NEVER TELL US THE ODDS

There are a lot of plotlines in science-fiction that pit humanity up against insurmountable odds. But generally in fiction those odds never play out the way math says they should, and the story ends up being one of redemption and believing in the improbable and everybody lives happily ever after. Mostly.

People say Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack on Titan is violent. That it shows gruesome deaths and lots of gore. That’s all true. But what we think is that it shows those odds playing out. A lot of good people die in the process of trying to improve humanity’s odds. And somehow hope is even more significant when you’re in this kind of utterly hopeless situation. Faith when you think you might win is one thing. Faith when you’re pretty sure you’re going to die doing the right thing is something else entirely.

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Super Mario Piranha Plant Poseable Lamp

Pose a Piranha Plant, perhaps? Super Mario Bros. fans will want to place this incredible Super Mario Piranha Plant Poseable Lamp on their desk or some other place of honor. The 12-inch tall lamp is powered by USB and sure is an attention grabber and conversation starter. It probably won’t try to eat you, and at least it’s not Petey Piranha!

Marvel Black Widow Cardholder

Baddies will think twice before reaching for your credit cards when they’re under the protection of Natasha Romanoff in this Marvel Black Widow Cardholder. Measuring about 4 3/4-inches wide x 3-inches tall in black-and-red faux leather with a themed red lining, it features zipper closure with a cool zipper pull, plus perforated, applique, and enamel rivet details. Don’t head out on your next assignment without it!

Spider-Man iTime Kids Watch

Plastic case with printed silicone straps!