Who wants to clutter up landfills with old junk tech when you can make cool art pieces out of it?
The artists in this gallery have come up with some rather ingenious ways to recycle that old tech trash, from making surreal landscapes out of motherboards, a crashing wave of recycled records, and even a nine foot tall Autobot made out of old car and machine parts.
The pieces in this set will make you think twice before you chuck out your old tech junk, and maybe they'll even inspire the DIYers to repurpose that useless old junk and show the world how crafty they can be!
Link --image credit: Grace Grothous
This sporty geek apparently has his sister to blame for his mad dunking skills being posted to the interwebs, so I'm sure family events are going to be a bit chilly from here on out for those two. I wonder if he ever made it into the NBA?
If Star Wars took place in the groovy 1960s, instead of "a long, long time ago", the Imperial Walkers might have looked something like this bad boy.
A Volkswagen bus cleverly attached to some AT-AT legs might not look like the most menacing thing on the battlefield, but there's no better way to ride in style and comfort while blasting Rebel forces, and you can sleep right in the cockpit if you're too loaded to
So, whether you're crashing a peace and love festival on Endor or attending a Burning
The man pictured here is Inspector Spacetime, or rather, the actor who plays the fictional Inspector on a fictional show created for the cult hit TV show Community.
He's supposed to be an alternate version of Doctor Who, and characters Troy and Abed from Community are huge fans of the fictional space-time detective. Are you lost yet?
Well, here's the strange part-the actor pictured above (Travis Richey) wants to make Inspector Spacetime into a real
Travis has started a Kickstarter account in order to get this project off the ground, and he has wisely avoided involving NBC in the project, which means the web series just might have some hope after all.
Link --via Topless Robot
AAAGGHH! Make it stop looking at me! This cute yet terrifying cosplayer was spotted at the Tokyo Wonder Festival, and no she's not supposed to be a young Turanga Leela from Futurama.
However, if you know what anime character she is supposed to be please share, and while you're at it take a look at the other fun and crazy costumes spotted outside Wonder Fest 2012, they're a real hoot!
Link --via Obvious Winner
--via Geeks Are Sexy
This whimsical illustrated chart by Aaron Thong shows some alternate uses for portals, like the ones created by the handheld portal device carried by the main characters in the Portal video game series.
You'd better ask for permission from GLaDOS before attempting these unauthorized uses of your portal gun, or you may be taken offline. Skydiving seems like a fun way to use a portal, but hula hooping looks downright dangerous!
Link --via JazJaz
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Diglett may be one of the least popular Pokemon to collect, due to his small size and limited power, but in real life he sure is cute!
He's too cute to tag on, or back your car into after a long night at the local Sigma Chi house, and he's probably a bit too heavy to just toss in the trunk of your car and take home, although I'm sure someone has attempted a Diglett kidnapping at some point because the little guy sure does have a lot of admirers!
Talk about cutting edge fashion, these keyboard jeans replace the need to carry around a cumbersome keyboard with you all day, and they give you a convenient excuse for touching yourself in public. Is that a mouse in your pocket, or are you just happy to be online?
Perfect for getting strangers to stare at your crotch, and for creating other awkward social moments when you're not online, keyboard jeans seem like a fairly useless invention, since all laptops have a built-in keyboards and most touch screen devices have a virtual keyboard app, so it's no wonder that the makers are having a hard time obtaining the funding needed to get them onto retail store racks.
But, if you don't want to wait for keyboard jeans to arrive at your local clothing store, you can always get a pair of jeans, some scissors, and one of those roll up jelly keyboards and get to snipping!
The Mario Bros., on the other hand, channel their inner guido and get tough, which really doesn't help their rhyming skills. Maybe you should have grabbed a Tanooki suit before this battle Mario Bros.!
Apparently the illustrator believes that he is an android, and therefore other humans (especially females) must be full of robotic gears and circuitry as well. It's all a bit odd, unless you're a robot, then it should all make perfect sense.
(Some images on his site are NSFW due to nudity)
Link --via i09
This panoramic shot of Mos Eisley by illustrator Ulises Farinas is full of characters and props from the Star Wars universe, some from another universe altogether, and some funny little Where's Waldo style surprises to discover as you scan over the detail crammed scene.
This amazing illustration definitely warrants a closer look, so make sure you hit the link to see it in all of it's full-sized glory. I never realized there were so many cats lurking around Tatooine, or that they have their own version of Batman lurking about in the back alleys!
Link --via i09
This hilariously bad PSA from 1988 is called The Drug Avengers, and centers around a group of time traveling squares who want to help humanity join the Galactic Federation by abolishing drug use across the globe, even though they never seem to get past the suburbs of America.
This short features some awful animation, ridiculous messages like "adults handle depression by eating cookies, drinking beer and smoking cigarettes", and really never seems to give a valid reason not to do drugs. And the alien creature that accompanies The Drug Avengers looks like a drug influenced hallucination, so I don't know what the creators were smoking when they came up with this little gem of a cartoon!
--via The Mary Sue
Matthew Grammer, a 7 year old who is being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, asked for one of the coolest things ever as his Make-A Wish Foundation request--a giant, drivable R2-D2 so he can roll around school pretending to be R2 in style. Here's a bit of info from the makers, Little Mountain Productions:
R2D2 was a fun challenge to build. R2 was fabricated with a simple joystick with massive on/off buttons inside. We also placed a large (kill it) button on the outside for parents. The computer is powered by 2 rechargeable gel batteries and guided by our proprietary software that is enclosed under the cushioned driver's seat.
After test-driving R2, popping wheelies and leaving tire marks in our shop, we decided it would be best if we slowed down the oversized torquey electric motors.
If you're interested, you can see a video of one of the coolest R2-D2 replicas ever in action at the link below. It looks like a lot of fun to drive!
Here's hoping Matthew the best of health, and a long life full of fun. The Force is strong with this one!
Link --via Geekologie
This rather unique piece of Radiohead memorabilia was given out in 1997 as a promotional item, and it contains an 'OK Computer' screensaver for Windows 3.1 or 95 on 3.5 inch floppy. Rather appropriate advertising technique, wouldn't you say?
It's funny how quickly these promo disks became obsolete after the '90s, and now they get thrown in the trash, or the donation pile, more often than they're kept as a collectible. But, like any music memorabilia, they'll continue to go up in value, and will always be sought after by collectors.
Link --via Best Week Ever
This word of the month PSA was spotted someplace where the people either have an ironic sense of humor, or they don't have access to a dictionary. Hopefully it wasn't found airing this ridiculousness on a college campus that specializes in giving out English Lit degrees.
If there's one thing I've learned from this PSA it's that you should never depend on educational committees to teach you the correct usage of a word.
Are people getting tired of hearing you sing, and now they're starting to shoot dirty look daggers into your heart, causing you to lose faith in your future career as a singer?
Then you need to get this plunger looking thing and strap it on your noisemaker. It's called the Noiseless USB Karaoke Microphone and it just might save your life.
If you can't control the urge to belt out a tune in public your life might be in danger, because not everyone appreciates hearing your rendition of
Don't attract attention to yourself, sing your little heart out with this guy in place and, not only will you look like a crazy person and scare the bad people away, you'll avoid bringing the wrath of the tone deaf down upon your head. So Karaoke it up, in peace.
They have fun jumping on you, playing king of the hill
I'm sure you've all been taught the proper way to perform CPR by now, but where's the fun in that? Sure, you might end up saving a life, but then what-a certificate of commendation, a handshake, a smile? LAME.
This chart shows you how not to perform CPR, and I think this should become the new approach to assisting those whose life is quickly fading away. I mean, look at number 6-Picture Life Together, are you really going to get a life partner, imaginary or not, out of regular boring old CPR?
And if the person dies while in your care, you're left with free Capri-Sun, instead of some pain in the neck lawsuit, so either way it's a win-win situation. Being inept can have it's perks...
Okay, so you should be able to tell from the headline that this was a particularly bad year for fashion at the New York Fashion Show.
Granted, there are probably at least 10 outfits every year that make people want to break out in fits of laughter, but to have a whopping 50 examples, many of which look like they're straight out of a Sci-Fi movie from the 1960s, makes 2012 the year of Fashiongeddon.
Bask in the ridiculousness, show your friends so you can share a laugh together, and imagine the price tags attached to these examples of when good fashion design goes horribly wrong.
The first one is called Zombinladen, and it's not a movie being made but rather a fake movie trailer made for the French short film contest Panic!Reverse. It looks like it would have made for a fun, schlocky B-movie, and the visual effects are, surprisingly, pretty good for a goofy short film.
The second trailer is for a little gem called Ozombie, which (coincidentally?) has the same subtitle as Zombinladen-"The Axis Of Evil Dead". Ozombie is currently in production, but sadly has such awful looking special effects that the fake trailer blows it out of the water with no budget at all. Ozombie synopsis:
The story follows Dusty, a yoga instructor from Colorado, who is on a desperate rescue mission to save her crazy brother Derek, a conspiracy theorist who is convinced Osama Bin Laden is still alive, despite having been buried at sea. In Afghanistan, Dusty falls in with a team of NATO Special Forces on a secret assignment. Turns out Derek is not so crazy after all, and that Osama has returned from his watery grave and is making an army of zombie terrorists. When the group crashes headlong into the growing zombie apocalypse, Dusty and the troops must find and destroy the root of the zombie insurgency before it infests the rest of the world.
This isn't highbrow filmmaking by any means, but if you like your horror cheesy and full of zombie gore then you'll probably enjoy these Bin Laden exploitation flicks, even if only for the sake of historical hilarity. And, it probably goes without saying, but these clips are definitely NSFW, and not for the squeamish (or those who can't stand seeing terrible visual effects).
Oh, and for best viewing pleasure, please mute the volume so you're not subjected to the awful song that accompanies this video. And another thing-yes, I'm aware that this video is from 2011, but if you haven't seen it before it's new to you!
Imagine seeing this hot mess of a duo out walking around your neighborhood dog park. Would you stop and take a picture, run away screaming in terror, or fall to the ground laughing at how that poor little dog on the leash isn't nearly as well groomed as the furry freak walking him? Me, I'd demand a hug from the furry dog walker, then snatch the leash away and head for the nearest Humane Society as fast as humanly possible.
Have you seen this wild man's videos posted on the interwebs before? If not, and this is assuming you're a lover of all things comedic in life, then you're in for a hilarious treat. Because Ray Sipe brings the funny in a way that is so pure and natural it can't be scripted.
And I know he writes his songs looking for a laugh, and that he's trying to be a comedian in all of his videos, but the things that make me laugh about Ray aren't the moves he's making to be funny, but rather the raw unintentional way that the man is simply a comical human being.
Between his clearly custom made Lady Gaga shirt, his super cheesy props and his deadpan delivery, what's not to love about Ray Sipe? Geekosystem has gathered a good selection of Ray's funnier videos, including his tribute to Amy Winehouse, STDs are not ABCs, Human Centipede and a song about Nyan Cat pooing rainbows.
Burton Snowboards has teamed up with Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort to create the Burton Star Wars Experience, a park aimed at young snow sport enthusiasts who want to tame some gnarly drifts with Chewbacca and a bunch of Ewoks cheering them on.
The park features an area known as Yoda's Riglet Park, which was created for kids as young as 3 to 6 to learn how to shred snow, and features some amazing chainsaw sculptures by Bob King. Here's more about this kid friendly snow park:
"The Burton Star Wars Experience at Sierra gives kids as young as 3 the chance to successfully learn how to snowboard in a fun environment," says Jeff Boliba, Burton's Global Resort Director. "Yoda's Riglet Park will combine Burton's industry-leading Learn To Ride hardgoods, teaching systems and Riglet Park features with Jedi Master Yoda's methods of balance, movement, and control. We are stoked to partner with Lucasfilm and Sierra to create this amazing experience for little groms."
And if breaking the age barrier isn't enough of a reason to lavish this park with kudos, all of the sculptures were made from fallen trees, and all metal used was made from recycled materials, so it's an eco-friendly woodland park to boot! Yoda would be pleased...
Link --via Obvious Winner
This is exactly what a thief in the Netherlands experienced, when he rushed in to rob a pub in Rotterdam and got the cold shoulder instead. Maybe he was filming a bit for a sketch comedy show, or maybe the robber is such a pathetic worm of a man that even with a gun no one felt threatened by him. Either way, it makes for a classic fail moment in crime history.
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