Now that we are well into December, it’s safe to assume that none of us is really going to miss this dumpster fire of a year. But we have one last chance to bring joy to the world and goodwill unto all mankind this year by pushing aside all the grief and the bad movies and doing our best to make the impending festive holidays 2016’s silver lining. Eat, drink, be merry, fill yourself with delicious food, take some time off work and spend it instead showing your loved ones how much they really mean to you. Exchange songs and kisses and gifts.

If you’ve left it this late to get presents, but still want to get something amazing for you favourite nerd, there’s still plenty of time for you to get your hands on the perfect gift.

ABOVE: Ever have the compulsion to stab someone in the head? Don’t lie, of course you have. Fortunately, the only difference between you and a serial killer is a little thing called a conscious. To safely and without consequence act out your stab happy impulse, consider this Deadpool Knife block. Chef knife, bread knife, paring knife and all other kind of kitchen knives can be shanked in Deadpool’s squash, repeatedly.  He’s Deadpool, he can take it. He takes a lickin’ and keeps on ticking, that’s his shtick.

This clever Knifeblock, however, cannot be bought. It’s not an actual product. But below is a link to a free download offering a step-by-step guide on how to craft your very own Deadpool head using a 3D printed bust and a little skill. Don’t have a 3D printer, that’s OK. Just look 3D printing services locally on Google.




December has finally arrived and there’s only a couple of weeks left to get all your Christmas shopping sorted. A lot of the more organised among us will already have most of it done and will now only be struggling with the people who are trickiest to buy for. Others might not start thinking about it for another week or so yet. Either way, it’s more than likely that there will be a friend or two whose gift you can’t quite peg – nerds, after all, can be notoriously difficult to buy for. (more…)


Welcome bastards to a new installment of “Stuff You Want, Things You Need, & Everything You Can’t Have” (maybe this title needs to be bit shorter…) by yours truly, Eric aka geektrooper. Let’s keep it simple and sexy as I give you a rundown of some epic stuff from around the web during the week of January 30th to February 5th.



Twas the morning of Christmas and all through the house,

Shredded wrapping paper, lay, like a ripped teenage prom, blouse,

The stockings were plundered, the treats were laid bare,

Santa’s half eaten cookies and milk, sat just over there,

The children were worn out, as still as the dead,

While visions of next Christmas, danced in their heads

We’ve all been there.  Christmas morning, shredded wrapping paper litters the floor around you.  Your fingers throbbing from paper cuts while you stare at the pile of presents in front of you as that last trickle of Christmas excitement sweat rolls down your back.  Socks, Underwear, a box of betamax movies bought at a yard sale by your aunt because, “You like movies,” ten non-consecutive issues of Rom-Spaceknight, and a wall calendar that features “Cats throughout history.”

While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected and we can’t help you fix any past Christmases, maybe we can help you get this Christmas off to a good start.  Here’s the two proned plan of attack.

1.  Print out copies of this list and place it around the house where your relatives will find it and reset your parents internet homepage to this list.

2. Read, memorize, and work into everyday conversations the items listed below.