Box Office Flops That Are Now Cult Classics

Movie studios often have unrealistic expectations when it comes to box office sales, and when a movie doesn't live up to those expectations they pull it from theaters without a second thought.

Sometimes low sales justify the pull, or in the case of The Rocky Horror Picture Show low sales plus controversy cause the movie to get pulled, but studios never know when a movie is going to become a cult classic.

Rocky Horror has gone on to become the big daddy of all cult classics- it has played continuously in theaters across the country for the last 37 years.

Movies like Office Space, Heathers and Donnie Darko did well in the rental market after becoming cult classics, because people spread the word about these offbeat films that were barely in the theaters.

John Carpenter's horror classic The Thing is arguably the most surprising box office flop, because between Kurt Russell's performance and the amazing creature fx it should have made it big.

But E.T. had come out two weeks before, and Blade Runner came out on the same day so it's possible The Thing was just overshadowed by the competition.

See 15 Box Office Flops That Are Now Cult Classics here


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How Vile Speech Bubbles Are Born

Speech bubbles are made to deliver the words uttered by characters to our eyeballs, who then transfer the information to our brains.

But before the speech bubble can come into existence it must be constructed and filled by the almighty Creative, who then turns it over to the Speech Curator for approval.

And since the almighty Creative likes to get saucy the stuff that comes out of its mouth doesn't always meet with the Curator's approval. 

But as these Deathbulge comics show sometimes the speech bubbles are given a voice despite their message of madness, because the Speech Curator has a bit of a drinking problem too. 

Lesson of the day- don't drink and talk, or vile and reprehensible statements may escape your lips...


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Images That Will Make You Say "That's Enough Internet For Today"

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It can be hard to tell when you've had too much internet for the day, especially when you keep going down search engine rabbit holes that all lead to a limitless wonderland of fun.

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But all it usually takes to make me log off for the day is an image that's both satisfying and deeply unsettling to my tired brain, so I can have sweet nightmares.

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If you suffer from internet addiction like I do, and you find it hard to go a day without browsing your brains out, you should search for images and videos that force your hand to close the browser.

Because together we can beat internet addiction one click at a time. 

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See That's Enough Internet For Today here and a bonus 12 Pics That'll Make You Say "That's Enough Internet For Today" here (NSFW-ish)


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Products With Terrible Punny Names

Puns can be polarizing, some people absolutely adore them and other people groan and complain about them. If you're a punny person though, you won't want to miss this list of 15 great pun-based product.

The list is particularly handy if you have a pun-lover on your Christmas list. And if you are a pun fan that wants to share your obsession with your friends and families, you can even send out these delightful Christmas cards.


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Sonic The Hedgehog Twitter Account Is Serving Up Some Golden Memes

Sonic the hedgehog hasn't received enough love from game designers in the 21st century despite the fact that fans still go gaga over that fly little blue guy twenty something years after his first appearance.

So fans have taken it upon themselves to keep Sonic alive online, and most recently the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account has been serving up the laughs with strange memes and inside jokes meant for hardcore Sonic fans.

It turns out we have Sonic superfan and SEGA social media manager Aaron Webber to thank for the hilarious Twitter account, which Aaron took from typical to truly dazzling by letting his strange Sonic centric sense of humor off the leash.

-Via Polygon


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Movie Jokes You Missed If You Only Speak English

It's important to learn a foreign language if you plan on traveling outside the U.S., and there are many cities in North America where knowing French, Spanish or Chinese will help you feel at home.

It's equally important to learn another language or three if you want to catch all the non-English jokes hidden in your favorite movies.

Then you would know Christian Slater's character J.D. was lying when he said he had "Ich Luge" (I'm lying) bullets in Heathers, and you would have noticed Bruce Wayne is driving a Lamborghini Murciélago in The Dark Knight, which is Spanish for "bat". (NSFW due to language)

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I will never think of the expression "ho there" the same way ever again!

-Via Cracked


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What Would YOU Do?

People who love posing hypothetical questions are constantly asking us what we would do if this, that or the other situation arose, and usually we reply "I dunno" just to get them to shut up.

But if asken "what would you do if you found out your dog was actually a man who'd been cursed to be a dog?" most people would do exactly what the guy in this strip from Mr. Lovenstein comics did and leave well enough alone! Because dogs are better at keeping secrets...

-Via Geeks Are Sexy


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Witty Wordplay Themed Sketches From Monty Python's Flying Circus

The Monty Python crew are the undisputed masters of witty comedy, and comedy fans who can't live on slapstick or stand up alone find sketches from Monty Python's Flying Circus to be a feast for the senses.

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Our eyeballs get to watch all sorts of silly stuff take place on the screen, like silly walks and cross-dressing mounties, but our ears are the real winners because they got to hear all the classic lines that made comedy history.

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Sketches featuring the man who speaks in anagrams, the man who says things in a very roundabout way and the Woody family were crafted to appeal to fans of wordplay.

And after watching them a few times the lines will get stuck in your head and turn your mind into a flying circus of linguistic fun!

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-Via mental_floss


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Soviet Star Vandalized To Look Like SpongeBob's Pal Patrick

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I've seen some dedicated SpongeBob Squarepants fans online but I've never seen one willing to climb to the top of a high tower spire atop a building just to declare their love via vandalism.

But it appears Russian SpongeBob fans, or more specifically Patrick Star fans, are braver than the rest and don't mind putting their lives in danger to give Patrick the exposure he deserves.

As you'd expect the Russian authorities aren't happy about the stunt, but the Voronezh chapter of the SpongeBob Appreciation Society must be thrilled to bits!

-Via Bored Panda


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This Sainsbury's Christmas Ad Is A Present For Your Eyeballs

The Christmas ads have already started rolling out on TV, but the ad agencies behind these seasonal spots might as well give up because the all time holiday ad winner has already come out.

It has everything you want in a seasonal ad- warm, happy themes of togetherness, cool Christmas decor, the tree, the presents, stop motion animation and James Corden singing.

But it's more than just an ad for Sainsbury's- it's an eye-pleasing animated short!

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If this Sainsbury's ad gave you all the feels it's probably because of the incredibly expressive puppet stars, who were painstakingly crafted and animated by Passion Animation Studios in London.

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-Via CountryLiving


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Why The Dark Side Is Way Better

There will be people out there trying to get you to join the Empire and see the galaxy, people whose war machine is fueled by hatred and rage and who may or may not have cookies.

They will speak of greatness and power, but siding with them will only lead to ruin...or riches, depending on your perspective.

Maybe you're in to wearing big shiny helmets and stomping around in shiny black boots while your stylish cape flutters behind you.

Perhaps you enjoy watching entire planets get disintegrated while force choking fools who are late in bringing you your lunch.

If so then you've got a lot in common with Andrew Bridgman and cartoonist Anna-Maria Jung, and you should both go paint your faces like Darth Maul and sit on a moisture vaporator because Jedis are way cooler! And they don't die, so beat that!

See Why The Dark Side Is Way Better at Dorkly


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All 32 NFL Team Logos As Professional Wrestlers

If the NFL gets any more physical it will have more in common with wrestling than any other ball based sport, which will definitely change the branding for each team.

Instead of the classic fully clothed New England patriot we'd have a bare chested John Cena, and that racist and outdated redskin's head would be replaced by Hulk Hogan's noggin, to help bring Hulkamania to the gridiron.

Teams like the Chargers who seem to be up for grabs in terms of home city would dig in to their roots with a little help from the Undertaker

And Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would return to his roots in Miami to become the head of the Miami Rocks. Smells like he's cooking some pigskin!

See Let's Match Up Famous Pro Wrestlers With NFL Teams here


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Bizarre Rules For Naming Fictional Characters

If a character's name didn't mean anything then virtually every fictional character would be named something like Gene Goodguy or Penelope PureHeart, but thankfully creators like to get creative with their character's names...kinda.

When the hero is supposed to sacrifice themselves for the good of the people they're named after Jesus, like Commander Shepard in Mass Effect or John Connor (JC) in Terminator.

Name a bad guy Shepherd and they instantly become the worst of the worst, and audiences instantly know what's going to happen. (NSFW-ish)

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So how can we avoid this cookie cutter character naming convention?

Get creative and think of names that don't directly relate to the character's archetype, and by all means stop with the obvious biblical connections already!

-Via Cracked


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Dungeons & Dragons Inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame

Nothing will make you feel old like seeing new inductees into various Halls of Fame, because that doesn't happen until they've been around a long time. It's hard to believe the game Dungeons & Dragons has been around since 1974, but there it is as a new inductee into the Toy Hall of Fame.

The Hall is housed at the Strong museum in Rochester, which also has a Video Game Hall of Fame. The toy hall, which dates back to 1998, now has 62 entries. D&D was one of three inductees this year alongside Fisher Price’s Little People playsets and the humble garden swing. Inductees are selected based on having “inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period.”

Get the whole story at Geeks Are Sexy

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How Evil Was Newman On Seinfeld?

Newman was a campy character who started out as nothing but a disembodied voice on Seinfeld but became the ultimate annoying neighbor whose allegiance was never made clear.

He was the kind of friend who would look you in the eye, smile and shake your hand while stabbing you in the back, which is what made Newman such a fun and interesting addition to an already colorful cast of characters.

But was Newman truly evil?

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Uproxx conducted a scientific investigation to determine how evil Newman actually is on Seinfeld, examining seven different scenarios where Newman felt free to show his true colors.

The ultimate verdict- "So, how evil is Newman? Pretty damn evil, if you ask us."

See How Evil Was Newman On 'Seinfeld'? here


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Doctor Stranger Things

C. Robert Cargill, cowriter of the movie Doctor Strange, Tweeted a picture of this guy's clever cosplay mashup of Doctor Strange and Stranger Things. He's got the Cloak of Levitation and the facial hair of Doctor Strange …and the Eye of Agamotto appears to be a waffle. But squint your eyes and you'll see Eleven's dress and the wall of Christmas lights from Stranger Things. -via The Daily Dot

Update: This is Christopher G. Moore, a filmaker in North Carolina. You can see more pictures at his Facebook page. -Thanks, Frank Chase!


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Somewhere Down The Line

We keep driving on down the line until our motors give out, and then we're forced to park and put away the keys for the rest of our afterlives.

But sometimes our road trip ends too early, well before our engines give out, and we find ourselves stranded by those we once loved having by our side while we drove through life.

Somewhere Down the Line from Julien Regnard on Vimeo.

Somewhere Down The Line was created by filmmaker Julien Regnard, who masterfully tells the story of a man's life through the time he spends in a car.

-Via Laughing Squid


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The Most Badass Elves Of All Time

People don't generally think of elves as being badass, especially compared to orcs or dwarves, but if the works of Tolkien, Bakshi and Henson have taught us anything it's that elves should not be underestimated.

Even elves who more closely resemble the small but magical beings from mythology can serve as powerful allies to mankind, just look at what Honeythorn Gump from Legend and Buddy the elf did for their human friends.

Okay, so Buddy isn't the best example seeing as how he isn't technically an elf.

But the rest of the elves on Gamespot's list of The 20 Most Badass Elves Of All Time are truly tough, and they don't take kindly to rude remarks about their ears. 

See The 20 Most Badass Elves Of All Time, Ranked at Gamespot


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Alternate Versions Of Batman You'll Only Find In The Comics

You know what's the main problem with every single Batman movie adaptation ever?

Batman is never badass enough, because in order to create a faithful adaptation of the comic it would have to be Batman- The Movie starring Batman.

What's worse is we're constantly stuck with Batman reboots, where we get to watch Bruce begin his campaign against supervillainy all over again, which has been done to death.

But if you really want to see Batman become the god among superheroes he was meant to be you've gotta dig into the vaults and check out all the alternate versions of Batman found exclusively in the comics.

There you'll see Batman as a member of the Green Lantern Corps., a Victorian Batman hunting down Jack the Ripper, a few different versions of Vampire Batman, and the time Batman sat atop the Mobius Chair and actually became a god.

See 7 Badass Alternate Versions Of Batman You Can Only Find In Comics here


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Ned Flanders-Inspired Heavy Metal Band Drops Their First Music Video

Ned Flanders hasn't inspired churchies to hit the gym and get ripped or to grow cool moustaches, but he has inspired one heavy metal band to trade in their leather jackets for sensible sweaters.

They're called Okilly Dokilly, and despite the evil sound of their songs they worship at the altar of Nedal, meaning you would mistake those guys for bible salesmen if you saw them on the street.

And even though they're from Phoenix, Arizona instead of Springfield, USA their first music video "White Wine Spritzer" will give you a taste of what it's like to live next door to The Simpsons!

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-Via Rolling Stone


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Wonderful Is A Wonderfully Absurd Music Video About Jealous Pubic Hair

People are constantly trimming off their pubic hair without a second thought, throwing it away like a pile of curly garbage even though all it wanted to do was please us and keep us warm.

We watch it fall away, toss it in the trash or flush it down the toilet, all so we look more appealing to a potential partner, but what if our ideal date was growing right under our belly buttons?

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This wonderfully absurd music video for Francobollo's Wonderful EP somehow manages to turn a ball of unwanted pubic hair into an interesting character. Oh, and the song is really good too!

-Via DesignTAXI


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You Gotta Catch All of These Simpsons/Pokemon Mashup Pins

Are you ready to Go get the coolest new fashion accessory on the market? Then you'll want to head over to ThumbsDesign, where you can get your hands on these amazing Pokemon/Simpsons mashup pins.

The artist, Nick Thompson, put a lot of thought into which characters would mashup well together, so you get fun creations like this Abe/Drowzee (Abzee) that has the powers of Cloud Yelling and Story to Nowhere.

Best of all, each pin comes with a matching sticker, and a matching trading card complete with the character's name, powers and type.

If you're wondering how you catch a Simpmon, the answer is simple -with a Pokenut or a Pizza Ball. Those are sure to catch some Homertoises and Pikabarts in no time.

Via Fashionably Geek


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Chewbacca Speaks English

Something you never thought about before, but it makes perfect sense: Chewbacca had his own lines in Star Wars. While filming, Peter Mayhew spoke those lines in English to give flow to his conversations with Han Solo. But since they spoke in different languages, Chewbacca was overdubbed in Wookiee. When Mayhew posted this Tweet, the first comment was

there's something wonderful about a narked off Wookie with a Yorkshire accent, i'd have loved that in the final cut

-via Geeks Are Sexy


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The Greatest Differences Between The Walking Dead Characters On TV And In The Comics

The Walking Dead began as a faithful adaptation of the comic book series but soon went in a completely different direction thanks to budget restrictions, fan input and the logistics of creating realistic zombie hordes.

One way in which the show differs greatly from the comic is the cast of characters, and many of the most popular figures in the comic aren't featured on the show and vice versa.

Most people know the Dixon Brothers Daryl and Merle aren't even in the comics, but many of the other significant differences between the comic and TV versions will surprise you.

I don't want to give away any spoilers, but if you enjoy the TV show and/or comic and don't care about spoilers you should check out this Ranker list of The Greatest Walking Dead TV Vs Comics Differences.

It's interesting to see the differences spelled out in such a clear cut way, but it will straight up spoil some major character events.

And if you're on the fence about all things The Walking Dead I would suggest reading the comic book series before (or instead of) watching the show, because in my opinion it really is much more enjoyable overall.

See The Greatest Walking Dead TV vs Comics Differences here


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The Soothing Sound Of 14 Pitched Down Crying Babies

A baby's cry has a powerful effect on adults- some get annoyed and plug their ears, others have a more caring and maternal/paternal response, but either response proves a baby's cry is designed to get our attention.

But only the child's parents could ever claim to find the sound "soothing", and if the sound of a baby's cry is pitched down and layered about fourteen times it becomes the sound of infant hell.

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YouTuber Drunken Bear came up with the crazy idea to pitch down and layer the sound of babies crying, and then he made fun of us all for listening to it...and he was right!

-Via Laughing Squid


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A Teenage Girl Sins To Lure A Serial Killer In Night Of The Slasher

Many horror movie monsters and slashers are actually acting as violent vigilantes, and the storylines firmly establish the victims as bad people who bring their fate upon themselves.

These movies also typically include a character who is pure and innocent, one who is terrorized by the villain but survives the encounter and sometimes ends up taking out the killer in the end.

They draw the power to vanquish evil from their innocence, but sometimes the innocent must commit a sin to draw out their deadly prey... (NSFW)

Night of the Slasher from Shant Hamassian on Vimeo.

Night Of The Slasher was written and directed by Shant Hamassian, and if you enjoyed the concept you should check out the Image comic series Hack/Slash, which is about a girl who hunts down slashers.

-Via GeekTyrant


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Fun Facts Only Huge Disney Nerds Know About

How much do you know about Disney World? Unless you're a mega fan, chances are you don't know all the trivia bits on this fascinating Travel and Leisure article. Even if you know all about the secret tunnels, the basket ball court, the suite in Cinderella's castle and Club 33, you will probably be surprised by at least a few of the facts. For example, I had no idea that the presidential seal in the Hall of Presidents was such a big deal:

It took an act of (the real) Congress to install the Presidential Seal in the carpeting inside the rotunda of Disney’s Hall of Presidents” attraction. There are only three such presidential seals in the world: one in the Oval Office, one in Philadelphia next to the Liberty Bell, and one in the “Hall of Presidents.”

I admit I also didn't know that Disney World has only closed down three times in history, but you'll have to read the article to find out why it closed those three days.


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Creative Weapons Of The Medieval Era

Advances in weaponry during the Middle Ages made it easier for humans to slash, stab, flay, crush and chop each other into bits on the battlefield, which is why fantasy and history nerds still think medieval warfare is king.

Of course, those knights riding around all super shiny help sell the cool, and armies laying siege to castles with catapults and stuff, now that must have been really cool to watch...as long as you weren't inside the castle.

Sam O'Nella Academy made a video dedicated to the cool and creative weapons and tactics conceived during the medieval era, it's crudely drawn yet totally worthy of huzzah. (NSFW due to language)

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-Via Tastefully Offensive


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Anthony Kiedis Saved A Child's Life During The Filming Of Carpool Karaoke

James Corden has welcomed lots of interesting guests into his car for the Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden, but he's never had a hero like Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in his car.

Of course, James didn't know Anthony was a hero when he invited him to sing and get silly in the car, but a dire circumstance presented itself during filming and Anthony sprang into action:

We danced off, we tied and then we were going to celebrate with some Mexican food on the corner. And a woman came out of her house, holding a child saying ‘My baby, my baby, my baby can’t breathe!’ We all ran across the street, the woman thrust the baby into my arms, the baby was not breathing and I thought ‘I’m gonna try and do a little baby CPR real quick, see if I can get some air in this kid.’ Tried to open the mouth, [it was] like locked shut. So I started rubbing the belly, bubbles came out of the mouth, the eyes rolled back into place, the ambulance showed up and I handed the baby over, who was now breathing and fine, and we went back to Carpool Karaoke.

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Looks like Anthony is familiar with Californication and Californichildcare, oh, and CaliforniCPR too!

-Via Uproxx


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The Best Fictional Holidays of All Time

We're in that one time of year that's just loaded with holidays -Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's (just to name a few), but summers are a totally holiday drag. I don't know about you guys, but we wish holidays were more equally spread out throughout the year because we all need something to celebrate sometimes. That's why we support adding more holidays to the calendar and rather than taking the time and effort to make a new holidays, it's easier to just make fictional ones from television and movies into real holidays. This Zimbio article offers a good selection of fictional celebrations, so I say we start pulling a few dates from this list and make the rest of the year more festive already.


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