Pac-Man Is A Kafkaesque Nightmare

Pac-Man seems like it has a pretty simple storyline- hungry round-headed dude goes on a munchies tear, which upsets the resident ghosts who have sworn to protect the pellets they use to propagate their unique spectral species.

Oh, and sometimes the ghosts make themselves some tasty food like pretzels or glazed cherries which Pac-Man proceeds to gobble up like a fiend.

Turns out I've had the tale of that Pac attacker all wrong since childhood, because according to this radical strip by SMBC comics the Pac-Man storyline is “like Kafka wrote a Lovecraft story”.

Now I'm going to have nightmares about Pac-Man!

-Via GeekXGirls



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A Ranking Of The Best Alternate Costumes In Marvel Comics

We’ve all seen the alternate Spideysuits being paraded around the interwebs, and bigshots like Iron Man and Wolverine have had plenty of opportunities to show off their extensive wardrobes because they're big shots in the Marvel comic universe.

But what about the small time (and often overshadowed) superfolks who want to show off their awesome alternate costumes?

They're on Ranker's exhaustive list of The Best Alternate Costumes In Marvel Comics alongside the big names, and the list is community ranked and allows you to cast your own vote.

It's like flipping through a comic book costume catalog, and it's a definite must for those thinking about cosplaying or looking for badass Halloween costume ideas.

See The Best Alternate Costumes In Marvel Comics here



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How Long Would You Last If Your Favorite Video Games Were Real?

No matter how realistic video games become there’s one element that will always set them apart from real life- the concept of extra lives.

In video games you can amass extra lives, come back to life and replay the same scene over and over again until you get it right, and survive a barrage of bullets, but in real life it takes only one bullet to kill.

Games that have tried to make character death permanent aren't very well received, because people play to escape reality and not to be reminded of how fragile our human bodies really are.

Julia Lepetit of Dorkly has kindly created this illustrated guide to how long the average human would last if video games were real, to warn us about the unique dangers found in each genre.



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The Celebrity Selfie Parody Stylings Of Celeste Barber

There are a lot of celebrity selfies online these days, and a seemingly equal amount of celeb selfie parodies, and since the celebrities aren't likely to stop posting pictures of themselves we can only hope the parodies keep coming!

Those who are thinking about creating their own parodies had better bring the funny, because Australian comedian Celeste Barber has set the bar really high in the Instagram selfie world with her super silly selfie recreations.

Celeste is even willing to risk a self inflicted case of whiplash to entertain the interwebs, now that's what I call commitment to a bit!

In the end there would be no Celeste without celebrity self obsession, and channeling all that Hollywood ego is bound to go to your head.

See more of Celeste Barber's awe inspiring celebrity selfie parodies here

-Via Bored Panda



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Officially Licensed DC Comics Superhero Cafes

There are two locations in Malaysia and a new one opening soon in Singapore. JT Network, the company which owns them, already operates DC Comics shops in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Malaysia. Now they're adding food service with dishes inspired by Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. The Bat Burger is wagyu beef with a black bun and a cheesy Batman symbol. You can view more photos of the cafe's foods at Comic Book Resources.

-via Geek Tyrant



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Supposedly Cute Movie Aliens That Were Actually Terrifying

Early movie aliens were strange beings from another planet who mankind learned to fear, but somewhere along the way movie aliens became cute (albeit odd looking) visitors who came to teach us lessons about ourselves.

E.T. is one of the best known movie aliens, but where E.T. (arguably) succeeded in being more cute than creepy others missed the mark by an Endorian mile.

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Remember that E.T. ripoff sponsored by McDonald’s called Mac and Me? That alien's stupid face haunted me after I took my little sister to see that movie in the theater, and then my sis had a hard time sleeping because she thought Mac was in her closet!

Check out this totally classic io9 article from a few years back about 12 Aliens That Were Supposed To Be Cute But Are Actually Creepy and see if you agree with their choices.



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Legend Of Zelda As A Western - Hang 'Em Hyrule

If asked which movie genre a Legend Of Zelda adaptation belongs in most people would say fantasy, but you’d be surprised how well Link’s adventures would work as a Spaghetti Western!

The creative video minds at Beat Down Boogie made this cinematic short film called “Hang ‘Em Hyrule”, where Zelda proves she don't need savin' and Ganon shows he ain't done misbehavin'.

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It’s equal parts ode to Spaghetti Western showdowns and cool period setting where Link and Zelda can prove they’re legends in a whole new way.

-Via Gamma Squad



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The San Francisco Giants Recreate The Full House Opening Credits

San Francisco is home to Fisherman’s Wharf, those cute cable cars, sourdough chowder bowls, the Golden Gate Bridge and, saving the best for last, the Tanner family from Full House.

That’s it, that’s all there is in SF, the whole Bay Area actually, unless you're into sports.

If you do watch the sporting stuff then you’re probably familiar with a certain team that won the 2014 World Series called the San Francisco Giants.

The Giants are apparently big fans of SF’s most treasured TV family, so they decided to recreate the Full House opening credits as a team, to show their Friends Of Tanner Family pride.

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Oh, and they’re having a Full Clubhouse night on September 30th where they’ll be giving out snowglobes featuring the San Francisco townhouses seen in the Full House intro. Come to think of it, that’s probably why they made this video!

-Via Esquire



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Leia and the Beast

I'd advise against approaching this castle. The Beast is known for pulling people's arms out of their sockets.

Instagram user uhnet photographed this great Beauty and the Beast/Star Wars mashup couple at the Disney 23 Expo. Note that Lumiere is now fluent in more than 6 million forms of communication, but all of them with a heavy French accent.

Who would Mrs. Potts would be paired with in the Star Wars universe?

-via Cosplay America



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Museum Allows Street Artists To Paint On Their Walls

Before street art gained acceptance it was seen as merely vandalism, which to be fair some works being passed off as street art actually are.

But then there are those amazing murals that make the cityscape a little less drab- they’re works of urban art put up outside for people to freely enjoy, but some street art works really belong in a museum.

The Long Beach Museum of Art felt it was time to bring some street art works indoors, and let some traditional painters try their hand at street styles, so they let a bunch of artists paint the walls of their museum.

Results varied in degree of awesomeness, from “hey, that’s pretty cool!” to “ZOMG Wowee Zowee Kapowee!”, and the exhibition proved that letting a bunch of street artists paint the walls inside your museum is a great idea!

See more from this awesome street art exhibition here



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A Supercut Of Hotheaded Gamers Freaking Out

Video game players tend to be a passionate bunch, and when they’re on the edge of the sofa tap-tap-tapping away and trying to take out the competition things can get mighty heated.

Lorne knows I’ve broken a controller or ten by throwing it at the wall, swinging it by its cord and smashing it into the ground, or stomping it into oblivion with the heel of my boots, but some gamers make me look mellow by comparison.

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These are the hotheaded gamers who let the anger (and the cursing) fly with reckless abandon in the face of games that cheat or simply aren’t fair. (Sarcasm, in case you were wondering)

World Wide Interweb created a supercut of The Ultimate Gamer Freak Outs, and it kinda makes you wonder- isn't gaming supposed to be fun?! (Contains NSFW language)

-Via Laughing Squid



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Lemmy Has Switched From Whiskey To Vodka...For His Health

Take it from Lemmy, lead singer of Motörhead- clear liquors like vodka are better for your body than the browns like whiskey.

Lemmy has been living a true rock & roll lifestyle for fifty years, living as hard as his lyrics claim, but recent health issues have forced him to leave his beloved whiskey and Coke by the wayside.

Due to gastric distress and dehydration Lemmy must now live the rest of his wild life drinking Screwdrivers instead of Jack & Coke. Lemmy had this to say about the switch “I like orange juice better, so Coca-Cola can f%*k off!”

-Via Dangerous Minds



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Hollywood Reboots That Will Probably Come Out Someday

Hollywood reboots should be added to the list of inevitable things alongside taxes and death, and the fact that most reboots are awful doesn’t stop the entertainment industry from rolling ‘em out by the barrelful.

So what kind of reboots should we expect to see in the near future? Well, as soon as Hollywood has finished making movies about board games they'll probably set their sights on more TV shows ripe for the rebooting.

And then we'll get to see the TV show based on the movie which was based on the TV show...

Cracked has seen the future of Hollywood reboots and it looks darker than the future SkyNet created, so take a peek at the movie posters from the reboot future but don't say I didn't warn you!

See 10 Gritty Reboots We Can't Stop Hollywood From Making here



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Star Wars Speeder Bike Rocking Chair

Moving through the forests of Endor at high speed requires incredible dexterity. Get your little Scout Trooper’s reflexes primed for it. That’s what Instructables member Tez Gilmer is doing. He built a rocking horse that looks like a 74-Z speeder from Return of the Jedi. It consists of PVC tubes, plywood, and decorative pieces that he made with a 3d printer.

Tez Gilmer does a lot of amazingly precise fabrication for his kids. In the past we’ve also featured his LEGO creation station.

-via Nerd Approved



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A Group of Architects Want to Build a Real-life Minas Tirith

A group of British architects have set their sights on a lofty goal: a full-scale replica of the fortified settlement called Minas Tirith, featured heavily in the film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The cost of such a venture is estimated at $2.9 billion dollars.

The eventual goal would be to build 625 homes within Minas Tirith that would range from 2 star homes that would run about $625,000 to 4 star luxury homes that would cost up to $2.7 million.

If the financial goal is met, construction would be slated to begin in 2016 and finish in 2023.   The architects are eyeing two locations in Southern England for the project.

Where will they get the money? Crowdfunding! So far, they’ve raised $3600. There are 48 days left in the fundraising campaign, so they may reach the goal. And monkeys might fly out of my butt. Read more about the Minas Tirith project at Worthly. 



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Famous Songs With Misunderstood Meanings

We sing the lyrics to our favorite songs whenever those songs come on, and might even bust out a shaky rendition of those songs when we’re in a karaoke kind of mood, but do we really know what the singer is actually saying?

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Most people would say yes without hesitation, but song lyrics aren’t always so easy to decipher, and songs with simpler lyrics can often be the most deceptive.

Take Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A. for example- it has been called one of the most patriotic songs ever written, and is played whenever Americans are feeling that homeland pride.

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But Bruce’s lyrics are actually referring to America's mistreatment of Vietnam veterans when they came home from the war, as revealed by Neatorama’s favorite guest author Eddie Deezen a few years back.

So now you should only sing “Born In The U.S.A.” on the Fourth of July if you’re doing so ironically!

Read more about 15 Famous Songs With Misunderstood Meanings at mental_floss



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10 TV Shows That Were Cancelled After Only One Episode

TV shows cancelled after one season generally fall victim to low ratings, which could be due to a lack of advertising or a lack of storyline, but when a show is cancelled after one episode it’s probably for the best.

Because when a pilot episode crashes and burns it saves the viewing audience from being taken on a trip to the bad side of Television Town, where the Hitlers and the Osbournes live.

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ScreenRant has compiled a list of 10 TV Shows Cancelled After One Episode, which is all you need to see to know these shows were doomed before they made it on the air.



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Pin-Up Portraits Of The Men Of Twin Peaks

Seeing a classic pin-up pose in a photograph reminds us of classic artists like Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas and classic photographers like Bunny Yeager, giving the viewer a friendly dose of nostalgia from days gone by.

Thoroughly modern geeks don’t have as much reverence for the classics, as their idea of a classic is often something that came out not so long ago.

So what can bring these two schools of retro cool together? These amazing Men Of Twin Peaks pin-up portraits by Emma Munger.

With plenty of classic poses to keep the old timey fans happy and the ultra hipness of David Lynch to satisfy even the most jaded Hipster, these are one set of portraits worth skipping a slice or two of cherry pie to buy.

See more of The Men Of Twin Peaks here



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The Influence Star Wars Has Had On Movies And TV Shows

Star Wars is one of the most beloved and highest earning franchises in science fiction history, with fans who have grown up watching the series and a slew of new fans who are due to jump on board the Star Wars express when Episode VII comes out.

But a franchise is not judged by its fanbase alone, and Star Wars is not only garnering new fans nearly forty years after the first movie came out- it’s still influencing other sci-fi projects to this day.

Shutterstock created this delightfully minimalist chart to show some of the ways Star Wars has influenced the genre, from the droids and gadgets to the fact that without a Chewbacca we may not have ever met a Groot

See the full sized chart, along with a breakdown, at Shutterstock

-Via GeekTyrant



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Awesome Business Cards Perfect for Librarians

Sunday was Book Lover's Day and while we unfortunately missed it (in our defense, we were celebrating our tenth anniversary), other blogs didn't get distracted and had ample coverage of the event. One of the most fun articles celebrating the date was posted over on Flavorwire, where they shared some of the coolest business cards inspired by books.

Whether you're a librarian, writer, English teacher or just a fan of good literature, there are a whole lot of business cards to love in their list.



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TIME Magazine Creates A Meme Sensation With Their VR Cover

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TIME Magazine is set to release an issue featuring 22-Year-Old Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey wearing his invention and striking a really strange pose on the cover.

The cover raised a lot of eyebrows on the interwebs, and amidst all the confusion and LOLing a perfect meme storm was brewing.

Some saw the image as a glimpse of our entertainment future, with Luckey demonstrating how we’ll soon be enjoying our movies.

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The future is gonna be a dream come true for movie fans thanks to Palmer’s nifty invention!

Nature documentaries will also be a wild ride according to Luckey, the only guy who knows what it’s like to ride on the neck of a giraffe.

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Virtual giraffes are just like real giraffes, only a lot less stinky.

See The Best Memes Inspired By TIME Magazine's Anachronistic Virtual Reality Cover here



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Misadventure Time

Transport your favorite cartoon characters into the chaotic post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max and see what happens. Oh, what a lovely day!

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Egor Zhgun created a delightful mashup of Adventure Time and Mad Max: Fury Road. The audio of the original movie trailer is accompanied by Finn, Princess Bubblegum, the Ice King, and the rest of the cast. See more animated gif from the project here.  -via The A.V. Club



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10 Of The Biggest Deaths In Comic Book History

Superhero deaths are about as permanent as chalk on a chalkboard, because as soon as it’s convenient to bring the beloved hero back from the dead the whole scene is wiped clean and covered up with a new storyline.

And yet virtually every time a superhero dies that “milestone” issue becomes a top seller, drawing in all kinds of collectors with the promise of a steady increase in value and something to talk about with their nerdy friends.

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Whether you think superhero deaths are a good plot vehicle or simply a gimmick to sell more issues you'll enjoy WatchMojo's breakdown of the Top 10 Biggest Superhero Deaths.

It's chock full of spoilers, superfriends, so don't watch if you're still looking to be surprised when you read the comics!

-Via GeekTyrant



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Synonym Movies

What a difference a word makes! These films sound so  prosaic when the titles are changed to something that means the same thing. Have fun translating all ten of them. I have to admit, I had to look the last one up, because even though I recall it better than the other movies in the series, I forgot the complete title. This is the latest from Randall Munroe at xkcd. As usual, the punch line is in the hovertext at xkcd.



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Failed Toy Lines From The 1980s

The 80s were a heyday for licensed toys, and kids were finally able to actually have some action with their action figures.

Toy series that featured some kind of fighting element were generally the most popular, so companies released many different kinds of combat-ready characters in order to cash in on the trend.

But one group of fighters failed to make kids hungry enough to collect them all- The Food Fighters, a delicious idea that kids just couldn’t stomach.

And then there were those brash toy lines that dared to come out without their own cartoon series, which caused kids to wonder "Who the heck does this Crystar, Crystal Warrior think he is, He-Man or sumpin'?!"

See 12 Toys From The 1980s That Didn't Take Off at mental_floss



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The Coolest Superhero Vehicles of All Time

I don't know about you guys, but I fell in love with Black Beauty (the Green Hornet's car, not the horse) the second I saw it. How could you not love a gorgeous black Chrysler adorned with weapons and gadgets? Of course, a Batmobile would also be pretty incredible as far as style and gadgetry are concerned.

Honestly, I'd pretty much love any of the amazing superhero vehicles on this great TopTenz list, but I'm curious, which one would you prefer?



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The Greatest Political Campaign Ad Ever Made

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Politics are rarely entertaining in a laugh out loud kind of way, but politicians who at least try to bring the funny are generally better received by the public.

The people behind the politicos know this, so they try to incorporate entertaining elements into their campaigns like fun slogans or, in Hillary Clinton’s case, selling a beer koozie with the slogan “More like Chillary Clinton, amirite?” printed on the side.

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Sometimes these attempts to be humorous can backfire, but in the case of Canadian politician Wyatt Scott his comedic campaign video should result in a landslide victory, especially if his opponents are dragons.

-Via io9



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Mad Max: Roadkill BBQ

In the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max, gasoline is what makes the world go round. I’m not sure why, because it seems food and water would be more important. But you can’t have a good car chase movie without gas!

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CorridorDigital brings us story set in the that bleak world, revolving around the quest for gasoline. It’s violent, gory, and contains NSFW text. But at the same time, you have to laugh. But really, this is not for children or those with a weak stomach. -via Uproxx    



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Anime Pancake Art

Twitter user @Belcorno has made a name for himself as an accomplished latte artist. He can create almost any image on the surface of a cup of coffee, such as these colorful renderings of Anna and Elsa from Frozen. Most commonly, he uses anime characters as his subjects.

Lately, Belcorno has been experimenting with pancakes, presenting our favorite characters in sweet pancake batter. Pictured above is a Colossal Titan from the series Attack on Titan. If Belcorno can add eggs or bacon, he can present full anime breakfasts!

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