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July 27, 2008 - August 2, 2008 Archives

  • August 1, 2008
    The Alpha Romeo Bertone BAT 11 looks like someone stole it from the future. Apparently the once concept car is actually hitting production. If you call making 25-50 "hitting production". I already put my name on the list, along with this guy and this guy, which means we'll p... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2008
    The Discovery Channel has an open casting call until midnight on August 6th looking for a male host for a new show they're producing -- Super Testing. So what is Super Testing? The show explores the world of extreme testing - a world of explosions, planned crashes, and contro... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2008
    The Winglet Advanced Scooter is Toyota's attempt at a smaller, more agile Segway. I wouldn't be caught dead on one, but I would ride it until I got hit by a car and launched clear off. Then I'd be caught dead on the pavement. Win-win. Skip to the second half of the video to... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2008
    When running from a robot, you only have to run faster than your children. Which should be easy because you tied their laces together, right? If you answered, "I would never!", then it's been nice knowing you, but you're robot fodder. Anyway, remember the post a while back a... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2008
    That's right all you Rowling/Potter fanboys, it's time to get excited. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a $4 million book handmade by the sorceress herself, is being made into an accurate reproduction collector's edition. It'll cost $100 and be available on December 4th. So wha... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2008
    Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA announced on Thursday that they've developed a drug that gives you the benefits of exercise without actually doing anything. Unfortunately, they tested the compound on mice instead of my bedridden lover. ... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2008
    For every kid there's a movie that so was awesome to watch in your youth that it shaped your very being. For many, this movie was Goonies. For me, it was a sick German porno I found in my uncle's closet. But that doesn't make these limited edition Goonies Disk Blaze Pumas an... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2008
    Remember the post about the Phoenix Lander spotting ice on Mars? Well now the brave little explorer has collected a sample of the stuff and cooked it in a special easy-bake oven it has on board. The result? Water. "The fact that it melted at zero degrees Celsius leaves very... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2008
    This is a Star Wars KUSTOMZ, which "take characters and vehicles from the Star Wars universe and transforms them with an "offbeat attitude". That's the Camo Speeder Bike figure there, and there's a Red Baron TIE Fighter after the jump. They were just released at San Diego Com... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2008
    The USB Nail is the first product from a company called plankton and is a 2GB flash drive shaped like a giant nail. It costs about $46 and is sure to get a rise out of the IT department. You know, because they won't believe you paid fifty bucks for a giant nail drive. You've... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2008
    In a recent request for proposals, the Air Force has asked for the development of an anti-laser spray or embeddable layer than can be retrofitted on equipment and prevent it from being damaged by pew-pews for up to five seconds. The idea isn't to render the weapons "impervio... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2008
    JV Games latest video game title, Beer Pong, has sparked quite a bit of controversy from outraged parents. Why? Because it's a video game about playing beer pong, and received a "T" for teen rating. It's the first in JV's Frat Party Games series (with soon to follow Elephant... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2008
    I love wearing a watch, mostly because I hate fishing around in my purse to find my cellphone. Also, they're stylish. Well now Tokyoflash has got a couple limited editions from Independent (manufactured by Citizen) and Seiko. The Independent Retrograde Dualtime features a ci... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2008
    Etsy seller wedgered2 has made a handsome Link out of felt. And seeing as how I love everything Zelda, here he is. He is available for purchase at the bargain price of $75. Link is a needle-felted soft sculpture made of wool on wire, so he is posable, but struggles to stand ... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2008
    This is a video of an all wooden machine made by a 70-year old man named Del who may or may not be Santa Claus. It contains absolutely no metal whatsoever and displays virtually ever method of mechanical motion, all in a single machine. Sure it doesn't actually do anything, b... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2008
    The University of Wolverhampton recently published a list of the 10 oldest jokes, and #1 dates all the way back to 1900 BC. It, unsurprisingly, was toilet humor. It is a saying of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq and goes: "Something which has never occur... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2008
    If she was going for a triple backflip, she failed. Epically. Epic Blob Jump Proves That Fun and Adventure Aren't Without Consequences [gizmodo] Thanks Kujo, did you see the look on her face at the end? Ouch.... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2008
    Not to be outdone by last week's Allah meat gristle, Jesus decided to show himself to a Montana woman in a 99¢ bag of Cheetos. Most of her family and friends believe it looks like a mini orange sculpture of Jesus on the cross. Ramey and her husband call it "Cheesus." Ramey ... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2008
    Allegedly this is a picture of some unknown monster that washed ashore in Montauk, on the eastern tip of Long Island. Obviously it's fake, because 1. like a girlfriend that doesn't make me want to blow my eardrums out, monsters don't exist, and 2. whoever made it modeled the d... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2008
    British artist Tim Knowles ties markers and brushes to tree limbs and makes the helpless botanical bastards create art. In collaboration with the wind and local weather conditions, calligraphic gestures and automatic drawing readings are recorded on paper. The amazing thing a... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2008
    The Childlike Heart Robot resembles something from a nightmare more than a child and is allegedly capable of displaying emotions. Its heart beats and can respond to movement, noise, and touch. Unfortunately, I can't even stand looking at the little herald of the robot apocaly... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2008
    Well folks, I've found myself a new drinking buddy. The Malaysian pen-tailed shrew subsists entirely on fermented nectar from the pertam palm plant, which can be as high as 3.8 percent alcohol. A new study found that the tiny animal subsists on a diet roughly equivalent to ... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2008
    The Votex Fountain doesn't shoot water out of a lion's mouth or pour from a bare-breasted woman's water jug, but it is expensive and comes with a lifetime tackiness guarantee. Basically, it's a giant acrylic cylinder with a pump that created a vortex in the center. Because I'... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2008
    Remember Officer Rivieri? Good. Well, during the New York Critical Mass bike ride (a monthly protest against motor vehicle reliance) some other officer of the law decided to show the crowd how he feels about our reliance on motor vehicles. Apparently he freaking loves it, at... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2008
    This is a hidden-camera video released by Microsoft in which they had Vista naysayers that had no previous hands-on experience with the operating system take their latest OS, Windows Mojave, for a test drive. But it was really Vista in disguise! HIYO, that's an M. Night Shyam... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2008
    Want the T.I.E. Fighter model that was used in Star Wars: A New Hope? The one that hit Vader's ship? Well now you can, it's on eBay. 903. Original T.I.E. Fighter filming miniature and original camera reports from Star Wars: A New Hope. (TCF, 1977) During the nail-biting ass... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2008
    48-year old New Zealander, Glenn Martin, has spent over 26 years developing a jetpack, and believes it may be ready for sale next year. The 250 lb (part of it rests on the ground at idle so you don't have to lift the weight), 200hp, twin-rotor (it's not actually a jetpack) bea... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2008
    Keith Walendowski is (based on his picture) the last man in the world I'd expect to be a raging alcoholic and own illegal weaponry. But he is, and he does. One day, Keith, who had already eaten his bourbon breakfast, decided to partake in a little Russian-toe-roulette and mow... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2008
    I know Zelda ocarinas have been available for awhile now, because I bought one at a street fair two years ago, but these ones from ThinkGeek actually look sharp and worth the $40. Product Features * Real playable Ocarina lets you re-create your favorite Zelda tunes *... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2008
    This is a stop-motion video of some cigarette box Transformers. Well, they're not all cigarette boxes. I distinctly recall matchbox and condom box robots as well. The video is pretty well made although I did feel a seizure coming on a couple times. Did I mention this is pr... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2008
    Askpalpatine, a website that encourages watchers to, well, ask a geriatric Palpatine puppet questions, is now holding a couple contests -- and one gives you the chance to win Star Wars related prizes! The first (no-prize) contest involves renaming Emperor Palpsmear. The con... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2008
    Well if you haven't heard there's a new search engine that just moved in down the block and it's taunting the most indexed web pages (120 billion, 3x more than others) and a new way to display search results. From the company: Cuil (pronounced COOL) provides organized and rel... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2008
    This is a slow-motion video of a bunch of people getting punched in the face. It's very scientific and I learned a lot about physics and anatomy and how they should have thrown a brick instead. Slow-Motion Punches [collegehumor] Thanks Lee, now sit still, this won't hurt a b... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2008
    PRS 25 is rock-paper-scissors with 25 different gestures, also known as rock, paper, scissors, gun, dynamite, nuke, devil, laser, alien, moon, snake, sponge, cardboard, spoon, candle, dragon, geekologie writer, bowl, water, magic, dagger, tank, air, something, nachos, leopard, ... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2008
    When I was shopping for just the right ass-receptacle for my cubicle, I considered the ejector seat chair, Hula chair, and tank chair. Unfortunately, I didn't know about these fast little numbers at the time. RaceChairs are actual seats from sports cars that have been convert... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2008
    Tilted Twister is a robot built from a Lego Mindstorms NXT set that can solve a Rubik's cube. Tilted Twister solves Rubik's cube fully automatically. Just place the scrambled cube on Tilted Twister's turntable. An ultrasonic sensor detects its presence and starts to read the ... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2008
    Personally, I like the classic model we posted a while back. But in somebody's unending quest to eff up a perfectly good original, here comes a new and "improved" version. Not only does this curtain have gratuitous blood splatterings, it makes noise! That's right, the $20 cu... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2008
    I couldn't tell if you'd like this or not. Sometimes you're so picky. You love things that I think you'll hate, and hate things that I think are right up your alley. I guess what I'm getting at is this: our relationship is still in its infancy. We have lots of learning to d... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2008
    This is Stephen Hawking in LEGO form. I have no idea of the maker's intentions, but it was posted with this comment: Professor Stephen Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics - Cambridge University. BEST WISHES ON YOUR TRIP TO THE STARS So I'm thinking the p... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2008
    Wow, just wow. Kevin Wade and Mathew Richard, two 17-year olds from Houston, Texas, were recently arrested for abusing a corpse. They didn't try to have sex with it, but they did remove the skull to make a bong. Police were interviewing Jones about the debit card fraud whe... / Continue →