Fully-Functional Nintendo Controller Coffee Table

Here’s a must-have piece of living room furniture for all you pasty-faced gamers out there: a coffee table that doubles up as a fully-functional Nintendo NES controller! Thanks to Charles Lushear, the product’s designer, you no longer have to worry about being unable to rescue Zelda once your fingers become crooked from all that intricate, tiresome button-pushing: you can just switch to this gigantic controller and thump your fists or the palms of your hands against the oversized buttons, and voila, your perilous quest continues!

Standing at 18″ tall, 42″ long and 18.25″ wide, the piece (which costs $3,500) consists of maple, mahogany and walnut, has been constructed with dovetail joinery and rests on mid century modern legs. It comes with a rectractable cord that can connect to your Nintendo console when you wish to start playing away, and also a glass covering for when you wish for it to function as just an ordinary (or not so ordinary) coffee table. It’s also a handy device for mythical giants – hey, they like Zelda, too! [Read more...]

Sh*t People Say to Skinny Guys

By Michael McLaughlin

I’m joining the “sh*t people say” meme at its post-zenith, but I thought there was time for just one more. And after all this time, I was able to corner the market on one subject that, given the hordes of SPS videos, has not been covered yet. Could it be that there are simply not that many of us skinny people? I could have used the term “shit people say to lean guys” but that would definitely not have had the same oomph.

It’s pretty easy to corner this market when Levis stopped making your jean size of 28×36 six years ago, but don’t worry about me, I can still get dead stock on Ebay and I do! Now bear in mind that I made sure the lighting for this video made obvious every bone in my body, so if you’re about to take an exam on the human skeleton and forget how many bones are in it, just watch my video! If you do, you get to see a skinny guy do dancing under a disco ball to really bad techno that he recorded himself just for this purpose!

The Top 10 Moments from ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Last Thursday, the 100th episode of American sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’ aired for the first time in the United Kingdom (yes, I know it aired in the States back in January, but hey, us Brits are slow). To coincide with this momentous event, I thought I’d take a look back at the top ten moments from the geek-friendly, underdog-championing comedy show that has made us all laugh, cry, cry with laughter and scratch our heads in googly-eyed bemusement; some of the show’s more scientific elements can be rather mind-boggling. [Read more...]

Star Wars Condoms

Here’s a potentially amusing situation that could backfire like a dodgy blaster gun. Imagine this: your manly/nerdy self has been to a bar, hit on a smokin’ hot chick, wooed the pants off her and driven her back to your place. You guide her to the bedroom, slither under the covers with her and share a hurried and excited disrobing session. She asks if you have protection. “Yes, ma’am,” you reply, being a sensible lad, and reach into your pants pocket for your trusty wallet. You take out your wallet. You reach inside and find a condom. You remove the condom, place down your wallet, turn back to the patiently waiting lady, ready to “suit up,” and are faced with what can only be described as a look of repulsion and horror. Why this look? Because the woman you’ve just picked up, driven to your apartment, taken to your bed, stripped naked and sexually aroused is now looking into the vomit-tainted eyeballs of Jabba the Hutt. [Read more...]