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May 12, 2013 - May 18, 2013 Archives

  • May 17, 2013
    Because it's the weekend before Memorial Day weekend, here's a compilation video of unusual ways to open beer bottles. Maybe you'll learn something you can use to impress your friends next weekend while you're all getting drunk and grilling or whatever the hell people with fri... / Continue →
  • May 17, 2013
    This is the motorcycle helmet with an attached skull mask worn by an unknown biker attending the Harley Davidson National Rally in China. You should get totally one, that way everybody thinks you're Ghost Rider. Well, at least the people who can't tell a motorcycle from your ... / Continue →
  • May 17, 2013
    WARNING: Ad may contain spoilers. This is the allegedly real casual encounters Craigslist ad from a lady in New Orleans who's looking for a Robb Stark look-alike to have her way with as Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen. Allegedly she has a replica of the Iron Throne too, which I ... / Continue →
  • May 17, 2013
    This is a series of comic book covers designed by Brazilian artist Butcher Billy reimagining post-punk/new wave musical artists as superheroes. The Billy Idol one is my favorite and not just because I have a thing for Aquaman, or that riding a giant seahorse would be cool, but... / Continue →
  • May 17, 2013
    These are the $75 conch shell iPhone speaker amplifiers sold by WAAM Industries. You've got to admit, that's a pretty clever idea. Of course if you don't have $75 you could probably make your own after a trip to a beach gift shop to pick up a conch shell. Just get me a pet h... / Continue →
  • May 17, 2013
    This is a shot of Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear imagined in real life by DeviantARTist DanLuVisiArt (follow the link for a story the artist made up about Buzz that's really touching). He looks like a pretty cool dude. Also, kind of like John Hamm, who's seen me stall my car tryi... / Continue →
  • May 17, 2013
    20-year old failures Nathan Teklemariam and Carson Rinehart were arrested after accidentally butt-dialing 911 during a car burglary spree. That...is a really unfortunate butt-dial (and I know a guy who called his girlfriend while he was making out with her brother). When th... / Continue →
  • May 17, 2013
    This is another video from Rhett and Link featuring a handful of children performing a Star Trek themed middle school musical. Personally, I never participated in middle school musicals because, come on, that's not what the cool kids were into. "You were never cast, were you?... / Continue →
  • Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim continues to be exactly what its premise suggests with even more footage of giant robots fighting giant monsters. If that sounds like something you'd like to see for yourself, have a look below at the new "official main trailer." If not, know th... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    This is a series of artistic renderings imagining what the New York City skyline would look like if it existed in the atmospheres of the other planets in our solar system. I put them in order from closest to furthest from the sun, but in case you forgot, that's: MERCURY, VENU... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    These are the shots of some Minecraft Creeper riding the roller coaster at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. There's not really much else to say except acknowledge you and I both are jealous we didn't think of it first. Personally, I always try to fake puke... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    Scientists analyzing a two-mile deep mine in Ontario, Canada have discovered what is currently the oldest water known to date, at 2.6-billion years old. "Pfft, that's nothing." METHUSELAH YOU STAY OUT OF THIS. The scientists analyzed water they found 2 miles (2.4 km) deep. T... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    Note: Picture relatively unrelated but still from one of the best games ever made. Funeral goers in Zimbabwe were sent scattering after a man believed to be dead for a day started moving around in his coffin. Turns out he wasn't dead after all, just MOSTLY dead. *cue Miracle... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    This is the 32-disc X-Box carousel made entirely out of LEGO by Youtuber zwenkka. It can remove a game disc from the console and replace it with any of 31 others (selected via Bluetooth) in an average of 42-seconds. Which, let's not kid ourselves, is still way quicker than i... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    Because 'Why not?' seems to be just as good a reason as any these days, here's the giant yellow banana shaped pool table created by artist Cléon Daniel. I think we can all agree this piece does NOT carry any sort of social or political commentary. Or does it? Underpaid banan... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    In happier Disney news, the parks will be offering custom 3-D printed stormtroopers with your face this summer as part of Disney Star Wars Weekends. Don't fancy yourself Imperial ion-cannon fodder? NO WORRIES, they're also selling 3-D printed versions of you frozen in carboni... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    In news that would make anybody's blood boil who's spent two hours waiting to ride Pirates of the Caribbean with a bladder full of juice boxes, apparently rich Manhattan moms have gotten into the habit of hiring disabled tour guides to accompany their kids to Disney so they can... / Continue →
  • Born from a muddy CGI womb cradled amid Ghosts of Mars, 300, and a Sega CD cutscene from Sewer Shark, Riddick returns Vin Diesel to his role as a muscle-bound mole-man and drops him on a desolate, entirely Vin Diesel-colored planet. There, both bounty hunters and the even more ... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2013
    This is a video from Rhett and Link (whose honest mobile home commercial is a classic that I watch bi-weekly) explaining the rules of 'Risky Settlers, Knights and Allies of the Lords of Dominion of Earth, Pandemic Edition'. It's a jocular take on the difficulty of learning the... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2013
    Because you can't just throw a convention these days without two rival nerd gangs going at it, a group of Doctor Who and Star Wars fans at the Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention got into a heated argument about something that's probably just going to make us all sad. Both side... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2013
    This is a motorcycle powered by a 150hp Rotec Radial R3600 airplane engine. It was pieced together by German mechanic Frank Ohle, who, God willing, has future plans to bolt wings to the thing and speed it straight off a cliff and into our hearts. Or a ravine. Over the cours... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2013
    This is a compilation video of some of the questionable looking fake websites and apps used in the Doctor Who show. Those things always crack me up. You know what show really made crappy looking websites to use on-air though? Gossip Girl. They made it look like blogging was... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2013
    By searching 'Atari Breakout' in Google images you can play the game and stick it to the man for a couple minutes while at work. Or on your lunch break if you care about keeping your job. I took the time to beat the whole first stage to see if the level changes, but it does n... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2013
    You know what the world doesn't need? Oscar Mayer bacon infused hot dogs. Do you know what the world is getting anyways? Oscar Mayer bacon infused hot dogs. And just in time for Memorial Day! Dare me to light a firework in my mouth?! Bacon dogs: because hotdogs shouldn't ... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2013
    DeviantARTist JouzuMania is developing papercraft models for all the vigors in Bioshock Infinite. So far he has versions of the Undertow and Murder of Crows bottles that you can download and make yourself. I might actually try to do these. I'll fail miserably, but I will try... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2013
    I swear this is an internet classic that I saw and posted years ago, but after a search I couldn't find it on the site so here it is anyways (or again). This is a video of a bunch of dudes attaching explosives to the ends of giant hammers and then smacking them on the ground. ... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2013
    This is the styrofoam cup some guy drew on while waiting for his car to be repaired at the dealership. Me? I usually see what they have in the snack machine, make a cup of bad coffee, then take a seat and think about all the different ways I'd rather die instead of sitting th... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2013
    This is the $12 laser-cut Millennium Falcon model sold by Strapya World. It comes as two sheets of flat metal, but with enough time and patience, you can turn it into a little little Millennium Falcon. With less time and patience you can turn it into accidentally stabbing you... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2013
    This is the custom engagement ring box made by TheModelMaker to look like the house from Pixar's 'Up'. It's the perfect engagement ring box to say, "If you die on me, I will become a crotchety old man." Reminds me of the time I asked a girlfriend to marry me with a Monsters, ... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2013
    Presumably to dig us out of this massive deficit, the government is auctioning a former Air Force One plane, which it will probably replace with another Air Force One plane that's newer and 10x more expensive. You know, I wish we could choose where our tax dollars went because... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2013
    This is a series of digital paintings by 19-year old Hungarian artist Flora Borsi imagining what the models for some famous abstract portraits might have looked like. Definitely not the kind of models you'd want posing nude. Speaking of, when I was in college I took a drawing... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2013
    These are Link's quest items from the original Legend of Zelda game all brought to life by thanks to the Hyrule Foundry 3-D printing technology. Hopefully not brought to life by 3-D printing technology? My little sister's doll collection. I don't know how she sleeps in there... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2013
    Remember back in February, 2011 when Detroiters pulled together and funded a Kickstarter to build a giant RoboCop statue? Can you believe that was over two years ago? TIME IS FLYING. I feel like I'm going to wake up tomorrow and be 60 and be all, holy shit, nobody ever chang... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2013
    This is the giant floating assault rifle artist Michael Murphy made by suspending black ping pong balls from the ceiling (it's actually like twenty feet deep -- more shots after the jump). SURPRISE, it's supposed to carry a powerful social message. And apparently not one abou... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2013
    This is the Lamborghini Egoista, a 5.2-liter V10, 600-horsepower supercar that can hit 0-60 in under two seconds. It was designed as a one-of-a-kind to celebrate the carmaker's 50th birthday. For my 50th? I dunno, maybe somebody will come scatter flower petals at the site of... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2013
    This is a video from National Geographic of a lightning strike filmed at 11,000-frames/second so 1-second of real-time footage takes 3-minutes to watch. Impressive, but you know what would have been even cooler? If they filmed it so 1-second took FIVE YEARS to watch. I don't... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2013
    This is the birthday cake made by Wedding Cakes By Nicole featuring Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Tetris and Frogger scenes on each side, and Pong on the top. And if you think I wouldn't peel all those characters off and eat them you are wrong. Dead wrong. If you were a video game y... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2013
    This is the Forms In Nature light sculpture. When lit, it makes it look like shadowy vines are climbing the walls of your room. When unlit, everything is dark and the chances of stubbing a toe increases exponentially. Forms in Nature is a artwork with a light source surrou... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2013
    This is a short compilation video of Commander Riker sitting down in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He always approaches the seat from the rear then kicks one leg over it. Why? Presumably to draw attention to his nuts. I do this thing whenever I win a game of foosball wher... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2013
    This is Skywhale, a giant hot air balloon created by artist Patricia Piccinin for the Australian National Gallery. Now that's some fine art if I've ever seen it and I've been on over a dozen museum field trips. Plus we went to Gettysburg once but that was less fine art and mo... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2013
    This is the ComfyBreasts Relaxation System. It's a full body pillow with a hollowed out section to rest your breasts in and relieve pressure on them. Because remember ladies: a comfy tit is a happy tit. Also: a boob in the hand is worth over a dozen in the bush. The ComfyBre... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2013
    This is a video of Commander Chris Hadfield performing a revised version of David Bowie's iconic 'Space Oddity' while floating around the International Space Station. It's worth a watch, and I'm half surprised Chris pursued a career in space exploration instead of music. Also... / Continue →