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March 30, 2008 - April 5, 2008 Archives

  • April 4, 2008
    This is a coffee mug designed with a thin wall at the top that's slightly curved to conform to your lips. Now, you know how much I hate to brag, but I can drink like a grown up and don't have any problems with a regular mug. But if you're one of the people out there that can'... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2008
    This is a music video for Camphor's song "Castaway". It was made with Playmobile (LEGO's less modular bastard competition) pirate sets. I'm posting it because: 1. I liked the song 2. I love toys and videos with toys 3. I love pirates 4. I am a pirate 5. I'm dating a n... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2008
    Is escaping your home in case of an emergency too easy? Need more of a challenge escaping during a fire? How about adding the Defendius Door Chain from Art Lebedev (maker of the Optimus Maximus). As you can see it's a maze. A maze of death. By fire. No word on price or if... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2008
    A company is selling printer paper that can be used to make temporary tattoos. You just Photoshop yourself a wicked skull and crossbones or unicorn, and you're good to go. Once it's printed you just need to apply an adhesive sheet to the printout and smooth out any bubbles. W... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2008
    Sadie Jones died five years ago and was buried with her most valuable possession -- her cell phone. Now her grieving widower, Frank Jones, claims to be receiving text messages from beyond the grave. Shortly after his wife's death, Frank claims to have had a missed call on h... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2008
    This isn't a gadget or gizmo. It is, however, awesome. It's an elephant painting a picture of an elephant -- holding flowers! Now I'm not saying that this pachyderm is smarter than a human, but it's definitely smarter than all my friends. Who, if you must know, are a rag-ta... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2008
    Sustainable Dance Clubs are designed to reduce the outside energy needed to get your groove on in a dimly lit room with a bunch of other people grinding "all up on that ass". The first is opening in Rotterdam this weekend and features a dance floor that harvests dancing energy ... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2008
    Remember the disposable camera taser from a month ago? Well it turns out a kid got busted after making one and bringing it to school. Shocking (!), I know. He claims to have gotten the instructions on the interwebs (but not from me, I just linked to the DIY page). The boy was... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2008
    This is a trailer for a Legend of Zelda movie that was apparently made by IGN as an April Fools' joke. What in the hell is the matter with those sick bastards? Sure the World Of Warcraft thing was awesome, but joking about Zelda? I've killed people for far, far less. I'm tr... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2008
    Selfy the Easybed shares its name with a hooker I used to frequent when I was with my first wife. But this one isn't a bucktoothed whore, it's a bed that makes itself. Displayed at the ongoing International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, it's the brainchild of Enrico (Su... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2008
    Well in the pictures after the jump they look all white. Admittedly, in that picture they look gray on top. But I digress. They have headlights in the toes. Pioneer is a concept shoe that coverts kinetic walking energy into electrical energy. There's a tiny battery that cha... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2008
    Here's a clever advertisement spotted in New York for the upcoming Star Wars movies being shown on SpikeTV starting tomorrow. As you can see it's a bunch of lightsabers and the text "Use only in case of Sith." Well isn't that some shit? What if you're being mugged by a non-S... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2008
    Bento is a Japanese single portion packaged meal, often compartmentalized and with some artistic flair thrown in for good measure (and to make kids want to eat it). This Mario-themed bento is a good example. My wife has been obsessed with them for quite a while, and is always... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2008
    I know what you're thinking -- the Geekologie writer has lost it and is posting fuzzy pictures of a scrambled skin-flick on Cinemax. Well, you're wrong. What you're actually seeing is a picture of two million plastic beverage bottles -- the amount used in the United States ev... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2008
    This is a picture of a scary webpage you can go to where that creepy woman there follows your cursor around and freaks you out. It works, I am freaked. I actually got so scared that I tried moving the cursor around erratically in an attempt to break her neck. But alas, cybor... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2008
    Maybe you've seen this video before, because it's been around for awhile. But you know what? Suck it! *Does that stupid wrestling thing where you X your hands over your genitals* So, yeah, I didn't mean that. Anyway, this lawnmower has a secret. And that secret is the pow... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2008
    The Brazilian tree Copaifera langsdorfii (aka the diesel tree or kerosene tree) produces a natural diesel fuel that requires very little filtering (one pass through a coffee filter) before it's ready for use. Just kidding about the coffee filter thing, I don't know what it tak... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2008
    There's a lot of things I'd do for awesome surround sound. These things include, but are not limited to: selling myself in the back of a U-Haul, lying, stealing, cheating on my taxes, drinking a gallon of milk in under an hour, and jumping out of a tall tree. However this D+S... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2008
    This Pole-Dancing Alarm Clock looks like an utter piece of crap, a lot like the USB Stripper. It costs $40. What do you get for your two Jacksons? Product Features: • Spinning Pole/Dancer • Music • Time • Alarm Awesome. So she swings around to the tune of some chee... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2008
    Mike Stimpson is a UK based photographer that recreates famous photographs using LEGO. This one is Lunch Atop a Skyscraper, from the 1932 photograph of the building of Rockefeller Center (see actual photo after the jump). Looks good. Reminds me of the Brick Testament, just m... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2008
    The Walking Bike was designed by Max Knight (not to be confused with Max Rook or Max Bishop) and has a wheel of shoes instead of the traditional metal and rubber. I swear I've seen this idea in a movie or something. Anybody else remember that? Anyway, the thing actually goes... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2008
    Tel Aviv University student Amit Kagian has created a program that can detect female faces and features that will be considered beautiful by most people. It uses 98 parameters that showed up in the faces ranked most beautiful by 30 test subjects, including facial symmetry, h... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2008
    HAHAHAHHH!! Did you read that title I wrote? Do you get it? Because I don't. I asked my roommate if he thought it was funny but he just swung his bong at me. So I guess it's not. Oh well. Anywhichway, these are 30th anniversary Space Invader pillows. They're available fo... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2008
    Kyocera recently announced it has created a printhead capable of printing 1,000 A4 pages per minute at 600 x 600 dpi (~17 pages/sec!). That seems pretty damn fast. I can't recall the last time I needed 1,000 pages a minute, but it's for commercial applications anyways, and I ha... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2008
    Blizzard recently announced a console version of World of Warcraft is in the works. It's called The Molten Core and gameplay consists of ogres, fire monsters, and other nasty f***ers duking it out in the center of the earth (I assume). "Blizzard got its start in console ga... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2008
    The Fullmoon sideboard table by Sotirios Papadopoulos (hell yeah!) has a giant, and accurate, picture of the moon on it. But that's not all! It, get this -- glows! In the dark. It's painted with a special eco-safe glowing paint that is only slightly radioactive. Not enough... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2008
    Tim Kaebisch is the 22-year-old Brewers fan behind this wicked LEGO Miller Park. It combines two of my favorite things in the whole world -- LEGO and beer (loosely). I don't drink Miller though. Anyways, Tim has been working on the design for over 7 years, and this is the mo... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2008
    This may look like the character selection screen from the LEGO Star Wars game, but it's not. It's a man's visual database of all his Star Wars figurines. As you can see he has several. Over 600, including doubles. I like his little database, you can view it anyway you want... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2008
    The Pixel Couch was designed by Royal College of Art graduate student Christian Zuzunaga and will be sold by Italian furniture company Moroso. No word on how much they'll cost, but they look like vomit. I want one badly. If you have a girlfriend like mine that's prone to puk... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2008
    I think somebody else might have sent me a tip about this video, and if so I apologize for not being able to find it again. My inbox is so jam-packed with requests for my bank account information and advertisements for incorrectly spelled dong-enhancing pills that I may have d... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2008
    This is a steampunkish Vader helmet some dude made out of an old mask bought from Disney World 14 years ago. It's looking alright. Nothing I'd have on display for every girl that came over to see, but definitely something I'd don in the bedroom for a choice few. The auction ... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2008
    Super Pii Pii Brothers is exactly what it sounds like: a virtual peeing game. It's available now for $35 from ThinkGeek and comes with a pair of underwear to connect the Wiimote to. The play mechanics are simple. Prepare yourself by strapping on the included belt harness an... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2008
    Some guy named Mike (aka Pixel Fantasy on Flickr) took some random pictures off the web and inserted video game sprites in them to ramp up the cool factor. As you can see that's some Pitfall action there in that picture. Make sure to hit the jump for a ton more, including Zel... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2008
    Treepees are tents that hang from trees. They kind of remind me of the dangling blue-balls of survival we saw awhile ago. They come in green, brown, or pink and cost $600. You just hang it from a sturdy branch, stake the four corners (if you want), and you're good to go. I ... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2008
    Remember Tron, the awesome as hell movie from the 80's where Flynn get digitized and has to fight in a computer system? Speaking of which, does anybody know where I can get my hands on one of those sweet glowing frisbee things? Anyway, long story short -- Tron is awesome, I w... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2008
    Massive Star Wars fan? More money than you know what to do with? If so get yourself these lifesized R2-D2 and C-3PO collectibles. Sideshow Collectibles' C-3PO and R2-D2 are the most authentic life-size reproductions ever available to private collectors. Available now for p... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2008
    Since I know so many of you out there love conceptually crazy buildings, here comes another -- Seoul Commune 2026. Not exactly the design I would have gone for, but what do I know? I've only won the damn commune design competition eight years running. Anyway, Green Towers is... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2008
    This is a video of a monkey riding a motorcycle. I have mixed feelings about it. While a monkey zooming around on a little motorcycle is admittedly pretty neat, I can't help but feel sorry for the little guy. I mean he's doing it right in the damn traffic. That's dangerous,... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2008
    After the homemade island debacle of a couple of weeks ago, I was reluctant to post this underwater habitat. But I'm doing it anyways in hopes of normalizing the situation and moving on with my life. For sale on eBay is a 300 square foot underwater habitat that is going to at... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2008
    Scott, a man who loves both fruit flavored sugar cubes and Star Wars, cast a Boba Fett PEZ dispenser in bronze. I made this using the lost wax casting process with an organic burnout. The material is silicon bronze. The original sleeve for the Pez broke, so I cannibalize d... / Continue →