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11 Geeky Bras

Etsy seller SceeneShoes
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We’ve featured geek wedding dresses, jewelry, tattoos, and shoes, but what about that which lies beneath—the stuff only those special to a particular geek will get to see? Well, don’t worry, there’s plenty of geek lingerie out there, especially in the form of bras, and here are a few of the nerdiest.

1. TARDIS

Any wannabe companion would thank her lucky stars for Etsy seller tefa23’s adorable TARDIS bra that comes complete with matching panties. And, of course, if bow ties are cool then giant bows on your bra must be really awesome.

2. Batman

Everyone knows Batman kicks butt, but when was the last time he did so on someone’s chest? Thanks to Etsy seller tefa23, now women everywhere can feel the cold “Thwack” of justice falling upon their bosoms.

3. R2D2

While Etsy seller SceeneShoes’ R2D2 bra is adorable, there’s just something wrong with an R2 unit that doesn’t speak in beeps and boops—and something seriously wrong with breasts that make any such noises.

4. Star Fleet Uniform

The great thing about this Star Trek bra is that Etsy seller SceeneShoes didn’t just paint on the communicator badge; she went the extra mile to add in the black contrast coloring that makes the Star Fleet uniforms look so iconic.

5. Mario

The 8-bit style painting on this bra by SceeneShos looks so perfect that it’s hard not to want to grab a controller and make Mario jump on that Goomba.

6. Nintendo Controller

What better way for a lady to tell someone that they push all the right buttons than by busting out this Nintendo controller bra by SceeneShoes?

7. Ninja Turtles

Looking at this bra immediately cues up “Somebody’s Watching Me” in my mind. On the upside, if that somebody happens to be a Ninja Turtle, at least you know someone awesome has your back, so SceeneShoes did a great job making this slightly less creepy than it would have been otherwise.

8. Pokeballs

Yes, we all know what kind of creature will pop out of these Pokeballs, but in many non-battle situations, they’ll be far more effective than choosing any of the standard Pokemon. Great job Redditor szmoon.

9. Star Wars

As if this bra wasn’t cute enough on its own with its ruffled straps and Star Wars fabric, the fact that Etsy seller meganelizabeth31 named it the “Ruffle Alliance” makes it that much more precious.

10. Bam/Pow

If you’ve ever wished your life was more like a comic book, then this Bam/Pow bra by heartmygeek might be the closest you’ll get to having visualized sound effects follow you around.

11. Superman

Do you prefer your men to be Super? Well, meganelizabeth31 still has you covered with this “Bow of Steel” design. Of course, if you really want to show off your supergeeky fashion, you might want to step up to the version with the red ruffle on the top of the cups.

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The Getty Center, Surrounded By Wildfires, Will Leave Its Art Where It Is
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The wildfires sweeping through California have left countless homeowners and businesses scrambling as the blazes continue to grow out of control in various locations throughout the state. While art lovers worried when they heard that Los Angeles's Getty Center would be closing its doors this week, as the fires closed part of the 405 Freeway, there was a bit of good news. According to museum officials, the priceless works housed inside the famed Getty Center are said to be perfectly secure and won't need to be evacuated from the facility.

“The safest place for the art is right here at the Getty,” Ron Hartwig, the Getty’s vice president of communications, told the Los Angeles Times. According to its website, the museum was closed on December 5 and December 6 “to protect the collections from smoke from fires in the region,” but as of now, the art inside is staying put.

Though every museum has its own way of protecting the priceless works inside it, the Los Angeles Times notes that the Getty Center was constructed in such a way as to protect its contents from the very kind of emergency it's currently facing. The air throughout the gallery is filtered by a system that forces it out, rather than a filtration method which would bring air in. This system will keep the smoke and air pollutants from getting into the facility, and by closing the museum this week, the Getty is preventing the harmful air from entering the building through any open doors.

There is also a water tank at the facility that holds 1 million gallons in reserve for just such an occasion, and any brush on the property is routinely cleared away to prevent the likelihood of a fire spreading. The Getty Villa, a separate campus located in the Pacific Palisades off the Pacific Coast Highway, was also closed out of concern for air quality this week.

The museum is currently working with the police and fire departments in the area to determine the need for future closures and the evacuation of any personnel. So far, the fires have claimed more than 83,000 acres of land, leading to the evacuation of thousands of people and the temporary closure of I-405, which runs right alongside the Getty near Los Angeles’s Bel-Air neighborhood.

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This 77-Year-Old Artist Saves Money on Art Supplies by 'Painting' in Microsoft Excel
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It takes a lot of creativity to turn a blank canvas into an inspired work of art. Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi makes his pictures out of something that’s even more dull than a white page: an empty spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel.

When he retired, the 77-year-old Horiuchi, whose work was recently spotlighted by Great Big Story, decided he wanted to get into art. At the time, he was hesitant to spend money on painting supplies or even computer software, though, so he began experimenting with one of the programs that was already at his disposal.

Horiuchi's unique “painting” method shows that in the right hands, Excel’s graph-building features can be used to bring colorful landscapes to life. The tranquil ponds, dense forests, and blossoming flowers in his art are made by drawing shapes with the software's line tool, then adding shading with the bucket tool.

Since picking up the hobby in the 2000s, Horiuchi has been awarded multiple prizes for his creative work with Excel. Let that be inspiration for Microsoft loyalists who are still broken up about the death of Paint.

You can get a behind-the-scenes look at the artist's process in the video below.

[h/t Great Big Story]

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