Personally, I prefer Batman over Superman, but this great Always Sunny In Philadelphia/Batman Vs. Superman mashup makes a great case for why Superman is better. After all, he is a master of karate and friendship for everyone.
Honestly, I think this looks like a more entertaining movie than the actual Batman Vs. Superman film, though I still don't want to see anyone pay a troll toll to get into a boy's hole.
Hollywood movie promotions like to sell their movies as being “like nothing you’ve seen before” or “a fresh new take on blah blah blah”, but the more they make these claims the less original the film.
Many motion picture companies are tapped out of ideas, and they’re always looking around for new ideas to imitate or just plain rip off.
That’s why mainstream movies seem so familiar, because you’ve probably seen a movie just like it before, but sometimes the similarities are as hard to ignore as a talking pig wearing a tie and a pair of shades.
Two talking pig movies released within a few months of each other? When pigs fly or, more precisely, back in 1995.
We often assume that when an advanced race of allens contacts us, they will have forms and technology that is beyond our understanding. It is also possible that they would be so advanced that they consider we mere humans as no more than the equivalent of blades of grass. How’s that for an ego-shattering experience? This is from the webcomic Down the Upward Spiral by Corey Giacco. -via reddit
Not too long ago in the US, it was normal for fathers to wait outside the delivery room for the birth of their children. The mother, along with a doctor and nurses, would handle the delivery alone. Later, the father was allowed to be present.
The Daily Telegraph reports that increasingly, more people are present in the delivery room: family, friends, and anyone accessible through WiFi. When it comes to childbirth, there’s no such thing as “too much information”:
For women in their teens and twenties, an average of eight people are now present at some point during the birth, according to a survey by video blogging site Channel Mum.
And the results also showed that childbirth is becoming increasingly public, with almost a quarter of mums sharing the experience through social media.
Siobhan Freegard, founder of Channel Mum said: "The younger generation share are used to sharing every aspect of their lives, so why not birth? Many women feel it is their biggest achievement and so want to share the moment with all of those closest to them.
We did not crowd-birth for our kids. But our first child was born in a teaching hospital. There was a seemingly non-stop parade of medical students and interns interested in seeing more than we wanted them to see. I eventually shooed them out.
The unlikely origin of an instantly recognizable theme song.
Early in his career, Robert Altman had a reputation for being difficult. When he was still directing TV shows like Maverick and Bonanza, he’d been fired several times over “creative differences” with his bosses. He was recognized as talented, but his rancorous nature slowed his work to a trickle. Finally in 1969, after nearly two decades of struggling, he got a big break. He was offered the opportunity to direct a film version of MASH, Richard Hooker’s 1968 novel about three doctors’ misadventures in a mobile army surgical hospital (MASH) during the Korean War. Altman wasn’t the studio’s first choice. In fact, he wasn’t even their tenth choice. More than a dozen other directors had rejected the project, and with good reason: at a time when the war in Vietnam was a very controversial topic, MASH’s mix of crude hijinks and badly injured soldiers had the smell of a box-office disaster. But Altman didn’t have a lot to lose, so he took the job.
FACING THE MUSIC
Analyzing the script, Altman was aware that he was walking a tightrope between slapstick and tragedy. But if he could craft a scene that successfully combined both, he felt that he could probably figure out the rest of the movie. He settled on a scene he nicknamed “The Last Supper,” in which Captain Walter “Painless Pole” Waldowski decides to kill himself after an embarrassing failure in the bedroom, and in response, his friends wine and dine with him in a pre-death “wake” in which his seat of honor is a casket.
In between adventures Link discovered another hidden talent- keeping the town's cuccos in line. Some townsfolk started calling him the cucco whisperer, but he didn't use magic or might to keep those cluckers in line, he used a piece of Zelda's famous seed cake. The cuccos can't get enough of that sweet cake treat, so Link became a legend among the local poultry farmers by accident. Now he has to play the role of alpha clucker whenever he's in town, but at least he's earning mad rupees!
Add this JURASSIC CUCCOS t-shirt by Kayden007 to your geeky wardrobe and you'll be the talk of the park!
Robert Palmer of Toule, Washington recently spotted an unusual caterpillar. It seemed to have a human face colored on its back. Who does it look like? My first thought was Edgar Allan Poe. Others have seen Teddy Roosevelt, Marlon Brando, and Robin Williams.
Palmer insists that it's not a Photoshop job--he wouldn't even know how to do that. KATU quotes him:
"I sent a picture to my grandson, he said 'nice photo-shop grandpa'. I said I can't even use my smart phone half the time, much less do some special computer effects. I had to have the girls at the Shell station send the picture to KATU. He knows I wouldn't lie about this," said Palmer
Well, it didn’t, until ADHD (Animation Domination High-Def) made some up. They are pretty descriptive, however. It explains quite a bit about the game that I, as a non-player, knew until just now. -via Geeks Are Sexy
YouTube user Albizu Garcia visited a beach in Puerto Rico and found that a hermit crab had discarded a conventional shell for a stylish and functional LEGO brick. This should give him the ability to join with other LEGO crabs to create a larger structure. You can see the video here.Make sure that you don’t step on this crab, which is now a double threat to your feet.
Depression is an often misunderstood and stigmatized condition. On top of the already debilitating state of being depressed, those suffering are often further upset and frustrated by others who have no tolerance, compassion or comprehension of depression. Here, BuzzFeed staff member Anna Borges attempts to illustrate the condition from her perspective. See all of her illustrations here.
Six freshly baked loaves of Pug lie next to each other, cooling on a blanket. They need just a brief nap before they're ready to play again. As they dream, their little bodies twitch. What do Pugs dream about?
Bored Panda called for submissions to their open list of 15+ Things That Look Like Donald Trump, and boy are there ever some spot on winners on the list! For example here's a piece of sushi that looks just like the Don, isn't the resemblance remarkable?
People and organizations often adopt stretches of road, promising to keep them clean and free of litter. This is a great way to contribute to the well-being of local communities and possibly get some good publicity from it.
So it’s no surprise that Lord Vader, who always wants to maintain the good reputation of our loyal Imperial forces, has pitched in to help. He’s adopted a section of US Highway 460 in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Occasionally standing in for him will be Henry Wakley, a local resident and loyal supporter of the Emperor. He wears a copy of Lord Vader’s helmet while picking up trash. News 10 reports:
Wakley had to pass several standard guidelines, including two highway clean ups, before VDOT would agree to the sign. He convinced the agency the sign was not a joke, and he intended to take care of the highway and draw attention to the adopt a highway program.
“We’d love to have more people follow Mr. Vader’s example and help us keep the highways clean,” Clarke professed.
Drivers could soon see more than just a sign. Wakley plans to clean up his portion of the highway in his Darth Vader costume later this month.
Wakley is an example to us all to stand together so that we may crush the rebellion and restore order in the galaxy.
In 2006, Joe and Sher Polvinale turned their home in Gaithersburg, Maryland, into a pet sanctuary. Joe has since passed away, but Sher continues to run House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary, a retirement home for elderly and special needs dogs.
1983 saw the premier of a classic American film: National Lampoon’s Vacation. In it, the Griswolds, a typical American suburban middle class family, journeys across the country on a road trip vacation. At the beginning of the movie, patriarch Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, buys a huge and hideous station wagon for the journey.
That car was called a Wagon Queen Family Truckster, which did not exist in real life but was typical of the great land yachts which sailed across American highways in the 80s. The movie production studio built the Truckster from a 1979 Ford LTD Country Squire.
The movie has inspired Steve and Lisa Griswold—yes, that’s their real last name—to build a replica of the Truckster out of a 1984 Ford LTD Country Squire, then take it on road trips. They modified the car in precise and exhaustive detail, even going to far as to install a fake gas cap hatch where it was in the movie. You read more about the car conversion and see photos here.
Dawson Tamatea taught at Palmerston North Boys' High School in New Zealand for almost thirty years. One of the things he taught students was a haka.
Tamatea died unexpectedly July 19 at the age of 55. Students got together to do the haka that he taught them as a tribute when Tamatea’s hearse arrived for the funeral service. They were joined by former students. A lot of them. It was a fitting tribute to a much-loved teacher. -via reddit
The Jurassic Park project didn't go quite as Doctor Hammond had planned, but in the end that was okay because the original plan was sure to have ended in disaster. The park became less about bringing in tourist money and entertaining people and more about keeping the dinosaurs happy and thoroughly engaged with a giant sandbox and a new set of playground equipment. Soon the raptors were riding the see-saws, the triceratops was digging for treasure, and the brachiosaurus was sliding the day away. An exciting scene it was not, but at least no humans were harmed in the park!
Add a super silly twist to your geeky wardrobe with this Jurassic Play Park t-shirt by Dooomcat, it's an alternate take on everybody's favorite dino flicks and will surely spread smiles wherever you go!
Unless you’re 80s rock god Corey Hart you shouldn’t be wearing your sunglasses at night because SUN is the first part of that word!
Of course, people wear sunglasses for other reasons besides blocking out the sun, but how can you see where you’re going when you’re sporting shades inside a dark night club?
These rebellious sunglass rulebreakers inevitably trip and fall like a fool, or they’re forced to take off the shades, but they could have avoided all the embarrassment by simply following the Always/Sometimes/Never Sunglass Matrix, presented by the Art Of Manliness.
The hipsters of their day, they wore vintage clothing and did whatever it took to be different from what came before. Maybe they would eventually grow up to be mods, or rockers, or even (gasp) hippies! By the way, I wonder how much “lemonade” they drank when the cameras weren’t there to record the festivities. -via Boing Boing
Wendy Sloboda is a professional photographer in Alberta. For 30 years, she's been finding and photographing thousands of fossils, leading to the classification of many previously unknown dinosaur species.
She's a crack dinosaur hunter, so it's only appropriate that she gets one of her own! The Wendiceratops pinhornensis was a hippopotamus-sized horned dinosaur related to the triceratops. It lived about 75 to 79 million years ago. Sloboda, who found a fossilized one 5 years ago, was so delighted by the honor that she had an artist's recreation of the dinosaur tattooed on her arm. The CBC describes her remarkable gift for sniffing out fossils:
The paleontologists dig at sites discovered the previous year — often by Sloboda, Evans says.
"We often joke that we're Wendy's cleanup crew because Wendy runs around the badlands and finds all this cool stuff and we basically come in afterwards and do the digging," he added. "She just has a sixth sense for finding good specimens."
Sloboda drives out to other areas and hikes with a small group, usually students, to go "prospecting" — looking for rocks sticking out of the dirt that she recognizes as fossils from their unusual colour, texture or shininess.
The unexpectedness of the human face on these animals also evokes curiosity. They are obviously reconstructed yet they are not monstrous, they are approachable, natural, calm, innocent, dignified. The facial features are believable and the skin, which is the animal’s skin, has been shaved to reveal porous and oily features that we recognize as our own. The viewer has an intimate relationship with the face and then identifies with the animal, acknowledging the animalistic inheritance within the human condition.
Couples with a healthy sex life have to learn to live next door to people who are mad because they ain’t getting’ any, and being a part of a community means keeping your lustful noises to yourself.
And yet some people insist on airing their pleasure at the top of their lungs, which tends to annoy everyone around them and gives them a bad rep in the neighborhood.
So how do you go about telling your neighbors to stifle their screams during sexy time? A well worded note is a good place to start, which will help you avoid having that awkward face-to-face chat about the coitus cacophony.
Lunarbaboon takes a minute away from drawing his family life and chronicles the continuing exploits of the Avengers, now featuring superhero Ant-Man! Everyone has their unique talents, and everyone gets an appropriate assignment. Oh yeah, the family does make a small appearance, after all.
Two players stand across from each other, 48 feet apart. Each has a football and a set of 10 bowling pins standing upright. The object of the game is to knock your opponent's pins down before he takes out yours.
This is fowling, a game invented by Chris Hutt of Detroit. He's recently converted a 34,000 square foot industrial building into the Fowling Warehouse--a 20-lane fowling facility. The AP reports that it's thriving:
Hutt's business, which also has a 175-seat beer garden and a stage for live music, has drawn big crowds on weekend nights. Some take advantage of a deal that allows unlimited play for $10 until closing at 2 a.m. Others reserve lanes for group play, up to 10 players per lane, in two-hour increments.
Do you have a ton of pennies occupying jars and coin banks, but never seem to take the extra time to roll and exchange them for dolla bills? The article linked below is full of ideas on how to make use of the beautiful copper shine of pennies, turning them into larger art pieces.
For those under the impression that the use of pennies or other coins in projects like this is illegal, that is not entirely true. This government FAQ answers specific questions as to its legality.
Redditor labuzan has teenagers who don’t put their dishes in the dishwasher. I can completely relate to that. What he did was simply leave this note in the kitchen for them, featuring the familiar face of Liam Neeson. I would do this myself, but I really don’t know if my two have seen the movie Taken. -via Uproxx
Most superheroes are all flash, using their super powers to show off in front of those they feel are less than super, but the 'Pool don't play those games. He doesn't need some spider sense to tell him when there's trouble coming his way, because Wade's a marvel with the automatic pistols and a super man with a sword. Can a spider sense blast big brutes into piles of chimichanga filling? Do web blasters chop chumps down to size? Deadpool don't think so!
Show your fellow superhero fans that you're a geeky powerhouse with this Whatever !! Spider Dude t-shirt by Outlawalien, it's the clever way to cut those super sized egos down to size.
Rain forests are scattered across the globe and they all look drastically different despite the fact that most people immediately envision a tropical South American rain forest when they hear the term. These pictures from the New South Wales rainforest by Wouter Van de Voorde remind us that just because something is a rain forest doesn't mean it's filled with vivid tropical plants.
Of course, just because the forest isn't loaded with colors doesn't mean it's not beautiful. In fact, these incredible images seem to capture the foliage of a forest forgotten by time, trapped in the primordial past -like a lost world waiting to be explored for the first time.