Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America announced a new badge: robotics! Scouts must learn the fundamentals of programming a robot, how they move, and build one of their own (among other things) in order to earn this badge. While this could be the most adorably geeky badge ever, there are others that rank high in the "nerd" category as well. See what they are in this slideshow!
Turn back the hands of time with a room decorated with retro robots! The tin toys that were standard playthings for dad and grandpa are making a comeback in nurseries and children's bedrooms. Popularized by the 1960's hit show Lost in Space, the windup toys are becoming popular prints on pillows, wallpaper, and bedding. Check out my picks!
When I peruse Etsy (which is often), I always end up scoring something awesome. Case in point: this Cassette Tape Sticker Pack ($9). I mean, I didn't know I needed vinyl cassette tape stickers that are "ever so slightly larger" than the real thing, but once I saw them, I had to have them.
But taking a cruise around the rest of Beepart's shop, I found a treasure trove of vinyl goodness that you can adhere to your walls, your laptop, even your Trapper Keeper. I've picked out some of my faves in the retro geek/robot categories below. Check them out, and I dare you to try to not click "Buy."
Tis the season to go shopping, fa la la la . . . well, you know how it goes. Now that you're gearing up to cross off a few names on your holiday shopping list, might I suggest going 100 percent geek and covering your gifts in some nerd-friendly wrapping paper? I can't guarantee that the recipient will appreciate the nod to robots and aliens, but hey — it's the thought that counts, right?
Phones, TVs, and anything from Apple keep getting smaller, but many of us have a place in our hearts for those boxy tech goods of yesteryear. I've rounded up some products that are masquerading as vintage but are purely modern. Take a look through the gallery and let us know if you'd love it or leave it!
Being the big robot fan that I am, you know that Wall-E was one of my favorite Pixar movies to date. So when a friend sent me a link to these pics, depicting Wall-E's quest to find his true father, I knew it was the perfect thing to share leading up to the Father's Day holiday.
The photos tell a touching story of Wall-E mistaking inanimate objects — like an old telescoping viewfinder — for his dad. He searches high and low without any apparent success. Honestly, I can't help but ache for Wall-E to find him, even though I know he's a toy robot!
I'm not all that familiar with the Broken Bells, but I do know robots, and the sultry Christina Hendricks. Christina may be most widely known as Sterling Cooper's (former) office manager on AMC's Mad Men, but if you're a Firefly fan, you'll know her best as Captain Mal's wife. She appeared in a few episodes back in 2002, which makes her appearance in this sci-fi influenced video a real treat for space geeks.
Christina is no stranger to music videos, though, as she also starred in the Everclear's "One Hit Wonder" video back in 1998! Check out the video for Broken Bells' "The Ghost Inside" after the break, and tell me if my girl crush is justified. I believe it is. See the video when you read on.
When we first started planning our wedding over two years ago there were three things that were important to us: that the wedding was a representation of us, that our guests had fun, and that it fit under our budget! Luckily, with the help of our friends and family, we were able to accomplish all three. We still have friends that tell us how great our wedding was to this day!
Our wedding was held outdoors in a beautiful Japanese garden in Los Angeles. The day turned out to be perfect, sunny and beautiful. But in case it got a little too warm, our programs doubled as fans for the guests.