Poster for Kenobi

Since Disney is doing standalone movie in years between episodes of the main Star Wars saga, fans are itching for a movie about Obi-Wan Kenobi. After all, he spent almost twenty years on Tatooine waiting for young Luke to grow up enough to take up arms against the Sith. Tom Lathom-Sharp (SirJediPanda) pictures it as a spaghetti Western in a poster he designed for Kenobi, directed by George Miller and starring Ewan McGregor.

It makes plenty of sense. Obi-Wan would have started out his exile on the inhospitable desert planet in a fury of frustration over the destruction of the Jedi order. We can picture him drinking his sorrows away in some wretched hive of scum and villainy until some injustice causes him to lash out in anger with his lightsaber and Jedi training. Since George Miller directs, there would be a manic chase scene across the desert or two. There could even be a romance somewhere. Obi-Wan could have had all manner of adventures before settling down to become the strange old hermit Ben Kenobi. If you want to see who else stars in this film, you can see the poster full-size at imgur.

I want to watch this movie now. Alas, we don't yet know what standalone movie will come after the Han Solo prequel in 2018. -via Boing Boing


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'Tom Waits For No One'- An Obscure Animated Short From 1979 Starring Tom Waits

You'd think an Oscar-winning animated short starring Tom Waits would be well known in certain circles, especially when it's entitled "Tom Waits For No One".

But it appears this 1979 short by The Lyon Lamb Company was hiding out on the edge of the pop culture infosphere waiting to reappear and blow our minds.

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Here's a little background on this obscure animated short:

“Tom Waits for No One” is the title of an absolutely amazing animated short that was made in 1979 by the Lyon Lamb company, the Oscar-winning technological innovators behind the Lyon Lamb Video Animation System which allowed animators to see immediate pencil tests of something without having to shoot it on film.

Through a series of lucky events (seeing Tom Waits in his memorable TV appearance on Fernwood 2Night, then a few weeks later noticing Waits’ name on the marquee of the Roxy nightclub after a screening of Close Encounters of the Third Kind was sold out), John Lamb came to direct Waits in a rotoscoped animation for his song “The One That Got Away” to demonstrate their new device for the film industry.

Over thirteen hours of video was shot and edited down to 5,500 frames, which were then individually re-drawn and hand-painted onto celluloid acetate. What today would take a comparatively trivial amount of time then took the best in the business about six months of hard work.

adly, the impressive short had few outlets for people to see it, preceding MTV as it did by just a few years. The film remained in obscurity until it was uploaded to YouTube a few years back, and Lamb—who kept nearly all of the film’s elements safely stored away—started a Kickstarter to fund a remastering in modern day video resolution. There’s also a book, Tom Waits for No One: The Illustrated Scrapbook, that was published in 2014.

Read 'Tom Waits For No Man': Obscure Oscar-Winning Animated Music Video From 1979 here


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Fun Easter Eggs Hidden Inside of Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Ride

Guardians of the Galaxy fans have been super excited about the recently open ride over at Disney's California Adventure, but whether you have visited or not, you still should know about some of the amazing Easter eggs hidden in the line for the ride that are great for both Disney fans and Marvel fans alike. Many of these secrets are well hidden, but if you read this Travel and Leisure article, you'll at least know what to keep an eye out for. 

The list has 25 Easter eggs, so you might not be able to remember them all, but it's still a great thing to read before your next trip to Anaheim. 


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Stanley Kubrick Talks About Growing Up As A Misfit In This Cool Video

You can learn a lot about a person by examining their childhood roots, because all the good and bad things that happened to us when we were kids have an impact on who we are and what we do for the rest of our lives.

Stanley Kubrick was a school misfit who had "few intellectual interests" as a child and claims he didn't read a book for pleasure until after graduating from high school.

But when he discovered photography around age thirteen his artistic mind began to flourish, and he set his mind on becoming a professional photographer- which eventually led to him becoming a visionary film director.

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This video by The Solomon Society features a lost recording of Kubrick talking about his childhood, and how photography helped him move past his misfit phase.

-Via GeekTyrant


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A Game Where You Slap A Watermelon To Learn About The Horror Of Being A Watermelon

The Melon Game Jam started out as an inside joke among the game developers who attended A MAZE 2016 and became a delicious reality one year later, producing watermelon-themed video games for a fruit hungry world.

But one standout title from the Melon Jam actually uses a watermelon as a controller- 'The Story of The Revolutionary Watermelon That Wanted To Live Free as a Bird and Learned How To Escape' by SpaceBackyard.

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This crazy strange game stars a sentient watermelon who tries to escape its fruity fate by hopping to freedom, which usually doesn't end well for the watermelon:

The music and sound design is ominous and your efforts are mostly futile, sort of like if you replaced the protagonist in one of Playdead’s game’s with a watermelon; Limbo but for sentient produce.

All you can do as the watermelon is hop, and roll where you will, but the input is finicky, leading to chaos. If you’re not hopping enough, you’ll get snagged on a branch or stuck in a gully, but spam the jump command too much and you’ll eventually explode.

In order to debut their game in style at the Melon Jam SpaceBackyard replaced the keyboard with an actual watermelon, forcing players to slap the fruit if they wanted to play. Ethan Gach of Kotaku spoke to the creators to find out how they turned a watermelon into a game controller:

“Just some days ago we tried to put up something from scratch with the components found at home,” they told me in an email. “Technically speaking, it’s a really simple Arduino custom circuit and code based on a vibration sensor attached to a 100% real watermelon.” The sensor then connects to the computer and inputs the jump command every time a player slaps it. The hardest part, they said, was choosing the right watermelon.

“That road test was very useful to understand how people interact with a watermelon and how long it lasts,” they said. I asked them why they went to all the trouble though.

“Why not! Slapping a watermelon is so fun!”

You can too can try living a short and thankless life as a watermelon over at the game’s itch.io page, and once Space Backyard releases their diagram and code, you can even play it using your very own watermelon.

-Via Kotaku


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Fun Robot

In my experience robots aren't any fun to hang out with because they try too hard to please humans and they don't get any of my jokes, but robot friendship experiences may vary.

It's cool if you want to hang out with a robot, I definitely won't judge, but watch out for robots who drink beer- because the booze has fried their circuits, so they may go a little haywire. Such shocking behavior! (Comic via Poorly Drawn Lines)

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


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Awesome Fan Art Offers A Detailed Look At Finn And Jake's Tree Fort

Adventure Time takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, and yet the heroes Finn and Jake don't live like wastelanders- they live in a sweet Tree Fort with many of the amenities of a modern home.

They've got a BMO that plays movies and games, a full kitchen, a fireplace to keep the Fort warm when the Ice King puts a chill in the air, a really cool elevator and a few storage rooms for their treasure hoard.

But rather than me telling you all about Finn & Jake's awesome Tree Fort why don't you take a look at this amazing illustration by Max Degtyarev and check the whole place out for yourself!

See full size illustration here

-Via GeekTyrant


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The Lonely Lady- Worst Film Of All Time Or Trash Cinema Masterpiece?

Bad movies far outnumber the good, but to earn the title "worst film of all time" you've gotta really smut it up, leaving viewers feeling forever unclean by taking trash cinema to the bottom of the heap.

As far as I can tell The Lonely Lady isn't quite that bad, since it doesn't include gratuitous gore, racism, animal abuse or any of the other trashy elements filmmakers love to include to shock the audience.

But the film does include Pia Zadora as an aspiring screenwriter who gets literally and figuratively screwed by showbiz, and Ray Liotta appears as a rapist in one of his first roles.

According to Christian McLaughlin of Dangerous Minds The Lonely Lady is smutty enough to make audiences feel dirty after watching, but his grandma actually bought him a ticket to the movie back in '83 so how bad can it be?

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Now, nearly 34 years after its initial release in theaters, The Lonely Lady is available on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory so you can decide for yourself whether it truly is "the worst film of all time".

But, in case you're still wondering what to expect, here's a taste:

8. Pia’s brilliant writer character is named “Jerilee Randall.”  Jerilee Randall!

7. Jerilee’s attempt to get her indecently too-old, impotent and obscenely hairy-backed husband hard by cooing “Gently, gently”. 

6.  Instead of the luscious bi-sexy babes of Cinemax, the lesbos here are all repulsive predatory gargoyles, like the long-breasted bikini-clad matron in the hot tub who purrs the horrendously looped pick-up line “It’s wonderfully relaxing!” 

5.  The lesbian Italian movie star (who tricks Jerilee into a threesome with her toad of a husband) is cross-eyed, but her nipples point in different directions, too.

4.  Post-threesome, Jerilee is so disgusted with herself she showers with her clothes on and promptly suffers a nervous breakdown. 

3.  The best nervous breakdown scene EVER, in which the keys of Jerilee’s typewriter become the faces of her tormentors, before rising from the keyboard into a swirl of mocking sound-bytes and cheesy shattering optical effects. 

Read 'The Lonely Lady': Worst Film Of All Time Or Filthy Masterpiece Of Trash Cinema? You Decide! here


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How To Make Air Powered Blood Squibs For Gunshot Special Effects

Squib is a fun word to say, and squibs are fun to talk about because their name sounds so funny people can't help but ask "what the hell is a squib?!" when they hear it said aloud.

But filmmakers know squib isn't just a funny word- it's the secret to making gunshot effects look realistic on camera.

This tutorial video by John P. Hess of Filmmaker IQ shares a brief history of the squib and shows us how we can make our own air powered blood packs on a backyard movie budget.

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-Via Laughing Squid


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Watch Kylo Ren Use Your ASMR Triggers To Interrogate You

So far Kylo Ren hasn't been the most interesting Sith in the Star Wars universe, and his angsty and whiny personality leaves a lot to be desired.

Kylo's so annoying, in fact, that the whole thing may be an act used to drive his enemies crazy and get his captives to confess. Maybe he's perfecting some sort of whine-based ASMR technique to use on any Rebel scum he captures?

(YouTube Link)

Nah, he's just a whiny brat with a dark side, but this parody video by Auralnauts shows us what it might look like if Kylo Ren used ASMR triggers during an interrogation. It's surprisingly soothing!

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


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World 1-1 From Super Mario Bros. Recreated As First Person Augmented Reality Game

World 1-1, aka the first level in Super Mario Bros., is one of the most iconic levels in video game history, and even those who have never played the game know how the level looks.

Mario comes bouncing in, smooshes a Goomba then starts punching bricks, discovering tiny Mario can't break through the brick blocks until he eats a mushroom that makes him tall.

This iconic level has been recreated by artists and game designers many times before, but this is the first time World 1-1 has been recreated in augmented reality, allowing designer/coder Abhishek Singh to play in Central Park.

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Abhishek used Unity3D to create the game and wore a Microsoft HoloLens rig to play the game, and the Mario costume Abhishek wore was purely optional but appreciated!

-Via Laughing Squid


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Wil Wheaton Is Reunited With His Wesley Crusher Uniform 30 Years Later

Wil Wheaton has had to come to terms with the fact that no matter what else he does as an actor he will always be known for playing Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

But at least he's known for playing a good role on a legendary show, so he can be proud of the role he's best known for, and Wil has definitely embraced his TNG past and ain't afraid to revel in his gloriously nerdy roots.

A few years back he was reunited with the original sweater he wore on the show back in 1987, and now he has been reunited with Wesley's actual uniform from the show.

Maybe it's time for a TNG reunion special?

-Via Fashionably Geek


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The Answers To Famously Unsolved Movie & TV Mysteries

It's not always a bad thing for a movie or TV series to leave us with a head full of questions, and it can be fun to speculate and answer these burning questions by imagining our own storylines that solve the mystery.

But many of these mysteries already have answers that were included in the show so subtly viewers may have missed it- like the mystery of why a film crew is following around Dunder-Mifflin employees:

Shortly before the events of The Office, a Dunder Mifflin employee committed suicide. This was revealed during the show's second season. In the episode "Performance Review," Michael Scott cleans out a suggestion box that's been gathering dust for years. In the box is a suggestion from a man named Tom that the office should provide better counseling for depressed workers. Michael doesn't know who that is, and so another character mimes blowing her brains out.

That's why the camera crew is there: A man killed himself, and the filmmakers wanted to document how his friends were dealing with it. The really sad part is that no one really seems to care. According to the writers, Ryan the temp was hired almost immediately after Tom's suicide, because death or no death, Dunder Mifflin is a business that cannot shut down, or even slow down, just because someone lost a battle with depression. Huh, you know, maybe The Office was more realistic than we gave it credit for.

Another enduring pop culture question that has an answer- why didn't the Good Witch tell Dorothy she could use the ruby slippers to return home if she supposedly knew the whole time?

That's because the book features two Good Witches- Glinda, the Good Witch of the South and Locasta Tattypoo, the Good Witch of the North met by Dorothy in Munchkin Country.

In the book Locasta tells Dorothy how to use the ruby slippers, since Glinda doesn't have a clue about the shoes, but in the movie the Good Witches were merged and an inconsistency was born.

See The Actual Answers To 6 Famously Unsolved Movie/TV Mysteries at Cracked (NSFW language)


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How a Star Wars Superfan Scoured the Earth for Space Debris

Brandon Alinger takes Star Wars fandom more seriously than the average fanatic. He started building his own Star Wars props when he was 12, and at 17 talked his family into vacationing in Tunisia, where he got to see the Tatooine movie set. Alinger studied film in college, worked at the Prop Shop, and worked his way into Lucasfilm. All that time, he collected Star Wars props and memorabilia. Alinger found some internet fame in January when he appeared on Mark Hamill's Pop Culture Quest and reunited the actor with the original light saber prop he used in Return of the Jedi. Alinger gave an interview to explain his amazing journey to the apex of Star Wars prop collectors. Here's a sample:

Collectors Weekly: Why did Mark use Obi-Wan’s old lightsaber in the third movie instead of the original made from the Graflex flash gun?

Alinger: Luke had to use a different lightsaber because he lost the weapon when he lost his hand in “The Empire Strikes Back” fight with Vader. Howard Kazanjian had a lot of the production photos for “Jedi.” When we were researching the book, we found a contact sheet with photos from the very first day of filming “Jedi.” One image showed Mark Hamill on the sandstorm set—for a scene was cut from the movie—and he’s holding the lightsaber prop from “A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back.” I don’t know exactly what happened. But it sure seems to me like someone brought out the old “Empire” lightsaber and then a decision was made right then and there that they needed a new prop because the “Empire” one fell into the Cloud City air shaft with Luke’s severed hand.

Read the rest of the interview at Collectors Weekly.


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The Joy Of Being Bobby Hill

Bobby Hill may not be the most physically attractive, physically fit or physically capable kid in Arlen, and he ain't exactly a smartypants neither. But there is no wiser or more tuned in kid than Bobby Hill, Texas's answer to the Dalai Lama.

Okay, that may be overstating it a bit, Bobby's more like Buddha, Pooh Bear and Curly from the Three Stooges all rolled into one lovable cartoon character.

And yet Bobby Hill seems so real, like someone we've all known and cheered for as they take on the world, unafraid to be an adorable oddball in a world full of bullies.

See 20 Bobby Hill Moments That Hit A Little Too Close To Home here


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The Evolution Of Nintendo Consoles

Nintendo doesn't just make games and consoles that change our video game lovin' lives- they make consoles that are built to last a lifetime, and it's not uncommon to hear about gamers who own NES consoles that still work.

And now with the release of the Switch they've changed the world of gaming once again, giving us the hybrid console of the future we didn't know we needed.

Along the way there were some misses like the Nintendo GameCube, later improved by the Panasonic Q, which was basically a GameCube with remote that can play DVDs.

The Q was only released in Japan and was a commercial flop, so Nintendo discontinued it two years after it was released.

There is still one thing I've always wondered about the NES and the original Japanese version the Famicom- why didn't the NES have cool controller holders like the Famicom?

See The Evolution Of Nintendo Consoles at GameSpot


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Former Disney Employees Discuss the Craziest Things They Saw on the Job

Disneyland may be the "happiest place on earth for visitors," but for employees, things are different. Over on Reddit, past Disney park employees recently discussed the most outrageous things they ever saw on the job. For those who think the Mouse represents a squeaky clean image, you might be surprised what those employees have seen. For example:

I worked on a ride where there was a holding area before the main room and ride. One night before close, apparently a guest had taken a shit in the holding room and everyone else tracked it through out whole queue and ride. We had to close early and every inch of our whole ride was sanitized that night. A guest seriously asked me, "There's poop on my flip flops... what do I do...?"

Many employees start off innocent when they come in, but then things like this change that:

[My] manager that told me I wasn't happy or cheerful enough so I should come in early to do a line of "pixie dust" before work. I showed up early to be a smartass, walk into her office and found her and a server doing lines of cocaine off the counter. I transferred as soon as I could but it was the same stuff in all the other areas as well. Disney still holds the title of most exciting job I've had. Over those 6 years I was assaulted, groped, bribed, spit at, whored out, and drugged. It was my sex, drugs, rock and roll experience.

You can read the full list of Reddit stories here, but be warned that many of the stories are NSFW.

Via Distractify


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A Video Analysis Of Whether The Human Centipede Is Meaningless Or Meaningful

Fans praised The Human Centipede for its unique concept and fresh take on body horror, but the film's gimmick was too disgusting for many people to handle- and the next two films were even grosser.

So film analyst Georg Rockall-Schmidt couldn't help but wonder- did The Human Centipede trilogy actually have something to say, or were they made for pure shock value? (NSFW material)

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-Via GeekTyrant


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An Animated Fan Film For The Pot Smashing Rupee Collector In All Of Us

People have made all kinds of comics, short films and cartoons about the mighty Link and his quest to save Hyrule, and they're all great fun to check out- but they're also all missing a little something.

So which magical element of the Legend Of Zelda games do the artists paying homage to the games nearly always forget to include? The activity I spend hours doing every time I play a Zelda game- smashing pots for rupees.

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Animator Callegos Yavolitak created this fan film for the pot smasher in all of us, which focuses on the greatest pastime in Hyrule and shows us we're not alone in our obsession to destroy and collect gems.

-Via Dorkly


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The Best Movie Posters From the Last 10 Years

A good movie poster will intrigue potential viewers by revealing just enough about the movie to draw someone in without giving away any spoilers. 

Of course, a good poster should also incorporate great artwork and this list of movie posters with the best artwork from the last decade is a great look at how drastically different artwork can be while still looking amazing and serving to attract people to go see a new film. 

Even if you don't like some of the movies, you can still enjoy the impressive design choices that went into making it. 

So check out the full list of 50 posters here.


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Robot & Scarecrow Fall In Love In This Touching Short Film

When people hear "artificial lifeform" they think of robots or androids, but technically any magically animated object could also be considered an artificial lifeform and would therefore have a lot in common with robo-sapiens.

But the odds of a factory built robot and a farm scarecrow ever meeting is a million to one, except for at outdoor music festivals apparently, where the two strange beings are free to be themselves.

Robot & Scarecrow from Factory Fifteen on Vimeo.

Robot & Scarecrow was written and directed by Kibwe Tavares for Factory Fifteen, and I must say they did a really good job of blending the 3D robot character in with the live action footage, it looks so real!

-Via Laughing Squid


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Wax Statues Of Celebrities That Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Wax statues are often so realistic looking you can hardly tell them apart from the person they're made to resemble, but it's hard for wax sculptors to reach this eerie-high level of hyperrealism.

So instead of trying to do the famous person's face justice some sculptors turn the whole thing into a horrific mess by using The Penguin as reference for Meryl Streep.

Sculptors of wax statues shaped like celebrities are also known for making odd choices about the details they include in each piece, which is how we end up with a sweaty J. Biebs statue nobody wants.  

And speaking of pop stars named Justin- get a load of this wax statue of Justin Timberlake, aka J. Tim. You can't say it doesn't not resemble him just a little bit, I mean the hair color's spot on!

See 14 Creepy Wax Statues Of Celebrities That'll Haunt Your Nightmares Forever here


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Cheat Day

Food can make you feel really good, food can make you feel sick, eat certain foods before bed and they may make you have some very strange dreams.

Most people will be in love with food their entire lives, and whether it's the healthy fruit and veggies, the meat or those sugary sweets there's always at least one kind of food that makes us swoon.

And it's often hard to choose between them since they all look so good!

(YouTube Link)

Cheat Day was created by Ringling College of Art and Design student Diem Tran, and aside from the wonky sound effects Cheat Day was a pretty darn good short with a fun foodie punchline.


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Comic Book Covers Recreated Using Balloons

Sometimes comic book covers are paintings created by guest artists, other times the covers feature finely detailed full color pen and ink panels, but they don't do nearly enough baloon sculpture covers.

Or I guess you would call it a "photo of a balloon sculpture cover", but at any rate these recreated covers by Phileas Flash made me smile.

His whimsical recreations of classic covers of issues like The Fantastic Four #1, Batman: The Killing Joke and Superman vs. Muhammad Ali are surprisingly detailed and very pop.

Here's more from Phileas on his "Balloon Heroes" project:

Over the last few months, I have been recreating classic comic book covers whenever I had time. These balloon sculptures are larger than life (fitting in a 10 foot by 10-foot space) and take many days to make. I even made had to make one in two sections (Superman vs Muhammed Ali) to allow me to visit New York in the middle of making it.

After I finished the main sculpture I use photoshop to add in the lettering (which are un-inflated balloons with wire inside). I'm just learning the program, so forgive any mistakes. I tried to keep digital manipulation to a minimum, so what you are seeing is mainly just latex and air (renewable resources). The balloons I use are all biodegradable and responsibly disposed of, so these sculptures were also super environmentally friendly.

See I Recreated Iconic Comic Book Covers Using Balloons here


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Joel Schumacher Finally Explains The Bat-Nipples In Batman & Robin

It's virtually impossible to read any article about the Joel Schumacher film Batman & Robin without hearing mention of the nipples added to the costumes, which some have referred to as "nipplegate".

The choice to add this bit of anatomical correctness to the Dynamic Duo's costumes was seen as questionable by pretty much everyone, and for years people have been asking who thought that would be a good idea.

Well, in a recent interview with Vice Joel Schumacher finally explains how the Bat-Nipples made their way into Batman & Robin, after he apologizes profusely for the film:

[The costume] was made by Jose Fernandez, who was our brilliant lead sculpture. If you look at Batman and Batman Returns, it was the genius, Bob Ringwood that created those suits, so by the time we got to Batman Forever, the rubber and techniques had gotten so sophisticated. If you look at when Michael Keaton appears in the first suit, you’ll notice how large it is. It was brilliant but the best they could do at the time. By the time Batman Forever came around, rubber molding had become so much more advanced. So I said, let’s make it anatomical and gave photos of those Greek status and those incredible anatomical drawings you see in medical books. He did the nipples and when I looked at them, I thought, that’s cool.

Look, I apologize. I want to apologize to every fan that was disappointed because I think I owe them that.

Just imagine how the Bat-Nipples would have looked in 3D!

-Via io9


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Mary Poppins' Death Metal Version Of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"

Mary Poppins is about as far from death metal as you can get, and her chipper disposition and cheery colored clothing are all the proof Mary needs that she's not a fan of the heavy metal sound.

And yet there's something so right about this mashup created by Andy Rehfeldt, which features totally brutal vocals by Sera Hatchett of Mercy Brown, because it's so absurd you won't want it to end!

(YouTube Link)

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


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Nerdy Relationships: Movies Vs. Real Life

It's no surprise most movies made for geeks feature a nerdy relationship far too good to be true, since roping the audience into the storyline of a movie is a textbook tactic to make viewer's feel invested in the film.

But movies also reduce real life to black and white generalizations, so their portrayal of nerd culture makes us all seem like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, which is an insult to nerd diversity.

So illustrator JHALL created this cute comic strip to show all the ways the movies get nerd love wrong, from the epic Con adventures to the male chauvinist friends to the drama of moving in together.

-Via Dorkly


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A Compilation Of Batclimb Celebrity Cameos From The 60s Batman TV Show

I doubt Adam West knew what an impact he would make on pop culture when he played Batman on the original TV show, but the outpouring of tributes after his death shows us his contribution to geek culture is timeless.

And here's the thing about Adam West's Batman- big name celebs were lining up to be on Batman even though the network wasn't sure if the show was even worth making, all because of Adam West.

The best place to spot celebs on the old Batman TV show was during the "Batclimb" segments, where random celebs would pop out of a window and react to Batman and Robin climbing up the wall.

And thanks to this old video by YouTuber A. Pennyworth you can see all the celeb Batclimb cameos in order of airing in one Bat-tacular compilation video!

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-Via Laughing Squid


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Odd And Interesting Items From The RadioShack Corporate Memorabilia Auction

Most people saw RadioShack as little more than a place to buy new batteries or a cheap RC car to give as a gift, but the Shack's main reason for being was as a store that sold supplies for electronics hobbyists.

And for a long time RadioShack was the only place to go if you were a CBer, computer user or basically did anything involving a soldering iron and a circuit board.

So it should come as no surprise the stuff they're selling in their corporate memorabilia auction is pretty darn niche, because only a diehard CBer would want a gold record for a trucker songs album called "Put the hammer down!".

Here's the album in its entirety, in case you're thinking about bidding:

(YouTube Link)

There are lots of vintage tech enthusiasts out there today, but it seems unlikely there will be a bidding war for the RadioShack DuoFone Microprocessor Controlled, a fancy name for an ancient answering machine:

And for the ultimate RadioShack nerds out there who have fond memories of shopping in the store and admiring their unique wall art there's this RS Logo In Hurricane framed print, so the memories can live on forever:

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Bloody Bunny Is A Bloody Good Animated Series

Kawaii characters are so cute we can't help but think of them in a positive way, and when we see an image of a kawaii character we picture them doing pleasant things and speaking with a syrupy sweet voice.

That's why one of my favorite stylistic mashups is the meeting of "kawaii cute" and "violently bloody" because it doesn't seem like a combo that would work but the two really do go well together.

Case in point- Bloody Bunny, a series that's so kawaii it will give you cavities yet so bloody it might give you nightmares, plus frenetic martial arts mayhem!

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