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For pretty much as long as video games have been around, there have been power-ups in them that give you all kinds of crazy abilities.  From flowers that make you spit fire to heat seeking turtle shells, power-ups can do some pretty great things.  That is assuming you aren’t on the wrong end of them though.  Nothing can trigger a tirade of profanity quite like a blue spike shell right as you are about to cross the finish line.

However, what do you think things would be like if the power-ups accidentally got mixed up between games because of a comma?  Well, you are about to find out exactly what would happen!  Of all of the examples, I think I would most want to play Legend of Zelda with mushrooms.  Making bosses say uncle would be pretty awesome.  Thanks to the awesome folks at Dorkly for playing out hilarious little scenario with one of their fantastic Dorkly Bits videos which I have posted a number of in the past.  Just search for Dorkly Bits on the right and some great ones should show up.  I suggest checking out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one as it is my favorite.  Anyway, on with the power-up screw up!

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Like many people who grew up playing video games, I spent much of my childhood (and a fair bit of my time even to this day) playing Super Mario Bros.  Even if I am not playing it, whenever I hear the music, it always brings a smile to my face.  Whether the Super Mario Bros theme music is played on an ancient Chinese instrument or a violin (I’d link to that old post but it is kind of useless since the video has been taken down because the original poster had their account killed for posting copyrighted material), I can never get enough of that awesome music!  Well, now one guy decided to play it with a frying pan and a bunch of wine glasses!

YouTube Music maker Dan Newbie uses a couple of pencils, a frying pan and a ton of wine glasses to perform the Super Mario Bros theme.  It turned out really cool!

If you don’t feel like dropping whatever you are doing after watching this to go play some Super Mario Bros, you either aren’t a gamer or there is something seriously wrong with you.  That is exactly what I am going to do as soon as I finish writing this post!

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The whole marriage thing doesn’t really appeal to me for a variety of reasons but I have to admit, there is part of me that occasionally thinks about what it would be like to have a really geeky wedding.  I have long thought it would be cool to have a Klingon wedding (similar to this one a Sweedish couple had in London) although I have seen some pretty fun looking Star Wars weddings too.  However, the one thing I can never seem to really decide on is what I should have for a cake.  I’ve posted hundreds of geeky wedding cakes on here and I would love to have any of them but I don’t know what I would want for my wedding.  Well, speaking of geeky cakes, one guy got this sweet Batman groom’s cake at his wedding!

Reddit user totallyseparate got married recently and had this awesome Batman cake for his groom’s cake!  The best man, another redditor known as mrtitkins posted this picture of the awesome Batman cake which features the Batmobile and Bat-signal surrounded by the Gotham skyline.  I think it turned out looking really good!

Congrats to totallyseparate and their spouse!  I wish them a marriage as awesome as this cake!

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Batman Cake

Batman Groom’s Cake

[Source:  Reddit]

Death Star Cupcakes

Jeremy Bray —  April 16, 2014 — Leave a comment

Everyday, I struggle with my love for food and my desire not to need to buy a closet worth of bigger clothes.  Sometimes one side wins, sometimes the other side wins.  I’m not quite sure which side is the dark side in this never ending battle, but if they have these Death Star cupcakes, I’d join it!

Its not very often that I eat cupcakes, maybe just a couple times a year, but I really wish that the ones I ate looked like these awesome Death Star cupcakes instead of just having a swirl of frosting on top.  I love it when bakers take the time to do something cool with their tasty creations.

Speaking of bakers to take pride in their work, these delicious looking chocolate Death Star cupcakes were made by Stuffed Cakes.  I’m not sure if these were made for some sort of Star Wars marathon viewing party or what, but I think they would go great for any occasion.  Well, maybe not for Princess Leia’s birthday, but if I was her and these were presented to me on my birthday, I’d be willing to forgive and forget.  Hmm, it seems I value food over a planet and all the life it contains.  Maybe I do have a problem.  Oh well, I can cut back on my food consumption when I’m dead.

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Star Wars Death Star Cupcakes

Death Star Cupcakes

[Source:  Stuffed Cakes via Between the Pages]

As much as I like pirates, the skull and bones thing has never had a huge appeal to me like they do a lot of people.  I guess I have always seen then as too creepy to really be something that I would be interested in wearing or tattooing on myself.  Perhaps my distaste for them stems from my rather conservative upbringing but who knows.  However, the one thing I do know is that ever since I was a kid, I have had a huge love for Pokemon, so even though the skull and crossbones have never really been my cup of tea, I still think this shirt which is on sale today only is pretty cool!

The incredible folks over at TeeFury are selling this Pokemon skull and crossbones t-shirt featuring Ash’s hat and the original Pokemon known as Trainer for Life for just $11 today only!  This cool yet creepy Pokemon shirt was designed by the artist known as harebrained.  I’d say they did a pretty good job and I have to commend them for using the original 151 Pokemon to make this design rather than the zillion Pokemon they have now.

Even though I’m not a skull and crossbones kind of guy, I still think I might get this shirt because its cool and I will always be a huge fan of the original Pokemon.  Let me know in the comments below if you ordered one of these shirts!

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Pokemon Skull and Crossbones T-Shirt

Pokemon Trainer for Life T-Shirt

[Source:  TeeFury]

There is nothing that makes me feel like a waste of oxygen quite like seeing some kid a lot younger than me building something far more amazing than I could ever even dream of building.  The guy below is perhaps the perfect example of this because this kid has accomplished more with cardboard by the time he is 20 than I have with anything at the age of 26.  On the bright side, I’m sure that this guy has probably had a hundred times more papercuts than I ever will so I guess I have that going for me.

Taiwan cardboard artist Kai-Xiang Xhong is the 20 year old genius behind this incredible life size Iron Man armor made out of cardboard.  It took him a year to complete this masterpiece and after a quick paint job, I’d say even Tony Stark would wear it!

Of course his works of art don’t stop there, check out the video below the pictures to see some of the other things he has created ranging from a cardboard dragon to a life size T-Rex skull made of cardboard.  This guy is seriously talented with cardboard!

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Cardboard Iron Man Suit

Cardboard Iron Man Armor

[via Geekologie]