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February 2, 2014 - February 8, 2014 Archives

  • February 7, 2014
    This is the X-Mansion (aka the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning) built by Glen Bricker (great name for a LEGOManiac! Unless it's not your real name, in which case it's a DECENT pseudonym). It's up for consideration right now on the LEGO Cuuso website but I've got the feel... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE, but you'll probably still try to wipe earth off your monitor like a speck of dust. This is a picture of earth as seen by the Mars Rover Curiosity. In case you've been living in a cave with bears for the past year or the name didn't give it away, the... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2014
    This is a wake-up prank from the Japanese special Dokkiri Award (Japanese TV is the best) of comedian Toshiaki Kasuga being launched through the roof of a cabin at the base of Mt. Fuji one morning. Apparently the show managed to get Toshiaki drunk the night before, then strapp... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2014
    This is an animated gif of a chicken wearing a prosthetic tail to counterbalance its weight and make it walk like a dinosaur. It was part of the research conducted by Bruno Grossi of the Universidad de Chile for a recently published paper, appropriately titled, "Walking Like D... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2014
    41-year old John R. Morales used to play McGruff the Crime Dog. That was many moons ago. Apparently since then he started a massive pot growing operation and was just sentenced to 16 years in the slammer for the results of a raid on his home in 2011. And that, my friends, is... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2014
    This is the robotic air hockey player built by Jose Julio using 3-D printed parts. If I saw this at the arcade I would jam its coin slot with washers then rip one of the guns from Time Crisis loose and smash its brains out. Then beat all the pinball high scores. The robot us... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2014
    This is the iBag, a $200 bag that proves people are still naming things by just throwing an i in front. I thought we were over that. The iBag is a 'smart purse' that can seal itself to prevent overspending. Cool, but I would just cut a hole in the side with a knife. No purs... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2014
    Well, the football season is over and the Redskins lost -- AGAIN. We came close though. "You only won three games." I'm not even sure if we should be considered a professional team anymore. Maybe a couple years of arena football and we can come back. This is a series of fo... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2014
    Note: Worthwhile larger version HERE. This is the portrait of famed animator Hayao Miyazaki created by DeviantARTist C3nmt using Miyazaki's movie characters. I'm actually playing through Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's PS3 game 'Ni No Kuni' right now, and it's like living in one ... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2014
    This is the Giant Stash Pillowcase (currently a Kickstarter project), a $35 pillowcase that looks like a giant Ziploc full of weed. Plus it has a secret stash pouch inside for storing your actual weed, making it infinitely easier for your roommates to find and smoke everything... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2014
    This is the $230 14k gold plated 'Lucky Bones' necklace designed and sold by Onch Movement. Now listen: Valentine's Day is literally right around the corner and I want you to buy this for me. I pour my heart and soul out to you constantly, and I deserve a little something in ... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2014
    The Big Lebowski: it's an important part of every person's life. And to celebrate The Dude, this is a short video from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon of Tara Lipinski performing a Big Lebowski themed routine without ever spilling her White Russian (likely just non-fat milk). Th... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2014
    This is the $279 Gun Box, a biometric gun safe that opens via a fingerprint scan or sensing your RFID tagged bracelet or ring in close proximity. It was designed so you don't have to keep your gun under your mattress where your kids can find it and shoot each other, or locked ... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2014
    This is an unclassified species of giant jellyfish that recently washed up on an Australian beach. Majestic, isn't it? "It looks like a giant puddle of vomit." IT SURE F***ING DOES. Dr Lisa-ann Gershwin, of Australia's CSIRO government agency, said that scientists had known... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2014
    Seen here looking surprisingly more ogre than troll, 24-year old Michelle Chapman poses for her mugshot after being arrested for trolling herself on Facebook. Just let that sink in for awhile. Then, grab a bucket or wastebasket and try to catch the pieces of your brain as the... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2014
    This is the world map tattoo that backpacker Bill Passman got on his back in 2010. He has the countries colored in as he visits them all. What's that little country north of Australia and east of China. "A mole." Never heard of it. I'd like to get a similar tattoo, but I'd... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2014
    This is a t-shirt printed with Marty McFly's iconic look from Back to the Future (available on Amazon for ~$30). Which, for the record, is a maroon t-shirt, blue plaid button-up, bi-color jean jacket, and red vest. Marty was into LAYERING. Me? I'm into wearing as little as ... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2014
    Note: Screencap above is the singer in the middle with a microphone. Watch the video at full screen in HD. Also, be sure to watch at work so your coworkers think you're a crazy person staring at a static screen. This is the music video for Young Rival's 'Black Is Good'. It'... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2014
    PROTIP: Don't stare at the above GIF for too long or you will get vertigo and pass out. This is the compilation video edited by Youtuber Tunglebrek featuring all Transformer transformations from the movies that are currently out. So there aren't any of the dragon/dino ones fr... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2014
    These are the composite emotional body maps created by researchers at Aalto University in Finland using data gathered from participants who were presented with a series of emotional words and asked to color a human shaped silhouette where they felt increased bodily activity. N... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2014
    This is the Estes Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter (available on Amazon for $40 plus other places). It's 2.5-inches from rotor tip to rotor tip, weighs 0.4-ounces and gets 5 to 10 minutes of flight time on a single charge. Unfortunately, its rotors aren't powerful enough to suppor... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2014
    Gunshot wound sealer, or ULTRA-EXTREME HEAVY DAY tampon? This is the XStat, a syringe filled with rapidly expanding sponges that, when injected into an open gunshot wound, can prevent bleeding and seal the wound in as little as 15-seconds. Personally, if I get shot I'm hoping... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2014
    These are shots of Deadmau5's Ferrari 458 Italia wrapped in a Nyan Cat theme (complete with EPICLULZ! license plate). Apparently he plans on driving it in the Gumball 3000 rally this year if his single-seater BAC Mono isn't built in time. Wow, must be nice having a Ferrari ba... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2014
    This is a 2-hour 45-minute Youtube video (watch the whole thing and it'll almost be time to leave for the day!) of the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate on evolution vs young earth creation. Who won? Nobody -- nobody won. Zero opinions were changed, just as I expected. You have to in... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2014
    This is some Russian dashcam footage of a woman (at least the video says it's a woman) who loses control of her little egg car and miraculously (and unintentionally) parallel parks it backwards after barely avoiding accidents in three lanes of traffic. I think we can all agree... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2014
    A live action musical of Back to the Future is coming to London's West End next year, with a possible Broadway run if it proves successful enough. AND HOW COULD IT NOT? You think there's going to have a real DeLorean on stage or just a cardboard cutout? The film's original... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2014
    In a battle that's sure to blow any UFC title fight out of the water, Bill Nye is going to debate Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum tonight AT the museum at 7PM eastern (you can watch a live feed of the debate when it happens HERE). Bill Nye will be arguing creationi... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2014
    This is the first alpha gameplay of Goat Simulator, a game created by Coffee Stain Studios. You play a goat that runs around performing stunts. You ever stared a goat in the eye before? They have those weird rectangular pupils. I've always wanted a pet goat but I've never h... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2014
    Note: Larger, actually legible version HERE. This is the map of the internet cartographered by DeviantARTist JaySimons. I'm sure there's something to learn by looking at it, I just didn't pick up on any of it. Probably because I started daydreaming about how cool it would be... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2014
    This is the LEGO Motorized Patriot from Bioshock Infinite built by LEGOManiac Carl Merriam. Speaking of -- when's the second part of the Burial at Sea DLC coming out? The first part wasn't nearly long enough to sate my appetite. I felt like I went out to a fancy dinner but t... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2014
    These are the Nike Air Force Ones customized by sneaker lover Sekure D with a Donatello theme. They remind me of when I was a kid growing up in Alabama my buddy Tyson and I would run around barefoot all summer trying to develop ninja feet. Ninja feet are when the soles of you... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2014
    This is the $610 AeYo (as in "AeYo -- what the f*** are you doing?"), a new piece of exercise/transportation equipment that combines the excitement of Rollerblading with the safety of added stability and the appearance of trying to hump a little robot as it speeds away backward... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2014
    This is a video of the folks at Cyberith demonstrating their Virtualizer omnidirectional treadmill coupled with an Oculus Rift headset and Wii-Motes. The result? The closest you can get to existing in Skyrim short of TRONing your ass in there somehow. I miss Skyrim. I lived... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2014
    This is a video of students practicing their lightsabering at the Ludosports Lightsaber Combat Academies in Italy (there are seven so far). That is a whole lot of lightsaber fighting. You can go to their official website to read about all the different styles they teach, whic... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2014
    Snorkeling: it's like one step away from drowning. But now there's the Easybreath Snorkeling Mask, a snorkel that lets you breathe through your nose (just like on dry land!) for people who aren't coordinated enough to only breathe through their mouth. Fun fact: one time I was... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2014
    This is the letter that 7-year old Charlotte Benjamin wrote the LEGO company complaining there aren't enough female figure playsets, and the ones they do sell are predominately homemaker related. A valid argument. Plus her penmanship blows mine out of the water. You're gonna... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2014
    Meet the $169 ORA vibrator from luxury sex toy manufacturer LELO. It looks like fun. LOTS of fun. Thank God it's rechargeable because there aren't enough batteries in the world to fulfill my desires. "It's for women." I WILL MAKE IT WORK. LELO Ora is an external vibrator ... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2014
    This is the series of prototype Star Wars character rings designed by J.A.P. in the late 90's to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise. So you can't get them anymore. Sucks too because I really had my eye on that Rancor. Could you imagine having a pet Rancor? That... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2014
    In a recent interview, JK Rowling has admitted that she wrote Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger together for selfish reasons and that Ron probably wouldn't be able to make Hermione happy in the long run. Clearly she forgot they're characters in a book and by typing 'and they li... / Continue →