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February 22, 2009 - February 28, 2009 Archives

  • February 28, 2009
    Finally, a clear shot of God's eye. The European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, aka (mercifully) ESO, has released an impressive image of the Helix Nebula captured by La Silla Observatory in Chile. The nebula, lying at around 700 light-yea... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2009
    Oh hell yes. Now that's what I call drinking like a king! A Lich King. ZA-ZA-ZA-ZING! These World of Warcraft beer steins come in three models: the Lich King (pictured here), the Blood of the Horde, and the Alliance United (go HERE to check those out). Each costs $90 and i... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2009
    That's right folks, a ridiculously stupid $2.5 million iPhone complete with 18-carat gold, 160 small diamonds, and topped off with a 6.6-carat behemoth as the home button. The piece is called the 'King's Button' and is available now if you want it. But, if you're looking for ... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2009
    Maybe the zombies got something right after all. Brains, as it turns out, are chock-full of healthy cholesterol. You know, the kind that makes your heart stop. That's right, a single 5.5 oz can of pork brains contains 3,500mg of heart-arresting deliciousness -- about 1170% o... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2009
    You ever wonder how those Google Street cars are covering the world's roads so quickly? Hyperdrive, baby, hyperdrive. CLICK CLICK VROOM VROOM! Google Maps Thanks to kulow, who discovered the worm hole searching for directions to Jimmy John's. Subs so fast you'll freak, mmm... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2009
    Harrison Krix, the same guy that made the realistic Portal gun for his girlfriend has gone and made himself an ADAM syringe from Bioshock. Krix is a prop designer by trade, so it comes as no surprise he loves making this sort of thing. Krix started with the pump and handle of... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2009
    The Sliding House is an all glass house built by Ross Russell and his wife in Suffolk, England. Its exterior walls and roof are all one piece that can be rolled off of the glass shell via a system of wheels and motors, exposing the entire house to sunlight. I want one. And n... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2009
    Australian eBay seller yellowscooter knows how to sell a damn bike. Dude could probably sell gamma radiation to The Hulk. This is a max wicked sick BMX. It's a Reliance Boomerang and it's done heaps of maximum extreme stunts. I have mostly done stunts on this bike since forev... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2009
    XBox Live doesn't want you letting anybody know you're gay. Because that's offensive. Recently, a woman was banned from online gaming for identifying herself as a lesbian in her profile. My account was suspended because I had said in my profile that I was a lesbian. I was ha... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2009
    These are duct tape wallets made to look like Sesame Street characters. As you can see, there's Burt, Ernie, the Count, the homoerotic ticklish one, that crazy cooking eating bitch, and the angry bastard that lives in a homeless dome. Each have a character on the front, with ... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2009
    12-year old Max Wallack is a boy. A 12-year old one. Max Wallack, 12-year old boy, understands the plight of the homeless. Not really, because he's never been homeless, but he still feels for them all the same. Did I mention he's an inventor? 12-year old boy-inventor Max W... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2009
    This is the literal music video for Billy Idol's 'White Wedding'. I'm mostly posting it because I have a special affinity for Billy. You see, I went to see The Who perform Quadrophenia and Billy Idol made a special appearance dressed as a bell boy when they played the appropr... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2009
    The Shot-Gun is by far the most delicious way to get shot. Because, instead of lead, it fills you with booze! And booze, my friends, makes the world go around. Or at least the room. Whee, I'm on a carousel! Armed with the Alcohol Shot Gun, you can re-enact the most memorabl... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2009
    Finally, I can sleep peacefully at night. Hicks, a mathematician at Drexel University, Philadelphia, used computer algorithms to generate the mirror's bizarre surface, which curves and bends in different directions. The curves direct rays from an object across the mirror's fac... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2009
    This is an Onion News roundtable discussion on the benefit of children playing violent video games. And as I suspected, violent games do, in fact, prepare the world's youth for the coming apocalypse. Playing video games all day, alone and friendless, is simply the best way we... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2009
    So apparently LEGO employees get custom minifigs made to look like them, complete with printed contact info to use as business cards. Well tickle me jealous! LEGO, if you're reading this, I must have some. Go ahead and use my picture from hotornot. Seriously, I'm a solid 6... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2009
    It's never too early to start planning your next Halloween costume. In fact, I've got my costumes planned through 2016: Link, Link, Link, a Goron, a Zora, Link, a pirate, Dracula. Awh yeah, baby. But if you want to go as a guy with a wig on and a hole through his gut, go for... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2009
    Cleverbot is a stupid little AI website where you can go and converse with a moronic computer. I asked it all kinds of questions and it didn't know jack. One time I even asked if it wanted me to punch it in the teeth and it said yes! Granted, getting punched in the mouth by ... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2009
    Edgar Mueller is a 3-D street artist like Julian Beever, except he works in paint instead of chalk. This is one of three massive, street-filling pieces by Edgar (other two after the jump). Oh man, just look at that car in the back -- that thing is going nowhere! . Also, wha... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2009
    A New Zealand woman has had a custom mermaid tail prosthetic made for her by Weta Workshop (special effects studio responsible for Lord Of The Rings, etc.). Nadya Vessey lost both of her legs below the knee as the result of a medical condition when she was young. Ms Vessey ... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2009
    Contrary to popular belief (and this sweet white jacket), I am not a medical expert. Apparently that Katsucon chick has some condition. I just thought she was a witch. Please accept this apology for being a dick and feel free to stone me if it makes you feel better. But rem... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2009
    So some guy proposed to his girlfriend at LEGOLAND in Las Vegas, apparently because every other place in Vegas was too crowded. With hookers. Crowded with hookers. *booking flight* Cobb proposed to Williams with the help of a "Lacey Will You Marry Me?" sign hand-crafted by ... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2009
    I have no idea what I'm watching, but I'll tell you one thing: I don't like the look of it. This red sore on my palm either. And I don't even play video games! What are you trying to insinuate? That sock is a liar! Youtube Thanks to Bro_mole, who is ready to stomp those l... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2009
    That's right folks, too much gaming can give you the stink-palm, according to a recent article in the British Journal of Dermatology. Of course, the disorder (Playstation palmar hidradenitis) may be based entirely on the single case of a 12-year old girl. Doctors who examined... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2009
    Sadly, they're not the sort of dinosaur bone pillows I was hoping for. But they'll have to do. Or, I'll have to do, rather. Sayaka Yamamoto has designed replica of real dinosaur bones made from soft rubber-coated foam. Imagine yourself curling up on a T-Rex tail with a good ... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2009
    Thought you were safe from robotic parking meters? Think again. Apparently the clever little bastards are pretending to be broken, then, once you've limped away without feeding them, auto-correct themselves and POW, parking ticket. How is this possible? One explanation, ac... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2009
    And I want them! One is called Sea Shadow. It's big, black and looks like a cross between a Stealth fighter and a Batmobile. It was made to escape detection on the open sea. The other is known as the Hughes (as in Howard Hughes) Mining Barge. It looks like a floating field h... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2009
    Wow, Japan, you never cease to amaze me. Image of the Day: Why, Japan, Why? [gizmodo]... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2009
    Apparently 25-year old Amanda Johnstone from South London was chosen by XBox as the UK's hottest Halo fan. I find it a little hard to believe, but who knows, I'd still Chief it. At this point, we'd love to tell you (Miss World Style) about her charity work, measurements an... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2009
    For those of you naysayers that claimed last week's picture of the Mac Mini was Photoshopped, here's the video. So either somebody's good with Premiere as well, or it's the real deal. And speaking of the real deal: your boobs. They almost look too perfect. I'm gonna ne... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2009
    The barreleye (Macropinna microstoma for you ichthyologists) is a deepwater fish that has a see-through, fluid filled head in which it moves its eyeballs. And that, dear reader, is freaking awesome. Barreleyes, just a few inches long, are thought to eat small fishes and jel... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2009
    The LG touchscreen G910 watchphone is both watch and cellphone and is actually being made. The drop will start in Europe with a pricetag of £1,000 / €1,144 and then make its way to the states for somewhere between $1,000 and $1,500. So, you willing to pay a cool grand to b... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2009
    This is a slightly NSFW (they say the f word a few times) Whitest Kids U'Know skit about making Star Wars VII with George Lucas. It was okay. I actually chuckled at one point around 2:35. But then I cried. Are you surprised at my tears, sir? Strong men also cry....strong m... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2009
    Not to be outdone by yesterday's AT-AT boombox, some cat went and made an AT-AT iPod dock. Which is basically an AT-AT toy with an electronic turntable glued to the side and spray painted gold. Neat. Might be just the thing I need to add a little geeky flair to my bedroom. ... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2009
    Nong Youhui is a Chinese boy who was born with cat eyes that glow in the dark and enable him to see like a cat in the night (possibly as a result of nuclear waste). He can allegedly see as well in the dark as you can in the light. Except -- WICKA-POW! -- now you can't see shi... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2009
    That's right folks, someone officially rule 34'ed dinosaurs banging robots. And, sometimes, robots banging dinosaurs, which makes me sick. Just go to www.dinosaursf***ingrobots.com (possibly NSFW) for pictures and video. It was disturbing. But really only when the dinosaurs... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2009
    That's right folks, you're looking at the lost city of Atlantis, buried under the ocean off the north-western coast of Africa (the country*). This location is awfully close to one of the spots Plato, Legendary Smart Dude, had pinpointed as a possible resting place of Atlantis... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2009
    I never read or saw Twlight because I'm a pseudo-adult man with almost 1/2 my dignity intact (I saw Mamma Mia in the theater). To my credit though, I have seen Blade several times. Anway, some Twi-hard -- wait, they're actually calling themselves that? Yes, they are. Wow, ... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2009
    3M Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979 was designed for use in nuclear power plants. Because let's face it: even nuclear power plant employees like to half-ass repair jobs. I know I feel safe. Yes, 3M's Performance Plus Duct Tape is designed for use in nuclear power plants. It ... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2009
    I have no more information on this thing except it looks like a functional boombox in the form factor of an AT-AT. Really makes me want to throw down a piece of cardboard and break. That's breakdance for those of you not in the know. Uh, wicka-pow! You see that move? That ... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2009
    Dildo. Every day on Hasbro's Scrabble homepage it gives a word of the day and definition from the Official Scrabble Dictionary. Yesterday's was dildo. I took the screenshot myself too so I know there was no Photoshoppery involved. Just a disgruntled employee. Or, I dunno, ... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2009
    Like the saying goes, "a picture's worth a thousand words, but a picture of a spider should be worth at least $233.95". I couldn't agree more. And now you can own a t-shirt with the iconic drawing of a spider for only $14.50. Or, you can print this picture out, tape it to an... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2009
    Kit-Kat, tired of me reaching my hand up through the door at the bottom and stealing their candy, has decided to call in the big guns: namely, human vending machines. Don't expect these things to pop up on every street corner though; they are part of the 'Working Like a Machin... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2009
    These are apparently sushi rolls made to look like US president Barack Obama. I think I speak for all of us when I say: the president has never tasted so good. Haha, shut up Monica -- your opinion doesn't count! HIYO. Hit the jump for a couple more pictures including one of... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2009
    Let's be honest with ourselves: sleeping is awesome, especially in class or at work. But face down on the keyboard isn't exactly the most comfortable position (4th, behind 'in the handicapped stall'). Well enter Pilo-Pilo, a $25-$35 pillow ring made for falling asleep on and ... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2009
    In today's sad story, a 14-year old boy in China allegedly bled to death after the compressed gas canister used to raise and lower his office chair exploded, launching a barrage of shrapnel into his b-hole. Now I hate to start wildly speculating who's at fault here, but it's o... / Continue →