There are lots of hoaky posts offering life lessons and advice online, but they're usually just full of quotes supposedly said by famous people and don't really capture our attention.
But Alex Noriega isn't a celebrity or professional life coach, he's just an illustrator who enjoys creating and sharing little visual info nuggets with cartoon flair he calls Stuff No One Told Me. (Contains NSFW language)
Some of Alex's observations really hit home, others are too silly to be taken seriously, but the cartoon art is always cool so enjoy these nuggets with a grain of philosophical salt.
Megacities aren't just settings for sci-fi novels or places where Judges like Dredd enforce the law- they're massive cities like Tokyo, Delhi or Shanghai where more than 10 million people live in a space never meant to hold so many people.
It's not hard to find the residential centers in a major city, just head to the edge of town far from the tourist attractions and look for the hive of identical structures the tourism department doesn't want you to see.
When Mei was spirited away to a house in the woods with her dad and sister to await her mom's return from the hospital she pretended they were moving into a castle, where the wind would howl at night so Satsuki would tuck her in real tight. But Mei truly had no idea how big her adventure would be when she went chasing that big puffball Totoro down the rabbit hole...
Alice isn't the only one who can have otherwordly adventures as you can see on this Mei In Wonderland t-shirt by zRiSes, slip it on and it'll make your life feel just a bit more magical!
He's the tribal chief of Wakanda, the man who was chosen by the Panther God to maintain peace and protect the sacred vibranium mound the Wakandans have watched over since the meteor fell to Earth many centuries ago. So what is he doing stuck in the middle of an MCU civil war? He's hunting the Winter Soldier, and taking in the sights, but mostly being a badass and looking good as he tears through the competition...
Add some fierce flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Black Panthera t-shirt by Vincent Trinidad, it's the ultimate way to celebrate the fact that your favorite superhero is finally getting the big screen treatment he deserves!
The longer pocket monsters are made to battle it out in the stadiums the more likely they are to have a period of civil unrest in their fictional kingdom, and war will tear them apart. They'll start forming teams with similar characters, and adopt a team name to make them stand out from the other side, and if they color coordinate their costumes the whole thing will be utterly adorable! But this is civil war, and they're supposed to look all tough and ready for Pokemon pew-pew-pew not cute and catch 'em all-able...too bad!
Fight the civil war your way with this Team Chark t-shirt by Batang 9Tees, it's the ultimate way to declare allegiance in the battle between pocket monster sympathizers and the pokeball purists.
Mothers tend to get all the applause and praise when it comes to parenting, but when fathers are faced with a crisis their bravery knows no bounds.
Take valiant father Ben Patterson for example- he watched his kid while his wife went out with friends, and when his son started projectile vomiting in the car he handled the situation with stoic dignity.
What's worse is Ben's a sympathetic vomiter, so his son's puking sent him into a paternal pukefest on some lady's lawn.
The lady naturally called the cops, but Ben kept it together and kept texting the entire horrific story to his wife, who was apparently too busy not giving a f$%k to text the poor guy back!
In true daddy style, Ben has chosen to see the incident as a learning experience, and vows never to babysit again without the proper equipment.
Now, nearly twenty years later, the internet community at large is obsessed with the concept, but if their posts are to be believed the introverts far outnumber the extroverts, at least when it comes to posting online.
If you're an extrovert, or an I-don't-know-what-I-am, then these comics will be your guide to understanding the ways of the introverted, and they will explain a lot about your "weird" friend's "strange" behavior.
Since The Room was a flop at the box office, and the ironic crowd lost interest in the film after Shia LeBeauf started making his own arthouse films, Tommy chose to shift gears and turn his screenplay into a video game. The premise is simple- guide Johnny through the emotional twists and turns of an average romantic banker's life while trying to keep his fiancee Lisa from running away with his best friend Mark, which is virtually impossible. The Room- The Game also involved many minor character side quests that made absolutely no sense, and this ultimately made the game an unplayable mess that made the movie look like a masterpiece!
Advertise your least favorite fictional video game in style with this You're Tearing Me Apart Lisa!! (NES Edition) t-shirt by Brandon Wilhelm ART, so bad it's good!
Bella isn't Casey's first encounter with a cute bear cub- he adopted a cub called Brutus about ten years ago and formed an incredible friendship with the bear that inspired him to start the Montana Grizzly Encounter sanctuary.
When a company decides to use a foreign or made up name for their brand they know people are going to mispronounce the name, and they're usually okay with that.
Mispronunciation leads to discussion about the brand which is a form of free advertisement, and as long as consumers can find the store and spend their money nothing else matters.
IKEA became the largest furniture retailer in the world even though nobody knew how to properly pronounce their name, which the company knew and encouraged until setting the record straight a few years ago with this Vine video.
The proper pronunciation isn't eye-key-ah, even though IKEA had a billboard with an eyeball, a key and a person saying "ah", it's actually pronounced ee-KAY-uh. Oh well, too late to change it now!
Hey kid! Just because you're too young and unfamous to have your own motion picture doesn't mean you're any less of a hero, so chin up! Your explodey warhead power is super cool looking and you have this whole angsty teen punky thing going on so Negasonic you rock! It's only a matter of time before fans of your work give you another role, although the chances of you appearing in the next Deadpool movie are slim since you spit in Ryan Reynold's face during filming...but no biggie! I'm sure we can find you a spot in the next X-Dweebs flick, just take Colossus with you to the casting call...
Carry the poster child for mutant teen angst around with you wherever you go with this Negasonican Do It! t-shirt by Hugohugo, it's sure to earn you lots of fans and put you on DP's "No Kill Yet" list.
Shark Week raises awareness about shark conservation and teaches us to fear sharks less, but then we watch a video of sharks going into full feeding frenzy mode on a whale and fear creeps right back in again.
We humans can't help but be afraid of one hungry shark, so how can we be expected to keep our cool knowing more than 70 sharks will gather in one place to chow down on a whale?
This drone footage was shot near Shark Bay in Gascoyne, Western Australia, but as educational films like Sharknado, Sand Sharks and Avalanche Sharks show us a bunch of sharks can attack anywhere at any time.
Which is why I carry a can of shark repellant with me wherever I go...
When civil war tears a pop culture planet apart it starts sending ripples throughout the fictional franchise galaxy, and soon all sorts of animated worlds are swept up in buddy battle fever. In this episode- New New York does an old, old story arc. You'd think humanoids would have figured out how to get along by the 31st century, especially with all those seasons under their utility belt. But there's always some hot head delivery boy or drunken robot willing to start a war over something stupid- like the last can of Slurm!
Cartoon civil war has never looked quite as hilarious as it does on this Future War t-shirt by NemiMakeit, slip it on and let the nerd raging begin!
Companies talk about tasting rainbows and seeing colors the way they're supposed to be seen, but if you want to take the ultimate trip you've gotta eat some magic. Take a bite out of a magical beast and you'll be seeing all kinds of crazy stuff, grinning like a fool while the magic messes with your mind. It's some powerful stuff and should be used in moderation, but if your body can bear it the magic will make all other meals pale in comparison. And remember- you can't spell meat, madman or magic without MMMM!
Share your uniquely geeky style with the hungry world by wearing this Eat Magic t-shirt by Hillary White, it's a real doozy!
When people need new clothes they usually head to the store (or online) and purchase items that look right with the right price.
It has become the norm to care less about the quality of clothing because people think it's hard to tell whether a garment is high quality, and impossible to tell when you can't see the clothes in person.
In person you can apply the pull test (stretch the garment and see if it easily snaps back into shape), the scrunch test (ball up clothing and see if it wrinkles easily) and hold the fabric up to the light to see how thin it is.
Looking at clothes online? You can grade clothing visually based on a few things- exposed zippers are a sign of cheapness while patterns that match at the seams are a sign of quality.
And when in doubt about durability check for fabric content, because natural fibers such as wool, cotton and silk are more durable than synthetics.
The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election continues to be described as shocking and controversial, but it takes more than a racist with a spray tan and a bad hairpiece to create controversy.
You need a pro-Stalin, pro-Communist candidate like Earl Browder, who received funding directly from Moscow to run for office in 1936 and 1940 and posed for his publicity shots while holding a giant hammer and sickle.
Earl was lucky he ran for office before the Cold War or he would have been strung up for his views, but his Commie lovin' ways were soon overshadowed by the racist rantings of George Wallace.
Wallace ran on an openly racist platform back in 1968 and 1972, vocally opposed integration and had supporters who surrounded black protesters at his rallies while chanting “kill 'em, kill 'em, kill 'em”.
Controversy doesn't always center around bad or antisocial views, sometimes a candidate is simply ahead of their time and thereby making political waves with their very presence.
Victoria Woodhull ran for president in 1872 as head of the Equal Rights Party- she was for free love, giving women the vote, eugenics and the legalization of prostitution.
Oh, and she ran with Frederick Douglass less than a decade after the abolition of slavery, so it's no wonder her controversial presence in the election resulted in death threats and less than 0.1% of the popular vote.
Caramelizing sugar can be a real pain, and yet it's an integral skill for bakers and makers of all things sweet to learn if they want to add some nutty brown goodness to their culinary creation.
If you want to add caramelized sugar to your recipes but can't stand the process then you're about to become a fan of Stella Parks from Serious Eats, who figured out how to caramelize sugar by roasting it:
Consider the above photo exhibit A—neither brown sugar nor turbinado, but granulated white sugar that I caramelized without melting. It's dry to the touch, and performs exactly like granulated white sugar.
Except, you know, the part where it tastes like caramel.
That opens up a world of possibility, as it works flawlessly in recipes for buttercream, mousse, or cheesecake, which can accommodate only a small amount of caramel sauce before turning soupy or soft. It's also ideal for desserts that would be ruined by caramel syrup, which is by nature too hot for fragile angel food cake, and too viscous for soft candies like marshmallows or nougat. And, compared to caramel powder (made from liquid caramel, cooled and ground), it won't compact into a solid lump over time.
And speaking of stupidity- the Nazis, those jerks who acted like they were changing the world for the better when all they were really doing is killing and destroying for the sake of Der Fuhrer's stupid cause.
However, this was easier said than done during wartime, which British historian Ronald Belfour discovered when he was killed by a shell burst while moving parts of a medieval altarpiece behind enemy lines.
Huchthausen was similarly killed in action while trying to protect a cache of priceless art, and even though he was gunned down before the art could be moved soldiers were later able to locate and save it all thanks to his hard work.
Do you enjoy the taste of freedom? Want to live a life free from the hate and discontent those imported lagers bring into your life? Then you need to grab a case of Cap's American Lager, with the star spangled smoothness and golden glory you've come to expect from beer made right here in the good ol' U.S. of A. When you sip on the Captain's American Lager you're sipping on history, and portions of each sale go to building up a defense fund to send HYDRA back to whatever cave or planet they came from. So take it from Cap- if you're looking to get drunk like a red-blooded patriot then you need to be sipping on American Lager. Please drink responsibly.
Advertise Cap's newest patriotic enterprise with this AMERICAN LAGER t-shirt by Fernando Sala, it's the fun way to celebrate your freedom and support Cap's cause in the impending Civil War.
He was a madman, a motor mouth and a total mess when he took his mask off, and by the light of the moon he would leap into the fray and take apart the bad guys one limb at a time. He was Deadpool The Dark Merc, and his mission was simple- kill enough a-holes to build up a healthy appetite, then go dig in to a plate full of tacos and chimichangas. But there was just one problem with Wade's plan- some Joker from Gotham had wandered into the wrong funny book, and he refused to pack up his clown white and go!
Comic book mashups don't come much cooler than this The Dark Merc Returns t-shirt by Saqman, slip it on and feel the power to break the fourth wall coursing through your veins!
The Soviet era seems like the bleakest and most depressing time to live in Russia, but the country has been through so many bleak times it's hard to keep track of them all.
However, the sunny days that came after the Soviet era seem to be sticking around, and there was a noticeable shift in the mood of the people after the Soviet Union was dissolved.
Photographer Sergey Chilikov was there to document the color returning to the cold, sterile country as the Iron Curtain fell, but even before the fall he'd spent decades shooting amazing pics which capture the spirit of the Russian people.
A founding member of the creative group Fact, Sergey shot candid images considered subversive by the Soviet regime, mostly because his subjects are often showing some skin.
Sergey's images show us that even during the dark and oppressive Brezhnev era the Russian people knew how to have a good time, enjoying each other's company as a way to shake off the Soviet blues.
When companies want to increase their profile before their stock goes public they think about what their brand represents, so when Siemens Healthcare wanted to make a splash they knew their name would need work.
In order to shed the double entendre associated with their brand and stop being the butt of everyone's joke they started looking for a new name to go by and finally settled on a real winner- Healthineers.
Siemens announced their new name by forcing employees to attend a mandatory "dance concert", where they were introduced to the song they'd be hearing in their nightmares for years to come. Healthineers, meet your future mutineers!
Gene Belcher can be a bit greedy at times, but for some reason people still want to eat him all up when he starts playing fart noises on his keyboard or dresses up in his Beefsquatch costume. Bob has to live with little Gene, so he doesn't have nearly as much patience with the boy's beefy antics and really doesn't get why Gene is so cheesy all the time. Maybe maverick father and oddball son can find some middle ground with a little transcendental meditation, so Bob can see that strange son of his is actually the most enlightened Belcher in the bunch!
Become one with the burgers by wearing this All Of This Is Me Now! t-shirt by ClayGrahamArt, it's the taste two out of three geeks prefer over that other fictional burger joint.
Captain America is one straight-laced sir, but the guy who plays him in the Marvel films, Chris Evans, is a strangeoid, a goofball and, when he's feeling particularly squirrely during an interview, a bit of a sicko.
The concept of political correctness is something that should be used in moderation, but these days people are so worried about saying the wrong things or offending people they think PC is the only way to go.
However, the old expression “you can't please everyone” rings true (despite what the PC police say), so trying to be PC by turning Dennis the Menace into a polite young man is a plan destined for failure.
It's even more ridiculous to ban the Punch & Judy puppet show because it contains an "abusive relationship" and "inappropriate hitting"...
Yeah, we know, Punch & Judy have been beating up on each other for at least 350 years. Leave those puppets alone PC police!
But when the PC conformists set their minds to doing something stupid they do it, like changing the term “brainstorming” to “thought showers” so as not to offend epileptics, or calling a Spotted Dick a Spotted Richard to stop the lewd jokes. What a bunch of Richards!