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You Are [something]

Happy Birthday to me!
It’s my birthday (yippee!)
I like to eat cookies,
Happy birthday to me!

Yay! Yep, yep, yep, I’m so old. But I love birthdays, mostly. Time for cake (German chocolate), ice cream (vaaanilla), presents, and cards. I love cards. E-cards and real-life paper cards…it’s nice to get little personal messages (and money!), and even better to get home-made cards. Such cool statements.

But I can’t think of a statement quite like a whole website, right? Perhaps you can think of someone special in your life you’d like to surprise with a website (seemingly) built just to make them feel special?

Just replace “say.no.to.crack.reader” with your first name and last name, or with your friend’s first and last name (for instance, “joe.shmoe”, or “jane.lynn.doe” there’s no limit to the number of names) in the following web addresses, and voila! An instant message of friendship…or enemyship…or pwnedship. Turn up your speakers and prepare to be…something.

You Are My Friend!

You Are Mighty!

You Are Lame! (I don’t actually think you’re lame)

They Will Be Defeated! (this one is written to you, about your enemy)

You Just Got 0WNED!!1

Do You Have Epilepsy Maybe? [warning: do not view if you actually do have epilepsy!]

I know they’re just silly, but I bet they’d brighten up somebody’s day. A fun way of letting a person know you’re thinking about them.

Check out Aninote.com for a few more…including one Ultra-personalized lovey-dovey one.

(thanks, Amy Winfrey, for the birthday lyrics)

Shave -n- Specs

Shave-n-Specs

I’d say no to inventions nobody needs but watching their video and seeing all their desperate affords makes me kind of sad.

With the Shav-N-SpecsTM hi-impact resistant polycarbonate lens and the patented fog-free SidefocalTM design providing expanded view of your face, you will see what you have been missing with ordinary glasses and mirror.

No need to worry about missed spots, uneven shaving, or poor grooming. You will be able to see your entire face with Shav-N-SpecsTM and shave with confidence These glasses are for people who wear glasses to read (farsighted) and normally aging eyes. These glasses will not correct optic abnormalities or severe refractive errors.

Link: Shave -n- Specs

By the way, I am the new guy on SNTC and I usually blog on Random Good Stuff.

This has to be the coolest waffle I’ve ever seen:

Keyboard Waffle Iron

Too bad it’s just a concept right now, otherwise this would definitely be on my Christmas list. Designed by Chris Dimino, via Neatorama

Apparently cops get hot while driving around … REAL hot. At least that’s what the makers of CoolCop claim. To solve the problem, they’ve invented a device to keep police officers cool:

CoolCop body armor air conditioning

And if you’re going to be cool, you might as well look cool too – hence the mustache and glasses. Oh yeah. via UniqueDaily

Looking for a way to get some attention on the highway? Try these helium-filled missile balloons:

Missile Balloons for your Car

The concept is pretty simple:

  1. Fill balloons with helium
  2. Attach balloons to car
  3. Drive like a crazy person and delight in other drivers’ reactions

While these were originally created as a Malaysian advertisement that won a CLIO in 2004, MissileBallon.com now sells customizable inflatable missiles on their website.

These can’t be legal to drive with, can they?

via engadget

Super Mario Cake

For some reason, themed designer wedding cakes are now all the rage. I’ve seen cakes shaped like dolphins, islands, and luggage (my brother-in-law’s suitcase cake was so realistic the photographer tried to pick it up).

However, for geeks like me, nothing really compares to the Super Mario Cake:

Super Mario Wedding Cake

The entire cake, except for the Mario and Princess on top, are completely edible. I’m particularly amazed at the level of detail … check out these close-ups of a koopa troopa and piranha plants.

Koopa Troopa on Mario Cake

Mario eating plants on cake

Does anyone know what tricks a modern day cake artisan utilizes to create such a masterpiece, and how much it costs? For serious gaming fans, the cost would totally be worth it. Too bad my wife would have never agreed.

via Super Mario Cake Flickr set

Bathtub Racers

After the wild success of their toilet bowl racer, Evento has decided to branch out into bathtub racers:

Bathtub racers

Based on the following video, it looks like these bathtub racers would be a hoot:

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

I’d love to try this, but I wonder … what’s next? Bathroom sink racers? Outhouse racers?

Link via Random Good Stuff

Maybe consider bringing your water-wings.

A friend showed this to me, so I’m not sure how new it is, but I got a kick out of it. Just go to Google Maps, and search for directions from New York, New York to Paris, France. Pretty standard, right? Scroll down a bit:

Oh snap.

That is brilliant. Exactly what you asked for, but totally unreasonable: if I worked at Google Maps, I’d be doing this kind of smart alec stuff every day. I guess when you ask Google for directions, Google doesn’t play around! Try it for yourself! Just a note, though, if you decide to take these directions, understand that swimming across the Atlantic is moderately impossible.

But if you make it, I want to have my picture taken with you.

When you look at the following picture, what do you see?

Stuffed beaver

A somewhat cute stuffed beaver, right? Kasey McMahon thought nothing of the sort … she saw a perfect housing for “the busiest of machines”, and thus the idea for Compubeaver was hatched. Compubeaver became a labor of love, starting with the first incision:

Kasey cutting the beaver

Turns out that a surgical knife just didn’t cut through beaver very well, so she resorted to the trusty electric turkey knife:

Beaver surgery

In the end, her biggest stumbling block was cooling down the beaver. The first beaver got terribly excited once she inserted the plug, and started showing the blue screen of death after only a few minutes. Sounds like a few of my more embarrassing college dates!

To solve the problem, she inserted an extra fan and power supply in the beaver’s rear end:

The Beaver’s rear end

Voilà, a beaver that blows hot air and can play games all night. What computer enthusiast wouldn’t want that? Finally, here’s the beaver in action:

Beaver in action

This beaver is quick too – it sports an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 160GB Hard drive, and 1 GB or RAM. That’s one beaver I wouldn’t mind sitting on my desk at home!

LinkThanks Charles!

Jim Miller and Fred Meyer have invented a hat, using turkey basters and birthday party noisemakers, that serves as musical accompaniment while helping “harmonically impaired musicians” trying to follow along. Honey, take note … I’m officially the “chord hat” to my Christmas list:

(if you can’t see the video, click here, thanks to engadget for the link)

My first thought after seeing this was: “why stop with 3 turkey basters, why not cover the full scale?” Apparently they were thinking the same thing when they invented the more dynamic “pipe hat”:

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

Sure, the music is of rather dubious quality … but so is half the stuff on the radio. I think aging teen musicians should wear these in concert to help their slipping popularity. Who wouldn’t pay $50 to see Hillary Duff strutting her stuff with a dozen turkey basters onstage?

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