Kids love to draw, and they don’t care what those drawings look like because why should they? They’re kids, having fun doing something that also helps them develop skills like hand eye coordination, spatial awareness, and proportion, skills that might someday develop into serious art skills.
Dutch muralist Telmo Pieper was one of those free sketching kids over twenty years ago, and to show how his artistic skills have blossomed over the years he created a series of digital paintings that reprise masterpieces created by his four-year-old self.
Telmo tries to match the forms from the original kid drawings, while adding shading and dimension to each piece, which only serves to make them look even more odd than the original sketch! Still, I would totally drive that stretchy car...
Attendees at the Allentown, Pennsylvania Comic Con were treated to an impromptu performance by a real life cartoon character, a man who looks, sounds and (kinda) acts like a real life Peter Griffin from that Family Guy cartoon show.
This spot-on cosplayer also happens to be from Rhode Island, he has a Facebook account where he has proclaimed himself to be the Real Life Peter Griffin, and guess what- nobody’s arguing with him, because this is clearly the role he was born to play!
Thankfully someone caught the whole thing on video, and even though the audio is pretty terrible, and really hard to hear at times, you kinda get the picture...oh, and he’s not punching a giant chicken so it’s not terribly exciting. Still, real life Peter Griffin you guys!
Bass lines are the bridge between the guitar and the drum, "anchoring the harmonic framework and establishing the beat", to quote Wikipedia.
Behind many of the most famous songs of all time lies a strong, catchy bass line that drives that groove and brings the song's distinctive sound home, even if you don't notice it as much as the singer or lead guitar.
Badass bass player Davie504 put together an incredibly comprehensive thirteen-minute-long medley that incorporates a whopping 100 famous bass lines from songs like YYZ, Disco Inferno and oh so many Red Hot Chili Pepper tracks, just to name a few:
It's a rather long video to watch in its entirety, but if you're a budding bass player, or someone who appreciates the power of a solid bass groove, then you gotta watch Davie do his thang 'cause this guy's got talent to spare!
It's safe to say video game sprites weren't meant to faithfully represent what the characters would look like in real life, game designers were just doing the best they could with so few pixels while trying to keep their characters visually interesting.
Sprites are better off in 2D, and as illustrator Scott Johnson demonstrates when you try to bring those 8-bit sprites into any sort of three dimensional space you end up with a total horrorshow:
It would have been mighty hard to root for characters that look like they just crawled out of a radioactive swamp, although there's still something cute about little misshapen Link.
Contact lens wearers know the risks that come with placing that little piece of plastic directly on to their eyeballs, and cleanliness is king when it comes to keeping your eyes healthy, which means taking your contacts out, and disinfecting them, on a daily basis.
Here's an example of why it's important to take them out daily- Taiwanese college student Lian Kao left a pair of contact lenses in for six months, which allowed a microorganism called acanthamoeba to move in beneath the lens.
Acanthamoeba feeds on bacteria, not human tissue, but her eyes were already home to tons of bacteria from leaving the lenses in for so long, so as the acanthamoeba fed on the bacteria it burrowed further into her eyeball to keep feeding on bacteria, which left her blind. *shivers*
Her condition is called acanthamoebic keratitis, which can occur from not properly disinfecting your contact lenses, so take a lesson from Lian and disinfect your contacts daily!
When you hear an animated short is entitled The Legend of the Flying Tomato several images probably come to mind- jeering audiences made up of kids armed with rotten fruit, the next evolution in killer tomatoes, or that one Veggie Tales short they cut because it was too “edgy”.
Well, this short does start with rotten tomatoes being thrown, but the Flying Tomato in question is a little girl with big dreams of becoming a larger-than-life pro wrestler:
Attempting to recap George R.R. Martin's entire epic series A Song of Ice and Fire in two minutes is an extremely tall order, but Slacktory host Nick Douglas was so sure he was up to the task that he let the camera roll and went for it.
He failed, of course, but Nick did manage to become so lost in his stream-of-thought ramblings that even people who have read the entire epic series will struggle to make sense of it all, thereby confusing everyone into believing Nick has actually read the entire series.
Nick’s video contains spoilers (kinda), so if you live in fear of Game of Thrones-related spoilers you may not want to tune in. Otherwise, enjoy watching Nick flounder!
Paul looks reasonably amused by the kid's candid shot, while Warren looks like he's either going to wave for the camera, or shoo the kid away.
Apparently Paul had a concert that weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska (thanks Lou!), and Warren still lives in Omaha in "the same modest home he bought in 1958 for $31,500" (thanks Miss C!), so it looks like rare moments like this may happen often in Omaha...
There's something different about that willy nilly silly old bear, he suddenly doesn't seem so cute and cuddly anymore. What happened to Winnie? Was it something the bees were putting in the honey, or did he get ahold of some of Tigger's stash? Whatever the case, the residents of that wood measuring one hundred acres had better watch out, because it looks like Pooh has a hankering for more than honey!
Your favorite childhood bear is all grown up thanks to this Fuzzy and Cuddly t-shirt by Anthony Moreno, sport this shirt around town and you'll scare the roo out of every piglet you see!
He might be considered nothing but an outdated console these days, but back in the day B was a cutting edge gaming/computing device, and those who owned an original MO console spent way too much time playing games like King of Ice and Space Princess Adventure on him. But if you're lucky enough to come across an old console like B power him up and be nice to him, because he can also be one heck of a good friend!
You'll have an old school gaming adventure every time you wear this Old Console t-shirt by ellygeh, and it's comfortable to wear whether you're chewing bubblegum or feeling a bit lumpy.
Not all mighty pirates look all that mighty in person, some look like total fops with bushy blonde hairdos, white blouses and sassy red sashes wrapped around their waists. Looks don't mean much when you're uncovering the secrets of an island called monkey, and the undead don't really care what you look like, so give Guy a chance, don't just brush him off! In fact, if you sit with him for a spell and listen to what he has to say you may learn a thing or two about adventuring.
Show your love of classic computer games and their unlikely heroes with this Mighty Pirate t-shirt by Vahlia, it's way more fashionable than a sash and is sure to get you lots of love from gamers!
That boy Calvin loved to play with his stuffed tiger all day, every day, going on imagination adventures around the neighborhood and occasionally getting into a bit of trouble. Then one day his imaginative romps took a bad turn, and he started breaking things all over the neighborhood like a little thug. Soon he was pretending to be a character he called "Heisenberg", and his stories took a violent turn, resulting in the disappearance of the neighbor boy...
Explore your imaginative dark place with this (Dis)solving the Matter t-shirt by Lopesco, it's a gruesome way to show your love for classic comic strips and gritty crime dramas.
Back in the day when the boombox ruled the block, cassette tapes were the best way to keep your jams ready to pop in the deck when it was time to get down. There was one problem with cassettes, one thing that made them impractical, and that was dealing with unspooled tape. When the tape deck tried to eat your cassette, and the ribbon came spilling out of the spool, you had to pull out your trusty pencil and wind it all back up again if you wanted to get on with the dance party!
Share a little old school ingenuity with the world by wearing this Back in the Day t-shirt by Boots, so the younger generations understand the struggle we used to go through to listen to our music.
Harry wasn't like the other boys- he didn't want to play the day away outside, he preferred to stay indoors and continue his studies, and he'd always had really good taste in music. One day his school of wizardry was set upon by giant spiders from mars, and young Potter's knowledge of Bowie albums became an asset, as he cast a Ziggy Stardust spell and zapped them all into oblivion!
Fantastic music and fantasy novels collide on this Wizard Insane t-shirt by Nana Leonti, featuring a classic album cover mashup sure to enchant music buffs and fantasy lovers alike.
When you call Dolphin Enterprises Incorporated you don't get cast off to an automatic computer answering system, you get a real life mammal on the other end of the line, and they are there to make sure you have a swimming good time with their products. However, please note that your call will be recorded for training porpoises, so they can learn the best way to eel out of a warranty without sounding like a barracuda.
You'll have a whale of a time getting people to stop laughing when they see you wearing this hilarious For Training Porpoises t-shirt by SteveOramA, don't let this one get away!
It's easy to get so caught up in your own life that you start thinking of yourself as the center of the universe, but when that happens just remember- you're an insignificant speck of dust in a vast universe full of beings thinking the world revolves around them too.
Keep things in perspective with this Remember? t-shirt by Unknown Artist, and when you see someone freaking out on Earth just point at the shirt and remind them of their place in the universe!
The battlefields of World War II were a mighty dangerous place, unless you were accompanied by an inglourious group of basterds handy with a rifle, knife and baseball bat. These misfits were led by a wildman nicknamed "The Apache", a guy who believes the best way to kill Nazi scum is with lots of practice...
Show your love of glorious wartime movies with this Practice Makes Perfect t-shirt by Shawn Sheehan, now this is one sharp looking shirt!
They thought he was a pushover because he was cute and had a girl's name, but Jayne wasn't going to let them take the sky from him so easily. He was normally full of serenity, but when pushed too far he blazed like a firefly in the night sky, blasting his way through anyone in the verse who dared get in his way!
Your favorite sci-fi show badass gets cute-ified with this Hello Shiny t-shirt by OfficeInk, it's the stylish way to show your love
Do you ever feel like you work for an evil mastermind who is hatching a despicable plan to take over the world?
If you answered yes then you’ll probably relate to the giant construction minion in this photo- he's working hard for his supervillain boss and loving every minute of it!
Minions aren’t generally known for their fine workmanship, so whatever this guy helps build will probably come tumbling down in a day or two, but at least he delivers service with a smile. BEE-DO-BEE-DO-BEE-DO!
Some humans love to live life on the edge, performing death defying stunts and risking it all for an adrenaline rush.
We’re used to seeing people performing crazy stunts, so they don’t look quite as crazy anymore, but when you see elephants, giraffes and ostriches performing the same stunts they suddenly look totally crazy again!
Of course, the creators of these clever ads for France 3 didn't really make elephants jump out of an airplane, or walk on a tightrope high above the city streets- these fantastic adverts were created with a little help from CGI software and a bit of zoological imagination.
Want to take your totally 21st century business back to the glory days of the 1990s? Then you gotta keep it old school by replacing your boring rectangular business cards with some fresh round Business Pogs.
They’re a game of some sort, a cool conversation piece and a business card in one, and when you’re done with them you can throw them away-just like the original pogs from the 90s!
Not sure if this is some genius level marketing or a horrible way to advertise yourself, also not sure if this site is a joke or for realsies despite their claims that "This is a real product and real site!", but one thing is certain- nobody will ever forget you if you hand them a pog business card!
The live action hero in a half shell legacy began in 1990 with the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, which many fans believe to be the only worthwhile movie in the franchise’s history.
Even fans of the comic book loved the film when it first came out (which used to be a rare occurrence), and even though it looks campy compared to today's standards there's something inherently charming about characters created with practical effects rather than CGI.
No wonder the TMNT were so charming- their suits were created by Jim Henson's Creature Workshop, and it's said that Jim was rather upset with the amount of violence in the movie.
That on-screen violence was the same reason Playmates Toys decided not to release a toy line featuring characters from the movie, even though they were already releasing the Ninja Turtle toy line based on the animated TV series.
This pregnant cosplayer is a lovely shade of green, which is apparently just the way Captain Kirk likes his ladies, and her costume brings to mind one rather geeky question- how many gals across the galaxy have fallen for that patented James Tiberius charm?
Once the travel video has finished implanting a travel bug in your neurochamber make sure you visit The Galaxy Getaways site, where you can learn about all the adventures that await you on the abandoned planet Morag, or the best thing to order when you visit the renowned restaurant Gluborg's on Xandar, "a peaceful paradise in the stars". Bon voyage!
Those who have chosen to uphold the law don’t always succeed in bringing criminals to justice, and sometimes they fail so spectacularly that the criminals slip right through their fingers, leaving people to wonder how they could have escaped so easily:
There are 21 Terrifying Criminals Who Are Still On The Loose according to this Cracked user submission compilation, 21 nefarious no-goodniks who managed to avoid prosecution for their crimes, and for most of them that's where the terrifying part ends:
Don't get me wrong, there are many bad guys on the list who deserve to be called "terrifying", but they're lumped in with thieves, hackers, and fixers of baseball games who hardly live up to the terror title.
However, there are enough true crime tales in this collection to pique the interest of the avid armchair criminologist, despite the somewhat clickbaity title, and you won't believe how easy it is for some people to dodge the long arm of the law!
He’s the shy little pig with an extremely pronounced stutter, and even though he was typically cast as a sidekick (and the fact that he doesn’t wear pants) he became one of the most beloved Warner Brothers cartoon characters of all time.
Every WB cartoon fan has tried to do the Porky Pig stutter at one time or another, but Mel Blanc is a difficult voice act to follow unless you know how to p-p-p-prop-p-perly st-stu-stu-stutter like good ol’ Porky himself:
Let voice actor Bob Bergen, who incidentally knew Mel Blanc and may have picked up a few pointers from him, show you how it’s done so you can wow toon fans and s-s-st-stu-...talk funny just like a cartoon superstar!
Capybaras are the largest rodents in the world, Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is one of the largest tennis stars in the world, at least in terms of popularity and the fact he's an eleven time Grand Slam tournament champion, and thanks to the ridiculousness of the internet we are shown Capybaras That Look Like Rafael Nadal:
Despite their large size, their big, gnashy teeth and stout build capybaras are very gentle critters, preferring to take a swim and lay around on the shore all day rather than running around town causing trouble.
Capybaras look like they'd be quite comfortable to sit on, provided you don't mind sitting on a soggy rodent, and despite their semiaquatic nature they don't stink because their wiry fur and lack of an undercoat keeps them stench free.
Since they're one of the least stinky animals living in their native habitat capybaras have become rather judgmental towards other critters, which inspired the creation of a Tumblr site called Capybara Is Judging You:
Where does all that capybara attitude come from? It stems from the fact that they're internet famous, of course!
They live a life of privilege, which some non-capybaras feel is an injustice, so a site featuring photos of posh capybaras living the good life was created, complete with colorful commentary, called This Is Capybara Privilege:
It's clear the internet adores the look of the majestic capybara, and the trend of capybara adoration (arguably) began with one Tumblr with an explicit name- F%#@ Yeah Capybara:
The Last Starfighter was the story of a guy who escaped trailer park life by becoming really good at an arcade game- his epic high score got the attention of aliens who were in need of a hero, and a generation of kids who grew up loving video games were officially hooked by this dream come true premise.
When The Last Starfighter came out in 1984 arcade obsessed kids just couldn't get enough, but most of us knew very little about the movie except for what we saw on the screen, and the fact that Atari promised us a Last Starfighter arcade game but never delivered.
The executive lifestyle is not generally thought of as a colorful lifestyle, in fact, uniformity and a lack of color are encouraged in the office, at least in terms of dress code:
That’s what makes The Executive Coloring Book so special- color adders get to add a bit of color to the world of gray suits and navy blue power ties, and maybe learn a thing or two about the briefcase luggers who lord over the cubicle crowd:
Their color-able commentary on corporate life came out way back in 1961, when corporations had yet to become people and post-war Americans were learning how to maintain the status quo, and yet it's somehow just as relatable today as when it came out over fifty years ago.