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]

Happy Monday everybody!  I hope the weekend was nice and relaxing for all of you.  I’m sorry for not posting anything last week besides my fights with a content thief (which still continue as GoDaddy hasn’t responded to my last takedown request that I sent on Friday), but I intend to make up for it this week as I look to do at least one post every day this week!  And of course there is no better way than to start off the week with a great sale on an awesome Doctor Who t-shirt!

The fantastic people over at TeeFury are selling this comic book style Doctor Who t-shirt called Doctor Comic for just $11 today only!  This cool tee featuring the 10th Doctor and Rose Tyler was cleverly created by designer Harebrained.

Whether you are a Doctor Who fan and a comic book lover or a Whovian who never acquired a taste for comic books (like myself), if you love the 10th Doctor and Rose, you need this t-shirt!  I plan on ordering one myself after I post this as the 10th Doctor is my favorite and its hard to beat a price like this!  I really don’t need another Doctor Who t-shirt as I already have a ton of them (I’m wearing my Whovian shirt as I type this), but I NEED this shirt!

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Doctor Comic T-Shirt

Doctor Who Comic T-Shirt

[Source: TeeFury]

Another Update (5/16/14 9:15am):  Well, the idiot apparently didn’t learn their lesson about stealing content earlier this week and they stole another post this morning which I have again complained about to GoDaddy.  I expect it will be removed soon like the others but this guy really needs to be shut down because he obviously has no respect for the content of others.

Update (5/13/14 9am):  The site that copied and pasted the posts from Global Geek News that inspired this blog post has had the posts removed (presumably by GoDaddy who continues to investigate the matter).  If anything else changes, I will update this post again.  The original post is below.

When I woke up this morning, I rolled over to fire up my laptop (yes, I sleep with my laptop in my bed) to do my routine checking of various social sites, e-mail, news readers, ect and found a number of automated e-mails from Global Geek News that caught my attention.

It seems that some site known as kinkementary.net copied and pasted 5 posts from Global Geek News related to geek dating and reposted them on their site even with parts of my site like the Pinterest button still attached.  Perhaps the dumbest part of it all was that while they took the text and even the Pinterest button from my site, they didn’t bother to get the images and videos there were the focus of the posts!

While I was only half awake until I saw those e-mails, seeing them woke me right up (who needs coffee to wake you up when the anger from stolen content can do the job?) and to say that I was irritated would be putting it mildly.

I didn’t have much time to deal with the situation as I had to get ready for work but I did manage to do a whois on the site before shutting my computer down.  Once I got settled in at work, I contacted the site’s domain registrar, GoDaddy and followed their procedures for having the copyright infringing content removed (and hopefully the site taken down because I also checked out the Google+ page attached to the site only to find a number of other people complaining about having their content stolen as well).  I now have to hope that it gets removed before the duplicate content hurts my already ailing search results (any cheap yet good SEO people out there that can help me get my old search traffic back?).

So, I wanted to publicly address how content on Global Geek News can be used/shared.

While you are welcome to use small snippets or quotes from stuff I post on here, I will not tolerate the copying and reposting of entire posts.  If you don’t even bother to ask me if it is ok to do that (the answer will still be no), I won’t even bother to send you a takedown notice and I will take my complaint straight to your host instead with the sole desire of having your site taken offline.

That said, I absolutely encourage people to blog about the stuff they find on Global Geek News.  All I ask is that you write your own content for the post rather than just stealing mine and give me some credit for being your source for whatever it is by linking back to my original post.

I also absolutely encourage you to share stuff you find on here with whatever social sites you use (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, ect) or e-mail or however you like to share stuff.  The main reason I post most of the content I do is to bring as much attention as possible to the creators of whatever it is I post about like geeky engagement ring boxes or giant nerdy ice sculptures or whatever.  So, the more people share the stuff I post, the more recognition those people get for the cool things that they do which is my main goal.

Anyway, when this little issue popped up this morning, I decided that instead of one of my normal fun posts like I try to do every Monday to make your Monday a little less awful, I would take a little bit of time to address this and make my thoughts on this stuff clear because once in a while I do get e-mails from readers asking about sharing or reposting stuff that I post on here which I have never really addressed publicly.

If you have any questions about this stuff, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will respond.  Also, for other issues similar to this, I’d recommend checking out the legal page.  It isn’t a bunch of dry, boring legalese like most sites and you are sure to have a few laughs so even if you don’t really care about this stuff, I’d suggest giving it a read anyway.