Grodd has squared off against many superheroes, but none have annoyed him quite as much as that slick speedster The Flash. Whenever the two meet Flash starts streaking around the room, giving Grodd a headache as he tries to calculate the best time to strike, and if the running wasn't bad enough the Flash won't stop spitting out every witty saying that comes to mind. It's enough to make a super intelligent gorilla long for those simpler days of savagery, the days before joining the Legion of Doom, but now that he's chosen his path Grodd must bite the bolt and face off against The Flash once again...
Add some tasty superhero style to your geeky wardrobe with this Bit The Bolt t-shirt by Poopsmoothie, it's the only way to root for the bad guy without getting a visit from the Justice League!
It’s a testament to the quality of the first trailer for The Force Awakens that so many video mixmasters use its style to promote other things. We’ve seen the original Star Wars movie done this way, and Masters of the Universe, too. Even the US Navy put themselves into it. Now let’s see how well it works with Doctor Who.
YouTube member VG934 looks back to 2005, when Doctor Who was rebooted for a modern audience. He used the trailer for The Force Awakens to make a trailer for Doctor Who Series 1, when Rose Tyler met the Doctor. Makes you want to watch it right now, huh? -via Laughing Squid
Deputy Sheriff Seth Hopp of Monroe County, Florida found a car with all 4 doors open, but no one inside. When he approached, the heard knocking coming from inside the trunk. He ordered whoever was inside to come out. "I can't!" replied a voice from inside the trunk. The Sun Sentinel reports:
"I opened the trunk and a...male emerged," said Hopp. And the male had an unusual explanation for his predicament.
After going for a walk on the beach, Moore told the deputy, "he was looking for the keys to the vehicle and had accidently fallen in the trunk while searching for the keys. The trunk then closed on top of him."
What happened to Moore's keys remains unknown. The deputy may have opened the trunk using an in-car release, said Monroe County Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin.
Surprisingly, drugs were involved:
During his interview with Hopp, Moore told the deputy he had in the car a pill bottle containing marijuana.
Animal Advertising Agency of Stockholm, Sweden, noticed that while most domains that have political candidates'names in them get snapped up, trumpdonald.org was available. So they gave us a web toy in which you can blow a trumpet in The Donald’s face. That is all, but it’s fun. Try it yourself. -via Everlasting Blort
Some of the ideas are fun, others are absolute game changers that we shouldn't have had to live without for so long, like this grocery store that lets you buy a "Walkin' Around Beer" for a buck. Now that's grocery shopping in style!
Two rival birds trade in their feathers for something they believe is prettier: cedar branches for the blue jay, and red oak leaves for the loon. But they soon find out that beauty is fleeting, and vanity has its drawbacks. -via The Kid Should See This
Are you a fan of British TV shows? You might be interested in finding out where your favorite series is set. Tim Ritz created a map that will help you out. See it full size here.
The most popular TV shows are plotted into their setting, even if it’s a fictional town (indicated by “apostrophes”). If the show is actually filmed somewhere besides its setting, that it also indicated. That’s what surprised me the most- the biggest part of the shows are produced in the town or region the story is set in. In the US, everything is produced in either Los Angeles or New York. There are a few notable exceptions like Breaking Bad or The Walking Dead, which cause both locals and tourists to go nuts. You can buy a print of this map at Society 6.
If you get enough artfully-framed posing done on Friday, and you can wear your pajamas and bunny slippers the rest of the weekend. Our friends from Megacynics are on a weekend ski trip, but I don’t think they’ll be doing all that much skiing. Well, at least Instagram is covered!
Her latest wonder--which will hopefully soon be available to consumers--is the lipstick machine. Do you find it troublesome to put on your lipstick every morning? It's just one more chore that Giertz has taken off your to-do list with this gadget that does the job for you.
Outlaws break the law, and folk heroes are those that the public identify with and root for. Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor, which made him famously popular among the poor -but he was a fictional character. Ned Kelly defied authorities in Australia and was aided and abetted by regular folks along the way. History has plenty of outlaw folk heroes you’ve never heard of, like Herman Perry, a US soldier in a unit charged with building the Ledo Road in India during World War II.
A few decades before the Civil Rights Movement, African-American units received the jobs nobody else wanted to do; additionally, they worked under the supervision of white officers who had no scruples in treating them harshly. Having suffered from disease, exhaustion, and mistreatment, Herman Perry (1922-1945) finally snapped. He shot his commanding officer, who had ordered an inhumane incarceration, and hid in the jungle where he met and mixed with a native tribe, the Nagas, who were greatly feared as skilled headhunters. Perry quickly became sort of an icon for his native friends, who were happy to help him out, and his reputation skyrocketed when he married the 14-year-old daughter of a Naga chieftain.
You can't expect villains to change their ways just because they're being entrusted with a top secret mission, just like you can't expect a government agency to care about all the lives lost in pursuit of their prime objective. But you can count on villains like Harley to laugh in the face of death, and when they team up to form a squad of psychos who'd rather be dead than incarcerated they just might have a shot at taking down the big bosses. But don't be surprised if Miss Quinn and Mister J throw a monkey wrench in the gears of the operation, because sabotaging the good guys is what they do best!
Bring some maniacal smiles to the faces of your fellow fans with this It's What We Do t-shirt by Tom Trager, it's the perfect shirt to wear whether you're a supervillain's henchman or simply someone who adores superheroic cinema!
We're huge fans of the Puppy Bowl and even the Kitten Bowl (despite the fact that it's a blatant rip off), but if you're looking for some live animal sports, some new teams or just a little more water in the game, you'll want to head to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach to enjoy the second annual Otter Bowl.
The otters in the otter bowl aren't just limited to boring old footballs and even toy balls, they even are given a special football made out of clams.
If you're looking for a little live animal championship entertainment but happen to be in San Francisco rather than LA, be sure to stop by the live Puppy Bowl at Gott's Roadside. Best of all, the athletes are all up for adoption there so you could even bring home a new best friend.
There’s nothing wrong with writing your own wedding views, but hey, you’re supposed to hammer out the details of the contract negotiations before the ceremony!
In some places, the squabbles are over how many cows one family pays another family when a match is made between their children. In others, a pre-nup spells out what each party is entitled to when the marriage goes south. It makes more sense to spell out the day-to-day interactions for the marriage itself, doesn’t it? This vignette is from John McNamee at Pie Comic.
How do you keep your nail polish bottle balanced while brushing your nails? Here's a clever invention that is a lot simpler than growing a third arm for the task. Liz and Mark invented Tweexy, a wearable bottle holder. It's like a ring pop, but less tasty.
The inventors first measured 250 bottles of nail polish to gauge the range of sizes, then designed a flexible silicone cup that would hold the largest number of them. Slip the bottle inside, then the Tweexy onto your fingers. Little wings on the ends make it easier to switch the Tweexy from hand to hand with wet nails.
When we posted part one, I thought the Bad Lip reading folks were going to wait until after the Super Bowl to give us part two of the NFL Bad Lip Reading video, but no. It makes sense to do it now, because everyone will forget about football soon after Sunday’s game. Here it is!
You don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy this, because what they’re saying is straight up nonsense that perfectly matches what their lips do. Like I always said, these waffles are gourmet. You gotta stir the bowl. Stir the bowl. -via Uproxx
Nico Van Lee of Beligum loved his Ferrari Mondial. But when maintenance became too onerous, he found a new use of it off the road. Now it's his household mailbox. His license plate is now the mailslot. You can watch a video of it here.
Swiss professional freestyle skier Nicolas Vuignier has been experimenting with point-of-view photography. In this video, he swings his iPhone 6 on a string, around in circles over his head. While skiing. This excellent video came after almost two years of experimenting, so if you try it, the first result will not be as good.
When he was 9 months old, Clive the cat disappeared from this home in Toton, Nottinghamshire, UK. Fourteen months later, he's finally home after spending the time living in a pet store company warehouse.
Kennelgate Pet Superstores maintains that warehouse in the nearby town of Stapleton. Workers there noted that something kept triggering alarms during the night. They found evidence of a cat, which they finally trapped.
Clive was microchipped, so after a veterinarian scanned the chip, it was easy to reunite the cat with his owner, Tanya Irons. She's delighted to have Clive back, even if he's put on a lot of weight. She told the BBC that "I can't believe that he's so porky."
They have some really good ideas, even the very young. However, you shouldn’t try to tell other people to try something you’ve never attempted yourself. Otherwise, go for it! You gotta dance like no one is watching. -via Tastefully Offensive
Back in the day, I got into all kinds of concerts, fairs, and special events free -legitimately- because I was working, with the simple explanation, "I’m working here." That got to be a habit, whether I was working or not. It had to stop when I had children in tow. But it happens, and Phil Haney has collected quite a few different examples of how anonymous folks got away with bypassing an admission charge, whether it’s the Super Bowl or something a little less expensive.
Kermit knew that someday he'd find the Rainbow Connection, so he kept heading down to the old pond until inspiration struck. One day he decided to head down with his nephew Robin, who said he needed help earning a Frog Scout badge in survival skills, and the two found the pond peaceful and quiet...and a bit bloody. The surface of the water had a crimson sheen to it, and there was a peculiar smell in the air that reminded Kermit of burning fleece and rotten meat...
Add some deadly cool mashup style to your geeky wardrobe with this Walking Connection Parody t-shirt by Chip Skelton, it's sure to knock your fellow Muppets fans dead with delight!
As it's been said before: droids are slaves. C-3PO is too cheerful about the experience, but R2-D2 isn't. He lets the biological characters know what he thinks about them all the time. They just can't understand him, which is probably a good thing. R2 takes all the risks, does all the work, and gets little of the credit. It's no wonder that he eventually snaps.
The TV series Firefly, described as a western science fiction drama, originally aired in 2002. It only last one season and was cancelled after 11 episodes. Three more episodes that had been produced were aired on a different network. As time went by, the show became a fan favorite and spawned a movie, games, and comic books. For avid fans, 14 episodes were not enough. But several others were in various stages of development, whether just an idea or a script. Read about the best of those Firefly plots that never made it to TV, at TVOM.
Noela Rukundo of Melbourne, Australia, was visiting her native Burundi last year when two men kidnapped her. They had accepted money from Rukundo’s husband Balenga Kalala to murder her, and they called Kalala back in Melbourne to prove they had Rukundo in custody. In doing so, they informed Rukendo her husband had contracted the murder. Two days later, the kidnappers gave Rukundo recorded evidence against her husband and set her free. She flew back to Australia without contacting Kalala. That is, until he was leaving her memorial service a few days later. When Kalala saw his wife, he thought it was a ghost -or hoped so.
It was as they drove away that Noela sprang her surprise.
"I was stood just looking at him. He was scared, he didn't believe it. Then he starts walking towards me, slowly, like he was walking on broken glass.
"He kept talking to himself and when he reached me, he touched me on the shoulder. He jumped.
"He did it again. He jumped. Then he said, 'Noela, is it you?'… Then he start screaming, 'I'm sorry for everything.'"
Kalala was then arrested, and pled guilty after being confronted with the evidence of his murder for hire scheme. In December, Kalala was sentenced to nine years in prison. Read the whole sordid saga at BBC magazine. -via Uproxx
You're a taxi driver on a sitcom. Or you've just stepped onto an elevator with a very pregnant woman.* You need to be ready because there's a baby coming and you'll have to deliver it.
Joe Bereta of Epic How To shows us how. Is he a doctor? No, he's a comedian. That's why he urges you to seek attention from a medical rather than comedic professional should you go into labor. But in the absence of someone who knows what he's doing, here are some steps that you may wish to take.
There's just one problem with this video: it's over 7 minutes long. You may not have that long to prepare.
According to his Wikipedia entry, Jack Robichaux was a 19th-century New Orleans jazz musician, highly regarded until he was exposed as a serial rapist. The source cited was a printed book. Except there was never a case of serial rape in New Orleans involving Jack Robichaux. In fact, there never was such a person. The entry was added to Wikipedia in 2005 and uncovered in 2015, making it the site’s longest hoax yet.
The entry was an “orphan,” meaning it didn’t have any links coming into it, and very few links in the article itself, so it drew little attention. Since the person didn’t exist, no one came looking for information on him. But Wikipedia now has 3,000 “very active editors” and ten times as many “active editors” who are on the lookout for ways to improve the site. That included editor Calamondin12, who knew the entry was suspicious as soon as he saw it.
Calamondin12 had no doubt after seeing "Jack Robichaux" that it was a hoax. On August 27, 2015, at 4:11 p.m. the user flagged the post: “long-lived hoax; no references found for this case; not found in book cited; not to be confused with actual jazz musician John Robichaux.”
That same afternoon, user Swister Twister sat down at his computer and set about his usual routine: Scan categories of articles for any suspicious activity. When checking the "suspected hoaxes" section, he was excited to see the newly flagged post from Calamondin12.
SwisterTwister did some searching of his own and also turned up no evidence of a real-life Jack Robichaux. At 5 pm he posted his verdict: "All signs suggest this is fabricated with my searches finding nothing but mirrors and no connection at all with the book. What's more is this sparsely edited article has existed since July 2005 when it was started by an IP from Los Angeles who also made a few edits to Theta Xi and not only are the majority of editors IPs, there hasn't even been much change since 2005 which is another serious sign. Yet another interesting tidbit is that the article has never gotten Louisiana attention and is orphaned from any other articles."
Editors not only revealed the entry to be a hoax, they also found out who did it and when. The story of how Jack Robichaux came to be reveals the early weaknesses of Wikipedia, the length some people will go to exploit them, and how volunteer editors work together to enforce quality control over the free encyclopedia. -via Digg
When you're hungry and you don't want to cook for yourself, you go to a restaurant. But who knew that sea lions thought the same way? At least one little guy in San Diego does as he headed to a beach-front restaurant The Marine Room yesterday morning and sat himself in a booth awaiting service.
While the waitstaff was slow to show up for work, the little guy took in the great view.
Unfortunately, he never got his order of fish and chips, but he was taken in by a rescue team -though only after executive chef Bernard Guillas took a few choice photos of the odd occurrence.