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July 18, 2010 - July 24, 2010 Archives

  • July 23, 2010
    Who cares if they're not DOT approved, they look cool. Safety can take a back seat to style any day, amirite? No, no that's a good way to die young and still leave a crappy looking corpse. Now I don't know how things work where you're from, but back in West Virginia it's con... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2010
    This is a print ad for the new Volkswagen Fox touting an all new, redesigned interior (then why is there still a steering wheel?!). Unfortunately, it looks like they put it on the wrong side. You gonna be sittin' on a tire with a windshield wiper for a seatbelt! Inside Out... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2010
    Want to scar your children for life? Tell them you you have to sell one of them to buy a boat. Oooor 1) take a cardboard box and write 'TOYS!' real big on the side with puffy paint and 2) seal it up real good using hinged packing tape. 3) Tell the little tykes everything insi... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2010
    Seen in the top picture going for a four person sign-holding record (and proving there might actually be something to the whole "strength in numbers" thing after all), the Westboro Baptist Church's Comic-Con protest was met with some stiff opposition to say the least. Maybe Go... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2010
    Steve Bolton (Michael's talentless brother) is a British man who recently changed his name to Buzz Lightyear. Possibly to hit on children. A mechanic from West Bromwich, who considers himself to be the world's biggest 'Toy Story' fan, has officially changed his name to Buzz L... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2010
    Barbie Video Girl is a new $50 doll with integrated video camera so girls can make movies of themselves playing in their bedrooms from Barbie's point of view. This is going to end badly. You dun goofed, Mattel! The Barbie Video Girl Doll ($50, Mattel, for ages 6 and up) look... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2010
    This is a video documenting the location and country responsible for all 2,053 known nuclear explosions between 1945-1998. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? If you answered, "Jesus, how are we all not dead?" you are! You know the Ruskies were experimenting with blowing up ... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2010
    Following a string of Galactic lay-offs, Darth Vader was spotted robbing a bank on Long Island yesterday. But, instead of Force-chokes and a lightsaber, the Vade was rocking a pistol. Not kosher, Darth. A customer started to battle Vader inside the bank. Det. Sgt. William... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2010
    TRON: Legacy is something of a high school reunion: everything you vaguely remember you can now revisit with a new event that's updated, dated, and the same all at once (Jeff bridges, especially). If you want to see how neon-lined things/that girl you had crush on look a few de... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2010
    Want to pretend you're a giant robot? I will f***ing kill you. But if you're determined to die by my hand go ahead and pick up a pair of $85 Giant Cardboard Robot Arms from Etsy seller giantcardboardrobot, then give me a call. I'll be waiting drinking. Arm yourself with gia... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2010
    This is the music video for a song called 'Tron Girl' by Barely Political. It looks like something you'd see on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! except it actually makes sense and you didn't have to stay up past your bedtime on a Sunday night to watch it. Plus it's avail... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2010
    BrewDog, the Scottish brewery best known for its 32% ABV (alcohol by volume) Tactical Nuclear Penguin beer, is back at it with another beer that not only shatters their previous alcohol content record, but also claims the title of most expensive brew. Introducing 'The End of H... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2010
    Want a futuristic space helmet like the guys from Daft Punk wear? Well now you can make your own, thanks to a in-depth build page by Volpin Props (the makers of the amazing Bioshock Big Daddy suit). Just look at it. I bet you don't even need a spaceship to fly to the stars w... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2010
    UPDATE: Added Youtube versions for those of you who can't view the originals (except only 1 of the 5-part Zelda episode was available) This is a stop-motion video by Eric Power of all the original Mortal Kombat fatalities recreated with construction paper. He cleverly named t... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2010
    Note: I censor-barred the image (in case you couldn't tell) but you can hit the jump for a NSFW version of what the pasties actually look like if you want. Just don't come crying to me if your mom catches you and you end up grounded from the internet. Flying Pasties are 2-3mm... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2010
    If there's one thing I can't stand it's waiting in a grocery line behind a lady with two carts full of canned cat food. YOU SMELL LIKE SHIT, LADY. If there's another it's needles. I don't like them. You know how many times I've had to be smelling-salted off an examination r... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2010
    Not to brag about my eagle eyes or anything but that girl's hair is blue. Did anybody else notice that? And why's she holding a wooden spoon? ARE YOU SELLING SPOONS AND BLUE NAIL POLISH OR ARE YOU SELLING APRONS?! Me? I'm selling my body for vintage action figures. Me onl... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2010
    Apparently Potsdam University (south of Berlin, Germany) has just started offering a collegiate course in flirting for its computer-related master's students. *facepalm* IT SHOULD BE AN UNDERGRADUATE COURSE. The 440 students enrolled in the master's degree course will learn ... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2010
    BP recently admitted to Photoshopping a picture of their Houston-based oil spill command center to make it seem like the workers there don't just play Minesweeper and make dead sea turtle jokes all day. Little did they know. You can't fool the American public. ROFLOL! BP ac... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2010
    This is a surveillance video that was just released from a Swedish bank robbery that went down back in September. The robbers landed a helicopter on the roof, broke into the Louvre-ass looking ceiling, and proceeded to escape with over $5 million (US) in Swedish Fish kronar. ... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2010
    15-year old Nick Lee snuck tethering capabilities into a seemingly inconspicuous $0.99 flashlight app and got it approved by Apple. Unfortunately, fanboys can't keep their pie-holes shut on the internet and the app has since been pulled. WAY TO SUCK, JERKS. Handy Light, whic... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2010
    Craigslist swapping: it's not just for kinky swingers anymore. You see, 17-year old Californian Steven Oritz executed 14 swaps via Craigslist, trading from an old cell phone to a 2000 Porsche Boxster. Oh come on -- they're not even real Porsches! Ortiz spends five to six hou... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2010
    This is a sticker you can apply to a suitcase to make it look like you're a drug mule. I just bought one and you better believe airport security is gonna be ROFLing their metal detecting asses off! Oooor pointing their guns and yelling to spread my buttcheeks. BUT THEY'RE VI... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2010
    This is a video of two guys spoiling the endings to 50 classic NES games. You might not want to watch if there's still some games you're working on BUT IT'S BEEN 20 YEARS, GIVE UP ALREADY. Unfortunately it's just the two guys talking and doesn't show any gameplay, making the ... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2010
    Seen here about to maul Dora the Explorer, Cornell University's Ranger robot recently beat the record for longest distance traveled on a single battery charge, walking 14.3 miles in 11 hours. That's 1.3MPH -- we're as good as dead. Run Forrest! Guided by students with a remo... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2010
    I hate eating. It takes up precious time plus I'm fat. But what if homecooked meals were easier to make? THEY ARE, THEY'RE CALLED HOT POCKETS. But did that stop MIT cohorts Marcelo Coelho and Amit Zoran from conceptualizing this 'Cornicopia' digital food printer? Oh hell n... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2010
    Seen here looking a little spacy herself, this is a news report by Adrianna Iwasinkski regarding the dangers of digital drugs leading teens down the slippery slope to analog drugs and, eventually, to turning tricks in the mall parking lot to get their next fix (been there done ... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2010
    Finally, bullets specially designed to kill terrorists. Because, I don't know if you knew this or not, but terrorist anatomy is different from mine and yours. And not just their little childlike wieners! Enter ExtremeShockâ„¢ "Fang Face" and "Air Freedom" rounds: It's a new... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2010
    Raytheon provided a public showing of their Laser Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) at the recent Farnborough Airshow, demonstrating just how the blaster can be used to shoot robotic death-planes out of the sky by turning an unmanned drone into an unmanned drone crashing into the o... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2010
    These are a couple of Pokémon battle scenes IRL as imagined by Flickr user alecks(zander)kwin. Oh -- and IRL stands for 'In Real Life' if today's your first day on the internet or you're a parent reading this over your child's shoulder. Which -- they're already having sex! ... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2010
    This is a Chinese news animation of the whole iPhone 4 fiasco being played out from lost prototype to recent press conference addressing the phone's booboo antenna problem. Plus Steve Jobs steals Bill Gates' Darth Vader helmet after a lightsaber battle, which makes perfect sen... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2010
    Fed up with Mario constantly tossing his brethren around like expendable weapons, Koopa takes a stand and gives the plumber a taste of his own medicine. And I'm not talking mushrooms either, although I did eat some at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert and watched a bus turn into... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2010
    Note: Click HERE for a super high-res shot that killed my soul a little to see so big. Remember Avatar Tattoo Guy? I know -- how could anybody forget that back? Well he's returned with tattoo #5 which, SPOILER ALERT: is another crappy Neytiri just like the other four. Good ... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2010
    Did you know they make watermelon chillers? So did I, they're called sytrofoam coolers filled with ice. But if you insist on being fancy-pants you can drop $230 on this thing. What is this thing? PREPARE TO HAVE YOUR ASS BLOWN AWAY! (leaving your b-hole standing there confu... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2010
    This is a video of a dog who can bark "Batman". Or maybe it's "Brittany". Whatever the case, he sounds like a pig dying and probably breathes loud enough to keep you up at night. This is Teddy Almond Turtle, my mama's Pug Dog. Ted enjoys baked beans, red capsicum, apples and... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2010
    Brother (the printer/sewing machine company, not my brother Frank), has developed vibration-powered batteries that promise to stay charged simply by shaking them. Shake Weight battery chargers? I think so! Called the Vibration-powered Generating Battery (maybe in the future ... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2010
    If you cut someone with a $165 fiber optic knife does it make it look like they were stabbed by rays of sunshine? It was Helios, I swear! This green glass-bladed knife was made using the old ways, using the technique of knapping, which was used by our stone-age ancestors to sh... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2010
    Cereal: it's the most important meal of the day. And apparently they're giving away these collectible Star Wars cereal boxes at Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Florida, August 12th - 15th. Anybody else notice something special about those dates? The 12th is my birthday! ... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2010
    Sure magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology works well on the human body, but what about fruits? Why don't we just ask you?! Get it? I'm calling you a fruitcake. Your ass making a terrible Christmas gift aside, Inside insides is a blog dedicated to the food MRI's. Bas... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2010
    If you want to survive you have to be willing to adapt. Just ask the dodo bird. Exactly. In the future meat will be scarce, and in order to get your RDA of protein you're gonna have to start eating more nuts and beans. Or -- OR -- zombie jerky. Zombie jerky is just like be... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2010
    Is there anything sexier than a grandma strip-dancin'? Yes, every single thing in the world including being compacted to death in the back of a garbage truck. But for the six of you out there that are into crimes against nature, there's the $115 Cushion-Grip Security Pole Mob... / Continue →