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October 2, 2011 - October 8, 2011 Archives

  • October 7, 2011
    Note: Actual commercial is after the jump. This is a video of Steve Jobs voicing one of Apple's iconic 'Think Different' campaign commercials. This version never aired though, they ended up going with Richard Dreyfuss (Dr. Leo Marvin!) for the final edit. So, yeah. Try to t... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2011
    This is 30,000-piece LEGO diorama of the Death Star's landing bay on the day of Emperor Palpatine's surprise inspection or whatever. It was created by Jay Hoff and displayed at the Florida school he teaches at on Science Discovery Day (when the kids learn about potato-powered ... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2011
    Want to see The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's 3:30 ink-blot intro? Relax bro, I've got you covered. "...In honey?" Yes in honey, I need your help attracting a bear. "And then what?" Haha, what do you mean 'and then what?' And then watching from the car and see what it ... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2011
    I know, I've already posted some before. This is the last one though, promise. Of course, I'll probably get drunk over the weekend, forget I made any promises, and post like six next week. Promises: people get drunk and break them. The sooner you realize that the sooner you... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2011
    The tablet claw is a G.I. Joe kung fu one-hand grip for the iPad. It has a ring on the back you stick your fingers through. Plus it has two other integrated stands (vertical and horizontal) for when you're not holding it (or need to pick a boogie without playing Angry Birds w... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2011
    He's not really precious, I was just saying that. Kind of like how you say it about other people's babies even though they look like fleshy little doughballs. This is a $15 tea infuser in robot form. I assume (based on his joints) that the arms and hands are adjustable to gr... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2011
    Ever wonder what you'd look like with ridiculously crappy fake knockers? Try what I do and Photoshop your head onto celebrities' bodies. Hey, look at me everybody -- I'm on the red carpet with my frontbutt out! Oooooor you can get your hands on this homebrew Kinect hack. It... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2011
    Oh shit son, that goulash salad need some more magic? No problem, just let your fairy foodmother hook you up with some good ol' s & p! *sprankle sprankle sprankle* "Why are you wearing a tutu?" Because, silly, I'm a faaaaaaairy! "And I suppose that's why you're frolicking t... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2011
    This is a homemade AT-ST costume (in the style of a chicken mech) from Star Trek Wars (I'm gonna watch them one of these days and learn the difference, promise). It was created by Dick Jury Tom Judge for a Star Wars themed dinner party. You know, because those exist. Move ov... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2011
    Seen here looking suspiciously like the silhouette of Bat Boy wielding a Green Lantern power ring to return to the Matrix or some shit, a drawing of a monkey plays with his virtual arm. Because monkeys can do that now. They've always wanted to, and now they actually can. *do... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2011
    This is a motorbike powered entirely by waste. Like, THE RIDER'S. That's nasty. The turd trike was created by Japanese crapper manufacturer TOTO (doodoo in Japanese) to bring awareness to their pledge to cut CO2 emissions in half by 2017. Me? I've pledged to cut my methan... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2011
    Herbert Chavez is a man. A man with a dream. A dream of looking like Superman. So Herbert did what any other guy in his shoes would: realized life isn't fair and gave up on his dreams underwent several plastic surgery operations to make his face look more like Christopher R... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2011
    Picture related: golf cart. The FCC has announced that all cell phones in the US must have GPS capabilities by 2018 so that authorities can better pin-point 911 calls. Ooooooor make it easier for big brother to track your location. F*** that! *throws cell phone in back of m... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2011
    Damn what I wouldn't give for chest hair like that. According a recent study, oral sex may be causing more cases of throat cancer that smoking, all thanks to HPV (human papillomavirus). Ha -- and people wonder why I'm afraid to engage in any sexual behavior! Kidding, it's be... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2011
    Picture related: windows. 3M, a company best known for manufacturing Post-It notes and NOT being named 3M because they started business as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, has developed a new transparent film that can be applied to windows, transforming them int... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2011
    Seen here proving you can't make a $35 computer with a glare-free screen, a group of students show off their new Aakash computers. The Aakash was designed to put basic word processing and internet/email access into the hands of more than 220-million of India's children. AMBI... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2011
    This is a small series of photos of our sun (you and I -- we had a boy together) in the ultraviolet and x-ray spectrums. As you can see, it looks nothing like what it does when you're just staring at it in real life. Then it just looks all orangish-white and your eyes start h... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    Steve Jobs, the technological icon and co-founder of Apple, has passed away after years of struggling with health issues. Steve was 56-years young. :'( ...a prodigy who dropped out of Reed College in Oregon and, at 21, started Apple with Wozniak in his parents' garage. He wa... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    This is the best Playstation commercial made to date. It's awesome, and features cameos from a number of everyone's favorite characters. It's told from the characters' point of view, thanking you, the player, for helping them on their journeys. It was kind of touching in a "... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    Inb4 I'd blow coke with that. "Nobody was going to say that." Haha, suuuuuuure you weren't. *taps finger to nose knowingly* This is a mold for making ice straws. It consists of a silicon mold and some clear glass tubes. Come on -- it's an ice mold for God's sakes, not a p... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    This is Zwischenräume, a mechanical art piece developed by "Petra Gemeinboeck & Rob Saunders, who go by the alias RoboCoco" some real f***ing sickos. Seriously, just read this shit: The installation embeds a group of autonomous robots into the walls of a gallery. They punch ... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    This is a 1,000 popsicle stick stickbomb going off. I swear I posted another one on Geekologie before, but I couldn't find it (UPDATE: Found it. More sticks, but less powerful). Anyway, this thing is crazy -- it looks like a frenzied snake when it's going off. Geez, who kne... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    Disney princesses: we all have a crush on one. Obviously (based on the picture I chose for the front page), mine's Beast. "That's not Beast." I know, I love him so much I don't even want you looking at him! "But...he's not even a princess." Think again, he has beautiful ha... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    Inb4 energy hog. This is the Svintus powerstrip concept from design studio Art Lebedev. It looks like a mutant pig and features 17 separate outlets. That...sounds like a house fire waiting to happen. Based on interest, they may actually put the powerpig into production. Of... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    You ever been wandering through the desert, so dehydrated you've considered drinking your own urine until you actually pee and it looks like motor oil? Me neither. But if we had, one of us may have seen a mirage. A beautiful pond of fresh water, just beckoning you to frolic ... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    This is a homemade (you can tell by the beach towel) drinking Battleship setup. If you do the math (which I had a friend do for me on account of the double digits), the loser winds up taking 16 shots. That's a lot. Unless they're playing with beer (which I suspect), then it'... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2011
    Two thieves in (where else?) New Jersey made off with a $148,000 Porsche Panamera after taking the car for a test drive with a salesman, and allegedly returning a fake key fob. They then returned later that night and made off with the vehicle. Not bad, guys. I'll give you $1,... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2011
    This is a series of minimalistic scientific cards by artist Nicole Martinez, each featuring a geeky lil way to tell that special someone, "I am in the loves with you." Granted I'd argue some of them actually say "you give me a boner", but what do I know? I'm just a grown-ass ... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2011
    So Apple announced the new improved iPhone today, the iPhone 4S. Because I have absolutely zero interest in paraphrasing product features (what is this, a tech blog?), let's make this a quickie, shall we? $20 up front and I don't take checks. $30 and I'll let you call me nam... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2011
    Note: Uncut and full-res version HERE. Link to INTERACTIVE chart at bottom of page. Can't decide which title on NPR's reader's choice top 100 sci-fi novels to pick up next? Any of them, JUST READ A F***ING BOOK. No lie, I remember one of my younger cousins used to have on h... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2011
    There's an epidemic happening in Australia. That's right folks, it's a zombie apocalypse. Just kidding, but a bunch of Australian jewel beetles are humping themselves to death on brown beer bottles. Oh you guys don't get down with the Heineken?! It's a case of mistaken at... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2011
    Geekologie Reader Bryan (who also constructed the now-famous Death Star Grill) went and made a custom Batman garter shooting belt for use at his wedding. Unfortunately (allegedly due to misplacement and NOT a supervillain's interference), the belt didn't make it to the recepti... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2011
    This is a video from San Diego of a surfer surfing in the midst of bioluminescent algae that, when disturbed, glow bright blue. As cool as it is, you sure as hell wouldn't catch me out there in the water after dark (night-sharks, bro -- night-sharks). On the beaches of Southe... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2011
    I think I just found my new ride to the liquor store! This is a short video of a guy showing off his sweet DIY motorized wheelbarrow. It...makes hauling concrete actually fun. Plus construction workers seem cool again. Kidding, KIDDING -- those guys were never NOT cool. B... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2011
    Because there's absolutely zero reason to, scientists have now developed an iCub robot baby that can crawl. I'm...pretty sure my little sister already had a crawling babydoll growing up. And -- AND -- an underbite. *phone ringing* Becky? Oh come on -- it was cute in an u... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2011
    A citywide series of interconnected sensors, all run by a central operating system: the future? Not one I want to live in. I just want to live on a tropical island beach and surf everyday. Oooooor get drunk and lure mermaids onto the beach with my sandcastles. Hey, HEY ARIE... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2011
    LEGO builder Plumbrothers (who may or may yes be dating one of the Strawberrysisters) built this functional Gears of War lancer assault rifle. And by functional I mean it can shoot rubberbands and the chainsaw is motorized. Just don't expect to do any actual killing with it o... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2011
    SPOILER ALERT: Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father. Or uncle. I don't know, I've never seen Star Trax! This is a video of 4-year Faris watching the "no, I am your father" scene in 'The Empire Strikes Back' for the first time. His reaction is priceless. Mine? Mine was t... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2011
    Seen here looking suspiciously like a pink 'Scream' mask, GW GM now has front center airbags that, in the event of a t-boning, are supposed to prevent you from bashing skulls with whoever's riding shotgun. Which, at least in my case, would be Jesus. Get it? Because he's my ... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2011
    Screencaps: I'm good at them. Here's another video of cosplay characters fighting with added special effects by Yung Lee, the same guy that brought us this one. Apparently all the scenes were made up on the spot (no rehearsals) minus the ones with Zero-Suit Samus and Sheik (Z... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2011
    You'd have a hard time getting me in there even if I knew I was about to die. Get it? I'd never fit through that hole! Because nobody wants to die in a natural disaster (I want to die in the arms of a lover -- even if it scars them out for life), engineering firm Cosmo has c... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2011
    72-Pins is selling old NES cartridges with stylized labels of popular new games. Each one costs $20 and make the perfect gift for the person who has everything. Literally, EVERYTHING. I'm talking spinning bow-ties and hoverboots. Alternatively, spend some time in Photoshop ... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2011
    This is a series of time-lapse videos documenting a guy's photography-themed tattoo sleeve. You may have already seen them though because they came out last year. And you know what? I don't care. They're new to me. Also: computers and the internet. HELLO -- CAN ANYONE OUT... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2011
    Seen here posing outside Satan's apartment, 46-year old Mark Bradford choked the 13-year old son of a friend for killing him in Call of Duty: Black Ops (previously: a Counter Strike stabbing). Not gonna lie, dude looks like a pederast. The pal's mum had to come to the terri... / Continue →