Installation artist and mad scientist Revital Cohen came up with a rather kooky idea for her latest work entitled The Immortal-connect a bunch of life support machines together so that they will keep each other alive ad infinitum.
Why, you may ask, would she do such a thing? "The Immortal investigates human dependence on electronics, the desire to make machines replicate organisms and our perception of anatomy as reflected by biomedical engineering."
You can see a video of the machines in action at the Beautiful/Decay link below. I wonder how much her HMO is charging her to use this array of machines?
Link --via Beautiful/Decay
Miniature horse fans rejoice! Thanks to a Senate vote, miniature horses have now been approved for use as service animals in the state of Illinois.
Here's why mini horses make awesome guides:
According to the Guide Horse Foundation, miniature horses can be useful for people with severe allergies or phobias to dogs, or people who want an animal likely to live longer than a dog. The horses are strong enough to provide support when handlers need to lean on them, and they are not easily distracted by crowds.
So, the next time you see a mini horse on a leash, sporting a fashionable vest and some oh-so-cute little shoes, don't panic!
They're here to help, and they're not just in it for the free carrots.
Link --via TDW
I don't consider thick black liquid to be a tantalizing beverage option, unless it comes in a shot glass and contains about forty percent alcohol, but Blk Beverages Black Spring Water claims to be more refreshing than drinking a bottle of ink.
It doesn't get you drunk, it gets you vitaminized, so here's the scoop straight from the source of the darkness:
Blk Beverages Black Spring Water's proprietary blend of Fulvic Minerals (a derivative of plant matter) are mined from a 70 million year old source deep within the earth. Naturally black in color, Blk Beverages Spring Water's formula binds to the molecules of Blk Beverages pure Canadian Spring Water turning it naturally black, with no artificial dyes, coloring, or additives. Fulvic Minerals are critical in growth of plant life, helping the transportation and absorption of nutrients. Fulvic Mineral's small molecular structure allows for the fast absorption of over 77 different trace minerals and elements, powerful electrolytes, antioxidants, and free radical scavengers.
Nothing like some free radical scavengers to quench your thirst. Mmmmmmmm!
Link --via Super Punch
This heavenly rainbow of kernels is from a variety of corn known as Glass Gem Corn, and it looks like it would make the most fun batch of candy corn ever!
This unusual variety is grown by "Seeds Trust, a family seed company, got the seeds for glass gem corn from Greg Schoen who got his seeds from his "corn-teacher", Carl Barnes, an 80ish year old part-Cherokee man, in Oklahoma."
I can't help but wonder if this corn tastes as good as it looks? Either way, it would make the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner table decoration, or string them up at your next farm themed rave and watch everyone in attendance trip out on the colors.
This cat has a serious love-hate relationship with his owners. One minute they're petting his belly and feeding him cans of Fancy Feast and the next they're shaving his fur to make him look like a mock Stegosaurus.
Clearly he had someone take this photo for him as a cry for help, so it should be turned over to the ASPCA immediately!
Kiddies-this is what catnip addiction can lead to, so keep your fur clean and just say no!
Spoiler alert: the chins talk about something that happens within the first ten minutes of the film, so if you're worried about going in to see the movie without knowing anything about it don't watch. Otherwise, enjoy the
--via Best Week Ever
If you know and love the Back To The Future trilogy, but you've never understood how they filmed the hoverboard scene, or made a Delorean fly through the air, then this set of behind the scene photos might help.
Some are candid portraits, others show the crew hard at work getting the shot to look just right, and they all show the cast and crew having a genuinely good time filming the iconic trilogy.
And with 65 pics in this collection, it's nerd-stalgia at its finest!
Link --via Geek Tyrant
Well, ROFLCon 2012 went off without a hitch on May 4th and 5th in Cambridge, Massachusetts so the interwebs is safe for another year.
Double Nyan Cat rainbows were spotted in the sky, cat breading and LOLz were enjoyed by all in attendance, and Rage Faces Mountain became a popular tourist destination.
The future of internet humor rests squarely in the hands of these fantastically funny people, and Scott Beale from Laughing Squid has the pictures to prove it. ROFL on and on!
Link --via Laughing Squid
The team behind Apocalypse Pizza Video are hoping to turn their project into a feature film, and by the look of this trailer it could be a lot of fun to watch! (NSFWish due to coarse language and humor)
--via Nerd Bastards
Show your fellow cosplayers that you mean business with this DIY Gears Of War replica shotgun, which lets you load actual shells and scare the crap out of anyone suckered in to believing it actually fires live ammo.
Built by Mike Iverson of Blind Squirrel Props, the end result is stunningly realistic, and Mike was kind enough to include exhaustive step by step photos of the process, and basic plans so you can build one of these bad boys for yourself.
Now that's one good looking boomstick!
Link --via Nerd Approved
I can think of no better way to celebrate the life of a ballerina who has bitten the dust than burying her in a coffin shaped like a ballet slipper.
That way, when her body is exhumed by our alien overlords in the future, they'll immediately know her skillset, and can therefore properly employ her re-animated corpse based on her talents.
It's safe to say that not all passions should be commemorated in coffin form, I mean, who would want to be buried in a giant My Little Pony, or a casket shaped like a giant turkey baster?
Hollywood-if you're looking for the next Superman, you've found him!
The turret is so sweet that it even has a soothing voice recording, which lures you out of hiding so it can blast you with laser guided NERF missiles.
This guy has a long career ahead of him in either animatronics or engineering weapons for the military, but for now he has the ultimate home defense system at his disposal, that is once he upgrades to live rounds!
In the midst of Avengers mania we lost a seminal talent in children's literature-Maurice Sendak, so DeviantARTist AgarthanGuide decided to pay tribute in a manner most befitting an ubergeek-by turning the Avengers into a parade of Wild Things!
I like that Black Widow is waving a banner that says "Shield!", and all the detail that went into this piece, but where are the Hulk's pants?
Link --via GeekTyrant
This animated short delivers plenty of laughs, and the style reminds me of the video game series Alien Hominid, so it's a win-win for cartoon fanatics like me!
If you enjoyed this short then head over to the StarArena YouTube page and check out the other animated mayhem they have to offer, it's a good waste of time!
It's fun to watch, and genuinely heartwarming despite the fact that they clearly practiced the routine quite a few times before the show. Next stop-America's Got Talent!
--via Stuff I Stole From The Internet
If you're having trouble getting around on your own these days, why not take a tip from Star Wars and get this sweet AT-AT styled walker?
It will make you the geekiest resident at the senior center, and a big hit with the Leias at bingo night. Cool hydraulic sound effects not included.
Link --via Geek Tyrant
A byproduct of Bleedingcool's Patrick Willems relocating to the Big Apple, this fan film is as much a tribute to the city as it is a couple of geeks hamming it up on camera and re-enacting scenes from the film.
And they even have their own official tour musician, so if you're a fan of the film you're probably going to get a kick out of this vid. If not, expect a visit from Slimer while you sleep.
--via Nerd Bastards
This clip from the upcoming Dragon Age animated series by Funimation looks pretty cool, but I don't know how I feel about the cheesy spell casting sound effects, or how easy they make it look to defeat a dragon.
But if it stays dark, bloody and full of action then I'm on board.
--via Topless Robot
The Avengers are such an iconic team of superheroes that it seems fitting for them to be celebrated by working them into an iconic painting.
Argentinian artist Julian Totino Tedesco shows his love for the classics and comic books with his piece The Birth Of Black Widow, which is based on Botticelli's masterpiece The Birth Of Venus and was used as the alternate cover art for Fantastic Four #17.
Venus is cool and all, but Black Widow has a much higher body count, and a skin tight black suit to match.
Link --via JazJaz
These sea creature shaped pancakes put the mmm in nom nom nom, and they're so cool looking it's a shame somebody gobbled them all up!
They are featured by N. Shields on the art of breakfast foods site Saipancakes, where you can drool over many more works of pancake art, including a fun series based on mythological beasts.
Link --via Obvious Winner
Artist Mia Pearlman creates some unique and interesting installations in the form of swirling paper tornadoes, which look far less dangerous than the real thing yet are far more likely to paper cut you to smithereens.
Capturing the feeling of turbulent motion and the random shapes found in a funnel cloud, Mia's massive cut paper artworks fill the room with a sense of wonder and probably look really neat when a light breeze sweeps through.
Link --via Beautiful/Decay
And the way Peter inserts himself into the video doesn't help reduce the creepy factor. My favorite line-"will my foot hurt when I kick the bucket?"
--via Best Week Ever
Show Mom your nerdy side by sending her one of these comic book inspired Mother's Day cards, she might not get the reference but I'm sure she'll appreciate the gesture!
Some of these cards are a bit maudlin, but considering that a parent's death is often what spurs a hero into action their darkly comedic tone makes perfect sense.
So, show your mother what a geeky sense of humor you have with these silly superhero cards, but avoid the ones that refer to her as "crappy" or "in Hell" unless she has an amazing sense of humor!
He calls it the Post Imperial Shaker, and it's the most difficult way to serve up a martini, James Bond style-shaken, not stirred.
In fact, it kind of looks like something a mad villain would build in order to lure 007 into his lair, then WHAMMO! Cue the sharks armed with lasers!
--via Laughing Squid
Fashion design company Romance Was Born unveiled their new line during Australian Fashion Week, and it's a truly heroic effort!
Wearing their love of comic books on their sleeves, RWB's super powered line actually looks pretty cool, aside from a few ridiculous pieces (see:shirt dress with drawn on pecs and six pack abs).
It appears that they've chosen to refrain from designing fantastically inspired yet unwearable clothing, and have instead created styles that even people who don't care about comic books can get into.
Link --via Comics Alliance
Of course it never hurts to have players in your trio that are extremely talented and willing to wear paper costume accessories in the name of showmanship. This song makes me want to jump for joy!
How do you make a tough little critter like Pikachu even tougher? Add Gundam technology and watch him soar!
This mecha enhanced version of the pint sized furry lightning generator is probably illegal to use in most battle arenas, but when Team Rocket comes to town you'll be glad Gundamchu is on your side.
Okay, I have to get my hands on one of these awesome whiteboard shirts! However, I'm guessing it's pretty hard to draw upside down, at least until your brain gets used to it.
Become a master like Phil Hansen, who quickly sketches 38 different portraits of cinematic badasses on his shirt, and you too can have the fame and critical acclaim afforded to those who keep the interwebs entertained. Yay for creativity!
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