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March 20, 2011 - March 26, 2011 Archives

  • March 25, 2011
    Festo, a company best known for designing creepy-ass robots, is back at it ("it" obviously being more harbingers of death), this time with an autonomous bird that looks waaaaaaaay too realistic when it's flying. Slap a coat of paint on that thing and I wouldn't think twice as ... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2011
    This is a new 3-D projection system. It projects images on a stream of controlled fog. *unzipping* "Fog, GW -- NOT urine." *zipping up* That's cool, I can't control my stream anyways. A new, truly 360-degree 3-D display has been developed by researchers at Osaka Universit... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2011
    The race: you lost it. In one of the first steps to rid the world of dudes, a group of feminist (no, not really) Japanese scientists have successfully grown mice sperm (I thought they looked like mice!) in the laboratory. Me? I only grow weed in the laboratory. Kidding! To... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2011
    Note: DD-size version of the map HERE. To compliment the wiener one from last week, this is the world map of average breast cup sizes. Now I know what you're wondering, "GW -- what's your favorite cup?" Thanks for asking, I'm really into fruit cups. JOKING -- pudding all th... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2011
    This is a short video of a guy who made a real-life Mario question block that, when punched from beneath, actually spits a coin out the top. Next stop: growing money on trees. A 555 timer controls a servo motor to push the coins out of the top while an MP3 player plays the ap... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2011
    Here's another song from Youtube user meekakitty (meekakitty? youkakitty!), best known for that Star Trek song she did. This one is a Zelda-themed love song sung by Navi for Link. At first glance the song might appear 5:30 long, but it's actually only 3:00, with 2:30 of the ... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2011
    This is a dirty Princess Peach figure from Entertainment Earth (pre-order, $120). Think 'Precious Moments', then forget everything you know about Precious Moments and think Princess Peach sitting on a giant phallic mushroom with a face that's kissing her privates. What in the... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2011
    This is a 30-second video of four dudes playing shuffleboard badminton with lightsabers special-effected in over their racquets. It would have been cooler if the editor had turned the shuttlecock into one of those lightsaber training balls like Luke uses on the Millennium Falc... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2011
    This is Midnite (not to be confused with midnight, which is when your carriage turns back into a pumpkin). Midnite is a little horsey who was born without part of a back leg. His original owner, without the decency to contact somebody who might be able to help or putting a bu... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2011
    WD 0806-661 B, a brown dwarf (artist's rendition, lower right) orbiting a white dwarf (interracial orbiting FTW!) some 75-light years from earth. Shit, pack a picnic and let's go! "GW? You don't actually know how far a light-year is, do you?" OVER 1,000 WATTS! Extra mayo o... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2011
    Pfft, every bottle opener already has a built-in cap-collector -- it's called the floor. It's pretty awesome. Plus it never misses unless something like a countertop dives in for the catch, in which case, who gives a shit -- you just opened a beer. Chug and repeat! Hit the ... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2011
    This is sped-up video of a Stormtrooper posing for a Life Drawing Class. "Who cares." WHO CARES?! There's a hot young lady under all that molded plastic! "You lie!" I do, totally a dude. Still, I took an art class in college once and we actually had nude models. Mostly ma... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2011
    According to a recent study, Facebook is visited more often than pr0n sites in the UK, indicating either 1. people are actually getting sexed in real life (unlikely) or 2. masturbate using only their imaginations. Haha, who hasn't convinced themselves a cloud looks like a nake... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2011
    Oh hi, science guy! For those of you counting and not just praying it'll end, this is the 9th installment in the Symphony of Science series, entitled 'Ode to the Brain'. Obviously, it's all about deez nuuuuuuuuuts! the human mind. Sadly, they didn't manage to work in that 't... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2011
    Modder el8id, best known for some wicked-ass spirit fingers, jammed a headset into an old helicopter pilot's helmet. That way, when you're playing Call of Duty and getting your ass handed to you, instead of imagining it's a bunch of pimply 13-year olds, you can imagine it's ju... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2011
    Note: Commercial after the jump probably NSFW on account of asses and moaning. According to tipster Donald, this ad for Top Spin 4 is the 'Best Commercial Ever'. That makes Donald a pervert (keep those tips coming!). It features Serena Williams and some other chick playing t... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2011
    Seen here getting his what will go down in history books as "ZERO SWERVE" on, a laptop thief records himself on webcam dancing to 'Make it Rain' (make it rain? you couldn't even muster a drizzle -- you'll never be an Indian shaman!) IN HIS MOM'S KITCHEN. My f*** that's gangst... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2011
    Four out of five dentists recommend it! Just kidding. But one out of ten dentists will try to touch your privates with an elbow during a filling. Trust me, I went undercover. No, no I didn't. I just ate a lot of candy growing up. *raising roof* CANDY FOR BREAKFAST, ICE-C... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2011
    According to a recent article by MSNBC, this is a list of nine typically human jobs that robots are going to take over in the near-future, put you out of work, and make your whole family starve to death. That's not fear-mongering either, that's just the truth. You are officia... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2011
    From the same makers as the live-action Pokemon movie trailer comes this 1:00 Pokémon PSA about the cruelty of Poké-fights. THAT SHIT'S NOT CASH. Pokémons are animals too, you know. No, no they're not. They're monsters and in medieval times would've been trapped and burn... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2011
    Because there are some nutjobs in the world that can't look at an animal without thinking it looks like Yoda (bat here and cat here), here's the latest: a Filipino tarsier. ZIPPTY-ZAP! "Tarsier, not taser." Right, I knew that. It's not clear wether the animal used the Force... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2011
    Reddit user captaincripple lost his leg in a motorcycle accident and has since had a custom-painted prosthetic made. This is it. It looks half-human, half-robotic, 100% something that would freak me out if I saw fall off. Im 20 years old and a bit over 12 months ago had a ... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2011
    This is a commercial for the Sony Experia PLAY phone featuring Kristen Shaal (of Flight of the Concordes and The Daily Show). There's actually a whole series of these ads floating around (which I posted after the jump), all of which are worth a watch. You know, or not, God kn... / Continue →
  • March 23, 2011
    Nice shirt, bro. IT'S CALLED AN IRON. Because arts & crafters will never stop hot-gluing things to other things, this is a nonfunctional keyboard tuxedo (not to be confused with functional keyboard pants) made out of 1. a jacket and 2. a bunch of computer keys. It looks like ... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2011
    Unfortunately, Bruce Wayne didn't approve, which and the piece is entirely unlicensed (my favorite kind of product). Created and sold by Latvian design firm Katz, the 'Bat Mirror' comes with a black, white or gold frame for 290€ ($412). CUSTOM COLORS AVAILABLE FOR EXTRA. H... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2011
    Using an XBox Kinect's motion-tracking capabilities coupled with a Pufferfish globe-projection system, some creepazoids were able to produce a real Eye of Sauron that follows you around the room, all the while talking evil to ya. "Mmmm, I'm gonna run you through and drink you... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2011
    This is a series of Star Wars themed public service announcement posters created by College Humor. They're all pretty well made. Like American cars! Just kidding, I don't know where American car stand these days. Except mine. Mine stands still. On cinderblocks. You see, ... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2011
    Please, try to keep your witty 'the ad is a lie' comments to a minimum. Just in case you haven't seen it, this is Portal 2's TV spot. I think I might have seen it once when fast-forwarding through Dancing with the Stars but just kidding because I only DVR'd DWTS, I haven't ac... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2011
    For the next day and change, until MARCH 24TH, 5PM JAPAN TIME (MARCH 24TH, 3AM EST), Tokyoflash is giving 100% of all purchases values to the Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund. So now you can buy the watch you've always wanted and donate to charity at the same time. It's the feel-... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2011
    This is a video by Tim Thaler, who designed and built an iPhone controlled retractable kitchen island. While admittedly an interesting concept, YOUR ISLAND COUNTERTOP IS THE FLOOR HALF THE TIME. I don't know how things work in your house, but in my house the kitchen floor is... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2011
    Seen here looking like he's trying to blow an entire spaceship, a man takes a shot of tequila from an Imperial Star Destroyer ice luge (link slightly NSFW, sessy boob-luge). This is a project I made for my friend's birthday. His two favorite things are Star Wars and drinking ... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2011
    Jealous Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe is jealous. It actually gets zero feet per gallon because it's electric. It does get 250 miles to a single charge at speeds up to 30MPH though, which isn't bad. Still no word if it comes equipped with modern safety features like ankle so... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2011
    Please, no Kurt Cobain jokes in the comments. Police raided a suspected gun-dealer's home in LuleÃ¥, Sweden, and found, among other things (possibly including unsafe sex-toys -- you never know), a homemade shotgun guitar. Or is it a guitar shotgun? Neither? Just shoddily cr... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2011
    Picture unrelated, but you've still got to admire that aim. A man (possibly this one), upset his favorite Taco Bell staple, the Beefy Crunch burrito, skyrocketed in price from a moderate $0.99 to an out-of-this world $1.49, decided to take matters into his own hands. And by m... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2011
    Tittles -- not changing it. These are a bunch of movie titles expressed as math. Can you guess them all? I could only get one. Of course, math never was my best subject. Unless we're talking about playing Drugwars on my TI-83, in which case I could slang ludes and coke wit... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2011
    AT&T just announced their intention to buy T-Mobile for a whopping $39-billion. Hopefully they'll rename the company AT&T-Mobile, but probably not considering they can't even stop my phone from autonomously sending nakey pictures of myself to random people in my phonebook when... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2011
    Seen here looking like that saw is vibratin' her in all the right places (read: the bajina), street subway performer Natalia Paruz plays the original Star Trek theme on a musical saw. She definitely has the skills. She definitely also has a banner advertising herself tacked t... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2011
    The Chinese man who calls himself the 'steel legend' (best known for his scrap metal Megatron tank and being a firm believer that welding-goggles are overrated), has actually created a whole army of scrap-metal Transformers. Don't ask me what characters they are, because i onl... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2011
    Iran, in an attempt to toot its own horn, released a press release about the successful development of an autonomous reconnaissance 'flying saucer', with the above picture attached. That, uh...that looks pretty sketchy. HOW HAVE YOU NOT LEARNED YOUR LESSON?! Iran, you need to... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2011
    Hey you -- girl on the right. Less rainbow scarf, more lightsaber. Because there's nothing a little Force can't teach, a school is opening in Chile to learn children the way of the Jedi, alongside some Taekwondo and yoga for good measure. *searching for online enrollment* D... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2011
    This is a must-watch movie short (~13-minutes) about a boy who gets a pet robot named Blinky. Shit goes straight south from there. It was written and directed by Ruairi Robinson and stars Max from Where the Wild Things Are (which took some serious liberties with the original ... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2011
    Despite thinking it was done in June of last year, the ICANN (no, no I can't either) registry has OFFICIALLY approved the dispatch of .xxx domains for use by pr0n sites. *pre-registers fetish site www.bangingdinoassro.xxx* On Friday in San Francisco, the California nonprofit ... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2011
    Uh, is that a dude with tits? Microsoft, working with the federal gubment, successfully raided a number of web-hosts around the country, bringing down a bot-network of compromised computers they believe are responsible for as much as 40% of all spam emails. Weird, because my ... / Continue →