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Geeky Stuff Reviews

The September 2013 Loot Crate

September 2013 Loot Crate
September 2013 Loot Crate

The monthly loot crate was a welcome distraction from my homework. I can’t say I loved everything in the box this time around, but the Stimpy plushie, Simpsons keychain and Andy Warhol-esque Stormtrooper magnet are pretty cool.

The Stormtrooper magnet on our fridge.
The Stormtrooper magnet on our fridge.
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Living in New York City

Boba Fett Spotted Playing Accordion on the L-Train Platform at Union Square

Ya. Really.

Boba Fett playing accordion on the L Train platform at Union Square.

Look to the left…

Boba Fett playing accordion on the L Train platform at Union Square.

Look to the right…

Zelda on the accordion - Boba Fett

Play Zelda on your accordion all damn night!

This guy is awesome.  A quick Google search shows that he’s been doing this for over a year and he’s had a lot of Internet exposure (obviously) on YouTube and other blogs by people that have spotted him ‘in the wild’.

When I came down the stairs to the L Train platform and heard the accordion music, it sounded vaguely familiar and a little strange.  It wasn’t until I got home and Googled the guy that I realized it was Zelda music.  There are a lot of acts in New York’s subway station, but this is the best one I’ve seen so far.

Just to elaborate on that a bit, going through the subway is becoming more and more like taking a journey through a road show.  On my commute home today, I got to hear a speech from a pregnant woman on a train about how she’s trying to find help and was looking for handouts.  I got to hear an elderly black gentleman strum some country chords on a guitar, I heard some gospel music being sung, and then there was this guy.  Out of those acts, though, Boba Fett is the clear winner.

Oh, and as if this wasn’t bizarre enough, I saw a squirrel today on CCNY’s campus that was carrying around a shopping bag.  I guess consumerism is finally starting to rub off on New York City’s wildlife.