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Skull ring and Shanalogic sponsor shout-out!

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I previously admired a lovely and affordable silver-bronze handcrafted skull ring by Lost Apostle available from our wonderful sponsor ShanaLogic. Now it's also available in solid bronze. It comes in many sizes and costs just $55! And Shana says, "Free USA shipping on this ring!" Bronze Skull Ring

Sponsor shout-out: The History League t-shirts

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Special thanks to our sponsor Amorphia Apparel, makers of the wonderfully irreverent line of History League t-shirts. We've posted many times about Amorphia's witty t-shirt lines like "Teach the Controversy" and "Monsters of Grok" that replace iconic band name logos with scientists, and we're thrilled that Amorphia signed on as a Boing Boing sponsor! My favorite "teams" in the the History League are Colossus of Bletchley Park and the Tesla Lightning!

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchimso

Our thanks to Watchismo, sponsors of our daily email update.

Watchismo's 3rd annual CLOCKTOBERFEST German Watch Sale is back! Save an additional 25% off already discounted watches, just apply the code GERMAN25 at checkout to redeem. It's like picking the best wursts from the grill—choose from a variety of meaty horological machines such as the spicy Haffstreuner, plump Uhr Kraft, savory Ingersoll, juicy Aeromatic, sweet Rebosus, charred Retrowerk or tangy Tauchmeister!

Sponsor Shout-Out

Our thanks to Watchismo, sponsors of our daily email update.

Watchismo exclusively offers the new Tendence Skeleton Watches with fully exposed, fully mechanical 'skeletonized' automatic movements. Seen both from the top of the dial—and the see-through crystal of the caseback—the rotor revolves and generates power the old-fashioned way: with cogs, gears and hairsprings. A blend of form and function, the Tendence collection is a highly-evolved concept, with extreme dimensions and numbers carved to stand high above a concave dial,itself cut from stainless steel, polycarbonate or titanium.

Sponsor Shout-Out

Our thanks to Watchismo, sponsors of our daily email update.

The Alessi Grow Watch is a cool new timepiece designed by Andrea Morgante of Shiro Studio and now available at Watchismo! The watch concept is derived from the 'act of growing', which often results in natural forms and patterns we instinctively relate to. The surface of the design features a rippled texture akin to muscle fiber; perceived as a single entity rather than an assembly of multiple mechanical parts, 'grow' is designed to be an external manifestation of our bodies' qualities.

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

Our thanks to Watchismo, sponsors of our daily email update.

Ikepod Watches of Switzerland have found a cool new home at Watchismo! Check out the Ikepod Horizon, whose unique dial creates an optical illusion of appearing convex, thereby emphasizing the three-dimensional volume of the Ikepod case. Then there's Marc Newson's latest creation, which sees the Australian designer interpret the most iconic timepiece of all as the Ikepod Hourglass. Each handmade hourglass comprises highly durable borosilicate glass and millions of stainless steel nanoballs. Finally, be sure to take a look at street artist KAWS' curating of a custom-designed Ikepod KAWS Horizon.

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

Many thanks to Watchismo for sponsoring Boing Boing Blast, our once-daily delivery of headlines by email.

Retrogadget watch pioneer Click Watches and Watchismo are proud to introduce the extremely limited edition Click Watches SAFE Watch collection, now in all stainless steel casing and leather straps. Each watch has the individual edition number engraved on the caseback, supply is VERY limited, so don't miss out!

The time is unlocked by pressing the zero, which displays a sequential flashing of led bulbs in corresponding keypad buttons. A number pad, set into an angular steel casing with no distinguishable display, adds up to a cool new way to showcase the hour.

See the entire Click Watch collection at Watchismo.

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

Many thanks to Watchismo for sponsoring Boing Boing Blast, our once-daily delivery of headlines by email.

Save up to 20 percent on most watches at Watchismo's Too Cool For School Sale. The deal's simple: the more you buy, the more you save. Watchismo's offering three progressive discounts for 10%, 15% or 20% off your purchases: Use code SCHOOL10 for 10% off any order over $100, SCHOOL15 for 15% off any order over $500, and SCHOOL20 for 20% off any order over $1000.

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

Many thanks to Watchismo for sponsoring Boing Boing Blast, our once-daily delivery of headlines by email.

There's a rare timepiece sale at Watchismo, where you can save a whopping 30% off the exclusive Meccaniche Veloci Watch Collection, named for "Mechanical Speed" in Italian. This watch has four distinct faces for tracking time in four different time zones, each with its own Swiss mechanical automatic movement. Apply the code MV30 at checkout to activate your savings; this offer expires very soon and stock is extremely limited! Meccaniche Veloci Quattro Valvole Watches.

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

Our thanks go to Watchismo for sponsoring Boing Boing Blast, our once-daily delivery of headlines by email.

Batman & Bane Limited Edition Watches from Diesel's The Dark Knight Rises timepiece collection are available for preorder exclusively at Watchismo. The stealthy black steel and rubber features of the Diesel BATMAN Watch, and the brutal ruggedness of the Diesel BANE Watch, each capture the essence of their respective characters: they're perfect designs that distil your choice of cinematic good or evil into two very cool chronographs.

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

Our thanks go to Watchismo for sponsoring Boing Boing Blast, our once-daily delivery of headlines by email.

If you want to blend in with your friends wearing Rolex and Tag, do not buy a Tendence watch! But if you're the kind of person that wants something different, these new collections fit the bill. Packed with wild colors, new functionality and bold compositions, the new Tendence Crazy watches, Tendence Fantasy watches, Tendence Swiss Made collection, Tendence Slim Pop, Tendence Crystal Head Skull watches and Tendence G-47 watches are all pure statements of originality, quality and style. View all Tendence Watches at Watchismo.com

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

Thanks go to Watchismo for sponsoring Boing Boing Blast, our once-daily delivery of headlines by email.

Each M-Theory Time & Space watch offers the surreal touch of watch hands floating free of the traditional clock face. Be sure to check out Watchismo's videos demonstrating the uncanny display. Photographs of the full moon, taken at Nantes of Western France by the Astrophotographer Norbert Rumiano, were used on the dial plate of the Moonlight model; the modern reinterpretation of the classic design embodies the concepts of time's dissolution and space free of gravity.

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

Our thanks go to Watchismo for sponsoring Boing Boing Blast, our once-daily delivery of headlines by email.

Celebrate Independence by supporting independent watch companies. Stray from the ordinary at Watchismo and save 10% off anything in stock with the coupon code BOING4TEN between now and Friday July 13th. Get your cool modern watches at Watchismo.com, a reliquary of obscure timepieces and a singular source for unusual modern watches from around the world—all carefully curated by time enthusiasts with a passion for unique watches.

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

Our thanks go to Watchismo for sponsoring Boing Boing Blast, our once-daily delivery of headlines by email.

ZIIIRO Watches display time in a simple and unique way: the inner swirl's tip represents the current hour, while the outer swirl displays the minutes. On the ZIIIRO Mercury and ZIIIRO Gravity watches, a gradient movement shows the passing of time.

The ZIIIRO Aurora watch and Proton watch, however, use two transparent discs: by overlapping both gradients, an attention-grabbing array of green displays the time. See also the ZIIIRO Celeste watch, whose discs blend blue and grey. Finally, floating spheres instead of hands make the ZIIIRO ORBIT watch (pictured) different from the rest, with a colored orb representing the hour and a white one displaying the minute.

Sponsor Shout-Out: Watchismo

Our thanks go to Watchismo for sponsoring Boing Boing Blast, our once-daily delivery of headlines by email.

"Rough like a five o'clock shadow," the textured steel of Nixon's new Ride watches is now available with new colors and stainless steel straps at Watchismo. Chronograph functionality, 49mm cases and carbite-textured lugs and casebacks make this a timepiece like no other. Other cool new releases from Nixon Watches include the Black Leopard Nixon 42-20 Watch, Sanded Steel Nixon Axis and new variations of the Nixon Corporal Watch collection. See the entire Nixon Watch collection at Watchismo.