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December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010 Archives

  • December 10, 2010
    Mount Everest, at 29,029 feet tall (~5.5 miles), is the tallest mountain on earth (excluding Hawaii's Mauna Kea, which is actually 33,465 feet tall -- only 13,796 of which are above sea level). But it's got nothing on the tallest mountain in the solar system. Nope, Mars's Oly... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2010
    This is a video of a bunch of Russian dipshits on a precarious looking roof sledding off with a homemade bungee cord (which may or may not be a bunch of soiled bedsheets tied together) attached. I was convinced the stunt would prove to be certain death, but somehow the girl (n... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2010
    Homos in a half shell? Alternatively, "get a sewer!" [insert manhole joke here] This is an animated gif of Leonardo and Raphael makin' out all hot and heavy. Which, for the record, I called from the beginning provided you replace 'Raphael' with 'Donatello'. Lights Out of ... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2010
    Artist Matt Ranzetta went and created these Star Wars inspired movie posters for movies that have nothing to do with Star Wars minus some loose associations with the titles, names of characters, etc. If you like them you can buy card and print versions at his website until Geo... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2010
    Note: Full-res version of the chart available HERE. I don't really care if you friend your parents on Facebook or not but you should join the GEEKOLOGIE FAN PAGE to receive up to the minute details on my drinking. That said, you should never friend your parents on Facebook un... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2010
    So ThinkGeek is selling a $13 Monolith Action Figure from 2001: A Space Odyssey. It's basically a piece of rectangular molded plastic and ranks right up there with Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane (read: near the bottom). Product highlights: Properly proportioned to those in... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2010
    Note: Must must must watch video of the sadness after the jump. This is a local news report about a hunting camp in Louisiana that was allegedly ravaged by a zombie-monster. Admittedly, that picture does look totally for real. The news comes from Baton Rouge LA news (NBC 33)... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2010
    You see what they did there? I do. They made the candles look like Charmander's breathing fire. Eagle eyes: I have them. Also, a Tasmanian devil dong. WAABWUBLABLAB!! Whoa, easy there partner. You could probably use the same technique for a dragon cake although I don't kn... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2010
    This is a video by Youtube user Sp0ntanius playing the 'Song of Healing' medley from the Zelda classic Majora's Mask using nothing but wine glasses. Some he beats on, some he rubs his finger on, none he beats or rubs his wiener on (not in this version anyway). It's really imp... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2010
    Honesty IS the best policy. As a guy who hides under his desk avoiding his real job and blogging all day, I've always been curious about the life of a product description writer. And thankfully, the writer of a UK-based refurbished ink cartridge retailer has finally provided ... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2010
    Told you they were shit-eaters! Want a toilet paper dispenser that looks like a friendly robot? That was a trick question, there's no such thing as a friendly robot. Per Google translation of the German product site: The coolest toilet paper holder at all! Sauerkraut! Ger... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2010
    If I lost an arm I can't say I'd run out to have the thing replaced with a tentacle. That's just asking for people to stare (and children to run screaming). No, I'd opt for a laser cannon before anything else. You know, or a plastic cutlass if times are tough. Still, maybe ... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2010
    Woopsie daisy. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA, despite the E in Exploration) attempted to insert a probe into Uranus's core Venus's orbit Tuesday but failed due to bad "orbit estimation". No biggie, the probe can try again in six years provided the country's ... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2010
    Somebody needs to tell that elf airplane glue glows under blacklight. Seen here performing a medley of Christmas classics, the North Point Community Church iBand used nothing but borrowed iPads and iPhones to play what is sure to be remembered as a Santa-slaying setlist this y... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2010
    I can't really wear headphones because my left ear's like two inches lower than the right and I look like Sloth and Quasimodo's lovechild, but -- oh I'm sorry -- am I making you hot? Moving on. Monster, best known for hocking immorally overpriced HDMI cables, has teamed up wi... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2010
    Remember the NES bedding set from a couple months ago? Well now the makers are selling them on eBay, albeit expensively. Bidding starts at $350 with $55 shipping for a complete queen set. ICHIWAWA! As cool as they are, the pile of dirty clothes I sleep in is a lot more affo... / Continue →
  • December 8, 2010
    I hate myself for even using a term like bling bling, ding-a-ling, but I assure you I'll take it out on my liver here in just a little bit. But before the ritualistic alcohol abuse begins, here's a $60K iPhone case made out of t-rex teeth and meteors. Ironic, don't you think?... / Continue →
  • December 8, 2010
    Pranks: funny. Pranks where somebody can get seriously injured: hilarious. You should have seen the time I balanced a hammer on the sill above the apartment door and waiting for my roommate to come home. Now he has a stuttering problem and trouble dressing himself -- LOL! K... / Continue →
  • December 8, 2010
    Listen: I used to call myself Captain Awesome (back when I had self esteem) long before some character on Chuck did, and I have the Gmail account registered in 2004 to prove it. And I'm sure I wasn't the first. But is that gonna stop me from suing everybody's asses off? Yes.... / Continue →
  • December 8, 2010
    This is the video for Daft's Punk's first single, 'Derezzed', off the TRON: Legacy soundtrack. It's pretty badass. The song too. Almost enough to make me forget Disney is behind the whole production. Almost. But like another famous mouse once told me, "Here I come to save ... / Continue →
  • December 8, 2010
    See how I snuck "eye" into mesmerizing? That required a magic potion. Which reminds me -- I need to pick up some more sun-dried witch's nips the next time I'm at the wizard store. Damn yeah I saw Harry Potter trying to sneak into the adults only section last time I was there... / Continue →
  • December 8, 2010
    I leave my iPhone on the back of the toilet tank because I'm working on 3-starring all the Angry Bird levels while I sit on the john. So yeah, think twice before you borrow somebody else's phone -- your mouth is probably an inch away from shit particulate. [Insert transition ... / Continue →
  • December 8, 2010
    "Fire in your hole!" Now that's a creepy looking piñata if I've ever seen one. And I have. Reminds me of having to sleep in the doll room at my grandma's house and just waiting for them to come alive and try to gut me. One time I pretended to fall asleep and then jumped ou... / Continue →
  • December 8, 2010
    A young Geekologie Reader sent me this video of himself unveiling Risk (the board game) at music camp and Milton Bradley one of the Parker Bros. there in the orange sweatshirt flipping his shit about it to the point a chaperon has to come make sure the boys aren't OD'ing on Mou... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2010
    My God -- that kid can probably see through walls. So apparently a British team of scientists and health-care professionals has successfully documented a live birth with MRI technology through the use of a new "open" style machine, which allowed a rare glimpse into just WTF is... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2010
    This 'Deep Space Fighter Bed' (which looks suspiciously like the lovechild of a TIE fighter and this Millennium Falcon bed) from PoshTots (PoshTots?! You've got to be f***ing kidding me!) costs $16,000 (although it does come with galaxy wall murals) and is just the thing to bu... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2010
    Note: This is too small to appreciate, and not even the whole graphic, click HERE to see the whole thing. Want to survive the zombie apocalypse? Good luck -- I give you two days, tops. One if you can't remember the last time you exercised. And no, taking the stairs once las... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2010
    Personally, I'm cool with a regular door provided the lock still works and the knob can hold a sock. But for some people that just isn't enough. Enter the 'Air-Powered Star Trek Door', a door that guarantees you'll never need to put a sock on the non-existent knob. Just kidd... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2010
    The Geek Wreath is a cheap plastic wreath (possibly stolen from somebody's grave) with a bunch of broken computer parts glued to it. It's the perfect holiday door hanging to let burglars know, "not only am I into expensive electronics, but I'll put up little to no fight when y... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2010
    Remember Black Milk's series of geeky swimwear, including the R2-D2 suit? Well they're back with a $85 C-3PO model to complement the trashcan one. No wonder Luke was always tinkering around with those droids. Get it? Because he wanted a love-bot. Dude would get so excited ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2010
    Because I like depressing the hell out of myself (I've been told it builds character), the top 10 Yahoo! searches of 2010 are, in no a very particular order (read: from 1 to 10) are, drum-roll please: BP Oil Spill World Cup Miley Cyrus Kim Kardashian Lady Gaga iPhone ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2010
    I love them is the thing. Seen here in two artist's renderings, the Koreaceratops ("Korea's horned face") is a cousin of the triceratops and a partially aquatic species rapidly moving up my sexual bucket-list. Just sayin', I've always wanted to make love underwater. RAAAAAAA... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2010
    Can you tell which one isn't a zombie? Trick question -- they're all dead to me. Because George Lucas holds nothing sacred but his bottom line (and coif), he's allegedly been buying up the rights to use the likenesses of deceased actors to bring them back to the silver screen... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2010
    So is there like a national title-writing competition or something? I think I could place. Seen here looking suspiciously like Satan's fiery turds, the Naga Viper was recently named the world's hottest chili pepper after beating out the previous hottest, Bhut Jolokia, by over... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2010
    You know what sucks about spending 9-5 at a desk? You can't work out. Well that, and absolutely everything else that prevents you from sleeping in and playing video games all day. But hey -- at least now we've got the exercise thing covered. Enter the $600 GymGym Exercise Ch... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2010
    Note: The whole, high-res conversation can be viewed HERE. Geekologie Reader Jason found a Sprint cell phone (presumably at the bar on his way out with 4-6 beautiful womens) and, being the upstanding member of society that he is, contacted Sprint's online customer service in a... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2010
    Note: Full-res version HERE. This is a map of the United States showing the result of typing the name of each state in Google and displaying the first "autocomplete" option. Which, surprise!: are almost all college/sports related, the most notable exceptions being California ... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2010
    Because hell hath no fury like a woman scorned robot armed, Japanese firm Mayekawa Electric has developed a robot programmed to bone a ham. And not like that pervert Old MacDonald either, I'm talking about actually removing the bone from the meat with a blade. Yipes! Until... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2010
    Note: High-res shot HERE in case you hate your eyeballs. Okay so they didn't so much say it couldn't be done as much as "it's a terrible idea, please please please don't do it", but Avatar uber-fan IGGY has received tattoo #8, this time straying from his typical creepy Neytiri... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2010
    Get an igloo, God! What, reindeer and elves not doing it for you anymore? Seen here about to ride the Polar Express to Plowtown on a bear wearing a scarf, Santa apparently decided to add himself to the naughty list this year. You krinky, Saint Nick! Which -- you didn't actu... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2010
    This is a little gallery from the pages of a make-believe dictionary of video game idioms. Two of the ten are Zelda references, so it's instantly okay in my book. What's not okay in my book is wiping boogers between the pages. That's nasty. Grow up and eat them like a norma... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2010
    Note: Jump is NSFW on account of disturbing imagery (read: pastied children's show characters). Who knew Sesame Street was in the red light district? I did not. I'm kind of wishing I still didn't. But on account of my unbiased journalistic integrity, this is a series of pho... / Continue →