12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 5th DAY: Top 5 #TheWalkingDead Gifts

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It’s Christmas, CORRRAAAAL! Eat the goddamn pudding!

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1. The Walking Dead Lucille Bat Matte Gold Pendant

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Pretty and fatal… that’s how all women like our jewelry. Nothing screams the two more than a pendant of a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire.

2. The Walking Dead Negan Lucille Crossed Bats Adult T-Shirtwadchat07_grande.jpg

LADIES, wear a choker and a delicate, medium-length chain necklace with this shirt. It’s called murder-chic.

3. The Walking Dead Charm Wrap Gold Bracelet

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It’s all in the details. Of all the ShoptheWalkingDead.com products we’ve seen Chris Hardwick hawking on Talking Dead, he’s never highlighted this exquisitely charming (haha) beaut. The perennially trendy juxtaposition of black-and-gold offsets each dangling relic from a plotline on the show: the handcuffs Rick used on poor Merle, black and gold skulls, the wings on Daryl’s iconic vest, and Daryl’s crossbow… Basically, the Dixon brothers make for great accessory fodder.

4. 6 POP! Daryls >>> 1 Real Daryl (not really, though)

Every fangirl knows that, like Pokémon, YOU GOTTA CATCH THEM ALL! Except two are unfortunately sold out for the indefinite future (we’re sure you can find them on EBay and/or Amazon, however).

It is a testament to Daryl Dixon’s/Norman Reedus’ fandom that Funko POP! made 4 more vinyl action figures of him than they did of Rick Grimes… literally one for each season.

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Our personal fave… for any Secret Santas out there.

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The Dixon brothers make for great accessory fodder.

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Click to see each Daryl up close:

5. The Walking Dead Michonne Hand Forged Replica Sword with Wall Mount

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For the ultimate bad-ass chick who also happens to love elegant, and deadly, home décor, place this high-carbon steel replica of Michonne’s katana (with an aluminum handle wrapped in leather and real ray skin) on its own wall mount in your living room. Or bedroom, if you’re into that kinda thing.

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ICYMI: TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK + Gift Idea for the 6th Day of Christmas!

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A Round-Up of This Week’s Top Stories:

12 Days of Christmas/Geekmas Gift Guide

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s Jyn Erso as a Funko POP! Vinyl Action Figure
  • Shirtless Norman Reedus in a Music Video
  • Chokers Back in Fashion Has Been the Greatest Gift of All to Outfits Everywhere
  • Racist Casting Outrage!
  • Give a Polaroid in the Impossible Project Polaroid 600 Instant Camera
  • Chic geek apparel for the superhero/sci-fi-hip gal c/o Superhero Den

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 6th DAY:

GET ROGUE ONE’S JYN ERSO

Funko POP! Star Wars: Rogue One – Jyn Erso

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 8th AND 7th DAYS: FOR THE GEEKY HOTTIE WITH A BODY

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 9th DAY: MAKE IT SNAPPY!

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 10th DAY: RACIST CASTING OUTRAGE!

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 11th DAY: GIVE HER A CHOKER

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 12th DAY: A SHIRTLESS NORMAN REEDUS

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 8th AND 7th DAYS: FOR THE GEEKY HOTTIE WITH A BODY

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Today’s Christmas gift idea is for both the discerning geek-centric gentleman and lady:

  • Fellas, if a woman in your life loves the genre of the superhero (or supernatural) but wants to show her enthusiasm with something a little less lace-and-leather (read: cosplay), lavish her with the following finely curated selections from our go-to Geekdom fashion retailer: Superhero Den (not sponsored!).
  • Or… if you are a man saddled with the responsibility of getting your woman pumped about all things fandom, these gifts are your holy gateway.
  • Ladies, pair these form-flattering, comic book/sci-fi-based threads with studded bangles, ring stacks and, of course, chokers.

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Our Favorite Suicide Squad Harley Quinn T-Shirts:

(L) Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Daddy’s Little Monster Women’s Sublimated Shirt; (R) Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Bright Pink T-Shirt

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Captain America Women’s Pink Underwear Set

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Batman Over The Knee High Women’s Costume Socks

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Big Bang Theory Bazinga Red Juniors Graphic T Shirt

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Wonder Woman Comic Chain Triangle Bikini

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(Editor’s Note: This one is our favorite. Wait, no, the Batman stockings are… wait, no, they all are.)

Wonder Woman Cite Chibi Pink Juniors Tank Top

Other Wonder Woman-themed tops we love:

(from top L to R to bottom) Wonder Woman Black Women’s Hooded Tank Top; DC Comics Wonder Woman Black Women’s #Lifts Racerback Tank Top; Wonder Women Comic Logo White Womens Tank Top; Women’s Wonder Woman Gold Rhinestones Logo T-Shirt

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If you are a man saddled with the responsibility of getting your woman pumped about all things fandom, these gifts are your holy gateway.

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Batman Face Comic Trifold Wallet

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Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Women’s Booty Shorts

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Wonder Woman Comic Leggings

Spider-Man Spider Gwen Shirts:

(L) Spider-Man Spider Gwen Juniors Pink Michael Co T-Shirt; (R) Spider Gwen Juniors Black Logo T-Shirt

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(Varsity is so in right now. This is our favorite. No, wait…)

Batman Juniors Black Varsity V-Neck T-Shirt

PANTIES PALOOZA:

(L) Batman Silver Women’s Repeat Logo Underwear; (R) Captain America Blue Women’s Repeat Logo Underwear

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Spider-Man Classic Logo Juniors T-Shirt – Red

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Mortal Kombat X Dragon Logo Black Juniors Tank Top

Our Favorite Batman Tank Tops:

(L) Batman Comic Purple Logo Women’s Tank; (R) Batman Women’s Hooded Tank Top

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Justice League Heroines We Got This Black Juniors Tank Top

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 9th DAY: MAKE IT SNAPPY!

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IT’S NOT A DRILL ANYMORE: We are heading into the last shopping weekend before Christmas presents are due.

Time for serious suggestions:

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Apropos of Lil Gripes, we love anything that combines the feminine with the masculine, the technical with the artistic, and the cutesy with the gadget-y:

IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT

Polaroid 600 Instant Camera

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Nordstrom’s Product Detail:

Perfect for beginners, this iconic Polaroid 600 camera—complete with a built-in automatic flash and a fixed-focus lens—is a simple point-and-shoot that’s fun, quick and easy to use. Designed to work both indoors and out, it features a flash override capability and an exposure correction slider on the front. Refurbished at the Impossible Project’s workshops in the Netherlands or in Brooklyn, New York, it also comes fitted with a new Impossible frog tongue to protect your photos as they come out of the camera.

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 10th DAY: RACIST CASTING OUTRAGE!

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Friendly PSA: Adopt, don’t shop, a dog this holiday season.

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Speaking of dogs… Hollywood has gone too far this time.

FIRST, they cast an Akita mix for the Jamie Foxx remake of Annie. Instead of the terrier-looking Sandy that has always been the titular orphan’s dog, Hollywood decided to do some progressive casting:

Annie and Sandy in the original movie and Broadway play:

Annie and Sandy and co. in the 2014 film remake:

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An Akita… Typical liberals.

THEN… Emerald City, NBC’s complete reimagining of the classic Wizard of Oz tale (coming in January), decided to throw out the entire rulebook and make Toto, Dorothy’s beloved Cairn Terrier, A GODDAMNED GERMAN SHEPHERD!

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#NotMyToto

A GERMAN SHEPHERD?! WHERE WILL THIS BLASPHEMY END?

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 11th DAY: GIVE HER A CHOKER

Originally, I wanted to title this piece, “Last Night, a Choker Saved My Life… or Maybe Just My Wallet.” Because, wait for it…

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A) The post-disco tour de force, Indeep, brought the “Sistahs Doing It For Themselves” moves with their classic, “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” in 1982

and B) I have saved an Oprah-like amount of money ever since The Choker returned to trendy fashion sensibilities. There is something about a piece of jewelry tightly wrapped around your neck that instantly transforms any given outfit more than any other accessory can.

I don’t need new blouses, blazers (OK, maybe some new palazzo pants), just a jewelry-tree full of chokers (trust me, it’s much more cost-effective than a shopping cart full of clothes) and each lends every ensemble a brand-new edge and brand-new personality.

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Here are excerpts from my Choker Chronicles. Watch my neck 😉 :

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Chokers go well with product placement.

 Taylor Swift, you’re not the only one who can rock a tassel choker (except hers cost $2,500):

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A jewelry-tree full of chokers is much more cost-effective than a shopping cart full of clothes and each choker lends every ensemble a brand-new personality.

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The bow-choker is clearly a favorite of mine. They even made the panties on my head look like an actual feminine headband.
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This tattoo choker is sooooo 90s I never thought I would be pairing it with a black blazer in 2016 going on ’17… but here we are. It’s such an easy way to un-square a squarish outfit.

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 12th DAY: A SHIRTLESS NORMAN REEDUS

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It will be a blue Christmas without any Daryl Dixon on your TV screen, fangirls (and fanboys). But…what if Norman Reedus was shirtless on loop, instead?

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AMC’s The Walking Dead midseason finale has come and gone and your favorite shaggy-haired, crossbow-bearing (well, not for a while now), and seemingly shower-aversive redneck will not be back on that motorbike until mid-February. Lil Gripes found the perfect medicine for Daryl/Norman (Normaryl?) Withdrawal. For the gentlemen seeking to hook the women in their lives on the gory, zombie-heavy post-apocalyptic drama, here is your answer as well:

Um… Hot damn.

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Norman Reedus, for much of his acting career, has starred in numerous music videos with artists of both the indie and mainstream pop variety. Never, though, has he steamily removed his shirt and romped naked in bed in a seductive ode to the art of the orgasm… until “It Just Feels” by NYC singer JiHAE (his lucky costar in the video who also co-wrote the song with Dave Stewart and Leonard Cohen). I mean, she literally is thanking him for his sexual prowess.

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Not even many diehard Reedusites (whatever they call their own version of Beliebers) knew about this, so enjoy… and well-done, JiHAE and company 🙂

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Never has Norman Reedus steamily removed his shirt and romped naked in bed to an ode to the art of the orgasm… until this music video.

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Afterthought: Our other 2 favorite bangers starring The Normski is “Creatures” by Blakhat:

and “Judas” by Lady Gaga:

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ICYMI: TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK + “Ask Me Anything” Videos

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A Round-Up of This Week’s Top Stories:

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VIDEO: HAVE I BEEN IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW? And Other “Get to Know Me” Questions Pt 2/2

MY “GET TO KNOW ME QUESTIONS” video sessions conclude today with the following! Watch yesterday’s video answers here: HAVE I GONE SKINNY DIPPING? And Other “Get to Know Me” Questions Pt 1/2

“Lord of the Rings” or “Game of Thrones?”

Does Size Matter?

Favorite Superhero Ever and Why?

Have I Ever Been In Trouble with the Law?

Have I Ever Dated a Black Guy?

“Star Trek” or “Star Wars”?

Which Musician Do I Want to Meet the Most?

What’s the One Question I Want to Ask God Most?

What Kind of Music Do I Like?

What Would I Do if I Won the Lottery?

What is the Girliest Show I Watch?

My First Period

Where Would I Travel Anywhere in the World?

Which “The Walking Dead” Character Would I Bring Back from the Dead?

As Whom Do I Most Want to Cosplay?

Will I Return to the East Side Dave Show?

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VIDEO: HAVE I GONE SKINNY DIPPING? And Other “Get to Know Me” Questions Pt 1/2

MY “GET TO KNOW ME QUESTIONS”/”ASK ME ANYTHING” VIDEO FEATURE IS RELEASED TODAY AND TOMORROW:

Part 2 Here: VIDEO: HAVE I BEEN IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW? And Other “Get to Know Me” Questions Pt 2/2

Favorite Athlete

Am I a Feminist?

Actor/Actress I Want to Meet the Most?

Am I a “Westworld” fan?

Would I rather have Captain America’s shield, Green Lantern’s ring, Iron Man’s suit, or Thor’s hammer?

After the Negan/Lucille premiere, is “The Walking Dead” sleeping through the season?

Do I Draw or Write?

I Wrote a Disturbing Screenplay When I was 12

Do I Have Any Unusual Talents?

Have I Played Any Sports?

Do I have Any Phobias?

Did I Have Any Childhood Nicknames?

Have I Ever Gone Skinny-Dipping?

Marvel or DC?

Sexiest Female Superhero?

Sexiest Male Superhero?

Who Would Win: Wonder Woman or Superman?

PART 2 tomorrow.

 

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