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In the days of Photoshop and other tools for creating digital art, painting feels like it has gone by the wayside a bit.  Sure, there are still people like me that love getting up early on Saturday morning to watch re-runs of Bob Ross on the local PBS station, but it seems like few people appreciate painting and even less paint these days.  Well, Etsy seller autogeography is one of those people that still likes to paint and painted this fantastic water color of a vase with the fireflowers from the Super Mario Bros games.  If you like this awesome picture, you can buy a print of it for just $24 or if you would prefer to have the original watercolor, you can buy that for $80!

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Super Mario Bros Fireflower Watercolor Painting

Super Mario Bros Fireflower Watercolor Painting

[Source:  Etsy (print) (watercolor) via it8bit]

Although I never posted it on here, I’m sure most of you saw the fantastic Eye of Sauron cake that was floating around the internet for the past couple of weeks.  Well, I have found something that I think might just be better, an Eye of Sauron cupcake tower!  I don’t think the cake on top looks quite as good as the other Eye of Sauron cake that has been floating around but at least this one has cupcakes!  For those unfamiliar with the Lord of the Rings, the inscription on the side of the cake is Elven and is translated to:

One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

The letters on the cupcakes are also Elven and are taken from the letters in the inscription.

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Lord of the Rings Eye of Sauron Cake and Cupcake Tower

Lord of the Rings Eye of Sauron Cake and Cupcake Tower

[Source:  Between the Pages]

Anybody who has been a reader of Global Geek News for any significant amount of time (I’ve been blogging here for 7 years and I will be hitting 2000 posts very soon!) knows that if there is one thing I love, it is women in Link cosplay.  Why do I love it so much?  Simple, because I find pointy ears to be attractive.  Well, unfortunately this Legend of Zelda cosplayer has her hair covering her ears so I don’t know if they are pointy or not, but even without them, this is still some great Link cosplay!

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Female Link Cosplay

Female Link Cosplay by Morgan

[Source:  Geekxgirls]

If there is one thing I love, it is giant geeky tattoos and this is one of the coolest ones I have ever seen!  DeviantART user graynd is apparently a big fan of both Star Wars and the artist Salavador Dali because they designed this amazing Dali-style Star Wars tattoo!  I’m not sure who did the actual tattooing, but the design is absolutely amazing!  I wish I had the artistic skills and creativity it takes to create something like that but unfortunately, I don’t have an artistic bone in my body.  I guess I will just have to stick to admiring those like graynd that do!

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Salvador Dali-Style Star Wars Tattoo

Salvador Dali-Style Star Wars Tattoo

[Source:  DeviantART via Geeks are Sexy]

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29:  Astrophysicist Neil d...

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson answers science questions from the crowd at the Williamsburg Waterfront on July 29, 2011 in New York City. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

It seems pretty hard to find people that are truly inspired to achieve something greater these days when everybody is worried about things like the economy, job market, education and the list goes on and on.  However, have you ever stopped to ask yourself why we seem to be going backwards while countries like China seem to be about to shoot right passed us?

Well, in the 28th National Space Symposium keynote that is well worth your time to watch in the video below (it really starts at about 6 minutes and runs for about an hour), Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson suggests that our lack of motivation and inspiration is because we have stopped trying to expand man’s presence in space and that it can all be fixed by simply doubling NASA’s budget to $.01 on the tax dollar.  He proposes an extremely compelling argument that I completely agree with and I find the speech to be one of the best speeches I have ever heard so please watch it below (40 min of speech and 20 min of Q&A)!

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Although I don’t have the rhythm necessary to play an instrument, I am always fascinated when I see that a musician has gone above and beyond to customize their instrument of choice.  In the past, I have posted numerous Millennium Falcon guitars and even a Halo guitar, but this is the first time I have ever come across a customized guitar and amp!  Unfortunately, I’m not sure who the proud owner or creator of this amazing Super Mario Bros guitar and question block amp is, but it is one of the better looking custom guitars I have seen!  The guitar itself is perhaps the best looking part of this picture but there is just something really cute about using Yoshi, Mario and Luigi heads as the knobs for the amp.

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Custom Super Mario Bros Guitar and Question Block Amp

Custom Super Mario Bros Guitar and Question Block Amp

[via Smosh]