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August 31, 2008 - September 6, 2008 Archives

  • September 5, 2008
    Despite containing drivers with notoriously small packages, women really are turned on by exotic sports cars, according to a study recently conducted by British insurer Hiscox (!). To test the theory that high-performance cars get people hot, Moxon had 40 men and women listen... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2008
    Orlando Payano is a Queens truck driver that doesn't like paying tolls. So what did he do? Simple, he jerry-rigged a license plate flipper. Apparently, Orlando Payano mounted his license plate on a hinged piece of metal then ran an attached cable through his cigarette ligh... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2008
    A Star Wars fan and culinary artist wanted to make a Star Wars-y dish, but was reluctant to eat any of the cool characters. The solution? You guessed it -- Jar Jar. Jar Jar Binks was easily the worst thing about The Phantom Menace. If I could create a scrumptious salad out o... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2008
    This is a video of basejumper Hans Lange vampire suiting around in Norway. Everything goes smoothly until his parachute fails to deploy properly and he ends up tumbling down the mountainside until he's stopped by a tree. He caught it all on film thanks to a helmet cam. Hans,... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2008
    The Enterbell is just that, an Enter key doorbell. Pretty straightforward. No ess curves required to understand this one. Unfortunately, it's currently only a concept created by Li Jianye. Wait a minute -- a concept? How hard is it to glue an Enter key to a regular freakin... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2008
    Is your scooter just not geeky enough for you? How about turning that bad boy into a mobile hotspot? This how-to shows building instructions for putting together a scooter that doubles as a roving wireless hotspot, GPS device, pirate radio station, and even has enough juice t... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2008
    Remember when we posted that Microsoft was finally gonna stop taking it up the Vista and combat those "Get A Mac" ads? Well here's the first one, featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld. It has a shoe theme. And, while I did like the commercial, I didn't get the commercial. ... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2008
    Mad scientists at Stanford have created helicopters that can teach themselves to fly difficult acrobatic maneuvers simply by watching another helicopter perform them. Start building that bunker. The dazzling airshow is an important demonstration of "apprenticeship learning," ... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2008
    If a large meteor hit earth because Superman is dead or we couldn't blow it up like in that movie Armageddon which totally did not make me cry when I watched it. Watch the video for death and destruction set to Pink Floyd, sweet! CG Animation Shows What Happens When Large M... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2008
    Ah yes, rocks and eyes. I mean, what a perfect match. Enter "Sparkle", a contact lens with tiny Swarovski crystals encrusted around the edge. I've got to admit, this has got to be the most brilliant eye-care product I've seen since pepper spray. Seriously, what could go wro... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2008
    Hate driving in traffic? Get a job where you don't have to commute. But for the rest of us, the ones that live 8 miles from work and spend 50 minutes getting there, there's the, uh, Metro. No wait, there's an iPhone application. Yeah, it's called Mobileyes and it can access... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2008
    The Gun O'Clock is similar in design to this alarm, and puts a new spin on the "annoying as all hell" alarm clock market. When the "Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi" alarm sounds, a target pops up and you have to shoot the bullseye enough times to stop the noise and reset the target. The... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2008
    Remember when the Macbook Air came out with that commercial of the computer fitting in an envelope and that singer that I think I want to have sex with singing that song that's really catchy? And then how people actually started making laptop envelopes like the one in the ad s... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2008
    See, being a loyal Geekologist pays off. You make something cool, and presto -- your work appears on the greatest geek website created since my dad invented this series of tubes. Geekologie reader and deviantart user =NES--stil-the-best (aka Justin) creates art based on some ... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2008
    This is how not to win a Capoeira fight. It really got me thinking -- If I'm ever in a real fistfight, I'm pretty confident my opponent will break me like the pasty little Eloi that I am. Unless, of course, I happen to be packing a taser and don't deep fry my own scallops try... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2008
    In a story that harks back to Captain Sneakapeak and the case of the missing cameraphone, comes this story. 37 Pakistani prisoners at Camp Jail were found to be hiding cell phones in their bodies. All but seven were easily removed. The seven that didn't come out so easily we... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2008
    A 50-foot robotic spider, which has been sitting dormant on the side of an office building since last night, is going to come alive on Friday and destroy the everliving shit out of Liverpool. Weighing 37 tons and standing 50ft high, the spider is currently clinging to the si... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2008
    So Jenny, The Bloggess, got a box in the mail from LEGO to celebrate their anniversary or a new line or something. But when she opened the box and pieced together the parts they formed....an army of trannies! Despite a plethora of the pink dress tops and female haircuts, not ... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2008
    Worried about developing carpal tunnel? Get a job where you don't have to type. But for the rest of us, there are wrist rests. This $15 set includes one hand and foot and is sure to get a rise out of undead coworkers. Of course, if you actually do work with zombies you shou... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2008
    Scientologists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Florida are building the world's most powerful magnet. When finished, the fridge rapist "will reach a power of 100 tesla when it's complete, which is a whopping 67 times more powerful than the magnets in a typica... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2008
    I know what you're thinking, "damn yo, it's about time for some more delicious fondant". Well I couldn't agree with you more. And to herald in our rubbery new overlord come these wicked cakes from Flickr user chocmocakes. As you can see, that's Rafael there, complete with fo... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2008
    The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has a new exhibit in which children (and those of us that refuse to grow up) can interact with living dinosaurs. And by living dinosaurs, I obviously mean a guy dressed up in a costume. Speaking of which, were any of you inappr... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2008
    Mmmm, looks delicious, doesn't it? Sure does. Self proclaimed Trekkie and Krispie Bob Prior built various Star Trek sets out of Rice Krispie boxes. Why? Because they're goddamn delicious, that's why. His 50 models include the Starship Enterprise, its command bridge and c... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2008
    Done in the same style of untooning as Mario and Jessica Rabbit comes Michael Jackson. In celebration of his 50th birthday, Photoshoppers set out to create a non-surgically enhanced Michael Jackson. As you can see, he looks like a handsome, middle-aged black man. And not a, ... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2008
    This is a video of 11-year old Mackenzie disassembling and reassembling an AR-15 in less than a minute. Her father made the video as a PSA to let any middle schoolers out there know that, if you break little Mackenzie's heart, she's gonna murder your whole family. Once Again,... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2008
    Willcom recently displayed a new phone at the 2008 Good Design Expo in Japan. But it doesn't stream classic 70's porno flicks or have a built in taser. Nope, The Kuma Phone just comes in the form factor of a teddy bear. The sick thing is the company actually wants to make th... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2008
    Need a new pair of sunglasses? Looking for an 80's pair that screams "I love Microsoft and don't care if I look like Billy Joel's grundle"? What you're seeing is the only pair of 1980's Hot Green Microsoft sunglasses around! A reliable source said these were only given to ... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2008
    The DJ Mobile was built by Dutch artist Olaf Mooij and looks like the lovechild of a subcompact that f***ed a rocketship. The deafening piece was inspired by a song called "God is a DJ" and the Pope-mobile. I'd prefer the bulletproof bubble myself, but I have a lot of enemies... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2008
    There's an art exhibit running in Hollywood until September 7th entitled "I Am 8-Bit" that features a bunch of old school gaming inspired art. If you're in the area you might want to check it out at: Wonder Storefront Gallery, 6650 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA. But if you c... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2008
    If you're anything like me you made the mistake of getting your girlfriend pregnant because she told you she was a millionaire. And now you're stuck with two (she told me she was worth at least $500,000 the second time) ungrateful teenagers that want to go to the mall everyday... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2008
    Some guy's wife called him to tell him she was having problems with their home printer/scanner. And, even after walking her through how to push the power button, it still didn't work. Finally, the guy comes home and opens the scanner bed. Hello ant colony! You know, I think... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2008
    Google, in its attempt to dominate all markets, is launching a line of automotive rims today, Google Chrome. I didn't really read the article, but I'm sure they're expensive and we'll see them in rap videos. EDIT: Ha, turns out Google Chrome is a web browser. On the surface,... / Continue →
  • September 1, 2008
    Happy Labor Dabor Day! Now don't let me catch any of you working. That especially goes for any police officers in the area -- I'm gonna rob a bank! UPDATE: Haha, banks are closed on Labor Day. Oh well, on to plan B. UPDASTE: miSISON ACCOMlplished! ILove yous !! Ssee yuou t... / Continue →