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Have you ever had a week where everything you stumble on is cool and noteworthy? Well, that’s where I find myself this week. Trapped in some sort of vortex of amazing. As the curator of all things interesting, I will fulfill my duty and share these wonders with you, our valued reader.  Enjoy.

  • My brother-in-law Ben is a pretty talented guy. I don’t know anybody who loves outdoor adventure as much as Ben. He’s a snowboarding and skiing aficionado. Much to his credit, Ben found a way to combine the creative with the outdoors. Check out his latest masterpiece, the shred chair. Part snowboard, part ski, functional porch swing, all awesome.  Ben was kind enough to share pictures from start to finish.  Nice job Ben!



  • There’s been some buzz around Injustice: Gods Among Us.  The DC Comics inspired video game is schedule for release on April 16th.  The demo version is available for the PS3 and XBox 360 right now!  Download the demo and tell me what you think.  I checked it out on the PS3 and it’s pretty cool.  The demo obviously limits your character selection but it gives you a taste of what’s to come.  I understand the creators opened up the DC Universe and included playable characters you probably didn’t know existed.  Can’t wait to spend countless hours button mashing the bad guys.


  • Everybody’s favorite rapper, Wordburglar, has a new G.I. Joe inspired album coming out.  Want a free listen?  Head on over to Bandcamp.com for the first three tracks.  The full album, Welcome to Cobra Island, will be released sometime in May.  Side note: the name Wordburglar reminds me of the Hamburglar. The Hamburglar reminds me of birthday parties at McDonalds.  Birthday parties at McDonalds contributed to my happy childhood.  Ramble finished.


  • The Chicago Comic Con keeps adding talent to an already stellar guest list.  Shane, Lori, Daryl and Merle from the Walking Dead are scheduled to appear.  Hmmm…four actors from the same show.  I smell a panel in the making.  That’s great news for my wife who is a Daryl Dixon devotee and Comic Con VIP ticket holder.
  • I mentioned it on my last Comic Cheapskate post, but it’s worth mentioning again.  The Private Eye really is a great independent comic book.  It’s cheap (pay what you want), it’s beautifully illustrated and completely original.  Here’s the link to the book’s website if you feel the urge to be entertained.
  • The Nerdist YouTube Channel likes puppet based shows.  Allot.  Which works for me.  Neil’s (Patrick Harris) Puppet Dreams, Sifl and Olly, and the brand new Doctor Puppet.  Doctor Puppet is based on a little show call Doctor Who.  It’s pretty neat.  Head here for episode one. It will consume 2 minutes and 29 seconds of your life.  Time well spent.

Doctor Puppet