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February 12, 2012 - February 18, 2012 Archives

  • February 17, 2012
    Seen here the exact moment he realizes they replaced the helium with nerve gas, a man huffs an edible dessert balloon at Alinea in Chicago. You know, because that's a real thing now. God, whatever happened to f***ing cake? First of all, a regular rubber balloon is also edibl... / Continue →
  • February 17, 2012
    This is an Archie comics themed engagement shoot (and Photoshopping) for newly committed couple Bryan and Anne by Visionary Photography Hub. I don't know if you guys knew it or not, but I'm somewhat of a visionary photographer myself. *staring at cubicle wall through Polaroid... / Continue →
  • February 17, 2012
    Seen here on the far right about to wish she'd just called instead, a texting woman unknowingly prepares to fall down two stairs and eat the ground. No word on how it tasted, but my guess is pretty f***ing good considering she ate so much she couldn't back get up. Hit the jum... / Continue →
  • February 17, 2012
    Etsy seller Brayud is selling this "very accurate" Skyrim helmet cast from the same models displayed on the Dragonborn statues in video game stores. Me? I just stole one of those. No, no I didn't -- I'm not a thief. But I did lie and tell a Gamestop employee I'd make him in... / Continue →
  • February 17, 2012
    Inb4 that sounds like it turned out to be an unsafe sale. eBay seller jameslabrecque (aka James Labrecque) recently sold this locked floor safe on eBay believing it was empty. But it was not. The buyer opened it and found over $26,000. Now James is wishing his legs were lim... / Continue →
  • February 17, 2012
    This is an artistically shot video by Jacob Sutton of a guy shredding some fresh pow-pow at night wearing a suit covered in LEDs. That's pretty much it. One thing's for certain though, if brobro keeps this up he might wind up gaining the unwanted attention of some Yetis. And... / Continue →
  • February 17, 2012
    Because frat bros will buy anything, Latrobe Brewing Company of Pennsylvania is now manufacturing and selling Pong brand beer, canned beer made specifically for playing beer pong (read: watery and tasteless). Me? I play beer pong like a REAL MAN. With no shirt and pounding m... / Continue →
  • February 17, 2012
    As a publicity stunt for the March 6th release of the game, Mass Effect 3 publisher Electronic Arts will use weather balloons to launch early copies of the game high, high into the sky (but not actually space) next week and encourage gamers to track the packages via GPS and fin... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2012
    This is a giant drivable R2-D2 model made to carry 7-year old Matthew Grammer as part of his Make-A-Wish Foundation request. Matthew was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in 2009, but has responded well to treatment and his family hopes his last chemotherapy tr... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2012
    To be fair though, the lavatory in coach sounds pretty depressing too. For only $425 Flamingo Air of Cincinnati, Ohio will take you for an hour-long flight in the back of this terrifying little plane so you can join the mile high club by having sex with your special lady. Or ... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2012
    Seen here pointing a gun at the bartender while nobody gives a shit, some failure at life attempts to rob a pubin Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Unfortunately for brobro, he left empty handed after everyone ignored him and he got the sads and left. At one point a guy even walks ... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2012
    Here's the first official look at the upcoming LEGO Minecraft set and, SURPRISE!: It's every bit as blocky as you imagined. Unless you imagined it round like a balloon, in which case you're a very special person. Like, probably should have repeated a grade special. The 430-p... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2012
    Seen here looking like the beginning of a very promising 4th of July BBQ, two older gentlemen create oxyhydrogen gas (a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen) bubbles and prepare to pop them with a blowtorch. Cooooool -- I wanna try! *blows bubble-gum bubble, melts face off* Per v... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2012
    Note: Article edited to reflect it's SWITZERLAND that's responsible for the project, not Sweden. After skimming the article I thought Sweden and wrote Swedes, NOT because I thought Swedes come from Switzerland. Derder, Switzers come from Switzerland. The Swiss, best known fo... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2012
    To celebrate The Simpson's 500th episode, somebody went and compiled every Bart chalkboard quote from the show's opening. These are them. Well, these are part of them -- you'll have to hit the jump to see them because including the whole graphic on the front page would've mad... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2012
    Because what good is a world with fewer people than mobile devices (SPOILER: a way better one), technology analysts at Cisco now predict mobile devices (cell phones, tablets, etc.) will outnumber humans by 2016. Jesus -- do you know how many devices that is?! Hundreds of thou... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2012
    So Blizzard has teamed up with themed board game manufacturer USAopoly to make a World of Warcraft version of Monopoly ($40) and Starcraft version of RISK ($50) due out this summer. Because God forbid you can't get your Warcraft fix when the power goes out. Me? I like to pre... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2012
    Come in handy -- get it? Like your wiener when you're peeing! "I don't touch it when I pee." DON'T TRY TO JUSTIFY NOT WASHING YOUR HANDS. This is a chart from the Boy Scouts of America that offers a general indication of your dehydration based on the color of your urine. I... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2012
    First of all, I want it to be noted that any water is already drinkable, it just might might give you diarrhea and/or worms. Me? I'm fine with that. But for those of you who weren't raised in a cave by wolves there's Camelbak's 'All Clear' UV water bottle. It blasts the ger... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2012
    This is a video of the Pirates of the Caribbean theme being performed by eight floppy drives. Not as impressive as being performed by seven elephants and a bear balancing on a ball, but this isn't the circus. Or is it? I AM eating popcorn. "Popcorn doesn't make a circus." ... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2012
    A new species of wonk-eyed chameleon (Brookesia micra) has been discovered in Madagascar, and only reaches a scant 29mm when full grown. That...seems pretty small. The guy in the picture though? He looks kinda big. "You do realize that's just a match and not a tiki torch, r... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2012
    Scalado's 'Remove' app for smartphones allows users to remove moving objects (read: people) in the background simply by clicking them after the photo's been taken. It works by taking multiple quick shots and being able to sub the background in one shot for the people in anothe... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2012
    This is a picture from an "adventure themed wedding ceremony" that took place in Thailand yesterday because why should a wedding NOT end with you being chased by pirates? I'm not sure what else an adventure wedding entails, but from the look of things it's abandon your wife if... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2012
    Vodka AND getting pulled over. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Illinois, Chicago, boozing up to around the legal limit (~0.08 BAC) makes you gooder with words. Pfft, I could have told you that -- look at me. "You're doing a f***ing terrible job." ... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2012
    Spotted at a recent toy fair or something (I'm a great reporter) these Max Factory/Figma action figures are scheduled for release later this year. There will be a non-poseable Samus Aran Zero Suit model, a fully poseable Samus Aran in her regular armor, and a fully poseable Li... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2012
    Seen here putting Colonel Sanders to shame in the dapper department, Geekologie Reader and possible future caffeine overdoser Logan got a gift card from Starbucks and decided to do what any red-blooded American would: milk it for all it's worth. But not regular milk -- soy mil... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2012
    This is a castle sculptured around an actual bonsai tree by Japanese artist Takanori Aiba. If a shrink-ray existed, I would shrink myself and live there. Unfortunately shrink-rays don't exist, so I'm stuck in this basement apartment with a serial killer living above me. Don'... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2012
    Want to give that special lady something without actually spending any coconuts? Make her a heart with your graphing calculator! Tell her it's your heart. Tell her in high school you traded it to a wizard that lives in your calculator in exchange for not failing Calculus but... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2012
    This is a creepy deaky Jabba the Hutt birthday cake made by DeviantARTist KatesKakes for...Henry. I'm not sure how old Henry was turning but my guess is five. "I guess 38!" You suck at guessing. Regardless of how you feel about this Jabba, I think we can all agree it blows ... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2012
    This is a video of a Rube Goldberg machine built for Valentine's Day. The couple set it into motion as soon as they come in the door, then proceed to get all hot and heavy while it does its thing. Not gonna lie, I was half worried I was gonna see dude's wiener before it was a... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2012
    Wanna look like a warrior dwarf? You already do. Jk jk, that was mean of me. I only said that because you're short and have a neck beard. But for those of you who weren't ladled out of the shallow end of the gene pool come these crocheted beard helmets from Etsy seller Lege... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2012
    Pilots for Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner used a 19-hour endurance test flight to fly in the shape of a '787' and the Boeing logo because...I dunno, I guess that's how pilots get their kicks. Me? I pretend to pass out at the controls. Their flight's route from Washington to Iow... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2012
    Inb4 what's next, wearing panties for pants? Because I hope so. This is the Protection Sock, a pair of extra-durable socks that prevent cuts, etc. and are meant to be worn instead of shoes because, you know, shoes are reaaaaally f***ing complicated. *eying knotted laces* I w... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2012
    This is a video of Microsoft robotics engineer Jordan Correa explaining and demonstrating the robotic "pet companion" he built to keep his dog Darwin company when he and his wife are at work. It was hacked together using an X-Box Kinect, laptop, robotic claw arm (for picking t... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2012
    Mattel just announced they'll be releasing a Back to the Future 2 hoverboard replica before the end of the year that's "movie accurate", despite the fact that the one in the movie actually looked like it hovered and this one looks like a piece of cheap molded plastic and a gian... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2012
    This is the 'Super Sexy Dress' from Greek Etsy seller LinaSpyroS (aka Lina Petrauskiene). It has a giant hole in the back to show off your buttcrack. Although, if you bent over, I wouldn't be surprised to find out it showed a little more than that. I'M TALKING BARE BUTTHOLE,... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2012
    You know what makes me sad? Nobody gives a shit about space anymore. When I was growing up space was exciting, now you can't have a decent space conversation with someone at the bar without them excusing themselves to go to the restroom THEN BLATANTLY NOT GOING AND STARTING T... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2012
    Similar to this lightsaber nightlight except dual-bladed and only available in red comes this Darth Maul version. It can be mounted vertically or horizontally and, as you can see, looks great next to a single bed. Emphasis on single. Give into the dark side of the Force, and... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2012
    This is a homemade Airsoft machine gun made out of a 20-oz soda bottle and air compressor. It...shoots pretty fast. Granted you'll have to lug an air compressor around with you in the battlefield in order to use it, but, I dunno, maybe you can mount the whole thing to the top... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2012
    These are some pictures of a "cloud tsunami" that rolled over some oceanfront condos in Panama City beach last week. You more observant readers might notice I put cloud tsunami in quotes thought because there's no such thing. Same goes for the tooth fairy. Trust me, I've bee... / Continue →