It seems every little thing under the sun has a name, even if we’re not always aware of it. From the wire thing that holds the champagne cork in place (agraffe) to the web between your thumb and forefinger (purlicue)- they all have a name you don’t really need to know in order to understand the use.
This classic article from mental_floss features the true title given to a group of rattlesnakes (rhumba) and the name of that little plastic table that helps keep the pizza box lid from sagging (box tent), plus ten more fun words to add to your mental collection.
Most parents appreciate the artwork created by their children, no matter how bizarre or indecipherable it may look, but that appreciation usually goes no further than putting their works of art on the fridge for all to see.
Those typical displays of parental pride simply weren’t enough for proud papa Keith Anderson, so he has been getting a tattoo of his son’s doodles applied to his right arm every year for the last seven years.
Photographer Chance Faulkner sat down with father and son to shoot some intimate portraits that show how Keith's inked arm serves as a truly personal way to express his parental pride, and to capture this tender moment:
That's Keith's son applying the latest doodle tattoo to his father's arm and loving every minute of it. It looks like this endearing project may lead to a career in tattoo art for the budding artist, which is quite possibly the coolest way to become a tattoo artist ever!
Being a dinosaur shaped transforming robot wasn't all it was cracked up to be, and when you're forced to follow orders and ignore your rambunctious dinosaur sense of Raaawr! things can get mighty boring. Grim was tired of the same old good guy routine, and he was looking for a new way to get his kicks, so he stole a matter expander and made himself huge! Soon he was stomping around the city, kicking buildings over and generally acting like a real 'Zilla, which greatly displeased all transformers good and bad...
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He originally started calling himself Star Lord just for kicks, but when he actually managed to save the galaxy with a little help from a few friends the name totally stuck. Soon people were selling all sorts of merch with his name and picture on it, but he wanted to create something that was totally him, something he would wear that would properly express his unique sense of style. With a little help from the ever artistic Groot he was able to create a suitably splattery, totally stylish and really rockin' design that seemed to capture the essence of the super cool hero known as Star Lord!
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It took the minions about a week to watch every episode ever made of that show about an alien Doctor who traverses space and time in a blue police box, and when that week was over they found themselves obsessed with playing Doctor. Thirteen of them formed a group they called the Lords of Time, with each one sporting their own unique outfit and wielding a unique screwdriver that made some rather screwy sounds. Gru was happy that those little pill shaped pests were finally playing a game he could get behind, but when they encased the family dog in steel and started calling him K9 they'd taken the game too far...
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Don didn't start out wanting to be the biggest crime boss in New York, but when the Foot clan started buying up all the pizza shops in town Don knew he had to take action. He teamed up with a group of teamsters who controlled the pizza delivery game, and soon Don was buying his way into a pizza pie franchise and recruiting new pizza slingers to wage war against footy pizza. Those who chose to side with a mutant turtle rather than those stinking Foot clan fools started calling Donatello the Don, and he was quickly becoming one of the most popular pizza chiefs in town!
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Donald was tired of playing second fiddle to Mickey, and he wanted to see his face on merchandise and in advertisements far more than it already was, so he set his sights on removing Ronald from the picture. He sent Ron a text asking him to meet up at the old burger factory around midnight, and to his amazement Ronald agreed. Donald arrived an hour early to set his trap, and when Ronald foolishly wandered in through the back door of the burger factory his fate was sealed. Before he could call out for a helping Grimace hand Donald had pushed him into the massive meat grinder, quacking with delight as he flipped the switch...
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It totally makes sense that the ones they call Grumpy and Little Bub decided to start their own online university, because they were constantly being praised and worshipped by humans online. Humans hung on their every word, memorizing and repeating all those bits of feline wisdom they shared with the virtual world, so they figured founding a college would be the best way to increase their influence. Soon people were signing up for classes on snubbing dry food, how to hide furballs and curtain climbing, and slowly but surely all the human students began to lose sight of their humanity, and their meow-ster plan was a smashing success!
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You say po-ta-to and I say pug-ta-to, you say to-ma-to and I say pug-ma-to, but that's probably just because I'm living that pug life yo! Pugs keep running through my mind, playing and drooling and looking all cute in a smashed face kinda way, and everywhere I go I see something that reminds me of a little pug, including those brown and wrinkly potatos! It's too late for me but do yourself a favor- don't give your mind over to the pug life, or you'll never escape the cuteness!
Are you a pug-aholic? Think they're the tastiest breed around? Then you really need this Pugtato t-shirt by Sophie Corrigan, it's the cutest way to show you're living the pug life!
Stormtroopers may seem like the most stoic bunch in the universe, but that's just because they rarely remove their helmets. Truth is, they're quite an emotional bunch, and those who had friends on that death star were so distraught that they wanted a bold way to show their love for all the TKs who lost their lives when the rebel scum launched their terrorist attack. They created a SithStarter for a new t-shirt design that would properly convey how they feel about the troopers life and honor the fallen, and they were able to raise enough funds to create this awesome design! Show your support for those Imperial forces that keep your planet rebel free, wear your love of TK troopers on your chest!
Love those TK clone troopers? Show the world with this I LOVE TK t-shirt by ALIENBIKER23, it's a stylish way to honor those TKs who have lost their lives fighting those wars in the stars...
There's constantly some clash or other taking place in video game land, and when those clans from android and ipadia started preparing for battle the wise overlords know as the Gamers began to prepare as well. They prepped their fingers for poking, swiping and zooming, and made sure their machines of destiny were primed for the task. Those Gamers who kept it casual soon found their tiny kingdoms in flames, because the Hardcore Gamers had come to town, and they were looking to slash and burn!
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Elsa decided it would be wrong to turn her back on her frozen destiny, and yet she knew that not using her powers would lead to personal disaster, so she decided to find a new outlet for her freezing touch- making ice cream. Soon Elsa's Frozen Confections shops were popping up all over Arendelle, and Elsa found herself without a spare second to feel sorry for herself. Without a doubt everyone's favorite flavor was Elsa's very own creation- The Ice Queen Sundae. Equal parts Marshmallow, Olaf's fudge and Strawberry Snowflake with whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry on top!
Bring some deliciously geeky flavor to your wardrobe with this Ice Cream Queen t-shirt by Medusa Dollmaker, and you'll be thawing frozen hearts all over town!
They're not the eleven from Ocean's, or the Council of Eleven from far off Crapstown, they're just eleven ordinary incarnations of one incredibly cool lord of time. Every one of the Doctor's incarnations comes equipped with cool clothes, a cool attitude and some really cool tech, including a screwdriver that makes some really cool noises, but the Doctor doesn't need gear or amazing alien powers to be a superstar. He's got that "who" factor, the kind of interstellar magnetism that drives his companions wild!
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His mother had him tested and soon discovered that he wasn't like any other human man. He was the physical embodiment of Bazinga, an overly evolved genius whose mind worked in such mysterious ways that the scientific community didn't know what to do with him, so they tossed him in a lab and locked the door. After he got over the initial hissyfit stage he discovered that he liked being locked in a lab, and as his Homo Novus intellect went to work the world started to become a much nerdier place...
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There are two sides to that dark and shadowy knight- the billionaire playboy who pretends not to care about the fate of the world and the man in the bat suit who singlehandedly brings justice to the streets of Gotham. There's a method to his madness, and he's playing both sides of the city so that all bets pay off when it's time to show his hand, but there's a wild card Joker out there calling his bluff and keeping him from going all in...
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The Mystery Machine gang was tired of chasing down criminals on foot, and since they'd come up against a fifty foot tall ape that wasn't an old man in a mask they decided to bring in some more firepower. They took Fred's old van to a man named Takara, who was highly adept at creating transformable robot vehicles, and in a flash the Mystery Machine became a massive mech equipped with monster busting weaponry and groovy flower accents. The gang didn't know how to spell kaiju, or what the term meant, but now they were prepared for any giant monster invasions that might threaten to harsh their mellow.
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Crime used to be unbearably silly in Pallet Town, and the manic energy embodied by that joker made every day dangerously unpredictable, but then something strange happened. The joker was casing a pocket monster lab when he slipped and fell into a vat of pokegoo, which transformed him into a round sleepy ball of fluff with a painted face. The town started calling him Jokermon, and they began to see him as less of a threat and more of an ambassador to their pocket monster obsessed town. Now the only thing that clown prince of crime would be catching is plenty of Zzzzzzzs!
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Bob was busy playing secret agent with Gene and Tina when a sinister sound came over the walkie talkie- the sound of tacos being fried in his basement. He told Linda to hold all his calls while he investigated the source of the sizzling, to which she replied "Stop acting like such a duchess Bobby!" They shared a laugh even though neither of them got the reference, then Bob remembered that he hadn't seen Louise since lunchtime. Was she the one frying up some hairbrained scheme involving a taco archer and a gathering of vegetarians? Only Beefsquatch knew for sure...
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He may not have a cool first name like Archer, or a cool code name like Duchess, but Dale has something that other agent will never have- a backstage pass to the Red Room, where he can take in a modern dance performance any time he wants! He's far more interested in coffee and cherry pie than scotch and twin stewardesses, but his lack of carnal desires doesn't make him any less cool, just ask Bob!
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Bonnie was sick of playing games with the night guards, and he was looking for a new way to express his sultry side, so he decided to start his own magazine. The mag was created as a showcase for the sexier side of animatronics, giving the readers a rare glimpse at what lies beneath the fur and funny costumes of their favorite characters, but humans fail to see the appeal. To them Play Bonnie was just another horror rag, and seeing robotic skeletons assuming sexy poses the stuff of nightmares, but how was Bonnie to build his Play Time mansion without subscribers?
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Victor was plotting to take over the planet way before it was cool, and his unique look and dominant personality have made him into a superstar in the world of supervillainy. Those who have come face to mask with the doctor of doom tend to remember the experience, and despite the fear felt while in his presence they all admitted to one thing afterwards- Victor is totally the coolest, and he's destined to be a star!
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The little green master had just finished partaking of some particularly pungent herbs from the planet Cannabar-9, and his brain was beginning to feel a bit fuzzy. He started laughing at the stupidest things, like how funny those Dagobahian toadrats looked as they leapt from fungus to fungus or how the bubbling swamp sounded like it had a bad case of gas, and then a serious case of the munchies came to town. He was too "happy" to move, but luckily found that his force powers still worked quite well, so he used his far out brain waves to deliver the snacks straight to his mouth!
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If you think you know all about those cuddly puffballs called Totoros you don't know the half of it, because the Ghibli film only showed the bright side of our woodland neighbors. They can be cute, happy, and total party animals, but if you do something to upset them you're going to wish you were floating along in a castle in the sky instead of standing all alone in a dark and creepy forest...
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The mad titan had been searching the galaxy for the glove of infinity, which housed the colorful soul gems that would power his quest for intergalactic conquest, but instead he fell for a sales pitch and brought home the Power Glove. It was really cool looking, with lots of buttons and futuristic details, but when he tried to play his favorite platformer he found that the glove wasn't as easy to use as his good old fashioned controller. This made the titan extremely angry, fueling his anger towards humanity and increasing his desire to watch the Earth burn...
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You may refer to the type of humor found in these Super Bowl ads as irreverent, juvenile, surreal, abstract, strange, ridiculous or super silly, but I prefer to think of this particular brand of humor as Stupid Funny.
They're the kind of ads that make you say "that's so stupid!" while you're LOLing, ROFLing and trying not to choke on your chips, and no matter what your mood the ridiculousness of it all is sure to put a smile on your face!
1. E*Trade- We Just Wasted 2 Million Dollars (2000)-
E*Trade decided to tickle our funny bones with a chimpanzee and tickle our brains with commentary on the ridiculously high prices paid for Super Bowl advertising with this stupid funny ad.
This ad also introduces the E*Trade Monkey, who subsequently cashed in his stock in the company and bought a cute little cabin on Bora Bora.
I'm pretty sure the old cowboy tune goes "git along lil dogies", but since the ad company was clearly trying to appeal to an ever growing internet culture they canned the canines and brought in a herd of wild kitties. Does that mean these guys are a posse of catboys?
When cavemen absolutely, positively need a stick delivered on time they tend to go with a pterodactyl delivery service, which normally ends in disaster. If only those crafty cavefolks had put their minds to something besides clubbing and rubbing sticks together they could have been millionaires!
Superheroes have gone from obscure characters in the pages of comic books to beloved characters idolized and adored by fans of all ages, as the pop culture world basks in the glory of a superheroic supernova.
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Superheroes came from the minds of some mighty creative folks who had a flash of inspiration
Cartoons aren't just for kids- they're for everybody who enjoys seeing art in action, for those who like their entertainment a bit more lighthearted and for fans who grew up watching their favorite toons and feel that flesh and blood actors are overrated.
We've got all kinds of designs in the NeatoShop featuring your favorite toons, including a bunch of amazing designs that show your love of cartoons in the coolest way possible- on a t-shirt or hoodie!
If there's one thing cartoon characters know it's how to have an individual sense of style
Many celebrities consider hosting Saturday Night Live to be a career highlight, a personal achievement that means they’ve really made it as an actor or comedian, and then there are those who just don’t give a damn.
They’re the rogues of the hosting world, the celebs who become outcasts by acting inappropriately, using foul language during a live taping or by simply being too hard to work with. They’re all part of an exclusive club of celebrities who have been banned from hosting SNL.
That very exclusive club includes Steven Seagal, who had the worst sketch ideas ever and was dubbed “Worst Host Ever” by Lorne Michaels, and Martin Lawrence, who delivered an unedited and filthy monologue about feminine hygiene that knocked the network censors off their office chairs.
There are many components to a great story, and when all of those pieces come together in just the right way you know you're about to tell a tale that's larger than life. This is the story of balls full of dragon energy, a young boy destined to become a mighty saiyan warrior, and the turtle hermit that would give his shell to set things right in the universe. It's a colorful adventure full of battles, brawn and lots of balls!
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