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TSA-Approved Laptop Bags

With word that the Transportation Security Administration will allow people to keep their laptops in approved bags at airline security, the company Mobile Edge have fast-tracked a line of checkpoint friendly cases.

The “Scan Fast” collection includes a briefcase, backpack, and messenger bag. All three will allow its contents to be x-rayed within the bag — eliminating the need for people to go through the laborious process of taking them out. The laptop bags will go on sale later this summer.

Meanwhile, another company, Skooba, is quickly coming up with their own TSA-approved laptop bag.

Expect a boom in the production of these bags real soon, with a number of popular bag and case companies coming up with their own.

Waterboarding A Coney Island Attraction

The controversial simulated drowning technique called “waterboarding” is now being used as an attraction at New York’s famed Coney Island amusement park.

The attraction is called “Waterboard Thrill Ride” — and is advertised with a sign featuring Spongebob Squarepants saying “it don’t gitmo better!”

Waterboarding has been used on terrorism suspects by the United States, and some human rights groups call it torture.

No people actually get waterboarded at the Waterboard Thrill Ride. Instead, people pay a dollar to watch a simulation performed by robot dolls.

Though if you told me people were actually paying to experience waterboarding as a bizarre “thrill” along the lines of bungee jumping and nipple-piercing, I totally would have believed it.

The 20 Sexiest Barbie Dolls

Just call these dolls “too hot for the toy store”


French Maid Barbie


Pirate Barbie


Supergirl Barbie


Teacher Barbie


Romance Novel Barbie, with Ken as “The Raider”


Grease Sandy


“Red Moon” Barbie


“The Usherette” Barbie


Bob Mackie Cher


Kimora Lee Simmons Barbie


Jazz Baby Barbie


Black Canary Barbie


“Tout De Suite” Barbie


Dallas Cheerleaders Barbie


French Artist Barbie

Grease “Cha Cha” Barbie

Lounge Kitty Barbie


Harley Davidson Ken

“If I Could Turn Back Time” Cher

Little Red Riding Hood Barbie (With Big Bad Wolf)

JetBlue Offering Joy Of Check-In With No Flight

Do you crave the experience of checking in at your airport — running the security gauntlet, having your luggage evaluated, waiting in long lines? But that whole “traveling” thing is sort of a downer?

Well, you’re in luck: JetBlue is offering “Flights To Nowhere” to test out their new terminal at JFK airport.

The airline is seeking 1,000 of its frequent fliers to test the new system. They would check their luggage, go through security, and then wait at the gate for an imaginary flight.

The rewards: food, freebies, and other perks to-be-determined.

The “Flight To Nowhere” is scheduled for September.

Iron Man Motorcycle Helmet

This customized Iron Man motorcycle helmet convincingly gives you the feeling of actually sporting the superhero’s armored mask.

Available for purchase at The Helmet Guy.

Montauk Monster Replica On Ebay

Can’t get enough of that weird-ass griffin/turtle/dog/raccoon/Cloverfield monster that washed up on a Long Island beach recently?

You can now buy your own movie-quality replica of the poor creature on eBay.

From the auction listing:

“Finally own this piece of history, BMFX FX Studios is proud to present this custom made prop. Made from an original sculpt casted from latex this prop looks real.”

and,

“Not to be confused with the cheap crap from the far east with toxic lead paint.”

It can be yours for only $20.00. Great for scaring grandma in the swimming pool.

(via Animal New York)

Dark Knight Sparks Men’s Pantyhose Fad?

Okay, first I talked about the Short Suit. Then the Mankini.

I’m not trying to turn this into a men’s fashion blog but they just keep throwing this stuff my way.

This article says that the Batman movie “The Dark Knight” has sparked a fad in men wearing pantyhose:

Retailers in Europe and the United States say that men are buying pantyhose — sheer, satin, glossy, opaque or support — in skyrocketing numbers in recent months.”

If this is truly a fad, I really doubt it was inspired by a superhero movie. Maybe some dudes just want to look “polished,” are going for the sleek hairless look.

The article also points out that pantyhose was actually a staple of men’s fashion in humanity’s past — but that women stole the idea for themselves.

Approves:

Penguins Dying In Record Numbers

Areas like Rio De Janeiro in Brazil are having record numbers of dead or ill penguins washing up on their shore — so much so, makeshift triage centers have had to be constructed for the critters.

Reasons for the decline in polar flightless waterfowl: overfishing by humans and global warming.

Depressed:

Shia Not New Indy, George Lucas Insists

In an apparent turnaround from his previous insinuation that Shia LaBeouf’s character Mutt from Indy IV might take over the franchise, George Lucas now insists that is not the way it’s going to go down.

“No no no no, dear heavens no, no no no no no no,” Lucas was reported to have said.

He also reportedly said,

“No no no no no no no no golly no.”

Meanwhile, LaBeouf continues to recover from a car accident that left his fingers crushed and his arm temporarily out-of-commission:

We’re pulling for you, Shia.