Remixer extraordinaire Bobby Burns attempts to answer this question with his re-imagined trailer for Disney's beloved superhero flick The Incredibles, which could have been one dark little film if Nolan had been at the helm.
The combatants considered Blanka to be just another humanoid street fighter, but once they'd discovered his pocket monster origins, and the fact that he had saiyan blood running through his veins, they all backed out of the tournament. It seemed mighty unfair to make an average human fighter battle against a hybrid creature with superhuman origins, so Blanka was sent to compete in a different fighting tournament, one that was full of dark monsters that stalked their prey in the night...
Share the true story of Blanka's origin with the world by wearing this Blanka Fusion t-shirt by Rodrigo Marckezini, and shock the world with this bold revelation!
Dark days had fallen upon George's simian slice of heaven since the man with the yellow hat had moved in with his new girlfriend. George's curiosity began to take a dark turn, and he dabbled with petty crime, painting his face like a clown to conceal his identity. Soon the curious little monkey found he liked being a bad guy, and his wicked ways had begun to earn him a following...
Tell the story that has never been told about a monkey named George with this Why So Curious? t-shirt by Andy Hunt, it's delightfully dark and sure to put a smile on even the saddest clown's face.
We’ve all seen those famous photographs of historic events such as the Kennedy Assassination, Martin Luther King’s "I have a dream" speech, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, and our perception of these events is shaped by these iconic images.
Have you ever found yourself wondering what the area around these amazing photo ops looked like?
There’s something about watching a piano slowly being reduced to a pile of ashes via heat gun that is genuinely heartbreaking, worthy of a cheesy subtitle like "the day the music died" or "honky tonk blues".
Maybe it’s knowing how much musical joy the instrument has brought to the lives of listeners, or the fact that another piece of history is being reduced to ash.
Whatever the reason there’s something powerful about watching a piano being turned into a pile of smoldering rubble:
Deconstructed Piano is a meditative and melancholy video created by music lover Laurin Döpfner, who has this to say about his unique video project:
"Deconstructed Piano" considers the gradual destruction of instrumental music through digital sound generators. The Moonlight Sonata is corrupted in an assault by two robots. The Sonata represents the agony and grief suffered by the piano. For this performance two heat guns at a temperature of 650°C work the piano's wood on and on to the point of collapse. There are four cameras installed to capture the process in a time lapse with one frame every 6 seconds. The ongoing performance and the shooting took about 8 hours.
Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers was, like pretty much all Disney cartoons, full of anthropomorphic animal characters doing non-animal things, and that’s why the show was so adorable.
Even the thought of chipmunks and mice rescuing critters in danger makes me wanna squee, but if Disney had used realistic chipmunks in their afternoon cartoon show it would have earned a mature rating.
Animation Domination HD is back to ruin shed new light on more of our childhood faves with Scientifically Accurate Chip And Dale's Rescue Rangers, and once you watch you'll never be able to look at Chip 'N Dale the same way ever again!
Hotels are usually just the places you stay while visiting your actual vacation destination, and depending on the destination travelers end up spending as little time as possible in their hotel room.
They're usually just a place to rest our heads comfortably, but what if the hotel itself is the ideal vacation destination?
The Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji is one hotel sure to make you want to stay in your room all day long, if you're in to staring at undersea life up close and personal while lying in bed.
If you're not comfortable sleeping with the fishes then you might want to book a room at the Berggasthaus Aescher in Switzerland, centrally located in the Appenzell Alps. The accomodations aren't luxurious, but boy what a view!
Looking for a hotel that will let you sleep under the stars, without all that hiking and yodeling?
Take a trip to Kenya and stay at the Loisaba Lodge, where you can book one of their Star Beds "located among a kopje of rocks in one of the eastern valleys overlooking the 'Kiboko' waterhole." Now that's roughing it in style!
DC Entertainment is doing such a great job of bringing their characters to life, through the shows and shorts known collectively as DC Nation, that it’s not surprise these animated shorts are a million times better than the live action TV show.
They're all killer superheroic action without the drama filler, perfectly portioned to give you a dose of comic book fun that will brighten up your day.
They were two oddballs who became fast friends, a raccoon and a tree man who battled through days of boredom with their imaginations on a forest moon far, far away. Rocket always led the adventure, coming up with a suitable story about saving the galaxy and making lots of units, while Groot did his usual routine of looking cute and saying I Am Groot about everything. They had no idea about the fame and fortune that awaited them in the future, because for today they were just two friends out on an afternoon adventure.
Bring the power of imagination to your geeky wardrobe with this Guardians of Friendship t-shirt by Omar Feliciano, and share your love of intergalactic adventure with the world!
(Images Via August 18, 1988 New Castle News in Pennsylvania)
Kids are generally a pretty optimistic bunch, without any cynicism or prejudice to color their view of the world, and because of this positivity their outlook on the future is usually pretty fantastic.
In the past their ideas about the future involved flying cars, space exploration, and a world full of computer screens and cool inventions.
However, in the year 1988 kids were already starting to look at the future in a more realistic light, and their ideas about the year 2000 were some of the most mundane answers ever given to questions about the future.
Little Catherine Book, seen here striking her best future movie starlet pose, had this to say about houses in the future:
They'll build the houses so they have zig zags. Then they'll have trees on the outside of the zig zag so if a skunk tries to walk through the house they can't because the ends will be so sharp that they'll prick them.
And shy Brad Shaffer shared this startling revelation about the future of his family's home:
My house will get older and more spider webs . . . It'll just get more unless my mother cleans it.
It seems kids in 1988 had already accepted the disappointing reality awaiting them in the new millenium, and they were tired of animated propaganda like The Jetsons spreading lies about the future.
Spam emails can sometimes paint a pretty vivid picture, whether warning you about some imaginary activity happening to your account or telling a sob story about all the hardships the sender is currently experiencing.
Spammers try to tell a tale that will convince you to send money, or personal information, basically trying to successfully scam you out of your hard earned dough with storytelling.
Photographer Cristina De Middel saw the stories being told by Nigerian business opportunists, Russian widows awaiting a massive inheritance, or British cancer victims looking for help donating their riches, and decided to bring them to life in pictures.
The spam emails that inspired Cristina's photo series Poly-Spam are posted alongside the images on her site, so you can better understand what these poor fake people are going through in each picture. I'll never look at a spam email the same way again!
Some fast food chains have always had secret menus, while others have recently come around to the idea thanks to In-N-Out’s success with their secret menu, which makes customers feel like they've really mastered the art of eating out.
You used to have to search around online for posts detailing the contents of these secret menus, but now there’s a website dedicated to these deluxe dishes, and they're doing their best to gather every secret menu in one place- Hack The Menu.
They've collected 15 menus so far, for places ranging from Jamba Juice to Sonic, and they've even put together a list of healthy secret menu options, in case you're looking for some guilt free drive thru.
KFC Japan has come up with an appropriately Japanese way to promote their fried food product- computer peripherals and earrings shaped like their famous “keñtakkii sutairu” golden fried chicken.
Fried chicken fans can win a USB mouse or thumb drive shaped like a drumstick, or some shiny dangling drumstick earrings by following KFC Japan’s Twitter account and tweeting about the contest with the hashtag “#KFCカーナルズデー” (“KFC Colonel’s Day”).
One lucky winner will be selected for each item, while the rest of the entrants are left dreaming of a day when fried chicken isn't just for dinner anymore.
When the 10th and 11th Doctors had a chance meeting in a rather silly pocket of the universe they just couldn't help but act like total goofballs. They'd both just come from a rather lonely island, on a planet full of timber lakes and sam bergs, and they were both feeling a bit funny. They both started singing a melody that had been floating through their heads about the doc in a box, then gave each other a knowing smile and proceeded to lay down the whole track in one take! Too bad there was nobody there to see it happen, or record their session of silliness...
Show the world your sci-fi silly side with this Doc In A Box: Tardis Lovers t-shirt by Crocktees, it's a geeky masterpiece that will instantly put the song that inspired the design into your head!
Kids were lining up for days to buy Burglars and Dragons, expecting a roleplaying adventure type game that would take them days to finish and send their character across a magical world, but the end result was a bit disappointing. The gameplay consisted of sneaking around the dragon's den, trying to stay as quiet as possible so as not to wake the dragon, which was programmed to be impossible. When the dragon was inevitably awakened the Halfling burglar would have to talk his way out of the situation with his life, which sounds a lot more interesting than it really is...
Add some geeky game to your wardrobe with this Burglars and Dragons t-shirt by Pacalin, it's cheaper than buying an actual console game and the fun lasts way longer!
Everybody starts talking about Santa coming to town well before Christmas, but nobody ever talks about that other guy who makes an appearance during the holidays- Krampus! He's one twisted dude, and he has an axe to grind with children who have been naughty, because their uncaring attitudes end up getting them sacked. If Krampus comes calling for you then you'll know the true face of fear, and come next year you'll be praying to Saint Nick for forgiveness.
Bring some holiday sneer to your geeky wardrobe with this Krampus Is Coming! t-shirt by Jesse W. Campbell, it's darker than a coal lined stocking and the perfect way to celebrate Christmas your way!
There's one fairy who let her dark magic twister her into something quite horrible, a heartless and wicked woman full of maleficence and unchecked rage. Evil is practically pouring out of her very pores, and yet there's something quite beautiful about her, an allure that makes men line up to do her bidding. She may not be a queen, or a princess, but her royal standing is undeniable...
Show some love for the fairy tale dark side with this Heartless t-shirt by Jehsee, it's bold and beautiful yet wicked in all the right ways, just like the maleficent beauty that inspired the shirt!
From the first time she'd ever manifested her powers Korra knew she was destined to fight for the good of the people, and not just because bending the elements came naturally to her. She had the heart of a warrior, even though she'd never really had to fight much outside of school, and her steel will made most exercises come quite easy to her. But nobody expected Korra to master transforming into the Avatar State at will quite as fast as she did...
Bring the power of animated adventure to your wardrobe with this The Legend of Korra Avatar State t-shirt by Beka, and let your style points soar to new heights!
Beavis and his buddy Butthead taught us some pretty important lessons about life- don't bang your head too hard or you might mess up your brain, don't let teenage boys borrow anything, especially tools for the yard, and that helpful bit about the t.p. taught by that wisest of incarnations Cornholio.
Keep your friends and family amused and in the know with this Tiipii t-shirt by That Thud Shirts Guy, it's hilarious and sure to make people grin from ear to ear!
SpaceX engineer Andrew Rader created this deliciously informative video to demonstrate how easy it is to prepare a meal made from mealworms and crickets (and a lone scorpion) and dine like a space colonist.
Here's what Andrew is proposing:
We're going to Mars - but what are we going to eat? If we want to become a spacefaring people, we should consider broadening our culinary horizons.
Non-synthetic meat in a space colony makes no sense. At least most kinds of meat: shellfish and some kinds of fish might be options, but the best option in terms of efficiency and ease of production is to do what billions of people on our planet already do: eat insects.
Most home buyers go about renovating their new home without thinking about the structure’s past, like who had a hand in building the place and when the building took place.
Sometimes renovations are necessary, sometimes they're done simply for the sake of aesthetic appeal, but no matter the human motivation the home itself doesn’t have anything to say about the renovations.
However, new homeowner Alex Robinson discovered he recently bought a house that doesn’t appreciate renovations, and isn't afraid to tell its new owner exactly how it feels.
Jim Henson experimented with many different modes of artistic expression during his far too brief life, and even though he’s best known for his amazing puppetry he was also quite the accomplished 2D animator.
Henson’s animated shorts were often created in order to explore new techniques, mediums or, in the case of this rediscovered paper cutout short from 1961, a way to bring the rhythms of jazz to life.
Jim and frequent collaborator Jerry Juhl used hundreds of pieces of construction paper to bring Chico Hamilton's snazzy solo Drums West to life, creating a kaleidoscopic visualization of jazz rhythm that'll put you in a trance.
This colorful short was rediscovered in 2013 by The Jim Henson Company, who added behind-the-scenes footage to show all the hard work that went into this deceptively simple paper cutout short before they re-shared it with the world.
People used to carefully select the photos added to their dating profiles on sites like Match.com and eHarmony, but because Tinder users choose who they want to date simply by looking at a photo the site's daters are happy to let it all hang out.
Tinder users would rather show you how carefree and crazy they are, thinking this will make them more virtually approachable and therefore land them more dates.
Instead, these "fun and fancy free" photos have drawn the attention of a bearded fellow named Jarrod Allen- Australian Instagrammer, acclaimed selfie parodist and Tinder's worst nightmare.
Jarrod's spot-on recreations of women's Tinder pics have brought out the sexy side of the bearded man, and might make lonely Tinder users think twice before they post such ridiculously cheesy photos to their profile.
The Nazis are still widely condemned and despised to this day, and yet their influence can still be seen over seventy years after Hitler bit that big schnitzel in the sky.
There are Neo-Nazi hate groups, political organizations preaching Nazi ideology, and dumb racist parents who name their kid Adolf Hitler. And then there's the strange world of Nazi inspired Asian underground fashion, which tends to send mixed messages.
Asian Nazi Chic is possibly tongue-in-cheek, possibly retro militarism, possibly a strange form of cosplay, maybe all three or none of the above.
It's moderately offensive to Westerners, extremely offensive to the world’s Jewish population, but most Asian people don't seem to be offended by Hitler Chic.
In fact swastikas and images of Der Fuhrer are seen as a novelty in many Asian countries, which could lead to misunderstandings when tourists see people doing the Nazi salute on the sidewalk.
Visitors to Death Valley, whether in person or via the interwebs, have noticed a strange phenomenon that takes place with some of the Valley’s rocks- they seem to be moving across the valley floor.
The rocks in Racetrack Playa move slowly enough that you can’t see the movement happening, about 15 feet per minute, but the fact that they are actually moving is reconfirmed by the trails left behind in their wake.
People have been wondering for decades what makes those rocks move like that, coming up with their own theories ranging from sporadic hurricane-force winds, little rafts made of ice, or little grey men in UFOs.
Now, thanks to a lucky discovery made last December by Richard and James Norris, we finally have an answer- weather phenomenon that surprisingly has much more in common with an arctic climate than a desert.
As this handy chart, created by Javier Zarracina from the LA Times, illustrates these sailing stones are moving due to a unique combination of weather patterns- rainfall gathers on a shallow layer above the desert floor then freezes into sheets overnight. The sheets crack under the morning sun, then the breeze pushes the rocks along on top of the muddy surface.
So, the next time you're on a road trip through Death Valley and your group comes across these seemingly miraculous sailing stones you can explain the mystery away with science!
If you've got a mighty big appetite, and a really big mouth, you might want to swing by Shingeki No Hibachi restaurant, home of the Colossal Meal. Shingeki uses only the freshest villagers hand picked by titan chefs, barbecued to perfection on giant hibachi grills so you no longer need to eat them whole! Who knew villagers were so tasty? You'll know the true flavor of human horror when you dine at Shingeki! Just look for the giant statue of a skinless smiling man waving...
Add some deliciously geeky flavor to your wardrobe with this Shingeki No Hibachi t-shirt by Poofette, it's flavorful, stylish and perfect for those who enjoy the finer things in life...like geeky anime inspired clothing!
The 60s were a mighty swingin' time, until the military accidentally exposed New York City's populace to a radioactive chemical that turned them into dead men and women walking. Some turned into slavering, mindless rotters, while others retained a bit of their old mind, and their old sense of style. Joan was mighty fortunate that the first two zombies she came across had retained part of their mind, and still recognized how hot she was, and with two collars and some chain she had herself a pair of mindless pets to help her stay alive...
Take your delightfully geeky taste in clothing out for a walk with this Walking MadMen t-shirt by RJohnArt, it's ghoulishly groovy and frightfully far out!
The boogyman had finally crossed that line with Jack, he'd taken his scare tactics too far and innocent Christmas loving kids had been caught in the crossfire. Jack renounced his title of Pumpkin King, turned his back on his love Sally, for the sake of bringing justice to the streets of Halloween Town and beyond. He let the scares back into his life, let his heart re-harden and prepared for a war against boogy's vicious henchmen..
This is Halloween justice, the vigilante with a pumpkin for a head and a scare in his heart- he's The Punisher King and he's the star of this ghoulishly good t-shirt by Mephias, throw it on and scare up some fun!
When Pokefans and trainers want to see some exciting grass based battling, and an equally exciting bug catching contest, there's no place like National Park. Built to give the community a park that offers all the pocket monster fun they could possibly want in one place, National Park used to be the best park of 'em all, but some creatures don't appreciate being kept in captivity...
Bring the adventure of the battle arena to your geeky wardrobe with this National Park t-shirt by EnoLa, and catch a mashup that will make Pokefans smile!