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September 4, 2011 - September 10, 2011 Archives

  • September 9, 2011
    Satellites: they don't last forever. "WHAT?!?!" Haha -- including you, moon! And when they've served their purpose they have a couple options, 1) smash into other satellites and cause an even greater mess to drive through on the way to Mars, or 2) try to reenter the atmosphe... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2011
    So apparently somebody spent the time to write up a resumé for Harry Potter to become an auror, because, get this -- when it comes to Harry Potter, there are very few things people won't spend the time to do. These are also the same people that won't bother brushing their tee... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2011
    Note: This is nowhere nearthe whole graphic (apparently the future is loooooooong), click HERE to see the whole thing. This is a giant infographic designed by Michael Hobson featuring sci-fi movies and television shows based in the future and what humanity has to look forward ... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2011
    In 'shoes that won't cost thousands of dollars' news, here's a limited edition release of Adidas Kermit the Frog Superstar II's coming out late October/early November. They're green, have Kermit's iconic collar at the tongue, and read 'The Original Hip Hop' on the side in gold... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2011
    There comes a time in every young man's life when he receives his first soldering iron. To me, that day feels like it was just yesterday. "That was yesterday -- you f***ing stole it out of my toolbox." Haha -- finders keepers! About 1983, when I was fifteen, I dropped my ... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2011
    Because I'm slower than Artax in the Swamp of Sadness (my bad) a turtle in quicksand, this is the latest Symphony of Science that came out earlier this week. It's by far one of my favorites and features Morgan Freeman (who may or may yes have known a man who crawled to freedom... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2011
    Seen here with the tell-tale vampire underbite, 22-year old Josephine Smith was charged with aggravated battery after trying to eat the face off a 69-year old man in a motorized scooter on the porch of an abandoned Hooters restaurant. Hey -- truth is stranger than fiction. Bu... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2011
    So Nike released their Back To The Future shoes (The 2011 Nike MAG) last night during a special event here in LA that I was rudely not invited to despite 1. being right up the street and 2. Nike knowing good and well I'm down to one shitty pair of flip-flops. The bad news: the... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2011
    This is a series of drinks from the mixologist over at The Drunken Moogle based on three original Pokemon characters and their different evolved states. I'm serious, I'm not actually making this up -- I've made up a lot of things in my life, but this isn't one of them. Tellin... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2011
    Want to turn your grill's propane tank ("I'M A CHARCOAL MAN, DAMMIT!") into a giant LEGO minifig head? Cool, there's an Instructable online about how to do it. Of course, if you can't figure out how to do it on your own you might want to reconsider ever undertaking any home i... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2011
    This is an impressive set (unlike that piece of shit Blu-Ray trilogy coming out amirite?!) of Youtuber Timeyodie performing the voices of 34 different characters from the Star Wars universe and making some of the funniest faces I've ever seen. Every time I wanted to slap him o... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2011
    If you haven't seen it already, this is a 2-minute video entitled 'Capture the Can', sent to me by the visual effects supervisor of the shoot. It featuring a multiplayer videogame style paintball match captured with a Phantom high-speed camera in a single, long take. If you'r... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2011
    This is a tiny scene from DOOM (which, after 17 years, was finally unbanned in Germany after "the potential to harm youth" was deemed negligible last week) painted on a fingernail. Presumably the thumb. Or is that a toe? Or -- OR -- were we all just trolled into staring at a... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2011
    Your boyfriend/girlfriend is out of town -- how are you supposed to sleep at night? Simple -- drop-dead drunk. That's how I do it anyway. But maybe you need a pillow with a photo of their face on the front. Hey, I'm not here to judge. Unless you were serious about needing ... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2011
    This is video surveillance footage of Gumby trying to rob a 7-11 convenience store in San Diego, California. Unfortunately for him, the clerk didn't take him seriously. And how could you? "Robbery, LOLOL! But seriously where's Pokey -- did you tie him to the pay-phone?" Sa... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2011
    You know that movie (go read some IWatchStuff, shit!) 'Contagion' coming out tomorrow that I'm not gonna see and will forever make it impossible to Google 'contagion' without getting a bunch of movie information first? Well to promote it, Warner Bros. Canada created this "livi... / Continue →
  • September 8, 2011
    Note: Picture unrelated but relevant to interests. So the registration of .xxx website domain names has begun with the initial rollout allowing celebrities and other existing websites to lay claim to the .xxx version of their name/site so smut peddlers can't later claim them a... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2011
    Lasers: they can blind you. But that's not all, they can also do other things. Perform in laser light shows? Check. Drive a cat wild? BIG CHECK. Be pointed at things during a presentation? Yeaaaah buddy! Replace traditional (tungsten-halogen) and modern (Xenon/LED) head... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2011
    Some peen-loving jokester (God, aren't we all?) in Victoria, Australia managed to draw a really crappy looking wiener on one of the camera lenses of a Google Street View car. As far as wieners go, it's not a very good one. On a scale from 1 to 10 it's like a 2 (is that...supp... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2011
    Note: Full res-version HERE because your desktop is itching for a new background. Ooooooooooor has porn fleas. This is AN ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPH of Saturn taken from the Cassini spacecraft that's been orbiting the gas giant for the last seven years. Hard to believe, I know, but I... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2011
    Take a gander at the picture -- any clue what you're looking at? Me neither, I thought it was the original Fallout beta or something. "I see an alligator eating a child." Okaaaaaaay, now I see a psychiatric evaluation. But apparently there's a tank in there somewhere. The... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2011
    WARNING: Video will make you think less of Doc Brown. This is the followup to the previously posted Back to the Future themed teaser ad (because commercials can have teasers now) for electronics store Garbarino in Angentina. Except this one is longer. And, despite a relative... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2011
    This is a Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 smashed together in the same computer case. I'm not sure exactly why you'd do that, but I am sure if you ever accidentally dropped a blanket on it you'd start a house fire. Pork chop sandwiches! Reddit reader Timofiend solved his problem ... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2011
    Planking: it's stupid and you look like a sped doing it. On a scale from 1 to 10 of fads it could never IN ITS WILDEST F***ING DREAMS come close to a slap-bracelet. And a 4-year store supervisor at Gamestop found that out the hard way after getting fired for planking on the ... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2011
    Note: The high-res versions of the landing sites are HERE (Apollo 12), HERE (Apollo 14) and HERE (Apollo 17). You know how your grandma is still convinced the moon landing never happened and it was all faked by Hollywood? She's a smart lady, I can see where you get it from. ... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2011
    According to a recent experiment conducted at the Techfetish Techniche festival in India, Cleverbot is getting increasingly well at convincing people it's actually human. Probably because it makes zero f***ing sense to talk to, which is what we've come to expect from people on... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2011
    Okay it's not actually a xylophone, it's a marimba, which is like a xylophone, but without all the crazy spelling. The first video is the main Zelda theme, but there are a couple other ditties as well, including the Song of Storms, Gerudo Valley theme, Saria's Song and the Son... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2011
    Dinosaurs: everybody in their right mind wants one for a pet. But can we have them? Noooooooooooo, scientists are all, "f*** your dreams -- we don't care about you! We're too busy making money for pharmaceutical companies by developing drugs that cure one thing and give you ... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2011
    This is a video of a praying mantis (Idolomantis Diabolica -- the Devil's Flower Mantis) showing off his ninja-ing skills on some dude's thumb. Honestly, I can't even believe this thing exists in real life. Of course I said the same thing about Double-Stuffed Oreos, and yet t... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2011
    This is a rendering of the currently-being-built LucasFilm regional headquarters building in Singapore, which looks like a giant Jawa Sandcrawler and NOT a giant piece of shit, which is what the Blu-Ray release of the original Star Wars trilogy is starting to look like. Design... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2011
    Note: Larger shots of each poster after the jump, high-res versions available at the artist's site. This is a small series of Super Mario propaganda posters from Bowser's camp encouraging Mushroom Kingdomites to join his reptilian republic against his plumber enemies. Two f**... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2011
    Note: Slightly larger picture HERE, short video after the jump. Seen here looking suspiciously like the one that took Captain Hook's hand, a massive 21-foot, 2,370-pound crocodile poses with mayor Edwin Eldore (the dude in the undershirt, also: sweet LOTR name, bro) of Bunaw... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2011
    Google was recently awarded a patent for this 'see with your hand' device, a glove with a fingertip camera/sensors that would allow you to 'see' what your fingers do (SPOILER: boogers) or control a computer with hand gestures. *flipping the bird, computer downloads virus* "[W... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2011
    This is a video showcasing Youtube user MyMagicPudding's (JELLY GW IS JELLY ABOUT YOUR PUDDING) homemade Pip-Boy 3000 from the Fallout franchise made out of a smartphone and a bunch of other electronics. It's super impressive and all but 1. the lights at the bottom don't funct... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2011
    This is a video of a group of ex-laboratory chimpanzees seeing daylight for the first time in their lives (for some, others since the capture from their mothers soon after birth) and most are over 20. Obviously, they're f***ing ecstatic to no longer be working (Labor Day tie-i... / Continue →
  • September 5, 2011
    Happy Labor Day everyone, a holiday celebrated by doing the exact opposite of what is was named for. Kind of like how my friends always celebrate my birthday by all going out without me. I'm going to kill them. Anyways, I hope everybody's enjoying the long weekend and for th... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2011
    This is a series of (mostly) dinosaur LED drawings by artist Darren Pearson. Obviously Darren has a superhuman sense of spatial awareness because one time at a rave I tried swinging two glowsticks around on shoe strings and ended up putting some dude's eye out and strangling m... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2011
    Gamer's foot, get it? Like athlete's foot. I can't take credit for coming up with that though because it's awful and I don't wanna be associated with it. These are Portal and Minecraft socks. The Portal ones cost $10/pair from J!NX and the Minecraft ones in a 3-pair boxed s... / Continue →