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Marvin The Martian Fuzzy Backpack

Marvin The Martian Fuzzy Backpack – $35.95 Are you looking for an earth-shatteringly fun backpack? You need the Marvin The Martian Fuzzy Backpack from the NeatoShop. This simply dandy bag features your favorite angry martian. Yes! Isn’t it delightful?  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more fantastic Bags & Backpacks and simply wonderful Marvin The [...]

17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else

“Bladorthin the Grey” just doesn’t have the same ring to it as “Gandalf the Grey,” does it? Good thing J.R.R. Tolkien decided to do some name swapping. Turns out he’s in good company: here’s the story of Gandalf and other famous characters who experienced an identity change before publication. 1. The only Pevensie child [...]

30 Famous People With Law Degrees

Law degree image via Shutterstock Second-guessing your career choice? You’re not alone. Even people who put themselves through many extra years of schooling sometimes end up changing their minds. That’s the case with many of these people, who ditched their law degrees in favor of other pursuits — quite successful ones at that. Authors 1. Washington Irving. The [...]

Super Friends Birthday Cake

It’s understandable why the Wonder Twins are absent. But no Marvin and Wendy? They were, like, the backbone of the show. Still, Ray, a Geeks Are Sexy reader, got a pretty good birthday cake. Link -via That’s Nerdalicious!

The Bush Family Posing on an Elephant in 1964

<p><img src=”http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/bush-family-on-an-elephant.jpg” alt=”" title=”bush-family-on-an-elephant” width=”570″ height=”489″ class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-93674″/></p> <p>OK, it’s a statue. But it fooled me long enough to start searching for other pictures of future presidents posing with extra large animals. Unless someone has a good pic of young Grover Cleveland with a rhinoceros, I guess I’ll shelve the idea.</p> <p>Here’s the caption from the [...]

AutoWed Wedding Machine

The British creative team called Concept Shed produced this odd but beautiful vending machine to performed automated weddings for Marvin’s Marvellous Mechanical Museum in Detroit. Enter your information on the keyboard, and it spits out a plastic ring, asks you to enter your vows, and prints out a certificate! The eight-foot-tall computerized machine has a [...]

Marvin The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Knit Doll

Marvin The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Knit Doll – $14.95 Attention Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy fans! Behold the adorable Marvin The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Knit Doll from the NeatoShop. Who knew that a depressed and paranoid robot doll could make you feel this darn happy? Even Marvin, with his vast intellect, would [...]

The Almost Famous Relatives of Famous People

If you are famous, people are always trying to get something out of you. From Frank Stallone to Jim Belushi, we’ve seen how even your own family will try to ride your coattails. Here are some of the infamous and almost famous that are following in their relatives more famous footsteps. Tom Hanks Son is a [...]

Sculptures from Canned Food

Canstruction Vancouver is an annual art fair which invites people to make sculptures out of canned food. The materials are then donated to a food bank. At the link, you can view submissions from the 2009 exhibition. Pictured above is the classic Warner Bros. cartoon character Marvin the Martian. Link via Super Punch | Official Website

Jammin’ Johns

Marvin Maxwell once made a guitar from a toilet seat. Now he’s reversed that idea and made a toilet seat that looks like a guitar! Or how abut a “piano bench”, if that’s your taste? Several colors are available from Jammin’ Johns. Link