Category Archives: HOBBIES

Oh, Look. There Is A Owner’s Workshop Manual For F-14 Tomcat!

Now, I am sure we are familiar with Haynes, the publishing firm known for manuals that guide to maintaining and repairing automobiles and motorcycles, and in recent times, even teaches you how to survive a zombie apocalypse (very aptly filed under “Practical Lifestyle Manual” and yes, it is 100% real!). It seems like whatever ride you have, Haynes Manuals will have you covered, but what if your ride happen to be the once icon of U.S. air superiority, the aircraft that synonymous with the movie Top Gun (Paramount Pictures, 1986), the Grumman F-14 Tomcat? Continue reading Oh, Look. There Is A Owner’s Workshop Manual For F-14 Tomcat!

Peter Sripol’s Mini The Boring Company Flamethrower Is NOT For Parties

Ever since The Boring Company’s Flamethrower went viral, many folks have gotten into creating their own. YouTuber/tinkerer Peter Sripol is no exception. However, after seeing so many people have done the same, it wouldn’t be fun, would it? So, Peter decided to do something a little different: he designed and made a miniature version that, despite being much smaller, it was more dangerous because, this “The Boring Company Mini Flamethrower” basically spews lit gasoline. Yikes. It was like WWII all over again (read: do not try this at home!). Continue reading Peter Sripol’s Mini The Boring Company Flamethrower Is NOT For Parties

Let You Pooch Into The Dark Side With This Darth Vader Dog Bowl

If you have already gotten your small canine or feline friend to the Dark Side with the Death Star Pet Cave, then it is only fitting that your furry four-legged pal gets to eat from the Star Wars Darth Vader Stainless Steel Dog Bowl. No, it is not of Darth Helmet, that would be blasphemous. You don’t eat from your boss’ head, do you? While it may not be the overused Sith Lord’s helmet, it is still highly recognizable as the supreme commander of the Imperial force – thanks to the foreboding Dark Side armor, featuring the iconic chest box buttons (but not lighted, unfortunately). Continue reading Let You Pooch Into The Dark Side With This Darth Vader Dog Bowl

Finally, A Ukulele That Fits What It Is Meant To Do: Travel And Doing So Without Breaking The Bank

When we talk about apocalypse, we almost always speak of survival tools. No doubt survival tools are requisites to our continual survival, but what’s life without music? We would probably go into psychological meltdown even before the walking dead devours us. Having said that, it would pointless if your trusty, most popular travel instrument, the Ukulele, can’t take a bout of zombie attack. I mean, seriously, you will likely, unconsciously, use whatever you have on you to fend off the undead and that includes using your precious Ukulele. However, that won’t be an issue if your Ukulele is the KLOS Tenor Ukulele, the world’s first durable, carbon fiber ukulele. Continue reading Finally, A Ukulele That Fits What It Is Meant To Do: Travel And Doing So Without Breaking The Bank

Now Dear Kitty And Fido Can Also Rest Inside The Most Dangerous Space Station In The Galaxy

In movies, bad guys always get the cool stuff. In real life, pets seem to be getting all the cool stuff. Case-in-point: The Star Wars Death Star Pet Cave. OK. Perhaps, the “pets seem to be getting all the cool stuff” may not be applicable in this instance since we, humans, already have the Death Star Dome Tent to content with. Still, even with the tent, it is nothing like the Moon-sized, planets annihilating space station. So, yeah, pets do get some really cool stuff. It seems like the only responsibility of grown ups is to buy cool things for other people, or in this case, pets. Continue reading Now Dear Kitty And Fido Can Also Rest Inside The Most Dangerous Space Station In The Galaxy

Yes, Really. Elon Musk’s The Boring Company Is Selling A Flamethrower

You know Elon Musk’s tunneling company, The Boring Company? Well, you can look at the company in two ways: it is a company that digs tunnel, which has yet to do any, or you could consider it as a ‘boring’ company that, you know, mundane as hell. Perhaps, the latter must have bothered the genius/billionaire because, the man himself has unveiled a real, working, look kind-of-futuristic flamethrower that has absolutely nothing to do with digging tunnels and even more amazingly, it is a thing you can buy. Yes. It is for sale and you can pre-order right now if you have 500 dollars to spare. Delivery is expected to happen sometime in Spring. Continue reading Yes, Really. Elon Musk’s The Boring Company Is Selling A Flamethrower

The Details That Went Into This Paper Airplane Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind!

There are people who makes scale models and then there is Luca Laconi-Stewart. Luca also makes scaled model, but the scale model he has been working on over the last ten years is unlike what you have known thus far. It is a paper airplane, but not the few folds kind of paper airplane that comes to mention when you mention paper airplane. You see, Luca here has been building a Boeing 777 jetliner with nothing but paper from manila envelops and glue. Yes. That’s right. The mind-blowing accurate and detailed Boeing 777 jetliner you see up above is indeed made of paper. Continue reading The Details That Went Into This Paper Airplane Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind!

This Midcentury House Is Not An Architectural Model, It Is A Birdhouse

What you see here is not a model of a midcentury house. Well, OK, it is, but, but… it isn’t an architecture model. It is actually a birdhouse. Yep. A house for birds. I bet some of our houses don’t even look half as good. Damn, lucky birdies! Created by furniture maker and entrepreneur, Douglas Barnhard, under the brand name Sourgrassbuilt, these miniature homes for birds drew inspiration from midcentury works by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Eichler but with a dose of skate and surf culture of Santa Cruz where Douglas is based in. Continue reading This Midcentury House Is Not An Architectural Model, It Is A Birdhouse

UFO Chicken Coop Puts The Question Of Chicken Or Egg To Rest Forever

I knew it! I always knew chickens are not merely food for humans! There maybe some clever ones like, you know, those in Chicken Run (2000, DreamWorks), that are perhaps intelligent like aliens. Superior beings, as we would call them, but how I know? Just look this UFO Chicken Spaceship Coop by Backyard Chickens. While these chickens may not have built them, it does paint a perfect picture of aliens, I mean chickens, landing here on Earth. That being said, we can shut our argument on chickens or eggs first. Because, its UFO first. Maybe. Like, who knows, right? Continue reading UFO Chicken Coop Puts The Question Of Chicken Or Egg To Rest Forever

Navy SEAL K9 Gear For Your Canine Friend Is Now Available To The Public

You enjoy outfitting yourself with military-grade gear, but have you ever thought about doing the same for your favorite canine friend? No? Well, the Navy SEAL K9 Patrol Lead (Leash) and Quick Harness from T3 Gear gives you a reason to do so. Because, why the hell not? Not only are they super cool, but the leash, in particular, is strong as hell. Central to the design of the K9 Patrol Led is a Frog Clamp rated to, wait for this… 26-freaking-kN! Man, that’s like nearly 6,000 pounds of force which theoretically, should allow it to pull a car right out of ditch. Continue reading Navy SEAL K9 Gear For Your Canine Friend Is Now Available To The Public