In the 1980s Japanese comic artists were just as obsessed with the New Wave music scene as the rest of the world, and their obsession spilled out onto the pages of manga magazines.
Drawing these musical characters in a manga art style magically transforms those famous faces into something fresh and new again, like a caricature only less jarring.
In fact, our favorite New Wave heroes look oh-so right when rendered in that sometimes cute, sometimes creepy manga style.
These amazing illustrations are from a 1980s magazine called 8 Beat Gag, a magical manga mag where we can see Robert Smith transformed into some sort of yeti and Siouxsie Sioux beating Girlschool in a footrace.
The owls sit in the trees and stare off into the night, watching and waiting to see what cards fate will play for the people in the town of Twin Peaks below. Some will find an ace up their sleeve, able to elude capture and save face, while others will find playing a One Eyed Jack to be more of an ordeal than a boon, as they struggle to stay alive after playing what is essentially a wild card. But the truly in tune, those who listen to logs, have giants to help them and dance in the Red Room like there's no tomorrow, they know what to say when the owls ask "who?"
Only the wisest geeks will see this Not What They Seem t-shirt by Barrett Biggers for what it is- one damn fine Twin Peaks themed tee!
Do you love Disney theme parks so much you wish you could live in them?
Six year old me would totally agree, but nowadays I'm not so sure I could handle dealing with all the people who visit Disney theme parks on a daily basis.
However, if you're someone who wants to live like a Disney Cast Member without having to work then you'll love Disney Golden Oak, the new gated community located inside Walt Disney World in Florida.
The designs for the 290 single-family homes at Disney Golden Oak are inspired by Caribbean and Mediterranean architecture, because when you pay at least 2 million dollars for a home it had better not look like ToonTown.
It's hard to enjoy a day at the park with all those critters hanging around, but at least their antics are hilarious to watch. Wait- did that bluebird just say "Mordecai" and "Rigby"? What kind of park critters are these?! Oh, according to the info center these critters are special, and used to star in their own TV show. And we're not supposed to feed them or they may become manic and hostile...whoops!
Don't add some regular old cartoon shirt to your geeky wardrobe, bring home this spectacular Regular Double Date t-shirt by Prime Premne instead!
A few different sets of photos taken in North Korea have been shared online lately, and these rare pics are shaping the way we see life in that mysterious country we know so little about.
And even though we're inclined to believe photos taken in North Korea will be full of horror and suffering the pics show a country functioning much like any other.
Pyongyang even has a metro system which Kim Jong-Un will occasionally talk about with pride, an underground railway which few foreigners have ever seen until Elliott Davies shared his photos online.
Elliott begins his photographic tour of the Pyongyang metro with this video showing what it's like to enter the station and ride the 110 meter long escalator down into the nuclear bunker/subway station.
The rest of the gang were a bit hesitant about the merger, but Miss Piggy was really looking forward to linking up with the big D for one reason and one reason only- the opportunity to star in her favorite sci-fi movie series. She'd been doing Pigs In Space on the Muppet Show for years, but the premises were never about wars or powerful women with psychic powers so she felt like her acting abilities were being underused. But when Kermit came to her all worried about the new corporate merger Piggy got stars in her eyes and forced Kermit to sign the paperwork immediately!
Show the world the fleecy side of the SW universe with this The Pork Awakens t-shirt by Kenny Durkin, it's spicier than a kissing scene with Link Hogthrob and sure to earn you more than a few fans!
It's funny to think that all we have to do to render something we see every day unrecognizable is zoom in real close to the object with a macro lens.
We're not used to seeing foods, toiletries and other things hanging around our house from a bug's point of view, but when you see that everyday object from way too close it becomes an awesome alien world.
Experimental artist Pyanek has been exploring the worlds we can only see with the help of a macro lens in his series Amazing Worlds Within Our World, see if you can guess which everyday items are featured in the video.
When pop culture characters become a part of our lives we wish they were real so we can hang out with them, knowing full well they'll never make the leap into our real 3D world.
But imagination is what brought these characters to life, so perhaps a bit of imaginative thinking is all it takes to bring them out of the land of 2D, well, that and a little digital image compositing.
A bunch of Russian artists have been contributing amazing composite images to a community page called 2D Among Us, and their creations are nothing short of spectacular.
Their shared images run the full gamut of fandom, including live action movies, video games and, of course, classic 2D animation, all of which looks right at home in the real world.
When gamers discover Easter Eggs hidden in their favorite video games they expect to find homages to pop culture, self referential jokes the game's developers put in for hardcore fans to find and perhaps a punny joke or two.
However, finding perverted Easter Eggs just doesn't seem possible in a game like Pokemon or Legend Of Zelda, you know, games that are almost always rated E for everyone.
But some game designers try sneak naughty stuff into any game they can, which is why they made young trainers battle the Pokemon equivalent of human genitalia in HeartGold And SoulSilver and included hippo boobs in the Japanese and European versions of LOZ: Link's Awakening.
Of course, including dirty content in a game rated T for teen doesn't make it any less wrong as Final Fantasy VII proved with a scene that finds Cloud stuck in a bathhouse dressed like a woman and surrounded by perverts.
He's the most incredible force for good on the planet, a diminutive looking man who can take down the biggest and baddest with but one punch. But ask him what kind of hero he is and he'll reply "An OK one" because he never gets the chance to really live out his heroic dreams. Life in City Z was boring before the creatures came in to tear the place down and destroy any semblance of normalcy, and somehow Saitama thought the boringness would end when the fighting began. He punched and prayed for an exciting new phase to come, but all the killing of kaiju with just one punch proved is that he's doomed to be bored with life until he dies....probably due to boredom...
Keep calm and bring home this OK Hero t-shirt by Yiannis, it's the understated way to show love for your new favorite anime series and might just make your life feel a bit more heroic.
3D printing is slowly but surely being integrated into our tech heavy lives, and it's easy to imagine everyone having a 3D printer or three in their homes to help them do all sorts of fun and useful stuff.
But before the 3D printer can become like every other printer in our home we should take a few minutes to learn how they work with this fun demonstration video by ElectroBOOM engineer Mehdi Sadaghdar.
It should have been the easiest quest of Link's life, but something about the Shadow Temple was spooky, and we're not just talking about its name. Link was forever volunteering for jobs others made mad rupees to complete, and he still hadn't learned that it's a good idea to ask what the job entails before you take it. Still, five nights in a dark and spooky temple for a few heart containers wasn't a bad gig, that is, until the statues started coming to life and stalking Link the guard like a feral predator stalks its prey...
Tell a different kind of video game inspired legend with this Five Nights At Shadow Temple t-shirt by Guiganoide, it's sure to scare up smiles from your fellow Legend of Zelda fanatics!
In west City Z born and raised, in the dojo is where he spent most of his days, chillin' out punchin' and acting all cool while keeping the city free of kaiju fools. When a gang of creeps that were up to no good came from underground and ruined the neighborhood. Saitama got in tons of fights and never once got scared, so he grabbed his cape and gloves and went into their lair...
Freshen up your geeky style with this Fresh Punch t-shirt by Diego Pedauye, it's a dope way to pay tribute to a new classic in the world of anime!
If you're out adventuring and you start to hear a buzzing in your ear take it from Link and invest in a fly swatter because once a fairy starts yapping your ear off it won't stop 'til you squash it! Those annoying little attention seekers like Navi start by sharing some quest info with you and before you know it they're following you everywhere saying "hey listen!"and making you rethink your legendary status. And the worst part of all- princesses like Zelda love those annoying little buggers, so make sure you squish fairies when the princesses aren't looking...
Show the world that the voices aren't just in your head with this You Listen Now t-shirt by Naolito, it's sure to get you lots of attention from your fellow gamers.
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Being a line cook may not be the most glamorous job in the kitchen, and they may do most of the work for little glory, but their on-the-job training makes them superhuman cooking machines.
Thrillist asked line cooks across the country to share their tips and tricks with the folks at home and their replies came out just right.
There are basic tips: only flip your steak or burger once while cooking to lock in flavor, always start with the dish that takes the longest to cook, and save time by microwaving potatoes.
And tricks that make life easier: use a ladle to perfectly poach an egg, always boil eggs in salt water so the shells peel easier, and use Tupperware lids to slice multiple cherry tomatoes or grapes in half fast.
A photo posted by @johnram27 on Feb 22, 2016 at 1:08pm PST
Nowadays it's really easy to tell the difference between worthwhile Disney themed fan art and the stuff that belongs in the trash bin, and generally that worthwhile or not decision is based on originality.
A photo posted by @johnram27 on Feb 24, 2016 at 11:51am PST
We've seen “Disney princesses as...” to death, and enough “Disney animal characters as humans” to fill a people zoo, but I can't recall seeing fan art as cool as the works of Instagram user johnram27 in a long time.
Anyone who is thinking about having a Prince memorial party and celebrating his musical legacy by playing Prince songs all night should know that's the wrong way to go.
Because if you want to celebrate Prince the right way you've gotta party like Prince by playing his party playlist, along with your favorite Prince jams, of course.
Prince sent his ultra funky playlist to the producers of Fox's New Girl before his guest appearance on the show back in 2013, but now that Prince has gone to where all the Purple Rain comes from his playlist belongs to the people:
“City in the Sky,” The Staple Singers “Country John,” Allen Toussaint “Fire,” Ohio Players “Happy House,” Shuggie Otis “Higher Ground,” Stevie Wonder “I Was Made to Love Him,” Chaka Khan “Listen to the Music,” The Isley Brothers “The Lord is Back,” Eugene McDaniels “Lost in Music,” Sister Sledge “The Pinocchio Theory,” Bootsy Collins “Rubber Duckie,” Bootsy Collins “Rumpofsteelskin,” Parliament “Skin Tight,” Ohio Players “We’re Gettin’ Too Close,” The Soul Children “Wild and Free,” Curtis Mayfield “After The Love Has Gone,” Earth, Wind & Fire “Back in Baby’s Arms,” Allen Toussaint “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” The Isley Brothers “Don’t Take My Sunshine,” The Soul Children “How Could I Let You Get Away,” The Spinners “I’ll Be Around,” The Spinners “Push Me Away,” The Jacksons “Stay With Me,” Shirley Brown “The Thrill Is Gone,” Aretha Franklin
There are so many ways a roll of film can get ruined before (and sometimes while) being developed that shooting with film often felt like a gamble, especially when shooting historical moments in time.
So it must take some kind of magical luck or divine intervention for 31 rolls of film to survive World War II in a soldier's bag and then manage to survive another 70 years intact before being developed by The Rescued Film Project.
Every time a major hurricane sweeps through a coastal region people are left homeless, their homes reduced to a pile of rubble by those incredibly strong winds.
This is seen as an inevitable part of life in places where hurricanes are a constant threat , but Spanish designer Dionisio Gonzales thinks there may be a way to prevent destruction by rethinking the structure.
Hopefully Dionisio's designs for the hurricane proof homes of the future will inspire architects and builders to stop accepting destruction and start building homes that can withstand the weather.
The PBS Idea Channel's Mike Rugnetta serves up the sizzling history of the pizza one slice of info at a time, and after your brain eats up all eight slices you'll feel full...of knowledge about the pie that conquered the world!
It has been proven time and again that strict drug laws lead to people doing whatever kind of strange drug they can get their hands on, typically something concocted in a home lab by an unscrupulous individual.
In fact, outlawing drugs often leads to higher rates of consumption, or in the case of the Middle East finding strange new substances to get high on, like the dried out carcass of a poisonous scorpion.
Ever since the Bat and Supes went head-to-head in a battle to prove they're the bravest and boldest superheroes on the planet fans have been wondering what started the fight. Well, it turns out the whole thing was Bruce's fault, because he decided to test the theory posited by Seinfeld that Superman has a super sense of humor to go along with all his powers. Man, were his eyes red when he saw the Bat strutting around in his red spandex undies!
Root for your favorite comic book badass in the battle of the century with this Versus Comic t-shirt by Albertocubatas, it's super informative and super funny!
Life is all about the places you go and the adventures you go on, and when you've got a group of friends by your side who never say die you're living the dream! The Goonies never let their fears or weaknesses stop them from living like there's no tomorrow, and when they embark on a journey with pirates and treasure you know the cool kids just have to tag along. So doesn't that make the Goonies the coolest by proxy?
Hey you guys! You're gonna love this Never Say Die t-shirt by Taylor Rose, but it's only to be worn by those most adventurous of souls worthy of being called a Goonie.