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Celebrities Read Tweets About Themselves


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To celebrate Twitters 6th anniversary, Jimmy Kimmel asked celebrities to read actual Tweets they've received, and it will come as no surprise that they're mostly hurtful and offensive.

Celebrities, like bloggers, really do have feelings folks, and apparently they get to sift through all sorts of mean spirited comments every day just like we do. Thanks Twitter!

--via The Daily What

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The Delightfully Strange Sculptures Of Littlewhitehead



The artistic duo known as Littlewhitehead have some strange thoughts behind the sculptures in their collections. Their unique view of the world is darkly comical, which only adds to the disturbing nature of what each piece has to say to the viewer.

I've subtitled the above image "I've fallen and I can't reach my juice box", but the piece is actually called "We're all going to lose", which is kind of like a kick to the face of any whimsical ideas you may have had about the piece.

You can check out more of Littlewhitehead's sculptural oddities at the Beautiful/Decay link below, along with a rather insightful video where the duo discuss "various pieces and their creative process". I'm just glad they don't use real people in any of their works.

Link  --via Beautiful/Decay

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Wonderful Animated Short-"Childhood Of A Circle"


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Childhood of a Circle is a whimsical animated short that will take you back to the wonder years of childhood. Created by French animator Kadavre Exquis, who also had a hand in creating the original soundtrack, Childhood of a Circle is a rare gem among modern animated shorts. With a soothing narrator, painterly backgrounds and a simplistic animation style, it's timeless fun for kids and grown folks alike.

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Smithsonian Showcases The Art Of Video Games


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Video games are finally being recognized as an art form, and the Smithsonian is celebrating with their Art of Video Games exhibit, featuring a staggering assortment of games both arcade and console, classic and cutting edge.

The exhibit will be featured at the Smithsonian American Art Museum until September 30th, when it will begin a 10-stop nationwide tour. If the exhibit comes to my town I might actually have a reason to leave the house, yaay!

Link  --via Geekosystem

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Architect Proposes Building 30-Story Skyscraper Out Of Wood



The seemingly radical idea of building a skyscraper out of wood is not so strange after all, as architect Michael Green is quick to point out, because of two main advantages wood has over concrete and steel-it's eco-friendly and cost effective. Here's more on Vancouver's Tallwood project:
‘Tallwood’ would be made of large panels of ‘laminated strand lumber’—a composite made by gluing together strands of wood.

Trees are a renewable resource, and they help to reduce air pollution. Sourcing from sustainably-managed forests could be deemed more environmentally sensitive, according to CNN.

Unlike concrete—which produces about 6-9kg of carbon dioxide for every 10kg of concrete—wood sucks carbon out of the atmosphere.

And contrary to popular belief, wood actually is quite fire-resistant.

“It may sound counter-intuitive, but performing well in a fire is something inherent in large pieces of wood, that’s why in forest fires the trees that survive are the largest ones,” Green said.

I don't know why, but the preliminary photos of this project remind me of the tabletop game Jenga...

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Bollywood Version Of Assassin's Creed


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This video shows Bollywood's take on the Assassin's Creed video game franchise, and the assassin in this version is unstealthy and a bit clumsy, until he remembers that he's a badass and starts kicking some tail.

If you discover that this vid floats your boat, check out the rest of the four part series, they're bloody good!

--via ComicsAlliance

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Universal Construction Kit Is A Building Toy Dream Come True



The Free Universal Construction Kit is an innovative new product that lets you combine pieces of building toys such as LEGO, K'Nex, Tinkertoys, Zoob, Duplo, etc., thereby allowing your creative mind to run free.

Even better than the rock solid design of the adapters is the fact that the Universal Construction Kit is free to download and print via 3d printer. I'm not sure how much 3d printing costs, but the pieces are pretty tiny so it shouldn't be too expensive, right? *sheepish grin*

Link  --via Geekologie

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Gag Me With A Toon Art Exhibition



Gag Me With A Toon is a fun art exhibition celebrating its fourth year in Los Angeles as a showcase for artworks which cast a new light on some familiar fictional faces.

With works ranging from kooky (image above: Captain Planet Is A Doucher) to seriously cool (Dan Quintana's 80s inspired take on Cheetara from Thundercats), make your way to the WWA Gallery in Culver City now until April 14th if you want to see these pop culture oddities in person.

Link  --via DesignTAXI

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Thomas Kuebler-Sculptor Of The Bizarre



Thomas Kuebler has some serious sculpting skills, and his life size sculptures are so eerily realistic that they appear to be sizing you up, waiting for the perfect opportunity to spring to life and make you jump right out of your skin.

With gallery categories like Monsters & Madmen and Beggars & Freaks, this is one fantastic menagerie of figures that won't leave you looking for a refund. Take your eyes on a tour of Thomas' gallery pages at the link below, if you dare...

Link   --image via Tom Kuebler's gallery page

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The Itchy And Scratchy Supercut


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One thing I love about the interwebs is the fact that people are always posting their own custom compilation videos for us all to enjoy.

This time around it's a supercut of Itchy and Scratchy, the bloody cat and mouse duo from The Simpsons. Enjoy this over 48 minute long homage to slapstick comedy and extreme cartoon violence, thanks to YouTube user MrBestDeni!

--via Best Week Ever

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Darth Knight Custom Action Figure Is All Kinds Of Awesome



Custom modeler John Harmon was inspired by Malmey Studios' Darth Vader/Batman Armor crossover costume when he created this custom hybrid action figure. Here's how the two figures became one:
Darth Knight has been using the body from a Dark Knight Movie Masters Batman figure, and the head, lightsaber, chest plate, and other pieces from a Star Wars Transformers Darth Vader action figure.

I transplanted the ears from the Batman head onto the Darth Vader head, and sculpted over them to blend them in with the sculpt of Vader’s helmet. He features a paint job that really helps him stand out as his own concept, with silver accents, and other various parts painted in flat and gloss black.

He has extra Darth Vader pieces attached to his belt, his chest plate has been implanted into Batman’s torso (and he still retains full ab crunch movement!), and his legs have been sculpted over with rectangular plates. He also features the classic Darth Vader waist cloak made from a sheet of vinyl. He comes with his lightsaber as well (or light baton if you wish for him to be as non-lethal as the real caped crusader).

Does this incarnation of the Caped Crusader still fight crime, or has he embraced the dark side and joined the ranks of Gotham City's criminal elite?

Link  --via Nerd Approved

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Bunny Licker Is One Adorable Animal Video


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Nothing is cuter than bunny love, and here's the video that proves it. Now, if we can get these little guys to crap Cadbury Eggs we've got some superstar talent in on our hands.

Hoppiness is a warm tongue and two long front teeth, and while this video is extremely short (and a few years old) it still makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Or maybe I've had one too many cocktails this evening....

--via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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Fred Rogers Emmy Acceptance Speech From 1997


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As we close out the Mr. Fred Rogers birthday celebration that is taking place in my head, here's a clip of the man, the myth, the best friend to children and puppet kings everywhere, humbly accepting a Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmy Award in 1997. *sniff* I promised myself that I wouldn't cry...

--via Best Week Ever

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Teenage Metal Ninja Turtles Theme


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This video is dedicated to those TMNT fans who are still reeling from the nausea caused by Michael Bay's announcement that the Mutant Ninjas will instead be cast as edgy aliens in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles motion picture reboot.

YouTube user TheHumanTim has arrived, and just in the nick of time, with his heavy metal version of the classic TV show theme song. I'm off to drown my sorrows in some pizza and sewer skateboarding. Kowabunga indeed...

--via Topless Robot

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Laser Cut Omni Tool From Mass Effect Series



Did you spend the last two weeks playing Mass Effect 3 only to find nothing but bitter disappointment and frustration at the end of the game?

Well, hope is at hand when you strap this laser cut Omni Tool replica/cosplay accessory on your arm and create your own Mass Effect themed adventures all over town! A Laser resistant shield is not included, but at least you won't be accepting Commander Shepard's fate lying down.

Link  --via Geekologie

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Apocalyptic Animated Short-RUIN


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The animated short "Ruin" by Wes Ball and Oddball Animation is merely a sample segment from a full length feature they'd like to produce, but it works just as well in this abbreviated yet action packed form, so strap your eyes on and enjoy the ride.

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The High Fiving Shark



This is the photo that proves just how cool Shark Diving magazine editor Eli Martinez really is. He's so cool, in fact, that sharks come from miles around just to give him a high fin five. Either that, or this particular shark likes to play with his food before he eats.

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Super Best Friends Forever Are Super Cute


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These animated cuties are part of the DC Nation animation block on Cartoon Network, and by the look of them they should be hanging out with the Powerpuff Girls, busting heads and batting their lashes. The DC Nation block airs Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network, check it out and get your weekly animated superfolks fix.

--via ComicsAlliance

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Battle Of The Batmobiles

 


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In the first episode of Machinima's new geek-tacular webseries Super Power Beat Down, the original TV Batmobile from the 60s TV show is set against the 1989 Tim Burton version in a drag race with some rather surprising results.

If you want to skip the chatter and get straight to the racing, jump ahead to around 7:45 and start your engines!

--via Nerd Bastards

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Doodles By Ronald Reagan



Here's a page of doodles which were drawn by Ronald Reagan as he sat beside Margaret Thatcher in 1981 at the G7 Summit in Ottawa.

From the look of these crude renderings it's a good thing that Ronnie had a day job, and movie star status to fall back on, because he certainly wasn't going to make a splash in the art world.

Still, I'd like to know who the cute little pipe smoking man on the bottom left is supposed to be, and is that center right drawing a self portrait?

--via Boing Boing

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A Yacht That Can Make Short Trips Across Land



This innovative new vehicle is called The Iguana-a sea and land vehicle that will not only make boating  a blast but also much more convenient. Here's more about this amphibious yacht:
The Iguana is a seaworthy boat even in rough seas, a fast boat (40 knots), a high quality good looking boat, a boat capable of traveling short distances on dry land across unstable land, at a low speed, but without the necessity to drive on roads, in the end, a boat easy to live with, both with family and friends.

The Iguana looks like a fun way to go from sea to land in a flash, just watch where you're going if you hit the beach during spring break, or you might make a bloody mess of some drunken co-eds.

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Custom Predator Helmet With Built-In Targeting Laser



It's safe to say that this is one of the most epic pieces of cosplay gear I've ever seen: a custom made Bone Hunter Primal Elder Predator helmet, complete with built-in tri-dot laser sight and a bad attitude.

This incredibly detailed helmet was made by Mike Loh, and if you can scrape up a mere $1050 this one-of-a-kind creation can be yours and yours alone, matching costume and alien dreadlocks not included.

Link  --via Obvious Winner

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"The Duel"-A Stop Motion LEGO Action Short


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If you've ever wondered what a LEGO person looks like when it's cut in half, then check out this stop motion short "The Duel", which reveals what toys are up to when we're not around to stop all the plastic-on-plastic violence. Can't our toys just get along?

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The Digital Wonderlands Of Vinicius Costa



Digital artist Vinicius Costa creates some spectacularly colorful art works with his computer, hallucinogenic snapshots of worlds which are full of vibrant life and impossible landscapes.

The digital worlds that Vinicius creates are meant to be whimsical fairytale wonderlands, not reproductions of reality, and the brilliant color palette he has chosen perfectly suits the surreal nature of these worlds. Take your eyes on a tour of Vinicius' virtual worlds at the link below, they're well worth the trip.

Link  --via Beautiful/Decay

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Newest Henson Project Deals With Puppet Homicide



This is the first concept art released for Brian Henson's latest movie project "The Happytime Murders", a noir thriller with a partially puppet cast and an adult edge. Here's the blurb:
In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop, Phil Phillips, is hot on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of the famous 80s television show, "The Happytime Gang." As the killings continue, Phil's former flame, Jenny, is next on the list. It's up to Phil and his ex-partner, Detective Edwards, to find the culprit, but as bad blood and old resentments resurface the clues start pointing to the only viable suspect, Phil himself. Now he's on the run with only his wits and hard headed determination, as he tries to solve, "The Happytime Murders."

As you may know, Brian and Cheryl Henson have been carrying on in their father's footsteps, creating projects full of puppet magic that have become a bit more adult in terms of subject matter over the years.

"The Happytime Murders" project has been seen as impossible to produce by some critics because of it's adult subject matter, but I think condemning the project because "puppets are for kids" is simply restricting an art form which has proven it can appeal to adults as well as children. The film is currently in the pre-production stage, so no word yet on when it will be released.

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A Bow Tie For Every Occasion



Who says wearing a bow tie means looking all stuffy and boring? With one of these whimsical creations strapped to your neck you'll be the life of any party, gala or soiree without compromising your individual sense of style for the sake of a  formal dress code.

Created by New York based artist Nicholas Tee Ruiz, these fun incarnations of the bow tie come in 11 different styles to suit nearly any occasion. So don't be afraid of what your bow tie says about you, because these kooky little numbers say FUN!

Link  --via DesignTAXI

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"The Chase" Is One Good Looking Animated Short


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This slick, action packed animated short by Philippe Gamer and Space Patrol Studio is called "The Chase", and it will keep your eyes glued to the screen until the very end, when the whole thing makes a U-turn into the realm of the comically surreal.

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Get A Vasectomy, Score A Free Pizza


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What's the easiest way to score a free pizza in Hyannis, Massachusetts? Why, by getting a vasectomy, of course!

The old "free pizza can sell anything" routine has finally hit rock bottom, thanks to the Urology Associates of Cape Cod, who are offering up a snip and a slice which are ready whenever you've given up all hope of ever having kids or dieting.

To add further insult to injury, they suggest that the topping of choice should be meatballs. Low blow doc, low blow.

--via The Daily What

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Paintings That Depict The Wonderful World Of LEGO



These paintings by Aurelie Montfrond are like visualizations of what goes on inside a child's mind as they play with their LEGO sets, the figures embarking on a grand adventure both simple in scope and brilliantly colored.

Terrain is simplified, elements are distorted, and yet there is a clarity of focus which showcases the figures, and the props they're interacting with, as the most important part of each scene.

They're so delightfully minimal that you can't help but feel like a kid again as you peruse the images, reminiscing about playtimes past.

Link  --via DesignTAXI

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Bebop And Rocksteady Hit The Town



This impressive act of cosplay-osity features a very fuzzy Bebop and a rather imposing Rocksteady lurking around town, ready to bust some turtle shells.

Are these guys going to a pro costume party, or do they work for a TMNT themed singing telegram company? Either way, Ninja Turtles need not apply, for this party is clearly all about the bad guys.

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