Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CG Aiiiiieeeeeeeeeee!

Okay, so: this is a 1:00 commercial for kitchen sinks or something made by Alex Roman entirely with computer graphics. I know you want to believe it's real, but it's not. If this upsets you, don't ask me about the Tooth Fairy.


Silestone -- 'Above Everything Else' from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Eff You, Stargazers!

This is a picture of part of the Carina Nebula that bears a striking resemblance to one of my favorite hand gestures to use while driving.


Yay, space!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Two Lords A-Leapin'.

This is a little chart sizing up Lord Vader vs. Lord Voldemort in the battle of dark lords. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE, WHO WILL WIN?

 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bye, Bye Childhood! Bye, Bye!

Sigh... click to see what scientists now tell us the T-Rex really looked like.

Or just stare at this, and remember the good times.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Stay Frosty, Tron!

What a beautiful advertisement for LED clothing!


Monday, November 08, 2010

More Gravy Fondant, Please!

"Whether this Thanksgiving centerpiece incites horror, amazement, or confusion when it's served, it's certain to evoke some kind of outburst. Warning: This dish is not recommended for people who require an inch of space between food groups"

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Say Hello To Your Goat Overlords!

Okay, see this dam? Look closer at the left corner. Recognizable shape? It's a goat! Or, more specifically, an Alpine Ibex. And the rest of the shadows are all the same. They're all climbing the Cingino Dam in Italy and licking the salt deposits in the rocks because their veggie diets don't provide them with enough sodium. Sure... and if you buy that story, I've got a dam to sell you.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Yeeaaahhhhh... I'm Still Skeptical.

"This short film is about a piece of footage I (George Clarke) found behind the scenes in Charlie Chaplins film 'The Circus'. Attending the premiere at Manns Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA - the scene shows a large woman dressed in black with a hat hiding most of her face, with what can only be described as a mobile phone device - talking as she walks alone.

"I have studied this film for over a year now - showing it to over 100 people and at a film festival, yet no-one can give any explanation as to what she is doing.

My only theory - as well as many others - is simple... a time traveler on a mobile phone. See for yourself and feel free to leave a comment on your own explanation or thoughts about it."
 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Not A Hoax!

"All radio is dead, which means that these tape recordings I'm making are for the sake of future history... if any."


Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

That's Quite A Case Of Crabs!


"A vending machine offering live Shanghai Hairy Crabs, spotted on the streets of Nanjing.

"The inside of the machine is kept at 5 degrees celsius [41 Fahrenheit], a temperature cold enough to make the crabs go into a state of hibernation. A sign states that all the crabs in the machine are fresh: if the crab is dead-on-arrival, they promise to give you three free crabs."
Now, I know what you're thinking: "Oh my god -- I'll just kill my crab as soon as it comes out and get three free!" And that, my friends, is what I call thinking like an American. No wonder the rest of the world hates us.


JapanProbe dot com
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Soooooooo #2

See the little dent in the can?
Yes, the one the red arrow's pointing to. It helps you open the beer without hurting your finger or chipping a nail. Plus, if you punch a key through it you can chug the beer faster. Yep, just another reason why Japan is better than us at pretty much everything except postponing the robot apocalypse.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hey, Artoo!

"How long did it take you to carve R2-D2?
"It took somewhere between 10-11 hours. I started at 10:00 on Saturday morning and got done just after 10:00 that night, but taking in account eating and so forth, that's my estimate.

What goes into planning one of your pumpkins?
There's a difference between carving a pattern on a pumpkin, and a pumpkin sculpt. In the case of R2-D2, or the Deathstar, for instance, the pumpkin "is" the object, not just a portrait. So in thinking about carving R2-D2, I absolutely had to have a fairly tall, completely cylindrical looking pumpkin. I found one that weighed in at right around 40 lbs. Without this, there's no way I could have gotten the detail I was looking for."
 Click!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

USA! USA! USA!

"Big Fat Ugly (with mayo and ketchup) $25.00

"2 Rolls, 4 Cheeseburgers, Double Cheesesteak, Chicken Cheesesteak, Gyro Meat, Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Sausage, Mozzarella Sticks, Chicken Fingers, Chicken Nuggets, Mac N Cheese Bites, Fried Mushrooms, Jalapeño Poppers, Pizza Bites, Onion Rings, Hash Browns, American Cheese, Mayo, Ketchup and French Fries."
My God that sounds delicious. A sandwich almost as big as a football? Count me in. Plus if you can pound one in under 15 minutes you eat for free! Sure you'll blow the back of your pants out and burn a hole in your car seat on the way home, but you ate for free.

Monday, October 11, 2010

About Last Night

From last night's The Simpsons.

It was probably pretty awkward for all the underpaid overseas animators to animate this:



Thanks Banksy!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Friday, October 08, 2010

A Pirate's Life For Me!

Publicity stunt? No doubt. But damn cool, you ask me. Those kids'll never forget the day Cap'n Jack Sparrow staggered into their classroom!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Mystery Date!

Because pretty much nobody asked for it, Star Wars merges with a '50s instructional film on dating, finally giving us a version of the films where, instead of siblings trying to save the universe from the Empire, Luke and Leia are just a couple lames going on a lame date. As George Lucas originally intended.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Unhearit

Unhear It is a website that plays random-ass remixes to help get the song that's stuck in your head unstuck. Granted it's just replacing it with another, but still.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Walk Faster Than Them!

Will you survive the zombie apocalypse? I dunno, I guess it depends on what kind of zombies you're dealing with. Because I'm gonna be honest: based on your intelligence and physical prowess, I say you're brain food for any zombie better equipped than those in Night of the Creeps.



 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Million Years Of Evolution....

This is a picture of someone who's been vacuum-packed:

Sounds horrible, I know. And that's because it is horrible. Apparently people like the way it feels. See? Those frozen chicken cutlets don't have it so bad after all!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gasp!

Some company called Fiberglass Freaks is manufacturing officially licensed replicas of the 1966 Batmobile Adam West used to drive when he wasn't too busy pretending to climb building exteriors.

"Each car takes six months to build and features an array of working gadgets, including a red flashing beacon, a radar screen called 'Detect-a-scope', a retractable, gold-coloured 'Batbeam' and a dashboard DVD player.


"The flamethrower in the original Batmobile was the result of the car's turbine engine, but the replica uses a propane tank - mounted in the boot - to create the same effect.


"The Lincoln Futura on which the Batmobile is based was never actually put into production, but after finding a body shell on eBay in 2004, Racop had the basis of his replica.


"The chassis and running gear come from a Lincoln Town Car, onto which a fibreglass body is placed. The licence from D.C. Comics limits the company to making just eight per year, which renders it one of the world's most exclusive production cars"
 I'll take two, please.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Coeny Goodness!

The True Grit trailer is here! It has O Brother, Where Art Thou music, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin as a cowboy, and deliberate, overhead shots of props. But mostly it looks really, really good. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Back In The USSW.

The United States of Star Wars (or USSW if you're into the whole brevity thing), offers a different planet/location from Star Wars representing each state based on similarities in geography and other factors like the kind of people who live there. Or maybe it's just random.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Just Add Water!

"[It's] known as "dry water" because it consists of 95 percent water and yet is a dry powder. Each powder particle contains a water droplet surrounded by modified silica, the stuff that makes up ordinary beach sand. The silica coating prevents the water droplets from combining and turning back into a liquid. The result is a fine powder that can slurp up gases, which chemically combine with the water molecules to form what chemists term a hydrate.

"There's also other potential uses for dry water such as jumpstarting chemical reactions and providing a safer way to transport and store harmful industrial materials."
Just... well, do not eat.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Guns Don't Kill Ducks....

Cats without guns playing Duck Hunt kill ducks.

Friday, August 27, 2010

I'm Ba--

Happy back to school, kids!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Do I Have To Spell It Out For You?

 "Part optometrist's chart, part geek quiz and part typography nerd poster, this Sci-fi Eye Test features 36 letters pulled from the logos of games, comics and movie titles."
Not to brag or anything, but I identified all of them. I'm talking EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. Plus the background. Hoth, amirite?

Click here to embiggen!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Beer Pockets!


"Ever since the inauguration five years ago of the Big Tex Choice Awards at the Texas State Fair, food vendors have been deep-frying the impossible in their pursuit of the Most Creative and Best Taste awards.
"As the Dallas Morning News reports, the Fried Beer was the result of a painful process of trial and error for creator Mark Zamble. His initial efforts kept exploding once they hit the fryer, and he kept getting burned. Zamble has already applied for a patent and trademark for Fried Beer, which appears to be a pocket of pretzel dough filled with its signature beverage."
My god that sounds delicious. Scalding hot beer and fried pretzel dough all in one bite? It's like I won the culinary lottery. Quick Robin -- to the Fry-Daddy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Oh, It's On.


Didja' hear? An unmanned robotic death & destruction 'copter went rogue while flying around Washington DC! 
"A software error, combined with an unfortunate user action, led to a US military robot helicopter - developed from a manned version and capable of carrying a fearsome arsenal of weapons - straying into restricted airspace near Washington DC, according to reports.
"Losses of communications between unmanned aircraft and ground operators are a routine event, but seldom have serious consequences. Robot planes and choppers lacking instructions from their human masters will normally circle where they are when comms go down, and control is almost always restored shortly thereafter...

The difference here is that the MQ-8 failed to follow its built-in failure protocol, instead continuing on course. Unmanned aircraft are generally restricted to operations in special military-controlled airspace and are forbidden to enter areas governed by normal civil rules."
Did you read that? It failed to follow its built-in failure protocol. Try to explain that, robot-apocalypse naysayers!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Darwin Award Winners!

Wow. You guys are almost as good at science as you are spelling.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Heavy Lefting.

August 13th is International Left Handers' Day. Some fun facts:

1. Left Hander's Day was started in August 13 1976 by Left Handers International.
2. About 7 percent of the population is left handed.
3. Lefties are also called "southpaws".
4. In twins, there is a high tendency for one to be left-handed.
5. 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed.
6. 4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed.
7. Left-handers usually reach puberty 4 to 5 months after right-handers.
8. George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama are all left handed. So was Ronald Reagan.
9. Pablo Picasso, Isaac Newton, Leonardo Di Vinci, and Michelangelo were also left handed.
10. Right-handed people tend to use the left side of their brains more. Left-handed people, the opposite.
11. Left handers tend to adjust quickly to seeing underwater.
12. Right handers tend to chew food on the right side, left handers tend to chew on the left side.
13. Albert Einstein was left handed.
14. Left-handed people who have higher I.Q.s tend to have an I.Q. of over 140.
15. In some cultures it is impolite to touch your food with your left hand.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

No iPhones!

So... iPhones aren't cool. Got it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sunday, August 08, 2010

"X" Never, Ever Marks The Spot.


Note: I know, I thought it was a treasure map too. Click here to see the thing in all it's "WAIT, WHERE'S THE X?" glory.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. The Click!

It's just like what your grandma's vague notion of a video game is!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Ahhhhhh! Neck Pinch!

Unless you sit on a throne with your monitor perched on a TV-Dinner stand, you could learn a thing or two from Uhura here and adjust your seat for maximum bodily comfort.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Donald Duck Dreams Don't Disappoint

Okay, I haven't seen Inception, but I did see this back in 2002:


That's right: as usual, it was popular avian sailor Donald Duck, Gyro Gearloose, and some criminal beagles who were at the cutting edge of convoluted sci-fi dream plots way back when. As you can maybe read in the above panel, it turns out Uncle $crooge was at the receiving end of some classic Inception-style extraction eight years ago. "King of the world?" Whatever.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Cosplay Outside


I don't care if you're the goddamm Grinch, you've gotta admit this makes your heart at least a half-size bigger.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Jesus Bid.

You have to wonder.... Apparently this Hot Wheels Invisible Jet toy began life as an April Fools' joke but I don't remember hearing about it because I don't even know if I remembered to take my vitamins this morning. At any rate, it became a Comic-Con exclusive and suckers lined up to pay $5 for the empty box (it just looks  like there's a plane inside because of the molded plastic packaging), and now the things are selling like hotcakes on eBay.


I swear, people will collect anything.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Aw, Come On.

Citizen's Association for the Protection of Everybody, Regardless.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Right Down The Drain.

This is a video of several college freshman emptying 32 glowsticks into the back of a dorm toilet and then flushing it. Normally I'd make fun of them, but it's actually pretty awesome.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thor'd Hammer In The Morning

Seen in the top picture going for a four person sign-holding record (and proving there might actually be something to the whole "strength in numbers" thing after all), the Westboro Baptist Church's Comic-Con protest was met with some stiff opposition to say the least. Maybe God's not on your side after all. The superheroes definitely aren't!
"They've faced down humans time and time again, but Fred Phelps and his minions from the Westboro Baptist Church were not ready for the cosplay action that awaited them today at Comic-Con. After all, who can win against a counter protest that includes robots, magical anime girls, Trekkies, Jedi and...kittens?

"Unbeknownst to the dastardly fanatics of the Westboro Baptist Church, the good folks of San Diego's Comic-Con were prepared for their arrival with their own special brand of superhuman counter protesting chanting "WHAT DO WE WANT" "GAY SEX" "WHEN DO WE WANT IT" "NOW!" while brandishing ironic (and some sincere) signs. Simply stated: The eclectic assembly of nerdom's finest stood and delivered."
 Oh man, I love a good counter-protest.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Goon Is Good Enough.

Oooooooooooo! Good news, fans of Eric Powell's paranormal comic The Goon: there's a David Fincher-producer (the Facebook movie guy!) animated movie of that coming out soon, and thanks to MTV, now we have a brief preview of it. Even better news for you: it looks like an extremely accurate recreation of the popular series. What a novel approach.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Really.

These are a couple of Pokémon battle scenes IRL as imagined by Flickr user alecks(zander)kwin. Oh, and IRL stands for "In Real Life" if today's your first day on the internet  or you're a parent reading this over your child's shoulder.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

That's... Just... Fine.

This is a video of two guys spoiling the endings to 50 classic  NES games. You might not want to watch if there's still some games  you're working on... but since it's been TWENTY YEARS you might as well give up already.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Just Eat It

In the future meat  will be scarce, and in order to get your RDA of protein you're gonna have to start eating more nuts and beans. Or... OR... zombie jerky. Zombie Jerky is just like beef jerky except made out of people you knew.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Improv Everywhere Are The Plans?

"For our latest mission, we staged a reenactment of the first Princess Leia / Darth Vader scene from Star Wars on a New York City subway car. The white walls and sliding doors on the train reminded us of the rebel ship from the movie, and we thought it would be fun to see how people would react to a surprise appearance by the iconic characters. We spread out the actors along the train line, staging it so they would enter the right car at the right time."


Oh man, did I tell you about the improv troupe I saw the last time I was in New York? They faked this whole elaborate stabbing on the subway. I would have sworn it was real. Okay, so it might have been real.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Winner?

This is a little video created by College Humor demonstrating what it would be like if classic video games all had a super-easy mode. Well... what would it be like? Not fun.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Can't Put A Price On Art...

Well, unless it's less than $200.

Spotted in Hayes Valley! Yay Street A(TM)rt!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Uh-Oh.


"Arcing over Zhejiang's provincial capital Hangzhou, the UFO appeared to glow with an eerie white light and left a bright trail in its wake.

"Stunned witnesses reported seeing a comet-like fireball in the sky and a number of local residents took photos of the strange ball of light.

"'The thing suddenly ran westwards fast, like it was escaping from something,' he said."