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Having a slight music addiction, I go to my fair share of concerts (actually, a lot of peoples share of concerts) and one of the things that I always look at first when I get into a venue is to see what the drum setup looks like.  I’m not a drummer or anything (I don’t have the rhythm and coordination for it), I just like seeing what the drums look like.  Some bands have their logo on them, others are plane and some have really cool designs.  Well, the drum kit below falls under the really cool design category.

Frank DeSantis, the drummer of One Fell Swoop, a punk band in New York City, uses these amazing Super Mario Bros themed drums which are sure to delight any Super Mario fans.

These incredible Super Mario Bros drums were created by the Massachusetts-based drum making company, SJC Custom Drums.  For those interested in knowing the sizes, they measure 8″ x 12″, 14″ x 16″, and 20″ x 22″.

If you want to see more custom drums created by SJC Custom Drums, go check out their Facebook gallery which has some cool designs ranging from a Starbucks drum to a Jurassic Park drum!

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Super Mario Bros Drums

Super Mario Bros Drum Kit

[via Neatorama]

By this point, I would bet that by now, most of you would have a pretty good understanding of my view of rings.  I like ones with a really cool design but I will never wear one myself.  I find things around my fingers to be annoying as I get this really restricted feeling.  However, my main compliant is that I have this fear of once I get one on, I will never be able to get it off and I will be stuck with it on.  But enough about my ring fears, lets talk about a couple of incredible engagement ring designs!

These amazing Star Wars X-Wing and TIE Fighter engagement ring designs were created by the incredibly talented Paul Michael Bierker of Paul Michael Designs.  You may remember him as he is the creator of the awesome R2-D2 engagement ring I posted about back in 2012.

While the X-Wing design has yet to hit his Etsy store, the TIE Fighter, which features a 1 ct black diamond is available and has a starting price of $755 and goes as high as $2,950 depending on your choice of metal.

If you are looking to propose to that special Star Wars fan in your life, this might just be the ring you have been looking for!  If not, check out the other designs in his Etsy store because he has all kinds of other geeky rings ranging from Han Solo in carbonite to a really cool Assassin’s Creed ring.  And make sure that if you propose with one of these geeky rings to send us some pictures!  We would love to post about them!

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Star Wars X-Wing Engagement Ring

Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Engagement Ring

Star Wars TIE Fighter Ring

Star Wars TIE Fighter Engagement Ring

[Source:  Paul Michael Designs via GeekTyrant]

The whole marriage thing doesn’t really appeal to me for a variety of reasons but I have to admit, there is part of me that occasionally thinks about what it would be like to have a really geeky wedding.  I have long thought it would be cool to have a Klingon wedding (similar to this one a Sweedish couple had in London) although I have seen some pretty fun looking Star Wars weddings too.  However, the one thing I can never seem to really decide on is what I should have for a cake.  I’ve posted hundreds of geeky wedding cakes on here and I would love to have any of them but I don’t know what I would want for my wedding.  Well, speaking of geeky cakes, one guy got this sweet Batman groom’s cake at his wedding!

Reddit user totallyseparate got married recently and had this awesome Batman cake for his groom’s cake!  The best man, another redditor known as mrtitkins posted this picture of the awesome Batman cake which features the Batmobile and Bat-signal surrounded by the Gotham skyline.  I think it turned out looking really good!

Congrats to totallyseparate and their spouse!  I wish them a marriage as awesome as this cake!

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Batman Cake

Batman Groom’s Cake

[Source:  Reddit]

Death Star Cupcakes

Jeremy Bray —  April 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

Everyday, I struggle with my love for food and my desire not to need to buy a closet worth of bigger clothes.  Sometimes one side wins, sometimes the other side wins.  I’m not quite sure which side is the dark side in this never ending battle, but if they have these Death Star cupcakes, I’d join it!

Its not very often that I eat cupcakes, maybe just a couple times a year, but I really wish that the ones I ate looked like these awesome Death Star cupcakes instead of just having a swirl of frosting on top.  I love it when bakers take the time to do something cool with their tasty creations.

Speaking of bakers to take pride in their work, these delicious looking chocolate Death Star cupcakes were made by Stuffed Cakes.  I’m not sure if these were made for some sort of Star Wars marathon viewing party or what, but I think they would go great for any occasion.  Well, maybe not for Princess Leia’s birthday, but if I was her and these were presented to me on my birthday, I’d be willing to forgive and forget.  Hmm, it seems I value food over a planet and all the life it contains.  Maybe I do have a problem.  Oh well, I can cut back on my food consumption when I’m dead.

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Star Wars Death Star Cupcakes

Death Star Cupcakes

[Source:  Stuffed Cakes via Between the Pages]

As much as I like pirates, the skull and bones thing has never had a huge appeal to me like they do a lot of people.  I guess I have always seen then as too creepy to really be something that I would be interested in wearing or tattooing on myself.  Perhaps my distaste for them stems from my rather conservative upbringing but who knows.  However, the one thing I do know is that ever since I was a kid, I have had a huge love for Pokemon, so even though the skull and crossbones have never really been my cup of tea, I still think this shirt which is on sale today only is pretty cool!

The incredible folks over at TeeFury are selling this Pokemon skull and crossbones t-shirt featuring Ash’s hat and the original Pokemon known as Trainer for Life for just $11 today only!  This cool yet creepy Pokemon shirt was designed by the artist known as harebrained.  I’d say they did a pretty good job and I have to commend them for using the original 151 Pokemon to make this design rather than the zillion Pokemon they have now.

Even though I’m not a skull and crossbones kind of guy, I still think I might get this shirt because its cool and I will always be a huge fan of the original Pokemon.  Let me know in the comments below if you ordered one of these shirts!

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Pokemon Skull and Crossbones T-Shirt

Pokemon Trainer for Life T-Shirt

[Source:  TeeFury]

There is nothing that makes me feel like a waste of oxygen quite like seeing some kid a lot younger than me building something far more amazing than I could ever even dream of building.  The guy below is perhaps the perfect example of this because this kid has accomplished more with cardboard by the time he is 20 than I have with anything at the age of 26.  On the bright side, I’m sure that this guy has probably had a hundred times more papercuts than I ever will so I guess I have that going for me.

Taiwan cardboard artist Kai-Xiang Xhong is the 20 year old genius behind this incredible life size Iron Man armor made out of cardboard.  It took him a year to complete this masterpiece and after a quick paint job, I’d say even Tony Stark would wear it!

Of course his works of art don’t stop there, check out the video below the pictures to see some of the other things he has created ranging from a cardboard dragon to a life size T-Rex skull made of cardboard.  This guy is seriously talented with cardboard!

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Cardboard Iron Man Suit

Cardboard Iron Man Armor

[via Geekologie]