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While I have no desire to eve have kids, if it was to happen, I have long believed that they should be raised on older video games and gaming consoles to have an appreciation for the classics and just how far video games have come over the decades.  I started out with my first gaming console, an NES, at age 2 and worked my way through newer systems as they came out and I think kids of today should experience something similar.  I shudder to think what games will be like in the future if those who will be developing the video games of the future have no idea as to gaming’s roots.  Also, the attitude kids have about older technology is quite disturbing to me and I suspect you will probably agree when you watch how kids react to the Game Boy (A post I did a few weeks back) and the video below of kids reacting to the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Even if you don’t facepalm as many times as I did to this video of kids reacting to the NES (how does an 18 year old think this is a projector?!), I’m pretty sure this video will still make you feel old as dirt.  I’m going to go cry in the corner now.

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The #1 I hate about my bedroom is the lack of outlets for plugging stuff in.  Having only one outlet means I have a number of power strips daisy chained just to run all of my computers, game consoles, tv, and a ton of other gadgets and as much as I would like to have a mini fridge in my bedroom, I don’t want to push my luck and increase the risk of burning my house down any more than than I already have.  However, if I ever get another outlet put in or move somewhere that I have the ability to plug more stuff in, this Borg mini fridge is exactly what I will get!

The Star Trek loving nerds over at ThinkGeek are selling this amazing Borg Cube mini fridge for $149.99.  This Collective approved fridge can hold up to 9 pop cans with a little bit of room to spare and lights up green just like a real Borg Cube!  If you are a Star Trek fan who hates having to walk all the way to the kitchen to get something to drink while you are Netflixing on Star Trek: Voyager, this is the perfect mini fridge for you!  And one other interesting note, not only can this keep food cold but it can also keep it warm up to 149°F!

Now, if only somebody could invent a transporter to beam the pee out of you, you would never have to leave your bedroom ever again!

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Star Trek Borg Cube Mini Fridge

Borg Cube Mini Fridge

Star Trek Borg Cube Mini Fridge

Borg Cube Mini Fridge

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

When it comes to keys, I’m not usually one to keep a bunch of unnecessary things on my keychain but I have been known to have a few interesting things on them occasionally like my old laser tag identifier thing from when I used to play often (I was a laser tag god and nobody could touch me).  However, last week my laser tag stuff finally managed to break off after all of these years and now I am in the market of something new to help me spot my keys when I am looking for them.  The search for something new brought me to these amazing Legend of Zelda inspired key chains that I thought were cool enough to share with all of you.

The folks over at FanGamer are selling these amazing Legend of Zelda Boss Key and Small Key keychains for $20 (I think for the pair).  Right now they are only available for pre-order but they are supposed to start shipping sometime in late September.  The Boss Key features kind of an antique gold finish while the Small Key has an antique silver finish.

If you are like me and plan on getting these, just a word of caution in that these are apparently fairly heavy according to the reviews and I have seen heavy sets of keys cause problems with ignition switches in cars in the past so you might want to think twice before putting them on the same key ring as your car keys.

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Legend of Zelda Boss Key and Small Key Keychains

Legend of Zelda Boss Key and Small Key Keychains

[Source: FanGamer]

Whenever I find myself posting about cupcakes, it makes me wish I lived somewhere like San Francisco where they are a much bigger deal than they are here because around here it seems like you only see them at special occasions like weddings and other big parties.  Actually, I would rather cupcakes become a bigger deal around here than moving somewhere that they are because moving is a real pain in the butt!  Anyway, speaking of cupcakes, I think I may have found my all time favorite Doctor Who cupcakes in the pictures below!

In the past, I have written a ton of posts featuring all sorts of Doctor Who cupcakes like these ones and all of these (you can find a bunch of other Doctor Who cupcake posts if you search for them with the search box on the right) but I don’t think any have turned out quite as awesome as the ones below.

This amazing TARDIS cake and these incredibly detailed Doctor cupcakes featuring the iconic outfits of all of the Doctors was created by Madrid based baking company, Catcakes.  It is too bad they are halfway across the world from me because I would love to order some of these incredible looking cupcakes!

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Doctor Who Cupcakes and TARDIS Cake

Doctor Who Cupcakes and TARDIS Cake

[Source:  Catcakes via Pinterest]

When it comes to tea, I’m strictly an unsweetened fresh brewed iced tea kind of person.  I don’t do sweet tea, I don’t do bottled tea and I definitely don’t do hot tea (I don’t like hot beverages of any kind).  However, I know that there are a lot of people out there that do enjoy hot tea (you guys are a bunch of weirdos!) and for those hot tea lovers who also love Doctor Who, I have found the perfect TARDIS teacup, saucer and spoon that will make your timey wimey tea time fantastic!

Etsy seller DragonflyArts sells these awesome made-to-order TARDIS teacups for between $36-62 depending on if you want just the cup or some combination of the cup, saucer and spoon.  Also, be aware that shipping times at least for the US are around 4-6 weeks so if you are thinking about getting this as a gift, make sure you order with plenty of time to spare.   Below are some details about these Doctor Who inspired creations as well as a picture.

Each cup and saucer are thrown on the potters wheel, hand painted with black clay & various glazes, hand carved and then stamped with custom made clay stamps that I made just for this item.

Glazed on the inside with starry white & blue glazes and on the outside in my own version of Tardis blue (non-toxic), which contains hints of darker blue, lighter blues and hazy green nebula mists.

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Doctor Who TARDIS Teacup

TARDIS Teacup Set

[Source:  Etsy via That’s Nerdalicious]

Having grown up playing Super Mario Bros on the NES (I still play it all the time on my 3DS XL), I can understand how people could love it enough to make it one of the biggest pieces of their wedding day.  In the past, I have posted a bunch of Super Mario Bros wedding cakes ranging from this spectacular Super Mario Bros wedding cake to this mind blowing Super Mario Bros wedding cake so when I saw this adorable looking Super Mario Bros wedding cake, I knew I had to share it on here.

This beautiful Super Mario Bros themed wedding cake was created by DeviantART user Naera.  Unfortunately, she doesn’t give any of the delicious details about the cake like what it is made of or how long it took and there is no mention of who the happy couple was that got this cake.  Either way, the cake looks amazing and I’m sure the happy couple (who I would like to wish a happy marriage!) loved it!

Nothing says I love you quite like Mario down on one knee asking Princess Peach to marry him on a wedding cake.

Sadly, my princess seems to be in another castle and I’m starting to suspect that castle is in another galaxy, in a different universe.

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Super Mario Bros Wedding Cake By Naera

Super Mario Bros Wedding Cake By Naera

[Source:  Naera via it8bit]