The Star Wars Kid Is Now An Anti-Cyberbullying Attorney

Remember that lightsaber swingin' guy they called the Star Wars Kid?

He was one of the first viral video sensations, one of the first people to get the meme treatment, and one of the first to discover how trolls and cyberbullies can ruin your life with their hateful words.

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The Star Wars Kid's real name is Ghyslian Raza, and ever since his private video went viral after classmates uploaded it back in 2003 his life has never been the same, but mostly in a bad way.

Ghyslian was mercilessly mocked, lost all of his friends and says he was told he should “commit suicide” on a daily basis, but he overcame it all and grew up wanting to help others who have been bullied online.

Ghyslian is now an attorney specializing in cyberbullying, an area of law sorely lacking in legislation and legal representation, and he excels in this field because he knows what it's like to have your life ruined by the internet.

-Via GeekTyrant


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Thor Pranks Spider-Man

The Marvel superhero Thor has a hammer called Mjölnir that cannot be picked up by anyone besides Thor, or someone worthy of Thor’s status. That does not include Spider-Man, who is a mortal with spider powers. So what grief could Thor cause a fellow superhero with Mjölnir?

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He could make life miserable. You don’t want to get on any superhero’s bad side, but even in good-natured pranking, an enchanted hammer is truly a secret weapon. -via Tastefully Offensive  


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Physics Students Calculate How Long Vampires Would Need To Suck Our Blood

Watch enough vampire themed shows and movies and you'll see a fanged character encounter one of the inherent problems of vampire life- the need to feed.

But these shows never reveal how long it would actually take a vampire to bite a victim's neck and satisfy their sanguine thirst.

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That's where the physics students from the University Of Leicester come in, because they've figured out how long it would take a vampire to feed before the process became futile.

According to their calculations a vampire could suck 15 percent of a person's blood out through two tiny holes in their neck in about 6.4 minutes, at which point the victim's heart rate would slow thereby making it harder to feed.

Read Physics Students Calculate How Long A Vampire Needs To Drink Your Blood here


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Player Finds Mike Tyson's Punch-Out Easter Egg 30 Years After Release

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out was all about timing and rhythm, and every fighter had a secret pattern which Little Mac could use to take down fighters five time his size, even the legendary Mike Tyson.

Getting the rhythms down meant memorizing every fighter's moves, but nearly thirty years after its release a Redditor named midwesternhousewives discovered a better way to beat each fighter- by looking to the bearded guy in the audience.

In the front row of the crowd about six heads from the left is a little bearded guy who ducks down when Little Mac should punch Piston Honda and finish him off.

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This Easter Egg also works against Bald Bull, and back in 2009 late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata admitted there was also a camera flash cue in the crowd to tell players when to throw the knockout punch.

-Via Nerd Approved


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Ghostbusters in 2 Minutes in LEGO

Two years ago, Monsieur Caron of BrickFilm made a LEGO Ghostbusters video that was quite amusing. Now he’s back with a new and improved version that tells the movie’s entire story in just two minutes!

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You can catch some of the behind-the-scenes images at Instagram, like Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis above, and some other Monsieur Caron projects. -Thanks, Yan!  


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This Chinese Riot Control Robot Looks Like An Early Dalek Prototype

In the future robots will handle all of our dirty work for us, and may even work in law enforcement so human cops don't get hurt and because people believe they'll do the job more efficiently.

But practical and efficient robots don't really inspire fear in people, and when a bot's job is to break up a riot it should have an intimidating profile.

So that's probably why the engineers from China's National Defense University went with the Dalek look instead of the C-3PO while designing the “intelligent security robot” they call “AnBot”.

The AnBot looks more like a rolling ATM than a security bot, and it's missing the Dalek's awesome eyestalk, manipulator arm and gunstick, so how is anyone supposed to take this thing seriously?

Maybe if they program it to say "exterminate!" in Chinese over and over again somebody will pay attention...

Read Riot Control Robot Unveiled In China Looks Ominously Like A Dalek here


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Snakeskin Darth Vader Helmet

ELEMNT, an art studio in New York City, makes luxury, handcrafted goods with marble and leather. Their Darth Vader helmet, which is pictured above, is covered with python skin. It's available in limited numbers, as it takes up to two weeks to make. Each one costs $3,000. It's the perfect way to make Darth Vader even creepier. 

-via Geekologie


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Be the Belle of the Cosplay Ball With This Pokemon Gown

We've seen a litteral Poke Ball Gown before, but if you want to cosplay in full formal style while actually appearing as a character, be sure to head over to RageCostumes' store where you can get your hands on this incredible Venusaur Ball Gown that's sure to turn heads whether worn at a convention, a ball or an upcoming prom. Of course, with skills like this, if Venusaur isn't your favorite Pokemon, you might just be able to ask RageCostumes to custom-make you a Pokemon Ball Gown with your favorite character. Or just get this Princess Leia Gown (previously seen on Neatorama) instead.


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50 Nerds of Grey is Here to Turn You On and Off Again

There are those who think geeks aren't very sexual, but the reality is that the average person just doesn't understand their special kinks. Fortunately for the geeks looking for hot reading material (and those looking for new pickup lines to catch the geek of their dreams), there's a Twitter account called 50 Nerds of Grey just ready to get you as hot and bothered as an overloaded server.

Best of all for fans of the IT Crowd, the mere fact that it has Moss as the profile picture makes it nearly impossible to read without hearing his charmingly nasal voice in your head.

Via Geek Girls


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These Pics Prove The Rock Is Truly A God Amongst Men

The man formerly known as The Rock but now known as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is not made from the same stuff as you and I, and he's capable of performing feats no normal human could handle.

Most foodies can only dream of scarfing down 4 double dough pizza pies in one day, but that's just how Dwayne Johnson does cheat days.

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Wish you could befriend and tame horses so they'll pose with you in pictures? The Rock has been there, done that and has the picture to prove it.

The Rock is also a superhuman caring machine, and between buying his mom a new car, saving his puppy from drowning and visiting a young fan at the children's hospital just to make her day he has definitely earned his halo!

See 23 Ridiculous Things The Rock Does That No Normal Person Can here


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Manga Versions Of Our Favorite New Wave Artists From The 80s

In the 1980s Japanese comic artists were just as obsessed with the New Wave music scene as the rest of the world, and their obsession spilled out onto the pages of manga magazines.

Drawing these musical characters in a manga art style magically transforms those famous faces into something fresh and new again, like a caricature only less jarring.

In fact, our favorite New Wave heroes look oh-so right when rendered in that sometimes cute, sometimes creepy manga style.

These amazing illustrations are from a 1980s magazine called 8 Beat Gag, a magical manga mag where we can see Robert Smith transformed into some sort of yeti and Siouxsie Sioux beating Girlschool in a footrace.

See Amusing Manga Of The Cure, Siouxsie Sioux & More From The 80s here


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Kylo Ren with Better Dialogue

Auralnauts have re-dubbed the lines from Kylo Ren scenes in The Force Awakens, giving him the depth of character that you suspected all along in a young emo Sith wannabe. The movie could have used a bit more humor, after all. And it reveals a connection to another popular fantasy world you didn’t know about.

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They packaged this video as Kylo Ren outtakes, but it’s much funnier than just flubbed lines and breaking character. There’s even a musical number slipped in the middle.  -via Geeks Are Sexy      


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The Kid Who Played Gregory Goyle In Harry Potter Movies Is Now An MMA Fighter

The cast of the Harry Potter movies have moved on to the next phase of their lives (meaning adulthood), and those eight movies are now just a fond memory and an entry on their IMDB page.

But for some those movies gave them a stigma they've been fighting to shake off ever since, as they try to prove how grown up and manly they are now.

Daniel Radcliffe admitted to a drinking problem and took multiple roles that required him to get naked, and Jamie Waylett, who is pictured above playing Vincent Crabbe, was arrested for participating in the 2011 London Riots.

And what about Josh Herdman, the guy who played Draco Malfoy's other cronie, Gregory Goyle?

The 28-year-old Herdman is now trying his hands in the Mixed Martial Arts arena, battling like a badass to prove he's not just "that kid from the Harry Potter movies".

-Via Esquire


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Love Walt Disney World? Now You Can Live There!

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Do you love Disney theme parks so much you wish you could live in them?

Six year old me would totally agree, but nowadays I'm not so sure I could handle dealing with all the people who visit Disney theme parks on a daily basis.

However, if you're someone who wants to live like a Disney Cast Member without having to work then you'll love Disney Golden Oak, the new gated community located inside Walt Disney World in Florida.

The designs for the 290 single-family homes at Disney Golden Oak are inspired by Caribbean and Mediterranean architecture, because when you pay at least 2 million dollars for a home it had better not look like ToonTown.

Read Yes You Can Actually Live At Disney World! Here's How here


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Everything Wrong With Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

I’ve always subscribed to the idea that real Star Wars fans hate Star Wars, and they live to pick apart everything George Lucas ever did. That is apparently transferring to Disney. Now that the warm glow of a new Star Wars film has worn off, and critics all over have their hands on the home video, we get to hear about everything possible they can pick at. Hang on to your seats, the critique of The Force Awakens takes a whopping 19 minutes.  

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Cinema Sins found quite a bit to criticize, while the best part of the video is just reliving those moments we recall from the first theater experience of Star Wars in years. -via Tastefully Offensive


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Firefly Dungeons & Dragons Character Sheets

I think that Captain Mal Reynolds is more likely to be chaotic good, or possible chaotic neutral (he did kick a guy into a running engine). But I agree that you shouldn't cross him when he's equipped with his pretty floral bonnet.

Geek and Sundry, which previously created Dungeons & Dragons character sheets for Harry Potter characters, now brings Firefly into the Dungeons & Dragons universe. Here you can find stats for Jayne, Inara, and Kaylee. 

-via Nerd Approved


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Ten Things You Should Know About The Reptilian Elite Conspiracy

Conspiracy theories don't come much more cold blooded than the Reptilian Elite theory, which states that members of an ancient reptilian bloodline secretly rule the world.

The theory was posited and popularized by former BBC sports writer turned “son of God” David Icke back in 1999, and now an estimated twelve million Americans believe lizard people are pulling the strings.

Believers don't agree on where the Reptilian Elite came from (some say a distant planet, others say they've been on Earth since before mankind), but they all agree the Reptilian Elite are the scaly bastards behind the New World Order.

Read 10 Things You Should Know About The Reptilian Conspiracy Theory here


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Pop Culture Characters Looking Right At Home In The Real World

When pop culture characters become a part of our lives we wish they were real so we can hang out with them, knowing full well they'll never make the leap into our real 3D world.

But imagination is what brought these characters to life, so perhaps a bit of imaginative thinking is all it takes to bring them out of the land of 2D, well, that and a little digital image compositing.

A bunch of Russian artists have been contributing amazing composite images to a community page called 2D Among Us, and their creations are nothing short of spectacular.

Their shared images run the full gamut of fandom, including live action movies, video games and, of course, classic 2D animation, all of which looks right at home in the real world.

Stuck In The Real World: Characters From Cartoons And Movies Placed In The Real World


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6 Oddly Perverted Easter Eggs Hidden In Famous Video Games

When gamers discover Easter Eggs hidden in their favorite video games they expect to find homages to pop culture, self referential jokes the game's developers put in for hardcore fans to find and perhaps a punny joke or two.

However, finding perverted Easter Eggs just doesn't seem possible in a game like Pokemon or Legend Of Zelda, you know, games that are almost always rated E for everyone.

But some game designers try sneak naughty stuff into any game they can, which is why they made young trainers battle the Pokemon equivalent of human genitalia in HeartGold And SoulSilver and included hippo boobs in the Japanese and European versions of LOZ: Link's Awakening.

Of course, including dirty content in a game rated T for teen doesn't make it any less wrong as Final Fantasy VII proved with a scene that finds Cloud stuck in a bathhouse dressed like a woman and surrounded by perverts.

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Read 6 Oddly Sexual Easter Eggs You Missed In Famous Video Games here (contains NSFW language)


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14 Things You Might Not Know About Aliens

The 1979 movie Alien launched a franchise that now has five movies and another on the way, and that’s not even counting the two Alien vs. Predator movies. Why so many sequels? Because the second movie, Aliens, was so good that it rivaled, or even eclipsed, the first one. James Cameron directed the 1986 sequel, which brought back Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, who has to battle the xenomorph once again. None of the later movies could compare. Let’s learn what went on behind the scenes of Aliens.  

1. CONAN THE DESTROYER HELPED IT GET MADE.

The movie, not the guy. Based on the strength of his script for The Terminator (then in pre-production), James Cameron was approached by 20th Century Fox to write an Alien sequel. But the outline he came up with for Alien II got a lukewarm reaction at Fox, and the idea was put on hold for the time being. Then, as luck would have it, the start date for The Terminator was pushed back nine months so that Arnold Schwarzenegger could make Conan the Destroyer, the sequel to his 1982 hit (in which Conan had been merely a Barbarian). This extra three-quarters of a year gave Cameron time to write three-quarters of a full screenplay for Alien II, not just an outline. (He also co-wrote Rambo: First Blood Part II during this time, by the way.) The Fox bosses liked what they read. Cameron was told that if The Terminator proved successful, he could write and direct the Alien sequel.

6. THE SET WHERE THE ALIEN NEST IS FOUND SHOWED UP IN TIM BURTON’S BATMAN.

It was a defunct power station, called Acton Lane, and it had the right atmosphere for Aliens. It later appeared as Axis Chemicals, which is where Jack Napier falls into some acid and becomes Joker-fied in 1989's Batman. Parts of the alien hive were still there when Burton and his crew came in, which must have freaked them out a little.

There’s more that you don’t already know about Aliens at mental_floss.


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Kirk and McCoy Go for a Spin in the Batmobile

Kirk, Spock, and McCoy discover the Batmobile from the 1960s-era Batman television show. Meanwhile, Batman and Robin find the Galileo II shuttlecraft from Star Trek.


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YouTube user SpockBoy presents this perfectly edited mashup illustrating a crossover that should have been. Just imagine the Penguin teaming up with the Klingons to rob a bank and/or obliterate Gotham City!

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Boba Fett Hair

A few months ago, Instagram member lollypoplocks held a contest inviting people to style their hair with Star Wars images. This helmet hair by Anya Goy was the winner. Goy, an expert on hair coloring, presents the bounty hunter Boba Fett as a fashion icon.

You can see more submissions to the Star Wars hair contest here.

-via Offbeat Home


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Disney Artist Adds Classic Characters To Iconic Japanese Images

On the lake

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Nowadays it's really easy to tell the difference between worthwhile Disney themed fan art and the stuff that belongs in the trash bin, and generally that worthwhile or not decision is based on originality.

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We've seen “Disney princesses as...” to death, and enough “Disney animal characters as humans” to fill a people zoo, but I can't recall seeing fan art as cool as the works of Instagram user johnram27 in a long time.

Moonlight Tink #Japan #Disney

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To be fair, johnram27 is a fan and a Disney story artist/theme park designer, so his “fan art” is naturally going to be a cut above the rest.

But his clever placement of classic Disney characters in quintessentially Japanese

Mickey black and white

A photo posted by @johnram27 on Apr 4, 2016 at 3:38pm PDT

See Disney Artist Brings Classic Characters To Life Inside Pictures From Japan here


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Celebrate Prince's Life By Partying To His Personal Party Playlist

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Anyone who is thinking about having a Prince memorial party and celebrating his musical legacy by playing Prince songs all night should know that's the wrong way to go.

Because if you want to celebrate Prince the right way you've gotta party like Prince by playing his party playlist, along with your favorite Prince jams, of course.

Prince sent his ultra funky playlist to the producers of Fox's New Girl before his guest appearance on the show back in 2013, but now that Prince has gone to where all the Purple Rain comes from his playlist belongs to the people:

“City in the Sky,” The Staple Singers
“Country John,” Allen Toussaint
“Fire,” Ohio Players
“Happy House,” Shuggie Otis
“Higher Ground,” Stevie Wonder
“I Was Made to Love Him,” Chaka Khan
“Listen to the Music,” The Isley Brothers
“The Lord is Back,” Eugene McDaniels
“Lost in Music,” Sister Sledge
“The Pinocchio Theory,” Bootsy Collins
“Rubber Duckie,” Bootsy Collins
“Rumpofsteelskin,” Parliament
“Skin Tight,” Ohio Players
“We’re Gettin’ Too Close,” The Soul Children
“Wild and Free,” Curtis Mayfield
“After The Love Has Gone,” Earth, Wind & Fire
“Back in Baby’s Arms,” Allen Toussaint
“Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” The Isley Brothers
“Don’t Take My Sunshine,” The Soul Children
“How Could I Let You Get Away,” The Spinners
“I’ll Be Around,” The Spinners
“Push Me Away,” The Jacksons
“Stay With Me,” Shirley Brown
“The Thrill Is Gone,” Aretha Franklin

-Via Boing Boing


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Rainbow Dash Dalek

He'll not only exterminate you, but exterminate you 20% extra.

Jeremy Marbler made this amazing costume for his 6-year old daughter. The idea was all hers: a My Little Pony Dalek. It has movable wings and weapons. There's even a light and a fan inside so that the Dalek inside the Dalek shell feels comfortable.

Marbler plans to hook up lights, but I'd advise againt overpowering it. With wings, it can already defeat stairs. We don't need more dangerous Daleks.

-via Equestria Daily


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Fan Uncovers Better Call Saul Title Puzzle, Wows Show Creators

Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould like to include Easter Eggs in their shows for observant fans to find, and viewers enjoyed finding secret stuff on Breaking Bad so much Vince and Peter decided to keep the Eggs rolling in Better Call Saul. (Spoiler-ish material ahead)

For the second season of Saul they decided to go beyond the visual and play with words by including an anagram in the episode titles, so they put the puzzle in place and didn't give it a second thought.

But a fan named Shaquita discovered the Easter Egg faster than a tweeker on Blue Sky, posting her findings on Twitter with the caption “on vacation this week, and have nothing but time lol".

The creators confirmed Shaquita's findings and were blown away by how fast she found it:

“We had this—to us—this very bright idea of encoding the words “Fring’s Back” in the episode titles,” Gould told Vanity Fair. “And we thought we’d be revealing it maybe sometime over the summer. I guess we really underestimated the genius and hard work of our fans.”

“And their attention to detail, and God bless them for it,” Gilligan chimed in.

Gould concluded: “It’s hard to complain about people paying attention to every aspect of the show. It certainly reminds us again that we better keep all our i’s dotted and our t’s crossed in every aspect of the show.”

-Via Independent


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The IKEA-Inspired Manuals On How To Handle A Breakup

When you're going through a difficult breakup you'll have people telling you cliché things like “it's okay to cry” and “there's no instruction manual on how to handle someone leaving you”, and those people are wrong.

Well, they're right about the crying part, I guess, so long as you're not blubbering in bed for days like a baby.

But the bit about there being no manual is false, because designer Caisa Nilaseca has created a whole series of easy to follow manuals inspired by the instruction sheets that come with IKEA furniture.

Caisa's minimalist manuals are far easier to understand than the IKEA versions, and instead of handing out the same old sad and tired advice her funny little manuals keep it 100% real.

See IKEA-Inspired Manuals Will Teach You How To Get Over A Breakup here


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Kids Who Look Just Like Their Famous Parents

It must be great for a famous face to create an offspring who has the exact same famous face, but I can see how that might suck for the kids.

After all, no matter what they want to do in life their recognizable face will make people think they're following in their parent's footsteps and hoping to become famous.

Some lazy kids will see the similarity in looks as an easy way to profit from their mom or dad's fame, while others will grow up never knowing the famous person they look exactly like.

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See 20 Kids Who Look Nearly Identical To Their Famous Parents here


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10 Easter Eggs Hidden in Superhero Movies

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the clock tower strikes 1:21 and Gwen Stacy falls to her death. This is a reference to the 1973 issue #121 of the comic book series in which Gwen dies.


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That's 1 of 10 impressive Easter eggs hidden discreetly in superhero movies, including the 1978 Superman and the 2008 film The Dark Knight. Learn about all of them in this new video by Screen Rant.


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Fantastically Freaky Comic Strips By Joan Cornellà

You don't have to be daft, dorky or deranged to draw comic strips, but it certainly doesn't hurt.

And those artists who are able to channel their particular brand of madness into their medium often become known for their fantastically freaky view of the world.

Spanish cartoonist Joan Cornellà has no problem letting his freak flag fly in his twisted (and often NSFW) comic strips, and looking at the world through Joan's eyes means finding magic in every nook and cranny.

Joan Cornellà's comics have earned him a place in the hearts of people who like to stare at funny stuff then laugh about it later when they see a shape or shadow that reminds them of his offbeat strips!

-Via JazJaz


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