Goldeneye 007 Watch for only $007?

Once in a while, we are lucky enough to find something that falls into all 3 of our categories, Young, Cheap, and Classy. Today, we hit the jackpot. Apparently, there is a deal going on over at Artscow where you can make a custom watch face watch for only $7, and somebody (known online as Firespray) took the 7 to a whole new level.

The $007 Recreation

The Original James Bond Watch From Goldeneye on N64

This watch is instantly recognizable by anyone in our generation, and at such a low price, it’s hard to pass up. The watch, while not a perfect recreation of the original from the game,  still looks very close to accurate for being so easily obtained. Of course, your Goldeneye watch won’t be an actual computer screen, won’t be able to track your health and body armor levels, shoot lasers, or let you change your control setup. However, you will look good, and it does tell the time accurately.

For details on how to get your own, check out the directions found here.

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How To Have A Good Lunch Without Spending Money: Lean Cuisine

Let’s face it, when you are young, you don’t want to make your lunch before work. That takes way too much time and effort, and if you aren’t great at planning, it can actually be very expensive. I found a very good solution to this problem, though: Lean Cuisine.

Cheap and Delicious

You can usually find these guys for around $2 per lunch, which puts you total lunch budget at just over $10 for the week. The best part is, they are hot meals that you can’t really mess up. They have a ton of different varieties, enough to where you don’t get sick of them right away, and they are quick and easy meals you can eat in a break room, at your desk, or wherever good times are had.

Only two and a half minutes from delicious food.

They may look not so great when you first look at them, but after a little bit of time in the microwave, some of them look surprisingly close to the image on the box. They taste pretty good for microwave meals, are moderately good for you (340 calories, 7g of fat), and their short cook time gives you the most amount of free time for lunch.

Pop it in and let the radiation do its work.

You will have a cheap lunch that will still let you sleep in late, give you plenty of free time during your lunch break, and won’t break the bank. You can even take the money you saved and treat yourself to a Chipotle lunch once a week.

The final delicious product, pretty close to the image on the box.

The list of good Lean Cuisine Lunches:

  • Wood Fire Style BBQ Pizza
  • Wood Fire Style Garlic Chicken Pizza
  • Traditional Deluxe Pizza
  • Chicken Club Panini
  • Chicken Ranch Club Flatbread Melt
  • Philly-style Steak and Cheese Panini
  • Steak, Cheddar, & Mushroom Panini
  • Sun Dried Tomato Basil Chicken Flatbread Melt
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Bioshock Canvas Art: Rapture Concept Art

A couple weeks ago, I posted about Canvas Wraps and how classy they were, and how often they can be found on things like Google Offers, Living Social, etc. I recently received my order, and here it is:

My Bioshock Rapture Canvas Wrap Art

I decided on Bioshock because it is one of my favorite franchises, it has lots of available concept art, and I really enjoyed the setting while playing the game. The underwater utopia was a great place to start for a piece of art, and then it was as simple as finding a high-res picture, cropping it, and submitting it.

Here it is, hanging from my wall.

As you can see, the canvas I went with is somewhat shiny, but the colors came through really good. However, I do have some more tips that I want to share, based off mistakes I made. First off, I left way too much dark space at the bottom, and not enough bright color in the top. I should have cropped the picture up further so that I wouldn’t have as much unused dark space at the bottom. I also forgot thabout how far they actually pull the wrap, and one of my buildings goes off the top of the picture and wraps around. Can’t tell if I like that part or not yet, but I thought that part of the art was worth mentioning.

Close up shows how reflective my print is, and gives good picture detail.

As you can see above, the canvas I got is very reflective. That is the flash from my iPhone causing that bright spot, and it blocks that whole section out. However, you can see how detailed the picture of Rapture is, and gives a good look at the colors.

Shown hanging on my wall, for size reference. Note the horse on the shelf below.

The size of my print was 16″x20″ and takes up a pretty big chunk of the space between the window and the wall. From here, it looks like any other piece of scenery art, but to the trained eye, they will understand the subtle reference to Bioshock hidden in an otherwise classy piece of canvas wall art.

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Portal: Terminal Velocity

This is a well shot and fairly funny short video about if the Portal Gun actually worked in real life. Lots of seamless cuts and really well-done editing tricks bring the Aperture Labs Portal Gun to life. Kudos to Jason Craft for making an excellent video.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/43800150″>POrtal: Terminal Velocity</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user3107288″>Jason Craft</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Classy Nerdy Art

This week, I wasn’t able to find any really good Classy Nerdy Art. However, I have 2 ones that are pretty good, so here they are! Not the classiest this week, but still interesting different takes on the video game worlds.

Mario Kart: Feudal Japan

Pokemon: Professor Oak, The Later Years

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E3 2012: New PORTAL 2 DLC utilizes Playstation Move

This looks to add yet another layer of complexity to the Portal 2 experience, as well as FINALLY  give me a reason to use my Playstation Move. As I was not one of the lucky ones to get my hands on a Replica Portal Gun, this will have to make up for it. But boy, will it give me a good reason to pop Portal 2 back into my system, and give me a reason to dust off my Playstation Move. Here’s hoping the ball on top of the Move controller glows blue and orange!

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E3 2012: WATCH DOGS

Watch Dogs has to be the best thing to come out of E3 so far. This game looks amazing, and takes the GTA gameplay to a whole new level. INCREDIBLE! Ubisoft has done a great job with Watch Dogs, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this game.

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