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Saturday, May 24, 2014
$1,499.99 from Costco »

And I thought a Costco-sized can of baked beans was big. The stock-up store's contributions to hunger management have always been supersized, so it should come as no surprise that their idea of an emergency preparedness food...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
$499 - $749 from Robugtix »

I know. It's just a remote control spider, right? Fun for 5 minutes' worth of scaring Grandma, but otherwise unremarkable. And $499? Is that a joke?...

Monday, June 16, 2014
Giveaway: Orb Audio Classic One Speaker Package 53
Giveaway Entry Is Closed
By: Orb Audio

Godzilla-sized sound from speakers smaller than a Coke bottle? [Cue background music. Ominous and slow leading into total symphonic annihilation, please. Yeah, pipe it through those Orb Audio speakers.] It's true and...it's about to crash into your living room! Enter to win a Classic One speaker package from Orb Audio! Up to a $700 value!...

Saturday, December 1, 2012
$7.99 from Amazon »

Liven up the holidays--at least for yourself--with Prank Packs, fake gift boxes with intricately detailed photos and explanations of products just bizarre enough to be ridiculous, but just believable enough in enterprising...

Saturday, March 16, 2013
$7.68 from Amazon »

My company doesn't do drug testing because it recognizes that recreational weed use has far less of an impact on an employee's ability to perform well at work than, say, the office kegerator that gets tapped every Friday....

Friday, June 20, 2014
$59.26 from Amazon »

Mmm, forget the carbonated lager water, I'd like to pour one of those mocha porters into Kirin Ichiban's beer slushie machine. Caffeinated, drunk, and refreshed by hi-tech Japanese head: yes, that is exactly how I want to spend my summer....

Saturday, March 15, 2014
$199 from Amazon »

With Google's golden child fingerprints all over it, the ASUS Chromebox desktop will surely prove handsomer and smarter and better in every way than any other Web PC that tries to catch your eye. On the surface, it definitely...

Thursday, September 8, 2011
By: Nike

Rumors abound that Nike will be releasing the Nike Air Mag shoes Marty McFly wore in Back To The Future II. This could be the biggest sneaker news since... sneakers started making the news. I can't wait to get a pair and never...

Friday, September 12, 2014
$43.50 from Amazon »

Re-soldering the backyard gutters and then lighting up the sugar on a creme brulee until it melts into a delectably crisp shell. That's the kind of stuff around the house I really enjoy...having my mama do. And now with Dremel's...

Thursday, November 13, 2014
$176.99 from Amazon »

Getting a Journey Gym isn't quite as good as getting a briefcase full of unmarked hundred dollar bills, but it's better than getting a briefcase full of performance data you have to enter by hand into an Excel spreadsheet....

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
$8.19 from Amazon »

My immediate impression is that applying BlueMagic Invisible Glove to my hands would feel like covering them in a thin layer of Elmer's Glue. That thought gives me the willies and makes me want to vomit. Maybe the Invisible...

Thursday, March 29, 2012
$999.11 from Amazon »

According to The Big Coloring Book of Sex Positions, "Sex curls our toes, sparks our imagination, delightfully stimulates a multitude of sensations, makes us have funny faces, makes us docile and makes us crazy." Apparently...

Thursday, September 20, 2012
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Blacksmith Jeremy Duke has four things to say about his Railroad Spike Knives. They are 1) forged for our pleasure and 2) predominantly novelty items, but 3) can be used to F someone up as a weapon, although he makes them...

Friday, November 7, 2014

Venice Beach's Sole (So-lay) Bicycle Company makes fixies they hope you'll find as high-performing as they are eye-catching and affordable. Their line of bikes, which includes about 10 different color combinations and styles...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
$35 from Amazon »

With its typical anything-you-can-do bravado, Google has built Chromecast, an HDMI streaming media player in the vein of Apple TV and Roku, but...you got it. Better. So they say....

Monday, September 29, 2014

If anyone needs to reach and maintain peak mental and physical performance, it's US Special Operations Forces stationed in Afghanistan. So a team of them, led by Rob Dyer, designed RuckPack nutrition and energy drink as an...

Sunday, November 30, 2014
$45.06 from Amazon »

Soothe sore muscles, melt away tension, and (ladies) enjoy some alone time with red wine and powerful jets. Conair's Dual Jet Bath Spa fancifies any bathtub into an underwater den of relaxation and personal gratification....

Sunday, November 3, 2013
$15.83 from Amazon »

Atlas of Prejudice: Mapping Stereotypes is a compilation and continuation of the Mapping Stereotypes project created by visual artist Yanko Tsvetkov. That's a curt, dispassionate way of saying the Atlas of Prejudice stockpiles...

Thursday, September 5, 2013
$79 from Nymi »

The MYO armband is cool and all, but to turn its wearers into human remote controls, it needs them to flex. Gesture. Move. The Nymi wristband, by contrast, will transform us into biological security systems and device communicators...

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Saturday, November 8, 2014
$12 - $15 from Snapshotr »

In a day and age when progress and the advancement of humankind are tantamount, we can't expect to just keep doing the same old keg stands and beer bongs. We have to evolve. And the Snapshotr, like the Vaportini, is one attempt...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Although these edible greeting cards look a little girly, I am willing to overlook that trait on account of the fact that I can eat them, thereby destroying any evidence I ever received one. Also, I do love me some 100% certified-organic...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Cufflinks that brandish all-caps disclaimers and warnings? My interest is piqued. Sparrows, peddler of lock picks and other Houdini-style tomfoolery, introduces Uncuff Links, wrist adornments that inconspicuously incorporate...

Saturday, May 26, 2012
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On the one hand, we look at people like Robert DeNiro and Johnny Depp and envy their posh celebrity lives. But on the other, we look at the Who Tall Are You? Mirror and wonder how the H-E double hockey sticks they get so much...

Monday, November 17, 2014
$29.99 from DudeIWantThat.com »

Some N-E-S for your A-P-Ps. The NES30 is a Bluetooth controller fashioned in the likeness of the greatest and most iconic controller in history. Well, maybe tied with the Pac-Man arcade joystick. Cord-free and liberated from...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
$29.99 from Rollie »

Something about the cylindrical results of the Rollie Eggmaster cooking system makes me a little uncomfortable. Is it that the tube of eggs looks too artificial? Too space agey? Too science projecty? Too anal probey? I can't...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

I would call Belcampo's Bacons of the World quarterly sampler pork crack, but in this case, I think it would allude to an entirely different--yet still likely very tasty--part of the pig, rather than the addictive, euphoria-inducing...

Monday, January 28, 2013
$385 from Boone Rings »

The next generation of bottle opener rings settles into a titanium home. With roommates. Designer Bruce Boone has thrown ultra-sharp twins Straight Blade and Serrated Blade, wily bad boy, Saw, and ...yahtzee!...the dapper...

Thursday, November 14, 2013
$549 from Panono »

Almost 2 years ago we showed you grad student Jonas Pfeil's superb photographic concept: a spherical camera that, when tossed in the air, takes panoramic photos. To put it lifelessly. To put it in the more representative style...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A great way to settle arguments between siblings, the MMA throwdown bed gives parents the option to let their children battle to the death before night night time. No biting or hair pulling please....

Sunday, October 20, 2013

It's not surprising that the Deaf Leopard train horn gun can put the power and sound of a choo choo in our hands. I mean, if they can turn forearm muscles into remote control guns with an armband and find the Higgs boson and...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
$97 from IDrive »

You can be too sorry, but never too safe. That's why I always wear a helmet, always wear a seatbelt, and always wear a condom*. And I always, always back up. Orrrrrr...maybe I'll start now with this opportunity to own an tag...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Sold Out from Amazon »

On the one hand, we don't really need 2013 calendars since we're probably not going to live to see 2013, but on the other hand, the Year of the Dead calendar brims with extremely hot and voluptuous zombie ladies in lingerie...

Monday, October 20, 2014
$89.99 from DudeIWantThat.com »

Smoking smoke-free. Getting high without the po smellin' what you're cookin'. It's a major advancement of our times, no doubt, but I'm still waiting for the day I can knock back a nightly 6-pack of German pilsners without...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

when preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse the present has no rival in terms of when to prepare. Look people, they're coming. And if you wanna survive, you're gonna need some ammo capable of killing zombies. Thankfully...

Friday, May 9, 2014
$999 from Halfbike »

Urban mobility. I hear that term a lot now since almost anyone who lives in a city of over 500,000 people spends half their lives sitting in traffic not being urbanly mobile. The Halfbike, a kind of bicycle-meets-elliptical-machine...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Flagrant foul. No words can describe these hideously tacky sweaters. Well, that's not quite true. These words can describe them: Skittles; cheeseburger; condoms; french fries; gummy worms; popcorn; palm trees; wafts of smoke;...

Monday, August 19, 2013
Sold Out from Amazon »

Getting pummeled and concussed by a 350-pound defensive lineman as I fumble the team's potentially game-winning TD during the last play of the 4th quarter still might be worth it if I had a pair of Under Armour's Alter Ego...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
$35k from Prima Cinema »

Because I can't afford to pay $15, much less $500, to see a movie on the day it comes out in theaters, I'll still get my in-home new releases from bootleggers and watch Django Unchained between the heads of people who did...

Saturday, February 9, 2013

I've slept on my sofa for the past 2-1/2 years. I've even slept in my sleeping bag on my sofa. But until now the two were not a happy combination, as the outsides of sleeping bags are slippery, and the heights of sofas are...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
$5.78 - $17.80 from Amazon »

Palm-sized and 3.9 ounces. That is a tiny stove. It's like the Danny DeVito of stoves. No wait, he's kind of rotund. Maybe it's the Danny DeVito's wife of stoves. The Carla from Cheers stove. JOGR's ultralight canister camp...

Saturday, April 12, 2014
$49.99 - $69.99 from ThinkGeek »

Sure it's a cool novelty item to have in your family room or front entryway, plus embodies that which brings you the greatest joy in life (Star Wars), but do you really want to be the type of person who keeps Han Solo trapped...

Sunday, May 11, 2014
$139.95 from CarbonLite Tools »

Who wants the same kind of carbon fiber used to build F1 race cars and spaceships also used to build the tools used to build carbon fiber F1 race cars and spaceships? CarbonLite calls its carbon fiber wrenches "the next generation...

Thursday, April 24, 2014
$70 - $130 from TI:ME »

Total comfort and relaxation without looking like a hobbit. This is the objective of TI:ME slippers. Though I would contend that the Kickstarter project's soft-soled, plush-lined, yoga-matted, walking-on-Air Jordans go one...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
$35.99 from ThinkGeek »

Ugh, do I have to explain what the Higgs boson is? Like, in a way that implies I understand it? Well. IMHO, it's just another tiny, tiny cog in the machine that makes the world churn, but apparently physicists have a more...

Friday, June 20, 2014
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Are you more of an Autobot or a Decepticon? No, wait, let's back up. Are you more of a normal person or a gigantic geek? If the second, then please proceed with answering the first question. And regardless of what that answer...

Thursday, October 11, 2012
$15.98 from Amazon »

Fury's Tactical Kuba-Kickz is a lightweight plastic, spiked insert that fits between the weave of shoelaces and serves as a--how do you say?--balls-on accurate, devastatingly effective, though non-lethal self defense tool....

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
$20 - $270 from Brooklyn Butcher Blocks »

Nils Wessell makes some pretty beastly butcher blocks. And cutting boards. And solid wood beer mugs. His is woodenware for Real Men. And also women who like sturdy, hand-crafted, masculine-yet-sleek mainstays for their kitchens....

Monday, March 17, 2014
Giveaway: Kelty Ascender 22 Modular Luggage 75
Giveaway Entry Is Closed
By: Kelty

Last summer, outdoor commandos Kelty introduced the Ascender series of luggage. Their Ascender 22, a modular traveler's and backpacker's bag with detachable chassis, expands from a 40-liter carry-on size to a 55-liter checked...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
$12.39 from Amazon »

Some dude at work gave me this Manual to Manhood malarkey. Like, he was under the impression that I don't know how to tie a tie or cook a steak or change my oil. Which is true, but I'm not sure why I'd waste my time reading...

Friday, October 31, 2014
$99 - $179 from Woojer »

Woojer is a tiny subwoofer you situate on your favorite place to experience tactile vibrations (er, favorite place above the belt). Then when you fire up your music or video game, the sound won't just resonate in your ears...

Monday, August 5, 2013
$61.25 from Gizoo »

Onion! You bastard! Raw atop my chalupa you give me the breath of a dragon-sized chihuahua that just puked up a can of tuna fish. Dicing is too good for the likes of you. Prepare to be hacked to bits with my Samurai sword...

Monday, December 8, 2014

While it's somewhat depressing that the most action I get anymore is with a camera, at least the ones like Liquid Image's EGO are low maintenance, always up for adventure, and outfitted with a, ahem, versatile array of mounting...

Sunday, January 4, 2015
$54 - $69 from Lee Valley & Veritas »

Pro-Balance of Hong Kong makes Red Dot Design Award-winning weighted kitchen knives for bodybuilders discerning chefs and other people who cut a lot. Their line of stainless steel knives features a hollow handle design and...

Saturday, April 20, 2013
$62 from Etsy »

I love beef, and I love girls, but somehow the combination of the two doesn't work so well for me. The cuts of meat diagram on this dress carries implications of objectifying women and also cannibalism, and that is so disturbing...

Thursday, January 8, 2015
$59.99 from DudeIWantThat.com »

The SmartPlane isn't just crash-proof, it's crash-proof as a one-handed operation. So easy to control you can drive it with your smartphone in the right palm, and continue eating the delicious Chex Muddy Buddies your mama...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Now this looks disgusting and promising. Binotomo Nasu Dentifrice, or Jet Black Toothpaste, expands upon the ideas that 1) adding charcoal powder to beauty products will extract skin impurities and whiten teeth, and 2) once...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Smooth, full-flavored, and chock full of vitamins, carrot cigarettes fill the void in the health-conscious segment of the tobacco industry. Smokers looking to refine their habit, or live past the age of 60, and non-smokers...

Monday, August 22, 2011
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I've never been into the whole mermaid thing... until now. The shells were hand carved, then molded, and each shell is hand cast in a plastic resin. The shells come painted in whatever colors you would like and will fit an...

Saturday, May 18, 2013
$210 - $395 from PJ Reefs »

"A self-contained, low maintenance REEF that will light up any desk with brightly colored coral." So goes the blurb on PJ Reefs' desktop-sized saltwater aquarium. I have to say, mine eyes are digging the brightly colored coral...

Friday, December 12, 2014
$66.68 from Amazon »

Buying a specialized electronic neck massager is way cheaper than buying a whole electronic massage chair. And although I am sometimes tempted to tell my mama to go right ahead when she threatens to wring my neck just to see...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
$52.72 from Amazon »

Around the time legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett tumbled into the Great Pit of Carkoon, the Rebel Alliance discovered a secure, blast-proof bounty hunter's case holding Boba Fett's personal items. For years it remained hidden...

Friday, October 31, 2014
$249 from Atlas »

For Atlas, "next level" in smart wearables means more than tracking heart rates, counting calories, and noting that you have just walked 22 steps when you sit in front of the TV with a plate of fried chicken and shake it really...

Thursday, December 13, 2012
$1,260 - $1,500 from Scan Computers »

Since the BBC officially licensed the TARDIS PC, Scan Computers was able to build it exactly to scale from the original prop schematics, match the interdimensional police box's precise Pantone color, and load its hard drive...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
$12.95 - $26.95 from Inspiring Jewelry »

Acrylic and mirror plastic are laser cut into comic book, gaming, and TV series favorites in these swell shiny necklaces. The danglers come as both singles and Friendship doubles--2 chains holding halves of the same image...

Sunday, January 12, 2014
$209.99 from Amazon »

Made from solid brass and aluminum, the Super Precision Gyroscope is both the epic tinkerer's and workplace thumb-twiddler's essential toy. It runs on miniature stainless steel bearings that propel its movement continuously...

Thursday, December 19, 2013
$189 from Amazon »

Appropriately, this giant, 7' bean bag sofa is called the Fuf. In honor of all the people who are going to Fuf on it. In comfort, no less. The Fuf replaces the traditional foam balls of 1970s bean bag creations with patented...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
$15.80 - $23.37 from Amazon »

Rabbit with Long Ear is by far the most profound book I've read...ever. In 0 words and less than 5 seconds it provides a stirring and stark look into the life of a creature cursed with inordinately long lobes who refuses to...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
By: Youtube

A live action short (just under 6 minutes) from Dan Trachtenberg set in the world of the Portal video games. A woman wakes up in a room with no memory of who she is or how she got there... Sounds like my Sunday morning. Zing!...