Geeky game-pixel handbag

Thinkgeek's $50 Pixelle Sprite Bag is a purse decorated with awesome, repeating 8-bit game-sprites. Comes in black with grey trim or white with tan and hot pink trim.

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Stir Wars: The Force Awokens

I'll be here all week. Try the veal. Read the rest

LISTEN: Dr. Monkey's Retro Scans

Our guest this week is Steve Denton, AKA Dr. Monkey. Steve is an internet scourge, sometime writer, full time smart aleck, and an unrepentant gadfly in the ointment of life.

Beautiful, easy animations of equations

Max writes, "I made a small 'web-thing' that renders a 100x100 square of colored pixels based on an equation input by the user. You can use it to explore mathematics, or just enjoy the pretty colors. All creations are easily share-able by copying the URL." Read the rest

Harvard's crowdsourcing a century of astronomical logbook transcription

Simon writes, "I recently got a chance to interview and profile the people behind a collaboration between Smithsonian and the Harvard College Observatory who are crowdsourcing the transcription of logbooks for thousands of photographic plates. It's a massive undertaking that will give scientists access to a hundred years of astronomical data." Read the rest

SF Bay Area: Henson Alternative's PUPPET UP! Uncensored

This November I'll be seeing Henson Alternative's PUPPET UP! Uncensored at the SFSketchfest. This is a fantastic, improvised puppet show from "the grown-ups wing of the Jim Henson Company." Read the rest

Elvie - pelvic floor kegel exercise tracker

Elvie is a kegel exercise tracker for woman. The company is taking pre-orders for $95.

The pelvic floor is a powerful little set of muscles that sits like a hammock between your tailbone and pubic bone. Kind of hidden, but very important, they lift and hold your core. Like any muscle, with a bit of exercise and effort, you'll feel the benefits. Better core stability, control and even better sex. Elvie's unique technology helps women of all ages and fitness levels achieve their goals.

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WATCH It's Our Future: why the TPP should matter to you

Meghan from Openmedia.ca sez, "The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive international trade agreement that includes 12 countries and covers almost 40% of global GDP. It's big. If you live in the U.S, Canada, Australia, Chile, or New Zealand -- it affects you. But it also affects you if you don't live in one of the 12 countries negotiating the TPP - especially on the issue of Digital Rights." Read the rest

Brianna Wu explains why #gamergate death-threats won't scare her into backing down

Frank Wu writes, "Brianna Wu, game developer behind Revolution 60, has been the epicenter of the #gamergate controversy recently. In this interview, she explains why, despite constant harassment and death threats, she stands up for the rights of women in technology." Read the rest

Space Buckets: DIY indoor gardening units

A "space bucket" enthusiast named Agustin let me know about a DIY community that grows chives, basil, dill, peppers, cherry tomatoes, and cannabis in stacked 5 gallon plastic buckets equipped with lighting and ventilation systems. The photo gallery of builds is impressive. Read the rest

WATCH: 1980 interview with John Lydon and Keith Levene

"The Sex Pistols was going to be the absolute end of rock and roll, which I thought it was. Unfortunately the majority of the public, being the senile animals that they are, got that wrong." Read the rest

LISTEN: demo versions from Clash's London Calling

The Clash will always be my favorite band. So it is nice to listen to these early drafts of the songs on London Calling. Open Culture has a bunch of them, including songs that never made it on the double LP, like "Heart and Mind" (above). Read the rest

Music: "Carnival Time," Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias

Updated to Handa Wanda as the Carnival Time video was set to not play here. You may play Carnival Time here. Read the rest

Woman arrested on drug charges

"A woman was arrested in Ocala, Florida, on Saturday after police say they found marijuana and prescription drugs in her car. " Read the rest

Restaurant wine priced at "thirty-seven fifty" = $3,750

"A New Jersey businessman ordered a bottle of wine [Screaming Eagle Oakville] he was told cost "thirty-seven fifty" for the table, and wound up learning a valuable lesson in sales when he found out that the actual cost was $3,750."

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WATCH: suspicious roadblock

This video reminds me of the time I was driving with my friends from Boulder to Las Vegas. I was 18 years old. It was about 3am and we were in the desert, a couple of hours from Vegas. Read the rest

Secret Headquarters swag: esoteric gifts for comics nerds

From Secret Headquarters, east LA's amazing, wonderful comics emporium: "For the past 9 years, we have been making comic related t-shirts and other apparel, and with the holiday season steadily approaching, these would make some killer gifts for niche comic fans."

SHQ Cobra Shirt 100% Cotton - Hand printed in Atwater Village Imagery inspired the classic World's Deadliest Fighting Secrets mail order "instructional booklet"!

APE SEX Shirt by Jaime Hernandez 100% Cotton - Hand printed in Atwater Village First printing of Ray's shirt from Jaime Hernandez's ground breaking comic series Love & Rockets.

Hooch & Zines Beanie The follow up to last year's "Coffee & Comics" beanie. Keep your brain warm while repping your two favorite things!

The Secret Headquarters — Goods!

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