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Literal Iron Man Is Quite Im-Press-ive



This version of Iron Man has a bright future--working as an advertising mascot for a local chain of drycleaners.

Taking a literal look at comic book legend Iron Man, this cosplayer is bringing the funny to one of the most popular members of the Avengers while looking quite domestic. But don't ask him to press your trousers for you, or you'll be in for a steam blast to the face and third degree burns. That suit must weigh a ton!

Link  --via ComicsAlliance

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Baby Superman Is One Tough Toddler


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Cartoon Network's DC Nation animation block is bringing comic book superfolks back to the small screen, and shows like Young Justice and the new Green Lantern series have a unique art style and plenty of action to satisfy even the most discriminating cartoon critic.

This adorable teaser for the DC Nation is just long enough to leave you wanting more, and Baby Superman could make for a hilarious alternate reality version of the Man of Steel. But can an average human being survive the changing of this little guy's diapers?

--via The Mary Sue

 

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Lacy Chain Link Fence Art



Dutch designer Joep Verhoeven has added an artistic twist to the typical chain link fence, while retaining its durability and function. The company is called Lace Fence, and the fences they create have a delicate and graceful style that will add some flavor to your neighborhood without compromising your safety, all custom made to order by the square meter.

They're designed with a 2d drawing program, so no pattern is too intricate or shape too organic for this lace inspired barricade, and customers love the fact that their custom fence creation is truly unique. You can see more designs at the link below, they're changing the way we think about chain link fencing.

Link  --via CNet

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Ad For Battlestar Galactica Disco Warrior Jacket



You'll be stylin' and profilin' in this Battlestar Galactica Warrior's Battle Jacket, whether you're getting your boogie on at the disco or piloting a Starhound Viper through a meteor storm.

If this retro magazine ad has inspired you to change up your style with a sci-fi style twist, then head to Ebay, where you can get your own for around $250.  According to the ad copy, the jacket is the "perfect family jacket for anywhere wear. " 'Nuff said.

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Opossum Wearing A Sweater Shreds On A Snowboard


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Shaun White had better watch out for Ratatouille the snowboarding opossum, because if this little guy learns how to grind the halfpipe or drop a backflip 360 off a ramp his power of adorableness coupled with his snow shredding skills will make him the new king of winter sports.

--via The Daily What

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Red Panda Smacks Down A Pumpkin


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The spunky red panda in this video doesn't tolerate any pumpkins messing around in his neck of the woods, and he's more than happy to demonstrate his kung fu skills as he teaches this particular pumpkin some manners. We already know how cute red pandas can be, now this guy demonstrates that they're also tough as nails.

-via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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A Kilt Wearing, Bagpipe Playing, Unicycle Riding Darth Vader


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Darth Vader is a captivating individual, and when he takes to the streets playing a bagpipe version of the Star Wars theme while riding a unicycle people stop to listen, and thankfully someone decided to capture the incident on video.

Channeling the Dark Side via bagpipe is awesome enough, but doing it while wearing a kilt is what makes this Darth a true boss.

--via Obvious Winner

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Batman Hired To Clean Up The Streets Of Taubate Brazil



The Brazilian city of Taubate has hired 50 year old military veteran Andre Luiz Pinheiro to dress up as Batman and fight street crime vigilante style throughout the city.

Residents, local business owners and police are hoping that the Caped Crusader's presence will inspire others to help clean up the neighborhood, and they want him to serve as a beacon of hope for the children in the area.

Local criminals are probably hoping he doesn't hang them from ten story buildings by their feet. No word on whether Taubate has its own version of the Joker, but if they do he is probably the King of Carnaval.

I hope they give Andre bulletproof armor and some heavily armed backup, otherwise the mean streets of Brazil might eat him alive. Then again, Andre might end up single-handedly starting his own Justice League Brazil.

(EDIT: The comment section has the follow up to this article, which clarifies that Andre isn't going to be fighting crime after all, but rather simply talking to kids about crime. The original article source was wrong, if you want to read the real story hit one of the two links below. )

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Steampunk Portal Gun Is Brasstastic



A while back I posted about the Portal Gun replica being released by NECA, and it was glorious (the gun, not the article). Well, this bad mofo, built by crafty individual Batman-N-Bananas, puts that pretty little number to shame.

It's a Steampunk styled Portal Gun, like the one carried by Chell in the Portal video game franchise, and it's so purrrrty I just want to mount it on my wall and stare at it all day long. Here's the ridiculously exhaustive list of stuff used to construct this beauty:
"2 antique clock movements, 1 +1/2 hangers, Metal teapot stand, plastic mechano, plumbing parts, 1 plant pot, 1 hair gel pot + various lids, plastic tub (those ones you get nuts in the the supermarket), plastic tubing, lots and lots of nuts and bolts, miniature storage box (for the battery compartment), pocket laser disc (you can get them on ebay if anyone's interested), 3 lightbulbs, carboard tube, metal covering from an old hairbrush, AV socket, tons of odds and ends from [his] parents garage, oh and of course the usuals - milliput, humbrol and warhammer paints, hot melt glue and about 6 gallons of superglue."

I personally wouldn't risk damaging this wonderful work of video game themed art by lugging it to my local WhateverCon, but a Steampunk Chell costume would be pretty cool...oh wait, there she is, at the link below! And she's got the gun strapped to her arm AT A CON!!! *gasp*

Link  --via Obvious Winner

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Batman And Robin Running From Stuff



Stupid funny GIFs really make me smile, like these clips created by Roberto Salvador which feature Batman and Robin running for their lives from various evil forces.

I don't know whether I'm smiling because the GIFs themselves are funny, or because someone spent time making such ridiculous clips, but either way I have to collect them all like Pokemon then pass them along to my entire contact list like a real GIF giving son-of-a-gun.

Check out the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder making a timely escape at the link below, they're fun running wild and free on your desktop.

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Surreal Carpet Masks By Bertjan Pot



Who says normalcy is the only way to fly? Throw one of these crazy masks created by Bertjan Pot on your face and let your freak flag flap freely in the breeze.

Created via happy accident when Bertjan tried to make a carpet out of "rope stitched together with textile fibers", they're whimsically disturbing and sure to make you the most talked about person in town, all behind your back of course.

So put on a happy face, or a frown for that matter, because nobody can see your face when you strap one of these things on!

Link  --via Jaz Jaz

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Who Said It- Mitt Romney Or Mr. Burns?



Despite the fact that they look nothing alike (yet), Mitt Romney and Mr. Burns sure have a lot in common, especially when it comes to hilariously bad quotes.

Have fun testing yourself with this quiz created by MAD magazine online, aside from the few famous Mitt quotes it's way harder than you think, and no peeking!

Link  --via Buzzfeed

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A Submarine Shaped Like A Killer Whale



Become one with the killer whales by riding around inside them! This slick Orca shaped submarine brings sexy back to the beach, and mammals riding around inside a mammal shaped vehicle means twice the mammalian madness!

This baby can breach just like the Son of Sharktopus, has a high speed of 25 mph, and it's got a sweet hi-def speaker system to boot. The one drawback-the $100k price tag, which will have you jumping through hoops for quite some time in order to save up enough scratch. But isn't that inside-of-Shamu feel worth it?

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Hilarious Ad For The Dollar Shave Club


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The Dollar Shave Club wants to sell you razors so you can get busy shaving your hairiest body parts, and with this ad cutting through the interwebs I'm sure they'll be chin deep in loot in no time.

Selling shaving razors club style for a few bucks a month doesn't sound like the best idea for a company, but this hilarious commercial has convinced me otherwise, mostly because they have a guy in a bear suit working in their warehouse. A guy in a bear suit wouldn't be caught dead working for a crappy company, at least not while wearing the suit.

--via Geekosystem

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Vhils Pays A Visit To Shanghai



Super original street artist Vhils is back with more of his urban deconstruction artworks, which are created by carving the details of each portrait into the walls to expose what lies beneath. I like to think of his works as artistic erosion, and his skills are undeniable because they're written in stone.

Check out his new works straight from Shanghai, portraits of evicted tenants on the faces of buildings set to be destroyed. They bring a sense of majestic beauty to an otherwise ruined cityscape, it's just too bad they'll all come tumbling down someday soon.

Link  --via Juxtapoz

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This Charming Super Morrissey Bros. Song



Soundcloud user Lazyitis has released the most charmingly original mashup song I've heard in a long time, a remix version of The Smiths "This Charming Man" to the tune of the Super Mario Bros. theme, complete with sound effects and a delightfully digital sound. Mozzerheads unite, we're gaming tonight!

Link  --via Best Week Ever

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Mark Newport Knits Costumes For Superfolks



Artist and freakin' awesome knitter Mark Newport recently debuted his new series IN ACTION, an installation that features knit suits for superheroes, at the University of Texas Downtown Gallery. So now your favorite comic book characters can be warm and cozy while patrolling the city looking to bust some bad guys.

You can see the rest of the suits in the collection, as well as a creepy video of Mark knitting away while wearing a cable knit suit straight from my nightmares, at the link below.

Grandma-get out your knitting needles,'cause I know what I want for Christmas this year!

Link  --via ComicsAlliance

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Wacky Wild Restaurant Designs From Around The World



If you're looking for a restaurant that will knock your socks off with an innovative interior design, then this list of far out restaurants on Flavorwire will come in handy.

From the dangerous looking Labassin Waterfall restaurant in the Philippines that John Farrier posted last month (link),  to the tripped out psychedelic striped interior of Cafe Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden Germany (above), these interesting interiors are sure to delight the senses as you chow down.

No word on whether the food is any good in these themed restaurants, but with such interesting interiors it's a sure bet you're not going to visit them just because the food's good. Check out the rest at the link below, they're well worth the price of admission.

Link  --image credit: SKBB

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The Shockingly Minimalist Horror Film Alphabet



If you've memorized every line from Re-Animator and you're a big fan of the alphabet then you'll probably dig this illustrated chart, which was created by Stephen Wildish in honor of some of the most popular horror movies of all time.

From Zombieland (new) to The Omen (old school) and many fan faves in-between, this ghoulishly minimalist alphabet poster would look right at home in a butcher shop or hunting lodge, and is sure to start many bloody good conversations. Bonus points if you can name every movie on this chart!

Link  --via Geek Tyrant

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Custom Made Metroid Arm Cannon Game Controller



Looking for a more enjoyable way to play Metroid games on your Nintendo Wii console? Well, then check out this bad boy-a custom made Arm Cannon that houses your Wiimote in style, so you can channel your inner Samus as you blast alien critters to bit.

Created by Reddit user nhg92, it's a cosplay and epic gaming accessory in one! Now if only he can find a way to integrate the Nunchuk controller into a Samus suit....

Link  --via Super Punch

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Clemens Behr Takes His Sculptures To The Street



The (mostly) urban sculptures created by Clemens Behr kinda look like carefully arranged piles of trash, but throwing these works of art away would be such a tragedy, as they bring a sense of wonder and chaotic disorder to the urban cityscape.

From a giant skull made out of paper goods to psychedelic tent like structures set up on grassy plots like some sort of hobo's nightmare, Clemens brings his brightly colored madness to the streets and, thanks to him, the big city is a much more colorful place.

Link  --via Booooooom!

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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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