Truth is, many GIFs are sorely lacking in payoff, and viewers are left feeling like they wasted a few precious seconds of their lives watching that goofy GIF play out.
But those who enjoy their GIFs with a surprise twist will surely find something enjoyable to stare at in this collection of 10 GIFs Twists You Won't See Coming, where you won't have to wait long to be pleasantly surprised.
But what about this unpronounceable, and totally mathematical, name that appeared in a Doctor Who comic book from 1980, could this be The Doctor's true name?
Redditor swanzie shared this earth shattering info, but many weren't convinced since comic book adaptations of movies and TV shows tend to stray from the show's canon as conceived by the creators. Still, it would explain why he would rather simply be known as The Doctor...
Imgur member guitarfarts writes, "My buddy built a life-size TIE Fighter in his front yard for Christmas." It's magnificent! And I really appreciate that, in this day and age, people are remembering the true spirit of the Christmas season: obedience to Emperor Palpatine.
Many New Wave hits have lyrics that could be seen as marching band related, like DEVO's Whip It which urges band members to get it straight and go forward, or The Fixx's Saved By Zero, which is how the band feels when halftime is over.
So it makes sense that a cover version of a New Wave song would sound better when played by a marching band!
The latest phase in our quest to "enhance" the human body should be the subdermal installation of electric wiring, allowing a different kind of electricity to flow through our bodies and power onboard devices.
This electrifying new trend among biohackers is called the Northstar V1- it's about the size of a large coin with magnetically activated LED lights that can light up about 10,000 times before the batteries need to be changed.
The Northstar V1 was created by the Pittsburgh based collective known as Grindhouse Wetware, who developed the device after multiple requests for a way to light up tattoos. But to me it looks like a sugically implanted way to make an Iron Man cosplay way more realistic!
I can’t believe Screen Junkies hadn’t done this one already! For you youngsters, the movie they did an Honest Trailer for is now known as Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope. That’s a mouthful, but believe it or not, we used to just call it Star Wars. Because that was its name.
He's the hero of Canton--the man they call Jayne. Wash understood the importance of Jayne's hat, which was a gift from the gunslinger's mother in the short-lived but much-loved TV series Firefly: "A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything."
Which is why it makes the ideal basis for a Christmas wreath. When visitors arrive at your home to share the season's festive mood, you want them to know who they're dealing with.
For a Tatooine farm boy, Luke Skywalker sure rose to the occasion in the battle between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance. Although the Force was strong with him, he wasn’t really a trained Jedi until The Return of the Jedi. Still, he managed to off quite a few folks along the way, whether by blaster, light saber, or bomb.
So how many people does Luke kill in the three movies of the original trilogy? This supercut from Mr Sunday Movies counts them one, two, three, four… holy moley, those numbers go high! -via The A.V. Club
It's brilliant! And I have a chance of being able to make it successfully!
Jamie Harrington of the food, craft, and parenting blog Totally the Bomb made quesadillas that will let BB-8 roll right into your heart and stomach. She used flour tortillas, cream cheese, sliced cheddar cheese, a Mexican cheese blend, and black food coloring.
Kids who aren't mortally afraid of monsters accept that monsters can also be quite whimsical, and when they put their idea of a wacky monster down on paper the silly ideas flow like fingerpaint.
The horns, fangs, fur, crazy eyes and tendency to eat people are all there, but underneath all that GRRR there's a child's active imagination hard at work, making sure each creature has its own horribly unique personality.
The Go Monster Project aims to take creature concepts created by little monster sketchers and bring them to life through a variety of different mediums, from 3D models to sculptures to digital paintings.
When the professional artist is done creating a more polished version of the creature the artwork is returned to the child creator to encourage them to keep pursuing their creative potential.
Rob Justman was a director and producer for the original Star Trek series when it aired from 1966-1969. In this memo to series creator Gene Roddenberry, Justman is perturbed about 6 wigs that went missing after the second season ended.
Four of them were made for William Shatner (Captain Kirk), one for Majel Barrett (Nurse Chapel), and one for Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura).
A celebrity can become famous for many reasons, including their acting ability, their attractiveness, and their on-screen presence, just to name a few. But some actors can actually add their flaws to this list of reasons why they're famous, becoming known for their super obvious scars.
Michael K. Williams, Tina Fey and Tommy Flanagan all have distinctive facial scars, which serve as a constant reminder of the time they survived a violent assault with a deadly edged weapon.
Tina Fey was just five years old when her face was slashed by a stranger behind her house.
And then there's Tommy Flanagan, who was jumped by thugs while working as a DJ in Scotland and given a Glasgow Smile, his face cut from his lips to his ears, leaving him with facial scars that tell a terrifying tale.
Have you ever wondered how often Chewbacca gets a shampoo? Or what brand of hairspray he prefers? Or what causes his worst tangles? Taking care of all that hair is no joke (even when it is). It took six months to construct four and a half Chewbacca suits out of yak hair for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Maria Cork, the “supervisor of the hair department in creature effects” for the film, fills us in on the secrets of the Wookiee’s beauty routine. -via mental_floss
The Battle of Yavin is the event Star Wars fans most commonly think of as the destruction of the first Death Star at the end of Episode IV. The Rebels concocted a risky plan to take out a much more powerful force. It was, through skill, courage, and a lot of luck, successful. The Empire faced a major setback in its plans as a result.
Hooray! And Jordan Freiman of Death and Taxes magazine joins you in the celebration. But he also argues that the Rebel Alliance demonstrated extraordinary stupidity in its battle plan.
The crux of his argument is that the famous trench run, which was modeled after a real-life bombing campaign by the Royal Air Force during World War II, was completely unnecessary. As Spock commented upon Khan's tactics in the Battle of the Mutara Nebula, it demonstrated two-dimensional thinking. Instead of flying down a long and dangerous trench toward the Death Star, the Rebel fighters should have flown directly at it, perpendicular to point of impact. Frieman explains:
Just because the exhaust port is at the end of the trench, that doesn’t mean you have to use the trench to get there. You have spaceships! And the exhaust port is facing upward! You even show it facing upward in your little diagram. Why not just fly straight down towards it? Flying through the trench makes everything more difficult. You have no room to maneuver and, more importantly, rather than hitting the port with a straight shot, you now have to angle the proton torpedoes to go straight and then curve down. That’s so much more difficult!
Also, you know how everyone groans when he says “the shaft is ray shielded, so you’ll have to use proton torpedoes.”? Why is everyone groaning? How would you even hit that thing with a laser if you’re approaching it from the side? USE YOUR HEADS!
If I remember correctly, the point of the trench run was to get so close to the surface of the Death Star that the space station's anti-ship weapons could not be brought to bear against it. The trench run began at the point closest to the Rebel fleet. Flying directly toward the exhaust port would have required the X-wing squadron to be exposed for a much longer time
Japan's All Nippon Airways redecorated a Boeing 787 Dreamliner Star Wars-style to resemble our favorite droid, R2D2. Yesterday, it left Japan for the first time and landed in Singapore, where Reuters got to photograph the inside. Yes, the interior is just as Star Warsy, with luxury first-class seats that look like R2D2. The flight attendants even wear those colors! See the images at Mashable. All Nippon Airways, in conjunction with Lucasfilm, has plans for three other Star Wars planes. -via Uproxx
There are some movie series that just won’t give up no matter what. In most, the first movie is the best. In a few, the second movie stands out. After that, it’s all diminishing returns unless your name is Bond, Pixar, or Harrison Ford. That brings up the question: Did anyone actually go to the theater to see Terminator: Genysis? No matter, if you didn’t, you can get your fill with the Honest Trailer.
We better stop with all the jokes about Leia becoming a Disney Princess since Disney bought Lucasfilm. The token female character from the original trilogy has undergone quite a transformation in the thirty years timeline between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Those around her no longer call her “Princess.”
“She’s referred to as General,” says director and co-writer J.J. Abrams. “But … there’s a moment in the movie where a character sort of slips and calls her ‘Princess.’”
Okay, so almost no one calls her that anymore. You’ll have to imagine who slips — and how it goes over.
Well, that’s one way to get out of being a Disney Princess, although military service didn’t work that way for Mulan. Maybe her new rank had something to do with the discontinuance of merchandise with the slave Leia bikini. After all, that’s an unseemly look for a general. As it was for a senator. And a princess. -via Uproxx
Now that Fallout 4 has officially been released gamers are gearing up for a long nuclear winter at home with the latest installment, but before the release vault dwellers had to find an outlet for their post-apocalyptic dreams.
Those who wish to join the Brotherhood of Builders should peruse Make:'s super mutant sized collection of 111 Far-Out Fallout Fan Builds, where they'll find something better to do with their hands than simply twiddling their thumbs!
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BlizzCon is the celebration of all things Blizzard, a convention dedicated to the impact Blizzard Entertainment has had on the gaming industry, especially with their MMORPG World Of Warcraft.
Each year a horde of hardcore Blizzfans descend upon a convention center in Anaheim and chill with their fellow fans IRL while they're AFK, and as you'd expect many of the attendees like to cosplay at the event.
Cosplayers craft their BlizzCon costumes with extra care, knowing they'll be hearing about their costumes from both Guildies and their rivals online until they up the ante, or redeem themselves, at next year's BlizzCon.
Most urban legends begin with a true story, and as the story is then modified, reinterpreted and exaggerated the fantastic fictionalized "truth" starts to overshadow the dark truth at the heart of the tale.
Jonathan H. Liu recently watched Star Wars with his kids. His toddler, who is 2 and a half, really enjoyed it--especially the Imperial March, which is also known as the Darth Vader theme. After she went to bed for a nap, the cutest little Sith began singing that piece of music.
Here she is with a captured piece of Rebel equipment. At Geek Dad, Liu explains that his daughter is fascinated with Darth Vader:
When he first appeared on the screen, she started mimicking the sound of his breathing. When the Imperial March started playing, she stood up and danced! Lately she keeps asking us to sing the “Star Wars song”–sometimes she means the theme song, but quite often what she really wants to hear is Darth Vader’s theme instead.
Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam's masterpiece Time Bandits is one of those movies I loved as a kid even though I didn't totally get the film, and just like the kids who attended the test screening I liked one part the most- "the parents being blown up!".
Nearly three and a half decades later I've seen Time Bandits dozens of times and still find something to love with every new viewing, and I appreciate the amazing performances now more than ever.
Bill Nye is undoubtedly the science guy, and he'll forever be known for his scientifically stupendous TV show that introduced many young minds to the might of science, but he's not really known for being a badass.
I mean that in the very best way possible, of course, because he's a man of science and truly has no need to go around blowing up cars or punching people into submission like a stereotypical badass.
One thing all cinematic time travelers have in common is that they are thoroughly surprised by what they see when they get to the future. Not all futuristic movies have time travelers; some are just set in the future. In those cases, we, the audience, are the time travelers, and we are usually quite surprised by the film’s vision of the future.
The latest movie supercut from Robert Jones looks to the future (even when it’s technically now in the past), with clips from dozens of movies. The future is quite variable, from hi-tech (2001: A Space Oddysey) to apocalyptic (Planet of the Apes) to ridiculous (Idiocracy). How many of them have you seen? -Thanks, Robert!
Back to the Future 2 Lost in Space I, Robot A.I. - Artifical Intelligence Cloud Atlas Idiocracy Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Hot Tub Time Machine 2 The Fifth Element Click Death Race 2000 (1975) Barbarella Judge Dredd (1995) Forbidden Planet Blade Runner A Clockwork Orange Tomorrowland The Terminator The Time Machine (2002) 2001: A Space Odyssey Metropolis Johnny Mnemonic Minority Report The Ice Pirates Total Recall (1990) Her Fahrenheit 451 Logan's Run The Running Man Demolition Man Bicentennial Man Starship Troopers Snowpiercer Prometheus Oblivion Elysium Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Star Trek: First Contact The Time Machine (1960) Planet of the Apes (1968) Battlefield Earth Tank Girl Spaceballs 12 Monkeys
It's easy to believe that every new movie is made out of footage shot solely for the film, especially big budget movies like Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Star Trek: Generations and Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones.
But even big budget blockbuster movies like these can contain recycled footage, thrown in to save time, reduce cost or help finish off the filmmaker's vision.
Screen Rant revealed six famous films that incorporated recycled footage into their final cut, and if you can look past a typo that dubs Kubrick's classic film "The Shinning" you'll discover how Hollywood serves up a rehashed scene.