Superheroes are a sexy bunch, there's no doubt about it, but having sex with a superhero seems like a task best left up to other superfolks.
For our normal human bodies are fragile, and probably wouldn't be able to withstand a physical encounter with some super strong, super fast and/or super thick skinned individual.
But if you're trying to get down and dirty with The Hulk or The Thing you might find them too embarrassed to return your advances- because the jury's still out on whether they have genitalia in their non-human forms.
On the other hand, Rogue of the X-Men is anatomically correct, but touching her bare skin can cause power loss, permanent memory loss or death. She's hot but she ain't that hot!
Saturday morning cartoon show theme songs are the songs that played in our heads when we were kids, the catchy and well crafted tunes that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.
Just thinking about shows like Muppet Babies, Scooby Doo Where Are You?, Thundercats, Hong Kong Phooey or Josie and the Pussycats makes the theme song come to mind, demonstrating the power of the cartoon theme song.
In 1995 MCA released an album called Saturday Morning Cartoons' Greatest Hits featuring The Ramones, Sublime, Liz Phair, Helmet and Reverend Horton Heat covering cartoon theme songs, and those childhood tunes were changed forever- in a good way.
The album also came with this full length home video, featuring all of the music videos for the songs on the album as well as Drew Barrymore and her friends reacting to each video while looking all alt 90s.
TaylorMadeClips has created a bunch of "blueberry inflation" videos featuring a woman being transformed into a blueberry out of the blue, and surprisingly only a few of them are overtly NSFW.
And while these videos aren't exactly porn there's definitely something sick and smutty about them, so if you ever meet a self-professed fan of "blueberry inflation" tell them "You get nothing! Good day sir!"
Only superfans know every single thing Jim Henson created during his storied career, but in this case ignorance is a good thing- because it gives the rest of us an excuse to look into his lesser known creations.
You may remember the Swedish Chef endorsed Cröonchy Stars cereal released in the late 80s, but I had no idea the cereal was actually created by Henson and art director Michael Frith.
Although he's best known for his puppets Jim started out as a cartoonist, and some of Henson's earliest illustrative work can be seen in his comic strip Pierre the French Rat, which was printed in his high school yearbook. (See full sized image here)
Henson was a huge fan of comic strips, so he helped create a pilot for a TV adaptation of the popular Parker and Hart strip The Wizard of Id, but networks took so long to pick up the series Jim had already moved on to making Sesame Street.
It's really impressive to see how much expression Ricky is able to put into little Chopsy's performance of Rush's "Tom Sawyer", and I'm really surprised Chopsy hasn't been offered a recording contract yet!
Halloween parties have changed quite a bit over the last decade due to the mainstreaming of geek culture, and now instead of a few fanboys and fangirls dressing geeky for the party every Tom, Dick and Harry comes as Clark Kent.
This geeky costume overload tends to make nerds rage, but they get their revenge by showing up in a clever costume that stands out in a sea of Harleys, Deadpools and random comic book movie characters.
So if you head out to a Halloween party this year don't be surprised if you see lots of the same super suits and trendy pop culture costumes, but if you want to stand out don't dress up at all!
For some, cosplay is all about becoming the character they're portraying through costume and attitude. But a select segment of the cosplay community tries to create perfectly accurate interpretations of the source material.
These amazingly accurate cosplayers are sticklers for detail and strive for realism, and the end result is a cosplay dream come true!
Whether they're trying to bring the character to life in a realistic way, like this Piper from Fallout 4 cosplay by ladylorethia.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard a Pogo remix, so it’s extra-special that his new one is Star Trek themed! It’s a remix of sounds from Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Brent Spider as Data. Even though it’s rendered as nonsense, you’d recognize those voices anywhere, wouldn’t you? And we even get to see Pogo!
The track opens with the Klingon Victory Song, followed by a remix of Data singing Che Gelida Manina in the episode 'In Theory'. This episode was the first ever to be directed by Patrick Stewart and I didn't realize this until after the track was finished.
I sourced the Ben Nye makeup that was used to turn Spiner into Data, and a replica of the iconic Star Fleet uniform. Unfortunately I couldn't get the contact lenses in and I could only get the uniform in red, so I spent a huge amount of time changing the colour of my eyes and uniform in post.
Pogo is the professional name of Nick Bertke, whom we’ve featured many times before. -Thanks, Øystein Dale!
The thousands of frames that make up a TV show are edited together into an episode in order to tell a cohesive story to the audience, so it's not really fair to make assumptions about the show based on a single frame.
But the internet is full of people with really strong opinions about shows they've never seen, and if you post a single frame screenshot from a show and ask them to explain what's going on they'll answer.
And sometimes their responses actually sound like an episode of the show, which means these people are lying when they say they've never watched the show or the show was written via algorithm.
The human body is like a supervillain's laboratory, and once you figure out how to keep the fluids from exploding everywhere you start to realize what that walking lab of yours can do.
It creates fearsome imagination monsters to keep us up at night, hormones that turn hairless kids into shaggy beasts, and various unpleasant substances which can be used as girlfriend repellant.
Once we've learned how to use our labs to further our plans for world domination we're hit with another villainous twist- lab rental fees, energy costs and the debt incurred when we decided to expand our lab's database.
Nicolas Cage is a hero created by the people for the people, and whether you're a fan or a super fan you have to admit one thing- Nic Cage is quite a character both on and off the screen.
Nic's latest fictional life will play out in the new movie Army of One, in which he stars as Gary Faulkner- an unemployed weirdo who hears the voice of god telling him to go capture Bin Laden. (Barely NSFW due to language)
Army of One is loosely based on the true story of "Rocky Mountain Rambo" Gary Faulkner, who claims he went to Pakistan eleven times to hunt Bin Laden before being arrested by Pakistani police. Sounds a little too sane for a Nic Cage role...
This frightful factoid video by Looper reveals what could have become of the Camp Crystal Lake killer, and how all of the iconic pieces such as the mask, the spooky sound and the mommy lovin' backstory fell into place.
Everyone loves a pinata -they're one of the only things in life that reward you for smashing them into bits. Oh, and they're symbols of innocent childhood fun. No matter what you love about pinatas, this pinata rug for sale on Etsy is sure to brighten your heart as it spruces up your home. Of course, in this case I don't recommend smashing it open, but that's ok because the body is already pre-squished for you.
You'd think his honorary status as one of the Super Mario Bros. would make him a more popular character, but instead his name is forgotten, his manhood is questioned, and he ends up looking for love in all the wrong places.
It's not Luigi's fault that he's one of the most underrated and misunderstood characters in video games, the developers at Nintendo never seem to know what to do when a game involves Mario and Luigi too.
As a rule superheroes don't kill unless it's absolutely necessary, and writers have been using this moral dilemma to their advantage from the very beginning.
In fact, so many story arcs would have ended before they even began if superheroes would just kill the bad guys and get it over with, but heroes are more likely to kill one of their own than their wicked foes.
Wolverine is often seen as a savage fellow and therefore has no problem killing his foes, but one kill definitely weighs heavy on his conscience- the time he had to kill Jean Grey.
Jean Grey was resurrected by the Phoenix Force hoping to become Dark Phoenix once again, but this time Jean was prepared to fight the Phoenix- with a little help from Wolverine.
Logan was forced to kill the woman he loved over and over again, weakening the Phoenix Force so Jean could separate herself from it, and all he knew was murdering Jean Grey was the only way to save her from that cosmic force.
Wolverine isn't the only superhero who has killed a loved one- Namor the Sub-Mariner was also forced to kill his lady love for the greater good.
But Wolverine isn't the only hero who had to kill the love of his life for the greater good- Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner
It seems his beloved Marrina's alien DNA had a very strange reaction when she became pregnant with Namor's child- the pregnancy transformed her into a gigantic sea creature.
Namor was forced to do the "right" thing by using the Black Knight's Ebony Blade to slay Marrina, which may have contributed to Namor's anti-hero conversion.
Suspension of disbelief has its limits, and movies like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises have such ridiculous plot elements that viewers can't help but be put off by these oversights.
Let's start with The Avengers- why did Loki enlist the services of an alien army with soldiers wearing armor normal arrows can go right through and gigantic creatures Hulk, Iron Man and Thor crush with ease?
You'd think feuding with his brother would have given Loki some insight into the kind of army he'd need to beat his bro's squad, but maybe he just didn't feel like putting in the work?
But the winner of the "WTF kinda plan was that?" award goes to Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, who had the chance to kill Batman once and for all but decided to give him the old "let's see you get outta that one!" routine instead.
Apparently Bane's hell bent on the destruction of Gotham, but he won't push that button before he gives some speeches and properly builds suspense!
Gamers think about lots of things while playing Final Fantasy IX, things like "when will I level up?", "where can I find some phoenix downs so my party doesn't wipe?" and "how do you pronounce that name?".
But nobody ever wonders how the poor townspeople feel about our heroes waltzing in to their homes and places of business and brazenly ripping off their hard earned Gil.
Maybe this comic by Julia Lepetit will make gamers stop and think about how those poor NPCs feel when we steal from them...just kidding, who gives a crap about those digital losers!
When kids sit down to play a video game they have little to no expectations, no goals in mind and no emotional attachment to their save file.
As gamers grow older they become more serious about gaming, and the innocent fun of youth is transformed into a more tense and regimented form of fun.
So why do video games stop having the same effect they had on us when we were kids?
Mark Serrels of Kotaku Australia was inspired to write about the merits of child's play by his son's enthusiasm for all things Mario, and his hilarious account really makes you think about the way we adult gamers play.
"I have learned a lot about video games from my three-year-old son who loves Super Mario 3D World more than I love any non-sentient object in this universe. Some of it is actually interesting.
The way children consume things is otherworldly. You or I — adult people — are content to play or watch something once – two or three times if we’re big fans. But there’s a diminishing return here. You don’t get the same pleasure the third or fourth time. At the very least it’s a different experience."
Bizarre and Scientology go together like Hare Krishnas and tambourines, but if you think Tom Cruise and John Travolta were better off after they joined the Church of Scientology then you won't like the rest of this post.
Because we're gonna gaze at the ridiculous engram-implanting images found in the 1994 Scientology Handbook and have a good laugh, which is the only sane reaction to these pics when they're viewed out of context.
I'm sure there's a simple, or overly complicated and super sci-fi, explanation for each image contained in the Scientology Handbook, but we don't have the time or money needed to fully understand these "truths".
So we'll just continue to imagine what the hell these images mean, and since imagination is a key component of Scientology that's sorta like being a full-fledged member of the Church, right? *wink*
Pixar movies like UP, Toy Story and The Incredibles aren't quite as whitewashed and G-rated as their Disney cousins, but they're still kept family friendly and pure to maximize box office revenue.
They accomplish this by simply omitting any content that could be construed as mature and change the rating, such as Mr. and Mrs. Incredible's morning ritual of fooling around before breakfast.
If that scene had been included in the film parents would've had to discuss this delicate issue with their kids on the way home, and we can't have cartoons forcing parents to give the sex talk, now can we?
But humans aren't the only ones who get edited in Pixar films, check out this deleted scene from UP showing Dug's romantic side.
That scene would have been too disturbing for all viewers, so it's a good thing we can still look at Dug without thinking about him humpi.....never mind, that illustration by Paul Westover has taken away Dug's innocence, now hasn't it? Sorry Dug!
The castaways on Gilligan's Island claim to have kept no secrets from us or each other, but even the innocent looking star of the show has been hiding a secret all these years- because his name was originally supposed to be Willy Gilligan.
The name Willy never came up in the show, and Bob Denver insisted Gilligan's first name was Gilligan forever after the show, but Sherwood Schwartz named the character "Willy Gilligan" in the original treatment.
Schwartz came up with Gilligan's Island while at college, and originally intended the show to be a "social microcosm and a metaphorical shaming of world politics in the sense that when necessary for survival, yes we can all get along.”
Even the name of the ship was meant to make a statement, as the S.S. Minnow was named after the head of the FCC- because show creator Sherwood Schwartz hated him and felt like he was sinking the entire television industry.
Who says a silly TV sitcom can't have depth and make a bold statement?
Comic books and video games often fail to make a love connection, and while movie and TV show adaptations keep getting better video game adaptations almost always fall short of super.
But every once in a while a great comic book game like Deadpool, the Batman Arkham series or Injustice: Gods Among Us comes along and renews our faith in the medium.
So maybe game designers should focus on making character or team specific games that aren't just a direct movie adaptation, because characters like Batgirl, Moon Knight and Cyborg are dying for their own game!
Nerdmuch? put together this list of 20 Superheroes Who Need Their Own Game, and while it has some good picks I think their list is missing three superheroic names in need of a game- The Tick, Howard the Duck and Lobo!
They say when there is no more room in hell the dead will walk the earth, but in the meanwhile, a few if their hands may rise up through the ground in this great ring. The foggy ground setting and black, rotting hands make the ring a perfect accessory for both Halloween and for George Romero fans everywhere. If you want a Halloween ring that's maybe not quite so creepy, this jack-o-lantern one is a good alternative.