My middle-school used to take us on field trips to the Spaced Out Library, the Toronto Public Library's science fiction reference collection founded by legendary author, critic, editor and activist Judith Merril, who emigrated to Canada after witnessing the police brutality at the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention.
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We have little free libraries where I live in California but none as are half as cool as this one in Detroit, Michigan. Dan Zemke spotted an empty lot across the street from his house on Detroit's Warren Ave. and thought it needed something. He decided it would be the perfect spot for a life-size replica of a TARDIS that would double as a little library.
Unlike the fictional TARDIS, Zemke’s creation is not bigger on the inside, but does have room for around 140 books that he hopes people will circulate and replace as they trade them out. Where the original TARDIS has signs around the top saying, “Police Box,” this one has signs saying, “Take A Book, Leave A Book.” Other than that, it is a spitting image of the iconic BBC ship.
(One might argue that it IS bigger on the inside because of the knowledge within its books.)
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The Shed of the Year contest had a number of worthy entries in 2017, but Paul Foden got my vote just before voting closed. SWNS TV took a tour. Read the rest
Beautifully edited by David Garuchava of The Garo Studios, this video celebrates the bravery and selflessness of Doctor Who’s Doctor.
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Upgrading is compulsory!
I had to have this Cyberman minifig. The stacked up bunch of pieces that resembles a Dalek is also cute.
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“China's first intelligent security robot debuts in Chongqing,” reads the headline in the Chinese Communist Party official newspaper People's Daily. The riot control robot has a name, “AnBot,” and it's freaking everyone out even more than your regular garden variety riot control robots because the damn thing looks like a Dalek from Doctor Who. And nothing good comes from a Dalek. Read the rest
It took me about 1 second from hearing about the Doctor Who Coloring Book to order one.
I have been tearing sheets out of coloring books and using my office combo-printer to scan and print pages for my daughter and I. Allows for us both to work on the same image, and compare our results!
For the record: The War Doctor is the best doctor.
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UK Independence Party Nigel Farage is an equal-opportunity bigot, hating Gallifreyans just as much as he hates Bulgarians and Romanians. Read the rest
From Frockasaurus (previously), this brilliant Femme Sixth Doctor Who cosplay set, a custom made, genderswapped version of Colin Baker's outfit including a jacket, corset/waistcoat, necktie and skirt. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest
Made from stainless steel, possibly larger on the inside than the outside, and $20 from Thinkgeek. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest
At $300, the 10th Doctor Women's Coat is too pricey to be a cosplay accessory, but luckily it's also the kind of very beautiful garment you could wear every day, made from a wool/viscose blend, fully lined, and tailored for easy motion (it reminds me of the streetwear for superheroes from Volante). (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest
The 10th/11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver cutlery is dishwasher safe and runs $30/setting. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest
Etsy seller Rooby Lane makes great, nerdy textiles, sporting designs from sf/f TV and movies, like the Lord of the Rings and Marauders' Map map scarves and the Tardis skirt. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest