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September 9, 2012 - September 15, 2012 Archives

  • September 15, 2012
    This is one of Bill Nye's highschool yearbook photos (Bill Nye the Science Adolescent). I'm not sure what year it was, but he was already wearing bow ties. Good lord, I didn't even learn how to tie my own shoes until college. Thanks to Karsten, who can't even imagine how man... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2012
    Because what better way to brag to aliens that we know numbers, a group of pilots skytyped (the numbers were created with puffs of smoke and not written with loopty loops) pi to 1,000 digits above San Francisco earlier this week. Above LA? Pure smog. Some days you can't even... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2012
    This is a giant scrap metal lamp made to look like an angler fish by artist and Etsy seller Justin LaDoux. He's selling it for $8,000. For reference, I paid $6 for my last lamp from the thrift store and supplied my own lampshade. It's a popcorn bucket. When the bulb gets ho... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2012
    This is a video of two spazzes (plus a couple randoms who wander in) dancing their drug-loving asses off at some outdoor festival, all set to a remix of the Game of Thrones theme. No clue what they were dancing to originally, but my guess is there weren't any bands playing at ... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2012
    This is the $3,500 Door-in-Door refrigerator from LG. It has a door inside the door for making Xzibit jokes and storing all your go-to snacks like chocolate milk and pudding packs. Is it a fairly useless gimmick? Absolutely. Does that make me want it any less? Not one bit.... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2012
    This is a recycled cardboard bicycle built by Izhar Gafni. It can allegedly support a rider up to 300-lbs (although their ass will engulf the seat) and is unaffected by water or humidity because it's been coated with anti-water and humidity stuff. I'm scientific! In an articl... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2012
    Now you can get any actor's degree of separation from Kevin Bacon by going to Groogle (not changing it) and typing 'bacon number XXX' (where XXX is replaced with the name of another actor!). I chose Val Kilmer because I just watched Tombstone and I wish I had a friend like Doc... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2012
    This is Pianocade, a chiptunes-style synthesizer and MIDI controller designed to create music with oldschool arcade game sounds. Cool, but is it cooler than THIS? *making fart sounds with armpit* "You worry me, GW." Imagine how I feel! The Pianocade is a synthesizer design... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2012
    This is Puppytext, a website and iPhone app that let you type with pictures of puppies that have been posed to form letters. Not gonna lie, I was really hoping the apostrophe and dot in the exclamation point were gonna be turds. Speaking of-- "Just stop there." I'm just gonn... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2012
    The Prince Charles cinema in London has recently started employing "ninjas" in black bodysuits to confront people using their cell phones or participating in other jerky behavior during a movie and pissing me off. Normally I just slap them in the back of the head and tell them... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2012
    This is the security camera footage from an Apple store in Temecula, California where last week a group of dumbasses drove their BMW SUV through the window and security gate and stole a bunch of iPads and computers. Unfortunately for the idiots involved, their license plate go... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2012
    Note: Seriously, just watch it. Sound effects are fake though. Listen: I know I posted a Curiosity landing video earlier, but that thing looked like watching TV through a slow-moving ceiling fan compared to this one. THIS is a proper 30fps high definition version lovingly cr... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2012
    Youtuber bacon moose got a ticket in a town "where the cops (and absurd redlight cameras) are pretty much a money trap and that's it." So what did he do? He decided to pay the ticket in "an appropriate manner". Debit card? Oh no -- ol' bacon moose folded $137 in singles int... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2012
    This is the 40,000 piece, room-sized K'Nex marble maze 'Clockwork' built by Youtube user austron. God, I wish I had a room to dedicate to K'nex builds. I live in a studio. Do you know what that means? It means I'm in the same room as my roommate when he changes. I could dr... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2012
    Because what good is a motorcycle that can't go sideways, this is an omnidirectional bike being built by students at San Jose State University. How industrious! When I was in college I didn't build anything but a tolerance to drugs and alcohol and a healthy disdain for the sy... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2012
    This is an anatomical cut-away of a Barbie doll by toy anatomist and artist Jason Freeny. Is it just me or can you not stop staring at her boobie? It looks like a honeycomb with a cherry on top. That's weird. Also weird? My roommate. He insisted on sleeping in my bed last... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2012
    In lieu of yesterday's new iPhone specs, here's some just-announced info on Nintendo's new console to help legitimize Geekologie as a tech blog. I'm doing a terrible job, I know. The new Wii-U console will drop November 18th (Nov 30th in Europe, Dec 8th in Japan) and come in ... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2012
    According to security software giant McAfee, Emma Watson is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online, with a one-in-eight chance of landing on a malware site while looking for pictures of her face Photoshopped on some other chick's naked body. My God we need to get yo... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2012
    Because why shouldn't you take your strip show on the road, this is Platinum Stages' Hitch Pole. It's a stripper pole that mounts to a truck tow so you can gyrate and booty pop your ass off while in traffic (although apparently not recommended). It costs $550 but sadly doesn'... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2012
    "Now try to look as goofy as possible." This is a Mega Man (Rockman in Japan) hoodie collaboration between Punk Drunkers and Capcom. When you roll the left sleeve out over your hand, HIYO, it looks like Megaman's arm cannon. Unfortunately, the thing costs $190, which, I dunn... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2012
    This is a big dude bodypainted to look like Venom by artist Georgette of Devious Body Art in West Palm Beach, Florida. As you can see, that is NOT the face you want anywhere near your privates. Well, not unless you're used to catching alligators with your dingaling anyways. ... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2012
    Seen here with a bull nose piercing (or possible rogue boogie), a pregnant woman shows off her custom Krang belly painting by her best friend/artist Eli Nickerson. It definitely beats the hell out of all the hearts, 'It's a boy/girl', and baby name belly paintings I see scroll... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2012
    This is an audio recording of J.R.R. Tolkien reciting his poem Namárië in the Elvish language he created. I dunno, I thought he kind of sounds like a leprechaun. Which, for the record, do exist, but don't hide pots of gold. They do steal children in the middle of the night th... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2012
    These are the berries of Pollia condensata. Scientists have just named them the world's shiniest natural object after tests revealed they reflect nearly 30% of light. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "I bet they pass through undigested like corn?" What? NO. I was gonna... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2012
    This is The Inebriator, a robotic bartender capable of mixing preprogrammed (undoubtedly poisonous) cocktails by dispensing up to five different juices and nine different liquors. Just want a beer? TOO BAD. Want a cherry in your Mai Tai? NOT GONNA HAPPEN. Want to leave with... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2012
    This is a series of memorable scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy imagined in a stained glass style by DeviantARTist breathing2004 (aka Jian Guo). They're all beautifully done, and if I found a magic lamp right now I'd probably use a wish to live inside one of them. The... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2012
    My Galaxies is a website that translates text into images of real galaxies that look like the letters. Fun! Don't like the way it turned out? Just hit the 'Try a new combination of galaxies for the same message' button --- there's more than one 'E' galaxy out there you know!... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2012
    Because everybody deserves to have nightmares, here's a common scorpionfly (thankfully not that common around here -- I hope). It's a fly with a scorpion-looking tail. But -- BUT -- the end of the tail isn't actually a stinger, it's its pecker. Tehehehe! Scientific Name: T... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2012
    This is a Hungry Hungry Hippos game lovingly modified by Flickr user Kodykoala with a Super Mario theme. Kody estimates each Koopa took about 10 hours to customize, and the whole game about 50 hours in total. It will be available for sale at the upcoming El Paso Comic Con thi... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2012
    This is Chinese mechanic Wang Jian's homemade Lamborghini replica. As you can see, the scrap metal body has been pounded out to look like a Lamborghini Reventon. The similarities pretty much end there. Wang Jian, who comes from a rural area of China's eastern Jiangsu provi... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2012
    This is a $90 (?!?!) TARDIS trashcan from ThinkGeek. It has a foot pedal opener along with light and sound effects whenever it's used. Unfortunately, it's so small (what is that -- a six coffee cup capacity?) that unless it really is bigger on the inside it's probably smarter... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2012
    Because it's dangerous to go anywhere on an empty stomach, here's Link's master sword made out of delicious baguette. It was baked by the kid in the picture (spacekat267), who, despite the ear plugs and tattoos, looks suspiciously like he's 13. I look 400, so obviously I'm a ... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2012
    This is a video of an intersection in Germany that allows two pedestrians on opposite sides of the street to play a little game of pong against each other while waiting for the walk light to turn green. The game even has a timer that shows you how long you've got left until it... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2012
    This is a small series of illustrations by artist Brad McGinty depicting the imagined anatomy of various movie creatures. This is obviously some sort of Muppet here, but -- no? Not a muppet? WTF is it then, because it looks cute. I'd sleep with that in my bed. Or stomach. ... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2012
    Seen here stalking its human prey, a member of Boston Dynamics' army of 'Legged Squad Support Systems' (the grandchildren of Big Dog) prepares to move in for the kill. Allegedly the robots were programmed for DARPA to be able to follow someone for the sake of keeping up with t... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2012
    Definitely the droid I was looking for -- get it? Because I like beer so much. Just kidding, I've never had a sip in my life. I'm lying. Or am I? I'm an enigma. An enigma wrapped in a baby blanket surrounded by a cloud of B.O. This is an LSU themed R2-D2 kegerator spotte... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2012
    Note: Worthwhile higher-res shot HERE, but be sure to visit the source for an ultra-ultra high res version. Because I can will things to happen with my mind if I think about them for too long (even accidentally), the Mars rover Curiosity recently took a picture of its privates... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2012
    This is a conceptual $80-billion airport proposed by architectural firm Gensler to be built in the Thames Estuary to help take some of the burden off Heathrow Airport's two runways (that are already operating at over 98% capacity). Why floating? Because there's no more room o... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2012
    So I think lunch is either gonna be tuna salad or a bowl of Raisin Nut Bran. This is a small series of minimalist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle LEGO builds by Geekologie reader (and all around stud) Nick D. Good job, bro. I wish I was creative enough to freeball my own LEGO de... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2012
    Because every post today is going to be related to the one before it (until the next one), here's C-3PO reimagined as some sort of Imperial-stomping badass. It was inked by Dave at Tatouage Monster Ink in Quebec on the leg (arm? peen?) of a dude named Billy. Speaking of, I ha... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2012
    This is a rendering of Wall-E and EVE reimagined as robots you wouldn't want to f*** with by DeviantARTist SgtHK (aka Rafael Benedicto). Wall-E and EVE in their natural forms? I could take them both on wearing nothing but a loincloth and wielding a curtain rod. Wow, referenc... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2012
    Because apparently even robotic rovers need to update their Facebook profile picture from time to time, Curiosity took this picture of its face (actually its mast -- the "eye" is its rock burning laser blaster) and beamed it back to earth. No word if Curiosity plans to start t... / Continue →