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Surreal Superhero Art By Tim MacLean

Okay, so these paintings by Tim MacLean are only strange in character shape and appearance, the message they convey about modern superheroes being representations of ancient myths is pretty straightforward.

That being said, these are some incredibly cool pieces of pop art! They're colorful, the caricatures are fun and they don't all have a superhero as the subject, there's a Doctor Who in there too!

Link  --via Creep Machine

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Awesome Dark Knight Rises 3D Street Art

In a perfectly appropriate form of movie promotion, this awesome work of 3d street art was created to celebrate the release of The Dark Knight Rises in Madrid.

The Bane of my existence would be if some Joker thought about Robin the world of this fabulous street art by acting like a Two-Face and ruining this piece with a Deathstroke!


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A Collection Of Awkward Pregnancy Photos

Proud mothers-to-be please take note- awkwardly staged photos are even more awkward when there's a baby lump in your tummy!

The pics in this gallery are sure to make babies wish they were never born, and when they're old enough to recognize how incredibly awkward these prenatal photos really are they'll probably sue their parents for emancipation!

--via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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Claymation Cats Take On Evil Dead II

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Gumby fans are all grown up now, and looking for a bit more red clay in their claymation.

Thankfully, Claycat is here to enchant our eyeballs with goofy scenes of horrific clay-on-clay violence.

Watch this feline clump of plastilina take on the Evil Dead....part 2 even!

--via AnimalNY

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Seemingly Functional Cardboard Sculptures

These intricately designed cardboard sculptures were created by Bartek Eisner, a man who knows how to turn sheets of cardboard into stuff you might need around the house, like an AK-47, a fireplace and a chainsaw.

On the flipside, Bartek makes cardboard objects that he then integrates into the urban landscape, like a fully non-functioning security camera, or a bird that will never poop on your head.

These pieces are really cool looking, just don't get any ideas about cutting down trees with that cardboard chainsaw!

Link  --via Beautiful/Decay

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A Japanese Version Of Russian Roulette

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Traditional Russian Roulette has one major element which tends to prevent repeat play- someone usually takes a bullet in the head.

This Japanese adaptation of the game won't kill you, it'll only sting a little when the thumbtack sticks in your head.

That's right, simply attach a thumbtack to the front of a Nerf dart and you've got one hell of a way to put your eye out!

--via Tastefully Offensive

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The Perfect Popcorn Tub For Horror Movie Night

This horrific holder of buttery popcorn kernels was created by an ad agency for the Detroit horror convention Motor City Nightmares, but I think they should start giving them out wherever scary flicks and extremely overpriced snacks collide.

This severed head tub would also make a handy holder for - strawberry Jell0, spaghetti, or beef jerky by the pound. Mmmmm...brain food!


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Steve Wozniak's Version Of Essential Stuff

Here's what Steve Wozniak, one of the uber-gods of computer technology, carries with him in his travel backpack as an essential array of gadgets.

It may make you feel a bit better about your own tech obsession, and will definitely send a cold chill down the spine of the techless.

So much information at your fingertips, but keeping them all charged seems like a daunting task!

Hit the link below if you want to read the full Wozniakian list of essential gadgets.


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Steve Ross Brings The Sexy To Art Instruction

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Happy little trees run in the family as far as painters Bob and Steve Ross are concerned.

Here's a brightly colored episode which shows us that Bob's legacy lives on in the hands of his son Steve, and boy can he paint mountain ranges like a boss!

--via TDW

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This Torture Device Is Truly Kafka-Esque

I'm not sure if the person who built the Harrow, a device imagine by Franz Kafka in his seminal work The Penal Colony, meant for it to be an art installation or an actual torture machine, but either way it looks soooo Kafka-esque.

Don't you hate when people say things are Kafka-esque?

I do too, but this thing is actually inspired by Kafka, so it's one of the only objects ever built which can be correctly identified as being Kafka-esque.

Link  --via AnimalNY

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Give Your Car That Disney Parks Smell

There are certain smells which you expect to greet your nostrils with delight every time you go to a Disney Park- turkey legs roasting, waffles, candy apples and popcorn.

Now you can take the iconic smells from Disney Parks with you wherever you go, courtesy of these rather blah looking air fresheners!

Something tells me that roasted turkey isn't going to be a top seller, especially during the summer, and the other scents would have me hitting the drive thru all day long!

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Don't Get On Mr. Wizard's Bad Side

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I have such fond memories of Mr. Wizard's show from the early 80s that watching this supercut made me want to do a little science fair magic project of my own.

And then I realized that Mr. Wizard could be a bit of a condescending jerk at times, and he would've made me want to hide in the closet because my project was so disappointing.

Please, Mr. Wizard, don't blind me with your science!

--via Videogum

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Strange Metal Sculptures By Tilman Hornig

It's hard to make heads or tails of Tilman Hornig's metal sculptures.

Some pieces look like the shed skin of a serpentine Tin Man, others look like industrial pieces found in a post-apocalyptic cityscape.

All have something visually compelling about them, drawing the eyes to those deadly sharp folds in the bent metal.

Link  --via Beautiful/Decay

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Is Chewing This Piece Of Rubber The Same As Brushing Your Teeth?

This spiky piece of rubber that resembles a sea anemone is the Rolly, a product that claims to be just as effective as giving your teeth a good brushing when you're on the go.

Here's how it works:
Besides reaching into every nook and cranny of your mouth, and gently stimulating your gums while you chew it, the Rolly contains Xylitol and Fluoride which are claimed to fight plaque and strengthen tooth enamel. And using the small disc doesn't require toothpaste, a mirror, or even water to rinse your mouth out afterwards. When you're done, you just spit it into the garbage like a piece of gum.

It looks like a scary little squid creature to me, but if it works I guess I'd give it a go. Would you?

Link  --via Gizmodo

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Just One More Hat - A Team Fortress 2 Musical

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This cute little machinima style musical stars characters from the video game Team Fortress 2.

It's a musical tribute to all the fun types of headgear found in the game, and it sounds like a song you'd hear in a classic Disney animated feature.

What a fun way to show your love of video game millinery!

--via Geeks Are Sexy

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Things Are About To Get Rough On The Naked Streets Of New York

Have you ever heard of the Naked Cowboy?

He's the street performer who has become famous for singing songs in New York's Times Square wearing next to nothing.

Well, his gimmick has met with opposition in the form of the Naked Indian, a man who has decided to battle NC for the right to perform on the naked streets of New York.

It's like a grown up version of cowboys and indians, only much lamer and with less imagination.

Maybe they'll both be taken out by a mysterious Naked Buffalo!


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Vocal Impression Of 151 Pokemon Characters

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This girl has an amazing vocal range, not for singing but rather for something far more important- imitating 151 characters from Pokemon!

I wonder if she's been developing these impressions since childhood, or is imitating Pokemon a newfound ability?

--via Laughing Squid

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Scary Zombie Head Gumball Dispenser

This zombie head gumball dispenser is one gnarly piece of home decor, but what kind of sicko would want to take a gumball out of this disgustingly dessicated head?!

It would look right at home in a haunted house or the Munster's living room, and may horrify kids enough to put them off the sweet stuff for a while!

Link  --via Obvious Winner

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A Tribute To Classic Video Game Maps

There's something so warm and inviting about the maps that came with many classic fantasy themed video games.

Maybe it's the prospect of exploring all those brightly colored lands, or the whimsical little details and painterly style to be found in these incredible illustrations.

Whatever the attraction, I'm sure old school gamers will agree- these maps were so cool that they often stayed on the wall well after you beat the game!


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Artist To Give Away Over 1,000 Pieces Of Art

Connecticut based artist Ted Mikulski has come up with a fun way to expose more people to art- he plans to give away over 1,000 of his own works to random people on the streets of Manhattan.

Ted feels this will be a good way to put a little color into the lives of those who aren't normally considered art lovers, but I'm sure these pieces will find their way into the hands of Ted's fans once they hear he's handing them out for free!

Link  --via JazJaz

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British Special Forces Used Exploding Rats Against The Nazis

This sounds like a plot element from the movie Inglorious Basterds, but it's true- British Special Forces used dead rats, among other things rigged with explosives, against Nazi forces during World War II.

Here's how those rat bombs were used:
But the most exotic device was the "explosive rat". A hundred of the rodents were procured by an SOE officer posing as a student needing them for laboratory experiments. The rats were skinned, filled with plastic explosive, and sewn up. The idea was to place a rat among coal beside a boiler. When they were spotted, they would immediately be thrown on to the fire, causing a huge explosion.

That was the theory. As one of the SOE files records: "This device caused considerable trouble to the enemy, but not quite in the way that was intended." The Germans intercepted the container of dead rats before they could be used for "operational purposes". But all was not lost. According to an SOE report, their discovery had an "extraordinary moral effect": the rodents were exhibited at all German military schools, prompting a hunt for "hundreds of rats the enemy believed were distributed on the continent".

SOE concluded: "The trouble caused to them was a much greater success to us than if the rats had actually been used."

Link  --via i09

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The Waycooler App By Alex Pardee

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Do you have a bunch of boring photos sitting around inside your iPad or iPhone (with hopefully more platforms coming soon!), photos that lack tentacles and that ever elusive WTF factor?

Then you need Alex Pardee's Waycooler App!

It lets you stick all kinds of stuff on your pictures, making them (surprise!) waaay cooler!

It kinda makes me wish I had an iPad....aaaaand now I don't care anymore. Thanks Alex Pardee!

--via Juxtapoz

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Animated Short - Catwoman Of Shanghai

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Bat Man of Shanghai is an upcoming DC Nation series which will feature an alternate version of old Batsy from 1930s China, and the feline temptress who's always on his tail.

DC Nation airs on Cartoon Network, and this cool, anime inspired short was created by Wolf Smoke.

--via Super Punch


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Amazing LEGO Colosseum

This masterfully crafted colosseum sculpture was built by Ryan McNaught, a certified LEGO builder who used over 200,000 bricks to make what is arguably "the most challenging LEGO model ever created".

The piece is built with both the version from two thousand years ago and the modern version represented on either side, and it was so difficult to build that it gave Ryan a new respect for the ingenuity of Roman architecture.

Bravissimo Ryan!

Link  --via Gizmodo

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Awesome Pencil Drawings By Paul Lung

I can't believe the detail and accuracy found in these pencil drawings by Paul Lung, and I imagine that a cat would choose that exact same bow tie if given a choice.

Paul Lung clearly breathes the airs of artistry quite freely, his bronchial tubes full of dander and inspiration, and hopefully he isn't allergic to his prized hairball pitching subjects.

*kitty voice* Now howsabout sketchin' me up some Meow Mix?

Link  --via Geeks Are Sexy

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A Film Festival For Cat Videos

Everyone knows that cat videos rule teh interwebs, with their silly box jumping tactics and love of cheezburgers, so it was only a matter of time before someone gave them their own film festival.

Minneapolis' Walker Arts Center will be hosting the first ever Internet Cat Video Festival on August 30th, and it looks like a purrrrfectly fine festival to honor our feline friends.

Yes, little kittehs, you finally haz a cheezburger!

Link  --via AnimalNY

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Y: The Last Man Fan Film

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This incredibly well made fan film is based on the Vertigo comic book Y The Last Man, which centers around an apocalyptic setting where everyone on Earth with a Y chromosome is wiped out, except for a guy named Yorick and a monkey named Ampersand.

The film is entitled Y:The Last Man Rising, it was made by IGN and Drake 1129 productions, and it does a great job of adapting the comic book into film format.

I don't think Y would work very well as a feature film, but a TV series or a series of short films would be really fun to watch!

--via Comics Alliance

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The 120 Stars Of Super Mario 64

This fun little vector art montage (half of which can be seen above) was created by deviantARTist kitsovereign, paying homage to the characters and fun to be found in the classic game Super Mario 64.

As an extra organized bonus, kitsovereign has also created a chart which categorizes the images according to their in-game mission, which can be found at the Kotaku link below.

Link  --via Kotaku

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Comedy Video - Unlikely Dark Knight Quotes

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This collection of unlikely Batman quotes are brought to you by Chicago's own Octavarius, a group of folks known for bringing the funny.

You're unlikely to hear Batman say any of these lines in the new Dark Knight movie, so you'll just have to imagine how much better the film would be if he talked about Tumblr, hated on Pez dispensers and sang I Swear by All 4 One!

(NSFW due to language)

--via TDW

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This Is One Sharp Looking Ruler

This machete shaped ruler by Palehorse is strictly for hardcore measuring, and not for settling schoolyard arguments.

It has a deadly cool style and the lovely warmth of natural wood, one sharp looking inch at a time.

It won't help you cut a path through the jungle, but it'll make it easy to measure the length of the spider latched onto your face!

Link  --via Gizmodo

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