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Under the Tree Treasures · For Him


Men’s cologne inspired by the one-and-only Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek.

Is your special man a very social animal with a blatant disregard for the ‘Prime Directive’? Is he passionate, stubborn and brimming with sexual confidence?

Well, set your Phasers to stunning because Shirtless Kirk Cologne for Men is the perfect gift for that Star Trek fan on your list.

The legendary James Tiberius Kirk knew that sometimes there is just too much awesome to be confined within that form-fitting Starfleet uniform. He wasn’t about to let his attire hinder his ability seduce the ladies of the universe, jump into hand-to-hand combat situations or conduct diplomatic relations with alien species.

This cologne presents a refreshing citrus tone with an earthy finish, also tenderly blended with exotic, yet familiar fragrances create a scent that is truly irresistible.

Grab a bottle of pure sexuality for your man and boldly begin your own Mission!

Official Star Trek Store – Shirtless Kirk Cologne for Men ($29.99)

You go slow, be gentle. It’s no one-way street…you know how you feel and that’s all. It’s how the girl feels too. Don’t press. If the girl feels anything for you at all, you’ll know.

– Captain James T. Kirk

Under the Tree Treasures · For Her


Plan your next trip around The 'Verse with these Blue Sun Travel Posters

While you’re spending time in your bunk, why not dream of some of the most amazing places in the ‘Verse?

These fantastic and amazing travel posters will inspire you to travel to the Eavesdown Docks for some shady dealings on Persephone; or to head to Jaynestown on Higgins’ Moon to see the rebuilt ‘Hero of Canton’ statue and partake in some hearty Mudder’s Milk.

With two different sets of 5 posters your favourite Browncoat can dream of the day when they too can set out on an interplanetary adventure. And at such an affordable price you won’t have to smuggle an entire ship’s worth of cattle to order them! – Blue Sun Travel Poster Set ($29.99)

“Sihnon isn’t that different from [Persephone]. More crowded, obviously, and I guess more complicated. The great city itself is… pictures can’t capture it. It’s like an ocean of light.”
— Inara Serra, Serenity

SurlyGurls Give Thanks For Our Favourite Pop Culture Contributors

As the Americans celebrate another successful harvest with football and food, we SurlyGurls would like to give thanks for these entertainment icons and their outstanding collection of contributions to the Pop Culture landscape.

The following purveyors of Pop have inspired us from a very young age and have had a huge impact on our love and appreciation of creative media. And for this; we give thanks!


Andrea’s Thank-you:

Dinner and a Movie was the big birthday treat when I was growing up and my first trip to the movie theatre was for my 4th birthday – the movie was E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. I was all dressed up and dragging along my beloved E.T. doll. I love this movie. I could watch over and over. The friendship between Eliot and E.T. is beautiful, the film is touching and genuine and skilfully crafted. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want an adorable alien botanist as a friend! This one theatre trip ignited my passion for movies and the movie-going experience as a whole, despite the fact there may or may not have been a mini (major) emotional breakdown when E.T. gets sick.

Jaws was also hugely popular in my house growing up. Between my brother’s consequential obsession with sharks and me and my sister’s secret crush on Matt Hooper, that movie was in the VCR non-stop. It was responsible for three kids running around the house singing sea shanties and proclaiming we were going to need a bigger ­(insert just about anything and everything here).

Jurassic Park was another big movie-going experience for the family. We all piled into the car and drove over to the local movie theatre. We were there SUPER early in order to get tickets. We waited in line for over an hour, and then crammed into that packed and humid theatre. I mean, I remember the first time I saw the TRAILER for this movie!? A commercial!! It was during the Oscars and I thought I would die of anticipation long before the June 11th release date. I will never get sick of this movie. Ever! In fact, the scene when everyone first gets a glimpse of the Brachiosaurus eating from the treetops is so incredible; I still get goose bumps!

Ironically, I put off writing this article for a couple hours because Jurassic Park was on television… also on another side note; this movie still holds my record for most theatrical viewings.

Whitney’s Thank-you:

My biggest thanks to Mr. Spielberg is probably for writing The Goonies. That movie is one of those classics from childhood that just kind of stays with you throughout your life. The people I met in college, and who became my best friends, and I were brought together by our love of that movie – it’s how we refer to ourselves. We really were a bunch of misfits and outcasts brought together to fight the evils of Journalism school. Having said that, the man has given us so many memorable, thought-provoking, emotionally-charged movies it’s incredible! E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was the first movie I ever saw in the theatre and the first character I ever fell in love with – this extraterrestrial creature was so sweet and kind and friendly. I had to sneak out of my house and defy my mother (which was a ballsy move back in the day) to see Jurassic Park – and it was worth it. Who else could make a ripple of water so terrifying? His work has to be some of the most iconic, quoted and referenced in the world.
Goonies never say die!

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Conspectus · Sci-Fi Cupcakes!

Prepare for some scrumptiously geeky treats! If there is something we Surly Gurls love it’s Science Fiction… and CUPCAKES! So, we’ve put together a gallery of a dozen seriously awesome sci-fi themed cupcakes! All of the fun yet none of the calories!!

It’s win-win… except we do really want to eat up all those delicious, delicious calories!! Mmmmmmm!!!!


Korina over at Wild Streak Treats made these cupcakes for her friend’s birthday. Yet we would trade them all for a hand phaser, or a good solid club. On second thought, these are too delicious to trade for any weapon!


Keeping with the Star Trek theme, we’re jumping to TheRealJim down at DeviantArt who created these as part of a #StarTrekking DeviantArt assignment. Seven of Nine, you are so sexy in cupcake form!


Vivian created these incredible cupcakes for her husband’s birthday!! Her blog-o-rama has tons of up close and personal shots of all of the cupcake characters. What she has done here should make HER the Hero of Canton!!

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Home Sucks! Top 10 Vacations You’ll Never Take

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

Traveling is one of the greatest things we as human beings do. We explore and wander and experience everything that our amazing planet has to offer. But, wouldn’t it be great to do all those things on a different planet altogether? Here are the planets we would most like to visit. Hurry up and get Virgin Galactic up and running Mr. Branson!

10. Fhloston Paradise (The Fifth Element)

Okay, so not technically a planet, rather the coolest cruise ship ever. You’re greated like you are in Hawaii with beautiful girls giving you fancy flower necklaces and then are whisked away to your luxurious room to freshen up. We imagine the food is outstanding and we all know that the entertainment is top notch. As long as no one shows up and starts shooting the place apart, it’s the greatest vacation we’ll never have.

9. Magrathea’s Factory Floor (The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)

Nothing would be more awesome than getting to design your very own planet. Not to mention just riding through the factory with Slartibartfast would be insanely inspiring. Seeing all those planets being created would be the single most amazing experience. The rest of the planet seems to be an icy hell with a whole lot of portals, but if that is the way they kept their planet factory a secret, so be it. We’ll give it points as well for the wicked planets and moons that can be seen from the surface.

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Whitney’s Love Letter To Firefly

So yesterday I read an article about Sean Maher, and his revealing that he is gay on his new show ‘The Playboy Club’. (

The ensuing words of support and love from the rest of the ‘Firefly’ cast on Twitter reminded me of why a show that lasted only one season has become such a big part of who I am.

Some people think that letting a television show influence the person you are is a laughable thing. They think that your life must be empty of anything else, which is far from the truth, at least in my case.

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