Screen Rant is back with another collection of movie mistakes that made it into the final cut. Whether these takes were left in on purpose or by an additional mistake, these errors were preserved for posterity. Video features Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Days of Thunder, North by Northwest, Terminator 2 and more. Via Tastefully Offensive
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There are some people, famous or otherwise, that when injected into practically any possible situation, they make it funny. Agree with him or not, Donald Trump seems to be one of those people. With his corny coif, amusing expressions and colorful vernacular, Trump is a King of Political Comedy.
Over at Design Crowd, designers have submitted 124 images thus far of Trump Photoshopped into horror movie images. The result is a collection in which one image is more hilarious than the last. Just when you think you've seen your favorite, you find a new favorite.
Check out the entire collection here. Via Dangerous Minds
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Meryl Streep is one American actress in whom the whole country can take pride when it comes to movie accents. No matter the accent, Meryl nails it every time. Unfortunately, not every actor required to use an accent for their role in a media presentation has the talent of Meryl Streep. Cracked compiled a list of movie characters with terrible accents in this amusing footage.
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While some might argue that zero tolerance policies in schools are necessary, over the years these narrow rules have put many kids in hot water for fairly innocent, kidlike behaviors.
Take the 2014 case of 13-year-old Ethan Chaplin. The New Jersey middle schooler was being bullied, like just about every middle schooler at some point. During a class Chaplin shared with his bully, he was twirling a pencil capped with a pen cap as he listened to the lecture. The bully was watching and called out to the teacher,
“He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie.”
Instead of recognizing that the troublemaker was the bully for speaking out of turn in the classroom, the teacher took his words seriously. As a result, Chaplin was suspended from school for two days and had to undergo a mandatory five-hour psychological assessment at Riverview Medical Center. Chaplin was barred from returning to school until the results of the testing were returned to school officials.
In defense of the school's disciplinary actions, the superintendent said,
“If a student demonstrates odd behaviors, non-conforming behaviors, it causes us to take a closer look, if a student gestures or demonstrates behavior that could be construed as a threat to others in a classroom . . . then that’s also a trigger for us.”
T-shirts that reference film, television and other bits of popular culture are everywhere. On occasion, many of us walk around wearing an image of a celebrity or media presentation that we're enthusiastic about.
The people in these photos happened to have just the right shirt on at the right time. Whether they were at a convention in which the celebrity at hand was expected or they happened upon the star in a completely random encounter, these celebrity sightings give new meaning to the phrase "dress for success."
See a collection of these encounters with famous people on Imgur.
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Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler with their dogs | Source: Unknown
After Adolf Hitler lost in his bid for the 1932 German presidential election, his team of supporters decided that he was badly in need of a public relations makeover. Heinrich Hoffman, Hitler's photographer, had his job cut out for him, but he was up for the challenge. The result of his work was the 1932 book The Hitler Nobody Knows.
Hoffman's book purported that the Hitler nobody knew wasn't an antisemetic egomaniacal lunatic, but a man who was the embodiment of “STRENGTH and GOODNESS”; a “NON-DRINKER, NON-SMOKER, and VEGETARIAN.” Photos of Hitler as a baby, as an adult frolicking with baby deer and dogs, and showing him as a busy, hardworking and competent politician were featured.
The book worked like a charm. It became incredibly popular, selling 400,000 copies in 1942. American magazines also lent a hand in Hitler's public relations campaign. Vogue and New York Times magazines ran flattering puff pieces about Hitler that contained tours of his home and painted a picture of him as a simple, kindly gentleman. It wasn't until the war that people learned the truth about the Hitler nobody knew.
Read more bizarre facts surrounding Adolf Hitler in this article.
In their near hysteria to sell fashion and create an appealing image that the masses will want to aspire to, retailers sometimes rush to press with grave errors in photo editing. The website Photoshop Disasters documents these often hilarious slip-ups. As one can imagine, most of the mistakes surround the task of thinning the model to often ridiculous degrees. (As if the model wasn't thin enough to begin with. She's a model. By definition she is not overweight.)
Some examples of these Photoshop retail ad failures are shown here. See more at Photoshop Disasters.
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Ursula gone sexpot
California-based artist Andrew Tarusov has turned female Disney villains sexy in his latest series. If you prefer a "bad girl" instead of a princess vibe in your pinup, feast your eyes on characters like Ursula from The Little Mermaid and Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmations stripped of their usual costumes and dressed in sexy garb like thigh highs, lingerie and stiletto heels.
See more of Andrew Tarusov's Disney villain pinup series at his Instagram account.
Via Design Taxi
The Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has been a naughty girl
Fourth Place Winner, Paulo Pacheco, Brazil | Image: IAPLC
During the 1990s, a new discipline was born: aquascaping. The activity, made popular by Japanese wildlife photographer Takashi Amano, has become an artform. These aquarium designs are far from your average neon colored rocks, plastic sunken ship and the odd aquatic fern.
An official competition has grown up around the hobby, namely the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC). Years of work go into the placement and development of these all-natural aquascapes, and the results are beautiful.
The 2015 IAPLC contest winners were announced in September. Winners were selected from a pool of 2,545 entries from 69 countries. The art has yet to catch on in the United States; only 13 entries were from Americans, with Japan, China, Brazil and France being the countries most represented.
Some photos of the finalist tanks are shown above and below. See more photographs and read more about the art and competition at Vice. Via Colossal.
Grand Prize Winner Takayuki Fukada, Japan | Image: IAPLC
Eighth Runner Up, タナカカツキ, Japan | Image: IAPLC
A hamster is feeling relaxed and in a safe environment among his humans when it happens: sleep overcomes him. Once he passes out, the cute little hairball rolls off his perch like a tiny bowling ball, to the laughter and delight of his audience. Via Uproxx
Youtuber John Hubble's golden retriever Zack is the consummate shopper. Give that pup money and he knows just how to spend it — on ice cream, of course! Hubble hands over the cash and Zack carefully totes it in his mouth over to the ice cream truck, where the ice cream man is happy to oblige and give Zack his goodies. Zack loves the process so much, it's hard to tear him away from the truck! Now that's a canine after my own heart. Via Arbroath
The images seen here are from the recent book Witnessing the Robbing of the Jews by sociologist Sarah Gensburger. Gensburger explains in the text that the items pictured are Nazi-plundered treasures from Jews before and during the second world war.
The catalog was once stored in the German Federal Archives in Koblenz. The collection was organized post war by an art historian hired by the Allies in their attempt to return art stolen from the Jews by the Nazis.
Once taken by Nazi forces, these objects were counted, categorized and stored in Lévitan, a Paris department store. It was there that the Nazi occupiers of Paris prepared to redistribute the stolen goods to German citizens.
Get more juice out of lemons by microwaving them for 20 seconds first | Image: Aka
Very few of us wish to spend more time in the kitchen doing prep work, cleaning, or other tedious tasks. If asked, most people would say that they prefer to be at the table with friends and cocktails rather than toiling alone in a hot kitchen.
The linked article lists a collection of kitchen shortcuts that may make your time spent there a bit easier. From grating mozarella cheese to pre-lining measuring cups to food storage that will stretch your food dollars, these 23 kitchen shortcuts are practical and user friendly.
See all 23 kitchen tips here.
Grate fresh mozarella without it turning to mush by freezing it first | Image: Shiva Nataraja
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When Redditors are presented with an evocative photograph, one that begs for a philosophical explanation or scholarly interpretation, there's no time to be lost. There is one answer, and one answer only to the curious photo conundrum, and that is Photoshop Battle. Stalwart Reddit warriors prepare their trusty weapons, and voila! The original photograph of a little girl planning for world destruction and domination as she holds an owl is transformed.
A few of those transformations appear here. See the rest on this Reddit thread.
Are you desperate to travel but have no choice other than to do so on a stolen gasoline and bedbug motel budget? Forced to drive Aunt Edna and her hell hound Dinky to Phoenix? Instagram has just the travel itinerary for you. The Sad Topographies Instagram is the TripTik for the Troubled. Close your eyes and point your finger on your monitor. You'll end up with an excursion of ennui every time. Via Laughing Squid
Staff at the Richmond Zoo quickly took over when two-week-old cheetah Kumbali's mother wasn't producing enough milk for him to thrive. After the keepers' bottle feeding regimen was successful, the cub needed to be socialized. That's when he was introduced to a rescue puppy they named Kago. Kumbali and Kago, now inseparable, have formed a sibling-like bond. Watch this adorable pair romp and play in this footage. Via Uproxx
Photographer and University of Central Arkansas photography professor Donna Pinckley’s series "Sticks and Stones" was inspired by a personal experience. For decades, Pinckley photographed children. On Facebook one day, she saw a picture posted by a girl she had photographed in the past. She later found out that, due to their interracial relationship, the girl and her boyfriend had been subjected to a number of racist comments.
That fact, in combination with Pinckley's thoughts on racist behavior, led her to photograph interracial couples and attach rude comments the couples have had hurled at them. Since the initial portraits of the series, the photographer has expanded the subjects' profiles to include people of all races and minorities. She says,
“I want it to be about racism in all its forms. I want people to at least start to think about it... Most of [the couples] are just not thinking about it. Sometimes they don’t think they’ve had a racist comment made to them and then you start talking to them, and they have; they’ve chosen not to think about it.”
In one of the most touching and inspiring things I've seen in recent memory, by the age if six, Jaden Hayes had lost both of his parents. But what he chose to do afterward is extraordinary. Don't miss this moving clip that explains how the child found a way to lift his spirits in the face of tragedy.
Portrait of Mary Shelley by Richard Rothwell (1800-1868)
This is the season for spooky tales, and one influential piece of writing that inspired many scary stories is Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The 280-page tome was published anonymously in 1818. Shelley's name was added as author on the second edition, published in 1823, when she was only 25 years old.
At the time surrounding the writing of the book, Shelley had faced tragic events that affected her, and thus her creative endeavors. To quote the linked article,
"Before she started Frankenstein, Mary gave birth to a daughter, Clara, who died six weeks later. (In fact, only one of Mary’s four children lived to adulthood.) Soon after the baby died,she wrote in her journal, “Dream that my little baby came to life again—that it had only been cold & that we rubbed it by the fire & it lived—I awake & find no baby—I think about the little thing all day.” This circumstance, as well as the suicide of her half-sister, must have contributed to the novel."
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Many luxuries that us "common folk" could barely conceive of as options in life are enjoyed by the so-called one percent on a regular basis. For every inconvenience or unpleasant circumstance that rich people could endure, there is an enterprising person marketing that service to them for a hefty price tag.
The linked article lists fourteen such services that the uber wealthy partake in, in order to make their lives easier or more exciting, to make them more attractive, etc. One such business is Hollywood Pet Mom, the brainchild of "canine well being expert" Lexi Beermann. She offers multiple resources including a 24-hour Puppy Nurse program for $8,000 per month or $36,000 for six months. As Puppy Nurse, Beermann lives with the client's pampered pooch in their guesthouse or at her home. Post Puppy Nurse treatment, the dog supposedly emerges trained and perfectly behaved. A $3,700, five-day "boot camp" for problem pups is also part of the program, a service for which some clients have flown their doggies in on private jets.
Holistic concierge vet Dr. Patrick Mahaney makes $525 house calls and offers in-home pet sitting. The doctor once personally obtained and delivered an international health certificate to a billionaire in 24 hours. This enabled the dog to fly to meet its owners and their $300 million yacht in Turks and Caicos.
Read about more luxury services that cater to the super wealthy here.
When two young bears enter the gated area leading to this French bulldog's home, he springs into action. Without hesitation, the Frenchie descends upon the bears like the proverbial Bat Out of Hell. The dog doesn't let up with the scare tactics until both bears are off the premises. Someone give that canine a steak! Via Tastefully Offensive
In August of last year, Neatorama featured a video of a bear walking on two legs through the suburbs of New Jersey. Now it appears as if this celebrated bipedal bear is back in action, having recently been sighted in Oak Ridge, New Jersey. The bear, whom neighborhood residents have dubbed "Pedals," is injured, as he is missing one of his front paws. The animal, who looks quite a bit thinner than the average bear, was seen searching garbage cans in the neighborhood for food. Hopefully Pedals will fatten up before it's time to hole up for the winter. Via Gothamist
Author Stephen King | Image: Pinguino
It would likely take a well written and original horror tale to impress the master of that book genre, Stephen King. The man has been at it so long, he probably has at least considered every possible avenue of horror. The linked article presents a list of eleven books that scared Stephen King, thus having won his scream of approval.
One book on the list is The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood. From its description on Amazon,
"No. 23 has a secret. In this bedsit-riddled south London wreck, lorded over by a lecherous landlord, something waits to be discovered. Yet all six residents have something to hide.
Collette and Cher are on the run; Thomas is a reluctant loner; while a gorgeous Iranian asylum seeker and a 'quiet man' nobody sees try to stay hidden. And watching over them all is Vesta - or so she thinks.
In the dead of night, a terrible accident pushes the neighbours into an uneasy alliance. But one of them is a killer, expertly hiding their pastime, all the while closing in on their next victim...
As a cloying heatwave suffocates the city, events build to an electrifying climax in this dark, original and irresistibly compelling thriller."
Here's what Stephen King says about the book:
"If you read Alex Marwood's The Wicked Girls, her new one—The Killer Next Door—is even better. Scary as hell. Great characters."
Bentley the bulldog is one talented canine. In this footage, to the tune of Billie Jean by The Gloved One himself, Bentley does a celebratory moonwalk after nabbing his favorite airplane toy.
His doggie dance is good for more than one situation, as well. When his human busts out the house vaccuum, it's proper pup protocol to back up and give it a wide berth. Via Laughing Squid
When I took one of my dogs to obedience school at the Humane Society, one piece of wisdom the instructor imparted was "Remember, dogs don't speak English." It seemed like he was stating the obvious at the time, but soon it became clear how many humans scream English at animals, as if they expect them to understand exactly what they're saying.
I was reminded of that piece of advice as I watched this video of an Alaskan black bear munching on this woman's kayak. Is it wrong that the longer she yelled, the more I began to root for the bear? Yes, I know it's wrong. She had every reason to be scared and worried about being stranded. The woman wrote this about her experience,
"During a solo kayak trip, intended to go from from Ketchikan, Alaska to Petersburg, Alask, a bear attacked my kayak. This incident occurred outside of a US Forest Service cabin in Berg Bay, Wrangell District, Alaska. I had just carried my tent, food, and all my gear into the cabin to dry while I went on a 4 mile hike that begins just behind the cabin. I heard something outside as I ate my lunch, and well, I never got to go on that hike. This video is taken 5 minutes after the attack began, he continued to gnaw on it for another 5 or 10 after the video ends. Shortly after the bear left and I drug the kayak back to the cabin door step. Then I swam to the S/V anchored in the bay. They did not have their radio on and I feared I would be stranded! The German flagged S/v Caledonia took me and my things to Wrangell where I am trying to repair my kayak now."
Via Laughing Squid
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What does it take to be selected as an employee of McDonald's? Maybe just being quick on the uptake. Got a snappy comeback to anything? You might just be the golden arches' prime candidate. Glassdoor — a website for company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports and interview questions — was the source for the information compiled in this article that lists twelve "out there" questions asked of candidates during job interviews with the fast food mainstay.
Examples follow; read the rest at the link.
"Can you eat 20 chicken McNuggets in less than 5 minutes?" — Cashier candidate
"If you were a wallflower, what color would you be?" — Burger flipper candidate
"What came first ... the chicken or the chicken nugget?" — Fryer candidate
Samara Morgan of The Ring | Image: DreamWorks SKG
Kids have that sweet, angelic, innocent quality that charms and brings the smiles out in many of us. Unless... they're evil. In fact, it seems that kids are the perfect creepy characters in horror tales, most likely because kids are expected to be the opposite of ugly, threatening, violent or deadly.
This article ranks the creepiest kiddies from the horror film genre. What do you think of their list? Are they missing anyone, or do any kids not belong, in your opinion? I can't say that I agree with Cole from The Sixth Sense. Cole didn't creep me out. In fact, I felt sorry for him throughout the movie.
One of the picks on the list that I can really get behind, however, is Samara from The Ring. I never quite understand why some horror films scare me and others (like the Exorcist) don't, but I do know that, for me, Samara was one big horror movie kid NOTHANKS.
When Redditors open the floodgates on any thread full of "worst of" stories, as the old saying goes, "Katie bar the door." In other words, be prepared for reading Redditors' list of their "Most F*cked Up Family Secrets." While it always pays to take the absolute veracity of Reddit stories with a grain of salt, I have to hand it to a couple of these people: if their stories are fake, they may be the next Stephen King. Here are a few of the milder examples:
“I was conceived at a swingers party and nobody in my family (who knows this) is completely sure my dad is my biological father. (How did I find out? Alcohol.)”
“My grandmother got out of her bad relationship by running away with her husband’s brother. So some of my dad’s siblings are half-sibling, half-cousins.”
And the most frightening and shameful:
“My dad has trouble signing into his AOL account.”
Host Kate Arnell is back with the latest episode of Anglophenia. This time she's talking vegetables. Specifically, British terms for veggies vs. those used in the United States. Coriander. Spring onion. Aubergine. What do those Brit code words mean over here? Check out the video to get your veg education.
Missy may be an older dog, but she's hardly one to eschew the idea of newer technology. Thanks to an iPad and an internet connection to YouTube, Missy is kept endlessly entertained by videos. In particular, she likes videos of wolves, to which she responds with animated enthusiasm.
Readers, do you have animals that watch and react to videos on television, laptops or tablets? Both of my dogs react even more than Missy when they see animals of any type on video, especially other canines. Comment with your experiences, if you'd like. Via Tastefully Offensive
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