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DEAL! BuckyBalls Buy 2 Get 3rd FREE

Bucky Balls Buy 2 Get the 3rd Free Promo!

Lets go with the trifecta today with the DEALS! Here is an offer from Think Geek, get the Toy of the Year according to Rolling Stone Magazine, buy 2 get the 3rd FREE!

BuckyBalls Magnetic Building Spheres are just what you need to help you brave the boredom of the office. And really, when else will you get to play with your BuckyBalls at work and not get in trouble?

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Offer ends December 21, 2009.

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Movie Trailer: Clash of the Titans

Call me late on this one, but Clash of the Titans has been a movie that I wished would be remade for a long time. The Ray Harryhausen classic was one of my childhood favorite movies. The old school stop motion really sparked a kids imagination, but looking back, it almost looks campy. But come on, that was method of it's day. Now that computer graphics have finally overcome that barrier where in the past we would see an effect and say, well that's obviously CGI (just watch the first Power Rangers Movie), to now having the realism to blend into the action. This movie should be a fun roller coaster ride just like I remember as a kid.

A new costume is on the way! The Wampa from ESB

Finally, an event has come up that is worthy of making another BIG costume. 2 years ago I retired the beast because it was too big to keep around, while living in a small apartment with little ones, toys took over the place. Now with a new house and a garage to use as a workshop, I have the perfect place to make a new suit.

With the beast there was many flaws. The proportions were wrong because the original design had it hunched over like the Landstriders from Dark Crystal. Second of all the head was replaced, because the first was too small, while the second head, a store bought mask, was big, loose and difficult to see out of. Third and most importantly the body was made of solid foam. So as you can already figure out, it got hot, very quickly inside.

I have been pondering making a bigfoot costume for years, a modification of the beast, but in proportion. And if I did it right where I could build a muscle shell, that I could then make removable fur cover, like the Chewbacca costume, I could then double the usage of the body. With some brown fur and a mask I can use it as Bigfoot, with some white fur and another mask, I could use it as the Wampa from Empire Strikes Back.

I actually started to work on it soon after retiring the beast. I tried a hollow foam form, but it didn't work. Up until a couple weeks ago I have shelved the project until I could figure out the right method. Then I ran across a post on the official Star Wars blog of Scott Holden's Tauntaun Costume and the lightbulb turned on. It re-ignited the fire and his method of using PVC in strips was the perfect solution to my dilema. Where his was a full PVC cage to form the body of the TaunTaun, mine will be a skeleton of sorts, with some PVC to fill out the girth, and removable "bones" to support the weight of the arms, something that was another problem with the original costume. I had to carry the hands, now they will be clipped to the shoulders and I can take a break while inside. Also the hollow PVC frame for the body should give some breathing room inside, make it more flexible and lighter. The original costume weighed 45 lbs including the stilts!

But just a week later, more news came. Star Wars Celebration will be held in Orlando, right here in Central Florida and an hours drive from the Dude's homebase of Tampa Bay. And now with the house, and nine months to work on it, I will be making that Wampa! Be prepared for many updates on the progress.

Who the hell will buy this... The $1510 Ralph Lauren flask

Check out this flask, Does it look like its worth over $1500? I ran into some $5 flasks at Walmart yesterday.. but take a product that will be out of site for 95% of it's usage time cover it in Sterling Silver and stamp it with the Ralph Lauren logo and you got yourself one of those "I am a hell of a lot better than you because I'm rich" items. Now this flask actually sells for $1495 but for an extra $15 they will include the monogramming as seen above.

Now here is my biggest gripe. We all know women have been doing this for ages with their Louis Vuitton and their Tiffany & Co. Jewelry. But that stuff is out in the open to be seen. This flask goes in your damn pocket, what is the point of being fancy? I am going to stick with my belt buckle flask for now!

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