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December 8, 2013 - December 14, 2013 Archives

  • December 13, 2013
    This is the $75 Fisher-Price Ipad Apptivity Seat (already in existence: an iPad potty chair). It's a baby chair with an iPad dock that dangles over your little bundle of bad vision. Will it help your child grow up to be a technology professional? No. Will it give them somet... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2013
    This is a video of a bunch of cool moving optical illusions you can print yourself (links to Youtube page with links to all the designs). You just need a clear sheet of transparency paper to print the overlay. Don't have a piece of transparency paper? Then you are SHIT OUT ... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2013
    Scientists at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden, Germany, have developed "robotic sperm" by trapping bull sperm in metal nanotubes then controlling the direction they swim with a magnetic field. Personally, I don't care how strong that magnetic field is, mi... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2013
    Note: Originally posted in July but moved here because the internet is cyclical and it's going around again. Entering part of the Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A -- and then keep pressing A) on any page of Vogue's UK website will make a sexy vel... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2013
    This is a small series of Pokemon (Charizard, Blastoise and Venusaur) by artist Yuuki Morita that have been rendered realistically using 3-D animation/modeling programs Maya and ZBrush. If you had to choose one, which one would you pick? I would pick you. Plus I would pick y... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2013
    Two researchers recently read Ian Fleming's 14 original James Bond stories to study Bond's drinking habits. What they found was that 007 could very well be on his way to an early, alcohol-related death. You know, provided an evil villain doesn't get him first. Because I woul... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2013
    This is a brief video of a life-size flying TARDIS taking off. It's powered by 12 individual rotors. What's that make it, a dodecacopter? Sadly, the TARDIS barely takes to the sky before returning to earth head-first in a blaze of glory broken Styrofoam. No word if the Doct... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2013
    If there's one thing I love, it's nudity. If there's one thing I love but nudity is prohibited, it's sexy lingerie. This is a line of upcoming Sailor Moon themed bras and underwear from lingerie retailer Peach John and Sailor Moon creator Neoko Takeuchi. Each of the sets abo... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2013
    Because Netflix is a shameful homewrecker, according a recent study 51% of people in relationships will watch their and their partner's "couple's" shows behind the other's back. But I thought you said you hadn't seen this one before! "I lied." I can't believe it! Are you re... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2013
    This is a video of the proprietor of Anthill Art pouring molten aluminum down a fire ant mound to cast the shape of its tunnels to later sell on eBay. I can't imagine the ants were too thrilled about it. Apparently a lot of people weren't either, because he had to disable co... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2013
    This is the first ever 3-D gif music video, created for 'Tendency', a single from bands Estate and Liquid Pegasus. Personally, I prefer my Pegasuses solid, but that's just me and I don't drink tiger penis tea either thinking it's gonna make my boners bigger. The video featu... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2013
    Forts, not farts. Squishy farts are totally different and, at least in my experience, often result in running to the bathroom to check your underwear. These (the blue pieces) are Squishy Forts, modular pillow fort construction kits designed by Ross Currie (and not Marie Curie... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2013
    This is the series of Batman graffiti that Redditor sneakylawyer (aren't they all?) found while "urban exploring" (read: smoking weed in abandoned buildings) around Belgium. Apparently all the murals were painted by a guy named Pete. Although I suppose we can't rule out the p... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2013
    Seen here posing with my Aunt Teresa, these are the two five-foot Dalek wedding cakes baked and decorated by Dinkydoodle Designs for a couple's Doctor Who themed wedding reception. The theme for my wedding reception? End of the World Party. There won't be an open bar though,... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2013
    Note: Originally posted in April, updated with more characters. This is a small series of Disney princesses reimagined as lightsaber swinging Jedi and Sith by DeviantARTist Pushfighter (aka Ralph Sevelius). I want to be on Ariel's team. Then we'll swim down and pop all the G... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2013
    These are a bunch of the different geometric patterns created by artist Simon Beck marching around in the snow of France. How he knows what the design he's creating will look like from above when he can only see it at ground-level is beyond me, but I suspect he does the same t... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2013
    "The laser penis module will attach right around here." Meet Valkyrie, NASA's new "superhero" robot. What makes it a superhero? Absolutely nothing that I read about it. Okay fine, it was designed to be able to access disaster areas and help rescue survivors. Weird consider... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2013
    This is the alien facehugger winter mask hand-knit and sold by Etsy seller Knitrocious ($150). It looks pretty accurate. Plus nobody will think you're weird for wearing it. And if they do, send them over to my place and I'll answer the door wearing nothing but a gas mask and... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2013
    Because why would anybody want to release products in time for people to buy them for Christmas presents, Firebox has these life-size 'invigorating energy citrus' scented Super Nintendo and Game Boy cartridge soaps available for pre-order. Super Nintendo cartridges cost $21 ap... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2013
    Not these balls mind you -- they would take a forklift! Jk jk, but at least a brown grocery bag. This is the incredible ball-moving machine built by Kawaguchi Akiyuki. Each section is an individual module (often designed by other ball-moving aficionados) that moves the lit... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2013
    This is a video from the folks at Homemade Movies of the Family Guy intro recreated shot-for-shot with humans. I hope you know I'm being honest when I say that is not how I imagined the cartoon characters would look like as real people. I dunno, maybe they didn't have time to... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2013
    Because, hey -- it's worth a shot, the Chinese government-run media recently released an article citing five "surprising benefits" of the smog covering its largest cities. Mmmm, air so good you can taste it. Drumroll sad trombone please: 1. It unifies the Chinese people. 2... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2013
    This is the third snow-related post in a row. That must be some sort of Geekologie record. One that will definitely won't be going down in the history books and probably won't be remembered by a single person after tomorrow. God willing, I'll drink it out of my memory before... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2013
    Originally I misspelled the title 'snowglove'. How embarrassing would that have been if I hadn't caught it? "Not any more so than the rest of the mistakes you make." TRUE. Remember that time I accidentally copy/pasted one of my sexy Google Chat conversations into a post and... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2013
    Every year around this time I hang a bunch of paper snowflakes from the ceiling of the living room for a little holiday ambiance. Then I set fire to a trashcan in the middle of the room and pretend I'm an Eskimo. These are the cut-it-yourself Game of Thrones house sigil snowf... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2013
    A-ha's 1985 music video for 'Take on Me' is one of the best ever made. Granted I don't really keep up with current music videos, but in my mind they're all CG and ass shaking. "What's wrong with ass shaking?" There is nothing wrong with ass shaking. This is the Doctor Who 5... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2013
    This is Venusaur, Charizard and Blastoise imagined as LEGO mechas controlled by minifigs hidden inside (pictures after the jump) by Flickr user Stormbringer. Good job. Way better than I could have done. I'm only good at three things: bad writing and even worse counting. Kee... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2013
    Because some people will actually follow advice found on 4chan (that's your bad), a number of users have ended up bricking their new X-Box Ones by following these fake instructions to make your console backwards compatible (because it's really that easy, Microsoft just doesn't ... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2013
    This is a video of helicopter pilot Dan Clark showing just how fast he can pick up felled Christmas trees and throw them in the back of a truck in Oregon. He's pretty quick. I'm not sure how I'd feel about being the guy that has to hook up the next tree to Dan's cable. Also,... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2013
    Because apparently the US government cares what sort of enchanted armor your level 90 blood elf warlock is wearing, recently leaked documents indicate the National Security Agency actively spies on massive multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft and Second Life. No wor... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2013
    This is 'Lord of the Crumbs', Sesame Street's 'Lord of the Rings' parody starring Cookie Monster. Who, as far as monsters go, isn't a very scary looking one. When I was growing up there was a REAL monster that lived in my closet. You know what color his eyes were? Dried blo... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2013
    Meet 19-year old Peter Clatworthy. He doesn't look happy, does he? That's because Peter paid £450 (~$740) for a shittily printed picture of an X-Box One on eBay. I'd be pissed too -- somebody needs to replace the black toner cartridges in their printer. Plus the right side ... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2013
    This is Christmas Tinner, a (presumably fake) Christmas dinner in a can from UK based video game retailer GAME (previously: this 12-course meal in a can). They have the product on their site like you can buy it, but it says they're sold out and to 'Check Back Christmas 2014'. ... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2013
    Did somebody request extra buggy eyes for the white pieces? This is the $450 made-to-order taxidermied mice chess set available from Etsy seller TheCurious13. Do they start killing the mice after you pay? I don't want to know. Or when and how I'll die, although I suspect th... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2013
    These are two animated GIFs of the Playstation and X-Box's controllers evolving created by the folks at GadgetLove (I love eating). What will the look like next? Your guess is as good as mine! "Penises." Well damn, your guess was even better (mine was bicycle handlebars). ... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2013
    Note: Larger, legible version of the chart HERE. But first go HERE to take the Myers-Briggs assessment and get your letters. Remember that Harry Potter character personality type chart? Well here's a Star Wars one, created by Jenny of Geek In Heels. Is it accurate? Probabl... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2013
    These are Spock socks. Allegedly they're a real, officially licensed product, but I'm always skeptical when the only picture available is a rendering and not an actual photo. Is it because they don't exist or because they look even shittier in real life? I wore socks with sa... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2013
    This is a video from a Russian electronics store (possibly Best CCCP Buy) of a new employee who's been told she has to activate a plasma television by blowing into a compressor then pressing a foot pedal to pump plasma into the screen. The pranksters even attached a laptop for... / Continue →