Simon was slowly losing his grip on reality, so he decided to take up a new hobby to help aleviate his mental anguish. After trying his hand at gardening, DJing, home brewing and working out he settled on an outlet that would let his mind and body work as one- painting. He started out painting a bowl of fruit, then he went outside and painted some landscapes, but in the end he discovered his favorite subject matter to paint was himself!
Bring the art of amazing cinema to your geeky wardrobe with this Triple Cornetto Portrait by Alberto Arni, it's the fashionable way to show your love of those perfect films that star Mr. Pegg.
Thick mists had enveloped the city of Casoria so the citizens had decided to stay indoors, but one curious fellow decided to brave the fog and see what fortune he could find on the lonely streets. He stepped into the mists and was immediately lost, barely able to see a hand held before his face, and as he tried to stumble back to his house he heard a whirring sound followed by a big thud. He looked around and discovered a big, blue police box now sat in the middle of the road, a box he was sure wasn't there a moment ago....
Bring some sci-fi mystery to your geeky wardrobe with this WHO Are You? t-shirt by AdmConnor, it's a fashionable way to spark people's imaginations and show your love of the Doctor at the same time!
There have been many theories about what wiped out the dinosaurs, but new evidence proves once and for all what did those terrible lizards in- alcoholism. Turns out those lumbering monsters were fond of booze, and those who had a fine red wine running through their veins were drained dry by alcovores with unslakeable thirsts. So the next time you crack open a bottle of vino pour a little out for the fallen Merlotasaurs of Earth's past.
Share your love of fine wines and funny fashion with this Winosaur t-shirt by ALCESA, it's the perfect thing to wear whether you're getting dino drunk or discussing how historians are all wrong about the dinosaurs!
Weddings are nerve wracking enough as it is, so why would the bride and groom want to darken that magical day with the same old boring ceremony leading to the same old reception serving the same old cake?
The wedding ceremony might need to be timed and regulated but the reception is all about having fun, and nothing says fun-loving newlyweds quite like a hilarious cake topper.
There's a topper for the groom who took more than a little convincing to walk down the aisle
Just when you think people are losing interest in sci-fi and drifting towards Romantic Vampire Historical Fiction or Bizarro Epic Fantasy Poems some Doctor from beyond the reaches of time, or a brand war in the stars, comes back around to spark interest in sci-fi again.
Celebrate your love of all things sci-fi, and those particularly geeky LOLs only science fiction can deliver, with these witty sci-fi themed t-shirts from that intergalactic trading post known as the NeatoShop!
Does the image of John Candy in that cat dog alien costume come to mind every time you hear the word Barf? Does the word Vespa make you think of a princess from the planet Druidia instead of a motor scooter? Do you imagine Pizza the Hutt is on the other end of the line when you call in an order to Pizza Hut?
Then you have great taste in sci-fi spoofs, and Spaceballs on the brain (which you should probably get checked out).
You may have seen Spaceballs a million times, with the Barf t-shirt and Lone Starr mug to prove it, but there's bound to be some new factoid to discover about your favorite sci-fi spoof on GeekTyrant's 10 Fun Facts About Spaceballs.
For example- everyone knows Michael Winslow did his own voice effects in the film, but did you know the vocal work he did for this hilarious scene saved the production a thousand bucks? Now that's putting your money where your mouth is, Michael Winslow!
People build houses and buildings for all sorts of good reasons, and a few bad ones, but building a house just for spite? Now that’s a new one!
Jerry Seinfeld once tried to return a jacket out of spite for the salesman who sold it to him, and that didn’t work out very well for him, but spite will make you do crazy things as you’ll see in 9 Houses Built Just For Spite, vintage mental_floss circa 2013.
It is there that you will discover how one man dealt with noisy people using the alley next to his house, and how a doctor guy from Maryland kept the city from building a road through his property, and how this other dude in Nevada dealt with living next door to his enemy.
Spoiler alert- every story involves a house being built, and some spite! (Insert obligatory spite as building material joke here)
Despite all the adventures they'd gone through as a group, and all the crazy things they'd seen in their young lives, there was still something so magical about riding a sky bison home by the silvery light of the moon. Airbending was hard work, fighting to save the world even harder, but when Aang discovered he didn't have to do anything but relax and enjoy the ride when he sat atop Appa he fell in love with sky bison flight!
Bring some animated adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Yip Yip Into The Moonlight t-shirt by Cattoc_C, it's the perfect attire whether you're training to achieve avatar state or you're simply watching your favorite animated TV show.
We now officially live in that far off future age presented by that most radical of 80s sci-fi flicks Back To The Future Part II, and yet the reality of 2015 looks a bit boring when compared to a future full of self tying Nikes and Mattel hoverboards.
Well, if you think our world is boring compared to the film wait 'til you get a load of the futuristic Hill Valley tech that didn’t make it into the film.
The film's "future consultant" Tim Flattery and concept artist Edward Eyth came up with all kinds of crazy cool gear, robotic technology and far out vehicles for possible use in the film, most of which stayed tucked away in Edward's sketchbooks.
Spidercan, Spidercan, spraying like no spider can. Tags up walls, red and blue, leaves behind a pile of goo, look out! Here comes that Spidercan! Add some superheroic color to your geeky wardrobe with this awesome Spidercan t-shirt by SilverBaX, and you'll be swingin' in style! Spidercan is just one of the 50 mighty colorful Paint Pals designs created by SilverBaX and sold exclusively in the NeatoShop,
Want to win your very own super cool Spidercan t-shirt, or any shirt from SilverBaX's slick Paint Pals series? Enter to win a Paint Pals tee of your very own below!
Children are born curious, and as soon as they discover that taboo subject called “sex” they can’t help but wonder why it is kept hidden from them and what it’s all about. However, they’re not always ready for the answers they receive, and when things get a bit too raw for young minds those curious kids get totally grossed out!
This extremely entertaining vid by Cut Video shows the raw reactions of kids being told about the birds and the bees for the first time by their parents, proving that curiosity will lead to the death of your childhood innocence every time!
The 70s were a rather shaggy time in the world of rock music, and rock icons like David Crosby, Eric Clapton and Frank Zappa were still letting their freak flags fly high, living that rock 'n' roll lifestyle with reckless abandon.
These guys were, like, totally heavy, man, and so far out that it’s easy to forget they actually sprang from someone’s loins.
Zappa doesn't seem too happy about revealing his parents' purple den of passion to the world, and Clapton doesn't dig spending afternoons drinking tea with Mum when he'd rather be out doing Cocaine with Cream. However, David Crosby seems strangely calm about the whole thing, maybe he popped a few 'ludes before the shoot?
Baby products are generally supposed to be more useful than visually appealing to adults, and when we think of baby products three things usually spring to mind- soft, supportive and pastel colored.
Products designed to stimulate an infant's senses, to make their little lives comfortable, and to help parents care for their child will become popular among parents, while other products end up becoming the baby butt of a joke.
Here are ten bizarre baby products that put the "Wha?!" in watching your child grow up:
1. Baby Snuggie Sweater-
There are all kinds of pouch style torso coverings available for parents, and most look comfortable for both parent and child, but this snuggie style monstrosity looks like it's really uncomfortable for your baby. However, if you want to dress your kid up like a chestburster for Halloween this creepy vest getup is a good place to start!
It's a good thing most infants can't see a three dimensional view of the world until they're around five months old, because if they could see these horrifying disembodied hands holding them at night they probably wouldn't be able to sleep!
Keeping your infant's bottom dry is important to help prevent diaper rash, but there has to be a better way to achieve this dryness besides holding a fan to your baby's butt until it's dry!
It's also unlikely that a baby is going to just lie there waiting patiently while you fan their butt, so something tells me these generally end up being used by mom and dad as a portable fan during those sweltering summer days.
Street photography is all about spontaneity- standing ready to snap a pic when the perfect moment presents itself and getting it right the first time because you won’t have a second chance.
The beauty of street photography is the fact that each pic captures a unique moment in time, a moment that probably won’t ever present itself the same way again.
Another one of the virtues of street photography is the faithful representation of the world’s citizens, who are captured while they go about their business rather than when they've had a chance to pose and put on a face.
Self taught street photographer Tao Liu combines the staples of street photography with an amazing sense of timing to create compelling, and extremely entertaining, photos of life on the mean streets of Heifei.
Tao is a water meter reader who spends his days on the streets of Heifei, and now that his images of city life in Heifei have gone viral he's able to share his unique view of the Chinese city with the world.
Being a model can make you feel like a mannequin- everybody stares at you while you pose in clothes, then people dress you up, telling you how to stand and what look you should have on your face. It’s enough to make a model feel like they’re losing touch with their humanity, like a plastic doll set out on display for a night then put away in a box until the next fashion show.
Photographer Giampaolo Sgura decided to take this plastic doll theme and put a fun spin on it by shooting supermodels posing as Barbie type plastic dolls in their packages for the December/January 2015 issue of Vogue Paris.
Giampaolo’s series approaches the plastic posing people theme with a sense of whimsy, and yet the underlying idea of models being seen as little more than visual objects challenges viewers to think about how the world looks through a model's eyes.
There were many Great Old Ones, but none is more famous than that squid-faced glutton Cthulhu! His mortal minion H.P. Lovecraft helped spread tales of his awesomeness and overwhelming physical beauty, thus Cthulhu rose to the top of the fictional god food chain.
There is one character archetype in the world of pop culture that is so specific, so exact in attitude and circumstance, that it needs a combination adjective to describe it properly- sadorable.
Sadorable characters are basically a combination of Jungian archetypes The Innocent and The Orphan-they are adorable in looks and attitude yet powerless to control their sad little lives, with the power to thaw frozen hearts and inspire otherwise rotten people to do good.
Here’s an exploration of nine characters from movies and TV shows that epitomize the idea of “sadorable”:
Leopold Stotch, aka Butters, is an innocent victim-he’s constantly getting punished by his parents for crimes he didn't commit, the other kids in South Park pick on him incessantly, and his only solace is the time he spends as his villainous alter ego Professor Chaos.
Yet somehow the sadorable little Butters continues to confess to crimes he didn't commit and let kids bag on him just to make everyone else happy, making young Butters tops in the world of animated TV show sadorability.
Bobby Boucher, aka The Waterboy, is a grown man who lives with his mother in a swampside estate fit for a frog, his wardrobe looks like something you'd find in a thrift store dumpster, and he’s got a stutter that makes him sound like Elmer Fudd’s Creole cousin.
Despite all these setbacks he's still caring and happy to help others, which ups his sadorability factor by at least two touchdowns and a field goal.
It’s a wonder Hans Moleman lived long enough to reach his senior years, because he’s constantly being targeted for pranks, aimed at by angry drivers, struck by flying objects and generally serving as the butt of many jokes around Springfield.
And yet somehow, despite all of the bad life throws his way, Hans remains begrudgingly optimistic, continuing to make his way through a cartoon world hell bent on burying him before he can officially retire!
There's something about seeing an animal in the throes of pure, unadulterated bliss that makes everything seem right in the world, and their love of the simple things serves as a reminder of what's really important in life- yummy snacks!
We humans often rush through life trying to carve out our own happy place, but in the process we lose touch with the simple things that used to make us happy, like swinging or rocking the day away on the playground
Have you ever been in the middle of playing a video game and thought “gee, I’m hungry, I could sure go for a bowl of that Dig Rat Stew my character is eating!”
Me neither, but the idea of bringing dishes from video games to life is an interesting one, and the basic concept behind Holly Green’s geeky gamer cookbook Fry Score: An Unofficial Guide To Video Game Grub.
Holly faithfully recreates dishes from our favorite video games, such as Yeto’s Soup from The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess or Apple Cabbage Stew from Skyrim, and by faithfully we mean she makes up her own recipes because most games don’t actually tell you what goes into each dish!
Holly’s inventive recipes sound downright delicious, like her recipe for Yeto’s Superb Soup which she shared with Game Informer here. Geeky references and great eats- I’m game!
It’s easy to understand why a newly wedded couple would want to hold their reception inside a Costco- you're surrounded by food and booze in bulk, there are plenty of places to sit, and if you spill something on yourself you can throw on a new pair of Kirkland khakis and a polo shirt and you’ll be good as new!
The buffet at Costco would never end, and the reception would most assuredly be one major bacchanal, but would anyone really consider getting married inside a Costco?
Celebrities rarely start out with famous faces- their faces usually have to ripen into the right shape and become camera ready, so when they’re unfamous teens you can hardly tell them apart from the rest of the unfamous teens.
They could become one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, but if their face isn't ready for fame you'd wouldn't want to worship them just yet
Look at this goofy guy- where in the world will he wind up when he's full grown and famous?
Okay, that one was easy, but figuring out this girl’s future famous face is quite a bit tougher.
Blasting things into smithereens with a shotgun is fun, so long as the thing getting blasted isn't a living thing. What about a living dead thing? Well, that might be fun to blast with a shotgun someday but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
For the time being the stuff that we blast with shotguns should be limited to stuff that makes a strong visual impact, stuff that looks good on camera as it splatters in that split second when the slug hits.
The mayhem mavens at Carsandwater made this somewhat creepy video that stars a fun, and very visually appealing, target- a giant frozen gummy bear.
The lack of dialog makes it feel like you're watching a Candyland snuff film, but no living gummy bears were harmed in the making of the video so don't feel bad about watching, and enjoying, the science of destruction.
Seth Green doesn’t shy away from his geeky side, he embraces it like any good geek should, and part of Seth's embracing of his inner geek means he gives out some amazing handmade presents.
It seems Seth enjoys creating custom action figures, which will come as no surprise to anyone who has seen his Adult Swim stop motion show Robot Chicken, so for Christmas this year Seth gave good friend/director James Gunn a set of custom Guardians of the Galaxy action figures.
The set doesn’t include the Guardians, who already have way too much merch out with their faces on it, but rather features Star-Lord's old crew The Ravagers.
They came complete with custom packaging, and with five proofs of purchase James can bring home Yondu's best friend Von Spears! -Via Nerd Approved
Mario had no idea how far his career would go when he decided to go back to school and get his doctorate, but who could have guessed curing viruses with pills would lead to releasing a hit album? The Virus spoke to fans of his games and his doctoring skills, and when he told the youth to take the blue and red pills and not the red and yellow ones they listened. Soon he was touring with Sonic Hogg and Ice Link, and rappin' about his former life in the down and dirty sewers.
Share some geek love with your fellow Mario fans, bring home this super fun The Virus t-shirt and you'll be feeling better in no time!
Nobody can handle materia, or unleash the powers of the Land and Planet contained within, quite like Vince. Materia is his life, and his destiny, and he has very little competition because most people can't stand being around that spooky stuff. The orbs hold great power within them, power which is unleashed when combined with weapons and armor, but only Vincent Valentine can release every bit of the energy contained within a materia sphere, which makes him one uniquely gifted individual.
Show some love for your favorite RPG ever with this Epic Materia Handler Vince t-shirt by Barrett Biggers, and watch your fellow FFVII fans light up when they see your awesome shirt!
They're cybernetic organisms who used to be men, and they were using London as their own mechanical breeding grounds. Who would put a stop to their evil plans of assimilation and mechanization? Why, none other than the Doctor, that's who, a time lord with a plan of attack that involved turning titans into tiny tin toys...
Bring some sci-fi adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Attack On London t-shirt by Gilles Bone, it's cheaper than a sonic screwdriver and way more fashionable than a pair of 3D glasses!
Merle and Daryl are Atlanta's original bad boys, two wild men as capable as they are ferocious, and when the zombie muck hit the fan it was only natural to want to ride alongside them, besides- it beat walking! They were made for the apocalypse, and had spent their lives training for just such an occassion, so those who rode alongside them knew they were in good hands. But what that group of outlaw survivors didn't realize is Merle and Daryl had two very different views on what it means to stay alive, and how many living humans would wind up dead at their feet...
Ride with the original bad boys of the zombie apocalypse, wear this ATL Riders t-shirt by Machmigo around town and watch your fellow Dixon brothers fans nod and smile in approval!
Paddington's story had finally made it to the big screen so he should have been excited for the future, but he couldn't help but worry about what the future held for him, and which of his deep, dark secrets would see the light of day. There was one secret in particular that Paddington didn't want getting out to the public, one that literally involved his dirty laundry...
Show a hilariously different side of our ursine guest from England with this Padded t-shirt by Hillary White, it's the funniest way to show your love for that slicker and booties sporting bear!
Terry's wrestle mania had reached the ultimate level, and he felt like he could no longer contain the ripping and flexing energy welling up inside him, so he decided to let it out. Andre and the Undertaker pushed him too far that day, and all the little Hulkamaniacs in the world expected Hogan to become their hero, so he let his anger run free and turned into something more monster than man. His skin turned from orange to green, but thankfully his moustache stayed nice and golden yellow, and he was so tall that he towered over those other little brothers from the federation like a real hulk!
Bring some slammin' good style to your geeky wardrobe with this The Incredible Hogan t-shirt by Stationjack, it's sure to start a mania among your fellow wrestling fans!
The life of a cartoon rodent is every bit as dangerous as that of a real life mouse, and there are plenty of dangers awaiting them inside the brightly colored world of toons. Mickey was starting to take those dangers for granted, and he felt invincible thanks to the megacorporation he had backing him, but his arrogance made him careless and he pushed the wrong people too far. Toons had unlimited lives as long as they weren't erased for good with solvent, but that didn't make the pain of being caught in a trap any less excruciating!
Add a touch of dark humor to your geeky wardrobe with this Mousetrap t-shirt by tomburns, it's totally wrong in all the right ways!