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November 30, 2008 - December 6, 2008 Archives

  • December 6, 2008
    Scientists unearthed two pounds of chronic in a Gobi Desert grave this week. The herb, which is believed to have been buried some 2,700 years ago, breaks the previous record for oldest marijuana stash by 2,700 years. The size of seeds mixed in with the leaves, along with th... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2008
    The A-10 Thunderbolt II (aka Warthog) is a plane that never fails to make me swoon. I don't know if it's the styling or the 30mm Gatling gun in it's mouth, but my god does that plane do something to me. And now the guys over at ICON Motorsports have gone and made an A-10 insp... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2008
    As a vehement hater of all things robotic, these stripper-bots have me in quite the quandary. I f***ing hate robots, but my god do I love some strippers. So, what's the deal -- should I hate them? Should I love them? Should I still tip? Haha -- like I ever tipped in the fir... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2008
    The University of Cambridge, in cooperation with a bunch of school kids, ballooned four teddy bears to 30,000 meters. Because, I mean, why the hell not? A helium balloon was used to get the bears up up and away flying to Near Space or the Edge of Space as it is known. The be... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2008
    First a real world Mario Kart video yesterday, and now a Mario Kart inspired emo song by Youtube user blinktwice4y. It's actually really freaking good. And it may or may not have made me cry. But if it did, it's only because I used to have that same Dirt Devil. :'( Youtube... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2008
    Geekologie reader Dustin got partial credit (2/5 points!) for pulling the ol' picture of a spider trick on an algebra test in college. Good looking, Dustin! It's just too bad your teacher's a dick -- I think we can all agree that spider's easily a 3-pointer. Thanks again Dus... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2008
    Wow. That poor f***er. And if you think Leonardoodle there has it rough, just hit the jump to see a UFOodle, Chickoodle, Peadoodle, Camoodle, and Dragoodle.... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2008
    The Annoyatron 2.0 is a little gadget that makes annoying noises at random so you can drive a very special coworker to the point of stabbing you and/or stealing your lunch from the communal fridge. The sounds are as follows: -15kHz (Mosquito tone) (full volume) -Cricket chirp... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2008
    Some guy named Remi Gaillard decided it'd be a good idea to rock out with his go-kart out and play some Mario Kart in real life. This is the result. The graphics left a little something to be desired, but overall, awesome! Especially the *SPOILER ALERT* running away from the... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2008
    Foosball: the sport of champions. And by champions I mean those who like to drink in dark, smoke-filled bars. Which I freaking rule at! *high-five* Whoa, watch the drink buddy. So yeah, a $1,200 foosball table with diamond plate accents. This thing is straight tacky as sh... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2008
    Loyal Geekologist Fally sent me a tip to show off the sweet-ass Super Mario gingerbread house her brother made with some friends. As you can see, it's freaking amazing. Certainly way better than anything I could ever make. And I'm not just saying that because I've never buil... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2008
    God, I wish he offered a babysitting service too. Youtube Thanks to Jake, who's used Toby's services and swears they're legit. Well, as legit as $11 storage can be.... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2008
    I can't say that I'm surprised, but apparently people are taking offense to LEGO minifigs that have been modded (by BrickArms) to resemble terrorists and Nazis. Mohammed Shaffiq of Muslim organisation The Ramadhan Foundation told The Sun the figures were 'absolutely disgusting... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2008
    This is a gallery of several different exemplary digital painting techniques (sorry, no Star Wars porn here). I posted 10 of my favorites out of the 52, so make sure to check out the full gallery for the others. Some of the stuff is seriously mind boggling. Granted, I person... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2008
    Levitating water isn't actually levitating at all. In fact, the shit's just falling. Like rocks. Rocks of water. Did that just blow your mind? It only LOOKS like it's levitating due to sorcery and, quite possibly, a little witchcraft as well. Fine, strobe lights. Regardl... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2008
    As a guy who's been playing Counter-strike since the fall of 1999, I've shot many of you poor bastards in the head time and time again. What can I say, I am the l337. So anyway, cartographer Nipper went and make a wicked Vincent Van Gogh inspired board in which all the texture... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2008
    Mmmm, space beer. It's the stuff my sci-fi fantasies are made of. Well, that, and the aquamarine breasts of alien chicks. Well now fantasy and reality collide -- with honest-to-God space beer (sort of)! The beer will be made with barley -- to be harvested this weekend -- de... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2008
    This is a Sesame Street ripoff featuring the Pot Cookie Monster. You know, because he loves pot cookies. Now as someone who's done several people's fair share of drugs in their life (do as I say kids, not as I do), I found it lacking. I question if the makers have ever actua... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2008
    The $12 Cube Clock is shaped like a cube at noon and midnight but rotates to create all kinds of crazy-ass shapes in the interim. "The largest triangle is for displaying hours while the medium is for minutes and the small triangle on the edge represents seconds." At only $12,... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2008
    The Platzhalter bookself expands in the middle as your literary collection does so you've got room to store all those delicious pages. Of course, you could just buy a bigger bookshelf. Or another one. Still, a clever idea, I'll give them that. And also, extra points for it ... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2008
    The Ice Meister Slicer isn't only horribly named, it's also a monster piece of crap that costs $70. For a molded piece of plastic. Anyway, if I haven't (or the nozzle in the pictures hasn't) turned you off already, the sled is ride-able in both the winter AND summer. How? L... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2008
    The iPhone now has over 10,000 apps, and to celebrate, somebody made a mosaic. Not exactly how I celebrate (I get drunk as shit), but a little time in front of Photoshop works too. And speaking of iPhone apps, I have like four. Including, and pretty much limited to: rotary d... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2008
    If there's one thing I love in life it's another person's misfortune. A close second is dessert. One time I was scarfing grimace proportions of peach pie a la mode in a restaurant and some guy tripped and busted his face open on the sidewalk. I whip creamed my pants. So thi... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2008
    With Jesus's b-day rapidly approaching, it's time to bust out the eggnog and nutcrackers and have a holly jolly boozefest. Am I right? And what sort of holiday spread is complete without nuts? Man, I freaking love nuts. Filberts, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, I gobble them ... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2008
    This is an officially licensed Gears of War armor suit and Lancer assault rifle. They're made by Nightmare Armor Studios and probably cost a pretty penny. I couldn't actually find the price for the armor, but the Lancer alone will set you back 950 bones of your enemies. Howe... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2008
    This is a pretty well-made mashup of Star Wars and Star Trek. It's captain Jean-Luc Picard vs. Darth Vader in an epic space battle of galaxial proportions. It's definitely worth a view. The video is almost six minutes long though, so, depending on how your boss feels about y... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2008
    Another day, another dollar. And also, a sweet new watch from Tokyoflash. The Ni is Tokyoflash's latest wristwear, straight from the streets of Japan (but not the subway -- no groping here folks). Made entirely from stainless steel with a polished finish, Ni features crisp... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2008
    $2.29 will get you a 25 gram sachet of Mystical Fire Powder. What is Mystical Fire Powder? It's powder. That you toss in the fire. To make it all mystical and shit. Sorcery yo, sorcery. The stuff makes your fire burn with all sorts of crazy colors and will stunt your grow... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2008
    Hammacher Schlongmeister, purveyor of the utterly ridiculous, is selling a gas-powered snowboard this year. Because, you know -- shit, beats me. This is the gas-powered vehicle that combines the thrill of riding a snowmobile and the freedom of a snowboard, enabling you to sur... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2008
    So I was out shooting the ol' shotgun the other day, and I thought to myself, "self, could blasting the hell out of this stump get any more awesome?" And the answer, dear reader, is yes, a chainsaw bayonet would have totally made it awesomer. PEW PEW, BRUUUM BRUUUM BR BR BR... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2008
    Want to win the ridiculously awesome Monty Python Collector's Set shown above? Of course you do. The set features a 21-disc box set with four seasons of the series, two new-to-DVD documentaries, two live performances, and six "personal best" compilations. Just head on over to o... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2008
    Some fool went and taught a robot how to play Pong. Next thing you know, the crazy bastard will teach the archangel of the apocalypse how to play Donkey Kong, and from there, well, I think you can imagine what happens next. Hint: we all die. I must admit though, I did almost... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2008
    Well, that's a lie. Actually, no it's not. *brandishing crowbar* At least not if I have something say about it! Anyway, the LHC, which was thought to only be down until the spring, may not kill us all until late 2009, or even 2010. We're saved (but still be wary of terroris... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2008
    Remember the meteor that PEW PEWed over Canada last week? Well a bunch of the fragments have finally been located by scientists. So what I'm going to do is grab one of the guys, beat the whereabouts of said fragments out of him, liberate the stones, and then sell those mothers... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2008
    The LumiTable table runner is made from woven fiber optic strands and glows while you dine in the dark. Available in a variety of hideous colors, each 63"x13" runner will set you back a costly $200, but is sure to get the neighbors talking. Talking about what a tacky freaking... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2008
    Remember the story a few weeks ago of the artist woman that wanted a webcam installed in her eyeball? Well it turns out she may have been beat to the chase (and subsequent fall and eye gouging) by Steve Mann, who is *this close* to having the procedure done. Check out the Eye... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2008
    Wow. Last week it was cooking with paste, and this week, actual balls. The Testicle Cookbook: Cooking with Balls is completely uncalled for and contains many delicious rocky mountain oyster recipes. An excerpt from the 'About The Author' section: Ljubomir Erovic has been c... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2008
    "Stack the Memory" by the Sniper Twins is a geeky rap song about computers. I thought it was pretty humorous, and definitely worth a watch. The video was very well made too. And I'm not just saying that because the twins called to tell me they've got my dome lined up in thei... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2008
    You know, sometimes you come across something that really makes you appreciate human ingenuity and dedication to a project. This isn't one of those. What you're looking at it is a 17,000 push-pin mosaic mural, a product of three revisions and a total of two and a half semeste... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2008
    Two gay penguins at Polar Land in Harbin, China have been stealthily stealing eggs from straight couples and replacing them with rocks. Brilliant! But the deception has been noticed by other penguins at the zoo, who have ostracized the gay couple from their group. Now keepers... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2008
    As the angel of holiday cheer, I felt obligated to post these pictures of some chick cosplaying it up as Caitlin Fairchild from the Gen¹³ comic book series. Honestly, I had no idea who Caitlin was, but now I can safely say that her image is burnt into my retinas. Literally,... / Continue →