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August 21, 2011 - August 27, 2011 Archives

  • August 26, 2011
    This is a video that appeared on Youtube yesterday featuring a time-traveling DeLorean and the real Doc Brown. I'm pretty sure it's a commercial for Gabarino, the Argentinian electronics store the good doc crashes into. But who knows, maybe it's something else -- LIKE A TEASE... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2011
    Seen here creeping me the f*** out worse than the kid with an eyeball drawn on his eyepatch, Rob Spence shows off his video camera eyeball. Rob lost his eye in a shooting accident (which, while certainly serious, is still getting off lucky CONSIDERING HE WAS IN A SHOOTING ACCI... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2011
    This is a cute (that's right, I said it!) 16-second video of two cats with lightsabers duking it out Jedi style. They both seem...special. Especially the one in the picture here. I'm not sure if he was born ass-first or what, but there's definitely something wrong with him. ... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2011
    This is a series of oldschool video game favorites re-imagined with Criterion Collection box art and make-believe details. I posted all the box art after the jump, but you can follow the link to read what "extras" would be included with each game in the fake collection because... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2011
    This picture: why does it exist? A 26-year old with surgically enhanced breasts discovered one had ruptured after being shot in the teat during a round of paintball. And that, my friends, is why I'm afraid to get mine done. The 26-year-old had been taking part in a game at a... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2011
    In the much anticipated Elder Scrolls: Skyrim players will not only be able to marry between races, but the same sex as well. Finally. *eying Mass Effect 2* GARRUS AND I COULD'VE HAD SOMETHING. Bethesda's Pete Hines has confirmed that gay marriage is possible in Elder Scrol... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2011
    In other seafood news, this is a motorcycle made out of lobsters (not crabs) on display at a culinary conference in Fuzhou, China. "IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM!" Haha, no it doesn't, Indy. But seriously bro, how about that title I came up with? Lobster rolls. Get it? Like sush... / Continue →
  • August 26, 2011
    This is a tubful of creepy-ass sea lampreys at Michigan State acting as test subjects for a new lamprey repellent the university is developing made of the rotting carcasses of other sea lampreys. Because smelling your own dead -- that shit'll get to you. Also: Cupid's arrow. ... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    I'll believe it when it cuts through a glass giant. Astronomers are claiming they've found a planet made entirely of diamond. Interesting, but if you really wanted to capture the public's attention you should have said it was made out of chili cheese fries and has a milkshake... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    This is the Toshiba Smarbo (more like Stupibo amirite?!), a robotic vacuum cleaner designed to compete against iRobot's Roomba. Except this one costs $1,200. Call me old fashioned, but I still like pushing around a $100 vacuum. Well, I don't like doing it, I just have to whe... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    One time I accidentally crossed the streams with some dude at one of those long trough urinals and I think some of his urine splattered on my hand. You know, just FYI. This is a homemade Ghostbusters pillow proton pack lovingly crafted by Etsy seller JezebelRose. It is not t... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    No, Jonah, it's not that big and you and I both know it. NOTE: Video is NSFW on account of mad bad words. This is the 19-minute pilot for my buddy Jonah Ray's video game-themed comedy show, 'Jonah's Ray's Arcade'. It was pitched to Comedy Central, but, unfortunately, passed ... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    This is a $10 Han Solo in carbonite ice cube tray from ThinkGeek. It molds ice cubes that look like Han Solo frozen in carbonite...that'll last ten seconds in a drink before transforming into formless blocks. Now that's magic. Also, anybody think it's weird his name is Han S... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    That's no moon! Seriously -- it's a star, guys. There's a new coldest star in town (read: galaxy), folks, and that star is a Y brown dwarf named WISE 1828+2650. Wow, your parents must have really hated you. YOUR NAME IS A MATH PROBLEM! Y dwarfs are the dimmest stars of t... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    Police in Surrey, England have developed an iPhone app that tracks local officers so citizens feel a heightened sense of safety and security. Oooooooooor rob a bank on the other side of town. The app is totally well-intentioned. It's supposed to give residents a sense of secu... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    Like how I used 'here' in the title? Because I'm not changing it if you didn't. Seen here doing his best to keep the doctor away, Steve Jobless resigned from his position as Apple CEO yesterday, citing "that shit's weak". Or something. Hold on, I'll find the actual quote (I... / Continue →
  • August 24, 2011
    Note: Click HERE for the full-res version, HERE for a worthwhile closeup, HERE for another, equally amazing example. Iridescent rainbow clouds: do they rain gold coins? No, not even the ones with chocolate inside. Disappointing, I know. Also: my life. God, can you tell I'm... / Continue →
  • August 24, 2011
    Gamestop, best known for not having a location that's walkable from my apartment despite my insistent and strongly worded complaints, is now being accused of opening and pulling the free online promotional codes from new copies of Deux Ex: Human Revolution that would allow play... / Continue →
  • August 24, 2011
    According a questionable study conducted by the The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, the 70% of teenagers that use social media websites like Facebook and Twitter are almost "twice as likely to use marijuana, three times as likely to drin... / Continue →
  • August 24, 2011
    The Privacy Shell (which looks suspiciously like a partial Sleep Suit) was designed to provide a little privacy while out in public. Plus complete blindness. Me? I usually just pull my shirt over my head and stumble around with my arms out like a zombie. You know, so I don'... / Continue →
  • August 24, 2011
    This is an art piece (and I use the term "art" as loose as the lips that sink ships) entitled '5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte' that consists of, you guessed it! -- $5 million worth of illegally downloaded files on a 1-terrabyte hard drive. Wow, if art isn't dead now, it at least... / Continue →
  • August 24, 2011
    A video-game addicted lawyer, so hooked he couldn't even manage to call clients back, was recently suspended from lawyering for three years while he struggles to not be such a f***ing failure at life. Mathew Eshelman, 43, retreated into the world of video games to fight job ... / Continue →
  • August 24, 2011
    A car fire, clearly started by the pyro filming the scene (see lighter, lower left) was being sprayed by a Los Angeles firefighter when -- BOOSH! -- shit got real. Unfortunately for the car fire, the firefighter got even realer, and continued to hose the flames without missing... / Continue →
  • August 24, 2011
    Samsung is being sued by Apple for patent infringements related to the iPad, claiming Samsung's Galaxy is near-identical (in form) ripoff. Samsung's defense? You shouldn't have even been granted a patent for the design in the first place because Stanley Kubrick came up with t... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2011
    Note: Full res version HERE and original image prior to the Lunar Orbiter Image Reprocessing Project HERE. This is the photo taken 45-years ago today when Lunar Orbiter 1, tasked with locating a suitable landing zone for the future Apollo missions, turned around and took a pic... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2011
    I hate posting two of the same subject in a row but you should really watch this thing. It's a Portal fan-film called 'No Escape' AND IS MOST IMPRESSIVE. Plus has a pretty sweet surprise ending. That's all, since I'm not giving it anymore time time I won't even count this as... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2011
    This is a rad to the power of sick in-game Portal 2 proposal created by getting a couple Portal level designers to develop an entire 10-minute level, and even getting Ellen McLain (the voice of GlaDos) to do the voice work. It is most impressive, and beats asking your girlfrie... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2011
    A grappling hook: you're a shitty ninja without one. You have like, GOT to have one if you ever want to be taken seriously. Also, throwing stars and a cool name. Me? I'm Shadow Strike, the Silent but Violent Assassin. "Nobody calls you that." Of course not -- I've killed ... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2011
    Richard Taylor is a physicist. One who's convinced crop circles are somehow made with microwaves. You mean like dragging one behind a donkey on a rope? Because that I could see. Kidding, I can't actually see anything. Get it? I've got a cucumber eye mask on! In his repor... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2011
    This is a homemade R2-D2 crash helmet lovingly constructed by artist Jenn Hall. However she is not REQUIRED to wear it, so don't ask her if she licks bus windows (trust me, she took offense when I did). Tell me a little bit more about that sweet R2D2 helmet you've got. How ... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2011
    Seen here ready to punch a hole through a viewing portal and kill everyone on board, Robonaut 2 (I killed the first one) poses for the camera. Robonaut just woke from from his slumber aboard the International Space Station, and is ready to get to work picking off its crew memb... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2011
    This is a commercial for Duck brand colored duct tape featuring a stop-action tape lightcycle battle, and TRON guy, who made me kind of sad. Plus he assaults his mom with a frisbee at the end, WHICH ISN'T COOL. You don't ever throw things at your mom. Little brother, yes, but... / Continue →
  • August 23, 2011
    'Harmony of a Hunter' is a free Metroid inspired album to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise. It's FREE FOR DOWNLOAD and OVER TWO-AND-A-HALF HOURS. Plus great to close your eyes and listen to. Several times I actually thought I was in space. "Technically, we ar... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2011
    This is a tasteless series of photographs entitled 'Astronaut Suicides', that captures the many day-dreamed deaths of an astronaut who just can't bear life following the cancellation of the shuttle program. It brought tears to my eyes. Granted none of them actually fell becau... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2011
    This is an old-ass video of a robotic goalkeeper named Ball-Lover Robokeeper that's programmed to track an orange soccer ball and never miss a save (unless you shoot in a top corner). Now I'm not saying I know for a fact I could easily get one past him, but I AM saying I know ... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2011
    Would wear even if balls hung out leg hole. Black Milk (wait -- like chocolate?!) is back at it, this time with a Game Boy inspired swimsuit. "I wanna play!" Haha -- SHE WILL NEVER LET YOU. It looks like the company is currently in the process of rolling out a new line of s... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2011
    This is a small gallery of video game monies. ,mkmmnjn nbnb n n Sorry, my dog typed that and it would hurt his feelings if I deleted it. Good boy -- you did good! "Funnier than you could've written." Holy shit he can talk. "Leave the door open when you go to the bathroom... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2011
    This is a collection of videos from the Homeless Heroes (aka Travis Settineri and Jerrell Johnson. Each video consists of Jerrell rapping about a cartoon character/video game, while Travis creates a painting relevant to the subject material. Subjects include: Ninja Turtles, S... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2011
    Want to play Pokemon inside Minecraft? "No." WHAT THE -- where do you want to play then?! "Outside." Oh God, please tell me you're kidding. This is a pretty epic looking Pokemon mod for Minecraft by a dude calling himself SeaGoingManatee and his co-coder Pwootage. It's cal... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2011
    This is a NYC loft apartment for sale in Chelsea that's going for $1,750,000 BUT ALREADY COMES PRE STEAMPUNK DECORATED. Because that's a big selling point. Also: secret passageways and hidden rooms. I'm watching you undress through the eyes of a painting! The focal point of... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2011
    This is a video advertising some sports complex's '3-D' trampoline dodgeball court. It looks fun. Maybe not as fun as 3-D trampoline kickball, but that would take a whole lot more trampolines. And speaking of trampolines -- the last two times I've gotten into a bounce-house ... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2011
    Note: Entire worthwhile series after the jump. You know what they say: a couple that slays together, stays together. No? Nobody says that? Well I just did. "You also just said you'd kill everyone in the room for a Butterfinger Blizzard." I know, and I meant it. Shit, I'd... / Continue →