There was once going to be a movie called Superman Lives, directed by Tim Burton with a script written by Kevin Smith and featuring Nic Cage as Superman.
This crazy little movie might have turned out to be quite the sci-fi spectacle, a dark tale that would feature the death of Superman at the hands of Doomsday, but between unending script conflicts and budget cuts the film was left to die.
The Death of Superman Lives is a documentary produced by Jon Schnepp that tells the tale of this doomed superhero flick, with all the production team drama, amazing props and concept art, and Nic Cage in the Superman suit looking like a slightly crazed version of the beloved hero.
Gotta catch ‘em all! Matthew Sullivan did just that: he caught all 719 Pokémon, a project that started in his childhood and became an obsession as he got closer to his goal. He tells us how he did it, although only another gamer would understand.
Now I will say I love breeding pokémon and never shy away from breeding pokémon for other people — I'm doing that as you read this article - but collecting and hatching around 300 eggs can wear you down. Then the thought of evolving half of them was equally daunting but slowly, overtime, I got it done. With 820 minutes on the clock I had obtained all but a few pokémon. I was so close I could taste it and it was sweet!
Sullivan’s goal took almost two decades, and six generations of Pokémon. If you know something about Pokémon, you can read his story at Polygon.
Harley Quinn and Deadpool come from different universes, have different methods to their madness, and work for different sides of the law…sort of.
Okay, so depending on what’s happening in the storyline they’re pretty much the same kinda crazy, and they have similar color schemes to their costumes, so maybe they would make a perfect couple?
Illustrator Marco D'Alfonso has brought this bizarre coupling to life with an extremely appropriate Married With Children inspired artwork that should immediately become the basis for a new web series starring the two loving loons.
Can't you just hear Harley now, as shey yells "Waaaade! Waaaaaade!" in a screechy Peggy Bundy style voice? And Deadpool mutters something about how his amazing healing factor just won't let him die...it's comic book comedy gold!
Why does the caged bird sing? Maybe he enjoys regular outings like this macaw. This man take his blue-and-yellow macaw out to see the sights around town from the air. Veering off occasionally, as if to better see the pretty landscape, the bird mostly stays even with his owner. Since there is more than one video of this activity, I assume the man has no problem going home with his pet after a nice day of leisure. Via 22 Words.
Some sculptors work small, some sculptors work traditional and conservative, but Cameron Stalheim likes to create sculptural works of art that are sometimes large, sometimes disturbing, but always bizarre.
Cameron doesn’t sacrifice realism for the sake of strange, in fact the stark realism present in his works only adds to the uncomfortable feeling you get while looking at these twisted figures, many of which seem to be dead or dying.
With titles like "Despondent Debutante", "Fathoms of Obsession" and the extremely thought provoking "and then I saw Colby on the street and my fantasy died" Cameron is clearly trying to draw the viewer into his morbid fantasies, leading them through the dark depths of his imagination.
Have you seen so many ice bucket challenge videos made in support of the ALS Associationthat you — just for a *split-second* before coming to your senses — secretly wished harm to the next person you saw making one? If so, then you'll appreciate the King of Random Grant Thompson's video, in which he accepts the challenge using a bucket of dry ice, burning his back in the process. Vive la différence!
Before there was an outbreak on an airplane, heck before there were any airplanes in the sky, those menacing constrictors of epic proportions were wreaking havoc on the poor animals trying to survive on the plain. Those animals were in need of rescuing, and the snakes weren't going down without a fight, then one day a man named Jackson came riding through the plains, armed with two six guns and a pair of snake skin boots....
Add some pun-tastic flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Original Snakes on a Plain t-shirt by Mudge, it's way more fun than having dysyntery and way more classic than any cheesy horror movie!
Ze Frank is back with more true facts, this time about an entire group of animals, the marsupials. Marsupials include kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian devils, and Koalas. Some of the details of marsupial’s lives may be quite gross, so consider yourself warned. Contains NSFW language, plus, well, it’s Ze Frank, who is a master of double entendres about wildlife. -via Daily Picks and Flicks
It must be hard for young Japanese students to keep track of every single prefecture in Japan, since there are 47 in all, but one mom came up with a really fun way for her kids to keep track of them all while eating their lunch.
Most home sinks look pretty similar, but there are tons of stylish basins out there that can set your bathroom apart. You can impress your guests and enjoy great style in your own home with one of these cool sink designs we rounded up on Homes and Hues.
Some of the sinks even go beyond beauty and have improved functionality. For example, the one above allows you to reuse the grey water leftover from washing your hands to help fill up the toilet tank so you don't have to waste clean water every time you flush.
Ever seen the Harlem Globetrotters play? Millions have. With tricks, acrobatics, and amazing basketball skills, they turned sports into entertainment.
* The team began in 1926 as an independent touring team called the Savoy Big Five, named after a Chicago district.
* For their first game, the team wore jerseys that read “New York” because their owner Abe Saperstein figured people would believe they were world-class athletes if they were from New York.
* They were renamed the Harlem Globetrotters in 1929 -Harlem because most of the team was African-American, Globetrotters to create the (false) image of “experience.”
* By 1940 they’d played 2,000 games and dominated whatever team they played, including high school teams, college teams, and semipro squads. Their record that season: 159-8.
* One night in 1939, the Globetrotters were leading their opponent 112 to 5. The crowd was bored, so Globetrotter Inman Jackson started fooling around on the court, doing finger rolls, taking (and making) full- and half-court shots, shooting from under his leg, and throwing crazy passes to teammates. The crowd loved it. Saperstein told the team to do that every night.
* In a February 1948 exhibition, the Globetrotters beat the NBA champion Minneapolis Lakers. The game is credited to leading the NBA to begin admitting black players in 1950.
A Blind Legend isn't a video game that has been modified to make it accessible to people with visual impairments. It's designed from the outset to be used with only audio information. The player character is a blind hero who goes on a dangerous adventure in a fantasy setting. Allison Meier of Good describes it:
In A Blind Legend, you assume the role of a knight whose eyes were cruelly gouged out. To add insult to injury, your wife has also been stolen away by a ruthless enemy and you’ve been left only with your auditory senses to lead you to vengeance. […]
While playing A Blind Legend, the user’s screen remains dark, displaying only a vague, shimmering texture. Players maneuver through the game using simple swiping motions on their device to move their feet or their sword. The sound of your daughter’s voice guides your advance; you hear the clash of swords as you battle unseen enemies. Slowly, as the user acclimates, a complex, engaging environment begins to emerge. The audio is layered through binaural sound, a three-dimensional recording method designed specifically for headphones, which creates a convincing sense of sonic topography. To master A Blind Legend requires gamers to concentrate on elements that would just be part of the background in most other games.
A Blind Legend is aimed equally at non-sighted and sighted players eager for a novel gaming experience – using their hearing as the only way to orient themselves and take decisions. We want to offer non-sighted people a proper video game, with a rich storyline and tailored gameplay, which is as interesting for this audience as for sighted players.
They have a working demo and are crowdfunding a finished product. It will function on mobile devices and be available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play.
Restaurant menus seem to get more and more complicated. Gluten free, low carb, low calorie, on the low end of edible. It's not uncommon for menus to have a key that helps diners decipher all of the symbols. Gemma Correll is here to help people make selections and get their orders placed with little time wasted. Turn this into a laminated wallet card and you're good to go.
Lucky Puppy is a cage-free dog day care facility in Maybee, Michigan. There's a 21 by 41-foot bone-shaped pool for lucky dogs who get a break from their human families. It's a walk-in pool, which is great for pups like mine who prefer to get just their bellies wet.
Other dogs, particularly those of the Labrador persuasion, though, jump in as quickly and as often as possible!
He told her he didn’t need to find a wall stud, because he had half-inch toggle bolts. It worked for about a month, but when it did’t, it was a complete disaster. It took some guts for northfoggybrook to post the picture, but it was too funny not to. Along with some funny jokes and endless ribbing, commenters were glad to give advice on how to hang your TV on the wall the right way. That is, for when he can afford to buy another TV.
Yoshio, a staff writer for the Japanese division of RocketNews24, visited a Target store in the United States. There, he found a technological marvel: an escalator built for hauling shopping carts up and down floors. It was right next to the step escalator. Just push your shopping cart in and it will ride up to the top.
Yoshio was tremendously impressed as he has never seen anything like this in his home country.
And, honestly, neither have I. I've lived in the United States all of my life and I've never heard of one of these things, let alone seen one. Have I just not been going to the right stores?
The only big box retailers that I've been to have been built on a single level. Perhaps these shopping cart escalators are more common in densely-populated areas where it's necessary to build vertically rather than horizontally.
Theirs was a love that could never be, a romance between two stars following their own fateful path in the universe. Together they battled the forces of evil, and boring fashion, while looking their absolute best and loving every minute of their lives. The drama, the mystery, the tuxedo and the sailor suit, all can be found on the pages of one out-of-this-world comic!
Share your love of the Moon and the Mask with this Teen Soldier Romance Comics t-shirt by DiHA, it's sure to get you lots of love from your fellow anime fans.
The octopus was almost invisible until the diver was within grabbing range. Fortunately, the octopus preferred to swim away instead of fighting. It can change color so quickly and so precisely that you'd never see it until you were almost touching it. It's the ninja of the sea.
Aren't you envious? Well, maybe you can have this ability in the future. Researchers at the University of Houston and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign have developed a fabric that changes color when exposed to light. The design is similar to the properties of octopus skin. Loren Grush explains in Popular Science:
The design is loosely based on the skins of cephalopods, which are comprised of special pigment cells called chromatophores. A group of muscles controls the size of these chromatopheres, changing their colors and creating different patterns. It is also thought that light-sensing molecules called opsins help cephalopods use their skin to “see” light, triggering their complex adaptations.
The new artificial material, detailed in the journal PNAS, mimics this biological process in a way. The top layer of the sheet is made up of heat-sensitive dye, which is black at room temperature and colorless at 116 degrees Fahrenheit (similar to the color-changing properties of the chromatophores). A second layer underneath is made up of numerous reflective silver tiles, creating the white background. And the third layer contains a silicon circuit, responsible for controlling the temperature of the sheet.
The fourth and final layer contains an array of light-sensing photodetectors that work kind of like the cephalopod’s opsins. These detectors sense when and where the light is being shined and tell the circuit to heat up in the right spot. This action causes the top layer to go colorless, and, in turn, the white background shines through.
The visitors to Pilanesburg National Park in South Africa, who were inside the car shown here, probably were seriously questioning their selection of plans for the day when an elephant used their Volkswagen as a way to satisfy an itch.
Field guide and lodge manager Armand Grobler was a witness to the playful pachyderm and his terrified audience. He explained,
"The elephant was presumably on musth, which is a time that an elephant male has an excess amount of testosterone, turning even the calmest Dumbo into a raging bull. Yet even though it was in this condition, it displayed no signs of aggression or frustration and was in a more playful mood."
While the people in the car weren't hurt, their car sustained plenty of damage, including all four tires being blown out, broken windows and a dented roof. Now that's one powerful itch! If he had used his beauty cream with vitamin E and aloe, this would never have happened. Via Lost in E Minor.
This little boy easily climbs up on top of the refrigerator. He's proud of his accomplishment. But once he's done that a few times, he's ready for a new challenge. At about the 0:32 mark, he does something astounding.
Next, I suspect he'll try to walk along the ceiling.
For about twenty years this was all that could be seen of a church in Potosi, Venezuela, since the whole town had been flooded to build a hydroelectric dam in 1985.
The rest of the town was destroyed in the process, but the church's brick construction kept it (mostly) alive and intact, and thanks to a drought caused by El Niño the church, and land where the town once stood, was uncovered in 2010.
This tower from a church built in the 14th century is all that can be seen of the village Graun in South Tyrol, Italy, a village of 163 homes which was deliberately flooded by the Montecatini company to create Lake Reschen.
Apparently the Montecatini company didn't see any point in preserving a part of Italy's history, but hopefully the colonies of Sea Monkeys that now call this underwater village home will take better care of the place.
From the 1930s to the 1950s, Americans were urged to hit the road in their automobiles and travel the newly-built highways to see places where they could spend tourist dollars. We are still encouraged to do so, but during that heyday you could get a souvenir postcard from just about any small town you passed through. These were the large letter postcards, usually with “Greetings from” at the top, and pictures of the area in each letter of the place name. Several companies made them, but they are getting harder to find now. The most famous example is above, the postcard that was adapted as the cover of Bruce Springsteen’s first album.
The future looks bleak. At least according to futurists, economists, and science fiction authors (as well as pretty much anyone else). Seems we are getting closer and closer to Mad Max than we may actually think. Though a great many of us love playing through war torn and battered future landscapes in video games, and reading or watching them on TV, did you know those dystopian science fiction worlds have rules? Writer Annalee Newitz over at i09 has put together a very solid list that shows some of the basic rules that all fiction set in a dystopian world must follow. In talking about class systems she makes some brilliant points:
It's not enough to call the groups "haves" and "have-nots." They each need peculiar, evocative names like The Aspiring and The Disdained. Or they should only be known by the place they come from, like Quadrant 6 or The Outer Rim.
The piece is wonderfully written, and shows us that even lawless, brutal, dystopian societies that are crumbling have unspoken rules to follow. By the way, did I mention how bad the traffic was today in Quadrant 6 on my way to work? Man, we need to do something with The Disdained. Their highways are a mess.
Someone call Alex and tell him there’s a new parody of his favorite song!
It’s time for kids to go back to school, and the Holderness Family (previously at Neatorama) made a little song about it, to the tune of “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot. Back to school time is a hassle, but after a couple of months of dealing with bored and always-hungry kids, it’s worth the effort. -via Tastefully Offensive
Bionic pants are one of those things you thought you would never want because perhaps, like us, you thought they would never exist. You hear the term and you are not even sure what they would do, anyway. Could you super jump like Mario in bionic pants? Could you kick like Chuck Norris in your bionic pants? Well, they exist now, and the answer to the preceding questions is no. So you must be wondering what they do, right? The above photo explains it all. They defy physic by letting you sit anywhere without a chair.
We just can't understand why they didn't name them "chair pants" or something. Bionic pants make them sound way cooler and way more capable than they actually are. Truth is, if they were called chair pants we probably wouldn't be talking about them right now. Also, one more side note to developers. Can you make them look cooler than leg straps? Once you make a leather pair of chair pants, we will probably be all about it. Now that sounds sleek and futuristic.
A little boy opens a birthday gift and finds that it’s a wooden chopping board. Amazingly, he remarks that it is nice and he’ll use it. And he thanks his parents. Aww!
Then he gets another gift, in a shoebox. His mom mentions that he won’t have to glue his sneakers anymore… which leads us to believe that the family is far from wealthy. The boy thinks he is getting new sneakers and is happy about it -until he sees what’s really in the box. That’s when we who are watching go all verklempt. He’s a good boy. A part of the YouTube description is translated as “"Humility is synonymous with greatness.”
Everyone assumed there was a plague sweeping across that desert planet, or a killer virus, and they were right that it was viral in nature, but this virus wasn't just killing people- it was bringing them back from the dead. Boba tried to keep his mind on the bounty, but the walking corpses that littered the plane's surface were getting hard to ignore...
Take your geeky wardrobe to the dark side of that galaxy far, far away with this the Walking Fett t-shirt by ALIENBIKER23.