This pregnant cosplayer is a lovely shade of green, which is apparently just the way Captain Kirk likes his ladies, and her costume brings to mind one rather geeky question- how many gals across the galaxy have fallen for that patented James Tiberius charm?
Once the travel video has finished implanting a travel bug in your neurochamber make sure you visit The Galaxy Getaways site, where you can learn about all the adventures that await you on the abandoned planet Morag, or the best thing to order when you visit the renowned restaurant Gluborg's on Xandar, "a peaceful paradise in the stars". Bon voyage!
Those who have chosen to uphold the law don’t always succeed in bringing criminals to justice, and sometimes they fail so spectacularly that the criminals slip right through their fingers, leaving people to wonder how they could have escaped so easily:
There are 21 Terrifying Criminals Who Are Still On The Loose according to this Cracked user submission compilation, 21 nefarious no-goodniks who managed to avoid prosecution for their crimes, and for most of them that's where the terrifying part ends:
Don't get me wrong, there are many bad guys on the list who deserve to be called "terrifying", but they're lumped in with thieves, hackers, and fixers of baseball games who hardly live up to the terror title.
However, there are enough true crime tales in this collection to pique the interest of the avid armchair criminologist, despite the somewhat clickbaity title, and you won't believe how easy it is for some people to dodge the long arm of the law!
He’s the shy little pig with an extremely pronounced stutter, and even though he was typically cast as a sidekick (and the fact that he doesn’t wear pants) he became one of the most beloved Warner Brothers cartoon characters of all time.
Every WB cartoon fan has tried to do the Porky Pig stutter at one time or another, but Mel Blanc is a difficult voice act to follow unless you know how to p-p-p-prop-p-perly st-stu-stu-stutter like good ol’ Porky himself:
Let voice actor Bob Bergen, who incidentally knew Mel Blanc and may have picked up a few pointers from him, show you how it’s done so you can wow toon fans and s-s-st-stu-...talk funny just like a cartoon superstar!
Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world, Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is one of the largest tennis stars in the world, at least in terms of popularity and the fact he's an eleven time Grand Slam tournament champion, and thanks to the ridiculousness of the internet we are shown Capybaras That Look Like Rafael Nadal:
Despite their large size, their big, gnashy teeth and stout build capybaras are very gentle critters, preferring to take a swim and lay around on the shore all day rather than running around town causing trouble.
Capybaras look like they'd be quite comfortable to sit on, provided you don't mind sitting on a soggy rodent, and despite their semiaquatic nature they don't stink because their wiry fur and lack of an undercoat keeps them stench free.
Since they're one of the least stinky animals living in their native habitat capybaras have become rather judgmental towards other critters, which inspired the creation of a Tumblr site called Capybara Is Judging You:
Where does all that capybara attitude come from? It stems from the fact that they're internet famous, of course!
They live a life of privilege, which some non-capybaras feel is an injustice, so a site featuring photos of posh capybaras living the good life was created, complete with colorful commentary, called This Is Capybara Privilege:
It's clear the internet adores the look of the majestic capybara, and the trend of capybara adoration (arguably) began with one Tumblr with an explicit name- F%#@ Yeah Capybara:
The Last Starfighter was the story of a guy who escaped trailer park life by becoming really good at an arcade game- his epic high score got the attention of aliens who were in need of a hero, and a generation of kids who grew up loving video games were officially hooked by this dream come true premise.
When The Last Starfighter came out in 1984 arcade obsessed kids just couldn't get enough, but most of us knew very little about the movie except for what we saw on the screen, and the fact that Atari promised us a Last Starfighter arcade game but never delivered.
The Brooklyn based illustrator has clearly lived a full, and occasionally a bit drawn out, life and thus has some pearls of knowing howness to share with the comic loving world:
With everyday life situations constantly rearing their ugly heads, like being invited to the first backyard BBQ of the year, or when you go to a wedding and then nurse a hangover the next day, it’s good to know that Christie has simple, illustrated solutions readily available for our eyeballs to view.
Christie may be young in age, at heart, and in last name, but her illustrated words are just as true as if they’d come out of the mouth/pencil of an old person.
Chucky was brought down to the station for a lineup and was surprised by what he saw- a pinhead, a leather faced man and some psychos wearing masks, an evil clown, a candy man, and a puppet headed squirt. But the one he hated most, the one who made him want to scream, was that guy by the name of Krueger he'd seen once inside a dream...
Is Halloween your favorite holiday? Do you look forward to every Friday the 13th? Then you're gonna love this Horror's Eleven t-shirt by Traceygurney, featuring the most nightmarish movie mashup never seen!
If you need something smuggled across the verse you gotta hire the best, and whether you choose a guy who flies solo like a falcon, or one who travels with a crew, giving your package to these intergalactic bad boys will give you a degree of serenity. One is mal-adjusted and war tested, the other is han-dsome and rogueish, and together they'll smuggle the stars right out of the sky if it means making a quick buck!
This Partners in Crime t-shirt by saqman will steal the heart of every geek who sees you wearing it, and it'll light up your wardrobe like a firefly lights up the night sky...
Like many tough yet tiny guys there's a giant lurking inside of Goku, an incredible beast just waiting to come out and play, and when he lets it out the earth trembles beneath his feet. Those who marvel at him transforming from a small boy with a tail into a massive hulk of a gorilla beast are terrified, but deep down he's still that silly little boy who loves nothing more than to balance on a ball and practice his dragon style techniques.
Anime fantasy as you like it can be found on this The Incredible Goku t-shirt by OtakuTeez, it's the mightiest DB tee from GT to Z!
When one is passing between dimensions via projected portals it is customary to do so while walking in a very silly manner, so as not to offend those who reside in the Python dimension. If you should meet a man named Monty on your trip through the aperture just remember- his house looks like a flying circus because he doesn't get very many visitors...
Take a walk on the wacky side with this Ministry of Silly Portal t-shirt by maped and let your sci-fi dreams become very, very silly indeed!
He was tired of playing second fiddle to his bros super platformer star status, and the once all play and no work Luigi was starting to crack up. They reached a level which was set inside an old haunted hotel, full of hallways, cobwebs and shining mirrors, and Mario began to worry about the look he saw in Luigi's eyes...
Don't be a dull boy or girl, pick up this Heeere's Luuuigi t-shirt by Zacly and carve out a geeky style high score!
When Darth agreed to star on that show about the orange side being the new black, he had no idea filming it would involve being incarcerated in a space prison for three seasons and a colorful change of wardrobe. Still, he really needed the credits, since his long lost offspring keep popping up out of nowhere, and since he was currently at war with his former friends on the council locked up was the safest place to be.
Take your geeky wardrobe directly to jail with this The Orange Side t-shirt by Laughing Devil, featuring a unique mashup sure to make sci-fi fans smile!
The Beast from the East has an appetite for destruction and a knack for spreading terror wherever he goes, and even his fellow kaiju tremble when they hear his scream and see his giant green form stomping towards them. He's the god of giant monsters, a Japanese native and the last guy you'd want to see while on vacation!
Bring some big time kaiju flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Terror t-shirt by daletheskater, it's a great way to show your love for classic movie monsters from the East.
Yoshi is one colorful fellow, and he lives with his bros in a world of vibrantly colored food he can wrap his tongue around whenever he wants a snack. He swallows coins, mushrooms, fire flowers, cookies, even turtles when he's feeling super hungry, and it would probably take an entire island full of food to satisfy Yoshi's dinosaur sized appetite!
Mario's friend looks mighty trippy on this Yoshi Prism t-shirt by Kannaya, it's a great way to show your love for friendly video game dinos and blow people's minds!
If you see a great big, grinning purple bus shaped like a cat staring down at you from a mushroom you'd better pinch yourself to see if you're dreaming. He's not a hallucination, he's just a friendly neighbor from an anime wonderland who wants to offer you a ride down the rabbit hole. Will you take him up on his offer?
H. R. Giger’s dream of making a "unique love story" based on his extremely visual ideas, a movie entitled The Mystery of San Gottardo, sadly wasn’t realized before his untimely death, and fans of Giger's work are left wondering what could have been...
San Gottardo is an "unique love story", a surreal exercise in human form and its deconstruction, and a waking nightmare all wrapped up in a package that looks like it was sent straight from Silent Hill.
In fact, some creatures from Silent Hill were definitely inspired by Giger’s San Gottardo project, does this lovely creature look familiar?:
Giger's Mystery movie was based on an early sketch he drew in 1963, and even though he started working on the storyline in the 70s, and had written the entire screenplay, San Gottardo proved to be far too strange for Hollywood studios to produce:
"It is about a man and his love for a freak of nature, Armbeinda, which is really a sentient limb combining an arm and a leg. It is the further development of a recurring image in my work over the last 30 years."
The concept stems from a 1963 creation called "The Beggar," Giger's very first sketch, featuring a leg and an arm holding a hat. Giger has filled several sketchbooks with the stories of these "reduced" beings.
The story concerns a race of biomechanoids created by a military organization. The premise: your arms and legs are slaves that do your bidding, but what if they have a mind of their own and were set free? Ink drawings depict the disembodied parts attacking their creator (Giger's self-portrait) in the San Gottardo border tunnel which links Switzerland and Italy. To insure that his vision remains intact, Giger hopes to retain creative control as a producer on the film... and not be forced to rely on CGI.
Living in Southern California means living in the shadow of Los Angeles, or more precisely Hollywood.
Friends and family from other states inevitably ask you about L.A. when you live in SoCal, and they somehow assume we all know famous people, probably because if you live here long enough that whole "six degrees of separation" thing rings true.
Living in La La Land is a delightfully surreal experience, a surprisingly mundane experience, and a frustrating experience all rolled up in days of sunshine, traffic and movie star sightings.
It's surprising how little those who live in L.A. know about the city, and as a descendant of four generations of Angelenos I was surprised to find that many of the facts on BuzzFeed's 51 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Los Angeles were news to me! Read on and discover what lies beneath the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown.
For those who want to build LEGO sets without committing to the high cost of buying LEGO sets there is now a monthly rental option called Pley.
Pley is an online rental service that allows you, the builder, to rent sets for a monthly fee and return them whenever you’re done building them up and taking them apart again.
You get the joy of building (virtually) every LEGO set you've ever wanted to build without having to take out a loan, and they'll even forgive you for losing up to fifteen pieces, which is more forgiveness than you'd allow yourself after paying full price for a set.
The pieces are disinfected between rentals, their library is ever expanding, so any set you see is sure to show up in stock soon, and it serves as yet another example of how good kids have it nowadays!
The world has once again gone to the apes thanks to the new film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, so folks are trotting out all kinds of factoids from the original five films, remembering how much they hated the Tim Burton remake, and discussing whether the new film will faithfully add to the original franchise...
...and many more examples of monkeying around sure to make you screech with laughter!
It might be just the thing to get you in the mood to watch the original five movies again, and the perfect demonstration of why practical effects are sometimes way better than CGI- because animated apes can't make guest appearances on TV shows!
Brazil played on despite the controversy, making it to the semifinals where they were soundly defeated by Germany 7-1, in a sport that regularly ends with less than three points total being scored during the game.
Needless to say this resounding failure made Brazilian futbol fans very angry, and very, very sad, which prompted some fan of sports fan sadness to create a Tumblr called Sad Brazilians, quite possibly the saddest sports related site ever created.
Sorry about your loss Brazil, but at least you have a bunch of shiny stadiums so you can practice and prepare for World Cup 2018!
Think traffic jams are bad on your way to/from work? In Belgium, traffic jams are so bad one pileup left cars sitting in the same spot for 70 years!
Okay, so this isn’t your ordinary traffic jam, these are shots taken at the Chatillon Car Graveyard in Belgium- a final resting place for many classic cars which began piling up some time after World War II and was finally cleared, due to environmental concerns, in 2010:
Urban legend has it that these cars were left behind by U.S. soldiers who couldn't ship them home after WWII, but as one commenter pointed out many of these cars weren't made until the 1950s, so it looks like this is a case of passing the blame for an environmental eyesore to those who are no longer around to defend themselves.
Personally, I would have been fixing up and driving these mean machines rather than just letting them rot!
Fireworks aren’t just for the Fourth of July, many people around the country, particularly those who don’t live in places that are at high risk of fire, enjoy shooting off a bottle rocket or igniting a string of firecrackers every once in a while.
Selling fireworks is a year-round business, and one store in Washington State is home to a bunch of fancy fireworks sporting wacky packaging, like this tribute to Patrick Swayze’s finest film:
There's even a variety aimed at reality show "stars" and singing show contestants:
These wacky packages were photographed by Cabel Sasser, a man who is clearly a connoisseur of funny fireworks package art since he has been documenting his findings on his blog since 2007, and if you dig these examples make sure you visit his site to see many more of his hilarious findings, so you don't end up feeling like this guy:
The short and ultra mysterious trailer reveals little more than the main characters, a strange talking box, and the fact that it's a new puppet film made by a Froud and a Henson, so you know it's going to be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Speaking of amazing, here's Toby posing with his two ultra-talented parents Brian and Wendy Froud, the folks (partly) responsible for the overall look of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth:
They must be so proud of their talented son, who is continuing the Froud family legacy of creating stylish and imaginative fantasy worlds for fans to enjoy!
When you watch an episode of Game of Thrones the visual effects don’t really leap out at you or appear too obvious, except for the intro and the dragons of course, but there are a surprisingly large number of visual effects peppered throughout the show, and without those visual effects Game of Thrones just wouldn't look right.
This eye popping video from Mackevision, one of the VFX studios responsible for GoT's signature look, is not only incredible to watch and full of visual easter eggs, it will change the way you watch Game of Thrones, making you more aware of how flat the show would look without all the vfx.
As someone who has watched all four season of Game of Thrones I didn't really see anything in this video I would consider a spoiler, but if you haven't watched season 4 yet, and you're really afraid of having it spoiled for you, it's probably best you don't watch this video until you''re all caught up!
Ingmar Bergman was known for many things as a director, but directing superhero movies isn’t one of them, and it’s doubtful the master filmmaker would have even known what a superhero is when he was making seminal arthouse films such as The Seventh Seal and Scenes From A Marriage.
Still, his style does lend a certain sense of emotional depth and existential awareness to the genre, and if this parody short by Patrick H Willems entitled What If Ingmar Bergman Directed The Flash? is any indication a Bergman style film about The Flash wouldn’t be half bad, although it may leave poor Barry Allen seeking psychotherapy!
People love having goats around for all kinds of reasons, from their incredible ability to eat just about anything to the fact that they like to headbutt stuff and stand on top of barrels, but it's safe to say goats aren't raised for their beautiful singing voices:
A goat's bleat can sound like someone screaming while being strangled, a baby crying, or just as sheepish as you'd expect from a crying kid, which is why using the bleat of a goat is the best way to give your theme song a suspenseful edge.
Jurassic Goats definitely brings an air of suspense, and hair raising goatiness, to the inspiring theme song from Jurassic Park, and once again Marca Blanca has proven that every good theme song needs a goat version!
The original Nintendo Game Boy recently turned 25 years old, and even though mobile gaming has come a long way from the days of tiny green pixels, and screens so small you can hardly tell what's going on in the game, there’s still a whole lotta charm packed into that iconic Game Boy package:
The Game Boy might look a little dated to the younger generation, but to those of us who were kids when the Game Boy was the new gaming hotness that little green screened Boy will always hold a special place in our hearts.
The Fine Bros present Kids React To Game Boy, and those Bros continue to do a fine job of showing us what's wrong with youngsters these days- they're way too hard to please!