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July 12, 2009 - July 18, 2009 Archives

  • July 18, 2009
    That's right folks, the recently recreated element 112, which was temporarily known as Ununbium, has finally got it's official name. And it is, drumroll please....Copernicium! Named after Nicolaus Copernicus (who may or may not be the lovechild of Michael Phelps and Andy Sam... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2009
    Want a replica of Batman's motorcycle outfit from The Dark Knight to sport on your own crotch rocket? Well get excited, because Universal Designs is about to release them for an undisclosed sum of money. Sorry Robin, but you're still riding bitch. An Officially Licensed Re... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2009
    Geekologie Reader Dustin spotted this Yoda themed shaggin' wagon driving around in the wild and snapped a few pictures with his iPhone. Good lookin', Dustin. But seriously, next time keep both hands on the wheel. I kid, I kid, that's why God invented knees. Hit the jump for... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2009
    Ghetto Baskets are gift baskets packed chock-full of stuff you can buy at your local convenience store. The standard Ghetto Basket costs $39, and the Ghetto Fabulous basket $46 (comes with a bow). You never know exactly what each Ghetto Basket will include. It all depends on ... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2009
    This Resident Evil shirt was made to promote the upcoming Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles and will be distributed at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con next weekend. Well, since Darkside Chronicles is an M-Rated title, we have to have an area where only 17+ are allowed. ... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2009
    The iBum Chair by Tomomi Sayuda is a photocopier built into a chair. It might just be the best chair ever invented. The question is: do they make an office model? My secretary hopes not. ...chair will automatically photocopy your ass, when you sit this chair. When audience ... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2009
    The SB6309 Lighter Phone isn't just the best named cellphone ever, it's also the first with a functional cigarette lighter. Brain AND lung cancers in one fell swoop! But seriously, mind if I do a J? instruction SB6309 The world's first mobile phone with lighter! Patent pro... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2009
    Cheetos lip balm, it just makes sense. And by sense I mean your lips orange. Now swish some Dew around in your mouth and gimme kissies! Would You Wear Cheetos Lip Balm? [lemondrop] Thanks to The webcam in your monocle, who records whatever you see. Including in the shower.... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2009
    Some jackass went and got a Palm Pre tattoo on his arm in an attempt to win a free phone. Wow, I don't even know what to say. Except, ZOMG -- I'm getting a Ferrari tat! Youtube Thanks to Brian, the actual tattoo artist, for at least giving the man a good looking Pre. ... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2009
    A 12-mile long trail of unknown biological goo has been spotted off the coast of Alaska. Personally, it looks like robot love-oil to me (don't ask how I know). *ahem* I'm looking at you, Optimus. "It's certainly biological," Hasenauer said. "It's definitely not an oil produc... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2009
    Inspired by the "Taco Town" Saturday Night Live skit I haven't seen, this Pizza Crepe Taco Pancake belongs in my belly. Go on, get in there -- the tequila wants company. The layers are a crunchy beef taco with nacho cheese, lettuce, tomato and a southwestern sauce; a soft flo... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2009
    A Terminator sent back from the future has been tased and arrested by police in Nevada. Good lookin', boys in blue! 19-year-old Sean Stanley Smith was arrested on the Nevada border after he was spotted by a motorist wandering around the highway nude. He was ordered by police ... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2009
    Science is amazing. And I'm not just saying that because it's my only hope of cloning dinosaurs or inventing a time machine. Yes I am. But still, the Leidenfrost Effect is cool too. The Leidenfrost effect is a phenomenon in which a liquid, in near contact with a mass signif... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2009
    To celebrate Bill Cosby's birthday on July 12th, artist Andrew Salamone made a portrait of the comedian using Jell-O shots. Which, I think we can all agree, is a fitting tribute. Does he still do those commercials? Damn, now I want a Jell-O Pudding Pop. Do they still make t... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2009
    This is a painting of Charlie Brown by artist Tim O'Brien. Scary, no? I'm sorry if you're not gonna be able to sleep tonight, but I live by the mantra "if I had to see, so do you". Sweet dreams! Also, for the hundreds of people who keep sending the "dead body eating robot... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2009
    This is a little gallery of three different Star Wars cakes. These first two were created by Geekologie Reader doyouloveanapple (I do, I swear), and the Han Solo in carbonite cake after the jump was baked by Geekologie Reader Caro. I swear, you readers have such talent! And ... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2009
    Snakes are inherently scary because of their phallic form factor, so you can imagine how I feel about robot snakes. This frightening bastard, created at Carnegie Mellon (watch your back!), is capable of traversing a variety of terrain, including, and not just limited to: handr... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2009
    I honestly thought novelty phones went out of style when people stopped using land lines, but hey, maybe your grandparents want a damn skull phone. That's cool. Just don't let them get on the interwebs lest they hand their life savings over to a Nigerian prince. Anyway, the ... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2009
    Meteorologists at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization have created the world's most perfectly spherical balls out of silicon. Next, breasts. This is one of the two most perfect spheres ever. Exactly one kilogram--Imperial units be damned f... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2009
    Several people rocking VISA prepaid credit cards got a peculiar $23,148,855,308,184,500 charge this week when using their VISA BUXX cards. That's 23 quadrillion dollars. To put that figure in layman's terms, it's almost double what I'm suing Disney for. In New Hampshire, Jos... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2009
    That's right, the infamous 'Rad to the power of Sick' BMX bike ad on eBay was actually created by a couple guys doing an experiment (The Wicked Sick Project) to determine if some creative marketing could drive up an otherwise regular item's sale price. Obviously, it worked. A... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2009
    Typically I don't post movie posters because that's IWatchStuff's job, but I'm making an exception in this case because DISNEY STOLE GEEKOLOGIE'S TAGLINE. You think you can just change "awesome" to "guinea pigs" (which, incidentally are a synonym for awesome) and get away with... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2009
    GummiLights are expensive rubber lamps designed to look like Gummi Bears. Unsurprisingly, I tried to eat one. Shocked? I was. I'll be here all week folks, make sure to tip your waitstaff. These GummiLights are made of a translucent rubber and measure in at 7-inches tall.... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2009
    Style Your Garage covers are printed tarps made to attach to your garage door to make it appear your garage is something it's not. For example, this one makes it look like you're running a rotisserie chicken business. But the fun doesn't stop there! Hit the jump to see a bun... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2009
    A bunch of Mighty Mugg vinyl dolls are being customized into Star Wars characters and auctioned off to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. *sniff* Almost brings a tear to my eye. Almost. Thankfully I was able to punch back the tears. All man, baby. (I'm gonna need a... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2009
    Embedded video from CNN Video This is the part of the day where I toot my own horn *BLAAAAAT!* because Geekologie is so awesome. So, you remember the post about the texting teen that fell into a manhole? Well CNN cited Geekologie (action is at 0:30) in a television news story ... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2009
    French modder skadrums71 went and busted up a Super Nintendo and modded it Frankenstein style into an undead console. Amazingly, it still works. Per my tipster's translation: Of course it works! it would have been non-sense to mod it!! we can plug in and out the cartridge w... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2009
    In the same vein as the video games as old book covers comes this series of movies as old book covers by Flickr user spacesick. And let me tell you, it took everything I had not to put the Jurassic Park one on the front page. But, since it was a book already, I didn't include... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2009
    I'd never seen this prank before, but maybe you have. Regardless, it's awesome. Now I don't want to spoil it, but I love how the girl put a hidden camera in the bathroom TO FILM HER DAD USING THE JOHN. Because that's a healthy father/daughter relationship. LiveLeak Thanks ... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2009
    So apparently cats can exploit their caretakers to get what they want through the use of a special purr. I can't say I'm surprised, that's a picture of two of my old cats there (rest in peace, guys). One minute they were purring -- and the next I was teaching them how to read... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2009
    Well we've already seen robots that can feed on organic matter, and now, an even scarier one. Wait, does that say chainsaw? Robotic Technology Inc.'s Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot -- that's right, "EATR" -- "can find, ingest, and extract energy from biomass in the e... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2009
    Artist/photographer Greg de Stefano created a gallery of Super Smash Bros: Brawl cosplay characters. As you'll see, he did an incredibly good job. Not as good of a job as I did, but he didn't just win 'Employee of the Month' for the second month in a row, now did he? No, he ... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2009
    This is a drawing by Agent Melon of Princess Peach, Princess Zelda and Samus Aran hanging out all sexy and punkified. Now why Peach has a Bowser tattoo on her stomach is beyond me, but that wouldn't stop me from talking to it when we're getting intimate. I SAID "RAWR!", BOWSE... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2009
    This is Olivia Munn (of G4's Attack of the Show my dreams fame) in a music video by Parry Gripp called The Girl in the Video Game Store. I liked it, and not just because of the brief Zelda cosplay action (although that certainly didn't hurt). You know, I too have fallen in lo... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2009
    Andreas Heim, of Denmark, opened a pack of lamb chops earlier this month and, HELLO, DARK SIDE VADER CHOPS! I don't know about you, but I would eat the hell out of that thing. Although, to be honest, I would eat the hell out of unmasked Vader chops. Which are actually shrive... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2009
    Jason Freeny, the man behind all the other weird anatomy studies we've featured (and possibly a med school dropout), is back at it, this time with a gingerbread man. Which reminds me: one Christmas my mom made a batch of gingerbread cookies before dinner and said I could only ... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2009
    Not to toot my own horn or anything but *DOOT DOODLE DOOT* I was right and all you naysayers were wrong. This is a short clip of three different PSA's (public service announcements) that somebody recorded from the future that prove my theories about robots, hyper speed and tim... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2009
    Teenager Alexa Longueira fell into a manhole while texting and walking. And I think we can all agree: under no circumstances should she be granted a license. She was walking along Victory Boulevard about to read a text message on her girlfriend's cell phone when the sidewal... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2009
    This Dungeons & Dragons themed cake and all the others after the jump (including some Zelda, Wolverine, Mario and Transformer action) were created by DeviantART user cakerific. And cakerific they are! I would even go as far as caketastic. And, as the sign on the door said, "... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2009
    This is a video about a guy living with first-person shooter disease (or Duke Nukem's disease). Honestly, I thought it was pretty sad until I realized it was a joke. What can I say, I'm slow. Like a turtle. One who just made love to a shoe. I swear, I thought it was my rap... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2009
    Sometimes it's the simplest things that are best. Like a bacon sandwich on a crisp morning or tricking a dinosaur into thinking another meteor is coming so you can bed it that night. And then there's this keyring. Which is both key AND keyring. What will they think of next?... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2009
    Finally, some good news. Thanks to the current global economic crisis, many robots in Japan are finding themselves out of work. And, hopefully, oil. Rust and die you dirty bastards! Japan's legions of robots, the world's largest fleet of mechanized workers, are being idled ... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2009
    Relax my little lambs, I'm alive. I apologize for not being able to post this past weekend but I've been traveling and am staying at a place with no internet (heathens!). Currently, I'm bringing Geekologie to you from an undisclosed public library near Miami, Florida (COME FI... / Continue →