Plug Hub

Plug Hub

The Plug Hub not only lets you cover up your power cords, it also lets you coil them up neatly, thanks to the integrated anchors inside. Place it under your desk or mount it on your wall.

Biggest Fireworks Shell Ever

Biggest Fireworks Shell Ever

We’re enjoying the beginning of this new year even more, now that we’ve added some excitement from seeing the world’s largest fired fireworks shell ever (allegedly), at 42″, set off in Japan.

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The Shining: Alternative Posters

The Shining: Alternative Posters

ShortList.com put together this collection of fan-made posters for Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic The Shining, ranging from the abstract to minimal to flat out creepy. REDRUM, indeed.

Vending Machine Skills

Vending Machine Skills

We usually end up on the wrong end these sort of malfunctions, with our Twizzlers wedged against the glass despite all attempts to shake them loose. For every misfortune, there is also a triumph.

Pico Dolly

Pico Dolly

Shoot pro-quality dolly shots with your camera phone, point-and-shoot or DSLR with this compact wheeled gadget, offering ample adjustments to help you capture that perfectly smooth shot.

YouTube Slam

YouTube Slam

YouTube’s latest method for discovering new cat videos pits two clips cats from similar genres against one another for you to vote on. Two clips cats enter, one clip cat leaves. You get the idea.

The Lion King Rises

The Lion King Rises

YouTuber moviemaestroten (aka Brad Hansen) synced the audio of the new Dark Knight Rises trailer with the visuals of The Lion King, and the result is pretty darn amusing, if you ask us.

8-Bit Dovahkiin (T-Shirt)

8-Bit Dovahkiin (T-Shirt)

Turns out that Skyrim started out as an 8-bit game on the NES back in the 1980s. Don’t know what Fus Ro Dah means? Clearly you haven’t been playing enough. Also available in sticker form.

LEGO Taj Mahal

LEGO Taj Mahal

This rare LEGO set the architectural wonder with over 5,900 bricks. Finished model measures appx. 20″(w) and 16″(h). At $1100, it’s expensive, but not nearly as much as the real Taj Mahal cost.

Happy New Year Teddy!

Happy New Year Teddy!

Teddy the Greedy Porcupine celebrated New Year with a bottle of champagne and – a cob of corn. Actually he didn’t care much for the champagne. We’ve never seen such a joyous eater.

Bandit9 Magnus

Bandit9 Magnus

A heavily customized version of the classic Chang Jiang 750, the Magnus has a heat treated – i.e. blowtorched – tank, frame and fork, leaving it with a raw and organic look. More about the build here.

Home Video Commentaries

Home Video Commentaries

A funny video series by brothers John and Richard Ramsey where they force narrative and depth onto old family videos. “That scream really conveys the sound of pride leaving the body.”

Grandma Plays Skyrim

Grandma Plays Skyrim

(NSFW: Language, Spoilers) Old Grandma Hardcore is back, and having fun with The Elder Scrolls V. If you want to know more about her, read her blog, especially these two posts.

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Raiders of the Lost Archives

Raiders of the Lost Archives

A great compliment to Everything is a Remix. YouTuber StooTV spent 20 years gathering footage and 2 years editing for this comparison of Raiders of the Lost Ark and 30 other films.

Chuck Taylor Collar Break

Chuck Taylor Collar Break

Add another pair of Chucks to your shoe rack. The Converse Chuck Taylor Collar Break has a heavy, coated canvas upper, leather collar and pull tab. It also has a leather ankle patch and waxed laces.

Boom Boom

Boom Boom

Two terrorists bump into each other and end up having an argument about who gets to fulfill his mission first. A dark and politically-incorrect satire written and directed by Larry and Terry Ziegelman.

Mustache Flask

Mustache Flask

We’re so sorry we weren’t able to scout this out for you in time for the Holidays. Then again, any day’s a good day for a drink (and a mustache.) Its bottom is made of felt. Only holds 5oz. though.

Autobots vs. Decepticons

Autobots vs. Decepticons

Animator Counter656 returns with another action packed stop-motion short – an epic battle sequence between good and evil using Kre-O Transformers construction toys. Go behind the scenes here.

Insect Origami

Insect Origami

Multi-talented artist Brian Chan from the MIT Hobby shop has created a wonderful award-winning collection of complex, intricate origami insects, made from uncut, single sheets of paper.

Amputee Football Championships

Amputee Football Championships

While you’re lounging around doing nothing today, check out the very cool and inspiring soccer skills on display at the The African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football – then get up and do something.

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Glove and Boots: Year in Review

Glove and Boots: Year in Review

Mario and Fafa review some of mankind’s greatest achievements of 2011 as part of their big New Years celebration. After you’re done, be sure to watch their New Years Party tips.

Alien Teaser, Prometheus-Style

Alien Teaser, Prometheus-Style

YouTuber heresjohnny1991 re-cut footage from Alien and mashed it up with style the teaser for Prometheus. Prometheus seems more epic, but the Alien tagline is way better.

Man Up

Man Up

Ed Barrett’s animated film tells the tale of a man who works at the top of a tall crane, and lives there to escape the world below. But his solitude is soon interrupted by never-ending vertical progress.

2012: The End of the World

2012: The End of the World

With the New Year upon us, some people are convinced that the world will end in 2012. So why is it that all the nutjobs have decided we will meet out fate next year? C.G.P. Grey explains it all for us.

Mr. Whippy Lamps

Mr. Whippy Lamps

Alex Garnett’s ice cream cone pendant lamps are the perfect place for twisty CCFL bulbs. Despite how tasty they look, we don’t encourage licking the bulbs or crunching down on the earthenware cones.

Philosoraptor Song

Philosoraptor Song

Our favorite introspective prehistoric pal is responsible for some of the more astute observations of the decade. Bucky Studios wraps up a few insights in a tidy musical bow.

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