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June 12, 2011 - June 18, 2011 Archives

  • June 17, 2011
    Remember those limited edition Marc Ecko Star Wars hoodies that came out a few years ago? Those were pretty cool (well, except the $100+ price tags). These ones? Not as much. But they are less than half the price, so you won't get as pissed when you burn a hole in the chest... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2011
    Note: Video after the jump has some NSFW humping sounds, watch it with your ear to the speaker. Ever wonder what kind of conversation might be had if Mario walked in on two koopas making sweet, reptilian love in the secret warp area of World 1-2? This kind. Maybe. Just sayi... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2011
    It's a uni-cycle. Get it?! Me neither, I hate myself (no I don't either, that was solid f**ing gold and you loved it). Now I'm not saying Prince Humperdink here wasn't the envy of the entire kingdom that summer, I'm just saying his little sister probably lost her shit when s... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2011
    This is a gallery of what a bunch of different Pokemons might look like in real life as imagined/Photoshopped together from pictures of different animals off the internet by Stephen Lefcourt (not to be confused with Stephen Leffield, who is a total crazy person). Now I know so... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2011
    Special EDITION. We saw the first two designs of the special edition release of Mario/Converse Chuck Taylors back in this post, and here are the other two designs (scheduled to drop in August). The first is of a Mario overworld scene, the second is of the final boss battle wi... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2011
    Pfft -- do those pants LOOK square to you? A new mushroom that "lives in the rain forest, under a tree" *puts gun in mouth* was recently discovered in Borneo and scientists have decided to name it after Spongebob Squarepants because of its similarity to the perpetually high se... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2011
    Brian Chan, an origami enthusiast best known for his takes on Iron Man, WALL-E, the Montauk Monster, and just being an all around paper-folding badass (yes, those exist) created this paper Batman forever (get it? Like that 1995 turd 'Batman Forever'!) ago, buuuuuuut I'd never... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2011
    Fire in your hole! This is a short video of the Vancouver riots after Boston beat them in the Stanley Cup Finals. Rioting: it's not just for winning teams anymore. Anyway, Burntpeen Ohmyballs here takes a flashbang straight to the wiener. And he deserved it. You know, this... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2011
    Today's episode of Sesame Street is brought to you by the letter 88. I know the screencap doesn't do it justice, but watch this video if you haven't already seen it -- it's a real treat for the eyes. Do you like ice cream? Watching it is like your eyeballs eating an ice crea... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2011
    I live in LA and am officially never fixing anything ever again. This is the security camera footage of a local hardware store in Christchurch, New Zealand during a recent magnitude 6.3 earthquake. As you will see, it's not the place you want to be when the world starts shaki... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2011
    Note: Much larger version HERE in case you're having trouble making out all of the "America's Buttholes". This is a U.S. map showing major U.S. cities and their most popular nicknames as calculated via geotagged tweets. They're, uh, all pretty bad. I can see now why people t... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2011
    Remember the SWITL magical condiment picker-upper that looked way too good to not be footage from the future? Well here's a demo of the the thing at Japan's recent Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition (FOOMA -- NOT FOOPA) that should finally put the "it's just the same foota... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2011
    This is a conceptual Tokyoflash watch with a built-in breathalyzer for determining your sobriety. You know, I actually used to own a breathalyzer that I'd leave out whenever we threw a party so people could see how drunk they were. One time a friend got so wasted he blew a 0.... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2011
    This is a short commercial for the Nintendo 3DS release of 'Ocarina of Time' starring Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda, WHO READS GEEKOLOGIE and was named after Princess Zelda in 1989 after only the first two games had come out. Thankfully, he'd only played the first at ... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2011
    These are two Buzz Lightyear and Woody action figures crafted by toymaker/modder Luis Eduardo Vargas Montoya, who has a pretty sweet name. My name is Luis Eduardo Vargas Montoya -- you killed my fish when I went on vacation and were supposed to feed them, prepare to take me to... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2011
    You hear that? That was the Hamburglar swearing off his life of crime. Seen here looking waaaaay too happy to be holding a bowl of shit, scientist Mitsyuki Ikeda shows off his hamburger patties made from buttmud. Actually human doodoo, yo. The dude's sick. Granted, I eat o... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2011
    This is a 6-minute video of 'Pokémon Type: Wild', a fan-made (playable!) video game that re-imagines the turn-based franchise as a fast-action brawl complete with special-move animations. Admittedly, I do hate taking turns playing video games. I'm more of an crazed button ma... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2011
    The Pontiac Deluxe Six "Ghost Car" has an exterior built entirely out of Plexiglass in 1939 for display at the New York World's Fair so visitors would be all, "WHOA -- cars don't run on wizards?!" But seriously: do they or don't they? Because one guy told me it was fairies an... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2011
    Geekologie Reader and photojournalist with balls at least 5x the international average (and 8x that of Geekologie Readers), David Adams was actually in Libya for the Battle of Sfett Hill (of trunk-tank fame), and took a bunch more footage of the fighting (and makeshift weapons ... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2011
    Almost 15-years in painful development, Duke Nukem: Forever dropped in the U.S. yesterday and apparently isn't very good. Like, its reviews have pretty much blown. I'm talking alien wieners here, folks. Green, tentacled ones. "With eyeballs?" *barf* YOU'VE SEEN ONE WITH E... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2011
    Concerts: they're expensive, and a lot of times security will still try to kick you out for smoking weed. Thankfully, intrepid Geekologie Reader Gary Katz (best known for his Apple Store diorama and visual history of Apple products -- I think he might be a fanboy) came up with... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2011
    Because how good can a hotdog really taste if it doesn't look like a little penis-person, Happy Hotdog Man DOES JUST THAT. Prefer your dogs to look like octopi? No problem, for some ungodly reason that exists too! Happy Hotdog Man, which (as pointed out by tipster Alan -- a ... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2011
    The last thing that wart ever saw. Sean Murphy, a 38-year old security guard from South Yorkshire, England, had an annoying wart on the 3rd knuckle (closest to the nail) of his left middle finger for five years. But one day, having had enough (frustration AND to drink), he de... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2011
    This is a video demonstrating just how well robotic hands can do things like 1. dribble a ball 2. throw a ball 3. throw and catch a cell phone 4. making me a piddle a little because I haven't gone to the bathroom since waking up 5. tie a knot 6. spin pens between their fingers ... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2011
    Seen here with a previous conquest (which may or may yes be an 'I Love You' edition Build-A-Bear), al Sayed al Essawy, the self-proclaimed world's strongest man (despite never competing in those contests I've seen on ESPN) plans to fight a 10-year old, 500-lb lion in front of t... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2011
    Forget my ultimate shoe, I want a pair of those! Seen here looking way too much like a shoe bomb to not be one, ForceShoes were designed to record every movement of a victim's foot to determine the severity of impairment following a stroke. But now they want to use them to ma... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2011
    This is a meme-themed drink menu from the AFK (away from keyboard, noobs!) Tavern in Everett, Washington. I don't know about you, but I would drink all of those. Then puke. Then do it all over again. "You have a problem." Oh yeah, since when is appreciating an internet mem... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2011
    This is a line of Marvel superhero/supervillain hoodies for sale by ThinkGeek. As you can see, they come in Spiderman, Venom and Captain America varieties and will set you back $50 apiece. And that's for any size -- including 2XL. Now that's what I call taking your target de... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2011
    Please tell me you engaged the emergency brake this time. Libyan rebels, best known for having their plutonium stolen from them by Doc Brown to power the time machine (jk, those were terrorists, not rebels), are back at it, this time welding a tank turret to a pickup truck and... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2011
    This is video of a science experiment demonstrating laminar flow (not to be confused with heavy flow, which may warrant a super-max tampon). Since I suck at fluid dynamics to the point of hosing my legs every time I take a piss (even sitting!), here's a copy/pasted explanation... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2011
    Smooth move Cyclops, now the building's on fire. Because what good is science if we can't all shoot lasers out of our eyeballs and take staring contests to a whole new level, researchers have successfully spliced jellyfish DNA into human cells, allowing them to produce biologi... / Continue →
  • June 14, 2011
    Nobody told me it was bring your superhero to work day. A Chinese telecom worker, having decided casual Fridays were just way too f***ing casual, decided to show up for work last week in his homemade Iron Man Mk 1 costume, scaring the tech-supporting shit out of his coworkers,... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2011
    Credit: Wonder Woman wants some. Airbus recently unveiled this transparent-skinned (like those Christmas light ants!) plane concept and is billing it as 'the plane of 2050'. GOD, FORGET PLANES, I JUST WANT A JETPACK. Oooooooor a zipline. First, business and economy cabins... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2011
    This is a custom-molded chess set by Ben Howard (NOT Ron) featuring a bunch of different characters from the Zelda franchise. Need some help naming them all? WELL TOO BAD. Just kidding, I wouldn't leave you hanging like that. Or would I? I'd sneak out on you right in the m... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2011
    This is a video from Youtuber Smarter Every Day (I'm the opposite and almost drowned in my Carnation Instant Breakfast this morning), best known for that video where he shakes a chicken and its head never moves , with what he's calling a 'DIY high-speed video camera'. Per the ... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2011
    Note: Larger version HERE because you're into this. Tricked: You just got it. "UGH -- GOD I HATE YOU SOMETIMES, GW!" Yeah well I hate you back double so there. Circle, circle, dot, dot, now my nips can shoot laserbeams or whatever. pokemon: manly cosplay [epizponyz] via Pok... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2011
    FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE. This is a solar paneled bikini designed to produce enough electricity to charge a cell phone or other equivalent gadgetry. It's been in development since 2006 which is weird because it shouldn't take five years to make a solar paneled bikini. I could d... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2011
    We're getting the flaming band back together. This isn't the first flamebone we've seen, this one's just new and improved. Also, one of tens of Youtube videos of instruments that shoot fire. I honestly didn't know that was a thing people were into. Anyway, this one can shoo... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2011
    This is the Guinness Record holder for the world's smallest ad (yes, apparently there's a category for that), commissioned by Gillette and etched onto a beard hair (or is it a pube?) using an electron microscope and ionic blaster. The entire thing is only 100-microns across. ... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2011
    This is a giant balloon Spinosaurus created by Larry Moss. Larry calls his balloon art "airigami" and "the art of folding air" (balloon artists: they can be pretentious). I just call it balloon art. Also, great for a kid's birthday party. Hey mister hey mister -- I want a w... / Continue →