Happy 25th anniversary, Buckyball! Welcome Google visitors! (9/4/2010)
Hey guys! Let’s play a game! I call it “Hazard!” Here’s how it goes: I describe something, and you tell me the answer in the form of a question.
Aaaaaand action! You’re late for a meeting. Your heart is beating so fast and so loud. You get in your car. You start the car. You drive off. You are fast; you are speed itself. But you’re pretty sure you’re still late.
iBaker cornburstt made her friend a bunch of birthday cupcakes. Since her friend made an iPhone app – a Rubik’s cube for the iPhone – she decided to make iPhone cupcakes. iYummy.
If you ask me I’d say those are iPhone icon cupcakes, but I can’t bake and I don’t own an iPhone so.
We’ve already featured a sample of crafter punzie’s products before, a set of Pac-Man ghost pillows. Now she’s creating stuff based on Super Mario games, like a Baby Mario baby blanket or a Shooting Star baby blanket.
A portable Xbox 360? All in a day’s work for Ben Heckendorn. But now that he’s gone bigtime, the Heck had to work with ColorWare to create a one-of-a-kind Xbox 360laptop. The result? The usual awesome.
What up nerd. What? You have more than 5 friends now?! Finally! Why don’t you celebrate this momentous occasion? Throw a party and get smashed! You should still keep it real though, so your friends will love you for who you are.
There’s geek art, and then there’s geek art. Ben Fry’s creations are to programmers what blueprints are to architects. Here’s a sample of his work, which he calls “distellamaps”. It’s a map of the code for the Atari version of Pac-Man:
Ben Fry explains, “Like any other game console, Atari 2600 cartridges contain executable code also commingled with data.
The creations of Anna aka TheHouseofMouse are like felt minifigs. Except that they’re mice. She currently has 131 micefig designs, from King Tutankhamen Mouse to Hannibal Lecter Mouse. Yes, the one with the mask. She also has sweet Star Wars micefigs too.
Crafter/felt baker/goth pastry master ckrolczyk probably got tired of seeing lookalike gingerbread men and set out to redeem the great Gingerbread name with these wacky, felt gingerbread…beings. I would expect no less from someone with a username like ckrolczyk.
If you happen to meet an Indonesian man and you tell him that you like watching TV programs at Hulu, he may tell you that he just likes staring at Hulus. That’s because “Hulu” means “butt” in Indonesian.
Ever wanted to hug an accurate representation of the Black Death bacterium? Or punt an Athlete’s Foot fungus for all those embarrassing years in high school? Or play house with a sperm cell and an egg cell?
Star Wars geeks claim that R2-D2 was inspired by a character in a Kurosawa film plus the robots in Silent Running plus an overheard request from a sound editor. Riiiight. Here’s the real score: In 1975 George Lucas invented a Time Machine and fast forwarded himself to 1999.
It’s one thing to confound people with scientific concepts. But these shirts take it to the next level of geekery. Wear at your own risk.
The “I Survived the Large Hadron Collider” shirt celebrates the fact that we’re still alive even after the LHC was turned on.
Are you a movie buff? Then you’re probably cautiously excited about the upcoming Watchmen movie. Cautiously, because whenever you start to wonder about the movie a horde of Cheetos-smelling chubby geeks with 90s fashion sensibilities immediately surrounds you, desperate to drop knowledge on anyone who’s not into comics and blather on about the Keene Act and the Black Freighter and the first Nite Owl and how the panels on the page of one issue are symmetrical or finish in reverse order or how Rorschach looks like –
Since you’re a geek yourself, only another sort of geek, you can’t give these comic fiends a good ol’ shut the hell up punch.
Chief Happiness Officer (nice!) Alexander Kjerulf received a business card from a friend. But since his friend worked at LEGO, this is what she handed to him:
Alexander adds that LEGO tries to match the appearance of the employee with the minifig.
Video games make all sorts of activities fun. Cooking Mama makes cooking fun. Harvest Moon makes farming fun. Lode Runner makes self-torture fun. Can a video game make biochemistry fun?
Try DNA Heroes, a flash game that combines Guitar Hero with…well, actually nothing.