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July 5, 2009 - July 11, 2009 Archives

  • July 10, 2009
    I can't say I'm surprised there's a Twilight board game, but I can say that I'm a little disappointed nobody's bought it for me yet. DON'T YOU LOVE ME? Ooh, a review: This game is terrible. There are trivia cards to do with the movie but the other questions are all depending... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2009
    This is a time lapse video of a F/A-18 Super Hornet jet being built. And let me just say, wow, that thing must have over 100 different pieces. Making it nearly twice as complicated as the hardest LEGO set I've built. Constructing A Super Hornet: "A time lapse of the construc... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2009
    Trapped in Suburbia, an Amsterdam design firm, came up with this "Play More" concept, which is regular notebook paper on one side, but printed to resemble sports balls on the other. Cuuute! Now I'm not saying I wouldn't get anything done at work if I had sports ball paper wad... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2009
    The fools at the University of California, San Diego have created a robot that can learn new facial expressions on it's own. Next, its gonna learn how to drive itself to the shooting range. To begin teaching the robot, the researchers stuck Einstein in front of a mirror and i... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2009
    There will come a time when we all have to wear spraypainted cardboard box robot costumes to prevent detection and subsequent elimination by our mechanical overlords. And we're gonna need names too, just in case we get sucked into a conversation with one of those chatty metall... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2009
    This is a dragon made entirely out of pop-tops. NOT POP-TARTS. Soda can pull tabs or whatever you want to call them. Pretty impressive, no? It think it would look great in the curio cabinet next to my novelty shot glass and improvised bong collections. Banzaaaai!! Another ... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2009
    Fail? She's all win in my book. Between Boba Fett and the heart-shaped Death Star, I would do all sorts of things to this woman. Namely: try to introduce myself, get choked up, point my finger at her yelling "pew pew pew!", and then sob into my Star Wars beach towel. Failb... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2009
    These $200 sunglasses from Calvin Klein (available this October) feature a 4GB flash drive in the right arm so you can take your data to the beach or wherever the hell people wear sunglasses these days. Me? I just squint. calvin klein usb sunglasses: data for your eyes onl... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2009
    The folks over at SKYlaser Laser Pointers sent me a 125mW powerful green laser to review. So that's what I did. And let me tell you: there was plenty of pews to be had. That picture I actually made writing with the laser on an 8-foot privacy fence, I just edited the pic of t... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2009
    No, I'M not posting 101 robot t-shirts. That's way too many images for me. That's like, damn near a hundred. I did post some of my favorites after the jump, but you'll have to hit the link to see them all. The nice thing is they're all conveniently linked to the various pla... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2009
    This is a little stop motion Donkey Kong movie. It's cute. Not as cute as my socks though, but they have little ducks on them. Now rub my feet. Uh-oh -- QUACK ATTACK! Youtube Thanks to Heather, who makes me work for my tips. On the corner. All hours of the night.... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2009
    Eleven billion, that's pretty old. Probably dated your mom in high school. Ba-ba-ba-burn! Astronomers on Wednesday said they had found the farthest supernova ever detected, a giant star that ripped apart around 11 billion years ago. The ancient supernova was found after as... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2009
    Science, best known for inventing robots and dooming the earth, is now responsible for a new carbon wonder material called graphene. Nice, science, way to do good for once. Imagine a carbon sheet that's only one atom thick but is stronger than diamond and conducts electricity... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2009
    That's right folks, the people over at CERN are getting ready to fire the Large Hadron Collider back up this fall. And, well, it's been nice knowing you. Most of you anyways. Okay, just a few of you. Kidding, I love you all. GIMME KISSIES! To that end, CERN gave the LHC's... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2009
    So I got a strange request from a female reader and, being the sucker lover of women's underwear gentleman that I am, I figured you guys might be able to help. But please note: you will receive no credit for your contribution, because I will tell her I did it all. ----- Origi... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2009
    A man died in a New Jersey chocolate factory yesterday after he fell into a huge vat of melted chocolate. Vincent Smith II, 29, was dumping raw chocolate into the vat for melting when he fell in from a nine-foot high platform. He suffered a fatal blow to the head from the va... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2009
    This is a massive gallery of chicks with Twilight tattoos. Because Twilight is like the female equivalent of blowing shit up with fireworks for a guy. Most of the tattoos are quotes and the book cover art. This one about the lion falling in love with the lamb seems to be par... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2009
    If you wanted to buy all the current iPhone apps, guess how much it would cost? Go on, take a stab at it. But wait till I'm a safe distance away, you wield a knife like a crazy person. BOOM: 55,732 apps for a total of $144,326.06. Which, amazingly, is still $118K over my li... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2009
    This is a chess set made with functional vacuum tubes that actually glow while you play, making it sweeter than sticky buns. And almost as fun to stare at. But not yours. No, not yours. This wonderful vacuum tube chess set, by maker Paul Fryer, actually has electricity runn... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2009
    That's right folks, the once-twice-(12 hours apart)-in-100-years time and date just went down (at least here, not yet if you live out west). So if you missed it, that's too bad, because you won't live to see another one. I will though, because I'm being cryogenically frozen. ... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2009
    Canon, using virtual reality technology (that I'm going to steal), is planning an entirely nonexistent dinosaur exhibit at a museum in Chiba, Japan. Visitors will be allowed to don a pair of virtual reality glasses that will display nearly life-sized three-dimensional images o... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2009
    Finally, I can sleep at night: scientists have discovered a way to turn urine into hydrogen. And you said I was crazy for collecting it in milk jugs! From a group led by chemist Gerardine Botte of Ohio University comes a report (just published in the Royal Society of Chemist... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2009
    The i.Saw is allegedly the first USB-powered chainsaw. Supposedly it's real and available for $60 pre-order, but I dunno. I mean, a USB chainsaw would be handy to have around the office, I just question it being a real product. Because $60 sounds a little too good to be true... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2009
    The 120-Zipper dress from designer Sebastian Errazuriz may or may not actually have 120 zippers (it doesn't), but is cool nonetheless. I mean, I wouldn't wear it, but I've had too many zipping accidents. You see this? Button fly....okay, or possibly me naked. What? SOMETIM... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2009
    To ensure employees at Keihin Electric Express Railway in Japan are putting their best lip forward, the company has implemented a "smile check" policy, in which workers will be required to smile into a camera and have their mug subjected to software analysis of their happiness.... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2009
    In a no-holds barred, knock out, drag out cage track fight, we've got the much anticipated Train vs. Tornado matchup! In the red corner, weighing in at a couple trees, a really confused cow and a bunch of rain, THE TOOOOOORNADO! And in the blue corner, weighing in at more ton... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2009
    Similar in concept to these voodoo talismans, LifeGems are precious stones made out of the ashes/hair of your deceased loved ones. They range in price from $2,700 to $20,000 (minus setting) depending on the size and color of stone you want and [do not insert joke about having ... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2009
    Michael Jackson, donning his last piece of flair (possibly a Bedazzled glove), will be buried in a 14-karat gold coffin only befitting of a king (of pop. Alternatively, Neverland). The $25,000 container from Batesville Casket Company ("because every family deserves a Batesvil... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2009
    I think it's safe to say we would all eat that, but I would go the extra mile and lick the pit. Happy lunching! Picture [flickr] Thanks, son, now go to your room. Mommy and daddy are going to wrestle.... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2009
    You know what I hate about bicycling? All the pedaling. I have tiny chicken legs and can't even pedal my Big Wheels to the mailbox without running out of steam and crashing into the azaleas. But for your hardier folk, the LightLane is a little laser system that attaches to y... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2009
    I know, it looks like a really badass flowchart, but it's not, it's a relationship map for all the characters in the X-Men universe. Giant full-res version HERE. You know, I had forgotten Domino was involved with that man-whore Wolverine. Now I need to get tested. X-Men Uni... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2009
    IT'S A TRAP! KILL THEM BOTH AND CHECK THE BODIES AFTER! Hint: they say the eyes are the window to one's soul. And robots, as we all know, are soulless death machines. Which One is the Robot? [gizmodo] Thanks to 42 y/o undead warlock, who blasted them both with Magic Missil... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2009
    James Cauty created a work entitled Splatter that features the cartoons from your childhood (or mine at least) the way they should have been: bloody (two blood posts in a row -- body fluids FTW!). Pop artist James Cauty's work Splatter repurposes classic Warner Bros. and Han... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2009
    An ad agency in New Zealand made a series of billboards that remind drivers to slow down and "drive to the conditions" during the rainy season. The billboards, which feature a young person's face, start bleeding whenever it rains. "The advertising agency that came up with t... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2009
    Insired by the iPhone's motherboard (it's such a thing of beauty, is it not?), Sarah made her boyfriend James a delicious rendition out of candy. What a lucky bastard. My girlfriend Sarah made this candy circuit board birthday cake topper. Originally she wanted to make a ging... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2009
    You see those initials? Those are a 26-year old Easter egg from the Atari 800 release of Donkey Kong. Landon M. Dyer, the programmer responsible, just recently unveiled that he secretly put his initials in the game. Want to see them for yourself? It isn't easy: 1. Play... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2009
    Ironsmith Kogoro Kurata went and built himself a little tank out of a Fiat and old tractor. Unfortunately, it tops out at 3km (~1.8MPH), making it the world's most boring drive. You could fall asleep at the wheel for an hour and not even make to the end of your driveway. No,... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2009
    Last week it was an exceptionally made oldschool Playstation iPhone case, and this week, a Game Boy. "You will love it, and your friends will be jealous because you are so much cooler." said German designer Toastkawaii wildly exaggerating in her product description. $15 wi... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2009
    Because there's nothing more dramatic than choreographing your yo-yo routine to a Ne-Yo song. Youtube Thanks to Leejay, who can perform all those tricks (with a yo-yo ball).... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2009
    Miss me? I missed you. I hope everyone had a safe yet explosive weekend. Amazingly, I'm still alive and fingerful. Let me tell you: it wasn't easy. Now, let's return to our regularly scheduled program, shall we? NASA, who I used to respect, wants to build a bunch of tran... / Continue →