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The Makeup Transformations of Lucia Pittalis

Makeup artist and painter Lucia Pittalis is a chameleon by the virtue of her own talent in makeup application. The way she looks sans makeup disguise is in the photo above. Her incredible transformations from herself to Hollywood and music icons are in the photos below. Can you imagine her lucky children and relatives who get such fantastic makeup jobs for Halloween? The FBI should hire her to aid them in their witness protection program!

See more of Pittalis' fantastic makeup jobs on Instagram and Facebook. -Via Viral Nova

 Keith Richards

Frank Zappa

 Sylvester Stallone

 Angela Lansbury / Murder, She Wrote

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New Limited Edition Artwork for Classic Horror Movies

Killer Klowns from Outer Space | Artiwork: Jason Edmiston

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment partnered with Skuzzles, a company that bills themselves as specializing in "cult décor," to develop limited edition artwork for 13 cult classic horror movies. These rich, colorful designs are the work of selected artists worldwide. The art is included in re-released blu-ray and dvd versions now available at most retail outlets. 

Visit this link to see all 13 designs.  

Silence of the Lambs | Artwork by Randy Ortiz

The Return of the Living Dead | Artwork: Joshua Budich

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Game of Thrones, an Animated Journey

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This beautiful animation produced by Blackmeal is barely over a minute long and contains no dialogue, but it recaps the first four seasons of the HBO series Game of Thrones for those familiar with the story. For those who are not familiar with the story, don’t worry about spoilers: this is art! You’ll want to watch it in fullscreen mode to appreciate the subtle beauty of each scene. -via Geeks Are Sexy  

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Japan Pop - The Fine Art Of Anime

Japan Pop by Edwoody

Some anime characters really pop on the screen, but none have more character appeal than the fantastic characters created by Miyazaki. His studio creates the kind of characters we let into our hearts, characters that captivate our imaginations and fill our hearts with joy. Miyazaki makes us believe that fluffy neighbors live in the forest, pigs can soar through the sky, and those who believe can bridge the gap between the human world and the realm of the supernatural. Miyazaki's films are like classic works of art, because they'll never go out of style!

Celebrate the colorful characters made by Miyazaki with this Japan Pop t-shirt by Edwoody, and spread the good word about Ghibli all over town!

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Rick and Morty Puppets Show Us A Deleted Scene From Season One

If you have not watched Rick and Morty on Adult Swim, you have no idea of the awesome you are missing out on. Consistently funny, twisted, and also slightly brilliant, it has been one of the bigger surprises in Adult Swim's line up in the last few years. Created by Dan Harmon (of Community fame) and Justin Roiland (who voices Lemongrab on Adventure Time), it is a show that really needs to be seen by all.

IGN actually had the titular characters on as puppets, and they showed the storyboard to a variation of a scene they deleted from season one. Check it out because, well, puppets.

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Oh, and if you haven't watched Rick and Morty, may a you from another dimension show up and kill you so they can take your place. You deserve that.

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Child With Leukemia Invited on Court to Play With Utah Jazz

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This footage shows five-year-old JP Gibson, who suffers from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, making his best basketball moves on the court with the Utah Jazz. The adorable Gibson, who was diagnosed in 2012, is announced as a substitution before he dribbles his way down the court and makes a basket, with an assist by one of the Jazz. That's enough to bring tears to my eyes as I smile simultaneously. 

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Suddenly, You’re in a Car Chase

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You’ve seen movies where a cop commandeers a car from a innocent bystander to chase a bad guy, haven’t you? We all have. Here it happens in real life, in Kirov, Russia. An officer on foot witnesses a reckless driver, and jumps into the car recording this dash cam footage and yells “Step on it!” or the Russian equivalent. I wondered what kind of car they were in, and whether it could keep up with the speeding perpetrator. Then when you get a good look at the perp’s car, you realize that wasn’t too much of a concern. -via Daily Picks and Flicks

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Nathan Shields' Zombie Pancakes

Stay-at-home dad and pancake revolutionary Nathan Shields of Saipancakes (previously at Neatorama) is back with these zombie pancakes, just in time for Halloween. He's also made a video that gives us mere mortal pancake makers insight on how to make these culinary creations. Brain eating, walking corpses have never been so delicious (or better paired with bacon). Via Laughing Squid

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This 1862 Board Game Was the Civil War Version of Candy Land

Slate's Vault blog describes a fascinating board game made in the midst of the American Civil War. Charlton & Althrop, a publishing house in Philadelphia, produced the "Game of Secession, or Sketches of the Rebellion." It's a lot like the children's game Candy Land, except with a bit more bloodshed.
The game shows an American bald eagle strangling a snake representing Southern secessionism. It's a game of pure chance. Players take turns rolling dice. The number on the die represents the number of spaces that they can advance. Landing on some spaces sends them forward or back as the fortunes of war dictate. The final space shows a bird representing secessionism baked to a crisp.

Image: New York State Library Special Collections

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Death-Defying Mountain Biking

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Danny MacAskill (previously) is a Scottish athlete from Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. MacAskill is a professional trials cyclist, which Wikipedia defines as the following:

"Trials riding is an extreme test of bicycle handling skills, over all kinds of obstacles, both natural and man-made. It now has a strong – though small – following worldwide, though it is still primarily a European sport. Skills taken from trials riding can be used practically on any bicycle for balance, for example controlled braking and track standing, or balancing on the bike without putting a foot down. Competition trial bikes are characterized by powerful brakes, wide handlebars, lightweight parts, single-speed low gearing, low tire pressures with a thick rear tire, distinctive frame geometry, and usually no seat."

Now, if all of that adds up to "a sport in which insane people use bikes to traverse mountain paths where most wouldn't dare set foot" then it's right on target. This video shows MacAskill using his bike to make amazing moves and jumps as he weaves in and out on a winding trail at death-defying heights. This man has as much courage (or crazy) as he has athletic prowess.

-Via Geekologie

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25 Must-See Movies of 2015

Den of Geek assembled a list of 25 must-see movies to be released in 2015. While "must see" is subjective for everyone, there are a number of enticing looking films on their list. One example that is eagerly anticipated by many is Mad Max: Fury Road. George Miller is once again directing. Since the last we saw of the franchise was in 1985, a new film is long overdue, as well as exciting, considering the advances in special effects since the eighties. The trailer (below), shown at San Diego Comic Con 2014, made a splash and raised the hype bar. I hope this one meets fans' expectations. Tom Hardy is starring; Nicholas Hoult and Charlize Theron are supporting. The movie hits theaters May 15, 2015.

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Sapiens - Humans Are The Most Terrifying Species In The Galaxy

Sapiens by Saqman

Every planet has their own version of horror, something or someone they fear which makes for great moments in cinematic history, and for the xenomorphs it's the fear of giving birth. When the xenos took over their first human ship they found a video on board that showed how humans give birth, and to a species that replicates using facehuggers this looked like a total nightmare! Humans became the most terrifying figures in the world of xeno horror, and to this day nothing scares a xenomorph quite like a human baby!

Spread the horror of humanity throughout the galaxy with this Sapiens t-shirt by Saqman, it's a terrifying image that's guaranteed to make people smile.

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Never Give Up I Am Not Your Mummy Wacky and Beyond

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Hidden Images In Album Cover Artwork

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Cover art is a big part of a vinyl record's appeal, and some of the greatest artists of all time have created cool artwork to accompany killer cuts- Robert Crumb, Roger Dean, H.R. Giger, Edward Gorey and Andy Warhol, just to name a few.

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Over the years many of these cover artists have chosen to take the visual appeal even further by adding hidden images to their album artwork, like easter eggs for music lovers to discover while they listen to their new favorite album.

Some are more obvious, like the skull on Def Lepard's album Retro Active, others require a bit of a search, like the faces of The Beatles hidden in the cover art for The Rolling Stones album Their Satanic Majesties Request.

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And what about the images found on the cover of Supertramp's Breakfast In America? They're best seen with hungry eyes.

Mental Floss put together an interesting collection of 10 Hidden Images on Album Covers, complete with the stories behind these captivating images record lovers stared at while grooving to their favorite tunes.

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Ben Jones Illustrates New Edition of A Clockwork Orange

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has released a new edition of Anthony Burgess’ novel A Clockwork Orange. The images shown here are illustrations created especially for the new edition by illustrator Ben Jones.

Because director Stanley Kubrick's unforgettable, stylistic imagery in the film version leaves such an indelible imprint in the minds of viewers, Jones had his work cut out for him in creating new, memorable art that could stand on its own. Jones discusses that point and more in the video below.

Part of Jones' planned separation from Kubrick's version involved him not watching the film as he created the new artwork. In the end, however, Jones did pay homage to Kubrick's visuals, as he acknowledged that Kubrick played a huge role in giving the novel longevity. 

-Via Dangerous Minds. Images Credit: Ben Jones


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Artist Recreates Famous Photographs with John Malkovich

Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange

Marilyn in Pink Roses by Bert Stem

The photographer Sandro Miller contacted the famous actor John Malkovich to pitch his novel premise for a project: Miller would duplicate iconic photographic portraits using Malkovich as the subject. Malkovich would have to dress up a bit, wear makeup, or even be naked. He would become Andy Warhol, Albert Einstein, John Lennon, and other people captured for posterity by the world's greatest photographers.

The results of their collaboration form the exhibit Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters. This exhibit at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago will be open from November 7 to January 31.

Content warning: artistic nudity.

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Dog Tries to Not Get Caught Looking at His Human's Food

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Whatever the human is eating, the Pomeranian wants it. He stalks his prey--the fabled watermelon chunk. He studiously avoids eye contact, for he must give the appearance of disinterest if he is to close the distance without arousing suspicion. It's clearly working.

Note the Dr. Seuss quote on the wall. It reads:

Today you are You,
that is truer than true.
There is no one alive
who is Youer than You.

Be You, Pomeranian. Be the hunter that is You.

-via Tastefully Offensive

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Rediscovered Footage from 1913 Shows the Earliest Black Feature Film

7 reels of 35-millimeter film sat in the archives of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, gathering dust. When scholars finally examined them, they found something amazing: the raw footage of a never-completed feature film from 1913. What is remarkable about this film is that it had a black cast. In fact, it is the earliest known feature film with a black cast.

It was an untitled silent film, but scholars were able to clearly identify the lead male actor: Bert Williams. Williams was a black star of the Vaudeville entertainment era--a time when that was enormously difficult in America.

When edited, the film would likely have been a 35-40 minute romantic comedy about the character played by Williams wooing an elegant lady played by Odessa Warren Grey. On October 24, the MOMA will open an exhibit about this film, including showings of 60 minutes of the found footage.

-via Lawrence E. Forbes

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The 23 Weirdest Movies and What They Really Mean

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The normal can be boring sometimes. We have all done normal. We have all seen and heard and lived normal. What is great about movies is that sometimes they can transport us to the unexpected and nonsensical in ways our normal lives would not allow. Film is a vehicle, and in some great cases, you get in and have no idea where you are going. That can be the fun of surreal, strange, and dark movies. They are that ride to the bad part of town that you know better than to take in real life.

Yet sometimes, you can walk away from a twisted and surreal film quite unsure of what they were trying to tell or show you with their story. Thankfully, Total Film put together a stellar list of the 23 Weirdest Movies and What They Mean. Take, for example, Eraserhead (pictured above):

"Eraserhead is a murky excursion into fatherhood anxiety, post-nuclear nightmare and folksy Americana.

It’s also a self-referential wink at the idea of audience befuddlement: Henry’s final dissolution into the light is like losing one’s self in the film.

As Lynch claims, “I felt Eraserhead. I didn’t think it.”

With a piece like this, you get much deeper insight into some amazing films that may have left you a bit perplexed. Keep in mind, there is often no right or wrong in art. So if a theory on here counter-acts a theory you had about the same film, that doesn't mean your theory is wrong. This is art. There is no right or wrong. Only interpretation. 

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A Scary Good Spawn Fan Film

The Hellspawn anti-hero known simply as Spawn has starred in dozens of different comic series spanning hundreds of issues, an amazing yet short lived animated series, and a pretty bad live action film.

So why is this badass comic book character, with so much movie storyline potential, still waiting around for a decent movie adaptation?

Your guess is as good as mine, but until we get to see that great big screen movie we’ll just have to settle for this awesome short film by Irissee entitled Spawn: The Recall.

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On second thought, settle really isn’t the right word, since this fan film is more fun to watch than the '97 movie!

Hollywood movie studios need to help Todd McFarlane's hellish anti-hero out, he's only been around for twenty some odd years, isn't it about time he got a decent movie treatment?!

-Via io9

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Butterfly Lands on Flutist's Face During a Competition

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Yukie Ota is a Japanese flutist who is trying to break into the music business. Her big chance came at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in Odense, Denmark. During the first round of the competition, Ota's performance was going well.

Then a butterfly landed on her face and crawled around.

Ota briefly glanced up at it, but never dropped a note. She passed the first round of the competition.

NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas dug up some information about the butterfly:

I asked Dr. Bob Robbins, curator of lepidoptera at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, what the butterfly was doing there. Was it attracted by the lights? Something on her skin? Just the fluttery sound of her flute?

After taking a look at the video, Robbins told me that this was an Aglais io, or a Peacock butterfly, which is a very common species in Europe. He noted that it is "very weird" for a butterfly to come indoors like this, and that when butterflies land on people, it's usually because they are looking for salty water to drink.

"If you look closely at the video," he says, "you can see the butterfly's proboscis — its 'tongue' — out as it crawls across her forehead. It's looking for her perspiration. And she's under lights at a highfalutin competition. I'd be sweating a bit under that pressure."

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Take A Moment To Enjoy Some Awesome Kevin Keele Artwork

Image Credit: Kevin Keele

If you are even a slight fan of art, the internet is like a magical paradise always feeding you more and more awesome stuff for you to digest with your eyes and soul. Like a gallery that updates every day and always, making it so you never have to see the same thing twice and can always discover new artists and master craftsman who will blow your mind with their work. That is just what happened to me this week when I stumbled on artist Kevin Keele's website. The man seems to be able to do anything, and do it exceptionally well.

From chalk art:

Image Credit: Kevin Keele

To simple (yet simply awesome) sketches:

Image Credit: Kevin Keele

His personal site (Be Awesome!) is linked above, and you can also check out his Tumblr too, which doesn't have much yet, but has a dinosaur with guns attached to it so it is still worth checking out in its earliest phase. I mean, who can refuse a dinosaur with guns? No one.

Art feeds the soul, so why not let Kevin Keele make you lunch today?


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Donkey Krang - Coin-Op Cowabunga

Donkey Krang by Ninjaink

When Krang heard there was some big ape out in video game land making a name for himself by throwing barrels at a moustachioed plumber he desperately wanted to get in on the action. He called a few of his more fiendish friends, gathered a few dozen mousers and some TCRI then headed to the game construction zone. April was already on the scene covering the Kong story so she made an easy target for Krang's goon squad, but where were those pizza loving teenage turtles?

Share your love of turtle power and old school video games with this Donkey Krang t-shirt by Ninjaink, it's a great way to earn a geeky wardrobe high score!

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The Raccoon-a-Teer King Of The Sewer Freddy Fazbear's Pizza JAWESOME!

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This Tiny Record Player Was the iPod of the 1960s

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Before the Walkman, the Discman, and the MP3 player, there was the Emerson Wondergram. This battery-powered record player manufactured by General Electric in the UK from 1960 to 1965 played 33 and 45 RPM records. GE marketed it as "the world's smallest record player." It measured about 8x4x2 inches. You can occasionally find one for sale on eBay.

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Star Wars Parenting Done Right

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Part of good parenting is protecting the innocence of your children. There's a lot of ugliness in the world. Someday, your children will have to face it. But that can be done in an age-appropriate manner at the right time. There's no need for frighten them before they can emotionally handle traumas that adults have to grapple with.

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Dolly Parton's "Jolene" Slowed Down Sounds Like A Different Song (and It's Awesome)

If you do not own a record player, it should be known that you are not hearing music right. Don't get me wrong, there are the over-hyped, celebrity, DJ headpones, and there are high quality digital recordings you can get. But people who grew up listening to a record player know, that is just the greatest way to listen to music. Maybe not technically,  but from a nostalgia stand point it wins, hands down.

The record player also has some really cool features, too. Like being able to slow down the music you listen to. While in most cases, slowed down music just sounds like, well, slowed down music, in the case of Dolly Parton's "Jolene," something extraordinary happens. It is like the song transforms and is suddenly sung perfectly, just  a bit more depressing and with a guy's voice instead.

Check it out yourself.

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A song about heartbreak suddenly takes on an even more somber tone. I will even go so far as to say I am not a fan of the original, but the slowed down de-make (seems a fitting word) really works for me. See, you can't do THAT on modern machinery.

Oh wait, you can? Man, I gotta leave the house more.

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Star Trek in Cinerama Widescreen

Nick Acosta of Cargo Collective converted scenes from Star Trek: The Original Series into cinematic widescreen images, as if it were shown in Cinerama. How’d he do that?

I was able to create these shots by waiting for the camera to pan and then I stitched the separate shots together. The result is pretty epic. It reminds me of the classic science fiction movies of the 50’s and 60’s. Suddenly the show has a “Forbidden Planet” vibe. Other shots remind me of how director Robert Wise would use a camera technique to keep the foreground and background elements in focus.

He stitched them together very well! See 34 of the enlargeable images in glorious color at Acosta’s website. -via Metafilter

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The Great Cornholio: A Beavis and Butthead Food Made Real

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Gather around, children, and I will tell you a cherished tale of our ancestors. Way back in the 1990s, there was a television show called Beavis and Butthead--a soaring epic of courage, beauty, love, and fart jokes.

One of the two heroes of that story was Beavis, a sub-standard teenage boy who transformed into an alter ego when he overdosed on sugary snacks. Thus Beavis would become The Great Cornholio. You can observe the transformation in this video:

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Like Peter Parker and the radioactive spider, The Great Cornholio was born from an experiment gone awry. Beavis and Butthead visited a sick friend in order to mock him. The boy's mother offered them breakfast burritos as a snack, which they found repellent. So they rooted through her kitchen cabinets in search for more satisfying fare. Beavis found candy, ate too much of it, and became The Great Cornholio.

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Perry Santanachote, a culinary necromancer at Thrillist, made this tasty homage to The Great Cornholio. It is a burrito composed of the ingredients that formed our hero's catalytic meal: a Snickers bar, a Twinkie, jelly beans, sprinkles, jam, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and Fruity Pebbles wrapped up in Fruit Roll-Ups.

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Three Sets Of Vinyl Toys Inspired By The Cornetto Trilogy

The Cornetto Trilogy is one fantastic trio of films starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, and directed by Edgar Wright.

Three guys, three film genres, three hilariously messed up views of the world, three flavors of blood and ice cream.

Fans think they’re pretty great, the others….well, best not to speak about what the “others” think about these movies…

The main characters in each film are played by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, so it seems only fitting that toy makers A Large Evil Corporation made Pegg and Frost the focus of their (hopefully) soon to be released line of vinyl toys based on the Cornetto Trilogy.

So far this mysterious band of toy makers has had very little to say about the figures, besides "stay tuned for further details", but judging by the rabid commentor responses these figures are going to sell faster than a fresh poured pint at The World's End.

-Via Nerd Approved

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Star Wars: The Jedi Doth Return by William Shakespeare

And gentlemen on Coruscant now a-bed shall think themselves accursed they were not here. Therefore do not miss the conclusion to William Shakespeare's magnum opus, Star Wars. His third play in the series, The Jedi Doth Return, is now available from Quirk Books.

We have previously seen the Bard's first two plays: Verily, A New Hope and The Empire Striketh Back. Now in this thrilling conclusion inscribed by Ian Doescher, Lord Vader and Master Luke engage in one last battle. You haven't lived until you've read Elizabethan Ewokese.

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Here is the trailer for the play, which includes selections from a stage production of it.

-via Blame It on the Voices

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Game of Thrones, Saul Bass-style

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If the HBO series Game of Thrones had been on TV fifty years ago, the opening sequence could well have been designed by Saul Bass. Also, there would be no nudity, no profanity, and very little blood. German designer Milan Vuckovic took that idea and ran with it, designing an opening Saul Bass-style sequence with ‘60s style music, and forgetting the rest of the show. Groovy. -via Laughing Squid

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