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May 18, 2008 - May 24, 2008 Archives

  • May 23, 2008
    The Telectroscope was built by artist/inventor Paul St. George and connects New York and London via a massive tunnel you can look through and see out the other end. "The Telectroscope started off as a totally unintentional hoax in the 1870s," explains St George, who is the l... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2008
    Weezer's "Pork and Beans" music video is freaking awesome. It's got a bunch of Youtube stars in it that they got together to shoot the video. Just watch it. Like right now, at work. Crank the volume up, break the knob off, and sing along like a freaking maniac (extra points... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2008
    When you think of motorcycles what's the first thing that comes to mind? Exactly, that they should be wearable. Well finally designer Jake Loniak has created the Yamaha Deus Ex Machina (Latin for Ass Machine). The bike is "an electric, single passenger, vertically parking, w... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2008
    The VTS (Vision Tracking System) R/C car is probably the awesomest R/C vehicle I've seen in a long time (flying lawnmower excluded). The car has an onboard camera attached, which relays real-time video to your goggles so you can race with a first person perspective. Not only... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2008
    "Flame" is the name of a walking robot designed and built by TU Delft PhD student Daan Hobbelen. By mimicking the way that humans actually fall forward when walking, this robot comes insanely close to the real thing. Usually, walking robots are energy-hungry propositions, bu... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2008
    Knicker Pickers is my new favorite website. It's a virtual dressing room for intimate wear (read: bras and panties!). I posted a picture of a sportswear selection there, but that's only because I was looking for the most SFW screencap I could find. I've been perusing the sit... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2008
    Seller pixelparty is selling a bunch of sweet-ass retro gaming jewelry on Etsy. The pieces featured in the picture are cufflinks, but they've also got earrings, pins and bracelets (including a Ganon pin I'm going to buy and burn -- I hate that bastard). Cufflinks are $16 and... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2008
    When I think boombox I think of an oldschool ghetto blaster you carry on your shoulder that eats D batteries like my girlfriend eats pies and cakes. I definitely don't think of any wheels. Are people getting too weak to carry boomboxes? I just don't get it. This thing looks... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2008
    I've been emailing my Congressman forever requesting he make jet engines required safety equipment on all vehicles, but does he listen to the pleas of common citizens? Noooo. So now I have to buy a blackmarket rocket bike from a potential scam artist on eBay in order to procu... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2008
    That is one looong phone. It certainly brings new meaning to the phrase "long distance calling" doesn't it? No, it doesn't, and that didn't make any freaking sense. If you thought it did you should see someone. Like me -- I love crazy people. So what we have here is the "... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2008
    The Superficial Writer is about as good at Mario Kart Wii as I am at succeeding in life (read: an epic failure). So I thought this little DIY Wii Training Wheel article would be perfect for him. Basically you take a plastic crate, add some bungee cords and a Wii Wheel, and th... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2008
    Man with one of these I wouldn't feel so out of place shooting the bull with the "colorful locals" (read: rednecks) in town. A pixelated duck being shot at is the universal language of men in these parts. And at only $22 this hat is practically a steal. Although truthfully,... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2008
    If there's one thing I hate, it's reality. I wake up in the morning and gone is the hot chick I was making out with in my dream. And gone right along with her is not having to work, pay bills, or build a robot/zombie proof bunker. God I really hate waking up sometimes. Well... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2008
    What could possibly be cooler than shooting flames out the exhaust of your car (besides actually being jet powered or having rocket launchers)? Very little. Well now, thanks to the Autoloc Flame Thrower you can toast the hell out of tailgaters like you've always wanted. The ... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2008
    This is a music video made for "Again and Again" by the Birds and the Bees. It's basically a tour of a Mac's operating system. Some of the programs included in the video are: • Capture • iTunes • Microsoft Word • Photo Booth • iChat • Stickies • Photoshop CS3 â... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2008
    So a money making scheme came to me in a dream last night: 1. Buy $5 canvas shoes from Wal-Mart. 2. Lock my little brother in his room and make him draw Zelda scenes on them. 3. Scotchguard the shoes so the marker doesn't wear off and post the resulting artistic novicepieces... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2008
    BrickGun makes LEGO kits that resemble real guns. The company is not to be confused with Brickarms, which makes little guns for LEGO figures. And unlike Forbidden LEGO sets, these won't actually shoot anything. But hey, they still look like guns. We are the world leader i... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2008
    Sometimes an invention comes along that is so simple, awesome, and bound to change the world of canned drinking so drastically that you just have to stop and ponder, "Why didn't I think of that?" Well this isn't one of those, but it is can related. Introducing the Resealable ... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2008
    Want a NES or Genesis controller belt buckle? Well they're available. And so are SNES, Atari, and NES Advantage (the big arcade style controller) ones. Ranging in price from $30 to $50 (just like dog wigs!), they're all guaranteed to hold your pants up. But they're not guar... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2008
    This original Batmobile-inspired vehicle has been dubbed the Flatmobile. It stands a whopping 19" tall and is allegedly the world's flattest car that isn't a go-kart. The Flatmobile is powered by a jet engine (based on a gas turbine jet engine and a Holset 685 turbocharger f... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2008
    Get it a wig (cat models here). Prices range from $30 - $50 and you should be ashamed if you even for one second considered buying one. And since dogs can't talk, I'll translate what they think of the idea. "F*** you. Seriously, I'd rather be raped by the cat." A TON more p... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2008
    Similar to this climbing robot, but 100% absolutely nothing like it, comes this agile bastard. The as-yet-unnamed robot uses electro-adhesion to cling to the wall, generating electrostatic charges between the wall substrate and itself to keep from falling. "The principle of ... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2008
    I found this promotional video for Texas Instruments' new MSP430 Ultra Low Power Microcontroller particularly funny because I used to work for the company. *TI stock plummets* Basically it's two monster geeks showing how you can run the thing on different fruits (just like the... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2008
    I tried to avoid posting these because the product is sophomoric and I'm a real class act with serious journalistic integrity, but I got the tip so many times that I figured I pretty much had to. So here it is, the Incredible Edible Anus. You heard correct -- butthole shaped ... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2008
    The FakeTV is a $50 array of super-bright LEDs that flicker on and off to resemble the light given off by a television. The idea is that a burglar will see this, think you're home watching television when in fact you're on a family vacation that's making you want to kill yours... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2008
    The Whiz Freedom is a horribly named "urine director" for women. First of all, I didn't know there was even a market for "urine directors", but secondly, now that I do, I think they should change the name of this product from Whiz Freedom to Fake Penis. Because I think that's... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2008
    So apparently Coca-Cola has these oversized robotic bastards lumbering around Tokyo and pinching the heads off anyone that doesn't buy an ice-cold Coke from its cooling chamber. Has anybody seen one? Do they actually walk around? Is there really just a person about to pass o... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2008
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer got egged in Hungary by some student during a speech at Covinus University in Budapest. I'm kind of partial to the helicockter treatment myself, but that's just personal preference. Apparently the kid stands up, screams, "Hey you, Microsoft has sto... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2008
    We've all been there before -- you get home from the bars after striking out with the ladies but you're still feeling amorous. So what do you do? You bang your computer. Well thankfully this is not a picture of that. These are actually Kama Sutra positions to be used by tra... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2008
    Cyclepong 2.0 (don't even get me started on Cyclepong 1.0) makes you work out to play Pong. "Put simply, the inventor created an arcade-like installation with a pair of exercise bikes, an LCD screen and customized software that enables a pair of individuals to pedal forward an... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2008
    The Disaster Relief Robot was designed by Daniel Shankland, the same sick bastard behind the Firefighting Robot. The two robots were "designed with the same core parts and then specialized for the tasks we wanted them to complete." In this case they're supposed to aid disaste... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2008
    Did you read the post title carefully? That's right folks, somebody made a flying phallus and flew it into a news conference when Russian chess grandmaster and political activist Garry Kasparov was giving a speech. No idea if Vladamir Putin was the man behind the styrofoam sa... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2008
    If you're anything like The Superficial Writer, you down several cups of urine-fortified coffee to get you going in the morning (seriously, stop taking my parking spot). Well for those of you out there that aren't into the liquid (or soap) caffeine scene, how about some, uh, c... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2008
    This is allegedly a 5 million piece LEGO boulder being rolled down a hill in San Francisco. I find it hard to believe it's solid and 5 million pieces because it seems pretty light. But who knows, stranger things have happened (my penis once fell off in the shower after I scru... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2008
    This is a custom painted Lada Zhiguli Mario Kart from Russia. As you can see, it's got a Super Mario Bros. theme. "The mural contains Goombas, pipes, coins, blocks, red-shelled Koopas and of course, Mario-himself." Not much else to say, except that I drank with a Russian guy... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2008
    The HAL suit was developed by Cyberdyne (not to be confused with Cyberdyne Systems, the company responsible for manufacturing Terminators). Despite the similar names, the suit is far from having Terminator-like features. Or Ironman for that matter. What is does have are some... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2008
    Despite my penchant for getting high and watching cartoons, I've never been into the Dragon Ball franchise. Although I may go see the live-action movie if I can sneak into the theater and throw moistened gummy bears at the screen while children cry. That could be fun. So yea... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2008
    I question how a robot-themed amusement park is going to complement the future Seoul Eco-Commune of 2026, but whatever, they didn't ask for my opinion. Besides, if the robot parks are a success, Korea won't need an Eco-Commune in 2026 because everyone will be dead. Robotic de... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2008
    This may be as old as the hills, I honestly have no idea. But if it is there's nobody to blame but yourself, for not sending me the tip earlier. So yeah, marinate on that little knowledge nugget for a minute. Anyway, a loyal reader did send the tip, and here they are -- Half... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2008
    This is a video of some guy undressing a chick with a mechanical digger. I'm petitioning to make it an Olympic sport. It was apparently on some Italian variety show and at first I thought they were using a mannequin. But they're definitely not, it's a real chick (hence the l... / Continue →