The apparent jackpot hit was in late August at Resorts World Casino in New York.It was casino chaos in this video shot by Katrina's partner after she reported her huge winnings. She was surrounded by customers and casino personnel and security. Escorted off the casino floor, she was told to come back tomorrow for the decision.Katrina remembers her next day visit to the casino, "I said what did I win? (casino rep said) You didn't win nothing." Katrina says the only winning the casino offered was a steak dinner. keep in mind the max payout on the machine was $6500.
Seems to me they should have paid her the max payout at least, since it's their responsibility to keep their machines in working order, but offering her nothing but a steak dinner? That's just plain rotten!
Do you have a buddy named Dan? I have a few, and one Dan in particular is the type of guy you'd never want to get caught sitting with at school.
You can't really put your finger on why it's bad to sit with Dan, but doing so would have placed the stigma of Dan upon you which, as this Pie Comic by John McNamee shows, would have been a rookie mistake.
Now that we're all grown up it's fine to sit with Dan, unless he's been drinking all day...
You know how they say your life flashes before your eyes when you're in mortal danger?
Well, if you're one of the lucky ones who survives the life flashing phase you may start to wonder how much time you have left on Earth- and what remains unsaid between you and your loved ones.
On October 15th motorcyclist Kevin Diepenbrock and his co-worker Phillip Polito slipped and crashed on the famously deadly Dragon's Tail in Deals Gap, North Carolina.
Polito died in the crash, and Kevin suffered serious injuries that included "two punctured lungs, 17 breaks in 12 ribs and multiple spine fractures", injuries that made him think his days might be numbered.
So Kevin pulled out his smartphone and started recording a raw and heartfelt video of what he thought were his final goodbyes.
Amateur photographers often assume more expensive cameras will take better pictures, but photography is all about vision and composition so it doesn't have to be an expensive hobby.
In fact, there are plenty of pros out there who get by just fine with moderately priced equipment, because when it comes to cameras a higher price rarely equals noticeably better photos.
To prove this point photographer Skyler Adams picked up an old Canon Sure Shot and an expired roll of film in a Japanese thrift store for a buck each, shooting exclusively with that cheapo camera for a month.
Skyler's shots prove a cheap camera and an expired roll of film can take photographs that are virtually impossible to tell apart from digital pics, and the entire exercise only cost her ten bucks!
There's a lot of myths and misconceptions being spread by the media about clowns these days, so let's set the record straight- clowns aren't creepy, people with serious problems only think they're creepy, and aside from a few rotten apples the clown community as a whole lives to do nothing more than make people smile. So what if a few creeps in clown white were seen lurking in the woods? They just as well could have been dressed in gorilla suits, or like some serial slasher, but instead they chose to dress like clowns because they knew it would terrify those twits who think clowns are creepy. If Emmett Kelly, Lou Jacobs or Russell Scott were still around they'd set the record straight, so maybe it's time to send in Cepillin so he can change the minds of the masses...
Stop scary clown myths dead in their tracks with this Creepy Clown Sighting t-shirt by DeepFriedArt, it's a great way to show the world you ain't afraid of no clown!
Wasn't that old He-Man cartoon a real howl to watch? It was so well done compared to most of today's cartoons that it almost feels like it has more in common with anime than your average Saturday Morning Cartoon. Sadly, Masters of the Universe was pulled too soon, and even the reboot hardly had time to really get moving, but I bet if a studio like Ghibli got their hands on the license they could really go places with it! sigh A geek can dream, can't he?
This Moving Castle Grayskull t-shirt by Dann Matthews is a mashup made in heaven, or rather Eternia, and is sure to give the wearer the power to wow people wherever they go!
Here comes Sandy Claws, here comes Sandy Claws right down Transcontinental Underground Railroad lane. Leela and Fry and some robot guy are driving him insane, crones are cackling, Scruffy is spackling, Slurm is in the air, and even though he's all dressed up ol' Santa Claws doesn't care. Enough with the song already, Zoidberg doesn't need musical accompaniment, he's already dressed like Santa Claws, what more do you want from the guy? Wait, you say that Santa gets free sandwiches? And people will bring you dumpster juice whenever you ask for it? Move over fat human guy, Zoidberg is swelling with holiday cheer...and mucus!
This Zoidberg Santa Claws Christmas Ugly Sweater t-shirt by NemiMakeit puts the oddest spin on the holidays we've ever seen, and we used to know people who actually celebrated Festivus!
Those of us who love grape flavored sweets wonder why manufacturers don't make a grape flavored version of everything, and we assume it's because grape flavor doesn't work so well in things like cakes or donuts.
But grape flavored ice cream sounds like a delicious treat to me, so why isn't grape ice cream a thing?
Grapes have a high water content, so when you try to use the fruit as a base for ice cream, chunks of that water therein tend to freeze. Chefs whipping up small batches of homemade grape ice cream can avoid this problem by pureeing the fruit, but it’s much harder to manufacture large volumes of ice cream when it’s flecked with bits of ice.
Of course, other fruits, like cherries, are also mostly water—and Cherry Garcia is one of Ben & Jerry’s most popular flavors. In short, it’s possible to make fruit ice cream on a larger scale, but the demand has to be there to make the hassle worthwhile (and for that matter, profitable). And as Cohen explained, most people don’t even think to associate grapes with ice cream—so if Ben & Jerry’s made a grape-flavored dessert, it's likely that nobody would buy it. Since cherry and vanilla are such popular flavors, it pays for the company to make Cherry Garcia.
Hunter Jobbins was unaware Kansas State University had a candy theft problem, so he left a Kit Kat bar sitting in the cup holder of his unlocked car- and came back to find a hand scrawled note from the thief who stole his Kit Kat.
Kit Kat became aware of Hunter's loss and offered their support in his time of need:
It seems like Homer is constantly getting his family caught up in fantastic situations beyond their control, and for some reason all of the freakiest and most far out stuff happens in Springfield on a weekly basis. But considering how often the Simpsons are able to make it out of said situations it might be good that they decided to stay in Springfield instead of moving to Shelbyville many years ago. Take the time that chunk of meteor landed in the Quik-E-Mart parking lot for instance- if the Simpsons hadn't been there to absorb all that radiation they never would have inexplicably gained super powers, and little Maggie would have taken over the town...Marge, you've done a marvelous job of raising that one up right!
Be adventurous with your geeky wardrobe, add this Springtastic 5 t-shirt by CoDDesigns to your collection and it'll become four times more fun to get dressed!
Most trainee cops don't like to announce they're becoming a law enforcement officer when they're off duty, in case the bad guys decide to take out their frustrations on the rookie. But it ain't that easy to become a Street Judge, and since you have to be hard as nails and tough as a ten cent steak to even begin Judge training you kinda hope perps give you flack so you can hit 'em right back. And yet stupid criminals never learn, and they think their years of fighting and rioting in the streets will make them more than a match for a trainee Judge, which is why the Iso-Cubes are so full and most perps are lucky if they're in the criminal business for more than a month!
Show the world what you're made of with this Street Judge Trainee t-shirt by adho1982, it's the fun and geeky way to show love for your favorite sci-fi cop.
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All who enter the realm of Kombat face horrific fatalities at the hands, or tongues as the case may be, of their enemies. Oh yeah, and everyone is everyone else's enemy in the Kombat realm. Why is that realm so violent? Because it's where everyone in Video Game Land goes to settle scores and prove they're more than mere mortals by battling for keeps in the pits. Digital beings don't go to the Kombat realm to act civilized and fight fairly- they go there to take extra lives and humiliate their opponent by reducing their score to zero. So I guess we now know how Yoshi feels about Toad!
Fight the forces of boring fashion with this Mario Kombat II t-shirt by Harebrained Design, it's a fierce way to show love for your two favorite game worlds at the same time!
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Gamers are a lot like Goonies- we stick together through thick, thin and wave after wave of enemy attack, all the while seeking adventure and a little treasure as we explore uncharted terrain together. That's why gamers are such a proud bunch- we know we're part of a community that grew up on Super Mario and Sonic then moved on to GTA and Halo. We have faced overwhelming odds and won, and that's why gamers never say die!
Pledge your allegiance to video games with this Gamers Never Say Die t-shirt by machmigo, it's a banner you'll be proud to wear and one that will get you lots of love from your fellow gamers.
Sleigh bells ring, and dredels spin, people say Shalom! while standing under mistletoe singing Feliz Navidad. It's a brave new world of holiday fun, where all celebrations are welcome and mixing and matching is encouraged. We're all looking to celebrate with our friends and family, so what's in a name? We should just start with Halloween and work our way straight into the New Year together, having holiday fun as one instead of bickering over whose holy power is more super or whose holiday is more special. This year let's start teaming up and making the holidays a superheroic good time to be had by all! It's either that or Krampus wins...
Get geared up for an epic holiday season with this Hero Holidays - Xmas, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Solstice... t-shirt by Captain RibMan, and make sure you have all the holiday bases covered!
Lupin is an extremely skilled individual, with a particularly thief-y skills that help him get any job done, but his best skill by far is his "escape the bondage of tight fitting clothing" trick. This trick allows him to slip away from enemies, avoid arrest, and allows him to be ready for action at a moment's notice should he find himself alone with a beautiful girl. It's no wonder they call Lupin the III the world's number one thief- he gets away with stealing whatever he wants, including a young lady's heart!
Wear your love of Lupin III on your chest with this Lupin Best Skill t-shirt by Fra Stiller, it's a surprisingly awesome design!
There was no way of knowing what the 12th incarnation of The Doctor would look like, or rather who he would look like, but apparently Time Lords are fans of the British TV series Skins because they chose Capaldi as their inspiration. Since two Capaldis cannot exist simultaneously in this timeline the original has been put into stasis until the time comes for The Doctor to reincarnate once again, but don't worry- he's having the wildest dreams about Zygons, electric guitars and...vikings?!
Spell out your love for the new Time Lord on the block with this Capaldi The 12th Doctor t-shirt by Robotic Ewe, and take Capaldi with you wherever you go!
Food fans naturally freaked out when they saw this Food Network video showing Chopped judge and chef Marc Murphy digging in to the amazing Pizza Pot Pie at the Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. back in 2011.
Since then the video has gone viral multiple times, making millions of foodies wish they could sink their teeth into this overstuffed treat without having to take a trip out to Chi-Town.
So the Food Network Kitchen came up with a recipe we can make at home, and while the photo they chose doesn't look so hot the recipe sounds delicious with plenty of room for customization and improvement.
As if you needed another reason to dislike the Islamic State here's another- ISIS regularly enslaves people (mostly women) and uses them for everything from free labor to sex work.
This isn't exactly a dirty little secret, nor does ISIS really want the world to know they're actively taking slaves lest this ugly truth strain their allegiances.
But information is power, and former ISIS slave turned human rights activist Lamiya Aji Bashar wants to share her story of survival with the world so those who oppose the IS know what they're fighting for.
Lamiya is now starting her life over in Europe, and she has been jointly nominated for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought along with fellow Yazidi human rights activist and former IS slave Nadia Murad.
Nadia and Lamiya risked their lives to escap from ISIS, and they're still placing themselves at risk by sharing the plight of the Yazidi people with the world. But sometimes all it takes is one brave soul willing to speak out to give others the courage and motivation to take action.
Capital city relocation isn't as uncommon as you'd think, but when a country chooses to relocate the capital to what many have described as a "ghost town" it makes you wonder what's really going on.
In 2006 the government of Myanmar chose to officially change the country's capital city from Yangon to Naypyidaw, but apparently the people of Myanmar didn't get the memo.
Yangon is still the largest city in the country, with around 6 million citizens, while the government claims the population of Naypyidaw is just shy of a million. These photos taken in the capital seem to indicate otherwise.
No matter the time of day Naypyidaw's massive roadways and walkways are virtually devoid of human life, and yet the workers head out every day to do their job, making the whole Naypyidaw scene that much more surreal.
Console classics like Portal, Journey, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes made the list, as well as indie games like Virginia, Gone Home and Firewatch that push the boundaries of video game-based storytelling.
If you live with an anxious pet then you know how annoying those whiny, nervous and pacey little punks can be every time they hear scary noises, and how hard it can be to get them to relax.
You could get your vet to prescribe something, or buy a thunder shirt and some ear muffs, but who wants to buy more overpriced pet junk that may not work or turn their pet into a prescription drug addict?
Instead, let David Tennant calm your pet's scared and anxious soul with his wonderfully soothing voice, as he narrates the new pet film series by British insurance company More Than:
Pet behaviourist Karen Wild and vet Robert White-Adams (with a little help from David Tennant) talk about the science behind the first films for cats and dogs designed to help calm them around fireworks and loud noises.
Food challenges have made eating enough a mountain of food into a sport, and those who make it their mission to tackle challenges wherever they go have to physically train their bodies to handle the feasting.
As food challenges become more popular the restaurants putting out the challenges keep raising the bar, so only the mightiest of appetites will stand a chance of winning.
This is the Kitchen Sink challenge from the San Francisco Creamery Co., which consists of eight scoops of ice cream, eight topping servings, whip cream mounds, three sliced bananas, chopped almonds and maraschino cherries.
Eat it all in 30 minutes and you win free ice cream for a year, but you'll probably need surgery to repair the damaging effects of brain freeze.