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May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009 Archives

  • May 16, 2009
    This is what the world's smallest (but not the lowest) street-legal car looks like. Because this is the world's smallest street-legal car. I don't know if you understand logic, but my argument is infallible. The car, which measures a scant 39" high x 26" wide, is allegedly t... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2009
    This is a photo of the space shuttle Atlantis and Hubble Space Telescope silhouetted against the sun. It really made me think about stuff. You know, like outerspace and all that. I'm really deep. The exceptionally gifted astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured this stunn... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2009
    This is a video of Jetpack International trying to raise the airspeed record for jetpacking. Because, well, you've gotta start somewhere. This is not especially difficult to do, considering that jetpack airspeed records don't really exist yet, but when you only have 30 or 40 ... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2009
    This is a little gallery of re-imagined video games by deviantARTist Orioto (aka Mikaël Aguirre). This is Kid Icarus and Donkey Kong Country here. Unfortunately, these don't do the full sized pictures justice, so you'll need to head over to Mikaël's deviantART page to see t... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2009
    You may have already seen this before, and if you have, congratulations, you're a real internetellect. But for those of you who haven't, this is a day in the life of some woman named Jane viewed entirely in logos. Pretty clever. I thought about making one for myself, but the... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2009
    Some bride, in a bid to be the classiest bride of all classy times, had a dress made with 300 LEDs sewn into the bottom poofy part. And let me tell you, the applause when she turns it on during her first dance is deafening. And how about that song from Armageddon? I'm not su... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2009
    That's right folks, Geek Pride Day 2009 is rapidly approaching. We must make plans. I'm thinking beer and ticker tape. With maybe some comics and video games thrown in for good measure. Nerd Pride Day, or Geek Pride Day, is an initiative which claims the right of every perso... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2009
    Allegedly astronomers have discovered the universe's most massive black hole. How massive? Think my ex-wife's gaping pie-hole times three. Whatever gave birth to this monster can be real proud. The biggest black hole in the universe weighs in with a respectable mass of 18 bi... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2009
    A Missouri woman offered a man her 1-year old child for use as a taser shield when he was being confronted by cops. Now that's solid parenting. Officers were at an apartment checking on an assault claim made by the woman when a man confronted them, making threats. One of the ... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2009
    In the same vein as the beer pong video, this is a video of a group of guys that call themselves Dude Perfect making a bunch of ridiculous basketballs shots. Mostly they're just shooting from like two miles away, but they do some drive-by shots using a truck as well. But real... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2009
    What you're looking at is believed to be the oldest sculpture of a human found to date, and was carved out of a mammoth's tusk. That's right, mammoth -- the very same mount Jesus used to ride into battle. Wow! The distorted object, which portrays a woman with huge breasts, ... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2009
    The Study Ball is allegedly a real $115 product that prevents you from moving from your desk while you're supposed to be studying. Obviously, it's a complete sham unless it weighs at least 200lbs, because I can lift twice that with my littlest piggy. The Study Ball gadget is ... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2009
    Vilena, the woman above, is the originator of a Russian internet phenomenon I'm dubbing "whale tailing". Basically, she took the picture you see there (with her ass all up in the air, hence the "whale tail"), posted it on some social networking site, and, next thing you know,... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2009
    In Boston Dynamics' unending quest to cut humanity's reign on earth short, the company continues to develop new robotic death machines. In this case, a climber named RiSE (who I have briefly touched on before). As is evident from the video, the apocalyptic bastard makes prett... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2009
    This is a little Nintendo Flickr user Arkov made using LEGO pieces. As you can see, it's fairly simple. I didn't actually bother counting the number of blocks it took, but given a quick glance, I'd estimate somewhere in the six to eight range. Few enough for even you to be a... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2009
    This is an amazing AT-AT cake created by Jennifer Luxmore (and friends) of Sin Desserts. It took 60 hours to build and would typically sell for around $5,000. Stale. The legs and base [of the Star Wars AT-AT cake] are wood, covered in gum paste and the cake is the head and... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2009
    NOTE: VIDEO IS NSFW DEPENDING ON HOW YOUR EMPLOYER FEELS ABOUT VIVID ORIGAMI SEX ACTS. This is a commercial for Bontrust Finance. It is arguably the best commercial for a financial institution I've ever seen. Not only was it incredibly well made, but it features lewd sex act... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2009
    What Google Maps was made for, or what Google Maps was made for? God, I love geography. Hit the jump for a zoomier picture.... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2009
    Now you see folks, THAT is how you quit a job. Remember: the goal whenever leaving an organization is to ensure it crumbles behind you as you walk out the door. So, at that very moment, your employer realizes just how under-appreciated you were. And then is crushed under the... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2009
    Zapatag is a user submitted database of bad/inconsiderate/female/rude/raging drivers' license plate numbers and their alleged infractions. I have no idea of the legality of such a system, but quite frankly, I don't care -- I think this is a great idea. Provided, of course, I ... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2009
    This is some more video of the $100,000 Martin "Jetpack" that will be available later this year. That's right folks, your very own hoverpack for less than you'd pay for a Lamborghini. Almost sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? No, not really. But still, I want one. ...... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2009
    This is a picture of yours truly created by loyal Geekologie Reader (and deviant artist) cool-slayer. She actually knows what I look like too, so it's pretty accurate. So yeah, for all of you out there who were wondering, I wear an Alabama hat and an 'I Heart Dinos' shirt. A... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2009
    This is a little photo gallery of a friendly chipmunk named Billy exploring the Star Wars universe in Flickr user powerpig's backyard. All the photos are real, Billy just happens to be very receptive to curious Ewoks and stormtroopers (and maybe even a little Chewbacca action!... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2009
    The phorid fly turns fire ants into zombies by laying eggs inside them. When the larvae hatch, they eat their way to the ant's brain, which they also eat, leaving the fiery bastards to wander around like zombies before dying. Sick. "At some point, the ant gets up and starts ... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2009
    This is a video by Dutch artist Evelien Lohbeck that features a real notebook computer. Like a notebook made out of paper. It's pretty neat, and you should watch it (kind of reminded me of A-Ha's Take on Me video). I'm fairly confident the video was made using computer trick... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2009
    Not to be outdone by the announcement of Beatles Rock Band, the game is now coming out in LEGO form. Hooray? It hasn't received a release date yet, but is guaranteed to take future family nights to an all new level as you and yours Patridge Family the shit out of that mother!... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2009
    This is a picture from artist Elliot Burford's series of work entitled 'Spam', which features illustrations created using the titles of spam email, most of which are for wiener growing pills. I posted a bunch more of my favorites after the jump, but there are 24 in total (so f... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2009
    So apparently a bunch of burlesque dancers did cosplay routines at LA's Bordello Bar over the weekend. This is Princess Peach, but hit the jump for Chun Li, Link, Princess Zelda and Samus Aran (complete with arm blaster!). Yow yow! Blah blah blah blah blah blah are you still... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2009
    Remember that viral Samsung ad with the mysterious disappearing phone? Me neither! *rewatches video* Oh right, that looked vaguely familiar. Well, this video explains how they made it just in case you care. And, not to ring our own collective bike bell or anything, but it'... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2009
    Looking to blow $2,500 on something that's bound to get all scuffed up and smell funky within a few months? Cool, buy me one of those masturbation machines. Or these shoes. These are an exclusive pair...only one of its kind. Patent leather back with embedded fiber optic wiri... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2009
    This is some really disturbing footage from the German Aerospace Center's Institute of Robotics and Mechtronics (soon be known as a pile of rubble. Minions -- attack!) showing robots beating the ever living hell out of crash test dummies. FOR FUN. WHILE SOME SICKOS LAUGH IN ... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2009
    So this is the first look at the DJ Hero turntable peripheral. As you can see, they make it look like a turntable, but with buttons (and sadly no knobs). Three of them. Let's see, there's a, um, purple one, a yellow one and a....and a....*sniffle* I never learned my colors! ... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2009
    I don't know how much truth there is to this, but let's be honest, I'd still post it even if my only source was overhearing the crazy guy at the bar telling himself. BECAUSE I OWN JOURNALISM. So allegedly, 'noob' is coming to the dictionary, and will also carry the honor of b... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2009
    What? I CAN QUOTE The Princess Bride IF I WANT. There's no shame in my game. Or extra lives. Anyway, just in time for not Valentine's Day, Japanese jolly ranchers Kiroichi Kimura and his wife have perfected a way of growing heart-shaped watermelons, which sell for up to $16... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2009
    This is a new commercial for Denny's advertising how cool it is to get all high out of your mind and then go eat breakfast at 4am -- but not before dropping a handful of acid in the parking lot. I mean, Jesus, the unicorn can't even chew his fries. And while I did appreciate ... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2009
    Remember the Montauk Monster? It's back. Well, another one at least. Escaped from the same top secret government facility as the first, this monster washed up on Southhold, Long Island, just across the bay from Montauk. AND THERE'S VIDEO. AND IT'S GROSS. BUT I'D STILL EAT... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2009
    The Taga Stroller Trike allows you to get some exercise while at the same time getting those pasty leeches of yours out from in front of the television -- and into traffic! HONK HONK, BEEP BEEP! Taga isn't the first pedal powered vehicle with space to load up the kiddies, it ... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2009
    This is a video of Spiderman hurting himself in front of a bunch of children and being played off by a cat on a keyboard. Trust me, it'll all make sense after you watch it. Just kidding, it won't ever make sense. But it will always make awesome. Youtube Thanks to Joemo, wh... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2009
    Pheromone, named in honor of the goddess Pheromoneus, is Greek for "bonertime". Also, you're sort of being flipped off there in the picture, so consider that a little present from me to you. Anyway, this ring emits pheromones (Greek for "Spanish Booty Juice") whenever you pus... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2009
    This is the world's smallest (and cutest) combo meal. It consists of a little cheeseburger with all the fixins, a very small fry, and a miniscule soda. It's all real too. Hit the jump to see just how small it is (burger is about 1" round), along with a link to more pictures ... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2009
    We've already seen God's hand, God's eye and the Eye of Sauron, so why not another cosmic ball of eye? This here is the latest in a batch of images from the Hubble Space Bubblescope of planetary nebula Knockout 4-55. Enter Punch-Out tie-in here. I AM THE L337 BLOGGAR! Plane... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2009
    Some gamers at MIT went and built a World of Warcraft 'pod' that contains everything a person would need to survive about three days while constantly playing WoW. Shitter? Check. Inside, the gamer finds him/herself comfortable seated in front of the computer screen with ea... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2009
    This is a commercial for the new Punch-Out!! coming to the Wii, and it is awesome. Doc is exactly what I thought he'd be like in real life. "You see, a comeback is like a yo-yo. You gonna go down, but you comin' right back. And then you may end up walkin' the dog." Truer w... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2009
    LEGO Sunglasses are the result of the famous toy manufacturer bedding French optics company Lynx Optique. Just some heavy petting and dry humping though. The glasses, which have the iconic LEGO nubbins on the sides, allow the wearer to pimp them out by attaching LEGO pieces. ... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2009
    Guess who wins. Here, I'll even give you a hint: not Endor. Ha, what do you mean it says 'Death Star Destroys Enterprise' right on the video? Well, you can't go around believing everything you hear. Did I say hear? I meant read. IT'S A TRAP! Youtube Thanks to Evan, Ant... / Continue →