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The Crovel Is The Ultimate Survival Tool



The Crovel, short for Crowbar Shovel, is the must have tool for survival in most any situation. It's a spade, machete, saw, crowbar, hammer, and can also be used as a grappling hook, basically an amazing wonder-tool for extreme conditions. Guaranteed to make surviving the zombie apocalypse a whole lot easier.

Link --via Joystiq

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Chocolate Sculptures Too Awesome To Eat



Hakan Martensson knows his away around the sweet stuff, and his chocolate sculptures of fantastic beasts and pop culture icons are so detailed it would be a shame to eat such a beautiful work of art! Be sure to check out Hakan's website for more fabulous sculpts by the master chocolatier.

Link --image source --via Ology

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Wacky Birthday Party Superheroes Getting Down


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Sometimes you get what you pay for, especially when it comes to hired entertainment for a kid's birthday party. Enter the wackiest collection of superheroes party entertainers I've ever seen, getting down in ways which seem totally inappropriate to do in front of a bunch of youngsters. These kids will never look at Spider Man the same way again, and the Batdance will surely haunt their dreams.

--via BuzzFeed


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Skyrim Trailer-Retro Edition


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This is what Elder Scrolls: Skyrim would have looked like if it had been released in the 1980s, complete with cheesy 8-bit soundtrack and glorious pixelated graphics.

This fun parody trailer pays homage to such classic video games as: Legend Of Zelda, Duck Hunt, SkiFree, and Final Fantasy. Maybe the team at Bethesda should take a break from making hi-resolution games and explore their pixelated roots.

--via Geekosystem

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Nokia's Wacky New Cell Phone Design



Nokia apparently feels like the smart phones we have today aren't rubbery or flexible enough to take us into the future, so they are introducing a design that will change the way we use, and touch, our phones.

Called the HumanForm, this rubbery surfboard shaped device is virtually unbreakable, has twist control functionality, and will supposedly allow us to feel textures via "electro tactile technology". I don't know about you, but this phone makes me want to teach a squirrel how to ride it like a surfboard!

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Rock Em Sock Em People



If you've ever wanted to step inside a mesh screened box and use pneumatic arms to pummel the hell out of your buddy, who is also in a mesh box with pneumatic arms, then Hammacher Schlemmer has just made your life worth living.

Called the Bionic Bopper boxing robots, with a mere $17,000 price tag, this is what Rock Em Sock Em Robots would have looked like if they'd been designed by the guys from Jackass.

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The Beer That Tastes Like Breakfast



Continuing the tradition of making every food product ever taste like bacon, Rogue has released a beer that's sure to be Homer Simpson approved. Called the Voodoo Doughnut, this ale is bacon maple flavored, and comes in a horrifyingly pink bottle. Getting drunk first thing in the morning never tasted so good!

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Emo Superheroes Are Super Sad



Superheroes were once ordinary people, and just like you and I they have good days and bad. Sometimes saving the world makes you feel like curling up in a little ball and crying, at least according to these watercolors by Russian artist Lora Zombie. Oh the super-humanity!

Link --via DesignTAXI

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Hang In There Kitty-Zombie Edition



I guess zombies will eat any living creature they can get their hands on, and now they've given the hang in there kitty a real reason to hang on for dear life. This kittty just went from LOL to FML!

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80-Foot-Tall Superman Balloon From 1940 Macy's Parade



As it gets closer to Thanksgiving, some of us look forward to the public spectacle of giant balloons floating through NYC streets that is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This vintage shot from the 1940 parade shows a simpler balloon version of the Man of Steel taking his place in the parade. Boy, parade balloons sure have come a long way!

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Robert Crumb's Rejected New Yorker Cover



The New Yorker rejected this great same sex marriage cover art by Robert Crumb, so he subsequently declined to do any more work for the magazine. I think Robert Crumb is an unlikely candidate for New Yorker cartoonist, because his illustrations are neither boring nor conservative enough for the average subscriber, but what do you think?

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The Song Of Skyrim Animated Video


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I have been waiting for years to get my hands on a new Elder Scrolls game, and my excitement can barely be contained. Enter an equally excited, and fashionably medieval, bard to sing the praises of the newest incarnation-Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.

The "Song of Skyrim" is beautifully animated by Harry Partridge, and is so catchy that you'll be humming the tune all day as you wait to get a copy of Skyrim in your hands.

--via Ology


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Beavis And Butthead Fan Tributes



Beavis and Butthead are back, and their fans have come up with many creative ways to show their love. This quality gallery shows various fan art interpretations of the duo that don't suck. Insert snarky comment here.

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Elderly Chinese Choir Takes On Lady Gaga


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The elderly members of this Chinese choir show Lady Gaga how its done, remixing her song "Bad Romance" in a way only an elderly Chinese choir can. They bring senior citizen style and flair to Gaga's slamming track, proving that you're never too old to rock the party.

--via BuzzFeed


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Cartoon Characters In Cute Felt Forms



These character interpretations, pictured above Cringer and Battle Cat from He-Man, Chewbacca, and Splinter from the Ninja Turtles, are not only creative in terms of design, they also look super cuddly!

Made from felted fabric by Justin Alan Volpe, these figures have a cartoony style that rarely comes across properly in soft sculpts. I hope he mass produces these figures some day, I want them all!

Link --via ComicsAlliance

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The Clock That Dances The Time Away



This kooky yet innovative clock features a masked figure that contorts into the shape of numbers throughout the day, so your clock face becomes a miniature stage for interpretive dancers.

Called the Hone Hone clock, it is mesmerizing to watch, and will bring a sense of life to your boring old clock. Now, you'll want to watch the seconds tick by all day!

Link --via Geekosystem

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Impossible Worlds Created By Photo Manipulation



Stark landscapes populated with impossible combinations of wildlife, vulnerable humans and ominous weather-these images are the stuff of dreams if you live on the dark side, beautifully photographed and digitally manipulated by artist Sarolta Ban. Check out the gallery, its full of images that seem like they were shot on location at the edge of limbo.

Link --via BuzzFeed

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Album Covers Re-Imagined With Kittens



Kittens can make anything better, from artwork to home videos, and if the record companies had any marketing savvy they would have used kittens on as many album covers as possible! Aym Visuals decided to show the world how kittens can be used to replace all sorts of people and objects to make the music world a cuter place.

Link --via DesignTAXI

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney-The Movie Trailer


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This production of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is not a fan film, nor is this a parody trailer meant strictly for the interwebs. This is a big budget motion picture, directed by Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) and based on the Nintendo DS game series by Capcom.

Maybe the Japanese can make a decent movie adaptation of a video game series, since Hollywood never seems to get it right.

--via ComicsAlliance


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Bolivia's Day Of The Skulls

The remains of Bolivia's dead get to see the light of day once more during the Day of the Skulls, when the skulls of the loved ones are dug up and paraded around town.

They are decorated with flowers and coca leaves, given cigarettes and sunglasses to make them look stylish, and lavished with praise by citizens who believe this celebration makes their afterlife more enjoyable. A celebration of life that centers around the skulls dead loved ones, sounds like a strange way to par-tay!

Link --image via Reuters/David Mercado

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Wacky New Boy Scout Ads



The Boy Scouts Of America are looking to recruit the future Ron Swanson's of the world, but you don't need a beard to join, you just need the desire to "be one with the wild" (their campaign slogan). Only time will tell whether their ads, featuring kids with epic beards, will increase their numbers or scare the wits out of potential recruits!

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Psychedelic Interpretations Of Cartoon Characters



These freaky paintings look like what you'll see if you watch cartoons while on acid.

Created by Tina Lugo, they have a pop art flavor coupled with psychedelic melting madness, and yet the cartoon characters that star in these paintings are still recognizable.

Tina creates these bizarre pieces by painting enamel on sheets of Plexiglass, which enhances the vibrancy of the colors and gives them their cartoon cel look. Personally, I would love to see Hanna Barbera characters melt together in her future works!

Link --via BuzzFeed

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Australia Issues Superhero License Plates



Apparently Australians love their comic books so much that they've decided to start issuing license plates with images of DC superheroes, like Superman and Batman, printed on them. This means that the Australian motor vehicle department is officially the coolest on the planet! When are we going to get license plates that prominently display our geek love?

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Christie's New Sculpture Introduced By Spider Man



This spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois looks big enough to swallow Spider Man whole, and probably should gobble up the webslinger for being such an attention monger!

Christie's auction house decided to unveil their newest acquisition by hiring Craig Henningsen, star of Spider Man the Musical, to commemorate the occasion with some web-headed antics. The piece is the second largest spider sculpture in the world, and is expected to sell for over 4 million dollars.

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How The Joker Became The Clown Prince Of Crime



In my opinion, the Joker is the ultimate comic book villain. From the beginning he has been one badass dude, killing with laughter in a time when comic book deaths were few and far between.

He is the ultimate nemesis, a criminal so chaotic, so insane, that Batman's logical mind simply cannot keep up. The Joker has seen his character remodeled over the years, but not as much as many of the other comic book heroes and villains that get facelifts, proving that the Joker's creators more or less had it right the first time.

ComicsAlliance has an interesting and insightful article detailing the history of the clown prince of crime, read on if you want to see just how far the Joker has come over the years.

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Art Deco Inspired Superhero Posters



If you saw this poster outside the theater advertising an upcoming release, wouldn't you expect the film to be some sort of avant garde silent film with a science fiction twist?

Created by French designer Greg Guillemin, they're minimalist and moody, and their retro style could be the inspiration for a new alternative universe storyline. Silver Surfer fighting the Nazis in WWII, now that would be an interesting tale to tell!

Link --via DesignTAXI

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This Is One Sweet Frankenstein Sculpture



This funky Frankenstein sculpture looks good enough to eat! Created as part of the It's Alive Project, this is one of 80 busts created by different artists striving to show the monster in a different light. Look out for the FrankenBieber, and the hilarious FrankenSpock!

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Portrait Created From The Average Of 500 Photos



This is what Flickr user clickflashwhirr looks like when 500 portraits of her, which she takes every day like the world's most dedicated narcissist, are averaged into one angelic looking photo.

The guy who put the photos together might be stalking her on Flickr, but I'm sure she will be flattered to see the result of her years of vanity rendered into the perfect self portrait.

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A Flock Of Steampunk Birds



These bird sculptures look as if you could wind them up and watch them take off! Created by Jim and Tori Mullan, these marvelous pieces were crafted using found objects attached to wooden bird statues. These would have fit right in during the Victorian era, and you can't get much more steampunk than that!

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Fascinating WTF Photos From Russia



Russia seems like a chaotic place to live, with giant pigeons lurking around every corner, blighted urban landscapes full of dogs getting it on, and an extremely diverse citizenry trying their best to act like nothing's wrong.

These photos capture a side of Russia few outside the country ever get to see, and each image has an interesting story to tell.

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