When the strange folks who live in Shreveport decided to form their own baseball team they had a hard time deciding on a name, so they looked to fictional works that take place in their city for inspiration. They settled on a name that, despite all logic, really appealed to the townsfolk- the Shreveport Fangbangers. It seems the town had a true liking for that racy vampire show on cable, and they didn't even mind that their team logo had blood dripping down the side, because it made their team look even more terrifying to the opposition!
Support your favorite fictional sports team with this Shreveport Fangbangers t-shirt by Fishbiscuit, and be glad your beloved vamps are sexy rather than sparkly.
You know those moments when you see a trailer and you just know the movie will have some kind of impact on you? That is how I feel about the Foxcatcher trailer. A movie where the normally hilarious and perpetually innocent Steve Carell will take on the much darker demeanor of real life criminal and wrestling enthusiast, John Du Pont.
You can tell this is going to be a game-changer for Carell. An incredibly talented guy who, quite frankly, deserves it. I will toss a little warning your way. The trailer may give a little more away than some may like, so be prepared for that. Sadly, that is how most trailers work lately anyway. You can't be THAT mad, though. This all already happened in real life. Also, allow how much he looks like his Groot character from Despicable Me to distract you from the spoilers in the trailer.
Keep your eyes peeled for Foxcatcher this November. Also, I didn't bring up Channing Tatum on purpose. This isn't Tiger Beat. Just kidding, Channing. We love you. 28 Jump Street: Wrestling School yo!
Are you going to be a nice Pokémon trainer or an effective one? Andy Kluthe and Andrew Bridgman of Dorkly explain the stark choices that you have. You certainly don't want your Pokémon battle ending before it begins with a hug between the opposing monsters.
But perhaps guide is simpler than it seems. Dorkly commenter Enrico Fethry Migliorini writes:
So imagine one day you are at a fast food taco place we will call Taco Hut for legal reasons, and right before you get to take your first bite of their weird meat substitute covered in fake cheese and wrapped in God knows what, the giant sign in the parking lot doubles over and lands on you, killing you instantly. I know that sounds like a Monty Python sketch that would satire American excess, but that actually happened to someone.
The craziest part?
That is only one story. There are more people who were unexpectedly crushed by even stranger things. 9 people killed by unexpected things that fell from the sky reads like a Twilight Zone episode. It is like chicken little's greatest warning cry to us all was true, and to think, we just scoffed at him.
But that didn’t stop her. Paré began the long, difficult struggle to learn how to live with her new limitations. She wanted to paint again, so she learned how to hold a brush with her mouth. Over the years, Paré has developed as an artist, holding exhibitions and selling her works to collections.
Graphic artist Danielle Delph shows us a very personal project in which she combed through old family photographs and matched some from her childhood with those of her mother’s childhood. And then combined them.
I've always wondered if my mom and I would have been friends had we grown up together. Would we be in the same classes? Would we have the same sense of humor? Would people tell us we're inseparable? After seeing myself in her childhood photos, I'm pretty sure we would have been great friends..
Melding the images gives us a pair of intergenerational best friends. See the sweet results in six images at Delph’s website. You can tell who is who by the hairstyles and clothing. -via mental_floss
The helplessness of an infant is something most horror writers and directors wont even tread on. They know it is too much for some people to even try to fathom, so they don't touch it. For that reason, when someone does finally tread, it can be even more terrifying a thought because we so rarely "go there".
This leads us to Mockingbird. An amazing little horror short from the crew over at FEWDIO. It takes the idea of the helplessness of a child to new heights, all while never showing us a thing. Just using the simplicity of a haunting nursery rhyme and great sound design to drive the horror home. Don't worry, it's not gory. It's very disturbing, but not gory. When horror is this scary, it doesn't have to be gory.
I have said this about Fewdio's work before (seriously, go spend a few hours on their YouTube page after you spent a few hours here) and I will say it again: they do more with horror in two minutes than most full length, big budget, million dollar films. Hell, here they only needed a minute and a half.
This footage shows an orphaned baby rhino named Gerjie and her friend Lammie the lamb as they romp, bounce and play together in a way that shows their obvious affection for each other. Tragically, Gerjie lost her mother to poachers. The rhino and lamb pair live together at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centrein Hoedspruit, South Africa. -Via Viral Viral Videos
George Washington Washington sold whiskey (made near Mount Vernon), but he probably rarely, if ever, drank it. The formula was about 60% rye, 3% corn and a very meager amount of malted barley. As for his favorite drink — he loved dark porter (laced with molasses) that was made in Philadelphia. […]
Thomas Jefferson Jefferson’s huge wine purchases helped bring him to the brink of financial ruin. […]
Andrew Jackson When he wasn’t fighting Indians or the British, the Hero of New Orleans made and sold whiskey. He offered and drank whiskey as a matter of social routine when guests visited him. […]
Chester A. Arthur When a representative of the Temperance movement tried to pressure Arthur into a no-liquor policy in the White House, he thundered: “Madam, I may be the president of the United States, but what I do with my private life is my own damned business!” […]
Grover Cleveland Grover mostly drank beer, and lots of it. He and a fellow politician once took a vow to hold themselves to four beers a day. When they found this too arduous a task, they simply switched to larger beer steins. […]
Teddy Roosevelt Teddy liked Mint Juleps and used them to entice his cabinet to come play tennis with him at the White House. He used fresh mint from the White House garden:
10 to 12 fresh mint leaves “muddled” with a splash of water and a sugar cube 2 or 3 oz. of rye whiskey ¼ oz. of brandy Sprig or two of fresh mint as a garnish […]
Warren G. Harding Even though Harding was president during Prohibition — and it was unlawful to transport liquor — he habitually stashed a bottle of whiskey in his golf bag and thought nothing of taking a pop before he teed up. (He rarely broke 100, so that might explain it.)
Calvin Coolidge “Silent Cal” drank very little, but he was very fond of Tokay wine. The Coolidge Cooler was concocted by Vermont Spirits on Cal’s birthday:
1.5 oz. of Vermont White vodka ½ oz. of American whiskey 2 oz. of orange juice Club soda
You think trying to work on a computer with a curious cat around is hard? This poor zookeeper needs to dose two young pandas with medicine, but they have other things in mind- like climbing, cuddling, and playing! It appears akin to trying to teach something important to a roomful of preschoolers at their peak energy time. And you can’t give medicine during a nap! -via Daily Picks and Flicks
Do you have a pest problem that requires some specialized attention? Is your compound crawling with things? Then you need to call MacReady Exterminating, the only game in town that knows how to handle radical pest problems that would send the other guys running for their lives!
MacReady Exterminators are equipped with the latest thermo tracking devices, fast acting poisons and high impact traps, and if that's not enough they're also armed with flamethrowers and explosive charges, to make absolutely sure those pests stay gone for good.
Add some horrifically fun advertising to your geeky wardrobe with this MacReady Exterminating t-shirt by Joefixit2, and let your t-shirt do the talking!
Comrades, our moment of liberation is at hand! Alyaksandr Lukashenka, the President of Belarus, has declared that toilet paper is completely absent from the sausage that his nation produces. This, he says, is in sharp contrast to the sausage of neighboring Russia. The dictator, referring to himself in the third person, told reporters that Belarus has kept the food standards that it maintained while it was in the Soviet Union. Radio Free Europe reports:
He told Russian reporters on October 17 that Russia had lowered its food-quality standards after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union "while we, thanks to Lukashenka, retained state standards."
"Belarusian [food] is of substantially higher in quality. There is no toilet paper in the salami and never was," he said.
He added that "such facts have been discovered at Russian enterprises -- toilet paper, soy, all kinds of additives."
Hart Cain of New Philadelphia, Ohio, pictured above, was thirteen years old in 2010. At the time, his sister was selling candles for a school fundraiser. Hart didn't like the girly scents of his sister's wares. It made him reflect on candle scents that would appeal to men. He went on to produce the candles, called "man-cans," which feature scents such asleather baseball mitt, gunpowder, freshly cut grass, bacon and pizza.
Hart's candles are also unique in that they are contained by soup cans, the soup from which he donates to soup kitchens. Thus far, this enterprising young man has donated 80,000 cans of soup to feed the disadvantaged.
Thrift store shoppers come across ceramic figurines all the time, figurines which probably remind them of their grandma’s house, but one savvy shopper saw those tchotchkes as an opportunity to make some seriously cool art.
They no longer look like something that would fit in at grandma’s house, unless your grandma has a dungeon in her basement, but their new life as harbingers of doom somehow makes them look even more precious.
Just look at how cute this little girl is carrying around a scythe that's twice her size!
This hilarious footage shows a Canadian weather report that goes to the dogs when Edmonton weatherman Mike Sobel attempts to give the forecast while holding Humane Society visitor Ripple on a leash. Ripple, a mastiff mix only wanting to play, plays too powerfully for the television personality to handle while explaining weather conditions and gesturing at the screen. The forecast might indicate "calm conditions," yet in the studio it's a different story! Make sure to watch at around 1:20, when things really start to get wild. -Via Viral Viral Videos
Besides the conspicious absence of a set of flame throwing bagpipes, Chen's stripped-down design also lacks a seat. What it does have leg supports which permit the rider to squeeze his/her legs against the fame. This provides additional stability.
News from the Supreme Court is extremely important, but since cameras are not allowed during hearings, the audio-only TV coverage is far from interesting. John Oliver has a wonderful idea to get people to watch SC news stories: use footage of dogs! To that end, his production team made an entire reel of “stock footage” which can be used to illustrate any sound bite from Supreme Court hearings. Each individual Justice is included, as well as lawyers and other court employees.
Tastes in music are subjective. One person's musical trash is another's treasure. Some much prefer one or two genres over any others. Some like music across nearly all genres. To some music lovers, Prince Rogers Nelson, known as Prince, is a musical genius. When his music must be fit into a category, such as in a music store, Prince is often labeled R&B. But his musical style is actually a blend of many genres and influences, including pop, rock, jazz, rap, funk, new wave and even gospel.
This year is the 30th anniversary of his album Purple Rain. Particularly after that 1984 release, Prince has been considered by those in the industry as a musical force with which to be reckoned. The recording is often listed among the best music albums in history.
But as the saying goes, there's a fine line between genius and madness. "Madness," in that context, ranges from simple eccentricities to severe phobias and behaviors that few could understand. Strange stories abound about Prince, as over the years, he's established himself as one odd, purple duck. Some dismiss him as a jerk. Others give him a wide berth, accepting his quirks.
One story related by his ex-wife Mayte Garcia involved Prince installing a beauty salon in their extravagant, Spanish-style home. Yet Garcia was instructed by her husband not to use this in-home service. "I always went out if I needed my hair done," she said. "The salon wasn't for me, it was for my husband. Prince needed his space."
When you watch a horror film, you can be excused for not remembering the details, like the architecture. But maybe you’ve seen these movies more than once, or maybe even recently. Can you identify the houses, haunted or not, from Hollywood’s biggest horror movies? The first one in the Buzzfeed quiz is a gimme, especially if you’ve followed Neatorama for a few years. The rest, well, you’re on your own. I scored eight out of ten, which is more of the movies than I’d actually seen, because I’m a good guesser.
You're cooking a meal for the one(s) you love, thus you'd like to serve them and yourself the healthiest versions of delicious foods. One recipe calls for butter. As you do the grocery shopping, you stop and look at all the possible versions of that ingredient. Butter. Margarine. Low-cal and low-fat. Which one is best for you? ASAP Science provides information that can help make the healthiest choice, if we so choose. -Via Science Dump
They used the Winnebago as their mobile safe zone, a travelling compound that would shelter them from the apocalyptic storm and act as a barrier between the living and the undead. When things got extra hairy, with too many of the walking dead for the Chieftain to simply drive over, Dale would take to the roof with his rifle and pop off some head shots until the coast was clear. Just having the R.V. around made Dale feel a little safer, and somehow it felt like home in a world where the living had to roam like nomads...
Add some apocalyptic pixel art to your wardrobe with this R.V. Invaders t-shirt by Gordon Brebner Designs, and get your geeky game on!
The island of Canary Rock had no police force and none was really needed—not until the fateful morning when Gerald Espy was found dead in his bed. The millionaire had been laid up with a broken leg, and although the local doctor was adept at setting bones, he was not well versed in murder. It wasn't until he saw the dead cat curled up in a corner that he even suspected foul play.
"Poison gas," the inspector guessed when he arrived. An empty glass container on the table was the primary evidence. "Pour one chemical on another." He pointed to the dead flies on the windowsill at the east end of the room. "In less than a minute everything in the room would be dead."
The body had been discovered by Espy's son, Melvin. "I was out with some friends on my boat. I dropped them off at about midnight, then motored back to Canary Rock. There were no lights on at the house, but every now and then the moon would peek through. I figured Dad was asleep. So I locked up the house and went straight to bed. This morning, I went to check up. He was dead."
On Saturday, a duplex in Fresno, California caught on fire. Beth Lederach was driving in the area when she noticed it. She parked and recorded the video above. The rescue occurs at the 1:28 mark. There are shouts of alarm when the people in the area realize that an elderly and infirm man is still inside the building. But, suddenly, Dodgers Fan Man appears, carrying the old man over his shoulder! He put the man down, then disappeared. Carmen George writes for The Fresno Bee:
“I couldn’t believe it,” Lederach said. “I was so relieved, I just wanted to cry.”
The rescued man — whose identity also was not released — was transported to a hospital for smoke inhalation, said Kris Townsend, a spokesman for the Fresno Fire Department.
The rescuer appeared to have "come out of nowhere,” Lederach said. “He just calmly walked right in there and then came walking right back out with this guy.”
Lederach said the rescued man “was visibly shaken and wiping his brow; very sweaty.”
Laughing Squid put together a list here of some street art that artist A.L Credo ended up animating, and it is stellar. While the works themselves are remarkable, seeing just a dab of animation added to them seems to breathe even more life into the already staggering work.
They are small touches in every piece, but just enough to breathe a little life into them all.
Check out more amazing talents over at our Mad Skills blog
A rock creature does what he has to do in this really short story from House Special. I love how expressive his face is; it's the exact opposite of the “stone face” you’d expect. And since it’s just animation, you can laugh without feeling guilty. -via reddit
Jaemy Choong is a graphic designer in Malaysia. Lately, he's been posing people behind movie posters, expanding these famous scenes to provide additional details to the stories. You can view them all on his Instagram account.
The E.T. poster is brilliant. Hopefully it inspires J.J. Abrams as he works on Star Wars.
Have yourself a look at how 1980s Wendy's employees dished up an appetizing combo of chili, milk and chocolate chip cookies. Mmm mmm! Now kids, make sure you fill the chili to a half inch from the top of the bowl. Don't stop 'till you get enough. But even if it's not perfect, you will survive. -Via Laughing Squid