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How To: Make Your Own LEGO Brick Gummi Candies


This is an Instructable created by SFHandyman detailing how to make your own gummi LEGO bricks and minifigs. It's not too complicated. Will they taste better than real LEGO bricks? No, nothing is ever better than the real thing. "You do realize you're talking about eating plastic." Eating plastic is what made me the man I am today. Plastic, mud, bugs, and lead paint chips. Lead paint used to be my favorite kind of chips even more than Cool Ranch Doritos and I used to like Cool Ranch Doritos a LOT.

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Appropriate: Jean-Claude Van Damme Bloodsport Chase Scene Repurposed As Mentos Commercial


This is a video of Jean-Claude Van Damme in a chase scene from Bloodsport that's been repurposed as a fake Mentos commercial. It is probably the best Mentos commercial I've ever seen. The best Mentos? The pink ones. I can't believe it took the company so long to start selling packs of only the pink ones. I heard they're an aphrodisiac like green M&M's. A kid on the back of the school bus told me that. Also, that girls have two butts. I believe him too, he's an eighth grader.

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The Birds And The Trippy Timelapse Of Bees Being Born


This is a timelapse of a bunch of bees being born. It was fascinating to watch. Apparently a stork doesn't bring baby bees the way it does human babies. I didn't know that, although I probably should have suspected it. I'm gonna be honest -- I'm not the smartest student in the classroom. Wait -- as a matter of fact I AM the smartest student in the classroom right now, because I'm the ONLY student in the classroom. Aw man, is this detention? She put that gum in her own hair!

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I'm So Hungry I Could Eat A T-Rex/Unicorn Pasta Measures


This is the $19 I'm So Hungry I Could Eat A T-Rex pasta noodle measuring tool (rainbow unicorn version after the jump). The tool measures spaghetti noodles in children's, small adult, large adult, and four-person portions. I don't know about you, but whenever I cook pasta I always just make the whole package, because LEFTOVERS. I love leftovers. You know what I love even more than leftovers though? Going out to eat. Sadly, I can't even remember the last time I went out to eat at a restaurant. Or even got fast food. As a matter of fact, I can't remember anything. What is this box I'm typing in? Is it my diary? Today at school the girl I like called me four-eyes because I was wearing glasses.

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Watch Transformers Ruin Your Favorite Movies*


*Provided your favorite movies are The Wolf Of Wall Street, Inception, Jerry Maguire, Forrest Gump, Speed, Little Miss Sunshine, 50/50, some nature documentary, and Titanic. Otherwise they're just making movies you kind of like or don't like at all EVEN BETTER.

This is a video from Funny Or Die of a bunch of vehicular movie scenes with cuts from Transformers movies added to TEAR SHIT UP. And tear shit up they do. Sometimes I wish my car was a Transformer so I could transform and road rage out on all the other awful drivers in town. My car is not a Transformer though, so I have to resort to yelling and making ugly faces. I keep an Incredible Hulk blow up doll in the passenger seat though, so nobody will mess with me. Plus so I can use the HOV lane.

Keep going for the Funny or Die video, as well as a Youtube bootleg in case that one doesn't work for some reason.

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Don't Tell Mom: How To Make Your Own Propane Rifle


This is a video from very amateur madman TheBackyardScientist showing you how to make your own propane rifle. It's pretty simple. So simple you could easily do it in your garage after school with zero adult supervision. Not that I'm encouraging that, because I'm not. As much as I'd love to see you with no eyebrows, I care about your safety. "You do?!" A lot. Okay, a little bit. Not very much. Fine, I cut your car's brake lines during lunch.

Keep going for the video, then ask your mom to wait in the car at Home Depot while you run in for a few things. Tell her you're building a fish tank.

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Suck, Not Blow: Nintendo Cartridge Drinking Flasks


Remember the Kickstarter for the flasks that look like Nintendo cartridges? Well now they're real products and you can get Drunk Hunt, The Legend Of Drink and Fine Ale Fantasy versions at ThinkGeek, or the whole lineup including Super Bar-Hop Bros, Castle Vodka, Metal Beer, Kega Man, Tetriquilla, Spike Dyson's Pass-Out!! and Ninja Dry-Gin at the official store for $20 apiece. Each plastic flask holds 6-oz and won't fool anybody. Officer I swear, I was just blowing off the cartridge! "You were blowing into the wrong end, son." What? Man, that's a serious design flaw, please don't take my weed too.

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Questionable: Proposed Flag For The Planet Earth


This is the flag for planet Earth as proposed by Beckmans College of Design graduate Oskar Pernefeldt. Oskar used the five basic principles of good flag design (apparently there are five basic principles of good flag design) to come up with the proposal. I dunno, it looks like the Olympic rings and a couple biohazard symbols are having an orgy.

Pernefeldt used the principles of vexillology, the scientific study of flags, to create a meaningful design representing the water and life on our planet. The shade of blue was chosen to stand out against the black of space and the white of a spacesuit, and the interconnected rings form a flower to represent life on Earth and how it is intertwined.

The design follows the five basic principles of good flag design that were recently laid out in a TED talk by radio producer Roman Mars, with the arguable exception of the ring design being too complex.

Obviously, if planet Earth is going to have a flag, that flag should be decided by an international design contest and VOTING. And that voting should be rigged so that my design wins, and the first thing aliens ever see regarding humanity is a flag of a giant penis eclipsing the sun.

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