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Fan Film Shows Geek Love For Static Shock

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Static Shock found a lot of love from cartoon fans and comic book enthusiasts when the animated series debuted in 2000 on the WB. Based on the Teen Titans character Static, an African-American teenager with the power to control static electricity and magnetism, Static Shock was geared towards a younger audience, and therefore dealt with much tamer topics than the comic book series.

This fan film was made in honor of creator Dwayne McDuffie (who passed away just over a year ago), and it looks to somehow combine the two sides of Static and pack plenty of power into a full length movie version.

The trailer doesn't reveal very much, but I like the gritty style and the idea of showing Static learning to use his powers while wearing a crappy, homemade costume, all through the eyes of a news reporter.

--via ComicsAlliance

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Antichamber Is Psychedelic Gaming Goodness

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In a world full of first person shooters and epic roleplaying games, it's nice to know that game designers are still interested in stepping out of their comfort zones and creating strange conceptual games that blow minds and take players on some rather strange trips.

Created by Alexander Bruce, this game looks like a nightmare journey through an old school PC with a serious virus, and the soundtrack serves as a constant reminder that things aren't always what they seem in this surreal journey called Antichamber.

Link   --via BoingBoing

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Real Life Kabuto Slingshot Spear From One Piece

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One Piece is officially the most successful anime series ever, so it's no surprise that custom toy weapon builders would want to bring some of the props from this series to life. The Slingshot Channel decided to make a Kabuto, a slingshot spear, for themselves in order to test its feasibility as a deadly weapon, and the results are dangerously cool! Check out the video and decide for yourself if this bad boy belongs in your home arsenal.

--via Geeks Are Sexy

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Tired Of Squeezing Your Own Juice? Get The Gurefuru Chuchu!

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Leave it to the Japanese to invent a gadget that is both useful and fun, all in a cute little package! The Gurefuru Chuchu is an innovative device that allows you to convert fruit into juice right inside the peel, without any squeezing, cutting or mess.

It's obviously marketed towards children, but I could see the Chuchu catching on big time with all juice lovers, especially those who enjoy a novelty factor with their fruit juicy goodness. Gurefuru Chuchu go forth and juice it good!

--via TDW

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Porcelain Fighters Come Crashing To The Ground

The tiny ceramic combatants in this gallery look like they're battling themselves into pieces with their fierce kung fu skills, but they're actually just a bunch of figurines that have been dropped on the ground for the sake of art. Photographer Martin Klimas decided these fighting figures might look pretty cool if he could capture them in mid-shatter after being dropped from a height of about 3 meters. The resulting photos are well worth all the destruction, but I can't help wondering if some of these images are photoshopped because the figurines are breaking apart so perfectly. Maybe these photos are a testament to how well these figurines were made? One thing's for certain-all of the figures were harmed in the making of this series. Link  --via Petapixel

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The Urban Field Guide To Subcultural Tribes

Ever wonder what those freaky guys and gals that hang out at your local watering hole are all about? Don't get the ins and outs of their particular brand of bad taste, and you want to know what they're doing walking around looking like that?

Well, this field guide to subcultural tribes by artist Rob Dubi should help you to understand just what sort of freak you've encountered when you spot one in your neighborhood.

From Fixed Gear Hipsters to Apple Store Indies, these informative charts break down their style and the message they're sending to the world in easy to understand illustrations. So now you can get to know these breeds from afar, and start a new people watching hobby at the same time!

Link  --via DesignTAXI

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Charge Your Smartphone With The Power Of Your Breath

Just in time for the release of The Dark Knight Rises comes this stylish Bane mask, which is perfect for cosplayers and those who just want to channel their inner Ba....wait, what? This isn't a Bane mask, but rather a conceptual device that allows you to charge your iPhone with the power of breath? Hmmm....tell me more:
The AIRE mask is a concept that hails from the mind of Joao Paulo Lammoglia, where it will rely on the power of your breath, converting it to electricity thanks to tiny wind turbines. All you need to do is ensure the AIRE mask remains connected to an iOS-powered device, breathe as usual, and you are good to go.

Well, this may come in handy if you really need to play AngryBirds in a post apocalyptic setting where there is no access to electricity, or if you can't stop running long enough to charge your phone, but I have terribly bad breath at the moment so I'm not sure that this device would like being parked on my face!

Link  --via Geekologie

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Three Minute Superman Musical Is Still Two Minutes Too Long

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Beaming to you live from 1975, it's Superman The TV Minute Musical! With cast members like Lesley Warren and Loretta Swit you may be asking yourself "How can such an epic production go so horribly wrong?"

The answer is quite simple-hire a goofy looking guy who needs to hit the gym more than once a month to play Superman. then make it a musical with ridiculously bad lines. Thankfully, Everything Is Terrible has condensed this train wreck of a TV musical into three minutes of hilarity, so you can get the point without suffering from any long term side effects.

Link  --via Comics Alliance

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Scary Cool Diablo 3 Demon Hunter Cosplay

Who wants another boring old superhero costume, or another suit of Spartan armor, when you can have the allure and mystery that is this little cutie looking badass in her big ol' battle armor?

The white out contacts are a nice touch, as is the bag full of  potion vials at the ready, but I started to wonder what this Demon Hunter looks like without the armor.

Then I realized that Its_Raining_Neon's DeviantART page (link found below) would probably feature some *ahem* more revealing pics, so I checked it out and found out that pretty much all of her cosplay sessions are epic scale goodness. Be still my beating heart!

Link  --via Obvious Winner

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Easy Way Out Is A Stop Motion Delight

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Gotye is taking the world by storm with the heartfelt lyrics and innovative musical style found on his new album Making Mirrors, and his latest music video for the song Easy Way Out gives us a treat made especially for your eyes to enjoy. Do you ever feel like the guy in this video, or is that just a side effect of working from home?

--via Booooooom!

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What Rage Faces Look Like In Real Life

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Rage Faces can be used by certain awkward individuals, who seem to lack the power of speech necessary to express how they truly feel and are therefore forced to express themselves via Faces of Rage.

Watch this video closely so you'll know who to avoid as you make your way through the urban jungle. And you'd better hope that you don't get stuck in an elevator with that guy, because I'm pretty sure he has a smell to go along with his Coolface!

--via Geekologie

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Nothing Happens In Twilight: The Video Game

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Want to check out the most boring awesome video game ever made, especially if it's geared towards teenage girls with a vampire fetish? Then you gotta check out Twilight: The Video Game, the game where all kinds of crazy stuff happens, unless you're Bella, in which case you just stand around waiting for someone to come along and tell you what to do while practicing your silently mopey face.

It's a game for people who don't like fun, and it's guaranteed to scare you-with boredom vampires! Brought to you by the good folks at Robot Chicken and Adult Swim, makers of fine snark since a while back.

--via Geeks Are Sexy

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NYC Wants To Turn Water Tanks Into Works Of Art

New York City wants to teach residents to be responsible with water by turning water towers into public works of art. The campaign is called Word Above The Street, it will take place in 2013 and will feature artworks from a myriad of artists, both famous and not, most of which will have a (surprise!) water theme.

It's a great way to add color to the urban cityscape and (legally) let people see your serious art skills, but I think the water conservation aspect will require a street team to spread the message.

Link  --via DesignTAXI

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Ridiculously Obvious Identity Theft

When I first saw this picture I thought "When did Jack Nicholson move to Brazil? And why did he change his name?" Then I actually read the article and discovered that this ID card is actually the handiwork of a rather moronic man trying to pass for South America's answer to Jack Nicholson. Here's the scoop:
A man from the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife was arrested today and charged with falsifying public documents after he attempted to open a bank account using an ID with a photo of world-renowned actor Jack Nicholson.

It was one of several ID cards found on his person. The Brazilian news portal G1 notes that the 41-year-old does not resemble Mr. Nicholson.

So, either the guy is totally nuts, or he thought that using a photo of a globally recognizable movie star, especially when he looks nothing like said star, would be a great way to get a fresh perspective on his life. Too bad he didn't try out for As Good As It Gets 2 before getting caught!


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Surreal Animal Paintings By Chris Buzelli

These awesome animal themed paintings by Chris Buzelli prove that strictly representational nature paintings are a thing of the past.

With a whimsically surreal style and thought provoking presentation full of fluidity and natural rhythms, looking through Chris' works is like taking a tour of the weirdest nature preserve ever.

Take a gander at the whopping 23 examples of Chris' works gathered at the link to Buzzfeed below, they'll help you get in touch with your own spirit animal.

Link  --via Buzzfeed

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Princess Peach Channels Lana Del Rey

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You know her as the damsel who's eternally in distress in the Super Mario Bros. video game franchise, but does anybody bother to ask her how she feels about needing to be saved all the time?

Princess Peach channels Lana Del Rey to tell you, in her own words, why she's sick of being an end game prize, and why she longs for the days when she starred as a playable character.

(barely NSFW due to language)

--via Kotaku

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Vaesen Is One Tripped Out Animated Short

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The raw talent that most animators bring to the entertainment industry never ceases to amaze me, from their grasp of concepts like timing and weight to the sheer beauty of their illustrations in motion, animators are multi-talented individuals, and they love to show their skills off to the world.

This tripped out animated short, entitled Vaesen, was created as a student film project by Adrian Dexter, Birk von Brockdorff, Arnold Bagasha, Drude Mangaard, Jody Ghani, and Mikkel V. Petersen while attending The Animation Workshop in Denmark.

There is no doubt in my mind that the team members that helped create this beautiful animated short have gone on to do bigger and better things in the industry, but one thing's for certain: this is a student project they can proudly share with the world.

(NSFW due to cartoon nudity)

--via Cartoon Brew

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The Only Real Choice For President Is A Puppet

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Let's face it, most Presidents end up being somebody's puppet soon after they're elected into office, so why don't we just elect a puppet outright?

Marvin E. Quasniki, Nerdist.com's candidate for President of these United States of America, seems like a great choice with a realistic American dream-lower your expectations, wallow in mediocrity, and be glad that your family members aren't running around hungry for brains!

Join Marvin, and his adorably lazy bulldog, for a good old fashioned fireside chat-for Freedom.

--via Nerdist

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Man Inherits Million Dollar Comic Book Collection

It's a story you've heard before-a cache of Golden Age comics are discovered and end up being worth a bundle. But this collection, inherited by Michael Rorrer from his aunt, contained 44 of Overstreet Price Guide's Top 100 issues, including Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #27 (1st appearance of Batman), and Captain America #2, just to name a few. Here's more on this incredible inheritance:

"This is just one of those collections that all the guys in the business think don't exist anymore," said Lon Allen, the managing director of comics for Heritage Auctions, the Dallas-based auction house overseeing the sale.

The Action Comics No. 1 — which Wright bought when he was about 11 — is expected to sell for about $325,000. A Detective Comics No. 27, the 1939 issue that features the first appearance of Batman, is expected to get about $475,000. And the Captain America No. 2 with Hitler on the cover that had caught Rorrer's eye? That's expected to bring in about $100,000.

Allen, who called the collection "jaw-dropping," noted that Wright "seemed to have a knack" for picking up the ones that would be the most valuable. The core of his collection is from 1938 to 1941.

Man, all the older generations in my family ever did with comic books is throw them in the trash or use them to mop up oil leaks on the driveway!


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The Cigarette Smoking Man Is A Waterskiing Champ

William B. Davis is best known for the role he played on the TV series The X-Files-the shadowy Cigarette Smoking Man. But did you know that he's an author, film director, screenwriter and a champion water skiier?

Looks like he wasn't smoking real cigarettes in the show after all, unless he managed to get a top secret lung replacement procedure from an alien unknown source.

If you're keen to find out more about Walter hit the link below, where you can read on and watch an interview that casts him in a much warmer light than his work on The X Files ever could.

Link   --William's personal site (LINK)

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Pancake Molds Shaped Like Star Wars Vehicles

I love pancakes, they're one of my faves, but a lot of youngsters don't see the attraction when they sit down to breakfast with the fam. That's where these clever cooking gadgets come in: they're pancake molds shaped like Star Wars vehicles, which will make breakfast more fun for kids, and will probably start some epic pancake battles in the space above the dining room table.

And, don't get me wrong, these obviously aren't just for kids, but I don't think the in-laws will feel the same way about them as you do, unless you're lucky enough to have married into a family of Star Wars geeks!


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Kids Swede Monty Python And The Holy Grail

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Want to make Monty Python and the Holy Grail even more ridiculous? Cast a bunch of kids who don't really know their lines and let them do their own sweded version of the Black Knight scene from the classic comedy film. I hope they continue to swede scenes from the Holy Grail until they've remade the entire movie, wouldn't that be adorable?!

--via Nerd Approved

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New York Times Launches Historic Photography Tumblr

Well, it's about time someone did something with all those old photos the New York Times has been sitting on for, oh, the past hundred and fifty years or so.

The Times recently launched a Tumblr site dedicated to sharing and archiving millions of historic photographs that might not have been seen and enjoyed otherwise. Here's more on their new site:

The New York Times has just launched a Tumblr blog called ‘ The Lively Morgue’ showcasing great photographs from their archives, accompanied by the notes that appear on the back of each one.

According to NYT social media editor Liz Heron, the blog “draws from the historical riches of [their] photography morgue” which houses some 5 to 6 million prints and 300, 000 sacks of negatives.

More interesting are the details that readers often don’t get to see—the scribbles and stamps on the reverse side of each photo that tells you when and how often a photo was used and in what context.

'The Lively Morgue' is essentially a collection of great black and white photographs that takes you on a nostalgic and historically important journey and at the same time, gives a peek into what goes on in the one of the world’s most established newsroom.

There isn't a ton of pics to peruse on The Lively Morgue just yet, but I'll be waiting impatiently for them to continue adding photos to the site in the upcoming months, and I think it's rather cool that they'll even sell you a print if you find a pic you just can't live without.

Link  --via DesignTAXI


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This Guy Plays A Mean Melodica

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The guy in this video calls himself BennyTheJukebox, and he looks like he'd be a lot of fun at parties. You get a few drinks in the guy, he's warmed up then BAM! He busts out the melodica and blows some minds. Benny really blows, and this time he blows through some popular guitar riffs for your amusement.

--via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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Christian Themed Amusement Park Is Now In Ruins

You may remember Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker from the scandals that surrounded them in the 1980s. They loved to spend donated money on excessive shows of wealth, like their Christian themed amusement park Heritage USA, and just like their televised empire it all came crumbling down.

Heritage USA is now an urban ruin, a place abandoned over twenty years ago, thanks to the IRS and Hurricane Hugo. Check out this series of photographs by Tommy and James at the links below, and you'll see how sad the Heritage USA park looks today. Does anyone else think it would make a great mini golf course?

Link  --via i09

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Stephen King Reads An Excerpt From The Shining Sequel

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It may seem like Stephen King never stops producing, as he is constantly releasing books (and movies based on) at a frantic pace , but this video proves that he does occasionally take time out to speak to fans at the Savannah Book Festival, if only to promote another upcoming book.

This time around the King of Horror shares an excerpt from his upcoming sequel to his third, and arguably most beloved, book-The Shining. It's called Dr. Sleep, and here's what King has to say about it:

"This is an idea that I've had for some time. I wrote a novel in the '70s called The Shining ... I always wondered what happened to that kid, Danny Torrance, when he grew up ... and this story started to form. The book isn't finished yet, it's called Dr. Sleep. This kinda goes back to: what's the worst thing you can think of? I knew that there were bad people in this story that were like vampires, only that what they sucked out was not blood, but psychic energy from special people like Danny Torrance. And I came to realize that these people were called The Tribe and that they move around a lot. Their leader is a woman called Rose [unintelligible] they all have these kinda pirate names, because pirates is sort of what they are."

The volume on this bootleggy video is really low, so I hope you have good speakers! Otherwise, this quote should give you all the info you really need to know-Shining sequel, psychic vampires pirates, and one of the most promising King sequel blurbs I've heard in years.

--via Blastr

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Politicians And Their Hand Signals

This illustration makes for rather appropriate material in an election year full of bold gesturing by the candidates, wouldn't you say?

Political cartoonist Hermenegildo Sabat has been poking fun at celebrities and politicians for decades with his caricatures, and has been known to rock a political boat or two with his critical cartoons.

This particular illustration focuses on the gestures employed by politicians to make their point, and I'm pretty sure that the gestures that Hermenegildo is used to receiving are not included on this sheet.


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19 Pepsi Flavors You Might Not Be Familiar With

I don't know about you, but I love me some Pepsi, and I usually give any new flavor that comes out a try before going back to the tried and true original. But some of the flavors on this list sound delicious, and I really wish I could get my hands on a sixer! *soda addiction alert*

From ice cream to cucumber to apple, it's too bad that most of these flavors wouldn't sell very well here in the U.S. because I have got a craving as fierce as a caged tiger and I need to get my hands on some, unless we're talking about Crystal Pepsi, which I think would have made a better suntan lotion than a can of pop.

And the idea of a hot cinnamon soda really burns my behind for some reason, and the holiday spice can falalalala off the shelves for all eternity as far as I'm concerned. But I don't think I could ever get my fill of the rest of the flavors on this list.

Why does it cost so much to ship cases of soda here from Japan? *grits teeth*



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Abandoned Cars Reclaimed By Nature

The poor old cars in this series of photographs by Peter Lippmann, entitled Paradise Parking, are seemingly being reclaimed by forces of nature, one branch at a time.

It's a dark and horrifying series if you're a classic car lover like me, and I feel like these pictures should be posted on car restoration enthusiast forums as a plea for help.

They would make great backgrounds for a post-apocalyptic photo shoot, or scenes from a horror movie about zombie cars coming back for revenge against their negligent owners. But, like the cameraman shooting a nature video, I can't help but wonder if Peter had to fight the urge to cut these classic beauties free after he got the perfect shot.

Link  --via i09

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Chupa Chups Advertising Isn't Just For Suckers

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Advertising campaigns usually rely on suckers to buy their products, but this campaign for Chupa Chups candy is trying to get you to buy suckers and prove you're not just some sucker at the same time.

Created by BBH Singapore, the spot is called "R4V3N: Never Not Winning" and it features a rather unique use for their suckers-a lollipop controlled joystick that will help you become an online gaming champion.

It's a clever way to advertise their product and their new online promo game at the same time, and R4V3N's ridiculous style is what's truly never not winning about this spot.

--via DesignTAXI

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