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October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010 Archives

  • October 29, 2010
    Note: Video after the jump. Krang, for those of you don't know (and clearly had the worst childhoods ever), is a character from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that's above Shredder. I know, I always suspected Shredder was a bottom too. So sassy and such a sharp dresser. Get ... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2010
    Woops. Big enough to be read version HERE. This is a map of the United States according to movies that took place in the various states. As you can see, 'What about Bob?' took place in, uh, what is that, North Hampshire? Okay so I failed geography, big deal. Also, my most... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2010
    Northrup Grumman, a company best known for having two last names for a name, unveiled this machine gun wielding robot at the recent Association of the U.S. Army's Washington conference, solidifying in my mind that moving far, far away from DC was the right choice for me. The r... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2010
    Step 42 is jet ski across the Pacific Ocean! ROFL! Those Google Maps programmers, so zany. That said, I only cross the Pacific one way, on the back of Godzilla. I SAID MUSH YOU RADIOACTIVE SEX-BEAST! Google Maps Thanks to mikoboy, Rev Dr Dom and Honest Abe, who all claim ... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2010
    Limewire is officially dead, ordered to shut down thanks to a court ruling from a copyright-infringement case brought on by the Recording Industry Association of America. Congratulations, RIAA, way to stick it to the eight people that were still using it. Lime Wire was orderd... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2010
    In the spirit of Halloween I'll forgive the father responsible for dressing his young, impressionable child up like Robocop and taking pictures of him patrolling around Detroit. But just for the weekend. Come Monday this sort of thing isn't cool anymore. And speaking of not ... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2010
    Proving that diamonds aren't only a girl's best friend but also nutritious, a Sri Lankan jewel smuggler was busted with over 2,000 diamonds in his gut. That's a lot. I'm talking turds that could blind a person. Police searched the man's two pieces of luggage to no avail, and... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2010
    Mount Everest, which I have climbed many times in the past (several times carrying an injured Yeti to their sacred temple), now has a 3G network for climbers to use when they're not freezing their balls/vaginas off. [Nepalese network provider] Ncell claims to have a base stati... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2010
    I bought a MacBook Air right when they came out but ended up breaking it over my knee after getting sick and tired of its weightlessness. My laptop needs some heft, dammit, I need to feel like I'm hauling some serious shit around (and not just 500GB of pr0n). The solution? A... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2010
    Some moron went and tried to Yahoo Answer his way to a B- on a homework assignment but failed(!) miserably when his professor found his question posted. You can tell the kid's a a moron because 1. he has a robotic typewriter for an avatar and 2. Yahoo Answers is the worst plac... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2010
    Alexandra V. Tobias, best known for her wonky yet still piercing gaze, shook her 3-month old son to death for interrupting her while playing FarmVille on Facebook. I told you it was the devil's game. Girl, just be thankful I'd never put my hands on a woman because I would bea... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2010
    This is Boba Fett's invoice to Jabba for the live capture and delivery of Han Solo. It was created by Brock Davis and isn't actually a movie prop despite what your girlfriend who's never seen the movies might think. What are you doing with her anyways, God. Remember what she... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2010
    Balloon Boy's father, best known for being a jackass loser (and raising boys that look suspiciously like girls, picture related), has gotten into the inventing game, and just released his first POS, the $20 "Bear Scratcher", a tree branch you screw to the wall and scratch your ... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2010
    That's right folks, Kimberly-Clark (the makers of Scott brand) are about to drop a bomb #2 on the toilet paper world next week with the introduction of cardboard tube-free rolls. Manufacturing magic! Sadly, no word on how this will effect a roll's ability to be thrown over t... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2010
    Want a movie-worn Darth Vader costume? Start digging through the couch cushions for spare change! Then rob a bank. Then rob a jewelry store. Then rob another bank. An exceptionally rare Darth Vader costume comes up for sale next month and is expected to fetch as much as 23... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2010
    Hello Kitty Doc Martens not cutting it for you? How about some plush Reeboks? I know, I was *this close* to buying them too before I realized they weren't Pumps. What? Cankles, yo, I need the support! Hit the jump to see black and white ones.... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2010
    Seen here showing her obvious disdain for the entire human species, this is some creepy-ass humanoid robot that's allegedly supposed to help people out in hospitals or something. Sure -- help kill them! Per Engadget, who's apparently known about this thing for awhile AND DONE... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2010
    Seen here looking like the unholy lovechild of Michael and Bubbles, scientists recently discovered a new species of monkey hiding out in the forests of Burma. Wow, that's a face not even a mother could love. Or -- OR -- be faulted for abandoning by a log. No wonder they're a... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump. Actually, there can also be zero, because both the 1,200lb pumpkin AND Pontiac lose this fight. It's almost like they uppercutted each other simultaneously. Which is a shame because I just so happen to be in the market for a good used car. J... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2010
    When I think "wasted" I think every good opportunity that's every come my way. Plus binge drinking. And that, in a nutshell, is how I live my life: drunk and full of regret (plus diarrhea a lot of the time). Oh God I think I only have one beer left in the fridge aside, this ... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2010
    This is a video of two kittens born with Myotonia Congenita, aka "Fainting Goat Syndrome". It's by far the cutest/saddest thing you'll see all day (particularly the fall at 0:47) :( at the slightest sound, the kittens respond by collapsing and falling into a rigid paralysis w... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2010
    Superman just got a makeover for an upcoming graphic novel about his youth and now looks like the kind of sad emo kid that would steal eyeliner from the beauty department at Target. But you used to be so super! The new Superman will appear in "Superman: Earth One," a graphic ... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2010
    This is a short video of a hardcore World of Warcrafter asking the really hard-hitting questions during a Q&A session at the recent Blizzcon. Long story short, basically he schools the developers on their own game, who are apparently too cool for school and don't even know wha... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2010
    There are Death Star pumpkins, and then there are "Death Star destroying Alderaan with a giant superlaser" pumpkins. This, clearly, is one of the latter. Look -- I think I can see Superman's parents exploding! Huh? That wasn't Alderaan? Oh. .... .... You sure? Halloween D... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2010
    Spanish prosties hooking on the highway outside of Els Alamus have been ordered to wear reflective safety vests or face up to 40 euro (~$55) fines. But nobody looks sessy in reflective yellow! Police claim the sex workers on the LL-11 road are not being specifically targeted ... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2010
    Did you know you can make gears out of wood? Same -- I always thought they had to be made out of metal too! But what do I know? I'm just a man who assumes there's a little coal-burning furnace in his laptop's battery. Anyway, wait till Mr. Spacely finds out about this whole... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2010
    Want to go to Mars and stay there? Everybody else wants you to. Including NASA and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), who are drawing up plans for the 'Hundred-Year Starship' program, which, if successful, will leave humans on alien planets for good. Uh-oh. ... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2010
    There are a lot of things I still want to ride before I die. More dinosaurs, Falkor the Luck Dragon, and on the back of a train caboose included. Not so much a frightening 25¢ mechanical Pikachu outside a grocery store. Still, your kids seem pretty easy to entertain, I'm su... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2010
    This is an animated gif of several incarnations of the Joker over the years. Can you name them all? Oh snap -- no need! Here's a guide: 1. Conrad Veidt (The Man Who Laughs, film, 1928 - inspiration for The Joker) 2. Cesar Romero (Batman, TV series, 1966-1968) 3. Jack Nichol... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2010
    See? Because I turned the DeLorean into a monster truck! Apparently, We Do Need Roads In The Future [thatwillbuffout/failblog] Thanks to Greg, who once went to a monster truck rally but left crying during Carzilla's performance. Don't worry Greg, I'd have done the exact sam... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2010
    Note: Larger screencap HERE for those of you that wouldn't be caught dead(!) at Sears.com Sears, in the spirit of Halloween (or zombie apocalypse) has created a zombie department on their website. I took a look at it, it was hard to navigate because I don't know what 'zhabban... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2010
    Note: Picture is unrelated. This is a story about an Australian man who wanted a yin & yang tattoo but went home with a wiener on his back instead. Plus a bruise after being punched by the "artist". Wow. I know where I'm going for my next tat! Detective Constable Paul Malc... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2010
    Allegedly a guy was watching Charlie Chaplin's 1928 silent film 'The Circus' and spotted a woman in a scene walking by talking on a cell phone. I watched the footage myself, and I'm skeptical to say the least. Guy is a crazy conspiracy-theorist to say a little more. Guy shou... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2010
    Note: Video of the ankle-twisting action is after the jump. Seen here before the swelling makes his leg look like a marshmallow, dance competition contestant Daniel managed to break a leg while performing the undead male dance at Blizzcon 2010. Dammit Daniel, you'll never mak... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2010
    Personally, I only do three kinds of climbing: up the corporate ladder, sadly out of bed in the morning, and carefully out of my truck (hopefully without showing my panties). But for those of you that like to get a little more physical, *POW!* Haha, you said you liked it! To... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2010
    Note: It's a two-parter. Second part is after the jump. Because a day without a Star Wars post is like a day without drinking to forget how hard I suck at life (I could pull a blueberry through a coffee stirrer), here's Star Wars: A New Hope (AKA the first of the three good o... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2010
    Oh I'd ride it alright, I'd ride it all. night. long. No, no I wouldn't either. I hate driving after dark and motorcycles make me nervous enough as it is. I would lay with it under a big blue tarp in my parents' driveway though. Built by sculptor Jud Turner, the 'Mortalcy... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2010
    Vat 19, the company behind the world's largest commercially available gummi bear, is back at it, this time with the world's largest commercially available gummi worm. It's every bit as disgusting as you'd expect. Unless you expected it to not be disgusting, in which case you'... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2010
    The Sony Walkman, best known for playing some of the sweetest mix-tapes ever recorded entirely off the radio, will no longer be manufactured as of this year. Weird, I could have sworn this happened before Y2K. The final batch was shipped to Japanese retailers in April, accor... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2010
    Get it, TIE roller? Like high roller, except with a TIE instead of high. I dunno, my roommate told me to write it. Also, to jam a knife in the toaster "to make special effects". It actually did look like a spaceship exploding aside, this is a TIE fighter wheelchair costume ... / Continue →