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September 15, 2013 - September 21, 2013 Archives

  • September 20, 2013
    This is the Super Mario Bros. themed bedroom that 38-year old father Dustin Carpenter created for his 13-year old daughter AJ. My bedroom? My bedroom is brown themed. Ladies love it. "It's disgusting." Ladies hate it. "She wanted to kind of redo her room and [first] she a... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2013
    If you haven't already seen it, this is a video of BBC news reporter Simon McCoy clutching the ream of paper he mistook for his iPad while giving a report on police drunk tanks. Was Simon sloshed himself? At least one blogger hopes so but doesn't really care. A BBC spokesper... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2013
    This is the $13 Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling Kit. It comes with two thumb-mounted lightsabers and a book with a bunch of different arenas to do battle in. Unfortunately, I have giant's hands so there's no way my thumbs would fit through those holes. Penis, yes, which... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2013
    These are the custom painted Spider Man and Venom (after the jump) motorcycle helmets made by DONY Custom. They're available on eBay for $430+ depending on the style. That's a lot of money, but can you really put a price on protecting your head and looking good at the same ti... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2013
    Wow, great job on the thighs. This is the 16-foot All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) replica for sale on eBay for £9,800 (~$15,700). The seller advertises it as life-size, but the Star Wars wiki I just checked (I did research for once!) says an AT-ST should stand 8.6-meters (... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2013
    This is a shot of a cloud shaped like perfect little waves. Apparently the shape was caused by Kelvin-Helmholtz instability and not an air wizard like you probably thought. An air wizard! You're a crazy person. Let me guess -- you probably think ocean waves are caused by wat... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2013
    To celebrate the release of Wind Waker HD today, here's a 7-piece set of Wind Waker inspired 'stained glass window' wall decals. They're officially licensed from Nintendo too, so you can rest easy knowing part of your $37 (apiece) is going towards the struggling game giant. I... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2013
    This is a series of shots from underwater photographer Todd Bretl of glowing Bobtail Squids (Sepiola atlantica) captured in their natural habitat. What is their natural habitat? Apparently pure blackness. Per Wikipedia: Bobtail squid have a symbiotic relationship with biolu... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    Because what good is a Hello Kitty obsession if you can't put the cat right in your eyeball, apparently Hello Kitty contacts are a real thing. You can either get one big face that takes up your whole eyeball, or a ring of little faces that go around the pupil. Me? I'm going ... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    And by 'It's uncanny' I mean whoever looked at this photo of Mercury taken by NASA's Messenger probe and thought "HOLY SHIT, IT'S HAN SOLO IN CARBONITE!" is clearly a crazy person. Obviously it's Luke falling after he dove off that antennae tower following his first fight wit... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    Hiroshi Yamauchi, the visionary Nintendo president that turned the company from a playing card company to a video game giant and staple of almost every kid's childhood, has passed away. He was 85. Yamauchi took over the company from his ailing grandfather as a university stud... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    This is a door decal that makes any 30" x 79" door look like a TARDIS police box. You can find them on Amazon from different sellers for $27 - $50, depending on how much you love or hate saving money. I'm not going to get one. Not because I don't like them, but because I alr... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    Remember Joey Spiotto's first series of video game inspired Little Golden Books? Well he's back with three more -- this time Mass Effect, Red Dead Redemption and Half-Life. I would read them. I would read them and I would chew the corners just like I did with real Little Gol... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    A 61-year old man in Texas went to the emergency room complaining about dizziness, and, after being breathalized, was revealed to have a blood alcohol content over five times the legal limit despite having not drank anything that day. How? Because his intestines have an over ... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    This is a video from a top-secret branch of the government that has been tasked with developing a race of sentient robots that will overthrow humanity and heat their houses with our bones. Just kidding, it's from scientists in Spain demonstrating a new self-healing polymer tha... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    This is the video from a GoPro camera attached to the back of a trained eagle while in flight. I'M FLYING, JACK. It was pretty interesting to see how it reacts while in flight. Because from far away they look so majestic but up close he seemed to fly the same way I ride my b... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2013
    It's your wedding day and you want to make it special, so what do you do? What anybody else who's too deep into Harry Potter would -- hire a falconer to have a trained barn owl fly your rings down the aisle tied to its feet. The only problem? HEDWIG AIN'T F***IN' HAVING IT. ... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2013
    Okay listen -- I'm still at the library and a bum already asked twice if he could eat the rest of my sandwich even though it's clearly a notepad so I don't know how much longer I can last. Fingers crossed the internet is back on at my office (office = bathroom) because I gotta... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2013
    This is a map created by Josh Stevens displaying the 3,313 North American Bigfoot sightings collected by the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization in the last 92-years. It's crazy to think that behind every single one of those little purplish dots there's either a liar, crazy... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2013
    The water's brown -- I should taste it. Note: My internet went out so now I'm at the library which I hate doing because this is way less a place of learning and way more a place where bums sleep during the day before going out at night to be creepy. Because apparently real fr... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2013
    This is a composite video made from a bunch of photos taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, featuring the moon rotating a full 360-degrees in high definition. You know, I like the moon because it always keeps me company when I'm out wandering the streets at night. It'... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2013
    This is a video of a ginger cat battling a bunch of little paper army men. Who wins? SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER BUT NOT REALLY BECAUSE WTF ELSE DID YOU THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN: the cat. Also, allegedly no paper army men were harmed in the making of this film, but I dunno -- g... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    This is a video of a player piano and two robotic percussionists that can produce the music and sound effects for Nintendo games as the games are being played. It makes all the games sound like they're being played in a wild west style saloon. *moseys up to bar* Howdy partne... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    Scientists using an electron microscope and high-speed cameras have discovered that Mother Nature apparently invented gears long before humans did, and included them on the legs of teensy planthopper insects to help them jump straight. Tell you what, Mother Nature -- you don't... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    This is the Nissan Patrol that's been modded by King of Customs to be driven from the middle of the back seat. Why? No clue, probably just because they could. Is it legal? Again, no clue. I know I'm probably starting to sound like a pretty piss-poor journalist right now, b... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    Note: Larger, legible version of the chart HERE. But go HERE first to take a Myers-Briggs personality type assessment to find out whether you're a ISFP or ENFJ or whatever. Ever wonder which Harry Potter character most closely matches your own personality type? Of course yo... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    This is a video of Bill Nye the Science Guy's first performance on 'Dancing With The Stars'. He and his partner Tyne Stecklein do the cha-cha to Oingo Boingo's 'Weird Science'. Admittedly, he did look a little robotic out there. Now I'm not saying the government kidnapped t... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    This is a video of Traddino, a 51-foot, 11-ton, walking, fire-breathing dragon robot that was just named the new Guinness World Record Holder for "world's largest walking robot". The winner before that? Who cares. All I know is it looks like that thing is about to crispy-fry... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    Apparently some nutcase has been dressing up like Pennywise, the terrifying clown from Stephen King's 'IT', and posing for pictures/staring at people around Northampton, England. I would scream. I would scream like a little girl and run, I don't care how hard I was trying to ... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    Wait -- did I really take off the day BEFORE Grand Theft Auto 5 came out? I need to get better at life. Well, if we're being honest, I need to get better at a lot of things, including being a better friend. Jk jk, I secretly hate everyone I know. Because bees are nature's l... / Continue →