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March 25, 2012 - March 31, 2012 Archives

  • As posted by the film's official Facebook, here's the logo for Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, Man of Steel. Basically, it's the Superman symbol, but filtered through Snyder's default "edginess" filter that lowers the brightness, drops the saturation, and arbitrarily adds textur... / Continue →
  • So accurate, you'll swear Christopher Nolan quit being a commercially and critically-successful blockbuster director to instead play with the old Lego bin he found in his parents' garage.... / Continue →
  • March 30, 2012
    Inb4 don't mind me, just dropping some tweets off at the bird-bath or whatever. Because this is the world we live in (I want out, STAT), Shitter will print four rolls of TP with the Twitter feed of your choice for $35. That's close to $9 a roll. You could almost wipe with do... / Continue →
  • March 30, 2012
    This is a video of a blind man going for a spin in Google's self-driving car. Why does it have a steering wheel and rear-view mirror if it drives itself? No clue, I feel like you should have haggled with the car salesman a little more. Dammit, I don't WANT pedals and I'm not... / Continue →
  • March 30, 2012
    Inb4 big deal, I built a quadcorder. Peter Jensen went and built himself a functional Star Trek tricorder because he could. And if you could, why wouldn't you? I know, I'm being pretty deep for a guy curled up on the bathroom floor. Haha -- a pube! The Tricorder Mark 1 is,... / Continue →
  • March 30, 2012
    This is a video of a guy who got arrested for public intoxication in Canada (they do that there?) and belts out the entirety of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in the back of the cop car on the way to the drunk tank. I was impressed. Of course I was also impressed the toaster did... / Continue →
  • March 30, 2012
    So I drank over 10,000 drinks last night to celebrate 10,000 articles and I'm gonna be honest with you: I don't feel so hot. Case in point: this Cthulhu ballgown/dress/apron/pinafore thingy. "You said Cthulhu." I say a lot of things I don't mean. This is a pinafore, which I... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2012
    Wind Maps is a website that allows you to see the current (or past) wind patterns in the U.S. This picture doesn't really do it justice because on the website all those little lines are moving in spirals and being all trippy. It's something you could definitely get high and w... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2012
    This is a prototype Shuan of the Dead Winchester bar LEGO set created by LEGOmaniacs Pixel Fox and Yatkuu. The set is currently on the LEGO CUUSOO website where you can pledge your support for the concept, and LEGO will consider manufacturing the design if over 10,000 people d... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2012
    This is a giant cyclops eye made in the back of a lady's hair. It's awesome and makes me wish I had hair so I could do things like this. "Maybe it's a wig." It makes me wish I had wigs so I could do things like this. "You can buy wigs." It made me wish I had money so I cou... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2012
    RETROACTIVE WARNING: Scary wasp picture above. This is a new species of giant wasp discovered in Indonesia, effectively canceling my plans to ever visit the country. It grows over 2.5" long and has jaws longer than its legs. That...ain't right. Same goes for longer-than-leg... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2012
    You're going to have to excuse me if nothing makes sense for the rest of the day because I just chugged a bottle of champagne in celebration and now things are getting...spinny. I just tried going to the bathroom and wound up tearing a towel bar off the wall. It's gonna be a ... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2012
    TEN. F***ING. THOUSAND. My 10,000th Geekologie article -- I never though the day would come, and yet, here we are. Can you believe it? Of course you can't, you tell me I'm a different writer every month. And you're wrong. From August 7th, 2007 I've written my fingers to th... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2012
    Seen here depressing the hell out of me, Chunky takes a ride on the world's first stair elevator designed for overweight dogs. Wait -- CHUNKY? That's like a self fulfilling prophecy! *makes note to name son Richen Handsome McTakecareofdadwhenhe'sold* Although it is still ... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    This is a video of a guy destroying a broken plasma screen by attaching a microwave transformer to the thing to overpower it. Did I mention brobro also provides some colorful commentary? Because he does that too. It takes a little while to get going though, so skip to around... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    This the the DoubleTap .45-caliber pistol from Heizer Defense. It measures 5.5" long, 3.9" tall, and only weights 12-ounces. That's less than a postage stamp! "That is NOT less than postage stamp." No? How about one of those giant checks they give you if you win the lotter... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    This is a custom Darth Vader chestplate/lightsaber themed wedding band from the same guy who made this Indiana Jones engagement ring. Because what better way to celebrate your marriage than a ring symbolizing a deadbeat dad and his weapon? "I can't think of one." Ha -- you'r... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    Seen here preparing to leap on top of a building, Boston Dynamics' latest robotic killer, the Sand Flea (the evolutionary decedent of their Precision Urban Hopper), looks to gain entrance to a building from above. Note to self: keep a fire going in the fireplace at all times. ... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    Damn bro those eyes are WONKY. You lookin' for treats in Alderaan places! This is Musha the pug Boston Terrier. Musha just had surgery and is wearing a dog cone fashioned into a Death Star to make her feel powerful during recovery. There is NO WAY her brain can put together... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    Seen here ready to shake hands in the biblical sense, a Japanese robot designed to reproduce human-like handshakes prepares itself for a fistful of dong at a recent trade show. Oh man, I'd hate to the guy behind the curtain pretending to have the robot hand! This comes by way... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    Inb4 how do they work? These are magnetic disk mounts that allow you to stick CD's/DVD's/video games to any magnetic surface. Of course, with a little ingenuity you could probably slap a bit of sticky tape on the back and stick them to ANY surface. Then maybe your roommate w... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    This is a mounted zombie head hunting trophy from artist Andrew Martin of Monster Caesar Studios. As you can see, it's pretty life-like. Or, should I say, undead-like. "You shouldn't say anything." I...should probably just stop talking. The trophy is available for $400 and... / Continue →
  • Joel Kinnaman's excitement over having a translucent visor has us today staring squarely into RoboCop's newly-visible eyes, but let's not forget that there's another Paul Verhoeven sci-fi-satire remake on the way and much nearer to theaters. Underworld director Len Wiseman has ... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2012
    This is a skull carved from some older-than-dinosaurs computer manuals pressed together with a vice by Maskull Lasserre. That's right -- his name is Maskull and he carved a skull. What are the odds? "So high it's ridiculous." So NOT worse than winning the lottery? Hit the j... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2012
    This is a fridge magnet that you press to automatically order your favorite pizza combo from Red Tomato Pizza in Dubai. Don't live in Dubai? Then you're stuck ordering online or calling LIKE SOME F***ING CAVEMAN HOBO. The device works via Bluetooth and is synced to your smar... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2012
    This is Horror Vacui, a series of photographs by Federico Chiesa depicting horror movie creepers (plus Darth Vader) in their old age. They...look a lot less terrifying. Except the twins from The Shining -- they're even worse. Man, remember the first time you saw that movie a... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2012
    This is a small series (five pieces) of Star Wars art by British designer Sam Hallows all drawn with a single continuous line. They are most impressive. Unless we find out later that they were traced using photos, then we'll all feel betrayed and throw sticks at him until one... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2012
    This is a bunch of shaved-hair art by Florida barber/artiste Radames Perez. As you can see, he knows his way around with a pair of clippers. Me? I can't even find my way around with Google Maps. That said, I've always wanted something cool shaved into my head. "Sooooooo...... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2012
    This is a wardrobe pushed up against a wall with a hole cut in the back that leads to a secret Narnia themed playroom. It's similar to this one we featured before, but this one has a Narnia mural painted on the wall. Oh, and it's about the size of my apartment. No lie, one t... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2012
    This is a TRON inspired baby stroller created by new dad Bhautik Joshi that's decked out with electroluminescent (EL) wire to glow at night. I like how Bhautik had the decency to take before and after pictures from an identical angle so you can really appreciate the transforma... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2012
    Inb4 dude definitely shaves his nips. This is a picture of some guy with a torn skin 'The Thing' tattoo. I can't believe anybody actually likes The Thing enough to get this done, but it IS the same person that got a 'Baby Doll' heart tat in prison, so I probably shouldn't be ... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2012
    This is a mesmerizing video of an arm attached to two record players drawing. What's it drawing? 'DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE' over and over. Just kidding, it looks like a worm-hole or something. And speaking of worm holes: one time I got a worm to eat a piece of string and then wh... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2012
    This is an informational graphic from Intel showing some of the things that happen in a single minute of internet time. I was honestly surprised that some figures were as low as they were. Only 20 identities stolen? Those aren't the Nigerian scammers I know! Not included on... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2012
    This is a time-lapse of the world's ocean currents from June 2005 to December 2007. It's pretty trippy. Like watching your own face melt off in the mirror of a Cracker Barrel bathroom because you were tired of fighting that one piece of ham that was trying to sneak off your p... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2012
    Those aren't f***ing tacos -- that's a clown nose, dummy! Allegedly (and I stress allegedly HARD and in a real husky voice that makes you weak in the knees and pee a little), a startup in San Francisco wants to sell Mexican food and make deliveries with the use of an autonomou... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2012
    This is a Millennium Falcon chocolate made by Brazilian chocolatier André Murrai. I assume it was made from the mold of a toy, but who knows, maybe it was carved out of a giant Hershey Kiss the way the Egyptian pyramids were carved out of sand dunes. "Who told you that?" I'm... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2012
    This is a Bioshock fan-film called New Year's End. I watched it. Of course, I'd view anything Bioshock related which may explain how I wound up watching 40-minutes of a man-on-man porno after my roommate wrote 'BIOSHORK' real big on the DVD. Preceding the events of BioShock ... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2012
    This is a $70-million diamond ring from jeweler Shawish Geneva that's been cut from a single 150-carat diamond. That...is a lot of carats. You could definitely feed a shit-ton of bunnies with that many carats. Then they'd get fat and happy and breed like crazy and you'll be ... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2012
    In cripplingly depressing news, GameStop has announced they'll stop accepting Nintendo Gamecube related trade-ins April 2nd. "They still were?" Ha, it's news to me too. No word if Genesis games are still a go. So yeah, if you have any Gamecube game you want to get rid of, n... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2012
    This is Tallgrass Brewing Company's 8-Bit Pale Ale. What's it have to do with video games besides the name and can design? ZERO. How many am I going to drink? Millions. Just like those classic video games we all grew up with, 8-Bit Pale Ale is spectacularly simple at first... / Continue →