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Gaku's mukimono masterpieces are full of fine details that often seem impossibly sharp given the softness of the medium, but after years of playing with his food Gaku makes the impossible seem easy to swallow.
Parents and teachers cherish artwork created by kids, and what kids choose to draw gives us a glimpse into their lives and helps gauge their mental state, since kids have no filter when they're creating art.
"My class of kindergartners were drawing pictures to put in a care package for deployed troops. Well, one girl, yuno (yes, I know who yuno is. Yes, here parents do too. Yes, that was intentional), drew a picture of a family crying over a tombstone with a caption saying 'don't feel bad, it's almost over'. Holy h*ll kid. I almost put it in for humor, but I decided to put it on 'the wall of little horrors'."-via Secretly_psycho
However, it can be really hard to look at a kid with a straight face when they hand you a creepy crayon masterpiece, especially after they explain the meaning behind it:
"I teach English to Japanese kids. Text book had them draw their ideal pet. A 10 year old drew a human chained up in a cage, with an electric shock box attached to them with wires. Taught him for a few more years until he graduated from my class to junior high school, he had really matured into a sweet charming boy by then. Or he was a psychopath who had mastered the skill of manipulating those around him." -via karlamarxist
But sometimes they use their creepy art to tell an equally creepy story that's hard for them to tell otherwise:
During draw and tell one boy held up a page with just red and yellow scribbled all over. The other children started laughing and I shushed them down and then the kid spoke up;
This is a drawing of the fire my parents left me in when they ran out the house. -via Takbeir
Most cats spend their lives searching for new sources of stimulation, and what we refer to as curiosity they see as part of their quest to explore and discover all this world has to offer.
Along the way cats learn the benefits of fast travel (on their human's shoulders), power-ups like catnip, and the joy of creating save points all over the house.
Illustrator Anna-Maria Jung and Andrew Bridgman created this strip so we can get hip to the game of life cats are playing on a daily basis, see if you can tell when your cat gains enough XP to go up a level!
She was born with perfect taste, and at times it seemed like her life had been shaped and guided by her tastebuds, but she learned early on that taste isn't everything. There must also be vision, and grit, and of course the almighty love, which she had in abundance, but most of all there must be wonder, because mystery is the spice of life. As long as there is a new mystery to uncover or a fresh challenge to devour she will persist and stay hungry...
Show the world you have great taste in geeky tees with this L I P P t-shirt by ThanksAnyway, it's the most drool-worthy design ever and it's sure to blow minds wherever you go.
Sometimes love stinks, that's just a basic fact of life. And sometimes love can leave you feeling queasy and nauseous, which is a rarer symptom of love yet no less normal, but a love that's deadly is a love to be avoided at all cost. Which is why nobody wants to get romantically involved with a Koffing trainer- they're sneaky, gassy and heavy smokers, and anybody who hooks up with them is risking death by suffocation. So if you're looking for love in all the wrong zones stick to pocket monster trainers who catch cute critters- because Koffing kills!
Warn the world about how toxic some relationships can be with this Kofflove t-shirt by Firebeard, it's sure to keep the romance alive in your life...as long as your love is a fellow pokefan!
The Roman Legions were some of the most fearsome military units in the history of mankind, and for hundreds of years people would wet their tunics every time they heard the bloodthirsty Legions marching along.
Their actions literally shaped history, and yet little is known of the men who made up the ranks of the Legions, or what they had to go through to become one of history's most badass warriors.
The Roman Legions were formed after the Romans were utterly defeated by the Gauls in 390 BC, so to ensure they would not be defeated again the Romans organized and trained the ultimate army-
There were endless drills, and marches to the point of exhaustion. Roman soldiers were attending weapons training every morning and practiced melee combat with wooden swords, spears and shields, twice as heavy as their real counterparts, to build up strength. Part of their daily training also involved a 19 mile-long march to be completed in five hours, while carrying a full pack of weapons, shield, food rations, cooking supplies, and a short spade, along with their own personal kit. Besides these extraneous exercises, soldiers would also familiarize themselves with the highly organized battle tactics and formations, which in the early days of the Republic, at least, were based on those of the Greeks. No other army in the world at the time would receive such a rigorous training, which gave the Roman Legions a tremendous advantage in waging war.
But not every soldier would embrace life in the Legions, so the Romans came up with a particularly brutal way to deal with those considering mutiny or desertion- the Decimation:
The way they went about it was to have the guilty men divided into groups of ten, and to have them draw straws. The soldier who drew the short straw was to be killed by the other nine, by clubbing him to death. That’s some messed up psychological conditioning right there. And since the decision of who will die was left to chance, all soldiers were liable for execution, regardless of their level of involvement, rank, or distinction. But because killing off ten percent of the army is almost never a good idea, the Decimation never became common practice.
Dionysius of Halicarnassus called it “an ancestral punishment,” and it was most prevalent during the 5th century BC, but even then there are only a few known cases. The Roman commander and future triumvir, Crassus, is said to have revived it when fighting Spartacus in 71 BC. The last recorded case of Decimation was during the reign of Emperor Diocletian (284–305 AD), but with the emergence of Christianity, this punishment disappeared completely under its influence.
These futuristic glasses have liquid lenses adjustable to any prescription via smartphone app, and the adaptive liquid lenses "can automatically switch between two prescriptions using piezoelectric actuation based on what the wearer is looking at."
Most Disney movies do a poor job of presenting real life because the characters pretty much all live in a fairy tale world, where they're only forced to work in deplorable conditions as a way to develop their heroism.
But in the real world we've gotta work just to pay rent and bills and eat and stuff, and we don't become heroes by running the rat race- we just become worn out.
But if you think about it every office is full of people who resemble Disney characters- because they wander around aimlessly all day and act like they're from another world. (Comic by Paul Westover)
His name is Nyango Star, and he's an apple-cat thing from Kuroishi city in Aomori prefecture who really knows his way around a drum set. Here he is absolutely killing it while playing the Slipknot track "Before I Forget":
Kids have a unique(ly short) view of the world, but it's hard for them to effectively convey their view to adults because they have yet to learn how to use language to make the content of their minds known.
(Untitled by Alicja Brodowicz)
Photographers who work with children as their subjects therefor try to show us what the children see, and how the wee folks feel in the land of the big people.
The words "spider" and "man" are so common they must come together quite often in the world of costumed crime fighting, and Peter Parker can't be the first hero to see how cool those two words sound together.
But, as this comic by Invisible Cat Stories shows, the criminals and villains who face Peter's version are actually getting off easy! Death by thousands of spiders...*shiver*
Futuristic movies and TV shows like Minority Report show characters using cool floating computer screens they access by waving their hands in the air while they have a super serious look on their face.
Even cooler- when the floating computer screen is voice activated, and capable of displaying those really awesome looking 3D maps they spin in the air when they're making plans.
But, like most tech that looks really cool on film, the reality would be an annoyingly unmanageable device that makes you look stupid while you use it and makes everyone nearby hate you! (NSFW language)
Vatican City has failed to produce a successful sports team because their players are always too humble and reverent to keep their head in the game. They're always either looking up to God or down at their feet in the meekest way possible, which in no way helps them keep track of the ball or the players rushing towards them. But one day while they were trying out the sport of American football they gave the ball to a young lady named Maria, and she hurled that football through the air as if Jesus himself were carrying it aloft on his shoulders. It sailed down the field and landed right in the arms of a priest named Abby who was busy imploring the heavens for help and just so happened to be standing in the inzone, scoring Vatican City's first ever touchdown. And thus the Vatican City Hailmarys were born, and they would rain a blessed storm of pigskin down upon their competition...
Cheer on your favorite Catholic football team with this Vatican City Hailmarys t-shirt by Dansmash, it's a hilarious way to show some love for Mother Mary and her incredible passing skills!
The Monster had grown quite fond of reading how-to books, and he loved to watch instructional TV shows and tutorials online in order to figure out how to create things and better himself through learning. Science didn't appeal as much to him as it had to his father Victor, and his thoughts were still not clear enough to write a novel, but physical activities suited the Monster just fine. One day he was building a new bookcase and needed to cut a board down when he realized he'd left his saw in the storage shed, so rather than lurching all the way back he just chopped that board in half. And so the Monster's obsession with martial arts had begun...
This totally groovy Kung Fu Frankenstein! t-shirt by Chip Skelton is just the thing to kick your life into high gear, and the perfect shirt to wear while you're adventuring in real life or simply watching a Kung Fu movie marathon with friends.
Rorschach once decided to get with the times and change up his wardrobe to reflect our modern society, so he had a custom QR mask made with a code that led to the Watchmen's website. He'd forgotten to consider how annoying it would be to have people walk up and scan his face with their phones everywhere he went, and then came the endless stream of comedians who thought they were being clever by taking a selfie with him. It was enough to drive Rorschach to murder, but he found an easier solution to his problems- he simply unplugged his modem and started reading books again!
Isn't it time to update your geeky wardrobe? If you bring home this QRorschach t-shirt by Kgullholmen you'll not only be adding some cutting edge humor to your closet- you'll be giving your fellow fans something to smile about!
Godzilla has done the whole "walk into town and destroy the place" routine, and he's been in plenty of brawls with plenty of crazy kaiju creatures, all of which truly gave him a thrill. But you know what he now finds even more thrilling? Shredding the guitar in front of a legion of adoring fans! The King of the Kaiju is now the undisputed King of Rock N Roll, mainly because nobody has the nerve to argue with him...
Add some r'n'r energy to your geeky wardrobe with this Rockazilla t-shirt by Dandingeroz, it's the electrifying way to wow your fellow kaiju fans.
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It's full of danger, intrigue and unlimited possibilities, and it's coming back for an even stranger second season! Heading to the Upside Down seems like quite a trip, and considering Eleven is their only return ticket it may be their last, but Mike, Dustin and Lucas are up for adventure no matter the risk. Because as soon as their lives became something akin to a story in a comic book they embraced the adventure, and after surviving an encounter with a Demigorgon the guys are feeling like true heroes!
Get geared up for the return of your favorite sci-fi TV show with this Journey To The Upside Down t-shirt by Donovan Alex, featuring an amazing design that is sure to blow your fellow fans' minds.
The Beast invited Belle into his home and his heart, the house staff beckoned her to be their guest, and yet there was something offputting about the massive scale of Beast's castle and all the amazing stuff within it. Belle was, after all, just a normal sized girl from a normal sized home who now lived in awe of her gigantic new home. But there was one section of the castle which she looked forward to exploring entirely- the library. Belle had never seen so many books in one place in her life, and her mind reeled with the possibilities of what she might someday discover between the covers of those beautiful books.
Share the wonder of Beast's library with the world by wearing this So Many Books t-shirt by Crumblin' Cookie, it's sure to make your fellow fans smile...and possibly burst into song!
Modern life is full of danger, but one of the biggest dangers we face is the Horrible Boss, a monstrous brute with incredible rage and an intolerance for tardiness. The Horrible Boss makes us appreciate the great bosses we once had, and make us wonder whether we actually need a job and if we should put them on our resume when they're likely to rage on potential employers. When faced with the threat of a Horrible Boss you should take a note from Rocko and stay ever ready to run, because the horrible boss is an irrational beast and may decide to attack his employees at any moment!
Add some 90s animated TV awesomeness to your geeky wardrobe with this The Horrible Boss t-shirt by CoDDesigns, it's here to save your fashion sense just in the nick of time!
There's a common misconception about the Beat Generation that persists to this day and makes Jack Kerouac roll around in his grave- Beatniks are the same as Hippies.
Putting aside the obvious facts that Beats enjoy jazz, coffee and pills while Hippies like to drop acid, drink wine and listen to psychedelic rock there's another distinction- the Beats were voracious readers.
That's not to say Hippies didn't enjoy reading too, but the written word wasn't a backbone of the movement like it was for the Beats, and where Hippies were often spaced out Jack and the Beats generally just acted obtuse.
It's hard to believe that science is under attack in the 21st century, but for some reason the regressive folks in the world see facts derived through the scientific method as a threat, which is truly bananas.
But we're not monkeying around when we say Neatorama is written by science fans for science fans, and therefore it's no surprise that the NeatoShop is full of fun shirts for the scientifically minded!
When science is under attack the scientists become like superheroes to science fans
There are few movie scenes more iconic than the scenes in Mary Poppins where Mary takes flight with her umbrella, and those magical scenes dazzle youngsters and fill their minds with wonder to this day.
But the umbrella scenes were a real pain to shoot due to the practical fx, which could have cost Julie her life- because she slipped out of her harness while hanging from a wire and fell to the stage below:
"Yes, there was a very dangerous day right at the end of filming when I was in this excruciatingly painful harness. And I was hanging around up there for the longest time with the umbrella. I thought I felt the wire leave and drop about six inches. I was nervous and very tired. So I called down and I said, 'Excuse me, when you do let me down, could you let me down really gently, because I felt myself slip and I just don't feel too safe up here.'"
She then revealed that she "plummeted to the stage", continuing: "There was an awful silence for a minute and I did let fly with a few Anglo-Saxon four-letter words, I have to admit."