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February 5, 2012 - February 11, 2012 Archives

  • February 10, 2012
    Remember last year's release of Super Mario Converse special editions? Well they're back with another, this time in low-tops. Me? I like my tops muffin. Dropping next month for an undisclosed amount of gold coins, the Converse Japan One Star Super Mario Bros OX are the perf... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2012
    Yes -- HARD. Read the whole "George claims Han NEVER shot first" article over at IWatchstuff.... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2012
    This is a massive Optimus Prime snow sculpture on display at the Asahikawa Winter Festival in Hokkaido, Japan. It's left me with so many unanswered questions. Why Optimus Prime and not Gundam? Why doesn't he look anything like the cartoon OR movie versions? Are you sure tha... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2012
    This is a gallery of "genetic portraits" made by artist Ulric Collette by Photoshopping together photos of his family members. This is a father and daughter portrait here of Daniel, 60 and Amélie, 33. Not necessarily a new idea, but definitely the most Two-Face looking execut... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2012
    This is a custom electric guitar pieced together by Youtuber fiskybusiness89 out of a plastic Millennium Falcon toy and handmade R2-D2 head stock. I don't know about you, but I for one would smash the shit out of that on stage after one song and then yell "SHOW'S OVER, NO REFU... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2012
    Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert, two of the men behind some of the best point-and-click adventure games of all time including LucasArts classics (and personal favorites) Monkey Islands, Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango, raised about $1-million in 24 hours with a Kickstarter pr... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2012
    Note: Some bad words when he reads what his daughter posted on Facebook. This is a video of North Carolina father Tommy Jordan smoking a cigarette and reading the anti-parent rant his daughter posted about he and his wife on Facebook. Then he talks about it. Then, around the... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2012
    This is a mysterious picture that just cropped up from China featuring a couple Apple fanboys cosplaying as a Mac cyborg and fungal-bearded Steve Jobs. Plus Amelia Earhart is trying to sneak by on the right. One thing's for certain -- this dynamic duo wants to make it clear t... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2012
    Seen here looking exactly how I'd imagine a piece of shit internet troll would (okay, maybe a little older), Darren Burton (aka Facebook user Nimrod Severn), is confronted by a reporter about the offensive (and often racist) comments he leaves on the memorial pages of the recen... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2012
    Note: No screencap is really gonna do the guide justice, you're gonna have to play with it yourself (or watch the video) to put things in perspective. A perspective your feeble mind won't comprehend! This is a link to an interactive guide to the size of the known universe (ju... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2012
    Because you can't spell 'romancepizza' without 'pizza', Pizza Hut is running a $10,010 Valentine's engagement special that includes a ruby engagement ring, limo service, flower bouquet, fireworks display, professional photographer & videographer and, perhaps most importantly, p... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2012
    While nowhere near as impressive as some of the fan-made ones we've seen, this officially licensed full-scale Portal gun replica is now available for preorder from Hobby Search for around $170. It lights up orange and blue but is otherwise ENTIRELY NON-FUNCTIONAL. What a ripo... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2012
    AHAHAHHAHAHAHA -- my dog does that! A plainclothes British police officer, staking out an area recently hit by a string of burglaries, was tipped off by a CCTV operator (closed circuit TV, aka Big Brother) of a suspicious person in the area. Aaaaaaaaaand proceeded to chase hi... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2012
    Inb4 that is NOT how you run a bath. This is a video of a house in Norway that's set to be demolished. But, instead of standing in the basement and swinging sledgehammers at load bearing walls like they would in Poland, two guys decide to fill the second story bathroom with w... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2012
    This is a cake of Spider Man's bust made by Cake Central member Arielatl (who may or may not be a mermaid in Atlanta). As you can see, she's pretty good at making lines with icing. Me? I'm terrible at it. One time I was supposed to spell 'Happy Birthday Jason" on a cake and... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2012
    Note: The larger version you're looking for is right HERE. Are these all the options for lightsaber hilts in the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic? I have no clue, I'm not playing it. They all do look pretty cool though. They also all look like dildos, so take that for wha... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2012
    This is an AR-15 assault rifle with attached battery-driven chainsaw and decked out with a unicorn motif. I love rainbows and stickers! I'm not sure if it's FOR hunting unicorns or what, but I did just buy one and make my roommate run around the apartment with a party hat on ... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2012
    This is a video of a humanoid robot in the window of a Japanese department store designed to interact with customers and attract more business. Oooooooor get fondled by perverts. Japanese department store Takashimiya installed an eerily lifelike interactive robot for its Vale... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2012
    This is a picture of Cartman spotted IRL in Chicago. Apparently brobro dresses up like him on purpose, and is a good sport about posing with people and letting them take pictures. The person that took this one? They opted for the ol' "pretend to be texting" move just to be s... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2012
    Felix Baumgartner, 41, is still planning to break the sound barrier. But not in a plane or jetcar, oh no, with his body by skydiving out of a helium-ballooned capsule from 120,000 feet (36,576 meters, ~22 miles). If successful, it will mark the highest and longest skydive, as... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2012
    Did I tell you I got to sit in on a table read for a Futurama episode yesterday? Because I did that. Matt Groening and the whole cast was there, it was pretty awesome. I even wrote about it in my diary. See? "That's a picture of Bender with giant X's for eyes and you drink... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2012
    Inb4 break a leg, getting a leg up, vagina muscles look terrifying, my girl dog lifts her leg to pee on trees like a guy dog, etc, etc. Black Milk, best known for being entirely unsafe to drink, is back at the crazy leggings/bathing suit game, this time with a pair of leggings... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2012
    Looking for a LEGO alternative that's a little more earth friendly? Of course you're not. You're not looking for anything but a low calorie beer that'll still get you drunk but doesn't taste like complete ass. Ha -- I know you better than you know yourself! Just kidding, I'... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2012
    Remember Zelda violin girl? Well she's back, this time with a Lord of the Rings medley shot in the hills of New Zealand overlooking the ocean. She's not as animated as she was last time, but still very, VERY animated. Like, more than any Pixar movie. Hit the jump for high p... / Continue →
  • This sure looks like a Spider-Man movie! A new trailer for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man, previewed yesterday at selected venues, has now made its way online and awaits your judgement below. The full picture of what this reboot is doing still feels incomplete even with thi... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2012
    This is a video shot aboard the International Space Station by astronaut Don Pettit showing tiny water droplets orbiting a statically charged knitting needle. Pretty awesome, but also -- practical. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Like, about the solar system and life on... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2012
    Inb4 you are not the father. This is a picture of a pregnant lady's ultrasound revealing beyond the shadow of a doubt that she's giving birth to Venom. That...is pretty bad news. Right up there with "your scheduled program could not be recorded due to insufficient space". O... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2012
    This is a video of a couple dancing their first dance to a cover of Skyrim's 'The Dragonborn Comes' by Malukah. It's actually a pretty beautiful song and, lyrics aside, doesn't seem that inappropriate for a wedding. Taking your pants off and swan-diving into the punch bowl? ... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2012
    This is a pair of Mario Piranha Plant earrings from Etsy seller Lizglizz (not to be confused with Les Glass, the patriarch of J.D. Salinger's fictional Glass family. I know -- I was lost for a second too). They look like they're biting your lobes, but they're really not -- th... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2012
    Some kids learn by reading. Some kids learn by listening. And some kids learn by watching their idiot father drop a firecracker down a manhole and almost lose his head when it ignites all the trapped gas down there and sends the cover flying. But what did they learn -- that'... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2012
    This is a print of pixelated supercharacters from artist Pablo Cialoni called 'Pixel Heroes'. Except that's actually a misnomer because half of these guys are bad. Except that's actually bad math because it's closer to a quarter. That's 20%. Just kidding, that was bad math ... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2012
    This is a video of a Russian driving on his way to work at the local vodka distillery outside Saint Petersburg (everybody in Russia works at a vodka distillery in my mind) when a power station explodes. Did I mention he's listening to John Lennon's "Imagine" while it all goes ... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2012
    This is a Darth Maul soda box display spotted somewhere in Whogivesashit, USA, built to promote the first prequel dropping in 3-D like an unruly turd that cannonballs into the bowl so hard it splashes your ass. No thanks, George! Man, I used to work at a gas station and I nev... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2012
    You know what your life's been missing? "Meaning." Guess again. "Direction?" Both very true, but I was looking for something a little less depressing. "A Batman Mr. Potato Head?" DINGDINGDINGDING! You f***ing NEED one of these guys. Available for $18 preorder, the Dark ... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2012
    This is a commercial for the History Channel's new series 'Full Metal Jousting', featuring the real-life jousting competition between 16 lunatics vying for a princess's hand in marriage. Kidding, there is no princess -- just 16 dudes and more than enough testosterone to turn a... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2012
    This is a video of a guy eating Funyuns and watching a car engine explode during an oil change, all set to Jon Bon Jovi's 'Blaze of Glory'. I read the Youtube comments looking for an explanation, and the consensus is that the explosion wasn't caused by the oil change, but some... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2012
    Lake Vostok, the pristine lake hidden under two and a half miles of Antarctic glacier for almost 20-million years, has finally been reached by the drill of Russian scientists. They hope to develop a better understanding of the earth 20-million years ago, but will probably only... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2012
    Just in time for Valentine's Day comes this set of Boyfriend Badges from Geekologie Reader/Etsy Seller Ashey J. What the f*** is a boyfriend badge? No clue, but I did make it to all the way to Webelos in the Boy Scouts. My boyfriend is an achievement whore when it comes t... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2012
    This is a series of pictures from the Facebook profiles of video game characters. Obviously they're fake, which I wish I would've known before spending a half hour trying to find and friend Nathan Drake and Solid Snake. OMG, how cool would it be to know those two guys in real... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2012
    Researchers in Africa have unearthed the remains of a prehistoric crocodile they believe attracted mates with the use an ornate "skin helmet". *eyeballing picture* Nope -- those eyes are waaaaaay too close together for my taste. By looking at the blood-vessel scarring on the... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2012
    Facebook user (really descriptive, I know) Alicia Scantlin went and crocheted Skyrim costumes for her dogs. These are them. There's a Dragonborn and a dragon. Can you guess which dog she likes better? Not the dragon. You can tell by the picture he's embarrassed. Alicia pl... / Continue →