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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Who doesn't need a good pair of Sauna pants? How about hair-colored spray paint? It's amazing what kind of absolute junk that has been sold on late night television in the past. Sure, there are some great products sold on televsion, but when it comes to the bad, it's hard to get much worse than the stuff on this list. But then, I'm sure someone had to think these items were good ideas or they wouldn't have been created in the first place.
There are some people in the world that have a gift for spreading happiness. Candace Payne is just sitting in her car, talking about a purchase she just made. The purchase will make you laugh, but Candace will make you laugh even more.
Sometimes TV shows are intentionally tasteless and scandalous, but sometimes semi-innocent shows still end up having truly shocking episodes here and there. Zimbio rounded up some of the most controversial episides of all time. It shouldn't be surprising that Married With Children and Game of Thrones show up on the list, but Seinfeld and Downton Abbey also have a place there.
JBreezyBaby fulfilled a lifelong dream by attending the 2015 Star Wars Celebration and paying to have photos taken the the Star Wars actors. He says he spent his entire tax refund doing it. But these aren’t just fan pictures. He’s re-enacting scenes from the movies! He posted a story for each actor in the gallery at imgur.
Anthony Daniels is the man! The most friendly and gracious actor I had my photo with. He was totally on my level... Anthony : That's a great shirt James' brain : oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god!!! James' mouth : Mr. Daniells it's a pleasure to meet you. For this picture can I be your counterpart? Anthony : excuse me? James' brain : f***, you're blowing it James' mouth : can I be R2D2 and you C-3P0? Anthony : nobody has ever asked that before, why not! As I knelt down I wanted to ask him to put his hand on my head in the classic droids pose, but I got too nervous. But then he just did it! No prompting. We shared a laugh about it after, and we'll share a dream about it forever.
The picture with Carrie Fisher and her dog Gary is the best one of all. You have to read the story behind it. And what did JBreezyBaby do with all these photos? He framed them all to display in an honored spot of his home.
See his photos with Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, John Ratzenberger, and Ian McDiarmid as well at imgur. -via reddit
The sand glows brown on the desert tonight Not a footprint to be seen An empire of isolation, And it looks like I'm the queen.
Rey from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is ready to let it go, right after she beats a few First Order troopers into submission. Redditor darthassbutt made this amazing costume for her daughter. It mashes up Rey from Star Wars with Elsa from Frozen.
One particular group of makers who call themselves the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre like to build ridiculous yet marvelous crank operated machines which they then film in action and share on the interwebs.
Sometimes we like GIFs because they send a short but sweet message, other times we dig them because they feature a scene from our favorite movie or a funny moment that fits nicely in a three to five second clip.
Set one of these suckers in motion on a coworker's computer screen and watch them squirm and schedule a meeting with HR, or stare at one when you're feeling down to remind yourself how human you really are.
Fathers and daughters can have a nightmarish relationship, butting heads about things like boys, makeup and appropriate school attire.
But if they're lucky they can find something fun to do together, an activity that brings them closer together and makes their family life a dream come true.
For photographer Joshua Hoffine that fun activity is also the stuff of nightmares, because he uses his daughters as models in horrifying photo shoots best described as darker than midnight.
Joshua's photos often depict a bad dream come to life, but the girls don't get scared by the terrifying scenes their daddy comes up with, because they see the whole thing as "a giant game of dress-up".
Those little girls are brave to play along with such a demented daddy!