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November 1, 2009 - November 7, 2009 Archives

  • November 6, 2009
    Bob David went and built himself a 5,000 volt can crusher just because he could. That's what I love about people: they do things for no reason. Also, some of them smell good. But don't let 'em catch you sniffing! If you care how Bob built the thing you can watch the first t... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2009
    Ever wonder what a bear with no hair would look like? This. Poor Dolores has lost her coat. She's a bare bear! I know, sometimes my word wizardry amazes even me. Vets have been left baffled by the condition of the bespectacled bear, who lives at a zoo in Leipzig. And Dol... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2009
    Because it's Friday and I love you, here's Princess Leia in her golden bikini. But not just any Princess Leia, THE Princess Leia. Plus another one! Here you can see Carrie Fisher in her metal bikini alonside Tracy Eddon, her stunt double in Return of the Jedi. Both are sunta... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2009
    Spit Balls are a $ 5 toy from Edmund Scientific that grow to 200x their original size and sound like something that I don't want to touch. Still, for the sake of science, I'd put them in my mouth. The wonder of polymers makes these slimy spit balls possible. Easy to make and ... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2009
    I'm not going to lie to you (although I usually do), I had no idea what a moon dog was when Geekologie Reader em_kay11 sent me this picture (high-res version HERE) of one he took early Wednesday morning. Per Wikipedia: A moon dog or moondog (scientific name paraselene, plural... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2009
    Unbeknownst to me Hasbro has been holding a Star Wars diorama contest. This is a sample of one of the finalists titled 'Captain Solo Awaits His Fate in the Carbon Freezing Chamber'. I would have gone with 'Hey, You Said This Place Was a Strip Club', but whatever. Hit the jum... / Continue →
  • November 6, 2009
    Apparently coming back from the future to destroy itself isn't the only problem the Large Hadron Collider has to face, now it's being sabotaged by crumb dropping birds. CODE BREAD! CODE BREAD! The Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, just ca... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2009
    This man, who could be any of us (BUT TOTALLY ISN'T ME, I SWEAR) was caught playing a demo Nintendo DS at Wal-Mart on his knees. DS'er, on his knees *snicker* ENOUGH -- this is not the time for your pervy laughter! This IS the time to take up a collection and get this poor b... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2009
    Geekologie Reader Robert went and lovingly handcrafted an AT-AT costume for his miniature pincher. This is a video of the handsome little devil parading around and trying to eat the mask. CUUUUUUTE! And, as an added bonus, I included a video of an impressive two-man AT-AT co... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2009
    The Hand-le is a door handle created by Amsterdam designer Naomi Thellier de Poncheville. It reminds me of the dog leash hand and is a slap in the incredibly handsome faces of lefties like myself. But that's not what's important. What's important is that my dad sent me this ... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2009
    Because bike chains (and gold chains) are such a hot commodity in the inner city, the Inner City Bike doesn't have one. Or a comfortable seat. Or much practicality. I have to have it! Bicycling to work may be the way to go for some, but parking could still be an issue. That... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2009
    Listen, I love standing in the shower watching full-length movies as much as the next water waster (which is why I just had a swimming pool sized hot water heater installed), but what's the matter with a traditional projection setup? I swear, people are always trying to one-up... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2009
    If there's one thing old people love it's soft food. If there's another it's stuff with giant-ass buttons so they can push the right one with their shaky, arthritic fingers. Aaaaaand I've officially depressed myself. Good times. Anyway, this is a cell phone for old people a... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2009
    Just as I suspected, Motorola's new Droid phone (which drops tomorrow) is at the middle of a U.S. government conspiracy to wipe out the American midwest. Why the government would want to do this is beyond me, but if I had to guess it has something to do with farm subsidies. I'... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2009
    In 1955, Doctor Emmet Lathrop Brown was standing on a toilet hanging a wall clock when he slipped and beat his head on the bathroom sink. Unconscious, Doc had a vision. And that vision was that of a flux capacitor -- the device that makes time travel possible. The rest, my f... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2009
    This is an $18 Threadless shirt depicting what 8-bit Space Invaders actually look like in 3-D. Pretty amazing, huh? I know, I thought they were giant 2-D bugs as well. Really turns your whole world upside down, doesn't it? Like finding out your parents are swingers. Produc... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2009
    18-year old idiot moron James N. P. Miller (because one initial wasn't enough) scored a DWI (you can't even drink legally!) on Halloween while wearing his 'blow here' breathalyzer costume. Not so good lookin', N.P. Can I call you N.P.? You know I'm going to anyways. Accordi... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2009
    Ever needed to open a bottle of wine but didn't have a corkscrew? Apparently all you need a shoe and something rock hard. LIKE MY ASS ABS ASS. Alternatively, break the top off and chug the whole bottle. I mean, unless you're cool being a sissy boy. Trust me, manliest way t... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2009
    Because the colorblind aren't real people and certainly don't deserve to know what time it is, design company sonodesign is selling 'the clock i can't see'. The clock I can't see is a £35 ($58) wall clock designed to put the colorblind in their place and make them miss appoin... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2009
    Holy shit, it's a PVC pipe bomb! No, not really. It's the Knock Lock, a homebrew door lock that will only release the deadbolt if you perform the secret knock. Cooooool -- I want one for my clubhouse! A microphone (okay, really a speaker) presses against the door and listen... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2009
    This is a boob scarf made out of gym socks and what may or may not be dried apricots. They cost $45 and are available from Etsy seller Lourdesoftheflies. I think you only get one pair for that price though. RIPOFF! almost look real! almost feel real! almost are real! grea... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2009
    This is a series of amazing Play-Doh ads that were spotted in a magazine in Singapore. They were only printed a single time, because when parent company Hasbro caught wind that somebody in their Singapore office had approved the ads, they shit Play-Doh. Then it hit the fan. ... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2009
    This is a short video tutorial of some busty geek girl teaching you how to sound like Chewbacca. And I don't care how cute you think she is, watch her from 1:10 to 1:18 and then tell me that. Also, whether you follow the instructions or not, you're gonna end up looking retard... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2009
    This 4-piece luggage ensemble by Dutch designer Erik De Nijs forms a comfortable little sofa when you're not dragging it around the airport. Sure it's all mixy-matchy, but maybe Erik is blind and the woman at the fabric store didn't have the heart to tell him he chose four dif... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2009
    First of all, I thought we all agreed to call it H1N1 or the swine flu and NOT the Mexican Flu. Geez, no need to point fingers. Obvious racism aside, Belgian telecommunications company Telenet has suggested a way to shake hands in which we can still greet each other, but with... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2009
    These pictures have probably been around for a little while because I remember seeing a couple little ones way back in this post (mind like a steel trap, baby), but I'd never seen the full set. WELL HERE IT IS. Per cosplayer Lillyxanda: I knew I wanted to be Princess Zelda w... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2009
    Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Give them your heart! Well, not your actual heart (unless you know that creepy mother from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom). With just a shake this $18 anatomically correct heart from ThinkGeek begins making beating... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2009
    Listen, I love LEGO. And if I could build a LEGO woman and take her on the bus with me without soliciting funny looks from all the other, REAL crazy people while we partook in a little heavy petting, I 100% would. Unfortunately, I tested the waters with a mannequin and it's a... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2009
    Because I love news heralding the end of the world as much as you do, I just read a large crack has recently formed in Ethiopia and may house a future ocean after the apocalypse of 2012. A 35-mile rift in the desert of Ethiopia will likely become a new ocean eventually, res... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2009
    Scott Campbell is a famous tattoo artist who recently held an art exhibit appropriately titled 'make it rain', which featured stacks of laser-cut dollar bills. I dig it. And, not to brag or anything, but I made it rain once. Yeah, using an old indian dance. I AM THE L337 WE... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2009
    This is a Threadless shirt titled 'I Be Au Sm' that was designed by Lawrence Villanueva. If you look carefully and are super observant it spells 'GEEK' whether you read top to bottom or left to right, but NOT right to left. Then it spells 'EGKE' or 'EKGE', neither of which is... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2009
    This is a video of Christopher Walken reading Lady Gaga's song 'Poker Face' on the BBC's Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. Trust me, it's every bit as awesome as it sounds. Plus some. MULTIPLIED BY MORE. And then divided by a fraction less than 1. Youtube Thanks to killera... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2009
    I say yes, but Jack Conrad, a vertebrate paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, is arguing otherwise. Don't act like you know dinosaurs. I KNOW DINOSAURS! "Doesn't matter," Conrad says. "There's no chance that any human alive could win." The T. ... / Continue →
  • November 3, 2009
    I know what you're thinking, "big deal, I eject myself all the time", but you're thinking of something different. You see, this guy accidentally ejected himself from a plane mid-flight. WHEEEEEEEEEEEE!! The South African air force has confirmed the incident that took place ... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2009
    This is a 648 megapixel composite (higher-res version HERE) of the Milky Way created by physicist (and all around badass) Axel Mellinger. Good lookin', Axel. Physicist Axel Mellinger spent nearly two years traveling 26,000 miles across South Africa, Texas and Michigan. What... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2009
    It was only a matter of time before somebody realized what a cash cow a baby doll Wiimote peripheral would be. Cover your daughter's eyes, it's Baby and Me! Baby and Me comes with a doll, but not just any doll. This doll features a slot for the Wii remote so that the game can... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2009
    I got to operate a fork lift once, and let me tell you: I've never seen Lowe's employees run so fast. WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I NEEDED PAINT MIXED?! Anyway, this is a horrible fork lift accident that destroys nearly $250K of precious vodka in distribution center. Oh the humanity... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2009
    Intergalactic Suites, the $4.4 million per 3-night space hotel (you better change the sheets!) that we first reported on back in 2007, is apparently still a go for a 2012 grand opening. I'm skeptical. Also, on the waiting list. God I'm rich! Galactic Suite Ltd, set up in 20... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2009
    Ben Turnbull is a London-based artist that hates America (USA! USA! USA!) and whittles guns into old wooden school desks. I smell a detention slip! Ben Turnbull is fascinated by the global dominance of American culture, and his works unsettling effects result from re-presenti... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2009
    This is the periodic table of picnic-ery. I like how the makers went the extra mile and even shaped the table correctly. Because if I'd have made it it would have just been a rectangle. On fire. I dine fiery al fresco! Table of Elements: Get Some Chemistry In Your Next B... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2009
    If you watch television you've probably seen the anti-iPhone Droid commercial that Verizon is running (if you haven't, watch it after the jump first). Well this is an anti-Droid commercial in the same style, created by a crazed iPhone fan that doesn't like it when people bad-t... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2009
    MIT, a school best known for not accepting me despite two super-sweet essays and several threatening phone calls, is now developing a robot companion for drivers. Why? Because we need more distractions in the car. AIDA (Affective Intelligent Driving Agent) communicates with ... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2009
    I've often wondered what kind of car Pac-Man would drive, and now I know. He doesn't just gobble dots -- he gobbles the dotted line! OM NOM NOM!! And, in case you can't see this and somebody is reading it to you, the car is bright red and yellow. Kind of like a firetruck/sc... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2009
    Some poor bastard, fed up with his car being broken into, decided to leave this passive aggressive note for the thieves. And not only does he reference Half-Life, THE DUDE KEEPS AN OCARINA IN HIS CAR. ZOMG, do you think he's Link?! Yeah, me neither. Also, to guy's credit,... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2009
    Ever wanted to see some crazy Serbian driving around in car that's been cut in half? Then today's your lucky day! I kept waiting for him to flip the thing over on himself but the physics weren't there. And speaking of crazy Serbians: I used to know one. He drove a bright ye... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2009
    The Bagel Dome (Dome Dome Dome) is a $40 battery powered vacuum dome made to keep bagels and other oxygen-hating perishables fresh (JUST USE A DYSON, GOD). I contacted the manufacturer and the lady on the phone said it also works for donuts but I have my doubts. Which is exac... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2009
    I dunno, maybe that's the way Buzz is gonna look in Toy Story 3. Michelle Obama channels Catwoman for White House Halloween extravaganza [dailymail] Thanks to Bill, who's smart enough to recognize Samus when he sees her.... / Continue →