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August 14, 2011 - August 20, 2011 Archives

  • August 20, 2011
    This is a chicken "vacuum" used to harvest chickens from the yard and crate them before slaughter so they can finally be put out of their f***ing misery. It's...a great example of what's wrong with the manufactured meat industry. Aaaaaaaand why I don't eat the animals. God k... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2011
    Note: Full-res version HERE because one digital distraction you don't need is cyborg eyeballs because yours popped out squinting too damn hard. This is Maslow's David McCandless' (damn bro, buy a McLighter or something, shit!) hierarchy of digital distractions. The higher on ... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2011
    This is a video of a guy stopping his truck with his feet because he must have seen it on a cartoon once. How he hasn't run off the edge of a cliff and hovered there for a second before plummeting to his death is beyond me. A police video camera captured images of a 24-year-o... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2011
    Is there anything more relaxing than falling asleep counting stars on your ceiling? Yes, tons -- including bubble baths. But it's still a good time, and galaxies far far away from passing out on the bathroom floor. Jk jk, I love that shit. Mmmm, SO COLD ON MY BARE CHEST. t... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2011
    Ever wanted to take a helium balloon to the face and talk funny ride to the edge of space? Me neither. Like I told my mechanic: add rockets or GTFO. "Bloon" is a six-person pod designed by Spanish company zero2infinity that will rise to the edge of the atmosphere, powered by... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2011
    Because what could be safer than a base full of autonomous robots doing whatever the f*** they want, whenever the f*** they want, the Army is considering building them one. And me? Well, I'm considering strapping myself to a homemade rocket and blowing up on the launchpad. G... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2011
    Seen here soliciting a wave from a young passenger, a member of a Paris airport's holographic staff welcomes flyers aboard their flight. GOOD -- I hate those real workers. *stuffing little brother in suitcase* In Paris, one major airport is piloting a test program that repla... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2011
    Note to self: no more borrowing flash drives. Designer Ti Chang (of Knife Coathook fame) just sent me her latest coming-to-market concept: the Duet, a USB flash drive vibrator. Well she didn't actually SEND me one, just the info. Otherwise I'd have a USB vibrator in my butt ... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2011
    Note: Small picture is small, like looking for a Wall-E in a scrap-metal stack -- click HERE for the full-res version. This is a piece by Richard Sargent (SIR, YES, SIR!) called 'Where's Wall-E' that contains pretty much every robot ever made (I see you, Twiki from Buck Rogers... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2011
    This is an optical illusion being performed by an overturned trash can casting a shadow on a checkered picnic blanket, making it a far superior magician than you could ever be. That's pretty much all I have to say about this. Kidding, I actually have a grande finale planned. ... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2011
    LEGAL TENDER WITH GEORGE LUCAS' NAME ON IT -- THE END IS NIGH! The island nation of Niue (~1,500 miles north of New Zealand in Polynesia) is minting a series of legal tender in the form of Star Wars themed coins. The series will include coins pressed in both 1oz silver coins ... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2011
    This is a picture of recently discovered Protoanguilla palau, an eel that evolved into its current form around 200 million years ago, at the beginning of the Jurassic period. No word if they remember seeing the elusive Ceratosaurus' mating ritual, but I'd pay good money if one... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2011
    So IBM was awarded a (surprise!) DARPA government grant to more or less create Skynet computer chips and, what do you know, they're making progress. BUT NOT FOR LONG! *pulling wires out of back of computer* "Why'd you do that?" I DON'T F***ING KNOW, I GET EXCITED! Hey -- w... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2011
    Note: Slightly larger version HERE. This is small chart showing how different people in science view themselves and each other. Me? I imagine everybody wearing lab coats with taped glasses and pocket protectors. I guess you could call me oldschool. "Or Shadow Reacharound ... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2011
    OMG -- the eighth plague. Because God has wisely (the dude's smart) decided humanity's reign of terror on earth has just about run its course, here's a video featuring a bunch of recent bugnadoes (bugs + tornadoes, despite the absence of any actual tornadoes) in Missouri. All... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2011
    Note to self: learn how to ride a bike. The last time we saw MABEL the running robot she was tripping and falling all over herself while I cheered and fist-bumped my laptop. Aaaaaaaaand now she can run at 6.8 miles an hour. That's less than 9-minute miles. "I could run fast... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2011
    Bass like low frequency sound NOT bass like smallmouth and largemouth. Nobody wants 40K of those in their face. "Schpeeak for yourshellf." GOD -- GET THE F*** OUT OF HERE, GOLLUM! This is a woman subjecting her head to 40,000 watts of BASS TO THE FACE. The video reminded m... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2011
    Because we don't already have enough terrifying things to worry about killing us (I'm looking at you, champagne corks!), you can officially add 'brain-eating amoebas' to the long list of shit to be scared of. Wonderful, just wonderful. *absentmindedly tonguing cyanide capsule... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2011
    I'm assuming you all saw the first video of a Hunchback Frankencat. But if not don't worry, I posted that one after the jump too. What I did NOT post after the jump was 'NO BILLS'. You think I give a shit if you tack a New Kids on the Block poster up in the comments? I do n... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2011
    Now that -- that's my kinda English. Apparently similar systems already exist in Atlanta and Washington, but I've never heard about them SO IT'S NEWS TO ME. Also, that you're not allowed to park on the sidewalk just because you're out of quarters. I call bullshit! Also, tho... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2011
    This is stop motion animation of Super Mario Bros. world 1-1 made entirely out of paper. "Toilet paper?" Don't be stupid, we're not rolling our high school principal's house. Or are we? Because I want in if we are. "No way -- don't you remember what happened last time?" Y... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2011
    I was really hoping for more of an 'X marks the spot' kinda map, but hey -- virgins beggars can't be choosers. Beggars can threaten to kill you if you don't give them a cigarette though. That's like the one thing they're allowed. So yeah, scientists have successfully mapped ... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2011
    WOULD NOT WANT TO MISPLACE JUMP DRIVE. This is a short video of a guy toying around with what is allegedly a tiny-ass PC, but what is presumably just a tiny monitor attached to a regular PC playing a video (see Windows Media Player running on regular monitor above), and some w... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2011
    This is a video of a guy who I'll refer to as brobro but whose actual name is John (NOT James) Taylor playing Rimsky-Korsakov's iconic 'Flight Of The Bumblebee' on a guitar at 600 BPM. You know, JUST LIKE THE TITLE SAID. If you were hoping for something else you've come to th... / Continue →
  • August 17, 2011
    Note: This isn't the whole chart. Or even legible. Click HERE to see the whole thing, then wrap your hands in flypaper, dip them in broken glass, and beat the shit out of each other in the comments. I WILL FEAST ON YOUR BLOOD. This is an infographic comparing and contrastin... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2011
    So we've already heard about Intergalactic Suites, the space hotel that's supposed to open NEXT YEAR, but here comes another one. This time from Russia. With love? Probably not, but hopefully with escape pod. Called the CSS (Commercial Space Station) it will be built 217 ... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2011
    Seen here daydreaming about going out like Catherine the Great (jk jk, she didn't really die that way), French "artist" Marion Laval-Jeantet has been injecting herself with horse blood as part of a performance/WTF art piece entitled 'May The Horse Live In Me'. Why? I don't kn... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2011
    The Swarmanoid is an autonomous group of robots, each with their own particular skills and mode of transport, that communicate and work together to accomplish a task. In this case, to retrieve a book from a bookshelf. In the future, to destroy humanity and claim the earth fo... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2011
    Note: Video is NSFW due to dirty words and NOT female nudity. Shocking, I know. This is a video of Apple fanboy Alex Krasny raging out on why OS X Lion sucks so hard for a solid 15-minutes. It...was painful to watch. Waaaaaaaaay too painful for me, which is why I gave it ab... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2011
    Of course they're conceptual, if they real I'd have already port-holed my way into a bank vault and I'd be on a tropical island right now sipping some tasty-ass shit out of a coconut. Truthfully, I don't even understand how in the hell Portal wedding rings would even work. Bu... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2011
    This is a cake mold from Williams-Sonoma that can create lil mini-cakes that loosely resemble your favorite Marvel superheroes. Unless your favorite Marvel superheroes aren't Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Spiderman, Wolverine and the Hulk, in which case it just creates lil ... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2011
    According to Police in Rib Mountain (NOT McRib Mountain, which only exists in your most delicious and gassiest dreams), Wisconsin, a man with a ninja turtle mask like the one pictured robbed a Wendy's fast food restaurant with a firearm, tying up two employees and making off wi... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2011
    Seen here indicating that, yes, the One Ring was successfully destroyed, Mount Doom in Mordor Mount Etna in Italy blows some celebratory bubbles smoke rings. It is only the third documented case of volcanic smoke rings and is clearly an attempt to communicate with humans. *st... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2011
    So lifelike. This is a creepy robotic head that can take a picture of sheet music with its webcam eyes, then use an algorithm to extract pitch, rhythm and lyrics (plus your soul), and perform the piece afterward. It's...not a concert you'd ever want to go to. Ke$ha either. ... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2011
    Wanna sleep on the moon? I've actually done it before. I'm talking about being with a lady. I've never slept on the moon. Picnicked, yes, but that's because I'm romantic. Plus a magician. *produces silk rose out of top hat* Created with 26 hi-res images of the moon's... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2011
    That...doesn't look like it worked. Jalila Essaid is a woman. A woman with a dream. A dream of being bulletproof. Personally, I'd just stop running with a such a tough crowd and start working on an invisibility cloak, but that's just me and I'm what they call reasonable try... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2011
    Bro you keep eating like that and you're gonna need TWO b-holes. In an early step to fight incontinence (read: shitting yourself) scientists have successfully replaced multiple mice sphincters with functional, lab grown ones. The hope is that one day the technology can be sca... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2011
    I get the NES lunchbox and 'A Game of Thrones', but what's up with the Q-tip? This is the lunchbox redditor Masennus made after his Nintendo stopped working and isn't the first NES lunchbox we've seen on Geekologie, just the better one. I love how a sandwich fits perfectly in... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2011
    This is a video of self proclaimed 'Captain Awesome' (real name Deck Swab Dipshit) attempting to deflect an artillery shell firework with a garbage can lid shield. He doesn't do a good job. On a scale from 1 to 10 of bad jobs he would be a sperm taste-tester. Hit the jump fo... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2011
    First of all, Plesiosaurs aren't actually dinosaurs. Dinosaur is a generic term for terrestrial vertebrates of the time, it's just cooler (albeit entirely incorrect) to say dino instead of 'giant prehistoric marine reptile'. Seen here in an artist's grody rendition just beg... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2011
    BEEP BOOP B-- hey handsome. This is a made-to-order hand-knit YAAAR2-D2 sweater from Etsy seller EricaKnit. It costs $450 (~$430 more than a white sweater and cans of black, blue and grey spraypaint) and is NOT the sweater you're looking for if you're planning to attend a tac... / Continue →