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Halloween is a couple of days away so it seems appropriate to post a pumpkin carving that hit me right in the nostalgia.  Like probably most people my age, I spent a ton of time as a kid playing the old DOS version of Oregon Trail.  It has been a lot of years since I last played it because I don’t have any old machines to run it and I am too lazy to try to get it running on my machines, however I still have many fond memories of it and I even have an Oregon Trail t-shirt that I wear regularly.  Well, for those who also have fond memories of that classic PC game, I have found the Halloween pumpkin of your dreams!

This amazing Oregon Trail jack-o-lantern was carved by DeviantART user ceemdee.  When it comes to carving pumpkins, they clearly know what they are doing because this Oregon Trail pumpkin carving is amazing!  And I love their use of the classic ‘You have died of dysentery’ joke.

I wish I had pumpkin carving skills of ceemdee but the only pumpkin skills I have relate to how much pumpkin pie I can eat at Thanksgiving.

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Oregon Trail Jack-O-Lantern

Oregon Trail Pumpkin Carving

Oregon Trail Jack-O-Lantern

Oregon Trail Jack-O-Lantern

Oregon Trail Pumpkin Carving

Oregon Trail Pumpkin Carving

[Source: ceemdee via Nerd Approved]

Even though I have boxes upon boxes of blankets stacked on shelves in my basement, I don’t see myself ever using them again since I have discovered the wonder that is the Snuggie (sleeved blanked).  I don’t feel like I can ever get rid of the blankets that are taking up a considerable part of my basement mainly because they were made for me and my family by other family members, some of whom have passed on and getting rid of them just doesn’t seem right.  However, if I was ever to use a non-sleeved blanket again, without a doubt, it would have to be this awesome Sonic the Hedgehog fleece blanket!

The spectacular folks over at ThinkGeek are selling this amazing Sonic the Hedgehog fleece blanket for only $19.99!  If you love Sonic and are looking for a good way to stay warm this winter, this is the perfect blanket for you!

Even if you have a Snuggie like me and have no desire to go back to the world of normal blankets, this would still make for a great Christmas present or other gift for any Sonic fans you may know.  Remember, winter is coming!

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Sonic the Hedgehog Blanket

Sonic the Hedgehog Blanket

Sonic Blanket

Sonic the Hedgehog Blanket

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

Although I still occasionally watch a guy known as MonotoneTim (he is hilarious and has an amazing voice) on Twitch play Oregon Trail II, it has been far too many years since I have played any of the classic Oregon Trail games.  I always loved playing them as a kid and occasionally I still get some of the music from Oregon Trial II stuck in my head (right now happens to be one of those times).  However, for as much as people used to love the games, it doesn’t seem like they get much love from the merchandise world.  In the past, I posted about a cool You Have Died of Dysentery t-shirt and I bought a shirt from Woot (I think) that says something like ‘I blazed the Oregon Trail and all I got was this lousy t-shirt and dysentery’ but until now, I think those were the only two Oregon Trail shirts I have ever seen.  Well, now I have found an awesome third one and it is on sale for half price!

The amazing people over at ThinkGeek are selling this Oregon Trail ‘Dysentery Awareness’ t-shirt for just $9.99 right now!  That is half of the normal price!  It is a little hard to read in the picture below but it says ‘only you can prevent dysentery’ on the top and ‘paid for by the Oregon safety board’ on the bottom.

If you grew up loving Oregon Trail like I did, you should get one of these amazing shirts before the price goes back up!

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Oregon Trail Dysentery Awareness T-Shirt

Oregon Trail Dysentery Awareness T-Shirt

[Source:  ThinkGeek]

With winter quickly approaching, its time to start thinking about how you are going to stay warm on those long, cold winter days.  These days, I just use natural gas to heat my home (yay for low income assistance!) but I do have a wood burning stove in my basement just in case the heater stops working.  However, my wood burning stove just seems boring after seeing this amazing DIY R2-D2 wood burning stove.

Instructables user doddieszoomer created this amazing R2-D2 log burning stove out of an old propane tank.  You can see all of the steps and pictures for making your own over on the Instructables guide they created for making your own.  However, if you are DIY challenged or just don’t have the tools to build one for yourself but you still want one, you can bid on this one over on eBay.  As of the time of this writing, there are 5 days to go on the auction with no bids so you have a little bit of time and not much competition if you want to pick this up.  However, make sure you are aware of the shipping charges because shipping something like this isn’t cheap!  Shipping is showing approximately $303.16 for me so keep that in mind if this is the droid stove you are looking for.

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R2-D2 Log Stove

R2-D2 Wood Stove

R2-D2 Log Stove

R2-D2 Log Stove

[Source:  Instructables via Nerd Approved]

Its not very often that I post much cosplay on Global Geek News these days since I have a site dedicated to cosplay and other geeky clothing items called, Fanboy Fashion.  However, I thought since I already had a Zelda related post over there today (a stunning pair of hand-painted Legend of Zelda shoes), I might as well post this beautiful lady Link cosplay here.  You guys should know by now that I am a major sucker for pointy ears and great Legend of Zelda cosplay so you can imagine how much I like this female Link cosplay!

This beautiful Lady Link cosplayer is known as Chaos Elixir.  Not only did she do great with the cosplay, the props are fantastic too!  Speaking of fantastic, the amazing photography was done by Sam Dickinson Photography.  Between the cosplay and photography, there is a lot to love about these pictures!  I especially love the last couple of pictures with the ocarina playing.

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Legend of Zelda Female Link CosplayLegend of Zelda Female Link CosplayLegend of Zelda Lady Link CosplayLegend of Zelda Lady Link CosplayLegend of Zelda Lady Link CosplayLegend of Zelda Lady Link Cosplay[Source:  Chaos Elixir via Geek x Girls]

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]