Category Archives: Wacky Fun Stuff

Posted 4 years ago by Jack in Electronics

  Hey guys. We’re giving away a GYRO Hercules Unbreakable 3.5CH Electric RTF RC Helicopter! This is a contest we are hosting for our newsletter subscribers, so you’ll need to sign-up for our newsletter here in order to send us your answer and enter the contest. Use the subject line: “Gadget Giveaway” to ensure your answer is received. All you have to do is guess which part of the helicopter I’ve zoomed in on in the picture below. Guess correctly and be entered to win this cool gadget.       Is it the… A. Fuselage B. Tail Boom C. Rotor D. Landing Skids Here’s a little bit about what we’re giving away. Features Electric Powered Super Strong Polymer Body Body Can Take Up To   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Clothing

You’re on the go.  Whether you’re traveling or trying to score a great cup of java, you live and die by wifi.  Weak signals are your nemesis.  And let’s just say it – it’s a pain in the buttocks to open your laptop only to be shut down by the wifi gods when they’re only dishing out one bar of juice…or less. *shiver* Congrats, oh seeker of the signal, because ThinkGeek finally has the answer to your plight: the Wifi Detector Shirt.  What once was $29.99 is now on clearance for $19.99 at ThinkGeek and comes in all sizes from S to XXL.  The front of this shirt has a battery-powered, real, working wifi detector that lights up along with   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Jack's Picks

I was a Computer Engineering major in college.  Not a whole lot of social skills were floating around that crowd, nor many women.   While I was out buying the cheapest beer I could find, I imagined that a lot of my classmates were probably locked in their dorms working on a female robot to keep themselves company.  Hey guys, Merry Christmas.  Meet the Femisapien.   She’s a 15.8″ tall robot that is just as perfect for an 8 year old kid as a she’d be for the computer engineer who dreamed of her for years.  She’s on sale for $81 at Buy.com and ships free.  She’s a little more expensive at Amazon where she scores 4 stars after 8 reviews, with   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Jack's Picks

There are few topics that excite me as much as the possibilities of USB power.   Heated clothing is an obvious choice.  Heated slippers and heated gloves took the geeked-out fashion world by storm years ago.  Call me crazy, but I bet that geeky horticulturalists are feeling just a wee bit neglected.  And who could blame them?  Oh, sorcerers of soil, today I give you the USB Greenhouse. Why toil with soil in the sun?  The bugs, the skin cancer risk, the nosy neighbors that never gave back your chainsaw.  Your desk is your safehaven.  It just needs a plastic egg-full of life. 


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Jack's Picks

Technical Architecture was his middle name.  Reggie was not your typical enterprise software solutions director.  He was polarizing, dynamic, loved and hated.  He was not a suit…more of a jeans and ironic black t-shirt kind of guy.  He publicly praised his team members who deserved it, never took credit for anyone’s work and pushed his whole team to constantly improve.  However, the change-adverse players in his group had a really tough time with Reggie.  He never passed up the opportunity to publicly humiliate the folks that were just along for the ride and unwilling to strive or improve.  Reggie’s top talent ate this up and loved a good show.  So for Boss’ Day, October 16th, Reggie’s best employees were searching   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Jack's Picks

You’ve GOT to be kidding me.  There’s been no rain in my neighborhood since the O.J. trial and now you’re telling me it’s gonna rain during the 2 days that I’m moving into a new house?!  Well, you know what, Austin weather man?  You can shove your doppler.  And, P.S.,  the joke is on you because I have G.I. Joe galoshes. Sometimes, I just get angry.  And you know what?  Don’t try to calm me down because I WANT to be angry.  Unless you are carrying a 6-pack, a slingshot or a Playmate, just give me space. What will cheer me up?  A stroll through ArchieMcPhee.com.  You know why?  Handerpants.  That’s why.  Yeah – underpants for your hands.  Obviously.  Support   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Jack's Picks

Edgar Stapleton: Development Manager, father, and robot dance master.  Edgar is the guy who has worked 8 years at the same company and still loves it.  He’s the comic relief singing the Jaws theme on the way to a tough client meeting.  He’s the dude that can bust out the robot dance in the middle of the office on a Wednesday and OWN IT.   Unprompted, no music…just Edgar and his fierce pop-and-lock robot moves. His developers know how lucky they are.  There’s no cooler boss.  So for Edgar’s 37th birthday, the gift was obvious: the Holmes HL1261H Robot Desk Lamp.  Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.  And thank you very much to Target who is slashing the price big-time today to just   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Home & Garden

Wasted away again in Margaritaville, Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt. Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame, But I know it’s nobody’s fault. I think I just found my lost shaker of salt at Kohl’s.  You can get the Margaritaville 36-oz. Frozen Concoction Margarita Maker for just $180, or 33% off the normal price of $270.  As the description says, it’s five o’clock somewhere!


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Electronics

You see them all the time.  Whether it’s the greying, balding guy at the video game store in the mall, or the elderly gentleman exchanging his walker for a wakeboard, many guys just don’t want to grow up.  As I hit my 30’s, I have noticed the same tendency in myself.  So the obvious question to ask is, why should we grow up? I mean really, think about it, imagine being a kid this day and age?  As a kid, I can still remember dragging some crates home from behind a local store in my neighborhood, and borrowing some left over plywood from a neighbor–just so I could build a quarter pipe for skateboarding.  Now, you can go to Wal-mart   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Jack's Picks

Robert Young, Ph.D x2, has a mastery of more than just physics and mathematics.  Oh yes.  He has not only seen every episode of Star Trek, but also owns a personal armory of Klingon battle axes, knives and swords – the good, authentic kind.  Robert is also a founding member of the Klingon Language Institute through which he hopes to one day meet his bride. But Robert is a multi-faceted, multi-talented man who is more than just your average genius trekkie with a double Ph.D.  Robert is also a master chronicler of spork history and folklore.  The perfectly sensible merger of the fork and spoon is something that has always appealed both to his logical function-over-form side and to his   …


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