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millennium falcon bed

millennium falcon bed

Any room that features a Millennium Falcon bed earns major geek cool points for sure. Though I would much rather have the bed be inside a Millennium Falcon. Sleeping on top of this famed “hunk of junk” seems a bit odd. This observation alone reminds me of the world’s ugliest couch.

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cardboard high chair

cardboard high chair

Australian Anthony Dan designed this cardboard high chair that folds up! It looks really neat. Though “neat” is an interesting word because that’s something it won’t be after any toddler has one meal on this thing.

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cigarette lighter branding iron

cigarette lighter branding iron

For a mere 20 bucks you can have your very own customized branding iron that fits onto a Cricket Electronic cigarette lighter by Shapeways. I paid about $70 a few years back to have an iron made with my name and website (and no logo or graphic). I’m sure using this cigarette light hack will […]

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waiting your turn

waiting your turn

There’s a lot of stop signs on my commute to work. My previous job had zero stop signs. So stop sign culture has been a daily part of my life for close to a year now. Everyone is supposed to stop and wait their turn to go through a stop sign. But there’s those people […]

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best Christmas tree farm in Chicago area

best Christmas tree farm in Chicago area

Are you looking for the best Christmas tree farm in the Chicagoland area where you cut the tree down yourself? IDE Christmas Trees in Downers Grove is fantastic. I’ve been going there for about 8 years. There’s always a huge selection of trees with a solid range of types. I prefer the Douglas Firs. You […]

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Erik the Green Plum from Turkey

Erik the Green Plum from Turkey

Ok, so I learned something huge today. My name, Erik, is also the name for a green plum found in Turkey. One of my coworkers told me this today. Please leave a comment if you know where there may be a market in the Chicago area that sells eriks. I am a green plum! erik […]

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crayon maker

crayon maker

A crayon maker sounds like fun. Though the description says that it uses a 60 watt bulb. If I would be paying 50 bucks for a crayon maker, I’d expect it to melt the crayons INSTANTLY. None of this easy-bake-oven-60-watt-bulb nonsense.

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cantilever architecture galore

cantilever architecture galore

Cantilever this, cantilever that. Cantilevers seem to be everywhere in architecture these days. Here’s some more looks very recently from archdaily.com. Yapı Kredi Bank; Istanbul, Turkey; TEGET Architectural Office Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia; Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects Axis Viana Hotel; Viana do Castelo, Portugal; VHM Chongqing, China; MAD Architects

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fantasy football three-peat

fantasy football three-peat

I’m getting poised to be the first person ever to win two Super Bowls in my fantasy football league. Our league has been running since 2003 and a different person has won every year. We’ve had only 14 people participate in our league since 2004. Not only would I be the first to win two […]

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