- 50 fantastically clever logos.
- Scenes from the 2010 Duct Tape Festival.
- 14 famous man caves.
- From spy plane to monster truck a photo gallery of awesome cockpits.
- My phone is off for you.
- Lawnmower on a stick.
- Igor Chak's Space Invader couch.
- The toast defibrillator toaster. Oh yes!
- The txtBOMBER hand-held dot-matrix graffiti printer.
- Sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clarke's 1945 letter that predicts GPS and satellite TV.
- A digital scale that calculates the nutritional values of food placed on it? Yes, from the Sharper Image, of course.
- Ladies, now you can wear tights and hide your tell-tale girlparts with Camelflage.
- Star Trek fingernails.
- If you have an iPad, hate to carry it around, and want a changeable display on your t-shirt, then you need the iPad Syte Shirt.
- Interesting idea for motorcycle helmets.
- Things I Did Last Night. OSNAP!
- What is that?
- It's science! The greatest movie trilogy of all time.
- Ron Livingston does keyboard cat.
- If it weren't for drugs, we'd never get to experience things like glowsticks in the toilet.
- From the Department of Very Specific Tastes comes the 2011 goats in trees calendar.
- 7 amazing (yet uninspiring) feats of human endurance.
- The longest photographic exposures in history.
- Cool short called Flower Warfare.
- Pop Moonwalk at Wal-Mart.
- Birth of a lightning bolt.
- The world's 18 strangest bathrooms.
- Top ten new species of 2009.
- You just can't make this shit up. How to give your opossum a proper pedicure.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Have someone you need to get back at? Need to send a message to someone? Or do you just want to be mean? Whatever the reason, these folks will send actual animal feces to the recipient of your choice. Anonymously. They even have a wide selection to choose from. It's all at Poop Senders.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
- Fruit and vegetable MRIs.
- The truth about cold water.
- Tasteless yet funny quiz where you guess Rack or Crack? (I scored 14/16.)
- How the game of Monopoly helped Allied prisoners escape German POW camps.
- The top 100 most downloaded copyright-free books summarized using Microsoft Word 2008’s AutoSummarize function.
- Media-shy Bill Murray's interview with GQ.
- How the Xbox 360 achievements came to be, and work.
- Cars are modified in every conceivable way, including turning Smart cars into mini tanks.
- Lagoa Multiphysics 1.0 is the official name of an amazing new physics simulation program.
- Awesome Diehard battery ad: Gary Numan plays Cars on cars.
- Batteries charged by vibrations? I'll never need to recharge the Wii controllers again!
- Amazing adaptive lens technology means one pair of glasses could work for anyone.
- The ending to 50 classic Nintendo games spoiled in two minutes.
- New media frenzy: "digital drugs", or "iDosing", will cause kids to turn to real drugs.
- The pug who barked Batman is a new internet meme. See?
- Nike sneaker designs based on Streetfighter characters.
- Zombie jerky.
- Star Wars cereal collectibles.
- The Princess Bride as a horror movie? Yes, in this recut trailer.
- Scientists find formula for a perfect handshake.
- The Millennium Falcon guitar.
- How to make glowsticks.
- The SyFy Channel's Sharktopus trailer. It looks so bad, it can't help but be awesome!
- 35 minimalist movie posters, animated.
- Porcupine who thinks he's a puppy.
- The newest trailer for TRON Legacy.
- Mythbusting Princess Leia's hair.
- 6 movie motivational posters.
- Gas problems? You need Subtle Butt.
- Tarp surfing.
- TV writer describes his real-life TV episode, Sledgehammer and Whore.
- If you don't like the idea of TSA employees using their new body scanners to peek at your privates, then you need Flying Pasties.
- Darth Vader and Princess Leia aprons.
- Turn your handwriting into a computer font with Pilot Handwriting.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
We all have 'em. And sometimes, when we see the stuff they have at their house, whether it's strange or just plain old, we have to laugh. And now, we can share this giggle-behind-your-hand humor with the whole internet thanks to Crap at my Parents House.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
For a free program that comes with Windows, MS Paint gets a lot of flack. One guy has taken it upon himself to showcase both its abilities and his talents by meticulously recreating pictures painted by old-timey masters. The site, naturally, is called The MS Paing Masterpiece Project.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
- 23 brilliant logos with hidden messages.
- OkCupid.com is back with more data from their users, exposing the biggest lies in online dating.
- In case you haven't seen it, Jewel wears a disguise and sings her songs at a karoake bar.
- Then and now: how rock stars have changed.
- When geeks review TV shows, they are good at picking apart the inconsistencies and plot holes. Like this review of the History Channel show about World War II.
- Ten technologies that should be extinct (but aren't).
- Apple geeks, pimp your Macbook. Check out Stick with me, baby.
- Twitter + brilliant = Ten Second Tales.
- 20 weird and goofy facebomb photoshops.
- 10 innovative subway advertisements.
- What's wrong with this picture?
- The "Old Spice guy" has started posting video responses to tweets. Awesome and hilarious.
- What famous author do you write like? I copied last week's Activity Corner, put it in, and was told I write like H.P. Lovecraft. Sweet! See how you fare at I Write Like.
- Graph of memory prices, 1957-2010.
- Billed as the ultimate zombie killer, it's the rocket-propelled chainsaw.
- Hand-scuplted steampunk iPhone handset dock.
- The Atari 2600 overdose experiment.
- Maori's morning.
- Chicken doing the goosestep.
- The ABCs of gaming.
- Why wear just a tinfoil hat when you can live in a tinfoil hut?
- The Watchmen fad is kinda over, but you can still get Dr. Manhattan contact lenses.
- More periodic table versions: meat and swearing.
- The fashion evolution of Steve Jobs.
- For Kent: the sound-activated drum light.
- The 10 best bars... in Namibia.
- 10 YouTube success stories.
- Satire video where Microsoft designs the iPod package.
- The Oatmeal is back with 6 reasons to ride a polar bear to work.
- Kids' life jackets with fins: OpaCove.
- How fat is your state? (Patience; the site is rather slow.)
This one will take you a while, since you have to infect the entire world and turn them into zombies or corpses, one city at a time. But don't worry, you can upgrade your virus and your zombies as you go. I had fun doing cities over and over until I destroyed them. Muahaha!
See if you can dominate in Infectonator World Dominator.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
People get professional portraits taken. People have pets. So the natural conclusion is that people get professional portraits taken which include their pets. People also take candid pictures themselves. But the pictures may not always turn out as intended. Or even if they do, they might not be understood, and others (you know, us) might laugh at them.
Either way, the intarwebs are here for us. Enjoy the show at Awkward Family Pet Photos.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
We've all done it: looked through catalogs and, while admiring the beautiful layouts and compositions, wondered if anyone really lived that way. Now you need wonder no longer. Follow Gary and Elaine, the fictional couple (whom we never see) that live in the perfectly-pictured house. Admire the photos and laugh at the captions of Catalog Living.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 09, 2010
- 7 classic Disney movies and the not-so-Disney stories they're based on.
- 10 hilarious Amazon reviews.
- Did Americans in 1776 have British accents?
- If you haven't seen "double rainbow", you need to catch up with the rest of the internet. Best description I've heard: "You may love nature, but not as much as this guy." Giant double rainbow. Bonus: autotuned double rainbow.
- If you use public wifi, like in airports or Starbucks, learn how to keep your computer safe.
- Many English speakers cannot understand basic grammar. As a technical writer, this is relevant to my interests (and profession). Related: the garden path sentence.
- If you're an old-school gamer, you've played Super Mario Brothers. But how about a 7-minute speed run through the whole game? Then how about a great stitched-together video of it "filmed" on a wall?
- Given the speed of technological advance, and the pervasiveness of advertising, how far away do you think this augmented (hyper)reality really is?
- The Egg by Andy Weir.
- Directions overload with 25 GPS units at once.
- You know what everyone needs in their huge open bathroom? The Aquanatass human-shaped and -sized shower fountain.
- Would you like to clean up the cord clutter under your computer desk, but don't want to use cable clips? An easy solution is the CableBox.
- The double toilet go-cart. Um, yeah.
- The creepily-ultra-realistic "handsome guy" full mask.
- Ultra-pocket coats are nothing new, but the 33-pocket trenchcoat (top one here) takes "carry-on luggage" to a new level.
- Dogs wiping their bums.
- NERD MERIT BADGES! You can even mount them on your laptop. Can't wait for them to come up with more.
- Oh, internet, you're so full of things that we shouldn't see! Filter out religious content with GodBlock.
- Shake your booty, dancing turtle!
- Japanese public service announcement.
- The NSFW Workplace Safety Advisory System.
- Steampunk Ghostbusters: Whom shall you telegram?
- As Sylvani noted, "As artwork, it's questionable; as a tattoo, it's horrifying." He was talking about Darth Buscemi.
- Cardboard warfare.
- 10 unique telephone booths.
- Pac-Man wallpaper for your iPhone 4.
- 6 things from history everyone pictures incorrectly. Thanks, Hollywood!
- Dog climbs tree for frisbee.
- Pencil tip sculptures.
Some good old 8-bit style may be nostalgic, but it doesn't take away the difficulty of this weird game. The instructions don't really tell you at first, but you use the right and left arrow keys to "run", pressing them in sequence to make your character's legs move; the faster you press them, the faster you run. But pay attention, you have to hit the right key in the red activation zone to advance. Plus, there are sometimes other commands to perform. And all the while, don't let the nasty ape head get you. You'll love to hate Chase Goose.
(Why is it that these kinds of games make you scream when you lose, but then you try again to do better?)
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
We've all seen a picture that was taken at just the right moment to capture something special (even if that something special is a grimace or faceplant). So, of course, there's a place to start collecting these shots: the aptly-named Perfectly Timed Photos.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Friday, July 02, 2010
- Star Wars fans will want this pet after watching AT-AT Day Afternoon.
- Turn your iPhone into a teleprompter.
- Looking for a distinctive case for your iPhone 4? Having the much-reported signal issues? Love aircraft-grade anodized aluminum? Then you need the Vapor case.
- The real earth may not be flat, but virtual ones can appear that way. "Photographs" from video games reveal the end of the virtual world.
- The combination arm rest/mouse pad that attaches to your chair or desk/table.
- The portable office workstation.
- Singapore's Marina Bay Sands hotel just opened its new Skypark 55 stories up, including the scary swimming pool.
- Summer's here, which means laying out by the pool or at the beach. Enjoy your tunes while you sun with the hi-Sun beach towel with headrest speakers.
- While fonts are decidely subjective, here's a look at what your font choices say about you. (Related: I'm Comic Sans, asshole.)
- How wi-fi drains your cellphone.
- Why having a toddler is like being at a frat party.
- This is a brain health hospital? Would walking into the place make you worse than before?
- Contra versus Tetris.
- Pixar Star Wars.
- A trip through the Mandelbox. (Math majors should get high first.)
- Shameless Team Fortress 2 "grinders" are punished by laser death cat.
- Screw Grease, I want the Conan the Barbarian musical!
- The mid-life crisis rap Dad Life.
- Trees photographed in infrared.
- Careful application of pricetags can lead to humorous results. (Pricetag =win=, if you ask me.)
- Super fast ninja cat attack.
- Warning: NSFW. The 100 greatest movie insults of all time. NSFW strong language.
- Later in their career, the Beatles made great studio albums. So it takes guts to perform them live, as the Fab Faux do. Check out their oh-so-much-more than a cover of the Abbey Road side 2 medley.
- Remember the Old Spice "I'm on a horse" ad? Here's the new one.
- Why was Lassie a dog? Find out in Cat Lassie.
- The hipster fashion cycle.
- The 18 best Batman panels ever.