Ever since Scooby Doo introduced me to KISS I've had a soft spot for strange bands who play bizarre music and put on wicked weird stage shows.
Then The Muppet Show introduced me to Alice Cooper and I was hopelessly hooked, and ever since then bands with freaky sounds and/or costumed stage shows just make me happy.
WatchMojo.com put together a perfectly succinct list of the Top 10 Weirdest Bands, including the adorably dark Babymetal, the colorfully apocalyptic sounds of Die Antwoord and the over-the-top awesomeness of Gwar. (Contains NSFW material)
Humans are so emotionally complex we feel emotions we can't even describe very well, so all of our complex emotions tend to get lumped into generic categories such as anger or sadness.
But indescribable simply won't work for the human race, so we create words which attempt to describe or quantify these feelings, words as complex as the feels.
Unsurprisingly many of the most complicated words on the list are in German, since the German language has many longer words made up of a bunch of shorter words, such as mauerbauertraurigkeit (wall builder sadness).
Now the next time you suddenly feel one of those oddball emotions you can give it a name!
Dean was clearly in awe of the squeaky little guy when he wrote this about the encounter:
I recorded a short clip of the defensive cry of the Desert rain frog – Breviceps macrops while walking along the sand dunes in Port Nolloth, a coastal town in the Northern Cape province, it alerted me to its presence with its fearsome war cry. I knelt down and proceeded to photograph and film this unusual creature’s behaviour.
The Desert rain frog clearly doesn't have a clue about active defenses, because if it did it would realize its ridiculously cute squeak just makes people like Dean Boshoff want to pester it more!
Aside from being one of the most time consuming of the needle arts, embroidery is also (arguably) the most personal way for a textiles-based artist to express themselves.
The artist holds the cloth "sketching" surface in their hands, pushes the needle through to create each illustrative stitch, and often literally bleeds for their art.
That's what makes embroidery art so special, but self-taught embroidery artist Michelle Kingdom truly elevates the artform by stitching wonder and mystery into each piece she creates.
A quote from Michelle on why she loves the medium so much:
My background is actually in traditional fine art but I stumbled upon the medium back in college. Combining the immediacy of sketching with a deep love for textiles and sewing, drawing with thread satisfies both of my interests. There is just something beautifully fragile, odd and otherworldly about the medium. Densely embroidered, compressed images composed entirely out of thread is a direct link to my inner world, and seems tailor made for secret thoughts.
Movie easter eggs are fun to hunt with your eyeballs and often so deliciously geeky that you want to share them with friends.
Which is why sites keep posting articles revealing the locations of movie secrets and we keep eating it all up!
In this collection of 30 Clever Easter Eggs put together by gamesradar we learn the morse code message received in Peter Jackson's 2005 version of King Kong was not an arrest warrant for Carl Denham- it actually said “show me the monkey!”.
The list also shows us little details we may have missed, like the painting of Roland the Gunslinger Thomas Jane's character is painting in The Mist, or the fact that Freddy's glove is hanging in the tool shed in Evil Dead 2.
And lastly, did you think the name of the Mexican restaurant in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy seemed a bit long?
That's because it was a big joke- Escupimos en su Alimento means "we spit in your food".
When people start traveling around the world at a young age they discover one big thing about their lives- all that travelling makes their mothers worry.
She starts demanding phone calls, postcards and social media posts as assurance you're okay, and if you're a good son or daughter you comply...when you remember.
But Jonathan Quiñonez is both well traveled and a really good son, so he kept assuring his mom of his safety while traveling the world by posting pics of himself holding up a sign that said “Mom, I'm Fine”.
The sign appears to have worked as the ultimate icebreaker for Jonathan, although the former Belgian model probably doesn't need a sign or a gimmick to get attention.
Suicide Squad has been out for a few weeks now, so chances are fans who wanted to see it on the big screen already have while the rest of us who are waiting for the DVD no longer care about the hype.
Despite the critical reviews and haters the film managed to make some money at the box office, but after seeing the movie twice Jenny Nicholson was left with a hollow feeling and some nagging questions. (Video is full of Suicide Squad spoilers)
People who wind up in prison often learn skills while they're locked up to help them get a job when they finish their sentence, but a felony on your record reduces your job options to virtually nil.
So ex-cons are often forced to take whichever job they can get, and all that training on the inside ironically ends up being worthless on the outside due to their criminal record.
Writer and ex-con Seth Ferranti spoke with other ex-cons about the worst jobs they've had since they got out, and their answers were bad but not quite as bad as you'd expect.
Seth thought being a sauté cook sucked, but after talking to a guy who worked eleven hours a day cleaning cow crap, a guy who picked up trash at the city dump and, worst of all, a telemarketer he discovered cooking ain't so bad after all!
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I'm constantly impressed by the talented artists who show off their skills online, and their videos are doubly impressive when the skill they're showing off takes years to master and the crafter is working at a blazing fast pace.
Jayna creates a ludicrously speedy 71 stitches per minute in the video, and says she can actually work faster when she's not uncomfortably positioned for the sake of the camera:
I went up, saw the studio, met a bunch of people and they told me to stand behind a table and crochet while they shot aerially. Um, I don’t crochet standing up. That’s crazy. So they got me a chair and I repositioned myself. But to be honest, it still wasn’t great. As any crocheter will attest, when you crochet your elbows rest almost at your hips, hands at about mid-stomach level. Normal. To get a shot, they had me stretch out my hands so they were centered over a table... It was strange and I’ll admit didn’t set me up to do my best. I was dropping stitches and wasn’t as fast as I’d been practicing.
Bowser looks and talks like a big badass, and acts like he has a chip on his shoulder towards moustachioed plumbers, but the truth is he's just extremely lonely, jealous and desperate for a girlfriend.
Green seemed to be a dominant color in the Olympic Games Rio 2016- the green Reals Brazil paid to host the games, the green courts and fields where the games were played, the green backdrops, the green water in the pool...
There are too many gruff, cold and closeminded dads in the world as it is, what we need now are guys willing to be warm and loving fathers and boost their kids up instead of tearing them down.
Adam Perry is one of those kinder, gentler dads who discovered his daughter could only eat plain toast with sunflower oil for breakfast due to severe food allergies- so he found a way to make a bland breakfast fun.
He started using slices of toast to make food sculptures, and what started out as simple toasty shapes soon became a food sculpture smorgasbord.
Now his daughter isn't stuck eating plain old toast in the morning, she's eating tropical islands, bread crabs, bungalows, sail boats and boom boxes, or the most meta of them all- the toaster made out of toast.
Dogs sometimes refuse to take no for an answer when they're desperate to say hello, and no bush, wall or fence can keep them from shoving their head through to greet their neighbor face to face.
This almost manic drive to see who or what is living next door can result in wrecked fences, tunnels dug in the dirt under walls, and a sad little pooch with a stupid look on his face when he realizes he's stuck.
But this owl theremin is my favorite of the bunch by far, because it would look right at home in the Great Northern Hotel, the Addams Family house or the Haunted Mansion...or my house!
Flipping the switch labeled "Activate Owl" causes the owl to arise while the theremin starts up, and as the player waves their hand to make sweet, spooky "music" the owl silently judges them from on high.
Reports keep coming out that claim the food served by chain restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory, Uno Pizzeria & Grill and Buffalo Wild Wings is really bad for our bodies.
But those reports couldn't possibly be referring to the entire menu at every restaurant, so which menu items are the worst, and how bad are they?
That's the basis of the Center for Science in the Public Interest's research into the least healthy menu items being served by chain restaurants across the country, a list so long they had to narrow it down to nine items.
So next time you feel like human interaction is leeching all of your energy you'll know why, and those who don't fall on the introvert side of the spectrum will know how to properly deal with their "reclusive" friends and family members.
Use about a cup of mouthwash instead of laundry detergent when you're in a pinch. I highly recommend using a more colorless and sugar-free mouthwash for this. I used what you see and didn't have any problems, but I avoided washing any whites or nice close just in case. I did wash a tan towel and it still came out tan.
Fritz insisted he was not Bader, and even agreed to let police take his fingerprints to prove it- and the fingerprints proved he was indeed Lawrence Bader.
He claimed to have a form of amnesia that not only erased memories but implanted new ones, but nobody will ever know for sure because Lawrence died of liver cancer before psychiatrists could sort it all out.
Shelagh's bad trip lasted for weeks and wrecked her voice, so she effectively made herself disappear by moving back home to Scotland and cutting off all ties to her friends and former life.
Thirty years later she was living in a tent with her husband when she saw an article in The Scottish Daily Mail about her disappearance, and to the Mail's surprise Shelagh showed up at their offices very much alive.
Calling someone a Beatnik in the mid-20th century was seen as an insult and a way to cast aspersions on their moral decency, since Beatniks were considered degenerates and being Square was seen as way more keen.
Parents freaked out when their kids came home dressed in that dark Beatnik garb, and many feared for their children's souls because, as we all know, Hell is full of poets and bongo players.
So moms and dads naturally didn't want their daughters becoming Beatniks, much less hanging out with that lowlife crowd, and they battled this Bohemian menace with the almighty makeover.