In the Navy you get to do all kinds of fun things, like watch fighter jets come in for a landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier or launch heavy stuff off that same deck.
U.S. Ford-class aircraft carriers are now going to be equipped with a railgun-catapult hybrid, which is an "electrically powered electromagnetic projectile launcher", which they'll use to launch aircraft from the deck of a carrier.
But in this case the Navy crew aboard the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford were just showing off their sweet new EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System), demonstrating how easy it is for the EMALS to launch a 4 ton sled.
It's hard enough to be around another person for a whole year straight, let alone spend 75 years married to the same person, but for one San Diego couple that was their sweet reality.
Jeanette and Alexander Toczko claimed to have been in love since they were eight years old, got married back in 1940 and somehow not only managed to stay married but were actually happy together right up until the end.
The beginning of the end came when Alexander Toczko fell and broke his hip, and started fading fast. Their children insisted he be brought out of hospice so he could be with Jeanette during his final moments, and Alexander died in Jeanette's arms just like he wanted.
24 hours later an otherwise healthy Jeanette passed away, unwilling or unable to live without Alexander in her life, and the couple now get to spend the afterlife in post-wedded bliss...
Phew! That would have been one messed up courtroom appearance for the Hulkster if he couldn’t don his signature scarf headed swagger!
Hulk is hoping to teach the gossipers at Gawker a lesson about invading his privacy, and the judge had one thing to say about the whole affair- "This is not going to be a carnival". Of course not, it's going to be Hulkamania!
Cost may not seem like a key factor in the recording of an album, as many artists are willing to show up and play for free if it means having an album recorded, but then the needless markups and inflated egos start jacking up the price.
Sadly, these costs often go to the recording staff, and the rental of the recording studio itself, and the artists see very little of the money used to record an album.
However, in the case of recording The Beach Boys album Smile, the star (Brian Wilson) was almost wholly responsible for the cost, which included:
an Arabian-style tent built in his house for the consumption of sandwiches, weed, and LSD, which ran $30,000 (about $220,000 now with inflation factored in). The placement of his piano in a sandbox filled with eight tons of premium beach sand could not have been cheap either. The economics behind "Good Vibrations," the song produced first and placed last on the track listing, was made public, approaching $75,000 ($550,000 today), including use of the Electro-Theremin itself (responsible for $15,000).
Photoshopped art pieces generally fall into two different categories- addition and subtraction. Either something is added to the original image or subtracted from it, which generally makes spotting a Photoshopped image quite easy.
But the digital artworks created by Jeff Chapman aren’t so easy to categorize, and the way Jeff creates these amazing looking images of iconic characters from pop culture is quite complicated.
Jeff uses various pieces from stock photographs, with some additional digital painting and visual effects, to create highly detailed images of strong and sexy pop culture superstars. Here's a glimpse into the making of this striking portrait of Elsa from Frozen:
Most horror movie villains epitomize evil, becoming the living embodiment of hatred, bloodlust, vengeance, anger or sheer psychopathia, but believe it or not there are some villains who simply don’t deserve all the hate.
These misunderstood monsters are simply acting on instinct, following their primal urges to devour primates who get in their way, or they’re simply searching for some existential thrills in their painful afterlife.
The silver screen goddess known as Marilyn Monroe began life as mild mannered Norma Jeane Mortenson, which her mother quickly changed to Baker, and like the story behind her name the story of her life was rather complicated.
Despite growing up in foster homes, suffering with mental illness and searching for a new identity to help leave her old one behind, Marilyn became one of the most famous and enduring people in Hollywood.
Marilyn is so famous, in fact, that it’s easy to believe you’ve seen every picture ever taken of Marilyn during her all too brief life.
But there's a treasure trove of rare images from Marilyn's pre-Hollywood movie modeling career with the Blue Book Modeling Agency that are about to be released in a book called Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modelling Years by Astrid Franse and Michelle Morgan.
These images reveal the real girl behind the platinum blonde bombshell, the girl who once claimed to have no ambitions to become an actress and was just happy having a slice of the spotlight.
Sci-fi TV shows are super fun to watch, with strange science theories and wondrous otherworldly technology that make the whole storyline totally mind blowing. But do you know what really makes a sci-fi show out of this world? Aliens, that's what!
Here are ten classic 80s TV shows that feature aliens, or alien technology, as a main part of the plot:
Mild mannered teacher Ralph Hinkley is given the opportunity of a lifetime when a group of aliens bestow a supersuit upon him, giving him a bunch of super powers he must learn to control before he can become a true hero.
The Great Space Coaster took children's television to an asteroid called Coasterville on the outer edge of the galaxy, and introduced them to all kinds of fun creatures like newscaster Gary Gnu, Edison the alien elephant thing and the space clown Baxter.
Alfred had been feeling a bit under the weather since his last run in with the bird flu, so he was confined to bedrest until further notice. One day he woke up from a nap and found some birds sitting on his bed, and as he wiped the sleep from his eyes dozens more birds came in to roost all around him. There was a look in the birds' eyes that Mr. Hitchcock found unsettling, and as Alfred reached for the intercom to summon his nurse a wild eyed crow started pecking at his face...
Celebrate Hollywood's master of suspense with this Bird Attack by Fathi, it's a great way to show the world that classic cinema never dies!
Isabelle was already the most interesting and appealing character in the town of Animal Crossing, but then she went and watched both Grease one and two and changed her name to Sandy. That summer the critter residents of the Crossing gave up their fishing and crafting for choreographed dancing and fashion design, and when fall rolled in so did the rumbles...
Bring a bold new look to your geeky wardrobe with this Tell Me About It, Stud t-shirt by Paperpumpkin, it's the most rebellious way to show love for your favorite animal town video game!
We used to be able to ride free in these fifty states of ours, but lawmakers and law enforcement officers were tired of seeing skulls splattered across the highway so they've instituted a mandatory helmet law in many states.
Now our heads have to stay all cooped up while we ride our motorcycles, but that doesn't mean we have to hide our heads when we ride.
An artist with a head for digital design named Jyo John Mullor has created some creepy concept art for a line of motorcycle helmets that simulate the look of a wearer's head...on the outside.
If these helmets are ever actually produced they're definitely going to turn heads, and may cause a few embarrassing moments for cops when they realize the biker they pulled over is actually wearing a helmet!
Nicolas Cage is sort of like an everyman in Hollywood, except that every man he plays in a movie seems to be out of their minds!
That wild card personality is what we like about Nic Cage, and why we continue to tune in to see his latest performance even though most of his newer movies are virtually unwatchable.
The Game Of Thrones world is going through a major reconstruction after the season 5 finale, so maybe it’s time to bring Nic on board and revitalize the show with his signature smile and singular acting style.
Sometimes real life can be even more terrifying than the movies, and real life is generally devoid of happy endings.
A family from Westfield, New Jersey was forced to move out of their new million dollar home when they began receiving dark and disturbing messages from someone calling themselves “The Watcher”.
This mysterious messager began leaving threatening, and very specific, notes for the family that ultimately forced them to move out and pursue a law suit against the previous owners, citing they must have had some knowledge of "The Watcher":
After moving in to the spacious new home, the couple say they received a letter in May of 2014 from The Watcher informing them that the home “has been the subject of my family for decades,” and that “I have be (sic) put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming.”
The Watcher claims that his father and grandfather before him watched the house, and that “It is now my time . . . you don’t want to make 657 Boulevard unhappy.”
The couple claims the previous owners knew about the disturbing letters and withheld the information.
“I asked the Woods (the previous owners) to bring me young blood,” the letter menaced. “Have they found what is in the walls yet? In time they will.”
“Who has the bedrooms facing the street? I’ll know as soon as you move in . . . then I can plan better,” the chilling letter reads. “I am pleased to know your names now and the name of the young blood you have brought me.”
When the first Jurassic Park film premiered in 1993 audiences were blown away by the megasaurus-sized action taking place on the screen, but nobody got into the first flick quite like the kiddos.
90s kids had their tiny worlds rocked by the dinosaur based destruction they saw on the big screen, and for most, Jurassic Park became a fond memory from their childhood.
However, some kids didn't see the movie as mere spectators, they saw it through the eyes of budding filmmakers and found themselves inspired.
Two young moviemakers named Michael Raisch and David Chakris decided to create their own "remake" of Jurassic Park using their toys, hand drawn sets and a VHS camera. From Michael's website:
In the summer of 1993 inspired by the release of Jurassic Park, Michael and David set out to recreate the excitement and visuals of the hit film. Over a period 6 months in New Jersey they filmed multiple versions of the film until they were pleased with their final version. Equipped with the best VHS era technology, [Michael and David] re-created the movie magic of Jurassic Park with hand drawn sets, action figures and fishing line.
Cats are beloved by both sexes, and yet they’ve become the subject of a cultural misconception that states women are more inclined to own cats than men.
However, everyone knows this is false, and many of the most famous and most macho men in history have had a pet cat they loved like a member of the family.
Brooklyn-based artist Sam Kalda has created some wonderful portraits of famous men hanging out with their cats and collected them all in an MFA book project appropriately entitled Men and Cats: An Illustrated History.
The book is Sam's way of showing that men like cats and cats get along just fine with men, and we don't have to be crazy to be a self described "cat-fancier", we just have to be crazy about cats!
The time for healing was over, and not because there weren't any more people to heal but rather because Bay's programming had been corrupted, leaving him mad as an immortan. He now insisted people call him Max, and with a new prime directive to find fuel in place his post-apocalyptic adventures across the wasteland would bring him back into the spotlight as a big hero...
This Apocalyptic Healthcare Companion t-shirt by Shawn Porter is one mighty big mashup that will drive your fellow fans mad with delight!
Everybody always focuses their attention on the smuggler, the Jedi, the hairy guy and the princess, but where's the love for those fabulous supporting cast clone troopers? They're the ones who make the movies possible, and even though they're not the stars of that intergalactic war they are the ones who stand around going pew-pew-pew all day and taking blaster bolts in the name of the Empire. And let's not forget that these totally overlooked characters also sacrifice themselves for the sake of a few laughs, now where else in the galaxy are you gonna find a supporting cast who commits themselves so fully to a role?
Show some love for the other stars of the show with this Clones t-shirt by Ke Sneller, and get all geared up for sci-fi movie night!
Every day is a birthday celebration at Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria, and when you party with that animatronic band you're in for one hell of a show! But if you're one of the unlucky ones who are forced to work at Freddy's after hours then there will be no celebrating for you, just five nights of mind numbing fear and a drunken night of revelry if and when you survive the security gig..
Bring some fearsome fun to your geeky wardrobe with this Celebrate! t-shirt by Red-Flare, and show the world you're always game for a good old fashioned jumpscare!
Tina has a one track mind, and even though she thinks about boys, erotic fan fiction, burgers and horses running across rainbows her thoughts always come back to one thing- butts. It's not Ms. Belcher's fault that she was born with an abnormally active sex drive and a mind that most boys her age find befuddling, but Tina's love of bouncy buns is bound to get her (and therefore Bob) in to a lot of trouble with those prudish anti-buttites...
Celebrate your favorite cartoon character's favorite obsession with this Butts t-shirt by Inner Coma Clothing Co., it's one tasty way to show the world you're on Team Tina!
Never let it be said that the powers that rule Hell don't have a sense of humor, and there's a common misconception that those unfortunate souls who end up in Hell don't know how to party. Truth is, many of them ended up there because they let themselves become pinheads by partying way too hard, so when they all ended up in the home of the Cenobites it just gave them all an excuse to keep on partying for the rest of their afterlife!
Show the world you're a hellraiser, and a Hellraiser fan, with this Hell Of A Lot Of Fun t-shirt by Jeremy Hawkins, it's the colorful way to celebrate all the happiness spread by those fun loving Cenobites.
Ever since that annoying Gungan made an appearance during the Clone Wars there has been a bounty on his head, put there by super fans across the galaxy. It seems his jar-ing brand of comedy didn't jive with audiences, and the fact that they made Binks a star of the show made sci-fi fans want to go to war. But Lucas had built an empire on the backs of goofy characters like him, so what is it about that floppy eared idiot that people find so appalling? Two words- me sir.
Spread an intergalactic message of hate with this Kill t-shirt by Karlangas, it's one funny way to badmouth Binks!
Hippos aren't generally the most vain or fashion forward animal species on the planet, but when Hal showed up at the pond one day dressed like a hipster the other hippos just had to follow suit. It seems they'd grown tired of going pantsless all the time, and since those hipster skinny jeans were made to fit all body types the hippos could finally join the hyenas and giraffes in hiding their shame.
Bring a fresh new look to your geeky wardrobe with this Hipster Hippo t-shirt by Sophie Corrigan, and you can say you were wearing ridiculously funny animal shirts before (and after) it was cool!
Doc Bones was tired of playing games with the alien races always mucking things up for the Federation, tired of being paged while on the throne taking his morning constitutional, and tired of being the star of a one man show about the detrimental effects an interstellar space trek can have on the human body. In fact, Leonard McCoy was so tired that he's now considering taking the next decade off to do some fly fishing back home in Georgia!
You'll find the future of funny on this Game Of Bones t-shirt by Firepower Tees, it's the perfect way to get people to yell "Dammit Jim!" at you all day long!
Harley has a smile that melts people's minds, and a voice that cuts through their heads like a hacksaw, but some people find her quite charming. There's one clown in particular who is extremely fond of her wild side, and this joker just loves when Harley goes all savage on his squad with a baseball bat! Miss Quinn might look cute, ladies and gentleman, but inside she's got a suicide solution and a heart that's twisted by madness.
Spread maniacal smiles wherever you go with this Sweet Dreams Puddin' t-shirt by Andriu, it's one cute way to show your love for comic book's battiest femme fatale!
Female superhero costumes are at the center of a huge debate that is mostly being debated by people who don’t even read comics yet like to opine about them for some strange reason.
That being said, the debate rages on for some reason, and even though the comic book industry is unlikely to make any major changes to their main characters’ wardrobes there are plenty of people with good ideas about what a redesign should look like.
One of those forward thinking artists goes by the name of Ingvard The Terrible, and he has some good ideas for making the suits worn by our favorite female superfolks more practical.
Of course, the redesigns make them all look very similar, like supporting characters in a sci-fi movie, but hey- at least they're all covered up now!
Pixar’s latest film Inside Out is leaving audiences with all kinds of feelings they’ve never felt before, and thanks to the colorful animated feature those new feelings now have a funny face.
The film is all about emotions, so it’s only natural to feel strongly about it one way or the other, but how do we quantify how all Disney-Pixar movies make us feel so other people will understand?
Why, you create an illustrated graph, of course! And that's just what the fine folks at Oh My Disney! did, using the emotion characters from Inside Out to illustrate the many different feels felt after watching a Pixar flick.
So now when your friends and family ask you what you thought of Inside Out or any other Pixar movie you can show them one of these charts while you choke back the tears...
Flourescent green balls are floating through the air, wealthy people dressed in bleached white outfits and sweatbands are running back and forth in a square divided by a net, while a judge sits in his tower overlooking it all.
That’s right, it’s time for Wimbledon’s whiffers to make their way back to the tennis courts, and even though tennis fans are all atwitter you can hardly hear a peep coming out of them because they’ve been silenced for the sake of player concentration.
Thankfully the amazingly knowledgeable Chris (Simpsons Artist) has all the 411 you need to understand the history of Wimbledon, including these tasty little fact nuggets:
1945 - tennis is accidentally invented by geoffrey tennis in his back garden while throwing a plum at the back of his wife annettes head as she slept on the grass
1947 - the first wimbledon is won by a man called glen littles who was known to have the littlest hands in the world that measured only 1cm long when fully erect
1948 - a man with tiny bell earrings entertains the crowd in the rain