While I could say a joke about the irony of a black man becoming wealthy but inventing a new gun – you’re welcome, internet – I’m taking the high road; or at least into a territory of fun, childhood memories…like THE SUPER SOAKER!! The best water gun from the 90′s was invented by American engineer Lonnie George Johnson, and the Super Soaker became the top-selling toy in the United States in the early 1990′s. Read the rest of this entry
Whenever my life gets be so down, I know I can go down…wait a minute!
This week’s SILVER edition of WIRed features failures in architectural desgin, a USB tentacle device from ThinkGeek, $25,000 worth of EVERY North American SNES Game, and some awesome finishing moves in pro wrestling. Also, I sing a little bit… Read the rest of this entry
Nope; I am not joking.
Oh ThinkGeek, what would we do without you guys? Whenever I get the urge to feel like I’m working in an underwater office (or replay Bioshock), this USB squirming and wiggling tentacle that simply plugs in any USB port on your computer should do the trick. Or, evoke fear of never being able to escape the clutches of evil octopuses. Octopi? I don’t know; I majored in Architecture, not English. Read the rest of this entry
Remember when 5,000 original, limited-edition, life-sized replicas of the Portal gun from — well, Portal — were released from ThinkGeek this summer? You know, they were about $208 and the inventory cleared out almost immediately (like under 30 minutes)? Well, if you missed your shot and/or you’re looking for something more budget-friendly and (if you’re a space-saver) smaller, then ThinkGeek’s new $59.99 Miniature Replica Portal Gun may be hard to pass up. Read the rest of this entry
If you’re going to Washington D.C. (or will be in the area) before this Labor Day (September 3rd), you can’t miss the LEGO® Architecture exhibition at the National Building Museum, entitled “Towering Ambition”. The exhibit just added three new iconic buildings to the 15 already on display, and they…are…HUGE!!!
GO SONIC, IT’S YA BURFF-DAY!!! GO SON……………….uh………….yeah….anyway…
It was 20 years ago today (June 23rd, 1991) that the original “Sonic the Hedgehog” game was released by Sega for the Genesis (or Mega Drive; depending on what country you live in) console in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Sega is already celebrating by releasing the Sonic 20th Anniversary Bundle for download for the PlayStation 3, along with the 20-day-only temporary download of the demo for the new game, Sonic Generations.