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January 22, 2012 - January 28, 2012 Archives

  • January 27, 2012
    Because a little Star Wars licensing goes a long way for selling products *eying novelty Darth Vader head shaped mouse pad*, here are two new slot-car tracks being released by slot-car manufacturer Scalextric. Ever wanted to recreate the Battle of Endor or Death Star Attack in... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2012
    Man I am LOOPY. This is a set of fashion Disney princesses (sans Anastasia!) by deviantARTist viria13. Now a lot of people have absolutely nothing better to do have taken the time to write and ask what the hell's up with my obsession with Disney princesses. Well I'll tell yo... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2012
    So I'm sick as all hell and the only reason there's anything on the site is because I managed to write the previous two articles last night knowing I was going to the doctor this morning. A shot (and finger) in the ass (he was very thorough) and two different kind of pills lat... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2012
    Etsy seller BarryShields (aka Barry Shields) went and built this USS Enterprise coffee table. And now he's selling it for a paltry $3,100. Damn, I can't believe he's even willing to part with the blueprints for that cheap, let alone THE ACTUAL TABLE. What is this, my lucky d... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2012
    You know what sucks about dress pants? Everything. They're poorly shaped, rigid, uncomfortable, don't breathe, and cause a dutch-oven effect that make your balls sweat and stick to your boxers. Ugh, my penis is shivering just thinking about it. Kidding, I'm swinging him aro... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2012
    I'm not sure if I was too old to be, but I did watch some Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers growing up. *Wikipedia-ing* Okay it started in '93, so I was probably watching from like, 12 to 15. That's not too bad, right? Actually, don't answer that. Riddle me this instead: what'... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2012
    eBay seller the_heppcat is selling the six rolls of TP he used to painstakingly hand-typed the entirety of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Huh? Yes for real, people are f***ing weird (links to the tampon Mona Lisa to prove my point). My friend and I once joked that toilet paper... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2012
    Newt Gingrich, speaking recently to a heavily NASA-populated crowd in Cocoa, Florida, promised a permanent US moonbase by 2020 if elected president. Like all politicians, he is a dirty, filthy liar. Gingrich, the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives who is ca... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2012
    17-year old Canadian twelfth graders Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad recently sent a LEGO minifig to 80,000-feet (~15 miles/24km/not really outerspace but still really damn high) with a weather balloon, and this is the video to prove it. The young men spent $400 and four months of... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2012
    Because kids are dumb as shit, Reddit user Frankyou's little cousin posted his new cell phone number on Facebook and told everyone he was bored. Unsurprisingly, he got trolled instead of receiving a bunch of naked pictures from girls. Weird how that works out, isn't it? Like... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2012
    Seen here looking pretty much exactly like you'd imagine, 18-year old going on 40 Dustin "My other chin gets its own mugshot" Ferguson was recently arrested after robbing a Chevron gas station to buy an X-Box. What the?! You should have at least gone with an Exxon -- their ga... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2012
    This is a series of photos comparing fast food company's advertising shots to meals actually received in real life. SURPRISE!: they look nothing alike. Of course if you actually went to Burger King expecting to get something resembling the burger in the picture you obviously ... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2012
    A newly developed x-ray laser at the SLAC National Acceleration Laboratory has been able to produce temperatures as hot as 3.6-million degrees Fahrenheit, or, in layman's terms, really f***ing toasty. Definitely not the kind of laser you'd want to jokingly wave your hand in fr... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2012
    This isn't the first time we've seen a chainsaw bayonet on a rifle, but it is the first time we've seen a commercially available one specifically for zombie slaying. Introducing the DoubleStar Zombie-X AK-47. It means business. Me? I mean pleasure. The DoubleStar Zombie-... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2012
    This is an ad for Moe's Southwest Grill (great, now I want a burrito and some con queso dip) called 'Microwaves Ruin Everything', featuring a bunch of things blowing up in microwaves shot at 500 frames per second. The message is that microwaves are bad, and Moe's doesn't use m... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2012
    This is Tokyoflash's latest design, the $179 Kisai Optical Illusion. Clever name. The time is always visible by training your eyes to pick out the bars that are traveling in the opposite direction as all the others. Oooooooor by cheating and pushing the touchscreen so the re... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2012
    The Pirate Bay, the torrent and magnet link hosting giant, has created a new category of downloadables enable a user to 3-D print physical objects. Many believe this will become all the rage in the coming years. Awesooooooome! *starts downloading all the action figures I had... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2012
    Ring?! That's a f***ing bracelet! This is the first good glimpse of all the good guys from the upcoming Lord of the Rings LEGO sets. No real surprises, although it wouldn't have killed them to make Aragorn a little more handsome. But is that gonna stop me from putting Ganda... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2012
    I can see your shitter bro -- close the bathroom door next time! This is a painful to watch staged video of a guy showing his daughter a LP record (a yellow see-thru one for some reason) for the first time in her 13 years of constantly texting existence. It...is cringe-worth... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2012
    The world's longest running experiment was started by Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland in 1927 to prove that tar pitch, a seemingly brittle coal derivative that can be shattered with a hammer at room temperature, is, in fact, a viscous fluid. FUN BONUS FACT: tar ... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2012
    WHAT THE -- 10 and 2 you crazy f***! Seen here doing his best 'supervillain scheming to take over the world', a man demonstrates an autonomous BMW that can drive itself on roads that have been previously mapped by the car's manufacturer. That way you can just sit back, relax ... / Continue →
  • Still no official photos from The Man of Steel camp since that first shot of Superman ruining a safe, but here's a new, fairly clear shot of star Henry Cavill in-costume and posing with a child fan in Chicago's Union Station. Have a look at the full photo below, and dream of ho... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2012
    This is a video of Tim Davies demonstrating his giant air-powered spider puppet. Or is the spider demonstrating him? I have no idea. What I do know is Tim shouldn't be allowed to compete in any Halloween costume contests this year. Hit the jump for the short but worthwhile ... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2012
    This is a glass floor supported entirely by the combined effort of 180,000 little plastic people. It was constructed by South Korean artist Do Ho Suh and at first I thought all the figurines were women and the floor represented the glass ceiling, but then I realized I got high... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2012
    Ever wanted to smell like a sweaty robotic suit? No? What about a melting pot? A giant green ogre? Ozone? Me neither. But that isn't stopping JADS (think nads but with a j) International (of Star Trek cologne fame) from developing a line of Avengers colognes based on Iron... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2012
    So it was just announced that LEGO will develop breasts officially licensed Minecraft products after receiving 10,000 votes on the company's 'make it a LEGO reality' site LEGO CUUSOO. *starts petition for prehistoric dino playsets* We're happy to announce that the Minecraft p... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2012
    They're not universal? Somebody sent their mom to the store for a PS3 controller and she came back with an X-Box one. So what did they do? Sent her back to exchange it without even giving her a decent lie to cover the mistake. Now it's here on the internet for everyone to m... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2012
    This is a video of Russian archer Iza Privezenceva blasting arrows at a rate of around one per second and, for the most part, hitting her target...which was a rug and not a poseable foam orc like I was hoping. Impressive, Iza -- BUT CAN YOU DO THIS?! *firing arrow* "Shoot a ... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2012
    Dividing 1 by 998001 gives every three digit number from 001 to 999 in order. Dividing 1 by 9801 will give every two digit number from 01 to 99 in order. Ooooooor you can type in 5318008 and show it to everyone upside down and we'll all have a laugh about it in Algebra before... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2012
    This is a gallery of well-shopped men's magazine covers featuring Disney princes from artist Petite Tiaras (previously: princesses as fashion magazine models). Although they're not ALL men's magazines because there's a TIME and National Geographic at the end. Do men even buy ... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2012
    On last week's Legend of Zelda license plate post I jokingly suggested tipster Macky had an Infiniti and 'N BEYOND' custom plate and, not that surprisingly, somebody in Manitoba has one. No word if they have an entire Toy Story playset arranged on their dash, but you and I bot... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2012
    Haaaaaaappy Chinese New Year! This is the year of the dragon, so be sure to get out there and fly around breathing fireballs to your heart's content. Maybe even stockpile a big ol' mound of gold and then just sit on it in a cave. Man, I would totally do that. This is a vide... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2012
    Because there's no such thing as an un-themed wedding anymore, freshly married Erin and Matt posed for these Alice in Wonderland themed photos on the day of their nuptials. Why he opted for the Johnny Depp version of the Mad Hatter from the shitty live-action movie instead of ... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2012
    McDonald's restaurants (if you can even call them that) in Australia, having suffered from a recent spat of robberies (who the f*** robs a McDonald's? Taco Bell or GTFO), have teamed up with security firm SelectaDNA to install sprayers above its doors that will douse robbers w... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2012
    Reddit user Homerliwag designed this custom Indiana Jones themed engagement ring for his own Marion, because she loves the movies so much. The ring itself resembles Indy's coiled whip, and the stone the golden idol. Was it cheaper than a traditional diamond engagement ring? ... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2012
    This is a video of Hyrulecraft, the entire world from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time recreated 1:1 in Minecraft. You can download the entire thing now, but its creators are currently working on setting up a server with quests, etc. to make it that much funner. I'm gonna... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2012
    Because men are constantly on the lookout for something that, if found by another human being, will forever brand them the saddest kind of pervert, somebody designed an iPad case with an integrated Fleshlight holder. For you innocent readers out there, a Fleshlight is a fake v... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2012
    Because real baby actors are annoying to work with (moody, whining, will shit on set), an anonymous soap opera (please don't say Days of our Lives) recently had this animatronic robot baby commissioned for use in a scene. Hopefully the one where the couple finds out their baby... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2012
    Look out your kitchen window. Your patio furniture is all wrecked to shit, isn't it? I know, that last BBQ of yours got out of hand. Shots were fired. Enter the $3,500 bulletproof polo from Miguel Caballero's Black Label Collection, just the thing you need to protect your ne... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2012
    If you didn't already catch it this weekend, this is the 2-hour director's cut of Star Wars: Uncut, the 15-seconds-at-a-time fan sourced (each fan was responsible for making a different 15-second scene) Star Wars: A New Hope remake. Now I didn't have time to watch the whole th... / Continue →