May 2009

Caveman-esque Fighter’s Hair Kept Him From Being A Virtual Contender

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What would 1950′s Disneyland and THQ’s UFC 2009 Undisputed have in common? They both would omit nappy-headed hoe Clay Guida on account of his hair. It seems that THQ ran into a number of collision detection and clipping issues when it came to rendering his mangled mane. It became such a problem that THQ even [...]

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Missing Link Found, I’m Related to Lemurs?!

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National Geographic has gone too far.  It’s one thing displaying the naughty bits of indigenous people, it’s another thing entirely to tell me that I’m the distant relative of this hideous beast.  It’s enough being related to these people, now I have a whole other branch of my family tree to be ashamed of.  Wasn’t [...]

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PacMan Hothead Protects Hands, Breaks Ms. PacMan’s Heart

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New, from everyone’s favorite friends at Fred and Friends, comes the PacMan Hothead.  This nifty little kitchen gadget is the bastard child of video game icon PacMan, and kitchen standby OvenMit.  The PacMan Hothead must have caused Ms. PacMan quite a shock.  His refusal to take her hand in marriage was always a little off-putting [...]

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What I Just Saw Out My Window

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As evident by the picture, Pixar is promoting Up through the classic medium of blimps. I just saw this one fly by and couldn’t help but feel manipulated. I immediately ran outside and yelled, “I was going to see it anyway, you needn’t use the airship!” I got this picture before it flew away. I [...]

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Momentarily Freak People Out And Then Forever Be Labled A Jackass

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I’ve recently been looking for a way to fake mortal wounds while surfing during the winter months. I feel no need to explain why, but this search has been mostly fruitless until now. It seems that Diddo (the designer, not the singer from that Eminem song or the sex toy) has come up with a [...]

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Stanley From ‘The Office’ To Play Doc Louis In Upcoming ‘Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!’ Movie

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Actor, Leslie David Baker (Stanley Hudson from the hit show, The Office), confirmed today that he will be playing Doc Louis in ‘Punch-Out!!’. A movie based on the critically-acclaimed Nintendo Entertainment System game, 1987′s very own, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!. Get Excited. Okay. I lied. I am a liar. My girlfriend says that I lie to [...]

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Wind-It Aims to Bolster Power Grid, Post-It Unavailable for Comment

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Electrical transmission towers, those ugly monuments to our reliance on electricity, have been long overdue for an upgrade.  As a part of Metropolis Magazine’s Next Generation Contest, designed to drum up innovative ideas to “fix our energy addiction”, a trio of French designers came up with the Wind-It.  The basic idea is to install these [...]

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Curved e-Ink Watches Hit Market, Market Considering Lawsuit

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I’ve written a little about e-Ink watches in the past and one of my favorite makers of these nerdtastic timepieces, Phosphor, just released a new line of watches.  Their old line, featured here, was slick but lacked the kind of polish demonstrated in their latest designs.  These will still induce the same kind of nerdgasms [...]

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