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Kansas City Police blast concrete alligator, city now safe

Kansas City Police blast concrete alligator, city now safe

There are a few things in this world that I will not help fend off should they attack you. One is a snake. Should you ever be set upon by a giant anaconda, I will use the time it takes that snake to swallow you to run into another zip code. The second is alligators. I once happened on an alligator lying on the beach at local lake and ran away so fast I was sore for three days after the incident. I can understand the cops coming to a city pond in Kansas City to investigate reports of an alligator shooting first and checking vitals later.

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Camera dude pummeled by Diet Coke and Mentos gone wrong

Camera dude pummeled by Diet Coke and Mentos gone wrong

Mentos, the pain maker! Back in my day, the thing I would do to make my mom go into a sheer panic was mix pop rocks with Dr. Pepper. She somehow though that you would blow your head off with the mixture, it was rather lame by today's standards. Nothing really happened, but a mean cherry scented case of the burps. Today if you want to wreak havoc with snack foods, what you need is some Mentos and Diet Coke.

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Instructables: Edible Angry Birds – These Ain’t Peeps

Instructables: Edible Angry Birds – These Ain’t Peeps

Elizabeth Marek makes things out of fondant. She does it out of love and awesomeness. She also does it to make a living. She makes all kinds of pretty cakes for weddings, birthdays and other occasions. They are covered in this pretty sugary icing called fondant. Lately, she's been making Angry Birds out of fondant. She even tells you how to make your own. I'm a little bit in love.

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Outlaw Toymakers Lampoon Zuckerberg

Outlaw Toymakers Lampoon Zuckerberg

Those jokers over at M.I.C. Gadget have done it again. You might remember them releasing an action figure of Apple's CEO last year. This time they've chosen to release a figure for FaceBook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. "It is heavier than an iPhone, lighter than an iPad. And it stands 7 inches tall." He comes accessorized with a Like It button, Adidas sandals, and smarmy grin.

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The Today Show Talks About New Fangled Contraption Called The “Internet” in 1994

The Today Show Talks About New Fangled Contraption Called The “Internet” in 1994

“That little mark with the “a” and the ring around it.” Those were Bryan Gumbel’s words as he tried to figure out the “@” symbol in e-mail addresses in 1994. His co-anchor Katie Couric, sporting an awesome 90’s hair style, thought it meant “around or about”.

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SG Comics Presents: Angry Turds

SG Comics Presents: Angry Turds

Game developers, Apps Genius Corp, recently released a new game called Angry Turds available now at the App Store. No joke, you get to be a monkey flinging poop, bananas, and coconuts at island invaders.

Washing machine dies miserably washing a brick

Washing machine dies miserably washing a brick

On more than one occasion, I have pulled something out of the washing machine and found that it was stretched out after getting caught as the spin cycle starts. Every now and again, we have to set an example to show that behavior like that is unacceptable from our appliances.

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Tauntaun Sleeping Bag might become real

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag might become real

There were plenty of good April Fool's gags this year, including CADIE and GMail Autopilot from Google, but my personal favorite was a joke product ThinkGeek was offering. The Tauntaun Sleeping Bag was merely a joke--a gag to trick customers--but after an influx of emails, the store might actually offer it.

Apparently, so many customers emailed ThinkGeek that they're seriously considering making this sleeping bag. How cool would that be? The only stipulation is that they have no idea if they'll be able to get a license from Lucasfilm. But still, it's awesome that they're going to try.

I hope if the real thing is made, it looks exactly like the mocked up photo: furry Tauntaun body outside, Tauntaun guts inside and light saber zipper. Now you can recreate the famous scene from The Empire Strikes Back without the Tauntaun carcass smell.

[via OhGizmo!]

Toshiba PetBook K9 provides pups with mobile computing

Toshiba PetBook K9 provides pups with mobile computing

Pet lovers are always on the lookout for something new and exciting to entertain their furry friends with. And it seems like Toshiba is really stepping up to the plate here with their PetBook K9, which purports to be the first laptop for dogs.

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GMail Autopilot launches from Google

GMail Autopilot launches from Google

If you find it time consuming and tedious to respond to each and every email you receive, then Google has the perfect product solution for you. They launched GMail Autopilot this morning, which responds to your emails automatically based on settings you preselect.

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LED sheep brighten up the landscape

LED sheep brighten up the landscape

Okay, so even though I've seen this on the news a few dozen times now, I'm still thinking shenanigans are afoot. But still, I couldn't resist pointing you all in the direction of these seriously awesome LED sheep.

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Microsoft Songsmith can turn your life into the musical from hell

Microsoft Songsmith can turn your life into the musical from hell

The premise of Microsoft's newly-released music making application is simple - you just sing into your PC's microphone and Songsmith analyzes your song's notes to create a background track.  If you'd like to see all the ways you can use this power for evil, watch the video after the jump.

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