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As much as I love shooters and other types of video games, I am an RTS player at heart.  While I spend most of my gaming time these days playing Age of Empires Online and maybe some Age of Empires II HD, my favorite series of RTS games growing up was Command & Conquer.  You could say that my love for them made me the blogger I am today because it was my passion for them that got me into writing because I decided to contribute to many of the C&C fan sites more than a decade ago.

Well, speaking of Command and Conquer, I came across these amazing wooden Command and Conquer coasters that one fan has made.  The set of coasters shows the GDI and NOD logos and they turned out looking amazing!

These were created by wtmh and sadly they aren’t for sale (I already tried contacting him to buy them) but if EA gives the ok, he will make more and sell them.  If he is able to make more and sell them, I will definitely let you guys know because I know there are other C&C fans that read Global Geek News that would kill to have a set of these GDI and NOD coasters!

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GDI and NOD Coasters

Command and Conquer GDI and Nod Coasters

[Source:  wtmh]

Thanks to my job, I get to see all kinds of interesting modifications people make to their cars.  Around here nobody really goes too crazy with modifications outside of a fancy stereo or really expensive wheels on a car that is probably only worth what it weighs in scrap metal.  Sadly, nobody does anything near as cool as these people did when they turned an old Subaru into a Jurassic Park car!

Friends of imgur user cjswan (I don’t know the owners name to give them credit) had access to a 33 year old Subaru and decided to paint it to look just like the tour car in Jurassic Park.

I don’t know how much time and money was spent to turn this old Subaru into a Jurassic Park car but it was worth every bit of it.  While I have no desire to own a 33 year old Subaru, I would love to have this car!  If you want to see some pictures of the transformation of this car into a Jurassic Park car, check out the gallery to see a ton of more pictures.

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Jurassic Park Subaru

Jurassic Park Car

Jurassic Park Car Subaru

Jurassic Park Car Side

[Source:  imgur via Obvious Winner]

Some of my fondest memories as a kid were spent dropping quarters in the local arcade and whatever random machines local restaurants had set up for customers to play while they were waiting for their food.  While I loved playing pinball machines, I never played them as much as other games simply because they were more expensive and when you only had a couple dollars in quarters or at best a roll of quarters to spend, you had to spend them wisely to get the most bang for your buck.

However, until today, I have never seen a Duck Hunt pinball machine which seems like an almost obvious idea.  I don’t think there could be a better combination of a NES game and a pinball machine.

This custom, one-of-a-kind Duck Hunt pinball machine was created by skit-b pinball and I would say they did an amazing job!  I wish I had the skills necessary to build my own pinball machine like this.  I would give anything to have a Duck Hunt pinball machine set up in my basement.

I highly recommend checking out the video below that gives a bit of a walkthrough and shows the machine in action.

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Duck Hunt Pinball

Duck Hunt Pinball Machine

Duck Hunt Pinball Machine

Duck Hunt Pinball

[Source:  skit-b pinball via Obvious Winner]

Whether you are giving a presentation or just playing with your cat, laser pointers are a great thing to have around.  It has been several years since I have done any presentations so my laser pointers are just cat toys at this point.  Unfortunately, my laser pointer isn’t very geeky as it is some mechanical thing that moves itself for when I am too lazy to actually play with my cat and slightly resembles a bowling pin.  However, now I can get even more enjoyment out of using a laser pointer with this Darth Vader lightsaber laser pointer!

The awesome folks over at ThinkGeek are currently selling this awesome Star Wars Darth Vader lightsaber laser pointer for just $8.99 (40% off from the normal $14.99).  Also, if you find a few other things on ThinkGeek that you like, you can get $10 off on an order of $60 or more thru April 19th with the coupon code “APRILONEIL“.

If you are a Star Wars fan with a cat or just a lot of presentations to do, you really need this lightsaber laser pointer!  Perhaps the best part is that it can hang on your keychain so you never have to worry about leaving home with it.

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Star Wars laser pointer

Darth Vader Lightsaber Laser Pointer

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

Unlike the rest of the world which seems to run on coffee, it has never been something I have cared for.  The taste has never been my favorite but my real issue with it is that I just can’t stand hot beverages.  Anything approaching room temperature or warmer is no-go territory for me.  However, even though I may not drink it, apparently Daleks are a big fan of the caffeine!

Unfortunately, I’m not sure who took this picture or what coffee shop this is at (if you know, please let us know in the comments below so we can give them credit), but whoever made this is pretty awesome!  As a Doctor Who fan, something like this would definitely get me to buy from a restaurant a lot more often.

The next time you go into a coffee shop, tell the barista “CAFFEINATE!” in your best Dalek voice and see what kind of reaction you get.  I am curious to know if it scores anybody some free drinks.


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Doctor Who Dalek Caffienate

Dalek Caffeinate Sign

[Via That’s Nerdalicious]

Wood burning stoves can be a great thing.  Whether you are using them to cook your food or heat your house, they can come in handy on occasion.  I haven’t used mine in years but that is simply because I dread cleaning the basement out enough that I can start using it again.  However, if I had a Bender wood burning stove like this one, I would be using it all the time!

This spectacular Futurama inspired Bender wood burning stove was built by Rob Halftroll.  Apparently it took him about three weeks to create this awesome 5.5′ tall Bender stove.  If you thought Bender had an evil side before, just wait until you check out the video of this stove in action below and see the fire in his belly!  The only thing that would make this cooler is if the smoke was coming out the cigar although I fear the cigar wouldn’t be big enough to handle all of the smoke.

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Futurama Bender Wood Burning Stove

Bender Wood Burning Stove

Bender Stove Head

Futurama Bender Stove Head

[Source:  Rob Halftroll via That’s Nerdalicious]