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Adding Googly Eyes To Book Covers Makes Them 500% Better

Feeling intimidated by difficult literature? A blog called Googly Eye Books has an obvious solution. This is ridiculously hilarious and also reminds me of one of my favorite SNL sketches ever. The more you look at this the funnier it gets, and I really don’t know why, but I’m not going to question it. Never doubt the googly eyes.

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WeLoveFine’s Back To School Shop Is Now Open For All Your Nerdy Needs

Unlike some people, I actually enjoyed back to school season. But pretty much only because my mom would give me money for a new outfit. If only WeLoveFine.com existed back then! Check out their Back to School collection which features cell phone cases, messenger bags, leggings and more from Marvel, Star Wars, My Little Pony, Adventure Time and other favorites. I may just have to pretend I’m going back to school this year.

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These Rocket Ship Cookie Cutters Take Space Food To Another Dimension

These rocket ship cookie cutters provide all the shapes needed to make your cookies into 3-dimensional shuttles, rockets, star fighters, and space buggies. The rocket cookie cutters even come with star, astronaut, and alien shapes as well, to help you play with your food to best effect. Just imagine the icing possibilities! The company also has 3D dinosaur cookie cutters, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus. Now if only one of the ships offered was Serenity, we could reenact the first episode of Firefly with gingerbread.  Each ship comes separately, at $12 a ship, and can be purchased at SuckUK. Check out more photos of the cookies and cookie cutters after the jump.

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DIY Abacus Bracelet For Your Everyday Calculating Needs

I’ve thought of a number of choice applications for a DIY abacus bracelet, but I think my favorite one would be using it as the calculator watch equivalent for the nerdy wizard character you LARP once a month. Instructions and more pictures can be found at Instructables.

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Laura Bifano’s Pokémon From Memory

Drawing pokémon either from your shadowy childhood memories of their design, or through vague description from others, is one of my favorite artist memes. Whatever else you want to say about Pokémon as a franchise, the variety of design is one that lends its self to really interesting reinterpretations. Also really hilarious ones.

Laura Bifano keeps her own at her blog Pokemon From Memory.

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How To Knit Crochet Your Turtle a Bowser Cosy

I’m certain there is some space in the center of the Venn Diagram of people who own turtles and people who can knit crochet. I suggest the rest of you on that chart team up immediately.

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How to Make (and Eat) Edible Alien Eggs

The only thing better than sitting down to watch your favorite movie is having the appropriate food to eat while you’re watching, and Laura and Jack of Bite Club on the tastemade YouTube channel are here to help.  Learn to make fun, delicious, and relatively easy Alien eggs and red-velvet chest bursting viscera with Bite Club‘s first episode.  You’ll have an appetizer and a dessert by the end, and you won’t have to worry about the aliens attacking you! (Except maybe from the inside).

(via Boing Boing)
Previously in Nerdy Food

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Please Don’t Pop These Pop-Culture Balloons

I’m no expert but Michael Abrahamson seems to be pretty damn good when it comes to balloon art. And he’s always up for a challenge, in case you were wondering. Take a look at which Disney, video game, and comic book characters he’s created with little rubber and some air.

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It Might Be Easier to Make a Real Jabba the Hutt Than to Make These Jabba the Hutt Cookies

The reward is definitely better when you make the cookies, though. And to be fair, Mike at Semiswet Designs is pretty upfront about the difficulty of this particular tutorial. I’ll just have to admire them in their visual form.

Previously in Star Wars

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How to Make Your Own Cosy Portal Pajamas, for Curling Up Next to Your Companion Cube

Rachael at Instructables is really on to something here, with a simple pattern for making your own Chell jammies out of a few yards of orange and white fleece. Check out some in progress pictures behind the jump, and then head over to Instructables to see the whole how-to!

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