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January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011 Archives

  • January 28, 2011
    Note: Full-size version HERE and a version with an overlay showing some of the details of the shot HERE. This is a photo depicting a single 24-hour time period over Athens (Greece, NOT Georgia) stitched together from a buttload of shots taken by Chris Kotsiopoulos and render... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2011
    Boobs: they make everything better. Moobs: not so much. Still, I would touch one if I had my eyes closed and dude had the decency to shave his nipple hair. What? I'M NATURALLY CURIOUS. Enter the most progressive dentistry practice in the world: Dr. Marie Catherine Klark... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2011
    These $320 inflatable Daleks (complete with light and sound fx!) from Zappies Ltd are dropping in June and make the perfect gift for the 3-year old Dr. Who fan in your life. Which, fun fact, nobody has. You can sit in it yourself pressing 'GO' until the motor seizes up and ca... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2011
    Tuesday, January 28, 1986. I was only four at the time and didn't watch the launch on live TV like so many others, but I do remember learning about it soon after and the profound effect it had me as an aspiring astronaut. We live, we die, we learn. In remembrance of (clock... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2011
    Get it, thin mints? EAT A CHEESEBURGER, LADY! Cookie-purveying giant Girl Scouts of America have decided to cut several of the crappy-ass varieties from their cookie lineup this year, and focus their efforts on hocking the much more delicious (and fattening) flavors. SAMOOOA... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2011
    This is a kinetic sculpture created by Seth Goldstein that continually ties and unties a necktie. While the ability to tie a tie is impressive (I can't f***ing do it), I would NEVER trust my neck to a tie-wielding robot. Or a straight-razor. Although I did shave with a ninja... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2011
    "Wow, that firework sounded close!" An aspiring Russian suicide (you'll never make pro!) bomber, believed to be operating with the same jerkoffs that blew up part of the Moscow airport earlier this week, was blown up prematurely on New Years Eve after receiving a text from her... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2011
    Note: HARdto read/ specialy aif youave been drinlinking, clkick EHRE fora brigger verison. This is a map depicting the United States of Beer. I'm not sure what it's supposed to teach us, but I am listening intently with the hope of some free samples after class. Which, 100% ... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2011
    Cannapult, get it? Like cannabis. Alternatively, the catapot. A catapult used to launch 2-kilo (4.4lb) bricks of shitty Mexican schwag over the border was confiscated by Mexican authorities earlier this week, bringing Wile E. Coyote's drug smuggling operation to a screechi... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2011
    This is an older video that's making it's way around the internets of a Shaolin Monk (who the Wu-Tang clan would encourage you NOT to f*** with) throwing a needle clear through a pane of glass, shot at 1,000 frames-per-second. Now I'm not saying it's not impressive, I'm just s... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2011
    Note: This is neither legible nor the whole thing. Click HERE to see the whole thing and +2 your internet knowledge. As a follow up to last year's State of the Internet, Focus has created another infographic almost exactly a year later (and 365-dollars short) depicting some o... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2011
    I am impress. Granted I thought it was a peen-eating plant growing out of a vagina at first, but you know what they say: you see what you want to. Anyway: a LEGO still-life of a spraypaint can exploding made by Cole Blaq (who also made this piece featured earlier). I swear, ... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2011
    "Yep, definitely a bomb." Scientists at the University of Colorado have developed the early predecessors of future "bomb-sniffing" plants (move buzz over, bees!) that can change colors to indicate the presence of specific chemical compounds. No word on how long it takes for t... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2011
    Watch -- ;) XD >:( :*I See? I did that in less than five seconds. But hey, maybe some of you folks are slow (don't think for one second your parents haven't thought about getting you tested!). Enter the USB keypad that instantly adds two-to-three character emoticons at t... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2011
    I'm calling it a Steampunk Warrior Kitty Helmet because the thought of a Borg cat scares the shit out of me and, truthfully, I ate some spoiled sushi last night and there's no way my bowels could handle that right now. My own personal Mount Doom aside, it looks like Snowball h... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2011
    Note: Full-size shot HERE in case you're looking for a new wallpaper. So apparently a revamped Thundercats is coming back to television, and let me tell you: Lion-O looks like some sort of confused emo-anime caricature of his former self. Battle Cat will never let you ride hi... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2011
    Note: Larger version HERE and a giant f***ing PDF version (11MB) HERE. This is a map of the United States charting geographic dirty-word (buttfudge!) use through Tweets. The darker an area the less profane, the lighter an area the more profane, and, if you zoom in on my ap... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2011
    What's the RDA for glitter? This is a picture of a cake that has all the elements of the most beautiful daydream (unicorns, rainbows, lollipops) and most terrifying nightmare (zombies, piranha plants, robots) at the same time. I call it the WTF Cake, although you can call it ... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2011
    Proving that the Geekologie fanpage's precious status updates might not be as safe as previously thought, an unknown hacker took control of Mark Zuckerburg's official Facebook fanpage this week, probably by guessing his password, "administrator". Good one Mark, but I would've ... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2011
    This is a fully functional Terminator hand. It can operate with both the gentle caress of a feather OR CHOKE YOU OUT UNTIL YOUR EYES ROLL BACK IN YOUR HEAD with equal dexterity. Which -- $10 if you let it give you an HJ without flinching. Developed by the Institute of Roboti... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2011
    This is a video of a gorilla at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent, England that likes to walk around like a human. Now I'm not saying this guy is obviously the missing link evolutionists have been looking for, but I'm also not saying he isn't. But what I AM saying is j... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2011
    Because I refuse to give robots the satisfaction of celebrating their victories (however small) on the actual day, the anniversary was yesterday. FINE -- I'M SLOW, OKAY?! 90 years ago yesterday the word 'robot' made it's first appearance, in, of all things, a Czech play. His... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2011
    Geekologie Reader "if industries" has developed a pair of rings that were designed to blow the wearer's fingers off. Ezio Auditore would not approve! Both designs incorporate a bullet that can be fired by hitting the top of the ring hard enough. Now I know what you're thinki... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2011
    Beard: real or Sharpie? Seen here proving denim's making a comeback, Ricky Lee Kalichun (who looks suspiciously like a short-bus zombie) was arrested after trying to drunkenly break into an old roommate's with his face all markered up and wielding a "large sword". LEARN HOW T... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2011
    This is a video of some crazy Ruski (I can tell by the video quality and general disregard for life) who sets up a camera and then lies perfectly still between the train tracks while a locomotive (CHOO CHOO!) passes over him. Now I'm not saying dude doesn't have a lot to live ... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2011
    This is an uncooked pizza that looks like Iron Man. I assume whoever made it took the picture while waiting around for Whiplash to come cook it. Or should I say 'fry'? Get it? Because he's always swinging those electric whippy things, shit! Which, true story: one time th... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2011
    A group of Alabamians have filed a class-action lawsuit (which was probably presented to them as a petition to lower the distance of legal marriages from 2nd cousins to 1st. Just kidding -- you can already marry first cousins in more than half the states!) against diarrhea-gia... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2011
    This is why you're single. I always wanted one of those BFF heart necklaces that was split in two that you and your bestie each wore half of. Sadly, I never had a best friend until recently. Growing up I did have a broom with a face painted on the bristles, but he hated wear... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2011
    Remember Telenoid R1, the teleconferencing robot that "recreates the physical presence of a remote user"? Well now the humanoid's creator is imagining miniature versions being used as cell phones. GTFO of here with that crazy-talk, nutjob! ...if Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2011
    The title was just meant to throw you off, it's not actually the Invisible Woman that dies. Or is it? Because Marvel is now owned by Disney and Disney hasn't done anything right since The Little Mermaid, the death of one of the Fantastic Four was leaked prior to the comic's (... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2011
    Okay, so the Black Mesa short is a little higher in production value. Because independent filmmakers want to send a message to the big studios THAT IT SHOULDN'T TAKE $80 MILLION TO MAKE A SHITTY ROM-COM THAT'LL BLOW REGARDLESS, two different groups took it upon themselves to m... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2011
    Alternatively, the virgin suicides. Get it? Nobody wanted to hit that! C3POsuicides is a website that creates pictures and videos of everyone's (except this pervert) least favorite droid doing himself in. It updates every Tuesday with a new series but is just now getting of... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2011
    Worst. HJ's. EVER. Seen here looking suspiciously like a spraypainted ostrich, a new species of dinosaur has been discovered that only rocked a single digit on each arm nubbin. Actually, it looks like its fingers ARE its arms. They probably couldn't type for shit! The ear... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2011
    This is a $28 coffee mug from Fangamers (shipping next month) that was designed to look like one of Mega Man's energy tanks. Except now it's your energy tank since coffee is what makes people get up and function in the morning instead of floundering around in bed all day like ... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2011
    That's the nicest computer chair I've ever seen! This is a picture of some gun-nut's computer setup. Oh, and just in case you couldn't tell: HE'S THE WRONG F***ING PERSON TO TROLL. This Must Be the Craziest Computer Den In America [gizmodo]... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2011
    Wizard, the long-running comic guide and magazine, has officially turned off its printing press, made the move to a publicly-traded company, and only plans on producing a digital version of the magazine in the future. Which, I think we can all agree, is a pretty weak move for ... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2011
    Note: This pic only shows like eight or ten (screw you, counting!), click HERE to see all 493 in their full-res glory, GLORY, HALLELUUUUUUUUUJAH!! This is the first 493 Pokemons re-imagined as cosplaying girls. I don't know who drew it, but suffice it to say they're all kinds... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2011
    Night Café (not to be confused with the 1888 Van Gogh by the same name) is a new line of canned alcoholic beverages from Japan that mix the deliciousness of whiskey with the caffeine of coffee and tea. Think 'Four Loco', but waaaaaaaay less insane in the membrane. Dammit, I... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2011
    This is a three-minute TMNT fan-film entitled 'Fight the Foot'. Personally, I'd try attacking the source of the odor first before cutting off the whole foot, but that's just me and I'm not into peg-legs. Anyway, I'll give you a brief synopsis: The Foot Clan comes to beat-up/p... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2011
    Damn yeah I still have my Glo-Worm! Because scientists won't be happy until we can ride worms sans maker hooks (Dune reference FTW!), they've managed to genetically modify a species to take "directions" from pulses of light. This should end well. There are no wires or elec... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2011
    Note: Video is after the jump. To celebrate the recent release of Little Big Planet 2 (which I'm triple-fisting alongside Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and a PB&J), a group of fans went and created a level in real life using a couple stuffed Sackboys and a shit-ton of constru... / Continue →