After many years without a doormat, I finally decided to join my neighbors and placed one in front of my door. For a while I considered purchasing the Barcode, New York City Manhole Cover or LED Invaders doormat but decided to ape my neighbor who has a small rubber brush doormat.

In its generic state, the doormat looks pretty boring and since the rubber pellets look like a grid of pixels, I decided on cutting some Space Invaders aliens into it. After five hours of cutting with an X-Acto blade I ended up with what you see above.

Consideration was also given to Pac-Man and a Super Mario scene (that would have been painted on). Pac-Man wasn't 1337 enough and the Super Mario scene involved spending more money on paint so those ideas were discarded. This Super Mario Goomba mat is pretty sweet though, perhaps I should have gone for a Goomba or a Koopa Turtle. Next time...