Twerking has gone from an obscure club dance to common knowledge, and while schools decide whether it should be allowed at dances, parents decide whether their kids should be allowed to twerk it up, and law enforcement officials decide whether twerking in public is actually a crime, this happened:
Countries around the world make movie posters their own way, using their own native art techniques and imagery that appeals to their own people, and whether the movie is local or imported from LaLaLand every release gets its own custom poster treatment.
Nigerian artists have a very unique style when it comes to creating a painted movie poster, and this style is partly derived from the subject of their paintings- the freaky films being created in Ghana:
Movies like Wondeful Dog, Why Should I and Blood Money look like the African equivalent of Grind House cinema, and they've inspired some wonderfully terrifying movie poster masterpieces which can be found in a gallery created by Imgur user iliketechno.
Oh, and there are a few whacked out versions of Hollywood movie posters in there too:
The “things you didn’t know about…” lists everyone loves to read have finally reached the bottom of the bowl, and now we’re exploring facts about that thing that everybody does, but nobody ever wants to talk about in public- poop.
That’s right folks, this here’s a list of facts about that bodily function we all blush about, eighteen useful tidbits of information that may gross out some folks but are nevertheless really interesting and worth knowing about.
Did you know that coprolites, aka fossilized feces, are considered the "next frontier of paleontology", or that bookstores make some people want to "adjourn to the study", and no one's really sure why?
Cats are a bit more chaotic than their canine pet counterparts, but they’re still creatures of habit, used to eating, sleeping, and pooping at relatively the same time every day, and as any cat owner knows many of their other habits are bad.
They don’t respond to being called, don’t like to sleep where they’re supposed to, and don’t care who watches them cough up a hairball.
It’s almost like they don’t really give a crap about their humans at all, that is until they give you those adoring eyes and become the most loveable thing in the world for a moment…
This adorable illustrated guide to the 7 Bad Habits of Cats comes to you courtesy of Cat Versus Human, a comical depiction of humans and the cats that put up with them.
The ridiculously outdated forces of anti-Dungeons & Dragons righteousness are about to rear their ugly head in the most modern way possible- with a video available to stream via the internet.
The movie is called Dark Dungeons, and it's very appropriately based on Jack Chick’s tract (mini-comic) of the same name, which reveals the link between D&D and witchcraft.
It’s full of ominous messages like “roleplaying games are the perfect gateway to embracing Satan” and (unspoken) "frat guys are starting to host massive rpg parties", and the only real problem with this movie lies with the people who actually take it's message seriously.
When folks are looking to have a fun time eating out they typically choose to meet up at a themed restaurant, usually something Hollywood, animal or historical era related, but a restaurant chain in Taiwan dared to be different by going full blown gross with their theme.
The chain is now called Modern Toilet, and as you can guess from their name they serve up all sorts of deliciously disgusting dishes in a dining room where guests sit on toilets, eat out of toilets, and sometimes pose for hilarious photos with the chain’s toilet mascots.
Here's what the restaurant's website has to say about this real stinker of an idea in themed dining:
We are a group of “muckrakers” following our dreams. It all started when one of us was reading the manga, Dr. Slump on the toilet – and the rest is history. In the beginning, we mainly sold ice cream – a big pile of chocolate ice cream sold in containers shaped like a squat toilet. By continuing to come up with great ideas and making improvements on old ones, we have expanded over the past few years from just ice cream into a fully-fledged theme restaurant with stores all over Taiwan.
The giant green Kaiju known as Godzilla has always had a love-hate relationship with humanity- we love him when other giant monsters attack us and he comes to the rescue, hate him when he stomps our cities into dust, and hate how much we love to watch him on the big screen.
He’s an enduring, yet monstrous, figure in the world of film, and people all over the world have enjoyed watching that rubber behemoth bash his way to becoming king of the monsters over the last six decades.
Doctor Who is such a beloved character in the world of science fiction that it’s really quite surprising he hasn’t landed his own Hollywood blockbuster yet, and it’s doubly surprising that the entertainment powers-that-be have yet to bring an animated series to the small screen.
Animator Stephen Byrne decided to help the process along by showing the online world what the intro sequence to the animated Doctor Who show might look like, and now every Whovian in the world knows what they've been missing in their lives:
Don't expect Peter Capaldi to look this smiley and happy-go-lucky during the upcoming season of Doctor Who, but the animated versions of fictional characters are always a bit cheerier than their previous incarnations, right?
Every year elementary, junior high and high school students have extremely embarrassing photos taken of them as part of the educational experience, photos of their awkward phases captured for posterity and placed in a photo album to be shared with friends and family.
Class photos are one thing, but there is nothing more embarrassing than a pic taken before a school dance, especially if you’re like the kids in this collection of cringe-worthy pics, kids who thought it would be a great idea to dress and act creatively for the photo.
There's the duct tape Warhol duo, who are totally going to blow people's minds at the dance, there's the creepy trio who look like they might know each other a little too well, and then there's this camel clutch loving couple, who are looking forward to a career in professional wrestling:
They kinda make your old school photos seem pretty alright, don't they?!
Pretty much everyone who has read a comic book with Groot in it since the "friendlier version" reappeared in the Marvel Universe in 2006 knew he'd be a fan favorite in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but when you add the fact that his best friend is Rocket Raccoon the appeal is undeniable.
After seeing the film artist Patrick Delahanty wanted to bring home his own dancing baby Groot, so he picked up one of those annoying dancing flower toys and got to work on a custom Groot creation.
I made this using a “Movin’ & Groovin’” flower I got from eBay, cut off the dumb daisy, and covered the stem on felt and twine. My fiancée sculpted the head from Model Magic. We then painted everything with brown and tan paint. He can now dance to Peter Quill’s “Awesome Mix”…or to my own mix.
We all know Dennis Hopper as an amazing actor and a talented director, but most people aren’t aware that Hopper once had a passion for photography.
In his younger years Dennis took up photography as a hobby and captured some amazing moments between 1961 and 1967, as he traveled between the coasts and hung out with some rather ecclectic crowds:
Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman, 1963
Here's what Dennis had to say about his brief stint as a street photographer:
“I never made a cent from these photos. They cost me money but kept me alive. I started at eighteen taking pictures. I stopped at thirty-one. These represent the years from twenty-five to thirty-one, 1961 to 1967. I didn’t crop my photos. They are full frame natural light Tri-X. I went under contract to Warner Brothers at eighteen. I directed Easy Rider at thirty-one. I married Brooke at twenty-five and got a good camera and could afford to take pictures and print them. They were the only creative outlet I had for these years until Easy Rider. I never carried a camera again.”
Dennis Hopper's "lost album", which was rediscovered after his death in 2010, is being shown at the Royal Academy of Arts in London until October 19th.
Everything has gone downhill for the Planet Express gang since their reality show Futurama was officially cancelled.
First Fry, Amy, Leela and Zoidberg had to get new jobs to help pay the bills, then Hermes left to tend his indoor "farm", and Bender was never really into the whole delivery service game so he decided to devote the rest of his battery life to crime.
Left with nothing but Scruffy and the ship Professor Farnsworth was forced to set Scruffy free and sell most of the ship for scrap:
"I thought someone was just playing with me, and I didn't know what happened. I reached down to grab it, and I felt its jaw, I felt its teeth, and I didn't know what to do, so I immediately reacted and hit it a couple of times."
Those punches effectively saved his life, causing the alligator to let go and giving James a chance to hightail it out of the lake.
There’s something so aesthetically pleasing, and so delightful, about sculptures made out of junk, trash, and recycled materials.
From the way artists incorporate manufactured shapes into the overall shape of the sculpture, to the textures and colors created by using found objects in the sculpture, nothing looks quite like a well made found art sculpture.
Take these amazing thrift store plastic sculptures by Sayaka Ganz- each work cleverly integrates the shapes from the found objects used in construction, and the man-made contours of these objects flow into the contours of the sculpture in a way that feels totally organic.
Sayaka combines traditional Japanese aesthetic with modern forms and construction methods used in found art sculpture, creating incredibly cool versions of popular Japanese art subjects such as the horse and the dragon.
The fundraising site Kickstarter officially jumped the shark recently when a young hustler raised over 50k to make potato salad for the first time, but there have been many Kickstarter campaigns over the last few years promising a product they can’t guarantee they’ll ever actually finish creating.
The main problem, as this comic by Dorkly’s own Tony Wilson and Andrew Bridgman demonstrates, is that you don’t need a completed project in any way to start raising funds.
Simply tell the online world that you’re going to make this great video game, show some concept art and a few seconds of gameplay footage, add some viral marketing and empty promises and you’ve got the makings of a free money storm ready to make it rain! That is, until your newfound funds get trimmed by the IRS and Kickstarter fees...
Some rock guitar players make the craziest faces when they’re shredding on stage- they look like they’re cringing, horrified, utterly amazed, and about to be sick all at the same time.
The camera focuses on their face, then pulls out to show that the object inspiring these faces is their guitar, and they’re just so caught up in playing that they don’t care what kind of face they make, but what if the camera pulled out to reveal them holding a giant slug?
Their grotesque facial expressions would make a lot more sense then, wouldn’t they?
Slug Solos is a Tumblr dedicated to better explaining these rock n roll faces by replacing their guitars with giant slugs, and the faces made by rock gods like Carlos Santana, James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine finally make sense!
Sometimes swinging around the city can make life feel like a video game, or some kind of minimalist artwork where the whole world appears far flatter than it actually is, but it's all just a trick of the mind. What's the point of having a spider sense if you don't listen to it? Still, Spidey felt like there was something hanging over him, like he was living in the shadow of something greater, so he decided to patrol the city and clear his mind...
Navigate the urban jungle in style with this Spiderscape t-shirt by Sophiedoodle, it's the swingin'-est way to salute your friendly neighborhood webhead!
Nobody took that penguin looking guy in the tuxedo seriously, and his clown faced friend looked like a total joker, but their days of being manipulated like puppets were over. The duo had science on their side, they knew what to do with bunsen burners and beakers full of toxic substances, and their villainous plan to make the Batfrog and Swineder Woman pay for their arrogance would begin in the lab...
Comic books and puppet shows get all mashed up on this Villains of Science t-shirt by Morlock, it's got lots of meep factor without the markup!
There's a new beer on the market that stupifies the drinker, a brew that reduces the power of speech to one word, affectionately known as Hodor's Pale Ale. It's got the kick of a frostmule and a robust flavor that will really leave you speechless, and when you've imbibed enough of the brew it bestows upon you the strength of ten men!
When it's time to get together with friends and enjoy your favorite show make sure you're sporting this Hodor's Pale Ale t-shirt by APSketches, it'll keep the group in good humor during these dark times.
That squid faced loser Zoidberg was trying to turn his life around when he stopped practicing medicine and opened up a smart technology lab. He had a rough start but once he'd created a holotablet capable of running hypnotoad 3.0 and Blurper at the same time his stock began to soar. He called his creation the Futura 10G, and boy did that shiny metal machine pay for a lot of sandwiches!
Avoid being a fashion android at all costs, and bring home this Droidberg t-shirt to show what a great doctor and true sci-fi original looks like, and maybe you send Zoidberg a snack?
Once upon a time Wade found himself in Mexico during the Dia De Los Muertos celebrations. He really liked the look of the Lucha masks, but the ones made in honor of the dead really floated his boat, and so did those slick shiny automatic pistols he bought out of some hombre's trunk. He had a job to do, a few more names to add to the list of the dead, but first he needed to get his hands on a chimichanga...
Assassins on vacation don't come much cooler than the merc with a mouth, and you can bring the festive fun home with this Dia De Los Deadpool t-shirt, amazing healing factor not included.
When you're on a field trip full of animated adventure you should totally catch a ride on the catbus if it comes by, because it's headed to an anime world made of wonder, magic and imagination. When Mister Miyazaki is driving the bus he won't steer you wrong, and the amazing characters you'll meet along the way will make this trip far more fun than riding on the school bus!
Animated adventure awaits you on this The Magic Catbus t-shirt by Emilie Boisvert, bring it home and make every day a Ghibli day!
There's one guy who everybody roots for despite his gruesome physical appearance, one tutu wearing avenger who fights for all of nerdkind- his name used to be Melvin, and he's quite handy with a mop. When ol' Toxie fights crime the criminals never forget the encounter, and they're lucky if they walk away with their heads still attached to their shoulders.
Celebrate filmdom's ugliest superhero with this Toxic t-shirt by Wolf Krusemark, it's the handsome way to show the world you're on team Toxie!
Manatees are rather silly creatures, and they love to play pranks on their oceanic neighbors. One of their favorite pranks is the old beard made out of kelp trick, which not only freaks out the fishes it makes the porpoises ponder about the purpose of the beard. It also serves as a handy disguise when a manatee decides to go flop around on the beach for a while, because every land dwelling mammal thinks they're just another tourist!
Add a touch of undersea silliness to your wardrobe with this Silly Manatee t-shirt by Bearded Manatee, it's the perfect attire whether you're waiting at home for the tide to roll in. or heading to the beach to hang ten.
Rainbows are supposedly quite delicious, but nobody has ever gotten close enough to taste one- until the rainbow ran right through the panda patch. The resident pandas all tried their best to get a bite of that colorful sky candy, because they were tired of eating bamboo stew, but only one bear succeeded in tasting the rainbow. He scarfed down that multi-colored arch like it was made of rock candy, and when he was done nothing was left but splotches of color and a rainbow mess around his mouth!
Show the world you have good taste in tees with this Where Is The Rainbow? t-shirt by Carbine, it's a tasty way to make people, and pandas, and panda loving people, smile with delight.
The adipose were quite taken with the doctor when they met him during one of his grand adventures through space and time, and they took to calling him lord of the lard after his visit. One chubby little guy was particularly smitten, and he managed to put together an outfit that looked worthy of any of the doctor's incarnations, an outfit so snazzy he didn't even have to lose weight to wear it!
Bring the doctor's favorite fatty fan home on this Doctor Adipose t-shirt by MareveDesign and watch your sci-fi fan friends drool with envy!
Director James Gunn pushed to incorporate plenty of practical and makeup effects into the production of Guardians of the Galaxy to give the film a classic sci-fi flick look, and now that the film’s out we get to see all the amazing behind-the-scenes work that went into the film.
Makeup effects is an area of production popular with film fans, and there’s plenty of goodness to be found in special effects artist Dave White’s amazing alien makeup designs.
From White’s original interpretation of the Guardians characters Drax and Gamora, to the incredibly detailed character designs created for supporting roles throughout the film, Dave White's fantastic makeup effects are a major part of what made Guardians of the Galaxy such an amazing film.
As a kid growing up in the 80s cartoon heroes didn't come much buffer, bolder, or more exciting than He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
He-Man was a toon descendant of the sword and sorcery fantasy subgenre that made Dungeons & Dragons obsessed kids like me go squee, and in a clever bit of marketing the characters on the screen matched toys available for purchase at your local toy store, sparking many lifelong addictions to toys and action figures.
He-Man isn't all muscles and might, and now thanks to io9's 12 Insane Facts About He-Man and the Masters of the Universe you can discover fun facts like- Skeletor's relationship to He-Man, the geek icons who started their career on Masters, and why Teela is more important than He-Man in the overall storyline.
Maisie Williams is quickly becoming a Game of Thrones cast favorite not only because of her amazing portrayal of Arya Stark on the show, but also because of her amazingly charming personality in real life.
She's a teenager having fun with her friends and her life, a young lady who just happens to be one of the stars of the biggest TV show in the land, but there's one thing missing from her life- exposure to television from the 80s and 90s.
Like many teenagers these days she hasn't been properly introduced to the magic of television that we grown folks grew up with, but thanks to the video series Teens React To... she can now spread the gospel of Saved By The Bell: