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February 28, 2010 - March 6, 2010 Archives

  • March 6, 2010
    This is a little 0:26 clip of a movie that should be made that includes two of my favorite things. Can you guess what they are before watching? I'd tell you what they are here but you're just gonna have to see for yourself. Because I don't ruin secrets. EXCEPT YOU WERE ADOP... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2010
    Different strokes for different folks, you know? And, whether you actually like this mod or not, you've got to admit it's cooler than a harelip. And probably killer at you know what. You do know what I'm talking about, right? Tying cherry stems in knots, silly! Forked ton... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2010
    This is a glacier "bleeding" delicious primordial ooze (high-res shot HERE) it picked up a couple million years ago. You all know what that means, don't you? I'm gonna chug a Big Gulp-full and turn into a ninja turtle! Roughly 2 million years ago, the Taylor Glacier sealed... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2010
    The cleverly designed Aspiral Clock slowly rotates, moving a little ball further toward the center of the spiral and telling a fairly accurate time all the while. They're handmade in Britain and come in every color imaginable. Unfortunately, the cool comes at a cost. Namely,... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2010
    This is a thermos designed to look like Canon's 70-200mm L-series zoom lens. I just bought 400 of them and am gonna sell them on eBay as the real thing. Because, let's be honest, I'm a sheister. THE MOST HANDSOME ONE EVER. You hear that, Ponzi? FACE! Canon Zoom Lens Therm... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2010
    The nutjobs over at Harcos Labs (the purveyors of such fine energy concoctions as Blood Energy Potion and Mana Energy Potion) went and hacked one of the Star Wars Force Trainers to shock you if you don't keep your brain absolutely idle. PIECE OF CAKE! I haven't had a thought ... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2010
    We've already heard about Martin's jetpack several times in the past, and now, finally, they're going into production -- and for $25K less than previously expected. Oh -- oh God -- JETBONER! The Martin Aircraft Company jetpacks have about 200 HP coming out of their dual pro... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2010
    These Ctrl + Z cards let a computer savvy recipient know you wish you could undo a particular operation. Probably not a bra strap either, although you're welcome to try. Just don't come crying to me when you get your face Ctrl + P'd with an open palm. Kidding, I'm here for y... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2010
    I have no idea what a Ke$ha is, but apparently it makes Ke$hitty-ass music. Whatever the case, this is a Star Wars themed music video for its song 'Tik Tok'. The video is actually pretty awesome, but I watched it with no audio because I didn't want to gouge my ears out with a... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2010
    I didn't even know there was a debate but apparently some scientists were convinced dinosaurs were killed by volcanic activity and not an asteroid. Those are the dumb scientists. Scientific opinion was split over whether the extinction was caused by an asteroid or by volcan... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2010
    Ever heard of Zhou Shaomou? Me neither, but he claims he wrote 'Tale Of The Blue Crows' in 1997 and is convinced Michael Bay James Cameron stole the premise of his novel for Avatar. He's wants to sue for a cool $162 million. Good luck with that. The book centres around a gr... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2010
    This is a video showing how, by mapping the sound your arm makes when you tap it with a finger, you can turn your whole arm into a touchscreen. A long, hairy touchscreen. We present Skinput, a technology that appropriates the human body for acoustic transmission, allowing the... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2010
    The Mc10:35 isn't actually a secret McDonald's menu item because you have to buy two separate sandwiches and put them together yourself. However, it is rare and dangerously delicious looking. I heard about this from a cashier at one of the local McDonald's. He said it's getti... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2010
    I don't really know what the laws are on buying and selling ghosts, but if they're anything like the ones for slaves, you're not supposed to do it. You have been warned. Captured ghosts from our house Captured by an exorsist from a spiritualist church one spirit we believe... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2010
    Maryland driver and Twitter user Tamast ordered a custom license plate on the DMV website, which was to read '42' (the meaning of life) in binary code. Only problem is, the I's print differently than they look on screen. Per the road rager himself: well, these plates don't l... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2010
    Remember when you were a kid and you'd watch those aerobics shows that came on the morning to see the instructor bend over in tights? Me neither *wink* but this is a bunch of Predators dancing around in what I can only assume is some sort of f***ed up mating ritual. Hey, stil... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2010
    This bookbag is so full of win the only way it could be any more so is if it came stuffed with airplane bottles. Or liquor-filled juiceboxes, if you're underage. OBAMA/SONIC/POTTER 2010 BABY! ....Wait, what? Picture Thanks to Julian, who wears one on each arm and is th... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2010
    Darth Vader, best known for having his mask removed by his son in Return of the Jedi and looking like a horribly peeled hard-boiled egg underneath, is now a disco ball. Well, his mask is anyway. Spotted at an unknown club, Darth will have you shaking your money-maker quicker ... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2010
    Etsy seller Cleaner Science (bonus points for a clever name!) makes soaps that look like bacteria growing in petri dishes. They sell for between $2.75 and $12 depending on the size, glow-in-the-dark capabilities, and whether they're on a rope (highly recommended for prison use... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2010
    Apparently the Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster has existed at CedarPoint amusement park (Sandusky, OH) since 2003, and you all know what that means: it's just about time for me to get around to posting it! Anyway, this is a point-of-view video showing the acceleration (NSFW... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2010
    Clever, but i would have also torn off the top half of the green sign and penciled in 'For a Good Time'. No iPod AND solicitations for sexual favors -- you'll think twice before losing something else, Caroline! Coffee Break [thehighdefinite] Thanks to GuamOtoko, who may or m... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2010
    This is a little gallery of video game characters' Twitter accounts (with chirps posted in reverse order for ease of readability). As you'll see, they pretty much do exactly what you'd expect. The only thing that actually caught me by surprise is the fact that Link's handle i... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2010
    This is a very well made LEGO stop motion video that features your recommended daily allowance of not only plastic, but also lightsaber battles (a full 120%). You're gonna grow up strong and healthy after all! And to think your mom was convinced you were gonna be a runt! (She... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2010
    With all the snow that's been falling recently, it's always fun to get out there and do something with it. Me? I write my name in it. WITH THE BLOOD OF MY FALLEN ENEMIES! Kidding, with bottled urine. But Geekologie Reader Magefire took the opportunity to create a penguin-s... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2010
    This is a little Asian girl dressed as Voltron in what may or may yes be a mall's food court. And as much as I despise robots (particularly ones that join together to form larger, even more menacing robots), I'll admit you really can't help but love her. Ha, I said you -- I s... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2010
    This is a map showing which fast food chain rules a particular area of the United States, except it's barely legible so click THIS PINK BUTTON RIGHT HERE to see the full-size version. Basically, McDonald's rules the entire US except for Texas, which is owned by Sonic and look... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2010
    This is a parody of the Old Spice commercials that are all the rage on your fancy moving-picture box these days (posted one after the jump for those of you who haven't seen them), except it's for Apple products. Only problem is, it didn't make me laugh like the originals. Th... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2010
    Jordan Verner is blind. And he posted a few videos of himself playing through parts of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on Youtube. But he wanted more, he wanted to beat the whole game. Thankfully, Roy Williams saw his videos. Through Skype, Jordan said he asked for hel... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2010
    You won't actually find the Noah's Ark burger on any BK menu, but only because the king must have a thing against deliciousness. Or, I dunno, 10,000 calorie menu items. Whatever the case, the Noah's Ark burger consists of two of every kind of patty BK has to offer: beef, vegg... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2010
    Damnit, Darth, you're terrorizing the entire house. I swear, where's Luke riding a teacup pig when you need him? Haha, what do you mean he's in his room with Leia and the door's locked? Doesn't he know? No?! Holy shit this is gonna be hilarious! But first: I need for you ... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2010
    The Porn Detection Stick may look like an ordinary USB drive with "Porn Detection Stick" printed on the side, but it's not! Wait, maybe it is. *reading* No, no it's not. Described as a "robust illicit image detection device designed to protect your family, business or organi... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2010
    Because I'm just so damn proud of what you Geekologie Readers can accomplish when you stop posting 'FIRST!' in the comments and actually put your mind to something, this is an awesome slow-motion video created by Geekologie loyalist Mike. Mike, you know I'm a sucker for destro... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2010
    Topeka, Kansas, best known for renaming itself Google this week in a bid to be Google's fiber optic network test market, renamed itself Google this week in a bid to be Google's fiber optic test market. In a formal proclamation Monday, [Mayor Bill] Bunten announced his city w... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2010
    Dressing for Pleasure is an online BSDM and other fetishwear supplier that I 100% do not buy adult-sized diapers from. I'm serious, I don't. The whole dressing like a baby thing freaks me out (ahem, Japan). Anyway, DFP decided to advertise their whips and gimp masks on ketch... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    In this world there are cakes, and then there are cakes. This is one of the latter. Mostly because it's all glittery. You see, I love glittery things -- in my mouth! Haha, not you, Edward -- nice try though. F***ing skeeze. Nothing says happy birthday like a good old fash... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    Ready to see Jake Gyllenhaal jump around in a wig some more? Well, here's another Prince of Persia trailer. I suppose it looks alright, but I'm disappointed they don't give us any hint of Genie or "A Whole New World." Continue Reading "New 'Prince of Persia' Trailer: Give This... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    This is the music video for Chicago-based OK Go's 'This Too Shall Pass', which consists of an unbelievable 3:53 long Rube Goldberg machine. You have to watch it. I mean, you don't haaave to, you'll just miss out if you don't. Then, at the water cooler tomorrow when we're all... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    Poseidon is best known for banging mermaids and building sand castles on the bottom of the ocean, but did you know he's also the god of earthquakes? He is -- and a jerky one at that. First he devastates Haiti, now he's f***ing with the earth's rotation. You've been warned Po... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    The female orgasm, like a unicorn, is a rare and mythical creature. Unless you're like me, in which case they're like plain ol' deer: you see them all the time, and, move often than not, have to swerve to avoid hitting them with your car. Well this is an informational graphic... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    Now listen, Mars: I'm not saying you should fake a disability so you can compete against Pluto in the Special Olympics, but you should. You definitely should. Mars in the Olympics [lettherebeblogs] Thanks to Julie M., who deserves the gold in Geekologie Tipping (I'm just say... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    This is a painting on a roof as seen in Google Maps. It looks like melted chocolate except it's really just paint. But I would lick it anyways just to make sure. It was the brainchild of artist Molly Dilworth, who wants to paint shit on the tops of all kinds of buildings so ... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    I'm sure taco holders have existed since Mexican cave people, but I'm posting them anyways because I've been on a pretty serious binge lately to the point where I've been dreaming about Mexican corn (elote). And if you think for one second I wouldn't knife you for a cob, you'v... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    Coca-Cola released an energy drink in the Netherlands called Burn (as in, wrap it up in Amsterdam or urinating will) that features a resealable top. But I just stocked up on Bottle Tops! The can is opened by twisting the plastic seal. While doing this the pressure inside the ... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    Paleontologists recently found the fossilized remains of a snake in a dinosaur's nest, about to chow down on some baby dino. Thankfully, God spited the snake and wiped that mother out in a landslide. THAT'S WHAT YOU GET, SATAN! Scientists have found a 67 million-year-old fos... / Continue →
  • March 2, 2010
    You'd think something billed as a Lara Croft/Princess Leia snowball fight would be chock-full of sexiness, right? Well don't get your hopes up, because not even Frosty popped a corncob bone watching this one. Lara Croft and Slave Leia Having a Snowball Fight [toplessrobot] T... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2010
    Flickr user rediv (aka Alan M) went and made himself some sexy LEGO fembots. Why? I dunno, he's sick in the head or something. Or maybe he just needs somebody to talk to (get a fish, God!). Isn't that right, Mr. Tickles? You're my friend, aren't you? Mr. Tickles? MR. TIC... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2010
    The strictly conceptual Aurora Watch was designed by Jihun Yeom and looks like a watch with no face. Actually, it looks like a portal to your arm hair. But when you tap it, oh boy, when you tap it. LASER BEAMS!! There's more of a transparent face with no signs of the hour ... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2010
    In an attempt to convince consumers to always upgrade when they release an updated version of a product, Sony sneakily worked some malicious code into old-style PS3's, rendering them bunk. Thanks a lot, jerks. Kidding, that's not what happened, please don't sue me. But it to... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2010
    Because holding your head up on your own is for poor people, there's a $20 device that does all the heavy lifting for you. Fun fact: did you know the average adult-sized head weighs 8-12 lbs? Yeah, well mine weighs 18 because my brain is so big. It's the size of a beach ball... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2010
    The Pooch Power Shovel (the quicker, shittier picker-upper) may look like a leaf blower, but it's not. It's also not anything I'd recommend you trying to attach to your genitals, but you know what? Go for it. I'm tired of mothering you. And, honestly, I'm looking forward to... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2010
    We've already seen the epic battle of train vs. tornado, and here comes a train taking on a flood in Buenos Aires, Argentina . Who will win? SPOILER: NOT the poor bastards with the umbrellas. Youtube Thanks to Ross, who once beat up a caboose Street Fighter II bonus round s... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2010
    Flickr user -2x4- (not to be confused with his beefier, off-roading brother, -4x4-) went and built a fully functional LEGO Star Wars foosball table. Sure it's tiny as hell and I wouldn't hesitate to Hulk-smash it to bits if you beat me, but it is pretty amazing. Like the mira... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2010
    It was only a matter of time: a case for Apple's iPad that looks like a giant sanitary napkin. I know, I'm puking in my shoes even as I type. BURN HOT WINGS BURN. Introducing Hip Handmaids' exclusive iMaxi--the only Apple iPad case made with protective wings! With its dura... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2010
    In bad news for guys who can't grow a beard, a recent study indicates that women find a little facial hair and a geeky personality the two biggest turn-ons. Really? THEN WHY HAVEN'T I EVER SEEN A BOOB?! Despite complaining that it looks unkempt and feels rough to touch, the ... / Continue →
  • March 1, 2010
    What better way to honor your favorite film than with a commemorative tattoo on your shoulder? Sure you could just buy the Blu-Ray when it's released, but come on, that's for posers. You're a real fan. Real fans do crazy shit they'll regret later. Now I know what you're thi... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2010
    This is a song called 'The Dork Anthem' by two cats named Dave and Brian. Personally, I find the term dork offensive, but that's just me and I'm official the judge of these things. Geek, sure, but dork? That's derogatory. Like not calling me by my proper title: Geekologie W... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2010
    This is a giant Alien queen statue made out of scrap metal. She's scary as hell and will give you the worst kind of STD if you try making love to her: penis tetanus. NO LOCKBALLS FOR ME THANK YOU VERY MUCH! The recycled sculpture is an assembly of over 4000 individual parts,... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2010
    The Cat Hammock Coffee Table was created by Case-Real and is a glass-topped magazine receptacle with a wicker-ish hammock for your feline companions beneath. It's cool, but your cat would be just as happy sleeping under any coffee table. Or in an empty soda box. Hit the jump... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2010
    Alcohol and whippits in the same container? WHAT IS IT, MY BIRTHDAY?! (It's not, but it actually is The Superficial Writer's -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) That's right folks, Whipped Lightning brand Whipahol combines the creamy goodness of whipped spunk with the intoxicating effects of ... / Continue →