Politics are rarely entertaining in a laugh out loud kind of way, but politicians who at least try to bring the funny are generally better received by the public.
The people behind the politicos know this, so they try to incorporate entertaining elements into their campaigns like fun slogans or, in Hillary Clinton’s case, selling a beer koozie with the slogan “More like Chillary Clinton, amirite?” printed on the side.
Sometimes these attempts to be humorous can backfire, but in the case of Canadian politician Wyatt Scott his comedic campaign video should result in a landslide victory, especially if his opponents are dragons.
If you build a dating site or app they will come, they meaning all the weird people who have been waiting for just such a place to share every bizarre and ridiculous thought that floats through their mind.
So it should come as no surprise that there are a bunch of weirdos posting strange stuff on Tinder, the dating app for those who don’t have time for true love or self respect.
Here's a story that's kinda gory, about a bunch of hoodlums looking for a score, they proved all's fair in love and fiction, and left us wanting more. Here's a story about a man named Jimmie who clearly has pulp where his brains should be, he helped Vincent and Jules dump a body and did so sarcastically. Here's the story of a guy named Butch who got caught up in some underworld affairs, he used a samurai sword to slice his way to freedom and became part of the Pulpy Brunch. That's the bloody, strange and scary way they all became the Pulpy Brunch!
Don't be a Gimp, bring home this The Pulpy Brunch t-shirt by Donovan Alex and let your cinematic side hang out!
Many cats have bold, vibrant personalities, and just because a cat isn’t interested in playing or entertaining their humans doesn’t mean they don’t dish out cattitude on a daily basis.
But the internet generation demands classifications for everything, so see if you can sit your cat down in front of your computer and have them take a fun, interactive quiz.
The Intercative Experiment by Poopy Cat will help you determine whether your cat is a poser, a busy bee or a cuddle bug, thereby bringing you one step closer to answering that age old question- what the heck is my cat thinking?!
Eating contests are an American tradition with roots in county fairs and harvest festivals, but the sponsored, no-holds-barred food spectacles we see today all started with Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Now there's no foodstuff which is off limits, and contestants stuff their faces for fat stacks of cash and international acclaim.
But at the root of every eating contest is a ravenous urge known as gluttony, and this "ferocity of consumption” is the core theme behind Nina Berman’s documentary series “Eat To Win”.
The images are captured at just the right moment, the contestants' faces frozen in horrifying expressions as the desire to win drives them to devour more than their neighbors.
Nina’s series presents an interesting counterpoint to the “eating contests are fun and funny to watch” view typically presented by the media.
Animation studios know that style is the biggest selling point for their features, and industry leaders like Pixar, Studio Ghibli and DreamWorks have made their name on their unique stylistic choices.
CineFix has put together a list of what they’re calling the Top 10 Most Beautiful Animated Films Of All Time, which includes some incredibly cool animated films like Waltz With Bashir, The Boxtrolls, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
There were a lot of far out gangs in Walter Hill’s dystopian thriller The Warriors, but most of them were nothing but imaginative flights of gangland fancy and never truly existed on the mean streets of New York.
However, The Warriors themselves, as well as the Turnbull ACs, The Rogues and a few of the less gimmicky crews, are based on real life NY gangs from the 60s and 70s.
These “neighborhood clubs” are the focus of the 1993 documentary Flyin’ Cut Sleeves, an in-depth look at the gangs that ruled New York City which you can watch in full on YouTube:
Roger Ebert is one of the most well respected, liked and famous movie critics who has ever lived, and he spent four decades helping us refine our cinematic palates by telling us why movies deserve a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
Mr. Ebert did not mince words, and sometimes his reviews were so perfectly scathing they gave the film a bad rep before most people had even seen it.
He wasn’t afraid to go against the opinion of the masses, like when he called Michael Bay’s Armageddon “an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained”, or his review of beloved cult classic Hocus Pocus “The witches in this one inspired my silent cry, ‘Get me out of here!”
Behold his review of M. Night Shmalayan's The Village:
“Eventually the secret of Those, etc., is revealed. It’s a crummy secret, about one step up the ladder of narrative originality from It Was All a Dream. It’s so witless, in fact, that when we do discover the secret, we want to rewind the film so we don’t know the secret anymore. And then keep on rewinding, and rewinding, until we’re back at the beginning, and can get up from our seats and walk backward out of the theater and go down the up escalator and watch the money spring from the cash register into our pockets.”
Licensed games, like comic books and toys, go through phases of overdevelopment that result in some pretty odd choices being made by game companies.
It’s like they don’t have a filter for what should or shouldn’t be made into a game when pop culture trends reach their most profitable, so they start churning out games for any movie or TV show license that comes across their desk.
Fight Club is a movie about a guy who beats himself up and has rules against talking about beating himself up, sounds like the making of a great video game!
Haven't you always wanted to beat Full House's Michelle Tanner...at a board game? Well what are you waiting for, grab the epic Full House board game that came out in 1993 and show Michelle you got it, dude!
You don’t need a brand new, high powered computer to go online, and believe it or not there are still people out there surfing the net via dialup modem.
Now if you want to have the best online experience it helps if your computer has at least a few modern features, but if you haven’t bought a new computer in the last thirty years don’t worry, you can still go online...if you’re crafty.
Ars Technica writer Sean Gallagher is clearly crafty when it comes to the thoroughly modern art of computing, and he was able to get online with his newly acquired TRS-80 Model 100 (released in 1983) and a little slice of Raspberry Pi.
Sean's journey to bring 80s computer tech into the 21st century is equal parts inspiring and befuddling, but the results show time travelers from the 80s shouldn't have a problem getting online when they visit the 21st century.
Some movies are remembered for their crazy twists, thought provoking storylines or memorable characters, but beyond that most movies are remembered for those magical camera shots.
It’s the art of the shot that makes or breaks most Directors, and the camera shot will forever define the motion picture industry because cinema is a visual medium at its core.
Many a Director has built their reputation upon their “eye”, and their camera shots took the storyline in their films well beyond simple plot and character development.
BuzzFeed has put together a perfectly eye-pleasing collection of 129 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History which, like most lists of its kind, is missing some key movies, includes some shots that don't fit in with the rest, and will likely be a source of contention.
But that's the beauty of the movies- we love them, we hate them, and we love to discuss why we love and hate them!
His name is Jake Weidmann and he’s the world’s youngest master penman by about three decades. Uproxx created this video profile of the talented young Mr. Weidmann, showcasing his uniquely old timey talent that will wow even the most modern tech heads.
As the 2016 presidential candidates prepare to hit America's highways in search of financial support for their campaigns we can expect to see the best and worst of every candidate come to light.
But one of the campiest, cheesiest, and most ridiculous elements of presidential campaigning is the sale of candidate related merch, and the silly stuff they sell often becomes a collector's item because of the historical significance.
Whether you’re a fan of CGI in movies, prefer the practical effects, or simply don’t give a crap about computer generated imagery in cinema one thing’s for certain- you probably don’t know the difference between good and bad CG visual effects.
That’s not to say it takes a trained eye to spot bad CGI, but almost every single movie has some sort of computer generated visual effect applied to it nowadays so it’s hard to tell a good use of digital enhancement from utter rubbish.
This visual essay by Freddie Wong for RocketJump Film School does a really good job of illustrating the difference between good and bad CG VFX, and once you watch the video you'll start spotting all those CG effects you weren't supposed to notice.
Did you ever build a ship out of LEGO bricks and then try to make it look like it actually crashed by dropping it on the floor? I tried that technique a time or two, but LEGO bricks fit together so well that it never really worked out the way I wanted it to.
But where I failed to crash a LEGO vehicle the right way Brickster KevFett2011 succeeded in style by using a whopping 12,000 bricks to build this impressive crashed Star Destroyer scene from Star Wars Episode VII.
KevFett2011’s Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens Apoca Star Destroyer On Jakku LEGO model is one super square work of art, and it totally would have made childhood me go squee!
Ant-Man isn’t an incredibly deep movie, nor does it have a bunch of hidden symbolism and underlying meaning, because it’s meant to be a popcorn movie and not a deep thinker. But if Werner Herzog had been at the helm as director the story would have taken a very different turn.
For one thing Ant-Man would have faced an existential crisis instead of a supervillain, his powers would have been drawn from introspection instead of a supersuit, and he never would have made it out of that tall grass growing in his mind.
Thanks Patrick (H) Willems for showing us how strange Ant-Man could have been, and why Herzog should take the helm for the new X-Men movies, can you imagine the mental mayhem caused by all that mutant angst?
If you ever see a lizard man while you’re walking around Scape Ore Swamp in South Carolina don’t stop to sketch the creature, put away your sketchbook and run like hell!
Most of the witnesses who’ve sworn they spotted the Lizard Man of Lee County swear it looks like something out of a sci-fi movie, but one man was brave enough to sketch the creature after it attacked him:
You may be asking yourself- how can South Carolina officials let some scary creature roam around Scape Ore Swamp attacking people? Because they don't believe that the cryptid actually exists, even with Christopher Davis' signed sketch offered up as proof.
So what's it gonna take to get them to send in the National Guard and slay the beast once and for all?
This photo shot by a woman simply known as "Sarah", who purportedly spotted the Lizard Man of Lee County while at church, should spur them into action:
This cryptid case has left us with three nagging questions- does this photo prove the existence of the fabled Lizard Man of Lee County? Is he more man than lizard, or more lizard than man? and are they filming a new Godzilla movie nearby?
There’s a significant number of people in the world who walk around with a dirty mind sloshing around in their skull, and they see sins of the flesh wherever they go.
These filth finders sexualize the mundane, and they can’t seem to pull their minds out of the gutter long enough to realize that two melons sitting next to each other in the produce section is not hot.
Unsure whether you are the owner of a dirty mind or simply borrowing one from the internet? Consult these 13 Totally Innocent GIFs That Are Almost NSFW and see if anything "stirs", and if it does then you should unplug your modem and seek help immediately!
As pro football stadiums grow larger, fancier and packed full of more and more amenities (like the swimming pool with a view of the field at EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars) the field designs go up a few fanciness levels as well.
But one American high school now holds the record for the most intricate end zone design- San Diego’s very own Helix High School.
The end zone features a Dress Gordon tartan pattern made out of 55 cut files (which is apparently nearly double the norm), and Helix's signature Scotty dog growls loud and proud from center field. The entire transformation took over 180 hours to complete, and must have cost the school a pretty penny!
Losing a child can be devastating, whether the loss is in utero or after birth, but imagine finding out that you lost a child over 60 years ago when you didn’t even know you were pregnant, much less able to conceive.
What could make that discovery even worse? How about finding out you'd been carrying that dead child with you for over sixty years.
Sometimes it’s hard to work for the same company for years, and jobs often leave you feeling underpaid, underappreciated and wishing you were at home watching afternoon TV and collecting an unemployment check.
But it’s even harder to tell when it’s time to quit, especially because you may feel like storming out the door one day and wake up feeling like you’ve just made a huge mistake the next.
So how do you know when to walk away from your job?
Logically you shouldn’t quit until you’ve got something else lined up, but if you feel like you need to jump ship right away then consult this clever flowchart designed by Julio Rivera for the BBC.
It'll help you navigate the sea of "should I or shouldn't I?" questions keeping you from making a decision about quitting, and it's entertaining to read through too!
Optical illusions can make you feel like your eyes are playing tricks on you without the harmful side effects of a mind altering substance, and they’re really fun to stare at for a moment or two.
But it might take you more than a few moments to figure out what the heck is going on in some of these optical illusion GIFs, because the action taking place in each scene is often quite befuddling.
And since they’re GIFs they’ll just keep looping away ad infinitum until your brain explodes, or you avert your eyes and try to remember what life was like before you were subjected to these totally trippy optic treats!
It’s obvious David Bowie has done his fair share of “ziggy stardusting” in his rock star life, but for the most part he has managed to keep his wild life out of the media.
Whether this is because he’s too smart to slip or secretive to a paranoid level is up for debate, but it’s safe to say an autobiography by Bowie would make big bucks.
It turns out Bowie was indeed working on an autobiography of sorts back in the 70s, and he even gave Cameron Crowe a copy of what he’d written, from which an excerpt was featured in Crowe’s 1976 feature in Rolling Stone magazine:
Martin Schneider of Dangerous Minds has done some digging into The Return Of The Thin White Duke: An Autobiography by David Bowie, and while he’s not allowed to publish much he has shared a few excerpts from the book.
He has also included Crowe’s Rolling Stone article so you can see why Bowie fans were frothing at the mouth when they discovered an autobiography of their favorite rock god might be on the horizon.