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January 25, 2009 - January 31, 2009 Archives

  • January 31, 2009
    Get a good look folks, because you're sure as hell never gonna see it in real life. One Billion Dollar is stacked on 12 standard pallets, altogether 10 million 100 USD notes. One Billion Dollar is not so much about what you see but what you could do or not do with the money.... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2009
    Many of you have probably already seen this since it was featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show, but for those of you who haven't -- Cheers To You! Hit the jump for the much better metal-remix.... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2009
    The Google Street View team is at it once again, this time capturing a gun toting nutjob in Rapid City, South Dakota. And by gun toting nutjob I obviously mean freedom fighter. Dad? Google Maps via Google Street View Completes Tour of Real America With Dude Carrying Rifle [g... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2009
    Oh goodness, now that's a 1/4 pounder I could really sink my teeth into. Seriously -- I'm a vampire. I vant to suck your bun. Hit the jump for side and rear views -- yow yow!... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2009
    Been working on solving a Rubik's Cube for the last 26 years? Congratulations, you wasted your life. Keep at it, champ! Alternatively, get CubeCheater for your iPhone, take pictures of all the cube's sides, and PRESTO -- you've effectively defeated the purpose of playing wit... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2009
    I only made it ten minutes deep into Talladega Nights so I have no idea when or where the mention of a six-cheese nacho cheese fountain is, but that's not really important anyway. What's important is that some guy named Seth was determined to make one for his wedding, and did.... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2009
    We've already seen several examples of augmented reality here on Geekologie. Some sexier than others. And now the technology may be coming to everybody's favorite modular plastic blocks -- LEGO! LEGO will apparently be rolling out these new 'Digital Box' kiosks to select toy... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2009
    Folks, I've had a lot of really bad ideas in my life. And followed through with most of them. But that's neither here nor there, because one thing I never did was mod an inactive grenade into an MP3 player. Inside, modder Matt stuffed a 2GB Sansa Clip MP3 player. Hey Matt, ... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2009
    Remember the reporter that bared his sole to President Bush during a news conference? Well now Muntadhir al-Zaidi's famous footwear is immortalized at an orphanage in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, in the form of a giant copper shoe. Assisted by children at the home, sc... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2009
    I want one. Yesterday. Ooh, and a firetruck to power it. That way when I have children I can tell them, "Children, in the golden age before you were born daddy used to ride a water-powered jetpack to the liquor store. Now he drives a minivan. Someday you will understand th... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2009
    A Google Maps van hit a deer while out on the prowl -- and recorded and uploaded the whole damn thing to the live version of Google Maps! WTF!? The Google employee had to have known that they hit the deer but the more interesting thought is why did they proceed to upload the ... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2009
    I don't get it: I love bacon, and I love boobs, but something about this image made me want to hide under the bed and weep into my Pokemon blanket. Hit the jump for the uncensored version, which may or may not be suitable for work depending on your employer's policy on delicio... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2009
    How not to escape from a New Zealand prison: handcuffed to another dude, running on opposite sides of a lightpole. Check. Youtube Thanks to Ray Doggy Dog and chad, who could have escaped prison like it was a three-legged race.... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2009
    Ed and Nina Otto are two rich crybabies that just couldn't deal with the cancer death of their dog Sir Lancelot Encore in January, 2008. So what did the couple do? Be happy with their eight other dogs? Adopt another one from the pound? Hell no, that would be too logical. In... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2009
    Swiss police happened upon a 'marijuana plantation' while viewing parts of the countryside via Google Earth. 16 people have been arrested, and 1.2 tons of marijuana and $780,000 in cash and valuables confiscated. The plantation, measuring almost two acres, was hidden inside a... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2009
    A Virgin Airways passenger, thoroughly upset with the meal and service during a flight, took matters into his own hand, and wrote Sir Richard Branson a personal complaint letter about the experience. An exerpt: So lets peel back the tin-foil on the main dish and see what's on... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2009
    Allegedly this robo-urinal holds your junk while you pee. For once in my life I'm really praying it's a Photoshop job or some really sick art project. You know the rule about having at least a urinal of separation between you and another dude in the bathroom? Well there are ... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2009
    Are you surprised? Of course not. What's there to be surprised about? You post an article about how to hack something, and people try it. Simple as that. (Traffic Controller Bruce) Jones, who has one of only two keys to the locked access panels on the portable signs, sai... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2009
    This is probably the best looking cake we've posted here on Geekologie, and it comes to us all thanks to loyal Geekologie Reader, Jay, who had this to say about it: I made a saturn cake, I can send pics -J Damn that thing looks like it was baked full of win, am I right? Of... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2009
    I'm pretty sure by definition you can't sell yourself as a slave for a month, because that kind of negates the whole slavery thing. This guy is basically a really douche-y manservant. I mean, he's no Alfred. What we have for auction today is a slave, a very fit male slave. H... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2009
    Remember Desirai Labrada and John Henry, the couple that met playing Halo and planned on getting married this month in a Halo-themed wedding at Otronicon? Well they did it folks, the couple is how happily married and PEW PEWing away to their hearts content together. The cer... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2009
    If you want to kill yourself by driving your beautifully rusting 1987 Dodge van off a cliff, make sure you catch enough air to not end up teetering on the edge of a precipice. 34-year-old Daniel J. Lyons and his sweet 1987 Dodge van bounced down the rocky side of the canyon at... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2009
    This is some crazy-ass interactive Street Fighter game in which you actually have some limited command over what your fighter is doing by clicking on-screen buttons. All through Youtube -- amazing! Now go give it a try. Note: clicking the button to choose your opponent will ... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2009
    Want to make your own LEGO valve stem caps for your full-scale LEGO car? No problem. Take a LEGO block, hollow it out, glue in a regular cap, and PRESTO, some jerk steals them within the first week. Which reminds me, remember when you used to steal the hood ornaments off lux... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2009
    Paramount has released five new posters for the G.I. Joe movie. Their concept: poorly-framed characters on the set of a car commercial, and things are blowing up. Enjoy: Continue Reading "'G.I. Joe' Posters Using Classic Leather/Sparks/Debris Combo"... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2009
    These $40 Light Saber Umbrellas are the first to combine the coolness of staying dry when it's raining with the incredible sadness of wielding a nonfunctional lightsaber out in public. That said, I take mine everywhere. Wow, is it just me or is it raining lady-killer in here?... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2009
    That's right folks, that's a freaking cake right there -- the city of Minas Tirith in all it's fondant-y glory. Wow. Now I'm confident I speak for all of us when I say 'my God would I lay siege to that city -- with a fork!' Am I right? "Thou shall not pass....on seconds!" ... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2009
    Moss is like nature's carpet that never has to be vacuumed. So why not bring a little of the outdoors in with a mossy bathmat? Nguyen La Chanh's ingenious design is made from a decay-free foam called plastazote, and populated with three varieties of moss: ball, island, and ... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2009
    Remember the story about the children's doll that allegedly says "Islam is the light"? Well now there's a Nintendo DS game that says the same thing, thankfully discovered by BY THE SAME IDIOT THAT COMPLAINED ABOUT THE DOLL. Months ago, Rachel Jones was shocked to discover he... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2009
    This is a digital camera made out socks by Netta Amir. Unfortunately, it can only take really fuzzy(!) pictures and is kind of a pervert (foot fetish). Wanna make one yourself? Look under your computer desk -- balled up socks? Well wash them. Then stitch them together and,... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2009
    This spider-inspired robot apparently shoots webs to catch criminals in the act of cowering like little girls. Per translated German: Which like an ugly remote controlled car is in really an awake robot, which is to catch burglars, looks harmless. The Japanese robot manufactu... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2009
    Loyal Geekologie reader Anat cross-stitched this bust of Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy VIII while studying Game Design at Vancouver Film School. This is done on white Aida cloth, 22 count (22 stitches in an inch). It took 6 months to make (I was actually working on it in ... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2009
    That's right folks, the authorities in Nigeria have arrested a magic goat (which may or may not be a tree goat) suspected of theft and are waiting for the crafty bastard to return to its human form. Vigilantes took the black and white beast to the police saying it was an armed... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2009
    Fess up, which two of you is this? Google Maps Thanks to jonah, Wesche and dave, who all swear it isn't them.... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2009
    Tampon Mona Lisa (AKA Bleeding Lisa, AKA Bitching and Moaning Lisa) is just that, a picture of Mona Lisa with a bunch of tampons glued on. It's like a middle school art class/sex ed mashup gone horribly wrong. TAMPON MONA LISA uses an enlarged photocopy of Mona's face, bodice... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2009
    First of all, I am the world's biggest Zelda fan and that's that, no arguing. I mean, I'm wearing a green freaking tunic and everything. TOOT TOOTLE TOOT DOOTLE DOOT. Yeah, that was me belting one out on the ocarina. You got me, it was a skin flute, but still. Anyway two ch... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2009
    It's already been noted here on Geekologie that I have a thing for Pokemon. Now that may or may not be true, but the point I'm trying to make is that I would totally do the chick in these photos. I mean it too, I would get mad electric up on that. With a car battery. "WHERE'... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2009
    When I was a kid there were no FunSlides, we rode down the basement stairs on a baking sheet. And, goddammit, we hit the wall at the bottom and loved it. Product Site Thanks to Patrick, who glides across berber and shag with equal dexterity. Ladies?... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2009
    Ooh la la. This is a piece by Bob Turek in a series called Object Remix. speakers fiberglass mannequin hand built stereo amplifier 36" x18" x12" 2008 As part of my object remix series, this stereo forces the music source into the center of attention and creates a radically... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2009
    Damn, now why didn't I think of that? Oh wait, I did. Screw you you bearded copy-cat, I am the OG! Gold Zelda Cartridge Bling [buzzfeed] Thanks to Pablo and Jack, who can only afford silver cartridge bling because they aren't filthy rich like me.... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2009
    Chalk it up as another case of printing failure. Can you guess what happened? Apparently the printing process is mostly automatic and is printed directly from the website in edible ink. The designer didn't catch it and they tried to sell it to the purchaser. Ha, they still t... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2009
    GALLERY SLIIIGHTLY NSFW FOR A FEW WOMEN IN CONSERVATIVE LINGERIE. I have never been more confused by a picture in my entire life. I mean, WTF is going on there? I dunno, but it does remind me of the time I caught a creep trying to sniff my bicycle seat. So you know what I d... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2009
    This is an '80's looking hightop that turns into a flip-flop via a zipper. It's called a modular shoe, and it's bound to be one of the worst ideas ideas I've ever heard of. I mean, Jesus, flip-flops cost a dollar and fit in your pocket. Now here's a tip: if you're so poor yo... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2009
    These miniature looking Lamborghini ATVs by Liberty Walk Japan was recently on display at the Tokyo Auto Salon. They're available for sale too, provided you've got $20,000 to drop on an ATV (NTV?) that can't really tackle any terrain whatsoever minus really smooth pavement. S... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2009
    This presidential action figure is certainly a step above Chia Obama. Available in Japan, Action Obama comes complete with interchangeable ties, hands, and weaponry. He can hold an American flag, microphone, gun, katana, and even a lightsaber. He cannot, however, hold a bac... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2009
    This is a recent commercial from T-Mobile that is almost identical in execution to this stunt (the second video), except there's like a billion times more dancing in this one. Basically a bunch of confederates (damn you, the north!) are walking around in a train station when t... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2009
    This street-legal racecar limo is actually available for hire and can allegedly reach up to 300MPH. Of course your sissy of a driver will probably never top 65MPH, but that's because this whole idea is stupid. Unless you get a couple highspeed track runs before going to you t... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2009
    Oh man, you can actually zoom in on faces in the audience and see the snot dripping. But what you're looking at is not a single image. The photo, which was shot using a Canon G10 and Gigapan Imager, is comprised of over 200 different shots that were then combined over the cou... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2009
    Are you a bicyclist that's tired of being cut off and hit by cars? Well get a pair of these handlebar key plugs and you can at least deface the perpetrator's car in the process of getting run over. These modified handlebar plugs speak to the disgruntled urban cyclist. By retr... / Continue →