The biggest problem with all the epic board games on the market today isn't the price, the complexity or the low print numbers, it's the fact that you typically need three plus people to play.
Games labeled 2+ players usually aren't as fun when played by just two people, and yet these amazing games tend to frighten potential players off with all their rules, dice and pieces (oh so many pieces!).
So do like this Cracked video suggests and invite the right people, pick a game that's easy to play, serve up some booze to lighten the mood but keep your drunk friend from ruining the game and you'll have a box full o' fun!
Back in the late 90s/early 00s, when eBay was young and most packages were sent without tracking, buying stuff online was a risky affair.
Auction winners sent in their payments, generally in the form of a money order, then sat around praying their package would arrive, preferably unmangled, in the next two to four weeks.
Some of these packages contained the stuff dreams are made of, and as this comic from The Odd 1s Out shows those lost and otherwise unreceived packages full of happiness will haunt us for the rest of our lives. AND NOW MY COLLECTION WILL NEVER BE COMPLETE! WAAAAAGGH!
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Wayne's World, the most excellent SNL movie adaptation of all time, and nobody is celebrating the anniversary like Wayne & Garth's home town of Aurora, Illinois.
In fact, Aurora is celebrating Wayne's World for six months straight, starting in February and ending on the fourth of July with the largest mass headbanging session ever- to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", naturally.
Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St., is open with several Wayne’s World activities including Stan Makita’s Donut Shop, “Take a Shot at Wayne and Garth” (goalie shots in the Atrium), Two Minutes of Excellent Fame: Don a Wayne or Garth wig, hat, glasses, flannel, and video a line from the movie. Flannel Impromptu Art Gallery: “WW’s Fashion Strut & Selfie.” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
When a comic series goes on for a really long time, and characters go through a bunch of adventures that change their story as well as the limitations of their powers, writers bring in the retcons to tie up all the loose ends.
Retcons are a cheap and easy way to explain away any discrepancies in a character's storyline, and few superheroes have had their story retconned as much as our feral pal Wolverine.
Wolverine was initially referred to as Weapon X, then Weapon X became the name of the whole super-soldier program that laced his bones with adamantium and temporarily broke his brain.
A few retcons later the "X" in Weapon X was ultimately revealed to be a Roman numeral, meaning Wolvie was project 10 and even Captain America is considered to be part of the "Weapon Plus" program.
That's some mighty convenient retconning, but not as convenient as Wolverine's healing factor retcon, because at first he took a lot longer to recover from grievous injuries, leaving Logan laid up for weeks.
By the 90s Wolvie's healing factor had gone mega, because according to writers it improved every time he used it, so he was able to recover from being fully incinerated in just a few hours.
But to me the weirdest and most ridiculous retcon of them all is the bit about Sabertooth being Wolverine's father.
Sabertooth became Wolvie's archenemy because they both have a very savage fighting style, but Chris Claremont tried to to serve up a fastball special by having Sabertooth reveal Logan was his son.
In the next issue Nick Fury conducts a DNA test and proves Sabertooth isn't Logan's father, making the whole thing feel like a bad episode of the Maury show! Sabertooth, you are not the father!
Partying is an integral part of the rock star lifestyle, and Andrew W.K. has turned the art of partying into an electrifying persona, a subject of song and a lucrative career.
And even though Andrew's version of partying is often far tamer than that of his fellow rockers he still spends a lot of time and energy maintaining his persona and staying pumped to party.
While those other guys are out drinking and doing drugs for days on end Andrew is partying his way- by playing drums for 24 hours straight in Times Square and breaking the Guinness world record for "longest drum session at a retail store".
He even got to hang with Lil Bub before setting a world record, which is what kept him going during that long day of drumming.
Andrew's partying once earned him an invitation to become the U.S. ambassador of partying to Bahrain, which he turned down because he had too much partying to do here in the States.
And to top it all off Andrew gives a great interview, watch him tackle a tough question with just one word. Nailed it!
The Justice League, the Avengers, X-Men, Defenders and Teen Titans are all superhero groups who hog the spotlight, but there are lots of inexperienced, incidental and downright motley crews out there who need love too!
Spidey and Sandman on the same team? Amazing but yes, Spider-Man teamed up with five of his former enemies to become the Outlaws, a team formed by Silver Sable to pose as criminals and take down the Maggia crime syndicate.
The Outlaws formed out of necessity, but the group pictured below was formed just to make the rich even richer and to stroke Booster Gold's ego.
They were known as the Conglomerate, a corporate-sponsored team created to give the Justice League International a run for their money, which Booster had left because he felt he was treated as a joke.
But the joke was on Booster after all, because the Conglomerate's sponsors just wanted to exploit superheroes for profit, so Booster had to go slinking back to the JLI after all.
And in case you thought I forgot about the team at the top of the post here they are- the Inferior Five!
There has been talk of a Blade Runner sequel since soon after the original film came out, and yet here we are waiting for news of that mythical sequel some thirty five years later.
Well, while we're waiting for a sequel that may never come out, and because we know the sequel will never live up to the original, let's take a look at some interesting FX storyboards from Blade Runner!
They're not very exciting unless you're interested in how a film like Blade Runner is made, in which case these boards will give you some idea of how the special effects for each scene are plotted out during production.
I am constantly impressed by how much cinematic goodness music video creators and directors can fit into such a short time frame, because telling an epic tale in three or four minutes is no small feat.
Take this music video for Carpenter Brut's song "Turbo Killer" for instance- it has compelling visuals, a clear story arc and the seeds of a strange story.
It's so cinematic I would not be surprised to see it expanded into a feature length film, one which better have a soundtrack by Carpenter Brut!
The Star Wars series is really easy to follow, and George Lucas set the whole thing up so both kids and adults can enjoy watching the films, but as simplistic as the storylines are they still leave the viewers with a lot of questions.
Why didn't Anakin just jump down next to Obi-Wan instead of trying to leap over him? Why was there ever a Jar-Jar Binks?
And why was baby Luke sent to Anakin's home planet instead of somewhere safe and hard to locate on the other side of the galaxy?
Comic stripper JHALL has wondered about all of these things too, and even though he doesn't provide any answers he does give voice to our thoughts about the series in the most sarcastic way possible!
Did you know that Underoos are still a thing? Not only that, but they are available in adult sizes. And if you are a Harry Potter fan, you can get Underoos with the coats of arms for each of the dormitories at Hogwarts. You can wear them and fantasize about being a Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin. Sorry guys, these are only available in women's sizes. Only $24.99 a set. Because there's no rule that says you have to outgrow Pottermania.
The Super Mario Bros. franchise is generally very upbeat, positive and cheery in tone, character design and storyline, and the indie RPG Undertale has many things in common with SMB- except for the cheery tone.
Undertale takes place in the Underground, where a human child learns to survive peacefully among monsters who constantly want to murder her, so it's a bit darker than the Mushroom Kingdom.
But Mario is such a murderous madman he fights right in!
Baking may be a science, but cooking something incredible is a form of magic. And if you want to celebrate the true magic of making something amazing from scratch, then why not channel your inner-wizard with delightful Harry Potter kitchen items like this handmade oven mitt?
Sure, not all the items will actually help you cook -some of them just help you serve, but if you're already feeling like a top witch, why not serve yourself up a drink from this cool cauldron mug?
In the right hands, a cooking spoon can be just as impressive as a magic wand and these Harry Potter spoons will certainly help remind you of that fact.
Most of us who grew up since the 1960s (or who had a kid who did) remember the stories of Clifford the Big Red Dog. But one thing overlooked in the books was how his owners could possibly clean up after a dog the size of a house. One recent Reddit thread explored this concept and surprisingly, one Redditor actually came up with a completely reasonable solution: essentially, Clifford's owners would have to rent a commercial-sized dumpster and train the dog to go to the bathroom in it. The cost of cleanup would come out to around $100 a day, but as he points out, that's probably nothing compared to the cost of food for a pooch that big.
Alternative facts aren't cool, and they will never replace cold, hard facts, but alternate takes on our favorite pop culture franchises are often cool enough to take on a life of their own.
For instance, these fan art pieces depicting alternate scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy are cool enough to be used as concept art on a project, but the artists didn't create them for use in a film.
Stephan Andrade is our kind of illustrator -he's got great skills and he puts them to work on awesomely geeky artworks. We particularly love the way he turns all of his geek illustrations into classic dimestore novel covers.
And his subject matter is wonderful too -from Seinfeld to Bob's Burgers and from The Labyrinth to Adventure Time, the portraits are delightful.
The only downside is that none of these books are real because, after all, with covers like these, the books have to be good, right? So check out his whole portfolio here.
War and peace are both tricky things to maintain, but the guy and gal behind the comic War and Peas have easily maintained their hilarious comic strip for over five years now.
Elizabeth Pich and Jonathan Kunz hail from Saarbrücken, Germany, where they find the climate to be perfect for comic strip creation, and they've been entertaining our eyeballs with their easy to love comics since 2011.
Their strip was once called L.I.N.S., but they changed it to War And Peas "because we liked this one much better", and they craft their strip with the same "less acronyms and more laughs" approach because they're cool like that.
I love weird comic book characters, the more satirical and surreal the better, and my love of strange characters began when I read Steve Gerber's Howard the Duck for the first time.
Howard is everything an oddball character should be, but he was handsome and likeable enough to appear in the movies, unlike that vicious little furball Dex-Starr.
Dex-Starr may have been a pretty kitty once, but after his owner was killed and he was tortured and nearly killed by sadistic humans this house cat went feral in the fiercest way possible- by becoming a Red Lantern.
Humanity lit the fire of vengeance in Dex-Starr's heart, but the Red Lantern Corps power ring he wears gives him the power to vomit rage-blood, which incinerates his foes. He's a bloody cool character for the comics, but too wicked to appear in the average PG-13 superhero flick.
Now if you wanna see a cute little guy rub shoulders with the DC superheroes you should signal Bat-Mite, the imp who idolizes Batman.
Bat-Mite is super fun in the comics and an amazing addition to any animated series, but his toony look just wouldn't work in the super dark and serious version of the DC Universe seen in the movies.
That's pretty much the shape of it for Starro too, and even though that giant mind controlling alien starfish is the reason the Justice League was created it's unlikely he'll ever make it into a JLA movie.
On the other hand, Marvel Zombies seems like the perfect fit for a movie adaptation, since both zombies and superheroes are big money makers at the box office.
But audiences probably couldn't handle seeing zombie Spider-Man chowing down on Mary Jane and Aunt May, so this project may stay buried because it would definitely earn a hard R rating.
Darth Vader leads his minions in a little soft-shoe to the tune of the Imperial March. This toy from Japan is called the Star Wars Space Opera “Pop’n Step” Toys. At the touch of a button, you can put the stresses of the real world aside and watch the villains from a galaxy far, far away dance while you laugh.
Those who care at all about Star Wars should have seen the movie Rogue One already, but in case you haven't, this video contains some spoilers. It's Cinefix's 8-Bit Cinema remake that turns the movie into an old-style video game. And you don't even have to control it!
When filmmakers shoot epic movies they use every trick in the book to make the characters and locations look larger than life on the big screen, using compositing and perspective tricks to fool audiences.
In fact, the sets used on your favorite epic movies are often small enough to fit in your living room.
Okay, so the Minas Tirith model from The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King wouldn't fit in your living room unless you have really, really high ceilings, but Sauron's Tower certainly would!
The grand hotel featured in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel wasn't such a grand structure after all in real world terms, but in terms of model making it's a magnificent miniature masterpiece!
And who can forget those far out aerial views of New York seen in John Carpenter's Escape From New York, which were actually shots of a few different models of the city.
On the surface the story behind Super Mario Bros. seems pretty normal- moustachioed plumbers raised by egg laying dinosaurs save princess from a giant mutated turtle with a Donkey Kong complex.
Mario and his brother squash mutant mushrooms, turtles, fish and other fairly normal looking animals, but things start to get strange in the Mushroom Kingdom every time they battle ghosts and other supernatural creatures.
It's like the game designers just gave up on realism and decided to get weird with it when they created creatures like Boo, I mean, who the heck is that body shape based on?
Owls make the best guards because they have a 360 degree view of the action, and their hearing is so acute they can hear a sneaky critter coming a mile away, except for carp ninjas, of course, those guys are dead silent.
Star Trek TV shows such as Deep Space Nine, The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise have played host to so many guest stars over the years it's hard to keep track of them all.
And casual viewers may not recognize stars like Jason Alexander, Iggy Pop and Jonathan Banks under all that makeup.
Of course, Dwayne The Rock Johnson is recognizable no matter what he's wearing, and he appeared on Voyager in the late 90s, at the height of his WWE wrestling career.
He played a Tsunkatse fighter who puts a hurtin' on Seven of Nine, and even uses Rock's finishing move, The Rock Bottom, to take down the reformed Borg drone.
Landing a guest starring role on Star Trek is a dream come true for an actor who's also a Trekkie (Trekker?), so when Jason Alexander was offered the role of Kurros on Voyager he had to .
Jason sites Shatner's performance as Captain Kirk as his inspiration to pursue acting so being on Star Trek was at the top of Jason's acting wish list, but he wanted to hold out for a role as an alien:
As he explained to StarTrek.com in a 2011 interview, “It was finally Voyager that understood that and called with the perfect part.” He was thrilled with Kurros explaining that “They gave me everything — an alien guise, great intellect, and evil. The trifecta. What more could you ask for?”
It's unclear whether Jonathan Banks shared Jason's enthusiasm for wearing alien makeup, but he definitely threw himself into the role of Ennis leader Golin Shel-la on Deep Space Nine.
Jonathan brought that brooding badass energy we've come to expect from him to the role of Golin, and you can almost see the beginnings of Mike from Breaking Bad in his portrayal.
So what kind of energy did Iggy Pop bring to his portrayal of Vorta clone Yelgrun on Deep Space Nine? Man, Iggy plays Iggy no matter what!
Fans will forever think of Nintendo's Mario with the voice of veteran voice actor Charles Martinet, because most of us can't think of Mario without hearing that "It's-a Me, Mario!" catchphrase in our heads.
But Nintendo really should've had Charles be the voice of Donkey Kong more than once- because the guy's a bit bananas!
Overzealous religious fanatics tried to turn the Satanic Panic into a new McCarthyism for the 80s, but they failed because anybody with a brain could see that Pampers, the Smurfs and Mr. Ed were not a threat to their immortal soul.
But in 1986 evangelists Greg Hudson and Jim Brown presented their evidence anyway, claiming Mr. Ed had been corrupting innocent souls for the Lord of Darkness by using its theme song as a subliminal tool for recruitment.
They claimed that when you played the theme song backwards it sounded like the singer was saying "The Source is Satan" and "Someone heard this song for Satan".
Cartoon obsessed crackpot Phil Phillips joined pastor Gary Greenwald to battle those treacherous toons on Turmoil in the Toybox, claiming the Smurfs, with Thundercats, He-Man and Rainbow Brite were a gateway to corruption aimed at children.
Cards Against Humanity's business operations have been a little strange. They've increased prices on Black Friday, dug a giant hole for the middle of nowhere and even sold users actual cow poop. That's why they claim they now need a CEO that can offer "real adult leadership." The only problem is that the job listing has some pretty specific requirements, such as "experience hunting terrorist masterminds," minimum eight years experience President of the United States of America or equivilent nation," and "must currently hold a national approval rating of 57.% or higher."
The company took out a full page ad in the Chicago Tribune just hoping to catch the eye of the right candidate. Unfortunately, despite their offer to pay for relocation costs, the only man qualified for the job happens to have already stated that he plans to stay in Washington D.C. until his youngest daughter graduates high school. I guess it's four more years of a company that has "no idea what we're doing."