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January 5, 2014 - January 11, 2014 Archives

  • January 10, 2014
    This is a series of Disney villain inspired perfume bottles imagined by Pixiv artist mmmint8. If the Scar one were a real scent I would buy it because I bet that dude smells wicked evil. Killing your own brother -- that's some Cane and Abel style shit! I was a little disappo... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2014
    On display at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Audi is currently testing its new Smart City Traffic Light Assistance, a system that provides a countdown until the next stoplight on your route will turn green. Alternatively, treat yourself to a jetpack and for... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2014
    These are the glasses designed by Evena Medical that allow doctors and nurses to see through a patient's skin and spot veins. That way when they need to stick a needle in you they don't miss. Because every time a nurse misses a vein, they're really just stabbing you. The E... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2014
    This is a video of Chad Neidt playing a one minute acoustic medley featuring songs from sixteen different video games. Those games are, in no particular order (jk jk, in the exact f***ing order he plays them): 1. PacMan 2. Super Mario Bros. 3. The Legend of Zelda 4. Tetris -... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2014
    This is the $250 Bedjet Bed Heater & Fan (currently a Kickstarter project). It blows hot air under your covers to keep you warm at night so a lover's cold foot doesn't lead to a breakup. I know that at least a fan-only version of this has existed for awhile because I remember... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2014
    This is a $278,000 Hello Kitty pearl necklace. It was made with Mikimoto pearls to celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary next year. Can you believe she's turning 40? She doesn't look a day over six. Could you imagine wearing a quarter of a million dollars in pearls aroun... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2014
    This Sunday The Simpsons will pay tribute to retiring Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki with a brief sequence of Homer drunkenly stumbling past some of Studio Ghibli's most famous works. Have you ever seen Grave of the Fireflies? It wasn't directed by Miyazaki but it's definit... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2014
    These are Hero-Glyphics, a series of drawings by artist Josh Lane featuring modern heroes in ancient hieroglyphic scrolls. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but not much does anymore. And guess what -- I'm tired of looking for answers. You know what happens when you dig dow... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2014
    An Australian man recently won a two-week bidding war by dropping $42,000 to spend a one-hour private webcam session with Maitresse Madelin, a dominatrix/BDSM model and p0rn performer. Wow, he must really like her. "Basically the hour is going to include whatever it is that h... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2014
    Line Raineville grew up watching the original Star Trek series. So what did she do when she got older? Buy the Blu-Ray special edition and call it a day? NOPE, she spent over $30,000 converting her basement into the original USS Enterprise. So, you think any man has boldly ... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2014
    This is a video of a male peacock spider's mating dance edited to look like he's dancing to The Village People's classic 'YMCA'. I'm gonna be honest, if I were a lady spider I would probably find this little guy irresistible. I'm not a lady spider though, so I'm just going to... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2014
    Remember the leaked pics of the new LEGO Simpsons set? Well here are the actual details. Per official press release and not the bullshit my cat made up and tried to tell me over lunch: The Simpsons House is scheduled to launch February 1st in LEGO stores and via the LEGO Sh... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2014
    Meet Windblade, Hasbro's new female addition to the Transformers universe. Windblade was designed as the result of a fan poll in which people got to vote for a new Transformer's main characteristics. Apparently one of the winning characteristics was 'lady parts'. You know I ... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2014
    I actually just stumbled across this monster while doing research for rideable cats for my last post. I do research! Granted it never shows, but sometimes I will Google something if it tickles my fancy. And rideable cat mounts definitely tickle my fancy. You? You try tickl... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2014
    Cats: like me, they love doing battle. There's nothing more exhilarating in a cat's life than tearing something else with a heartbeat to pieces. This is the cat battle armor made and sold by Etsy shop schnabuble (previously: this cat battle armor). It costs $500, which is wh... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2014
    Because there is literally no TARDIS themed product a hardcore Whovian won't buy, this is the $45 Doctor Who TARDIS Shower Rack from ThinkGeek. It holds your shampoo and soap and shower scrunchies. Speaking of -- you ever timed yourself to see how long you can squeeze your ro... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    A French company has developed a toothbrush that connects to your smartphone ($100 - $200) so you can pretend like you're going to take better care of your teeth even though your commitment, at best, will last less than a week. This is not the toothbrush here, this is one I fo... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    This is the giant aluminum sea serpent skeleton designed by artist Huang Yong Ping and installed in the Loire River where it empties into the Bay of Biscay near Nantes, France. It was not modeled after a real sea serpent. Although it looks like it may have been modeled after-... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    This is a short video of ice boulders washing up in Glen Arbor on Lake Michigan. When reached for comment, the Ice Witch had this to say, "Want to rub my nipples?" Nice try lady, but you're not turning me into an ice sculpture. The giant ice balls form in just-below-freezin... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    This is a series of Disney Princesses reimagined as World of Warcraft characters by DeviantARTist LiberLibelula. This is Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty as an Undead here. I'm going to be honest though, most of them were unrecognizable to me. Sort of like when I first ... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    This is the Flying Carpet Coffee Table from Duffy London (of this swingset dining table fame). It costs £1,495 (~$2,460, spit-takes blood) and has a base that looks like the carpet's shadow to give it that hovering appearance. Just to be clear though, it doesn't actually hov... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    In news that shouldn't surprise anybody who's been wedgied so hard they could taste elastic, a 58-year old Oklahoma man died after receiving an atomic wedgie (over the head) from his 33-year old stepson. For reference, that is far too f***ing old to be giving people wedgies (w... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    This is a Doctor Who infographic showing the first and last lines of each Doctor. It was an interesting read. Plus way shorter than the book my book club chose, so if you want to get together over a beer later and talk about these we could do that. Or just stare lovingly int... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    A line of Adventure Time toys are coming to McDonald's Happy Meals starting January 17th. These are them. There's bendy-arm Jake and Finn, a face-changing BMO, sword-swinging Finn, spring-action Jake, and ice-blast shooting Ice King. I want them all. Guess I'm gonna have to... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2014
    This is an underwater video taken from the back of a speeding boat of a sailfish trying to bludgeon bait fish with its elongated bill and eat them. He has zero success, probably because all the fish are fake. If I were him I would have jumped into the back of the boat and spe... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2014
    This is the $42 Jake the Dog sherlock pipe blown and sold by Etsy seller endioDesigns. The pipes are made to order though, so if you want a different style of eyes or something I'm sure they'd be willing to work with you. My coworkers? My coworkers proved unwilling to work w... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2014
    This is the stained glass octopus chandelier lovingly crafted by Mason Parker. Mason is selling the piece for $18,000. For reference, that's $18,000 more than my decorative lighting budget will allow. The lamp measure four-feet across at its widest and the tentacles are remo... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2014
    This is the world's largest K'Nex ball-moving machine. The previous world's largest ball-moving machine? "The forklift it takes to get my balls out of bed in the morning." Hey -- that's what I was gonna say! This 100,000+ piece K'nex machine stands 23-feet tall, 40-feet lon... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2014
    Mountain Dew and Cheetos: the stereotypical bane of every gamer's keyboard. But do gamers actually eat Cheetos and Mountain Dew all the time? Yes. Although right now I'm on more of a Andy Capp's Hot Fries and Code Red kick. MY LIPS AND FINGERS ARE SO RED. Mountain Dew fl... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2014
    Because reporters generally understand very little about what they're reporting, Bloomberg TV reporter Adam Johnson recently revealed the private key QR code for $20 worth of Bitcoin during a segment about the currency, and immediately had the money stolen. I blame high defini... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2014
    In news that shouldn't surprise anybody who's realized what a wealth of baby names there are in space, new parents Adam and [his wife's name] decided to name their new daughter Tali'Zorah. Tali is probably best known for the being the alien I decided to romance in Mass Effect ... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    This a Popeye tattoo inked by Russian tattoo artist Alina Fokina in which the person's hand doubles as Popeye's hand (previously: this One Piece manga inspired one). Perfect for the person with a Popeye handjob fetish. Just make sure he's not all yoked out on spinach first or... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    This is what it looks like to shoot boiling water out of a Super Soaker in -41°C (-41.8°F) temperatures. I'm sorry, but that is just too f***ing cold. Any of you live in places that get that cold? Here's what I want you to do. Look outside. What do you see? "Snow." Anyth... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    This is a video from the University of Tokyo of scientists using four speakers to levitate and move objects in midair. Unfortunately, those objects are limited Styrofoam balls, water droplets, and other pieces of barely there. I want to see them levitate a human. Or implode ... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    This is a little robotic spider with a 2W blue laser attached to it like a missile launcher. It can pop balloons. Plus melt human eyeballs. How much do you like your eyeballs? "I wish they were blue." Just be thankful you can see, okay? They are kind of a shit-brown thoug... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    An Australian man had to be lubed out of a top-loading washing machine with olive oil after getting stuck while hiding in it during a game of naked hide-and-seek with his girlfriend. Oh man, I f***ing LOVE naked hide-and-seek. ''He was very well wedged in there and we were co... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    David Waddell resigned from his post on the Indian Trail Town Council last Thursday by penning a letter written entirely in Klingon. How anybody was able to read it to know he was resigning is beyond me. Waddell says he opted to use Klingon, the language of a warrior race o... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    This is a shot of the Simpsons house LEGO set (due out later this year) leaked by Eurobricks forum member Carlos S. The set contains 2,523 pieces, six minifigs, and the house hinges open dollhouse style to reveal furnished rooms. That's pretty much all the info I've got. Th... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    This is the Tactical Laser-Guided Pizza Cutter available from ThinkGeek ($20, on sale from $30). It has a detachable laser guide (plus bonus flashlight!) on top to help you cut your pizza straight. I didn't know that was a problem. I could probably cut a pizza straight with ... / Continue →