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February 4, 2009

Citizens of Caprica,

The Chinese New Year just kicked into effect. What's it the year of now you ask? We'll tell you...drumroll please....2009 is the year of....the Ox! Unfortunately we don't have anything clever to say about an Ox. So we decided to look it up in Wikipedia and they described the year of the Ox with these words: Dependable, calm, methodical, patient, hardworking, ambitious, conventional, steady, modest, logical, resolute, tenacious. Can be stubborn, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding. We hope you'll agree with us that 2009 is not the year of the Ox, it's the year of the Spock! Back to the goods then...

Flowers are LAME. Check out our Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Unique Gift ideas!

What's New @ ThinkGeek !!

Get FREE FedEx Home Shipping with orders over $50!

Get FREE FedEx Home Shipping with orders over $50!

You heard that right. FREE Shipping. Two distinct words that come together almost better than Think and Geek. So, please take advantage of us this Valentines day. How do you get the FREE FedEx Home Shipping? It's simple. Just add $50 or more worth of goodies into your shopping cart, go to checkout, select FedEx Home as your shipping method, and type the code SHIPFORFREE (without the quotes) into the promo box. Voila. But run, don't walk to the nearest computer because the offer expires Friday February 6th 2009.
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Hovering 4-Channel R/C Jump Jet - Military VTOL Sortie in Your Living Room

Piloting a real Harrier Jump Jet takes some serious skill and the talents of a pilot who can fly traditional fixed-wing aircraft as well as helicopters. Now you can experience the amazing vertical take-off attributes of the Jump Jet for yourself with none of those pesky hours of flight school required. The Hovering R/C Jump Jet is one of the most unique R/C vehicles we have had the pleasure of flying. You get amazing precise 4-channel control with vertical take off & landing and airplane like flight. Seriously, this is one of the best flying, most fun R/C toys we have ever seen.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/a5b7/

Hovering 4-Channel R/C Jump Jet - Military VTOL Sortie in Your Living Room

Coffee & Tea Glass Filter Straws - Brew as you suck

Coffee & Tea Glass Filter Straws - Brew as you suck

Think about all the waste involved in your coffee routine. You make a whole pot of coffee using a filter and a lot of coffee just to have one or two cups, and it's not even that flavorful. Well now, using the Coffee Straw, you can brew one cup in the cup; the hand crafted, glass straw has a mini French Press filter on the end to filter out the grounds. One cup, less waste, more flavor. Prefer tea? Then try the Tea Straw with its integrated glass filter. Both straws are beautiful, economical, and very (dare we say) chic.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/accessories/b5ff/

Lizard Poisons Spock - Three New Geeky Shirts

We're all atwitter at ThinkGeek World Domination HQ about our new shirts. That's cause the first honors our favorite 140 character social network slash status updater slash stalking tool. I'm Tweeting This comes in both men's and women's styles. And for when you need to get rid of those stalkers you've picked up, the chef recommends our I Heart Buffy shirts (also both genders) with an artfully placed stake on the torso so they know better than to mess with you. Arguing with someone over which one you need? You should probably play Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock to decide. See shirt for rules.

Lizard Poisons Spock - Three New Geeky Shirts

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Edge Robotic Arm Kit - Flesh Based Arms are so 2008

Edge Robotic Arm Kit - Flesh Based Arms are so 2008

In the future every home will have a sophisticated robot arm. You know... to do the dishes, walk the dog, and assemble Lego kits for us. But waiting for the future always takes so long, which is why we recommend you pick up this fine Edge Robotic Arm Kit right now. With a bit of tinkering, and no soldering you'll have a passable replacement for your own meaty appendage. Five axes of robotic movement are at your command with the wired remote. Soon you'll be creating your own tiny union-free automobile assembly line.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/b696/

Mathmos Wind Lights - Miniature LED Wind Turbine

Wind turbines are beginning to appear in more places as a source of eco-friendly electrical power. Now you can have your own miniature version courtesy of Mathmos. Great for planting in your garden or yard to light-up on breezy evenings. Mount one outside your window to use as a wind indicator. This tiny 8" tall light-up wind turbine has been used by leading design team Jason Bruges Studio in a number of high profile lighting installations. A simple puff of air will send the rotor blade spinning and get the LED lights glowing. Comes in either Red or Blue LED color choice.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/b678/

Mathmos Wind Lights - Miniature LED Wind Turbine

Three New Nifty Geek Kids Products!

Three New Nifty Geek Kids Products!

Geek Kids! We have three new awesometastic products for your mini geniuses this round. The Solar System Floor Puzzle lets your geeklings flex their imagination muscles by turning your floor into an entire Solar System. For more fun bringing the universe into the hands of your little ones, we also have the Ball Miniland - a soft and cuddly little world, perfect for baby to gnaw on like the giant infant overlord she is. Finally, when your version 2.0 is ready to chill out to some tunage, we've got the ideal spot - the iPod Baby Bouncer. Babies gotta have their tunes too you know!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=microgenius

Mandatory Gadgets for Apple Consumer Slaves

Can't seem to get enough gizmos to go with your shiny Apple toys? Well we've waded through the Apple accessory minefield to bring you two new choice morsels. The AirCurve iPhone Acoustic Amplifier seemly creates extra volume from nothing. Sit your iPhone atop the crystalline base and a special internal sound conduit boosts the volume with no batteries required. It's the most amazing thing since the gramophone. Of course you'll also need a convenient place to charge your gaggle of Apple devices and the Powerdock Multiple iPhone/iPod Charger is here to help. Charge up to four iPhones or iPods and use only one AC outlet. Perfect for today's well connected iFamily.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=23409258234

Mandatory Gadgets for Apple Consumer Slaves

Get the video evidence with the Spy Camera Video Watch

Get the video evidence with the Spy Camera Video Watch

We know you lead a double life. Mild-mannered coding genius by day and secret ninja assassin by night. Most people probably wouldn't believe some of your stories of adventure and intrigue but with this watch you can show them the video proof. This watch has a surveillance style video camera built into a classy looking timepiece. It can record AVI video files for later playback on your PC and features a huge 8GB of storage capacity.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/b550/

Ten New Demotivators To Squash What Little Hope You Still Have

Instead of writing a bunch of copy here about the new designs. We'll let them do the talking. SANITY - Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can borrow mine. GET TO WORK - You aren't being paid to believe in the power of your dreams. VISION - How can the future be so hard to predict when all of my worst fears keep coming true? CUSTOMER DISSERVICE - Because we're not satisfied until you're not satisfied. OPPORTUNITY - I am Dr. Adewole Aremu- a director with the Union Bank of Nigeria in Lagos - and I wish to speak to you most urgently about a matter regarding the sum of $39,000,000 US Dollars...check these out and more now!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=abandonhope

Ten New Demotivators To Squash What Little Hope You Still Have

Solar Climbing Orangutan - Monkey + Sun = BFF

Solar Climbing Orangutan - Monkey + Sun = BFF

What happens when you combine the federal stimulus package with billions in funding for alternative energy sources, monkeys and the sun? Well you get the Solar Climbing Orangutan of course. Assemble this resourceful simian and set-up a string suitable for climbing. As long as the sun is shining (or you burn valuable electricity by applying your own light) this orange orangutan keeps climbing. We wanted to offer you the Nuclear Climbing Orangutan... but unfortunately couldn't get them into the country due to high lead content.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/b6a2/

Zombie Fluxx Card Game - Fight the undead; change the rules

Zombies don't play by the rules; it's one of the rules of being a Zombie. And in order to beat them at their own game, neither can you. There are rules with Zombie Fluxx, sure, but the good news is you can change them as you play. You can change them to make sure your opponents lose and you win (and that you all have a goofy, bloodbath of a good time). And what do you have to fight the Zombies with? Shotgun, chainsaw, sandwich, car - you know, the usual. But your brains might be your most important weapon, unless the Zombies eat them first.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/b651/

Zombie Fluxx Card Game - Fight the undead; change the rules

Share the Geek Love ... win a $75 gift certificate!

Share the Geek Love ... win a $75 gift certificate!

The ThinkGeek robo-cupid monkeytrons have decided to donate $500 to geeklings across the country who need technology in their classrooms, but we're having a hard time choosing who to support on DonorsChoose.org. (It's where teachers go to ask for small, finite sums to finance geeky things like LED projectors or webcams for their classrooms.) So we need your help aiming our benevolently technophilic arrows: find a classroom you'd like us to support on DonorsChoose.org, vote by tweeting at us or writing on our Facebook wall, and enter to win a $75 ThinkGeek gift certificate. Then go hug your computer
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Quick Blurbs !!

8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt

If you missed it last year, The 8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/interactive/a090/

Pocket IQ Test - Fun, Easy, Revealing

Pocket IQ Test - Fun, Easy, Revealing
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/b64a/

Control-a-Cat Remote Control

Control-a-Cat Remote Control - Oh noes!!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/supplies/b640/

Six-Outlet Swivel Surge Tap

Six-Outlet Swivel Surge Tap - Conveniently smart
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/travelpower/b5f9/

Solar Frightened Grasshopper

Solar Frightened Grasshopper - Robotic Insect Lives in Fear of the Light
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/b69b/

</head> Tag Beer Glass

Tag Beer Glass - Think of it as a guide, not a rule
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Gummy Anatomical Heart

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Case o' Bawls

ThinkGeek Rejected Product Video #187
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Case o' Bawls

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