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December 14, 2008 - December 20, 2008 Archives

  • December 19, 2008
    Julian Beever is a sidewalk artist that specializes in realistic 3-D renderings when viewed from a particular viewpoint. This is one such piece, and Christmas themed to boot. Who knew Santa lived in a secret underground lair beneath a mail receptacle? That's some serious Dan... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2008
    Want to carry a little companion cube with you wherever you go? No problem, thanks to Etsy seller donsolo's $22 companion cube keychains. Made with geeky love from .100" thick reclaimed aluminum. It measures 1.25" x 1.25" (about 3cm x 3cm). The surface has a brushed finish th... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2008
    MINI recently ran an augmented reality advertisement in several German automotive magazines (Auto, Motor und Sport, Werben & Verkaufen and Autobild). You head over to the MINI website, flash the print ad in front of your webcam (while doing a striptease -- ladies only, please)... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2008
    Majel Roddenberry, widow of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and voice of Starfleet computers in every version of Star Trek including the upcoming J.J. Abrams movie, passed away yesterday from complications from pneumonia. She was 76. Even before she married Star Trek creat... / Continue →
  • December 19, 2008
    That's right folks, Burger King has come out with a cologne. Appropriately named Flame, 5ml bottles cost a staggering $4 and allegedly contain the intoxicating odor of flame-broiled burger. Mmmm. On firemeetsdesire.com, Burger King takes pains make satire of the "sexy is s... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2008
    Three people in Japan have died after trying to use a robotic foot massage machine on their necks and shoulders. In the most recent case, a woman removed the cloth cover of the machine and ended up strangling herself when her shirt collar was caught in its massage rollers. T... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2008
    Somebody is auctioning off a custom painted Star Wars Wii on eBay for five hundred pieces o' eight. It comes with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, but not when you call it. This Wii Features: · Custom Black Case! · Eighty-Five (85) Fiber Optic Stars · Some ... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2008
    Oh man, I love these. And unicorns really do spear little forest creatures like that, it's true. I've seen 'em do it with my own two eyes. Well, one eye -- one of those f***ers got me! Sadly, this awesomeness isn't for sale, which is a crying shame. Because gory macabre an... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2008
    With Jesus' surprise roller-skating party just a week away, I thought I'd spread some holiday drunkeness in the form of beer bottle Christmas trees. This first one is made from 1,050 bottles, and there's a video after the jump of a Heineken tree with over 2,000. Also, I added... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2008
    A husband and wife team of stupid idiots named their son Adolph Hitler Campbell because, damnit, sometimes beating your kid just isn't enough. "Heath Campbell said he named his son after Adolf Hitler because he liked the name and because "no one else in the world would have th... / Continue →
  • December 18, 2008
    Unfortunately, it probably doesn't look that awesome since you can't read any of it. So click HERE to see the whole thing and all the awesoments that make the world cool. In 300 B.C., years before the birth of black Jesus, Aristole postulated that all good things were made ... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2008
    So apparently World of Warcraft players are discriminated against for employment, according to an f13 discussion forum. Which, let's face it, is practically a legitimate news source (not unlike Geekologie). I met with a recruiter recently (online media industry) and in conv... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2008
    My brother Frank knows classy shit when he sees it, and this is living proof. Personally, I can't remember the last time I had 100 Crown Royal bags, but that's because I drink too much. Did that make any sense? It shouldn't have, I've been drinking. For $350 ebay seller mis... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2008
    And what an R/C tank it is too! The 6ft, 550lb beast is a 1/4 scale replica of a German King Tiger and operates via two 500-watt, 24 volt motors, capable of pulling a car. Complete with a 2ft gun and functional turret, the tank is clearly ready to destroy at its operator's co... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2008
    Remember the Lord of the Rings candy battle? Yeah, those orcs looked freaking yummy. Well here comes another sweet (!) gallery, this time of all gingerbread geekery. There's something for everyone, so hit the jump for a bunch more deliciousness. Then get inspired and make y... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2008
    Brentalfloss, Geekologie's resident songwriter, known for such hits as Mega Man 3 with lyrics, and What A Wonderful Super Mario World, just dropped another single on this bitch, this time with a Tetris-theme. It's a song about the iconic block game being for women. Which may ... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2008
    A Missouri State student returned to his dorm room only to find his XBox 360 had been stolen. But one of the controllers had been left, and was still picking up a signal. So, using the peripheral, the gamer was able hone in on the stolen console. Ketsenburg, who lives in Hut... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2008
    Okay, so apparently that last pair of gloves I posted for using touchscreen devices suck because your fingers get all cold. Boy was that a stupid product design. But apparently these DOTS gloves will still work AND keep your digits nice and toasty. They work via those magica... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2008
    VIDEO IS NSFW Well, after that last post I need a little pick-me-up. And what picks up the Geekologie Writer? Haha, you all know me too well, NSFW boobs (read: bare ones). This is a European Siemens commercial for a $900 washing machine that features a bunch of bare-breaste... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2008
    17-year old Daniel Petric shot both his parents, killing his mother, for taking his copy of Halo 3 away from him. You can hit the link to read the story of how it went down, but I don't feel like copying it here. Lawyers for the accused delivered a brief statement at the openi... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2008
    The lightsaber (which was made from part of a photography flashgun) that Mark Hamill swung around like the Star Wars Kid in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back recently sold at auction for a cool £133,000 (~$206,000). Some other stuff from the movies sold as well, but for ... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2008
    Apparently the Russian patent office granted a trademark to resident doucheweed Oleg Teterin, a man who now allegedly owns the rights to the ;-) emoticon. WTF! But critics doubt the trademark's legal basis as the emoticon has been in the public domain for years. "I want t... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2008
    I love the way he starts crying for his mommy and slapping the TV like that'll magically make the screen uncrack. Remember: they give you wrist straps for a reason -- they make pretty bracelets! What a Wiimote to the TV Actually Looks Like [gizmodo] Thanks to Julian, who doe... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2008
    What would a week on Geekologie be without another watch from Tokyoflash? A hot day in heaven, that's for sure. Anyway, the Tokyoflash Waku ($130) is the latest from the wily watchateers. Waku's wrist band, uniquely positioned between the frame and LEDs, is designed like a b... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2008
    The Alfred Hitchcock The Birds doll is a genuine Barbie, manufactured by Mattel and everything. It's not just a doll that somebody modded in their basement (although by all means feel free to do that yourself). Dressed in a re-creation of the stylish green skirt-suit worn b... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2008
    Scientists have found what they believe to be the world's oldest and least circular spider web, encased in a piece of amber. It's allegedly 140 million years-old. "It's not a striking, perfect web," Braddy said. "(But) this seems to confirm that spiders were building orb webs... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2008
    We've already seen a R/C helicopter with an automatic shotgun attached, but, as the Constitution explicitly states, radio controlled vehicles with firearms attached are everyone's God-given right. Enter the .45 handgun-copter, just in time for the holidays. Which, incidentall... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2008
    This is a MacBook (Mac triBook) concept that has two additional fold-out screens for more desktop real estate. It also features a trackpad that stretches the entire length of the main console. Whee! Of course, it's just a concept, so you're probably thinking to yourself, "f*... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2008
    The $23 Etre Touchy gloves are handwear designed for using your iPhone or other touchscreen device in the harsh months of winter. They're just gloves with the index fingers and thumbs cut off. Which *SPOILER ALERT* you can do yourself to any pair of gloves, even $5 ones. Ha... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2008
    It's a fact: in a barfight you want to be wielding a nice glass bottle. Or a heavy mug. Or a pool cue. Or a handful of darts. Or a knife. What you don't want is a paper bottle. You try papercutting an enemy and he's gonna to choke you out. And God knows what he's going t... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2008
    A new Versace hotel in Dubai is going to feature an air-conditioned beach. Ha, and all this time I thought beaches were supposed to be hot. A system of heat-absorbing pipes and giant wind blowers will "keep tourists cool in the searing 40-50C (104-122F) heat." Soheil Abedian,... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2008
    John Henry and Desirai Labrada (PsychoVandal and SickNdehed, respectively) met playing Halo in 2004 and are now getting married in a Halo themed wedding at this year's Otronicon gaming convention in Orlando, FL. They met when she lived in New York and he was in Florida. She'... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2008
    Who wouldn't boot in Hard Dick Mode? Photo [photobucket] Thanks to twatz0r, who, despite sending a tip, still called me a dick.... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2008
    This is a preview for 'Fanboys', a movie about a group of nerds that want to break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. But, as a guy whose been there, I've got to tell you: not all that exciting. Oh, and porn dungeon. Wait, make that alien porn dungeon. The dude's a freak. ... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2008
    Let's face it, rap and LEGO go together like heavy metal and Lincoln Logs: they were freaking made for each other. So it comes as no surprise that somebody went and remade a bunch of album covers with LEGO minifigs. Am I right? Am I wrong? Am I drunk on a Sunday night? The... / Continue →