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As much as I love music, I have to admit that jukeboxes have never really been my thing.  Its not that I don’t enjoy forcing others to listen to the music I like, its just that the jukeboxes I come across never have the music I like.  Around here, the jukeboxes tend to be full of country, some classic rock and some pop.  While I enjoy some of that music, I am mainly a symphonic metal fan and of course they NEVER have any of that kind of music.  However, I still like how cool jukeboxes look and when it comes to cool looking Jukeboxes, this one takes the cake.

Whovian David Prouty created this fantastic TARDIS jukebox when his daughter requested he build something for the big Doctor Who 50th anniversary.  This TARDIS jukebox was made out of recycled UHAUL, FedEx and pizza boxes!  However, I think the most special part of this 1/3 scale TARDIS jukebox is what it can do.  It is filled with a bluetooth speaker, disco lights, sound actived LEDs and even a smoke machine!  It is controlled with a wireless remote and can get its music from an iPod or iPhone.

I wish I had the skills to build stuff like this guy!  Below is a video and a bunch of pictures of the build process.

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Doctor Who TARDIS Jukebox

Doctor Who TARDIS Jukebox

Cardboard TARDIS Jukebox Construction

TARDIS Jukebox Construction

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It has been a long time since I have posted anything on a Thursday (and really too long since I have posted anything period but things should get back to normal soon), but I had to make an exception today when I saw this video of a unicycling Darth Vader Santa Clause playing flaming bagpipes.

The legendary Unipiper is back and this time he is doing his thing with flaming bagpipes!  If the name Unipiper sounds familiar, that is because I have posted several videos of this musical geek in the past including videos of him dressed as Super Mario while riding and playing Mario music, Gandalf playing Lord of the Rings music and Darth Vader playing Star Wars music.  Well, it looks like he decided to mix his Darth Vader costume with Santa Clause and then turn his bagpipes into flame throwers and I have to admit, the result is quite spectacular!

It almost makes me want to learn to ride a unicycle or play the bagpipes.  Almost.

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Today is the big day!  In just a couple of hours, the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special will excite every Whovian around the planet including the one writing this post!  And of course what better way to celebrate is there than by buying a couple of fantastic Doctor Who t-shirts that just happen to be on sale today only in celebration of the big event?

The incredible Whovians over at TeeFury are selling these two fantastic Doctor Who tees for just $11 today only!  Not only that, when you order one or both of the shirts, you also get a cool 5″x7″ 3D mini-poster and 3D glasses that are also a celebration of 50 years of Doctor Who!

The design on the left is called ‘Time Will Tell’ which was designed by onebluebird and the design on the right is by bamboota and is called ’50 Years of Time Lords’.  While I think I prefer the style of the 50 years of time lords shirt, they are both awesome and I plan on ordering one of each!  Which one do you plan on ordering or will you be buying both?

Of course that leads me to the big question of the day, how will you be celebrating the wonderful world of Doctor Who today?  Let us know in the comments below!  As for me, I will be wearing my David Tennant shirt designed by Megan Lara (did you really think I would not wear one of her Doctor Who shirts today?) and I plan on spending the day watching all of the Doctor Who stuff on BBC America.  Happy 50th everybody!

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Doctor Who Shirts

Doctor Who T-Shirts

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I am obsessed with wearing slippers around the house.  I find regular shoes to be too heavy and stiff to comfortably wear while lounging around the house but my feet do tend to get cold so I have turned to slippers and they are wonderful!  For the past several years, I have worn some sheep’s wool slippers or something like that but I am on my last pair and don’t expect to be given another pair so I will soon be looking for some new slippers and I think I have found the perfect ones.

If you are a Doctor Who fan like I am, you will love lounging around the house watching Doctor Who in these fantastic TARDIS slippers!  Now that winter is quickly approaching, your feet are going to start getting really cold and you need a nice pair of slippers like these to keep them warm!  And what is better than watching the Doctor Who Christmas Special or even the 50th anniversary special while curled up on the couch in a TARDIS snuggie and wearing some TARDIS slippers?  Well, if you want a TARDIS snuggie, you will have to make your own but you can at least buy the slippers.

The awesome Whovians over at ThinkGeek are selling these really cool Doctor Who TARDIS slippers for just $19.99 (this is an affiliate link so we get credit for telling you about these awesome slippers which goes toward helping us keep the lights on)!  They are available in a range of sizes so assuming you don’t have some clown feet or something, you should be able to wear a pair of these.  However, these might even be bigger on the inside so that wouldn’t be a problem but I wouldn’t count on it.

Whether you want a pair of these for yourself or you are looking for a Christmas gift for that Whovian in your life, you need to order these Doctor Who slippers!

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TARDIS Slippers

Doctor Who TARDIS Slippers

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Is it just me or is anybody else excited about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special that is just a week and a half away?  Stupid question, I know!  I don’t know a single Whovian who isn’t counting down the days until the special.  I can’t wait to see the 10th Doctor and Rose return and from what I have heard, there are even more surprises to come!  Now comes the big question, what Doctor Who shirt do you plan on wearing for the big day?

I haven’t decided which Doctor Who shirt I am going to wear considering I have around two dozen to choose from but I am pretty certain I will wear one of the ones designed by Megan Lara and OmegaMan5000.  Anybody who has been following Global Geek News for pretty much any length of time knows I am obsessed with Megan Lara’s art and always buy shirts featuring her artwork and post about them on here and today is no exception!

The awesome folks over at TeeFury are selling this Doctor Who inspired All of Time and Space t-shirt for just $11! (this is an affiliate link so they know we sent you and we make a little bit of money for referring you which helps support Global Geek News and keeps the lights on)  This is yet another shirt in the series of Doctor Who themed collaborations between Megan and OmegaMan5000 and I think they hit another home run with this one!  However, not only is this shirt for sale today only, they also have a special going on where if you buy the shirt plus one of the “companion shirts” (one of the other collaborative Doctor Who shirts designed by them), you get 4 cool Doctor Who postcards and a temporary tattoo featuring this All of Time and Space design.  The picture below will explain it.

If you are a Doctor Who fan who especially loves the 10th Doctor, you need to get this shirt before it is gone!

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All of Time and Space Shirt

Doctor Who All of Time and Space T-Shirt

Doctor Who shirt bonus

Doctor Who shirt bonus

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Luckily the whole Rick Roll meme has largely died out but it never bothered me too much because I’m pretty good about smelling those things from a mile away so I only ever got Rick Rolled less than a handful of times but it was annoying having to keep my guard up constantly around people who I knew would try anything to get me.  However, I probably would have been happy to get Rick Rolled if there had been this awesome Klingon version back then!

The people behind the YouTube channel Commedia Beauregard are the creators of this awesome Klingon parody of Rick Astley’s “Never gonna give you up” song.  For those of you who don’t speak Klingon (I know a little bit of Klingon, curse words mostly but I am not fluent in it like I would like to be), there are both Klingon and English subtitles so you can follow along and see just how well it translates into Klingon.  While the video feels like it cost six cents to make, the Klingon makeup is actually better than a lot I have seen so that is nice.

Now, go out there and try to Rick Roll all of your friends in Klingon!

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