Gigantic Final Fantasy Projection Mapped Video On Side Of Hotel In Japan

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise, as well as the recent release of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, Square Enix had this massive projection mapped video displayed on the side of the Intercontinental Yokohama Grand hotel in Yokohama, Japan. I wish I could have been there. Not necessarily to watch this video though, just to be in Japan. It’s like when a friend goes on a tropical vacation and they get back and tell me about all the fun stuff they did and I tell them I just wish I could have been there. It’s like, I really do wish I had been there, just not hanging out with you.

Keep going for the video, it’s worth a watch even if you just skip around.

Source: Geekologie – Gigantic Final Fantasy Projection Mapped Video On Side Of Hotel In Japan

Never Give Up: Fishermen Try To Show Off Giant Carp, Carp Refuses To Hang Around

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This is a short video of a couple fishermen trying to show off the giant carp they caught when the fish decides it’s had enough of this dry land bullshit and flops its ass back into the water. I can’t say I blame it. Who on earth would want to hang out on land when there are plenty of– “Is this going to be about mermaid boobs?” Well it might be if you would let me finish. Now, where was I? “Mermaid titties.” My God I love those things. “Wait, are you…crying?” I’m sorry they’re just so beautiful.

Keep going for the video.

Source: Geekologie – Never Give Up: Fishermen Try To Show Off Giant Carp, Carp Refuses To Hang Around

Guy Recreates Theme And In-Game Sound Effects For Super Mario Bros. With Bass Guitar

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This is a video of musician Nathan Navarro using a bunch of guitar pedal effects to perform the Super Mario Bros theme AND the in-game sound effects for World 1-1 on his bass. It was surprisingly impressive. I especially liked the invincibility and sliding down the flagpole parts. I did not like the part where my boss told me to stop watching videos on my laptop because this is supposed to be a meeting. Nobody likes getting called out. Especially considering my mom was here for Bring A Parent To Work Day.

Keep going for the video.

Source: Geekologie – Guy Recreates Theme And In-Game Sound Effects For Super Mario Bros. With Bass Guitar

Itsy Bitsy Spider Shoots Webs Into The Wind That Can Travel Up To 82 Feet, Cross Rivers

This is a video narrated by David Attenborough (heck yeah!) detailing the silk-producing capabilities of the Darwin’s Bark spider, a teensy thumbnail sized spider that, with the help of the wind, can shoot waves of silk up to 82 feet to cross rivers, search for new territory, and create massive web traps. Clearly this itsy bitsy spider *putting on cool guy shades* has no trouble climbing up the water spout and staying there. *taking off cool guy shades* God, those things give me a headache. “That’s because they’re prescription.” I just took them from the lost and found so they wouldn’t feel lost anymore *watches out window as coworker backs into another car in parking lot* but I think I know whose they are.

Keep going for the video, which has more than enough close-up spider butt shots.

Source: Geekologie – Itsy Bitsy Spider Shoots Webs Into The Wind That Can Travel Up To 82 Feet, Cross Rivers

I Must Have It: Amazing 1/6 Scale Jack Burton Action Figure From Big Trouble In Little China

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This is the absolutely stunning Jack Burton collectible action figure available exclusively from Sideshow Toys. The 1/6 scale figure stands 12-inches tall, comes with David Lopan’s eyeball guardian (golden dragon dogs not included), plus four differently molded hands and a knife. Jack Burton is limited to 1,500 pieces, will ship early next year, and costs, dammit, $240. Why does everything so cool have to be so expensive? Thankfully, they also offer a payment plan for as little as $54/month, which is still a little steep for me. I did just add one to my birthday list though with the hopes a rich relative I’ve never heard of before hooks me up. You know I’ve actually wanted to be Jack Burton on Halloween for several years now, I just don’t have the– “Muscular build or rugged good looks?” What? No — I was going to say that tank top, but thanks.

Keep going for a bunch of worthwhile closeups while I pray for a Porkchop Express playset.

Source: Geekologie – I Must Have It: Amazing 1/6 Scale Jack Burton Action Figure From Big Trouble In Little China

Porsche Spins Out Trying To Keep Up With Tesla S's Acceleration

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This is a video from the rear window of a Tesla Model S of a Porsche that spins out while trying to keep up with the Tesla Model S’s 0-60MPH in 2.5 seconds Ludicrous Mode out of a turn. The guy in the Tesla just cackles. Me? I didn’t think it was funny, mostly because these two shouldn’t be speeding around on those streets to begin with. Does that look like a race track to you? You could cause an accident driving like that. You could also cause an accident driving like this. “Like how?” Like I’m driving right now. “Wait — are you driving and writing this?” No, I’m just topless. “And why would that cause an accident?” What if I told you my nipples look like red lights?

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Source: Geekologie – Porsche Spins Out Trying To Keep Up With Tesla S’s Acceleration

Priorities: British Man Gets Hit By Runaway Bus, Stands Up, Walks Into Pub

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This is a video from Reading in Berkshire, England, of a man who gets hit by a runaway double decker bus, pushed around twenty feet, then stands up and walks into a pub, presumably where he’d already been headed before the incident. Except now he’s probably getting a whole bunch of free pints bought for him. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? “Do not try to get hit by a bus in front of a bar for free drinks.” But I don’t get paid till Friday!

Keep going for the video of the classic joke, “So a guy gets creamed by a bus and walks into a bar…”

Source: Geekologie – Priorities: British Man Gets Hit By Runaway Bus, Stands Up, Walks Into Pub

Whatever Works: Panasonic's Deodorizing Coat Hanger

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This is Panasonic’s MS-DH100 ‘Nanoe X’ electronic deodorizing coat hanger scheduled for release in Japan this September. The $180 hanger uses negatively charged ions to remove odors like cigarette smoke or sweat from garments. Unfortunately, it takes a minimum of five hours to complete a cycle, making it impractical to use as a quick fix for a smelly shirt before a date. And that’s when you just douse yourself with cologne and hope for the best. *later, at dinner* What do you mean I smell like a Sephora store exploded?! Yeah well when you got in the car your legs rubbing on the vinyl seat made it sound like you farted. Haha — I was already thinking of nicknames! I’ll just pay and leave.

Thanks to vishal, who agrees there’s nothing more deodorizing than fire.

Source: Geekologie – Whatever Works: Panasonic’s Deodorizing Coat Hanger

Foot-Tall Posable LEGO Minifigs Carved From Wood

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These are the posable wooden LEGO minifigs crafted by Etsy shop MoreCowsThanPeople, which is exactly how cannibals hate their burgers. The not-so-minifigs each measure about a foot tall and are carved from solid maple or cherry. Unfortunately for someone like me who wants one, they cost $495 apiece, which is a little out of my wooden minifig budget right now. “How much do you have?” I’m watching the bank tow my car even as I type this. “So….nothing?” Less than nothing, I’m actually thinking about harvesting and selling my own organs. But not before I sell my roommate’s first to make sure the buyer can be trusted. Is a kidney still worth something even if you accidentally poked a couple holes in it?

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Source: Geekologie – Foot-Tall Posable LEGO Minifigs Carved From Wood

Guy Spends Five Years Landing All These Crazy Scooter Tricks, Making This Video

This is a five minute compilation of hardcore scooterer Ryan Williams performing his most daring tricks. Apparently the video was five years in the making, because that’s how long it took Ryan to learn and perfect all these moves. There are all sorts of flips, rotations, barrel rolls — you name it. It almost made want to get into extreme scootering myself, before my mom reminded me that I’ve already broken my arm twice and the doctor said the next time he’ll have to amputate it after-hours because “this isn’t proof of insurance, it’s an old Blockbuster card” and “I’m only doing this because you’re a friend of the family.” Full disclosure: Not his family — just the family that promised not to sue after he almost killed them all reading their charts upside-down.

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Source: Geekologie – Guy Spends Five Years Landing All These Crazy Scooter Tricks, Making This Video

First Person POV Of A Gravity Powered LEGO Train Roller Coaster At The Beach

This is the video of the gravity-powered LEGO roller coaster built by Robert Carlson and friends at a beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina (previously: something very similar done with Hot Wheels cars). The first person point of view was particularly fun — I felt like I was right there roller coastering along the beach. Now my boss is yelling at me for daydreaming on the job. Or is that still part of the dream? Oh, no, it’s real, and apparently I forgot to do something important at work today. *yelling continues* Alright, alright, make sure to put my pants back on before leaving the restroom, I’ve got it.

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Source: Geekologie – First Person POV Of A Gravity Powered LEGO Train Roller Coaster At The Beach

What Sorcery Is This?: Video Demonstration And Explanation Of Hydrodynamic Levitation

This is a video of a ball (and an even more impressive disk at the end) levitating in a vertical stream of water thanks to hydrodynamic levitation. What the hell is hydrodynamic levitation? MAGIC. Of course this video would have you believe it’s actually science, which I’m fairly certain it is not. I wish I could levitate. *focusing really hard* Am I doing it?! “You’re standing on your tippy toes.” And you’re not impressed? This is as close as you can get to levitating before you’re actually doing it.

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Source: Geekologie – What Sorcery Is This?: Video Demonstration And Explanation Of Hydrodynamic Levitation

Oscar Meyer Expands Wiener Vehicle Fleet With Weinermini, Weinerrover, Weinercycle And Weinerdrone

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To celebrate a change to producing all their hotdogs with a new, artificial preservative-free recipe (oh God what have I been eating?), Oscar Meyer is adding four new vehicles to it’s Wienermobile fleet to help get the word out and deliver dogs. The new additions include the Weinermini, a Weinermobile built on a Mini Cooper, the Weinerrover, a smaller R/C Weinermobile, the Wienercycle, a motorcycle with sidecar, and the Wienerdrone, a flying wiener delivery vehicle. Obviously, I plan on having my photo taken in front of all of them, with the caption “#1 Wiener Lover”. If anyone deserves the title, it’s me — I used to eat two cold dogs straight from the package for breakfast every morning. Then the rest of the package for lunch, followed by beans and weenies for dinner. At least until my doctor told me they were going to kill me. “When was that?” He hasn’t yet, I’ve been avoiding him.

Keep going for a video of the new Wiener vehicles in action.

Source: Geekologie – Oscar Meyer Expands Wiener Vehicle Fleet With Weinermini, Weinerrover, Weinercycle And Weinerdrone

Programmer Writes Script To Call IRS Phone Scammers 28 Times/Sec To Tie Up Their Lines

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Note: Colorful language.

This is a video from a computer programmer who was targeted by fake IRS phone scammers in an attempt to collect money from him (“or you’ll never be able to use money again”). He decided to get revenge by writing a script that calls the scammers back 28 times a second, which causes a denial of phone service and prevents them from trying to call anybody else. I wish I was that smart. Whenever these people get me on the line I panic and give them all my bank account info, then tell them if there’s anything left over maybe they could put me in touch with some Nigerian princes who could use my help too.

Keep going for the video.

Source: Geekologie – Programmer Writes Script To Call IRS Phone Scammers 28 Times/Sec To Tie Up Their Lines

Little Kid Picks Up Leaf Blower, Instantly Transforms Into Supervillain

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This is a short video of a little boy who picks up his dad’s leaf blower and is instantly transformed into a maniacal wind-controlling supervillain. I feel like this kid is on the bad end of the ‘with great power comes great responsibility’ spectrum. Man, I remember the first time I got my hands on a leaf blower. I’d charge neighborhood kids a quarter each to watch me blow my cheeks up like a chipmunk, which is right around when my dad started locking the garage.

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Source: Geekologie – Little Kid Picks Up Leaf Blower, Instantly Transforms Into Supervillain

Nope: Plane Shakes Like Washing Machine After Engine Failure

This is a short video from inside the cabin of an AirAsia flight from Perth, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after one of the engines lost a turbine blade and the plane began to shake like a washing machine. The pilot decided to turn around and return to Perth, where he successfully landed the 359 passenger flight. I’m genuinely surprised and impressed how calm everybody is in the video. I feel like it would have been pandaemonium. People screaming, everybody pushing the stewardess call button to try to get a refund on the movie they just rented, or threatening to sue if they die. And the kid sitting behind me still kicking the back of my seat as hard as he can.

Keep going for a couple videos of the shaking. Also, apparently the pilot told passengers to pray for a safe return multiple times during the flight, which would have sent me out of an emergency exit with my carry-on as a parachute.

Source: Geekologie – Nope: Plane Shakes Like Washing Machine After Engine Failure

A Treat-Holding Smartphone Attachment To Get Your Pets To Look At The Camera For Photos

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This is the Kickstarter for Flexy Paw, a molded plastic smartphone attachment that can hold a treat so your pet looks at the camera for photos (previously: an attachment that held tennis balls for the same reason). You can contribute $16 to the Kickstarter campaign to get one when they ship, provided they reach their crowdfunding goal. Alternatively, use your other hand to hold the treat. Or buy one of my significantly less expensive pet-attention phone attachments. “That’s a piece of duct tape.” And? “And about an inch of a Slim Jim.” I ate the rest and I think there was a piece of bone in it.

Keep going for one more shot and their Kickstarter video.

Source: Geekologie – A Treat-Holding Smartphone Attachment To Get Your Pets To Look At The Camera For Photos

Cat Pulls Out Ninja Move On Another Kitty

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This is a short Instagram video captured by cat enthusiast Sara Jorden of one of her cats pulling out some sort of advanced ninja move while playing with another kitty. It appeared to be some sort of handstand to 360-degree jump. I’m not familiar with that particular move, but I’m also not a cat. “What are you?” I’m a pretty lady. “What?” I’m an eagle. “Seriously?” No, I was just trained by Master Splinter and he doesn’t teach cat moves.

Keep going for the video while I try to replicate the move in the hallway by my cubicle and eventually get called by HR to come have a little chat.

Source: Geekologie – Cat Pulls Out Ninja Move On Another Kitty

Beautiful Cutaway Of Jake And Finn's Treehouse From Adventure Time

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Note: Larger version HERE, but some worthwhile closeups after the jump.

This is a cutaway of Jake and Finn’s treehouse from Adventure Time as drawn by Russian artist Max Degtyarev. I wouldn’t mind a poster of it. And by poster I mean life-size physical recreation in my backyard, which is technically my apartment building’s parking lot, which floods when it rains, which thankfully isn’t that often because it soaks into my upholstery and makes my car smell, which already smells bad enough on account of all fast food bags of rotting leftovers in the backseat. I’m what most people would refer to as a disgusting monster, as evidenced by all the 1-star reviews and ‘disgusting monster’ comments I’ve gotten driving Uber. I also don’t obey stop signs, stop lights, or GPS directions.

Keep going for a bunch of closeups.

Source: Geekologie – Beautiful Cutaway Of Jake And Finn’s Treehouse From Adventure Time

Nintendo Announces SNES Classic Loaded With 21 Games

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After the huge success of its NES Classic Edition Console, Nintendo has just announced an $80 SNES Classic Edition due out this September 29th, just in time to pay 3X retail in order to secure one before Christmas. A full list of the 21 games that come preloaded (including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2):

Contra III: The Alien Wars™

Donkey Kong Country™
EarthBound™
Final Fantasy III
F-ZERO™
Kirby™ Super Star
Kirby’s Dream Course™
The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
Mega Man® X
Secret of Mana
Star Fox™
Star Fox™ 2
Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Super Castlevania IV™
Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts®
Super Mario Kart™
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
Super Mario World™
Super Metroid™
Super Punch-Out!! ™
Yoshi’s Island™

Admittedly, that’s a pretty solid lineup. I could spend some serious hours replaying all those games. Then doing it all over again. And again. I do want to get my money’s worth, after all. “You’re the kind of person who steals the artificial sweetener packets at restaurants, aren’t you?” Haha, what? Noooooooo. Keep an eye out I want to take the creamer too.

Thanks to Andrew S and hairless, at least one of whom better save me one of the tens of these things they buy to resell on eBay.

Source: Geekologie – Nintendo Announces SNES Classic Loaded With 21 Games