be complete without it and all that...

Until next time, geek out, peeps!