Cue Cards To Help Start Or Stop Conversations With Hipsters

Poor hipsters, you get picked on by the interwebs for your “unique” fashion sense, famous folks like Spike Lee don’t want you moving into their neighborhoods, and now people aren’t even sure how to talk to you without cue cards.

Guess it's a good thing we now have these Conversation Stopper and Starter Cards from The Portlandia Activity Book so we can all just get along.

The cards are full of great starter lines like “I used to think gender was binary”, and this cue which is sure to stop a conversation with any hipster instantly- “Do you have time to hear about all my accomplishments?”

-Via 22 Words


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Scottish Batman Wears the Batsuit "Regimental Style"

(Image: Pandyland/Andy Pandy)

They say that no true Scotsman wears underwear beneath his kilt. To do so would be indecent. But the truth is that it is not the underwear (or lack thereof) that defines the Scotsman. It is what he does while wearing his kilt that makes him a Scotsman.


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Super Mario Bros Theme Song on Wine Glasses

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Dan Newbie uses 48 water glasses, two pencils, and a frying pan to play the Super Mario Bros Theme. You know the music, and this version is super-pleasant to listen to. -via Tastefully Offensive


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Dr. Seuss Peeps

Peeps are in season and there’s no bag limit, so eat as many as you can. 2 years ago, to mark the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Michelle Clausen of Sugar Swings made these Peeps decorated with characters from his books.

-via Between the Pages

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Cast Care Rap

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A Staff Sergeant/Orthopedic Specialist at a military hospital teaches a little little girl how to deal with wearing a cast by delivering the instructions in rap form. The adults around her seem to be more impressed than the patient, but she’s young. For all she knows, singing medics could be common. Or maybe she's in pain, poor kid. But the rhymes, even when they don’t quite rhyme, are a great way to remember what he’s told you! -via reddit


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Incredible Photo: Snake Eats Centipede, Then Centipede Eats Snake

(Photo: Ecologia Montenegrina)

The snake saw the centipede as a large meal. The centipede returned the favor.

A herpetologist in Macedonia found this unusual scene on Golem Grad, an island in that nation also known as "Snake Island." A study published by Dragan Arsovski and his colleagues describes it. They suspect that a female nose-horned viper tried to eat a centipede. It got the centipede down its throat, but the centipede fought back, eventually killing the snake.

Then the centipede, sort of like Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption, began to eat its way out of the snake. The centipede almost succeeded, breaking free from the snake's body, when the snake's venom finally killed it.

Rest in peace, centipede. We admire your grit.

-via Popular Science


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Sillof Does The Awesomes

Master figure builder Sillof was commissioned by Mike Shoemaker and Seth Meyers to make figures of the characters in the Hulu series The Awesomes. They, along with Lorne Michaels, produce the show, which stars Seth Meyers, Bill Hader, Rashida Jones, Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Rachel Dratch, Kenan Thompson, and Ike Barinholtz. The action figures were to be given to the cast as gifts. Sillof blended the animated likenesses with the real actors behind the characters in his design. See all of the individual character figures at his site, and you may be able to pick out who plays who, even if you haven’t seen The Awesomes. -Thanks, Sillof!  

See also: More pop culture action figures by Sillof.


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Follow The White Rabbit


Follow the White Rabbit by Gil

Follow NeatoShop artist Gil down the rabbit hole and find a wealth of curiouser and curioser designs! But first, check out his Facebook and Tumblr!

More wonderful art at Gil's NeatoShop:

Dragon Punch What's This? Chromon Mushroom City

View more designs by Gil | More Funny T-shirts | New T-Shirts

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Cadbury Creme Egg Toad-in-a-Hole

Fry an egg inside a hole cut into a slice of bread. The result looks something like this. Some people call this dish an “egg in a basket,” a “one-eyed jack,” or a “bird in a nest.” But I was raised in the South, where we learn to speak English properly, so I call it a “toad-in-a-hole.”

Here’s a great variation for Easter. Jessie Oleson Moore made this sweet version by chilling a Cadbury Creme Egg, then frying it in a slice of pound cake. What a brilliant idea!

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Lo Lo Lo Lo Lohan: Zach Anner Songified

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Zach Anner’s latest project is a workout series called Workout Wednesday, and episode #12 was particularly popular. The Gregory Brothers got hold of Anner’s video and songified it with AutoTune, with the result being this silly song about Lindsey Lohan and how a show on the Oprah Winfrey Network sets you up for life. Anyone who’s followed Zach Anner knows what a joke that is. Anner’s response to the video:

I endorse  this track 1,000%! I've been a fan of the Gregory for years so this is one of the coolest things that has ever happened in the history of mankind! Period.

People sometimes have the misconception that if something simply involves a person with a disability, that it MUST be making fun of people with disabilities. That's just backwards and dismissive. What we actually have here is a ridiculous but positive message transformed into one of the sickest dance anthems to ever blow out your Macbook Air speakers.

Turn down the drama. Pump up the jam.

...(mic drop)

If you want a track to work out to, this is available at iTunes.  -via Viral Viral Videos

Previously: More from Zach Anner


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Ramen Chicken Wings


(Photo: Hot Sauce and Panko)

Hot Sauce and Panko, an eatery in the Richmond district of San Francisco, has a menu that doesn’t make any sense but also makes total sense.

(Note that the menu link above is NSFW for nudity, which is something that I never thought that I’d have to say about a restaurant menu page. IHOP certainly does not have this problem.)

At Hot Sauce and Panko, you can eat chicken wings in a variety of flavors, such as Kentucky bourbon/sorghum teriyaki and sriracha caramel. There are several different waffle sandwiches, including macaroni and cheese with Black Forest ham and chili cheese fries.

But the grand prize for culinary originality must go to the ramen-coated chicken wings. I have no information to offer about them, except that I really want to eat some.

-via Foodiggity

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TL;DR Wikipedia

If you think the articles in Wikipedia are too long to read, there’s a new Tumblr ready to enlighten you on all manner of subjects. TL;DR Wikipedia bills itself as “Wikipedia condensed for your pleasure.” It’s a hoot! Some of the entries are even funnier than these; I picked out a few that lacked objectionable language to show here. Otherwise the air conditioner entry would be at the top. My accountant would disagree about the last one, though, at least in my case. -via Metafilter


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Corrupted Coloring Book Pages

Coloring Book Corruptions is a delightful demonstration of what happens when you combine a sick mind and children’s entertainment. The anonymous artist adds his/her drawings, but alsoinvites you to submit your own.

Content warning: some of the drawings are disturbing. And I mean more so than the examples that you see here.


-via Pleated Jeans


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Cthulhu Awakes!

Whew! We dodged a bullet there! The apocalypse has been postponed to an undetermined date. This world-saving vision is brought to you by John McNamee of Pie Comics.


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The Best Beaver Experience of My Life

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John Cena got the opportunity to watch -and record- a family of beavers repairing their lodge right in front of him. They were in a hurry to get as much done as possible before the nighttime cold set in, and demonstrated exactly where the phrase “busy as a beaver” came from. The excited commentary is priceless! -via Metafilter

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The Soft Sculpture Works Of Mister Finch

Mister Finch creates soft sculptures which look like they're part of an otherworldly natural history museum collection, from a dimension where the flora and fauna are all made out of fabric.

Massive insects with textile wings, fabric birds with wire talons trapped in glass display domes, and linen plants with muted color palettes are all on display in Mister Finch's imaginative tableaus, taking the viewer on a trip into a purely fabric-ated realm created by that great big sewing machine in the sky.

-Via Juxtapoz


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Netflix Goes to Prom

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Chicago teenager Muthana Sweis Tweeted Netflix and playfully asked the company to go to the prom with him. Surprisingly, Netflix took him up on his offer. No, they didn’t go as a date -Sweis had a date. But Netflix fixed him up good, with movie-themed gear to take him and his date in style. Sweis selected a James Bond tuxedo and a car and driver straight out of Grease. See? It doesn't hurt to ask! He was the big man at the prom, with cameras following him around. A good time was had by all. -via Time Newsfeed


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Stanley Kubrick's Daughter Photographs Life With Her Famous Father

Stanley Kubrick had a young lady overseeing productions such as 2001 and The Shining, but she wasn’t a producer or any real part of the production, at least not until she grew up.

The she we're speaking of is Stanley’s daughter Vivian, and her photographic documentation of life on the sets of her father’s films give us a rare glimpse behind the scenes of Kubrick's films and into his personal life.

Vivian clearly enjoyed being part of the action, so much so that she grew up to create Making "The Shining" documentary for the BBC and wrote the score for Full Metal Jacket, among her many other contributions, but the focus here is on her photography, which she has been sharing via Twitter as a tribute to her cinematic life with Stanley.

You can read more about Vivian Kubrick and the role she played in her father's films over at Dangerous Minds, and you can view a small collection of Vivian's photographs at Imgur.


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Free Hugs


Free Hugs by Amanda Flagg

Now who doesn't like free hugs? NeatoShop artist Amanda Flagg wants to give you a loving embrace with this neat T-shirt design.

Be sure to visit Amanda's Facebook and Twitter, then mosey on over to her NeatoShop for more lovingly drawn designs:

Wizards Only, Fools Chocolate Chipster Garden Chick One Million Years Dungeon

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Baby Hummingbirds in the Nest



This may be your best chance of seeing a hummingbird look big, but it’s all relative, as their nests are tiny. Redditor freebaer noticed a hummingbird had built a nest by his front door, so he took plenty of pictures. You can follow the sequence as the tiny eggs hatched and the birds grew, but don’t miss the very last image. As a bonus, he added a link to a video that shows how baby hummingbirds poop without making a mess. Or at least, without making a mess in the nest.

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3D Printed Stop Motion Short - Bears On Stairs

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Bears on Stairs isn't a high concept art piece, or a stop motion short that features revolutionary digital techniques or a highly detailed puppet cast. It's a simple short which showcases a simple idea that is sure to be imitated by many animators to come.

DBLG has come up with a rather ingenious way to create a stop motion short with the help of 3D modeling/animation software and a 3D printer- they created the bear character and the stairs using 3D animation software, animated the bear walking up the stairs then printed out each element frame by frame.

It may not be the most efficient way to create a stop motion short, but Bears on Stairs is a good example of how 3D printing can be integrated into a traditional artform like stop motion animation.

-Via AnimalNY


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Pool Illusion Carpet

Amsterdam artist Jeroen Bisscheroux created an art installation called POOL loss of color. It’s a 25x50-foot carpet designed with the illusion of a deep and almost-empty pool. The genius of this illusion is that you can see the “depth” of the pool from several angles. It was on display at Grand Front Osaka in March. See more pictures, including some that show how the work was created, at Japan Trends. -via Laughing Squid


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Artist Unveils Final Design For Edgar Allan Poe Statue

Sculptor Stefanie Rocknak was chosen out of 265 artists to create a commemorative statue of Edgar Allan Poe to go up in the Boston neighborhood where he was born, and she has just unveiled the final design of her amazing statue.

The incredibly detailed and lifelike sculpture will be used as the basis for a bronze statue to go up on the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street on October 5, 2014, an area commonly referred to as "Edgar Allan Poe Square".

Here's what Stefanie has to say about her awesome statue design:

I propose to cast a life-size figure of Poe in bronze. Just off the train, the figure would be walking south towards his place of birth, where his mother and father once lived. Poe, with a trunk full of ideas—and worldwide success—is finally coming home. His expression is complex. He is determined and his stride is decisive. His face reflects a mixture of pain, anger and sadness, and from some angles, a subtle sense of hope. As he walks towards Carver Street, he openly dismisses what is behind him with his left hand; the Frogpondians to the north. Boston is not claiming Poe, Poe is claiming Boston. To punctuate this, he leaves a literal paper trail behind him. He has not only left his mark on the world, he has left it on the city of his birth. His ideas are jumping off the page and cascading out of his trunk; a heart lies just behind him, and an oversized Raven explodes to the south. The Raven, which has become symbolic of Poe’s brooding creative spirit, visually reflects Poe; his coat mimics the raven’s wing, and, like a bird, Poe is slightly pigeon-toed. They are one, heading up-wind towards their final resting place.

-Via Nerd Approved


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Dog Summoned to Jury Duty

Pictured above is IV Griner, a German Shepherd in New Jersey. Recently, her human, Barrett Griner IV, found a jury duty summons in his mail. It wasn't for him, but the dog

(Photos: Barrett Griner IV)

An official with the Cumberland County court system said that this was the result of a computer error. Given the similarity between the names of the dog and human, it's an understandable one. The computer probably snatched up Griner's name and enumeration from available records, then reversed them. 

Will IV have to serve on a jury? That's unclear, but Griner (the human) suggests that his dog would be a good pick to serve on a cat burglary case.

Maybe. This cat, who was summoned for jury duty and not excused for being a cat may also be a good pick.

-via Dave Barry

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World’s Toughest Job

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A company interviews people via computer for a fake job. This is a tough job, the kind where you’re always on call, carrying a lot of responsibility, no breaks, no vacations, no holidays, and no pay. Would you sign up for a job like that? Of course not! Or maybe you would… because you can probably see the end of this one coming. It’s an ad, too, but don’t let that spoil your enjoyment of this prank. -via Viral Viral Videos


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Footage Of The First Legoland Park Opening In 1968

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LEGO was a relatively unknown company in America circa 1968, but in Billund, Denmark they were already constructing the very first Legoland, which attracted over 600,000 visitors in its first year alone.

The power of those little building blocks was put on display in the form of highly detailed scale models- miniature towns, environments and landmarks populated the ten acre theme park and showed that LEGO bricks were more than just toys.

It's interesting to see how the LEGO empire has grown over the last fifty years, and the original Legoland revealed in this vintage footage is a far cry from the chain of LEGO theme parks we know today.

-Via Topless Robot


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Name the Baby, Redux

Back in 2008, we posted a notice that Jason Morrison and his wife were having a baby and taking votes from internet users on what to name the child. Five and half years later, they have a daughter named Athena, and are expecting another baby! Once again, they are asking for your help to name the child, but there are a couple of differences. 1. They know this one is a boy, and 2. they are paying for the votes this time around.

My wife and I (along with some other Googlers) have pledged to donate $1 for each vote –   see details in the FAQ.  For $1, Save the Children can provide one complete polio vaccination course for a child.  Just by voting, you will be helping a child in need.  If you would like to join us and donate $1 of your own, please go to this OneToday campaign.  Google OneToday makes donating to a good cause easy and fun.

As you might be able to tell from that paragraph alone, Jason works for Google. Read the rest of the story (and vote) at his blog.

See more about baby and kids at NeatoBambino

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Nic Cage's Encounters With The Animal Kingdom

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Nicolas Cage has a reputation for being a bit of a wild man, and when he gets that smile on his face and a mad look in his eyes you know the crazed critter that lurks inside him is about to be set free. Maybe that's why Nic has so many strange encounters with animals- they see him as one of their own.

Recently Nicolas Cage went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and talked about some of the encounters he’s had over the years with wild animals, from an ankle biting bandicoot to a meeting with a great white shark.

-Via Gossip Cop

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The Cherry Blossom Observation Treehouse

Sure, it's all about smelling the roses, but blooming cherry blossoms are all about looks, not their smell. That's why the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum of Hokuto, Japan hired Architect Terunobu Fujimori to create this stunning viewing area to take full advantage of the seasonal blooms.

On the outside, the treehouse looks like a building from a fairy tale, but on the inside, it is simple and modern, which makes it a perfect setting to enjoy a cup of tea while sipping in the stunning scenery outside the window.

Learn more about the project and see more pictures at Homes and Hues: The Best Way to Stop and Take In the Cherry Blossoms


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Thorio


Thorio by c0y0te7

The god of thunder ain't got nothing on this plumber dude ... and forget mystery boxes, he smashes barrels - just how many pop culture reference can NeatoShop artist c0y0te7 fit into this awesome design?

Visit c0y0te7's official website, Facebook and Twitter, then click on over to his NeatoShop for more smashing designs:

Mamma Miaaa! Flower Power Fire Ball Up Dead TreeForce Memory Site

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