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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Spooky: The Shocker The Costume

You can only get away with this costume one day out of the year. And that day only occurs on leap year. In another dimension.

Thankfully, every day of the year you can enjoy a different Shocker euphemism with The Shocker 365 Calendar (iPhone app forthcoming). As a writer, and a guy with a 12-yr-old’s sense of humor,   See the rest »

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WTF: Skater Blown Up, Blow-Up Doll Unscathed

We got some nutcase in front of us …

This amazing clip is from Hard Ticket To Hawaii, an 80s film I never new existed until Fang Found This posted another clip, Motorcycle vs Wall + Snake vs Bazooka (below). Anyone have the full flick copy ripped?

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8-Bit: Trololo Chap is Back in Chiptune

It happened to Weezer, Tom & Jerry, and Super Mario. Now it’s Edward Hill‘s turn to get all bloopy with it.

Robinerd created this 8-bit cover using DrPetter‘s Musagi chip-esque softsynth and sequencer (via BoingBoing). It lacks the dulcet, back-of-throat baritone of the original Trololololololololololo, but keeps the infectious smile and cheer.

I’d love a side-scroller game with this as the soundtrack. As Edward you’d wander around using your mouth’s Trolololo-lazer to happily obliterate buildings, objects, and living creatures in your path. See how many points you’d get before the song’s over. Any developers wanna take this on?

BONUS: See the rest »

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WTF: Album Tacos

Album Tacos? I expected vinyl LPs warmed and folded like tacos. Maybe filled with shredded album covers. Something you might find at Vinyl Frontier. But instead, it’s the majestically taco-fied reinterpretations you see here.

Much like the contents of a Taco Bell taco, you shouldn’t think too hard about it.

See more at Album Tacos. (Thanks, Rich!)

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WTF: Pinup Robert Downey Jr

Why? I thought Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza and Selleck Waterfall Sandwich photoshopped past the randomness of what Nic Cage As Everyone only hinted at.

Look for an answer at the Pinup RDJ tumblr.

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WTF: Trololololololololololo

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WTF: Trololololololololololo

Let it load and it will be stuck in your head. All. Day.
Trololololololololololo.com (Thanks, Chris)

BONUSSSSSSSSSSSSSS:

When your own reaction isn’t quite dramatic enough there’s Instant Vader
Nooooooooooooooo.com (thanks, Fang). Or, Instant Crickets, Instant Rimshot, and the always useful Sad Trombone.

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Beer: First Look At Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot Ale. WTF FTW!

A lil’ background on Wilco Tango Foxtrot via the Lagunitas website:

“… It was Supposed to Follow the 2009 Correction Ale with the Name ‘2010 Recovery Ale’, but it Doesn’t Look Like We’ll Be There by March. WTF?”

Get the first drink here …   See the rest »

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WTF: Male Genitalia-Shaped Cashew on Craigslist

Penis Shaped Cashew on Craigslist

My wife was searching the For Sale section of Craigslist and spotting this screaming deal. Here’s what it said:

“I was having a snack when this odd nut ended up in my hand. … Other nuts of this rare shape have gone for thousands more. You know you want it. Grab my nut before someone else does.

One just like this sold for $500 on Ebay a few months back.”

C’mon. A nut that looks like a dong? Priceless. See if it’s still available. (Thanks, Mel!)

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WTF: Poodle-Camel, -Bison, -Panda, -Pony, -Preposterous

See the Poodle Camel big

See the Poodle Bison large

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I’ve always been creeped out by poodles and have only pet them reluctantly, out of guilt. I feel bad ‘cuz I’m sure they’re sweet and smart. But their ramen-like, yet semi-human, curly hair just gives me the willies. So imagine my shock and awe when I came across these photos taken by Ren Netherland. Shudder.

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