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Marvel At Superhero Styles From Australian Fashion Week

Fashion design company Romance Was Born unveiled their new line during Australian Fashion Week, and it's a truly heroic effort!

Wearing their love of comic books on their sleeves, RWB's super powered line actually looks pretty cool, aside from a few ridiculous pieces (see:shirt dress with drawn on pecs and six pack abs).

It appears that they've chosen to refrain from designing fantastically inspired yet unwearable clothing, and have instead created styles that even people who don't care about comic books can get into.

Link  --via Comics Alliance

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Amazing Trio Perform Songs From Super Mario Bros. 3

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These three gentlemen perform a medley of songs from the Super Mario Bros. 3 soundtrack in style, and the addition of a standup bass is a nice touch.

Of course it never hurts to have players in your trio that are extremely talented and willing to wear paper costume accessories in the name of showmanship. This song makes me want to jump for joy!

--via TDW

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Pikachu Enhanced By The Power Of Gundam

How do you make a tough little critter like Pikachu even tougher? Add Gundam technology and watch him soar!

This mecha enhanced version of the pint sized furry lightning generator is probably illegal to use in most battle arenas, but when Team Rocket comes to town you'll be glad Gundamchu is on your side.


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Portraits Of 38 Badasses Drawn On Whiteboard Shirt

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Okay, I have to get my hands on one of these awesome whiteboard shirts! However, I'm guessing it's pretty hard to draw upside down, at least until your brain gets used to it.

Become a master like Phil Hansen, who quickly sketches 38 different portraits of cinematic badasses on his shirt, and you too can have the fame and critical acclaim afforded to those who keep the interwebs entertained. Yay for creativity!

Link  --via JazJaz

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Devilishly Cool Diablo III Animated Short

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This here's a brand spanking new animated short based on Blizzard's upcoming video game Diablo III, and it's directed by Peter Chung (of Aeon Flux fame) and animated by Titmouse (of Metalocalypse and Venture Bros. fame)!!

It's a bloody, action packed short that left me longing to watch a Diablo animated series. Oh well, I guess I'll have to settle for some epic gaming sessions when the game is released next week.

--via Topless Robot

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A Rainbow Made Out Of Toy Cars

This vibrant rainbow circle was created by artist David Waller, who rounded up 6,000 toy cars he's collected since childhood and arranged them into rings of color, reminiscent of an OCD sufferer's childhood memory.

Hit the jump to see a fun close-up shot that looks like a traffic jam in Toyland, and a contrasting shot of the cars lined up in no particular order of color. *gasp*


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DIY Gramophone Made Of Paper And Plywood

Jon Holmgeirsson from the Iceland Academy Of The Arts created this nifty little paper and plywood gramophone, which brings that raw sound back to your vinyl collection.

Powered by plugging it in to a wall outlet, or via 9 volt battery when you're on the go, this clever contraption takes about an hour to put together, but the warmth and antiquated feel of the natural materials will last a lifetime.

Jon plans on releasing his paper gramophone to the public in the near future, so I've added it to my NEED list and I'm waiting patiently to get my hands on one and become the envy of my fellow vinylphiles.

Link  --via DesignTAXI

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Terrifying Bento Boxes Too Creepy To Eat

Don't you hate it when you lose your appetite because your lunch looks like it wants to eat you?!

It takes a lot of guts to chow down on these horrifying bento boxes, and having an affinity for food shaped like internal organs doesn't hurt.

I wonder what they used to make that nasty looking tongue?

Link --via Obvious Winner

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Company Offers Pet Mummification Service

Salt Lake City is known for many things-a deep connection to Mormonism, the 2002 Winter Olympics, their NBA team the Utah Jazz, and now as the home of pet mummification company Summum.

Summum offers a unique service to grieving pet owners-mummification of your dead pet via traditional methods, so you can bring home a bit of ancient Egypt without having to walk funny or learn how to read hieroglyphics.

It costs tens of thousands of dollars (from $6k to $128k according to the website) and takes four to six months to complete the process, but isn't it worth all that to know that your beloved pet's corpse is now permanently encased in a nifty looking statue?

Link  --via Geekologie

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Seattle's Real Life Super Villain Rex Velvet

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Rex Velvet, the self proclaimed "people's villain", is coming to take Seattle by storm, hoping to single-handedly abolish the Rain City Superhero Movement and force Phoenix Jones into retirement.

He's part vaudeville showman, part sicko, and his introduction video reveals that this dapper man with a dark plan will surely make his mark on the city of Seattle.

But will Phoenix Jones get around to meeting this shadowy character before the police bring the whole superhero scene to a grinding halt?

--via ComicsAlliance

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Princess Peach Cleans Up The Mushroom Kingdom

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Princess Peach stopped smelling the roses long enough to institute sweeping reforms throughout the  Mushroom Kingdom, which have been set to music and accompanied by animation that looks like it was drawn by a nervous Koopa.

It's more fun than having a plumber jump on your head, and it's so cute and catchy that the tune will lurk around inside your head like a Shy Guy stalking around Bowser's castle!

--via The Mary Sue

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Real Life Anime Portraits Are Really Creepy

Anime girls may look cute in the cartoons, with their big, bright eyes and pinched features, but translating them to real life makes them just plain creepy.

If you see a girl that looks like this coming your way, eyes wide open and mouth agape, you'd better make a break for it because she may be after your soul!

Photographer Chris Scarborough apparently likes the look of the anime ladies, so he's created an entire series of manipulated photos showing what they might look like in real life. All I can say about this series is AAAAGGGGHHHH!!

Link  --via Geek Tyrant

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Awesome Star Fox Intro Redux

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If you think of yourself as a serious gamer, yet you've never played the 1993 Super Nintendo classic Star Fox then you owe it to yourself to hunt down the emulator ROM and give it a whirl because it is an awesome gaming experience.

Youtuber Rickonami is obviously a fan of Star Fox, since he an a few friends created this shiny new intro sequence as a tribute to the game's greatness, complete with updated 3d models and visual effects.

Link  --via Geeks Are Sexy

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Dogs That Resemble The Cast Of The Avengers

With Avengers fever sweeping through movie theaters across the globe, it's time for yet another Avengers related post-now with cute side-by-side comparisons!

Here are eight dogs that resemble the cast of The Avengers and they're pretty much spot on, especially the cocker spaniel-Scarlett Johansson resemblance. Is there a sequel with an all canine cast in the works?


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Bizarre Street Art Promotion For Goodwill

These spooky figures, holding a note with their faces obscured, are part of a strange street art advertising campaign by Red Agency for Goodwill stores, to illustrate that Goodwill is the best place to buy costumes.

The slogan is "Be Anything This Halloween", but I don't think I'll be going to this year's Halloween bash dressed as a dumpster.

Still, as far as advertising campaigns are concerned, this is a rather creative and surreal campaign, and it would be fun to spot these odd stickers all over town.


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This Candy Bicycle Looks Like A Sweet Ride

This candy covered Huffy bike by Britta Hope looks like a dream come true for a sugarholic like me!

It's a good thing there's a real bike under all that candy, because I'd probably end up eating an entire wheel, or taking a big old bite out of the frame and then I'd end up without a set of wheels.

Britta clearly understands the needs of those of us with an insatiable appetite for sweets, since she intended the bike to be a cupcake delivery vehicle. Why don't we have those in real life?!

Link  --via DesignTAXI

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Nickelodeon Characters Dressed As The Avengers

Your favorite Nickelodeon characters get serious as they don the battle gear worn by Earth's mightiest heroes, The Avengers!

I guess Dennis Culver, the artist behind this wacky animation mashup, is as excited about The Avengers movie as the rest of the interwebs. And his SpongeThor SquareGirdle really put a smile on my face.

Nicktoons pretending to be Marvel superheroes would be awesome to see in an animated form, too bad the legal conflicts between the two entertainment juggernauts would prevent this fun mashup from ever being made. A geek can dream, can't he?!

Link  --via ComicsAlliance

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This Cover Of The DuckTales Theme Song Really Rocks

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The Human Tim presents a rocking rendition of the theme song to the animated TV classic DuckTales, complete with drums and a hardcore breakdown in the middle that will bang your head with childhood memories.

Head over to Tim's Facebook page to download this and many other amazing cover versions of nerdy classics by The Human Tim!

Link  --Tim's Facebook Page Link

--via Topless Robot

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Plush Snorlax Floor Pillow

If you've ever wished you could bring home a Snorlax, the laziest of all Pokemon, then you have to check out this floor pillow made by Etsy seller Cassie Wilson.

It's made of a super soft material, looks very cuddly and will probably be adopted by one of your pets as soon as you get it through the front door!

Check out the product page at the link below if you're longing to lay your head on a Snorlax tummy.

Link  --via Nerd Approved

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Monsters Of Rock By Jason Edmiston

Jason Edmiston confirms what I've always suspected-some of the biggest legends in rock and roll history are actually monsters in disguise!

Watch them shred, claw and roar their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one twisted chord at a time.

I'm surprised Keith Richards isn't featured among this motley crew, because there has to be monster blood pumping through his veins for him to have lived this long!

--Phone Booth Gallery Link

Link  --via Creep Machine

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Awesome Iron Man Stained Glass Lamp

Referring to Tony Stark as "bright" is an understatement, but this stained glass lampshade, made by DeviantARTist mclanesmemories and shaped like Iron Man's helmet, is certainly a bright idea in home decor!

The geometric stained glass look is pretty square, representing Tony's scientific side, while the vibrant colors reveal the billionaire playboy beneath the armor. This is quite possibly the classiest piece of Iron Man themed art work ever made!

Link  --via Obvious Winner

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Animated Music Video For Pree's "Te Koop/A Vendre"

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This is one cool animated music video for Pree's song "Te Koop/A Vendre", and it's full of rich paper textures and a nature theme that finds the band playing with the birds in the trees. It's a visual delight, and the song ain't bad either!

--via Cartoon Brew

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Concept Art From Sci Fi Film John Carter

The movie adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' seminal science fiction novel A Princess of Mars may have been a commercial failure, but the visual effects, and the concept art behind the visuals, represent the highest level of industry excellence.

Artist Michael Kutsche has kindly shared some of the character and creature designs he created for John Carter with the interwebs, and it should be put together in a book with the rest of the concept art for the movie right away!

Link  --via JazJaz

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NC State Student Recruitment Film From The 1980s

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If you're looking for a good education, top ranking sports programs and a peer group striving for academic excellence then you should probably look into attending Duke, Wake Forest or the University of North Carolina.

But if you want to attend college for the booze, buds and sunbathing then you should check out North Carolina State!

I'm not sure whether this short film was made as a joke or a student's attempt to recruit more party people for their campus, but either way it's fun to watch and totally 80s!

--via Ology

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Which Booth Would You Choose?

When faced with the decision of which booth to support, for charity of course, I think I'd have to go with the biting booth. I've heard the theories about a dog's mouth being cleaner than a human's, but the stench of liver flavored dog treats overrides any fear I have of germs!

Link  --via Tastefully Offensive

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Wagons And Okies And Zombies...Oh My!

I'm sure everyone has heard of, and played, one of the original hit computer games Oregon Trail.

But did you ever wish the game had more action, more suspense, and random encounters with zombies?

If you answered yes then your dreams have come true, thanks to game company The Men Who Wear Many Hats and their new game Organ Trail.

It's a lot like Oregon Trail, except you have to make difficult decisions like 'should I kill an infected party member?' and 'should I shoot the zombie and risk other zombies hearing the shot?'

It's perfect for those who like a lot of reading, and old timey graphics, with their video gaming experience.

Link  --via Ology

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This Little Guy Will Grow Up To Be The New Piano Man

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Move over Billy Joel, because Ethan W. is coming to take over your position as Rock's Piano Man, and he's got a lot of growing up to do yet!

Watch as Ethan delivers a Grammy worthy performance, accompanied by his dad on acoustic guitar, all the while proving that he's the new face of Rock and Roll piano.

--via Best Week Ever

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Download And Play Chex Quest 1-3 For Free

Good news everyone! Another gaming relic from your childhood is available to play for free, thanks to those clever marketers who know that letting a game like Chex Quest make the rounds again gives you an opportunity to once again advertise your product.

The product in question is Chex cereal, and since it's not a detestable product I'm sure many who remember the silly advertising games from the 1990s will appreciate being able to play them all again, if only for the sake of nostalgia.

Link  --via Geekosystem

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Accents Of The World With Dan Considine

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This googly eyed gentleman is named Dan Considine, and he'd like to take you on a tour of accents from across the globe, starting with the Land of Blarney and ending in the good ol' U.S. of A.

I see lots of voice over work in this guy's future, and he seems like he'd be a lot of fun at a party after he's feeling good from a few shots of rotgut, but a little bit of any one accent goes a long way. Don't overdo it Dan!

--via Tastefully Offensive

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Is Star Wars Land Coming To Disneyland Paris?

Aside from being located in one of the most fabulous cities in the world, Disneyland Paris has a lot of other features which make a native Southern Californian like myself very jealous indeed-their Indiana Jones ride has a loop, an adult worthy rollercoaster based on Finding Nemo, and now the proposed addition of a Star Wars themed section of the park.

Star Wars Land is rumored to be coming to Disneyland Paris sometime in 2015, which means Disney's crew of Imagineers are probably hard at work designing and testing the features of this exciting new section of the park.

I hope they include lots of Wookiees and Ewoks, and leave the JarJars on the drawing board.


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