• Tolkien White Oliphaunt

    In an alternate universe where the nine members of Tolkein’s Fellowship of the Ring did not assemble for the purposes of deciding what to do with an unfathomably evil Ring of Power, and instead came together solely to partake in holiday merriment, they might have opted to participate in a White Elephant gift exchange. Or, as would be more accurate in Middle Earth, a White Oliphaunt. View their results here.

  • Yoga for Book Lovers!

    The new year is here, and you've probably made two resolutions: to get in shape and to read more books. So why not combine the two?

  • Bake What You Wish and None Dare Resist: DIY Smaug-Inspired Oven Mitts

    It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your kitchen calculations, if you live near him.

    Cakes, breads, cookies and roasts - all the things a delicious dragons hoard boasts! Embrace your inner domestic dragon with your own pair of Smaug-inspired oven mitts designed to protect your hands like tenfold shields against the fires of stove and oven.

  • Holden Caulfield’s Guide to New York City

    If you really want to know about the best places to go in New York, I will tell you about them. They are the places where you will see the least amount of phonies. You know, the ones in plaid or expensive suits. I really hate those people. As much as I hate the movies.

  • 25 More Laws of Robotics

    We all know Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics:

     

    1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

    2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

    3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

     

    But that hardly covers every interaction a robot might have. Here are 25 additional laws of robotics, to cover any eventuality.

  • Celebrate Winter with Six Geeky Cutout Snowflake Ideas!

    (Image via www.kitcameo.com)

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published on 12/20/13. Get decorating!

    Paper snowflakes are a winter staple, and there's really no easier way to make the season of warm drinks, big fireplaces, and family baking more festive. But even though the holidays are usually all about Christmas trees, stars, and menorahs, there's no reason why you can't indulge your nerdier side with this easy craft.

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