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May 20, 2012 - May 26, 2012 Archives

  • May 25, 2012
    This is a gallery of cosplayers Spicy-Seasoning (OMG -- I love red pepper flakes!) and RikkuGrape (I love Final Fantasy AND grape soda!) cosplaying as Princess Midna and Princess Zelda from Twilight Princess. In case you can't tell because you're wearing dual eyepatches, they ... / Continue →
  • May 25, 2012
    CLEAR is a clear paint from IdeaPaint that transforms any surface into a dry erase board. It even works on people! Kidding, I probably shouldn't be saying that. Enough paint to cover 50-square feet will set you back $225, which seems a little steep by Home Depot standards un... / Continue →
  • May 25, 2012
    Girl: OH -- I didn't see you there! This is my surprised yet smexy look. Guy: ...Did I remember to scrub between my buttcheeks for dingleberries? This is the Censorship Towel from Carmichael Collective (consider it my Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Towel Day post). It make... / Continue →
  • May 25, 2012
    I see your bra! This is a video of 80-year old Laverne (my God what a sexy name) freaking the f*** out before a tandem skydiving jump and accidentally slipping out of her harness. Thankfully, her partner was a TOTAL PRO and managed to hold on and get her to the ground in one,... / Continue →
  • May 25, 2012
    Note: I feel like I'm near death today guys (just in time for a holiday weekend!), so bear with me. At one point this morning I even saw the light at the end of the tunnel. It...looked like flames. This is a series of sketches from Italian artist Denis Medri of Batman charac... / Continue →
  • May 25, 2012
    In today's feel good story, doctors in Italy successfully implanted this lil titanium pump into the chest of a 16-month old boy to act as his heart until a donor heart was found. Just don't go thinking about how you find another 16-month old heart for transplant, because I jus... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2012
    This is a $70 Dr. Who TARDIS themed bath robe that's shipping in July. Can't wait that long? Make one yourself. Too expensive? Make one yourself. Want a sandwich? Make me one too (and cut the crust off). Want to get into some freaky-deaky role playing with your lover? ... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2012
    This is a 28-pound sandwich with 35 different styles of meat created by British chef Tristan Welch to celebrate Man v. Food show debuting on the Food Network UK. Hold onto your arteries, here comes the breakdown: 120g Ndjua 260g roast beef 120g boiled ham 160... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2012
    Four year-old Anthony Smith suffers from hearing loss and has to wear a blue hearing aid (Blue?! MAKE IT FLESH TONE). The only problem is he doesn't like wearing his hearing aid because none of the superheroes in comics do. Enter Anthony's concerned mother, stage left. No --... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2012
    Always wanted to look like a dildo from the future? Well you're in luck thanks to this soon-to-be-released $70 R2-D2 "full-face" hoodie from wholesaler Mad Engine (and sold at a retailer near you). Not the droid you're looking for? SHOOT ME IN THE FACE DO IT NOW DON'T BE A S... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2012
    This is a levitating bed built by Redditor mememetatata using plywood and hockey puck sized rare earth magnets. It can levitate a person up to 250 pounds (so probably no hover-boning) and looks really comfortable. I'm kidding -- two inches of foam on a wood base? Knock knock... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2012
    This is Thor, a 16-year old single malt scotch whiskey from distillery Highland Park (best known for getting me really drunk that one time). It costs $245 and has nothing to do with The Avengers. Fun fact: Did you know the origin of 'Thursday' comes from the Old English 'Þūnr... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2012
    So apparently Rolls Royce puts fiber optic lights in the roofs of its cars to look like lil stars because God forbid you put glass there so you can see the real ones. Impressive, Rolls Royce. Kidding -- I'm pretty sure the limo I took to prom a decade ago had this. Creating ... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2012
    New York City butcher shop Japan Premium Beef recently had these meat balloons (created by design firm ODL) on display in their front window to...actually I don't know why. To make customers think you're a novelty balloon store? They don't look very appetizing, I can tell you... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2012
    This is a gallery of Potato Daddy, a Big Daddy version of Mr. Potato Head created by Flickr user Ginger Troll (the worst kind of troll). Personally, I would have called him Spud Daddy, but that's just me and I spend hours thinking about stuff like this. A brief biography of t... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2012
    Stuntman (or possibly just tired-of-living man) Gary Connery became the first person to purposefully jump out of a helicopter at 2,400-feet with no parachute and survive. Gary dove with a modified wingsuit and crash-landing into a giant pile of boxes, which, as far as I'm conc... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2012
    In hipster-heartbreaking news, some doctors are now claiming that ultra-tight "skinny" jeans are causing leg-related health problems, and at least one really fantastic looking bulge in the front of a blogger's pants. ABC recently interviewed Dr. Karen Boyle from Greater Balt... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2012
    Because squeeze bottles don't exist, PhD student Dave Smith invented a sprayable coating that can used to line ketchup bottles so they pour quicker and with zero clogging. Did you hear that, cheeseburger? I WILL DROWN YOU IN CONDIMENTS. No word how many types of cancer the s... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2012
    Seen here clearly not appreciating the sanctity of the piece, two Bethesda employees gab over herbal tea in front of a life-size reproduction of Alduin's Wall from Skyrim. My mancave: its walls have never felt so barren. Kidding, I live in an apartment the size of a shoebox, ... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2012
    The MaKey MaKey (rhymes with nakey nakey, eggs and bakey) is a little circuit board that can turn ANYTHING into a computer keyboard/controller by attaching alligator clips to the object. Hold on, let me copy/paste something that can explain it better than I can. Well, not BET... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2012
    This is a 3:21 video of a Slinky on a treadmill set to epic battle music that sounds straight out of Braveheart or 300. Fun fact: I haven't seen either one of those. "You're such a loser." No, I am A CHILD and those are both rated R. I thought this video was a great metapho... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2012
    This is a brutally crappy quality video of a robot at ETH Zurich that's been taught how to make it's own tools by building layers of hot glue. In the video it makes a little cup to transfer water from one cat food bowl to another, and only took 55-minutes! Your cat would be l... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2012
    This is series of Nintendo game levels as LEGO sets rendered by zombieattack (RUUUUUN!) and put up on the LEGO CUUSO website for voting. Admittedly, I do like the idea. There are Donkey Kong and Duck Hunt sets after the jump, but a Zelda one was surprisingly lacking. Come on... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2012
    This is a short and relatively clever video of Super Street Fighter II being played where one character has a Portal gun. Is that an unfair advantage? Yes. Would most players just use the gun to look up Chun Li's skirt? Yes. This reminds me -- I went to an all-you-can-eat ... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2012
    This is a series of nine Avengers character themed cocktails from The More I Arty. They don't really sound like the best tasting recipes, but you throw a little umbrella in the glass and I'll drink just about anything. Add a little pirate cutlass with some fruit skewered on i... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2012
    Seen here loving the hell out of his new home in space, the ashes of Star Trek's iconic engineer Scotty (James Doohan) were launched into space this morning aboard the SpaceX Dragon -- the first private company spaceship scheduled to dock with the Space Station and launched usi... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2012
    I'm flying, Jack! This is a video demo of Leap, a $70 gesture control computer peripheral coming out next year and tracks motion within a 4-foot cube with accuracy down to 1/100th of a millimeter. That...is pretty accurate. If I were that accurate at catching mini-marshmallo... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2012
    This is an art exhibit (appropriately titled 'Nutcrackers') by Jennifer Rubell featuring 18 life-sized female mannequins modded to crack nuts between their thighs and a one-ton vat of pecans. It's supposed to carry a message. "Like a carrier pigeon?" EXACTLY like a carrier p... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2012
    This is a picture of a guy who got a gunshot wound/hole in the back of the head tattoo. Why? No clue, probably because he hates his family. Or -- OR -- maybe because he is *drum roll* THE ULTIMATE BADASS. "You don't actually believe that." Not one bit, no. Also, I couldn'... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2012
    To prove he's not just a one trick pony Nord, here's a video of slingshot aficionado Joerg Sprave with his homemade portable-drill powered steak knife chainsaw. It's not really a chainsaw though -- it's belt driven. Me? I'm chauffeur driven. "The bus doesn't count." Haha, ... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2012
    Seen here doing it wrong, a woman demonstrates the hose-free vacuum attachment she invented (IN HER MIND) while somebody films her for an entire minute without saying anything or feeling bad. "She's probably never even heard of Youtube," they justified to themselves while uplo... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2012
    Because meteorite jewelry is like, so steamy hot (think ice cubes on your nips after a scalding shower) right now, here's a $4,200 gold and meteorite ring featuring all the planets of the solar system represented in different precious stones. And speaking of precious stones --... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2012
    YOU HEARD ME: the tippy-top. This is a video of a couple Russian kids climbing to the top of some tall-as-hell bridge in the vodka capital of the world. I'm pretty sure they have parachutes (or at least backpacks) though, so they're not as crazy as they COULD be. There a lot... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2012
    This is a giant chart depicting sixteen different types of geeks. Are they accurate? Not a single f***ing one. I'm not even sure why I posted them except 1. to make sure I have a reason to hate myself later so 2. I have an excuse to go out drinking tonight. What can I say, ... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2012
    Is that...a tail? I guess it's armor in the sense that, yes, there's a layer of something between you and the outside world, it just so happens that layer smells and tastes delicious to any m eat-eating animal. So basically it's bait armor -- half protection, half attraction.... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2012
    DC Comics announced during a panel discussion at this weekend's Kapow Comic Convention in London that an established character will openly embrace their gaiety and become "one of our most prominent gay characters." Now I haven't been keeping tabs on how many gay characters the... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2012
    This is a series of British birds built with LEGO blocks by DeTomaso Pantera (sweet name!). The sets are up on LEGO CUUSOO for voting, so (you know the drill) if they get over 10,000 votes LEGO will consider actually manufacturing the sets. Admittedly, they're all really good... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2012
    R2-D2: he wants to die so hard right now. Well folks, it's that time of the year again: the 2012 Star Wars Weekends dance-off routines debuted Friday at the Disney parks, and let me tell you: plenty of sadness/rage to be had. A brief rundown of what to expect from the videos ... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2012
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you wanna make it your new Facebook cover photo or whatever. You people are weird! This is a shot of Pixar characters moonlighting as The Avengers as imagined by artist J. M. Walter. I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for Sulley from M... / Continue →