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April 6, 2008 - April 12, 2008 Archives

  • April 11, 2008
    NapTV is a little stool with a flatscreen built into the underside you can lie underneath it and watch cartoons before your afternoon nap. It is pretty much the awesomest damn thing I've ever set my eyes on. I love how in the picture they show a kid sitting on top reading a b... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2008
    Carmine Sodora is an accountant. A genius one. Why? Because he posts up in bars and does your income taxes for you. Sodora founded Tavern Tax in 2005. For 10 weeks leading up to the April 15 deadline to submit U.S. income tax returns, he brings his tax-filing services to ... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2008
    This is a foosball table created by GRO design and Tim modelmakers. It's called '11 - The Beautiful Game', because 11 is the number of players on each team (not including humans), and it's beautiful when you kick somebody's ass and they have to buy you a beer. The table is go... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2008
    The Di Grisogono Meccanica DG watch looks digital, but is purely analog. Only 177 are being made, and each contains over 651 parts. The mechanically operated digital display of the second timezone shows tens of hours, single hours, tens of minutes and single minutes, al... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2008
    Kit-In Box is not exactly what it sounds like. I thought it was going to be a box you order that comes with a kitten (like a Cabbage Patch doll, but furry and alive). It's not. It's a little wooden bed that clamps to the side of your desk so your feline friends don't sleep ... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2008
    Sony's new line of E4000 LCD's were designed with wall aesthetics in mind. Sony's pushing its new Picture Frame Mode and four "blend in frame colors" hard as its looks to differentiate the 32- and 40-inch Full HD LCDs (and a wee 26 inch of unspecified, sub-1080p resolution) f... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2008
    IKEA, best known for their sweet coffee table that I bought, has turned the Kobe Portliner Monorail of Port Island, Japan into a traveling showroom. As you can see it looks like someone threw up all over the place. It will remain that way until May 6th, so if you're in the ar... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2008
    Remember the story about the Stealth Bomber that crashed in February? Well here's the aftermath. I know, it's almost too sad to bear. What was once a wicked $1.2 billion technological marvel is now a burnt-out shell of its former self. *sniffle* I hope we can all learn a v... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2008
    This isn't the first miniature Panzer tank we've featured on Geekologie, but it certainly is the most plywoody one. Kettering University mechanical engineering student Will Foster built the 1:2 scale tank using plywood, a three-cycle diesel engine, and a bunch of other random ... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2008
    I don't even know what to say about this. It's a jean skirt that you put your mouse and mousepad into. That way when you're computing it looks like you have your hand up a skirt and you're clicking around like a crazy person. What in the hell are the matter with these people... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2008
    The EMT Wireless Paintball Sentry Turret is just what I need to keep those damn neighborhood kids off my lawn and out of my flowerbeds. The $1959 setup includes the paintball turret, a substantial tripod base, CO2 tanks, a color CCD camera with video transmitter and a wirele... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2008
    Security briefs are underwear that have a nasty stain in the back and a hidden Velcro compartment in front to stash your valuables. They cost $10 and are pretty gross. The idea (I presume) is that the shifty maid cleaning your hotel room will go through your bags looking for ... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2008
    Here at Geekologie we've already seen several different cellphone watches, but they looked like shit. This one doesn't, and I would wear it. The Van Der Led WM2 Cellphone Watch comes out on Monday (April 14th) and will cost $471. "It's got a tiny 1.3-inch, 260k color touchsc... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2008
    This is a picture of Don Corleone holding his cat. It's made from the entire Godfather script in varying shades of black (and a little red). A 24" x 30" poster will set you back $14, an unsigned giclee (limited edition of 1,000), $100, and a signed giclee (limited edition of ... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2008
    Another Star Wars rap song with music video. I'd heard the song before (by mc chris), but never seen a video (which is made from clips of the movies appropriate for the current lyrics). It helps. But I still can't get past the sound of his voice sometimes and why he's rappin... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2008
    Up for auction on eBay are a pair of custom painted "Nintendo All-Stars" Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars Hightops. The pictures are of a pair that the seller made for a friend, but if you win the auction he'll paint you some, any size, and with any custom touches you want incl... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2008
    Who uses wheelchairs? People who are too weak to walk, people with legs that don't work, and me if the grocery store has any complementary motorized ones (my legs tire easily). The common denominator here is walking, or more specifically, a lack of walking ability. So why no... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2008
    This video has been around for a while, so you may have seen it already. And if you have, that's awesome, you should definitely mention it the comments section. I saw it some time ago myself, but not with this guy's voice-over, which made it better. It's probably NSFW though... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2008
    Admittedly we've seen some really freaking ridiculous and expensive watches here in the past, but the Day&Night watch from Romain Jerome takes the cake for the least bang for your buck. It has a Tourbillon movement that only tells you if it's day or night. All this for $300,0... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2008
    These are two Indiana Jones (well one Indiana, one Henry) figures available from PansonWorks. Each costs $30 and would look awesome on my bookshelf. Damn, I just love that Indiana. I was so inspired by the movies that I actually took an archaeology course in college. I had ... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2008
    This is the Walther NightHawk BB Gun. As you can see it looks like they threw on every extra peripheral possible. It's got a flashlight, red dot sight, muzzle compensator, microwave, and I think I saw a hot tub. Okay, so no microwave. Still, it is pretty sweet looking. Unfo... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2008
    Well ever since yesterday when the ick-factor was ramped up with (fake) baby chocolates and disgusting health drinks, the grody tips have been pouring in and making me even sicker. This is one of the lesser ones -- women's breast milk cheese from France. Allegedly Le Petit Si... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2008
    Hell yes that's a dollhouse. A dollhouse with a television. Brett Foster, whose daughter loves dolls, made one for her, and is now selling the 1:12 scale sets online for about $200. You can connect whatever you want to it, including a receiver, DVD player, X-Box, PS3, etc. e... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2008
    The Face-to-Face tandem bike is the brainchild of Taiwanese inventor Chen Yugang. It took him about a year to work out the logistics and build the thing. His new bicycle can be ridden face-to-face, conventionally or even back-to-back as the seats rotate and the gears can be... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2008
    The Defender Hoodie is bulletproof (and questionably stabproof and taseproof). It comes packed with "2mm of Type IIA bulletproofing, enough to stop a 9mm full-metal-jacket round at a velocity of 1,090 feet-per-second." Unfortunately it costs $600 and doesn't have any bulletpr... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2008
    The pizza.com domain name sold at auction over the weekend for a staggering $2.6 million. It fell short of the price paid for vodka.com ($3 million) and the 1999 sale of business.com for $7.5 million. It was sold by Chris Clark, a man who registered the domain name 14 years a... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2008
    Now we've seen a lot of awesome freaking commercials here at Geekologie, but this one may take the cake. It's for the $600 Beamz Laser Music System (Beamz Lazer Muzic Zyztem was already taken). It's basically six lasers, and anytime you break a beam with your fingers/hands a ... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2008
    Okay, since the baby chocolates turned out to be a hoax, submitter beefytee decided to really ramp up the creepy, disturbing factor to an 11 with this tip. If you've recently eaten lunch or are about to, save reading it for later. Placenta 10000 is a jelly drink. With plac... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2008
    This is the Shirtless Bandit. He likes chips and watching Netflix rentals -- but not his own. He just steals them from his neighbors. After having to file multiple Netflix movies as "lost in the mail" I began to get suspicious that there was more than just a careless mail... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2008
    If there's one thing I hate about going to work, it's the lack of comfortable places to sleep during my afternoon siesta. Enter the Nappak Sleeping Cube. It's an inflatable cubby where you can stretch out and doze to your heart's content. Not exactly a cube, but that's okay.... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2008
    The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest is held every year at Purdue and requires contestants to complete a simple task with a complex machine in 20 or more ridiculous steps. Last year's objective was to juice an orange into a pitcher and pour the juice into a cup. This year's was ... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2008
    Ryan, who sent this tip, wrote to let me know that Geekologie hadn't featured anything creepy in a while, and this was his suggestion. It's a baby (complete with a hose bigger than mine) made entirely of chocolate. I think the hair is a little suspect, but what do I know? I'... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2008
    I don't have a television anymore because my wife sold it for six boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and two pints of Ben and Jerry's. But if I did I may have caught Geekologie featured on BBC! Whoooooweeeee! So yeah, we're big time now. Really up there with the giants. Like And... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2008
    Shuhei Ogawara is a former city employee of Koriyama, Japan. He worked in city hall, and one day decided that it was f'ed up all the cafeteria's disposable chopsticks were going in the trash after a single use. So what did he do? What any normal person would -- he somehow re... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2008
    This is a pair of underwear available on Etsy featuring a silk-screened piranha plant from Super Maro Bros. They run $17 and are made from American Apparel undies (unworn), so they're sweatshop and scabies free. Now maybe I'm only speaking for myself when I say this, but does... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2008
    This 3-D LED cube was made by Chinese manufacturer Seekway and features a 16 x 16 x 16 grid of lights for a total of 4,096. That's a good amount. "The system is capable of displaying animations at up to 30 frames per second and each dot can be individually addressed for both ... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2008
    These are video game sprites made out of those little beads that you iron and melt together. I posted the Mario ones, but the seller has others, including some Earthbound and Final Fantasy. They all run between $4 - $5.50, so they're affordable. Of course, you can make your ... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2008
    This is a rap song made with Star Wars clips. It's NSFW. No nudity or anything, but lots of bad words and heavy sexual innuendo. It made me feel dirty. Which, for a guy who doesn't shower and eats off the floor, is really saying something. Don't say I didn't warn you. A... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2008
    This $25 tape dispenser looks like a cassette. A cassette tape! How very clever of someone. You can choose a red or green label, and both models dispense a long, thin, sticky plastic film (aka tape). I like it, it's got old school flair. If I didn't already steal six tape ... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2008
    The UFOCap is a hands-free umbrella that makes you look like a giant condom. The thing looks so ridiculous that the majority of people in the advertisement refused to wear them. Currently only available in Korea, they probably won't make it much further. I still want one tho... / Continue →