When our robotic overlords decide to purge the planet of the filthy hairless apes known as humans they will be justified in doing so, because from their (and sometimes our own) perspective humans are the worst thing to happen to planet Earth.
Which is why people are afraid of robots having artificial intelligence and too much control over their own functions, knowing they'll exterminate us like vermin the moment they figure out that we're a bunch of jerks.
This comic by Einstein's Mama is absolutely right- it's probably best we destroy all robots now so we can continue being jerks later!
If normal camping has lost all of its thrill perhaps it's time to add some mortal fear into the mix courtesy of Jason Voorhees?
I know, camping is supposed to be about relaxing and enjoying nature, not running away from a psycho, but Friday the 13th fans who enjoy camping long to stay at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Hardwick, New Jersey where the films were shot.
And yet this Boy Scouts camp is off limits to the public, except for the rare Friday the 13th when they give tours, so fans have always been left wondering what it would be like to camp there like the unlucky victims in the films.
It seems like the lonelier some people get the more they pine for the "perfect person", and they start to develop unrealistic standards that make it easy to turn down all the potential daters they meet as they wait for Mr. or Ms. Perfect to arrive.
But what if biotech could allow those lonely people to print out their perfect partner so they could skip all the awkward dates with awful peole who don't live up to their lofty standards?
Print Your Guy was created by a team of talented animators led by Alwin Leene, and even though this type of technology will never exist lonely guys and gals may someday soon have a "perfect" robot to chat with. Not really the same thing though is it...
Video games seem like no big deal to those of us who grew up gaming, and aside from the occasional parental or religious controversy over innappropriate content video games are a fairly innocent form of interactive entertainment.
But Buddhist monks in Thailand are having a hard time reconciling the tenets of their religion and the addictive joy of video gaming, and smartphones are at the center of the conflict.
VICE reporter Robert Rath photographed a poster at a Buddhist temple in Hanoi, that says people who "waste time in playing games" will be "hardly reborn into human life", meaning if you space out too much in this life you're doomed to be a spaced out zombie in the next.
Curious to discover more about how Buddhists feel about video games Robert headed to Thailand to speak with three monks at Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai, Thailand and see how games interfere with a Buddhist life:
“Video games distract junior monks, [they] cause problems,” answered Veerayuth Pongsiri, a former monk who has continued serving the temple as a layman.
“This [period in the monkhood] is their time to practice meditation,” he says. “If the junior monk pays attention to a game two hours a day or five hours a day, that’s less time for learning Buddhist teaching. He cannot manage the time.”
However, Pongsiri also points out that it can also be a problem of personal conviction. In Thailand, the monkhood is not a lifetime commitment. In fact, most novices will eventually leave the monkhood. And a large number—particularly boys from the rural villages—join because it’s a chance at an education. For talented scholars, the monkhood can open a path to a master’s degree or a PhD, not just in Buddhist studies but also in English. These education-minded novices, he says, are more interested in the practical benefits of the temple life than any sort of religious journey.
“They study the Buddha a little bit. They use the Buddhist religion as a stairway to other education,” he says. “They do the chanting and the sitting meditation but do not understand.” Such novices, he claims, are more likely give into temptation and open Realm of Valor in between classes.
It's funny how much cooler scenes from movies and TV shows look when we picture them in our minds, because our imagination and memory fill in the blanks and put characters together even if they don't appear in the scene.
We typically picture these scenes as a wide or full shot showing the entire surroundings and every character rather than the series of cut-together shots we actually saw on the screen.
So when you picture a scene from Seinfeld, The Empire Strikes Back or The Walking Dead you probably picture something like these video game-inspired pixel art scenes created by Argentinian artist Gustavo Viselner, only less pixelated and without subtitles.
Gustavo's awesome pixel art renditions capture the mood without bogging our eyes down with all that fine detail, and they're so retro fresh I wanna see more pop culture scenes through Gustavo's eyes!
There's a big difference between the Hulk in the Marvel movies and the one from the classic TV show The Incredible Hulk, and that difference is Lou Ferrigno- the mighty man who portrayed Bruce's angry green alter ego.
Lou Ferrigno really brought the Hulk's rage to life, and he made the scenes where Bruce Banner Hulks out exciting to watch, as viewers sat wondering what he was going to smash next.
But before Bruce could turn into the Hulk he had to be provoked into having a full-blown Hulk Attack, and the reasons Bruce Hulked out were often pretty ridiculous:
Receiving a lethal injection, and then having the person say, “Oh. I just gave you a lethal injection. Sorry, David.”
Wandering around in the service ducts of a hotel (predating Bruce Willis) only to accidentally yank several of the pipes loose and get a full blast of hot steam
Being tied up and fed soup by an elderly Japanese woman who doesn’t understand words like “You’ve GOT to cut me loose!”
Being thrown under a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade float by a mean guy in a gorilla suit who gives David a few kicks for good measure
Receiving a speeding ticket
Wandering around inside a carnival funhouse, only to have someone turn on the machinery so that David is somehow caught in a rolling tumbler and flipped over a few times and then thrown down a convenient slide
Producer and creator of The Incredible Hulk, Kenneth Johnson, compiled a list of all 131 reasons Banner Hulks out in the series and posted it to his blog under the title Incredible HULK Provocations or "Ways To Make Dr. David Banner Angry". Here are a few more that made me laugh:
107. Tied up by the Japanese mob in San Francisco and thrown in his bathtub with the shower blasting scalding hot water on him (why he doesn't simply get out of the tub is a mystery)
92. Being trapped in the middle of a forest fire so that burning branches keep falling on him and setting him on fire, and a giant, burning tree falls directly on him as the last straw (Different from last forest fire predicament)
56. Somehow getting himself into a bellfry and then realizing that a bell is there, just as it strikes the hour
47. Being stuck in a cab in New York rush hour traffic - "You don't understand, I have to be there by 4:00!" - "Hey, mac, it's rush hour, we ain't gettin' there til five, so relax." - "BUT I HAVE TO BE THERE BY FOUR!!!"
52. Locked in a drunk tank with a crazy person who insists he is Ernest Hemingway and then beats the stuffing out of David
When Valentine's Day rolls around our minds turn to thoughts of romance, and before you know it spring has arrived and love is everywhere you look, from the birds to the bees to the stray dogs in the streets.
Real life romances can go on for decades, but in the fictional worlds of movies and TV shows our favorite characters are often involved in romances that are doomed to end really badly, after the credits have rolled of course.
Thinking about the tragic fate that awaits our favorite pop culture characters may make you feel a bit blue, but don't let their doomed love get you down- let it remind you how good you've had it with your loved ones.
After all, you get to snuggle up in front of the fireplace with your loved ones- instead of hanging out on the wall above it!
The maps of Middle-Earth J.R.R. Tolkien created for The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings are among the first examples of a fantasy author creating original maps to go along with their novels.
These iconic maps are elegantly simple, with just enough so the reader's imagination can fill in the rest and beautiful hand-drawn lettering that has become an intrinsic part of the world of Tolkien.
Since Tolkien is an intrinsic part of UK history illustrator Dan Bell found a natural connection between Tolkien's maps and the map of the UK's national parks, so he is reimagining the UK parks maps in Tolkien's style:
To start his maps, Bell says that he works from an open source Ordnance Survey map, and begins drawing by hand. “I try to emulate his typeface as closely as possible, but have modified his mountains in an effort to develop a little bit of my own style.” He adds in additional details, such as forests, Hobbit holes, towers, and castles.
Presently, Bell has adapted a handful of the UK’s national parks, as well as places like Oxford, London, Yellowstone National Park, and George R.R. Martin’s Westeros, and has begun offering them for sale on his site. Once he’s done with England’s parks, he says that he’ll move on to converting the national parks of Wales, Scotland, and eventually, more of the US’s parks.
Some guys try so hard to impress women they end up looking worse than if they'd just been themselves and asked the girl out normally, and the truly desperate think clothes, colognes or potions will get them a date.
The truth is tricks aren't the way to truly win someone's heart, and using magic to manipulate minds will only bring out the wickedness in the people whose minds you tried to warp. But some guys have to learn these lessons the hard way...
Werebeast was created by Welsh animator James Lancett for the Nickelodeon International Animated Shorts Program 2014/15, and even though James hasn't turned it into a series yet he certainly has a good foundation!
Celebrities have a habit of letting their fame go straight to their head, thinking their status makes them untouchable, so they lie, cheat and steal even though they know their life is constantly being analyzed by the press.
Sometimes the lie just proves how hungry the actor is for a role, as was the case when Mila Kunis claimed she was turning 18 so she could be on That '70s Show when she was actually only fourteen-years-old.
Others tell huge lies because they're starving for attention, like pretty much any member of the half-baked Kardashian clan:
One of the weirdest lies told in recent history was told by Jack and Meg White of the White Stripes- they claimed they were brother and sister when they were actually a married couple. Jack is one of the most talented guitar players out there, so why rely on a gimmick to sell your band?
When you're planning to hop aboard a rocketship and take a trip across the galaxy to some far off planet you'd better pack lots of survival gear, a handy robot and your adventurer's sash- and leave the turkey at home.
That's because turkeys are total buzzkills once they leave the safety of planet Earth, and when you're exploring a planet for the first time the kid in you just wants to have fun, especially if that planet is made of trash.
Ramblers is a kooky animated short created by Morghan Fortier and Brett Jubinville for Nickelodeon Studios, featuring the voice talents of Tara Strong and George Takei, and watching it earns you one "Wasted Time In The Best Way Possible" badge!
Of all the friends from Friends I'd want to hang out with Ross the least, because his anal retentive nature and sniveling would make me want to mash him. Plus I'd probably want to hang out with Phoebe the most and they're practically polar opposites.
Thankfully the Friends are fictional so we don't really have to worry about which one we'd hang out with, but according to 22 Words I was right about Ross being the worst of Friends.
Added to my list of reasons- because he lords his intelligence over everyone, overthinks everything and is prone to emotional outbursts that make everyone, including his own sister, want to slap him.
And finish it off with that whole "will they, won't they, why did he cheat on her?" thing he had going on with Rachel, that really rubbed me the wrong way, Ross! You deserve to be alone with your dusty old bones!
Jack Black is an entertainer extraordinaire-he sings, plays guitar, dances, writes music, plays roles both comedic and dramatic, plus he's one hell of an interview, which is why he's constantly invited to go on shows all over the world.
But Jack's musical and comedic skills in particular are why the South Korean game show Infinite Challenge asked him to be one of their celebrity guests, and his spot-on imitation of a K-Pop song ensured he'll be asked back.
Sven Stoffels is an animator with some serious illustration skills and a seriously warped mind, which made him a natural fit for the Comedy Central series TripTank, which "showcases animated shorts so volatile they should come with a recommended dosage".
When you tune in to a Sven Stoffels cartoon your head may start to feel a bit funny, or depending on your state of mind (or the mind-altering substances you're on) you may feel even more fine. However, it's worth noting before you watch that neither Sven nor Comedy Central are responsible for what may happen to your psyche after you tune in.
But if you're anything like me then feeding a bunch of dark and ridiculously funny cartoons to your head will make you feel all warm and squishy inside, like a kid who needs to poop but refuses to leave the TV until the commercial break! (NSFW)
The Joker is one of the most enduring characters in the history of comic books, and his name is so recognizable most people can picture his grinning face whenever his name is mentioned- even if they've never read a comic in their life.
But to really know the Joker's story you have to study every dimension of the character, including all the different versions from alternate dimensions, shows, movies and extended comic universes, all of which are truly Jokers at heart.
This Screen Rant video exposes 10 Alternate Versions of The Joke You Didn't Know About to the light, including the reality warping Emperor Joker, the madcap wanna-be Duela Dent and the half Joker-half Sabretooth hybrid Hyena.
The whole zombie thing is starting to make fans groan, but if you dig around a little you'll find that fresh visions of a zombie infested world have been out there all along, hiding out in all the unusual places.
Raised By Zombies was written and created by Guy Collins back in 2013, and while it isn't a reinvention of the subgenre it presents lots of fresh and interesting ideas in a simply eye pleasing style. In fact, it might be the most chill zompocalypse story ever told!
It seems odd that someone would make a list of times SpongeBob SquarePants went too far, because his bizarre jokes and slapstick brand of comedy seem to go too far on every episode.
But apparently WatchMojo went through every episode of SpongeBob to show us that the wacky cartoon about a little burger flipping buffoon sometimes goes even farther than too far, the skits becoming a bit too unsettling.
There was the time Squidward got off on murdering papier mache versions of SpongeBob, the time Plankton wore Sandy's discarded "pelt" as a suit, and the time SpongeBob popped Mrs. Puff, making her unable to puff up again- which made her want to murder him.
These episodes made me crack up, but the target audience's parents were probably less than thrilled to find their kids watching such sick and twisted toons!
People say "you're never too old..." about things most seniors don't want to do, but when it comes to cosplaying the cliche is true, because you're never too old to dress up like one of your favorite pop culture characters.
Just ask Shirley Chua from Singapore- Shirley is 70 years old yet she started cosplaying as Chun-Li from Street Fighter and her other favorite characters in 2011, right after she told her son "Mama would like to cosplay".
Since then Shirley has embraced the art of cosplay and even loves to make her own costumes, and as you'll see in this video from The Good Guyde she fits in with the Con crowd just as well as any young cosplayer.
Kids love to check out all the cute little crabs when they go to the beach, but you'd better keep a close eye on your little ones when you're at the shore- or else they may learn crabs are clawful jerks the hard way!
That being said, it is fun to see their wheels turning as they watch those strange little sea creatures scuttle around, and I'd give anything to know what kids are thinking about when they see a crab for the first time.
Crabby Day is a super animated short by Sara Ho that captures the imaginative fun kids have when they hit the shore, but it also teaches parents a good lesson- keep an eye on your kids or their imagination may get them into trouble!
If the movie Labyrinth had taken place in the 21st century then Sarah would have had all the help she needs to find her baby brother right in her pocket- because her smartphone would have made the job fun and easy.
That's assuming, of course, that Sarah's smartphone could connect to a network in the Goblin Kingdom, and that her phone was fully charged and the GPS app updated before she headed in after baby Toby... never mind, she did just fine without a smartphone!
Have you ever gotten into a fight with someone that involved a lot of swinging and yelling but very little physical contact? You were probably quite young and inexperienced in the way of the melee, like a pawn swinging wildly for the sake of someone else's entertainment.
Pawns are forgiven for their lack of fighting skills, but when a big bad bishop steps up and attacks a pawn we expect their quadridirectional combat abilities to prevail.
But, as this Chilikto comic shows us, when a bishop slides up next to a pawn they end up looking like just another pawn in a stalemated game.
My bookshelf is actually three bookshelves, one large two medium, and no matter how hard I try I can't seem to whittle my collection down to one bookshelf because I keep finding new books to fall in love with.
And since I stopped collecting comics for the most part and now collect graphic novels instead my book collection has to be trimmed down a bit every so often because I'll be damned if I'm gonna buy another bookshelf!
Although...this Incidental Comics strip by Grant Snider does remind me I have two boxes full of books that fit in to many of these categories sitting in my garage waiting to be shelved...BOOKS! *shakes fist*
B&W was the original film flavor and is still the best color palette to use when shooting portraits, and back in the colorful 60s and 70s photographer David Bailey ditched the Kodachrome and shot his famous subjects in black and white.
David started out as a fashion photographer working as an assistant to famed fashion photographer John French, but by the 60s David had a contract with Vogue and became an important part of the Swinging London scene.
David's iconic black and white portraits not only made his subjects look extra cool- they capture the look and feel of an era caught between the avant-garde past and the far out future.
Disney movies center around the main characters by default because they're the most important figures in the storyline, so background characters get a few lines in the script but are otherwise ignored. But if you could see the story from a background character's perspective you'd see each enchanting tale a little differently.
For instance- The Lion King is descended from a line of murderous lions, so why would the animals he preys upon swear fealty to him as their king?
And, as this comic by Willie Muse shows, Sleeping Beauty is basically a tale about a rich prince taking advantage of a drugged and vulnerable woman...how's that for happily ever after!
Discovering a new batch of memes is like uncovering a treasure trove of visual comedy, only this trove is guarded by a geek who spends way too much time online, breathes Cheeto dust instead of fire and is married to his pillow.
Now good anime memes don't come along every day, so when you find a stockpile of anime-themed visual tomfoolery you've gotta snatch it all up byte by byte, because a well-crafted anime meme can really make you stand out in a crowd.
Godzilla has battled some mighty giant kaiju during his storied career as a movie monster, and he even battled King Kong at one point, but if you think about it on-screen monster meetings are few and far between.
Therefore we have no real idea how Clover the Cloverfield monster measures up to Godzilla, or how big Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. is in comparison to Frankenstein.
But now thanks to this cool CGI visualization created by MetaBallStudios we can see how puny they all are when compared to the King of the Monsters!
Lifeless is a hypnotic CGI short created by Fokke Mars, Bas Jansen, and Max van der Ree from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, and after watching it I can't decide if we need more automation in our lives or less...