Welcome to another installment of the Geekly, PGM’s weekly geek roundup! We’ve got some pretty fantastic stuff for you to check out today, covering everything from strange things from Japan to the awesomeness of outer space. Spoiler alert: it’s a lot of awesome!
First up: I’m not sure if you’ve heard of this, but apparently there’s a company called Neuro Wear that sells cat ears that display your emotion by reading your brainwaves. These are called Necomini ears, and they cost a whopping $100. Even more ridiculous is the video over here at io9, showing a new item from the company: a tail to match the ears. I can’t tell if I’m disturbed at how bizarre it is or at the fact that I really can’t afford this kind of frivolity.
I stumbled upon two painfully adorable Japanese things this week: one was this Totoro messenger bag (holy crap, it’s only $18!) and the other was – I kid you not – a Totoro spirit hood. I want them. Seriously want them! A lot.
Ever want a machine that shoots popcorn directly into your mouth? Look no further. The Popinator is a machine that you fill with (already popped) popcorn. Just say the word “pop!” and the machine will shoot a piece of popcorn at the sound of your voice. This machine is equal parts potentially fantastic and disastrous.
Courtesy of Dan Zuccarelli comes the latest at Threadless, which is Disney villain t-shirts! I have always been partial to Cruella de Vil, but I see Ursula as well, who is another favorite of mine. Also from Dan is this super cool Charlie Brown Thanksgiving poster, which will go on sale on October 2nd at 9:30am Pacific Time. Both the print and the variant are gorgeous, and would look great year-round, despite the autumnal theme.
Kevin Alexander sent over Open Culture, a site that collects and shares various open source books, courses, movies, and other forms of media. Just taking a quick glance, I saw an Ernest Hemingway photo gallery, a 1981 Simon & Garfunkel concert, and – my favorite – Nabokov’s scribblings on Kafka’s Metamorphosis. The site is a cultural goldmine, and you can easily spend hours checking out.
Ending on the coolest note I can: from an eBaum’s World gallery, here’s a custom PC I wish I had. I don’t think blowing into that one will be of much help!
That wraps it up for this week’s Geekly! Join us again in October, when we’ll try to have even more fun autumn-themed geek items for you to adore.