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February 1, 2009 - February 7, 2009 Archives

  • February 7, 2009
    We've featured a couple other vampire killing kits (not to mention zombie killing ones) here on Geekologie, but I particularly like this one because it's nice and discreet. Typically, it just looks like an old art print (lower right in photo), but slide the front off and TA-DO... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2009
    If it's too small click HERE for the full-size version. This has been floating around the intarwebz for a while now, so you may have already seen it. If you have, good for you -- where was the tip earlier, huh? Exactly, you're a jerk. Now buy me a beer. Wait, I want a liqu... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2009
    Typically, you don't want bags of crap hanging around for too long. But not Daniel Bennett -- he loves that shit! Now he's furious that Leeds University custodians threw away part of his doctoral work -- a 77lb bag of Butaan Lizard dung it took him 7 years to collect. "Wheth... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2009
    Go HERE to see the full-size version, or hit the link at the bottom. Wordle make pretty little word cloud pictures with the text or URL you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with di... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2009
    Oh wow, I thought this sort of thing only happened in romance novels. Apparently Wayne Robinson, went over to Dominque Fisher's house for a little sex after a night of drinking and Valium, and woke up the next morning with her name carved into his arm and a bunch of other cu... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2009
    This is a Google Street View of what is undeniably God reaching out to give a cornfield and 2320 600th Avenue, Hartsburg, Illinois a big, loving hug. Beautiful, God. Now not to criticize or anything, but you want to join me at the gym tonight? I'm doing arms. God Caught on ... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2009
    Lim Ding Wen is a 9-year old Chinese boy. But not just any Chinese boy, Ding Wen wrote a finger painting iPhone app for his younger siblings. Lim, who is now fluent in six programming languages, first started using a computer when he was two-years-old, discovered programmin... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2009
    Loyal Geekologie Reader Sheniferous decided to share his Beer Burrito with me. And, since caring means sharing, I decided to pass along the coronary infarction to you. No need to thank me folks, just dig in. We start off with the secret filling (Geekologie Writer's note: a... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2009
    That's right folks, I estimate in a few short months we'll all be able to teleport ourselves to our favorite vacation spots. Or inside a bank vault -- or the women's locker room! The possibilities I'm imagining are staggering, and, for the most part, illegal. Awh yeah -- bre... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2009
    This is a $17 ski mask from Amazon that makes you look like the Joker from The Dark Knight. Wear one to scare the hell out of people. Or barbecue in the cold. Perfect for all occasions!* *Banking Excluded Hit the jump to see a different, more traditional version that's avai... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2009
    I swear, I never get tired of watching non-Newtonian fluid fun. In this case, another 2:1 cornstarch to water concoction (aka oobleck) on a speaker. I really liked it when some of the pieces started diving out of the pool. Screw this sausage pool party, I'm outta heeeeeeeeee... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2009
    If you answered yes, I want you to leave your name and address in the comments section, as I'd like to send you some anthrax literature. You will not be saved. But, for the sake of my Pulitzer, I'll report on these devilish little bastards anyway. Available from Little Islan... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2009
    Want to know exactly where your "friends" are at all times? Well now you can, thanks to a Google Maps Mobile (and desktop) feature called Latitude. All you have to do is ask to borrow your "friend's" phone briefly, accept the invitation you discreetly send from your own, and ... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2009
    The Pocket Shark is a $7 pen that doubles as a weapon thanks to its rugged construction. For starters, it's made from the glass-reinforced plastic, Grivory, the same tough material we use in our NIGHTSHADE SERIES (of knives), and features walls that are 4 times thicker than... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2009
    Kamani Hubbard was recently born with 12 fully developed (and functional) fingers and toes. I'm jealous -- I was born with a nubbin next to my left pinky and they cut it off at birth. But the nipple on my back is still there. Nice one, doc. "It's merely an interesting an... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2009
    Let's face it, we all want our own Death Star. But how much would it actually cost to build one, today? Well, a lot. Try 15 septillion dollars. That's $15,602,022,489,829,821,422,840,226! Ladies and gentlemen, we may have to settle for the half-sized model. (The Death St... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2009
    In the latest of video game-themed attacks, a guy tried to strangle his girlfriend with the cord of a Wiimote. And I'll tell you -- he even LOOKS like the kind of guy that'd try to strangle someone with a video game controller. What a quarter-pound of fail. An Austin man has... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2009
    This is a call to Verizon in which neither of the two customer service reps that get on the phone can distinguish the difference between $0.002 and 0.002¢. Thank God that wasn't me, because I would have shot a laserbeam out of my eyes and accidentally killed the cat. No, I d... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2009
    The fossilized remains of a monster snake that used to eat the hell out of giant crocodiles and other delicious beasts have been found in Colombia. Also, a mountain of coke. Literally, I climbed it. The newly discovered type of snake, named Titanoboa in honour of its immense... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2009
    So apparently Bill Gates released a swarm of mosquitoes on an auditorium filled with smart, rich people (myself excluded) during a TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conference. Ending malaria is a particular passion of Gates's, whose Bill and Melinda Gates Foundati... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2009
    Mike Nelson (of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame) has vowed to only eat bacon for the month of February. Why? Because it's delicious. And healthy. Now for the fine print: "Bacon" shall hereafter refer to the cured and smoked fatty cuts of pork, either back, side or belly. ... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2009
    I don't get it, I put one in my nightcap before bed and I barely slept a wink. Then, just a few minutes ago, I blew a hole in the urinal during a routine bathroom break. WTF?! sleep forever pill [szymon] Thanks to Romeo, who one slept 24-hours straight. God, I want to do t... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2009
    The Pizza Pro 3000 by Fred is a pizza cutter designed to look like a circular saw. That way, you can feel like a real toughass instead of a guy who just baked a frozen pizza for his Friday night Friends marathon. That Chandler, what a nut. Pizza Pro 3000 Circular Saw [nerdap... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2009
    This is a bunch of video game covers in the style of classic books. They were very cleverly made. I posted some more of my favorites after the jump, along with the link to an even larger gallery. So go check them out. Then, check me out. Can you tell I'm flexing? Because ... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2009
    The cow featured here, who we will refer to as "Well Done", was struck by lightning and lived to chew grass and moo about it, which is apparently rare. When lightning hits the ground, current flows through the earth in a wide area around the point of impact. This is how a li... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2009
    Klingons: they can't be trusted. Proof positive: some mountain-head has been running around Colorado Springs robbing 7-11's with a BetleH, the traditional Klingon sword. The first robbery was reported at 1:50 a.m., at 145 N Spruce St. The clerk told police a white male in his... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2009
    There was a time in my life when I drank Sierra Nevada like it was my job. Sadly, I was fired. And now the company is making bio-fuel with beer leftovers. Sierra Nevada, brewer of delicious beers, has purchased a MicroFueler, a contraption that produces ethanol from water, s... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2009
    This is a video of David in the car after being gassed to have a tooth pulled. It almost made me want a child of my own until I realized you can't keep the little tykes gassed all the time. Or can you? UPDATE: You can't. Come back to me little bro! Youtube Thanks to Chu... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2009
    We reported on a 'death by cell phone explosion' last year, but that one turned out to be some guy trying to cover up accidentally killing a coworker. Maybe this one's real. Or maybe somebody else pushed the wrong lever. A man has died after his mobile phone exploded, severi... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2009
    As a guy who actually witnessed a hit and run last night, I've got to admit: I should drive more carefully. Now there's probably a picture of my Wii Mii out there posted next to the carcass. Wonderful. No, really, that is a wanted poster and that is a Mii on it, and that mad... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2009
    '867-5309/Jenny' is a song by Tommy Tutone that will now be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Great. And allegedly the last 867-5309 telephone number in the US is up for auction -- with current bidding at almost $500,000! Wow! Phone: (201) 867-5309 This is one of ... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2009
    Well folks, Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching, and we all know what that means: sitting home alone, sobbing into the bra you stole from your last girlfriend. Alternatively, going out to the bar with the intention of scoring a lonely lady but getting far too drunk and maki... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2009
    Hans Beck, the founder of the German toy manufacturer Playmobil, has passed away. He was 79. "No horror, no superficial violence, not short-lived trends," was Beck's motto, and some 2.2 billion dolls later, the range is the foundation of the company's prosperity and is expo... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2009
    This is a duvet cover that a loving woman made for her chemistry major boyfriend. I think this is the first time I've ever typed duvet. Secretly, I liked it. You may or may not have seen a post I did back in the fall when I was in the planning stages of making a quilt for my... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2009
    That's right folks, apparently a truckload of raptors got loose in Hamilton County, Indiana, and drivers are being unsurprisingly stupid. "It's kind of crazy. I'm totally confused," said one motorist. "I'm kind of expecting ... dinosaurs to run down the road, or something." ... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2009
    The problem with ninjas is you always want more ninja action. As soon as they gave me a little ninja, I just ended up wanting more ninja, even though it's only a 30-second commercial that already has quite a bit of ninja content. My thinking is, if a film has ninjas, why bother... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2009
    This is a picture of Jesus at the Superbowl. Hey, the man loves facepaint and funny hats. Since he was at the game, he didn't see the porno somebody inserted into the Comcast broadcast of the game in Tucson, Arizona. With under three minutes left and just after Larry Fitzger... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2009
    I assume most of you watched the Super Bowl last night--there's obviously a huge cross-over between sports fans and fans of complaining incessantly about the quality of a Dragonball adaptation--but in case you didn't, I'll spend some of the day putting up the movie spots that r... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2009
    I don't get it -- I don't need to see my feet while I'm shooting pool. But if you have a foot fetish and some serious coin ($25,150), you can pick up a G1 Glass Top Pool Table. It's freaking glass covered in some patented (and likely cancerous) material called Vitrik that all... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2009
    Geekologie reader Kristen went and made her boyfriend a zombie cake. That was nice of you, Kristen. The hand was crafted out of newspaper, paper mache and tape. The cake is all chocolate with Oreo crumbles to resemble dirt. My boyfriend's name is Jonathan and he's studying A... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2009
    This is a $26 t-shirt from 80'stees that makes you look like Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbuster. Plus, the slime glows so even in a dark bar people will know you just got slimed. Or had sex with an alien. In which case, high five. Product Page via Ghostbusters Uniform T-Shirt [... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2009
    That happy little camper is a Pyrenean ibex. He's from Narnia. And sadly, he's dead. Along with all the other Pyrenean ibexes. But scientists just cloned one from frozen cells but then it died too. So there aren't any more. Which is a real shame, they look delicious. Usin... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2009
    Have you always wanted to see Olivia Munn jump into a chocolate pie while dressed like a French maid? Me neither, that's why this video did nothing for me. Especially not at 2:30 and 5:00-5:30. 'AOTS' Hosts, Olivia Munn And Kevin Pereira Dive Into Gigantic Pie! [g4tv] Tha... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2009
    Remember the guy that took 26 years to solve a Rubik's cube? Yeah, what a loser. Whenever I'm feeling down I pop in Cheers To You! and think of him. Then I get even more depressed and start binge drinking. Anyway, Professor Erno Rubik is dropping another toy bomb on the wor... / Continue →
  • February 2, 2009
    First of all, I predicted the Steelers would win the Super Bowl in a post a couple weeks ago. So I am officially magic. And also, I have a fat face. So thank God for this Japanese face slimmer. It's basically a rubber mask you wear to pretend you're a homicidal cannibal and... / Continue →