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February 24, 2008 - March 1, 2008 Archives

  • February 29, 2008
    This structure is being built in Baku, Azerbaijan (an ex-Soviet country between Russian and Iran). Now I'm a firm believer in honesty being the best policy, so why they're trying to construct this under the guise that it's to be the "Full Moon" Hotel is a mystery to me. Just ... / Continue →
  • February 29, 2008
    The 12-foot tall SkyWalker TallBike is way up there. A little too far up there if you ask me. I know several kids around town that have five and six-feet tall bikes, and even those things seem ridiculous. This one is so tall it has a ladder system built-in so you can actuall... / Continue →
  • February 29, 2008
    This week's earlier Papercut Art really got me thinking about paper in a bad way. Needless to say I've been looking up Papercraft stuff since then and wishing I was more patient and skilled with my hands. But alas, God gave me club-hands and they're good for very little but p... / Continue →
  • February 29, 2008
    This is an art piece from a recent exhibit entitled Come Up To My Bedroom at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. An ex-girlfriend of mine used an almost identical trap to capture me. Except I was lured onto the bed with a Wii and a four-pack of chocolate pudding. Little did I kn... / Continue →
  • February 29, 2008
    Super Mario Bath Bombs are effervescent balls of fun you drop into the tub whenever you're bathing. Once they hit the water they begin fizzing and foaming, "releasing a fragrant scent as they fill your bath water with yellow foam." Hrrm, no mention of what the scent is, and I... / Continue →
  • February 29, 2008
    This is not exactly what I envisioned a LEGO computer case to look like, but what do I know? I'm just some dumb jerk that (sneakily) uses company time to blog on Geekologie. Anyways, this is a rather motley case mod with wheels. "The LEGO enclosure holds in a VIA Epia PD Mob... / Continue →
  • February 29, 2008
    Remember when the electronic whoopee cushion came out? How hilarious was that? It wasn't was it? No, it sure wasn't. Well following in the footsteps come these Prankster Sound Boxes. They're $10 light sensitive boxes that begin making their annoying sound when it's dark. You ca... / Continue →
  • February 29, 2008
    Well last week it was Tetris ice cubes and then a few days ago was Captain Quickfingers playing Tetris at supersonic speeds and invisibly, and now comes Waffle Tetris. As is evident from the picture, Waffle Tetris is Tetris played with waffle bits on a paper towel. What fun! ... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2008
    Cloud streets are lines of clouds that form in unusual conditions. The most favorable conditions for their formation occur when the lowermost layer of air is unstable, but is capped by an inversion-by a stable layer of air. This often occurs when upper air is subsiding, such a... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2008
    Are you a bowling fanatic? Does seeing The Big Lebowski give you a boner? If so then you're not invited over to watch it this weekend. Just kidding, you're more than welcome. But if you just plain love bowling and hate having to leave the house to hit the lanes, then how ab... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2008
    What you see there is the Anecova Silicon Womb, which is a device for women that makes in-vitro fertilization easier. Basically you load that bad boy with eggs and it allows the embryos to experience a natural womb feel thanks to the hundreds of 40-micron holes. Apparently th... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2008
    This is a picture of the president's home theater. It looks pretty sucky. Not what I would have gone for at all. Come on pres, where's the Star Wars theme? I mean you could have gone with anything, like Star Trek, Terminator, the Batcave, the Nautilus, Indiana Jones, or j... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2008
    The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Longyearbyen, Norway is officialy open for business and ready to start collecting seeds. The vault will hold over 100 million seeds from all over the world in case the world (except Norway) explodes or is otherwise torn to shreds. The whole c... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2008
    This $40 marvel of modern technology is a USB speedometer that measures your WPM. And not only that, it keeps a running total of how many words you've typed so far for the day. As you can see there in the picture the device tops out at a whopping 260 WPM, which is a staggering ... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2008
    I love steampunk. I don't love steampunk taxidermy. The two go together about as well as my privates and a spiked bat. Which, from experience, is a painful match up. I'm sure there are some of you out there that can really appreciate these, but you're sickos. One more of a... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2008
    A Toronto man nicknamed Pauly Unstoppable has been the first person to receive an experimental "eyeball tattoo". Basically a tattoo artist injected blue ink into Pauly's eye until it was completely blue -- some 40+ injections! Holy hellfire, shit and brimstone that is freakin... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2008
    Rufus Terrill had a dream. A dream of a bar where bums in downtown Atlanta don't hang out and cause problems. Well that dream was quickly fading until he was struck with an idea. An idea of a robot. A robot that looks like a piece of shit and urinates water out of a magic w... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2008
    Apparently some Danish students threw a Mario-themed party in the campus bar at the IT University in Copenhagen. As you can see they decorated the place with some stars and question blocks and made some special libations like the 1UP and Big Mario Shot. I just have one questi... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2008
    Let's be honest, if you didn't make forts out of blankets and pillows when you were a kid then you're either lying or had the shittiest childhood ever. And now, since you can use power tools and build things -- you can construct a sweet adult version. Built to store books and... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2008
    WARNING:LOOK AWAY OR SCROLL DOWN IF YOU'RE GETTING SICK OR HAVING A SEIZURE. Walter Anthony creates optical illusions. The one there in the picture is called The Purple Nurple Optical Illusion and it made me puke up a grilled cheese sandwich, some southern style potato salad,... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2008
    These Celestial Watches from Citizen let you know what's going on up in the heavens at any given time. They're a limited edition of 200 yellow ones and 500 blue, and run $585 for the large size and $449 for the smaller one. Basically the face rotates around in real time givin... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2008
    These salt and pepper shakers are shaped like maracas. So when you go to season your salad, mashed potatoes, meat or whatever the hell you kids are seasoning these days you can shake them like you're in a Latin band and really add some flair to the experience. They cost $60, ... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2008
    Peter Callesen is an artist who cuts up paper into beautiful little things. Sort of like Papercraft, but he always uses the actual sheet from which the design was cut as part of the piece. They're all absolutely beautiful. I posted a few of my favorites, along with a link to... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2008
    While not the first underwater hotel, the one being built in Istanbul does promise some questionable views. The seven-story hotel is being built in the Istanbul Bosporus Straight, where the visibility underwater is allegedly only 10 feet. So you can forget about any view like... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2008
    Improv Everywhere, an improv troupe that is always up to some sort of ridiculous shenanigans, is at it again. This time a group of them bring full-sized desktop computers (complete with CRTs) into Starbucks to take advantage of the free Wi-Fi. Oh the hilarity. You should see... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2008
    This steampunk mouse was made by modder Unklian. As you can see it's got all the requisite copper and wood flair. But one thing it has that you don't always see in steampunk designs -- a steam producing furnace! When connected to the computer the mouse's orange LEDs light up... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2008
    Man I have no idea where to even begin with this one, but I'll try. Mr. Wang Wei, owner of Beijing BUBBY (I assume that's Chinese for booby) Robot Technologies, has created a robotic breast massager. Mr. Wei did this when he realized he'll probably never get to touch one hims... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2008
    Adobe recently displayed a camera lens they've developed that's capable of taking 19 different depth of field pictures with a single snap. Then, using their custom software they showed how you can manipulate a picture's focus and potentially bring objects at farther focal leng... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2008
    Everybody loves LEGO. Everybody loves music. So the LEGO-looking MP3 player just makes sense. Homade MP3 players (guaranteed to be built by an actual prostitute) are available in a variety of colors and each "comes with a built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery that should give yo... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2008
    Worried about the life you've lived? Don't worry, I'm with you. But now there's hope for even the worst of us sinners thanks to a company selling reserved spots in heaven. That's right folks, for a paltry $12.79 you too can guarantee a pass to the cloudy oasis that is heaven... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2008
    This is a video of a 3-year old girl describing what happens in Star Wars. She's really cute. According to the girl's dad: She explained the whole movie to me in much greater detail but unfortunately I didn't have the camera going. When I finally caught her talking about the... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2008
    I hate standing. Partly because I'm so portly, but mostly because I bought a pegleg out of the bargain bin at Deadeye Dave's Palace of Prostheses and it chaffs like something fierce. So boy was I excited when I saw these Strap-On Chairs. You strap them on some poor sucker's ... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2008
    Okay I know how much some of you hate conceptual products, but this one is pretty damn cool. It's a picture frame tablet device that provides the user with information about whatever you're looking at through it. Designed by Tokyo native Mac Funamizu, the unit uses a camera/s... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2008
    New York company BrickHouse Security wants to help you end your marriage/kick your kids out of the house. How you ask? By selling you a $150 SIM card reader that can read deleted text messages. "Have you ever wished you can spy on your wife, husband, teens or colleague's p... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2008
    I'm from the school where you'd think more wind for a wind turbine would just mean more energy. Well, as this video proves, that is not always the case. Storm winds for this turbine spelled awesome disaster (although they spelled it awsum disastur, storm winds can't really sp... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2008
    Just a short time ago we featured the Atari 2600 Controller Cake, and now somebody went and made the whole console! Made by Cakes By the Pound in Los Angeles, this thing looks like beautiful retro deliciousness. And for all of you out there that think you're above eating a ca... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2008
    Pet Peeks are torture devices for dogs that make them look like space cadets. They consist of an acrylic plastic bubble you install in the fence so your pet can see out. They cost $30 apiece and make me sad. I'm not really convinced that a Pet Peek is better than your dog ju... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2008
    This Guitar Hero inspired shirt lets you jam out when you want, where you want, provided you're wearing it. The $35 shirt features a Gibson SG electric guitar, complete with whammy, buttons and strum bar. Couple this bad boy with the Jada Air Guitar Rocker and presto -- you'r... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2008
    This is a video of a guy playing an arcade Tetris game. Fast. Like "wow" fast. He really likes to keep the right side open to drop the sticks in and get those four-banger drops. It's amazing. And to top it all off, after he beats the game at around the 5:10 mark the blocks... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2008
    If you haven't heard the news, a B-2 Stealth Bomber crashed immediately after takeoff in Guam over the weekend. That's not it crashing in the picture. That's one with the cloud effect commonly associated with breaking the sound barrier (although this B-2 is not breaking the b... / Continue →