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I typically get strange looks when I tell people that should I ever get married, I want a Klingon wedding rather than a traditional wedding but after seeing this Stargate wedding arch replacement, I think I would be ok with a Stargate wedding too.  However, combining both doesn’t sound too bad either…

Anyway, instead of having a traditional wedding arch, Ian Milward decided to build and get married in front of a Stargate.  Not only is the 12′ Stargate incredibly detailed and impressive, the story to go along with it is just as amazing.  Apparently he met his future wife while they both worked at a lumber and hardware store and they bonded over their mutual love of Stargate.  At one point they were watching the episode where Jack and Sam get married in front of the Stargate and his future wife thought that was a really cool idea so when the time came some five years later, he remembered the idea and built a Stargate to get married in front of.

I’d say the weeks of effort to build this was absolutely worth it and I wish the happy couple a lifetime of happiness!  My only question is where do you put something like this after the wedding?  Do you rent it out for other Stargate fans or perhaps put it around the front door of your house to impress your guests?  I can think of a ton of cool uses for something like this although the size would be a bit of a pain I would think.

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Stargate SG-1 Wedding Arch

Stargate Wedding Arch

Stargate SG-1 Wedding Arch

Stargate SG-1 Wedding Arch

[via Nerd Approved]

Wooden Nintendo Emulator

Wooden Nintendo Emulator

For as long as I can remember, I have always had some sort of portable Nintendo system with me wherever I go.  Of course that started out with the original Game Boy and now I carry around my 3DS XL everywhere I go.  Well, even though this isn’t an official Nintendo handheld, I still want it like I would any real Nintendo handheld gaming device!

This incredible wooden Nintendo emulator that you can carry around in your pocket was created by Love Hultén.  The case is made out of solid walnut and it is powered by a Raspberry Pi A+.  There is no word on battery life but apparently there is a chance that this could be available for purchase at some point and assuming that happens, I already have my credit card ready!

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Wooden Nintendo Emulator

Wooden Nintendo Emulator

Wooden Nintendo Emulator

Wooden Nintendo Emulator

Wooden Nintendo Emulator

Wooden Nintendo Emulator

Wooden Nintendo Emulator

Wooden Nintendo Emulator

[Source:  Love Hultén via Nerd Approved]

Stained glass isn’t exactly cheap so I have never owned any, but if I was to ever own a stained glass lamp, it would have to be one of these amazing and geeky ones below!  In the past I have posted some pretty cool stained glass creations like this Halo Master Chief helmet lamp and this Half Life Gordon Freeman stained glass but the geeky stained glass lamps below have taken things to an entirely different level.

DeviantArt user DarkeVitrum created these incredible nerdy stained glass lamps.  He has several stained glass lamps on his page but I thought the ones worth mentioning here due to their geeky element are the TARDIS stained glass lamp, the Portal Companion Cube stained glass lamp and the Borderlands Claptrap stained glass lamp.

Of all of them, I think my favorite is the Claptrap lamp although the others are equally awesome.  It is no wonder it took him 5 months to make it because the level of detail is incredible!

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Claptrap stained glass lamp

Borderlands Claptrap stained glass lamp

Companion Cube Stained Glass Lamp

Portal Companion Cube Stained Glass Lamp

TARDIS stained glass lamp

Doctor Who TARDIS stained glass lamp

[Source:  DeviantArt]

Windows 95

Windows 95

In case you were looking for another reason to feel old, I thought I would bring it to your attention that Windows 95 turned 20 today.

I can’t say I remember the OS very well thanks to my horrible memory problems but I do remember the mountain of floppy disks I had to use to install it and just how often the stupid thing would give me the blue screen of death.  For all of its faults, it was still a huge leap forward and one that we are still experiencing the legacy of today.

So, what are your memories of Windows 95?  Feel free to share your funny stories, tales of woe and other adventures you had with Windows 95 in the comments below!

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First, I want to apologize for the lack of posts recently.  I had to put my cat to sleep and I just haven’t felt up to doing any blogging lately.  Anyway, now that the sad part of the post is out of the way, I have something that might just help you or your kids get really excited about going back to school!  This Avengers: Age of Ultron Captain America shield backpack is sure to bring a smile to any Marvel loving student’s face!

The great folks over at ThinkGeek are selling this Avengers: Age of Ultron Captain America shield backpack for $59.99!  It features a padded slot for your laptop or tablet computer as well as some pouches for your phone, pens and pencils and even small books.

This might not be the backpack for you if you have a ton of big books to carry home every day but if all you need is your laptop and a few other small items like a notebook, this should work perfect for you!

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Captain America Shield Backpack

Captain America Shield Backpack

Captain America Shield Backpack Inside

Captain America Shield Backpack Inside

Captain America Shield Backpack Back

Captain America Shield Backpack Back

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

Without a doubt, the most iconic and memorable music from my childhood was the music from Super Mario Bros.  I can’t even begin to speculate how many thousands of hours I have put into that game and continue to put into it on my 3DS while I am waiting at doctors offices or places like that.  Well, for those that also have fond memories of the NES classic, I think I am about to make your day with this Super Mario Bros medley played on an NES piano!

The YouTube channel Player: Piano will be giving away this incredible NES piano with an NES controller bench to one of their lucky subscribers when they hit 1 million subscribers (they are around 100,000 right now).  In the video below, you can watch Sonya Belousova play a beautiful Super Mario Bros. medley on it with all sorts of Super Mario Bros scenery in the background.

If you want a chance to win this, make sure to head over to their YouTube page and subscribe to them!  I don’t even know how to play the piano but this NES piano is so beautiful, I want it in my living room!

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NES Piano

NES Piano

NES Piano

NES Piano

NES Piano

NES Piano

[via Nerd Approved]