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valentine’s day. i know, some people love it, some hate it. personally, what i like about it is the global brainstorming. it seems that it’s always around this time of the year that i see the most unusual, original or super-kitschy objects, carefully crafted to show your other half how much you care. if valentine’s day is the excuse for these objects to exist, then let it be, i don’t care.

this prelude leads, naturally, to a cheesy example: the 8-bit dynamic life tshirt, by the brilliant people at thinkgeek.
i’ll let them do the talking:

“Staying healthy is the key to keeping yourself alive. Video game characters know this all too well. When your red heart gauge reaches zero… you die. For non-bitmap humans like you this is more of a challenge. But luckily after extensive study at ThinkGeek labs we’ve determined that people feel best when they are in close proximity to something that they adore. Don’t understand? Well luckily for you we’ve created this amazing 8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt to illustrate.

Buy one of these glowing shirts for yourself, and gift one to your significant other (boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, fembot 2000…). During your normal activities two and a half pixelated hearts will light up on your shirt. Hey… you’re depressed and in need of a recharge. But get within hugging distance of your significant other wearing the matching shirt and suddenly the hearts on both of your shirts start to light up until you’re fully powered up. Go too far astray from the source of your affections and you’ll drop back down to two and a half hearts again. Got it?”

suppose you’re a geek, and your other half is too *hint hint* – wouldn’t this be perfect? :P

and since the theme of the day seems to be “love”, i guess someone thought it would be a sensitive time to raise awareness on sexual dysfunctions – valentine’s day is also national impotence day in some countries. it’s a serious issue and it deserves its attention but… valentine’s day? hum…

SnūzNLūz


snuznluz (to be read “snooze and lose”) is an alarm clock that connects via WiFi to your online bank account, and donates YOUR real money to an organization you HATE when you decide to snooze.

the people at thinkgeek have finally found out a way to make you want to wake up on time. with the snuznluz, everytime you press snooze when the alarm goes off, you donate a minimum of $10 to a charity you hate.

the clock is connected via wifi (or cable) and comes with an embedded configuration browser utility, that lets you set your bank details and to which charity you’d like to donate.

for example they say, if you’re a butcher you might want to donate to PETA, and vice-versa.

i’m more of a morning person, so snoozing doesn’t happen all that often… but how efficient would this be to you?

seen on bb-blog. shame on me that i’m so late on this april fool’s joke… but it would be such a great item! :)