Bigtrak is back, but kinda less big

June 8th, 2010

Bigtrak, which many of you may remember from late 70s and early 80s Radio Shack catalogs, was one of the coolest toys of its time.  It was a little futuristic robot tank, and you could program ir to run a series of commands.

Well, Bigtrak Jr. is the same thing only smaller, and with add-ons like a digital camera.  I may have to get one.

Bonus: original Bigtrak ad.

Seth Green classic Nerf ad

May 14th, 2010

How’d I miss this?  I remember him from Ticks (which is an excellent awful movie), but I don’t recall him selling me Nerf stuff.  The horrible “NOT” joke really works with his bad skater hair. And his accent.

Upgrade to MS-DOS 5.0 NOW!

May 4th, 2010

You’ll want to after you see this video!

From here.

Synopsis Quest: JRPG Parody fun

April 13th, 2010

Synoposis Quest is a mashup of Warioware and 8-bit JRPG parody with some solid puzzles and cute humor. Should take you 10-20 minutes to kick it.

PIXELS: First New York, then the World!

April 13th, 2010

This is a great Retro animation:


PIXELS by PATRICK JEAN.
Uploaded by onemoreprod. – Arts and animation videos.

Super Rubik’s Solving Robot is made of LEGO

February 19th, 2010

So yeah, I can’t solve a cube, but LEGO can, in 12 seconds, no less.  The shame of it all.

I hate you, Rubik

February 17th, 2010

Like the eyes of a demon.

I can never get those last two cubes. This time they are on the corner, like eyes. Staring. Weighing me down with judgement of my own failure.

Inside every man is a little boy

February 7th, 2010

Wow.  Painful Superbowl ads of yesteryear…

Our Terrible Internet: Star Wars Corsets

September 28th, 2009

Star Wars gets worse every year.  Not because the prequel movies were mediocre, or because there is a kids’ show based on the Clone Wars, but because of the Star Wars fans.  Everything you hated about Star Trek fans?  Star Wars fans will find a way to do it worse now.

But let’s combine that with corset fetishes and you have this:

Corsets can be sexy, but this isnt the way to do it...

Corsets can be sexy, but this isn't the way to do it...

It doesn’t help that their models look kind of creepy and plastic-ey like Barbie dolls.  Ew.

Haunted Gingerbread House of Doom!

September 27th, 2009

Well, it didn’t turn out like exactly on the box, but I definitely think this is the kind of house you would live in if you were a gingerbread-man vampire.

Some side angles show my wife’s clever little candy corn icicles, right before one fell off.  I’m not saying you’d want to hire us as gingerbread contractors, but most of the blame lies on the fairly dry icing that came with the set.  It works better when you mix your own.