It’s generally assumed that what lies inside letters is nothing but ink, or wood or foam or pixels when they make the jump to 3d, but as it turns out their insides look a lot like ours.
They’re full of muscles, veins, nerves and bones just like humans, but their lack of facial features makes it okay to perform surgery on them because you’ll never know when they’re in pain!
Just ask sculptor Andreas Scheiger, he is very familiar with the inside of a letter, and his series Evolution of Type reveals to the world what lies beneath the surface of a letter’s skin, and lemme tell ya- it ain’t pretty!
Public art is meant to be eye catching and pleasant to look at, and not something that will make little kids cry or make people feel uncomfortable being around it, so when public art frightens rather than amuses it becomes the talk of the town.
Putting up a statue of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pose from The Seven-Year Itch is one thing, but putting a statue of a half dissected pregnant warrior woman in the town square for all to see is bound to give the kiddies nightmares!
The artists clearly didn’t intend their statues to be terrifying (although a few are definitely testing the boundaries), but sometimes what looks good on paper, and in the studio, looks rather scary when exposed to the light of day.
Men took things, like coffee and their hair, way more seriously in the 1950s and 60s than they do today, at least according to television commercials featuring husbands grumping about their coffee to their poor wives.
It’s no wonder the divorce rate soared through the roof, women were sick of hearing about how bad their coffee tastes, and men fell into the arms of the first woman who made them a decent cuppa joe!
Wake up to Coffee Jerks, a vintage commercial compilation featuring old timey ads about homebrewed marriage trouble put together by Shaun Clayton a few years back.
It’ll open your eyes to the trials and tribulations of those brave domestic folks who had to suffer with making coffee at home, back before there was a Starbucks on every block. How ever did they manage!
Normally we think of facial tissue as nothing more than snot collectors or eye wipers, but artist Yuki Ariga has found a much cooler use for facial tissues- she folded them into animal shapes and created a cute stop motion animation short where the little paper animals come to life.
Tissue Animals was created as an ad for the Japanese paper manufacturer Nepia, and Yuki will no doubt see her original concept duplicated by other paper artists who may have previously overlooked the value of an unsnotty tissue when it comes to creating unique papercraft creations.
It’s hard to imagine the D-Day Invasion in full swing, with soldiers storming the beaches and explosions peppering the coast, when you look at pictures of the beaches in Normandy, France today, but seventy years ago this was the place where the Allies would turn the tides of war and end the German occupation of France.
Photographer Chris Helgren has compiled a series of photos that show key locations in the D-Day Invasion from then (June 6, 1944) and now, and needless to say there's a lot less barbed wire and a lot more bikinis!
The Price Is Right is one of the most beloved TV game shows of all time, mostly because people from all walks of life who attend a taping of the show have a chance of becoming a contestant and winning big prizes.
TPIR is also home to lots of fun, and colorful, games like Cliff Hangers, Plinko and the unique value bidding game the Showcase Showdown, so those who have their name called not only have a fun time ahead of them on stage, they get to see the magic and mystery that lies behind the curtain.
Backstage is where all the magic happens, and thanks to this lengthy video you get to take a look behind-the-scenes of The Price Is Right like never before.
How much would you bid for a peek behind The Price Is Right curtain? I’d bid a dollar…
(Note: the video is three hours total length, but the content is only one hour in length which is repeated for later broadcast)
Comic book panels are meant to correlate to each other, as parts of a whole page, but when you take a single comic panel out of the page and read it totally out of context from the rest of the issue things tend to get lost in translation, and the whole thing seems downright dirty.
Sure, some comics contain such laughably bad dialog that you don’t even need to single out certain panels to get a laugh, but in this case we’re talking about stoic, stuffy superheroes like Batman, Superman and Captain America, guys who don’t normally crack a smile, much less crack wise.
Most song lyrics aren’t meant to be taken literally, if they were we’d all be kissing the sky, putting the ram in the rama lama ding dong and sailing the seas of cheese, but it can be fun to think about what those lyrics would look like if they were visualized exactly as they sound.
It's hard to tell by looking at them, but sharks have a wonderful sense of humor. They like to joke with their prey before they rip them to shreds, and they often leave their food to laugh themselves to death when they're just looking for a bite of fish. But you'd better look out for those bitter sharks who don't have a good sense of humor, the ones who fill their days with biting sharkasm and never seem to crack a smile, because their bitterness is contagious!
Bring oceanic comedy home with this Sharkasm t-shirt by HandsOffMyDinosaur, it's like totally the coolest t-shirt we've ever seen in our lives...
The forest moon was full of furry creatures of all shapes and sizes, and they generally got along just fine thanks to daily parties and plenty of libations, but when the critter they referred to as Bigfoot moved in things got pretty scary. He carried a big bowcaster and a bag full of tiny bones, and when he spoke it sounded like a sheep was being strangled. The little alien bear people now live in fear of the Bigfoot, hoping to one day hire a smuggler to come and take him away...
It's time to take your geeky wardrobe straight to the stars with this Bigfoot of Endor t-shirt by Hoborobo, slip this shirt on and you might get your own TV show!
The mask held a major source of power within it, power enough to draw the moon out of the sky and make it crash to the surface of that dark world. The link to the past had been broken, and the little pointy eared hero had fallen, and as he breathed his last he stared up at the masked skull kid and heard him say "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?"
This He's Got The Whole Moon In His Hands t-shirt by Kayden007 is a major-a deal, and wearing it help you link up with fellow Zelda fans!
When it's time for adventure, and there's nothing to beat up and no stinky buns to spank, a boy's gotta do whatever he can to keep himself occupied. Sometimes that means playing video games, or eating a giant sammich, but usually that means lettting your imagination fly and pretending to be characters from your favorite old movies. This afternoon's dreamy feature- a movie where guys bust ghosts while wearing cool backpacks. Looks like it's busting time!
Celebrate the power of imagination, and geeky mashups, with this Busting Time t-shirt by TopNotchy, it's the perfect attire for watching TV, zapping ectoplasmic baddies or simply daydreaming about adventure!
When that little green force master watched a movie for the first time he was lucky enough to catch an animated feature about the entire world being frozen by a misunderstood princess with the power of cold in her fingertips. He loved it so much that he couldn't stop singing the songs from the movie, but his strange speech impediment made it hard to understand what the heck he was saying, and really put people off on karaoke night!
Share your mutual love of wars in the stars and animated ice princesses with this Icey Yodal t-shirt by Tom Bancroft, it might make people break out in song when they see you sporting this clever shirt!
He was Greendale's last hope, a nerd with the nerve to stand up to those elderly street punks and that guy with the sideburns shaped like stars, a geek with enough pop culture knowledge to write fan fiction for every TV show made in the last twenty years. His name is Abed, and when he rises the darkest timeline gets a little brighter, and his friends in the study group become a community united under chaos.
Show your love of imaginative television, and TV characters with huge imaginations, with this Abed Rises t-shirt by Six Eyed Monster, it's more fun than attending community college and way cheaper!
The day Walter died was the day he knew his legacy would live on forever, and not just in the form of blue crystals but in the form of evil he'd spread throughout his hometown. He was given a very special place in Hell for his misdeeds, and once he'd endured the pain of having hundreds of nails driven into his skull he became Hellsenberg- hero to the wicked, lord of drug addiction and withdrawal pain.
This Hellsenberg t-shirt by Taped Ape makes a hellishly good addition to any wardrobe, and shows your devotion to the dark side of life!
When Trader Tom set up shop on Monster Island everyone thought he had lost his mind, but when people started showing up because they'd seen the beautiful tourist free beaches in those giant monster movies Tom started turning a mighty big profit, and the rest is kaiju memorabilia history!
Commemorate your flight of imagination with this Monster Island t-shirt by Austin James, it's the ultimate way to say "kaiju or no, I'm going on vacation!"
The studio execs kicked around all sorts of ideas about how to make a sequel to Eddie's classic comedy film, but none of their ideas seemed epic enough for the big screen. Finally they settled on making a mashup film, one that involved a giant green kaiju eating America, and it rated so highly with test audiences that they immediately signed a three picture deal! But where will he eat next?
Make a big splash with this Coming to Eat America t-shirt by Chronic Kidney, it's the tasty way to say "I love me some classic comedies, and some kaiju!"
When those strange graffiti murals featuring a fanged villain with a long, snaky tongue and dead white eyes started appearing all over town the cops knew it was more than just vandalism- it was a call to arms. The group was calling themselves Spider's Venom, and man were they a scary bunch!
Add some geeky street art flair to your wardrobe with this Venomous Graffiti t-shirt by Dr Simon Butler, it's fun and felony free!
It appears that the world of fine art is being taken over by those following in Dr. Frankenstein's footsteps, because you no longer need to paint like Van Gogh, or have his eye for color, to succeed in the art world- all you need is his severed ear.
There are plenty of bad ways to show your love for your pet- start dressing them up to look like you, take them everywhere you go and treat them like a little furry baby and you've officially crossed the line from proud pet owner to critter obsessed kook.
There's one way to show the world how much you love your pet that the world will actually admire and enjoy- capturing their likeness with a portrait.
There have been many different illustrators applying their own signature style to artwork based on the stories of J. R. R. Tolkien, from my fav Ian Miller to Pauline Baynes and even Tolkien himself, but few have applied a style as appropriately antiquated as Russian artist Sergei Iukhimov.
Sergei's watercolor works capture iconic scenes from the books in a style reminiscent of medieval Russian Orthodox iconography, and his works have been used in Russian language publications of Lord Of The Rings, adding a touch of the strange and surreal which brings these scenes to a whole new level of epic fantasy awesomeness.
One girl claims she was sure the Slender Man would kill her family if she didn’t appease him with murder, and they’re both sticking by their claims that the Slender Man is real.
Here's more on this strange case:
Weier told police that Slender Man is the "leader" of Creepypasta, and in the hierarchy of that world, one must kill in order to show dedication. Weier said that Geyser told her they should become "proxies" of Slender Man — a paranormal figure known for his ability to create tendrils from his fingers and back — and kill their friend to prove themselves worthy of him. Weier said she was surprised by Geyser's suggestion, but also excited to prove skeptics wrong and show that Slender Man really did exist.
So did the girls simply let their imaginations, and their dark impulses, get the better of them, or is the whole thing something they cooked up hoping to avoid being tried as adults?
Photobombers really shouldn’t be encouraged to keep crashing people’s portraits, and they often ruin what would otherwise be a great shot, but those who have chosen to bomb photos like nobody’s business aren’t going to stop doing their thing.
In fact, one avid photobomber made an incredible discovery that powered up his pbomb arsenal- a highly reflective jacket that essentially absorbs most of the light from the flash, turning the wearer into a blinding white body in the background that can't be ignored.
It can be tough to choose between having a lawn or a swimming pool in your backyard, at least in a first world problems kinda way, but one homeowner discovered a way to bring the best of both worlds to his backyard.
Engineer and backyard enthusiast Gil Klar installed a sliding astroturf deck that looks like a lawn when closed, but slides back at the touch of a button to reveal a full sized in-ground swimming pool hidden underneath.
Gil was nice enough to share a video of how he created this amazing backyard engineering marvel, and it looks so easy to make that anybody can do it! On second thought...
Most people are embarrassed by passing gas in public, and those who don’t care make the rest of us sick with their stench, so how do you nip gas in the bud before it starts to bellow forth?
A new iOS app called Fart Code helps you figure out which foods will make you fart before you eat them by scanning product bar codes and rating the food on a scale from stinky to toxic, so you can avoid any public displays of flatulence and keep your dignity intact.
Creators of the app Chris Allick, Pablo Rochat and Hanna Wittmark say they developed the app with kids in mind, stating "It’s difficult to talk to your kids about what they eat and how it impacts their bodies and minds and maybe this app will help start that conversation".
Whether kids will see the app as anything more than a fart noise generator remains to be seen...
Plastic waste is a huge problem in the world today, with recycling centers struggling to figure out what to do with all the plastic bottles being thrown away every day and landfills filling up with waste that won’t degrade for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
So what do we do with all those leftover plastic bottles? Coca-Cola has come up with a very creative way to reuse their plastic bottles- the 2ndLives cap system.
2ndLives is a set of 16 screw on sprayers, marker tips, pencil sharpeners and other useful objects that can be attached to the top of any plastic soda bottle, essentially upcycling the plastic waste and giving it new life.
So far the bottle tops are only being distributed (for free) in Vietnam, with Indonesia and Thailand to start receiving them soon, and hopefully they'll soon make their way to the U.S. because they look like a great idea!
The Catbus scene from Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro is one of the most iconic scenes in anime history, and even middle aged adults get a childlike look of wonder in their eyes when they see that strange cat-shaped bus come bounding down the road with a Cheshire cat grin plastered across his puss.
Fans have always wanted to experience this moment in person, and now you kinda sorta can via Oculus Rift headgear.
Game designer Nick Pittom teamed up with animator Keith Sizemore to create this dreamy VR Catbus sequence scene, which can be experienced in the Oculus Rift headgear's still fairly rough looking virtual space, and the only thing this scene is missing is the strange stench of the Catbus because you know an animal-vehicle hybrid of that size has a unique smell about it...
You’ll probably find this stop motion animated music video by Nana Splits a-peeling (obligatory banana joke) if you’re a fan of animation and hip hop, but if you’re only one or the other watch it with an open mind and cut this lil rappin’ banana some slack.
He’s just breaking into the biz, trying to compete with a market full of cute animals on one side and superstar egotists rappers on the other, and if there’s one thing you can say about young Nana it’s that he’s totally fresh.
Butter Ya'Self is a unique musical animation project created by Julian Petschek while attending Cal Arts, with characters made out of real food products and a wicked flow that should help remove any memory of It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!! from your mind, except that song is so catchy it probably just popped back into your thoughts….my bad!
You may not consider bowling a valid sport, you may hate hitting the lanes alongside all those people wearing matching shoes, but once you’ve watched this video you’ll appreciate how cool bowling trick shots can be!
Dude Perfect teamed up with the world’s number one ranked bowler Jason Belmonte to crush some pins the hard way, and if ever there was a guy who deserved the title Big Daddy, it’s Jason.
Watch as he wows the Dude Perfect crew with wicked spins, bouncing ball pin-quakes and many fine examples of alley lane wizardry, but before you watch you may want to mute the sound, because the soundtrack is utterly annoying!