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We who are about to die of food coma salute you,

We're happy the Hadron Collider is back on track, pending no more incidents with airborne carbohydrates. The possibility of Black Hole Friday will be a subject of Thanksgiving dinner debate! In the meantime, we're launching you into the holidays with awesome news. There's the synthtastic Bliptronic, the epic JetBib, two totally sweet contests, and a preview of our holiday catalog, complete with 42% more zombies. We didn't think we could fit that many zombies in, but rotting flesh compacts pretty well. Enjoy!

If HAL 9000 mated with R2-D2 and their electronic offspring was tutored by Kraftwerk it would probably end up something like the Bliptronic 5000 LED Synthesizer. At once a minimalist musical plaything and a hardcore old-skool synthesizer, the Bliptronic defies categorization as it belts out 8-Bit style style tunes from its grid of glowing buttons. You'll notice sound similar to a retro Casiotone with an interface not unlike a simplified Yamaha TENORI-ON... if that makes any sense. Either way, once you start touching the keys of the Bliptronic you'll be hooked by it's simple pattern-based approach to music.

What's New @ ThinkGeek !!

Win a custom brick sculpture by Nathan Sawaya!

If your images were on you'd see Win a custom brick sculpture by Nathan Sawaya!

The baron of the block himself has come on board as an honorary ThinkGeekling for our Brick Shirt Contest! Will your LEGO(TM), PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, or K'NEX Bricks(TM) construction impress him? To find out, enter a photograph of your 14x20 design by January 15, 2010. First place wins a $500 ThinkGeek gift certificate and a sculpture by Mr. Sawaya. Happy bricklaying!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brickshirtcontest/

Rock out our Guitar Shirt for freebies & monkey groupies

Shred an Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt in a totally rawkin' YouTube music video and win a $500 ThinkGeek gift certificate and a Super Bundle of Band Hero gear from Neversoft! Don the shirt, reunite the band (or go solo), and upload a video to YouTube by January 15, 2010. Thrash, glam, punk, pop, we'll take it all. Just do our fragile psyches a favor and make sure you're fit enough for the leather pants, okay?
http://www.thinkgeek.com/guitarshirtcontest/

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USB Pet Rock - Return of a classic

If your images were on you'd see USB Pet Rock - Return of a classic

The Pet Rock phenomenon was an unbelievable experiment performed in the 70s by an advertising executive. The challenge: could he take a simple idea, market it, make people happy, and use it all to turn himself into a millionaire? The answer: yes. And... well, we at ThinkGeek love performing famous experiments to see if we can duplicate the outcome. But we need your help. Amazingly these USB Pet Rocks plug into your computer via USB and don't do a dang thing. Except make you smile. Makes a great gift for everyone we can think of.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/c208/

Illuminated JetBib Feeding System - Invented by ThinkGeek

Geek parents, rejoice! No longer do you have to PRETEND you have an airplane full of food on a crash course for your baby's face. We at ThinkGeek Labs believe there are more important things for you and your baby to imagine together. The motion-sensitive red LEDs on runway 42 light up as the airplane spoon flies in for its delicious delivery. It's the bib you wish your Mom had for you, because let's face it, her airplane impersonation was a little lacking. Don't allow your kids to grow up thinking airplanes fly in crazy zigzags as they approach the runway. Let the red LEDs on the JetBib and airplane spoon guide you to happy (and realistic) food landings.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geek-kids/1-3-years/c682/

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The ThinkGeek 2010 Custom Despair, Inc. Calendars - Oh noes

If your images were on you'd see The ThinkGeek 2010 Custom Despair, Inc. Calendars - Oh noes

ThinkGeek pairs with the hilarious demotivators over at Despair, Inc to produce our very own custom 2010 calendar, perfect for the jaded geek in all of us. Demotivator artwork for every month reminds you that you're not special, while geeky dates and factoids help you feel at least a little smarter. Exclusive to ThinkGeek! Whether you're a rocket scientist geek, economics geek, retail monkey, perpetual college student, or finding a way to live the gamer lifestyle and play D&D for a living, this calendar is for you. Feel the jaded, yet loving embrace of your ThinkGeek Despair, Inc calendar as it reminds you that you're not alone in thinking that you're surrounded by idiots.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/posters/cbfb/

T-Shirts - Please, sir, could I have some more?

This is a first. In this newsletter, we have more shirts for the female geeks than for the males. Srsly. We have 4 designs exclusively for females: Little Big Planet, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and our own Kawaii and Pixel Angel babydolls. Plus, we now carry 3 new Glennz designs that come in both male and female cuts: Melting (Rubik's Cube), Airdrop (Tetris), and Refill Required (coffee cup charger). Then we have our first officially licensed Big Bang Theory shirt, a fresh SQL query, and a Tron-themed shirt both on standard t-shirts. We have another fun apparel offering, but you'll need to scroll down to the Quick Blurbs to see it. Or you could click the link below...
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=havesomemore

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iXP3 Internet Messaging Clock - Floating text from the ether

If your images were on you'd see iXP3 Internet Messaging Clock - Floating text from the ether

We have clocks on wheels, clocks that fly, even clocks that read out time in octal. Until now, we've never had a clock that had its own email address. This clock uses an array of LEDs and persistence-of-vision effects to create text that seems to float in mid-air, but the coolness doesn't stop there--this sucker's internet-enabled! Plug in a regular old ethernet port and you can send messages to your clock from anywhere in the world! Send tweets to Taiwan, notes to Nairobi, or pings to Poughkeepsie, all rendered in phantom red LED!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/c778/

Multi-Format LED Display Watch - Perfect for numbers geeks

Robot lovers rejoice! Now, you too can read the time in a number base not known to mere humans. This watch allows you to toggle between Binary, Octal, Decimal and Hexadecimal with the tap of a finger. Made of hardened aluminum, acrylic, and bright red LEDs, this watch is a unique item that will crank your geek cred up to 11. There are only 200 in the world and we couldn't snatch up all of them, so the chances of someone being quite as geek chic as you is pretty low. Be like the robots you love or just wear your love for binary on your sleeve (okay, NEAR your sleeve!) when you wear our Multi-Format LED Display Watch.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/cd13/

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New Japanese Star Wars Stuff - Awesomely crazy Star Wars fun

If your images were on you'd see New Japanese Star Wars Stuff - Awesomely crazy Star Wars fun

Star Wars and Japan go together like Jar-Jar Binks and the Sarlacc--a match made in fan heaven! And in searching for fun (and silly) Star Wars goodies for you, we turned to Japan and found these two darlings. First up is R2-D2 as a large cell phone accessory, and an awesome little flashlight (a lot brighter than you would expect, trust us). And for you heavy breathers, we celebrate Vader's famous inhales and exhales with a keychain of his head. Its only function is to make breathing sounds when you push the button. Simple, elegant, and Darth-tastic!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/whereisit.cgi?t=heavybreathing

12 Surface IQ Pentagon - Perplexing puzzle

Gosh, the Rubik's Cube is sooooooooo 1980s. You got that toy figured out when you were still learning your times tables. (Yes, Sheldon, we realize you learned your times tables in the womb and a Rubik's Cube didn't fit in there.) Are you ready for a new challenge? Are you ready for something that'll blow your mind into tiny bits? Check out the 12 Sided IQ Pentagon, guaranteed to keep you spinning and cursing for hours and hours. Grow your brain and exercise your patience--oh, and send us pictures if you ever manage to solve it.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/c98c/

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Evolvems! - Evolutionary transforming plushies

If your images were on you'd see Evolvems! - Evolutionary transforming plushies

Scientists have unearthed a strange new plushie creature that can transform itself into its ancient form. If the Ichthyostega wants to return to a simpler time, he rips himself open by the stomach and morphs into the Coelacanth. What if the Styracosaurus wants to go incognito for a while because he's tired of hearing "Hey, aren't you Triceratops' cousin?" He does a little somersault and turns into the hidden dragon from China known as the Yinlong. These crazy plushies are a lesson in biology and time travel wrapped up into one cool reversible package. Get your science on and viva la evolution!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geek-kids/3-7-years/cb73/

Knuckle Duster Corkscrew - Time to show the bottle who's boss

Violence never solves anything. Sure, it's wicked fun in video games but real violence is bad. In fact, all the major fight masters of Inigo Montoya's time always recommended this: to defeat your enemy, take them out for a drink. Once you are both drunk, your enemy will have become your friend--without fighting. To celebrate this technique of conflict resolution, we combine the violence of brass knuckles with the beverage opening goodness of a cork screw. Time to turn your enemies into friends and par-tay!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/c821/

If your images were on you'd see Knuckle Duster Corkscrew - Time to show the bottle who's boss

Shop at home. Avoid zombies, save money.

If your images were on you'd see Shop at home. Avoid zombies, save money.

The Holly Daze... it's coming! Soon zombie shoppers will be stumbling around the local malls, trampling each other, moaning and groaning through traffic, dragging freshly wrapped victims back to their lairs. But you smart masses aren't part of that throng. You're curled up at home by the glow of the Yule Log channel and reading the ThinkGeek holiday catalog, checking out our well-indexed array of gifts for every human, animal, and robot in your life. Use checkout code HOLLYDAZE for $5 off orders of $25 or more, and $10 off orders of $50 or more. It's only good through Saturday 11/28/09, so move quickly, minions!
http://www.thinkgeek.com/files/TG_catalog_winter09_web2.pdf [PDF]

Black Hole Friday Pre-Alert!

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Like what you see here, but want to hold out for a free piece of Timmy in each order? That's disgusting, though we might be able to whip up a special fancy-pants code for you on Black Friday--but only via Twitter and Facebook.

Follow us on Twitter or fan our page on Facebook and stand by for a coupon code on Friday, November 27th!

Quick Blurbs !!

Mini Crochet Timmy the Monkey - Timmy does knitted

Mini Crochet Timmy the Monkey - Timmy does knitted
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/bf0b/

Nintendo Monopoly - Guess who is Boardwalk?

Nintendo Monopoly - Guess who is Boardwalk?
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/cd9b/

Grapnel Mini Line-Grabbing Grappling Hook - Like Batman

Grapnel Mini Line-Grabbing Grappling Hook - Like Batman
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/travel-outdoors/c442/

Spitballs - They grow (and grow squishy) in water

Spitballs - They grow (and grow squishy) in water
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/cd32/

All Edges Lasagna Pan - The ultimate lasagna pan for neat freaks

All Edges Lasagna Pan - The ultimate lasagna pan for neat freaks
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/bda0/

Plush Food Chain Friends - It's complicated, they eat each other

Plush Food Chain Friends - It's complicated, they eat each other
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geek-kids/3-7-years/bdad/

XGS Microcontroller Programming Kits - Learn code by playing games

XGS Microcontroller Programming Kits - Learn code by playing games
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/cac6/

Lego Venetor Cruise Attack  - Magnificent Star Wars LEGO ship

Lego Venetor Cruise Attack - Magnificent Star Wars LEGO ship
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geek-kids/7-13-years/c186/

Japanese Funny Sound Button Keychains - Random packed craziness

Japanese Funny Sound Button Keychains - Random packed craziness
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/japanfan/be3c/

Tool Logic Ultra Lite Multi-tool - A toolbox for your key ring

Tool Logic Ultra Lite Multi-tool - A toolbox for your key ring
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/c825/

Mimo Mini USB Monitor - Now available in new Less Expensive iMo Touchscreen Model

Mimo Mini USB Monitor - Now available in new Less Expensive iMo Touchscreen Model
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/usb-gadgets/bfa3/

Spend less and get more in our clearance section

Spend less and get more in our clearance section
http://www.thinkgeek.com/clearance/

Let's Wall of Awesome Happiness!!

UPDATE: Customer service monkeys thank you for the heartings!

As you can see, the wall has stopped crying thanks to an outpouring of postcardy love all the way from Missouri, Hawaii, and Oregon! The first 10 arrivals won a $25 gift certificate, and because everyone's a winner in our book (awww) we picked another 10 winners randomly.

Need inspiration? Check out some of the postcards we've received so far, and then enter for happiness--and a $50 gift certificate!

WOAH!!

Latest Action Shot Winner

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Get the scoop on sending your own ThinkGeek product action shots and a chance at our $100 monthly giveaway!

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Techie Haiku Winner!

Submit Your Techie Haiku, Win $50!

The latest ThinkGeek Techie Haiku Winner is Jason from Orlando, Florida!
We lovingly title it, "A Roach Infestation."

    Told my boss swine flu,
    but I really came down with
    Modern Warfare 2.

Send us your original HAIKU and we'll select one winner and print it right here on the next ThinkGeek newsletter installment for all to see, plus we'll send you a $50 ThinkGeek gift certificate. Get creative! More details and rules here.

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