Sorry buddy, Barack has got you beat by a mile in the looks department, but Britney Spears' Macedonian doppleganger looks like she just stepped out of a cloning chamber- and may soon start touring in place of the pop singer. They can call it the Twice As Crazy tour!
Nerdiness used to have limits and boundaries set by publishers who claimed they knew what the people wanted to see, but as it turns out the people didn't know what they really wanted until the internet arrived.
And now that we have so much niche comedy available online we can find lots of hilarious stuff to LOL at that perfectly suits our taste in funny.
So if you're both a Dungeons & Dragons player and an A/V nerd then you can thank Rob Beschizza for this incredibly niche-y Connector Alignment Chart you'll soon be sharing with all your friends via social media.
Even though Deadpool and the Punisher typically fight for the same side in the Marvel Universe the two gun happy dispensers of vigilante justice have clashed over the years, most recently in the mini-series Deadpool Vs. The Punisher.
And while this epic mini-series event would make a great movie the folks who own the rights to Deadpool and the Punisher will most likely never let a DP vs. TP movie be made because money.
So instead of having one of your nerdy dreams come true please enjoy this fan made trailer for Marvel's The Punisher Vs. Deadpool by Stryder HD. (NSFW language)
Have you ever struggled to tell whether warm fluid in a bowl is soup or some other liquid dish? Perhaps you were wondering whether bisque is a soup or not, or whether a really runny stew qualifies as a soup?
Bisque is soup but classifying runny stew is totally up to you, and deciding whether something is soup or not will only ever come in handy when you play Something Something Soup Something, a free browser game by Italian philosopher and game designer Stefano Gualeni.
It takes place in a future where humans have mastered the science of teleportation. Instead of using it to eliminate scarcity or instantly transport Martin Shkreli to a distant black hole, they’ve taken to teleporting goods produced by underpaid aliens from distant planets. Goods like soup. Problem is, aliens don’t have the best grip on how human digestive systems work, and the concept of “soup” isn’t really a thing in their society. You play as a certified human Soup Technician, and it’s up to you to figure out which dishes they send over do and do not constitute soup.
Have you ever done something so stupid that you didn't want anyone to know, but you had to ask for help anyway? This guy has to put up with laughter and humiliation to get his problem solved. The real punch line is that this comic was inspired by a real life story. But instead of one trusted geek, he was the target of hundreds of laughing geeks. At least he used a throwaway account for this one post. Maybe he imagined that those who laughed the hardest would one day face their own kind of embarrassing mistake. This is the latest comic from CommitStrip.
Talking Heads at the Keystone, Berkeley, CA, December 9, 1977. Photo Hugh Brown /Smithsonian Books
Listening to an album from bands like Blondie, Iggy and the Stooges or The Clash simply cannot compare to seeing them live, because these bands put on a stage show that's even more exciting than their music.
And while seeing a photograph of a band performing live still doesn't compare to the real deal you can throw on one of their records and stare at the photos and pretend you're actually there seeing them live.
Blondie at CBGB, New York City, 1976. Photo Roberta Bayley /Smithsonian Books
This is what I used to call the "living room venue" experience whenever I couldn't afford to go to a show, and before we all had smartphones in our pockets we could use to record the show this somehow lessened the heartbreak.
Iggy Pop at the Whisky a Go Go, West Hollywood, CA, July 1974. Photo James Fortune /Smithsonian Books
In December 2015, the Smithsonian Institution began an ambitious crowdsourced history of rock ’n’ roll photography, calling on music fans to contribute their amateur and pro photos, launching the web site rockandroll.si.edu as a one-stop for accepting and displaying shooters’ submissions.
The book is a pretty great cull of the best the collection had to offer, full of photos rarely or never seen by the public, chronologically arranged, and dating back to the dawn of the rock era. Some of them are real jaw-droppers, like the concert shot of Richie Valens taken hours before his death, Otis Redding drenched in sweat at the Whiskey a Go Go, Sly Stone looking like a goddamn superhero at the Aragon Ballroom in 1974.
Bill Lordan and Sly Stone at Balboa Stadium, San Diego, September 7, 1974. Photo Gary Kieth Morgan /Smithsonian Books
Flushing dead pet fish down the toilet has always seemed like a cold-hearted way to send that little fishy off to its aquatic afterlife, but that's not to say everyone who flushes a dead fish is a mean person.
Some just enjoy the ritual and the closure it provides, especially if they're like the young man in this animated short and a fish named Paul was their only friend, a friend who had died 178 times before.
To call Goku a superhero would be an insult because he's so much more than that- he's a Saiyan with god-like physical abilities and a power level that measures over 9000, so mere superheroes wouldn't stand a chance against him.
And yet most comic book fans won't accept the fact that their favorite superfolks would get owned by Goku until they see it for themselves, so let's see it play out Street Fighter style in this short by GamebillStudio.
Marvel's giant intergalactic planet muncher Galactus and Jim Davis' lasagna lovin' cat Garfield have a lot in common despite the fact that they exist in radically different cartoon universes with different levels of detail.
They both think with their stomachs and let their appetites get them in trouble, they can both be a bit surly if you wake them up before noon, and now they've both been drawn by Jim Davis thanks to an upcoming Marvel comic written by Ryan North:
Issue #26 of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl will be styled as a zine made by Squirrel Girl and her super-powered peers, with different artists providing styles for different heroes-turned-artists. The roster includes none other than Garfield creator Jim Davis, who illustrated a story from the perspective of Galactus.
North wrote the story, which Davis illustrated with the help of his assistants Gary Barker and Dan Davis. The strip basically uses Galactus as a stand-in for Garfield, and his herald the Silver Surfer as a stand-in for Jon Arbuckle.
Here's a sneak peek of Jim Davis' Galactus story, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #26 hits stores November 8th:
Watch any of the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons with the sound turned off and those wacky shows will be far less entertaining, and not just because the characters seem extra flat without their dialog and catchphrases.
No, the main thing you'll be missing are those zany sound effects, the sound of animated hilarity that takes you back to those formative years when cartoons became a big part of your life, or maybe it's just me.
Former Hanna-Barbera sound editor Paul Douglas made some interesting picks for his top 10 sound effects list, like Muttley biting Dick Dastardly on the butt and El Kabong's guitar hit, and these iconic sounds will take you back, way, way back.
For some reason Paul's top ten sound effects list didn't include that iconic scrabbling sound Hanna-Barbera cartoons made whenever they ran, so here it is. I wish I could make noises like that when I run...
Gremlins is a visually striking film, with lots of fantastic and unforgettable scenes that continue to inspire filmmakers and artists like Kevin M. Wilson when they're looking to create an homage to (monster) movies.
Kevin chose the scene in Mr. Wing's shop (where Billy's dad Randall bought Gizmo) as inspiration for this illustration full of hidden movie references, which seems logical since the place was full of cool stuff to look at.
There are a 84 pop culture references hidden in this awesome artwork, from the fairly obvious Freddy Kreuger's Glove and ORCA Panel at the top of the piece to the harder to find Chucky doll to the tiny and impossible to find Demogorgon Miniature.
The films of Italian director Dario Argento are hard to classify because they don't fit neatly into any one genre- on the one hand they're definitely full of horror elements, but films like Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) could be considered Crime Thrillers.
The Italians call this Horror-Thriller genre "giallo", and Argento's masterfully crafted giallo films are a cut above the rest because the mystery keeps you guessing until the bloody end while the realistic gore makes you squirm in your seat.
In fact, some of the posters created for Dario Argento films like Tenebre, Two Evil Eyes and Deep Red are so disturbingly bloody we can't show them here so here's a really cool artsy one instead, created by artist Matt Ryan for a UK screening of Suspiria.
Ron Howard today posted a short video on Twitter that revealed the name of the next standalone movie in the Star Wars series. The film about Han Solo in his younger years will be called Solo: A Star Wars Story. Simple and underwhelming. People on Twitter immediately responded with Solo cup jokes.
The good news is that we won't have to wait a whole year to see it. Solo: A Star Wars Story is scheduled to be in theaters on May 25, 2018. That's barely six months after Star Wars: The Last Jedi. See more reactions at Mashable.
Minecraft is still driving the kiddies wild, and it must be set to overtake Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. as the video game gateway drug that has gotten the most kids hooked on gaming.
Kiddies tend to play Minecraft in Adventure or Survival mode, but the talented folks who entered their Minecraft sculptures in the Apex Events 2017 Invitational go full blown Creative mode on an epic scale.
This amazing digital sculpture by Dr. Bond entitled "The Perfect Marionette" was the winner of the 2017 Invitational- it took Dr. Bond four days to build and is made of millions of blocks to capture that Rococo feel.
Runner up AWAKENING - Null Bomb is made of millions of blocks too, but in this case they're spread out to form an entire futuristic cityscape. No word on how long it took the artist to build AWAKENING, but you don't build cool digital cities like that overnight!
DC Comics has created some of the biggest, baddest and most iconic supervillains of all time, and even though many heroes in the DC Universe bear a striking resemblance to Marvel superheroes the villains are in a class all their own.
The Joker is arguably the most famous comic book villain of all time, and everyone is familiar with his never-ending battle with the Batman because they are the yin-yang of the comic book world. But what about Ra's al Ghul?
His battle against Batman has become much more well known since the Dark Knight movies and his inclusion in DC shows like Arrow, but Ra's will never usurp The Joker because Ra's lacks his clowny charm.
And speaking of clowny and charming- Harley Quinn began as a secondary character on Batman: The Animated Series but has since become one of the most popular, and fun, supervillains in the DC Universe.
Her secret? Equal parts madness, cuteness and a bloodthirsty zeal for battle, plus her sick relationship with Mister J didn't hurt. Well, maybe a little...
Kids shows are by default supposed to be free of adult content, and if scary moments arise they should be immediately followed with lighthearted fun to keep the kiddies from getting scared of the show.
But as soon as a show starts targeting a somewhat older audience they begin to introduce mature themes they couldn't include before, which leads to the creation of some absolutely horrifying episodes.
Captain Planet generally kept the quest to fight polluters around the world as lighthearted as possible, but when the Planeteers faced a drug dealing scumbag named Verminous Skumm in the episode Mind Pollution things got really dark.
Verminous sells a drug called "Bliss" to a kid named Boris, a drug that turns kids into crazy zombies. Boris gets high and jumps through a window, causing him to bleeding profusely from the arms, and later after taking more Bliss he falls down dead of an overdose.
I thought Captain Planet was rated Y7, who would want their seven-year-old to see such things?
Fast food companies have figured out that posting funny videos online and creating crazy products are far more effective forms of brand advertising than television commercials or radio spots.
So while things get pretty wacky on TV they get downright ridiculous online, like high top sneakers that order pizza or a parka made out of the same stuff as a pizza delivery pouch ridiculous.
Pizza Hut is delivering their Pizza Parka to random customers who orders online, and I must admit I didn't really want one until I saw the pizza pocket inside. There just aren't enough jackets out there with pizza pockets!
There are so many cosplays out there that it can be hard to think of something no one else has done. At the New York Comic Con a few weeks ago, someone came up with a completely new an original cosplay costume -the convention center itself. It was spotted by DC comics writer Scott Snyder, who posted it on his Twitter and it quickly became viral.
Halloweenies like to go big with their decorations, putting their love of the holiday on display for the entire neighborhood to see, and their hard work is either rewarded with cheers or jeers.
But there's one neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah that's about to go bananas thanks to the hard work of one Ammon Smith, a 33-year-old woodworker who has become known for his over-the-top Halloween displays.
Ammon used thin strips of wood and chicken wire to build King Kong's form, then he covered the form with black fabric and trash bags for its finished look.
The project took Ammon 80 to 100 hours to complete and cost him a mere $130 but the memories, and the advertising for his home design company Designs On 9th, are priceless.
The annual Quebec City Comic Con brought out thousands of French Canadian geeks this weekend. Some were there to show off their fandoms and amazing cosplay creations. Our friends from Geeks Are Sexy were there each day, too, to document most interesting costumes. Many of them, like the Gundam at the top, obviously took a lot of work and dedication to bring to life. Others, like the guy below, cleverly took advantage of a natural resemblance.
The time loop trope is overused in sci-fi movies and TV shows, and yet when it's done right a time loop story can make quite an emotional impact on viewers who wish they could go back in time and fix the mistakes they made in life.
But Olga Osorio's short film reStart isn't about making things right in the past, thus it bears little resemblance to classic time loop films like Groundhog Day, Primer or Looper because this story is about losing control not regaining it.
Many nerds think dating someone with similar passions will make their relationship healthy by default, as if the mere act of hooking up with a fellow nerd is healthier than dating a non-nerd who might make them feel weird about their passions.
But nerdy relationships can be just as unhealthy as non-nerdy relationships, and if your partner is feeling unhappy, insecure or jealous they'll take it out on you just like any other unhappy partner would.
But as you can see in this comic by JHALL the secret to keeping a relationship healthy is to keep it positive, supportive and above all have fun with your partner, otherwise what's the point?
The adorable little Porgs are about to become the new Star Wars alien creature people either love or love to hate, and since stores are already full of Porg toys, t-shirts and other merch there will probably be more hate than love.
Perhaps we can deflect some hate and soften your opinion of those innocent imaginary Porgs a bit with this version of the Star Wars Theme Song created entirely out of Porg noises by Volpe Music.
Or, if you find you cannot stand either the song or the Porgs then please accept my apology, I'm just a sucker for a cute sci-fi critter.
When you play fantasy RPGs either in a video game or in a tabletop setting, you know just how critical it is to have the right potion on you when you need it. Just because they may not exist in real life though doesn't mean there's no benefit to wearing it around your neck.
If you want to enjoy a little more magic in your life, then you should check out the Aether Brewery jewelry collection on Etsy. They have healing, mana and renewal potions in both earring and necklace varieties, so no matter what kind of potion you need, they have you covered.
Nowadays video games can have a totally nondescript person with a normal haircut and totally normal clothes as the main character because many modern games focus on the storyline instead of the visual gimmicks.
But back in the gimmick-filled 90s video game mascots were all gunning to be the next Mario or Sonic or Crash Bandicoot, so the crazier the character and their wardrobe the better.
And while some of those mascots succeeded in becoming part of video game history others like Rocky Rodent, Awesome Possum and Croc didn't make a very big impression with gamers so for them it was game over.
But a few beloved 90s game mascots may still star in new games despite not making it big like Mario, such as Conker the Squirrel, Banjo Kazooie and Bubsy the Bobcat, who is coming back after 20 years so his new game The Woolies Strike Back had better not suck!
Very few artists enjoy painting in miniature, and even fewer attempt to add just as much detail to their tiny painting as they would to a full-sized piece.
Which is why painter Chris Seaman is a rare breed of artist indeed, because he has chosen to paint portraits of noble monsters full of lifelike detail on a canvas only a few inches wide.
Chris calls his miniature paintings of noble monsters Cameo Creeps, and they're just the kind of thing you'd find inside a Bride of Frankenstein's locket or on the nightstand next to Mama Cthulhu's bed.
When I played Silent Hill 2 for the first time back in 2001 certain elements of the storyline actually gave me nightmares, which was truly impressive considering I was a twenty-something-year-old horror movie fiend.
I appreciated being truly creeped out by a video game, but I didn't really appreciate all the revolutionary gameplay elements and environmental work Konami put in to the creation of Silent Hill 2.
After watching this incredibly revealing episode of Off Camera Secrets by Boundary Break I now see the strange creatures and deeply disturbing storylines are only part of the reason Silent Hill rose to the top of the horror game pyramid.