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  1. In Your Friday Dose of Weird Internet, Tumblr Finds IKEA Products In Classic Paintings

    Is a Swedish time machine a TÄRDIS?

    We already know Nicolas Cage is a vampire and Keanu Reeves is immortal, but were you also aware that IKEA gets its designs from classic paintings? Or IKEA is run by a cabal of time travelers who keep reusing the same designs as they Swedishly (yeah, I said Swedishly) bop around the centuries. Or IKEA uses designs simple and timeless enough that some of them will naturally pop up elsewhere. ...The second one. Definitely the second one.

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  2. What Does IKEA REALLY Say About The Human Condition? Let PBS Ikea Idea Channel Explain

    BORGSJÖ!

    Remember on April Fool's Day when PBS Idea Channel changed their name to IKEA Channel? Well, a lot of people were actually very upset that they didn't get a real episode all about how demonstrating the core values and humanity of a furniture store. Wow, the Internet is full of nerds. Anyway, Idea Channel's got the hook-up for you, IKEA fans.

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  3. IKEA Helps A Cosplayer With Costume Organization [VIDEO]

    DO WANT

    Frank needs to get his shit together. Literally. And I know the feeling. As a cosplayer/collector of all things nerdy, my apartment is a bit of a cluttered mess. Thanks to IKEA Singapore, Frank now has a space for everything. Can I be next? And then can we do a thing where cosplayers create a costume out of stuff they found at an IKEA? And for the record, the PAX wardrobe is not for his costume to one of the PAX conventions, but the actual name of the wardrobe. Nice coincidence. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  4. Gravity Parody Set In Ikea Is Uncomfortably Accurate [Video]

    The moral of the story is to never go to Ikea.

    Not surprisingly, when you remove all the space debris and uncontrollable spinning from Gravity, the premise becomes a bit silly. Well, incredibly silly in the case of "Alfonso Cuaron's Ikea trailer," a parody video created by Daniel Hubbard. But oddly, it's still just as terrifying, because Ikea is the worst.

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  5. IKEA or Death is the Web Game that Puts Your Knowledge of Furniture and Death Metal to the Test

    It is not a site that puts you to death for buying furniture. We're pretty sure it's not anyway.

    Web game IKEA or Death finally does something useful with those nonsensical IKEA product names. Yeah, we know, they're Swedish, not nonsense, but that doesn't do anything to help us uncultured Americans. Foreign languages frighten and confuse us.

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  6. There’s a Commercial Where a Wife Defeats a Horde of Evil Garden Gnomes [VIDEO]

    Great Moments in Advertising

    The husband helps, but watch to 1:30 to see who the real tactical genius in the family is. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  7. If Ikea Made Vibrators, They’d Probably Make ‘em Like This

    Once More With Feeling

    The Gäsm is a limited production vibrator made from 100% recycled materials, including repurposed rubber and compressed wood pulp. And even though it comes disassembled with instructions, and its batteries can be recharged by winding it with an included allen wrench, it is not made by Ikea. It's made by LELO, a manufacturer in high-end sex toys. But while it's only available for order until April 1st, it's not a joke product. Okay, it's at least partly a joke product, look at it, but, I mean, it's an actual thing that you can buy. And probably functions as well, but just to make sure, we reached out to our new official sex-toy expert, Iris Explosion, whose day job is working for Babeland, a lady-owned and founded chain of adult toy stores.

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  8. Well-Dressed IKEA Monkey’s Owner Prepared to Partake in Primate Custody Battle

    Though the monkey that was loose in a Toronto IKEA earlier this week was eventually apprehended, and is currently being held by the Toronto Animal Service, the wandering rhesus macaque's owner isn't pleased. Darwin -- because of course the monkey's name is Darwin -- is currently slated to be sent to an animal sanctuary. Yasmin Nakhuda, the monkey's master and a real estate lawyer, is preparing to take the whole thing to court. She must really want to keep that funky monkey.

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  9. Because It’s Monday Morning, Here Is A Well-Dressed Monkey In A Canadian IKEA

    Look, we've all been there -- you find yourself needing a new bookcase, so you decide to head to the local IKEA to purchase some new shelves, and maybe grab a couple of tasty meatballs while you're at it. In the rush of excitement of shopping for new furniture, though, you accidentally leave your pet monkey behind. Happens to the best of us, right? OK, on second thought, maybe that's not a series of events that you're familiar with, but at least one Canadian shopper presumably is, judging by the rhesus macaque monkey found wandering a Toronto IKEA yesterday afternoon. Lest we neglect the most important part of this story, we now direct you attention to the monkey's little coat, because OH MY GOD YOU GUYS LOOK AT HIS LITTLE COAT!!!

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  10. IKEA Going Energy Independent, Will Install Cheap Solar Panels in All Stores

    Swedish furniture giant IKEA is committing to energy independence in its stores worldwide, announcing today that it would strive to produce as much energy as it consumes as a corporation by 2020. Stores and warehouses will be outfitted with solar panels, while the company will also make new investments in wind farms that it hopes will make it an energy neutral enterprise.

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