The giant whale Laboon has been banging his head against the wall for years, unable to reckon why he was abandoned by his beloved pirate pals, but when he met the Straw Hats his life became bearable again. He took a liking to a young lad named Monkey, who brought the energy of youth back to his life, but Laboon didn't truly feel free until Monkey took him to the coastline and taught him how to play free whale-y. Monkey held one piece of krill jerky aloft and told the mighty whale to fly free, sending Laboon flying through the air like a trained orca!
Bring some animated adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Free Laboon t-shirt by Lithium, it tells one whale of a good story!
When you think of an intelligent car what's the first thing that comes to mind? Bluetooth capability? Anti-collision sensors and rear view camera? A car that virtually drives itself? When folks were introduced to the automobile over a century ago they might have pictured something like this- a car that has a mind of its own, like some strange otherworldly creature from a steampunk novel. Maybe we'd be better off letting giant vat grown brains do all the driving for us, because without thumbs or a mouth they won't be doing any texting!
Get your geeky wardrobe in gear with this Intelligent Car t-shirt by Pepetto, it's a fun way to show your love of punny pictures and strange science!
In the 1990s animated TV shows were freed from their Saturday morning shackles and allowed to entertain older kids, adults even, leading to a change in industry attitudes toward the medium of animation.
Companies like Disney claimed TV cartoons were just for kids and should be kept "wholesome" so they don't warp young minds, then along came a show called Ren & Stimpy to dispel that myth.
Ren & Stimpy changed the cartoon game by bringing elements of the surreal and utterly bizarre to the mainstream, as well as a renewed appreciation for old timey "noodle limb" style character animation.
As you peruse this collection of 10 of the strangest animated TV shows made in the 1990s you'll definitely notice some similarities to Ren & Stimpy, and lots of shows that are simply one-of-a-kind!
Louie is just like every other kid on the playground, except for the fact that he basically looks like the little person version of Louie Anderson, complete with the comedian's hairdo and sense of style.
Louie comes off as the child equivalent of Garfield the Cat, and despite the fact that his show may have singlehandedly led to the current obesity crisis (I kid, I kid) it had a lot of fans and lasted four seasons.
Life With Louie was endearing, strangely relatable, and full of delightfully surreal moments, like the time Louie was inspired by his conversation with a cow (skip to 17:30):
Super Mario Bros 3 quickly became a fan favorite when it came out in 1988 because of one main thing- the Tanooki Suit! The addition of a suit that allowed Mario to glide through the air and look like a cute raccoon at the same time made gamers grin with glee, and gave Mario a unique sense of style he never had before.
The Frog and Hammer suits are pretty cool too, but did you know Mario was originally going to have access to a Centaur suit?
Apparently the game designers felt Mario dressed up like a raccoon and a frog was all the horsing around gamers could handle! *kneeslapper*
Every bunch of bananas takes a mighty long trip to get to its final destination, and sometimes little critters hitch a ride like creepy crawly little stowaways aboard the SS Banana, taking them to see faraway lands...like Wales.
A man from Wales recently picked up a bag of banana from his local Tesco supermarket and brought a severe case of arachnophobia home for his wife.
She opened the bag of bananas and discovered to her horror that the bag held a cocoon full of spider stowaways- Brazilian Wandering Spiders, which look like this when full grown:
The spiders started to hatch right before her eyes, so she threwthe bag in the freezer and called Tesco for some answers. The company requested she return the cocoon and fruit to the store so they could be investigated, still no word on whether the husband kept a few of the spiders around for the couple's next date night.
The Castle Homes neighborhood in Akron, Ohio is currently in the midst of a crapstorm- a serial crapper has been leaving steaming piles of hatred on parked cars and, in at least one incident, on toys left in the front yard.
The man is currently wanted for 19 different illegal dumps in Castle Homes, but Akron police believe he may be responsible for dropping over one hundred smelly deposits in the last two years.
Thanks to a time lapse camera set up by a resident whose car has repeatedly fallen victim to the serial pooper we now have a face to match the feces:
The Doctor has been assisted by some mighty fierce female companions over the last five decades, and Doctor Who has helped make strong female characters into a sci-fi staple. But does Doctor Who, with all of his powerful female friends, pass the Bechdel test?
The Mary Sue’s Sarah Barrett decided to find out how the 21st century episodes of the show rate according to the Bechdel test, and not surprisingly it scored a pretty darn high 80%!
Graphic One contains data per series, per writer, per showrunner and per companion, while Graphic Two contains data color-coded data per episode (click links to see full size versions)
The Bechdel test is an extremely simplified way to determine whether a show or movie contains gender bias, but it’s an entertainment type test used on entertainment type stuff, so just go with it!
He’s a willy, nilly, silly old bear with an extremely diverse group of animal friends who lives in a dark and foreboding forest called the Hundred-Acre Wood. He’s Winnie The Pooh, and ever since A.A. Milne brought his son's stuffed bear to life in a wonderful series of stories every kid who meets him instantly falls in love with him and his sugary sweet tales.
Our old pal Stacy Conradt put together a rather interesting collection of fluffy facts about Disney's version of that honey lovin' little bear, including this tasty tidbit- Winnie the Pooh has his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame! Not bad for a bear with a head full of fluff!
Well, allow us to present the antithesis of that series focused on normalcy, because this photo series by Andréanne Lupiens is all about the crazy.
Crazy Cat Lovers reveals the madness feline fans experience when they let too many cats into their homes, and the fantasy of being surrounded by kitty pals becomes a nightmarish reality.
Okay, so Andréanne's photo series is supposed to be whimsical rather than scary, but having your home overrun by bratty cats who don't give a flying hairball about trashing the place seems like a nightmare to me!
Animation lovers (or more likely the animation obsessed) are constantly looking for ways to make their lives feel cartoony without actually abandoning their flesh and bone body for one made of ink and paint.
Generally this means wearing clothing and accessories featuring their favorite cartoon characters, and maybe the occasional pair of Mickey gloves or puffy slippers shaped like Minnie’s shoes.
Now, thanks to this incredible new line of bags made by Jump From Paper, we’re one step closer to a total toonification of our lives.
The SS 15 collection looks like the kind of bookbag our favorite schoolbound cartoon stars would carry, with strong contour lines, simple shapes and bold colors that make these bags seem too toony to be real!
The creative folks behind the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game system have a knack for blending their own original content with that of their mythological influences. They’re able to take creatures from mythology such as elves, dwarves, demons and, of course, dragons and create new breeds/races/types that fit right in with their mythic counterparts.
Dragons are still the most popular and enduring species in the game, and although most campaigns don't involve fighting a dragon the addition of a draconian presence can quickly change a group's tone from "we own this quest!" to "we'l! never survive this encounter!"
Add one of the bizarre breeds that made io9's list of The 16 Strangest Dragons in Dungeons & Dragons to your campaign and watch player characters flee with terror when faced with the mindless horror of the Brainstealer Dragon or the undying stench of the rotten Zombie Dragon!
The world of digital media is wide open for new creators to share their vision with the world, and many people are choosing to self publish their stories these days instead of dealing with a publisher.
Putting your story out there by yourself is great, but choosing to also create your own cover art, which is still a big factor in whether people will buy your book or not, can negatively affect sales.
Living in the Information Age means hearing about stuff happening all over the world the minute it hits the news, and with access to so much info comes the realization that life is full of utter lunacy.
We hear stories about crimes and lives lost on a daily basis, but for every ten (hundred?) terrible news stories there are those other stories that make us smile and scratch our heads in wonder.
When you hear the words "sexy" and "Pokemon' used together it’s easy to assume that the costumes in question are of Ash's pal Misty or Jessie from Team Rocket, but those have been done to death. In this case we’re talkin’ about full blown sexy versions of pocket monsters, and boy will they ever make you wanna catch 'em all!
If you’d rather not think of Raichu, Espeon or Dugtrio as sexy then by all means pass this one by, but if you’re intrigued by the idea of sexy Pokemon then take your eyeballs for a walk on the wild side!
Having a bad day is a subjective experience- for some hitting too much traffic on the way to work is enough to put them in a funk, while others keep smiling until they’re almost crushed to death by a wall of beverages.
We’ve all had a day we thought was the absolute worst possible, but the people in this terrifying collection of GIFs survived some really bad days, and they have the scars to prove it.
There’s no subjectivity in this collection, these are simply scenes from terrible days converted into GIFs and shared with the interwebs to help us put our bad days into perspective.
Trash collection is one of those luxuries many of us take for granted- we put the trash out on the specified day and let the collectors come and haul it away in their big, stinky trucks, knowing the whole process will repeat on a weekly basis.
And yet we know so little about those valiant folks who usher our waste off to its final resting place- do they hold it against us when we call them garbage men/women, and how do they feel about picking up our trash?
According to the dozens of professionals interviewed for 14 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets of Garbage Collectors calling them garbage men/women is just fine, and most truly enjoy their dirty job. So what do they hate? Poor quality trash bags and the autumn leaf-pocalypse.
Oz was sick and tired of seeing his friends fall victim, so he assumed a new identity as a platypus of mystery. He had to hide his recognizable face so he chose a mask with ink blot detail, so he could get a feel for each perp's state of mind when he interviewed them about the crimes. Who would be watchign the watchmen? Oz the platypus, errr....the mighty detective Rucksack, that's who!
Who will watch you while you wear this Ozvengers t-shirt by unknowndesigner? Everyone who loves comics and has a sense of humor, that's who!
Of all the suits Mario had discovered on his journeys across the Mushroom Kingdom none made him feel as warm and fuzzy as the Scooby suit. The suit also made Mario perpetually hungry, incredibly good at scrambling his feet in a funny way, and it gave him the power to see ghosts and things that go boo in the night. Mario keeps the suit stored away until a situation arises where he needs to devour a giant sandwich in a single bite or is looking to lose a brood of bad guys by running through a bunch of doors!
Suit up in some animated fun with this Scooby Dooki t-shirt by Arinesart, it's Rooby-riffic fun!
They were bananas who wore pajamas, innocent victims who were caught up in a game of home invasion that would leave three of them dead and one seriously wounded. Small creatures called minions had invaded their home, and their appetites could only be sated by chunks of sweet banana! Would those pill shaped pests have acted like predators if the victims had been plums or peaches in pajamas? Probably...
Bring some bright yellow horror to your geeky wardrobe with this They Came Down In Pairs t-shirt by DauntlessDS, it's a delicious way to celebrate the cartoons you loved as a kid and the ones you love now!
Jean has risen from the ashes many times in her young life, and each time she comes back angrier than the last! The Phoenix force wells up fiery bright within her when her blood starts to boil, so it's best not to get this bird angry. Emotions are not your friend when you've got a force within you trying to burn its way out, but as long as neither pig nor super powered punk pushes her too far she'll keep the flames from scorching the Earth...
Bring some red hot comic book flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Angry Bird t-shirt by Lagoonartistic, and let people marvel at the identity of the original angry bird!
Everybody is always fawning over that suped up muscleman in the blue and red suit, but deep down the Bat knows he doesn't need public adoration or applause to get the job done. He's sharper than a chunk of kryptonite, and faster than a speeding bullet when it comes to taking down alien beings, whether friend or foe, who have grown far too comfortable on our planet...
Add some superheroic suspense to your geeky wardrobe with this The Bat Is The Man t-shirt by JP Perez, it's one colorful way to show your love of ol' Batsy!
Foxy knows he's one cool critter, and when he comes looking for a security guard to chew on those new hires know they're just going to have to deal with it. That's just one of the dangers of working at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, which is why only the truly desperate apply for the position, but at least those lowly security guards have the honor of being ripped to shreds by an animatronic celebrity!
Take your geeky wardrobe back to those 8-bit arcade days with this Deal With It t-shirt by Julia Sprenz, it's fun enough to wear five nights a week and works really well to soak up tears of fear...
When those predatory aliens arrived on Earth we thought they were just stopping by for a souvenir, but thirty years later those damned Yautja are still lurking around collecting skulls! Planetary defense forces and mercs have been waging war with the bloodthirsty alien bastards as best they can, but the Predators are used to hunting xenomorphs for fun so humans don't pose much of a threat to their kind. What is a planet to do when the only hope is a bunch of former bodybuilders and retired wrestlers?
Add some sci-fi adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Danger t-shirt by Buby87, and warn the world about the alien danger lurking in their backyards!
Visit Buby87's NeatoShop for more far out designs:
When the folks who lived around Crystal Lake decided to start their own hockey team they naturally looked to the biggest, baddest mofo to ever slash a camp counselor for inspiration- Jason. The Crystal Lake Killers chose Jason's hockey mask as their logo and scared the skates off their competition, winning thirteen straight games in a row and developing a cross checking move that came to be known as the Voorhees.
Add some delightfully dark humor to your geeky wardrobe with this Crystal Lake Killers (NES Variant) t-shirt by Art Broken, and go out and support your favorite fantasy team!
Life is all about the choices you make, and how you deal with encounters that come your way as you head down the path you've chosen to take. Some paths lead to fame and fortune, others lead to deep, dark forests and certain death, but when one meets with a terrible fate the best thing to do is respawn and start the quest all over again. You'll never become a legend lounging around on piles of rupees all day, and there's always a shopkeeper in town who's happy to help you part with your purse..
Ensure your fashion future is bright by bringing home this Terrible Fate t-shirt by I.Am.Sare, it's a delightful way to show your love of RPGs and the fates that await our player characters!
There is a winter storm a-brewin' in Duckberg, and Scrooge knows he'll soon have to defend his empire with his life. The beagle boys are taking their orders from Magica now, and they've set their sights on shutting down Scrooge's mall-ards and quack-tices one-by-one. Dark forces are preparing their end game for MacDuck, but they're unaware of the fiery ace Scrooge holds up his sleeve...
Bring some animated adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Scrooge McLannister t-shirt by FnC Works, and let it tell the tale of the duck and his dynasty for you!
Rocket went from being a misunderstood experiment to the most badass raccoon in the galaxy, and now the Corps can't imagine the Guardians running smoothly without him. He likes hangin' out with trees, building amazing weaponry and blowing stuff up, all things that make him feel at one with the galaxy. But if he wakes up on the wrong side of the starship you'd better watch out, because he packs a nasty bite!
Share your love of intergalactic mammalian adventurers with this Badass Raccoon t-shirt by Mankeeboi, it's one mighty colorful way to show love for team Rocket!
St. Paddy's, Saint Patrick's Day, that day when people drink green beer and pretend to be Irish- whatever you call it, and however you celebrate it, one thing's for certain- you don't want to leave the house without the proper gear or you're liable to get pinched!
If you're looking to make a bold statement this St. Patrick's Day then you should head to the NeatoShop and grab a geeky tee or two, or a fun St. Patrick's Day accessory, and celebrate in style!
If you're like most people you'll probably be attending a party on St. Paddy's Day
Every year around this time the entire entertainment industry, and the entire city of Los Angeles, prepares for the onset of awards season, with the Oscars being the granddaddy of them all.
It's not uncommon to see tuxedo clad winners heading out for a night on the town, celebrating their victory with Oscar in hand. But do you actually need to win an Oscar to celebrate like an Oscar winner?
All you need is a winning attitude and a replica Oscar statue (sold on Hollywood Blvd. in souvenir shops for around $19.95) and people will hook you up with all the free crap (and public adoration) you can handle, including a car!