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Dec 142008

Spider on my carI found this photo when I was downloading my images the other day and thought I would share it here. One day on my way to work this past Fall I had a hitchhiker on my car antenna. I hope you can see how big and perfect this spider’s web was. I am not a fan of the arachnid, but as long as there is glass between us I can appreciate their beauty.

The spider along with his artwork did not last too long once my car hit about 30 mph.

Oct 092008

Steampunk AngelFor those of us looking for a really unique steampunk costume for Halloween, but do not have the funds to buy all that fancy Victorian clothing ThinkGeek has come up with a few simple solutions for us. First up is the steampunk angel tee with glorious clockwork wings on the back (which can later be used as a blueprint to make actual mechanical wings when you have the funds).

Aug 152008

Steampunk Telescope Walking StickI ran across this pretty cool steampunk walking stick on Hammacher Schlemmer today. It is pretty cool looking even when closed. When this brass and wood staff is opened it is a working telescope. Sweet.

Here’s the description from their site: Recalling the canes favored among Victorian gentleman to compliment proper attire, the walking stick has a 1″ thick staff made from solid, one-piece African rosewood (a durable wood often used in the construction of archery bows) that is stained and varnished.

This would compliment any steampunk fans wardrobe. I think it is kind of cool when you can stumble on a steampunk goodie at a regular store. Jules Verne would be proud.

Feb 132008

Anime Body PillowSo the boyfirend and girlfriend pillows aren’t quite what you had in mind. How about the sexy anime babe body pillow?

Just imagine curling up in bed next to the cartoon girl of your dreams each night. This truly is a fan boy’s [or girl’s] dream come true. Get yours today at

Here is an explanation as to what these pillow covers are in Japan from Dakimakura are ‘hugging pillows’ or ‘hug pillows’ (sometimes referred to as a ‘love pillow’ or ‘Dutch wife’, although this may be referring to a more adult-type item) illustrated with anime characters or real-life film stars, and a distinctively otaku item. This is a high quality printed ‘hug pillow’ cover with a zipper, designed for a long body pillow available from many sources. While many fans hang their dakimakura covers on their walls or use them as curtains, customers who want to have the full-size hug pillow experience have several options. First, you can buy pillow stuffing material from any home center and stuff the pillow yourself. Also, pre-made body pillows may be available in stores near you . These pillows can also be found online … They recommend the Bodymate Body Pillow from Bed, Bath and Beyond

Feb 132008

Girlfriend PillowToday on the Ellen show she was showing some interesting things from Japan. First she showed the boyfriend pillow and I thought boy that looks familiar. Then she showed the girlfriend pillow and I knew where I saw it. You can get these from

Boyfriend Pillow They have a huge collection of pop culture items from Japan for Adults to Kids, just make sure you don’t get the two mixed up if you know what I mean.

The funniest thing about the pillows is Ellen tried out the boyfriend pillow but refused to go near the girlfriend pillow. Guess she did not want her audience getting any ideas about her 😉