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.
NotebookReview forum member chrixx ordered something from HP. He got what he asked for, but he wasn’t prepared for this:
chrixx claims that that’s a 10kg (22 lbs) wooden pallet. See what I’m getting at? He orders a tiny thing, something that should only weigh “barely 300g”, and he ends up with this monstrosity: “…I had to drag this pellet [sic] from my apartment lobby, into the lift, out of the lift, into my home, cut it open, remove the contents and discard all the junk packaging.”
When done right, cosplaying is one of the few ways – short of a CG-filled live action movie – where we can see how our favorite fictional characters would look like if they were real. When done wrong, however, it’s just – it’s a fountain of glee, is what it is.
Want to learn to play the piano – or at least play a song on the piano – without having to deal with creepy or boring instructors? Then you might want to try Concert Hands. It’s a sophisticated combination of software and hardware designed to make you look like a dork while you’re learning to play the piano.
Or maybe the designer just skipped Biology classes. The Alien Lamp by Buro Fur Form is supposedly “reminiscent of a strange, otherworldly creature sliding down a rope, gently and almost weightlessly radiating a warm and graceful light”, but it looks pretty familiar to me.
Isn’t technology awesome? Thanks to technology we can add text to pictures of cats! And then within seconds, we can post that same captioned creation online, allowing us to reach out and annoy millions of people!
When the ESRB gave Portal a “T” rating, I don’t think they meant “T for Toddler”. But your tots can get this hysterical “Where Babies Come From” C-Section graphic on an infant body suit, tiny t-shirt, or a baby bib over at CafePress.
Master modician Benjamin Heckendorn is known for his video game console-to-laptop transformations, but most of his creations are either commissioned works or are sold for a cause. This time he’s making something for himself, and he’s decided to go with a pinball machine.
I can’t believe this isn’t the first time that a rubber band machine gun has been featured on this blog. Dammit. I wasn’t even aware that rubber band machine guns existed until I read this article at JapanProbe.
The Chocolate Mouse belongs to a rare class of objects, with seemingly sensible names that turn out to be doubly stupid. Like the English sparrow, which is neither a sparrow nor English, but merely an Average Bird.
When we love someone or something, we tend to overlook its flaws and shortcomings, and we say to ourselves that these flaws and shortcomings are just part of the person or the object that we love, they’re included in the package, even though we could mine these flaws and shortcomings for comic material, thus putting them to good use.
PC World recently featured 12 geeky tattoos (the article calls them “tech tattoos”, but there are video game related ones as well) , but I think most of them can simply be called “dumb ideas.” Let’s have a look at some of the featured mistakes tattoos:
I’m not too disgusted with that USB tattoo, because well, it’s simply lame.
You might have seen the Katamari Damacy wedding cake that we featured before, but that’s a tiny dot compared to this Katamari Damacy wedding. The accessories were well done, from the dorky but cute headgear to the bundle of flowers and of course the Katamari cake.