With the help of 4 batteries and 128 LEDs, you can actually play Tetris on this T-shirt! The buttons on the side of the light-up display work as controls. The creator, Marc Kerger, put it together to celebrate the game’s 30th anniversary. He provides the link to the Tetris theme song on his YouTube page if you’re looking for a little background music to fill the creepy silence of his video. Can somebody sell these on Etsy please? [Gizmodo]
How rad are these human-sized Tetris costumes? Concern has emerged that people will use the costumes to form impenetrable human walls to save spaces in line and reserve entire corners of neighborhood bars, but I’m more focused on the possibility of matching up my friends with their Tetris shape personalities. Like, the square is super dependable but completely infuriating in the wrong situation. The L often has a hard time fitting in but when she does, oh man is it satisfying. And the long vertical line? He’s always painfully late, but when he finally shows up, you’ve got a prime spot saved for him, and suddenly it feels like all is right in the world. [The Mary Sue]
If you’re a Tetris freak like me (and Julie), then you spend most of your waking hours thinking about new and exciting ways to fit those pieces together. Heck, sometimes you even dream about the game. No shame in that. This lovely Tetris bracelet, made of brass and colored resin, will remind you to never stop trying to beat your style high score …and other important lessons this addictive video game has taught you. Not to mention it will add a pop of color to your outfit. [$42, Bird on the Wire]
Uh, look up! There’s a long-skinny (Ami’s term) coming your way! Run! Hide! Tetris, the game, is reaaaaaaaaaaaal! [Buzzfeed]
Real talk: Both Ami and I are obsessive Tetris players. We both play Tetris on our iPhones on our travels to and from work. It’s my subway escape. I have mastered how to play while embarking and disembarking from the train and I can play virtually anywhere. Ami’s high score (she’s only been playing a couple of months) is 205,746. Mine is 568,600. I’ve played no less than, like, 13,000 games on my phone. Like, my phone might as well just be for Tetris and text messages. I, uh, might have a problem.
It occurred to me that Tetris might not just be a game of fitting shapes into other shapes originally invented by Russians (true story): It might also be a metaphor! For life! And love! And so Ami and I have come up with a list of 13 rules of Tetris that also apply to dating. Keep reading »