Well before Ash worked at S-Mart, donned a chainsaw arm, and shared the value of owning a good Boomstick, he was just a guy hanging out with his friends in a cabin in the woods, trying to score with a girlfriend he was ultimately forced to decapitate with a shovel.
Sam Raimi’s seminal horror flick The Evil Dead changed the way many viewers saw the horror genre- it added a much needed dose of humor, successfully launched a franchise still wildly popular with fans to this day, and helped kickstart the career of Bruce Campbell, which is an amazing contribution in itself!
The underlying message is that torture isn’t really effective because a tortured man will say whatever you want him to say, for example- Lagerfeld will claim that Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops are the height of elegance, and the Dalai Lama will claim that a man who doesn’t own a Rolex by the time he’s fifty is a total failure if you beat them badly enough.
It's a bit jarring to see the Dalai Lama all battered and bruised, but somehow this look really suits Iggy!
People who write for online media outlets, and those who are avid readers of these sites, know that commenting can go from positive and friendly to shockingly horrible in the blink of an eye.
Case in point- a well meaning baked goods enthusiast named “Web Guy Josh” from Melbourne, Australia posted a recipe for a deliciously psychedelic Amazing Rainbow Tie-Dye Number Surprise Cake on Fox 101.9's site (blogged about on Neatorama previously), and one helpful commenter offered a suggestion to make the recipe better.
What happened next is one of those real life moments too strange to be made up- comments quickly turned from snarky corrections to a full blown crapstorm of craziness, full of insulting name calling and political ranting, all because someone asked a simple question about one step in the recipe.
The hulking mass of a man they call Hodor (even though his real name is Walder) is considered mentally inept by every character he meets in the fantasy world George R. R. Martin built because he can only say one word, but what’s really going on in that giant, meaty head of his?
Aah the bank heist, a Hollywood movie staple from the very beginning- whole movies have been based around the criminally precise art of successfully robbing a bank, generally at gunpoint, yet according to one bank guard (who shall remain nameless) Hollywood has it all wrong.
According to Mr. Guardey McGuarderson there are five things which would never work in real life when you’re trying to pull of the perfect heist, including dressing in a disguise and bluffing your way into the vault, that Guardey knows are just plain bunk from personal experience.
Did I mention he's a security guard at a branch of the Federal Reserve Bank?
Those high school seniors who are lucky enough to graduate are now ready to move on to the next phase of their life, which will either involve full time employment and disillusionment, college enrollment and a lifetime of crushing student loan debt, or utter laziness and mooching off their folks, but despite their lack of world experience seniors often have some rather sagely advice to share.
Underlying messages like "keep your chin up", "always be prepared" and "let your creativity shine through in all you do" are meant to inspire the underclassmen to stay in school and graduate, if only so they can get their own senior quote in the yearbook!
Sometimes a killer cosplay creation requires lots of sculpting, fabrication and an amazing paintjob, and sometimes all it takes is a simply smashing costume and a whole lotta attitude.
DeviantArtist and cosplayer Keruuu decided to go with simple yet elegant when he created this gender swapped costume of Elsa from Frozen, and boy did he make the right call!
He calls his character King Elisar, and he made everything for this photo series happen with his own two hands, from his wonderfully detailed costume to the great makeup application to the shiny post processing effects, and cosplayers who think they can do better should probably Let It Go!
If you’re in the habit of keeping your cash in your “chest of wonders”, or conveniently tucking it into your sock, then you’d better reconsider where you keep your cash or else find a store willing to take your sweaty/stinky money, because one store in particular is starting a “boob and sock money not welcome here" trend.
It seems the owner of this store was tired of handling cash which smelled like feet or boob sweat so they instituted this policy for the sake of their sense of smell, and when the sign was spotted by Adam R. Bowser he just had to share it with the world via his Twitter feed!
There are few creative filmmakers with a more distinctive style than Tim Burton, and even though his “original” style can be traced back to illustrators like Edward Gorey he has made this dark yet cartoony style his own with movies like Edward Scissorhands, Frankenweenie and, of course, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Well before he made his big screen debut with these iconic features he was applying his dark formula to the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel which aired on the Disney Channel in 1983.
For his unique envisioning of the classic tale Tim cast a man (Michael Yama) as the Wicked Witch, Japanese actors as the children, and shot the whole thing on 16mm film for just over $100,000, opting as always for stop motion and practical effects when creating this crazy cool short film.
It aired only once on the Disney Channel, alongside Burton’s other classic short Vincent, but thanks to the diligent efforts of a fan it has been discovered and placed on YouTube for your viewing pleasure!
Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton didn’t quite look like average ladies in Victorian era England, there was something a bit different about their appearance and their attitudes, and even though it’s hard to immediately tell from an old photo Fanny and Stella are actually men dressed in drag, Thomas Ernest Boulton and Frederick William Park, arguably the first example of those we now refer to as drag queens.
In an era characterized by sexual oppression, puritanical beliefs and delicate social standards Fanny and Stella shocked the norms with their flirtatious manner when dressed in drag, and men responded quite favorably to their advances, but their flamboyant behavior ultimately got the pair arrested and sparked one of the most sensationalized episodes of the era.
They attended a performance at the Strand Theater dressed as men, then changed into their frilly frocks while at the theater, unaware that they were being watched by a police man. He arrested the duo just as they were about to leave in a carriage, on the charge of "conspiring and inciting persons to commit an unnatural offence", most likely because they were keeping some rather auspicious men company.
The subsequent trial became quite the scandalous media spectacle, and even though the two were eventually found not guilty and released their public shaming and mistreatment would foreshadow the long, dark road ahead of openly homosexual men and women who simply want to be free to live their lives however they see fit. And now we have a show called RuPaul's Drag Race on cable TV...we've come a long way!
We all know what roleplaying game players do when they’re bored- they let their minds go on a grand adventure, where perilous journeys await and the laws of fate are governed by the roll of polyhedral dice.
So what are fantasy creatures like elves and orcs doing on the other side of the looking glass while we imagine slaying them for the sake of xp? They’re sitting around roleplaying as boring humans, of course!
When your world is full of dangerous adventures and magical treasures mundane things, like asset allocation reports and water cooler small talk, can seem like a strange adventure, and the new webseries Cubicles & Careers captures the excitement of boring human roleplaying perfectly.
The United Kingdom has a very diverse populace, home to a wealth of very distinct regional accents, and a well seasoned ear can tell a lot about from whence you hail simply by hearing you speak.
Siobhan Thompson of Anglophenia is a gal who is quite familiar with the diversity of accents available for your listening pleasure in the U.K., and she’s mastered seventeen different British accents so she'll fit right in no matter where in the Kingdom she may roam.
Listen as she takes you on a tour of her beloved Brittania, you might just learn how to make your bad imitation of a British accent into a smashing success!
Disney princesses have undergone all sorts of remixes and treatments, they’ve even been gender swapped and imagined as animals, but actually bringing these animated characters to life is another matter entirely.
However, thanks to the concerted efforts of Disney loving cosplayers who happen to look exactly like the characters they’re portraying, we now have a really good idea of what these beloved animated characters would look like in real life.
When sitting at home alone isn’t enough, and you need an even deeper sense of isolation yet don’t want to sacrifice comfort for loneliness, then you need the Mercury Retrograde Body Mitten.
It’s the warm and wooly full body covering sweater that will swallow you up in knit comfort, separating you from the world of the cold and uncozy.
The Mercury Retrograde Body Mitten was made to “contain and counteract the powerful negative mental and energetic effects of Mercury retrograde”, according to writer/astrologer Alan Annand, who goes on to state that each garment is “hand-knitted by celibate Virgos using hypo-allergenic squirrel wool inter-woven with strands of unicorn hair that were marinated in lavender oil infused with emerald powder.”
The Mercury Retrograde Body Mitten, it’s not just a sweater- it’s a lifestyle.
Historical photo collections are a dime a dozen, and often contain about twenty five percent new material and seventy five percent which has been reposted ad nauseam.
This collection definitely contains previously posted historical photos, but the ratio is much closer to fifty-fifty in this set, and the rarely seen photos included in this set are rather special.
So you may be asking yourself "What rare photos do I get to see in this particular historical photo collection?" You get to see a shirtless Che Guevara sucking down a tasty beverage, Patton’s dog mourning his master’s death, and a bunch of dusty British SAS blokes just back from patrol in North Africa during World War II.
Basically you get an extremely eclectic collection of photos that's not only fun to peruse, it’s guaranteed to contain at least a few photos you’ve never seen before!
Two science fiction franchises entered the black hole, one about a war in the stars the other about an intergalactic hitchhiker, but only one came out on the other side. It was an odd combination of the two featuring sayings from the one series in the bold graphic style of the other series. It was a most confusing place to let your mind wander within, yet somehow succeeded in entertaining all those dolphins who had come for the free fish!
Things have gotten all mixed up on this A Powerful Ally t-shirt by JVZ Designs, it's more comfortable than wearing just a towel, and it will give your guests something to read when they come over for dinner.
By looking at what a man he had become you never would have guessed that Adam was such a goofball when he was a kid! He loved playing with his cringing cat friend all day, taking imaginative trips through the universe and generally acting like goofballs, proving that he was born with the power...of imagination!
Add a childlike sense of wonder to your geeky wardrobe with this Future Masters of the Universe t-shirt by LadyTank Studios and let your love of classic cartoons and comic strips shine!
The moustachioed plumber reached the end of the level and discovered the ultimate prize for his trip down the sewer pipe. That golden star offered the promise of eternal life ten seconds at a time, but it was all worth it when he felt that twinkling energy coursing through his veins and smashed his way through those turtle shelled bad guys. Ultimate power can be a real rush, but it can also be quite addicting...
Gamers will want to get their hands on this Ultimate Power t-shirt by TrulyEpic, featuring a bold graphic so geeky it will make your fellow Mario fans green with envy.
They were placed in the same pond for a reason- to solve a case so dark and murky no mere duck could handle the details. One was a maverick mallard with his own philosophy and unique insight into the mind of a butcher, the other field tested and fearless, a mallard who had waded through his share of muddy swamps...
Give your favorite detective show a ducky makeover with this True Ducktective t-shirt by Matt Fontaine, it'll really quack up anyone who sees you sporting it!
What do you do with all those extra droids you've got laying around your moisture farm? Recycle them! Take that tired old r2 or c3 unit and turn them into a retro hi-fi unit complete with shiny gold headphones, the stylish way to listen to your favorite stars sing and much better than listening to some robot beep-boop-bop-bip all day!
Geeky humor lives on this Recycled Future t-shirt by Enkel Dika, it's a clever way to rock your own unique look.
After he helped guard the galaxy from supervillainous forces bent on total destruction, that self professed lord of the stars devoted his energy to doing something he'd always loved as a young man- being a barista. Soon his little coffee shop was opening up locations across the cosmos, and his cute littel logo became synonymous with dark roasted flavor and never having to sleep again.
Intergalactic java lovers gotta get their hands on this Star-Lord Coffee t-shirt by LavaLamp, it's a delicious way to display your unique sense of style!
They've gone and done it now- the merc with a mouth has been combined with the drunken robot who loves to run his vocal unit and now we have one mighty mischievous madman on our hands! He jumps through universes like he's leaping over a wall after robbing a house, and those chimichangas he's always chomping down on have given him a seriously fiery case of gas!
Bring an exciting new dimension of geekiness to your wardrobe with this Bending the Fourth Wall t-shirt by Doodle-Heads, it's the colorful way to tell the world to bite your shiny metal taco!
Time travel can be really hard on your gutty wuts, and even the lord of time they call the doctor has a hard time hanging on to his lunch after a bumpy ride in his blue police box. You'd better have a rubbish bin ready for the good doctor when he arrives, because you know who is gonna lose his lunch!
Show the world you're sick with doctor fever with this delightfully gross Rubbish Bin Lads: Doctor Spew t-shirt by Gimetzco!, it's retro in all the right ways!
That strange old boy they call Bean appears to have lost his mind, perhaps because he fell on his head one too many times, and now poor Teddy is along for one strange ride! Bean has become the bane of existence in the big city, where's a giant bat when you need one?!
Celebrate British comedy so good it's criminal with the Mr. Bane t-shirt by triagus, it's a different kind of mashup and may make your friends do a spit-take when they see you sporting it about town.
There is one man feared by both henchmen and those he's hired to protect alike, a guy with top secret access to everything and a license to kill, and if you know what's good for you you'll call him Mr. Samson. He drives the ladies wild with hunger, the henchmen wild with fear, and yet somehow he keeps his cool no matter what sort of ad-venture he's on.
Henchmen beware- Brock is back, and starring on his own Slayer of Henchmen t-shirt by Eman!, pick one up and you might just wind up on his good side!
Before experimental filmmaker Lars Von Trier had begun making horrifying miniseries like The Kingdom and The Kingdom II, compelling films like The Element Of Crime and Zentropa, and downright dirty films like Nymphomaniac he was a young man obsessed with stop motion animation.
He created this cute, yet somehow still creepy, little film called Turen til Squashland when he was 11 years old, created using a paper cutout style of stop motion animation resembling a dream sequence you’d see on South Park.
It’s a far cry from the darkness and depravity found in his later films, and it shows that even visionary filmmakers like Lars Von Trier have cartoon skeletons in their closets!
Movie monsters started out huge, shrank down small enough to fit in your toilet then grew to massive proportions once again, yet no matter the size of the monster there are fans who will line up to see their latest on-screen appearance and continue to hail their choice for king of the monsters.
(WARNING- This video contains graphic imagery that may make it hard to sleep at night, especially if you're a fan of teddy bears! Viewer discretion is advised)
Toys are most definitely not just for kids anymore, haven’t been for quite some time really, but there’s a new teddy in town that has taken toys well into the realm of graphic horror and violence, a teddy more R-rated than the foulmouthed bear who starred in the movie Ted.
The Peek-A-Boo Bear is an animatronic teddy bear with a creepy voice and a dark secret, one which you can’t unsee, and if you invite this fuzzy little masochist to a party you’d better cover everything you own in plastic, 'cause things are about to get messy!
He was the 700th sinister teddy bear created bycustom horror toy company Undead Teds and hopefully the last one prone to committing acts of self mutilation, for the sake of the baby teddy bears out there who still have hope in their fluffy little hearts.
What’s the most effective weapon to use while waging war, a weapon that very few people on the planet are capable of defending against?
CUTE- the ultimate weapon against mankind, the power of perfectly large facial features and tiny proportions colliding in one adorable, fuzzy form. But what if cute critters used their powers of adorability against each other?
You’d end up with World War Cute, an in-house war that has every cat, dog and bird up in arms, ready to go full blown nuclear against their fellow pets.
Dawww, look at the little kamikaze birdy, isn't he cute?!
It seems like everybody knows somebody or someone else who shops at Costco these days, buying massive packs of food stuffs and other stuffs they don’t necessarily need at a decent price, and if you don’t have a membership you might feel like you’re being left out of all those member type benefits and mega deals.
Truth is- there’s lots of cool stuff you can do at Costco without having to pay annual dues, and maybe if you hang around the store long enough they’ll make you an honorary member!
Buy some pizza while you have your eyes examined and stock up on some vodka, all without needing a card. Now that’s what I call free validation!