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  • April 11, 2014
    This is a series of DC Comics superheroines as 1940's pinup advertisements designed by artist Ant Lucia. They will be sold as 18" x 24" prints for $15 apiece by Quantum Mechanix HERE. Man, it's hard to believe that back in the day pinups were like, some of the most risque ima... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2014
    The Chinese government is going to start selling bottled and canned air to tourists (previously: this businessman doing it) starting June 20th in an attempt to address its growing air pollution problem. I'm not sure that's really addressing the underlying problem. Complimenta... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2014
    In news that shouldn't surprise anyone, 13-year old Girl Scout Danielle Lei and her mother sold a ton of Girl Scout cookies after setting up shop outside a San Francisco cannabis clinic. No word how many of those boxers were bought by her mother after taking a quick trip insid... / 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 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 →
  • 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 7, 2013
    This is a poster recently on display in a Shanghai theater to promote the release of Thunder God 2 (the new Thor). Thing is, the picture is actually from a piece of homoerotic fan Photoshop work. How did that even happen? Are theaters responsible for making their own posters... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2013
    This is a commercial for Honda's CR-V filled with a bunch of optical illusions. Because that's how you get people to trust your company -- by tricking them. Now how am I suppose to know this alleged safety record of yours isn't just an illusion? It's all fun and games until ... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2013
    This is a small series of ads for the Braun CruZer beard and mustache trimmer featuring superhero logo facial hair. Did they really use the Braun CruZer to shave those beards? Probably not. Are they just Photoshopped? Beats me. Is it even possible to shave your beard like ... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    To celebrate 30 years in the costume business (and score some free advertising) this is an infographic created by Spirit Halloween showing the most popular pop-culture costume they've sold each year for the past three decades. Most of them aren't that surprising. The Snooki a... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2013
    This is the Pimp2-D2 action figure that will be for sale by Manly Art at this weekend's New York Comic-Con. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say HOLY SHIT THIS IS REALLY HIGH UP. Did I trick you? I'm actually at my desk. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2013
    This is some weird-ass cartoon commercial from Japan for the Jii lighter, a contact lighter (no flame, just a hot coil) that is USB rechargeable. The commercial starts on a dark and stormy night when a mad scientist creates the lighter Frankenstein style, which then proceeds t... / Continue →
  • September 4, 2013
    This is an ad for LG's $20,000 84-inch ultra-HD (4k resolution) television featuring a bunch of people who think they're coming in for a job interview, then witness a meteor speeding towards the city out the window (actually the TV), the room shakes, and they freak out. I have... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2013
    Because NASA is getting out of the launching people into space business, the agency has announced it's auctioning off three of its previously used shuttle launchpads. And you and I are going to buy one and turn it into a space themed restaurant. And by restaurant I obviously ... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2013
    This is the baby stroller built by Czech car manufacturer Škoda and designed specifically for dads to push around. Apparently a lot of dads didn't feel manly enough pushing around regular baby strollers, and wanted something a little more substantial. Wow, did any of you ever... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2013
    This is a video from Pepsi of some dude (Dynamo the magician) appearing to levitate next to a double-decker bus as it tours around London. If you've never seen the illusion performed before, SPOILER: his arm on the bus is fake and just a strong bracket connected to the frame t... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2013
    This is a DVD with a special heat-activated label on top that changes from black to a photo of a pizza and smells like a pizza when heated up in your DVD player. When heated up in a toaster oven? It smells even better. In partnership with 10 local video rental stores, Domino'... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    In happier Disney news, the parks will be offering custom 3-D printed stormtroopers with your face this summer as part of Disney Star Wars Weekends. Don't fancy yourself Imperial ion-cannon fodder? NO WORRIES, they're also selling 3-D printed versions of you frozen in carboni... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2013
    This is a video of the Marionettebots made for a United Arrows fashion store in Japan. Using a Kinect, the marionette robots mimic whatever movements passerbys make. Can you make them touch themselves? Probably, but that would mean YOU'RE touching yourself and risking a visi... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2013
    In a scene kind of but not really straight out of Spaceballs, Chinese recycling entrepreneur and philanthropist Chen Guangbiao has begun selling canned air in Beijing to bring attention to the city's poor air quality and encourage citizens to help protect the environment. Chen... / Continue →