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October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008 Archives

  • October 31, 2008
    While The Superficial Writer has been doing his patriotic duty posting hot celebrities in their Halloween costumes, I get stuck with a bunch of goofballs dressed as iPhones. What the f***. Anyway, I like the dog one. All the others suck, except for maybe the baby seat one. ... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2008
    Dennou AR Figures were released in Japan earlier this month by Geisha Entertainment. It's a software package bundled with a special cube and paddle that you move in front of a webcam to interact with your make-believe lady friend. Mostly I think they were made so you could lo... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2008
    The elderly: they're wrinkly. AND highly desirable to perform in homemade gangster rap videos. Who would have known? Not me. But apparently Michael Alfinez, 18, from Lake Worth, Florida, was in on the secret. The youth is serving 18 months in jail for abusing the elderly a... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2008
    Ah, Halloween. The holiday where I dress up like a ninja turtle and all the girls dress up down to see who can wear the least amount of clothes possible. And they still have the nerve to tell me to watch where I'm swinging my nunchucks (I'm Michelangelo, damnit!). Well, to... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2008
    A giant LEGO minifig maxifig washed up on the beach of Brighton, England a few days ago, and nobody knows where the hell he came from. The Lego man is 6ft tall in red, yellow and green. It is presumed to have washed up on the beach, but whether it has come from a cargo ship ... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2008
    The end is nigh: luxury screen cleaning fluids -- for the flatscreen television owner who has everything, except a freaking brain. They come in two varieties, EazyCare and OneClean, and cost $32 and $24, respectively. WTF! AM's specially developed water-based screen cleaner ... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2008
    So apparently what scientists are dubbing the 'Cave of Crystals' was discovered 1,000ft beneath the Chiihuahua Desert in Mexico. Up to 170 giant, luminous obelisks - the biggest is 37.4ft long and the equivalent height of six men - jut across the grotto like tangled pillars of... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2008
    The "Find Me If You Can" lingerie line from Brazilian designer Lucia Lorio comes with a GPS-uplink unit inside so you can catch your woman jumping some other guy's bones if she's really stupid and don't know there's a brick-sized piece of electronic equipment conspicuously sewn... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2008
    This is a video of a guy singing Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller acapella using 64 clips of himself making all the different noises. I was impressed, and you could clearly tell it was a labor of love. Probably illegal love. Thriller as a 64-Voice Acapella [collegehumor] ... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2008
    That's right folks, thanks to ThinkGeek's $100 DIY Plant Twitter Kit, now even your houseplants can Twitter their little photosynthesizing hearts out. Once the kit is assembled, connect it to the Internet through the built-in ethernet jack, jam the leads into the plant's soi... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2008
    The Lounger is a $9,600 floating chair that will be on display at Britain's Stuff Live gadget show this weekend. Inventor Keith Dixon, of Sussex-based Hoverit Ltd, said he was inspired as a child by the anti-gravity Landspeeder vehicles in the "Star Wars" films. "The sensa... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2008
    A Japanese man has started a petition to allow humans to marry comic book characters. And no, it's not The Superficial Writer. Just kidding, it totally is. I am no longer interested in three dimensions. I would even like to become a resident of the two-dimensional world. ... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2008
    This is a little art gallery of Transformers that didn't make the cut. Transfailures, if you will. They're still scary as hell though, and I've always suspected my vacuum was a robot in disguise. Which is why i smashed it into a million pieces. And guess what? The broom an... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2008
    The Samsonite OBAG is a rolling suitcase in which the two compartments remain level with the ground while the unit is pulled along. Because, let's face it, dizzy clothes are unhappy clothes. It can also easily be dragged up stairs or thrown down an elevator shaft. Unfortunat... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2008
    Just in time for Halloween comes a DIY article on how to stuff an LED into a LEGO minifig's carved out head. It isn't too complicated, so if you have some LEDs lying around you could make a pretty sweet LEGO Halloween diorama tonight and be ready for tomorrow. And, honestly, ... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2008
    Welding a bunch of flatware together to make a table, brilliant. As you can see, it's got all the standard utensils like forks and butter knives. Oh shit, and the other ones that have the little bowl at the end. Those. This limited edition table/sculpture by Objection Des... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2008
    The SawStop is a circular saw designed to prevent you from cutting all your fingers off. Personally, I think fingers are overrated. The blade carries a small electrical charge. This charge is continuously monitored by a digital signal processor. When contact is made, the hu... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2008
    Nearly 20 years after the original, a guy has developed an open source Gameboy made with fairly basic components. If you're interested, you can actually buy a kit with all you need here for $250. Or, if you're MacGyver, you could just make your own with a handful of paperclips... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2008
    A Romanian man genius is trying to sell his 25-year old wife online. Why? Because that's the best goddamn idea I've ever heard, that's why. Alex Cretu, 20, who lives in Bucharest, hoped to get around $8 million but has lowered his price to $6,000 for a quick sale. His ad on ... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2008
    TMCO is a metal products manufacturer in Lincoln, Nebraska, that, for a recent open house, programmed one of their factory robots to act as bartender. Although, truthfully, he doesn't actually pour your drinks for you, he just operates the tap and demands tips. Seriously,... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2008
    The Cartrider was designed by Jaebeom Jeong and combines a shopping cart and trike. That way you can do your shopping faster, and while seated. Alternatively, you can just use one of the motorized scooters that grocery stores have available for disabled patrons and play the g... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2008
    Your company got Youtube access blocked? Well fear not intrepid Geekologie reader, because now you can download AC/DC's latest music video "Rock N Roll Train" to watch in Microsoft Excel. Oh happy day! It's hands down in the piss poorest low definition I've ever seen, but I ... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2008
    The Compumpkin Cube cake is the lovechild of a companion cube and Jack the Pumpkin King. You can tell because, instead of the little hearts in the center of each side, it has testicular looking pumpkins instead. First of all, the bottom tier is Chocolate Devil's Food cake a... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2008
    Not only does this moron have a sarape tacked to the wall as a window treatment, he's got a freaking computer duct taped to his nuts. Now why is he not being electrocuted? And, more importantly, who the hell took the picture? $20 says it was his mom. Caption Contest: Naked ... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2008
    Tuttuki Bako is a new video game where a player interacts with the device by sticking their finger in a hole. Your finger then appears on the LCD screen, and you can make contact with the characters in the game. If you can even call this a game -- all I saw was some chick fin... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2008
    Not cool with viewing space from the cramped confines of a tiny dildo? Well how about the 360-degree views offered from the "Fishbowl Spaceship". The company, founded by iD software (Doom, Quake) chief John Carmack, plans to build this far-fetched space bubble next year, ai... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2008
    That's right, what you're looking at is some nasty bastard coughing, and the resulting air turbulence. Sick! Schlieren photography involves shining collimated light past a knife edge onto a target, and variations in the refractive index of moving air create "shadows" of a s... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2008
    Won Park folds dollar bills. And so do I. But while he folds his into Star Wars and Star Trek ships, I fold mine in half the long way and give them to strippers. Obviously, we're equally talented. That's a $3 Millennium Falcon in the picture being pursued by what I suspect ... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2008
    You've probably seen this video before, but I hadn't. Does that make you better than me? Oh fo sho. Anyway, it's some guy that has sneaking acid onto planes down pat, rambling about a UFO siting in Chicago last winter. He reminds me of the rainbow lady, if the rainbow lady ... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2008
    Jeff Chabotte is a Back to the Future fanboy and somehow managed to get his hands on Griff Tannen's BMW 633 HoverCar from the second movie. Unfortunately, even after a complete restoration it still doesn't hover an...Jeff -- what in the f*** kind of pose is that? Fan Restores... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2008
    Attack of the Show's Olivia Munn recently appeared in a Halloween spread for Complex Magazine's October issue. As you can see, she's looking pretty good. I mean I'm not dying to write home about her, but I might fire off a quick email. F*** it, I'm texting. Hit the jump for... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2008
    In 1997 Pilot Andy Green went 763mph in the Thrust SuperSonic Car, and now, 10 years later, is building a car that will potentially hit 1,000mph. And, hopefully for him, nothing else. "Bloodhound isn't just about building a quick car," Andy told us. "Our main concern is edu... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2008
    Daito Manabe is probably a masochist. And definitely a weirdo. What does he do? He tapes electric stimulators, looking like the same type used for electroshock therapy, to his face, and syncs them with his music so his involuntary facial contortions match up with the tune. ... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2008
    West Hollywood resident Chad Michael Morisette, Alanis's talentless brother ( just kidding, no relation -- that we know of) hung a Sarah Palin effigy in front of his house as a Halloween decoration. Oh, and he also has a McCain mannequin coming out of a ring of fire. Accordin... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2008
    Great. NEC's Tasting Robot, the diminutive bastard originally designed to assess wines, has now assessed humans -- and determined they'd taste delicious. It's all pretty straightforward tech: stick a bit of nosh in front of the robogourmet's infrared spectrometer and it analy... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2008
    Lamborghini, for some unknown reason, gave the Italian State Police a ridiculously policed-out 560hp 5.2-liter V10 Gallardo. I suspect it has something to do with not uncovering their illegal business practices, but that's purely my own speculation (and 100% fact). I'm not su... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2008
    Call me crazy, but I think this whole internet thing is really gonna take off one day. And, quite possibly, Buckypaper. It may just look like a turd wafer, but it's actually a paper-thin series of (carbon nano)tubes. Buckypaper is 10 times lighter but potentially 500 times... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2008
    Geekologie songwriter in residence brentalfloss is back at it, this time with a ditty called "Super Mario World", sung in the style of "What a Wonderful World". And, as a longtime Louis Armstrong fan and guy who drank his weight in gin & tonic (I hate gin) in New Orleans last ... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2008
    Well folks, with Valentine's just around the corner I figured I'd do a bunch of holiday-related posts this week. And what better way to get things rolling than with some dude's L337 pumpkin carving skills? Congratulations to Ray Villafane, a sculptor for DC Comics on his win ... / Continue →