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October 21, 2012 - October 27, 2012 Archives

  • October 26, 2012
    This is the giant Gollum statue installed in Wellington Airport in New Zealand by special effects maker Weta Workshop to remind everyone that's where they shoot the Hobbit movies. It's pretty terrifying. Not sure I could comfortably enjoy a Cinnabon with that staring at me. ... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2012
    When it comes to politics, everyone is an expert. And thinking you're an expert is the first sign of being an idiot. But is that gonna stop every Tom, Dick and dipshit on your friends list from taking to their Facebook wall and voicing their opinion? It is not. People LOVE ... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2012
    Blood is cool because it like, helps us live and stuff (I have a medical degree). But when you're dead you don't need it. Same goes for cows, which is why somebody decided to be all WASTE NOT, WANT NOT and started baking bricks out of the stuff. Blood bricks, brobro. They s... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2012
    A two-foot leopard shark fell from the sky onto the 12th hole at the San Juan Hills Golf Club in California, and was promptly put in a bucket of plain water by a bunch of idiots, who then added kitchen salt to make the water more sea-like, until somebody came up with the idea t... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2012
    Because I was just thinking of going back to beat New Vegas again and collecting the rest of the trophies (I game on a PS3, I'm such a noobler!), here's a functional Pip-Boy 3000 replica made by Zim Props. It's not the first Pip-Boy replica we've seen, it's just...I dunno, the... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2012
    This is a series of spinning rings that can be used to replace dice in games that require dice. There are also card ones. And a yes/no one. And a paper/rock/scissors one. The rings are currently a Kickstarter project but have already reached more than double the requested f... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2012
    This is lil Cooper's first Halloween. And he is gonna be trick or treating IN STYLE thanks to his mother Cory modding his push-cart into the time-traveling DeLorean from 'Back to the Future'. I can honestly say I've never been more jealous of a child in my entire life. A bab... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2012
    In news that shouldn't surprise anyone who finds them so irresistible, paleontologists are now claiming that the earliest dinosaurs to develop feathers did so for courtship purposes and not to soar like giant, sexy eagles. *ruffling tail-feathers* CAW, CAW! "They may have in... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    Illustrations by Nate Carroll As any t-rex could tell you, the best triceratops meat is in the neck beneath the frill. And now paleontologists believe they've discovered just how the beasts tore the heads off their prey to get at it. The steps they took (as illustrated above)... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    These are a handful of the winners from Nikon's annual photomicrography (microscope photography) competition. These are some shots of an embryonic black mastiff bat here, but I picked a couple of my other favorites and posted them after the jump. It's worth heading over to th... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    Because trying to imagine things in your mind is hard and nobody reading a book should ever have to go through that, George R.R. Martin and Randomhouse are releasing an official book of maps featuring the lands from the Song of Ice and Fire series appropriately titled 'The Land... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    Seen here looking nothing like the alien spacecraft that comes to beam me up for my annual enema, the UFO spotted by amateur Kentucky astronomer Allen Epling is seen hovering in the sky. I think it might just be a plastic bag. According to CBS affiliate WYMT-TV, Epling, pictu... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    This is a video of magician Rich Ferguson performing the head drop trick for visitors to Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California. I've actually seen this trick performed in person before, and, no lie, I jump-kicked the sorcerer and ran off to gather a group of pitchfork... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    Note: I actually TRIED to find a better picture. Newlyweds Jossie Sockertopp and Sonnie Gustavsson (no clue which is which) became Britain's first couple to get married in a Klingon wedding, tying the knot at a Star Trek convention over the weekend. Here in the states? I don... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    Seen here looking way better than the piece of cardboard I have covering the hole in my window, this is a gallery of video game inspired stained glass pieces from Etsy seller MartianGlassWorks. Except this is actually Iron Man here, who isn't really video game related (same ki... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    Seen here begging for a powerful burning laser to the crotch, DARPA's Pet-Proto (with sweet lighting effects) navigates a hole in the ground filled with rubber lizards. But that's not all it can do -- at the beginning of the video it also tackles a VERY high stair. So if you ... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2012
    Chis Lee is man. Actually, a crazy person. A crazy person with a dream -- to build a full-size Millennium Falcon replica over the next 5-7 years. He intends to build the model complete with correctly scaled interior, then put it on display outside where it should be visible ... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2012
    These are some $63 dragon pajamas. They're pajamas with a dragon hood attached so you and your lover can play Save the Princess in the bedroom. Granted I'm not sure how the hell Save the Princess works when YOU'RE the one dressed as a dragon, but my guess is it involves anoth... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2012
    This is a series of digital paintings by Dutch artist Mads Peitersen imagining our everyday electronics with human-like guts inside. Why? NO CLUE. Maybe this will explain it! (I'm really hoping this explains it): The idea is that these gadgets are becoming so advanced and c... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2012
    This is a list of the most popular (read: laziest) passwords of 2012. Changes from last year's top passwords are noted. Somehow this joker "michael" made the list, but "iheartGW" didn't. I dunno, maybe I'm not the catch my mom always told me I was. :( Thanks to Shannon, wh... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2012
    Because what better way to deter trespassing than with an advanced weapons system that will kill you before you ever even see it, South Korean defense firm DoDaam just introduced the Super Aegis 2 (I think I picked up one of those in Borderlands!). The system features an autom... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2012
    This is a video of Youtube user hickok45 carving a pumpkin WITH BULLETS. He's a pretty good shot. Not as good as me, but they don't call me Dead Eye Dingaling for nothing. "I thought they called you that because you always pee your name in the snow." Well sure, but how much... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2012
    Using long-wavelength observations, the Keck II telescope in Hawaii was recently able to see through the methane gas cloud surrounding Uranus and provide the best images of the planet to date. It really is surrounded by a gas cloud by the way -- that wasn't a euphemism for but... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2012
    These are two different videos of Halloween light shows set to 'This is Halloween' from The Nightmare Before Christmas. The first one is actually the original song from the movie, the second one is Marilyn Manson's version. Speaking of -- have I ever told you about the time I... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2012
    This is the giant Eye of Sauron wedding cake made by Cake Central member Solociachef21. You know, because pure evil is such a solid wedding theme. It's most noteworthy because of its height, which is very tall. I actually went to a friend's wedding where the cake wasn't even... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2012
    First the Lord of the Rings earrings, then the fingernail art, now a Portal engagement ring made by the folks at Custom Made -- it really is turning into lady's day on Geekologie. And you know what? I say we embrace it. Maybe later we can take turns putting makeup on each ot... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2012
    This is the circuit board fingernail art painted by Nail Pop. I don't really know what else to say so I'm probably just going to ramble. I woke up feeling like death today and it's only gotten worse with prolonged awakeness. I'm in bed right now and I just noticed I should p... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2012
    Because they should probably fire their entire marketing department, Denny's has teamed up with The Hobbit to release a Middle Earth themed menu. It features such mouthwatering options as the 'Hobbit Hole Breakfast,' 'Gandalf's Gobble Melt', Frodo's Pot Roast Skillet', 'Shire ... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2012
    This is a video of a guy using a series of air-punches to blow out a line of candles. It's probably not what you imagined when you read 'hadouken' in the title, and that's 100% my bad. To be fair though, hadouken literally means "wave motion fist", so they kind of are hadouke... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2012
    SOMEBODY TAKE ME TO CLAIRE'S, I'M GETTING MY EARS PIERCED. That's three rings in one title, folks. That might be a record. Granted not one worth mentioning, but my backspace key is broken so it stays. These are some £49.99 (~$80) Lord of the Rings One Ring earrings. They'r... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2012
    This is allegedly a picture of Yoshi appearing in an ash cloud from the volcano Sakura-jima in Japan. Personally, I don't see it. What I DO see is a cartoon looking t-rex. "That's basically what Yoshi is." TRUE -- I guess I never thought of that. Anybody else think that va... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2012
    This is a video (actually just audio) of NOC the beluga whale vocalizing with English-like speech patterns. Apparently he talked like this for all his youth, then abandoned it when he matured. What was he trying to tell us? Does he know the location of Atlantis? Is he frien... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2012
    This is a realer-than-real sculpture of Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) from 'Aliens'. It was sculpted (cast) by Steve Scotts out of silicone and a big box of SICK TALENT. I actually had to go back and look at all the in-process shots to make sure it was real. AND IT IS. T... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2012
    This is a giant $280 Totoro sleeping bag/bed (eBay product site HERE) from Hayao Miyazaki's 'My Neighbor Totoro', which I own on Blu-ray and there's not a damn thing you can do about it. Unless you want to come over and pop some popcorn about it, in which case bring some candy... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2012
    Note: Larger version HERE with better detail. This is an officially licensed 'Chogokin King Robot Mickey & Friends' action figure from toymaker Tamashii Nation. All the characters come together to form a giant robot, a la Voltron. Man, I used to have ALL the Voltron toys whe... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2012
    Because The Superficial Writer and I have been awkwardly shuffling around with bonersabout it all morning, here's the latest Bioshock Infinite trailer, 'Beast of America.' It looks amazing. Want to drop $150 on the Ultimate Songbird Edition and get yourself a 9-inch Songbird ... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2012
    Note: Uncensored shot after the jump because I'm a firm believer that nobody on the internet should be able to make you vomit without warning. This is a shot of a man with a rare condition called cutis verticus gyrata. It causes folds in your scalp, which start to resemble a ... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2012
    Japanese robotics lover Dr. Guero (of robot-riding-a-bicycle infamy) is back at it, this time with a two-legged balancing robot that can walk a tightrope. It's creepy how human-like it balances itself by waving its little stick thingies around. "Those are its arms." YES -- i... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2012
    Seen here a moment before impact, a cannonball prepares to send a car to meet its maker. In this case, Saturn. The cannonball actually travels all the way through the car and exits out the trunk. That's a lot of power. Don't get me wrong, I could still take a cannonball to ... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2012
    This is a gallery of Nintendo themed Etch-A-Sketch art all created by the delicate knob-twisting fingers of Jane Labowitch. It's mostly Mario and Pokemon though, so if you don't like the subject material hopefully you can at least appreciate the talent. Whenever I go to Toys ... / Continue →