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October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010 Archives

  • October 22, 2010
    Some crazy Ruskie, fresh back from a vacation in the Matrix, decided to build himself a cyberpunk PC. WTF's a cyberpunk PC? I dunno, but it looks like a case of lockjaw just waiting to happen. There's a whole bunch more pictures after the jump, but half the time I couldn't e... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2010
    In other sad transportation-related news (I swear this is the last one), an escaped crocodile on a plane caused a panic, ultimately resulting in the plane crashing and the deaths of 20 on board. One person survived. Unfortunately, it wasn't the jackass who smuggled the croc o... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2010
    Christian Kandlbauer, seen here, lost both arms after a jolt of 20,000 volts required both be amputated. Then, in 2006, he was fitted with a mind-controlled bionic arm (left, and regular prosthetic, right) and was able to pass his driving test with a specially modified vehicle... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2010
    23-year old Brittney Schneck went and built herself a Ninja Turtle Party Van out of an old POS '94 Dodge Caravan. Michelangelo is impressed. Also, sucking straight from the exhaust pipe cause I told him it'd get him high. Haha -- APRIL IS MINE! "The Turtles played a huge ro... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2010
    Note: Video of the trickery after the jump. This is an image of a boombox created out of cassette tape that only looks like a boombox when viewed from the proper angle. Otherwise it just looks like a bunch of metallic rat turds strewn across a kitchen floor. That said, I wat... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2010
    "Ha, what isn't too deep for you, GW?" Dino butts, that's what. Now, strap on your WTF helmets and prepare to have your minds blown anydamnway. Researchers at Fermilab are building a "holometer" so they can disprove everything you thought you knew about the universe. The u... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2010
    See the little dent in the can? Yes, the one the red arrow's pointing to. It helps you open the beer without hurting your finger or chipping a nail. Plus, if you punch a key through it you can chug the beer faster. Yep, just another reason why Japan is better than us at pr... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2010
    Some would argue scientists wouldn't use terminology like butt-ton, but those people are wrong and obviously don't know any scientists personally. They're regular people just like you and me except they make love with lab coats and safety goggles on. So yeah, apparently there... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2010
    You may have heard of the Da Vinci robot before (mentioned HERE and HERE on Geekologie in the past). But for those of you that haven't, basically it's a robot that allows a doctor to control an ultra-small set of robotic pincers and make movements on a scale human hands are in... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2010
    Note: Video of the crab-vending action after the jump. China, best known for not being on the exact opposite side of the globe as California (you could have told me before I dug the hole!), now has live-crab vending machines. Because if there's one thing I'm hungry for in a h... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2010
    First the TRON/Marvel mash-up marketing campaign, and now an official line of overpriced TRON garbage for womens. *posing nude on light-bike* I had no idea the ladies were so excited about this movie! Apparently, there is a market for geeky gear for the ladies too, and Disney... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2010
    A robotic LEGO replicator? Not if this hammer has anything to say about it! (I let my hammer do all the talking because I start stuttering when I get excited) Software engineer by day, Lego maniac by night Will Gorman has created the MakerLegoBot, a machine that can take a v... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2010
    The 'Write a Bike' concept is the brainchild of designer Juri Zaech and consists of a bicycle frame bent to spell your name. Juri is currently working on building a functional prototype (complete with gears and brakes!). No word how many seats will be to be able to fit on my ... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2010
    Shocking news, I know. No word if rocket-powered sneakers are still allowed, but I say go for it. Just don't blow your cover by dunking from half-court or blasting off through the stadium roof after a win. he APLC1 was banned because it contains a "spring-based system that i... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2010
    Note: You're not gonna have much fun playing it at this size, click HERE to see the thing in full-res and start making decisions! This is a flowchart you can use to "play" every computer RPG all smushed into one. I tried it a couple times but kept getting stuck in the "ente... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2010
    When I think old I think the tub of cottage cheese in my fridge that was there when I moved in. I'm afraid to touch it. Not even the pickles and artichoke hearts will go anywhere near that thing. And you know what? I don't blame them. What I do do is gag every time I see i... / Continue →
  • October 20, 2010
    I love picking Facebook fights, they're one of my few remaining joys in life. Typically I choose a random girl from high school I used to have a crush on and then start laying into her. Stuff like, "HAY STOOPID!" Then when they try to turn the table on my intentional misspel... / Continue →
  • October 20, 2010
    There's nothing worse than getting hit by a car riding a bike (but cars can't ride bikes!). Kidding, there are much worse things, like getting hit by a tractor trailer while riding a bike. Missiles and gunfire are also bad. But, starting next year, an airbag helmet might jus... / Continue →
  • October 20, 2010
    Wayne manor? It certainly could be. Although it doesn't really look big enough to be honest. But who else would have the bat symbol in their pool? Just some rich a-hole with more money than he (I suspect it's not a girl, otherwise it would be a stiletto) knows what to do wi... / Continue →
  • October 20, 2010
    Note: This is a little small to read without straining your eyes, click HERE to see the thing in all its high-res glory, GLORY, HALLELUJAH. But I thought the geek was intelligently designed! Get it? Smarts and stuff, yo -- book learnin'. Also, Glee geeks, really? Cause I'm... / Continue →
  • October 20, 2010
    This is another teaser trailer for the new Mortal Kombat game (the ninth in the series for those of you not keeping track) dropping early next year. This video tells the story of Scorpion, who, after Raiden, is the second coolest character in the franchise (Frost is third). D... / Continue →
  • October 20, 2010
    Close your eyes and think "big fat ugly". What comes to mind? Ex-girlfriends? Same here. But from now on I'm thinking sandwich. Introducing the Big Fat Ugly from Fat Sandwich Company, Champaign, Illinois. It will kill you. Big Fat Ugly (with mayo and ketchup) $25.00 ... / Continue →
  • October 20, 2010
    A young man from the Jiangsu Province in China whom I won't name (but will post a picture and video of) because he's already gone though enough embarrassment, managed to get his arm stuck in the exit-pipe of a commode trying to retrieve his dropped cell phone. *horf* That. I... / Continue →
  • October 20, 2010
    Swimsuits: if you take yours off in line at a water park they'll kick you out. Thankfully, Black Milk Clothing, a company best known for the sessy-ass Space Invader tights I posted back in January, has you covered. Literally -- their stuff will cover your privates. Now, I kn... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2010
    Because there's nothing sacred in marketing but the bottom line, Marvel will be releasing variant mash-up covers on a number of upcoming comics to really force-feed 'Tron: Legacy' down your gullet. Dammit Disney, at least pre-chew it for me first. These variant covers, create... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2010
    This story is old as hell, but I'd never heard it and it's too good to pass up. So apparently a Florida Hooters waitress competed in a beer-sales competition in which the grand prize was a Toyota, only thing is, it was never spelled, only spoken. In a funny twist and play on ... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2010
    Ever wanted to make out with a miniature panda painted on some chick's lips? If you answered "yes", congratulations, you're a sexual deviant. I want you to call your local law enforcement office and report yourself. Also, not live within a half-mile of a zoo or own any anima... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2010
    Seen here with a mysterious rash on its neck that bears a striking resemblance to the one on my genitals, the fearsome t-rex may have been a cannibal, munching on the flesh of its own brethren. Ha -- and all along I you thought they ate horses and cows. You need to read books... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2010
    Tattoos: they're cool and all, but they aren't light-up enough. Enter the implantable LED array. Now that skull & crossbones you've been considering can have blinking red eyes. You'll be the talk of the pirate party! The LED arrays were developed by John Rogers from the Uni... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2010
    Ever wonder what your musical preference would look like plotted against time? Me neither, but only because I spend my time wondering about more important stuff. Stuff like, oh I don't know, what's the optimal peanut butter to jelly ratio for a sandwich. And, even more impor... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2010
    Note: Worthwhile 1:30 trailer after the jump. Slightly NSFW due to a censored wiener. Life In Space is a sci-fi comedy show made by my friend Tyson. I've known him since I was five or six so I'll vouch for him despite the fact he beat me in the face swinging at a piñata at ... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2010
    This is a pumpkin carving sculpture of R2-D2. What's the difference between a pumpkin carving and a pumpkin sculpture? Pretension. Just kidding, there actually is a difference. I think. Per an interview with sculptor Noel Dickover (remind me to never do business with you!)... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2010
    For those of you not familiar with the original, Pleo is a robotic pet dinosaur that starts off as a newly-hatched Camarasaurus, and then develops a unique personality, mood, and habits based on its treatment. Obviously I never bought into them because I watched a video of one... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2010
    A man recently had his laptop stolen in Sweden, only to have a zip-drive mailed to his residence a week later that contained all his files and personal data from the machine. Sounds like some serious Robin Hood shit if you ask me. You know, honor amongst thieves. No? That's... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2010
    Wow, what a picture. Somebody must've opted for the deluxe package at Sears Portrait Studio! A study at the University of Washington's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences took a sample of 64 18-month-old babies, who were all tested individually. The experimental test ... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2010
    BOOMSHACKALACKA -- this is my seven-thousandth article here on Geekologie. For those of you that aren't good at the maths, that's like a seven with forty 0's after (at least in my mind it is). You know, it seems like only yesterday I was nearing 1,000 posts and convinced I'd ... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2010
    This is a real sign spotted at a Barnes & Noble bookstore. And the question of the hour is this: should we all be excited that kids are at least reading something, or disappointed THERE'S A F***ING 'TEEN PARANORMAL ROMANCE' GENRE? Option two, obviously. I swear, I'm so disgu... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2010
    Note: Video of the chart-bottoming performance after the jump. Can you tell which one is the robot? SPOILER: back left. Just kidding, it's the one with the silver legs, moron. Or is it? I thought they all were to be honest. If you're just joining us, you may not have hear... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2010
    In the words and little-old-lady inflection of my favorite substitute teacher, Ms. Gitland, "different strokes for different folks, whatever floats your boat." That was the moral of the story she told about how her daughter lives in Bumf***, New Mexico and grows a bunch of wee... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2010
    This isn't particularly NEW news because we mentioned it back in 2006 when you weren't even kneehigh to a tadpole yet, but we've got video this time. And video, as you may well know, are the words of the future. So yeah, a Japanese pool that can create shapes out of waves. T... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2010
    'Build Anything' is an ad for LEGO created by artist Temujin Doran. It features things in real life made out of LEGO blocks. Like, oh I don't know, umbrellas and cafe tables. Per the mans himself: This is an advert I made for Lego. It uses pieces from the stash my brother a... / Continue →