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August 7, 2011 - August 13, 2011 Archives

  • August 12, 2011
    Not Alderaan? Seen here in an artist's rendition that may or may yes have involved Photoshopping two holes out of a bowling ball, printing that out, and gluing it to a piece of construction paper, the current record holder for the universe's darkest known planet is seen refl... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2011
    Note: Worthwhile full-res version HERE that I wish was in the dimensions of my desktop background. This is the Deku Tree of Life as imagined by artist Jude Buffman (of 8-bit butcher diagram and Rainbow Brite fatality fame) for the iam8bit art show happening right now here in... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2011
    Seen here on the back of a temporary tattoo that looks suspiciously like my high school mascot (the Iroquois Spider Pirates), a new barely-there medical patient monitor awaits being wetted and firmly pressed to the breast for 30-seconds. But can you make them with pencil lead ... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2011
    Makers-of-everything-sucky Brando, realizing that a computer mouse without a 1.5" digital picture of your cubicle mate's penis (thanks for that, Tony, really) is practically useless, have started manufacturing and selling 'USB Optical Mice with Digital Photo Frames' for $32. I... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2011
    You're riding it wrong. Toyota teamed up with bicycle-maker Parlee to develop a bike with gears you change with your mind. The future is now! Jk jk, if the future were now our transportation wouldn't even have wheels. Before riding while using its mind-reading capabilities,... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2011
    Because, even though it's my birthday, it shouldn't be all about me, here's a little something for you -- it's just a little something I'd like to call THE FUTURE OF INTERNET ENTERTAINMENT. Move over, Shiba Inu puppy-cam! The Human Society of Clinton, Iowa has a webpage where... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2011
    Awkward move is awkward for brothers. This is a Super Mario themed swing dance routine being performed by Morgan Day and Emily Wigger at the National Jitterbug Championship or something. They didn't place. It's still pretty good though. Granted not as dramatic as you could ... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2011
    Damn -- and a good lookin' 30 if I do say so myself! Don't worry, I'm not actually gonna cry, maybe just tear up a little. I'm trying to look at it as more of an accomplishment. The end of an era. That, despite all the terrible decisions made and stupid shit I did in my 20'... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2011
    Note: Very worthwhile 16-picture gallery after the jump. This is gallery of photographs by and all featuring Natsumi Hayashi, a Tokyo teenager who takes hundreds of pictures of herself jumping until she captures just the right one where, instead of jumping, it looks like she's... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2011
    Don't lie bro, you're still gonna play it. This is a video of hardcore Blizzard gamer Francis nerd raging like there's no tomorrow (and, if he keeps up this level of excitement, there might not be) about the three upsetting game-changes coming to Diablo III. I mean he is like... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2011
    Scientists at MIT claim they may have found a way to treat almost any viral infection by developing a drug that causes infected cells to kill themselves. No word if we can broaden the scope of the drug and treat the Kardashians. Human cells have plenty of defenses against vir... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2011
    This is a t-shirt given to failure at life German Neo-Nazi at a recent "right-wing extremist rock concert". Because right-wing extremist rock concerts exist. Also: should be carpet bombed. The black shirt, complete with skulls and bones, said "Hardcore Rebels: National and... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2011
    YOUR SOUL IS MINE. Ever wanted to see an eagle-owl coming straight at your face in slow motion and high definition? Well you can mark that shit off your bucket list (unless you'll only settle for IRL) because this is exactly that! Or -- OR -- is it ten seconds of eagle-owl c... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2011
    Y U so mad bro? Note: Full-res version HERE in case you're obsessed with serial killers and want to marry Dexter or something because he's so dreamy. This is a comprehensive infographic detailing all of Jason Vorhees' victims throughout the 'Friday the 13th' movie franchise. ... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2011
    Note: VERY worthwhile video of the dragon-action after the jump. Did you know there was a 'How to Drain Your Dragon' stage show? I did not. Usually I just pee on the floor while trying to crane my neck to see over the urinal divider and compare myself to the guy next to me. ... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2011
    This is a Wheatley Personality Core puppet from Portal 2. It has light-up effects (read: a giant blue lightbulb for an eye), is programmed with ten different quotes from the game, and is controlled by putting your hand up its ass and pulling levers or whatever. I dunno, puppe... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2011
    Seen here about to get his coffee roofied as soon as he turns away, a professor from the Tokyo University of Technology shows off a robot fit with a "self-organizing incremental neural network" that allows the bot to learn, think and act on its own. You know, so robots really ... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2011
    Note: Full-res version of the entire Craigslist ad with complete humorous description HERE since the sun (and Craigslist ads) don't shine forever. This is a humorous Craigslist ad for a $3,000 'Egg of Silence' personal office. When you strip away the custom paint job, it's ba... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2011
    This is a video of some nimrod drifting his (possibly kit) Cobra around a load-bearing pole in his basement. Or...something. I actually don't know what I just watched. What I do know is I was hoping it would end in carbon monoxide poisoning. Hit the jump for your RDA of bur... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2011
    The Pentagon's poorly named Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA -- NOT DERPA, despite the terrible moniker) scrubbed another launch today for the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2) due to weather conditions (same as yesterday's cancellation), but hopes to... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2011
    Seen here about to spike a woman's Mai Tai with a tropical Skittle, a creeper creeps on an unsuspecting pair of women. But thankfully, the straw, that, while normally clear, will turn cloudy in the presence of date-rape drugs GHB, ketamine and, after some further testing, roof... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2011
    Oh man, I used to play underwear space-ranger as a kid! Chilean undergarment manufacturer Monarch recently rolled out a line of anti-fungal underwear BECAUSE GOD FORBID YOU WASH YOUR PRIVATES AND PANTIES OFTEN ENOUGH TO NOT GROW F***ING MUSHROOMS. Jesus -- it's called bleach... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2011
    Inb4 'Jar Jar anal or GTFO' Hottest three-way ever? I'd have a hard time arguing otherwise. Granted I didn't know there was a new Star Wars p0rn parody coming out, and, now that I do, I can't actually say I'm that excited about it. It's more of a titillation. Directed by s... / Continue →
  • August 10, 2011
    Note: Picture unrelated but a great example of apocalypse readiness. Arizona police are encouraging the use of gun holsters after a 27-year old man shot himself in the johnson while attempting to secure his fiancée's pink (but not Hello Kitty) handgun in the waistband of his ... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2011
    This is a video of several mosquitoes going to town (sucking blood, NOT boning) on some dude's arm. Why you'd allow that sort of behavior is beyond me, but I suspect it has something to do with dude hoping one of them is radioactive so he can be become Mosquito Man and supervi... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2011
    A pregnant Elder Scrolls fangirl, so excited to see a sneak-peek of the Frost Dragon in a demo of 'Elder Scrolls: Skyrim' at the recent QuakeCon, started to go into labor. No word if the child has scales. But if I had to guess, yes. Plus breathes ice crystals. Stevi and h... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2011
    Inb4 'I bet it can't even turn on a dollar'. First of all, a 25-person scooter that requires a cinderblock to hold up the middle isn't exactly a 25-person scooter, now is it? It's not. It's a 25-person stool that creaks and touches the ground when everyone puts their weight ... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2011
    Meh, Rygar could do that. Note: Just hit the jump and watch the video, you won't not be impressed. Ever wonder what kind of dedication it takes to win a world yo-yo championship? This kind. The kind where, if a trick goes wrong, you could f***ing choke yourself out. This i... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2011
    This is a small series of physics (NOT chemistry) themed cupcakes created by a young baker to celebrate their last day of high school physics class. Me? I skipped school and went to the bong store, then drank Mad Dog 20/20's in a public park with a couple of my bros from show... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2011
    This is a pair of $350 "data sandals" by Etsy seller PCB Creations, whose specialty is creating art out of printed circuitboards and other discarded computer pieces. OMG -- make me a computer monitor space helmet! Its summer and time to show off a unique pair of Data Sandals,... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2011
    This is a video of a stack of neodymium magnets 'floating' down a length of copper pipe. I watched it like ten times while trying to brainstorm a functional hoverboard design with no luck. Dammit Marty, you've ridden one -- how the f*** do they work?! "Not on water." God yo... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2011
    Because I won't stop getting this tip until I post it (and then still for another week or two), a Vancouver man (actually -- it might be a woman) is offering his/herself as someone's personal dinosaur for a year in exchange for free housing. Sounds like a pretty good deal, rig... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2011
    Now this...this is a fancy television. Because nukes don't pay for themselves no matter how many times you insist you only brought enough cash for your own meal, North Korean operatives (if you can call a person involved in farming MMORPG points 24/7 an 'operative') have been ... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2011
    This is a series of zombie/severed head bowling balls created as part of a marketing campaign for 13th Street, a German sci-fi/horror cable channel. As you can see, they were painted to look like decapitated heads, and you put your fingers in the eyes/nose/butthole/mouth. Pre... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2011
    Note: Short and worthwhile video is after the jump. Just watch it. This is a video of some guy with a 2,000-watt subwoofer under his computer desk after cranking that shit up to 11 to the Black Eyed Peas' 'Gotta Get Dat BROOM BROOM BROOM' or whatever the f*** this is. It's a... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2011
    This is a shot from the recent Otakon of Krystal Belcher in her custom-painted pixelated Samus Aran costume taken by deviantARTist chozoboy. It is most clever. "I could do better." No, you couldn't. You could say that having never done it before but then if you actually tri... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2011
    Note: This is only half the chart. Click HERE to see the whole thing because God forbid you a-holes take the moral high road. This is a flowchart of how to respond when you find yourself upset on the internet. Me? I'm an ignorer. But there are plenty of people who shoot st... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2011
    Seen here giving us his best 'meet me behind the planetarium', acclaimed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is set to host the sequel to Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos', entitled 'Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey'. It will be a 13-part series airing on Fox during primetime in 2013 and produ... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2011
    This is a Team Fortress 2 themed short entitled 'Sentry Sabotage'. It is LUH-JIT. I tried to find a screenshot that would do it justice but I failed miserably. Not unlike the mandatory drug test I took for a job at Home Depot. Looks like my lifelong dream of working around ... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2011
    Note: That isn't the whole graphic. If it were, it would be worth like an F- in Infographics 101. Hit the jump to see the whole thing. This is an infographic all about spam text messages. Personally, I've never received a spam text message. Well, unless those 'your account... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2011
    Can I have a gumball? This is a video of Allie Goertz singing a song about playing Dungeons & Dragons. If you're into geeky girls and Dungeons & Dragons, you should probably watch it. But if you're into geeky dudes and Dungeons & Dragons, you should probably come over to my ... / Continue →