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November 24, 2013 - November 30, 2013 Archives

  • November 27, 2013
    This is a giant cat shaped sofa. It doesn't have arms or a back like a traditional sofa though, so it's really more of a giant cat pillow. Whatever you want to call it, I'd sleep on it. "What if I call it a Cozy Kitty?" I'd sleep on a Cozy Kitty! "What about a Cat Napper?"... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2013
    This is a set of 3-D printed thorn dice designed by Shapeways user ceramicwombat. You can get plastic versions for as low as $27, but that makes you a cheap-ass. Just save up the $82 and get a decent metal set or don't get any at all. Just think about how badass your next Du... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2013
    This is the Liberation Wrapper, a burger wrapper designed by the DENTSU EAST advertising agency for the Japanese fast food chain Freshness Burger. Apparently large, open mouths are frowned upon in Japan. Here in the US they're the standard. "UP YOURS, JACKASS!" See? The w... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2013
    These are Tail Lights, strips of programmable LEDs to light up your horse's tail for higher visibility. PLUS FLAIR. You know what I do when I wanna show off my ass? Well first I have to coax him out of the barn with an apple! Get it? I hope you don't, I hope you just thin... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2013
    This is '2D or not 2D', a series of faces painted by Valeriya Kutsan to look 2-D and photographed by Alexander Khokhlov. I am most impressed by Valeriya's face painting skills. Because one time at the county fair I asked for a Spider Man face painting and everyone thought I w... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2013
    This is the Swiss bank deposit safe for sale in Basel, Switzerland. You get the actual room, along with the safe deposit boxes and 8-million Swiss five-cent coins. The coins alone weigh 5-tons. For reference, that's one ton more than your mom. I'm joking, she's a beautiful ... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2013
    This is the Skull Armchair designed by French artist Harold Sangouard. It looks like a giant angular skull. But only from the back, from the front it just looks like an old-timey chair. One with an evil villain sitting in it! Close your eyes, what do you see? Is he strokin... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2013
    This is a video of some ingenious Ruskies fishing a Honda SUV out of a frozen lake. How did it get there in the first place? My guess is vodka. The car's owner says even after its little swim the car still drives. Drives, and has to smell like shit. Keep going to find out ... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2013
    These are the closeup Death Star tiles created by Tom Spina Designs to deck the walls of some rich person's Star Wars themed home theater. Each tile is a foot square and 3-4 inches deep. No word what they cost but considering they were custom fabricated my guess is a fortune.... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2013
    I'd be chirping too if that were me. UPDATE: Apparently faked in some capacity. *shrug* People are such jerks. So apparently if you slow down the sound of crickets chirping to the point where a cricket's lifespan matches that of a human's (no idea how slow that is), it becom... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2013
    Because everybody wishes they were a Transformer so they could transform into a much cooler version of themselves with bazookas for arms, Nike has just announced this 'Megatron Rises' line of sneakers. They come in three varieties (including an actual cleated version for those... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2013
    What are those, store-brand chocolate chippers? NO THANKS. This is the $30 Game of Thrones Dragon Egg Cookie Jar available from ThinkGeek. The paint job leaves a little something to be desired, so I suggest repainting it yourself if you buy one. Just be sure to use lead-fre... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2013
    This is the $600 meteorite and dinosaur leg bone wedding ring made and sold by Etsy purveyor JewelrybyJohan. Is $600 expensive for a wedding ring? Correct answer: Not if there's dino bone and meteorite involved. I do think it's a little insensitive though that they chose to p... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2013
    Ever dreamed of sitting on the can next to a shower curtain that looks like the original transporter room from Star Trek? Well you're in luck, because this $50 shower curtain and bathmat set from ThinkGeek does just that. You know what would make it even cooler? If the curta... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2013
    This is a small series (there's five) of Game of Thrones heroines imagined by Elin Jonsson in the style of famed art nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha (of that JOB rolling papers poster I had in my dorm room fame, among others). Like them? You can order prints/iPhone cases/throw... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2013
    This is a short video of Baja 100 racer Adrian 'The Wildman' Cenni performing a 360-degree barrel roll before a race in Ensenada, Mexico. They call it the world's first 360-barrel roll, but at least a handful of other people (including Rob Dyrdek) have done it before. I dunno... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2013
    My ceiling fan has the same remote! Meet the $160 We-Vibe 4 couples vibrator. It provides stimulation for both the man and woman during sex. Basically, the vibrating part that looks like a little squid head goes inside, while the part that looks like a Wii nunchuck rests out... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2013
    A new (but still long dead) t-rex like dinosaur species has been discovered in Utah, leading paleontologists to believe that large, bipedal carnivorous dinos were much more widely distributed than previously thought. Which is great news because no matter where my time machine ... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2013
    Because what's the purpose of a snowboarding boot if not to draw attention to yourself, Nike has just introduced the LunarENDOR QS, a snowboarding boot with a light-up swoosh powered by 30-LED's. Cool, but I wore Superman shoes that lit up every time I took a step when I was a... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2013
    This is a video of a lava flow eating a can of Chef Boyardee beef ravioli. I'm more of a SpaghettiO's with mini meatballs kind of guy myself, but that's just me and there's no sense trying to pretend I'm an adult. An old fighter plane, yes, but that's just good fun. NEEEEOW,... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2013
    Eau My is a real fragrance from George Takei being released on December 15th, just in time to fill stockings this Christmas then be regifted to the first person with a birthday in 2014. Apparently it's a scent for both men and women. That's convenient. What's it smell like? ... / Continue →
  • November 25, 2013
    This is a short video of DARPA's Atlas humanoid robot trying to navigate a treacherous path of pieces of wood and rope when it trips on a stick and eats shit (it didn't even make it to the pebbles!). Sucks it wasn't walking on hot coals. It also sucks it has a safety harness ... / Continue →