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May 25, 2008 - May 31, 2008 Archives

  • May 30, 2008
    You may have heard of Jeff Peckman, he's that lunatic in the picture (looking even spacier than the father of LSD) that's trying to get Denver to put together an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission to deal with alien encounters and the subsequent probings. Well now he's convin... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2008
    The Peenandgo is a urinal for women. Because flowers and singing, moving clowns just don't cut it for chicks. The unit was designed by Chen-Karlsson and has a ball in it to prevent splashing or something. I thought it was pretty questionable, but I guess they're catching on ... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2008
    This is a self-parallel parking car that engineering students at the University of Toledo built. It's pretty clever. I mean it's so simple that even women could conceivably parallel park. But I'm pretty sure my wife would still find a way to smash up every car around her, dr... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2008
    This is a flame-throwing wheelchair built out of a golf car and Marine rescue helicopter seat. It can do 20 MPH and shoot flames up to 15-feet. I need one. You know, for the zombie apocalypse. Unfortunately it's a one of a kind piece built by some guy that goes by Lord Humo... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2008
    Torrell LLC has recently released a line of Nintendo themed urban clothing for sale. It's expensive. I'm digging some of it, but freaking t-shirts are $50 and the jackets (like Bowser there) are $200. So it's too rich for my blood. Especially since I've been thinning it wit... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2008
    The $33 million Wallypower 118 is the boat of my dreams. Its 118 feet are powered by five engines -- 2 diesels for tooting around the marina, and 3 jet turbines, for pirating at over 70 MPH. At top speed it guzzles a liter of fuel per second, which limits the range of its 22 ... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2008
    The Evolta Robot is the mascot for Panasonic's new Evolta batteries. He's cute, has a wonky eye, and can climb. The company says the new battery cell -- called Evolta, combining "evolution" and "voltage" -- can keep gadgets running 20 percent longer than offerings from rivals... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2008
    From The Gods Must Be Crazy 3 department come these photos of a rare uncontacted Amazon Indian tribe. As you can see, they're none too happy about the flying apparatus that's come to kill them all. The photographs of the tribe near the border between Brazil and Peru are rar... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2008
    The Pacer Suit is a musical instrument that looks like a goofy spacesuit (because that's what it is) that I would never, ever wear -- not even if I lost a bet (I'd just renege and let them beat me up or cut my fingers off). The Pacer suit receives electro impulses that appea... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2008
    A group of wackjobs in New Mexico are claiming they have allergic reactions to Wi-Fi signals. "I get chest pain and it doesn't go away right away," alleged Wi-Fi allergy sufferer Arthur Firstenberg told KOB-TV. The Santa Fe city attorney is checking to see if the Wi-Fi signal... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2008
    We all know Han Solo blasted Greedo first (wiki link) and it was a travesty when they changed it in the re-release. And we also know Han was the first to blast Carrie Fisher. So what's up with the shirt? Per my tipster, Jon: Great, now that we all agree George, give me my fr... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2008
    Ever wanted to be a bat boy? Me too, but the local minor league team said I couldn't because of my club foot. So I'm going to have to settle for making my own ultrasonic batgoggles (not to be confused with lobster-vision). What you see above is a homegrown device that enabl... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2008
    Edward Smith has sex with cars and doesn't care if you think he's a demented perv (which he totally is). The 57-year-old Washington state native first had sex with a car at age 15, and says he has never been sexually attracted to people, female or male. And he feels no need ... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2008
    Remember when you went to your friend's birthday party in kindergarten and he ended up hitting you in the eye with a huge wooden dowel because he had no idea where the piñata was? And then you yanked the thing out of his hands and beat him in the head with it until his parent... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2008
    'Flavor tripping' revolves around the "miracle fruit" (Synsepalum dulcificum), a little red berry that, after eaten, changes the perceived taste of things eaten afterwards. "The cause of the reaction is a protein called miraculin, which binds with the taste buds and acts as a ... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2008
    If there's one thing I hate in the world it's robots. And that hate is only trumped by cute little monkeys in laboratories controlling robots with their brains. F'ing a. So yeah, a bunch of scientists that deserve to have their diplomas and lab jackets revoked have taught so... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2008
    iRobot, best known for selling Roombas (the vacuuming robots) and Loojes, (the ass-cleaning robots) has partnered with Metal Storm (the purveyor of 1,000,000 round/minute superguns) to create a robot that just made me destroy the back of my pants. The 250 pound vehicle is alle... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2008
    This is a steampunkified USB drive that comes to us all the way from Russia. As you can see it's got all the typical steampunk necessities, namely brass and copper. No actual steam though, that would be ridiculous (and dangerous to carry around in your pocket). Say, have I e... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2008
    This is a video of a cellphone in a microwave. If you're going to watch it, watch it before you read past this sentence. You didn't listen did you? You're just going to keep reading without watching the damn movie. Fine, but the spoiler is coming right after this colon : ce... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2008
    So those crazy fonadanters on the Food Network's Ace of Cakes recently made a Star Trek cake and posted pictures of it on Trekmovie.com. But some Trekkies weren't happy with the result. 6. sean - May 25, 2008 THIS IS A DISASTER I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY PUT SCOTTY IN THE NAVIGAT... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2008
    Well it's no Princess Zelda or vagina couch, but some guy named Jon that lives in the St. Louis Park area recently posted on his area's Craigslist looking for some help beating Guitar Hero 3. I need help beating Raining Blood on Hard, and the last 2 sets on Expert starting w... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2008
    Well folks, the 7-year old, $19 million shitter aboard the International Space Station is acting up. Although truthfully they've only had problems with the urine collection system. The solid waste part is still holding it down (thankfully), but there's no telling for how long... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2008
    Remember Aiko, the life-like wheelchair-bound robot woman that slapped you if you tried to touch her boobs? Yeah, that was wrong on every level possible. Well here comes another robot companion for men -- Lisa, the Perfect Woman. She can allegedly cook dinner and I really ho... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2008
    This is the bedroom of a Mega Man fanboy who painted it look like Bubble Man's level from Mega Man 2. This is what the bedroom of my old apartment looked like. Three months of measuring, stenciling, painting, and retouching well spent! The guy that did it also does covers... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2008
    Forget tasers ladies, the No-Contact Jacket is where it's at. The No-Contact Jacket is a wearable defensive jacket created to aid women in their struggle for protection from violence. When activated by the wearer, 80,000 volts of low amperage electric current pulses just bel... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2008
    This is allegedly the world's first solar-powered speedboat, the Dutch-built Czeers MK1. The 33-foot aquatic transportation device is capable of doing about 30 knots (~35 MPH) and is powered entirely from energy generated from its 14 square meters of photovoltaic cells. No wo... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2008
    The $7,500 Thermal Imaging Camera from Fluke combines "both a visible light digital image with an infrared one, producing a single view that lets you get an immediate visual temperature may of whatever you aim it at." It was designed primarily for an industrial work environmen... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2008
    on This is the car stereo salesman at Best Buy doing his best to pawn a new car stereo off on some chicks. Okay, so there's no real sale going on. The girls just start dancing to some song on one of the radios, and dude decides to show them what he's made of (spoiler: he's m... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2008
    Remember the story we posted about the man who regrew the tip of his finger after having it cut off in a model airplane propeller? Yeah, that guy totally shouldn't have been allowed to work in a hobby store. Well now the infamous "pixie dust" is being used again -- this time ... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2008
    Let's face it: records are round and made of vinyl. The ATTIGO: TT is the brainchild of Dundee University student Scott Hobbs and is basically two digital turntables (with waveforms displayed) that allows DJ's to "loop, sample and scratch wave forms just as you would a record.... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2008
    Wow, and I thought my roommate's Cheeto and pube keyboard was bad. He's got nothing on this guy. It looks like he's trying to burn his house down. Hrrm, let's dive deeper into the mind of the psychopath behind this epic grossness by analyzing the picture. Evidence: He lik... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2008
    Well folks, I miraculously survived three days of trying to kill myself with the drink (one more miracle and I'm eligible for sainthood). So here I am -- unrested, unshaven, generally unkempt, and ready to post. I hope you all had a good holiday weekend, it's great to see all... / Continue →