There is no rhyme or reason to today’s Goodie Wrap. The random-ness of it all is sort of appealing I think and I’m a bit all over the map today. It’s been one of those weeks, what can I say. I say that I’m deeply disturbed by the iPhone case featured here today. I won’t say anymore…just….check it out for yourself.
Best Bottle Opener Ever
Wish you could wield the power of Thor? Well, now you can. A miniature version anyway. Unfortunately if you throw this, I doubt it’ll come back. Unless it hits someone and they huck it right back at you. But hey….it’s also a bottle opener so that’s cool right? (via That’s Nerdalicious)
I used to play Monopoly all the time when I was a kid. I haven’t played in years, but this could very well be the turning point in my Monopoly sabbatical. It’s available for pre-order right now and will be released in November. I love it simple for the player pieces. (via USAopoly)
First of all, I would honk, holler at and high-five anyone I came across if they were wearing this. Of course the token “these are not the droids you’re looking for” would also come up somehow someway. This gal, Jenn Hall, make her very own R2D2 helmet and I must say, it’s pretty snazzy. She even laid out step by step instructions on her blog in case you feel the need. (via Fashionably Geek)
This shows that you can make art out of anything. Duct tape in this case. The artist is question is Vincent Ricottilli and he explains how he does it on the Live For Films website. Be sure to click that link so you can see the other pieces as well.
Gift Card Puzzle
Need a gift and don’t want to give just a plain ole gift card? Need to give a gift to someone you don’t particularly care for? This is what you need right here. The Gift Card Puzzle – Maze Brainteaser. Those who are on the demented side (like myself) will love it. Those with a short fuse will probably hate and those are the people I would give it to. Just to see the look on their faces. (via Brilliant Puzzles)
Most Unnecessary & Most Creepy
Severed Kid’s Hand iPhone Case
This is disturbing. I’ve seen some crazy cell phone cases out there, what with all the bling-y ones and whatnot. I even featured an iPhone case that is also a functioning bottle opener. That I get. This I don’t. The only purpose I can see this thing serving aside from creeping people out, is it would make your iPhone easier to hold with your shoulder. But…..ewwwww. (via Nerd Approved)
I love clever uses of a film’s title in the dialogue. One of the best recent examples is Hot Tub Time Machine. Sure it’s obvious, but Craig Robinson’s delivery makes it stellar. Check out 2:20 (that’s 2 minutes, not hours ;0) of nothing but movie titles in their respective movies.
So today is Chris Pine’s 31st birthday and I figured I’d pull a scene from Star Trek to commemorate. However, I couldn’t find the one I wanted to I’ll give you this gag reel instead. I love behind the scenes footage especially when it shows the actors blowing their lines and falling out of character. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during this shoot.
Tweet of the Week:
Speaking as someone who grew up in California, earthquakes can be a bit scary. The East Coast however isn’t used to the Earth’s tomfoolery and experienced a quake earlier this week. This tweeted pic of the quake’s devastation earns the Tweet of the Week award. I know it’s nothing to laugh at, but I couldn’t help it. That picture is funny.
Random News & Tidbits
This amazing video was shot in and around Honolulu on August 14, 1945. V-J Day. This is pure history and it’s incredible.
Science is great and all but I have a problem with scientists messing with genes and DNA and whatnot. So apparently, chickens and alligators share some of the same genetic code. I guess this explains why alligator tastes so much like chicken.
Have you seen Brent Spiner’s impression of Patrick Stewart? You should!
People really need to think twice before they name their websites.
These are the perfect shoes for slipping on and going to run errands or whatever. People everywhere will admire them.
Just another day at the office. Only if you’re a firefighter who doesn’t bat an eye at a car exploding IN YOUR FACE! He get’s the MAN award.
The things people do to their pets.
Being a gal who feels the need to carry everything from dental floss and gum to a 4-in-1 screwdriver set and a lighter in her bag, I really have to resist the urge to buy this AWESOME tactical messenger bag. Must……resist.
Creative genius! Stop-motion within stop-motion. It made my eyes freak out a little bit, but this video is really really cool.
Adidas is releasing their new line of Star Wars kicks. Check them out here.
It looks like Ghostbusters 3 is moving ahead whether or not Bill Murray is on board. It just wouldn’t be the same without him. We’ll find out eventually if they did the franchise justice, or drove it into the grave. (Thanks Roy!)