Stained Glass Windows Featuring Controversial Figures As Saints

Many controversial characters have achieved sainthood throughout history, and even saints like Paul the Apostle, Francis of Assisi and Teresa of Avila have skeletons in their closet.

So perhaps in some far off future age, when there's nothing left of the entertainers of today but the strong impression they made on pop culture, the stars will achieve sainthood.

If those idols and sinners ever get called up to the big leagues and become saints the stained glass windows created in their honor will probably look a lot like the amazing works of Neal Fox.

Neal wanted to pay homage to the gods of the underground such as Johnny Cash, J.G. Ballard, Hunter S. Thompson, Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Serge Gainsbourg in a hip yet traditional manner.

So he built his stained glass panels the old fashioned way- using leaded stained glass in a steel frame, with each window measuring about 8 feet tall.

From the Daniel Blau exhibition notes:

As traditional church windows show the iconography of saints, through representations of events in their lives, instruments of martyrdom and iconic motifs, Fox plays with the symbolism of each character’s cult of personality; Albert Hoffman takes a psychedelic bicycle ride above the LSD molecule, J G Ballard dissects the world, surrounded by 20th Century imagery and the eroticism of the car crash, and Johnny Cash holds his inner demon in chains after a religious experience in Nickerjack cave.

-Via Dangerous Minds


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Better Not Look At The Stats Screen After Your Character Is Dead

The stats screen is fun to look at while you're playing through a video game, so you can see how many kills you have under your belt, how close you are to finding all the secrets, and how many hours you've been playing the game.

But heed this illustrated warning by Deathbulge Comics and don't look at the stats screen after your character is dead, or you may find some disturbing stuff going down in video game land...

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


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The Character Creation Process Is More Fun Than The Game

For some adventures are the fun part of roleplaying games, others like collecting loot, or taking epic screenshots of their character in battle looking like a god, but for a select few the character creation process is where it's at.

These particularly picky people will spend hours choosing from tons of different hair styles, facial features, markings, skin tones and such to create the perfect character, only to realize they've "missed a spot".

Christian Palmer-Smith from Kit Draws! knows this feel, fellow gamers, and this comic was created to help other character creation obsessed players from making the same mistake he did.

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


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Hilarious English Language T-Shirt Translation Fails Spotted In Asia

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English speakers wear t-shirts or get tattoos with Chinese or Japanese lettering even though they have no idea what the words actually say, and Asian companies likewise put English words on stuff to make it look cool.

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Shirts with funny stuff written on them create funny moments when someone who speaks both languages offers to tell the wearer what their shirt actually says, often resulting in a response of "whaa?!"

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However, some shirts have stuff written on them that doesn't seem like a mistranslation, and it's so close to right the whole statement somehow becomes even righter.

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There are also dozens of shirt designs posted online that look like an English speaker created them as a prank, with expletives and adult material printed on kids clothes.

But these two sweaters are subtly subversive, made to remind parents which of their kids is the good one.

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See 30+ English T-Shirt Translation Fails In Asia here (contains NSFW language)


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Are Daniel Radcliffe And Elijah Wood Part Of Clone Club?

There are at least two articles posted online about how similar Elijah Wood and Daniel Radcliffe look, and how this is either proof they were separated at birth or that they're part of a clone conspiracy.

Daniel has remarked "Me and Elijah Wood just need to do a film together where we play brothers" to distract from the cloning angle and make it all look like it's just a coincidence.

But when you see their portraits side-by-side and then look at a GIF showing the subtle differences between Elijah and Daniel the clone stuff somehow seems more plausible.

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Does this GIF prove they're part of a clone conspiracy? Nah, all it really proves is that Hollywood likes to cast facial "types", and both of these megastars fit the mold.

-Via BuzzFeed


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Player Two

When you’re the younger brother, you’re always player two. That’s the way it is growing up playing video games with your older sibling. But there comes a time when “the way it is” suddenly is no more. Older brothers grow up, leave home, and the younger is now player one. While it’s nice to be number one, it’s a bittersweet victory.   

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Zachary Antell captures that feeling that so much of the video game generation can relate to, in this story that’s making the rounds of various film festivals. If you ever bonded with a sibling over The Legend of Zelda or Super Mario, you might need to have a hankie ready. -via Geeks Are Sexy 


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If Disney Movies Were Rewritten By Popular Websites

It's getting to the point where creativity has been completely drained from the entertainment industry, and Hollywood filmmakers have resigned themselves to asking the internet for help.

As we all know this is a bad idea, as the internet community tends to come up with half baked ideas that can be summed up in 140 characters or less.

So maybe they should reach out to specific websites for ideas instead of asking the internet as a whole?

These clever cartoons by Jhall and Tristan Cooper of Dorkly give us a visual example of what Disney movies rewritten by popular websites would look like...

Whelp, back to the drawing board, Disney!

See 8 Disney Films If They Were Rewritten By Popular Websites here or the new If 7 Websites Rewrote Disney Movies here


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Amazing Mid-20th Century Disaster Illustrations By Walter Molino

When accidents occur and people are faced with perilous situations the world around them seems to slow down a bit, as the adrenaline kicks in to give them the strength to escape the situation with their life.

This slow motion effect is eerie when you're in the thick of it, but it also helps your mind keep a mental snapshot of the scene that you'll never forget.

However, it would be nice to see how the whole horrible scene played out without having to be in the middle of the mess, a photo taken from a bystander's perspective like these awesome illustrations by Walter Molino.

Walter could infuse any situation with suspense and tooth-grinding tension, and the beautiful disasters he created for the Italian newspaper La Domenica del Corriere are action-packed eye candy.

After looking through Walter's portfolio of incredible disaster art it's easy to see how iconic fantasy artist Frank Frazetta was inspired by Walter's staging, stark realism and attention to detail.

-Via Dangerous Minds


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Two Dudes Build Epic Toilet Paper Forts Inside Walmart

Big box stores like Target and Walmart tend to have a pretty comprehensive security system, with every square inch of the store's interior and exterior monitored by security cameras at all times.

So in order to build your own toilet paper fortress of solitude inside the store you have to be extra sneaky and set up shop within the racks so you can stay hidden from the eye in the sky.

And it doesn't hurt to know the store's employees so they can cover for you.

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I'm not sure if the guys from JStu Studios are friends with the store's security guards or if they just found stores where security was lax, but they make building a toilet paper fort in Walmart look way too easy.

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They've built so many toilet paper forts on the sly that it's kinda becoming their "thing", and as long as the requests keep rolling in the JSTU will keep making themselves right at home at Walmart!

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-Via Viralnova


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Kim Jong-Un's Untouched Publicity Photo Leads To Photoshop Perfection

You may think Kim Jong-un themed Photoshop battles have been done to death, and you'd be right.

But sometimes you have to revisit a subject over and over again to reach perfect level Photoshops, and when this super smiley headshot was released and declared untouched by North Korea the Reddits got busy retouching.

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They sent the poor little leader to Bikini Bottom, so he could see how it feels to live in a colorful world of creativity instead of being trapped inside a drab gray world of concrete and forced conformity.

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And then the ultimate transformations began, which left the Supreme Leader unrecognizable and yet somehow more powerful and authoritative than before.

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See Kim Jong-un, this is why you should be embracing technology!

See more from North Korea's New Untouched Photo Of Kim-Jong un Photoshop Battle here

-Via MEME BASE


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Stuff No One Told Me Illustrated

There are lots of hoaky posts offering life lessons and advice online, but they're usually just full of quotes supposedly said by famous people and don't really capture our attention.

But Alex Noriega isn't a celebrity or professional life coach, he's just an illustrator who enjoys creating and sharing little visual info nuggets with cartoon flair he calls Stuff No One Told Me. (Contains NSFW language)

Some of Alex's observations really hit home, others are too silly to be taken seriously, but the cartoon art is always cool so enjoy these nuggets with a grain of philosophical salt.

See more from Stuff No One Told Me here (contains NSFW language)


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A Collection Of Comics That Introverts Will Totally Relate To

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When Myers-Briggs came up with their test to categorize people as either introverted or extroverted they couldn't have known what an impact it would make on the world.

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Now, nearly twenty years later, the internet community at large is obsessed with the concept, but if their posts are to be believed the introverts far outnumber the extroverts, at least when it comes to posting online.

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If you're an introvert you'll totally understand these comics and relate to the artist's view of the world.

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If you're an extrovert, or an I-don't-know-what-I-am, then these comics will be your guide to understanding the ways of the introverted, and they will explain a lot about your "weird" friend's "strange" behavior.

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See 20+ Comics That Introverts Will Understand here


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Meet Rey-punzel

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Cosplayer Kathryn Reagan perfectly mashes up Rapunzel from Tangled with Rey from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. BB-8 easily evades capture as Pascal the chameleon. No one will be able to keep him and his master locked inside the tower.

-via Elizabeth Rage


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Bruce Lee Demonstrates His Superhuman Striking Speed

Bruce Lee is still considered one of the undisputed masters of martial arts, and countless fighters, athletes and other physical folks have been inspired to take it to the limit by the mighty Bruce.

His biggest strengths were his incredible speed and knowledge of striking, which made Bruce more than a match for fighters twice his size, but you really have to see his speed to believe it.

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Bruce demonstrated his superhuman striking speed on a somewhat willing target in this excerpt from the 2012 documentary I Am Bruce Lee, don't blink or you'll miss the moves!

-Via GeekTyrant


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The Junk Lady Lives!

Remember the Junk Lady from the film Labyrinth? Jen Yates of Cake Wrecks and Epbot and her husband John built this Junk Lady costume. The whole thing is 37 pounds, and can either be worn or carted around. It was designed for the Labyrinth Ball at Dragoncon, but alas, the tickets to the ball sold out immediately.  

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See more pictures and a description of the build process with all the little details at Epbot here and here. Look for the Junk Lady at Megacon this weekend, and also at Dragoncon in Atlanta this fall. -via Metafilter

Update: They won Best in Show! -Thanks, Dani 4!


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Star Wars Vinyl Records Project Holograms

I had no idea this was even possible!

But it's apparently true: you can cut a vinyl record in such a way that, when viewed from the right angle, you can see a hologram hovering over the surface.

Disney is releasing a 2-vinyl record collection of music from Episode VII: The Force Awakens. When you play them on a turntable, you can see either a TIE fighter or the Millennium Falcon

If Disney releases a third record this way, I hope it puts on it the Leia hologram from Episode IV.

-via Geekologie


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Dazzling GIFs Summing Up The Careers Of Famous Actors

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Some actors get stuck playing the same kind of characters over and over again, typecast and trapped in a role loop that ultimately tanks their career.

On the other hand, many big name actors rise to the top because they're such good character actors, able to embody any role they're hired to play.

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They are the actors who keep our eyes glued to the screen, the stars who inspired artist Prasad Bhat to create these colorful career spanning caricature GIFs.

Prasad creates these fun pieces in Illustrator, spending a lot of time getting the caricature just right before dressing up his cartoon cast in the iconic costumes from their most famous roles.

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See 10+ GIFs Summing Up Famous Actors' Careers here


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Replacing Guns With Selfie Sticks In Movie Stills

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Everywhere you go these days people are cluttering up our view with selfie sticks, using them like a weapon against your good times, which is not amusing.

However, selfie sticks are amusing in one entertainment related scenario- when weapons like guns and wands are replaced by selfie sticks in shots from famous films.

Who knew the selfie stick would make such a great comedy prop? Anybody who has been to a theme park full of tourists walking around with their selfie sticks in the air, that's who!

Those selfie stick crowds make you want to start calling everyone "punk", and not in the good way.

I think I saw this guy in the smoking area at Universal Studios Hollywood...

See Someone Is Replacing Guns With Selfie Sticks In Famous Movie Scenes here


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Star Wars Dogfights Fit Perfectly with Top Gun Music


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Kenny Loggins's performance of "Danger Zone" became famous when it was included in the soundtrack of the 1986 movie Top Gun. It's instantly recognizable as a song about skilled men fearlessly risking their lives and having fun while doing it.

So it fits well with the thrilling dogfighting scenes in the 7 Star Wars movies. Weston Wong compiled the best of those combat sequences and set them to "Danger Zone." Now I can easily imagine Tom Cruise piloting an X-wing fighter.

-via Laughing Squid


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The Best Apps to Use While on the Toilet

Some people still prefer to read magazines, books and newspapers while passing the time on the John, but for those who prefer something a little more technologically advanced, it's all about playing on your cell phone or tablet. The only problem is that some apps take too much time or require too much effort for typical bathroom sessions. If you're looking for the right app to use while you're going #2, this list is a lifesaver (you may even bookmark it so you can just download the apps while in the can). The ideas include everything from reading material to games and even sites to help you improve your movie streaming suggestions.


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Soviet And Post-Soviet Life As Seen Through The Lens Of Sergey Chilikov

The Soviet era seems like the bleakest and most depressing time to live in Russia, but the country has been through so many bleak times it's hard to keep track of them all.

However, the sunny days that came after the Soviet era seem to be sticking around, and there was a noticeable shift in the mood of the people after the Soviet Union was dissolved.

Photographer Sergey Chilikov was there to document the color returning to the cold, sterile country as the Iron Curtain fell, but even before the fall he'd spent decades shooting amazing pics which capture the spirit of the Russian people.

A founding member of the creative group Fact, Sergey shot candid images considered subversive by the Soviet regime, mostly because his subjects are often showing some skin.

Sergey's images show us that even during the dark and oppressive Brezhnev era the Russian people knew how to have a good time, enjoying each other's company as a way to shake off the Soviet blues.

See The Giddy Freedom Of Post-Soviet Life Through The Lens Of Sergey Chilikov here (Contains NSFW imagery)


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Color Palettes From Famous Movie Scenes

Filmmakers use visual cues to help convey moods, feelings and subtext in their movies just like any other artist, and behind most of these cues lies a choice color palette.

By infusing shots with a carefully selected set of colors the viewer is subconsciously guided both visually and emotionally through the storyline, informed how to feel by the colors on the screen.

Plus, color palette control makes for really splendid looking shots!

The film fanatic behind @cinemapalettes has Tweeted over 200 color palettes derived from famous movie such as The Professional, Mad Max, Edward Scissorhands and My Neighbor Totoro, and they're taking requests.

Do Eraserhead! Oh wait, that's in black and white...

See more from This Tweeter Posts Color Palettes From Famous Movie Scenes here


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A Look Back at Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

The fourth feature film of the Star Trek franchise, The Voyage Home, was released in 1988. It immediately stood apart from the first three films, and its magic has never been duplicated. Conceived and directed by Leonard Nimoy, it highlighted each main character from the Original Series and used plenty of humor to contrast the 23rd century with 1980s San Francisco. And what little violence it contained turned out to be counterproductive. Who was responsible for straying from the formula? Well, three writers got credit for the screenplay.

So it was a team effort, in front of the camera and behind the scenes. But it was a team effort with a leader. And the leader wanted to make a different kind of film. Nimoy later explained the core concept: “No dying, no fighting, no shooting, no photon torpedoes, no phaser blasts, no stereotypical bad guy.” His previous Star Trek film had all those things, and outer space, and aliens, and sets. Nimoy wanted to make a movie about Earth, right now, shot on location, with human people.

Now that the franchise is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the 13th film is coming, it’s nice to look back at the one film that even non-Trekkies can quote. Entertainment Weekly tells the story of how Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home came about, and gives us some great behind-the-scenes stories, too.  -via Metafilter


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Don't Let The Captain America Persona Fool You, Chris Evans Is One Crazy Guy

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Captain America is one straight-laced sir, but the guy who plays him in the Marvel films, Chris Evans, is a strangeoid, a goofball and, when he's feeling particularly squirrely during an interview, a bit of a sicko.

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Now nobody's expecting Chris to act like Cap in Civil War, but the more you see of Chris the more it seems like he's trying to get himself recast as the Joker in the next Batman movie.

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It's refreshing to see someone famous acting like a total maniac for reasons other than to get out of a contract or get on TMZ, but Chris is so *on* all the time he may just be off his meds...

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Highly Entertaining Tweets From The Bad Fantasy Twitter Account

Reading a good to great fantasy novel makes the reader feel like they've been swept up onto the back of a pegasus and flown to another world, where magic, intrigue and danger abound.

On the other hand, reading bad fantasy is like watching an episode of Barney, because you always know what's coming next as you wait for the monster to remove the mask and reveal the idiot inside.

That's why bad fantasy is best read in teeny, tiny snippets, so you don't get disillusioned and decide to give up on the genre altogether, and the best place to read bad tidbits is the Awful Fantasy Twitter account.

The Awful Fantasy Twitter account is full of horrible excerpts from fantasy stories that weren't actually written and will thankfully never make it into print, and just like smoking pipeweed it's easy to know your limits.

But if you take it one terrible toke at a time you'll soon find your love of fantasy renewed and reinforced, and the hilarity of those bad entries will stick with you like a Necromancer's curse.

Read 10 Hilariously Terrible Excerpts From The Awful Fantasy Twitter Account here


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Side-By-Side Comparison Of The Warcraft Actors And Their CGI Characters

The World Of Warcraft movie we've been hearing about for years is finally about to come out, and fans of the MMO are so excited they've sworn to leave their PCs long enough to actually see the movie.

But before Warcraft arrives in theaters we must behold all of the promo material to get our blood flowing for the battle.

These incredibly cool side-by-side posters introduce us to the characters in a very original way- by showing us how the real face of the actor compares to the CGI face of the character.

You can't tell if the movie is any good from these posters, but you can definitely see how great the character models are going to be!

See the entire side by side gallery here

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


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This Geralt Of Rivia From The Witcher Cosplay Is Quite Enchanting

Some fantasy character costumes are easy to put together, and a pair of pointed ears or an epic beard go a long way when you're dressing up as an elf or a dwarf.

But Geralt of Rivia, star of The Witcher video game franchise, is a totally unique and singular character, so cosplayers who want to embody Geralt must be born with a Witcher's soul.

Cosplayer Maul from Defcon Unlimited clearly looked in the mirror and saw the eyes of a monster hunter looking back at him because his Geralt cosplay is almost too perfect, right down to the rune laden sword Maul made in his cosplay forge.

-Via MEME BASE


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This Door Sounds Just Like R2-D2 Screaming

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a little droid saved the universe over and over again. He didn't get much in the way of thanks for it and was eventually disassembled to work as the mechanism for an automatic door in a hotel lobby. He screams in existential angst:


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Laugh It Up, Fuzzball

Candace Payne has become a star. It’s not so much because of the Chewbacca mask, but because of her infectious laughter that spread across the internet. Her video has set a new record for Facebook Live. Bespoke Comic Strips paid tribute to her cheerful attitude with an appropriately-titled comic.

Update: Some folks from Kohl's showed up at Candance's house last night.


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Classic Promotional Vid for Prof. X's School Is So Very 80s


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Are you a kid who's having trouble fitting in? Adolescence can be like that. You're changing and other people are changing around you. You might be changing differently--very differently--than your peers.

Perhaps the right place for you is Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. This private boarding school is the best in the world for bringing out and discreetly developing your unique talents.

This video shows a commercial from 1983 promoting the school that serves as the headquarters of the X-Men. It's a promotion for the upcoming film X-Men: Apocalypse.

At the end, you'll see a phone number for Xavier's School: 1-800-312-9951. It actually works. You can call and hear a voicemail greeting from Prof. X himself.

-via Uproxx


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