Mr. T is part tough guy, part motivational speaker and all larger-than-life, and even though he has played some iconic roles during his thirty plus years in showbiz he simply hasn’t been in enough stuff.
Maybe it’s his immutable style, or his gruff method of delivering lines, but whatever the reason Mr. T is a hard hire for projects with scripts sadly missing the stage direction “Mr. T enters and talks about pitying fools".
Nintendo has created their own signature brand of strange during their thirty plus years in the video game business, and yet even they have cancelled games because they were just too strange to sell.
Games like Donkey Kong's Fun With Music and Super Mario Spikers had all the right faces, and yet they didn't properly fit into the mainstream Nintendo universe, deemed too weird to sell.
And then there's Mike Tyson's Intergalactic Power Punch, a game that sounds like a great follow up on paper but actually stunk worse than Venusian slime when playtested. It's a shame Intergalactic Power Punch never got off the ground, because we finally could have played as Tyson!
Fans of The Simpsons are a dedicated bunch, which isn't surprising since many of us grew up watching wacky stuff happen on the mean streets of Springfield. As fans grow up they look for more adult ways to express their love of that colorful cartoon show, and the most popular adult way to show love for The Simpsons is with a totally boss tattoo!
Some feel that sporting a sexy Milhouse tattoo on their calf will totally change their life
And a tattoo of stunt triking Homer will inspire all who see your ink
And if you're a cartoon loving badass you might as well get a killer Sideshow Bob tattoo
All of these amazing Simpsonian tattoos and many, many more can be found at an Instagram account called The Simpsons Tattoo, where the tattoo ink flows like cartoon blood and the collection seems to grow by the day.
Americans find Canadians fascinating in many ways, and even though our neighbors to the north are way more like us than many ‘Mericans would like to admit we're fascinated by the differences in our cultures.
We have an undeniable fascination with Canadian slang, which many Americans are introduced to by TV shows like The Kids In The Halland SCTV, and the most Canadian movie ever made, Strange Brew.
Bob and Doug taught us when to use words like “hoser” and “beauty”, and to follow up most sentences with “eh?!”, but most Canadian slang eludes Americans because we don’t hear it on a daily basis.
Howl separated himself from human society long ago, and yet he still exists in our world, his strange castle moving across the country still constantly forced to contend with civilization. Most people find the structure strange, and avoid Howl's marvelous monstrosity like the plague, but those who have the nerve and are actually curious enough to see what lies inside the structure are greeted with a wonderland of imagination and magical delight that make the outside world seem like an extremely mundane place to live.
Bring some anime inspired imagination to your geeky wardrobe with this Howl's Moving Castle t-shirt by Coconut_Design, it's bold and geeky just like your favorite animated Ghibli films!
Pirates Of The Caribbean is one of Disneyland's most popular rides, and even though the story inside the ride has been whitewashed and given a Depp makeover in recent years it's still a fan favorite.
Walt Disney personally supervised the creation of the ride to ensure everything looked and felt right, but he originally intended for Pirates to be a wax museum type attraction.
The animatronics in It's A Small World and Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln were such a big hit at the 1964 World's Fair that Disney changed gears and made Pirates the animatronic heavy ride it is today.
Walt changed his mind about the Blue Bayou restaurant as well- it was originally going to include pirate themed dinner theater performances, which he cancelled after one dress rehearsal.
Attack On Titan is one of the most deliciously dark anime series ever created, and fans of the show have been creating mashups and parodies based on the show’s epic theme song since well before it made its way to the U.S.
Some simply added the theme song to a preexisting video and created a unique mashup, while others created their own brand of awesomeness to fit the song, an original creation that visually captures the spirit of the show:
Studio 54 made a name for itself by being the kind of place where anything goes, and the trendy New York nightclub was known for playing host to some of the most famous faces of the day.
These people didn’t necessarily want their picture taken while partaking of all the fun Studio 54 had to offer, but there were artists and photographers present who blended right in with the club’s star studded clientele.
One shutterbug who totally dug that Studio 54 vibe was named Hasse Persson, and he was there to capture it all and document the club's microcosm of reality. Unfortunately Hasse’s photos were never published and therefore never shared with the curious world...until now.
Max Strom's new book Studio 54 features never before published photographs by Hasse Persson, images that immortalize some of the amazingly rare moments that took place at Studio 54, like Andy Warhol acting like a goofball!
Disney Studios have been busy creating live action adaptations of their most beloved animated features, and they’ll continue to do so until movies no longer exist or they run out of money, whichever comes first.
We know live action adaptation of the films that star humanoid characters are coming, such as Snow White and Peter Pan, but what about the animated features with an animal protagonist? How would Disney’s live action adaptation of an animal flick like Bambi play out?
The Uchiha Clan made a name for themselves by battling their way to the top with a grace and beauty not seen in most clans. Of course, their mastery over the Great Fireball skill didn't hurt their standing, but in the end it wasn't enough to keep Uchiha alive. It seems beauty is a fleeting thing, even among the timeless shinobi, and the best thing a clan can do to retain their dignity is know when to gracefully bow out of the game...
Bring some anime color to your geeky wardrobe with this Beauty With A Vengeance t-shirt by xKireiDesigns, it's the perfect attire for a day on the town or an afternoon spent watching Naruto!
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Pixelated invaders from space started coming down in rows, launching rectangular laser beams at the Earth and breaking our stuff to an 8-bit beat. The Bit Wars had begun, and now it fell to Earth's mightiest heroes to defend the planet and repel those super square space invaders. Street fighters abandoned their matches mid-round and began lending a hand wherever needed, because even though the Invaders could defend against our bullets and missiles they had no idea how to block one of Ken's mighty dragon punches!
Take the geeky tee battle back to the old school with this The Bit Wars 2.0 t-shirt by RetroGamerAddict, it's super stylish and way more fun than getting punched in the face!
When you hire Clarabelle as caller for a good old fashioned hoedown there's one instrument you know that cowgirl will be bringing along- the mighty cowbell. Clara's cowbell clangin' skills are legendary, and even though she's been asked to go on the road by everyone from Mickey to Mick Jagger Clarabelle's a country girl at heart, and she prefers to play her cowbell for her boot scooting friends and family back home on the range.
Bring some animated rhythm to your geeky wardrobe with this Cowbell t-shirt by Ellador, it's fun to wear whether you're attending a square dance or just watching classic cartoons on the couch!
There are a legion of people out there who take surveys, undergo psychological tests, record search engine rankings and transcribe audio files for a living, taking whatever job comes up on the Mechanical Turk job list.
These people are part of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing program, a place where people are paid paltry sums to complete HITs (Human Intelligence Task) and build up a feedback rep. The work is often mind numbing, and generally pays a buck or two an hour, depending on how fast you can work and how lucky you get with the queue.
Have you ever heard of the Turkers? There's about a half million of 'em online, and every day they're turking for a living.
Paget Brewster and Keith David have joined the cast, the budget is still big enough to afford plenty of the fantastic fantasy segments we’ve come to expect from the show, and Dan Harmon is back in the driver’s seat.
And speaking of Dan Harmon- do you know who got him back at the helm after that nasty dustup with the Sony execs? Jeff freakin’ Winger himself Joel McHale that’s who! Joel insisted Dan come back after a failed fourth season left everyone wishing they had Changnesia.
Some people shoot for the moon, meaning they decide to blow up the moon and become the greatest super villain in the world, but for some there's nothing better than the life of a henchman. Aside from the occasional atomic accident or beheading by Brock Samson the life of a henchman is a pretty cushy one, and you get to wear a fun costume to work every day! But before you decide to go hench heed this warning- those bros Hank and Dean are not what they seem...
Declare your allegiance to geekdom with this Hench 4 Life t-shirt by Kgullholmen, I venture it'll make your fellow fans grin with delight!
Jake uncovered a portable gaming unit one day while digging around in a particularly stinky cheese sinkhole, and since he'd always wanted a little BMO of his own he decided to take it home and see if it still worked. He took his time and cleaned it up then popped in a few batteries, and the LMO unit sprang to life. At first Finn and Jake thought little LMO might be a good addition to their adventure family, but after hearing the ABC song for the thousandth time they realized bringing him home had been a huge mistake. And then they discovered that LMO had been built without a power switch...
Bring some annoyingly cute animated color to your geeky wardrobe with this LMO t-shirt by Minilla, it's sure to tickle your fellow cartoon fans!
The Dude may live in a complicated world, and he may be surrounded by all kinds of things that would ordinarily complicate life, but he's about as simple as they come. Now that don't mean he's a dummy, no sir, that's about the opposite of what he is. Lebowski can't be explained with words, he can't be figured out that easy, and that's why he's just the guy to teach us all how to take it easy. That fella's tellin' us all to simplify, and I reckon that ain't such a bad idea after all...
Keep your wardrobe Lebowski approved with this The Dude Abides t-shirt by Spike00, it's the chillest way to show your love of the coolest movie ever made!
Marty's life was starting to feel like a waking dream, and the years he'd spent traveling through time were starting to mess with his head...and his eyesight. He began to see the world as a perfectly pixelated place, and people as a bunch of squares walking around trying to keep it together. Marty walked the streets in a daze, most definitely not feeling McFly, and then he ran into himself outside the 80s themed diner...
Head back to the low resolution future with this Pixel Paradox t-shirt by Hopography, it's totally classic!
The time for sneaking and hiding in the shadows is over, now it's time for humans, dwarves and halflings to stand together and prepare for kombat! There's a smog cloud staining the air, and a mighty rumble can be heard from deep inside Lonely Mountain, signaling the mighty dragon's will soon return. Will you become just another mortal fatality, or will you face the dragon and help FINISH HIM?!
Battle the forces of boring fashion with this Desolation t-shirt by Roxorsoxoff, it's a mighty bold way to show your love of epic fantasy and classic fighting games at the same time!
We all know that Japanese artists and designers create some of the strangest stuff on the planet, and that their creative efforts make the world a much more colorful place to live. Their whimsical and eyecatching designs seem to shine brightest when they're brought to life in toy form, and then we not only get to look at their wacky designs- we get to play with them!
Here are ten weird and wonderful toys created in the Land of the Rising Sun-
Teaching kids how to properly brush their teeth is hard since we don’t have flip top heads, and that set of plastic choppers sitting on your dentist’s desk is downright creepy, so a puppet with a full set of teeth makes sense.
But did the final product have to be so creep-tastically adorable? I don't know if I want to brush its teeth or burn it with fire!
Remember those little green soldiers who patrolled the toybox when you were a kid? Well, I think these Fat Cute Soldiers ate those little green troopers and still had room for dessert! Part social commentary, part throwback toy, the Fat Cute Soldiers are 8 kinds of awesome!
Master Chief grew tired of all the killing and planet hopping, so he decided to reexplore one of his interests from his pre-Spartan days- cooking. He took some time off and started developing recipes that all beings could appreciate, and with a little Navy funding he was ready to share his culinary skills with the universe. However, Chief is not a creative guy, so when it came to branding he simply adopted the name of an old chef from the 20th century, dubbing his brand Chief Boyardee. His food products soon made their way onto store shelves across the galaxy, and people started gobbling up Chief's pasta, until his sales took a hit due to an unexpected outbreak of Sanghelian ecoli...
Feed your need for geeky fashion with this Chief Boyardee t-shirt by Dan Capitumini, it's the tasty way to make your fellow gamers smile with delight!
It seems like people have finally stopped posting Ice Bucket Challenge videos online, and the trend appears to be truly dead, but as soon as one internet trend disappears another one pops up to take its place.
The newest trend, which hasn't caught on quite like the Ice Bucket, is the Twizzler Challenge, which calls for a couple to share a Twizzler, Lady and the Tramp style.
The Twizzler Challenge is supposed to raise awareness about autism and raise money for charities such as New York Collaborates For Autism, but it's also creating some rather creepy moments on live television.
Check out this way too closeup capture of Regis Philbin and Hoda Kotb doing some Twizzlin' on the TODAY show, is this really something you want to see before you've had your morning coffee?
If you know somebody who is thinking about taking the Twizzler Challenge and posting a video online do them, and the world, a favor and convince them to simply give to charity instead!
The war didn't take place a long, long time ago, and it all went down way closer to Earth than you'd expect, but the self proclaimed Lord of the Stars is an 80s child so he couldn't resist the urge to reenact his favorite movie poster with his new friends. A Nova corps sattelite was on the scene to capture the tableau, and the resulting image was immediately printed on posters and t-shirts for distribution throughout the galaxy. Soon the Guardians were more famous than Alien Elvis, and fans across the cosmos were clamoring to get their own Guardians Far Away t-shirt, even though they didn't get the reference...
Bring some intergalactic goodness to your geeky wardrobe with this Guardians Far Away t-shirt by BadEye, and become a force for nerd fashion!
The Jimi Hendrix song Foxy Lady is one of those iconic rock tunes that makes you wonder whether there’s an actual lady behind the reference.
Jimi was surrounded by adoring female fans in his brief yet bountiful life, but one lady in particular rocked the lives of Hendrix and many other musicians in the 1960s, and inspired many of the songs found on the album Electric Ladyland.
If you go to Ikea hoping to learn a little Swedish then you’d better grab a Swedish dictionary before you go, because many of the words used as Ikea product names appear to have nothing to do with the product itself. The rocking moose pictured above is called EKORRE, meaning squirrel, a fun reference to Rocky & Bullwinkle and the only non-WTF translation on the list.
Here’s the FNISS trash can- with a name meaning “giggles”it's guaranteed to be the most fun waste receptacle you've ever owned!
And here’s the UPPENBAR, which is the "obvious" choice for measuring out deciliters of lingonberry sauce for your Swedish meatballs!
Cuteness is a powerful thing, an irresistible force of happiness and warmth, able to thaw the frozen heart and bring a smile to the stoniest of faces. There are many grades of cuteness, but none more powerful than the utterly adorable, the cuteness that truly knows no bounds!
If you're looking to share your love of cute and spread smiles wherever you go head over to the NeatoShop, where you'll find all of the designs on this list and many, many more!
Wanna win your very own NeatoShop t-shirt? Scroll down to the bottom for more details!
Loki had come to Earth in female form far before his goody-two-shoes brother Thor, and he'd enjoyed the experience immensely. The Trickster had hidden his male body for safe keeping while he took the body of Thor's bride Lady Sif for a ride, and aside from the extra weight on his chest he felt free again, free to sow the seeds of chaos like a god reborn. Then came the day Loki was forced to give up the lovely locks and feminine mystique and return to his original form, the day Sif got to see, much to her horror, what Loki had done to her body while she was gone...
Bring some gender swapped geekiness to your wardrobe with this Lady Loki t-shirt by Medusa Dollmaker, and make your fellow fans marvel at the awesomeness of this design!
When you catch a ride on the Express make sure you hold on tight, because the new automotus mechanicus professor, a wily haired fellow named Dr. Brown, has made a few modifications. The train is now able to reach a rip roaring 88 miles per hour, and when the fluxus capacitorus are engaged the train is actually able to travel through time. Time travel may seem like an interesting diversion for students, and may entice you to skip out on your studies, but please stay aboard at all times or you may be left alone in the past, because time travel via the Express is a one way trip...
Bring the power of imagination back to your geeky wardrobe with this Back To The Castle t-shirt by The Hookshot, it will ensure your future is full of smiles from your fellow Potter heads and McFly fans!
These two are simply smashing, and they've both had their share of run ins with that moustachioed plumber Mario, but maybe they're just misunderstood. Bowser doesn't get out and around the other denizens of the Mushroom Kingdom much, so maybe he just doesn't know how to act around a princess. And Kong- well, his first name is Donkey and he wears a necktie, so it's a safe bet that's where his troubles began. One thing's for certain when it comes to these two though- they pack one heck of a punch!
Bring some gaming badness to your geeky wardrobe with this DAMAGE DEALERS t-shirt by OhHeyDJ, it's the stylish way to say "To heck with those super bros, I'm rooting for the boss!"