Yes, this is what a PlayStation 3 looks like after a fire. Sniff. I promised myself I wouldn’t cry. No gamer should ever have to go through this. What kind of sick world would do this to a console? Everyone raise your PS3 controller high and hit the X button in a mock 21 gun salute.
They screw you in life, so why not in death? Life is just the turn of some giant screw anyway. Screw it. The Screw coffin puts a new spin on coffins and burials. It works pretty much how you would think. Insert the body of your loved one into the large screw, screw it into the ground and you’re done.
One cool thing is that the lid is your grave marker. Not only would such a system save space in cemetaries, but it’s also bound to be more economical. I would imagine it’s also easier to exhume bodys as you just unscrew it.
We knew about the coffin that looks like a photon torpedo, but the urns are new to us. You can now feel free to die and STILL pretend you are in the Trek universe. At long last the caskets will be available in early 2009, so that all your friends can get in costume and stand over it, reciting classic lines from ST II.
But that’s not all. Monuments and vaults will also be available soon from the company. They are really working hard to profit from cold geek death. Maybe their next trick will be tricking out your corpse in all kinds of Borg gear. That I can get behind.
Xbox 360 red ring of death have you red in the face? Not to worry. Group product manager Aaron Greenberg says that it looks like the guys at Microsoft have finally found a solution to this problem.
In an interview with Edge Online, Greenberg said that Microsoft is pretty confident that the red ring of death should be a thing of the past very soon. The answer was apparently found through repairs and updated technology. He says they’ve “put the worst behind us on this.”
Here’s one concept that we hope remains in concept-land forever. The Mousetrap Table is a table with a hole in one of it’s legs. The idea is that when a mouse ventures inside, a sensor shuts a door behind him. Then the little guy is forced into the compartment in the center. Once there, the mouse will be consumed by a microbial fuel cell, which generates energy to help trap the next victim in a vicious cycle.
Why you would want a dead mouse on display where you eat is anybody’s guess. And any company you invite over will not stay long, I guarantee it. Anyway, wouldn’t it exude an ungodly death smell into your environment? Vincent Price should be the pitchman for this morbid little furnishing of death.
We’ve all had our encounters with clamshell packaging, so it’s nice to hear about manufacturers that abandon the practice. Sony did just that this week, even though this video is pretty lame. Sony is just one of several big name companies that have pledged an end to this wasteful, destructive packaging.
As we reported last month, Amazon took a stand of their own. Other companies are getting on board too, like Microsoft and Best Buy. Once they start saving money on packaging, maybe Sony can make a better video, or give their workers a raise, but in reality it will likely go straight into the hands of the guys at the top. Then they can feel all good about themselves when they too ask for a bailout. To help the little guy of course.
Here’s a car to die for…I bet the engine croaked…These things are normally kept underground to prevent 3 coffin pile-ups on the highway. Bad jokes aside, where do you get the gonads to make a car out of a coffin? Isn’t that like thumbing your nose at death? It can only end with a high speed chase,with a very unhappy grim reaper on your tail. Of course it’s a fairly easy mod. You get a new coffin.(Yeah. Don’t go digging up relatives.) Add an engine,wheels steering etc and you’re off.
While many Funeral Directors would try to sell you the most expensive hermetically sealed casket to bury your loved one in, it’s actually a natural process that our bodies return to the Earth and decompose.
Why not choose a biodegradable casket from Ecoffins. Sure, it looks like something that Ewoks built. Kinda looks like wicker too. But looks aren’t everything. It’s all about a healthy respect for the environment. These are built from renewable natural woods like bamboo and willow, with no toxic glues and metal fittings, and many Ecoffins are made in a fair trade factory in China. They even pack them inside of each other with different sizes to reduce the environmental effects of shipping. Ecoffin also makes environmentally friendly pet sized caskets too.
The company that thought up this watch must like being right all the time. When a watch maker puts a simple statement like “remember you will die” on the hour and minute hands, you really can’t argue or tell them that they are full of crap.
I haven’t really worn a watch for a long time, and this one doesn’t make me want to put it on anytime soon. Though it’s probably great for the Emo and Goth kids on your block. Personally, I don’t think we needed the reminder, but if you are THAT forgetful about your eventual dirt nap, you can pick one of these up for $145. It might read better if it said, ““remember you will die with $145 less…”
How many of us consider ourselves at least part geek? And being part geek means you’ve probably played D&D at some point, right? From that angle therefore we report with sad news that Dungeons & Dragons co-founder Gary Gygax has passed away today at age 69.
As we’ve reported on sister blog Pop Therapy, Gygax of late had been in poor health. During his heyday Gygax had an amazing contribution to the world of fantasy role playing games with his co-development of the uber-popular Dungeons & Dragons brand. His and Dave Arneson’s work in the old days of TSR made D&D the cornerstone of the modern fantasy RPG movement – you can see hints of its glory in almost any computer role playing game you enjoy today.