Friday Five: Parting is such sweet sorrow, Doctor.

My two-year old nephew has been staying with us this week, so there hasn’t been much online time. Actually, there hasn’t been much time for anything except the same episode of “Barney” over and over and over and over. And over. I hate that damn purple dinosaur. Is it just me, or does anyone else get some serious child molester vibes from that show? How does watching the same episode over and over and over not go against the Geneva Conventions?

Fortunately I was able to escape the purple menace (Barney, not my nephew) for a few hours while I went to work. And my social networks feeds did not disappoint! I really am having a hard time narrowing things down to five. (Which, according to Barney, is the highest number you need to learn.)

1. Gundam Café

I went to Japan eight years ago, but unfortunately missed out on seeing Tokyo. I may have to rectify this soon, especially since Bandai has opened its first Gundam Café in Akihabara. The pictures of this place look amazing. It’s any Gundam fan’s wet dream come true. Even the snacks are Gundam-shaped. So, Bandai, when does Gundam Café USA open?


2. Eyjafjallajökull Magic: The Gathering card

I’ve never played Magic: The Gathering, but I’ve seen enough cards to know that this one? Would be awesome. The name of Iceland’s volcano alone is enough to scare the bejeezus out of me.

Source: @Towski on Twitter, via @GeekyClean


“Doctor Who” made its American debut of the Eleventh Doctor this past weekend. The jury is still out as to whether or not I approve of this new guy. I still hold a torch for Nine and Ten. Which is why the “Tenth Doctor: The Musical” made me laugh so hard I think I peed a little. And then it made me misty-eyed. If you’re a “Doctor Who” fan, this is a must-see.

Source: di0br on YouTube

4. Iron Man mash-ups

Ladies, having trouble making your fellas watch your favorite chick-oriented movies? This may not be a problem anymore, since three of your favorites now star Iron Man!

All with bonus AC/DC soundtracks!

Source: Huffington Post

5. Such Tweet Sorrow

Today being April 23, William Shakespeare’s 446th birthday (and also his deathday), it seems like the perfect day to link to Such Tweet Sorrow, a modern-day, real-time Romeo and Juliet… played out on Twitter. Brevity is, after all, the soul of wit.

Source: Such Tweet Sorrow

My nephew leaves tomorrow. I’ll miss him. But I feel like I have to watch massive amounts of porn to counteract the damage that has been done by “Barney.”

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