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November 10, 2013 - November 16, 2013 Archives

  • November 15, 2013
    Because Japan always gets way cooler stuff than the rest of the world, this is the line of Super Mario toys purveyor of barely-burgers McDonald's will be giving away in the country's Happy Meals. Here in the US? No clue, probably a pamphlet about exercising. All the Mario to... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2013
    This is the Livestream of BatKid saving San Francisco. It is probably the most important thing you will watch all day. I just saw him have a burger for lunch, now he's heading into Macy's to do something. Probably to kick some villain ass, but maybe to do a little pant shopp... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2013
    This is PiePal, an emergency pizza ordering button. You just turn the dial to select how many pizzas you want, then push the button and your order is automatically sent to Domino's. Granted Domino's isn't my first choice for pizza, but I'll eat anything, especially in an emer... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2013
    Seen here looking like an animal that's had its head shot off and reattached one too many times, the robotic deer Florida police use to catch out-of-season hunters gazes sadly at the camera. "I'd rather be a wall mount," I imagine it saying. Obviously it's never seen itself i... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    Narnia!? This is a video created by NASA's Conceptual Image Lab depicting the 4-billion year evolution of Mars from a water covered, potentially habitable planet to the red shithole wasteland it is today. Wow, Mars -- you f***ed up hard. Reminds me of my freshman year of col... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    Note: Your cards don't actually hologram out like that. False advertising, I know. This is Coin (despite clearly being a card), a digital credit card that can store all your other credit cards (plus magnetic strip membership cards) so you only have to carry one. That way you... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    Because what's the goal of science if not to kill everything, in 2006 researchers dredged up an extremely old quahog clam. Unaware of its age, they immediately froze the poor bastard, only later to calculate it was 400 years old and even LATER to discover i wasn't 400, but 507... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    This is a short commercial for Volvo (previously: a hamster driving a Volvo) featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme performing his famous splits between two reversing Volvo big-rigs. It was supposed to "demonstrate the precision and directional stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering," b... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    The weight of that lock alone would tear my penis off! Are you a dude? Are you a dude who's been itching to lock away his privates but hasn't found a pecker locker with the right finish yet? Well the wait is over, because CB-X ("the world leader in male chastity") has you co... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    These are the remains of a Roomba from Austria that allegedly turned itself on, ran onto a kitchen hotplate, and burned to death. Robot suicide? We can only hope. I like how you can see the ash tire tracks from when it was running around in circles while on fire. That makes... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    This is a video of Danish archer Lars Anderson demonstrating the ancient archery techniques he's been practicing. The key to a lot of them is holding spare arrows in your hand instead of a quiver. Doing so, Lhars can shoot 10 arrows in 4.9 seconds, shoot 11 arrows before the ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    This is Patrick the robotic ass. Patrick helps medical students practice prostate exams without having to stick their fingers up actual patient's asses. Because nobody wants to be a guinea pig when it comes to their butt. Hey doc -- you ever done this before? "First time." ... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    This is a compilation reel made by domino pros Hevesh5 and Millionendollarbo showing off a bunch of domino maze tricks you don't normally see in domino maze videos. Unless you're a maker of complicated domino mazes yourself, in which case you've probably seen them all and coul... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    So, you were trying to pee and text at the same time and what happened? You peed on the floor for ten seconds before realizing it, trailing across your shoes, then finally hitting the urinal and backsplashing your pants. You're a wreck. So what do you do? While you're washi... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    Because what fun is shaving a penis into the beard of a passed out friend if everybody's going to mistake it for a rocketship, Phillips has just announced the first beard trimmer with a laser guide: the Phillips Beard Trimmer 9000. That's right -- the 9000. I generally prefer... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    This is the lifesize Gollum statue made and sold by WETA Workshop. The piece stands (crouches) 3'6" tall and makes the perfect addition to a child's bedroom. What? Kids love 'Lord of the Rings'. Just make sure to angle it so it's always staring right at their bed. Plus tel... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    Because Mother Nature clearly has way too much time on her hands, this is a species of fruit fly that's evolved realistic looking pictures of jumping spiders on its wings. Impressive, but I'd still like to see a pair of those naked lady trucker mudflaps. The idea of the ant... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    Note: Video after the jump is 400% NSFW and should not be viewed by anyone ever. You know what? I'm not even going to post the video, just link to it HERE because that's how wrong it is. Because some people's perversion knows no limits, this is a video demo of an Oculus Rift... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    This is a shot of what was allegedly the last Blockbuster movie rental in the history of Blockbuster movie rentals in the United States. Honestly, I thought all Blockbusters had closed awhile ago because mine has been a cycling gym for over a year now. The picture was taken o... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    This is a preview of the LEGO Disney Princess playsets scheduled for release sometime next year. So if you were hoping to score some for Christmas, forget about it. The sets come with those weird little figurines used in the 'Friends' line of LEGO for girl playsets instead of... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2013
    This is the gingerbread Hogwarts built by Cherry Bay Cakery using a bunch of gingerbread, royal icing, and over 50-pounds of fondant. It took over 100 hours to complete, so it was definitely already stale by the time it was finished. But would that stop me from taking a bite?... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2013
    This is the $40 Walking Dead themed Monopoly game available from ThinkGeek (plus a ton of other places you're welcome to search yourself because I'm not Santa). It plays exactly like Monopoly, but with a zombie apocalypse theme. There's also a Risk game. You want them? Cool,... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2013
    This is the set of dragon bone armor made by Redditor Starkfelt17. Me? I haven't felt 17 since I was 17. Although I did feel 19 a couple weekends ago when a friend produced a tray of Jello shots from the fridge. Obviously, the costume isn't real dragon bone because real dra... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2013
    Just in time to fill my Christmas list (front and back), this is Black Milk Clothing's new Adventure Time collection. It's probably what I'm most thankful for this Thanksgiving season. "Not your friends and family?" AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA. Wait, were you being serious? Keep go... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2013
    This is the pedestrian bridge to be built over the Dragon King Harbor River in Changsha, China. Why couldn't I have been born a Dragon King? It was designed by Amsterdam based NEXT Architects and construction is slated to begin next year. Its form is supposed to resemble tra... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2013
    This is a series of Pokemon monster themed boyshort 'Pokepanties' made and sold by Etsy shop MakersWay. They kind of make your ass look like Charmander's, Squirtle's, Pikachu's or Bulbasaur's. If your lover is more into that than they would be your regular ass, RUN, DO NOT WA... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2013
    This is a series of photos from abandoned toy factories. Presumably after the dolls came to life and murdered all the workers, but possibly because analog toys have taken a backseat to video games for the past 30 years. Maybe kids just aren't playing with dolls anymore. I re... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2013
    Adventure Time is coming to the streets of Manhattan this Thanksgiving, with a Jake and Finn (plus Snail peeping around from Finn's back!) balloon making it's first appearance in the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'll be watching. I'll be watching while making m... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2013
    A man named Batman Bin Suparman was recently jailed in Singapore after stealing his brother's ATM card to withdraw money, breaking into a business and stealing more money, and using heroin. Superheroes: they're not what they used to be. Or -- OR -- was Batman really under the ... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2013
    These are two recipes for Harry Potter butterbeer tasting coffee drinks available at Starbucks. Allegedly they're part of Starbucks' "secret menu", which isn't so much a secret menu as it is a bunch of shit the barrista will have no clue how to make when you try to order it. ... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2013
    This is a Pokemon themed rap (despite not being a rap song at all) created by the folks over at CollegeHumor featuring the names of all 718 pocket monsters. They don't actually incorporate the names of the Pokemon into the lyrics though, they just sing a couple lines then ratt... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2013
    This is a small series (only C-3PO, R2-D2 and Stormtrooper varieties) of Star Wars character themed sex toys imagined by Balazs Sarmai (of Avengers themed sex toy fame). They're all based on existing adult products available from LELO, so with enough nontoxic paint you could a... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2013
    This is the Carl themed toilet that lives in the bathroom of Redditor green_derp (along with a plunger, toilet bowl brush, and a...wait, what the hell is that other thing?). Carl is a great neighbor because he loves beer and has an above-ground pool. Those are pretty much my ... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2013
    Because there are a ton of people in the world that wish they had the strength and dexterity of a ninja but would make far better crash test dummies, this is a compilation video of martial arts fails. Mostly accidental head kicks, failing to break boards, and falling trying to... / Continue →