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One of those always interesting life questions is whether a person prefers briefs of boxers?  I’ve always been a briefs guy not because I dislike boxers but just because I have never really given them a chance as I haven’t felt a need to change as I generally like briefs, even if they can be a bit swampy during the summer.  Well, with Doctor Who boxers like these TARDIS and exploding TARDIS boxers, I think I might finally have to give boxers a shot, especially with the sale that allows me pick these up for cheap!

The fantastically geeky folks over at ThinkGeek are selling these Doctor Who TARDIS and exploding TARDIS pair of boxers for $24.99 (17% off of the normal $29.99).  But wait!  There is more!  If you buy these (or ANYTHING on ThinkGeek) between now and 11:59pm ET 5/26/14, you can get 20% off of your order with the coupon code ‘GEEKROAR’!  That is a great deal, especially if there are several things you have been thinking of getting from them but have been waiting for a sale.

So, is that an exploding TARDIS in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

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Doctor Who TARDIS Boxers

Doctor Who TARDIS and Exploding TARDIS Boxers

[Source: ThinkGeek]

If I had every coffee table I wanted, I would have no room for anything else in my house but coffee tables.  With all of the amazing coffee tables I have posted in the past like the Steampunk NES controller coffee table, the Star Wars X-Wing coffee table, the floppy disk coffee table and about a dozen others (search for coffee tables in the search on the right to see them all), it wouldn’t be hard to fill up my small house with geeky coffee tables if I had the money.  Well, now I can add yet another coffee table to the list of coffee tables I wish I had with this coffee table made to look like a giant PlayStation Dualshock controller.

This awesome PlayStation controller coffee table was created by a guy named Mark M. who made it for a school project.  It took him 20 weeks to make it and it is made out of plywood, MDF (medium-density fiberboard), veneer and obviously glass.  Here are some details from Mark about this amazing PlayStation controller coffee table…

I made the Playstation controller coffee table for my year 12 major work, as an Industrial Technology project. I made the whole controller out of Plywood, MDF and Veneer on Veneer. I used the MDF for the R and L legs and the Veneer on Veneer for the 2 analogue joysticks as the 6mm Bendy Plywood wouldn’t bend around such a small diameter. To bend around the Handles I used 6mm Bendy Plywood. To give the finish of the playstation controller coffee table I used polyurethane full gloss finish. I used White gloss for the whole controller and the Black gloss for the Buttons.

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Sony PlayStation Controller Coffee Table

PlayStation Controller Coffee Table

PlayStation Controller Coffee Table

PlayStation Dualshock Controller Coffee Table

[Source: OCAU via Geek.com]

Happy Monday everybody!  I hope the weekend was nice and relaxing for all of you.  I’m sorry for not posting anything last week besides my fights with a content thief (which still continue as GoDaddy hasn’t responded to my last takedown request that I sent on Friday), but I intend to make up for it this week as I look to do at least one post every day this week!  And of course there is no better way than to start off the week with a great sale on an awesome Doctor Who t-shirt!

The fantastic people over at TeeFury are selling this comic book style Doctor Who t-shirt called Doctor Comic for just $11 today only!  This cool tee featuring the 10th Doctor and Rose Tyler was cleverly created by designer Harebrained.

Whether you are a Doctor Who fan and a comic book lover or a Whovian who never acquired a taste for comic books (like myself), if you love the 10th Doctor and Rose, you need this t-shirt!  I plan on ordering one myself after I post this as the 10th Doctor is my favorite and its hard to beat a price like this!  I really don’t need another Doctor Who t-shirt as I already have a ton of them (I’m wearing my Whovian shirt as I type this), but I NEED this shirt!

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Doctor Comic T-Shirt

Doctor Who Comic T-Shirt

[Source: TeeFury]

Another Update (5/16/14 9:15am):  Well, the idiot apparently didn’t learn their lesson about stealing content earlier this week and they stole another post this morning which I have again complained about to GoDaddy.  I expect it will be removed soon like the others but this guy really needs to be shut down because he obviously has no respect for the content of others.

Update (5/13/14 9am):  The site that copied and pasted the posts from Global Geek News that inspired this blog post has had the posts removed (presumably by GoDaddy who continues to investigate the matter).  If anything else changes, I will update this post again.  The original post is below.

When I woke up this morning, I rolled over to fire up my laptop (yes, I sleep with my laptop in my bed) to do my routine checking of various social sites, e-mail, news readers, ect and found a number of automated e-mails from Global Geek News that caught my attention.

It seems that some site known as kinkementary.net copied and pasted 5 posts from Global Geek News related to geek dating and reposted them on their site even with parts of my site like the Pinterest button still attached.  Perhaps the dumbest part of it all was that while they took the text and even the Pinterest button from my site, they didn’t bother to get the images and videos there were the focus of the posts!

While I was only half awake until I saw those e-mails, seeing them woke me right up (who needs coffee to wake you up when the anger from stolen content can do the job?) and to say that I was irritated would be putting it mildly.

I didn’t have much time to deal with the situation as I had to get ready for work but I did manage to do a whois on the site before shutting my computer down.  Once I got settled in at work, I contacted the site’s domain registrar, GoDaddy and followed their procedures for having the copyright infringing content removed (and hopefully the site taken down because I also checked out the Google+ page attached to the site only to find a number of other people complaining about having their content stolen as well).  I now have to hope that it gets removed before the duplicate content hurts my already ailing search results (any cheap yet good SEO people out there that can help me get my old search traffic back?).

So, I wanted to publicly address how content on Global Geek News can be used/shared.

While you are welcome to use small snippets or quotes from stuff I post on here, I will not tolerate the copying and reposting of entire posts.  If you don’t even bother to ask me if it is ok to do that (the answer will still be no), I won’t even bother to send you a takedown notice and I will take my complaint straight to your host instead with the sole desire of having your site taken offline.

That said, I absolutely encourage people to blog about the stuff they find on Global Geek News.  All I ask is that you write your own content for the post rather than just stealing mine and give me some credit for being your source for whatever it is by linking back to my original post.

I also absolutely encourage you to share stuff you find on here with whatever social sites you use (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, ect) or e-mail or however you like to share stuff.  The main reason I post most of the content I do is to bring as much attention as possible to the creators of whatever it is I post about like geeky engagement ring boxes or giant nerdy ice sculptures or whatever.  So, the more people share the stuff I post, the more recognition those people get for the cool things that they do which is my main goal.

Anyway, when this little issue popped up this morning, I decided that instead of one of my normal fun posts like I try to do every Monday to make your Monday a little less awful, I would take a little bit of time to address this and make my thoughts on this stuff clear because once in a while I do get e-mails from readers asking about sharing or reposting stuff that I post on here which I have never really addressed publicly.

If you have any questions about this stuff, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will respond.  Also, for other issues similar to this, I’d recommend checking out the legal page.  It isn’t a bunch of dry, boring legalese like most sites and you are sure to have a few laughs so even if you don’t really care about this stuff, I’d suggest giving it a read anyway.

Unless you have been living under a rock, by now you have heard the news from a couple of weeks ago that one of gaming’s biggest legends has been proven true.  Microsoft and others dug up the landfill in New Mexico where legend had it that Atari dumped a ton of old E.T. cartridges among others to see if there was any truth to the legend and it turns out there was.  Well, now you can commemorate this historic landfill dig and legend confirmation with this really cool 8-Bit Legend t-shirt!

The incredible people over at TeeFury are selling this Atari landfill legend dig t-shirt created by artist pacalin known as 8-Bit Legend for just $11 today only! Whether you had an Atari 2600 growing up and you want this shirt to bring back some fond memories or you just want to celebrate this piece of video game history, this would be the perfect shirt for you!

I’m curious to know, how many of you had or still have an Atari 2600?  Let me know in the comments below, especially if you decide to get this tee!  The 2600 is one of the few gaming systems I have never owned but one of these days I will pick one up when I have the opportunity.

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8-Bit Legend Shirt

Atari Landfill Legend T-Shirt

[Source:  TeeFury]

This past weekend, I made my annual trip to the Starfest convention in Denver, CO and like usual, it was a lot of fun.  It took every bit of self control I had not to come home with a couple dozen t-shirts but it was still an enjoyable yet slightly expensive weekend ($20 for parking is insane!).  It was still worth every penny to get to sit and talk to Amanda Tapping for a few minutes and get made fun of by Nichelle Nichols who looks incredible for her age by the way.  Anyway, with the event falling on Star Wars Day, there was a lot of Star Wars stuff going on however I didn’t see a cool Stormtrooper cake like the one below.

This fantastic looking Stormtrooper helmet birthday cake was created by Cake Central Member Itty Bitty Bakery.  I don’t have the delicious details about the cake but I think it turned out looking spectacular!  Whoever James is, I’d say he had one heck of a great 4th birthday!  May the 4th be with him!

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Stormtrooper Helmet Birthday Cake

Stormtrooper Birthday Cake

[via Between the Pages]