He's the talk of the mammalian town, the little furry guardian who packs a rocket powered punch, and now he's about to get his own video game release on....Super Nintendo? Wait, that can't be right, that console hasn't been available for years! Maybe they're doing that whole throwback thing...
Guard your wardrobe against the forces of bad fashion with this Rocket~ t-shirt by Jolly Nihilist, and share your love of cool comic book characters with the galaxy!
The Caped Crusader, or an awesome facsimile, was spotted this week breezing down the highway on a three-wheeled Batcycle in Chiba Prefecture in Japan this week. The cosplayer, nicknamed “Chibatman,” was photographed by quite a few people who all had to post images on social media.
Redditor UranusExplorer needed a book for his students. He ordered it through Amazon. Although Amazon gave an online notification showing that it was delivered, UranusExplorer had not received it. So he logged into Amazon's help chat.
The customer service representative who answered was none other than Thor, the Norse god of thunder and strength. This was fortuitous, for it turned out that UranusExplorer was his father, Odin. They conducted an in-character conversation about this failed delivery of the sacred book. You can read a larger version here.
Kiba is not the typical stay-at-home dog. He's a therapy dog and a service dog to his human caregiver. But he's not all work. Kiba is also a geek with a passion for cosplay. His Facebook page is filled with pictures of him at cons. Some of the best show him alongside humans who are cosplaying the same character.
Facebook user Kathy Knaus, who — from the information I can glean from her profile — I assume resides in Vienna, Austria, posted this picture to her Facebook photo album entitled "cakes." Knauss commented that every item in the album is one of her culinary creations. One commenter complimented Knauss, telling her how special her children must feel to have a mom capable of such cake coups. Knauss jokingly responded, "Or they will just remember having a mom who liked playing with icing and ... frequently up to her elbows in cake batter." Her time spent "playing" certainly amounts to greatness. This cake is a work of art! Check out Knauss' Facebook album here. Via i09.
Redditor meancloth is pretty sure everything is fine with the latest ultrasound image. Baby A gives a thumbs up to assure him that conditions are AOK inside. Baby A? Yep, the other baby is fine, too. However, if you’re into counting fingers and toes, Baby A seems to have six on one hand. That could be a sonogram artifact, or a biological bonus. As if twins aren’t already a biological bonus!
What do Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin and Fattah el-Sisi have in common, besides the fact that they all have tyrannical tendencies? They're all featured in The Pussycat Riot's new line of litter boxes and scratching posts:
The Pussycat Riot are taking a stand against internet censorship, and those who use censorship to suppress their citizens, with a little help from their feline friends, and their unique fundraising products allow the cats of the world to show their disdain for these dastardly fellows.
This Alltime10s video on how the Internet is censored in other countries, particularly the punishments for citizens who dare to post information their governments consider subversive, is food for thought for any American whining about lack of freedoms.
The Canadian hamburger chain Tim Hortons is breaking into the state fair food business with this outlandish dish: the Buffalo Crunch Doughnut. It's a series of interlocking doughnuts dipped in buffalo sauce, then sprinkled with tortilla chip crumbs. The hole the center serves as a bowl for more buffalo sauce, in which you can then dip more totilla chips. You can choose either the hot or the mild flavors, the latter of which includes ranch dressing.
(Ranch dressing on a doughnut? Yuck!)
Tim Hortons is currently selling this delight at the New York State Fair, which ends on September 1. It costs $2 and your soul.
Getting a bag full of rocks on Halloween is rough, but when you live in an age where a lottery is held to determine who will live on, and who will be stoned to death, you'd better hope you're the one holding all the rocks! However, if you have acquired those rocks by having them thrown at your head then you're probably already deceased and unable to read this description...
Share your love of classic stories, and classic comic strips, with this All I Got Was Rocks t-shirt by Mark Heath, wearing it will make you feel like you've just won, or lost, the fashion lottery!
Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul seems like a cool dude. Pretty much just a regular guy who stumbled into a great career. What we forget is just how much these actors struggle to get work before they land their dreams gigs. Aaron Paul is a perfect example, as he has done everything from Corn Pops commercials to the following video, which may blow your mind (and some chunks in the process). I wouldn't say this is NSFW, as it played on MTV during the day. But I will tell you, it gets a little nasty.
So it is like a nod to the movie Carrie, except with vomit instead of death. That last sentence is the weirdest thing I have typed in a long time. It is just shocking to see some of the things young actors (and actresses) have had to cut their teeth on to get where they are today. It is also a nice little allegory for what can come from bullying, though not a subtle one. Lastly, this is a nice reminder that some music actually used to be made by actual bands who played instruments and not computers and guys playing with Macs.
I mustache you a question: how did this happen? Well, redditor RyanHasWaffleNipples explains:
My buddy jokingly decided to get a henna tattoo of a mustache while at the beach. The foreign worker didn't understand what he was saying, so she asked him to write down what he wanted. This was the result.
Russian photographer Alexander Belenkiy returned to the Sochi area just six months after the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and found it practically deserted. Belenkiy visited Rosa Khutor, a small town near Sochi that hosted the alpine skiiing games. The words Belenkiy used to describe Rosa Khutor were "ghost town," "huge wasteland" and "abandoned," as these pictures attest.
While this is a winter resort town that is less populated in the summer, it's still fairly obvious that a lot of the money put into expansion of the area for the Olympics is now going to waste, judging from the unused furniture and commodes and deserted buildings. Read more and see additional pictures here.
This is Faa Mei, an elephant that lives at the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. When we last saw her, she was dozing as a human sang her a lullaby. Faa Mei got her energy back and bounded into play. Here she is with a long strip of cloth. She tosses it around with her trunk, playing with the sensations of movement and the texture of the fabric.
Superhero comic buffs may think they have a good handle on everything Captain America. Here's a pop quiz. True or False: Captain America and real life communist witch hunter Joseph McCarthy teamed up to become a communism battling duo.
The answer is a big capital T. After Captain America's battle against Nazis during the second World War, the comic's popularity declined. There were no more Nazis to fight. Thus, in the early 1950s, Captain America became a McCarthy mouthpiece. The superhero was now labeled "Commie Smasher." There was a new enemy to fight, and fight he did. He even doused a commie with gasoline. The Captain's commie combat only lasted a year, from 1953 to 1954. At that time, his brave battle against a socio-economic system was put to rest.
Read more weird facts about Captain America at ListVerse.
People normally look back at photos from their childhood to see how goofy they used to look, and how far they've come since, but some people don't want to let go of the past, and they're taking it back to the good old days through recreated childhood photos:
The trend of recreating childhood photos as an adult is nothing new to the interwebs, but some people go above and beyond to get their recreation just right, like these guys who captured both wardrobe and location, even though the height scale has reversed.
This otter sits and eats some kibble from a bowl at a dining table... at least for a while. Later he seems to leave his perfect table manners by the wayside, deciding to eat while on top of the table. Still, as one YouTube commenter said, "I've seen worse manners from supposedly advanced species." Via Daily Picks and Flicks.
Glass, stone, cement and steel all come together to make amazing forms in the incredibly modern and elegant House Serengeti of South Africa. Cantilevered windows allow for sun absorption in winter without letting in direct sunlight during the summer. The rocks also provide for great insulation throughout the year.
The outside of the home is shut off from the outside world with a rusted steel wall that can be rolled back to reveal a two-car garage. Yet the inside feels entirely connected to the outside with ample windows and an open floor plan that spreads out ample light.
Cats are very mysterious creatures. With dogs, you pretty much know what you are getting, but not so much with cats. Some days your cat may want to curl up in your lap and never leave your side, and the next day that same cat could act like you don't exist. Why do they do it? That is the beauty of it, we have no idea. The random insaity of a cat is pretty much summed up by the fact that they will often beg and bother you while you are eating, yet they want nothing to do with your actual food. Again, we could ask why, but we know better. Because that is just what cats do. Essentially, whatever they want. Here are 8 videos of cats doing un-cat like things, and it proves we know nothing about these marvelous and mysterious beasts.
You think you have seen it all until you have seen this video of a cat barking like a dog until it is spotted by a human, then it returns to meowing like normal. Honestly, it is almost scary. Is it taunting a dog? Do cats secretly bark when no one is around? This video begs more questions than answers.
This one is true and actually happens if you get your cat in just the wrong circumstances. For some reasons, cats seem to hide that they know selective English. They only bust it out at the most important times and usually only when they are in great duress.
While it might seem slightly mean that the owners are laughing, there is something undeniably hilarious about the fact that this cat is clearly screaming no. If the cat was actually going to be harmed, this would not be funny. What makes it funny is cats react to taking a bath the same way six year old boys do.
What does littering say about the person who litters? The City of Toronto's Live Green organization has created a series of public service messages to answer that question. The ads create words to describe litterers by layering product wrappers. Obviously the adjectives are blunt for a reason. While I'm skeptical that most people who feel it's OK to throw their trash wherever they go will be moved by such ads, if they make even a few people rethink their behavior, they have been effective. Via Bored Panda.
When that guy with the chainsaw arm and boomstick who kept saying "groovy" failed to suppress the undead invasion they called in the big guns, a mega powered man with a blaster arm and plenty of extra lives. He wasn't as good at coming up with catchphrases, and his style was far more mechanical, but when it came to re-killing walking corpses he turned out to be the right guy for the job...
Add a mega funny mashup to your geeky wardrobe with this Army Of Dorkness t-shirt by TeeVsTee, and make your fellow gamers/horror movie fans grin with ghoulish delight!
It appears we've all been wrongly assuming that a character that looks like a cat, and has Kitty in her name, is actually a cat, because Sanrio recently revealed that their beloved character Hello Kitty is actually a human girl.
Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.
So, do average people in Sanrio-land walk around with big, swollen heads and animalian features? Sounds like paradise for Furries!
Flight attendants have always been service and safety professionals, but at one time they were blatantly used as sex symbols to lure customers. Stewardesses of the 1960s and ‘70s were fashion plates, and designers had a great time making them look different and striking. Collectors Weekly talked to former steward and uniform collector Cliff Muskiet and transportation memorabilia collector Todd Lappin about airline fashions of that era.
Because no one tried to hide the fact that flight attendants were there to be eye candy, big-named designers had a fun time dressing them up and coming up with sexy new gimmicks to promote air travel. In 1968, Jean Louis gave United Airlines stewardesses a simple, mod A-line dress with a wide stripe down the front and around the collar, and paired it with a big, blocky kefi-type cap. During the ’60s and ’70s, Pucci designed five different uniforms for Braniff International Airways.
“If you look at the Pucci uniforms, you can’t imagine that women wore these items,” Muskiet says. “There was even a space helmet, like a plastic bubble. It was used when it was raining outside, so the hat and hair wouldn’t get wet. Braniff also had something called the ‘Air Strip’ in 1965. During service, the stewardesses would take something off to reveal a different layer and a different look underneath. They might be wearing a skirt and remove it to show off their hot pants beneath.”
Airlines still try to have fashionable uniforms, but they are less sexist and more professional and functional these days. Read about how that happened, along with the history of flight attendant uniforms, at Collectors Weekly.
At the request of Discovery Channel host Patrick Norton, the engineers at TechShop built the most American grill ever made. It's a trailer with a propane grill, a beer keg tap, and a stereo. On the table is a majestic image of George Washington astride a bald eagle, leading the way with a hot dog in his hand.
TechShop used a 3D printer to build a condiment station. There are four major condiments in hot dog preparation: mustard, ketchup, relish, and onions. So the designers selected the four Presidents on Mount Rushmore as the guardians of those condiments.
This video offers up some creative hacks that enable smart phone users to get more flexibility out of their phone cameras. Included are a zoom lens technique, panoramic shot ideas, underwater, macro and more. Via Laughing Squid.
Naturally Patrick couldn't do the shocking himself, and he felt like having an assistant deliver the shock might result in unnecessary bloodshed, so he brought in the subjects' significant others to do the shocking.
The result is a hilarious, and vicariously painful, series of portraits featuring people reacting to the shock with varying degrees of displeasure- some are handling it with a smile, others look like they've just been tortured by a lunatic, and a few look like they'll be out for revenge after the shoot.
If it is possible for there to be a "classic viral video," then one example is definitely SlackCircus's "What's Going on?" using scenes from the 80s cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. It is good. Nay, it is great. It was a gem of internet culture in 2005 and remains rather fresh even now. You can watch it below.
Embedded above is a live-action remake of that video by cosplayers at Anime Fest in Dallas. Trevor Lawrence and Thien Vuong led the effort, but they required the assistance of many elaborately-costumed attendees who kindly contributed.
The movie Heathers was a dark comedy that no one saw coming. Dealing with the have and have nots in the 80's, it showed us a different side of high school hirearchy, and put and oddly twisted take on the whole thing. Some found it too dark, and some didn't know what to make of it. But the people who liked it, loved it. That, in itself, has helped earn the film the cult status that it has today. Yet there is much about this cult film that even the most die-hard fans don't know. Thankfully, there is an article at Topless Robot that goes into great detail about this awesome movie with the writer himself, Daniel Waters.
"I feel like all of the scripts now are reverse-engineered from screenwriting books like Save the Cat and telling you how to write a screenplay," says Waters. By contrast, he told me that he wrote his first screenplay after looking in the newspaper and finding something missing in theaters.
It ends up being a really interesting look at a movie that was way ahead of its time. Heathers was lampooning high school excess and social cliques long before that became that norm. Check out the piece, you might just learn something you didn't know about this awesome movie.