Archive for May, 2007

Wall tetris

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

wall tetris

Composed of 240 buttons, if you want to move the Tetris block right/left, you simply touch a button left or right of the current piece. To rotate a block you touch a button in one of the top two rows.

Check out the unit in action.

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Heart monitor ring alerts when death is near

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

heart monitoring ring

Nothing ground-breaking, but possibly very useful and quite portable compared with arm bands monitors.

link (via slipperybrick)

Batting donut

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

weener kleener

The perfect followup to a christ gadget…something you stick your penis in! Apparently they promote it’s use for masturbation.

Solves that “old age” bathing problem and adds a “hole” new PLEASURE to your shower or bath.

Didn’t know this was such a problem. Also, a funny warning on the bottom of the packaging: “CAUTION: If Weener Kleener ever becomes stuck, soak area with COLD water.”

No word on why it’s spelled weener instead of weiner. Maybe there’s another brand of dick soap that already has that name.

link (via gearfuse)

The power of christ compels you

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Jesus

Why trust a pool ball when you can have the power of Jesus?! The wisdom of god’s son runs $19.99.

link (via crunchgear)

Go brew crew!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Brew crew

Pee your pants for the Milwaukee Brewers! One site is collecting pledges for signees to wet their pants if/when the Brewers make the playoffs. The Brewers last made the postseason in 1982 (they lost the World Series to the Cardinals), however they currently have the best record in baseball. 200 people have made the pledge so far.

If/when it happens most fans will be drunk enough that’ll it’ll mostly be beer anyway.

link (via deadspin)

I’ll sleep when I’m dead

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

My alma mater may be hooking us all up with a little more free time.

Using a ‘transcranial magnetic stimulation instrument’ Giulio Tononi, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, produced slow waves typical of deep sleep in volunteers.

“Theoretically, creating slow brain waves on demand could lead to a magnetically stimulated “power nap,” which might confer the benefit of eight hours sleep in just a few hours.”

Combine this with the 5-day weekend or the 4-hour work week and you’ll have a ton of time to sit on the couch and watch tv!

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Rooster head risotto

Monday, May 7th, 2007

roosterheads

Technically they are called cockscombs…and hens also have them. One brave foodie prepared them with risotto to the below result:

“They barely hinted of giblets, and tasted rather ho-hum? Borrowing from the culinary finesse that is Ducasse, I simmered the combs in chicken broth and nervetti (calf’s foot aspic) until tender, then finished them briefly in the style of mamma. To the risotto bianco I added mascarpone instead of heavy cream at the end. The finishing touch was a drizzle of truffle oil over all.”

Whatever you add, disgusting!

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Pepperoni dreams

Monday, May 7th, 2007

pizza pillow

These throw pillows look so real you may drool a little extra during that afternoon nap.

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Papercraft technorobot

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

technorobot

Held together by scotch tape and powered by rubber bands, this kit is a great project for any young lad.

Life expectancy with the average boy, 1 day. Luckily it’s only $11.95.

see also: Readymech flatpack toys

link (via technabob)

A new breed of snowbird?

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

seal

HOBE SOUND, FL — Scientists late Friday were still trying to figure out how to capture the first bearded seal spotted in Florida – an arctic animal that spent the day floating in the marina of a gated community along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Because of the warm FL waters, he likely won’t survive long.

Interesting comparison:

“It was like eating peanuts: You couldn’t leave,” said Joan Smith, one of the many residents who spent the day snapping photos or watching the animal through binoculars.

see also: wild monkeys live near Fort Lauderdale Airport

link (via stuckonthepalmetto)

Gawking and stalking

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Emily Gould was on a recent episode of ‘Larry King Live’ to speak about Gawker, the Web site she co-edits. When guest host Jimmy Kimmel went on the attack about the site, she claims she was shocked (how long has she been in the paparazzi business?!). As you can see in the clip she rolls her eyes, however in a very forced manner. Yesterday she wrote an opinion piece in the NY Times. It really doesn’t add much to the original clip. Below are some excerpts:

“It’s hard to believe that Mr. Kimmel, a late-night talk show host who has made on-air inebriation a cornerstone of his public image, was truly upset that people knew he’d gone out drinking. So what was he really angry about?”

For some reason Emily can’t understand why someone would be upset about an untrue story (Kimmel claims), let alone one entitled “When Isn’t Jimmy Kimmel Visibly Intoxicated?” She also can’t distinguish between an on-air persona and real life.

“Gawker Stalker Map, a regular feature that displays brief, user-generated celebrity sightings on a map of Manhattan.”

I can imagine a number of people, crazy and relatively normal, using this map to try to see a celeb.

“Since the sightings aren’t posted in anything like real time, it would be a ludicrously ineffective tool for “real” stalkers.”

I strongly disagree. Many of these posts happen in stores or restaurants that stars may frequent on a daily basis. As admitted in the interview, some sightings are online within minutes-while dinner, a movie or other outing can last hours at one location.

Of course gawker.com can post whatever they please, but they shouldn’t be surprised when lawsuits start rolling in. Hopefully they just stay in the realm of slander…

link (via boingboing)

Earn gametime with your card purchases

Friday, May 4th, 2007

wow visa

Seriously.

“Accrue World of Warcraft gametime at the rate of 1% of every dollar in qualifying purchases. The World of Warcraft Rewards Visa is the only card that pays you to play.”

Remember to pay off those gold purchases each month!

link (thanks alex)

Microhoo!

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Microsoft yahoo

Microsoft to acquire Yahoo! for $50 billion dollars? Despite sounding like a number Dr Evil made up, it’s roughly the price tag Wall Street sources estimate for Yahoo!.

link (via mashable)

Ding-dong, time for ping-pong

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Pingpong door

Cool idea. Unfortunately none of the doors in my office or condo would work with this door/table conversion because a wall runs along the inside of each.

link (via random good stuff)

Supersized Connect Four

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Connect Four

Personally I’m waiting on giant Hungry Hungry Hippos.

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