What if Marvel made a romantic comedy? It could star the cast of The Avengers, since there are plenty of them! And more importantly, there are plenty of Avengers movies to take clips from in order to assemble such a movie.
Every few months, after watching more anime than is probably a good idea, I make viewing recommendations and ask Neatorama readers to suggest their own. Let's do it again!
When I first heard of School-Live, I didn't bother with it because, at only a glance, it looked like an insipid schoolgirl slice-of-life comedy.
Boy, was I wrong!
I'm glad that I took the advice of one of my students and watched School-Live. It's a brilliantly conceived and perfectly directed story. I don't want to say too much because it will give away the premise. But at the very end of the first episode, viewers realize something very important.
The main character, through whom we encounter the story, is an unreliable narrator. Her world is anything but happy and joyful.
It's hard to imagine anybody who grew up watching cartoons in the last thirty five years or so could have completely avoided watching any anime, but believe it or not poor anime deprived souls are out there.
They have no idea what their eyeballs have been missing by not being exposed to anime, but now thanks to BuzzFeedVideo they've seen the light...and a few of them might be scarred for life because they watched Attack On Titan.
The 2016 presidential election looks like it will have more in common with a three ring circus than a serious political event to determine the fate of our country, and that may be a bit troubling for some.
For those dreading the electoral folly to come might I suggest thinking of the whole thing as a game of Magic: The Gathering, where hands are dealt, America's resources are tapped, and the creatures in play are the candidates themselves.
Gaming card design wizard/political satirist Mighty God King created this spot on 2016 Election themed set of Magic:The Gathering cards so we can choose the fate of our country the fun way- in a battle to the death!
The cutesy look of the anime series Pokemon makes the strange items used by Trainers seem harmless, but when this gear is realistically rendered some of it starts to look a bit sinister.
In fact, if you think about the Pokemon universe in realistic terms what they're doing to those poor little pocket monsters is messed up!
The creators claim these items are imbued with a magical energy that gives them their powers, but there's nothing magical about pointing a loaded gun at another trainer's head and demanding extra prize money!
And then there are those "items" that we normally called drugs in real life-they make the most sense, because how else are you going to get a Pokemon to sit around inside that ball all day?
Those who have been obsessed with console gaming their whole lives have most likely gone through an Atari phase, where they found themselves digging on the simple graphics, strange game mechanics and large library of titles.
But now that we have emulators most gamers would rather have thousands of games sitting on their hard drive than a physical collection cluttering up their homes. But what if you want that console feel without all the clutter?
You need the Harmony Cartridge, which is basically an SD card adapter for the Atari 2600 console that lets you play every game in the library via one cartridge. So you still get the old console feel you love without the clutter.
On November 7, 2015 the search for alien life on Earth supposedly came to an end when this creepy little critter was found in a backyard in San Jose, California, soon after a strange explosion was seen in the night sky.
People began to wonder what that green explosion in the sky could have been, so naturally they thought "Aliens!", but the Government claimed the whole thing was just a missile test gone wrong.
If the Government was telling the truth, and that light was nothing but a missile igniting too early, then what did social media seeker of truth Gianna Peponis actually find?
Chewbacca is everywhere! He watches you when use the toilet and comments appropriately. Now he's in Johannes Hansen's can of Coca-Cola. When pushed across a desk at the right speed, Chewie waxes poetically.
Alan Moore's mind works in ways we mere humans cannot begin to comprehend, so when he's given a cast of characters to play with that are both iconic and beloved he's bound to take their storylines in a bold new direction.
Back in the 1980s Alan was given the chance to write stories for five issues of various Star Wars comics, and as you'd expect his unique vision took the franchise to some strange new places.
With titles like "Tilotny Throws A Shape" and "Rust Never Sleeps" you know the mind of Moore is going to deliver a Star Wars story that's anything but standard:
Two stormtroopers stand outside Dhol's palace, guarding the strategic duel. Unfortunately for them, Clat the Shamer makes an appearance, tasked with the vanquishing of Lord Vader. His weapon of choice? Empathy! A sentient being with the ability to manipulate human thought, Clat disposes of Vader's guards by reaching inside their minds and excavating painstaking memories of their darkest, most diabolical deeds. These hellish flashbacks are too brutal to bear, prompting STORMTROOPER SUICIDE—one of them commits an act of samurai-like Seppuku via his lightsaber (!).
We've all watched an older movie and had that moment of "OMG, I didn't realize so-and-so was in that." That's why I love this great Flavorwire article featuring 50 actors in some of their early, pre-fame movie roles. From ZooeyDeschanel in Almost Famous to Laurence Fishburne in Apocalypse Now, it's funny how many stars are in big-name movies without actually being remembered for those roles. Of course, even those that you remember in those roles are fun to remember.
Superheroes have a lot to be thankful for on this holiday of gratitude. Especially Superman. He has been so blessed with superpowers! Still, listing all those things he is thankful for could be misconstrued as bragging. Well, maybe not misconstrued, because he is obviously bragging. But he does that a lot in the comic BatsVSupes. Thanksgiving is just another excuse. As for Batman, he’s thankful for whatever little appreciation he can get. -via Geeks Are Sexy
Daniel Hashimoto, a visual effects artist with Dreamworks, puts his son James in extraordinary adventures. In the past, Action Movie Kid has unwrapped a Christmas hippo and become a superhero. For Thanksgiving, James is spending a quiet day at home with his family.
If you love Golden Girls, you might be disappointed with the amount of licensed merchandise put out by the network that owns the rights to the show. Not to worry though, there are plenty of fun Golden Girls products available on Etsy. In particular, you can actually buy these Golden Girls panties from Etsy seller Bullets and Bees. And in case you're wondering, yes, the Blanche panties are crotchless.
Medieval torture techniques are some of the most brutal of all time, and whether they were encouraging a prisoner to talk, punishing a sinner, or simply carrying out a death sentence Medieval torturers were encouraged to perfect their deadly craft.
Part of that perfection of their deadly art involved designing and building devices such as the Judas Cradle, Pear Of Anguish and Iron Chair (pictured above), devices that could only be used as torture devices.
The Judas Cradle, one of the simplest of all torture devices, forced the victim to sit atop a pyramid shaped "seat" that resulted in orifice expansion and intense pressure.
The Pear Of Anguish was also an orifice based device, used to torture homosexuals, blasphemers, and "women accused of facilitating a miscarriage"- it was usually inserted and expanded to mutilate and wound internally.
But in the end the Iron Chair was one of the most iconic and widely used torture devices in Medieval history, and one of the most feared.
Even though it was just a chair covered in spikes it was used for long term torture, as restraints were tightened over time and the spikes sank deeper into the skin...
These pieces are a collection of treats enjoyed by my sons, along with nostalgic treats from my childhood, connected by a mutual love and enjoyment of Star Wars. One of my favorite childhood memories was going to Fedco here in Pasadena, who employed my grandfather as an Optometrist. Because of his employment there, we would go often to buy family supplies, toys, etc., at a discount, and there would always be Toblerone candy at the checkout isle. It was my first introduction to that candy, and whenever I see it, it reminds me of my grandfather. Never would I have thought that a Toblerone candy would be a subject of a painting, especially combined with a Star Destroyer. But I'm so grateful for this opportunity, that it has.
November 11th is Single's Day in China, which started out as a day for young people to celebrate their single life by buying themselves a gift but has ballooned into one of the world's largest online shopping days.
That's because some brilliant marketing maven at China's largest online retailer Alibaba advertised the day as a celebration back in 2009, and as interest in Single's Day grew so did the over-the-top theatrics of it all.
This year's festivities included an appearance by Daniel Craig, a Game Of Thrones inspired performance by Adam Lambert and a message from Kevin Spacey encouraging shoppers to buy more candy, all of which was perfectly summed up in this clip from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. (Contains NSFW material)
With Alibaba earning around $14 billion dollars in one day and top Hollywood actors now making an appearance it seems there's no stopping the Single's Day spectacle from growing into a glittery beast that cannot be ignored.
When Joseph Gordon-Levitt puts together a routine for Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation he remains in CONTROL the entire time, crushing it with both costume and performance while demanding the nasty call him Mr. Levitt.
This episode of Lip Sync Battle began with Anthony Mackie's energetic performance of MC Hammer's 2 Legit 2 Quit, which the judges seem to love, but then Mr. Levitt stomps in and completely steals the show.
(Fast forward to 2:00 if you just want to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt's performance)
Over the course of the Star Wars story, Darth Vader lost six of his four limbs. Luke Skywalker famously lost his now highly collectible right hand. That injury earned him a kiss from resident hottie Leia. Advantage: Luke.
Other characters in Star Wars got off less well. Video editor Pablo Fernández Eyre, who once illustrated the visual symmetry in the movies, now shows this compilation of all of the traumatic amputations performed with lightsabers over the course of Star Wars. It's a total of 26 by my count.
Marilyn Monroe became known for a whole lot more than just her appearance in Playboy Magazine back in 1953, but she had no way of knowing she would become one of the most iconic Hollywood actors of all time.
So when she posed for photographer Tom Kelley back in 1949 she billed herself as Mona Monroe and posed for a nude pin-up that would become famous before she became a famous movie star.
This pin-up photo (and the unretouched full nude version) were used in the "Golden Dream" calendar printed around 1951, and when people realized the calendar girl was movie star Marilyn Monroe a few years later it became a big hit with the boys.
Marilyn posed for the picture out of pure "desperation" and was paid a measly $50 for the shoot, never knowing that it would become an important part of the Marilyn Monroe story.
This original take on Star Wars cosplay is beautiful! Hendo Art Cosplay costumed herself in Leia's robes from Episode IV, modified to look like a kimono and accented with accessories and makeup that make the princess look like a geisha from a bygone Japan.
It seems no story of time travel can exist today without mentioning the idea of going back in time and killing Hitler, which sounds like a good idea even though it's one mighty big butterfly to step on.
The theory has evolved to killing Baby Hitler, thereby eliminating the Nazi era from even happening and possibly preventing World War II altogether.
But this creates a new conundrum- could you kill a cute little baby, even if that baby would grow up to be one of the most notorious figures of the 20th century?
Personally I think the time traveler vs. Hitler debate could be solved without any bloodshed by going back in time and buying Hitler's paintings, thereby legitimizing his art career.
Hitler the artist will be too busy drawing Disney characters and painting portraits of German Shepherds to bring the Nazi party to power, and thirty years later we'd spot him hanging out with Andy Warhol in SoHo!
The dialogue options are one of the most enjoyable elements in the Fallout franchise, and the fact that your decision actually affects how characters treat and perceive you makes chatting both fun and functional.
But nothing beats those snarky sarcastic line choices, which were apparently made into a mini game of sorts in Fallout 4 as players must hit the X button as soon as the option comes on the screen to fire off a sarcastic remark.
Fallout 4 is continuing the tradition of letting gamers play as a post-apocalyptic smartass, and as this video by OutsideXbox proves sarcasm is sweeter than Nuka-Cola when you're making friends outside the Vault.
It's hard to accept that celebrities are just like the rest of us, basically because nobody with that much money is just like the rest of us, but there's one way I believe we are the same- our hobbies.
Celebs may have more money to spend on their collections, but the drive to collect is something we share in common, and stars often collect the same silly stuff we do.
Tom Hanks says the clackety-clack sound of old school typewriters speaks to him, so that's what he collects. Johnny Depp has a massive doll collection, which includes dozens of Barbies and a Lindsey Lohan doll complete with house arrest ankle monitor.
Every major pop culture phenomenon ends up having some strange official merchandise, but the stuff that truly resonnates with fans ends up having some even more bizarre unofficial merchandise, much of which is available for sale on Etsy.
The crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower put together their own version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. The Navy’s creative use of what they had available will make you laugh and then make you go “Whooooa!”