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Star Wars rubber ducks put the force in your tub

Posted in Humor,Star Wars,Toys by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2007

Pond Wars Ducks

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water.(And just when you thought it was safe to assume that there were no original Star Wars/toy ideas left) You’ll have some bathtime fun with these strange Pond Wars ducks from a galaxy far far away.

You can get Luke Pondwalker, Pondtrooper, Duck Fader, or Princess Layer. What? No Obi-Quack Kenobi? They light up in a strange way when in contact with water and automatically switch off when out of the water. This may not be exactly how George Lucas envisioned things, but you can get them for £6.95 each.

Stanley FuBar – one man, one object, one inevitable outcome

Posted in Humor,Tools by Reuben Drake on November 7th, 2007

Stanley FUBAR website uses the FUBAR to destroy stuffStanley, maker of all kinds of hand tools, has launched an funny, interactive website dedicated to the FatMax Xtreme FuBar utility bar, a mult-purpose tool made primarily for “breaking s#!%“, according to ToolMonger. To show off the tool’s destructive powers the site has some construction workers on hand that will use the FuBar to destroy objects that you select, allowing you to watch with the regular camera angle or through a dizzying helmet cam view.

Stanley FuBar

NoPoPo: the urine powered batteries

Posted in Batteries,Humor by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2007

the urine powered batteriesIf you are looking for a more environmentally friendly battery, urine luck. NoPoPo batteries are powered by urine. I can only assume that the name NoPoPo has to do with the fact that PoPo isn’t used, where as PeePee is.

Beer drinkers everywhere should never have to buy AA or AAA batteries again. Well, Duracells are more sanitary I suppose. The batteries come with a plastic pipette(like an eye dropper) that allows the user to inject urine into the battery chamber.

Halo-ween Pumpkin

Posted in Halo,Humor by Reuben Drake on October 28th, 2007

Halo-ween pumpkinA cool Halo-inspired jack o’ lantern for all of you Halo and Halloween fans out here with a clever play on words of Haloween, courtesy of Kotaku.

Apple iPod vs. portable 8-track player

Posted in Humor,iPod by Reuben Drake on October 27th, 2007

Lloyd’s V128 8 track player compared to Apple’s iPodThe folks over at Retro Thing have recently done an impressive comparison of Apple’s iPod player and Lloyd’s V128 8-track player with some surprising similarities, despite the 40-year age gap between the two “white plastic music dynamos”.

Some of points of comparison we found most interesting include the price of music between the two players. When you can get 8-tracks at a flea market for a dime-a-dozen it’s tough for iTunes to compete, even with a DRM. Both players also will display the current playing track, have a big round thing on the front and hold the distinctive white colored design we’ve all become all too familiar with.

Availabot gives you a physical IM status

Posted in Concepts,Humor,USB by Reuben Drake on October 26th, 2007

Availabot shows when your IM friend is available online.This funny little USB peripheral called the Availabot is designed to work in conjunction with the instant messenger on your computer. It stands on a little marshmallow looking stand that connects via USB to your computer and gives you a physical representation of the availability of your friends on your IM application, laying flaccid when the contact is gone, and quickly standing upright when the contact is available.

The idea is pretty interesting (and funny) and the Availabots are completely customizable in the profile they store and in how they look. You can use as many of them at a time as you would like to dedicate a USB port for. The puppets currently work with iChat on Mac OS X 10.4 but the company has plans to extend them to other IM programs on the Mac and eventually Windows.

Desk lamps get tired too

Posted in Humor,Lamps by Reuben Drake on October 4th, 2007

Artistic resign of an anglepoise lamp made out of rubber by Tiago de Oliveira Martins de Fonseca entitled No Angle No PoiseThis alternative design of an anglepoise lamp is a real working model displayed recently at the Aram Gallery in London entitled No Angle No Poise. It’s made out of rubber instead of the usually stiff metal parts and according to designer Tiago de Oliveira Martins de Fonseca, he was giving the lamp a little respite from its normally rigid lifestyle.

“I thought I could give it a rest from its stiff vigilance,” de Oliveira Martins de Fonseca said in an email. “Most anglepoise lamps end up in the same position for months. We barely touch them.”

Jet engine maintenance isn’t so hard

Posted in Humor by Reuben Drake on September 29th, 2007

An airline out of China was found to have strapped engine blades with seat beltsCheck out this picture from earlier this year of what reportedly is a jet engine for a Chinese commercial airline. The jet stopped off at an airport in Germany just for fuel already looking like this. Apparently this engine, which wasn’t working anyway, had straps holding the fan blades from freely turning in the wind because it caused too much vibration during flight. What really tops this off is that these strategically placed straps are actually seat belts from inside the plane.

Buying existing missile bases saves you money

Posted in Home,Humor by Darrin Olson on September 27th, 2007

Missile base for saleHere at the ‘Brick we really don’t make a habit of advertising real estate but we just didn’t want any of you to miss out on this opportunity to purchase you’re very own missile base. This particular property is situated on 57 acres in Washington state with the main property surrounded by barbed wire fences having just two ways in or out.

Command Sit Keyboard Key Stool

Posted in Furniture,Humor,Keyboards by Reuben Drake on September 9th, 2007

Sit stool is shaped like a computer keyboard key with the word sit on itIf just a picture of an escape key isn’t quite geeky enough for you, here’s a plastic stool shaped like a computer keyboard key from non other than a Japanese company named DUENDE.

The Command Sit stool comes in colors of black or white with the word “sit” on the top (so you know what to do with it, I guess). What’s more is that these stools are even stackable, so you can have a bunch in the corner and pull them out when a clan of your equally geeky peers stop by to visit.

Command Sit Stool via turboGadgets

Escape key escaping

Posted in Humor,Keyboards by Reuben Drake on August 18th, 2007

Escape key photo of key with legs escapingThis just made us chuckle…yes we’re geeks.

digg via OhGizmo

Cursor Kite for the geekiest

Posted in Humor,Outdoors by Reuben Drake on August 5th, 2007

Cursor KiteThis picture of a kite shaped like a mouse pointer looks a little photo-choppy to me but made me laugh when I saw it either way….

Think you’re good at pronouncing stuff?

Posted in Humor by Reuben Drake on July 29th, 2007

LlanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogochTry the pronunciation of “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch” on for size. Imagine having to ask directions to this place in Wales. It probably makes more sense to the local Welsh speaking community and hails as the “longest officially recognised place name in the United Kingdom and one of the longest in the world”. The sign pictured has the pronunciation below the name for any english speaking individuals.

The name has 58 letters in it, or 51 letters if you’re using the Welsh alphabet.

Avatar Machine – See Yourself in 3rd Person

Posted in Games,Humor by Reuben Drake on July 13th, 2007

Avatar MachineHere’s something pretty interesting we stumbled on yesterday over at Wonderland. This Avatar Machine is actually designed as an art project inspired by World of Warcraft gaming, and consists of the game “player” dressed up in a complete avatar suit wearing a headset and a camera mounted behind them.

The setup allows the person wearing the suit to see a 3rd person perspective of themselves from the camera behind them, through a video screen mounted inside the headset. They can then walk around in real space viewing themselves as if in a game. Get a bunch of real-life people together playing a game with suits like this with the ability to toggle views might be pretty fun. Check out the video of using the suit after the jump, it’s worth watching:

Funny Video Parody on Microsoft Surface

Posted in Humor,Surface Computing by Reuben Drake on June 20th, 2007

This parody video on the Microsoft Surface from SarcasticGamer was too funny not to share. Take a look after the jump: