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April 22, 2012 - April 28, 2012 Archives

  • Appropriate for the impending release of superhero conglomeration The Avengers, editor sleepyskunk has put together this awesome five-minute montage containing pretty much every superhero movie you can remember--and even some you can't remember until you see Robert Townsend and... / Continue →
  • April 27, 2012
    Remember Pokemon Love Song girl Danica? Well she's back, this time performing a "jazzy/ukulele-ey/Pokémon-ey" cover of the Pokemon theme song. She has a pretty voice. Granted I've never been a judge on a reality singing show, but that's because I have a little something I li... / Continue →
  • April 27, 2012
    This is the 'Sheep Invaders' sweater from French clothing designer Monsieur Lacenaire in the style of Space Invaders. Except they're sheep, not aliens. The sweater costs €279 (~$370) but does NOT include the lumberjack beard or melancholy stare. Of course, if you're the kind... / Continue →
  • April 27, 2012
    This is a penthouse bathroom from a condo in Guadalajara, Mexico that was built over an old 15-story elevator shaft. That...is terrifying. Could you imagine even using that toilet? I'd have to tie a towel around myself and then anchor it to the towel bar. And what happens i... / Continue →
  • April 27, 2012
    Dude, he is CATCHING AIR. This is Roosevelt (named after President Franklin Roosevelt, who became wheelchair-bound after contracting Polio). Roosevelt was born with malformed front legs (picture after the jump -- they kinda look like a t-rex's) but it's all good now because w... / Continue →
  • April 27, 2012
    This is a short video of a guy showing off his homemade Star Trek phaser. No clue how he made it, but it does look pretty good as far as homemade phasers go. Mine? Mine looks like a laser pointer taped to a water gun. *squirting* "Is that...hot sauce?" Did Spock Vulcan ne... / Continue →
  • April 27, 2012
    Why did the chicken cross the road? To visit the Shell station. Which came first: the chicken or the egg? Who cares, I had a cup of coffee and a breakfast bar instead. A hen in Sri Lanka recently gave birth to a live chicken after apparently incubating the egg inside of her... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2012
    Remember that badass Winchester Bar LEGO set fans were trying to make a reality? Well it got the required number of votes to be reviewed by LEGO, but was promptly shot down due to the movie's age-inappropriate subject material. Per the party poopers: LEGO CUUSOO gives the op... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2012
    Because the internet is drier than dry cat food, here's a video of Milo the cat beating the shit out of his automatic cat feeder to get it to drop some extra fish-shaped kibble. Mmmm, the fish shapes are my favorite too. We have two cats, Milo (tabby) and Max (black). They ar... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2012
    This is a giant AT-AT cathouse built for some lucky-ass cat who probably doesn't even do anything but sleep all day. Jesus, why can't that be my life? I'd be great at licking my genitals in front of company AND shitting everywhere but the litterbox. The interior of the cathou... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2012
    This is Pokemon Tretta, a stand-up arcade game that's dropping in Japan this July. It plays similar to the existing video games, but everytime you discover a new Pokemon it spits out a little plastic collector chip with the monster's name and picture on it that can be scanned ... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2012
    This is a video of a whole line of scientists dudes launching 55-gallon metal drums into the sky WITH SCIENCE. Pyro science (my favorite kind). If you mix calcium carbide and water, it produces acetylene. Acetylene is extremely flammable and can launch 55-gallon drums into ... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2012
    This is Kenichi Ito, a man who's spent the last eight and a half years of his life walking around his Tokyo suburb like a monkey. Now I'm no chiropractic psychic, but I do see some serious back pain in Kenichi's future. Why's he do it? Maybe this will shed some depressing l... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2012
    Who eats paper chips?! This is the conceptual Bloom Chip potato chip container. It may look like a regular-ass Pringles can, but when the paper band is removed, oh boy, it BLOOMS into a shape that makes the chips more easily accessible. Granted it would only be practical for... / Continue →
  • April 26, 2012
    Sriracha: it's hot and it makes your mouth feel good. "Better than firecrackers?" WAY better than firecrackers. Plus it goes great on anything, including (and I really hope you try this), a lover's genitals. Anyway, lollipop maker Lollyphile is back with some new flavors in... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2012
    This is a sparkly rubber dildo representing the time vortex with a little Dr. Who TARDIS inside. What on earth (or in outer space) that would do for a woman is beyond me, but I suspect make them feel good and maybe moan a little. Or a lot, I don't know -- I've never handled a... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2012
    Note: Full-size version HERE in case you're dying to know who makes Fruit By The Foot. This is a pictograph depicting which of the ten big parent companies make your favorite tampons/chips/detergent/fruit snacks/dog food/candy/soda. Me? I like Alpo. Some dogs like Purina bu... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2012
    This is 21-going-on-6-year-old Valeria Lukyanova (links to her Ukranian Facebook-y thing with LITERALLY 10,000 more photos of Little Ms. Vain). Valeria always dreamed of being a real life Barbie doll. And now, after numerous surgeries, she's finally realized her dream AND CAN... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2012
    This is a mummy made by artist BenEverywhere from $200 of ground-up McDonald's burgers and some resin to hold it all together. It's supposed to make a statement about how McDonald's food is barely even food anymore and lasts forever because it's so chock-full of additives. Th... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2012
    This is a video of a girl in China talking on her cell phone when she falls through a 20-foot sinkhole. And for once, I don't blame her. While I generally frown on the use of a cellular device while doing anything other than sitting motionless in a locked room, this girl was ... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2012
    Because depressing is the new happy, according to Amazon statistics, eight of the top ten most highlighted book passages come from the Hunger Games series. Granted I didn't bother doing any research to see what overall percentage of Amazon Kindle purchases ARE Hunger Games boo... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2012
    Parenting: you two suck pretty hard at it. Wheelblades are $248 skis for wheelchairs and strollers designed to make them easily pushable in the snow. Why you'd even want to go out in the snow if you were in a wheelchair or stroller is beyond me, but my guess is it wasn't your... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2012
    This is a gameplay teaser trailer for the Spring, 2013 release of Crysis 3. Not gonna like, the graphics look pretty intense. Like, SEIZURE intense. "You gonna play it, GW?" Ha, am I gonna play it. F*** NO -- my piece of shit computer crashed just trying to play the Youtub... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2012
    These are the Brewsees 12'Oz'ers, a $30 pair of aluminum sunglasses with bottle-opening earpieces. Sure they're not the coolest looking sunglasses, but you're not exactly the coolest looking guy either. Besides, they open beer bottles. Me? I can open a beer bottle with anyt... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2012
    Children: they're like miniature people with limited vocabularies that still poop their pants on occasion. And now they have superhero raincoats. Obviously, I'm jealous. And not just because of the whole pant-pooping thing, but come on -- movies are long and popcorn passes r... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2012
    A group of billionaire investors announced today the formation of Planetary Resources, Inc., a company focused on mining precious metals from the asteroids that orbit earth. Me? I just formed Geekologie Writer, Inc., a company focused on swindling investors, then dissolving a... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2012
    This is a completely customizable LEGO marble maze designed by Jason A. that features interchangeable playfields (including a medieval themed one!). It's currently a LEGO CUUSOO project, so if it gets over 10,000 votes LEGO will consider making the set a reality. Honestly, of... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2012
    Mid-upper right: swinging spiked ball of death. Benjamin Steven Rutkowski, 19, and Kai Matthew Christensen, 21, of Utah rigged a little fort alongside a popular hiking trail with medieval booby traps. Why? No clue, but probably to protect the stash of nudie mags they had hid... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2012
    The guy on the far left: he's filming the scantily-clad car models. You know what the problem with Lamborghinis is? Not enough room to haul stuff. Enter the conceptual Lamborghini Urus, a 200-MPH SUV from the Italian manufacturer who's cars used to give me boners in the earl... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2012
    Because what good is living if you can't eat a cheeseburger-crust pizza every once in awhile, Pizza Hut chains in the Middle East are selling both cheeseburger and chicken tender 'Crown Crust' pizzas, presumably because Middle Easterners love the idea of crowns and Pizza Hut is... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2012
    Remember the Mach 20 (~15,000 MPH) unmanned jet the pentagon was testing to carry out its dirty little conspiracies? And remember how it lost communication part way through its flight? Well it turns out that was because its skin tore off and it crashed down into the Pacific b... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2012
    This is Iceberg, an all-white killer whale recently spotted with the rest of his pod off the coast of Russia. How nobody harpooned him to mount and display in their trophy room is beyond me. Jk jk, I cried during Free Willy too. And speaking of freeing willy *going for zipp... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    This is the Festo SmartInversion, a "helium-filled geometric band" that propels itself by constantly flipping inside-out. You'll just have to watch the video of a real-life demonstration to understand. Even Optimus Prime couldn't explain what's going on and he's like the king... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    The world's largest McDonald's restaurant is being for the London Olympics this summer, with a seating capacity of over 1,500. No word if McDonald's thought 'build the largest restaurant' was going to be a medal event this year. With 1,500 seats and spanning about half the le... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    He definitely dances like a white science guy, there's no denying that. This is a video of Bill Nye the Science Guy dancing to a live version of the theme song from his old show in front of the restrooms at some event that was sadly not my birthday. Wow, I forgot there even W... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    This is the Grappa, a dual-purpose shopping bag/emergency helmet that's just as ready to carry groceries as it is to be worn on your head while you run down the street screaming the sky is falling. It was designed with a reinforced bottom for use during natural disasters in ca... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    This is a $12 ThinkGeek coffee mug with a heart on it that turns red when there's hot liquid inside and black when there's not. No word what color it turns if filled with unicorn tears, but my guess is a rainbow. And speaking of unicorn tears... *stirring cat knuckles, drago... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    Not to be outdone by these Marvel themed dinosaur superheroes, here's a small series of dinos dressed as The Avengers by Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Jar Jar Binks designer (GET HIM!) Terryl Whitlatch. I guess he's still trying to make up for that. Unfortunately, there is no... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    These girls: they have no f***ing clue what Power Rangers are. Voltron either. Looking for a new Power Ranger or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mini dress to wear to your next cocktail party? Congratulations, you're probably underage. Underage or -- OR -- a really cool grownup... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    Where you're looking: it's not where the quadrocopter is in the video. This is a video from that fake Ruskie guy of a quadrocopter with an attached machine gun. The video was sponsored by Call of Duty, presumably because the machine gun quadrocopter will be a usable weapon in... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    Hot on the heels of last month's sci-fi movie alphabet, comes this superhero movie alphabet by Stephen Wildish (not Stephen Wildest, who just ate a lit firecracker). You have to guess the name of the superhero movie based on the character depicted. It's really not that hard. ... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2012
    Based on the stains on the floor I'm gonna guess this was a recent install. There's nothing worse than excusing yourself to the bathroom only to come back with the front of your legs sprinkled with urine. Actually, that's not true -- trailing toilet paper out the back of your... / Continue →