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Taos Tiny House

Taos Tiny House

Taos, New Mexico is known for its galleries, museums, and high-desert scenery. Located 10 miles from town, the Gypsy Rose Vardo is a cozy, 100 sq.ft. cabin that looks out over the brush and, and provides nearby access to Manby Hot Springs. The tiny house has a queen-size bed, a small kitchen, and nearby bathroom access.

The Sound of Skateboarding

The Sound of Skateboarding

(PG-13: Language) Skateboarders Tony Hawk, David Loy, and Keire Johnson spent a little time in the studio and on their boards, helping to record more than 650 different sounds that skateboards (and skateboarders) make. Then, the creative minds of Bonamaze set to chopping up the audio into rhythmic music track.

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Home Alone Under the Stars

Home Alone Under the Stars

On Saturday, 11.07.2020, Rhode Island’s heavenly Weekapaug Inn will present an outdoor screening of the holiday classic Home Alone, complete with a gourmet “TV Dinner” bento box meal, warm cocktails served in a thermos, and a fur heated blanket to help keep you warm in your lounge chair. Dinner menu here.

CICLOS: MC Marechal

CICLOS: MC Marechal

Brazilian musician, MC Marechal wrote this moody song about the circle of life from childhood to adulthood. Director Breno Moreira provides appropriately emotive visuals to accompany the track, capturing images of families living in the outskirts of Rio De Janeiro.

Mii Channel Theme Viola Cover

Mii Channel Theme Viola Cover

One of the most memorable bits of music in the history of video games has to be the background track that plays while you sit in the lobby of Nintendo’s Mii Channel. Musician Beanzo decided to pay tribute to this catchy little ditty with a fun four-part viola cover.

Star Trek 10-Movie Stardate Collection

Star Trek 10-Movie Stardate Collection

Trekkies, load up your movie collection with this bargain-priced Blu-ray and Digital set. It includes 10 films with The Original Series and The Next Generation casts, from Star Trek: The Motion Picture through Star Trek X: Nemesis. It offers special features like commentaries, behind the scenes footage, and documentary shorts.

Totally Tubular Paper Airplane

Totally Tubular Paper Airplane

Most paper airplanes have straight-edged wings that stick out from their center. But this peculiar paper flyer looks more like the core of a toilet paper roll than something that can get airborne. WIRED and paper airplane expert John Collins show us how to make one of these surprisingly aerodynamic paper planes.

Dreamland (Trailer)

Dreamland (Trailer)

Eugene Evans and Margot Robbie star in this depression-era drama about a young man who discovers a fugitive hiding on his family’s land. As he comes to learn more about her, he struggles between the riches of a bounty put on her head and his growing attraction for her. In theaters 11.13.2020 and streaming 11.17.2020.

Asteroids x Replicade

Asteroids x Replicade

The latest Replicade mini arcade machines are based on Atari’s classic Asteroids. The 12″ tall game has an ultra-sharp display for the game’s B&W vector graphics and has every detail, including Atari’s “owl eyes” coin slots. Choose from a 3500-unit original version and a 500-unit Overhaul Edition with blue cabinet molding.

Scorn (Gameplay)

Scorn (Gameplay)

(Gore) Originally pitched on Kickstarter in 2017, this first-person horror adventure looks like someone splattered guts all over a spaceship designed by H.R. Giger. While this 13-minute gameplay trailer is short on story, it’s got creepy environments, squishy sounds, and tension for days. Coming to Xbox Series X/S and Windows PC in 2021.

HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera

HydroChrome Sutton’s Panoramic Belair Camera

Lomography’s latest lo-fi analog camera captures 35mm panoramas with a creamy, dreamy aesthetic. Its unique lens can be injected with water-based liquids to create a variety of in-camera effects. It includes four interchangeable aperture plates and exposes panoramic images all the way onto the film’s sprockets.

The Donut King (Trailer)

The Donut King (Trailer)

Ted Ngoy came to America from Cambodia in search of a dream, and he made it happen. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s he dominated the donut business on the West coast. Then it all came crashing down due to his gambling addiction. Director Alice Gu’s documentary goes inside of Ted’s meteoric rise and fall. Drops 10.30.2020.

Atari Mini Pong Jr.

Atari Mini Pong Jr.

Atari, working in collaboration with UNIS Technology, Ltd. is bringing back its 1970s arcade classic PONG. This tabletop gaming system has a 7.9″ LCD panel and offers both classic 2-player mode, and 1-player vs. AI mode. It runs on USB power or AAA batteries and is expected to be released in time for the 2020 holiday shopping season.

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The Hood Internet: 1991 to 1993

The Hood Internet: 1991 to 1993

The Hood Internet continues their awesome series of retrospective music mixes, as they dive a little deeper into the 1990s. This time out, expect to be serenaded by the likes of Big Audio Dynamite, PM Dawn, Nirvana, De La Soul, Blind Melon, Haddaway, Whitney Houston, Radiohead, Faith No More, and more.

Funko The Nightmare Before Christmas Advent Calendar

Funko The Nightmare Before Christmas Advent Calendar

Here’s a pre-Christmas gift that’s perfect to hand over on Halloween. Based on Tim Burton and Henry Selick’s multi-holiday classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, the set includes 24 Funko Pocket Pop! vinyl figures ready to scare you behind its 24 doors. Though we’re not too sure about a 2″ tall Jack Skellington.

MANK (Trailer)

MANK (Trailer)

Acclaimed director David Fincher looks back at 1930s Hollywood as told through the eyes of famed screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. Gary Oldman portrays the prolific, satirical, and alcoholic writer as attempts to finish his screenplay for Citizen Kane. Coming to select theaters this November and Netflix on 12.4.2020.

Core Padded Saucer Chair

Core Padded Saucer Chair

Just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be comfortable. Core Equipment’s saucer-shaped chair offers a cozy, oversized seating area, along with a quilted seat and a padded headrest. Its fold-up steel frame can hold up to 300 lb, and it includes a built-in cupholder, and a carrying bag. Available in grey or wine red.

Auto-aiming NERF Blaster

Auto-aiming NERF Blaster

There are lots of cool NERF guns and NERF mods out there, but very few of them actually help with your aim. 3DprintedLife engineered this cutom build which can lock onto targets and track them automatically, reducing the chances of missed shots. The main blaster is based on a kit from CaptainSlug.

Toys of Terror (Trailer)

Toys of Terror (Trailer)

(PG-13) A family takes a holiday vacation, but for some reason, their parents choose to put them up in a creepy old mansion that used to be a Children’s hospital. Naturally, really bad stuff starts happening, and their Christmas is ruined as the toys left behind start coming to life. Stream it just in time for Halloween on 10.27.2020.

TreePod Hanging Cabana

Looking for a chill place to hang out on your porch or deck? This hanging lounge chair offers a comfy space for one adult or a couple of kids, along with a 360º view through its mesh sides. Comes in 4-foot, 5-foot, and 6-foot diameters, each with a 500 lb. weight capacity. Save 16% in The Awesomer Shop. Stand sold separately.

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You’re the Funk That I Want

You’re the Funk That I Want

We’ve seen lots of productions of Grease over the years, but never one quite this hip. Vocalists Antwaun Stanley and Therese Curatolo join the funkmeisters of Scary Pockets for the grooviest duet of “You’re the One That I Want” we’ve ever heard.

Blood of Zeus (Trailer)

Blood of Zeus (Trailer)

After the gods of Olympus defeat the titans, a group of terrifying giants rises in their place. Can Heron, the half-human son of Zeus, help save humanity? Its man versus monster in this upcoming Netflix anime series, inspired by ancient Greek mythology. Drops 10.27.2020.

Stitch Golf Collection

Stitch Golf Collection

With thoughtful design features like water- and stain-resistance for its lightweight golf bags, playfully embroidered putter covers, personalization and fresh color schemes, Fall golf has never looked better thanks to Stitch Golf. The North Carolina-based company also sells a full line of colorful golf apparel.

A Game of Cat & Mouth

A Game of Cat & Mouth

This two-player game from the creators of Exploding Kittens is basically a lo-fi version of air hockey with a little pinball thrown in. Players use their magnetic cat paw catapults to fling balls onto their opponent’s side, with the objective of hitting various combinations of balls onto your opponent’s side.

Unnatural History Playing Cards

Unnatural History Playing Cards

Artist Chet Phillips expresses his askew world view with a wink and detailed renderings of creepy creatures from pop culture and literature. His limited-edition playing cards feature 58 illustrations of characters from Cthulhu to “The Muppets”’ Animal. Half the fun is how Phillips IDs the critters with pseudo-Latin names.

Life-size LEGO Baby Yoda

Life-size LEGO Baby Yoda

With Season 2 of The Mandalorian fast approaching, LEGO enlisted the help of three builders to create a replica of The Child (aka Baby Yoda) out of nearly 15,000 bricks. The 22″ tall model took over 119 hours to complete, and also includes the little green dude’s floating bassinet.

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