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Watch Nintendo’s Rise And Fall… As If They Were A Rock Band

As a delayed celebration of the release of ‘Super Smash Bros for 3DS,’ I wanted to share this nice little video for y’all.  We’re familiar with the various characters and franchises from Nintendo, but how about trying to picture Link as a European EDM legend? Or the dark story of Mario’s sex tape and drug addiction? Or Mega Man as a Sk8r Boi? Or Princess Peach’s pop music career. The concept of Rolling ‘Shell’ Magazine? No? Well, this video re-imagines the history of Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Link, and more Nintendo characters as the story of a rock band’s fast rise and drug-fueled fall, and IT IS AWESOME! You’ll enjoy how clever it is, how spot-on the references are, and the awesome cameos. This video made my day. Read the rest of this entry

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NASA, a.k.a., Mr. Steal Yo’ Parking Spot!

Turn an Old Cassette Tape into an MP3 Player

Make an MP3 Player Out of an Old Cassette

One of the things I loved the most of watching “Guardians of the Galaxy” was Star-Lord’s use of his old-school Walkman (in name only), which brought back memories of carrying around my old Sony Walkman and jamming to the Boomerang soundtrack I own on cassette.  Of course, the times of the portable cassette player have passed, first by the portable compact disc (CD) player, then the MP3 player (yes, that INCLUDES the iPod).  Now, while your basic Mp3 player isn’t nearly as popular as they used to be a decade ago, Instructables (one of my absolute FAVORITE websites on the internet) user BrittLiv submitted the MP3 player-inside-of-a-cassette project, which is VERY MUCH cool enough that it would be worth making for retail. Seriously. Read the rest of this entry

Here’s Mexican Batman’s Costume…

Al Jazeera’s “Rebel Architecture” showcases “Working on Water”

The last time we discussed Al Jazeera’s new series ‘Rebel Architecture’, the topic was on Spain’s ‘Guerilla Architect’, and this time, as we take a look back at the series, we’re gonna discuss architectural structures that float on water. It’s not quite walking on water, but it’ll do since this story in just incredibly interesting.  In Nigeria, architect Kunlé Adeyemi has been designing floating buildings in order to resolve overcrowding and flooding issues in the country’s waterside slums. Adeyemi states that he is “constantly inspired by solutions we discover in everyday life in the world’s developing cities.” However, despite his studio’s (NLÉ) easy-to-build, low-cost, sustainable floating building prototype and the praise and awards they have accumulated, Adeyemi continues to struggle getting construction approval from the local authorities.

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Uncle Flair Prints Car Mola – WIRed #118

It’s time for Episode 118 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a kit that teaches architectural structures, a 3D printed cars takes a test drive, the fate of the games from the Atari Landfill, and the Nature Boy takes on Uncle Grandpa! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Read the rest of this entry

The Future is Now; As In ‘I WANT’ NOW!

WOOOOOOO!! ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair on ‘Uncle Grandpa’

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So, the Hall-of-Famer Ric Flair was unable to introduce the world to “The Artist Formerly Known As” KENTA at the most recent NXT Takeover: Fatal-4-Way event on the awesome WWE Network (in which NXT is the better brand over RAW and SmackDown, one could argue) due to medical reasons which included a medical procedure. Sure it would have been cool to see, but health and safety first, boys and girls. But what is probably just as awesome to see (again, one could argue; but I LIKE IT) was something I didn’t know about, which was Flair popped up on Cartoon Network’s ‘Uncle Grandpa” right as the Takeover pre-show was starting. Read the rest of this entry

Here’s How They Tested Football Helmets in 1912…

City of Alamogordo to Auction off 800 Atari Cartridges

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Apparently digging up these copies of the much-maligned game was much easier than trying to get out of the pits in the ACTUAL E.T. game on the Atari 2600. Those things were practically impossible to get out of!

Anyway, that landfill was the spot in which Atari dumped truckloads of merchandise around midnight in 1983 after Atari’s game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial tanked in a tough market, contributing to the Video Game Crash of 1983. Since that midnight disposal, there was much speculation and rumors regarding both the location of the landfill chockfull of Atari paraphernalia and whether or not the landfill even existed. After Microsoft paid to dig up the location for a documentary on the history of video gaming, the dig occurred and the 800+ games (along with Atari catalogs and promotional materials) were found! Now, they’re up for auction. Read the rest of this entry

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