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Category: Just Plain Fun

Whac-a-Mole in Your Pocket

Whac-a-Mole in Your Pocket
Remember the old Whac-a-Mole games from the carnival when you were a kid? Now you can have your own mini-version of the game wherever you go. This pint-sized version of the stress-inducing game comes to us from Japan’s Epoch Games.

Fake Wii Channel: Wii Bday

Fake Wii Channel: Wii Bday
Wondering what Nintendo might fill up all of those available channel slots with on the Wii? Artist-designer Paul Pape has come up with this interesting vision for a new channel, the Wii Bday Channel. The fake channel is actually a 30th birthday greeting that Pape created for a friend of his (who happens to be a fan of The Doors, hence the music.) He even went so far to develop a fake case and DVD to package it in.
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Have You Filed That T.P.S. Report Yet?

Have You Filed That T.P.S. Report Yet?
ThinkGeek has been on a roll lately with some great cubicle schwag inspired by the cult classic movie, Office Space. This desk embellishment is perfect for those of you who just can’t get enough meaningless corporate awards.

Donkey Kong Post-It Note Art

Donkey Kong Post-It Note Art
A group of engineering students over at the University of California Santa Cruz took time out of their busy academic schedules to create this larger-than-life work of art made from Post-it Notes. The Donkey Kong installation took the team of ten people about five hours to complete, and used over 6,400 colored Post-it Notes (although they had to buy over 14,000 of the little sticky buggers to get all the colors they needed.) [via Digg]

Dot Creator: Make Your Own Pixel Animations

Dot Creator: Make Your Own Pixel Animations
This electronic toy out of Japan lets you create your own pixel art animations. The Dot Creator from U-Mate has a small 21 x 21 pixel LCD grid on which you can draw your own animated art and then record frame by frame animations.

Rest in Peace, Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde

Rest in Peace, Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde
I recently stumbled across this funny picture which came from one of Worth 1000‘s brilliant Photoshop contests… I think the picture pretty much speaks for itself.

The Worst Remote Control Ever

The Worst Remote Control Ever
If you’re looking for the ultimate gag gift for the home theater buff in your life, you’ve gotta check this remote control out. This new universal remote control is guaranteed to make ’em cringe. The $15 remote control features the likeness of Sesame Street’s most annoying character of all time, Elmo.

Mad Dog Speakers for Your Pc

Mad Dog Speakers for Your Pc
These whimsical Mad Dog Speakers are perfect for any canine lover. The pair of black and white dogs plug into your USB port and let you kick out tunes from your PC or any other audio device with a stereo mini plug.

Windows Vista Easter Egg Discovered

Windows Vista Easter Egg Discovered
[NOTE : This post originally appeared on April 1, 2007, and was an April Fools Day joke. Vista does not include a copy of BOB, but if you scroll down to the comments, one of my readers has posted a link to a download of the original BOB installer if you really want to run it.] It turns out that the folks over in Redmond might have a sense of humor after all.

What Would Jesus Weigh?

What Would Jesus Weigh?
Rather than displaying your weight in pounds or kilos, this clever bathroom scale from Firebox lets you compare your heft with that of famous world figures, actors and other characters from pop culture. Perfect for those who really don’t want to know how much they weigh, the scale lets you see how you measure up to everyone from Donald Trump, to Fozzie Bear, to Ron Jeremy and even to Baby Jesus.

Space Invaders Hit Mahjong Boards

Space Invaders Hit Mahjong Boards
If all these new-fangled video whatchamahoozits are too advanced for you, this might be a little more up your alley… This unusual set of Space Invaders themed Mahjong tiles is perfect for technophobes. The set features absolutely no moving parts, batteries, wires or power cords.

Halo Meets Monty Python: How Not to be Seen

Halo Meets Monty Python: How Not to be Seen
The guys over at bits bytes pixels & sprites dug up this fun little mashup between two unlikely bedfellows, Halo and Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The clip, overlays Python’s classic “How not to be seen” sketch with scenes from the popular first-person shooter.

Pac Man: True Gaming Legends Confidential

Pac Man: True Gaming Legends Confidential
This short mockumentary from video hooligans The New Golden Boys investigates the meteoric rise and tragic fall of Pac-Man and his good buddy, Dig-Dug. I especially enjoyed the book cover for “If I Did It” (with forward by Bea Arthur) about Pac-Man’s involvement in the mysterious death of Inky, the blue ghost.

Keyboard-Inspired Piggy Bank

Keyboard-Inspired Piggy Bank
This cleverly designed piggy bank looks like a giant key from a computer keyboard, emblazoned with word “Save.” The oversize plastic computer key (4.5″ x 4.5″ x 2.25″) serves as a constant reminder to save those spare coins you found under the couch cushion.

Weta Workshop Handmade Rayguns

Weta Workshop Handmade Rayguns
These prop guns, designed and hand-built by WETA Workshop master model maker David Tremont feature a unique design sensibility inspired by turn of the century science fiction. Three designs are available (the Goliathon 83 Infinity Beam Projector , Manmelter 3600ZX Sub-Atomic Disintegrator Pistol and the FMOM Industries Wave Disrupter Gun) and each gun will be made in a limited series of only 500 each.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Game Announced

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Game Announced
Midway and Cartoon Network have revealed that they’re working on a new game based on the popular Adult Swim cartoon, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The game, titled Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am, will be an action-adventure game featuring “combat golf” (whatever that means,) cart racing among other things.
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