Japanese shonen manga mag Weekly Shonen Magazine featured the tales of Edgar Allen Poe on its pages once upon a time in 1969, and each fiendish tale was accompanied by a face meltingly cool illustration which brought the story to life in classic comic color.
The way Larry David describes Thanksgiving dinner with his family sounds more like a waking nightmare than a day of giving thanks!
Enjoy this eye-pleasingly animated version of Larry's comedic account and you may discover more reasons to be thankful for your family, and you'll discover the origin of some iconic Seinfeld characters, like good old Uncle Leo!
(May be NSFW)
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The Dover Boys at Pimento University is an obscure Merrie Melodies short by Chuck Jones that only true animation geeks would ever consider consulting when trying to decide what to wear on Halloween.
Well, these students from the School of Visual Arts in New York City have proven they are true toon geeks by dressing as the stars of this short- Tom, Dick and Larry Dover versus that sly dog Dan Backslide. We salute your creativity, geeky gentlemen!
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From the beginning, Halloween has been villified by religious fanatics and would-be political activists claiming that dressing up and trick-or-treating brings out the worst in people.
Those of us who have yet to lose our minds know that the holiday isn't to blame, and that often these anti-Halloween activists are far worse than anyone or anything related to the holiday.
Enjoy this absurd propaganda film resurrected from a VHS graveyard somewhere and see how far these haters of fun will go to warp young minds!
--via Everything Is Terrible!
Here we see Dustin Hoffman, he is a very famous movie star. Dustin likes to decorate his house for Halloween. Here he is showing off his Halloween decorations. What do you think of the ones he has chosen? He's Dustin Hoffman, and he is a very silly man!
It's a cloak, it's a hoodie, it's the kind of look that has Hobbits quaking in their fuzzy little slippers and inspires fear in the hearts of Orcs.
It's a hoodie/cloak/jacket type thingy that was inspired by the Ringwraiths in Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings trilogy, and it will allow you to play Halloween every day withouth compromising your true identity. Enshrouded in darkness, will the streets ever be safe again?
Kittehs wearing costumes are very cute, guys wearing kitty cat costumes not so much...
Although Tard the grumpy cat seems like a great costume choice there's one big problem- making a grumpy face all night will make your facial muscles really tired, and if you believe that old wive's tale your face might be stuck like that forever!
And who let the little Bieber boy out of his cage? It's hard to tell if he's going for ironic or serious, but one thing's for certain- he's not as fiercely feline as he thinks he is!
The gorgeous girls of Victoria's Secret really enjoy playing dressup, so it's no surprise that Halloween is one of their favorite holidays.
Here they are all decked out in scary sexy costumes, looking frightfully good on the one night of the year when it's okay to wear lingerie while walking around town.
Things often get out of hand on Halloween night, and people find themselves under arrest while wearing a costume in a ridiculous situation they'll regret for the rest of their lives.
Laugh along with these unfortunate Halloweenies who found themselves incarcerated without the possibility of retaining any dignity, they've been sentenced to a lifetime of being laughed at on the interwebs!
Carving a pumpkin up for Halloween can be a tedious, and messy, affair that often ruins all the fun when a child's jack-o-lantern doesn't turn out the way they wanted.
So forget all the knives and carving tools and get with the new way of carving a pumpkin- with a drill, or cookie cutter and mallet, or at very least a stencil traced with a nail.
These techniques will take away all the heartache and let you get on with the holiday fun in style, and these centerpieces will look great even on days other than Halloween!
Artist Mike Cantor uses velcro dots to create some spot on stop-animated shorts. Here's more about his video "Freckled"-
“Freckle” is a stop-animated music video, directed by visual artist and computational biologist Mike Cantor, that uses over 19,000 hand-created velcro dots to “bring to life a love song about two objects in space, orbiting and colliding, and the scales that measure their attraction.” Music for the project is by singer and MC Frontalot bassist, Brandon Patton. The video uses an original stop-animation technique which Cantor named ‘Velcro rotoscoping’ where “thousands of colorful velcro dots are arrayed like pixels onto a grid, photographed, and then superimposed one frame at a time onto live-action video.”
Try to keep it together while watching this incredible animated video, it's a ripping good time!
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Okay, turkey day is officially over so let's start playing all those beloved Christmas songs over and over again until we're driven crazy!
On second thought, let's hear versions of holiday tunes that we've never heard before, like this version of Carol of the Bells played by NBA stars bouncing balls on the hardwood.
It'll put a bounce in your step and get you ready for the most important part of the holiday season- sports!
Movember, aka when guys use charity as an excuse to grow a sad little patch of hair on their upper lips, is quickly drawing to a close, but before it goes let's explore the five most hated types of moustache.
There's the Hitler stache, Porn stache, Pube stache (as worn by Michael Cera above), Lady stache and the most hated of all- the Finger stache.
That's right folks, the Finger stache is now more hated than the Hitler stache thanks to extreme overuse on the interwebs.
Political campaigns are scary enough without people walking around looking like monsters politicians while wearing these truly horrifying politically themed Halloween masks.
If you see someone walking around with one of these masks on don't panic- simply tell them that you're registered independent, or libertarian, and they'll run away howling in terror!
Seeing a throng of zombies tearing through your neighborhood is the stuff of nightmares, but when the zombies are a bunch of racist suburbanites comedy duo Key and Peele find themselves safe as ever. Enjoy this clip from their hit Comedy Central sketch comedy show, it's dead funny!
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Most dogs aren't too keen on wearing Halloween costumes, but Maddie the Coonhound is a real ham and she loves to get dressed up and pose for photo shoots.
Here we see her trying on costumes before hitting the town for a bit of trick-or-treating, but she's having so much fun that she should forget the candy and just stay home!
Ringo, or the story of a couple who tried to revitalize their relationship but instead ruin a child, is a dark little tale about a child whose life goes from light to dark gray thanks to his self involved parental units.
The classic style of the character designs, and the depressing storyline, make this a perfect short for all the Halloweenies out there. So sad...
--via Cartoon Brew
Anyone remember the TV movie The Worst Witch, starring Fairuza Balk and Tim Curry? Well if you do then you may remember the Halloween Song as sung by Curry's character the Grand Wizard, a true holiday classic unknown to most because of TWW's relative obscurity. Watch it now, it's got Tim Curry in it and that's all you really need to know!
--via Everything Is Terrible!
Calvin and Hobbes comic strips are timeless, and the two imaginative friends seem like the type who would be extremely excited about Halloween. But for some reason only two of the ten total strips from October 31st have anything to do with Halloween, which begs the question- was Bill Watterson anti-Halloween? Nah...
Jimmy Fallon is an obvious lover of all holidays, especially Halloween as we've demonstrated here time and time again, but this time he gets to share his love of holidays with the hot and hilarious Rashida Jones and the two make especially sweet music together.
Holiday songs are old and played out, let's update them all by adding bits of modern pop songs, that'll get the kids back on board!
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Fairy tales often contain extremely dark subject matter, including murder, incest, cannibalism, black magic and suicide. However, just because the plots are grim doesn't mean the artwork can't be beautiful. Feast your eyes on these wonderful fairy tale illustrations by Nadezhda Illarionova, and behold the power of imagination.
Cartoonist R.K. Milholland reveals his love of Halloween with a witty online comic series entitled The Last Trick-Or-Treaters.
The story is about some ill fated trick-or-treaters who get more than they bargained for on Halloween night, and some wicked little children who team up with the forces of evil to spread darkness across the land.
Both of these Halloween kittehs are up to no good, but they sure look good in their getups!
Pirate kitteh says "Yarr, where's me Fancy Feast matey?", and if his human doesn't give him the right answer he's likely to make the poor kid walk the plank!
Joker kitteh wants to know "Meow so serious?", but that painted on smile does little to hide the fact that he'll be out causing trouble all over town come Halloween night.
Whether sporting a costume or painted fur, Halloween kittehs sure are cute!
Hybrid costumes are all the rage these days, so it was only a matter of time before somebody put Batman and Bane together in a wearable mask suitable to wear when either saving or destroying Gotham City.
This full head latex mask was created by Ministryofmasks, and it looks pretty darn wicked whether someone is breathing heavy behind it or not. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em right?
Talk about creating a sticky situation! Artist Danny Scheible creates colorful works of art with a very unusual medium- masking tape.
He calls his works Tapigami, and while the medium becomes obvious when you look at them up close, from far away it's hard to tell that his over 100,000 works are made out of tape.
Putting together a really good Inspector Gadget costume means including some working gadgets to prove you're the real deal, so this Instructable by prixprix may be just what you need to make your next mission against the agents of C.L.A.W. a rousing success.
Is that a motorized copter on your hat or are you just happy to see me?
Sam Raimi's seminal horror flick The Evil Dead launched the career of an actor by the name of Bruce Campbell, brought a twisted sense of humor to horror flicks and led the way for the catchphrase treasure troves Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.
If you've seen the flick a hundred times you may think you know everything there is to know about The Evil Dead, but check out this list of 25 lesser known facts about the Evil Dead and see if you really do know it all!
Think all Wookiees look alike? Check out this shag-tastic photo from the set of Star Wars Episode III. Revenge of The Siths taken by Keith Hamshere in 2005 and see if you can spot all the differences between different Wookiee looks.
There's the braided beard look, the dreadlock style and the well-groomed shaggy gent, all the latest hair styles from the planet Kashyyyk.
Do you consider yourself to be a brave eater? Well, are you brave enough to scarf down a bit of zombie head cheese with a side of severed hot dog fingers? Or how about bloody eyeballs with a side of worms?
Still with us? Then take on these twelve Halloween foods, most of which include recipes so you can make your own, and see if you can eat them all without getting weak in the knees...
Little baby Leo can't seem to shake off this cuteness thing, no matter how hard he tries he just keeps getting cuter...
Look at the cuteness he exudes as he's fighting off sleep, his parents don't stand a chance!
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