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February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011 Archives

  • February 25, 2011
    Well folks, this wraps up the 25th anniversary week of the first Zelda game's release. So, in honor of my all-time favorite franchise, here's a super-short video tribute shot by Geekologie Reader Chad (aka SpiderChad). In case you couldn't tell, it was made using miniatures (... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2011
    Remember BigDog from Boston Dynamics? Ha, how could you forget, it haunts our dreams at night (well at least mine anyways). And now the creators have been awarded a grant from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to build 'Cheetah', a smaller, faster-than-human v... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2011
    This is a Terminator in a Spongebob skin made out of LEGO. I, for one, am never eating another Krabby Patty for as long as I live. Which, since I'm a sorcerer, is forever. That's right, I'm gonna put the Krusty Crab out of business! And speaking of Krusty Krabs *drops trou*... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2011
    This is a tiny-ass computer. How tiny? That's a dollar coin in the picture. "Uh, I'm pretty sure that's a penny." Haha -- YOU WOULD KNOW, PEASANT! I only deal with big bills. Literally, they're piling up and the collection agencies start calling at 6AM. But enough about ... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2011
    PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew (or PPPPPPPPP for short) is a coming soon XBox 360 title controlled by voice input. One player controls the space-ranger's jetpack (presumably by blowing or PSSHOOOOOOWing) while the other controls his laser blaster by repeatedly spitting 'PEW PEW P... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2011
    Seen here donning their best (but still very bad) Jessica Rabbit and Superman costumes, English couple Nyssa Pratten, 19 and Rob Taverner, 32 (CRADLE ROBBER!) tied the proverbial nuptial noose in a comic book/cartoon-themed wedding this week that gives every indication of being... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2011
    Not gonna lie, probably wouldn't wave my hand in front of it for less than $20. Seen here looking at least partially constructed out of tin-foil, the Navy has made a breakthrough in the laser department, creating a free-electron laser (FEL) capable of producing a sustained 500... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2011
    Chunky, just the way I like it! I don't know about you, but I like my breast milk the way nature intended: with a ton of chocolate syrup and a bendy straw. But now an English ice cream parlor is making (you guessed it) ice cream out of the stuff. I'll, uh, just stick to the ... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2011
    Seen here making his mother's finest flatware waaaaaay less fine, 7-year old Bogdan is a Serbian boy whose family claims his body is magnetic. *cough* Bullshit *cough, hack, loogie* To prove their claim, the family paraded the boy in front of an camera crew, with a variety of... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2011
    Gallium (Ga, atomic #31 between zinc and germanium) is a silvery metallic metal not found elementally in nature. But that's not what's important, what's important is it melts just a little above room temperature (~86°F, 30°C). So you can mold it into whatever you want (but ... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2011
    Seen here making me work up a sweat just looking at them (fear AND the thought of exercise), two robots compete in the first (and hopefully last) Robot Marathon in Osaka, Japan. It's a full, 26-mile marathon that kicked off today (Thursday for you SHAMEFUL, NON-DAILY READERS) ... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2011
    Creationary is a new game from LEGO that's basically Pictionary except, instead of drawing, you build stuff with LEGO blocks. Admittedly, I would play it. AND WIN EVERY TIME. You know why? Because I'm LEGOmaniac. Hey -- what's that over there?! *stuffs a couple blocks in ... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2011
    Proving that I've been treasure hunting in the wrong place my entire life, Vietnamese fans of 'ear-picking' claim there's a g-spot in the ear capable of producing orgasm-like reactions. Wait -- what?! Also, WTF is ear-picking? I'm not gonna lie, that shit sounds nasty. *wip... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2011
    "Luuuuuuuuke -- Uncle Owen is drunk and picking lightsaber fights again!" This is a video of the lightsaber duel between two old Frenchies that ensues after one drunkenly drives his tractor over the other's prized tauntaun or something. Honestly, I have no idea WTF is going o... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2011
    'April Showers' and 'The Gardner' are two $9.50 comics that you can plant and grow into a garden provided you take care of them and your dog doesn't Golden Shower them when they're seedlings. They're not actual full-length comics though, just two pages. Still, clever idea. A... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2011
    A Chinese man who calls himself the 'Steel Legend' but whom I will only refer to now as Scrap-Metal Sally built this 5,000kg (11,000lb) Megatron tank from Transformers 2: Revenge of the Sith or whatever entirely out of junk and tetanus shots. Plus he had no schematics to work ... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2011
    Note: Full-size version HERE in case you actually want to read those little words instead of making up what they might be in your head. "Aaaah, of course -- a gyroscopic de-icing ion-cannon turret!" Ever wonder what was in an AT-AT? I haven't. At least not since I was six a... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2011
    This is a video of Jimmy the polydactyl cat (aka 'six-fingered cat' aka 'thumbs cat' aka 'mitten cat' aka 'Hemingway cat' aka etc. etc.) showing off his cool thumbs-up party trick. Hey kitty, watch me shotgun a beer! *thumbs up* Oh -- here goes another! *thumbs up* GOD I CO... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2011
    ESP, here we don't come! Seen here protecting herself from the cold AND nasty fart particulate but NOT dangerous cell phone waves, a woman uses her phone with the hopes of developing a tan. IT'S CELL PHONE RADIATION NOT UV YOU DUMMY! Spending 50 minutes with a cellphone plas... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2011
    Seen here kicking a raptor like the sexy little football that he is, a Brontomerus mcintoshi - (bronto, "thunder" and merós, "thigh") demonstrates the powerful leg muscles for which they were named. God, what I wouldn't give to have him take a fake swing at my balls just once... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2011
    Toilet paper: you wipe your ass with it (except this guy, who may use circuit boards). Sometimes you even use it to clean up spills. And sometimes you use it as a napkin and then don't understand when your stomach is upset later (SPOILER: YOU ATE DOODOO PARTICLES). Personall... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2011
    Awh snap son -- is that peridot? August birthdays FTW! A New Orleans man was accidentally shot in the mouth (I suspect a pistol-whip gone wrong) by his brother after smoking his weed without asking (which, admittedly, is a pistol-whip worthy offense), but the bullet ricochete... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2011
    The Stuffed Hamburger Press molds two hamburger patties into concave 'bowls' so you can put a shit-ton more cheese and bacon inside before sealing them together and tripling your caloric intake. Unfortunately, it only costs $12 so I bought one and a backup. You think anybody'... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2011
    The EGO Compact Submarine isn't really a submarine because it can't actually dive, but it does have an underwater cockpit that allows the captain and a passenger to explore the mysteries beneath the ocean blue. Will you discover a new species? Will you discover Atlantis? Or ... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2011
    God, GET A LANE! Lane -- get it?! No? Obviously you're not a golfer. This is a couple demonstrating the Kiss Controller developed by Hye Yeon Nam that allows a player to provide sensor input by tongue-kissing (the sessiest kind!) the everliving hell out of somebody else. F... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2011
    Note: Click HERE for a larger version that's so awesome your retinas will melt and eyes explode. *POP!....POP!* There went mine! This is the most amazing Zelda-themed painting I've ever seen in my entire life and I've seen a lot because sometimes I type 'zelda painting' into... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2011
    In sadder news, a 30-year old Chinese gaming addict has died after staying up for 3-days straight (presumably mining for gold) at an internet cafe with no sleep, and very little food or water. I could've gone four. The man reportedly lost consciousness at an internet cafe on ... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2011
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you want to print a copy yourself and save $30 by not buying a poster. This is the family tree of video game controllers inspired by this family tree of video game controllers except way more professional looking. It's like if you and I both ... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2011
    I know it may look like a homemade Fruit by the Foot fort, but those are actually strings of firecrackers. 320,000 crackers to be precise. And this is a video of them being detonated as a memorial service to a deceased family member while neighbors drive by calling the police... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2011
    For those of you that don't keep up with ex-Power Rangers, Tommy the Green Ranger (aka nobody's favorite, aka Jason David Frank) is a mixed-martial arts fighter now because, shit, you've gotta do something tough after rockin' wiener-huggin' spandex on a children's show for so l... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2011
    I can't get enough of this dude's voice! Take a bowlful of milk (SANS CEREAL), add a couple drops of every color of food coloring you have to the middle, then a drop or two of dish soap on top of those. BOOM: MILK MAGIC, SON! Plus if you're lucky you might even end up with a... / Continue →
  • February 22, 2011
    This is a slot machine that pays out booze instead of nickels, making it THE BEST SLOT MACHINE EVER CREATED. Seriously, if aliens come down to earth after we've annihilated ourselves with nuclear missiles, they'll find this thing in the rubble and go, "well, they did get one t... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2011
    Period Panties are $12 colored skivvies for ladies to wear while they're on their monthly emotion-fest so they don't ruin a pair of frilly lace ones. Or something. Honestly, I don't know anything about women and only learned last week vaginas aren't oriented sideways like I a... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2011
    That's right folks, today, February 21st, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of everybody's favorite video game franchise. "Not mine, I hate those games." OH YEAH WELL I HATE YOUR FACE SO THERE. Such a f***ing Ganon. Including the original game's release on the Famicom Disk S... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2011
    Breakup Notifier is a Facebook app that'll send you a notification whenever somebody you're interested in (read: creepily stalking) changes their relationship status. Because if there's one thing a girl appreciates, it's a guy who's created a 'want to bang' list on Facebook an... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2011
    Somebody took the time to write the entire first chapter of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' on the wall of a bathroom stall. There's no way anybody could read that top part without standing up and shitting on the floor aside, who the hell does something like this? "So... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2011
    SPOILED ROTTEN -- like an egg! This is a video of a functional Angry Birds bizzle dizzle cizzle made by a father for his son's sixth birthday. Which, I'm not gonna lie -- I want that skull shirt. It's become a family tradition that I make increasingly ridiculous birthday ca... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2011
    This is a robotic hummingbird designed by DARPA to fly around and capture audio/video on reconnaissance missions (not to be confused with renaissance missions, which usually involve slaying dragons and saving a princess). AOL News reports it's just a research project for now, ... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2011
    I didn't know you could drive in heaven! Driving by mind. It's a scary thought(!!!1) because most people are just texting anyways and I'm not sure how a car's gonna interpret that kind of input. You (texting): 'BOOTY CALL!' Car: drive on sidewalk. Freie Universität Berl... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2011
    Hurt: Tom's feelings are. To celebrate the recent revolution and honor the social networking site for the role it played, a young Egyptian man has named his firstborn daughter 'Facebook'. Well, actually he named her 'Facebook' Jamal Ibrahim, which is Facebook FOLLOWED BY HI... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2011
    TINY FEET ARE TOO TINY. Note: Full-res version HERE because you're a pervert. This is a picture by artist Dimitris Samaras of Jessica Rabbit performing her lounge act while cosplaying as Princess Leia circa The Skirmish on Carkoon in 4 ABY (I'm not a dork you're a dork). As ... / Continue →