Do you have dark forces raging inside you? Don't try to supress them, or wait for them to go away on their own, you're better off just embracing your inner demons and becoming all the bad you can be! With your inner demon on your side you'll be unstoppable, and people will learn to respect your wishes...or else! Take it from someone who knows a thing or two about the dark forces at work within us all- it's better to embrace your demons than to let them sink their claws into your heart!
Spread the word about the monster that lurks within us all with this Embrace Your Demons t-shirt by Brittany Brown, it's one horrifically fun design!
The 1980s brought us some of the most beloved movies in geekdom, great Saturday morning cartoons, awesome toy lines, amazing video games and some of the gnarliest fashion trends ever. It's no wonder so many of the artists we feature in the NeatoShop have a lot of love for that totally rad decade.
Popular Mechanics' William Herkewitz discussed the project,
"Hawkes and his colleagues developed a dry-adhesive called PDMS microwedges. Unlike duct tape or super glue, this reptile-inspired adhesive works via clingy hair-like nanofibers. These nanofibers flatten out when pulled downward against a surface and grip via electromagnetic attraction (called the van der Waals force) but can be pulled off easily with a perpendicular tug.
Using springs, they anchored 24 microwedge patches to a flat plate that a person could grab with their hand, the idea being that the 24 patches distribute the force of a climber. However, this is actually a well-tested recipe for failure. Normal springs won't distribute weight as evenly as you'd need. Worse, when a single patch is pulled past its breaking point, the failure can avalanche across the entire plate.
Here's the key to Hawkes' system: Instead of using ordinary springs to anchor the adhesive patches, they used springs made of a shape-memory alloy. While normal springs become tenser as you pull them like a rubber band, the scientist's shape-memory alloy springs actually become softer and less tense, like stretching bubblegum.
Anchored by these weird springs, each of Hawkes' microwedges distributed the weight of a clinging climber across the plate with near perfection. Hawkes could easily scale a glass wall, and the scientists have calculated that the gloves could be used by anyone up to around 200 lbs. And if one wedge ever fails, the plate simply self-corrects."
Mental Floss addresses a number of commonly repeated bits of information about pets that aren't necessarily factual. What is best for your cat to eat and drink? Is your dog really hypoallergenic? And if that dog happens to be old, should you just pack it in instead of teaching him a new trick? Learn the answers to these questions and others in this video.
In the television world there are characters like Kramer or Gilligan who keep the slapstick humor alive on a show, and then there are those wonderfully compelling mystery characters.
These characters never fully appear on screen, and yet they have a big impact on the lives of the main characters as they give them guidance and help them learn a lesson, without revealing too much about themselves, of course.
We can only guess what Wilson from Home Improvement or Norm’s wife Vera on Cheers actually look like, but there’s no denying they make the entire TV program that much more entertaining to watch.
The clown prince of crime took to the stage and announced his retirement from supervillainy, stating that his entire career as a crook had been one big joke. The crowd gasped, their faces locked in expressions of disbelief, but as that joker started cracking up gas began to seep out of the theater's ventilation system. The audience had only a second to realize that this had all been part of his plan, and once again he'd succeeded in being two steps ahead of everyone else, and as they felt their faces lock in a maniacal smile the Joker took the mic and announced "laugh it up, kiddies! Life is a joke, and you're all the punchline!"
Share a laugh with your fellow batfans by wearing this Life Is A Joke t-shirt by Saqman, it's funny haha and won't make you funny looking when you wear it!
I know a lot of people in our Neatorama readership are concerned about environmental issues, nature and conservation. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world shares our priorities. This article highlights areas in which we would not want to partake in swimming or other recreational activites in the local bodies of water. Whether it's due to pollution, dangerous wildlife or other risks to our person, we might want to make mental notes of these areas in which we'd be better off locating our nearest jetted bathtub or private pool in which to relax and refresh instead.
10. Mumbai, India While there is no shortage of beaches in India's most populous city of Mumbai, none are fit for swimming, and the goverment has made those warnings abundantly clear. The water and shoreline is polluted with a vast amount of untreated sewage. Despite the existence of a sewage treatment facility, much of the city's waste never sees it, and is discharged into the waterways. The cause of the problem is attributed to residents dumping raw sewage into storm drains.
Knowledge of the problem has done nothing to curtail it, and levels of animal and human fecal bacteria at beaches continue to rise, with readings at the most popular beach, Girgaon Chaupati, at four times the acceptable limit, and reports of skin rashes from bathers after contact with the water.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
9. New Smyrna Beach, Florida While the water at New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County, Florida, is clean and would, in theory, make for wonderful surfing as well as swimming, there is one major problem: sharks. The waters are rich with fish, which makes them targets of sharks as prime areas for feeding. In fact, the International Shark Attack Fileconsiders New Smyrna the "shark attack capital of the world."
Experts in the field estimate that every swimmer at New Smyrna Beach is destined for a close encounter (within 10 feet) of a shark. In the year 2008, over one-third of all shark attacks in the world occurred in the waters off that county coast. Astoundingly, the state of Florida recorded more attacks in the years 2004–2013 than in both Australia and South Africa combined.
I think the only time I'd take a dip in the water of New Smyrna Beach would be with Brody, Quint, Hooper and their "bigger boat."
Read numbers eight through one on the list of places you definitely don't want to go swimming here.
In just a few days, we'll have one of the best holidays of the year: the Day after Thanksgiving. It's all of the good things about Thanksgiving (the food) with none of the bad things about the day (the workload and pressure).
You've got a lot of leftovers left over from the previous day's feasting. What are you going to do with them? Well, if you're like me, then you've already eaten an entire pumpkin pie while standing in front of the open refrigerator door at 6 AM before anyone else has woken up.
But Amy of the great good blog Oh, Bite It! is not like me. She wants a creative alternative to cold leftovers. So she took samples of some of the classic Thanksgiving foods, such as cranberry sauce, candied yams, turkey, green bean casserole, and stuffing. Amy placed these between 2 4-inch circles of canned crescent roll dough, then deep fried them. The result is a quick, hot meal that will increase your gravitational attraction.
Late night TV show host Jimmy Kimmel and action filmmaker Freddie Wong are mortal enemies. It’s not that they hate each other so much as they are rivals when it comes to tying neckties.
Although the Full Windsor Knot is common, there are a wide variety of necktie knots, such as the Eldredge and the Cape. Yet true masters, such as Kimmel and Wong, have skills far beyond even these exotic knots.
There is a point in which necktie tying leaves this mortal plane. Gaze into a dark world presented by these two giants of the art of the necktie.
Xavier Puente Vilardell is an artist in Brussels, Belgium. If you examine his wood sculptures, you’d swear that he makes them by twisting reality rather than carving wood. He says that his work reflects “a strong Mediterranean tradition, where carved holes in the wood turn into light beams caressing amazing shapes.” You can view more of Vilardell’s work here.
As we’ve recently mentioned, Pepsi is currently testing an official version of this product. But Francis doesn’t want to wait until it’s on the open market. He’s making his own and, in this video, showing how you can, too.
The recipe is surprisingly simple. There are only two ingredients. I’ll let you guess what they are. Combine them in a blender. How does it taste? Francis says, “You know that’s going to be good when you see the chunks in it.”
I recommend watching the entire video. The verbal interaction with the woman holding the camera is very funny.
After making their shots, Romano and Vitto immediately consume them. So they become increasingly intoxicated through the video. Thus they follow a classical rule of videography: shoot drunk, edit sober.
Traveling through time in a slick automobile equipped with Home Energy Reactors is pretty cool, but when your vehicle is capable of transforming into a walking, talking time former robot it instantly becomes a million times cooler! Doc Brown was constantly referring to gigawatts, which Marty took to mean units of energy, but what if he was actually referring to the time machine by it's auto bot name? Kinda puts a whole new spin on that classic 80s flick, now don't it?!
Great scott! This Gigawatt The Time-Former t-shirt by Ninjaink is so cool your friends and fellow BTTF fans will be hounding you to tell them where they can get one of their own!
Kids often have a hard time grasping the concept of their parents doing something besides parenting for a living, finding it difficult to understand what it means to be an accountant, an administrative assistant, or a wedding photographer.
So how can a father who shoots weddings for a living explain this career to his young son? With a little help from Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and the rest of the Toy Story gang, as they celebrate the love shared between two plastic spuds.
Photographer Chris Thornton came up with this clever way to share his career with his son, and now the boy is carrying on in his father’s footsteps, having become quite a shutterbug himself since the Potato Heads said “I do”.
For some Brooklyn is the New York borough that represents a new beginning, for others it’s a stop in the middle of their NY story, but there’s one thing Brooklyn has waiting for anyone who lives there- lots of dead ends.
There are dead ends everywhere, remainders from city renovations and poor planning, some overgrown and abandoned, all mysterious.
Brooklyn native David Mandl has been uncovering these dead ends for fifteen years in a photographic journey he calls END, and his photos reveal the tranquility these quiet little spots bring to the otherwise bustling borough.
Each location in the END series has its own story to tell, proving that the end of the road can actually represent the beginning of a journey.
Who doesn't remember and love the scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark in which the ark is opened and the Nazis are confronted with the face-melting truth about their coveted, sacred piece? This item from UK company Firebox captures the homeliest of the Nazi visages as a candle that melts into a satisfying pile of waxy goo. This fun bit of movie memorabilia is available here for 30 bucks plus shipping.
They didn't have the technology to depict the Pakku Man legend the way it actually played out, so they had to settle for a pie shaped main character and a bunch of pixelated ghosts, but the true story is so much cooler than the actual game. The demon hunter known as Pakku was trained in the art of wakka wakka, and he wielded a mystical wakizashi powered by energy pellets that made slicing through demons and spirits a snap, but then one day he encountered four different colored spirits who wouldn't go down without a fight...
Tell the true story behind the arcade classic with this PAKKU-MAN t-shirt by BeastPop, and you'll earn a geeky fashion high score with your fellow gamers!
Inside and out, it’s the perfect vehicle for any Bikini Bottom resident. I especially like steering wheel, which looks like a classic sailing ship’s wheel. The jellyfishing net on the roof, though, takes the challenge out of that hobby.
Ready? Okay, Allain suggests that you may wish to bring electrical devices, such as an ebook reader or a electric motorcycle. Just make sure that they can be recharged through some destination time energy source:
An electronic device would be super useful, but you have to charge it. How could you charge a Kindle? I can think of two ways – one of which might be considered cheating. The first way is to build a battery after you go back in time. It wouldn’t be too hard. You just need an acid and two different types of metals (here is an example battery made from pennies). It might be hard to find these materials, but I would suggest the first book on your Kindle be a book called “how to build a battery from scratch”.
What about another method to charge your kindle? What about a solar panel on your Kindle? They actually make such a thing – it’s a Kindle case with a solar panel. Pretty awesome. You could load hundreds of useful books and just keep using the thing. Yes, you might consider this to be “two things”, but once you put the cover on the Kindle it might just count as “one thing”.
I have my own suggestions: bring local money, a detailed map, orienteering equipment, and a crate in which you can keep your property safe for a very long time.
Then travel back in time. Following the approach of David Xanatos from Gargoyles, acquire a coin that is common in your destination time, but extremely rare in your own time. Place that coin in the crate, bury it, and mark the spot carefully on your map.
Next, travel forward in time, dig up your item, and sell it for a fortune.
The Kishokai Medical Corporation, a Japanese medical services firm, would like to educate mothers about the experience of pregnancy in a fun way. It commissioned the ad agency Dentsu, which developed the Mother Book.
The Mother Book is a textured board book that shows what’s happening to a baby through each week of pregnancy. As readers turn the pages, the layers of cardboard form into the swelling belly and breasts of a pregnant woman.
The Griffin family found themselves on a different kind of cartoon adventure, one that involved swords and ice kings and candy monsters and junk. At first they were all like "Oh, cool! This place looks way better than Quahog, and look! All the frickin' candy you can eat!", but as time marched on things got freaky for that cartoon family. Peter started telling everyone he was actually a guy named Finn, little Stewie started going beep-mo-boop-bop like a robot, and Chris thought he could cast spells and talk to penguins, but as the darkness settled in the family's sense of smell was accosted by the stench of desperation and rotten meat...
Add some cartoon crossover adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Return of the Lich Queen t-shirt by Gilles Bone, it's the perfect way to say "I watch cartoon shows and I'm okay!"
If you go down to the circus today you're in for a big surprise, the clowns have stolen the Doctor's box which is bigger on the inside, they're using it to update their act and even though it's not based on fact the clowns have made that blue police box part of their routine. With this new dimension driving their clowning, and audiences no longer frowning, the clowns began their out-of-towning with a quick jaunt through time and space.
When you wear this Clown Box t-shirt by Mike Jacobsen around town you'll be putting smiles on the faces of your fellow Whovians, and they'll all know you're not clowning around when it comes to looking good!
Thanksgiving is great, but cooking a turkey takes hours. If you can't handle the wait time (or if you just can't get enough junk food), you can always try cooking a hot dog turkey, aka a Hot Durkey. Oscar Meyer created this crazy concoction that helps pack in all those holiday calories in a fraction of the time. Be sure to garnish it well to make the celebration feel complete.
Or if you're really lazy you can just grab a few bags of potato chips.
Geek girls have a unique set of organizational needs -combining all those girly possessions like hair ties and makeup with all those geeky items like electronics and gaming goodies. Over on Homes and Hues, we rounded up six handy tips that can help us nerdettes store our stuff in simplicity.
From using convention badges to hold up your hair accessories to organizing your unused cables with empty toilet paper holders, these handy dandy tips might be useful for some girls and some geeks, but for most geeky girls. Have any other organization tips for the nerd gals out there? Share them in the comments here.
Do you remember the click of the zapper's trigger as you shot those pixelated ducks out of the virtual sky? Then you're a NintendO.G., one of the original console gamers who braved the wilds of contra without a code and used pipes to transport your Bros to warp zones, to the amazement of your console-less friends. Remember asking a little robot named R.O.B. to help you, only to find that he took his sweet time dropping his gyros on the proper buttons? Sounds like you were into classic console gaming way before it was cool!
Show the world you're old school cool with this NintendO.G. t-shirt by Dann Matthews, and keep your geeky style totally classic!
This is the Bubble Lamp, a novel design by the Dutch firm Booo. It consists of a single LED inside an automatic bubble blower. When activated, the lamp blows bubbles which serve as lampshades. After several seconds, the bubble pops or detaches from the lamp and floats away.
Guy Fieri is known for many things- his abrasive attitude, his kick ass cooking and his numerous TV appearances, but overall the guy is known for one main thing- his signature style.
(Image credit: Jeff Haynes/Reuters)
The spiked bleach blonde hair, the goatee, the flashy clothes and the multiple piercings are the features most people use to identify Guy, so what would happen to that FIeri flare if he no longer sported his signature style?
But how would this make-under affect his cooking? I'm thinking he'd finally start using quinoa in his recipes, and his signature dish would change from Cajun Chicken Alfredo to a fresh tofu and kale salad...
Head over to BuzzFeed if you wanna see the transformation happen right before your eyes via image slider, it's truly terrifying!
Genesis 26:14 “He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the haters envied him.”
The word appears a lot in the Book of Judges as the Israelite hero Samson deals with the Philistines:
Judges 14:3 “His father and mother replied, ‘Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised haters to get a wife?’” […]
Judges 15:12 “They said to him, ‘We’ve come to tie you up and hand you over to the haters.'”
Judges 16:9 “With men hidden in the room, she called to him, ‘Samson, the haters are upon you!’ But he snapped the bowstrings as easily as a piece of string snaps when it comes close to a flame. So the secret of his strength was not discovered.”
Judges 16:30 “And Samson cried, ‘Let me die with the haters!’ And he bowed himself mightily, and the house fell upon the princes and upon all the people that were in it. So the dead whom he slew at his death were more than they whom he slew in his life.”