Look at this beautiful suit of custom-made armor! It was fashioned by Samuel Lee of Prince Armory (previously), who specializes in one-of-a-kind cosplay armor. It’s made of leather with brass hardware, and it’s not for sale. Yes, Lee can make you something just as awesome, but he’s got a substantial waiting list. See more pictures at Geeks Are Sexy.
The Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the U.S. is causing a few awkward moments. The most common joke is about commitment-phobic partners who are suddenly put on the spot about marriage. A 3-year-old Key and Peele routine illustrates that perfectly. In the scenario above, it’s a case of crossed signals and dashed hopes. Poor Robin! This is from the webcomic BatsVsupes. -via Geeks Are Sexy
Public shaming has presumably been used as a punishment since people realized they could shame one another, but while shaming was once localized and would usually involve a pretty big faux pas, the internet means someone's entire life can be ruined by total strangers over something as minor as a tasteless Tweet.
This great TopTenz list demonstrates ten times people were publicly shamed online in ways that totally damaged their lives. While you could argue that at least most of them should have known better, it's hard to fualt the baseball fan who tried to catch a foul ball and then ruined his team's chances of making it to the Series.
Deadpool quickly became a fan fav because of his ability to break the fourth wall, his jokes for all occasions, and his seemingly inherent ability to wisecrack and kick ass at the same time.
He ain’t much to look at under that mask of his, but boy is he a sight to behold when he’s all suited up and going pew-pew-pew while stuff falls down around his head!
Dorkly put together an amazing collection featuring 35 Times Deadpool Was Super Deadpool-y which will either reinvigorate your love for that merc with a mouth, or serve as a primer on why you should be reading his books! 'Nuff said!
If you like to spend your days filling your head with all kinds of different pop culture productions you have probably amassed a bunch of unanswered questions that remain well after the show is over.
Questions like "how much is Princess Peach’s castle actually worth?" or "what was the exact date of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?" are completely normal things for geeks to wonder about, but to come up with an answer you'd have to be abnormal(ly inquisitive!)
Thankfully the nerdy minds who sustain themselves on kernels of pop culture trivia have come up with answers for some of geeky life’s greatest mysteries, so you can sleep easy knowing Ferris skipped school on June 5, 1985 and Peach’s castle is worth exactly $950,972,940.
Admiral Ackbar from the Rebel Alliance is known for one thing and one thing only. But there’s more to him that that. A comic from AC Stuart at College Humor shows the Admiral on a typical day in his suburban everyday life. But this is just the first page. There’s plenty more, and just when you think you know where it’s going -and you think you know already- it still manages to surprise you. -via Geeks Are Sexy
Death can be seen as a release from suffering, the point when your soul transition into an afterlife, or simply a fade to black.
The moment before death, however, is seen by nearly all as a time when you’re forced to reflect on life, thinking back on the person you’ve been and who you could have become.
That moment of death is the focus of this amazing animated short called “Coda”, by And Maps And Plans Studio as directed by Alan Holly. The art style is beautifully simplistic, the animation is top notch, and the story will truly sweep you away! (Contains cartoon nudity)
Plastic lawn flamingos are cool and all, but they're a little cliche. If you love the idea of lawn ornaments but want something a little more unique, you might consider heading over to Flamingo Incognito's Etsy shop where you can grab one-of-a-kind, handmade, flamingo-like ornaments.
From dragons to mermaids and from t-rex's to sea monsters, we can't get enough of these crazy, geeky sculptures that are all upcycled from boring, busted old pink flamingos.
I can't help but think that John Waters would love these, even if he wouldn't name a movie after it.
Via Nerd Approved
Now before you get too upset about this seemingly bizarre superpower: this was 1958. Back then, it was not very unusual for ordinary people to have this ability (atomic testing, you know). So it makes sense that the writers of Superman #125 would endow the Man of Steel with it, too.
Jerry Coleman, Wayne Boring, and Stan Kaye titled their story "Superman's New Power!" In it, Superman faced several challenges that required that he be greatly reduced in size or be in multiple locations simultaneously. This necessitated the Mini-Me Superman. You can see several pages from this freaky issue at Comic Book Resources.
-via The Geek Twins
We've previously wrote about the fact that some of the coolest things to do during the San Diego Comic Con don't actually involve the convention at all. That's most certainly the case when it comes to the first night after party -The Great Royal Marshmallow.
This outlandish affair will feature burlesque, an art show, a charity auction, live tattooing, live music, a top dj and more. Perhaps best of all, it will be Wizard of Oz themed! If you're heading out to the con, consider stopping by and saying "hello" -I'll be there in person.
Mad Max fever is sweeping across the globe, but for some the blood of the Road Warrior has been flowing through their veins for decades.
These fans who dream of driving across the wasteland, looking for trouble in a souped up vehicle bristling with weaponry and attitude or, better yet, hitting the highway in Max’s mighty Interceptor muscle car.
A diehard fan named Dale Walter decided to make his own post-apocalyptic dreams come true by turning a 1972 Australian Ford Falcon into the badass muscle car that first drove Max into our hearts back in 1979.
As Dale demonstrates in this video from Barcroft Cars, the Interceptor has a movie accurate horn and siren, a 351 Ford Cleveland engine that purrs and growls like a panther, and enough screen presence to star in its own Mad Max movie!
Some of our favorite pop culture franchises feature a vehicle prominently in the storyline. Whether it’s the funky machine used to get to the next mystery or one super stylin’ way to go back in time, these amazing stories wouldn’t be the same without a cool vehicle.
Artist CJ Johnson has turned his love of vehicles from pop culture into a totally cool series of mashup illustrations that show what happens to the ride when fictional universes collide.
Just when I think there couldn’t be any weirder mashups, comes a version of The Avengers that stars the characters from The Wizard of Oz. Darren Wallace casts the Cowardly Lion as Thor and the Scarecrow as Captain America, but the real star is the Tin Man, who embodies the role of Ultron.
Just like the beginning slate said, this makes no sense, but it is a masterful edit. -via reddit
Monsters are the driving force behind many of our favorite pop culture franchises, the stars of creature features we love or video games we love playing, but other people don’t see monsters as stars.
They see monsters as an inherent part of their cultural mythology, creatures that were created to give shape to the darkness and sometimes to scare superstitious people into doing the right thing.
For example, the dusty Draugar you face in the video game Skyrim are based on creatures from Norse mythology, undead monsters that symbolize jealousy and greed. A Draugr can expand to any size and shape change into a cat, plus they can raise their own army of the undead...
This classic Cracked article reveals the story behind 5 Famous Monsters That Are Way Scarier In Other Countries which, at very least, proves that Bethesda showed gamers some mercy in Skyrim.
Shia LeBeouf is one enigmatic fellow- he’s always spouting all kinds of insane theories, he disappears for a while then reappears when you’d least expect it, and his life beyond the screen is a bit of a mystery.
There’s something about Mr. LeBeouf that’s not quite right, something that makes him seem not quite human.
Could he be one of the legendary Time Lords, sent here to protect Earth’s people from otherworldly horrors and rolling trash can exterminators?
Equally enigmatic artist Brandon Bird seems to think there’s something to the theory, so he’s spreading the word with a series of paintings that show Shia as all thirteen incarnations of The Doctor.
-Via Laughing Squid
Norma has come to be known as a comic relief character on the prison dramedy Orange Is The New Black, and her silent pantomiming and goofy demeanor on the show makes her seem like a cute and cuddly person.
Annie and The Shirts headlined at CBGB’s in the late 70s and again in the early 90s, and during Annie’s solo career she wrote the song "Hang Up The Phone", which was featured in Sixteen Candles. -Via Elite Daily
Terminator 2: Judgment Day was an awesome movie, but of course, it wasn’t perfect. It’s only from the vantage point of 24 years and three sequels later that we can see the glaring faults in the film. Or if you didn’t, Screen Junkies will be happy to point them out to you. No, this Honest Trailer will not ruin the memory of Terminator 2 for you, but on the off chance you haven’t seen it yet, it does contain spoilers. And NSFW language.
On the surface, you might think that the game Super Mario World and the HBO series Game of Thrones have nothing in common to lend itself to a mashup. But the TV show intro has many art elements that would easily be adaptable to a video game world. Make the GoT theme into a chip tune and voilà! Mashup. The video is from Steven Jase, with music by Paul LeBlanc. -via Uproxx
Immortan Joe controls the cool, refreshing water that thirsty pack of post-apocalyptic mutants known as The Wretched need to survive, but even in this bleak environment people are bound to grow tired of plain old water.
Soon they’ll be looking for a meal, and wondering why they'd never before thought of eating their beloved leader, what with him looking all plump and juicy like a sandworm...
But that’s a story for another strip, this one’s a simply silly Fury Road/Garfield mashup by Burt Durand entitled Garfury Road and doesn’t contain any mention of cannibalism. My bad!
-Via Andrew Bridgman
They’re the mic rulers, the old schoolers, the fast food combo meal with lots of flavor that some neighbors refer to as “food monsters”.
They’re the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and they’ve ruled the airwaves of Adult Swim since their first appearance way back in 2001.
What began as a bit for the flagship Adult Swim show Space Ghost: Coast To Coast has become a ridiculous romp of a (sometimes detective themed) show that keeps changing its name but the food based action always stays the same.
Sadly, the food monsters are about to shuffle off to that great big dumpster in the sky, so isn't it about time you learned a thing or fifteen about your favorite food themed show?!
Fans who are skilled in the ways of the cloth or yarn like to put their skills to work making things that are functional and geeky, but as any crafter knows these projects can take some time.
Skilled superfan Kjetil Nordin spent 800 hours over six years crocheting this amazing blanket that features a screenshot of the map of World 1 from Super Mario Bros 3.
This incredibly detailed piece of needlework art has all the fun little features and figures found on the Super Mario Bros. 3 world map, including a lurching Hammer Bros. and a cry for help coming from the castle.
-Via The Daily Dot
Coma the Doof Warrior quickly became a fan favorite character in Mad Max: Fury Road because of his sweet onesie and facewrap outfit, his flaming hot guitar grooves and his dedication to showmanship even while in the midst of battle.
He’s a one-of-a-kind Doof warrior in a world full of shiny madmen, and if his life seems appealing to the metalhead in you then heed the call with a little help from Coma.
Funny Or Die presents a face meltingly funny (and NSFW) lesson in post-apocalyptic guitar shredding and back of the battle wagon superstardom!
-Via Laughing Squid
Mike Wilson is a professional freerunner and parkour athlete. He’s also a father. His son Jayden developed a passion for Spider-Man, so Wilson became SpiderDad! Jayden was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer just after his 4th birthday. For his 5th birthday, Spider-Dad came to visit! The event last fall was captured on video, which eventually got over ten million views. Wilson had further plans to make a Spider-Dad movie to show Jayden, but Jayden died on Christmas Eve, 2014.
The SpiderDad Film was inspired by my son Jayden who sadly lost his 18 month battle at Christmas to a Grade 4 Brain Stem Tumor called, Glyoblastoma Multi-Forme. Before he died, we began filming with the full intention of giving Jayden his very own Premiere at home, with drinks and popcorn. Just like at the cinema. I was very passionate about making this look and feel as real as possible for our little super hero. Even to the finest details of webbing effects, stunts, the Spiderman suit and generally providing a feel good energy about the film.
Sadly, the little fighter became very ill, and his very own Premiere wasn’t able to happen. It became a dedication project to the bravest, and most courageous little boy we know, always willing to give a smile and thumbs up at even the most difficult of times. In addition, we wanted this to also raise awareness and money for the charity who gave our family so much support whilst caring for Jayden, as well as the continued after care for our entire family and his big sister Ella.
We’ve featured the awesome Star Wars costumes of Julian Checkley before. Now let’s get a load of his Batman! The suit design is from the video game Arkham Originals.
Some cool features of the costume:
The armour parts are 3D printed
It has a working fireball gauntlet
The batarangs fold for storage
Batman’s wrist computer displays a loop of the sonar pings from detective mode!
When articles posted online talk about “things you can’t unsee” they’re usually referring to images that are disturbing, heartbreaking or downright gross, but lucky for you this list of “cannot unsee” images won’t keep you up at night.
No, this is simply a collection of geeky pics meant to create some “whaaaa?!” moments and elicit a few laughs, and contains absolutely no seriousness or soul wrenching depravity whatsoever.
You will, however, be exposed to a dozen totally dorky things that will change the way you think about the pop culture symbols (sex and otherwise) you see regularly.
That's how the can't unsee factor embeds itself in your brain, forever making you see Johnny Bravo when you look at the Mockingjay.
Disney's princess characters are drawn to be attractive, likeable and someone girls can relate to, but they’re also extremely normal, and normalcy has limited appeal.
Minions are drawn to be likeable, visually appealing (in a ridiculously cartoony way), and anybody whose imagination got them into trouble while they were growing up can relate to those little yellow yutzes.
So, if princesses and minions are both extremely likeable, combining the two should result in the creation of a mega appealing hybrid, right?
Artistrator Jen Lewis has used her active imagiminionation to combine Disney princesses with banana loving Minions, and while her creations don't exactly prove the theory of hybrid likeability they're definitely unforgettable!
-Via Bored Panda
"Mr. Worf, fire." With those words closed part 1 of "The Best of Both Worlds." When that episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation aired 25 years ago this weekend, it was hailed as the greatest cliffhanger in Star Trek history.
The Borg, which were the greatest threat to the Federation in its history, had invaded and captured Captain Picard. They assimilated Picard and made him a Borg drone. In the midst of rumors that actor Patrick Stewart was leaving the show, the first part of the episode ended with Commander Riker ordering the Enterprise to open fire on the Borg cube containing the captive Picard. Fans were electrified.
It's hard to believe (especially if you grew up in the 80s), but the Goonies is turning 30 this year. In celebration of this monumental occassion, Flavorwire has rounded up a great "where are they now" list featuring the current status of all the main actors in the films.
A fan favorite, Sloth, isn't around any more. In fact, the ex-football player died at only 38 from an accidental overdose. Don't worry though, most of the stories aren't so sad, but actually pretty cool.