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Domo Toaster Adds A Bit Of Internet Culture To Your Morning Toast

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Domo-kun is the official mascot of Japan’s NHK television station. But on the Internet, it’s the kitten-chasing monster that provokes God into making a victim every time you masturbate. Please… think of the kittens.

And now you can buy a toaster with the mascot imprinted on the side. And better yet, burnt right into your toast. And the best part? You don’t have to import anything from Japan: the Domo Toaster is available for $49 at Urban Outfitters.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ NewLaunches ]

Watch What Happens When You Forget The Hose Out In The Cold

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Spoiler: you get a lot of cylindrical ice.

You should still watch the video even though you know the plot twist, because it’s like those videos showing a bunch of clowns coming out of a Beetle; it’s just never ending.

And it’s being passed around online so we think it’s worth a quick look.

VIA [ Plenty of websites ]

I Can Has Twitter In LOLCat?

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If you’re tired of reading Twitter in good ole English, you can now select LOLCat instead. Simply go to Settings, Language (dropdown menu) and select LOLCat – LOLCATZ (Beta). Just like that, every part of the website will be written in the way cute cats on the Internet have learned to speak. Twitter is now TWTTR and a conversation is a CONVERSASHUN, for instance. It won’t go and translate your past Tweets (or even new ones going forward), but only the website itself. If you want to speak like a cute Internet cat yourself, we’ll include a link to a LOlCat translator below.

[ LOLCst Translator ] VIA [ Engadget ]

This Is Pizza Hut’s Hot-Dog Crusted, Shrimp Tempura Pizza, With Mayonnaise

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You’d think that after a headline like that, we’d be saying “‘Murica, F*&K Yeah!” But we aren’t because the pizza you see there isn’t available in America. Or at least, it’s not being sold in Pizza Huts in the states. It’s in China, and was photographed by John Lehmann, a photojournalist with the Globe and Mail who is travelling through the country and documenting his experiences on Tumblr.

That’s it folks. Just wanted to show you a picture that highlights that, hey, it’s not just in America that you see food creations that should be sold with an accompanying bottle of Pepto Bismol.

[ John Lehmann's Tumblr ] VIA [ BoingBoing ]

Here’s A Nyan Cat Hoodie

If you live on the Intertubes, as we do, you know Nyan Cat. You also probably love the little fella; how could you not? We’re not quite infatuated enough to go all out and buy a Nyan Cat hoodie ourselves, but to be perfectly honest, you don’t really need to be “in love” either. This hoodie just says “I know my memes, and don’t mind letting the world know I probably spend the better half of my life in front of a computer screen,” in a fun, tongue-in-cheek kind of way.

If… you’re just a casual Internet-er, well… Nyan Cat is a viral video featuring a catchy, repetitive tune, and a cat with a PopTart body flying through space with a rainbow coming out of his bum. It’s iconic really, and you can see the animation for yourself if you hit the jump. Out here we tell you that the hoodie, made of a cotton/polyester mix, is $50.

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[ DogHouse Diaries ] VIA [ GeeksAreSexy ]

Google+ Has 100 Million Users. So What?

Google has been trying to get in the social game for a while now, but it’s not easy to unseat the behemoth Facebook. According to some research by law firm Morrison & Foerster’s Socially Aware Blog, Google+ now has about 100 million active users per month. Not a small number, to be sure. But here’s the catch: the users there spend a total of 3 minutes on the site each month. In contrast, Facebook’s 1 billion+ users clock in at 6.75 hours monthly. That’s an astounding difference, and one that makes it pretty clear why Facebook is still far and wide the leader of social.

The firm produced an infographic that’s chock full of data about how we spend our time online. For example, Americans have reduced their time watching regular TV from 71.1 hours in 2006, to 59.4 hours in 2011. Conversely, time spent watching TV online has gone up almost fourfold from 6.3hrs to 23.1hrs in the same period. It’s clear that the Internet has entered a coming-of-age period where the gee-whiz this-is-awesome feelgoodery of the early 2,000′s has given place to a more mature and entrenched recognition that online is where an increasing portion of society is choosing to spend their lives. Video may have killed the radio star, but the Internet is going to reshape our society in ways that are still hard to predict, but always exciting to monitor.

Hit the jump for the full infographic.

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