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July 13, 2008 - July 19, 2008 Archives

  • July 18, 2008
    If you're ever in China you have got to hit up Translate server error. Best food EVER. Then we'll grab a bite at 404 Not Found [adfreak] NOTE: I don't actually know if that's a restaurant or what. Anybody that can read it feel free to add. Thanks Jason, a problem has been... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2008
    This is a time-lapse video taken by NASA's EPOXI spacecraft from 31 million miles. It's pretty awe-inspiring. Halfway through the moon makes an appearance. You know, just to say what's up. In other lunar news: tonight's a full moon, so go check that shit out. But remembe... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2008
    The Dark Knight Joker Poker set is a limited edition that ships in August and costs $85. This unique collectors' item includes a deck of 54 prop replica Joker cards (as seen in The Dark Knight film!) and a standard "playable" 4-suit, 54 card deck defaced by The Joker. Also inc... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2008
    Remember the picture of the Chinese military on Segways as part of an anti-terrorism exercise? Well it turns out there's a whole bunch more of them performing various drills. And I've posted them here for your viewing pleasure. This is one of the group practicing their synch... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2008
    Cesare Bonizzi is a 62 year-old Capuchin monk who sings heavy metal. He was drawn to the music after going to a Metallica concert 15 years ago and has loved the style ever since. His second heavy metal album, "Misteri" (Mysteries) has just been released. In a sign of Brother... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2008
    This is a working prototype of the futuristic Nike's Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II. This is not the shoe worn in the movie, it's the prototype from which the others were made. Oh, and it isn't a pair, it's just a single shoe. They were originally called "Slamba... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2008
    This is a picture of a steampunkified R2-D2 made by Deviant Art user Amoebabloke. Because, let's face it, steampunk and Star Wars are a match made in heaven. Like crabs and Old Bay. Or beer and liquor. Or my penis and coworker's coffee. The point I'm trying to make is thi... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2008
    Some guy opened his laptop to make a repair and found a rogue keylogger up in that mother. What could this mean? I called Dell tech support about it, and they said, and I quote, "The integrated service tag identifier is there for assisting customers in the event of lost or mis... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2008
    Kidding, it's not really a DeWalt edition rifle, it's just an M-16 some guy modded to look like one. Apparently, it's supposed to look like a nail gun. I'd just picked up a new (to me) M-16 and was in the process of fixing it up a little. It needed new furniture anyway, so I... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2008
    The Connect-A-Desk is a $40 hands-free laptop desk that hangs from your neck. It was designed to make you look cool and I think it's safe to say it's working perfectly. My tipster, Kenny, had this to say about the device: hey man, saw this on thinkgeek, and figured youd fin... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2008
    In a departure from their typically cryptic watches, Tokyoflash has just dropped a line of easier to read analog models from Nekura. That's three of the them there, but there are five in total, so hit the jump for high-res pictures of all of them. Each sells for $85, has an e... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2008
    First there were cat wigs, then dog wigs, and now, baby wigs. Baby Toupees are "small wigs for small people" and cost $22 apiece. Thankfully these weren't available when I was a baby or my mom would have bought them all. Baby Toupee: $22. F***ing your kids up for life: pric... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2008
    This is a short video of an asscap riding a jet ski in a hot tub. It's every bit the epic failure you'd expect. The whole time I was waiting for a cruise ship to come along and crush the dumb bastard to death, but my prayer went unanswered. Something about God hating me. U... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2008
    This is what Batman's Tumbler might look like as a Transformer. I say "might look like" because I'm pretty sure the real Transformer would be more piratey. You know, with a patch and peg-leg. Make sure to check out the high-res picture, including info, here. And since the Da... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2008
    Terry Childs, 43, is acting like one and refuses to give up the password he created that is effectively blocking all access to San Francisco's new multimillion-dollar network. Why did he do it? Possibly because he was on the verge of canning. Childs has worked for the city f... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2008
    Remember Optimus "Scrap Metal" Prime from a couple weeks ago? Well here's some more. Scrap metal art that is, not Optimus Primes. Geekologie loyalist Julian spotted some of Metal Park's work at a street fair in NYC over the weekend and took some pictures. The artists make a... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2008
    This is a video of a non-Newtonian fluid on a metal sheet set atop a subwoofer. It's pretty cool to watch. In case you forgot (or never knew) what non-Newtonian fluids are, I've copy/pasted some Wikipedia below, and posted another video of some people running across a pool o... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2008
    There was a time in my life that started when I turned 21 and ended on June 15, 2007 when I would get drunk at the bar everyday at 11:00 A.M. and watched The Price Is Right. And if you think I'm joking, sadly, I am not. Anyway, this is a picture of Stephen "Woz" Wozniak, co-f... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2008
    Tempest Storm was born in 1928 by some other name and was stripping by 1950. And guess what -- she's still at it. And, oh, I just puked a little. "I don't just get up there and rip my clothes off," she says. Indeed, the 80-year-old burlesque queen takes her clothes off ve... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2008
    We've seen Tetris shelves, mirrors, decals, waffles, and even another set of ice cube trays, but here comes another. Because, well, I love Tetris and I love drinking. Both hold a very special place in my heart. A place I go when my wife starts blathering about the rough day ... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2008
    This is how not to use a drive-through ATM. Now I hate to sound sexist or anything, but this is quite clearly a woman's doing. So what if the only people in the truck were a guy and his 10-year old son? His wife probably demanded some cash before allowing them to leave on t... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2008
    Pope Benedict XVI is now sending messages of encouragement to pilgrims (you know, the people that ate with the Indians) via SMS texting. The first message was sent this morning and reads as follows: Young friend, God and his people expect much from u because u have within you... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2008
    Whee, two Millennium Falcon posts in a row! I bet all you readers out there with Millennium Falcon fetishes are Kessel Running out of your minds right now like you're on glitterstim spice thanks to all the awesomeness I so selflessly provide for you. As you can see, we've got... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2008
    This video is a little older, so you may have already seen it. But if not, you're in for a real treat. If you have seen it already, you're in for fond memories of a treat eaten awhile ago. It's a time-lapse video of some guy building a Millennium Falcon LEGO set. Not the 5... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2008
    Evan, a 5-year old from Whoknows, Orcares, got a Transformers cake for his birthday. As you can see, it's fairly well made and features a lead-based Transformers logo on top. But don't eat the figurines, Evan, or your fifth birthday may transform into your last. HAHA AHAH! S... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2008
    The iGiveUp is a Bluetooth handset in the form of a gun. You just put the barrel in your ear and pull the trigger to make and receive calls. There's an Instructable if you want to make your own, and it's not too complicated. The concept may or may not have been developed by ... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2008
    There's nothing funnier than when some asshat tries to rob a pizza joint and ends up getting knocked the f*** out. Especially when his wig falls off and an employee realizes it's her dad. As Stephanie Martinez was getting money out of a cash drawer, a co-worker, Rudy Sandoval... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2008
    If there's one thing that's sad, it's the death of a pet. Followed distantly by $1.2 billion plane crashes. And, while we've already posted another picture and video of the crash, here are some nice close-ups of the now infamous wreck. Pretty sad isn't it? I think so. Of c... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2008
    The gCubik is a little 10cm (~4 inch) cube designed by Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) that can display 3-D images via integrated imaging technology and its multiple sides. The NICT wants to significantly improve the display quali... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2008
    Remember those Scout Trooper smashing devil-women from last week? Well, as some of you had guessed, a video released yesterday proves it was, in fact, fake. Turns out the dude was in on it the whole time and they were destroying the doll because it was already broken and they... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2008
    The shouting vase is a $79 jug that you yell into after you stub your toe on the coffee table or your wife cooks your eggs the wrong way. It drastically reduces the volume of your screaming, as is evident from the scientific picture in the bottom right. Turn your loudest, m... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2008
    Argentinian scientists are collecting cow gas in an effort to understand how the methane produced by our bovine brethren is affecting the global solar cooker we call earth and its atmosphere. As one of the world's biggest beef producers, Argentina has more than 55 million co... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2008
    We've all heard the stories before: some kid crawls into a claw machine trying to snag a free prize. Until now we just had to read about, but here comes the video! Note to parents: no matter what your paternal instincts are telling you, a claw machine is not a suitable babysi... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2008
    Remember last week's story about Iran Photoshopping their missile launch pictures? Well it turns out that several other individuals, inspired by the fine work by yours truly, have taken to Photoshopping their own versions of the picture. Hit the jump for several more, and if ... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2008
    If there's one thing I learned from watching every single episode of Magnum P.I., it's that I want to live in Hawaii and drive a Ferrari. If there are two things I've learned it's that I want to live in Hawaii and drive a Ferrari, and then lick Tom Selleck's chest hair in the ... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2008
    Some dude made a paintball sentry that automatically detects moving objects and lights them up (with paintballs, not light, silly!). It's pretty freaking impressive. Skip to 2:00 to see an impressive distraction test, 3:30 to see a kid on a trampoline getting destroyed, and t... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2008
    If there's one thing I know, it's fashion. So believe me when I tell you that these hats are totally gonna be the new paisley. The Bang-Go is a hat made for women and men with bangs that want to wear a hat but don't like the wear they crush their precious hairstyle. Bang-Gos... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2008
    Ah, it seems like only yesterday I was a college freshman in the dorm puffing on a tinfoil pipe and blowing the smoke through a dryer-sheet filled 20oz bottle. Good times. Which could have been better if I had a wicked N64 pipe at the time. But I didn't. What I did have was... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2008
    As many as 29 people may have partial vision loss as the result of a laser light show at an outdoor rave near Moscow last week. Several have experienced vision loss as high as 80 percent. Attendees said heavy rains forced organizers to erect massive tents for the all-night ... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2008
    eBayer noli.tumi may have purchased hot pink hair extensions and fake eyelashes in the past, and even dabbled in selling jewelry, but now she's going for the gusto and selling her brand new 3G iPhone. Oh, did I mention it's cursed? And that she's asking $8,180,000.50? When I... / Continue →