Gone Into Rapture deals with controversial subjects like dinosaurs, animals, Disney characters, social politics and cats- those sneaky little furballs who have infiltrated our homes and now run the show.
It's completely against a cat's instincts to fall backwards without trying to twist and catch himself. But this is Didga (previously at Neatorama) who can skateboard, surf, and lead a pack of dogs. Her human Robert Dollwet trained her to trust him so much that she will fall without looking and let him catch her.
She was taught how to make it in Hollywood by her mom, the prolific actress Debbie Reynolds, who had the star power to call up George Lucas and rag on him for making her daughter fly coach:
Surprisingly, the budget for the Stars Wars films was so low that the American cast and crew had to fly to England in economy class. When her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, called George Lucas to complain, he handed the phone to Carrie who told her, “Mother, I want to fly coach, will you f**k off?!” and then hung up.
Carrie had no problem speaking her mind, but she struggled during her scenes with Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin because he was so nice to her on the set she had a hard time being mean to him.
In fact, Carrie got along really well with pretty much everyone on the set of Star Wars, but she really took a shine to Harrison Ford for obvious reasons:
Carrie once joked about drinking alcohol on the set of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. She stated, “Mark Hamill was off on Dagobah while Harrison Ford and I were were getting drunk in Cloud City.”
While Carrie certainly had lots of memories from the set and filming of the Star Wars trilogy, her fondest of that era may come as a surprise. She was on the record as having said that her favorite moments were during her scenes when she was arguing with Harrison Ford.
Before you decide what you want, maybe you should consider that desire from all angles. Why does your employer pay you to be there? Because he/she can't get anyone to do it for free. If the work were that pleasant, it would be a hobby. This is the latest from Jeff Lovfers at Don't Hit Save.
I must confess that Sailor Moon was never really my cup of tea as far as anime goes, but the fans have such an infectious energy and the costumes are so cheerful I can't help but smile when I say "Sailor Moon".
And while I'm not interested in the show I can't stop watching this Sailor Moon inspired figure skating routine performed by Evgenia Medvedeva at the World Team Trophy 2017 exhibition in Tokyo. It's more enchanting than a Tuxedo Mask entrance!
There's one strange word that will immediately let you know where someone stands on the issues of conspiracy and government control when it pops up in conversation- chemtrails. It's an intriguing word that may or may not mean what those people who drop it during conversations think it means, and it is one of those theories that people either find totally far fetched or utterly believable. But whether you believe the government is spraying chemicals on the populace to keep them in line or you think this is a really out there conspiracy theory proposed by the same people who brought us Pizzagate and the Illuminati there's one thing for sure- the word looks totally rad on a tee!
Warn the world about the dangers of chemicals in the air and conspiracies spread online with this Slayer Chemtrails t-shirt by DeepFriedArt, it's the rockin' way to start a debate everywhere you go!
The 1979 movie Alien broke new ground in science fiction and horror. The slow reveal of the xenomorph and the slow reveal of who the real hero of the story was combined to make a darn good story -if you saw it in a theater. But if you saw it much later, after both became well-known, it was still a thrill. The production was not simple at all. There was a lot of technical stuff that didn't go as smoothly as planned, and weird things going on off-camera.
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Eunsan on why she started this project:
Every Single Word In Icelandic is a pictographic exploration of the Icelandic language. I find an interesting compound word, then deconstruct and illustrate it as icons. The goal is to express how Icelandic can be deadpan literal and unexpectedly poetic at the same time.
In order to promote the Star Wars Force for Change charity sweepstakes, John Boyega did surprise photobombs at Star Wars Celebration earlier this month. Avid fans posing for pictures with a couple of stormtroopers and BB-8 were first shocked and then delighted to find Finn in their finished photo.
The Hollywood star looked like he “switched into superhero mode” as he collared the man before checking him for weapons after the chase near his home in Richmond, south-west London, an onlooker told The Sun.
According to the newspaper, Hardy explained “I caught the c***t” shortly after finding the man.
“He went off like a shot in pursuit and looked furious.
“I asked Tom what happened and he told me he chased him through my back garden and caught him around the block – but the route was like an assault course.”
“Tom Hardy’s clearly not a man you’d mess with,” Pullen continued. “I think he even checked the kid’s ID before cops took over . . . If the kid had been dumb enough to resist I reckon Tom would have given him a good hiding.”
Between December 1884 and December 1885, Austin, Texas, had eight axe murders. Six women, an 11-year-old girl, and a man who was with another victim were all killed in horrific ways, and several were also raped. Only the first three were domestic workers, but the unknown perpetrator was dubbed the "Servant Girl Annihilator." The murders did not stop because the killer was caught; they just stopped.
Though around 400 men were arrested in 1885 under suspicion of being the Annihilator, none were ever successfully tried. The list included Walter Spencer (the boyfriend of the first victim—acquitted after a two-day trial), “two suspicious-looking white brothers found with blood on their clothes,” Eula’s husband Jimmy Phillips, and Susan’s husband Moses Hancock. Phillips, the prosecutors claimed, was a copycat killer before the term existed, using the murders of Austin’s black working class as an excuse to kill his unfaithful and beautiful wife. Initially sentenced to seven years, Phillips’s conviction was overturned within six months; Hancock’s trial resulted in a hung jury. The Annihilator was still out there, but what was he—or they—doing?
As time passed, suspicion fell on men who left Austin at the time the murders stopped. More than one of those went to England, and coincidentally or not, that's when the Jack the Ripper murders began. Read what we know -and don't know- about the Servant Girl Annihilator and his victims at mental_floss.
A cat decides to run away from home and live on his own in the city. His adventure is lots of fun at first, but turns out to be less than hunky-dory after a while, as young people often find on their first foray into the real world.
Neatorama is proud to bring you a guest post from Ernie Smith, the editor of Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. In another life, he ran ShortFormBlog.
How the Nintendo Times, a Nintendo fan site, is covering the release of the NES in real time—three decades after its original release.
What if we reported on the past like it was happening in the present day—not reflecting on it nostalgically like I do at Tedium, but literally trying to cover the past as if you had no knowledge of the future?
For example, this post about a Nintendo press announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show has a publish date of January 11, 1987—as well as forward-thinking statements like “Nintendo is going to continue its aggressive marketing campaign for 1987.”
So how does one come up with an approach like this? Majaski cites an interest in preservation, one shared with other folks like historians Steve Lin and Frank Cifaldi, the two principals of the Video Game History Foundation who he cites as being very helpful to his cause.
Who doesn't love the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak? It was still a new book when I learned to read, and now it's a classic. So of course everyone will want to know what Sparky Sweets, PhD. thinks of it. This video, like all Thug Notes, contains NSFW language.
This is like having the story read to you all over again, except adult-style. The discussion at YouTube reveals that quite a few high school teachers are using Thug Notes (among other sources) to teach literary criticism. -via Tastefully Offensive
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So be nice to Drake Anthony (aka styropro) if you ever meet him, because he built a 200-watt laser bazooka out of "scrap metal, a pile of broken ‘hybrid’ DLP projectors, and runs on a stack of lithium polymer batteries" and he ain't afraid to use it.
Hitler's older half-brother, Alois, lived in England in 1911, where he produced a son named William Hitler. By the time William was grown, the Hitler name was well-known, and Alois had abandoned his British family to return to Germany.
Left without his father, William and his mother struggled back in England. Any job opportunities he could find seemed to vanish into thin air the moment people found out his last name. But there was one place where being a Hitler was your ticket to success: Nazi Germany. So William said goodbye to his mother, left his conscience in his old bedroom, and went over to Uncle Adolf's lair to mooch. Not wanting him to crash on the Eagle's Nest couch, his bestest best uncle eventually got him a gig at the German national bank. That was only his day job, though. By the 1930s, Willy Hitler had found his true calling: professional name-dropper.
William Hitler's dealings with his Nazi uncle is the reason the article's headline refers to him as "Hitler's Idiot Nephew," but after a weird interlude of trying to cash in on his name, he apparently grew up and learned better in his later years. Read the story of William Hitler at Cracked, in the colorful language they are known for.
Nowadays He-Man is considered "so retro", but to 80s kids that cartoon show was like nothing we'd seen before, and it represented our pop culture loving future. Watching Masters of the Universe made our sci-fi and fantasy loving minds explode with inspiration at the possibilities offered by such a hybrid, and beyond the influence on our taste it was just a really well drawn, great looking cartoon. The show was a work of art, whether kids these days "get it" or not, and it will always be an important and colorful part of the history of animation.
Add some old school flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Masters Of The Universe t-shirt by Russ Jericho, it's a killer way to declare your love of MOTU 'til death do you part!
Videos of people playing with slime is a definite trend on Instagram. The prettier the slime is, the better. You can make slime fairly easily with Elmer's glue, borax, and water. You may have called it Oobleck when you were young. Now it comes in all colors, with textures from beads and glitter, and teenagers are selling it through Etsy to their Instagram followers. What's the allure?
“I just love it for some odd reason,” says Carlie, a 12-year-old slime fan who recently started making her own slime. She did specify that for her, the appeal was “the sound and feeling of it.” For Donna Boyd, a 17-year-old from Harrisburg, Virginia, slime is therapeutic. She’s never purchased slime, or made it herself. She just watches hundreds of videos from her five favorite accounts over and over again. “It honestly just makes me happy and de-stresses me,” Donna told me. “I suffer from anxiety, and slime videos help me a lot during panic attacks.” She says she gets lost in them after watching a few, going into a kind of meditative state. One teen I spoke to, Rachel M., told me she spends “at least 15 hours a week” just watching slime videos and playing with slime. She has only bought two slimes herself, but she loves them and says, “I need them.”
I never saw The Social Network, since I already knew the outline of the Facebook story, and thought it had to be boring. Now I don't need to, since Screen Junkies has an Honest Trailer for the 2010 film.
Well, maybe it wasn't as boring as I had imagined, since apparently it was fictionalized a lot to add drama. But I can see that the movie is so poorly-lit that I probably wouldn't have been able to see it anyway.
Those lucky nature lovers who have a green thumb make growing and caring for plants look easy, but what can a brown thumb do to turn their bad luck with plants around and bring some living green into their homes?
They can buy an indoor plant that's hard to kill, like the bold and beautiful bromeliad, which likes to be in temperatures around 70 degrees and produces shoots that replace the original plant.
But if the bromeliad is too flashy for you then you may want to start with the basics- the spider plant, the dieffenbachia and the calathea:
The spider plant only needs to be watered once a week, and its shoots produce babies that can be repotted so you can have as many spider plants in your home as you'd like.
The dieffenbachia is happy with filtered light and doesn't need regular watering, and the calathea or "peacock plant" thrives in low light and simply needs to be kept moist, so
If you have to go to the prom, you may as well get a souvenir from that memorable evening. These cops took advantage of the amenities, including having their portrait made. No photographer is going to tell them they can't pose for a picture!
For readers outside the U.S. or without kids, police are often assigned to attend the prom in order to keep students from driving away drunk, although they sometimes have to break up fights or deal with more serious crimes. -via reddit
Every time a director helms a new superhero project they put their own spin on that hero's origin story, but no matter how far they stray from the source material they still include some nod to the original.
Action Comics #1 features the most iconic cover art of all time- Superman lifting a car, a scene featured in 1978's Superman and Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, which is an homage to Richard Donner's original Superman films from the 80s.
The May 2017 issue of National Geographic features an in-depth look at What Makes a Genius. Author Claudia Kalb and photographer Paolo Woods bring us examples of genius, from Leonardo da Vinci to jazz pianist Keith Jarrett, with an overview of the scientific research into what makes those kinds of people different from the rest of us. Continue reading to see a preview.
Hot on the heels of that amazing trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII- The Last Jedi comes these cool set photos shared by writer/director Rian Johnson, photos which show the filmmaker's process and what he saw on set.
Rian carried an old camera with him at all times during filming, and whenever he saw a cool shot he captured the scene in black & white, which gives these behind-the-scenes images a classic look befitting Star Wars.
Rian shared these photos, as well as many color shots from the set, during a panel at Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando, and he claims to have shot thousands of pics during filming. Sounds like the makings of an awesome coffee table art book to me!
Ian Pfaff, of Glendale, California, has a two-year-old daughter named Junior and an infant son named Benji. Pfaff is a Mad Max fan, but he didn't get to see Mad Max: Fury Road on its opening day because Junior had just been born the day before. But the kids are getting the Mad Max bug anyway, because of what their father has created. He took two Cozy Coupes and modded them Fury Road style!
The body is a temple but the mind is a universe, where thoughts, ideas and beliefs collide to form new galaxies within. We are all made of the same mystic mathematics, constructed from the same sacred geometry used to build temples, create art and construct the very reality we live in. And as we practice our body arts, and assume the yoga positions of our predecessors in a daily ritual to celebrate our very existence, we become one with all as all becomes one within us.
Show the world what we're all made of with this Sacred Geometry Yoga t-shirt by VeganDawn, it's the vibrant way to spark conversations with your fellow sacred geometric constructs.
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You probably never thought about it, but how much overlap would you think there is between bikers and Disney fans? Well, consider that motorcycle riders are a large group, and they were all once children who watched Disney movies. Many have children and grandchildren who do. And some are enthusiastic enough to name their motorcycle club in honor of the House of Mouse. Besides, the idea gives you a destination for a cross-country run, whether it's Disneyland or Walt Disney World. These groups bear the names Sons of Anakin, Main St. Elite, the Neverlanders, Walt's Misfits, Mickey's Empire, and more. See some of these clubs pictured at TVOM.