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September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010 Archives

  • September 24, 2010
    Note: Full resolution, non-eye-straining version HERE. Have you ever wondered what to call a specific group of something? Not me, I just call everything a group of whatever it is (i.e. "This party is a group of all wieners"). But apparently there are even more specific "coll... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2010
    Because I'll never stop getting this accusatory tip until I've made a statement and cleared my good name: no, I am NOT the guy in Philadelphia that was caught having sex with a plastic dinosaur sculpture in front of two teenagers. That's just sick. Now please stop calling the... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2010
    Somebody in England dyed a CAT (whew, way to keep it clean GW) pink and threw it over a fence into somebody else's yard this week because they're too stupid to realize cats don't get jokes. Dingleberries yes, jokes no. The two-year-old, who has been named Pink, is said to be ... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2010
    Not particularly great names for boobs, but what are you gonna do? Crash a rocket into them and make cheese out all the moon-milk? You bet your sweet ass I'm gonna! the top [right] moon there is Dione, and the bottom [left] one is Rhea. As Cassini flew by them, Dione was clo... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2010
    If you've never heard of Minecraft it's a little (per Wikipedia) "sandbox game which allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world." I know, I thought it looked like Wolfenstein 3-D too. Anyway, this is a tutorial on how to build a fireplace in you... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2010
    Because you can't be a robot sympathizer without being a giant f***ing racist as well (how do you feel about robots again?), some Italian scientists decided to dress a robot in faux Native American headdress and teach it archery. YOU'RE TERRIBLE PEOPLE! Just kidding (I have t... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2010
    You see this 3-D T-rex constructed entirely out of pancakes? It was made by Jim. Jim is the Picasso of pancakes. The Van Gogh of the griddle. The....dammit, I thought I had this. During our recent trip to New York we visited the Museum of Natural History. We got to see som... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2010
    Ever wanted to throw playing cards like Gambit? Good luck, his cards are magic. Just kidding, I can cut the wings off a fly from ten paces and still bring that shit back like a boomerang. This [$20] device deals cards to players up to 3' feet away without flipped cards. It h... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2010
    Cups, get it? Like bras. Except the booboo looking strippers in the picture actually set beverage cups on the hood (which I wouldn't stand for). They don't call me hawk-eyes for nothing you know. Is that a Wendy's next door? A South Carolina police officer feared his cop c... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2010
    Note: Short video of the magical deliciousness after the jump. How can a bartender pour a set of multi-colored shots from the same shaker? SPOILER: it's called layering, and you can float one drink on top of another provided the specific gravity of the bottom is higher than... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2010
    Is this the future of wheelchairing? Why's it dragging a bong behind it? These questions and more possibly answered in the quote I'm so graciously about to copy/paste: Thomas Ross and Dave Cochrane put together a sleek, rather cool design and even made some practical improve... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2010
    Ever wonder what makes Robocop tick? The time bomb I just strapped to his back! The real question is what makes Robocop stop ticking? Hopefully the same thing! Does Robocop eat stainless steel donuts? I have no idea but he does piss motor oil and crap nuts & bolts. Which,... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2010
    I, for one, would not be disappointed if I found a Guinness truck at the end of a rainbow. Sure a pot of gold and a weensy green man (who you could sell to the circus) would be cool too, but I can always appreciate beer. Did I say appreciate? I meant chug until I pass out. ... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2010
    Joking, I know it's not Ripley. It's Jake Sully, except standing. Huh? SHUT UP I KNOW MY SIGOURNEY WEAVER ALIEN MOVIE FRANCHISES, OKAY? Was she in Cocoon? No -- that was the diabeetis guy? Oh. Alex on Instructables spent a mere $225 creating this costume of a power loader... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2010
    GIANT SQUIDS ARE GIANT. How giant? Try 8-feet long and 100 pounds of pure, unadulterated (okay, slightly adulterated) killing machine. I'm never going to another (nude) beach again! Millions of killer giant squid are not only devouring vast amounts of fish they have even st... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2010
    Pokemon Black and White, best known for not combining to form Pokemon Gray no matter how long you leave them alone together with the bedroom door closed and everything, has sold over 2.63 million copies in its first two days of its Japanese release. That's a 2, a 6 and a 3 wit... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2010
    Bioshock Infinite, a game best known for having a release date scheduled for after the apocalypse (smart thinking, guys), looks f***ing amazing. And here's ten whole minutes of gameplay footage that may just keep me from giving up on life mid-2011. But probably not. You see,... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2010
    Pfft, I was smoking LEGO blocks before they even looked like weed. Lego-Marijuana [nerdcore] via This Thing Looks Like That Thing of the Day [thedailywhat]... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2010
    In other culinary-ish product news, how about a Starship Enterprise pizza cutter? It's not delivery, it's DiGiorno! No it's not either, it's store brand and there isn't nearly enough cheese to cover the sauce. Unrelated, the last time I tried making my own pizza it cost $30 a... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2010
    Awh yeah, we gonna be drinkin' our miruvor all Middle Earth style, son! ThinkGeek's etched LOTR pint glasses and quart mugs come in Prancing Pony (you are!) and Green Dragon varieties and are available for $30 for two pints or one mug. Me? I got them all. Somebody's getting... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2010
    My God what a sexy looking dino. He's so horny he's making me horny. Kidding, I get that way with any dino, but still, you know what I mean (I mean I'm rockin' some serious petrified wood right now). The creature lived 76 million years ago in the warm, wet swamps of what is ... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2010
    Ever wonder what Mario looks like on the inside? Jesus, you're a braver wonderer than I am. But if you have, consider yourself lucky, because here's a peek at the plumber's plumbing courtesy of anatomical artist extraordinaire Jason Freeny. As you can see, there's nothing re... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2010
    Youtube user Jason went and spent two years building himself a homemade coilgun. But I thought you were a machete guy! It's almost straight out of science-fiction, but this thing actually works. This coilgun is no toy. Using a large electromagnet, made from 10-gauge magnet wi... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump because it's so small it might get lost on the front page. This is a video that's being billed as "the world's smallest stop-motion animation". I don't know about that, but I do know it's a viral ad for the Nokia N8 smartphone, which it was shot ... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2010
    Note: Entire possibly NSFW (stick-figure sex acts) chart after the jump. I have no idea if these are actual polymers or not because I failed chemistry after setting my lab partner on fire, but if I had to guess I'd say yes. You? You'd say that I was naive -- and I thought th... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2010
    This is a long-exposure shot of an aurora borealis by Ole Christian Salomonsen in Tromsø, Norway. Personally, I think it looks like a giant alien woman in a loose-fitting robe shying away from the camera, but that might just be the weed talking. Ooooor because she's embarras... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2010
    Etch-A-Sketch, realizing they're in bad shape since kids would rather play video games than sketch sad looking wieners in metallic dust, has lent its name to an iPad case that looks like the iconic doodlebox. What, no Woolly Willy case?! Now, the Worlds Favorite Drawing Toy®... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2010
    John Matthews is a man. A man who used to have a little worm eating its way around his eyeball before a doctor PEW PEW PEWed that little SOB with a laser. Lasers: what CAN'T they do? That was a trick question, lasers can do everything. John Matthews loves to hunt turkeys an... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2010
    Can't decide what kind of pizza to order? Go get Taco Bell instead. Ooooor demand the Little Caesar make 20 little pizzas and put them on one larger pizza, so you've got options. Me? My options are running out. Right now I'm looking at filing for bankruptcy or faking my ow... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2010
    That's right folks, the University of Calgary is opening a video game library for academic research. Haha, academic research -- is that what they call failing freshman English these days? (Note: picture is unrelated basement, not the library) The Interactive Digital Media Co... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2010
    Note: I had to cut this thing like a paper snowflake, hit the jump to see the whole graphic. We've already seen one infographic on texting, but here comes another with a bunch of other stats. Namely, what percentage of text messengers think it's kosher to text during sex. An... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2010
    I swear, a bicycle with a wire instead of a chain -- what will they think of next? (Please think hoverbike, please think hoverbike!) It can even change gears! The future: that shit's already started. As you can see from the above photo, this new bike design features two cab... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2010
    Remember the 30-seconds of cellphone footage from the fan-made Pokemon trailer? Well here's the whole three minute video (available in HD!). Now I'm not a guy who normally cries at movies, but watching Pikachu get beat up did make my eyes water a bit. Just kidding, I was huf... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2010
    Clever, veeeeery clever. Still, better than the land-line of night clubs: incredible service, but only @ssholes ever want to talk -- usually while you're eating. The iPhone of Nightclubs [geekosystem] Thanks to Meredith and Aaron, who run the two soup cans and string of nigh... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2010
    Ever make-believe you were Boba Fett? Who hasn't? Well now you can stop taping empty coffee cans to your back thanks to ThinkGeek's $50 Boba Fett Plush Rocket Backpack. PSSSSHOOOOOOOOW!! (That was me blasting around my bedroom) Looking as cool as Boba Fett is just the begin... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2010
    This is a little Transformers movie made by a couple shirtless Ruskies. Ha, I didn't even know they had special effects in Russia! I thought it was all nesting dolls and vodka. That probably sounded racist aside, in Russia robots transform you. My new video experiment, base... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2010
    Sir Terry Pratchett, best known for his sci-fi series Discworld and co-authoring Good Omens with Neil Gaimen, was knighted last year and decided to make himself a sword to celebrate the occasion. But not just any sword, oh no -- a magical sword. Forged from meteorites. In Mo... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2010
    Note: A whole bunch more after the jump. What if superheroes were hipsters? We'd all be dead at the hands of supervillians, that's what. And not just because the superhipsters would think it's ironic, but you've got to admit it is a little LIKE RAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN ON YOUR... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2010
    Note: Terrifying HD-ready video after the jump. Viewer discretion advised. Remember the University of Pennsylvania's quadri-deathcopter? You know, the one that can fly through windows and is learning to pick up bodies? Well it's back and more frightening than ever. Now I k... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2010
    Note: There's no way you can possibly see the map so small so click HERE to see the thing in such high resolution several of you may consider making a desktop wallpaper out of the thing. This is the world map according to Street Fighter. Basically it just shows you where al... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2010
    It's not the dumbest thing I've ever seen. As a matter of fact, if there's any truth to this aerodynamic umbrella, it might actually be a feasible concept (you'll just have to carry it backwards). Sure the communication tower is gonna get torn off at the first sign of a winds... / Continue →