If you ordered from us in the last month, you might have been miffed to find that the warehouse Stickerbot didn't lovingly tuck a Timmy sticker into your box.
Don't worry; the Stickerbot hasn't forgotten about you and will totally return your calls as soon as he gets a minute away from the box assembly office! We just ran out of Timmys for a bit, and they're back in stock as of September 13--with an important upgrade care of the nice folks at MapHook.
We have a new contest called the Sticker Map Project, and all it takes to enter is a photo of your Timmy sticker in its new home, where ever it may be.
How to enter our Sticker Map Project:
Stick your Timmy and take a photo of its new home. (You may choose to apply it directly to the forehead for best results.)
Hook it in the "Geek Culture" category under "Timmy Sticker."
Each month we'll choose a random $100 gift certificate winner from that month's group. Pretty simple.
We hope the map fills out soon because the Timmys are looking a little lonely right now, and we want to see a vast, monkey-face fungus spread across the globe as he sticks himself to your laptops, doors, bumpers, cube walls, and cats.
Teachers! We know you spent the summer getting your classrooms ready for the school year and we want to see them!
Post a picture of your classroom to our wall by this Friday, September 24th, and you'll be entered to win one of twenty $50 gift certificates to ThinkGeek. (One entry per teacher!)
Did you hear that, teachers? We know that you're proud of your classrooms, so go show them off!
If you're not a teacher, don't think that you can't participate. Anyone can donate to DonorsChoose. There's no minimum donation, so don't feel sheepish about only donating a dollar or two. Every little bit helps, and reminds our teachers how much we <3 them.
This is where the hero part kicks in. You can participate in this marathon on October 15, 2011. All you have to do is find 4 sponsors to donate $1 per hour each for a 24-hour long extravaganza, and you've earned your cape. No spandex required.
We love this idea.
It hits that sweet spot of both wanting to save the world, yet not wanting to stop playing video games to do it.
So we decided to help our friends out with a small gift as our October $1,000 donation, and we're telling you a little early so you can participate, too.
We're donating herd of twenty Tauntauns for Extra Life to twenty random Platinum membersbefore the marathon, as a thank you for ponying up the extra fifteen dollars it takes to register. (Being Platinum helps Extra Life defray costs, so you're really donating more.)
If you sign up for Extra Life Platinum now, not only will you help the campaign get started, but there is a distinct chance that you'll be able to execute your heroic actions snuggled in the guts of a Tauntaun.
There really isn't any downside to this one. Play video games. Enjoy some geek cred. Save some kids. Potentially win a Tauntaun. It's all pretty awesome.
P.S. If you can't pony up the extra fifteen bucks for a Platinum Membership? There may still be a super-secret coupon code for you, after the marathon to thank you for participating. ALL heroes are awesome even non-platinum ones.
Operation Guillaume was a huge success! Because of your votes for Young Frankenstein, our jokes about candles will no longer be met with puzzled silence, and we will finally be able to rope Guillaume into singing "Putting on the Ritz" with the appropriate pitch. You also gave us good reason to take over part of a nearby courtyard and stuff our faces full of steamed crab and beer. So thanks, folks!
Guillaume's review of Young Frankenstein:
Young Frankenstein is certainly quite different from the movies that were selected before. The beginning was a little laborious and didn't appear immediately geeky, and while I definitely enjoy black and white movies I was surprised by this choice for a movie filmed in 1974. Once
the story got established however, things got a lot more funny and the
style chosen by Mel Brooks made a lot more sense. It makes me think
oddly as a link between Chaplin's movies and the Princess Bride.
The first degree humor is actually quite similar to the one in some French comedy movies and it makes me think that I could subject the ThinkGeek crew to a geeky French movie someday without them getting
too drowsy. I really enjoyed in particular Marty Feldman's performance
- it makes me want to look at other movies he starred in. The Abby
Normal joke (and the brain soap we sell) now make sense, and the whole
scene was pretty hilarious.
I must admit that I looked up online after the movie to understand why the horses freaked out each time Frau Blucher's name was mentioned. Various places seem to agree that there's no deep explanation and that it's just for the comical effect, which worked as intended then as far
as I'm concerned.
Also, I was expecting Elizabeth to fall for Igor at the end, not the monster. Actually, the end was not as predictable as I thought!
Lessons learnt that day:
Read the last page of any book of experiments. If it says "will turn
into a monster and rampage through the town", improve the restraints.
I need to use liberally "you are talking about the nonsensical
ravings of a lunatic mind".
Many crabs died to bring us this movie.
Carrie wields the metal mallet of crab crushing. If crabocalypse
comes, I'm following her.
Next on the movie agenda: Ferris Bueller's Day Off!