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September 30, 2012 - October 6, 2012 Archives

  • October 5, 2012
    Sweet tan, bro. This is HotTug, a hot tub/tugboat hybrid with a wood-burning heater to keep the water warm and a little motor to zoom you around the lake or canal while you're getting crunk on champagne. It costs ~$20,000, but they sell cheaper models if you don't want the he... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2012
    This is a video of Super Skyrim Bros, a mod created by Skyrim Nexus member clintmich. It's Mario themed. For those of you who don't know who Mario is, he's the guy that checks ID's on weekends at my local bar. No? Not that Mario? I'm so confused. When installed, the mod pl... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2012
    These are some moon shaped ice cream cakes designed for Häagen-Dazs by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien. Nice try guys, but we all know the moon is made of cream cheese. "You mean green cheese?" Don't be ridiculous. The white moon consists of a pistachio biscuit base, layers ... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2012
    This is a $50 Mario inspired Racanooki hoodie (inspired from the Tanooki suit in Super Mario 3) available from 80's Tees. The tail wags up and down if you pull the drawstrings in and out real fast. It's perfect for...actually I don't know who it's perfect for. Furries? Peop... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2012
    This is a video of Barbican's Rain Room. It's a room full of simulated rain that you can walk through and not get wet. Sorcery? Sadly, no. It uses 3-D cameras to track your movement and open a small pocket of dryness around you as you walk through it. Of course, it would b... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2012
    This is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) made entirely out of LEGO pieces by Youtuber nico71240. Granted I have no clue what a continuously variable transmission is because I'm a stupid idiot, but I can tell it's impressive to build one out of LEGO. This CVT enabl... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2012
    French beekeepers in the town Ribeauville noticed their bees started producing blue, green and red honey this summer and they couldn't figure out why. Turns out it was bee-cause the lil stingers were eating the waste from an M&M factory. Hell, I'd eat the waste from an M&M fa... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2012
    This is a $10,000 collaboration vapor pipe from glassblowers Adam Whobrey and ELBO. It looks like one of the Explorer SUV's from Jurassic Park. Smoke doesn't actually pass through the entire thing though, all the pipe parts are hidden in the bottom. Think of them as the engi... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2012
    This is a series of House of Throne houses themed Converse All Stars hi-tops for sale from Etsy Seller Tannim. Tannim doesn't actually paint them or stitch them though, Converse does it all. Tannim just DESIGNED them using Converse's design your own shoe program or whatever. ... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2012
    This is a (presumably old) video of an awesome car chase in some country where the steering wheels are on the right. It looks like it's straight out of an action movie though because at one point the police start shooting at the perp with a tear gas gun/shotgun/bazooka before ... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2012
    In other depressing news, this is a vest that inflates to give you a simulated hug whenever you get a 'like' on Facebook. It was designed by Melissa Chow at MIT's Media Lab and would suck to use as a life-vest when I'm drowning because all my friends are @$$holes and never lik... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2012
    Soineya is a just-opened Japanese cafe where customers pay to cuddle with pretty ladies. I'm really trying to not get depressed about it. The cafe calls itself a "co-sleeping specialty shop", officially pushing me past the point of no return with the whole depression thing. ... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2012
    This is Terry the sheep. Terry was born with his head on upside down. Obviously, he's the black sheep of his flock. I'm not sure if the elves working in God's workshop were drinking on the job that day or what, but that is NOT how you assemble a sheep. If Santa brought that... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2012
    In 'Just bite me now' news, scientists are hard at work developing new ultra-powerful painkillers from a peptide found in black mamba venom. And I, for one, plan on testing these new drugs and zoning out to Home Shopping Network for six hours straight. "The TV isn't even on."... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2012
    Because it didn't have any candy, this is a video of an old man stealing an iPhone from a baby in a clothing store. Where the hell the kid's mom went is beyond me, but maybe this was all part of the world's shittiest sting operation. That's a 20-month-old baby in the carriage... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2012
    This is a $60 Optimus Prime hoodie from 80's Tees. It makes you look like the leader of the Autobots. Nobody is going to CONFUSE you for the leader of the Autobots, it just makes you look like him. The same way stapling fake pancakes and sausage links to your head would make... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2012
    This is a massive domino maze depicting the fall of the dinosaurs as told by domino-lover Flippycat (of Starry Night, Nintendo, laser and wall-themed domino maze fame). It took almost 39 hours of setup over two weeks to complete the scenes and less than a minute and a half to ... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2012
    This is a short video of a magic knife slicing a water droplet in half. Except it's not really magic, because scientists had to go and ruin all the fun for us. You could have lied to us, you know. The government does it all the f***ing time. The core of the blade is two 0.0... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2012
    This is Link's Hylian shield made by Flickr user Bolt of Blue entirely out of LEGO pieces. You and I -- you and I could never do that. "I could." No, you couldn't. And even if you had the skills and were actually working on building one I would sneak in during the middle of... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2012
    This is a pair of GPS enabled shoes that light the way to your predetermined destination. The toe of the left shoe lights up which direction you need to head in, and the right toe what percentage of your journey is left. They were created by Dominic Wilcox, who calls them No ... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2012
    This is a video from Switzerland of a group of three quadrocopters that work together to throw and catch a ball in an elastic net dangling between them. Why do we need that? We don't. AT ALL. If robots start playing all the throw and catch, what are our children going to do... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2012
    This is a pepper grinder somebody filled with smashed up Cool Ranch Doritos so they can sprinkle those tasty little flavor specks on everything they eat. It's a smart idea. Same goes for filling one with Hot-N-Spicy Tabasco Cheez-It's. No word if it'll also work on peanut bu... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2012
    In 'Holy shit clone it now' news, a new dwarf species of heterodontosaur has been discovered that would look great on a leash pooping in my least favorite neighbor's yard. "Hey -- you gonna pick that up?!" Nope, but I will come back and ride a t-rex through your house. I kno... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2012
    This is a video of the Battle of Hoth recreated in Minecraft with the original audio from The Empire Strikes Back. Whoever made it did a good job. Me? I got a "should have been fired years ago" on my most recent peer evaluation here at work. I don't know who wrote it but *s... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2012
    Wynkoop Brewing Company of Dever, Colorado, created the concept of Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout (rocky mountain oyster is slang for bull balls BTW) as an April Fool's Joke earlier this year, and now it's becoming a real product thanks to a bunch of f***ing weirdos that actually ... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2012
    To promote today's release of Resident Evil 6, Capcom recently opened the Wesker & Son human butchery in East London. SPOILER: Not real human meat. Probably should have read a little closer before sending this to all my cannibal friends. MY BAD, GUYS. I'll save my fingernai... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2012
    This is an informational graphic depicting the fifteen most coffee drinking occupations. Did yours make the list? Mine didn't. "Writer/editor is number four, dummy." Oh I'm sorry, I was looking for HERO. I have no clue if this is even accurate though because there are zero... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2012
    This is a video of The Slow Mo Guys (who are presumably learning disabled) exploding a Molotov cocktail against the brick wall of a house owned by one of their grandparents. And to any of you grandparents reading out there: there is a such thing as believing in your grandchild... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2012
    This is 19-year old Anastasiya Shpagina. Anastasiya is a Ukrainian girl who allegedly spends hours a day making herself up to look like a real-life anime character because...actually I don't know why. If I knew why then maybe we would reverse the psychosis and make her normal... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2012
    This is the periodic table of Minecraft made by DeviantARTist egeres. Is it accurate? No clue, I don't play too many sandbox games because the last one I played was "hunt for buried treasure" at daycare and I dug up a sand-coated cat turd. I know I've talked about it before,... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2012
    This is a Dexter themed glass shard and blood red velvet cupcake made by New York City's Magnolia Bakery for a seventh season premiere event for the show. The glass is actually candy glass and the blood is just pig's blood. Oooooor simple syrup that's been dyed red. You know... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2012
    This is a human-like Yoda head sculpture lovingly crafted from my nightmares by artist Andrea Eusebi. Damn, Yoda looked so loveable in the movies when he was green -- with a human complexion he just looks...like a grandpa with bad ears. If Michael Phelps were 900 years old th... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2012
    Because who wouldn't want to look like this crazy couple (I don't even think the girl has a phone and brobro looks like he's in the middle of calling an ambulance for the dead squirrel he can't stop staring at), Hi-Fun is going to start selling these Hi-Call $65 Bluetooth enabl... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2012
    This is a small series of digital paintings by artist Justin Turrentine called 'Happy Endings for Disney Villains'. It features (you'll never guess!) illustrations of Disney villains if they'd come out on top and not had their plans foiled by much younger, more attractive prin... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2012
    In stupid idiot news, the Nickelodeon reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has decided to replace the turtles' traditional "cowabunga" with the much dumber "booyakasha". Dammit, I told myself I wasn't going to drink today either. Now look at me! "Tongue kissing a bottle of... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2012
    This is Brewer Ledge Inc's Treadwall. It's a vertical treadmill for rock-climbing. You can adjust the speed, as well as the angle of the wall from +5 to -20 degrees so you can even climb hanging upside down. I really hope my gym gets one, but mostly just to sneak in at night... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2012
    This is a picture of a lady that has a Photoshop toolbar tattooed on her arm. On top of some flowers. In black and gray with just a hint of blue (I'm stretching this out). She looks like a girl I used to know. OMG -- Sarah is that you?! "She can't hear you, GW." SARAAAAAAH... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2012
    This is a poster of famous robots created by artist Daniel Nyari (links to his website which links to his Society 6 shop in case you want to buy a print). He didn't create the robots, just the poster. God created the robots. No, no he didn't. Humans created the robots, and ... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2012
    These are Chalkboard Nails' custom Eye of Sauron themed fingernails. Not gonna lie, whoever's fingers those are should really consider being a hand model. IMMACULATE. Mine look like I'm a coal miner that teaches woodshop on the weekends. I'm joking, they're perfect and my n... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2012
    This is a shot of Carrie Fisher's coke nail making an appearance in Return of the Jedi. It's for snorting coke when you don't have time to sit down and rake out lines. You know, for the more active coke-blower. 'We did cocaine on the set of Empire, in the ice planet [the sec... / Continue →
  • October 1, 2012
    This is a picture of gun-lover Andrew Tuohy firing a .45 Kimber 1911 underwater in his pool. Presumably during adult swim. Want to see VIDEO of Andrew firing a .40 Glock 22 underwater? Hit the jump to watch. Andrew said the shock from the gun firing was like getting kicked ... / Continue →