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While I have never been interested in beer much less playing beer pong, I did enjoy collecting Pokemon cards as a kid.  I’m not sure what I ever did with my collection but I had some decent cards like a 2nd edition Charizard, a Raichu and a ton of others that were worth a little money at the time.  However, much like the Game Boy games, when they started introducing hundreds of new Pokemon, I game up on the card game as well.  Oddly, I never played with the cards but I did play the Game Boy version of the card game.  Anyway, for fans of both the Pokemon card game and beer, I think I have found a table you will love!

This awesome Pokemon card game beer pong table was created by Tom Sejkora.  As for how this table was built, the cards were glued on to the table (the center ones made to look like a Pokeball) and then it was covered with a few coats of polyurethane.  After that, an acrylic sheet was glued on top of the cards with epoxy while silicone and electrical tape were used to waterproof it (probably an important thing for a beer pong table).  The end result is a table big enough for a pyramid of 15 cups on each side.

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Pokemon Beer Pong Table

Pokemon Beer Pong Table

Pokemon Beer Pong Table

Pokemon Card Game Beer Pong Table

Pokemon Beer Pong Table

Pokemon Beer Pong Table

[Via PixelatedGeek]

Like most science geeks, I have a slight obsession with Neil deGrasse Tyson.  I love him for many reasons and the video below showcases two of them, his sense of humor and his willingness to do silly math calculations just to find interesting facts.

In this particular video from 2011, Neil talks about how likely people are to pick up coins on the street and how much money has to be laying on the street for Bill Gates to consider it worth his time to pick up based on his $50 billion wealth in 2011 (which is $76 billion now so the amount would actually be higher).  As a bonus, he also demonstrates how to pronounce the word ‘billion’ which I find kind of funny.

I hope you guys enjoy this funny video as much as I do!  After you watch it, let me know in the comments below whether you usually pick up coins you find on the ground and if so, what is the smallest amount you will bother to pick up?  Personally, I pretty much never mess with pennies on the ground, if I have nothing better to do, I will pick up a nickel and I will always pick up anything bigger than that.

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While I am a big fan of mint ice cream, I don’t recall having ever had a mint cookie before.  However, I’m sure it is just as tasty as the ice cream, especially if it looks as awesome as these fantastic Super Mario warp pipe mint cookies!  I have posted a ton of delicious Super Mario goodies over the years from wedding cakes to cupcakes and while those usually take the cake, I think its about time I finally post about some Super Mario Bros inspired cookies as well!

Chris-Rachael Oseland from Kitchen Overlord shared these delicious looking mint warp pipe cookies with Mario popping out of them which were made by Jennifer Imhoff-Dousharm.  You can find the recipe and baking instructions over at Kitchen Overlord.  However, if you want the cookie cutter that she used for these, you can pick that up over at WarpZonePrints for $5.50.

I’ve never heard of WarpZonePrints until now but they have the most epic collection of cookie cutters I have ever seen!  Whether you are looking for Super Mario cookie cutters or Doctor Who cookie cutters among others, they have them!  The next time I want to make some geeky cookies, this is where I will be buying my cookie cutters!

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Super Mario Warp Pipe Cookies

Super Mario Warp Pipe Mint Cookies

Super Mario Warp Pipe Mint Cookies

Super Mario Warp Pipe Mint Cookies

[Source:  Kitchen Overload via That's Nerdalicious]

Geek Pride Day 2014

Credit: Backupify

I know I never post anything on Sundays but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to wish all of the wonderful Global Geek News readers a Happy Geek Pride Day!

To celebrate, I have been playing some CounterStrike: Global Offensive and now I am getting ready to go play some Battlefield 4.  Later on, I plan on watching some Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and streaming some Age of Mythology: Extended Edition over on our twitch channel (the link to the stream as at the top of the page).

How will you be celebrating?  Let us know in the comments below!

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]