Thursday, May 29, 2008

Spanish Simpson's Parody

Wow. This is really creepy and definitely weird. A Spanish Simpson's comedy spoof. Check it out.

Placebo Pills For Kids

Some lady named "Jen" who is apparently a "Mommy" has created a placebo pill that is cherry flavored for kids. The product is cleverly named "Obecalp."I think the idea is that you give your kid the pill and you trick him into getting better. I can see how this could go terribly wrong. Some stupid Mom gives her kid the pill and he has pneumonia. And trust me, there are a lot of stupid Mom's out there. Check out his Mom's product through the link below the picture.

"Hi. Welcome to the Placebo Store. I'm Jen. I am a mommy. It's what I love. It's my job to make owies go away. Whether it's a kiss or a big hug, the magic happens immediately. This is the power of placebo."


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Nintendo DS McDonald's Marketing

Nintendo DS users in Tokyo will now be able to bring their DS with them to a McDonald's and download the menu and look at menu item descriptions. This is kind of a weird marketing strategy since someone will be near a menu anyway when they are in a McDonald's. For any of you DS users out there do you think corporate marketing strategies through your DS is a good idea or just marketing spam? Check the link below for the full source story.LINK

Recycled Bottle Suits

Sears has a new suit available which certainly is unique due to the fact that it is made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. They are called EcoGir suits and are even machine washable. An interesting way of trying to save the Earth but I'm gonna be skeptical till I get a chance to feel the material's texture. The suits are created by the company Bagir and will cost approximately $200. Chewck out the full story through the link below on

Monday, May 26, 2008

Classic Comic Book Ads

Remember all of those comic book ads from the old comics that would promise everything from super powers to strange aquatic friends? Well, here is a small collection of them found from over at the Gawker blog. Check out all of them through the link below.LINK

Super Mario Cars!

The folks over at Neatorama have a nice little collection here of Super Mario Bros decorated cars. Not much but kinda cool nontheless. Click on the link after the pic for more.LINK

Graphite Sculpture Pencils

Here are some interesting sculptures that are made of graphite and can double as a pencil. Looks like they would be a cool addition to any desk. They are created by sculptor Agelio Batle. You can check them out over at his website through the link below.LINK

Ghosts for Sale

Florida man, John Deese, is selling ghosts. Or at least that's the idea. For $20 you can order yourself a "Ghost in a Bottle" including an authentic ghost certificate to prove your ghost is real, haha! He warns, "Open at your own risk!" You can check out his website and the news story at the links below.LINK (news story)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Steampunk Lamps

Here's a cool lamp created by steampunk designer, Art Donovan. Some pretty interesting designs that definetly mimic the subculture accurately and artistically. Check out the lamp in better detail and see other awesome stuff on his site through the link below.LINK

"Dead" Lady Comes Back to Life

This is really freakin' weird. Val Thomas, a West Virginia woman, had two heart attacks which lead to no brain waves occuring for more than 17 hours. Then her heart stopped and she was considered dead by doctors. Rigor Mortis, the condition that causes dead bodies to stiffen had already set in and her fingers had began to curl. A respiratory machine kept her "lifeless" body breathing for consideration for organ donation. Ten minutes after they pulled everything other than the respirator she woke up and started talking to people in the room. Needless to say, doctors are stunned with this first time medical miracle/mystery. Check out the news story at the link below.LINK

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tokyo Freeway Interchanges

Ken Ohyama's Flickr account has some of the coolest pics I've seen on Japanese freeway interchanges. I guess these ones are from Tokyo. Here's one modest example from a really phenomenal photoset. Check it out at the link below.LINK

Japanese "Evil" Snack Marketing

Tohato, A Japanese food producer, has launched an intersting new marketing campaign to get the word out on some new spicy snacks they're making. The two products are awesomely named "Tyrant Habanero Burning Hell Hot" and "Satan Jorquia Bazooka Deadly Hot." Customers can use their mobile phone camera to scan in a barcode on the snack and join an army for an online multiplayer game. You can either join the Habanero Evil Army or the Satan Jorquia Evil Army. The awesomest thing about the game seems to be that both armies are "evil!" Click the link below for more info on this over at the MobHappy blog.LINK

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Photos from Television

Mike Sacks has a large collection of photos taken from TV that have some comedic value. Here are a couple examples of his collection. Check out the link below for more.Link

Virtual Iraq for Veterans

Albert Rizzo, a University of Southern California Clinical Psychologist, has developed a new virtual reality system that simulates the horrors of Iraq to help vets suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The system uses a head-mounted display, earphones, and a smell generator to re-create the many horriying elements of the battlefield. Seems kind of strange way to treat someone who is still freaking out cause of war time experiences but according to the research it will help the veterans become desensitized to their fears. The U.S. Department of Defense is currently testing the system on soldiers returning from Iraq with serious psychological trauma. Read more about it in the New Yorker after the link below.Link

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Monopoly Graffiti

Here's an interesting bit of street art/graffiti from the streets of Chicago from found over at the Wooster Collective, an online collection of street art. Check out the link below for the source and more from the Wooster Collective.Link

Auto Sofa

Here is an interesting piece of art created by Fred Bailey. The couch is entirely handcrafted in metal with no fiberglass and all black leather seats. It even has working headlights and tail lights. Only one drawback though - it has a $40,000 price tag! Check it out over at Ebay through the link below.Link

Chalkboard Laptop

Here is a coll customized MacBook Pro Laptop that has been coated with chalkboard paint on the top side to allow chalk note taking while sipping on a cup of coffee. Kinda cool but also kinda weird. Hope you enjoy it. Made by some dude named Russell Davies and he's apparently named it the BlackBoardPro. Click the link below for his blog entry on it.Link

Ukrainian Sand Sculptors

The Zigura Brothers from the Ukraine are sand sculptors that have quite a bit of talent. Check out their webpage for more of these interesting sand sculpted creations.
(This sculpture is kinda weird. Yoda seems really at home there on Vader's lap and R2D2 seems way too interested in Vader's butt...)


Pulse Jet Powered Bicycle

Robert Maddox has built a Pulse Jet powered bicycle mod that has the ability to propel its user up to 75 mph. The jet has 50lbs of thrust and weighs only 13lbs. You can buy it on Ebay and the bidding is at $650 right now. Check it out but it seems kinda dangerous...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Freaky Food Sculptures

Here are some really strange food sculptures that someone with way too much free time has constructed. Be fore warned! They WILL give you nightmares.
More after the Link (via Gawker)

NYU Virtual Girlfriend

28 year old NYU student, Drew Burrows, has created an interesting piece of art which can be seen as "creepy" or perhaps "sad" by most. He has created a "virtual girlfriend" that is projected onto the bed next to him. The program that runs the projection responds to various movements that it picks up from infrared sensors in order to allow the projected "girlfriend" to respond accordingly. While the item is mainly a piece of art meant to showcase his technical abilities, Burrows admits that it is "So nice if you're tired and worn out to have someone to curl up with." Weird.Link (via BoingBoing)

Vintage Robots Take Over Seattle

A new show opening at the Seattle Sci Fi Museum showcases a large collection of vintage Japanese robots toys. Pretty interesting if you're into any of that old crap.

Link (via BoingBoing)

Scrabble Cufflinks

Here are some interesting items. Cufflinks made by Scrabble pieces. A little strange but if you're the ultimate Scrabble player then this item is a must...I guess. You can pick them up over at the QA Create Web Store for $15.99Link (via BoingBoing)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Clown Faced Lunch Meat

Tombland on Flickr has captured this horrifying image that is sure to turn even the most blood thirsty carnivore into at least a temporary vegan. Click on the link to check out the full picture in all its frightening glory.Link (via BoingBoing)

Hippo Family Pet

The Joubert Family family from South Africa apparently wants to die. They have a female hippo living in their house with them as a pet. The animal has free reign to walk around the house and even eats at the table with the family. If that's not enough the pet even drinks tea! The family found the hippopotamus abandoned as a baby and apparently decided to raise it. I sure hope this thing doesn't get mad one day when it enters puberty. That thing could take your head off with a nibble.Link (via Gizmodo)

Hamster Car

Here's kind of cool rethinking of the traditional hamster wheel. Now your furry rdoent friend can roll in style with the Critter Cruiser. Link (via Gizmodo)

Batmobile for Sale

Looks like one of the original 5 Batmobiles used in Tim Burton's version is up for sale on Ebay. It's 20 feet by 8 feet and runs on a Cheverolet 350 engine. It has all black leather seats and is built on a custom chassis. However it carriers a crazy price tag of $500,000!Link (via Gizmodo)

Screen Printed Pen Shirt

Not quite sure what the purpose of this shirt is but it doesn't change the fact that it is totally awesome. Just imagine all the possibilities. Someone reaches rudely to steal your pen and low and behold, an awkward moment of apparent breast groping! Hilarity ensues. Created by a company known as Social Studies Design.Link (via BoingBoing)