Cartoon Network has introduced us to great shows like Teen Titans GO!, Adventure Time, The Misadventures of Flapjack, Regular Show and Samurai Jack just to name a few, but sadly some equally great shows have yet to make it past the pilot episode stage.
Back To Backspace is one of those shows that Cartoon Network should seriously reconsider turning into a series because it's oddball and interesting and fun enough to become their next big hit! Here's the blurb:
With every stroke of every backstroke key around the world, deleted information beams into a dimension of digital detritus. Here, an organization staffed by a motley cluster of deleted creatures organize every flub and failure and determine the fate of each one.
Every year millions of people flock to the sites of the ancient historical sites to see what's left of those amazing structures our ancestors built, and every year these ruins of history continue to degrade and look less like their former selves.
Science fiction is only fiction until someone figures out how to make the science a reality, and as scientific technology progresses the sci-fi stories of the past become the strange realities of today.
There are two specific ways in which the now reminds me of the near future in William Gibson's Neuromancer- you can sell your internal organs at will for cash and the "cyber homeless" are now living in internet cafes.
The decline of the Japanese middle class has made it hard for men (specifically in their 30s and 50s) to find work, so no work means no home means living in an internet cafe for fifteen bucks a night, which includes a shower and laundry service.
Now that might not sound too bad for fifteen bucks until you consider how tiny the space actually is that they now live in, essentially like living in a closet.
People think you need to be cursed, possess some sort of magical ability or have some evil a-hole who wants you dead to be a Disney princess, but all you really need is a good rapport with animals and a well timed photo to give you that fairy tale hero vibe.
Friendly woodland critters are a big reason why people are mistaken for real life Disney princesses, and since they seem to be getting friendlier by the day the world is becoming one big Disney princess parade.
That way I can find out fun facts about Jeff, like the fact that he has two sons and does not in fact have a stutter, and the video also answers one of the most important questions of all time- does Jeff Goldblum song? Why yes, he does song!
The journey of the comic artist takes place on a road full of steep learning curves, potholes of pain and dark dead end roads devoid of inspiration, but if you keep on truckin' you'll end up with something that resembles a decent comic strip.
And while people may not get your strip or find much enjoyment in reading it you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you followed in the footsteps of legends such as Jim Davis, Gil Keane and Berkeley Breathed.
Of course, if you look too closely at their works for inspiration you'll soon find your strip resembling the strips they created, making you nothing but a copycat, so don't look at their stuff too long before you write your strip!
This life lesson for comic artists and more are presented here in comic strip format by CollegeHumor's Karina Farek, so you can learn from her mistakes and be a more better comic artist than her. Or perhaps even a more bestest comic artist...
The Simpsons isn't a musical show per se, since not every episode features a musical number, but over the last three decades the show's creators have treated us to some great original songs that really get stuck in your head.
Songs like "Baby on Board", "Who Needs The Kwik-E-Mart?" and "See My Vest" stick with you seemingly for the rest of your life, lying dormant in your brain until you hear a few verses sung or read about them on a list such as this.
And let's face it- as far as earworms go I'd rather have "Baby on Board" bouncing around inside my head than some cheesy modern pop song created using the same algorithms that gave the Bieber-bot sentience.
The people of Wakanda had been waiting for a hero like the Black Panther to take them out of their isolationist shells for quite some time, in fact they'd been waiting so long some Wakandans were still wearing their old psychedelic gear from the 60s when he finally showed up. There were bell bottoms and dashikis a plenty, and afros as far as the eye could see, and a few of the Wakandans were even wearing those weird two-colored sunglasses, which really tripped T'Challa out. So when the Panther took the mantle and agreed to rule Wakanda he declared their first mission to be a fashion update- so he took everyone to the mall for some new threads!
Add some vibrant superheroic energy to your geeky wardrobe with this Psychedelic Panther t-shirt by Albertocubatas, it's an unique way to show love for your favorite MCU hero from Wakanda!
Otto figured out the secret to inner happiness long ago, but he's not sharing that secret with anyone because he's not actually aware that he's figured out the secret to inner happiness. In fact, Otto doesn't really know what he knows because he's too busy living in the now, which is probably a good thing for the kids from Springfield Elementary because if his mind starts to wander his bus might start wandering all over the road too!
Add some animated chill to your geeky wardrobe with this Ottomatic Zen t-shirt by Ilcalvelage, it's a high-larious way to show some love for your favorite bus driving buffoon!
The Marshalls have an ordinary last name but they are far from an ordinary family, but it's not their big bug eyes, unusual fashion sense or lack of conversation that makes them strange- it's the dark secret they have locked away in the basement.
My dog doesn't care much for TV unless there are noisy birds on the screen, but other dogs I've had would sit on the couch with me and watch TV like little humans, paying closer attention to the shows on the screen than I did.
Their canine channel surfing always made me wonder how much they were actually seeing of what was happening on the screen- were they actually watching shows or just following sound and movement?
Hank Green answered this age old question on this episode of SciShow, explaining how a dog's TV watching habits may vary by breed and discussing how a dog's eyes, which are more attuned to flickering yet see less colors, see TV differently than you and me.
Imagine waking up with no recollection of who you are, where you are or how you got to be where you are in life...*shivers* that sounds like an absolute nightmare, especially considering you might have to live your life all over again...
On the other hand, waking up to discover you're a lamp wouldn't be so bad, unless the people who own you have a cat in the house...*shivers* (Comic via Channelate)
There really shouldn't be a debate going on in the 21st century about whether the Earth is flat or not, but there is, and it's every bit as backwards as it sounds considering Pythagoras explained the Earth is round over 2,000 years ago.
However, if you find yourself in the middle of a debate with a flat earther just show them this comic strip and shut them up with a smile, because the creator of Cujko Comics is definitely on to something with this whole "world sandwich" theory. I mean, who's gonna argue with a sandwich, right?
Video games are such an integral part of pop culture that quotes from games are often just as well known as those from movies and TV shows, and even people who don't play video games know a quote or two.
But less than diehard gamers will probably have a hard time figuring out all the quotes on this comic quiz created by Mart Virkus, so to get you started here's a list of the games on the strip:
Red Alert 2 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and Super Mario Brothers
Overwatch and Age of Empires 2
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time and Minecraft
The laws of physics forbid an item from being bigger on the inside, so in order to find things that are larger inside than out we must forego standard science and head into the realm of science fiction.
There we can find amazing objects with interior spaces roomy enough for Time Lords, Grouches and families of wizards to chill in, the perfect places for a daydream. (Illustration by Hello With Cheese)
When people first read about Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole or through the looking glass their imaginations were captivated and they pictured how the denizens of Wonderland would look. Decades later an animated film would come out that brought this magical world to life, and generations would grow up watching this magical movie and falling in love with an imaginative and adventurous girl named Alice.
Add a colorful cast of characters to your geeky wardrobe with this Alice t-shirt by Nicole Graham Art, it's a wonderful way to take your favorite day tripper with you wherever you go!
Female combat pilots were virtually unheard of before World War II, and while the Women Airforce Service Pilots were making history in the U.S. the Russian Night Witches were preparing to bomb Nazis by night.
The 588th Night Bomber Regiment, aka the Night Witches, were an all-female group of brave Russian fliers who went on bombing raids by the light of the moon in plywood biplanes like true heroes:
All told, the pioneering all-female 588th Night Bomber Regiment dropped more than 23,000 tons of bombs on Nazi targets. And in doing so, they became a crucial Soviet asset in winning World War II.
The Germans nicknamed them the Nachthexen, or “night witches,” because the whooshing noise their wooden planes made resembled that of a sweeping broom. “This sound was the only warning the Germans had. The planes were too small to show up on radar… [or] on infrared locators,” said Steve Prowse, author of the screenplay The Night Witches, a nonfiction account of the little-known female squadron. “They never used radios, so radio locators couldn’t pick them up either. They were basically ghosts.”
The squadron was the brainchild of Marina Raskova, known as the “Soviet Amelia Earhart”—famous not only as the first female navigator in the Soviet Air Force but also for her many long-distance flight records. She had been receiving letters from women all across the Soviet Union wanting to join the World War II war effort. While they had been allowed to participate in support roles, there were many who wanted to be gunners and pilots, flying on their own. Many had lost brothers or sweethearts, or had seen their homes and villages ravaged. Seeing an opportunity, Raskova petitioned Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to let her form an all-female fighting squadron.
On October 8, 1941, Stalin gave orders to deploy three all-female air force units. The women would not only fly missions and drop bombs, they would return fire—making the Soviet Union the first nation to officially allow women to engage in combat. Previously, women could help transfer planes and ammunition, after which the men took over.
Love is supposed to be a good thing in our lives, a positive force that brings out the best in two people and makes them grow in ways no other force of nature can, but more often than not love just hurts the ones who dare to love.
Some people take the pain in stride, others let it twist them up inside, but Cindy's mom took the pain of love lost and turned it into a curse- which she passed down to her poor little daughter. Can Cindy move past the black cloud her mom cast down upon her head and let the light of love shine down upon her?
CINDY- A Love Story is a twisted animated short with amazing looking art created by Marco Bucci and Bryce Sage, a fairy tale for those who feel like every romantic relationship they ever have is doomed.
Who knew an anthropomorphic pickle, a killer hobo and a horde of rats would make such a great cast for an action TV show? Rick Sanchez, that's who knew, and that's why he decided to turn himself into a pickle, create a really cool robo-suit so he could move around and stuff, since pickles are armless and legless. Rick's fighting for the rights of strange scientists everywhere to make life more interesting by performing weird and totally unnecessary experiments that may or may not f$#k with the integrity of entire dimensions. Because life without the "if" is just le...
Add some extremely odd adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Pickle Vs. Jag t-shirt by Donovan Alex, it's an action packed way to show love for your favorite cartoon show and keep cool like a pickle Rick at the same time!
The 80s and 90s were definitely the raddest decades ever, with the awesomest characters, most tubular movies and TV shows, and the absolute greatest toys and video games ever made, which is why my love of all things retro will never die.
If you're a fan of radical retro style then you've gotta head to the NeatoShop and grab a shirt or three with some amazing old school inspired artwork from the top indie artists who love retro as much as we do!
The 80s introduced us to the world of personal computing
Animals aren't known for having vivid imaginations, but the wildlife which we share the world with has captured the human imagination since the very beginning, inspiring artists to create some really wild artwork.
And while some people don't consider digital image manipulation to be a true artform French artist Julien Tabet does some really wild stuff with photos of animals using Photoshop- and his altered images are definitely creative and artistic.
There's something about the name "floppy diskette" that has always sounded a bit crude, and I couldn't help but crack a smile at the mention even when people shortened it to "floppy".
Does that mean I have a perverted mind?
Perhaps, but no matter how pure your mind is you'll agree that "floppy diskette" is an unfortunate name for a product after hearing this woman repeat it over and over again in this video tutorial edit from back in the good ol' days of computing.
Surreal animated shorts are often too bizarre and too obscure for most viewers to sink their teeth into, but Hen, His Wife is easily accessible to all- even if not everyone understands the symbolist subtexts.
Igor Kovalyov, one of the studio’s founders, directed a tale so densely symbolic that it's tough to interpret. In terms of narrative, the film is about a family couple in which the husband, dressed in prison-like garments, ignores his dutiful wife – an anthropomorphic hen – until a stranger arrives and jolts them from their absurd coexistence. The plot itself, however, makes little sense without interpreting the abundant symbols of impotence, autoeroticism, and sexuality. Kovalyov’s wordless, surreal drama easily captures one’s attention, leaving a lingering unease in its wake, even without Freudian analysis.
There are lots of people out there who would like to tour the country in an RV but simply can't afford the fuel costs, and as the cost of gas continues to rise this dream of RVing the nation slips further away.
The "e.home" is covered in solar panels so it can soak up all the solar energy it needs to keep its 107-horsepower electric motor and all the components inside the RV running for as long as you need to make new memories on the road.
And just for fun Dethleffs even included a starlight projection system over the alcove bed, so you can space out in style before bed.
Cats and dogs don't care how much we spend on the pet toys and accessories we buy for them, and even if they sneak a peek at the tag they have no idea what they're looking at because they can't read and don't understand how money works.
So those who spend a fortune on their pets are spending that money to make themselves feel good, not their pets, and should probably find a pet charity to donate to instead of throwing away all that money.
Hedgehogs are magical little creatures, and even though they're very tiny critters they have big hearts and wonderful personalities, which is why humans are so enamored with those little insect-munching lurkers in the hedgerow. The humans who have brought hedgehogs home to live with them have said they're gentle, playful and a bit shy, but quite sweet when they get to know you well- and quite happy to eat the bugs in your backyard!
Show some love for the cutest little critter on the planet with this Hedgehog t-shirt by Bongonation, it's a fun and magical way to take the spirit of the hedgehog with you wherever you go!
You don't have to be a comic reader to think it would be cool to have superpowers, as humans have dreamt of having the power of flight, indestructibility and super strength long before comic books even existed.
But with so many superheroes populating the pages of comic books some characters are bound to get stuck with some incredibly useless powers.
Glob Herman is a mutant with see-thru skin made of a paraffin-wax-like substance, which makes him useless unless you're looking for a giant living candle who will also scream in pain while he melts away.
Kite Man has the astounding ability to be an "excellent hang-glider pilot", and if that weren't enough his name is Charlie Brown, named after the Peanuts character who had absolutely no luck with kites.
This Looper video counts down some of the most useless superpowers in comic book history, and makes you wonder what the creators were inhaling when they came up with such ridiculous characters. Maybe the fumes given off by a melting Glob Herman?