April 2010 - Posts

Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks Watch
Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:15 PM


I think one of my favorite Monty Python Flying Circus skits was the Ministry of Silly Walks. The skit shows an employee of the ministry walking to work with his silly walk and the skit continues when they have an applicant trying to get a grant to develop his silly walk. It's a classic skit and is definitely one of the greats.

Now you can get the official Ministry of Silly Walks watch. The watch face features John Cleese were his legs represent the hour and minute hands of the clock. The watch also comes in a tin that features the different stages of his silly walk. This is a must have item for Monty Python fans for sure.

Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks Watch
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Civet Cat Coffee - Harvested from Poop and Sold to you at Insane Prices
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 10:26 AM

Have you ever wondered what the most expensive coffee in the world is? Well here it is, it's known as Kopi Luwak and only about 500 Kg of it is harvested every year. Why only 500 Kg? Well because a little animal sort of like a raccoon, called a Civet Cat, eats the coffee cherry and poops out the bean. People harvest the beans, which have fermented inside the cats digestive track, clean them and make coffee out of them. A pound of Kopi Luwak coffee can sell for as much as $300 in the US. I have never had a cup of Kopi Luwak but I hear that it's one very tasty cup of coffee. You can get a little sample of Kopi Luwak over at think geek. The amount in the bag will most likely only make about 5 - 10 cups of coffee depending on the proportions, but you will get to say that you have had the most expensive coffee in the world.

Civet Cat Coffee aka Kopi Luwak
@ ThinkGeek
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The Twitter Cuckoo Clock - Old meets New
Friday, April 23, 2010 12:39 PM

So you like cuckoo clocks and technology what is one to do? I know you get a twitter cuckoo clock that not only displays the time but also your tweets. I have to say this is a very impractical way to view your tweets but it's pretty freaking cool. This clock has digital insides that connects to your Wi-Fi and will constantly report your new tweets and search results and alert you with the Twitter bird popping out of its house. The Twitter cuckoo clock is just a concept, and if it was a real product I fear it would be too expensive for what it does. So is there a video of this thing in action, of course there is enjoy.


Twitter Cuckoo Clock VIA Nerd Approved

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Elecom T-ACTAP - Plugs into your Laptop card for more power on the Go
Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:33 AM

I remember when I was in college, my friends and I would go to the coffee shop and setup camp there with out laptops and other equipment. The only problem was that is what everyone was doing. So outlets were few and far between, so this little device would have come in handy. It's a little compact connector that connects to the power adapter of your laptop that way to can get two more outlets from the one in the wall. I know what you are thinking, why not just by those $1 extension cords that have extra plugs? Well you could but the argument isn't is it practical it's what it cleaner and more convenient. Done want a bunch of chords going everywhere the the little plug makes for a cleaner work area. Anyways it's a good idea and you can pick one up soon for about $21 bucks.

Elecom T-ACTAP VIA GeekStuff4U
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Arm Sleeper Pillow – Fellow Arm Sleepers Rejoice!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:28 PM

I am a arm sleeper, I have been one since I can remember! Finally someone came out with a pillow for people sleep with one arm under their pillow. Let me explain to those of you that are not arm sleepers. If you have a pillow that is thick your arm makes the pillow too thick, and if your pillow is this then there isn't enough support for your head and you end up having to fold the pillow in half to gain support. Half the time your arm falls asleep and at some point during the night you have to turn and wake up your arm.

I have a feeling a pillow like this would take some time to get use to but I think it might be worth the $100 price tag. The pillow is made out of memory foam so it shouldn't deflate or sag on you, which is nice.

 The Arm Sleeper's Pillow @ Hamacher Schemmer VIA Nerd Approved.
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Giant Paper Clip Coat Hooks
Monday, April 12, 2010 12:22 PM


Paper clips were invented as early as 1870's and is thought to be first manufactured by “The Gem Manufacturing Company”. A patent was granted to William Middlebrook of Waterbury, Connecticut in 1899 but historians are pretty sure it was a copy of the un-patented Gem paperclip from the 1870's.

Enough of the history however these paper clips are huge and will do more than just hold papers together. In fact I don't think they could hold papers together at all. These giant paper clips work as a unique coat hooks. Put them in your office or in your house they are sure to get funny looks and be a great conversation piece. At $38 each they are a bit on the expensive side, but that's the price you pay for awesomeness.

Modern coat racks & hooks $38 Each @ Chiasso

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BioLite Camp Stove - Burns just about anything and charges your devices
Thursday, April 8, 2010 6:04 PM

Okay this thing is awesome and I want one. It's a Camp Stove that can burn just about any solid fuel and the technology in this thing eliminates black carbines while cutting wood consumption in half. It has a thermoelectric generator on the side that powers a little fan that adds the much needed oxygen to the burning process. It also have a little power left over to charge any USB gadget like oh lets say your phone! It was originally made to reduce carbon emissions and help prevent global warming but it makes for one awesome camp stove, am I right? According to some other blogs this thing is going to be available later this year for about $80. I am ready for it and will buy one as soon as it comes out. 

$80 BioLite Camp Stove @ BioLite VIA NerdApproved 
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Lego Minifig iPad Decal - Turn up the Awesome!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 11:38 AM

I am really against putting decals on computers, I think it's stupid and I make a point of removing any stickers from new laptops when I get them. I guess I'm a purist when it comes to computers, but if I were to put a decal on a computer or iPad, if I had one :), this would be it. I love Legos and this would be a welcome sticker for the back of an ipad, if I had one. I found it on Etsy and there are tons of them on there for laptops and most of them use the apple logo as part of the design which I think it awesome. So go and check them out over there and turn up the awesome.

$10 Lego iPad decal @ Esty
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Worlds Smallest Harmonica - Keychain Music to the Max!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 1:56 PM

The harmonica is a great little instrument that just about anyone can play. Some play it well and still overs are just amazing with it. I would like to see someone who knows their way around a harmonica play this little guy. It's the self proclaimed worlds smallest harmonica. It's in the key of C-Major and is 1.375(L) x 0.375(W) x 0.5(D) inches. Now that is a small harmonica! it still has a full octave range and features a little brass loop for putting it on keyrings.

$23.45 @ Latestbuy.com VIA Gizmodo


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