In movies, cartoons and RPGs, nothing says “Good Morning!” like a couple of birds chirping. Except of course someone actually saying “Good Morning!” But I’d rather not have birds as pets if it means locking them up in a cage.
The gamers among us have all had those nights of long hours and dry eyes, the mutters of “just a little further,” and the bleary post-victory mornings when there is just not enough coffee in the world.
“First aid here!” And by here, I potentially mean in your house, stashed somewhere convenient for grabbing in the event of zombie apocalypse.
Left 4 Dead fans are pretty industrious, but replica first aid kits is definitely on the more creative end of the crafty spectrum.
Bento box maker extraordinaire Laura Bento created this edible Xbox 360 controller meal for her husband. The Xbox 360 bento box was made from many items not found in a conventional Xbox 360 – including seedless cucumbers, grapes, japanese yam cakes, egg white, star jelly pudding and teriyaki-flavored SPAM among other delicacies.
Ron Bell has been a cinematographer for 25 years, but in his spare time he likes to play with bones. And copper. And aluminum. And glass. What does he do with all these components? Why, he constructs “osteomechanic” sculptures, of course!
If I saw this giant creepy spider scurrying across my ceiling in the middle of the night, I’d be on the phone to Orkin faster than you can say “spiderpig”.
Now you too can freak the hell out of your significant other with this oversize remote-controlled spider with glowing LED eyeballs.
This is a DIY trend we need a lot more of: custom iPhone docks made from awesome and random objects, like toy dinosaurs. That works on so many levels that maker rockabillyjon, who posted the homemade dock to Flickr, should market the thing.
I’m starting to think Nintendo (maybe all of the big three, actually) employs a division whose sole job is to produce ridiculous patent applications designed to create waves of silly throughout the wide plains of the Internet.
Our Fun for Two Minutes Gadget of the Day is a cigarette lighter that’s shaped like a cigarette. That’s like a bread knife that’s shaped like bread. Or a space shuttle that’s shaped like space. Use it as an icebreaker or a mustache-burning prank.
Are you an unemployed web developer? Why not show off your resume credentials with these funny web technology bumper stickers.
John Freeborn’s CODE Stickers are perfect for building geek cred with the guy in your rear-view mirror.
Finally! Something for all those crystal-loving, hardcore Terminator fans with lots of extra money to throw at their data storage needs! Your wait is over, folks. The skulldrive is here to empty your wallets.
Those sinister eyes aren’t just pretty rocks–they’re Swarovski crystals, which explains the $150 (USD) price tag.
It’s easy to overdo themed weddings. But a few simple thematic touches–say, a little Nintendo here and there–can go a long way toward personalizing that special day. I’m not sure about elaborate headgear, but a tiny Mario on a tag, say, like the one at Scott and Allison Shackelford’s wedding?
Infectious is like Threadless for your gadgets – the designs are submitted by users, so you’re bound to find something that suits your tastes. Here are a bunch of retro laptop, iPod and iPhone skins currently available at Infectious:
The awesome cassette tape player skin is called Retro Stuff is Better, designed by Tony Aguero.
Give your dad’s Monday night football an extra jolt with the electric shock bottle opener. But obviously you risk getting grounded as well. See what I did there?
The electric shock can opener is sold at BudgetGadgets for only $4 (USD).