Konami code goodness with a side of tragedy.

THIS WINS IT ALL: (source)

SIGN OF THE TIMES: I suppose this says as much about inequality in America as anything we've run across lately.

MUSIC SITE OF THE DAY: NoiseTrade is a music site that aims to bring sustainability to the artist/consumer equation. We're liking what we've seen so far. Like Fun? Grab an ep from the band for free - or, donate what you think it's worth. There are a lot of really solid indie labels and artists involved. We're a fan of Katie Herzig - this is what she has to say about the site: "I can't imagine my little indie world without NoiseTrade. It fills the very large gap between the formal record releases and going door to door with a karaoke machine and clipboard." You should check it out. Oh, and for what it's worth, thenanigans tipped the band $5 for their ep.

UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, START: Contrary to what your mother (or guidance counselor told you), there are some pretty sweet benefits to playing video games. Just, you know, in moderation, right? And would it kill you to maybe eat some vegetables once in a while?

DIY OF THE DAY: So you want to rest in peace...under the googling peepers of your devoted following?Here you go. 

OR MAYBE THIS ONE...
The folks over at the Smithsonian have put together an assortment of stunning photographs entered into their annual contest. Amazing.
THE SADDEST THING YOU WILL READ TODAY: Put down that bacon.
GOT COMICS? Marvel is offering...until midnight tonight...free digital editions of just about all of their 1st issues. You have SXSW to thank for this.
AS IF WE NEEDED ONE MORE REASON TO AVOID THE SUNSHINE STATE: This. In case it's just too much to click the link, QUARTER SIZED MOSQUITOES.
WANT:
Now this is an apron. This is exactly what the modern man needs - a sturdy, well constructed apron that will take him from the shop to the kitchen. It might not be designed for the kitchen. But that's where we'd take it. If you can read Korean,  you can order it here. Also, if you can read Korean, we might need to hire you to help us buy one because their so-called international store doesn't seem to be working. So, sad trombone.
DON'T GET ANY BIG IDEAS...about losing weight while you're chained to your laptop surfing the interwebs. And...HEY! We know what you're thinking. Stop it. Right now. Seriously.
WE. CAN'T. WAIT:

For the record: we are not rabid Trekkies here at thenanigans. In fact, we never sat through a single Star Trek flick until JJ Abrams got his hands on the franchise. Yes, we are late to the party. And no, we don't care.
HEADS UP: Did you miss this? Because we totally did. And man are we bummed. But mostly we are bummed to learn that we will never ever get enough warning of these things to actually do anything about it. So, bummer for everyone.
SAUDI ARABIA JOBS DOT COM: Just posted. And this really is NOT something to be making light of. Which we did. sort of. And that was really bad. Really, bad. Seriously, WTF? And that works for all involved.
PERHAPS:
TWO THINGS: This came as a bit of a surprise, given stereotypes and all. Then again, there's this. Rut ro.
IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME: Not. For. Us. Now you'll have something to chew on while your gulping your Monster Five Hour Energy Red Bull Rock Star concoction. Ugh.
TOMORROW IS HAPPENING TODAY: We admit it. The whole 3D printing thing is freaking us out a little bit. Just a little bit. But when you find out that this is happening? Wow. Just, wow.
UM, SO...YEAH.