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June 2, 2013 - June 8, 2013 Archives

  • June 7, 2013
    This is the Omni 'Move Naturally In Your Favorite Game' system. Oh, it's not actually a treadmill by the way, it's just slick plastic that you wear special shoes on that give just the right amount of slip and traction so you can run around in there chasing bad guys and shootin... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2013
    This is a human armchair costume designed and constructed by artist Jamie Isenstein. It makes you look like you're an armchair, presumably so unsuspecting guests will sit on your lap. Now, are you thinking what I'm thinking? "They should have made it a toilet?" You really a... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2013
    This is an anti-drunk driving PSA from London that scares unsuspecting bar patrons in the bathroom when a fake bloody mannequin head smashing through the mirror as they wash their hands after taking a piss (I know -- some guys actually do that you filthy monster). The commerci... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2013
    This is a video of a mind-controlled quadcopter being piloted through a balloon obstacle course. Impressive, but I'd like to see somebody try to fly it by me while I'm swinging a broom handle. University of Minnesota biomedical engineering professor Bin He has been working on... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2013
    This is The Emperor's Cabinet, a wooden steampunk inspired liquor cabinet built by "woodbutcher" (stay away from me in the morning) Colin Johnson. It looks pretty fancy for something I'm inevitably gonna knock over and break scrambling for another drink. You know what happene... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2013
    Is the car even full? This is a video from Saudi Arabia of some guy on the hood of a car casually texting while cruising down the highway at speeds around 60MPH. That seems dangerous. It reminds me of that video of the guy laying down on his motorcycle and texting. I just d... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2013
    This is the robot created by genius David Neevel (of separating the creme for OREOs and typing by playing guitar fame) that only draws peens. Well, it can also WRITE the word penis too. It might be the most advanced robot the world has ever seen, even if the penises it draws... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2013
    It's ever turtle's dream to be big and tough like Bowser. And now, thanks to this guide from Squirrel Picnic, you can make your own little Bowser shell for your special reptilian friend. Don't have a turtle? Make one anyways and put it on a loaf of bread. Don't have a loaf ... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2013
    This is a video of the Volkswagen Golf modded and supercharged up to 1,016-horsepower that can do 0 - 60MPH in 2.4-seconds and hit just short of 200MPH. Based on the video from the cockpit, I'm pretty sure that passenger assumed this would be his last ride. And can you blame ... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2013
    This is a gallery of classic vehicles from 80's pop culture constructed in LEGO form by LEGOmaniac and Bricks Brother contributor Ralph. Obviously this is the A-Team van here, but there's K.I.T.T., Ecto-1 and the General Lee after the jump. I thought Daisy Duke's knockers wer... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2013
    This is a series of the original Star Wars movies imagined as the covers of pulp fiction novels by artist Timothy Anderson (of Star Wars as spaghetti western posters fame). I would read them. I mean, if I could read. I can't though, so I'll just have to make up my own storie... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2013
    This is the demonic faced armor helmet crafted by DarkHeart Armoury. I would not hesitate to wear that into battle. Or the bedroom. Hisssssssss, call me The Demon Layer, Bringer of Carnal Pleasure! Baby? Where are you going? Wait -- I'll take the helmet off! *door slams*... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2013
    This is the functional glass bubbler electric guitar constructed by glassblower Nate Dizzle. You smell that? Smells like a JAM SESSION. Plus herb. It smells like herb. You trying to get high? Because I'm trying to get high AND NEVER COME DOWN. You know what I'm saying? ... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2013
    Note: NSFW shot of the doll without the blue ribbon HERE in case you were wondering if this doll was or was not made specifically for giant perverts (it was). This is a Mirai Suenaga doll (links to NSFW info site), an interactive doll being developed in Japan that was built to... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2013
    Because why not give your dad the gift of high cholesterol, Oscar Mayer has introduced these bacon gift sets just in time for Father's Day this year. Each box comes with one package of bacon and either a money clip ($22), bacon cuff links ($28), or a multi-tool ($25). Fingers... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2013
    This is the 1984 Dodge Colt Turbo that was turned into a bumper car lookalike and put up for auction on eBay. I kind of want it. Only kind of though, I'm not in love with it like I would be a short school bus for sale. Everything works on this car. The body is custom one pie... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE so you can't blame not being able to name them all on not being able to see them. This is Star Cars, a poster of 77 famous vehicles drawn by artist Scott Park. Can you name where each is from without looking at the legend? Because I did. Just kid... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2013
    This is a video of a computer program created by Michael Birken that can play Tetris and create pictures of video game characters in the process. How? I'm glad you asked. And even gladder there's a quote to copy because I am BAD AT EXPLAINING THINGS. One time my nephew aske... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2013
    This is Batman's Tumbler themed farming tractor. Just kidding, it's a specialized tractor built in The Netherlands that just so HAPPENS to look like Batman's Tumbler. OR IS IT?! This is the internet, people, you can believe whatever you want. "It's a rocketship!" Okay it's... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2013
    In other pizza news, this is the Tetris pizza made by denacem to celebrate Tetris' 29th birthday tomorrow (June 6th). Not a bad way to celebrate a birthday! Of course some cake and ice cream would be nice too, but whatever, it's not like the game ever gives me the straight st... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2013
    This is a brief video from Domino's of an octocopter delivering two pizzas to a man in England. Allegedly it really happened, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was all staged like the moon landing or that "Mars rover" NASA is driving around the New Mexico desert. The drone in... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2013
    This is the MWE Labs Emperor 1510LX, a $21,500 computer workstation. It leans back, has a retractable monitor arm, moving leg rest, cup holder, and a bunch of other features that struggle to justify its $21,500 price tag (although that cup holder does cover about $10,000 of it... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2013
    This is an Instructables guide about how to make your own 'In Case of Zombies' tool shed tool rack decoration. SPOILER: Stencil and a big Sharpie. But that's not what I came to talk about, I came to test your zombie survival skills. Now let's say you and I are having a barbe... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2013
    This is the $40 Han Solo light switch plate hand sculpted and for sale by Etsy seller WickedStudio. And no, the boner isn't a coincidence, they did that on purpose because apparently I'm not the only one who understands fine art. The Force is hard with this one. This is a wor... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you want to know where the Galapagos Islands used to be. SPOILER: No clue. This is the Pangea supercontinent imagined with current national borders. Was anybody else surprised to see that the US used to be neighbors with Canada and Mexico? ... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2013
    This is 'Link's Shadow', a video short featuring Link battling his shadow-self in the woods. WHO WILL WIN? Honestly, I was half hoping a Goron would show up and smash them both with a boulder. Three hunters in a forest discover that they have trapped a demon - Dark Link! A... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE because bigger wheels are better wheels and that's why monster trucks are so cool. This is the color wheel somebody made using all the Pokemon characters. As you can see, it looks like a RAINBOW DOUGHNUT. Can you even imagine what a rainbow doughnut... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2013
    This is a collection of rings called 'Ménage à Quatre'. They were designed to not only look fancy, but stimulate a lady's privates. Something I know very little about but am desperate to learn. PROFACT: did you know vaginas run from front to back and not side to side like a ... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2013
    This is a video from China of some guy who shouldn't be riding a scooter. He drives that thing like he's trying to play street pinball and he's the ball. Thankfully, the dude wasn't seriously injured, so we can all sit back and laugh about it without feeling bad. Unless you ... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2013
    This is the $150 ceramic BMO teapot lovingly crafted by Etsy seller Jade Flower. He looks GOOD. Good enough to eat. Jk, only good enough to drink out of. Can you remember the last time you did the 'I'm a Little Teapot' song? I've done it within the week. "You're weird." ... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2013
    Making your own Wolverine claws: good idea. Making your own Wolverine claws, then hooking them up to the transformer from an old oil furnace to produce electrified claws WITH AN UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF VOLTAGE: an even better idea. Using them to fight a bathtub full of water becaus... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2013
    Note: You might not want to watch the video if you haven't seen the episode but still plan to. This is a video of people reacting to Sunday's Game of Thrones episode. People who read the books knew the scene was coming (or that it at least should), while people who've only wa... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2013
    The A.C.Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo, Brazil, recently teamed up with Warner Bros. to make their children's ward more comforting to young patients by rebranding chemotherapy 'superformula' and covering IV bags with Justice League themed boxes. Then they created special c... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2013
    This is an animated gif of an extremely elated Arvind Mahankali moments after winning the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee by successfully spelling 'knaidel', a Yiddish form of unleavened dough dumpling. Afterwards, the 13-year old kicked over the podium and flipped off the ... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2013
    This is a video of Oklahoma meteorology student and incredibly amateur storm chaser Brandon Sullivan freaking the f*** out in the car after getting too close to a tornado. Mostly he just yells at the driver the whole time and makes himself sound like the worst person to be aro... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2013
    This is a series of $25/bottle Star Trek branded wines from Vinasa Winery in Sonoma, California. They come in three different bottles commemorating three different episodes from the original series. And they are, drumroll please (although I will settle for some beatboxing): '... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2013
    This is the $35 Cleaver Clutch Bag available from Kreepsville 666. Apparently it makes the perfect accessory for an eyeball ring and Photoshopped bloody arm. However it does NOT make the perfect accessory to an actual crime, because it's going to draw attention. When somebod... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2013
    This is a video of a kid flying around on a broomstick Harry Potter style in his parent's backyard. I'm not entirely sure how they achieved such motion picture magic, but I think it has something to do with that spell he's chanting the whole time. You hate me for posting this... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2013
    This is the King Edison Pendant Lamp made and sold by England-based mineheart. It's not actually a light bulb, just a light bulb shaped lamp with a miniature (and functional) chandelier inside. They cost £480 (~$730), making them infinitely more expensive than dangling bare b... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2013
    Note: Larger shot HERE because I care about your eyes. So LEGO has announced the release of this $250 Ewok Village playset in September. The kit will contain 1,990 pieces and a number of rare Star Wars minifigs including 'Endor Princess Leia, Endor C-3PO, Endor Luke, Endor Ha... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2013
    This is the impressive Portal testing chamber themed bedroom designed by video game fan and artist Lauren. I would totally do some testing in there. And by testing I mean have a sleepover. We can eat pizza and do each other's hair and talk about boys! That wasn't meant to b... / Continue →