Jesus Diaz of Gizmodo helpfully lists the components. From top to bottom are the characters of Asterix, Calvin, Donald Duck, Captain Haddock, Batman, Heimo Vesa, Corto Maltese, Moomintroll, Garfield, and Lucy. From left to right, you see the styles of Albert Uderzo, Bill Watterson, Walt Disney, Hergé, Neal Adams, Perrti Jarla, Hugo Pratt, Lars Jansson, Jim Davis, and Charles Schulz.
He's a pie headed man with a mission, an old school guy with lots of game who travelled back in time to save the video game world from the ultimate kill screen. When Doctor Arcade introduced him to the pacmobile he thought the Doc was a bit of a kook, but when he discovered that round yellow car could use power pellets to travel back in time his pie slice mouth split into a wide smile. He started grabbing up as many pellets as he could, but then Pinky caught on to his plan and gathered her ghostly gang for an old fashioned pac attack...
Add some old school game to your geeky wardrobe with this Pac To The Future t-shirt by Retro Review, and send your fellow pac-fans on a fun trip back in time!
They're not your average teenage ninjas, in fact nobody's really sure if they're teenagers at all, but these furry little savages definitely know how to kick some Imperial butt! When dark forces march in trying to take over their beloved forest moon the Ninja Savages assemble and show those helmet headed baddies how much power can be packed into a short, and really hairy, body. They're not mutants, teenagers or turtles, but these four ninjas totally know the meaning of cowabunga!
Add some furry sci-fi adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this The Ninja Savages t-shirt by Andriu, and show the world you don't have to have a half shell to be a hero!
Disney's animation studios stay on the technological cutting edge with the assistance of company-operated research laboratories. One team of Disney researchers developed a means to capture the individual shape of human eyes in rich detail, including the deformation that the eyes experience as the pupils dilate.
(Image of 9 human irises by Disney Research)
The research, which you can see summarized in the video below, has led to the development of precise eye deformation simulation programs. Animators can use these to automatically generate pupil dilation that results from changing light conditions in cartoon settings.
The toolbox in your closet is more than a way to injure yourself and make a household problem worse. It's also a great way to make music. The group Alpin Drums demonstrates this. While dressed in stereotypical Bavarian folk costumes, the members whack toolbox lids in a perfectly orchestrated and practiced performance.
Madeline Island is one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. There's regular ferry service to it from Bayfield, Wisconsin. But when the lake freezes, residents use this type of vehicle to travel to and from the island. It's called an "ice angel" or "windsled."
We also know that he likes to speak in rhymes, and that the illustrations by Coe Steinwart really brought the character to life, so much so that people wished to bring a little elf home to their shelf, thus beginning the Elf on the Shelf doll craze:
Fans of the book really should have thought twice before wishing that sneaky little guy would come to life, and subsequently letting him into their homes, because that little elf has some dark secrets which need to come to light:
The Elf on the Shelf wasn't always on the Naughty list- he started out as quite the do-gooder and nice guy, but he grew bored of sitting on shelves and working for The Man so he started acting out against his host families:
Fame went straight to his head, but with fame comes a feeling of isolation from the rest of the toys. The Elf began to reevaluate his role in the Christmastime world, and soon he had set his sights on spreading chaos and mischief around instead of gifts and cheer:
Husband and wife team Timothy and Aurelia Sanders, working under the company name Charley Chartwell, designed this blast from the past: a poster of 1980s slang. Anyone who has lived through the 1980s should be familiar with most of these expressions, many of which ended up being written into the pop culture of the time by way of songs, movies, television and books.
Derby was born with malformed front legs. He can't walk normally on them. His owners found a solution from the company 3DSystems. The engineers there designed and printed out prosthetic legs for Derby to use.
The legs have rounded feet. This unusual design serves an important purpose. Peg-like prosthetic feet can get stuck into the ground easily. Derby's rounded legs, however, let him keep going over small obstacles.
Texas high school student Reagan Hardin made a diorama of a farm in the middle ages for her AP World History class. But before she could turn in her homework, her dog Roscoe scarfed it down, plastic sheep and all. Roscoe became ill, and had to be taken to the vet for an emergency procedure to remove the plastic animals, which was done with an endoscope. Roscoe has made a full recovery. In the end, Reagan was able to prove to the teacher that she wasn't using the age-old excuse. -Via Arbroath
All of us at Neatorama wish you a very beardly Christmas! You can get started having one with these 12 Christmas-themed beards photographed by Stephanie Jarstad. Although Movember is over, Jarstad rejoices that Decembeard is here. Go all out with your whiskers by adding ribbons, dye, ornaments, and a hefty dose of Christmas cheer.
This gives me a project idea: I could grow a functional Advent calendar beard. It's too late to grow one for this Christmas. But if I get started now, I could be ready next year.
New internet darling Munchkin the Teddy Bear is dashing through the snow in a Shih Tzu driven sleigh in this video. Her Halloween costume is being put to good use, as it keeps her warm while she plays in the snow. Every dog should be lucky enough to have a Teddy Bear outfit. -Via Tastefully Offensive
Would a child alone hunted by criminals be scarred for life from the experience? Former child actor Macaulay Culkin is--literally. During one scene for the 1990 Christmas movie Home Alone, co-star Joe Pesci bit Culkin on the finger. It was in the script, but Pesci didn't mean to bite so hard. Still, he left a mark on Culkin's finger that he has to this day.
You probably only know those AT mech units from their appearance in that famous snowy battle on Hoth, but believe it or not those clomping four legged war machines start out looking pretty darn cute. They're just like little metal kitties when they're young, when they're too tiny to take part in any wars, but they all dream of growing up big and strong so they can stride across the battlefield in style. Until then they're just as happy to chase a laser beam around the room all day, and although Darth won't admit it he's mighty amused by their cute metal kitty antics, and he often silences his electronic voice processor so he can laugh out loud without being heard!
Share some intergalactic humor with the world by wearing this Cat-At Loves Lasers, your fellow SW fans won't have to force a laugh- it'll come naturally when they see you wearing this shirt!
If you've been facehugged and are now awaiting the utterly excruciating process of xenomorphic birth, where a toothy little 'un tears itself out of your stomach and goes after all of your fellow humans, then why not announce you're expecting? You're not going to survive the process, so why not have a little fun with it by wearing an announcement on your chest? The xenomorph fetus inside you will appreciate your sense of humor, and when it finally tears its way out of your torso you'll be able to swaddle that newborn alien menace in your snuggly t-shirt!
Show the world you're about to have a different kind of baby shower with this Baby On Board (Dark) t-shirt by Dutyfreak, it's way cooler than those annoying birth announcements and it will leave your fellow Alien fans howling with delight!
When it came time for little Cindy Lou Who to write her memoirs she couldn't help but center the story around that furry green grump known as The Grinch, also known as the guy who almost stole Christmas from Cindy's town. He was a mean one, a green one, like no other angry hermit you've ever seen one, and though he hated to admit it his body had been invaded by Christmas cheer. Cindy's book would change the way people thought about furry hermits, interspecies fellowship and the holiday season, and when Mr. Christmas hit the bookstore shelves no grinchly loner, or their antlered beagle, would go without dinner and a gift at Christmastime ever again.
Give the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas- grab this Mr. Christmas t-shirt by Warbucks Design and share your love of the season all year long!
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Tuesday is the first day of Hanukkah, an 8-day Jewish holiday celebrating a miraculous event during the Maccabean Revolt. To mark the occasion, the musical group Six13 (warning: auto-play video) offers this lively parody of Taylor Swift's song "Shake It Off," which is embedded below.
The song helpfully summarizes the traditions and origins of the holiday in its lyrics. Here's a sample:
Back in 160 B.C.E. Lived Judah Maccabee His army was so weak But they still beat the Greeks
Supply of oil wasn't great But a miracle took place It burned for 8 whole days It burned for 8 whole days
Standard Skittles candies come in red, yellow, orange, violet, and green. Do you have a favorite? To the best of my knowledge, they all taste the same. But if you're picky about the color, then this automatic Skittles color sorter is for you.
Alice Kassar, Jesse Checkla, Mikhail Rudinskiy, who are students at Cornell University, made it a class project. It exposes the Skittles to light, then determines the color based on the RGV values reflected back. A sorting arm adjusts to move each Skittle into the correct silo, which feeds it into a bag. Pull the bag across a hot wire to seal it and then you've got a bag of monochrome Skittles.
Why is the 1989 monster flick Godzilla vs. Biollante rated PG? It's not for foul language or frightening situations, but "Traditional Godzilla Violence." Besides being a great band name, Traditional Godzilla Violence should be the aspiration of every work of fiction.
DeviantART member CatsFeltFeelings creates highly realistic dolls and figures using needle felting, such as this large head of actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role from the TV show Sherlock. She plans to build a body with it, including Holmes's trademark coat, scarf, and hat.
White fallow deer, Eifel National Park, Germany | Image: Georg May
The gorgeous photos seen here are entries in the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Competition. The contest has four sections, depending on the entrants' photography experience: Professional, for pro photogs only; Open, for amateur enthusiasts; Student Focus, for students of photography; and Youth Award, for entrants under the age of 19. Each branch of competition is divided into a number of topic categories. Winners receive international exhibits and media exposure, as well as publication the annual Sony World Photography Awards book.
Neither of these series was required reading for me when I was in high school, but Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was required reading when I took a children's literature class in library school. At the time, I was working full time and attending school full time, so I didn't look at the hefty Harry Potter novel on the syllabus with any joy. One afternoon, I walked into a bookstore, skimmed through a copy in 3 hours, and crossed it off my to-do list.
1. Both novels teach the importance of loyalty, friendship and honesty (i.e. the classic trio of Harry, Ron and Hermione and the Fellowship). For example, in chapter 5 of Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, "He [Harry] knew that Ron and Hermione were more shocked than they were letting on, but the mere fact that they were still there on either side of him... was worth more than he could ever tell them."
2. Both include advanced vocabulary that would be a boon when students have to take state-administered exams (i.e. I received a 790 on SAT reading because I read like a fiend). Lord of the Rings takes the gold medal in this category for including obscure words such as "malice," "unceasing," and "bestirred."
Practice has paid off and you're now good at offending people in your own country. But what about other nations and cultures? What may work in your own culture may not successfully offend people in others. Thankfully, When on Earth has a list of 10 ways you can offend people around the world.
For example, in Australia and New Zealand, it's considered snobbish to sit in the back seat of a taxi. Most natives, When on Earth informs us, sit in the front seat with the cabbie. So: into the back seat you go.
Theirs was a secret love affair on a superheroic scale, the bat and the cat who stopped to chat and ended up doing a whole lot more than that while standing all heroic like on a rooftop in the rain. Bruce loved her spontaneity, her feisty spirit and the fact that she always kept him guessing, and she- well, she loved pretty much everything about that masked man! Together they would share a love affair worthy of the most romantic romance novel, and yet nobody would ever know about their rendezvous on the roof...
Show the world how passionately geeky you are with this Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me t-shirt by Legendary Phoenix, and your fellow batfans will show you their love too!
When in doubt consult this list of 16 Outrageously Inappropriate Kids' Toys and see if the toy in question resembles any of the entries, it’ll help save you from becoming the butt of many jokes in the upcoming year!
Designers at Joint London decided to offer Santa a new, hip wardrobe. Their series "Designer x Santa" outfits the big guy with designer-inspired clothing. While St. Nick is looking sharp, I hope he warns the public of any costume changes before he goes sliding down chimneys. Better safe than sorry, Santa!
Prints of stylin' Santa are available for download as Christmas cards here. See the rest of Santa's new wardrobehere.