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May 31, 2009 - June 6, 2009 Archives

  • June 6, 2009
    Today marks the 25th birthday of Tetris. In its quarter century of service it has been responsible for thirty googlejillion man hours of gameplay and countless drops in productivity. I know I got fired for playing at work once. You hear that, the man? YOU CAN'T HOLD ME DOWN... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2009
    Ms. Taken is a fake engagement ring that comes in a discreet keychain holder so you can secretly slide it on before some dingdong at the bar tries to talk to you about how much money he makes being a giant effing loser. It costs $50 and I just bought them out. No more fooling... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2009
    Nintendo plans on releasing a black Wii in Japan sometime this summer and, if successful, it will likely be available in other parts of the world soon afterward. Now I know what you're thinking, and no, it's not gonna be any bigger than a white Wii. Remember: it's not the siz... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2009
    This is ninja boy (think Star Wars boy yet somehow remarkably sadder) filming himself out in the wilderness (read: the local park) pulling off some Rad to the power of Unhealthy ninja moves. It's seven minutes long and BY NO MEANS should you piss away an entire seven minutes o... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2009
    It's Friday, and, since I love you all, how about some sexy Star Trek and Star Wars themed corsets made by Etsy seller Evening Arwen? The Star Trek corsets go for $200 a pop and the Star Wars models (which include the rest of the costumes, but not the actual women), are $500 (... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2009
    Today is national doughnut day, so get out there and munch on some hole. Almost all doughnut retailers are offering free nuts or other specials to commemorate the occasion. National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army. Their goal was ... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2009
    I haven't decided if the new XM-25 will be a useful weapon against the robotic uprising yet, but I'm leaning towards *pew pew*. Hook me up government, I pay my damn taxes. Well, I did last year anyways. The system is clever enough to detonate its exploding 25mm bullets withi... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2009
    The watery sounds you hear in this video were all made using algorithms developed by researchers at Cornell, because, honestly, curing diseases can wait. Doug James and Changxi Zheng, researchers at Cornell University, have developed a way to simulate the sounds of flowing or ... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2009
    These custom painted Metal Gear Solid shoes were made by UCLA student and artist Jacob Patterson (no relation to Robert Pattinson) and shown off at the E3 convention. I want like four for each foot. You know, because I have big feet. ;) Ladies, that wink was for you. He is... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2009
    In an attempt to be one of the last tech websites running this announcement (I like turtles), Microsoft has upgraded their search engine (formerly Windows Live Search and MSN Search), and renamed it Bing. As in Bada-Bing, bing cherry, Bing Crosby, Chandler Bing and bing bing, ... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2009
    Although Nintendo didn't actually announce a new Zelda at E3 (but did announce a new Metroid, Super Mario Galaxy and WiiFit), here's some concept art shown by Shigeru Miyamoto to a group of game developers at a following conference. I don't know about you, but that's no Prin... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2009
    If so, you're in luck because the $70 Jabba the Hutt Supreme Edition costume is just that. Jesus, I'd hate to see what the non-supreme edition looks like. Become one of the richest gangsters of a Galaxy Far, Far Away with the Jabba the Hutt Supreme Edition Costume! This full-... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2009
    Let's kick this Friday off right, huh? THERE IS A NEW GAME IN THE MONKEY ISLAND SERIES COMING JULY 7th! Not only that, Lucasarts is releasing a remake of the original Secrets of Monkey Island, also set to drop this summer (for XBox Arcade, PC and Mac). Quick, grog me so we c... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2009
    Why didn't we have cool toys like this when I was growing up? I only had one toy. And now I have wolf palm and bottle-cap glasses. Look out! Here come the Extreme Radio-Controlled Southern Belles! [dvice] Thanks to whoever sent me this last week, hit me up again and I'll gi... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2009
    A bunch of protesters were out holding signs against Electronic Arts during the E3 convention because, hey, fundamentalists get bored too, you know. And apparently they don't play video games. It seems that gaming giant EA, (that's Electronic Anti-Christ for those of you chur... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2009
    These are two comparison shots of Conan O'Brien's new Tonight Show stained glass backdrop and the alleged inspiration for said drop. As you can see, it's based on shapes and scenes from the Mushroom Kingdom. So, yeah. I don't watch the Tonight Show though because I go to bed... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2009
    This is exactly how you don't sell a used iPhone on craigslist. If the phone fell in a puddle of urine but didn't damage the phone YOU DON'T MENTION IT IN THE AD. Trust me, I learned the hard way. Looking to sell a 1 year old Tokyoflash wristwatch. The watch is in perfect w... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2009
    In case Geekologie is the only site on the interweb you visit (good for you), David Carradine, best known for his role as Shaolin priest Kwai Chang Caine in Kung Fu and Bill in the Kill Bill series, was found dead by alleged hanging in his hotel room in Bangkok. He was 72. Ca... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2009
    You just freeze a mint flavored Mento in an ice cube and then make a drink for a friend (read: enemy). Any artificially sweetened soda should work, but preferably something darker so the frozen Mento isn't so obvious. Then, a few minutes later when the Mento is exposed to the... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2009
    Not to be outdone by XBox's announcement of Project Natal, Playstation brought their own motion controller news to E3. But, unlike Project Natal, which motion captures your entire body, the Playstation version relies on a magic dildo. This is a rather long demonstration of th... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2009
    The new Rolls Royce 200EX has an automatic purse holder. And no, it's not the floor (although those work great too and come standard in most cars). There's a video after the jump that you have to see to believe, but basically a little gripper arm automatically tightens agains... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2009
    So apparently Russia has been holding the Miss Atom contest since 2004 and I have yet to be a guest judge. That's some sauce, Russia. Vodka sauce. Anyways, here is Miss Atom 2009, Yekaterina Bulgakova, who was picked out of the 350 contestants that all work in the Russian nu... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2009
    This is by far the most important thing you'll watch all day (suck it, the news!). It's a kitten crawling into a couch. I love how its little legs are poking out before it can pull itself in. Did it remind anyone else of a calf being born, but in reverse? No? Fine, me neit... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2009
    It's hard to top the seven legged spider debacle, but David Thorne took another stab at it when he was notified by his landlord that he is not allowed to have pets in his apartment. David has definitely got some funny stuff in there, but the best part is the last email sent by... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2009
    NOTE: Probably NSFW just because most employers frown on videos of dancers working the pole, but there is no nudity or even thongs, so yeah, use your own discretion (read: push play). No need to thank me folks, just doing my job. Also, I saw things happen in this video that I... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2009
    We've already featured some fake celebrity Facebook pages on Geekologie, so why not the president's? Yes, why not the president's? That's something I ask my self everyday just once a few minutes ago. Also, if you haven't already joined the Geekologie page on Facebook, you ar... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2009
    These cassette tape wallets from designbloom are wallets made out of old cassette tapes. Pretty clever, but they cost $43. So if you've ever wanted to try making something yourself, now's your chance. Just make me one. With a Def Leppard tape. Bitchin'? BITCHIN'! cassett... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2009
    Want a pet ghost but too big a wuss to kill somebody in your own house? Well you're in luck, because now you can buy bottled ghosts for a scant $20. Just don't drink them! Each Ghost is captured from a reported haunted establishment, (house, hotel, ship, cemetery, etc), by o... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2009
    Explosionsandboobs.com is just that. Explosions. And. Boobs. That's it. Every time you visit you get one shot of an explosion and one of sweater melons. Nothing to read (minus "and"), just awesomesauce in its rawest form. BOOM! Boobs. Just like that. Explosionsandboob... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2009
    XBox announced Project Natal at E3 yesterday and, hooray. Basically it's a video camera capable of full-body tracking so that you can punch and kick and break your television to your heart's content. This is a video of the possibilities. Also, there's another video after the... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2009
    First of all, I bet on baby races all the time ($40 on the bald one with a dirty diaper). And secondly, Kajus Aukščionis recently won a Lithuanian baby race and is a super fast crawler. Not as fast as me, but I have a special skill set. But what gets young Kajus crawling s... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2009
    In a power move to impress Zelda tattoo girl (she's mine!), Geekologie Reader Erik got a badass Zelda tattoo of his own. Which, I think we can all agree, contrasts the flaming skull beautifully. Thanks to Ronni and Erik, who know swinging a master sword and yelling is the way... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2009
    This is a literal video for Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt the 80's were wack as a mother. Of course, current music videos could be just as weird, but I don't watch MTV because I'm not in middle school anymore. Kidding, cab... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2009
    The world's strongest laser was unveiled in California last week. It's not actually a single laser though, it's 192 individual ones all focused on the same spot. Cheating! It's going to be used to ensure the US nuclear weapon stockpile is still functional in case Russia star... / Continue →
  • June 2, 2009
    Apparently poisonous snake-bitten chicken is a popular dish in a parts of China, but it's coming under the heat for being cruel and unusual deliciousness. Chinese health authorities are putting a stop to restaurants serving chickens which have been bitten to death by poisonous... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2009
    This is the new PSP. It's called the PSP Go. You know, because it's portable. It may or may not come preloaded with porn. Specs? I has them: * 3.8-inch display (resolution is undisclosed) * 43 percent lighter than the PSP-3000 * 16GB of Flash storage * Bl... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2009
    Remember that 22-year old chick that was auctioning off her virginity? Well the winning $3.8 million was placed by an Australian real estate mogul. Unfortunately, he's bailing out of the deal. Why? His wife won't let him do it! Natalie Dylan (not her real name) admitted th... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2009
    This is a video of Jorge Columbo (not to be confused with Peter Falk) painting the cover of the latest New Yorker, which was created using a $4 iPhone app called Brushes. As you can see, it's okay. Don't get me wrong, I love all hotdog vendors, but I would have gone with Igna... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2009
    Want to pound some turdy looking power pellets? Then buy this $12 set of Pac-man candy and rot your teeth out! Then go to the dentist to get them fixed. But don't forget to bring a hidden camera in case he tries to grope you while you're out. Our fave classic video game now... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2009
    This is soap shaped like brass knuckles. It's equally suited for punching yourself in the taint or fighting off would-be lovers in the prison shower. Which, miss you Big Bear. Brass Knuckle Soap Allows You To Punch Up a Good Lather [gizmodo] Thanks to pstone, who made me hi... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2009
    The $70 Grill Alert Talking Remote Thermometer is a talking remote thermometer for your grill. You just jam the temperature probe in your choice of meat, push some buttons, and then sit in a hammock and guzzle beer while deliciousness deliciousizes itself. When the meat reach... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2009
    Pygmy jerboas are probably the cutest things I've ever seen. And this is coming from a guy who saw a bunny nurse an orphaned squirrel and three ducklings, so yeah. Youtube Thanks to taby and Andrew, who had like 1,000 pygmy jerboas and still had room for dessert.... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2009
    This is a fully custom Optimus Prime ring created by deviantartist =Dans-Magic for a client. BLING BLING YOU DECEPTICON MOTHAJAMMERS! A 14k custom piece. 50 hours from start to finish. didnt want to put in the rubies but he wanted them. Originally I had carved the triangle ... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2009
    The Growing Chair is a clear plastic frame in which you grow trees to form a seat shape so that, in your old age, you can sit around drinking moonshine and reminiscing on the days when you had to use power tools to make a chair (or were Amish). Personally, I love the idea BECA... / Continue →