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November 23, 2008 - November 29, 2008 Archives

  • November 29, 2008
    Tilt-shift video: I don't even know what it is. Tilt-shift photography can be used for many things, but one of the more interesting is a technique used to trick the mind into thinking very large things are very small. Tilt-shift takes advantage of our familiarity with very clo... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2008
    What happens when an XBox dies? Does it go to heaven? A landfill? Sunday brunch for mimosas? Whatever the case, this is a picture of an XBox 360's funeral. As you can see, many friends from yesteryear came to pay their respects. This picture is actually just one in a seri... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2008
    Allegedly David Steele, a pervert, is selling 30 and 58mm lens filters capable of seeing through many kinds of fabric. I've got the feeling they only work with sheer wet t-shirts and fishnets, but whatever: boobs yo, boobs. Each lens costs $200 and purchase includes a free tr... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2008
    An underwater rover operated by Shell oil company caught some video of a rare Magnapinna (attractive metal penis) squid a mile and half down. And the squishy bastard has elbowed tentacles! WTF! And also, nigiri. Mmmm. Two more pictures (one old) after the jump, horrible on... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2008
    This is an ad for a special Bruce Lee edition Nokia N96. It's an oldschool looking video of Bruce Lee playing ping-pong with nunchucks. It's obviously real because Bruce Lee learned martial arts from God himself and once got a chick pregnant with a single karate chop. Nine m... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2008
    "Science fan" Jack Newton got Stephen Hawking's likeness tattooed on his leg in tribute to the world famous physicist (who is 66 and still rollin'). The tattoo - complete with a Monty Python line from the classic Life of Brian film 'He's not the messiah. He's a very naughty ... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2008
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Get full, get drunk, watch some football, make out with a relative. Sadly, since I'm the orphaned son of ninja-pirate gypsies, I'll probably eat at Captain D's and be back in a little bit. Save some stuffing for me!... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2008
    Vagina Hero is a fake Guitar Hero knockoff centered around pleasuring a woman's Thingy McThingThing. It's not even a fake game as much as a couple pictures and an article. Still, I know how some of you have never seen one before, so I figured I'd go ahead and post it. That's... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2008
    Italian police discovered a .22 caliber cellphone gun during a raid on a Camorra (Naples Mafia) compound. Fully loaded, the gun's capable of firing four shots in quick succession through the antenna using buttons on the keypad as the trigger. Officers also seized bullet pro... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2008
    This is a video about college students playing a non-wizard version of Quidditch. You know, that game in Harry Potter where the players fly around with broomsticks up their asses. Unsurprisingly, it's taking college campuses by storm (just like Humans vs. Zombies!). The eart... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2008
    Well folks, if you haven't noticed by the lack of people at work or canned pumpkin at Kroger, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. The day we Americans celebrate Jesus's first bite of whole foods (some say it was a wise man's camel) and the subsequent decimation of the Native American po... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2008
    A group of Israeli computer scientists think they've developed a program that can beautify a human face based on the innate preferences humans have. As you can see from the "beautified" Mona Lisa there, they've failed. I could have done a better job in Microsoft Paint. "We... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2008
    No, not really. But the yellow buggers are helping scientists track the speed of melting glaciers. Whee? Should Greenland's 2.17 million square miles of ice ever melt completely, the water could raise sea level world-wide by 24 feet, swamping coastal cities that are home to ... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2008
    Remember the dead celebrity font ads from last month? Well in the same vein comes this Optima Prime t-shirt -- made entirely out of the Optima font! Wow, will the fun never end? The shirts start at $13.75, but if you want one that won't disintegrate the first time you wash i... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2008
    With the holidays rapidly approaching (read: Thanksgiving's tomorrow) there's a whole lot of traveling going on. And for those of you that will be out on the roads -- be careful. Winter weather is upon us, and so are all the crazies. So be safe, and don't drive like this. Y... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2008
    Soon, robot soldiers will kill you. But, if it makes you feel any better, some people think they'll be acting more ethically than humans. "My research hypothesis is that intelligent robots can behave more ethically in the battlefield than humans currently can," said Ronald ... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2008
    The Kisai Denshoku (Illumination) is an all new watch design available from Tokyoflash. With the push of a button the 12 bars light up in a three-part sequence to tell the time. First hours, then 10-minute blocks, then individual minutes. So simple even undersirable Geekolog... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2008
    This is a gallery of World of Warcraft cakes. There are eleven of them in all, ranging from the amazing to the somebody is trying to sneak a knife into jail. I particularly liked the last one, and not just because it looks like it was made out of human flesh. Although it doe... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2008
    This is a time-lapse video of three Google employees creating an 18,600 cell mosaic in a spreadsheet. As you will see, it has a nice wintry theme. Namely, snowflakes. Personally, I would have gone with Frosty bending Santa over his sleigh for not bringing him the new corncob... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2008
    The Carbon Motors E7 is a new police cruiser that addresses safety and performance issues neglected due to the current practice of retrofitting Crown Victorias/Impalas. Right now fire departments, emergency medical technicians, the military, and even mail carriers all use vehi... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2008
    Scientists at the University of Zurich have developed a material that never gets wet. Even if you play romantic music and kiss it tenderly. The fabric is constructed of polyester fibers that are covered in a layer of 40-nanometer-wide silicone nanofilaments. These nanofilam... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2008
    Eric Scott sped across the 1,500-foot-wide Royal Gorge in southern Colorado at a speed of 75 mph. With a jetpack. It took him 21 seconds and the bastard didn't even have a parachute because he's a stupid idiot. Also, this feat isn't very impressive. Anybody can jetpack over... / Continue →
  • November 24, 2008
    We've seen chromed cars in the past, but quite frankly (can I call you Frankly?), those just weren't as shiny as this Bugatti Veyron. Maybe they went for the economy chrome job, but whatever the case, they lacked the mirror-like sheen of this summabitch. I mean, you could sno... / Continue →
  • November 24, 2008
    You ever wonder what you look like playing video games? Well I'll tell you: a slovenly asshole with man-tits and torn boxers lounging on a broken recliner. Psyche, that's just me. But now photographer Robbie Cooper has made a video showing just how goofy kids look while they... / Continue →
  • November 24, 2008
    The DNA Moon Dust Watch from Geneva watchmaker Romain Jerome was created to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing is limited to a not-so-limited edition of 1,969 (get it, because of the year?). 'The case of the watch is made with steel melted with fragments of... / Continue →
  • November 24, 2008
    Arkansas native Phillip Sherman and his wife Tina are suing McDonald's because Phillip left his cell phone at a restaurant and the nudey pictures of his wife that were on it headed straight for the internet (they always do). The suit was filed Friday and seeks a jury trial a... / Continue →
  • November 24, 2008
    This is a video of a cat driving a Roomba. Really warms the cockles, doesn't it? Speaking of which, what the hell's a cockle? NOUN: 1. Any of various bivalve mollusks of the family Cardiidae, having rounded or heart-shaped shells with radiating ribs. 2. The shell of ... / Continue →
  • November 24, 2008
    Designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac, now to be known as Jean Charles Van Damme Dem Legos Are Hot, displayed some LEGO inspired outfits at a recent fashion show. If you can't tell, they're making me amorous. Gimme kissey! Haha, now that'll be a nickel. And also, why the hel... / Continue →
  • November 24, 2008
    This is a papercraft model of Hellboy's revolver, the Samaritan. It's pretty freaking wicked and features a working hinge, loadable bullets, and complicated instructions. Hit the jump to see another pictures of the intricacy. But if there's one thing I've learned during my b... / Continue →
  • November 24, 2008
    A brilliant meteor shone its alien light over Alberta and Saskatchewan at approximately 5:30 p.m. last Thursday. [The meteor] likely weighed between one and 10 tons and shone brightly enough to be seen over an area 700 km (435 miles) wide. "It was somewhere between the size... / Continue →