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December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010 Archives

  • December 17, 2010
    That background is the same color as my bathroom, no lie. According to a recent study, the 63 million PS3, XBox and Wii video game consoles in the US consume as much energy (EXCLUDING the required television) yearly as the entire city of San Diego. Is that a lot? I have no... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2010
    Really? I thought it was for idiot-morons. I unfriended and blocked everyone on my Facebook buddy-list that plays that shit a long time ago. It was like 200 people. What?! I know a lot of moms! Amazon Product Site via Things That Are Real of the Day [thedailywh.at] Thank... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2010
    Word Lens is a $5 iPhone app that provides a streaming translation of whatever you're pointing your phone at (i.e. road signs, menus, etc). It's pretty much the technology of the future because, let's not kid ourselves, no child born after 2000 will bother learning any languag... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2010
    This is a zombie-proof armored "home" made from recycled ship steel by Atelier Van Lieshout. It's striking resemblance to my neighbor's pedovan aside, I don't know if I could actually live in one. Sure it's got a toilet, wood stove and bench, but you know what else it has? A... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2010
    This is a gallery of a bunch of bling created by jeweler nOir for DC Comics. That's the Gotham City ring there, but there's a ton of other stuff after the jump. They've got all sorts of rings, bracelets and necklaces and prices range from ~$50 to several hundred depending on ... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2010
    This is a $60 hoodie from ThinkGeek that makes it look like you've just been attacked by a zombie and your brain's falling out the back of your head. The blood and slash effects aren't too realistic, but it's probably for the best since you don't actually want anybody calling ... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2010
    Terminators are some of the scariest kind of robots. They shape shift, can look like humans, and are hard as hell to kill. That's way no bueno. Plus there's a bunch of them. Can you imagine if the future had regularly sent back more than one? We'd be long gone! You'd be b... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2010
    Dragan Stevic (who you can probably already tell is a badass because his name's pronounced f***in' DRAGON), a wasted Serbian tourist (is there any other way to vacation?!) at Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh managed to take down a shark that had already killed one person and injured fou... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2010
    What exactly is a lift service? Is that like a tow truck? Because I do need my neighbor's pedo-van towed again. Still, interesting business combo you've got there, Mega Man. But why only Canadian water? You know you're hurting business by not offering any imported options,... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2010
    Eat a cheeseburger! More like Google Booty, amirite?! Get it? Because everybody always goes straight for the butt! No? Just me? Liars. The Body Browser is a 3D model of the human anatomy that includes various layers, such as the circulatory and nervous systems and the sk... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2010
    Remember last year's 'Christmas Lights Hero' game? Well the same maker of that game developed a different one this year, entitled 'Snowball Blaster'. Which, unlike 'Snowbank Melter', isn't played with your penis. You do get to sit in one of those little rides from outside th... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2010
    "New technology -- quick, how can we use it for sex?" Note: Video after jump is NSFW due to awkward, scantily clad groping. A smut-peddling software company is hard(!) at work developing the first virtual sex games to make use of the XBox Kinect motion-control system. That's... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2010
    British artist Keira Rathbone uses a typewriter to 'type' pictures with the letters, numbers and symbols available. There are a couple closeups of this particular piece after the jump, which are definitely worth checking out. Pretty awesome, right? Now I know what you're thi... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2010
    Apple software engineer Andrew Carol (woman's first name for a last name FTW!) went and built a completely functional Antikythera Mechanism out of LEGO. What the hell's an Antikythera Mechanism? *GW casts copy/paste and goes to toast some Eggos* The Antikythera Mechanism, is... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2010
    This is the (Abu Dhabi) Emirates Palace hotel's $11 million Christmas tree. Well, technically the tree only cost $10K, it's just covered in $11 million of gold and diamond tackery. It's a marketing effort to drum up interest in the hotel. Right, like I'm rich enough to fly t... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2010
    Granted it's by accident, but still. Basically your character ('the Apprentice') is about to choke out Chewie when Han runs up and shoots at you, but you shift Chewie in front of Han's pews (NOT penis). Theeeeeeeeen you run Han through with your lightsabers. Wow, that is NOT... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2010
    When it comes to restrooms, there's really only one game I like to play: pee on the floor for as long as possible before somebody else comes in. I used to play pecker peeker too but I got punched in the eye recently (dude didn't even wash his hand first!) so I'm laying low on ... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2010
    This is Link in 8-bit Skittle form by deviantARTist Matt McManis. As you can see, he looks pretty delicious despite the lack of red Skittles, which I think we can all agree are the best ones unless you have absolutely zero taste or decency. I assume the sword hilt is made wit... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2010
    'The Sounds of Star Wars' is an interactive book with a little speaker-machine attached to the side so you can type in a number corresponding to a certain sound from the movies to hear it, along with how it was made. For example, Jar Jar's voice was created by combining the so... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2010
    Get it? Because it's the guy from Firefly with a Star Trek quote mis-attributed to a Star Wars character! Some fanboy just blew out the back of his Buck Rodgers boxers in a fit of nerd-rage and now has to call his mom to bring him freshies. You should know by now to always b... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2010
    [Avoid writing '19 girls, 1 car' joke here] 19 Pakistani girls stuffed themselves into a Smart Car over the weekend with all the doors and windows closed for ten seconds ("NOBODY FART!") to beat a group of Australians' previous record of 18 girls. Honestly, I think you could'... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2010
    Remember the story about IBM developing a supercomputer to compete on Jeopardy? Well apparently it's actually gonna happen on February 14th (worst Valentine's gift EVER), and against two of the winningest humans in the game's history, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. I'll take "... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2010
    Alcohol and power-tools, baby: God's combo. You wanna know what my problem with wine is? It isn't alcoholic enough. Sure if I take two bottles to the face the whole world starts spinning, but then what? Exactly, I almost drown in the bathtub. My neighbor already told me he'... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2010
    Note: MUST-SEE video after the jump has a couple (literally, a couple) dirty words. This is an incredibly well made trailer for The Brothers Mario, a make-believe Mario game in the style of a Grand Theft Auto. Admittedly, I'd play the hell out of it. Also, the skin flute pro... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2010
    'Honey It's Me' is a $2 smartphone app created by developer Nabix to help combat loneliness in single South Korean men by providing them with a virtual girlfriend that calls and leaves rambling video messages. I SAID STOP CALLING -- YOU'RE WASTING MY MINUTES! Also, make sure ... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2010
    Note: Jump probably NSFW on account of latex-painted nekkid ladies and a video of the shoot. I assume Disney and Playboy didn't collaborate to produce this TRON-inspired pictorial, but you never know. I wouldn't put it past that mouse to bed the bunny for the sake of cheap ma... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2010
    Want a phone that can send and receive a touch/blow/kiss? "ABSOLUTELY!" Haha, not that kind of blow. "What a piece of shit!" I'm with you. Just wait till you hear how it works. It's pretty nasty, yo. The first phone replicates touch by using a small motor attached to a c... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2010
    Allegedly an HIV-positive German man with leukemia (that's pretty cruel, God) was given a stem-cell transplant from a donor that's HIV resistant, which has left the man HIV-free for four years now. Now I have absolutely no clue how growing weed inside someone could possibly cu... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2010
    I just punched myself in the face for writing that title. "Good start -- do your balls next!" Wow, I love you too. This is a Nintendo that's been gutted and turned into a guitar. It doesn't play games anymore, but it does play music! *air-guitaring Come As You Are* NEEDS ... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2010
    The Princess Bride is by far one of my favorite films of all time. And not just because I see a lot of myself in Westley, but I do despite being handsomer and much less of a dandy. Well this is the duel between Westley and Inigo Montoya atop the Cliffs of Insanity with lights... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2010
    Math was always my worst subject. I was a straight C- student. Is that why I got kicked out of the architecture program in college? Maybe. Or it could have been the fact every building I designed either looked like a tit or something to smoke out of. Some both. Whichever ... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2010
    The Faucher family (suck it, Ben Stiller!) of Delaware loves Christmas. Granted they probably don't even know why it's celebrated, but they do love putting up Christmas lights. Me? I'm not allowed to anymore on account of chewing the bulbs. THEN STOP MAKING THEM LOOK LIKE C... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2010
    Remember that animation of Leonardo and Raphael making out? Shit was hot. But apparently it was a little too spicy for some of you, so here's another TMNT post in case anthropomorphic homoeroticism isn't your thing (personally, I think you're crazy). Basically a group of yo... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2010
    Okay so it's not so much a house as it is a hut, but still. Huts ARE houses to some people. Me? I call the back of a 2001 Explorer Sport home. I don't need a kitchen, In-N-Out invented the drive-thru. I'm being serious, they really did. Suck on that fat straw, Ronald McD... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2010
    Just kidding, I'm not actually gonna make stop-motion videos a regular Monday feature, I just like the way Motion and Monday sound next to each other. Almost as smooth as you and I singing 'What a Wonderful World' together provided you don't actually sing and just mouth the wo... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2010
    It takes longer to heat up a burrito! Plus, what good is a burrito if it's 100 miles away? Zero. As you may recall, the Navy has been working on a railgun that they hope will eventually be able to accurately shoot projectiles up to 200 miles. And, well, they're halfway ther... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2010
    You see each one of those little silver dots? They're all quarters. Like, at least thirty of them. I know, I could really use some for laundry too. Having to move my dirty-clothes pile outside because it started to stink so bad aside, this is an impressive video game themed... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2010
    [Insert virus joke here] This may or may not be older than the internet itself but it's hard to tell because those words look Russian and I happen to know they still use crappy old computers over there. I've been squinting trying to make out the date of death, which likes '91... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2010
    Mark Zuckerberg, you are a pervert! I don't care if you've already committed to giving most of your fortune to charity (although I do respect that), I always knew you made Facebook to meet (read: cyberstalk) girls! How's that going for you anyways? Just the one Asian lady? ... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2010
    Mmmmm, love a dino in tights. Dinosaurs make great superheroes. Also, lovas. Except for the ones that try to impale you with their horns during courtship. That's a little rough for me. On the sandpaper scale that's like a 40 grit and I'm more of a 200 kind of guy. If I'm ... / Continue →