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December 2, 2012 - December 8, 2012 Archives

  • December 7, 2012
    Seen here about to inappropriately touch a stepladder, DARPA's autonomous V-bat drone hovers while showing off its 6-foot robotic arm. Wonderful, now they're going to start stealing our claw machine prizes. At least leave some for the kids. Officially, there's an innocuous ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2012
    This is a Master Chief stained glass window made by MartianGlassWorks, the same man behind all this other video game inspired glass art. Now listen Chief -- I want you keep an eye on the house while I'm out drinking. And if you could let me back in when I get home that would ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2012
    Because nothing says "I'm a badass who takes eye care seriously" like a pair of sunglasses with temples that look like little assault rifles, this is a pair of sunglasses with temples that look like little assault rifles. They're a collaboration between Jeremy Scott and Linda ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2012
    TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! Jk jk -- just to the moon and back. Startup company Golden Spike is promising commercial trips to the moon by 2020, charging $800-million a seat per round trip excursion. No word if they'll offer deals on one-way tickets. *tries Pricelining a ticket ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2012
    NOTE: Old article, April Fool's joke. Actual testing schedule HERE. Boy is my face red (I'm trashed). Despite all my hoping and praying, the world isn't going to end on December 21st. Or at least it wasn't going to until the scientists at CERN decided to test the Large Hadro... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2012
    Because what fun is collecting something piece by piece when you can just get them ALL AT ONCE, here's a massive 1,950 Star Wars action figure collection for sale on eBay. I know at least two people in real life who are trying to conceal boners right now after seeing this. An... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2012
    Because this is the internet, here's a short video of Gandalf riding a unicycle playing 'Concerning Hobbits' from The Fellowship of the Ring on bagpipes. It's the same dude from Portland that did the Star Wars theme dressed as Darth Vader. Hey, everyone needs a hobby. My fav... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    This is the $25 USB Squirming Tentacle from ThinkGeek. You plug it in and it squirms. AND THAT'S ALL. It doesn't store any data or anything, it just squirms. It's the textbook definition of a novelty product. You want to see something squirm for cheaper? Here's what you d... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    This is a fan made Dragonball Z short. For the record, I don't know a whole lot about Dragonball Z except the whole "It's over 9,000!" thing, so I don't really have a lot to say except it seemed pretty good. Some people are even saying its better than the version Hollywood tr... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    These are some relatively realistic looking white chocolate baby heads created by Annabel de Vetten of the Conjurer's Kitchen as a private commission (presumably for a witch). Allegedly they're the same size as real newborn baby's heads. I'm really loving the creepy cloudy lo... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    This is some Star Wars fan's Yoda tattoo with glowing lightsaber inked by tattoo artist Kenneth Bryan of Intimate Body Art Studios. Clearly the studio doesn't ONLY perform intimate body art, because this tattoo is giving me zero boners. Now a tattoo of a boob on a buttcheek -... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    Because what better reason to get married than getting to sport some sweet-ass jewelry, here's a pair of Legend of Zelda themed wedding bands created by Zsolt Székely for redditor oneyeartrip. I'm not really sure what else to say except do they come in dinosaur sizes? I need ... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    This is a series of space photos taken of earth at night. After all, nighttime IS the right time. Daytime? Daytime is not the right time. Anything before 8AM? Dead wrong and should be beat without mercy. I get up between 6:00 and 6:30 everyday because I like torturing myse... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    This is a hamburger duvet cover from Davidelfin of Madrid. It looks like a hamburger. But not just any hamburger -- a CHEESEBURGER. Cheeseburgers are the best kind of hamburgers. The duvet will set you back €90 - €130 (~$117 - 170) depending on the size of your bed and incl... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    This is a minute long Rube Goldberg machine based on magnetism and gravity. It was pretty good and you should watch it. If you don't like it I'll let you hit me as hard as you can *pulling up shirt* IN MY ROCK-HARD ABS. "Wow GW, have you been working out?" No, but I have b... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2012
    This is a shot by Flickr users Matt & Kristy from Dragon*Con featuring a lovely lady showing off her map of Middle Earth dress and matching clutch. Are you surprised I know what a clutch is? ME TOO. *eying picture* I don't know, she seems to have a sort of Disney princess a... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2012
    This is a series of dessert plates featuring real microscopic cell shots of various body parts created by medical illustrator/artist Emily Evans. The plates are $60/apiece or $200 for the entire set, but are currently sold out because who doesn't want to eat dessert off a clos... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2012
    Pizza Hut recently made a batch of its own fresh pizza smelling cologne after jokingly asking Facebook fans what they'd name a scent that mimicked "a box of Pizza Hut pizza being opened." The winner was the incredibly unoriginal "Eau de Pizza Hutt," proving the majority of Fac... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2012
    I don't know bro, I think this guy has still got you beat. Seen here after possibly killing Robin (get it? because it's cat and robin is a kind of bird!), this is a picture of a cat that looks like Batman. Or -- OR -- is it a cat that BATMAN looks like? It's kind of one of ... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2012
    In other news, run over cats are up 400%. An animal adoption charity in New Zealand has successfully taught several dogs how to drive (including steering, shifting in and out of park, and pedal use) to prove to potential adopters how smart dogs are and how you could never in a... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2012
    This is the Millennium Falcon gingerbread house ship on display at the Inn at Laurel Point as part of Canada's National Gingerbread Showcase 2012. It was made entirely out of edible ingredients, which is reassuring because I just ate the whole thing when nobody was looking. W... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2012
    This is a Twilight themed window display spotted at a toilet store in Austin, Texas. No word if they previously had a Harry Pooper display. Or a Game of Ceramic Thrones one. 50 Shades of Brown? I'm just gonna stop now. Thanks to carey, who informed me this is probably the ... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2012
    Supreme failure at life Jared Gurman of Long Island has been charged with attempted murder after shooting his girlfriend following an argument about 'The Walking Dead'. Just reread that sentence and let it all soak in. Even worse, Jared shot her IN THE BACK. Obviously, there... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2012
    Because what good is bedding that doesn't glow in the dark so you can peek under the covers to make sure your privates are still there, here's a line of fiber optic bed covers from LumiGram ($485 for a standard/queen, $570 for a king). The cover comes in 10 different fabric co... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2012
    This is a follow up to the ghost girl in elevator prank by the same Brazilian show as that one. Basically, unsuspecting visitors board the same fake elevator, but before the doors close two movers wheel in a standing coffin and leave it. Then the lights flicker, and an old de... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2012
    This is a conceptual time traveling DeLorean taxi. It's not real though (context clue: conceptual), it's just a marketing piece made by Mike Lubrano for Nooka, a "New York based fashion brand with a futuristic philosophy." What exactly IS their futuristic philosophy? Sadly, ... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2012
    This is a video of an AR-15 that has a 3-D printed lower receiver (in green -- the "firearm" part of the rifle that would require a federal firearms license). The rest of the weapon consists of standard metal gun parts you could buy without a license. The piece lasts six shot... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2012
    Drinking all KNIGHT -- see what I did there? I'm not proud about it. In fact I'm pretty ashamed and I'm not looking forward to the email from my parents telling me to move back home and get my life together. This is a chain mail beer stein crafted by DeviantARTist ChainedBea... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2012
    This is a Dalek themed Christmas Tree lovingly decorated by Dain Sandoval. I really think it captures the true meaning of Christmas, don't you? "And that is?" LOVE. "What do Daleks have to do with love?" That was a piss poor lead-in, I get it. All I know is that if Santa ... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2012
    This is shot from some bookstore that decided to pay an employee to stack a bunch of Hobbit/LOTR boxed sets into Barad-Dûr. It kind of looks like a safety hazard to me though, which is why I have every intention of pulling one from the bottom of the tower, getting buried under... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2012
    This is Peter Cooper's Warthog replica (photo documentary of the build HERE). But now it can be YOUR Warthog replica, because he's selling it. For how much? No clue, he just says "Reasonable offers considered." Unfortunately, apparently Peter didn't consider "Give it to me ... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2012
    This is a claw machine in a Russian arcade that some cat has decided to call home. Or maybe it's an actual prize, I dunno. What I do know is there's no way in hell you'll ever pick that kitty up with THAT WEAK-ASS CLAW. You'll have to lure him down into the prize bin with tr... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2012
    Doubles as a love doll for serious gun nuts, I'm just saying. This is a $30 (currently on sale for $15) inflatable minigun arm from ThinkGeek. It makes it look like you have a minigun for an arm. No, no it doesn't. It makes it look like you have a pool float for an arm. St... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2012
    Apparently Mercer's wine flavored ice cream has existed for awhile but this is the first time I've heard of it so it was NEWS TO ME. You probably already knew about it though and feel the urge to call me a stupid idiot in the comments. DO NOT RESIST THAT URGE. Holding back y... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2012
    Note: Not to be confused with THIS Zelda fan art poster from earlier. This is a giant piece of Skyward Sword themed fanart created by deviantARTist ThaL-DAWB (links to his deviantART page with full size image), who encourages you all to print it out at high-res and hang it on ... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2012
    This is Mr. Ghost, an electromagnetic field (EMF) detector that can show you how much radiation your electronics are spewing out. It plugs into the headphone jack of your iPhone and comes with an app that shows you how much radiation is being emitted, and the direction its com... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2012
    Note: don't even want to talk about what I saw when I was looking for a picture to use for this article but rest assured my SafeSearch is going to be on high for awhile. Harvard, best known for begging me to come to their institution on a full scholarship but me refusing bec... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2012
    SOULFUL PATCH BROBRO. This is a crocheted knight's helmet for sale by Etsy seller HattieHooker. You know, I was friends with a hooker once. She was always asking if I wanted a HJ but I could never tell if she was being serious/if I'd have to pay. That never happened. $40 g... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2012
    This is the floppytable, a coffee table that looks like a giant 3.5" floppy disk. The metal protector even slides to the side to reveal a little storage space for your remotes/weed. That's pretty cool. My roommate? He's the opposite of cool. Isn't that right, Derrek? He l... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2012
    "Come at me." Seen here with a pretty sick belt buckle, an old man shows off a UTAS UTS-15 pump-action shotgun. It looks like something out of a movie about space marines. The boomstick has two magazine tubes that each hold 7 shells apiece, plus one in the chamber for a tota... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2012
    Momentum Machines has created a hamburger making robot named Burgeon that will be able to produce up to 360 burgers an hour. Like, from start to finish. It won't kill the cow though. Humanity? Yes, and not just through obesity. Of course, the Burgeon doesn't appear to ac... / Continue →