Bernadette Bentley is an actress and a master of cosplay. Most recently, she attended WonderCon in Anaheim, California. She does a great job of portraying the titular character from Xena: Warrior Princess, in part because she looks a lot like the Lucy Lawless, the actress who played Xena.
The Rider had grown tired of his motorcycle, and he was looking for a new set of wheels that would look badass and make the ground rumble as he approached. He tried out a trike, but it didn't make enough noise, and then he spotted a hot rod bristling with exhaust pipes. The rod had the wicked rumble and the demonic speed, so with the wind in his bony face and the pipes belching hellfire flames Ghost set out to tear up the strip..
Supe up your geeky wardrobe with this Hell On Wheels (Version 2) t-shirt by The Art Of Randyl Bishop, it's the perfect attire for a night spent out at the races or at home watching your favorite movie.
The movie Furious 7 has racked up a billion dollars in box office receipts worldwide in only 17 days, which sets a new record. But what if the film had been made by Pixar? We get the answer in this mashup, which uses the audio from the Furious 7 trailer and video from Pixar's Cars, Cars 2, and Planes. The movies must have some similarities underneath it all. And you know that little kids who watched Cars in theaters in 2006 are now buying tickets for Furious 7. -via Uproxx
The future worlds brought to life by our favorite sci-fi franchises are generally either bright and technologically advanced or dark and apocalyptic, and yet somehow Futurama manages to be both.
There are bright elements, like the overabundance of owls on the streets of New New York, and futuristic elements, like signs written in seemingly alien languages and drunken robots like Bender. The dark and apocalyptic? Poplers, Slurm and sewer mutants, just to name a few.
Simply watching Futurama won't help you discover all the secrets hidden in every episode, you have to do some digging and go behind the scenes of the show to discover all the mysteries hidden in plain sight.
Or you can watch this informative video created by Top10Memes and discover a thing or ten about the fantastic world of Futurama in about eight minutes!
It's got dinosaur attacks, kung fu Nazis, robotic transforming arcade cabinets, primitive video games, and beautiful women dressed in animal skins. Therefore it is perfect.
David Hasselhoff's new music video "True Survivor" takes the form of an action movie in which our hero confidently takes on the world. The special effects and combat scenes are gloriously over-the-top. It's precisely what you would hope for from The Hoff--the man who made the 1980s so 1980s-ish.
For thousands of years people have been mowing their overgrown fields and reclaiming the land with a little help from their trusty scythe. The scythe made reaping, mowing and cropping plants a breeze, and it was so stupidly simple to use that anybody capable of swinging a scythe could help out with the yardwork.
Along came the string trimmer, also known as the brushcutter, weedwhacker or weed eater, which failed to fully surpass the scythe in terms of functionality and gave us a new set of problems we didn't have with the scythe.
This footage from the 2010 South West Annual Scythe Festival proves three things- weedwhackers suck at whackin' weeds, a British Scythe Champion earns his title the hard way, and we should go back to using scythes because they look way cooler and they're way more efficient!
The Ribbon Chapel is a wedding chapel in Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan. Hiroshi Nakamura of NAP Architects designed it. The structure is contained within two separate staircases that intertwine as they ascend until they meet at the top. It's a great symbol of marriage that provides practical solutions for human movement during complex and well-attended weddings. The opaque staircases also provide shade from the sun that shines in through the full-length windows. You can see more photos of it at Design Milk.
Bonnie is a Chihuahua who was recently rescued and is thrilled to finally be part of a family. She's so happy hanging with her new pack that her human says she wouldn't dream of eating without canine brother Clyde. As soon as Bonnie's food is put down, her first order of business is to move her dish so that she can be next to Clyde before she digs in. -Via Tastefully Offensive
Whenever a trailer for an upcoming movie is released online, especially if it's part of a geeky franchise, the Internet's populace posts a response.
Sometimes it's a tweet or two sharing thoughts about the trailer, sometimes it's a response video which will inexplicably get thousands of views, but whatever the method of delivery the responses are typically chock full of funny.
The online community has gone gaga over the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, and as you'd expect those who surf the interwebs have had plenty of hilarious responses to the trailer, with plenty more to come.
This B787-9 Dreamliner jet is a collaboration between the Star Wars franchise and the Japanese airline ANA. This baby is no overweight glob of grease. It's surely able to project holograms as passenger entertainment and fix itself of any malfunctions in-flight. -Via Gizmodo
Just because you’re out fighting for what you believe in doesn’t mean you can’t have a bit of fun with the whole thing, and there’s no better way to bring the funny to a protest than by making a funny sign.
22 Words has put together a massive collection of 54 funny protest signs sure to entertain even the staunchest supporter of super dry political humor. It's a multi-page article, which makes sense considering how many images are included, but believe me the laughs are worth all the clicking!
Father Roderick Vonhögen is a huge Star Wars fan. He wrote a book called Geekpriest, and has a podcast. Here, he records his reaction while watching the new teaser trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. It’s two minutes of pure joy and excitement. -via Geeks Are Sexy
It's easy to stay angry, happy, dopey or sleepy, but stayin' derp- now that takes skills. You gotta be one cool cat to see life in a way that nobody else does, and be willingly give up your too cool feline image for one that's a little more silly. The worst thing about stayin' derp is keeping your kooky kitty cool when the fur starts flying around you, a skill that'll come in handy when your kitteh derpiness inevitably leads to internet fame and bitcoin fortune. And the best thing about living a derpy kitty lifestyle? All the social media upvotes and the fact that nobody will ever see you crying over spilled milk!
Keep your stray cat style totally geeky with this Stayin' Derp t-shirt by Bohsky, it's the best way to spread the word about the adorable power of derpiness!
We’ve seen some pretty unusual things that pop up in medieval religious manuscripts. Now it appears that one features a certain Jedi master from long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away. Julian Harrison of Medieval Manuscripts told NPR:
"The Yoda image comes from a 14th-century manuscript known as the Smithfield Decretals," Harrison said, after we reached out to the British Library.
"I'd love to say that it really was Yoda, or was drawn by a medieval time traveler," Harrison continued. "It's actually an illustration to the biblical story of Samson — the artist clearly had a vivid imagination!"
You've had a long day. But the house is a mess, so it's time to get to work. Eventually, you promise yourself, the work will be done. There will be a last dish. Then you can pop a beer and watch Daredevil.
But there's always one more dish. Oh, you think that you've found the last one? You're wrong.
Redditor razz32 obviously saw the entertainment value in this email invitation he received to the celebration (?) of a one-year-old child's birthday, as he posted it to Reddit. The email leaves no question as to pretty much any move that anyone planning to attend could make. If someone showing up at this party has an itch, it's a good bet that a protocol has been devised by these parents as to how it should be scratched.
As you can see, the image above is only a portion of the requests included in this gracious invite. See the missive in its entirety here. -Via Mashable
According to witnesses in Lewiston, Idaho, Matthew Sitko began driving erratically, then lost control of his SUV. He ran off the road and barely stopped before slipping over the edge of a cliff. He might have fallen down, were it not for a mysterious man who pulled him out of the window to safety. After securing Sitko from the truck, he disappeared. Local residents later identified him from the photo. The hero told police that he was trying to avoid attention.
If you went to reddit at all on Wednesday, you couldn’t swing a cat without hitting a post about Charmander. Now, Charmander is the name of a Pokemon, but this is a little different from what you’re used to. A guy got a tattoo of a Pokemon he called Charmander, but it was actually a poor imitation of the work of Vaughn Pinpin (Hat Boy), who did a series of Pokemon in the style of Tim Burton. See his Charmander, which was obviously the inspiration for the tattoo.
Redditors laughed at the tat, and then started using the design for their own ends. Before the day was over, there were t-shirts, cups, animations, a packet of coffee, jewelry, and toys made in the design of what became known as “shitty Charmander.” See a roundup of them at Dorkly. I had considered doing a roundup myself, but other duties got in the way. See even more of them at Kotaku.
Here we have the official teaser trailer to Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, the release of which was moved up by three days after a blurry, pirated version was leaked yesterday. The trailer was posted by director Zack Snyder on Twitter. There is an IMAX trailer still to come, which Snyder says will be different. The film, starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and others making up a star-studded, ensemble cast, is due to be released on March 25, 2016.
YouTube member carsandwater continues to drop his Red Hot Ball of Nickel on random things to see what happens, this time on a large jawbreaker. He's found a volatile combination here. What you get is a volcano, complete with tremors, smoke, steam, and a lava flow of hot, sticky sugar! That’s going to be a mess to clean up. -via Viral Viral Videos
The investment company Arton Capital created a world passport index. It shows the covers of what appears to be every legally recognized passport in the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. You can sort them by location, alphabetical order, or color.
The site also includes a ranking of passports by “power.” This means the number of countries that a passport permits a bearer to travel to without special authorization. The United States and United Kingdom rest at the top with 147. The bottom tier is a tie between South Sudan, the Solomon Islands, the Palestinian territories, Sao Tome and Principe, and Myanmar at 28.
Eberti Inacio recorded his son Pedro Henrique playing soccer with their cat, Sid. Sid is a gifted goalkeeper! The original video is here. Then it was remixed with sports commentary about Brazilian goalkeeper Claudio Taffarel, because Sid is that good. -via Daily Picks and Flicks
Miyazaki went through an impressionistic period that didn't appeal to fans of his animated features yet drove art critics around the world crazy with glee. Hayao has always enjoyed painting, and he holds the natural world in great esteem, but people know him best for his amazingly detailed character designs and incredibly magical storylines, so he decided to drop the painterly approach to animation for the sake of Studio Ghibli. And it's a good thing he did, too, because where would his fans be without their favorite wild princess, grinning Totoro neighbors and magical moving castles that spirit our imaginations away?
Add some animated artistry to your geeky wardrobe with this Hayao Stars t-shirt by Wirdou, it'll change the way you look at the stars in the night sky!
Harry, Niamh and Terence are three friends who have issued each other an interesting challenge: they have to find their dopplegängers, and everyone in the world is a possible candidate. Their exercise, which they're calling "Twin Strangers," is underway, and Niamh has already got a serious contender.
Recently 26-year-old Niamh met look-alike 29-year-old Karen, video footage of which is shown above (a video description of their project is shown below). As ladies are wont to do, they experimented with hair and makeup to make themselves look even more alike. The result is pretty dead on target. The two women met by way of publicity on social media. If their looks aren't enough of a similarity, it turns out that they live just an hour apart from each other in Ireland.
It looks as if Harry and Terence have their work cut out for them. The three started the project on March 30 and gave themselves a deadline of one month. So the heat is on, as they say. Check out their YouTube channel for continued updates on Twin Strangers. -Via Laughing Squid
Has it really been 35 years since the movie Airplane! came out? Yes it has, and that means an entire generation of viewers needs to learn the history behind the groundbreaking film. It was full of actors who didn’t normally do comedy. It was a parody of several serious movies. And it made Jim Abrahams and brothers David and Jerry Zucker names to remember in Hollywood. The A.V. Club talked to 14 different people involved in the making of Airplane! to compile the story of the film. They talk about the script, the casting (both Bruce Jenner and David Letterman auditioned), the shoot, the final product, and plenty of great stories about the stars.
Leisure: Leslie Nielsen’s whole persona up to that moment—Airplane! absolutely changed his career—was that he was the big, handsome, staid leading man. But he was the goofiest motherfucker you’ve ever met in your life.
D. Zucker: In person, Leslie was a silly practical joker, as probably everyone knows by now. He had that little fart machine of his, so that every time he was interviewed on a show or something—and in real life—he would be talking with a straight face, and then he would appear to be farting. That’s just what he liked to do.
Leisure: He was a virtuoso fart musician. He had a little fart machine that he would keep in his hand, and he would, like, sit down next to you. [Adopts deep voice.] “Hi, I’m Leslie Nielsen. You’ve probably seen me in the movies and things.” [Belches.] “Sorry, I had some onions at lunch.” And then he would have this thing tucked under his arm, and you’d hear this loud, boisterous fart come out, and you’d go, “Oh, my God!” And then you’d realize he was pulling a gag on you, and he’d go sit down next to some girl, some extra, and he’d do the same thing. You’d see her face just blanch, waiting for the invisible thing to hit her nostrils.
Bryant: The first day I walked on the set, Leslie introduced himself, and then I heard these horrible noises. [Laughs.] This rubber and metal thing fit in the palm in his hand, and it would make farting noises. People would walk by, and they’d think, “Oh, that poor man!”
Other stories include how they wrote the “jive talk,” why Kareen Abdul-Jabbar was paid that much, how the kid who visited the cockpit didn’t understand the jokes until he saw the final cut, and the story of those people who lined up to slap some sense into a panicking passenger. It’s all at the A.V. Club, and don’t call me Shirley. -via Metafilter
Frightened onlookers at the Omaha Zoo scattered yesterday as one of the gorillas suddenly rushed the glass of the enclosed exhibit and smashed it. A Redditor captured this footage of the Silverback in question, who had been fighting with another male just prior to the incident. Photos of the bleeding, angry animal later surfaced after the fact.
Having witnessed a similar incident at my local zoo in which a male gorilla suddenly raced up to the glass of his enclosure and punched it hard enough to shake the structure after a man pressed up against it from the other side, I can say how terrifying such a happening is. The glass didn't break in that case, though. Such accounts give me uneasy feelings about keeping these intelligent, powerful animals caged, frustrated and bored. -Via Reddit
A bizarre shooting incident Sunday night in Lee County, Georgia, was determined to be an accident. Larry McElroy fired a 9mm pistol at an armadillo in his yard. He could not foresee what happened next.
The bullet killed the animal, but also ricocheted off of it, hit a fence, went through the back door of his mother-in-law's mobile home, through a recliner she was sitting in, and into her back.
According to a report, McElroy was about 100 yards away from the home at the time.
The mother-in-law, 74-year-old Carol Johnson, was taken to a hospital, but her injureies were considered minor. Authorities in Lee County suggest that a shotgun be used instead of a pistol to “shoot at varmints and whatnot.” Tip: “whatnot” does not include your mother-in-law.-via Arbroath