Archive for the ‘Stupid Stuff’ Category

Bigtrak is back, but kinda less big

Tuesday, 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

Friday, 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!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

You’ll want to after you see this video!

From here.

PIXELS: First New York, then the World!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

This is a great Retro animation:

Uploaded by onemoreprod. – Arts and animation videos.

Super Rubik’s Solving Robot is made of LEGO

Friday, 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

Wednesday, 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.

Haunted Gingerbread House of Doom!

Sunday, 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.


Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Apparently upset by the possibility that they were out-nerded by Mountain Dew’s WoW-themed soda bottles and advertising, Jones has joined forces with Dungeons and Dragons.  Most of the flavors aren’t really very creative, but I have to give it up for “Bigby’s Crushing Thirst Destroyer,” because, man, that sounds like it really destroys your thirst.



You can find out more about this tragedy at their website.  I’ll try and get some and drink it.


Friday, September 18th, 2009

Ok, so I’m no X-Entertainment, but I do love me some Halloween.  Target has just started coming out in force for this holiday and I’m pretty pleased with what they’ve got.  There are items for all the important parts of your day, from toothpaste to paper towels and sandwich bags.

Scary Toothpaste!

Scary Toothpaste!

Taking a cue from Starbucks a few years ago, they have created their own trio of monsters and have literally dozens of items themed on them.

They also have some deal going on with “Skelanimals,” so there’s a lot of merchandise there, too.

All in all, my initial haul was good.  I got some of the little monsters, lot of tissues, and of course, CANDY!  I’m not sure that making a Peppermint Patty look like a pumpkin has any influence on its taste, but it seems like the right thing to do!  And now they have black cat Peeps to go with the ghost and pumpkin peeps!

As you can see, my wife even got a Hello Kitty Halloween candy bucket.  Something has to go into Hello Kitty’s empty head!

Space Ace on iPhone

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Man, I expected this to suck, but it works really well (probably given the only partially interactive nature of laserdisc games).  So if you have five bucks and really love Space Ace, pick this up.

Aww yeah, Sweet, Sweet Kimberly.

Aww yeah, Sweet, Sweet Kimberly.