The NES Zapper light gun peripheral is an unfortunate victim of the relentless march of technology, rendered inoperable on modern flat-screen televisions. Retro console and peripheral maker Hyperkin aims to solve that problem with the Hyper Blaster HD, an NES light gun for the modern age. … [Read more...] about Soon, You’ll Be Able To Play
Now that 2012 is nearing its end it's a good opportunity to reflect on the past and plan for the future. Today's custom 1977 Lincoln Mark V Coloma comes from a past that perhaps you never knew existed, but now its future rests squarely in your votes. Described incongruously as one of a kind as well as only one of twelve, these aftermarket custom jobs were constructed by Caribou Motor Company of Rosemead California. In addition to the Lincoln, Caribou also bedded a number of Cadillacs over the years. … [Read more...] about For $12,500, This Linolnchero Will Let You Make Your Mark
The Giant Anteater, perhaps more famous as Salvador Dalí’s conspicuous Paris Metro companion, is particularly susceptible to getting hit by those big trucks. Slow because of the long claws on their front paws, the massive insectivores are sitting ducks as they attempt to cross major roads like BR-262. And the results have been catastrophic. Back in 2013, a husband and wife team of road ecologists found 124 anteater carcasses while looking for armadillos, massively increasing scrutiny of roads’ impact on the already endangered species. … [Read more...] about A Brazilian Highway Is Killing Its Giant Anteaters
If the internet has taught us anything, it’s that someone will find a way to manipulate the vote, leaving us with a new version of Monopoly featuring just monster trucks and Nascar racers. But deep down we’re hopeful that one day we’ll be able to stomp our way across ‘Go’ as a roaring T-rex, or troll our fellow players whenever they land on our hotel-filled property with the kissy face emoji. … [Read more...] about Monopoly Will Let the Internet Vote to Replace All of the Board Game’s Classic Tokens
Han’s not used to being so alone, or so far out on the periphery of the action. Before making her way to the U.S., she was a wrecking ball in Shijiazhuang, a provincial city southwest of Beijing. She had so much energy as a kid that her grandma refused to go out in public with her alone, knowing Han would sprint off the first chance she got. Instead of homework, she spearheaded afternoon games of tag and hide-and-seek by running around her family’s apartment complex and knocking on the doors of the other only children in the community. When there was no one to play with, she careened around the basketball courts where her parents, both pro players in China, practiced, or watched the game on TV. Basketball was always around. She assumed that she’d play in college, but didn’t give much thought to making basketball a career. … [Read more...] about They Want Her To Be The Next Yao Ming, But What Does She Want?
Stray observations Violet’s whole story is that she was a complete realist and never believed in supernatural or occult concepts until The Shadow War incident. She vowed to find out all she could, which is why she knew about Magica and all these arcane ideas. She came in possession of the amulet by pure circumstance–it landed in front of her. It’s a bit of a narrative contrivance, but I do like the idea of hearing about other people’s experiences with the weird occurrences that happen the proximity of this Duck family. Webby’s desperation for a normal sleepover is triggered by a lack of friends, which she flippantly shoots back onto Beakley, claiming she lacks friends too. This prompts the B-story, in which she tries to connect with Launchpad. It’s an amusing couple of beats (I especially love Launchpad drinking the soup with all four spoons at the same time), if a bit predictable. They have nothing in common except for a broad love of superficial … [Read more...] about If you were wondering what happened to Lena,