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Throwbabies for the Holidays

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone, you need look no further than our friends at Throwboy. We’ve long been supporters of these awesome pillow. Heck, I admit to having every one of them ever made. I am really excited about their newest product: Throwbabies. These things are just – dare I say it as a dude? – adorable.

All of your favorite chat sayings have been hand-sewn onto tiny replicas of the original Throwboy pillow. Personally, I need the N00B one, the WTF one and the FML one. These little gems are only nine dollars each, or three for twenty-three bucks. They’ll make excellent stocking stuffers, yo!

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iPhone Coasters


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Pixie loves hanging out in my den. I have several Geeky things scattered about, including my new coaster set. These particular coasters come from Meninos, and have designs on them of popular apps you would find on the iPhone or iPod Touch. They’re lightweight, even with the padding on the bottom to keep them from sliding around.

If you check out the website, there are several unique home decor ideas. I have the Mac folder placemats in addition to my coasters, and am planning to purchase the iPhone-looking deck of cards as soon as the entire set is available. You’ll find doormats and computer cases and throw pillows. There are hangers and lamps and magnets. Oh my! I just noticed that there is a huge “Coming SOON!” section… holy batman. I see some salt shakers that will look perfect in my kitchen. Let’s not forget to grab the birdhouses and knife holders. I’m not going overboard here, am I?

Geeking out your office or home isn’t as difficult as it used to be – even a year ago. There are millions (okay, maybe a couple hundred) of websites out there dedicated to the hard-core technology enthusiast in you. You can decorate to your heart’s content – as long as you don’t plan on finding a girlfriend any time soon. I’m not currently in the market for one, so I plan to keep on buying as many of these cool little doo-dads as I can.

Pixie may appreciate all of the Mac things lying around, but Wicket doesn’t. He’s a Linux dog, and turns his nose up every time I bring in something new. He’s waiting for me to grab some Tux doo-dads for his area of the room, I think. I have severalThrowboy pillows in here. What more could he ask for?

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Throwboy Pillows – Win One Today!

Each week, we do a contest on our new(ish) Contests page. We’ve sadly put them on the back burner recently, due to working so hard on other projects. The good news for you all is that we’re reviving the contests, and having a great time with them! If you have ideas for future Twitter contests, or are a company interested in donating prizes, drop me a line!

This week, you have a chance to win one of two Throwboy pillows. Two winners will be chosen at random, and each will be able to choose which of these awesome little pillows they will have sent to them! The contest itself is simple to enter:

  • You must be following me on Twitter @chrispirillo
  • You have to Tweet the following: @chrispirillo #throwboy [Your Entry for What You Would Do]

That’s it! Honest! Seriously! Now, to be clear… make sure you don’t actually put the words [Your Entry for What You Would Do]. You need to exchange that, and tell me what it is you would do with/for a Throwboy! Be creative – and make it fun! Please keep all entries PG, though. There are a lot of younger people out there!

Even bigger news is that the folks at Throwboy have agreed to run this very same contest every other month! So if you don’t win this time, hang in there until September’s contest!

Good luck to everyone. 🙂

Throwboy Unboxing


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People email me all the time, and I get back to as many of you as I can. I received an email a week ago from a local entrepreneur, telling me about the Throwboy pillows! I couldn’t place my finger on it, but I knew that I had heard of these. Once I went to check out the website, I realized that I have these same pillows on my wish list! I fired back a reply email, and ended up having some of these sent to me!

I got to interview the brains behind Throwboy recently. Throwboy is a speciality throw pillow company that caters to niche technology and geek culture. They’re all hand-sewn, and they’re just totally and completely cool!

Choose from the Icon collection, the Chat collection, or grab yourself the RSS Icon pillow. I have a feeling it’s going to be hard for you to choose just one. I’m going to have my Throwboys lined up on the couch downstairs… but I think I may just keep a few here in the office. You just never know when an opportunity will present itself, allowing me to hold the WTF pillow up in front of the camera… or the NOOB one… or maybe even the OMG one.

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