Puppies are perhaps some of the sleepiest creatures on the planet, and who can complain. Because if there's one thing cuter than a puppy, it's a puppy who has fallen alseep. It also doesn't hurt that when puppies are awake, they're almost guaranteed to be up to some kind of mischief. But when they're sleeping, the angelic side comes to the forefront.
Bored Panda has a user-submitted post wherein people supply pictures of puppies who have managed to fall asleep in the most unlikely of places and positions. Check out the collection here. It's worth its weight in cute.
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Sculptor Susanna Hesselberg titles her work When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down.
The knowledge, experiences, and memories of a lifetime--enough to fill many volumes of books--vanish when a person takes his last breath. Hesselberg expresses this fact with haunting beauty in this unique sculpture. It is lined with books that descend into the ground, into darkness and the abode of the dead.
Delivering pizza can be an unrewarding and sometimes dangerous job, and you never know what you’re going to find when you show up to someone’s house with their pie.
Bad case scenario- the person opens the door and robs the delivery guy at gunpoint. Best case scenario- you show up at inventor Ivan Owen's house and your footsteps are greeted by sweet music!
Ivan and his darling daughter built "musical stairs", installing pressure plates connected into pipe organs, then they called the pizza delivery guy and watched the fun unfold one step at a time!
-Via Laughing Squid
Air conditioning: it's one of the greatest inventions in the history of humanity. This is especially true on a hot summer day.
When he rides with me, my dog likes to get as close as he can to an air vent. This dog, a black Labrador puppy, is experiencing that joy for the first time. He knows how to get the most out of it.
-via Tastefully Offensive
People have access to the hits and misses from every single decade of 20th century fashion, and yet with all that knowledge at their disposal they still choose to wear some pretty funky outfits.
Heck, hipsters have created a whole pseudo-subculture based around wearing goofy getups, and they definitely consider themselves part of the 21st century, so subjectively fashion from the 70s wasn’t that bad, right?
Reserve your judgment until you see these Groovalicious Peter Max Fashions From The 1970s, which include these hideous patterned ties that should be considered too distracting to wear to work.
But this skirt and blouse combo is actually pretty cool looking, so I guess we can consider this Peter Max collection featured in Seventeen magazine in April, 1970 both a hit and a miss!
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Read and follow the instructions provided by the manufacturers of your clothing. They're usually correct. And even if they don't immediately apply to taking care of your clothes, the advice is still sound. Pandas are not for slapping.
22 Words rounded up 25 of the silliest washing instructions provided on clothing tags. Someone at these factories has a sense of humor.
Beauty blogger Em Ford of My Pale Skin recently posted some pictures of herself without makeup. Like most young people, she has acne. The reaction to the pictures put her through the wringer, and when she put makeup on to show the difference, commenters put her through the wringer again! So she made the video You Look Disgusting to tell the story concisely in images.
I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we're so used to seeing false images of perfection, and comparing ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards that It can be hard to remember the most important thing - You ARE beautiful.
You are beautiful - no matter how flawed you feel, no matter how upset you may about the way you look or how hard you find it to make friends, or be confident. Believe in yourself, and never let anyone tell you're not beautiful - not even yourself.
Is there any wonder that young women have so many body image issues? Sure, you can say that she shouldn’t put pictures of herself on the internet, but there are plenty of young women who don’t, but still relate to what goes on in this video. -via Viral Viral Videos
Sometimes all you need to create a great piece of art is a jumping off point, some sort of inspiration to get those creative wheels turning.
Many artists use reference photos for this exact reason, or come up with thumbnail sketches before they get down to work, but artist and copywriter Stefan just lets the coffee flow and sees where his artistic mind goes.
Stefan has discovered a love of drawing coffee-monsters, little impromptu illustrations that all start with spilled coffee, and now he can’t stop drawing and creating stories for the little stains.
Stefan's full blown art and caffeine addiction has led to over 480 coffee-monsters being born so far, and Stefan will continue to bring those java stains to life, and tell their story, as long as it makes him happy.
-Via Bored Panda
Alfred had been feeling a bit under the weather since his last run in with the bird flu, so he was confined to bedrest until further notice. One day he woke up from a nap and found some birds sitting on his bed, and as he wiped the sleep from his eyes dozens more birds came in to roost all around him. There was a look in the birds' eyes that Mr. Hitchcock found unsettling, and as Alfred reached for the intercom to summon his nurse a wild eyed crow started pecking at his face...
Celebrate Hollywood's master of suspense with this Bird Attack by Fathi, it's a great way to show the world that classic cinema never dies!
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Ooh, look at the steampunk ghostbuster! I’d love to know how long it took to procure and assemble all those parts. Montreal Comic Con happened earlier than usual this year, but that didn’t stop the most dedicated and talented cosplayers from showing their stuff. There were planety of mashups, aliens, and mutants.
Yan from Geeks are Sexy was there, and took tons of pictures. He assures us a good time was had by all. The most interesting 37 costumes are posted in a gallery at Geeks Are Sexy, with more scheduled to come.
Particularly in modern times, the American public has had a keen interest in the lives and lifestyles of their presidents. That includes just about every aspect, including what and how much the presidents eat and drink. The linked article below cites a number of instances in which food and drink somehow factored into presidential news items. While not all were seriously controversial per se, they did make headlines at the time. President Clinton's former love of McDonald's is one example. From the text,
"Bill Clinton’s Love Affair With McDonald's
Until he starting dabbling with veganism in 2011, Bill Clinton was notoriously fond of the fast-food chain. This was especially true in the early '90s, when he was frequently found visiting McDonald's, including on jogs. His love of the Big Mac and other fatty food provided a lot of fodder for commentators and comedians, particularly this classic SNL sketch."
Check out other presidential food and drink headlines at New York Magazine, and don't miss the SNL clip above that features the great Phil Hartman as President Bill Clinton stopping by McDonald's in the early part of a jog (also featuring Chris Farley, Chris Rock and other SNL favorites).
Protest art comes in many stylistic flavors, and the artists who create works with a political edge employ many different methods of creation to get their message across.
In Japan during the 1950s that message was generally “Go Home, G.I. Joe”, because the fact that there were U.S. military bases on Japan bothered and offended the Japanese people immensely, and with good reason.
But, in true Japanese style, they didn’t express their derision with violence or massive demonstrations but rather with the written word and visual art.
One artist emerged from the 50s protest art scene as a true master of the visual arts, creating a surrealist-protest hybrid style all his own.
His name is Hiroshi Nakamura, and his unique style of protest art elevated his works to a level far beyond the politically charged norm.
For even though not everyone will understand Hiroshi's message today we can all appreciate the amazing surreal creativity found in each piece, and the masterful skill he used to create each mind blowing work.
Jon Almeda says that he's "a bit of an extremist." He used to make huge pieces on spinning pottery wheels. Now, he's gone all the way in the other direction. He uses tiny wheels to mold and sculpt clay pots using the traditional techniques, just scaled down very small. You can find more of his work on his Instagram page, including short videos in which Almeda demonstrates his production techniques.
I always consider it a treat when I catch the 1981 movie Stripes on TV. When it hit theaters, it had a very few stars and a bunch of unknowns. Now it is full of stars. The film was born from Ivan Reitman’s concept of “Cheech and Chong join the army” and blossomed from there. All these years later, it’s time to learn something about what went into the making of Stripes.
1. HAROLD RAMIS AND COLUMBIA PICTURES DID NOT WANT HAROLD RAMIS IN THE MOVIE.
With the knowledge that the studio didn’t want him, and more comfortable with writing at that point than with acting, Ramis was reluctant to play Russell. He even had Dennis Quaid (P.J. Soles’ husband at the time) read for his part. Bill Murray stepped in and insisted that he only wanted to work with Ramis.
4. THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT LIKED THE SCRIPT.
So they gave the crew a ton of access, including allowing Ivan Reitman and company to shoot in Fort Knox and letting real troops play extras.
Well, that’s just a taste. You can get the full list, with links to longer explanations, at mental_floss. That’s the facts, Jack!
It's hard enough to be around another person for a whole year straight, let alone spend 75 years married to the same person, but for one San Diego couple that was their sweet reality.
Jeanette and Alexander Toczko claimed to have been in love since they were eight years old, got married back in 1940 and somehow not only managed to stay married but were actually happy together right up until the end.
The beginning of the end came when Alexander Toczko fell and broke his hip, and started fading fast. Their children insisted he be brought out of hospice so he could be with Jeanette during his final moments, and Alexander died in Jeanette's arms just like he wanted.
24 hours later an otherwise healthy Jeanette passed away, unwilling or unable to live without Alexander in her life, and the couple now get to spend the afterlife in post-wedded bliss...
-Via ABC News 10
Professional dancer and choreographer Keith Silva and his four-year-old son Jayden are seen cutting their living room rug together to the Little Einstein's theme song in this entertaining footage. Via Viral Nova
"Never tell me the odds!" seems to be the apt sci-fi quote to apply in this situation as described by The Gentleman's Armchair.
If I remember correctly, that quote was spoken in one of the last seasons of Star Trek by Han Solo, while piloting Serenity and running away from the Cylons. Yes, I'm sure that's it!
A group of sassy Italian grandmothers, who have cooked all their lives, get a taste of Olive Garden dishes for the first time.
Their opinions are varied… well, they all hated it except for two sisters who were probably pretty hungry at the time. And they don’t mind to tell you exactly what went wrong. -via Buzzfeed
Flickr member MANDUH HUG'n'KISS refinished a coffee table for a Batman fan. It's beautiful! When Justice is having company over for afternoon tea and snacks, this is exactly where they will be served.
Isabelle was already the most interesting and appealing character in the town of Animal Crossing, but then she went and watched both Grease one and two and changed her name to Sandy. That summer the critter residents of the Crossing gave up their fishing and crafting for choreographed dancing and fashion design, and when fall rolled in so did the rumbles...
Bring a bold new look to your geeky wardrobe with this Tell Me About It, Stud t-shirt by Paperpumpkin, it's the most rebellious way to show love for your favorite animal town video game!
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Dylan Henry recorded a homeless man playing “Come Sail Away” on a piano in Sarasota, Florida. The slightly out of tune piano was on public display as a project of the Sarasota Keys Piano Project from the Arts and Cultural Alliance. It was decorated by artist Viktorija Bulava.
You have to wonder how long it's been since he's had a chance to play. Henry met the man again the next day, and found out his name is Donald Gould. In an interview Gould, we find out he played a clarinet in the Marine Corps, then learned many other instruments in college. He worked in the building trades, and has been unemployed since the crash of 2008.
Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani was featured previously at Neatorama for these funny portraits of dogs dressed as their humans. Now Magnani is back with a follow-up series called Undercats, in which he has given cats the same human stylings, with equally amusing results. Magnani's portraits of humans and their pet cats are digitally merged, giving them their similar overall shapes and otherworldly quality.
Visit the photographer's website to see the rest of the hilarious photos in his series.
You can file this story under G for “Gee, thanks for sharing”- Hulk Hogan is going to trial with his lawsuit against Gawker Media for posting exerpts of his sex tape, and a judge has ruled he’s allowed “One plain headband”.
Phew! That would have been one messed up courtroom appearance for the Hulkster if he couldn’t don his signature scarf headed swagger!
Hulk is hoping to teach the gossipers at Gawker a lesson about invading his privacy, and the judge had one thing to say about the whole affair- "This is not going to be a carnival". Of course not, it's going to be Hulkamania!
-Via Boing Boing
Before the interstate highway system caused travel services to be clustered around exit ramps, American roadways were a lot kitschier. Anyone with roadside real estate and imagination could compete for tourist dollars just by being strange and different -and by giving out postcards to spread the word. Hundreds of these vintage postcards are collected at Cardboard America. You can spend your weekend looking through their archives, or see an overview of the best at Messy Nessy Chic. -via Digg
Meeting a celebrity face-to-face is a really big deal for some people, and while I’m more of the say “Hey, how ya doin?” and keep on walking kinda guy I say to each their own when it comes to fandom.
If you want to see a famous face and freak out that’s your prerogative, and celebs should appreciate the kudos even if they come with hysterical tears.
But some people simply cannot hold it together when they see a celeb, and their embarrassing moments in fandom history become the stuff of internet legend.
BuzzFeed has put together a colorful collection of 21 Of The Most Embarrassing Things People Have Done When Meeting Celebrities, which is full of cringe worthy moments like this fan's encounter with the underside of Michael Bublé's car:
Read 21 Of The Most Embarrassing Things People Have Done When Meeting Celebrities here (Contains NSFW language)
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From 1948-49, West Berlin was blockaded by the Soviet Union, which hoped to force the three Western occupying powers out of the city. In response, the air forces of the Western powers delivered essential supplies, including food and fuel, by air. The year-long Berlin Airlift kept West Berliners alive and free.
One of US Air Force pilots who participated in the deliveries was Lt. Gail Halvorsen. He wanted to provide some joy to the beleaguered children of West Berlin, so he began secretly dropping pieces of candy from tiny, handmade parachutes over the city, just before landing. Thus Halvorsen became known as the Candy Bomber.
That was 67 years ago. Halvorsen is now 92. He still flies now and then, including on Friday afternoon, when he dropped 1,000 chocolate bars on children in a park in Orem, Utah.
The airdrop was made as part of a 3-day celebration for the Fourth of July. Halvorsen was a guest of honor at that celebration. When asked what the holiday means to him, Halvorsen replied, "The Fourth of July reminds me that if you want happiness in life, you serve others."
Would you be interested in a thrill ride like this? It looks a bit like Jodie Foster’s space vehicle in the movie Contact. The new ride is called called Tourbillon, and it’s in operation in Switzerland. No word yet on whether riders end up traveling through a wormhole. I think I’ll pass, but that’s only because I pass on all thrill rides these days. Then again, if the wormhole thing works, you might be able to talk me into it. -via Geeks Are Sexy
Brooke Barker, an artist in Portland, Oregon, loves to draw and loves animals. She feels sorry for a lot of animals who lead a rough life. She illustrates those problems at Sad Animal Facts, which put an amusing spin on what our animal friends have to put up with.
In the Navy you get to do all kinds of fun things, like watch fighter jets come in for a landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier or launch heavy stuff off that same deck.
U.S. Ford-class aircraft carriers are now going to be equipped with a railgun-catapult hybrid, which is an "electrically powered electromagnetic projectile launcher", which they'll use to launch aircraft from the deck of a carrier.
But in this case the Navy crew aboard the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford were just showing off their sweet new EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System), demonstrating how easy it is for the EMALS to launch a 4 ton sled.
Can you read Chinese? Then you might have a leg up on the rest of us in reading the delightful cat comics of Miss Cat Time Notes. I tried Google translate, but of course it does not detect text in comic images. No matter, many of the comics need no dialogue, and the rest are charming even when you can’t read the punch line. In the comic above, the kitties are visiting a shrine to their ancestors. Below, they get their nails done. there are hundreds more. -via Metafilter