BuzzFeed brings us this silly little gallery full of chuckle-worthy images of bizarre things on leashes. Some of them are questionable in terms of strangeness (people leash their kids all the time, right?) while others are truly weird, and really make you wonder what we humans will be leashing up next?
Who would have thought that the deranged version of the Joker from the Dark Knight films would make a great getup for a little boy doll? Apparently someone from WorldBox, an Asian toy manufacturer who also thought it would be endearing to label the ads "Take Happiness Home". More like "Your Kid Will Never Sleep Again", or "Joker, Now With Diapers!" *shivers*
The guys from Epic Meal Time are no strangers to bacon, in fact, it's safe to say that their entire career rests on the back of those sizzling strips of pork.
But this time they have stepped up their game to an epic level, creating this monster Christmas tree made from over 2000 pieces of bacon, and registering at a whopping 272,000 calories! See if you can stomach this NSFW foray into culinary insanity.
Concluding our look back at retro Christmas wishes, we check out the groovy gear people were digging back in 1975. Unlike previous decades, which were mostly about the toys, this one's all about stylin' and profilin'. And they even included the grown folks in this gallery of fashion regret, so take a gander and see what people put on their lists over 35 years ago. Pant sets FTW!
The holidays are in full swing, and everyone wants to share good tidings with one another in their own unique way via the interwebs. The animators in this group are no different, and they have a particularly endearing way of showing their love for the holidays.
Enjoy this adorable short by Muckpuddy Animation of New Zealand, and head to the link to check out the other three shorts that are as stylishly diverse as they are charming.
Most of the dogs in this gallery have an expression on their face that says "Why me? What did I do to deserve this?", and all this dressing up business is clearly giving them a case of the holiday blues. Owners, don't be surprised if these dogs have left some presents of their own in your shoes!
It's almost Christmas, so the critters from the Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo in New York have started celebrating! The dwarf mongooses were given brightly wrapped mealworm treats, and the Andean bears were given packages full of a nutty treat, and I think it's safe to say they won't be needing gift receipts!
Hear the future of synth music now, from this emerging powerhouse duo Robotic Drummer and HP Scanner! Little Drummer Boy comes alive with the office friendly sounds of Christmas, and makes you wonder "what are these two going to play next?"
I guess we'll just have to wait and see what other tunes they'll be programmed to perform, but for now enjoy the song that's sure to become the new Robanukah anthem!
Cracked has put together a great article on these terrible action figures from iconic lines, like the one featured above-April O'Neil's Boss from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line.
These are the kind of toys that had kids yelling "Awwww man! Not this one!" at their birthday party, and they were always given (in my experience, anyway) by a relative who thought they were being cool by giving you a toy from one of the hottest lines. Thanks anyways Grandma! *forced smile*
Artist and Taxidermist Enrique Gomez de Molina creates hybrid animals by combining parts from different species into one new, and quite spectacular looking, creature that unfortunately may contain endangered species. Here's the story:
According to the report, he is charged with possessing the skins of a Java kingfisher, collared kingfisher, bird of paradise, and juvenile hawk-eagle as well as the carcasses of a slow loris and a mouse deer, all from Indonesia.
The artist had not obtained the required permits to import the animal parts, and police claim De Molina knew what he was doing was illegal as he asked the people he bought them from to wrap them in carbon paper, according to the MN Times.
The artist claims that he aimed to raise awareness with his work to the danger faced by a range of species...
His creations are interesting, but knowingly using endangered species is just plain wrong, and a terrible way to supposedly "raise awareness ...to the danger faced by" these animals.
There is something very wrong with Santa's reindeer, like rabies or some sort of nerve related affliction, because they're twitching out all over the place in these creepy cute animated GIFs by Mel Roach.
They're perfect for watching, looking at, or just plain ignoring as they flail around on your screen. Happy holidays!
This psychedelic habitat looks like a great place to *ahem* sit around with friends and laugh at stuff. Part of the Nautilus House in Mexico City, a conceptual abode that's shaped like a giant shell, it looks perfect for entertaining and terrible for getting any kind of serious work done.
Take a mini tour of this tripped out pad, including the original concept art that inspired the architecture, at the link below.
These mosaic portraits of geek gods, such as Bill Gates and the creator of Space Invaders Tomohiro Nishikado, are cleverly constructed by Charis Tsevis using thousands of tiny images that directly relate to each subject's claim to fame.
In other words, Nishikado's portrait is made up of little Space Invaders, Gates' portrait is made up of Windows related iconography, and so on. They're really cool looking, and I think they would make awesome desktop backgrounds!
Alan Sailer is no stranger to shooting things, both with a pellet gun and a camera, but this time around he's making a pretty little mess in his series called The War On Christmas, which features Christmas ornaments frozen in time as they explode in a million shiny little pieces.
These ornaments look so cool being blasted that i'm tempted to take a few off my own tree and blow them to smithereens!
This custom made Enterprise mailbox was built with solar powered lights, so that high school kids can see what they're smashing no matter how dark it is outside. Really, the guy who built it must live in a nice neighborhood, because where I live people would steal this thing in a heartbeat.
This sweded version of Taxi Driver by director Michel Gondry, of Green Hornet and Eternal Sunshine... fame, shows us what the classic film would look like in a French art house style. It's schlocky, surreal and a whole lot cooler than the average sweded film, but I wouldn't expect any less from such a visionary director.
This infographic features all the core information you need to know about nearly 50 years of Doctor Who. It's easy to read, reduces the series to three major elements (Doctor, Companion and Foes), and won't hurt your eyes like watching decades worth of episodes in order to get caught up.
Check out the full length version at the link below, it's all you really need to know about everyone's favorite Time Lord. I wonder why the 8th Doctor never battled any Daleks?
Continuing our series of what kids wanted back in the day, we explore the 1980s-a time of excess, badass toys and fashion regrets. While kids in previous decades may have had simpler tastes, by the 80s it was all about the latest toys based on cartoons and TV shows, electronics and video game systems, sometimes all rolled into one.
I couldn't find one site with a comprehensive list of what we all wanted for Christmas in the 80s, so I chose 3 different sites that detail most of the amazing toys from that decade:
This dangerous, yet beautifully mesmerizing, little device is called the Pyro Board-a table top full of flammable gas that makes flame patterns in a reaction to soundwaves that are directed at the board via loudspeaker.
The video is excruciating to listen to, but the concept is deadly cool. What a delightful way to burn down your house!
Not everyone is happy about the holidays, and the cats in this hilarious gallery want you to know that they hate Christmas! With priceless facial expressions, and stylish clothing that they'd clearly rather not be wearing, these kittehs are guna getz rebenge on teh holidaze!
These racy little public service announcement shorts from MTV aim to show the young folks that sex is no accident, in a style inspired by 80s cartoons.
Watch as young men and women unwittingly end up in sexual situations due to vehicle related accidents, complete with nearly NSFW moments that may make some viewers blush, and a sweet soundtrack reminiscent of those used during Miami Vice chase scenes.
Bite into this stylish cake and it just might bite you back. Featuring Solid Snake from the Metal Gear video game series riding on a Velociraptor, I guess during his visit to Jurassic Park. It's a beautiful cake, and the 16 year old recipient is one lucky kid!
This digital photo manipulation series, a collaboration between illustrators/designers Ayaka Ito and Randy Church, turns the subject of each piece into a sketchy, shredded mess.
The paper strip style is created by using 3d modeling software to re-design the models, then the photo details are added to the stripped model, resulting in these uniquely deconstructed portraits. You can see more of these intriguing artworks at the Flavorwire link below.
It appears J.K. Rowling was more than a little inspired by Tolkien's classic fantasy series the Lord Of The Rings when writing her Harry Potter series, and this cute chart aims to prove it by illustrating the similarities between the characters and plot points in both series.
Check out all 4 sections of the chart at the link below, and see for yourself how Harry Potter literally owes his life to J.R.R. Tolkien.
Hasbro has created these awesome stop motion shorts to advertise their new line of Kre-O Transformers Sets, their version of LEGOs that come in sweet box sets featuring your favorite Autobots and Decepticons. I guess Megatron was on Santa's naughty list this year!
Totally gross, totally goofy, and it totally looks like the Garbage Pail Kids I totally loved collecting as a kid. Now I want need to get my hands on the whole set! Barf Vader, Yodelin' Yoda, Hung Solo-this would be the ultimate crossover series! Who's got some good ones?
This video is sweeter than frosted sugar cookies, and it won't rot your teeth! Watch as adorable little puppers stumble around, chomping on bows and wrapped presents, all the while keeping spirits bright and fuzzy. Guaranteed to warm even the coldest heart!
This handy chart shows you where your favorite professional wrestlers would fit in, if they had to adhere to the alignments set forth by Dungeons & Dragons decades ago. Hulk Hogan is so epic that he can be good and evil simply by changing the color of his attire, and I thinks Vince McMahon has been hitting the muscle juice a little too hard.