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03 Dec 14:02

Recipe: Baked Croque-Monsieur Casserole — Recipes from The Kitchn

by Jenny Huang
(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

With Dijon mustard, thinly sliced ham, and creamy Gruyère, it seems the classic croque-monsieur was made for the casserole dish. If it's a brunch stunner you're after, or a dinner option with breakfast undertones, then this all-in-one baked take on the croque-monsieur should shoot to the top of your must-make list.

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30 Nov 20:48

Orpheus, An Adorably Cheerful Looking DIY Robot With a Penchant for Sad Songs

by Lori Dorn

Orpheus

Orpheus by ThinkGeek is an absolutely adorable and cheery looking DIY robot who just snaps together easily upon arrival. Orpheus also doubles as a light up music box. With just the turn of his hand-crank, Orpheus will light up, twirl his little head and play a sweet little sad song that could make even the toughest among us shed a tear.

We need companions in our lives. And it’s always helpful to have one who needs you in return. Orpheus, a robot-shaped DIY music box that plays music and lights up, is a bit sad and melancholic. But he looks cheerful, and he has a big heart. Orpheus will be a steadfast companion to any older child or adult. Though he needs some help being his best self, right out of the box.

Orpheus

Orpheus

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24 Nov 15:00

Sphero’s Wearable Now Lets You Control Your Home Like a Real Jedi

by Andrew Liszewski

Sphero’s Force Band, a gesture-based wearable remote that made you feel like an actual Jedi while you controlled its wildly popular BB-8 toy, is now further increasing your ‘mastery’ of The Force with the addition of IFTTT support letting you control other things in your home, including your smartphone, using simple…

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23 Nov 14:45

The Best Black Friday Deals

by Shep McAllister on Lifehacker, shared by Shep McAllister to Kotaku

Welcome to our home for comprehensive Black Friday deal coverage, brought to you by the Kinja Deals team! We’ll be updating this post throughout the week as Black Friday discounts go live, so bookmark this page, and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates!

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23 Nov 16:16

This Star Wars Board Game Is a Great Distraction From Family Political Talk

by Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Kotaku

Even on sale, Star Wars: Imperial Assault is not a cheap board game. And yet, it’s 100% worth it.

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22 Nov 19:23

Adam Savage Built an Incredible Replica of the Zorg ZF-1 Pod Weapon From The Fifth Element

by Justin Page

After 15 years of hard work, and lots of help from his friends, Adam Savage has finished building an incredible replica of the Zorg ZF-1 Pod Weapon that was developed by villainous arms dealer Jean-Baptiste Zorg (Gary Oldman) in Luc Besson‘s 1997 film, The Fifth Element. Adam’s entire collection of process photos are available to view on the Tested website.

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18 Nov 08:00

GOLDEN TABLOID

Achewood strip for Friday, November 18, 2016
18 Nov 23:42

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spyroflame0487:

If you see this image while scrolling it means you have seen the Joe Biden of enjoying ice cream and money.

Reblog for money, happiness, and ice cream.

Thank you Uncle Joe

18 Nov 15:41

Back to Back Sales

by admin

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19 Nov 13:00

Inglenooks: The Beautiful Unicorn House Feature of My Dreams

by Nancy Mitchell
(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)

This morning, I woke up to the charming banging and burbling of my radiator coming back to life. Cold weather is here! Or, as I like to think about it, inglenook season.

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17 Nov 13:55

Life Would Be So Much Better If Drone-Powered Hammocks Were Real

by Andrew Liszewski on Sploid, shared by Alex Dickinson to Gizmodo

There’s a lot going on in the world to be stressed about, but everything would be a lot easier to deal with if you could spend every waking minute of your life lounging in a relaxing hammock. It’s kind of a preposterous idea, until you remember that drone technology is pretty decent now.

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14 Nov 20:45

Kevin Finds Drugs

by Reza

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10 Nov 20:30

Bandai's New TMNT Figures Are The Heroes In A Halfshell We Deserve

by Mike Fahey

Even with only half of the brothers available so far, it’s clear that Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the best action figures based off the classic animation yet. The secret’s in the soft shell.

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10 Nov 11:18

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04 Nov 17:00

The Most Beautiful Kitchen Cabinets You've Ever Seen in Your Life

by Nancy Mitchell
(Image credit: Yellowtrace)

You may think kitchen cabinets are nothing to get excited about. But that's because you haven't seen these kitchen cabinets: designs that elevate kitchen storage from a simple box with a door to something unusual and even incredibly beautiful. They are all evidence that good design can transform even the most humble of objects.

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04 Nov 18:01

The Hamilton Mixtape, A Collection of Songs From the Hit Broadway Show Performed by Various Artists

by Lori Dorn

mixtape

Award-winning performer and author Lin-Manuel Miranda announced via Twitter that his “Hamilton Mixtape” would be available for pre-order beginning today, November 4, 2016. The highly-anticipated album features a collection of songs from the wildly popular broadway show Hamilton as performed by a variety of artists including The Roots, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott along other very talented performers.
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images via Hamilton

via Broadway World

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04 Nov 18:33

Fabulously Flamboyant 17th Century-Style Wigs That Can Be Custom Made For Any Occasion

by Lori Dorn

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Stacy Vest of Sweet Hayseed’s Wearable Wonders has crafted a fun line of fabulously flamboyant, highly creative, modernized 17th-century style wigs that can be custom ordered for any occasion through the Sweet Hayseed Etsy shop. A retail line of wigs are also available for purchase online and in-store at Chicken Lays an EGG and Shrewdness of Apes, both in Cincinnati, Ohio.

With any event just around the corner Sweet Hayseed’s specializes in unique wearables for men and women for all occasions. Concept your own personal wig and hat or leave the scheming to me. I design and style wigs and costumes for any occasion! From the tame realistic look to something out of this world. I’m always up for a challenge. If you are interested in a custom wig for your event please contact me about price quotes and for examples of my work in the past.

Red Pollard

fiberoptic-galaxy-geisha-wig

clown-de-rodeo

Little Horses

photos via Sweet Hayseed’s Wearable Wonders

via So Souper Awesome

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02 Nov 16:59

Hark, A Vagrant: Wuthering Heights pt 5

chapinc

King Baby? I didn't know about this one!




buy this print!

The part of the book leading to Cathy's death is the most interesting, isn't it? I have read chapters over and over.

Here's a collection of essays, an old one but a good one, if you want to start somewhere in thinking about it: 20th Century Interpretations of Wuthering Heights. In all libraries, everywhere. It has in it, though you can just google it up too, Charlotte's 1850 preface to the book in defence of it but courting the morals of the time and explaining why it is so ...different. "Wuthering Heights: Sorry, Sorry, Just Give It A Chance OK?" Then go read all the essays deconstructing that. Then go down the deconstructing rabbit hole until you have no idea what you think anymore anyway. Then watch Netflix or something because your brain broke. Well that's how I do it.


Some people have sent me pictures of pretty great Princess Pinecone and Pony costumes for Halloween. Pumpkins too! I'm so delighted to get those. I treasure 'em, thank you!




We have new plushes (see I made a new button with my computer skills), and new kids shirts coming in to Topatoco soon as well! I haven't really mentioned this before, but stores in the real world can also pick up my things to put on the shelves, through our wholesale department. And I'd love to see more of that, I get asked about it a lot! Well it's no problem, just go HERE and thanks as always for stopping by!

More Wuthering to come!
02 Nov 19:59

Earth

by Reza

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01 Nov 19:00

The 7 Strangest Moments in Doctor Strange's Weird, Trippy History

by James Whitbrook on io9, shared by Adam Clark Estes to Gizmodo

Doctor Strange is, inherently, an incredibly weird comic character. It’s in his name! Over the years the master of the mystic arts has gone on some truly bizarre adventures, both with brain-bending locations and mind-blowing scenarios. Here’s some of the weirdest from the good Doctor’s long, strange trip.

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28 Oct 20:24

Cool Vampire

by Reza

cool-vampire

28 Oct 16:50

Impending Danger Closes in on Sherlock and His Friends in the Highly Anticipated Series 4 Premiere

by Lori Dorn

The trailer for the upcoming, highly anticipated fourth series (season) of Sherlock strongly hints at the impending danger closing in on the eponymous character and all those around him. This includes the detective’s oft-reviled brother Mycroft, whom the normally accommodating Mrs. Hudson calls a “reptile”. Series 4 premieres on BBC One and on PBS (U.S.) on January 1st 2017.

Sherlock

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28 Oct 18:36

The Amazing Organization That Builds Elaborate Halloween Costumes for Kids in Wheelchairs

by Lori Dorn

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Magic Wheelchair is a really beautiful non-profit that helps to build amazingly, elaborate Halloween costumes for children in wheelchairs by organizing volunteers within communities, helping families apply for costumes and providing ideas for “epic costumes“, all free of charge. Magic Wheelchair was started by parents Ryan and Lana Weimer, whose sons Keaton and Bryce both rely on wheelchairs to get around.

Each Halloween, Ryan made the biggest, “baddest” costumes he could for his sons, Keaton and Bryce, for many years. Once news of these costumes spread, Ryan began receiving requests from parents around the world asking if he would transform their kids’ wheelchairs into “magic”…and then, in 2015, Ryan and Lana decided to make that happen and started the non-profit organization that seeks to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair. …Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that makes epic costumes for children in wheelchairs, at no expense to their families.

Local volunteers in Portland, Oregon built an amazing TIE Advanced x1 costume for 8-year old Daniel Shaughnessy, whose spine was damaged by a tumor.

Other amazing builds by volunteers across the U.S.

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ghostbusters

hunter-agent

photos via Magic Wheelchair

via Fox 13, Damn Geeky, Technabob

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28 Oct 00:40

Kid's Transformers Costume Can Transform

by Luke Plunkett on Cosplay, shared by Luke Plunkett to Kotaku

Renz2LK’s son has a very cool Halloween costume. It’s scary, because it’s Michael Bay’s Optimus Prime, but it’s also impressive, because the kid can flip his lil’ head and transform.

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28 Oct 08:06

Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen Cafe Opening in Japan

by Brian Ashcraft

Viral hit “PPAP” is getting a cafe in Tokyo which, I guess, is serving pen-pineapples and apple-pens? Pretty much!

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28 Oct 07:00

Philippe President Flash-Forward

Achewood strip for Friday, October 28, 2016
27 Oct 13:45

What's In Beyoncé's Bag? Abbi Jacobson Takes a Guess in Her New Book — Design News

by Tara Bellucci
(Image credit: Cover: Viking)

You can learn a lot about a person from the contents of their bag. And while it's an invasion of privacy to actually go through someone's things (don't do that, please), Broad City's Abbi Jacobson draws what she imagines famous people, both real and imaginary, carry around with them in her new book, Carry This Book.

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27 Oct 17:45

An Ingenious Origami Inspired Flat Measuring Spoon That Can Be Folded Into Four Different Sizes

by Lori Dorn

Inventor Rahul Agarwal has created Polygons, an ingeniously designed measuring device that sits flat in the drawer, yet uses the principles of origami to create a spoon of any one of four different measurements.

Polygons is the origami-like measuring spoon that lays flat and folds to 4 different sizes to fit your cooking and baking needs. Premarked areas on both spoon sizes (tablespoon and teaspoon) let you know where to pick up from to measure the volume required for your recipe. nPracticality and simplicity at its finest. …When designing Polygons, we wanted to focus on making our product not only durable but also better for the environment than traditional measuring spoons

Agarwal is currently raising funds through Kickstarter to bring Polygons to market. He’s since reached his goal and with the stretch goal funds he raised, Agarwal will also be offering a metric version of Polygons.

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sizes

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via Twisted Sifter

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27 Oct 13:15

Halloween Decor Done the Chic, Grown-Up Way — Apartment Therapy

by The Kitchn
(Image credit: The Decorista)

From Apartment Therapy → Dark, Moody & Super Stylish Halloween Decor

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27 Oct 16:30

Go Goth with This Gorgeous Halloween Table — Party of the Day

by Danielle Blundell
(Image credit: Lia Griffith)

Black is the new orange! At least, that's what I'm thinking after looking at this pretty gothic tablescape by crafter extraordinaire Lia Griffith. It seriously makes me want to pick up a can of spray paint.

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