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September 23, 2012 - September 29, 2012 Archives

  • September 28, 2012
    According to scientists, a new comet discovered speeding past Saturn may turn out to be one of the brightest in history, possibly even outshining the moon (in brightness, not size) in late 2013/early 2014. Obviously, if that happens, I will find a wolf and laugh in its face wh... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2012
    This is the $2,060 Eastpak Sofa. It's a little sofa made out of backpack fabric that has a bunch of pockets for all your stuff. Like so many other things, I half want it and half think it's stupidest thing ever made. I would like it more if all the compartments were detachab... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2012
    Because, just like the old saying goes, "boobs make everything better", G-Spirits (site NSFW -- bare taytays) is a line of rum, vodka and whisky that has been poured down the chests of busty models. Amina (pictured) does all the rum, a blonde named Evelin the vodka, and Hungar... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2012
    This is a collaboration piece between Vincent Van Gogh and astronomy student Alex Parker. Van Gogh painted Starry Night, then Alex recreated the piece using pictures of real galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. I wonder what it was like getting to work with such a fa... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2012
    This is Redditor Tattoodle's Boba Fett themed BMW motorcycle. Personally I feel like Boba would be more of a Triumph rider, but what do I know? I'm just a dillweed who spends way too much time thinking about shit that doesn't matter. How many jellybeans could fit inside a mo... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2012
    Stop touching Raphael! This is some 3D Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle street art painted in London (although you can tell it's just a mat) to promote the new CG Ninja Turtles show debuting on Nickelodeon this weekend. Will I be watching? Yes. Will I be swinging nunchucks and j... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2012
    In outerspace news, the Curiosity Rover just beamed back some pictures to earth that scientists are saying provide proof-positive evidence that flowing water once existed on the red planet. Cool, now maybe if we time traveled back a billion years we could drink it. Scientis... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2012
    I have no clue if this is actually the first underwater bar. I could probably do a Google search to find out, but you can't even believe anything you read on the internet anymore so it would just be a waste of time. To cover my dimply ass I'll just say this: Subsix is ALLEGED... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2012
    Note: Worthwhile higher-res version HERE. This is the eXtreme Deep Field, a composite shot of all the galaxies in a teensy view of space, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's two primary cameras over the past decade. Look at all those galaxies! And, I hope you're sitting do... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2012
    This is a very brief history of operating system scroll bars. It's not inclusive though, because I don't even see the one I'm using on there. Regardless, they've really come a long way, haven't they? SPOILER: Nope. Thanks to Deacon, who, based on his email, is apparently VE... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2012
    The company behind .xxx domains has just launched a search engine (search.xxx) to scour the 21,000,000+ pages of tits and wieners contained in .xxx websites. It's supposed to streamline the process of finding just the right (read: very, VERY wrong) kind of stuff you're looking... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2012
    Because how else are you going to decorate your sports-themed voodoo room, an eBay seller recently had this fine 'mummified cat slam dunking a mummified bird' display for sale. And for only $550 -- the basketball hoop alone is probably worth that! Now I'm not saying this pers... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2012
    Ever wonder what the Avengers would look like if Tim Burton had drawn them? Well what about if DeviantARTist La-Chapeliere-Folle drew them how Tim Burton would have drawn them? Of course you have, you're weird. Me? I've always wondered what they'd look like if Dali had pain... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2012
    Because Japan prides itself on being on the cutting edge of weird, these saline solution "bagel head" injections are allegedly a growing trend in the country. Thankfully (if there can be a thankfully in this story), the bagel shape only lasts around 16 hours before the saline ... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2012
    The Zelda Project is an ambitious group dedicated to recreating scenes from the Zelda universe in "reality" using a combination of cosplay, set-building, background painting, computer graphics, etc. etc. They're the same people responsible for this Lost Woods photoset from las... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2012
    Because how useful is is a map that doesn't include some explorable underwater reefs (still pretty useful truthfully), Google has begun adding underwater shots to Google Maps, starting with the Great Barrier Reef (links to actual map). I clicked around for awhile hoping to spo... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2012
    These are LovePalz (yes, with a Z), a pair of smartphone-enabled virtual sex devices to use with that special someone. Here's how it works: the guy sticks his wing-ding in the tube (right) and it sends signals to the in-and-out action dildo (left) that the lady has pressed aga... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2012
    This is an air mattress that has a blow-up portion that rests in the foot-well of a backseat so you can use the entire area as a bed. Alternatively, fill the foot-well with discarded fast food bags and just use a sleeping bag. That's what I've been doing for well over year an... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2012
    Yes, that's me. Yes, I'm a wizard. No, that's not my DeLorean (you don't need a time machine when you know magic!). This is my 11,000th Geekologie article. It seems like only yesterday I was writing my 10,000th, but time flies when you're in the middle of a lifelong bender.... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2012
    This is the BevBuckle. At first glance it might look like a regular old belt buckle, but IT IS SO MUCH MORE. Namely, a beer holder. You see, the front plate folds down and a metal ring pops up to hold a can or bottle. Just make sure you have your belt on tight or your might... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2012
    This is some bloody cyborg bodyart painted by DeviantARTist Arisusandasu (Alice Sanders) on herself. Why you'd want to turn yourself into a cyborg is beyond me, but the doctors said my IQ is equal to like a squirrel's so there's not -- OOOH, NUTS! Also, Alice did a pretty goo... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2012
    This is Jamy. Jamy is a conceptual toaster designed by Nathan Brunstein that burns a one-picture image of the day's forecast into your bread, along with the high and low temperatures for the day. It's probably at least twice as accurate as the weather app on my phone, and twi... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2012
    This is an awesome series of photographs (and behind the scenes shots) by Geekologie Reader and photographer/designer David Reeves. He cuts little silhouettes out of paper, then varies their distance from his lens to create some really beautiful scenes. He even did some creep... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2012
    This is a $20 set of Star Trek cookie cutters from ThinkGeek. Each cutter has a spring-loaded plunger that presses the design into the dough. And the designs are (drumroll please): the Federation logo, Klingon Empire logo, the USS Enterprise, a phaser, and the Vulcan salute ... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2012
    Allegedly a family of yokels in South Carolina found a snake (identified by experts in the local high school biology department as a rough earth snake) with a head at both ends of its body. That...is weird. Of course the local news channel sent a reporter out to investigate, ... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2012
    According to a recent report from the U.K.'s National Pig Association, Britain is experiencing a shortage of pork products because swine is getting too expensive to raise and farmers are cutting their herd size, and apparently the whole world is experiencing the same. Also, ar... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2012
    No f***ing way! These are two videos from Balloon Distractions featuring Buzz Lightyear and Ninja Turtle costumes made entirely out of twisting balloons. They are most impressive. I love how dude really gets into character too. He's all, "This is Buzz Lightyear, space range... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2012
    This is a series of body piercings that make a little scene of Pac-Man chasing a ghost. I'm not sure what the lip ring has to do with it, but maybe it's a Portal reference. If you look at the actual-size picture at the top though, they should have used bigger Pac-Man and ghos... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2012
    From Neurowear, the same company that brought us the mind-controlled wiggling cat ears, comes a tail version called Shippo. A neuro sensor (hidden under a hat. Or worn without a hat so you look like some sort of government testing escapee) reads your mood, and the tail wags a... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2012
    This is a series of limited edition Star Wars watches from Seiko. Each one is inspired by a different character in the franchise and costs around $1,800. *spitting coffee* That -- that is too much. Obviously nobody is gonna buy the C-3PO one despite the cool looking back so... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2012
    25-year old David Villalobos was recently mauled by a Siberian tiger at the Bronx Zoo after jumping out his monorail train and into the tiger pen below because he wanted "to be one with the animal." Now I asked my buddy Terry (who is usually full of wisdom and Sierra Nevadas) ... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2012
    This is a NES light gun that's been modded by the folks at North Street Labs into a powerful burning 2W laser blaster. It can set things on fire. And fire, as you and I both know, is awesome and quite possibly the best toy ever invented. Thanks, Jesus! "Jesus didn't invent ... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2012
    Remember the Ostrich Pillow I posted last year that we all made fun of but secretly wanted? Well now there's a Kickstarter push to make the thing a reality, and it's already met half of its $70,000 goal in six days. $75 secures a pillow if they actually make it into productio... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2012
    This is a video of Geekologie Reader David Klausen and Jorge Sprave (the slingshot guy) smashing the shit out of a Nissan Micra with the 45kg brain bashing Thor hammer that David made. Apparently a lot of folks in the Youtube comments were outraged about the destruction of the... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2012
    In "hands down the sexiest f***ing shoes I've ever seen" news, this is a pair of molded t-rex high heels. Unfortunately, that's all the information I have. Well, that, and I think I'm developing a foot fetish. A foot fetish and a rash (athlete's dong). Thanks to Andrew, spl... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2012
    So apparently Gamestop and EB Games are going to start selling these spring-loaded Assassin's Creed hidden blade replicas ($40) October 31st, just in time to pick up and complete your Ezio Auditore Halloween costume for later that night. Of course, if you're not a last-minute ... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2012
    To celebrate the release of the World of Warcraft expansion tomorrow, licensed cosmetologist Algae Veronica painted herself these Mists of Pandaria themed fingernails, complete with plastic jewels on the thumb. I guess everybody celebrates video game releases in their own sepa... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2012
    Seen here voiding the hell out of a warranty, a 50-caliber rifle round punches a fiery hole (like a butt after Fourthmeal) through a new iPhone 5. You know, because that's how some people spent their weekend/paycheck. Me? I played Borderlands 2 for over 18 hours. There's an... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2012
    Everybody needs a hobby, and for some people that hobby is extreme unicycling. Different strokes for different folks, you know? I juggle chainsaws. No I don't. I play video games and drink. I used to roller skate around the neighborhood during the day in a helmet and booty... / Continue →