Rarely Seen Photographs From Inside Studio 54

Studio 54 made a name for itself by being the kind of place where anything goes, and the trendy New York nightclub was known for playing host to some of the most famous faces of the day.

These people didn’t necessarily want their picture taken while partaking of all the fun Studio 54 had to offer, but there were artists and photographers present who blended right in with the club’s star studded clientele.

One shutterbug who totally dug that Studio 54 vibe was named Hasse Persson, and he was there to capture it all and document the club's microcosm of reality. Unfortunately Hasse’s photos were never published and therefore never shared with the curious world...until now.

Max Strom's new book Studio 54 features never before published photographs by Hasse Persson, images that immortalize some of the amazingly rare moments that took place at Studio 54, like Andy Warhol acting like a goofball!

See more of Hasse's Studio 54 photos over at Juxtapoz (Warning- some images contain nudity)


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The Top Killers For Each Season Of The Walking Dead

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Imgur user MorbidMalignant made a series of infographics that give credit where credit is due in terms of zombie and people killing on The Walking Dead. The carnage fest is such fun to watch that viewers may have lost count, so these graphics are a handy guide to the slaughter. The top nine killers of Season One are below; the rest of the graphics and stats on the top ten killers from the remaining seasons are here.


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This Shaolin Monk May Be Truly Indestructible

Some monks sit and read old bible verses all day, some sit in silence and pray for the world’s sins, and then there are those monks who train both their bodies and their spirits to become mighty enlightened.

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These monks become total badasses who can accomplish physical feats that seem impossible by normal human standards, their body conditioning pushing the limits of the human body to the very edge.

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Check out this video of a Shaolin monk who has trained his body to become an ultimate tool of awesomeness- he's able to withstand just about anything his sparring partner throws at him, including a drill to the head. (Warning- totally intense!)

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A Few More Things About Abraham Lincoln

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.

[Ed. note: In 2013, Eddie Deezen brought us A Few Things You Might Not Have Known About Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln led a well-documented and interesting life, here is a completely new list of more trivia about President Lincoln.]

Perhaps our most beloved and revered U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln was our 16th commander-in-chief. As most of us know, Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated. He was also our first bearded U.S. president.

He also managed to get our country through the Civil War, the bloodiest-ever war in our nation's history. Although critics and revisionists may question his intentions, it is apparent to most people that Lincoln was instrumental in the ending of the horrible institution of slavery in america. Lincoln was, by all accounts, a brilliant man, a gifted writer and a captivating public speaker. Alright, let's take a look at a few facts you may not have known about Mr. Abraham Lincoln.

* When Lincoln was nine, a horse kicked him in the forehead while he was in the middle of a sentence. He fell unconscious for several hours and when he awoke, his first words were the completion of the sentence he had been saying when the horse kicked him.

* Lincoln was a licensed bartender. He owned a saloon before becoming president.

* Lincoln and his future assassin, John Wilkes Booth, were photographed together at Lincoln's inauguration.

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* A Union captain once sent Lincoln a mail-order ad for pornographic pictures.

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VHS Cassette Case Art for Modern TV and Movies

Dig that old VCR out of your closet and plug it in. We’ve got a dusty, worn copy of the classic 80s TV show Breaking Bad. The website Stan’s VHS has cassette boxes for television shows and movies that began long after the VHS era was over. Check out similar covers for Guardians of the Galaxy, Game of Thrones, and Gravity:

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Fear The Beard - A Guide To Hirsute Heroes


Fear The Beard by Butnyes

Moustaches are manly but not that scary, but as soon as they become part of a beard the whole hairy look becomes utterly terrifying, that is if you're a villain. Sometimes they get scared because the man behind the beard is a cold hearted badass, other times they're terrified by the thought of all that mystical power concealed within a guy's gray shaggy beard, and then there's the Wolverine. He's such a stud that he doesn't need a moustache or beard hairs in the middle of his chin to make a statement, his claws do all the talking for him!

Spread awareness about the power of facial hair with this Fear The Beard t-shirt by Butnyes, which can also be used as a field guide to personality types in the urban jungle.

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Finally R2-D2 Gets A Chance to Kick Butt

Poor little R2. Not only are his words eternally censored, he's also stuck rolling around on some wheeled legs that are useless in the heat of battle. Now, thanks to Yamaguchi Katuhisa, he can finally live out his fantasies of being the butt-kicking machine he always wanted to be.

It's about time the little droid got to express himself and defend his friends! Of course, leave it to c-3P0 to turn a little robot's dreams into something mildly distrubing.

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A Titanic Collection Of Attack On Titan Theme Song Parody Videos

Attack On Titan is one of the most deliciously dark anime series ever created, and fans of the show have been creating mashups and parodies based on the show’s epic theme song since well before it made its way to the U.S.

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Some simply added the theme song to a preexisting video and created a unique mashup, while others created their own brand of awesomeness to fit the song, an original creation that visually captures the spirit of the show:

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Even though that video had nothing to do with skinless giants stomping around and chomping on people it still captured the spirit of the show perfectly, and it featured a squad of flying Toads!

Check out the rest of this mega-sized collection of Attack On Titan theme song parody videos here


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Janye Cobb Hat Dress

The bold and brassy Jayne Cobb from Firefly famously wore a ridiculous orange beanie hat because “a man walks down the street in that hat--people know he's not afraid of anything.” Jayne would have done better to wear this crocheted dress by cosplayer Laura of Rebel Among The Stars. She plans to wear it to the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.

You may remember a previous work by Laura that we’ve featured. She once made a full-length dress that looks like the Fourth Doctor’s scarf.


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Cute Cosplay Kimonos by Darling Amy

We love cosplay, but let's face it -sometimes you just want to dress up girly without applying a ton of uncomfortable accessories. For those occassions, may I suggest Darling Amy's absolutely adorable cosplay kimonos.

These lolita-style dresses are all decked out in with some of our favorite geek character's iconic looks. They're the perfect blend of comfy and cute.

Not a big kimono fan, don't worry, Amy has plenty of other styles available on her site, including a few we've already featured here.

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Mama Dog Saves All 9 Puppies from Forest Fire by Burying Them in a Hole

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Last week, there was a huge forest fire near Valparaiso, Chile. A mama dog found a way to save all 9 of her young puppies. She buried them in a hole, which protected them from the fire. Rescue workers found them there. The puppies are all in good health and are back with their mother. This video shows the moment of their rescue from the hole:


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Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

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Han Burgundy is My New Hero

I'm not sure if you guys know this or not, but Han Burgundy, aka Ron Solo, is kind of a big deal. People know him. He's smuggled many leather-bound books and his ship smells of space mohogany. 

Who would have guessed that my favorite smuggler and my favorite anchorman could work so darn well together? Only Spaceboycomics, I guess. 


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Play the Catcordion!

A cat is a musical instrument! Matthew Serge Guy’s cat in particular is highly playable. Open the Catcordion in another tab or window. You can play the keys by tapping on them with your pointer. You can also compress or extend the bellows by reducing and expanding the window of your web browser horizontally. Try it!

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9 Swashbuckling Secrets About Disneyland's Pirates Of The Caribbean

Pirates Of The Caribbean is one of Disneyland's most popular rides, and even though the story inside the ride has been whitewashed and given a Depp makeover in recent years it's still a fan favorite.

Walt Disney personally supervised the creation of the ride to ensure everything looked and felt right, but he originally intended for Pirates to be a wax museum type attraction.

The animatronics in It's A Small World and Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln were such a big hit at the 1964 World's Fair that Disney changed gears and made Pirates the animatronic heavy ride it is today.

Walt changed his mind about the Blue Bayou restaurant as well- it was originally going to include pirate themed dinner theater performances, which he cancelled after one dress rehearsal.

Read 9 Secrets About Disneyland's Pirates Of The Caribbean Ride over at mental_floss


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Artoo In Love

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Spring, when a young droid’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love! R2D2 falls head over heels for a pretty postal service drop box. She’s a bit shy, but our favorite Star Wars character is determined to win her over. Will there be a happy ending for our mechanical friend? -via Geeks Are Sexy


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#This_Generation: Our Relationship With Technology



Just when we think our dependence on technology has reached its zenith, another development drives the point home. UK-based Ajit Johnson works with the idea of our society's perpetual plugin with this series of posters called #This_Generation.

This ongoing project employs the minimalist style so popular now with simple illustrations on solid red backgrounds. Whether one regards these representations as depressing or simply the state of things, the messages are arguably on target. 

See Ajit Johnson's full series of graphics here.




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Howl's Moving Castle - Adventures In Magical Real Estate


Howl's Moving Castle by Coconut_Design

Howl separated himself from human society long ago, and yet he still exists in our world, his strange castle moving across the country still constantly forced to contend with civilization. Most people find the structure strange, and avoid Howl's marvelous monstrosity like the plague, but those who have the nerve and are actually curious enough to see what lies inside the structure are greeted with a wonderland of imagination and magical delight that make the outside world seem like an extremely mundane place to live.

Bring some anime inspired imagination to your geeky wardrobe with this Howl's Moving Castle t-shirt by Coconut_Design, it's bold and geeky just like your favorite animated Ghibli films!

Visit Coconut_Design's Facebook fan page, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more mighty cool designs:

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An Honest Trailer for Interstellar

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I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Interstellar yet, but I don’t mind spoilers, and this Honest Trailer certainly has them. I did see Contact. However, if you’ve seen the movie, you will no doubt get more humor out of the video. And I got enough even without seeing the film! Honestly, I have no qualms about okra going extinct. -via Tastefully Offensive


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A Toilet Seat Inspired by the MacBook Air

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It’s sleek, elegant, surprisingly durable, and you use it in the lobby of a Starbucks.

It’s the MacBook Air, a laptop popular not only for its capabilities, but also for its visual design and physical properties. Pinkhouse, a design studio in New York City, used it as the basis for its new toilet seat. Core77 describes why you would want to sit upon it:

It was the brainchild of Tan, who envisioned a toilet-seat chair that would translate the same comfortable experience one spends in the bathroom idly flipping through Instagram to anywhere else in the home. Using a standard store-bought toilet seat as the seating surface, Tan created bent-laminated wooden legs to hold the plastic structure. While the design certainly stirred up conversation in classroom critiques, Tan found himself frustrated with both the quality and shape of the standard seat and wanted to push the design further.

Unlike Instagram, though, this toilet seat does not come with filters.


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How Old Is She?

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Wong Fu Productions shows us how difficult it can be to scope someone out, as a guy tries to figure out exactly how old an attractive woman is. Is she jailbait? His Mom's age? You don't just ask a stranger how old she is, but why didn’t he just ask her if she’s in school? That wouldn’t have hurt any feelings. As it is, we get way too much other information about her. But there’s a twist: as he is scoping her out, she’s also trying to figure him out! -via Daily Picks and Flicks


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What Happens When You Plate Junk Food Like Gourmet Meals

Opinions on junk food vary greatly, but few people argue that most of them look particularly tasty in their native environments. When junk food is in the hands of chef Jacques Lamerde though, it becomes just as beautiful as the most gourmet meal. 

His descriptions take things a step further, making the plates sound like something you'd see on a fine dining restaurant's menu, not just simple Pop Tarts or Hot Pockets.

For example the image at top reads, "HAY BAKED HOT POCKETS W/ HIDDEN VALLEY BACON RANCH SPHERES AND A PUREE OF ZOODLES (WHOLE WHEAT)." The middle image is "“RASPBERRY POPTART PARFAIT W/ VANILLA SNACKPACK + GRAPE CRUSH SCENTED GEL AND ENHANCED W/ MIKE N IKES, CRY BABIES AND FRUITY MENTOS.” And finally the last one, "DUNKIN MUNCHKINS, BIRTHDAY CAKE OREO SOIL, SNICKERS HACHÉ, SHAMROCK SHAKE FLUID GEL!!!"

Via That's Nerdalicious

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Trailer For Live Action Adaptation Of Bambi, Starring The Rock

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Disney Studios have been busy creating live action adaptations of their most beloved animated features, and they’ll continue to do so until movies no longer exist or they run out of money, whichever comes first.

We know live action adaptation of the films that star humanoid characters are coming, such as Snow White and Peter Pan, but what about the animated features with an animal protagonist? How would Disney’s live action adaptation of an animal flick like Bambi play out?

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SNL provided the answer with a little help from host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who dared to don the deer makeup and throw down in one of the most ridiculous SNL sketches of all time.

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Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

Google Maps has added a Pac-Man game for April Fools Day! The game is available now for you to play. Just go to Google Maps, and set it to your neighborhood if you like. Then click on the small Pac Man square at the bottom left. The streets become the maze for Pac-Man! Shown here is my neighborhood, but you can pretty much go anywhere that Google Maps goes. If you want to play, you DO need roads. -via Daily of the Day


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The 12 Doctors as the Starbucks Siren

Jess, an artist in Indianapolis, redrew the iconic Starbucks siren as the twelve incarnations of the Doctor (minus the War Doctor, of course) as well as the villainous Time Lord Harold Saxon, AKA The Master. She sells them at her Etsy shop. You can view more of her work, including more Doctor Who and Sherlock fan art, at her DeviantArt page.

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A Man, a Plan, a Palindrome

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Mark Saltveit writes palindromes. In fact, he is the Palindrome World Champion. In this video, he tells about how he became interested in palindromes, started a magazine devoted to them, and won the championship. His story is part of a planned feature documentary about the history of palindromes and palindromists. Learn more in an interview with director Vince Clemente at mental_floss.


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One-Two-Three-Four I Declare A Star Thumb War

Thumb wars are fun and all, but sometimes they just aren't enough. When you want to really up your thumb game, it's time to bring out the Star Wars Lightsaber Thumb Wrestling Kit. Now even your fingers can weild a lightsaber and even experience the sights of various Star Wars settings. Just don't tell your other fingers -they're bound to get jealous.


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The Ballad of Holland Island House

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Holland Island sits in Chesapeake Bay, near Wenona, Maryland. The five-mile-long island was settled in the 1600s, and at one time had a population of 360 people and 70 buildings. Erosion ate away at the island, which sat on silt and clay, and the residents moved away between 1914 and 1918. The island’s church was moved in 1922, and only one house remained standing. It was built in 1888. For decades, the water ate away at the island, and the last remaining house finally collapsed in October of 2010. What’s left of the island is now a marsh, home to hundreds of sea birds. See pictures of the island and the house -and the cemetery- at the Baltimore Sun.

The Ballad of Holland Island House is a song and video by Lynn Tomlinson, with music written by Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle. The animation was done by manipulating a thin layer of oil-based clay. It tells the story of the house, from its beginnings as a home for woodland creatures as a tree, then generations of people, then birds, and finally fish. -via io9


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Beauty With A Vengeance - Stylish And Deadly


Beauty With A Vengeance by xKireiDesigns

The Uchiha Clan made a name for themselves by battling their way to the top with a grace and beauty not seen in most clans. Of course, their mastery over the Great Fireball skill didn't hurt their standing, but in the end it wasn't enough to keep Uchiha alive. It seems beauty is a fleeting thing, even among the timeless shinobi, and the best thing a clan can do to retain their dignity is know when to gracefully bow out of the game...

Bring some anime color to your geeky wardrobe with this Beauty With A Vengeance t-shirt by xKireiDesigns, it's the perfect attire for a day on the town or an afternoon spent watching Naruto!

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Abandoned Art Deco Gas Station from the 1930s Restored as a Starbucks

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This gas station in Hollywood, California was built in 1935. It was designed in a classic Art Deco style and was, consequently, featured in movies, including 48 Hours and L.A. Story. In 1992, the City of Los Angeles designated it a Historical Cultural Monument. But that status didn’t stop it from being closed down.

It was abandoned for two decades until now. Starbucks acquired the property and renovated it, converting it from a gas station to a drive-through coffee shop. Starbucks executive Jon Alpert says that the company tried to keep as much of the original material and design as possible. The result of their efforts is beautiful! You can see more photos at Thrillist.

-via Messy Nessy Chic


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How Making a Silly, Six-Second Video Changed a Man's Life

Approximately one year ago, when Matt King and his brother Kevin were stuck in traffic on the way home from college for the weekend, a bored Matt made a silly video of himself making high-drama faces while lip syncing to a Beyoncé song. He had a Vine account. He thought the video was stupid, but his brother encouraged him to post it anyway. He did. It was the first Vine Matt had ever posted. 

What a difference a year and six seconds can make in this fast moving and strange digital world. Matt now has over 550,000 Vine followers, and his internet fame has changed his life. He's moved from Austin, Texas to Los Angeles. Corporations began to offer him money for his internet consulting services. All of the contacts he made netted him a dream job at Apple, and the story doesn't end there. 

Read the rest of Matt's trajectory to internet fame here. It's enough to make one want to sit around dreaming up stupid six-second video clips.


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