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October 23, 2011 - October 29, 2011 Archives

  • October 28, 2011
    ♫ Todaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay is the greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatest daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay I've ever knoooooooooooooooooooooown ♫ See what I did there? It f***ing sucked, I know. This is a video of a bunch of pumpkins being smashed shot at 1,000 FPS set to some creepy-... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2011
    This is Justin Bibber's (I feel like if I never acknowledge him by spelling his name right maybe he'll go away) Batman Cadillac. It looks pretty cool. Well, at least until there's a scrawny 17-year old behind the wheel. Then it looks completely f***ing ridiculous. Dubbed th... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2011
    Note: Slightly larger full-size version HERE. What? It's Halloween weekend so this kind of post is appropriate. Although, truthfully, I'd also post this on Christmas Eve and you and I both know it. I keep it real! Also, a constant 72°F because I don't want it so hot that ... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2011
    This is a clock made entirely out of LEGO/Technic pieces and two Mindstorms NXT micro-computers. Impressive, but I once made a clock out of nothing but the sun and a stick. Just kidding, that was a forest fire, but still. Mr. Andersson...calls his clock the Time Twister. I... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2011
    Karmasheetra is a £19.99 (~$32) bedsheet that shows you how to GET. IT. ON. Before you go running out to buy one though: you have to have two people. Otherwise you're just doing yoga. Just slap your ass, hands and knees on the numbers corresponding to the particular positio... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2011
    Ever wanted to see what it looks like when a shelving unit collapses in a liquor store sending almost 7,000 bottles of adult grape juice crashing to the floor? This. This is what that looks like. Although, if it'd happened anywhere near here, you also would have also seen a ... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2011
    I actually posted The Deli Garage's food spraypaint last year, but that was before they were advertising the shit WITH GOLDEN CHICKENS. Which -- you think they lay golden eggs? God, where were you on this, McDonalds? Just think: "Strike it rich in taste this fall with our al... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2011
    Now that -- that's the look of a happy dog. Zombie Poodle [boingboing] Thanks to Birknasty, who agrees this is why we can't have nice things.... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2011
    The day stiletto heel implants become reality is the day I'm slingshoting myself into the sun. And, knowing my luck, missing and winding up orbiting the solar system for all eternity. Remind me to pack cyanide capsules. Also: some really bright LEDs (I want children to be ab... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2011
    The TouchFire is a clear silicon "tactile' keyboard cover for use with an iPad so you can touch-type without looking with better speed and accuracy. It's a Kickstarter project developed by Steve Isaac and Brad Melon Lemon Melmon, but already at almost 3x its initial financial ... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2011
    This is a video of a ladybug taking off shot at 7,000 frames/second. It's actually cooler than it sounds though ("good, because it sounds pretty f***ng lame") because you get to see the wings fold out from under its shell or whatever the hell the little red parts with the dots... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2011
    Note: Full-res desktop background version HERE. Remember Mike Doyle's 60,000-piece LEGO Victorian house that'd been smashed by a tree? Well he's back with another build, this time a "110,000 - 130,000-piece Victorian perched atop a mud heap. Which, WHO BUILDS A HOUSE ON A M... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2011
    Because there's literally no reason to, somebody went and made a little bicycle riding robot. Admittedly, I was impressed he didn't have to use training wheels. Because my little sister had to use training wheels until she was 16. And -- AND -- training pants. Oh man, you s... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2011
    This is the world's largest pumpkin (1,818.5-pounds -- not actually a ton like I said in the title because I'm a dirty liar) carved into a giant zombie scene by pumpkin impaler Ray Villafane. Impressive, right? WRONG. Cinderella's pumpkin carriage was at least four times tha... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2011
    This is Mt. Rainier in Washington state casting its shadow on the clouds above at sunrise. You know, because mountains can do that. Also: be brokeback. It's true, I remember seeing a movie about it once. The Notebook maybe? Mt. Rainier is a volcano, climbing to a height of... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2011
    Trevor Prideaux doesn't have a left forearm but does have a smartphone. Now? Now he has a prosthetic forearm with a smartphone inside. Good lookin', Trevor, we're actually pretty similar today (I have a Nokia in my ass I'm gonna try to sneak to a friend in the clink). He sa... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2011
    Seen here looking like about 40 fish sticks, a group of fishermen caught this three-eyed Simpsons 'blinky' fish in a lake near a nuclear power plant in Argentina. Jealous cyclops shark is jealous! Per Babel Fish (how appropriate!) translation: "We were fishing and we took th... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2011
    Seen here looking suspiciously like it was made out of foam-board and an old computer monitor, a diamond and jewel dispensing ATM participates (possibly unwillingly -- ATMs are hard to read sometimes) in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in India. Although, truthfully, they're not act... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2011
    Seen here blowing a dapper old man's mind, a pair of metal Terminator legs go for a stroll on a treadmill without any motors or added power. Magic? No -- physics. Okay, magic. "This robot is walking down a slope, and its only source of power is potential energy. It doesn'... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2011
    This is Batman's costume from the Arkham City game made in real life by the folks at The FX Labs. Am I going to steal it and wear it on Halloween? No. Am I going to steal it and wear it everyday except Halloween? Yes (I've already committed to going as a sexy XBox controlle... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2011
    This is a series of photographs depicting the "irrefutable" Yeti evidence found in Siberia during the recent hunt for the elusive (read: make-believe) creature. This photo here depicts what Yeti experts (read: crazy dipshits) are calling a Yeti "nest", because apparently they ... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2011
    Because somebody has nothing better to do than build giant LEGO minifigs and dump them in the ocean, 8-foot tall 'Ego Leonard' (yes, he has a f***ing name) washed up on a Florida beach yesterday. No word if he was assaulted by any sharks on his trek, but hopefully he at least ... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2011
    Nest is a new $250 thermostat. It looks different from other thermostats because it's round and shiny instead of boxy and off-white. Plus it learns every time you rotate the dial to change the temperature. That way, it knows when you're sound asleep to short-circuit and burn... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2011
    We last saw the Japanese Defense Ministry's spherical flying drone trying to spy on a lady in her apartment, and now its back being demonstrated in front of a roomful of reporters. COME ON BRO, NO LOOPTY-LOOPS?! The video below shows the drone doing everything it was designed... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2011
    This is Tyler Card's homemade Nikon D3 Halloween costume. It actually takes pictures because SPOILER: he has a real Nikon camera mounted inside the lens by his belly button. Still, it does flash and have a monitor on the back for previewing photos, so that's something. Somet... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2011
    In the future robots will do your clapping for you after they've torn you limb from limb and are harvesting your life force to power the Matrix or whatever. So you'll at least have that going for you. A good job and loving relationship? LOLOL! Masato Takahashi of Japan's Ke... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2011
    Because Netflix has been making virtually every business decision recently based on which option would be best to alienate their customer base, the movie-renting/streaming giant successfully announced the loss of 800,000 of their popcorn-crumbed consumers this quarter, sending th... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2011
    Because we live in a world where ANNOUNCING an upcoming trailer for a video game is news, Rockstar will be dropping a video for Grand Theft Auto 5 next week on November, 2nd. Truthfully, I only wrote this so next week when I'm going through the previous week's posts hating mys... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2011
    This is a homemade crawling R/C car zombie. The way it moves is just...terrifying. If I saw that thing crawling through a neighbor's lawn after dark there's no doubt in my mind I'd f***ing stomp it into pieces. Oooooooooooor run screaming. Fight or flight, you know? Darwin... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2011
    If I had a son I would hands-down dress him as Link every day of his Ganon-forsaken life. Same goes if it was a girl. Or a pet. Haha, Chloe knows what I'm talking about! This is a little gallery (and video) of a little Link cosplaying in the forest with his fairy companion ... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2011
    Well, it's the week before Halloween -- and you all know what that means. "Undigested candy corn in my stool?" *horf* WHAT?! No. God you're sick. "Look who's talking!" WHERE?! "Nevermind." Haha, I knew what you meant I just refused to knowledge it. This is a video of t... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2011
    Seen here looking suspiciously like a Photoshopped propane tank, the last B53 nuclear bomb -- a bomb approximately 600x more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima, is being disassembled in Texas. And being assembled in Texas? I dunno, probably a monster truck. The compl... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2011
    A video of a guy juggling two Rubik's cubes while simultaneously solving another? Of course, this is the f***ing internet, people -- did you forget?! Hit the jump for the I could do that but I just don't want to.... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2011
    This is a pair of women's Robin (of "holy how about a reach-around for once, Batman?" fame) socks with integrated capes. They cost $13. The company also sells Wonderwoman and Superman socks, but those are argyle and lacking capes. Which, let's not kid ourselves, are what mak... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2011
    I assume a good amount of you have already seen this, but for those of you who ONLY visit Geekologie for your news, well, you obviously have good heads on your shoulders. Unfortunately, your brains are probably f***ed. This is a video of a guy dressed up as Luxo Jr. the Pixar... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2011
    Not gonna lie, if I were this guy I'd probably be sitting in the dark with a bottle of bourbon right now thinking long and hard about ending it all. "Sooooooooooo...a typical Monday night?" You commenters did this to me. Seriously? This October 21st 2011 Euromillions Ticket ... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2011
    Mine usually say, "this seat's taken". Fish: just like people, they can toot. Sure scientists might try to argue herring are the only ones that bust ass in the traditional sense, but that's bullsh*t because I used to have an aquarium with all kinds of fish in there and someti... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2011
    Post-It's: you write something on them (usually 'KICK ME IN THE ASS HARD') and stick them to things (usually a person's back), simple as that. And now they make them shaped like watches so you can wear them around your wrist like lil reminder bracelets (that string-around-the-... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2011
    This is a Halloween light show synchronized to the Nightmare Before Christmas hit 'This is Halloween'. It was made by the same guy that did last year's 'Thriller' light show, because this dude simply CANNOT WAIT until Christmas to break out the blinky lights and staple those f... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2011
    Seen here proving the moon isn't nearly as inhospitable as NASA would lead you to believe, an astronaut practices drilling the moon while simultaneously sucking the mana out of a dude in a camo hat. And now billionaire Naveen Jain wants to get up there and mine the man in the... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2011
    This is a video of a replicator that can "build" robotic compadres out of modular robot bits and spray-foam. I'm not really sure spray-foam is the best choice for a material to build robots out of but...wait. I take that back, foam robots sound like a great idea. That shit's... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2011
    Note: I had to cut the graphic so it didn't make the Geekologie front page an internet-mile long, hit the jump to see the whole thing. This is an infographic charting humanity's progress on developing the different technologies from Star Trek. For some we're totally there alr... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2011
    Note: I had to cut the map a little to make the words legible, click HERE for the whole damn thing including island states Alaska and Hawaii. "Alaska's not an island." Then why does it get its own box on weather maps? I'm only scared of two things: ghosts and dying. And I'm... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2011
    This is an Imperial Walker R/C car made out of an Axial model and the top of an AT-AT toy by Christopher Aleria. Just imagine: what if AT-ATs had wheels instead of legs and Luke never tripped that one on Hoth and wound up perishing on the frozen planet? I dunno, but if you th... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2011
    You probably already saw these because they made their way around the internet last week like celebrity titty pics, buuuuuuuut I kept forgetting to post them. Hey -- you know what deadbeat dads who don't show up until their children are rich say, don't you? "Better late than ... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2011
    Sweet trick, bro. I actually tried something similar on a friend's board outside the bar Friday except not really it was just supposed to be a kickflip but I wound up hugging the pavement with cigarette butts stuck to my face. Plus I skinned a knee. So even more impressive i... / Continue →