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January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011 Archives

  • January 21, 2011
    It took awhile (is Twitter dead already? I have no idea), but we were finally able to score the Geekologie Twitter page from whoever started it. It wasn't easy, and many Bothans died in the process, but hopefully it'll be worth it. Especially now since I'll be able to tweet ... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2011
    Seen here NOT DOING HIS F***ING JOB, a San Francisco city employee plays a Yahoo Bus Stop Derby game while on the clock. Web giant Yahoo has installed twenty large touch-screen displays in bus shelters across San Francisco. It's called the Yahoo Bus Stop Derby, commuters ab... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2011
    Pfft, you can already see thousands of suns every night! Some nutjob, probably high on telescope-cleaning fluid, is convinced Betelgeuse (the star, not the Tim Burton movie) is going to supernova soon, resulting in the brief appearance of two suns in the sky. Wait a minute -... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2011
    Girl them some funky-ass nips! Because Apple doesn't want you poking and prodding around inside their (read: your) products, if you send them your iPhone 4 to be repaired it'll now be returned with harder-to-remove screws. WHAT THE CRAPPLE, APPLE?! This is to make it impossi... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2011
    This is a short (but beautiful) video of Mark Visser surfing in the middle of the night in Maui with some sort of special lighting rig that prevented the footage from turning out like your first failed sex tape (although, to your audio-capture credit: I could hear the disappoin... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2011
    But you know Frosty's claustrophobic! Remember the first time you touched snow? I don't. I do remember the first time I packed a snowball with a dog turd in it though, so that's something. Something that hit my little sister in the back of the head and got me grounded! Pan... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2011
    For those counting and not just staring at the clock waiting for the weekend to arrive, this is the eighth (8th) installment in the autotuned Symphony of Science series. It deals with the beginnings of the universe, which, from the information I've gathered from that picture, ... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2011
    All the rage in the GW is enough to destroy half a continent. LED teeth attachments: they glow when you smile and can change colors. Plus they make an electric "buzz" whenever they light up. Alternatively, chew on a glowstick. Which I've actually done before when I was roll... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2011
    8-Bit Interview is a minute and a half of video game characters applying for a job. It's hit-n-miss, but I'd still hire the following: Link, Peppy and Solid Snake. The rest I would not only NOT hire, but sue for sexual harassment. "Geez GW, remind me to never work for you." ... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2011
    Knokkers (slogan: Knokkers are big fun!) is a giant game of pool with no sticks and bowling balls instead of billiard ones. [Insert 10lb balls joke here] It's the brainchild of Steve Wienecke, who undoubtedly stayed up countless nights trying to think up a better name than Bi... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2011
    [GW's Note: I've set the microwave on fire twice, this review is presented without commentary by my ladyfriend] Cooking for Geeks ($22) is not your typical, boring-ass cookbook with recipes -- oh no -- it's jam-packed with scienc-y stuff! Jeff Potter takes an Alton Brown-esque... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2011
    This is a video from Pittsburgh earlier this week of a bunch of people who refused to stay inside and enjoy a nice cozy fire and instead decided to plow their cars down an icy hill and smash the shit out of everything in sight and nearly die. Smart! The best performances are ... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2011
    This is a shot from a Samsung cell phone's instruction manual (they still come with those?!) that explains how to make fake calls to "get out of meetings or unwanted conversations" (read: "pretend you have friends"). That said, I do this kind of thing all the time to impress p... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2011
    Note: Video that you may have already seen is after the jump. Seen here looking colder than an Antarctic witch's nips, Youtube user samantha683 prepares to throw a cupful of boiling water into the -30°C (-22°F) air and show you what happens. SPOILER: she accidentally hits t... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2011
    Seen here looking suspiciously like your uncle, Youtube user jerimiahjw went and attached little keychain cameras to arrows and shot them into the wild blue yonder. He even took both rear-facing AND full-frontal shots, so you get to see it all (hummina hummina!). Plus he slow... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2011
    Note: The most romantic hour of audio to make sweet, prehistoric love to is after the jump. This is John Williams' iconic theme to Jurassic Park slowed down 1,000%, stretching it out to just under an hour of pure, unadulterated sensuality. Just kidding, I adulterated it right... / Continue →
  • January 19, 2011
    Seen here driving like most @$$holes I see around here looking a little too happy for a guy who's still gonna spill scalding coffee on his nuts when the truck in front of him stops, a man demonstrates the luxury of a self-driving car. Like we're supposed to believe he wouldn't ... / Continue →
  • January 19, 2011
    Planes: they go fast, get you from here to there, and I have to get preeeeetty drunk to step foot on one. But hopefully not so drunk I pass out under a row of seats at the gate and wake up outside security. *ahem* I'm looking at you, LAX. Somebody touched my butt, I f***ing... / Continue →
  • January 19, 2011
    In an attempt to win friends and influence people sell more bacon, egg & cheese biscuits, Caribou coffee shops had these bus stop oven ads placed around Minneapolis. You see, they're heated. Aaaaaaaand probably overflowing with homeless people by now. Just a heads up, Caribo... / Continue →
  • January 19, 2011
    Same goes for any interweb-cred. This is Geekologie Reader Jian's 'Blog Life' tattoo. It's on the inside of his hands, which are surprisingly hair-free. Kidding brah -- I'm just jealous I didn't think of it first. It's a hard life us bloggers live, you know? What with all ... / Continue →
  • January 19, 2011
    Note: That's nowhere near the whole thing, Click HERE to see it all. This is an informational graphic all about the Faceybooks, which I basically only use anymore to update the Geekologie Fan Page and bitch & whine via status-update (UGH -- I CAN'T STAND PEOPLE WHO _______, GO... / Continue →
  • January 19, 2011
    This is a disturbing video of a team of autonomous quadrocopters building some sort of tower on their own. It appears be some kind of temple. Huh? YES "OF DOOM" WHAT OTHER KIND OF TEMPLE ARE AUTONOMOUS FLYING ROBOTS GONNA BUILD, DUMMY?! The GRASP Lab quadrocopters were impr... / Continue →
  • January 19, 2011
    Seen here looking like the gaudy lovechild of a Smart Car that rear-ended a Mini, a $675,000 diamond and gold Fiat 500C was recently commissioned by a Chinese business man (with zero negative taste and decency). The car is set to be called "La Dolce Vita Gold and Diamonds 20... / Continue →
  • January 19, 2011
    This is a proposed warning to print in the front of science textbooks to remind children to take their educations seriously. Because, let's not kid ourselves -- nobody wants to be left out of the dino rodeo. Me most of all. Unfortunately, like learning to tie my own shoes or... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2011
    This is a short video of the USS Enterprise crew testing their new Acid-Drive. Granted it looks a lot more like an Ecstasy-Drive to me, but what do you expect from a bunch of half-assed Federation subcontractors? SPOILER: Deflector shields that couldn't stop a thrown tennis b... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2011
    Starting May 3rd, Starbucks will offer a 916mL (~31oz) 'Trenta' (Italian: stomach ulcer) cup for cold coffee dranks so you can finally score the double-shot of fatass buttcheeks you've always wanted. Come on baby, daddy wants to crack a toilet seat! Graphic: How big, exactly,... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2011
    Whiskey: it's brown and tastes like an antique rocking chair. *getting all teary-eyed* F*** I just love it so much. A Panama-based liquor company is producing whisky in a can. The company, Scottish Spirits, is the first to put straight whisky in a can, and it's being promote... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2011
    I have a German-issued gas mask that I keep on my bookshelf in case shit hits the fan and starts splattering everywhere and smelling all ooky. That one's functional. This one, not so much. But it does look kinda cool in an apocalyptic sort of way. This is a pure silver ri... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2011
    Ever wondered what the little make-believe drivers in your Hot Wheels cars see when you race them through a loopty-loop or jump a trashcan filled with burning printer paper? Well now you can thanks to Mattel's Hot Wheels Video Racers, a series of Hot Wheels cars (not Barbies) ... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2011
    This is a video of some jerk stealing a laptop out of some other dude's bookbag at the Oyster Boy restaurant in the Philippines (I haven't been yet). That's the laptop bookbag with the arrow pointing at it there. Basically the thief just sits down, uses his foot to pull the b... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2011
    Note: Full-res version of the tree HERE. This is a family tree (which is nowhere near as complicated as THIS behemoth) as created by illustrator Matt Stone showing the relationships of various X-Men characters. As you can see, it's a lot more complicated than your family tree... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2011
    Ever wanted a clear canoe or kayak so you can see what's going down in the water below you? Personally I've always been too scared, especially if it has anything to do with sharks. Still, when I was a kid I did throw fish-food on the floor of a glass-bottom boat, so there's t... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2011
    A whole bathroom in a tidy little column, what will they come up with next? *Please say Everlasting Gobstoppers, please say Everlasting Gobstoppers* "No-wipe toilet paper". I'll take it! The veritable Swiss Army bathroom has 7 rotating modules stacked and skewered to shrink... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2011
    Listen: just cancel it now and give me half the money you planned on spending. Because modern television knows no shame, Merv Griffin Entertainment is entertaining(!) the idea of a Pac-Man themed gameshow. If produced, it will undoubtedly suck monster power-pellets. "The ide... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2011
    Movies: first they were black & white, silent and 2-D. Now they're color, Dolby Digital and 3-D. But still odorless. Enter the ScentSciences machine, a $70 smell-wafter that releases odors to coincide with movies that've been edited with their ScentEditor software. Eh. Ca... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2011
    Thanks to a new breakthrough in cloning technology, scientists are claiming we could have real-life woolly mammoths lumbering around Jurassic Pleistocene Parks in as little as four years. Really? THEN CUT THE CRAP AND GIVE ME A DINO ALREADY YOU WOOLLY WANKERS. Previous effor... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2011
    Please note: if you're a female and into Twilight this is how guys view you, except with even more f***ed up eyebrows. This is a short video of some chick who got her dentist to make fangs out of dental composite and permanently attach them to her teeth. As you can see, they ... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2011
    West Coast Customs teamed up with Monster Cables (WTF?!) to produce a TRON-themed Audi R8 because -- well -- I don't know why. Something about poor decision making and overpriced wires. The car itself is an Audi R8, a car whose electric version has graced the digital page... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2011
    I don't care if you used to bulls-eye womp rats in your T-16 back home, there's no way you can read that. Click HERE to see the thing in its full-res glory. Ever wanted a map of the entire Star Wars galaxy to hang above your bed because supermodel posters give you a boner a... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2011
    Mmmm, secret ingredients! Pakistan-produced 'Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge' candy bars were recently found to contain more than twice the PPM (parts per million) of lead tolerated by the FDA. Pfft, can you ever really have too much lead? (I pop fishing weights like candy, just ... / Continue →