This past weekend, I made my annual trip to the Starfest convention in Denver, CO and like usual, it was a lot of fun.  It took every bit of self control I had not to come home with a couple dozen t-shirts but it was still an enjoyable yet slightly expensive weekend ($20 for parking is insane!).  It was still worth every penny to get to sit and talk to Amanda Tapping for a few minutes and get made fun of by Nichelle Nichols who looks incredible for her age by the way.  Anyway, with the event falling on Star Wars Day, there was a lot of Star Wars stuff going on however I didn’t see a cool Stormtrooper cake like the one below.

This fantastic looking Stormtrooper helmet birthday cake was created by Cake Central Member Itty Bitty Bakery.  I don’t have the delicious details about the cake but I think it turned out looking spectacular!  Whoever James is, I’d say he had one heck of a great 4th birthday!  May the 4th be with him!

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Stormtrooper Helmet Birthday Cake

Stormtrooper Birthday Cake

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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

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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

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For pretty much as long as video games have been around, there have been power-ups in them that give you all kinds of crazy abilities.  From flowers that make you spit fire to heat seeking turtle shells, power-ups can do some pretty great things.  That is assuming you aren’t on the wrong end of them though.  Nothing can trigger a tirade of profanity quite like a blue spike shell right as you are about to cross the finish line.

However, what do you think things would be like if the power-ups accidentally got mixed up between games because of a comma?  Well, you are about to find out exactly what would happen!  Of all of the examples, I think I would most want to play Legend of Zelda with mushrooms.  Making bosses say uncle would be pretty awesome.  Thanks to the awesome folks at Dorkly for playing out hilarious little scenario with one of their fantastic Dorkly Bits videos which I have posted a number of in the past.  Just search for Dorkly Bits on the right and some great ones should show up.  I suggest checking out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one as it is my favorite.  Anyway, on with the power-up screw up!

After you finish laughing at the video below, let us know in the comments what your favorite video game power-up is!

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Like many people who grew up playing video games, I spent much of my childhood (and a fair bit of my time even to this day) playing Super Mario Bros.  Even if I am not playing it, whenever I hear the music, it always brings a smile to my face.  Whether the Super Mario Bros theme music is played on an ancient Chinese instrument or a violin (I’d link to that old post but it is kind of useless since the video has been taken down because the original poster had their account killed for posting copyrighted material), I can never get enough of that awesome music!  Well, now one guy decided to play it with a frying pan and a bunch of wine glasses!

YouTube Music maker Dan Newbie uses a couple of pencils, a frying pan and a ton of wine glasses to perform the Super Mario Bros theme.  It turned out really cool!

If you don’t feel like dropping whatever you are doing after watching this to go play some Super Mario Bros, you either aren’t a gamer or there is something seriously wrong with you.  That is exactly what I am going to do as soon as I finish writing this post!

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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

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