Finally (as if having your brains/intestines eaten wasn’t enough) some extra incentive to run from zombies. Sparked by the idea of one man’s relentless Kickstarter project, Zombies, Run! is a new self-funded iPhone app that’s taking the Internet by storm.
According to geek.com, zR! is a mashup between games like Left 4 Dead and Resident Evil, and simultaneously works as both hypothetical survival horror game and a way to get a serious workout.
The phone is a zombie-locator, which allows you to essentially monitor your own position vs. the zombies as they creep into your city and allow you to run like hell from them. Continue reading “‘Zombies, Run!’ iPhone App Helps You Escape Zombies (and Calories)” »
In our second urine related post of the past 24 hours, we couldn’t help but dispense this 3 minute prank on you — not because it will make you all the wiser, or because its particularly clever, but simply because it shows that even police officers can have a sense of humor.
The idea is as simple as the execution: find a water bottle, poke a hole in it and pretend like you’re peeing. Sit back, relax and watch your video hit the rarified air of one million views.
But think of the possibilities the prank could create, besides killing three minutes of time? Perhaps it could inspire a mod for Grand Theft Auto (now you know why it’s not on the Wii). Maybe a spin off of Cops, as the video suggests, called Pranskters? A show where naive kids try to go after police officers and make them look like fools, and like MTV’s Boiling Points, gives them a hundred dollars if they can hold off being arrested for longer than three minutes.
Needless to say…Don’t try this at home…or on the streets…or simply at all.
To paraphrase a particular Seinfeld episode, it usually helps to know when not to take it out. At the end of a first date, w/o warning, in the car… during dinner, over the lobster bisque. Common-sense places. And apparently everywhere else, as a particular Frenchman proved this week, when, after being ‘caught’ (and published) on Google Street View peeing in his front yard, decided to sue for 10,000 euros. And since he’s “the laughing stock of his entire neighborhood,”could they please take the f*cking photo down as well?
According to Mashable, Europeans have taken more of a stand on privacy issues and publication of private data with social networking platforms like Facebook and Continue reading “Man Sues Google Street View – For Catching Him Peeing” »
There’s no easy way to put this: contrary to what some in our country had originally hoped, one report says that game of Wii Tennis/golf/soccer probably ain’t gonna put much of a dent in our nation’s skyrocketing number of obese people.
This latest report comes contrary to the hopes and even some personal testimonials claiming the opposite — specifically that even minor cardiovascular activities like Wii Boxing and Wii Dance would help invigorate the increasingly overweight youth to lose a few pounds. Continue reading “Wii ‘Active’ Games Wont Help Your Kids Lose Weight, After All” »
The U.S. Navy has released video of an electromagnetic prototype rail gun that could replace the current crop of railguns by 2020. The prototype has reportedly been in development for the past decade, with the ambition of creating a weapon with the capability of launching a 40 pound projectile at speeds close to 5,000 MPH…without requiring gunpowder.
The video has had the indirect effect of wowing internet viewers everywhere, but one also has to assume the video, released by the Office of Naval Research, serves as a reminder to any Iranian Military official thinking about using its Navy to close the Straits of Hormuz…
RadarOnline.com, most famous thus far for leaking the expletive-laced tirade heaped by Mel Gibson on Oksana, has released what should trump all of its supposed ‘big stories’ thus far — Stephen Hawking, who’s been quite forthcoming of his lack of female perspective – loves frequenting the ti**y bar.
While the information is second-hand, the report reads as follows:
According to a source who has been a member of Freedom Acres swingers club for nearly half a decade, Hawking, 70, shows up to the club with a bevy of nurses and assistants and has naked woman grind on him. Continue reading “Stephen Hawking: V.I.P. At The Nude Bars?” »
Loads of Skyrim fans have been posting their own unique tributes to the world of the Elder Scrolls as of late, to a smattering of mixed results. Some of these odes have been a creative blend of low-to-no-budget, and we don’t know why we’re so happy this one puts itself gleefully in the latter category.
This latest comes from a dude in a recliner, supposedly, yes, forged by the gods themselves. YouTuber daavidrl22‘s homemade video – of which is pretty much just him wearing the traditional after-work gaming garb of comforter and little else is a remarkably dedicated tribute to his favorite game. Maybe this guy’s copy of the game must come with something in it that I’m not getting, Adderall or something. Continue reading “Skyrim Chair Spasm: Epic Win or Just Utter Fail?” »
From the typical American teenagers to the poor grandmother in Scotland who stole those karaoke songs (would Dan Fogelberg/Perry Como have noticed??), and especially those Somalian buckaneers who kidnapped the American girl, you either end up prosecuted or decapitated. Continue reading “2 Japanese Men Arrested for Downloading Anime Illegally; Will Likely Do it Again” »
Go on YouTube and you’ll find that some people border on being irritated with the display, mostly because no one’s really sure if this guy has any disability to begin with.
Still others are saying that the guy actually had polio as a child and lost partial use of his left leg, which would make Continue reading “Will Crutch-Dancing Be The Next Big Trend? Or Just Piss Some People Off?” »
Custom made by DeviantARTist TheBoog17, what you’re looking at may be the coolest engagement ring ever made.
Geekologie already pointed out that if there’s something that better symbolizes marriage, it’s deception…and we’re hard pressed to find a better argument (or compliment, for that matter) for this ring. Continue reading “The Decepticon Wedding Ring: A Symbol of Cybertronian Love” »
There are endless iPhone cases meant to protect your device, but the SmartGuard from self-defense gadget maker Piexon might be the first that actually protects the user. Your iPhone might not usually be the first thing you reach for to defend youself, but with an integrated pepper spray canister, SmartGuard might do the trick.
The SmartGuard is definitely not a toy, packing in a powerful 10% Oleoresin Capsicum (2 Mio SHU) and range of five feet (1.5 meters). Due to its size you’ll only get 6 total 1/2 second shots per canister, but that’s more than enough to take down an attacker with a precisely aimed burst.
The only concern that immediately comes to mind is having to hold a can of pepper spray Continue reading “Defend Yourself With Piexon’s Pepper Spray iPhone Case” »
James Lebrecque is being called a lot of things on the Internet right now, but perhaps the most deserving among them is “poor bastard.”
Turns out James was owner of a big-ass, locked floor safe, and decided to sell it on eBay for approximately $123. Via Geekologie, the ebay ad posted by James read as follows:
“WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET. NOTHING MORE AND NOTHING LESS. HERE IS A MAJOR FLOOR OR IN GROUND SAFE. IT LOOKS LIKE TO BE A 7″ DOOR MEASURED ACROSS. IT IS A COMBINATION LOCK UNIT… I DID NOT GET THE COMBINATION FOR THE UNIT .SO YOU WILL HAVE TO CONTACT THE MAJOR SAFE COMPANY TO GET THE COMBINATION OR FIND SOMEONE THAT CAN OPEN THE UNIT UP. Continue reading “Man Sells Locked Safe for $123, Buyer Finds $26,000 Inside” »
If you take only 2 things away from this post, just know that A) this could be the coolest promotion in the history of television show promotions and that B) All the Hollywood advertising firms should step it up a notch, because the brains behind season 2 of The Walking Dead are showing the brains lacking in their competitors (maybe they got eaten).
Btu we digress…in a movie theater in South Africa Continue reading “Movie Theater Zombie Attack = Genius Marketing Ploy” »
Whoever thought the Insecticons from The Transformers would become a real thing?
What you’re looking at could be the beginnings of A.I., just in much much tinier size. Harvard Microbiotics Lab has developed something called the “Mobee” — a new kind of robot that can fly, as well as form a colony with other Mobees like it.
But what exactly is it going to be used for? Continue reading “Bugs: The Future of Artificial Intelligence?” »
So before we get caught in a big brouhaha over Gaiman vs. McFarlane or Moore vs. Miller or whomever, sometimes it helps to remember where it all started: comic book genius (and of course Jace Hall Show Guest) Stan Lee himself, who launched a re-vamped and re-vitalized spanking new website this past week. Continue reading “Excelsior! TheRealStanLee.com Makes Its Debut! There’s Now OFFICIALLY No Reason To Not Know Everything About Stan Lee” »
Okay, for all the schlubs who might have been thinking of proposing to their girlfriend on the jumbotron or some big screen or wherever — or even just get down on your knee in a McDonald’s somewhere — you might want to step it up a notch.
Some guy took the time to figure out how to say “I Love You” and propose marriage, all in binary code. For n00bz, that’s all zeros and ones, and it’s a sh*tload of them.
To give you an idea of how long it takes a computer to turn English into binary code, the entire message is 3 minutes and 12 seconds — which is really long when it’s composed entirely in binary code. Continue reading “Man Proposes to Girlfriend in Binary Code” »
Often it’s not for certain whether crazed fans are dangerous or just misguided souls, possibly living in their parents’ basement and spending all their time on various forums/chatrooms obsessing over said star.
…So it’s kind of funny to see ‘Harry Potter’ himself, Daniel Radcliffe, forced to read some of his own erotic fan fiction on Bravo’s aptly-named “Watch What Happens Live.” Continue reading “Harry Potter Forced to Read His Own Erotic Fan Fiction” »
If you’ve never been to the iam8bit gallery, you either don’t live in Los Angeles, or you’re like a lot of people who avoid the priciness of trendy Melrose bijous like the f*cking plague.
8bit is a different story, though: it’s not only a place to see cool and inspirational new digitally-inspired artwork, but it’s also a place where artists and programmers alike congregate to create and celebrate all things video-game related.
This past weekend was no exception, when Nintendo hooked up with the gallery to celebrate the release of the new Rhythm Heaven game — with tons Continue reading “iam8bit and Nintendo Throw a Party to Celebrate New ‘Rhythm Heaven’ Release” »
Rick Santorum, the Republican Candidate accused of everything from gay-bashing to all out bigotry, is now apparently worried about something else. There’s another evil in America hiding in obscurity — far off the pop charts and in the iPods of calculating teenagers, soon to morph them into budding Columbine-ers. It’s called heavy metal, and it must be stopped.
At least that’s exactly what Tyranny of Tradition what’s you to think Continue reading “Rick Santorum Declares War On Heavy Metal? Not Quite (Yet?)” »
THIS is the mentality of the 1337 gamer; designing the perfect software that brings out every detail, every flaw, every nook and cranny that shapes and defines what makes skin “look human.”
Not even a decade ago, customizing a character’s jersey or wardrobe was considered an advanced feature for most games, but now technology is focusing on developing “digital skin” so real you might not be able to tell a difference between its human counter-part. Continue reading “New Technology Makes Humans as Imperfect As Ever…Is That A Good Or a Bad Thing?” »