These guys might not look like they know how to party, but the sourpuss faces are just poses they use for the cameras, and behind the red curtain these Socialists love to socialize! Oh wait, they're Communist aren't they? Isn't that the same thing? Ask Castro when he's had a few too many and he'll just nod and laugh awkwardly, but get a drunken Stalin started on the subject and he'll blab your ear off all night! Lenin likes to keep his dignity, so he parties like the world police are outside the door and keeps things low key, while Marx is the kinda guy you find passed out in the corner with a lampshade on his head and a sickle stuck in the wall behind him. But what about Mao you say? Mao's busy trying to say tongue!
Show your love of political parties with this The Communist Party (Original) t-shirt by tomburns, and show the world even stuffy old Commies can get their drank on!
She was once forced to act normal by her moustachioed meanie of a father Bob Belcher, but Louise is now well past her breaking point and loving every minute of it. Everyone had always thought of Louise as a bit off, what with the bunny ears and those fantastic adventures she was always dreaming up, but when she cracked up she cracked up good! Both Gene and Tina knew something was off about poor Louise, but when she said she wanted to follow in her father's footsteps her whole family let out a gasp! Then Gene let loose with a fart sound from his keyboard, and they all had a good laugh about it! What will the future hold for Bob's no longer little Burger Girl? Only Louise, and her little friend Kuchi Kopi, know for sure...
Don't tank up on your favorite beverage, save your money for this Burger Girl t-shirt by Kgullholmen instead, your torso will thank me later!
They believed they could fly in the face of impending doom and reverse the tide of their fortune, like artists retouching a painting with their brushes they would slice, hack and chop their way to freedom and a future. The titans had no such need of human things such as hope or fortune, their lives were ruled by baser motivations, and they were the free threatening the freedom of normal sized humans after all. With the belief that anyone can bring down a mountain if they know how, and a strong instinct for survival, the Cadets were flying for freedom and hoping to avoid being swatted down before they hit their mark.
Bring the art of fantasy warfare to your geeky wardrobe with this Flying For Freedom t-shirt by Dr. Monekers, it's a gracefully gruesome masterpiece!
Christmas time is always a good time for gamers, because we get new games both good and bad as gifts and get to play our hearts out all through the holiday season. Back in the day it was no different, and there was something extra exciting about opening up a console game in the 80s because chances were none of your friends had it yet, so you got to be the first in your group to give it a go, and your fellow gamer friends awaited your verdict on that 2600 game they'd heard so much about. The one about invaders from space is pretty fun, but that extra terrestrial game not so much, but nothing beats jumping around and dodging pitfalls with your blockheaded pal Pete!
Show some love for the awesome feeling of opening up a present containing a new video game with this Games of Christmas Past t-shirt by Retro Review, it'll make you feel like a kid again!
Forget about those other three wise men from that really popular old book, these three wise senseis have wisdom based on experience and epic adventures to share with their chosen teenage disciples. Ninja master Splinter brings wisdom from the animal world, and understands the fragility of life for man and mutant. The little green master has a force within him that is growing stronger every day, and his small size belies the fact that he's a mighty warrior poet, always ready to wield a saber or a snappy saying. And lastly comes Miyagi, the bonsai loving master of karate who manages to teach moves, and impart wisdom, while keeping a sense of humor about the whole thing. And they said watching too many movies would rot your brain!
The Real 3 Wise Men t-shirt by Kellabell9 is the ultimate way to share the wisdom of the geeky world while looking snazzy at the same time!
Video games are already pretty awesome, but what happens when they get mashed up with another video game or pop culture franchise? You get ten times the awesome in the form of a video that's super fun to watch and would probably be even more fun to play as an actual game!
Here are ten or so mighty funny video game mashup videos, some of which may contain NSFW language:
1. Pony Fortress- Teamwork is Magic-
What could make the kooky crew from the Team Fortress franchise even more fun? How about some cute little ponies courtesy of Sayer Raider's Pony Fortress 2- Teamwork is Magic!:
Television shows that are lucky(?) enough to get their own spinoff series are guaranteed to look better by proxy when the spinoff series comes out, because let's face it- a vast majority of spinoff series are just plain awful.
Here are ten examples of how bad a television show spin off series can be:
Mr. and Mrs. Roper were pretty funny characters when interacting with Jack, Janet and Chrissy, but on their own they just didn't have the ha-has to carry an entire show. The Ropers is far from the worst show on the list, and even though it lacked the comedic chemistry found in Three's Company, it lasted for two seasons.
The Hoff likes to play larger than life characters, and playing Mitch Buchannon as a lowly lifeguard simply didn't thrill him, so Mitch started moonlighting as a private investigator with his cop friend and some other detective types and Baywatch Nights was born.
Baywatch Nights tried to be so cool, so dangerous and sexy, but the lack of bikinis and hokey dialog left audiences looking for a way back to the Bay. The show slipped further down the ratings toilet when they tried to add a supernatural element to the show in season 2, but Hoff's heroic sexy detective show didn't stand a ghost of a chance.
The Brady Bunch was such a popular show that it gave birth to a whole host of spawn spin offs, and a few made-for-TV movies, one of which was called The Brady Girls Get Married, which led to the creation of the sitcom The Brady Brides.
Are you able to keep up with this winding Brady television family tree? The Brady Brides was a total flop and only lasted ten episodes, but that didn't stop producers from taking another stab at bringing back Brady eight years later.
This time around it was a mini-series called The Bradys, and it was reformatted as a drama, what with the kids all grown up and experiencing the trials and tribulations of adult life and whatnot.
It served as a reminder that much of the Brady's appeal lay in the comedic moments on the show, and drama didn't really suit them at all.
Everyone thought the "how you doin'" bit was funny on Friends, and Joey seemed like a loveable enough character when surrounded by the rest of the Central Perk gang, but when he was given his own show we discovered just how poorly constructed Joey's character really was.
Joey Tribbiani had a totally two dimensional personality on his own, and his whole "dumb but lovable guy trying to figure out stuff like love and relationships" routine didn't appeal to audiences, so Joey's card was pulled midway through the second season.
Theres was a love affair that was simply meant to be, two seriously hard to spot singles with Where in their titles, so it's no mystery why they fell in love. The real mystery is how Carmen and Waldo managed to find each other in a world full of characters getting in their way, but where they found each other turned out to be pretty straightforward as well- San Diego!
Share their love with the world, bring home this They Found Each Other! t-shirt by Coinbox Tees and keep geeky romance alive!
Streaming media has totally changed the world of filmmaking, allowing anyone who makes a movie to share their creation with the world…and actually have people watch it.
Spending 10+ dollars on an unknown movie in theaters is a gamble most people aren’t willing to take, but with streaming media you can spend as little as zero bucks to watch an independent film that didn’t make it into theaters but is still worthy of a watching.
The Apostle is a stop motion horror film by Fernando Cortizo truly worth the two dollars it costs to rent on the film's official website.
The film is full of eye candy for stop motion fans, as the puppets and sets are truly spectacular, and the film is a good example of how important streaming media is to independent filmmakers like Fernando.
That security guard Mike was always saying he felt like someone, or something, was constantly watching him from the shadows. None of Schmidt's superiors at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza believed him, but he kept voicing his fears to them anyway, hoping to at least get a can of pepper spray to defend himself. One night he was running quite low on power when he noticed something odd- Bonnie had moved from his seat. Mike had been told the animatronic figures would be in "free roaming mode", but he wasn't sure how that explained them walking around all by themselves. Mike swore he heard the sound of laughter, but as he looked around he saw nothing, that is until he looked away from the monitor and saw a pair of glowing eyes staring at him from outside the office door...
Don't be scared- there are plenty of Surviving Five Nights Of Work t-shirts by Eman! for everyone, and you don't even have to survive animatronic animal encounters to get your hands on one!
They discussed making a sequel to that sci-fi classic but wanted a fresh new star for the production. They discussed casting professional wrestlers, dwarves, cats and CGI toons, but none of those casting decisions really felt right. They asked themselves "who rocks, totally kicks ass and looks good doing it?" then the answer struck them like a blaster bolt from the blue- we need to cast unicorns. Light up horn sabers, a Vadercorn with armor plating all in black, and the ultimate science fantasy wars playing out like pure magic in outer space- in other words, the awesomest recast ever!
Want to bring a new kind of geeky adventure to your t-shirt collection? Pick up this Retold With Unicorns t-shirt by Biotwist and let the uni-force be with you at all times!
They said he'd never be able to bring monster flavor back to the big screen, claimed nobody would ever find him delicious, but Choculatu proved them all wrong. He had the chocolatey flavor kids craved, and enough vampy fashion sense to drive the older kids wild with his freaky style. People were hesitant to buy his breakfast nuggets at first, but when he was joined by his good friends Boo Radley the blueberry ghost and The FrankenCherry Creature they were poised to become the most famous breakfast monsters who ever lived!
Bring some deliciously geeky style to your wardrobe with this Choculatu t-shirt by Hillary White, it's the most flavorful way to show your love of breakfast cereal spokesmonsters!
Think your life couldn't get more exciting? Then you haven't tried NESing your life in Chatty Checkout, which will turn all you do into a console gamer's dream come true. Test your skills against foes like the rude stockboy, the old lady with a cart full of crap, and the dreaded megaboss the chatty checkout cashier, who will hit you with every anecdote in their collection before you can say no cash back. Play with your day-to-day routine, make a game of your mundane existence, and just try to escape this conversation!
Add a little pixelated fun to your everyday life with this Chatty Checkout (NESMyLife) t-shirt by Amorphia Apparel, and see if you can beat your daily high score in style!
When you hear the superheroic name Rainbow Man how do you expect him to act? Flamboyant, or crazy cheerleader level cheerful would have been my guess, but then I watched the trailer for this (probably not) upcoming movie Rainbow Man film and found out I had it all wrong.
Rainbow Man’s wardrobe is already colorful enough, he doesn’t need to act in a colorful manner because he’s wearing all the colors of the rainbow, plus he shoots rainbows out of his hands.
One man, twenty seven kinds of leprechaun, one of which bit the one man one fateful day and gave him the power of rainbow- Bad Weather Films presents: Rainbow Man. (probably not) Coming soon to a theater near you.
Looks like a box office bonanza in the making to me!
Nowadays people feel more free to try out their own variations on the traditional pot luck fare at gatherings, and yet with all the new and cutting edge food creations it doesn’t appear anybody is in a hurry to explore the dishes some of our ancestors used to eat at these same functions.
Some of the victims participants came pretty close to creating a drawing of what could be mistaken for a turkey across a crowded bar, after you’ve had a few drinks of course.
And then there’s this guy, who didn’t even come close!
His crappy artwork proves that his meaty brain has begun to turn into a mélange of freshly picked greens, mandarin oranges and candied almonds tossed in a light white peach vinaigrette, in other words disgusting.
Do yourself a favor and keep your brain meaty by eating lots of turkey this Thanksgiving, or else keep a photo of a turkey with you at all times to remind your leafy brain what meat looks like!
When Zoidberg told the rest of the group there would be visitors arriving from a strange alternate dimension everyone assumed he'd eaten a bad dumpster sandwich, but when the Doctor and some chick with one eye named Pond showed up on their doorstep everyone let out a collective gasp. The Doctor looked like he could have been one of Fry's relatives, only with a way better fashion sense, and when they found he spoke their language they all let out a collective sigh of relief. But then the Doctor started blathering about some insane space grandpa, rolling trashcans with plunger arms and laser eyes, and men made out of cyber the group couldn't help but let out a collective gasp...of fear!
Add some cartoon crossover kookiness to your geeky wardrobe with this Doctorama Returns t-shirt by Nertee Designs, it's a totally spaced out design for those who enjoy fine geeky garments.
John had always felt like Garfield was a very special cat, but he had no idea about that fat cat's royal heritage until a letter arrived from Africa addressed to His Royal Highness Prince Garfield of Mumbutu. The letter was an invitation to a coronation ceremony where Garfield would be pronouced Lasagna King, lasagna being the most prized food product in Mumbutu. John was happy to escort the royal furball to Africa, and Garfield was happy to eat every bit of lasagna in the kingdom!
Bring a touch of animated adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Lasagna King t-shirt by Legendary Phoenix, it's way better than Mondays and sure to earn you lots of free lasagna dinners!
The food monsters next door celebrate Thanksgiving a week later than everyone else, when suddenly a robotic turkey called Turkitron shows up and spins a yarn about traveling back in time to save the great, great grandfather of Goblox, the leader of the turkey rebellion.
The Smiths aren't your typical American family, but that doesn't mean they don't deal with the usual problems.
Take Stan's half-brother Rusty for instance- he's more American than Stan because he's Native American, and he's got more money than Stan and his family will ever make in their lives. So how does Stan deal with a family problem like Rusty? With a little lifestyle switcheroo, of course!
4. Bob's Burgers- An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal-
Bob puts down the spatula and picks up a baster in this Thanksgiving themed episode full of deception, dirty little secrets and dinner theater.
Bob is hired by his landlord to cook a Thanksgiving meal, but this catering job comes with a price- Bob must let Linda and the kids pretend to be Mr. Fischoeder's family. Can Bob keep it together long enough to pull off this turkey day trick, or will he crack up before dinner is served?
Doc and Marty came across an old, and seemingly abandoned, police box behind the movie theater, and they liked the look of it so much they decided it would make the perfect replacement for that rusty old DeLorean. They towed the box to Doc's warehouse and drew up plans for a time machine 2.0, complete with flashing lights on top and whirring sound effect. The only problem with the scenario was that they couldn't open the door of the box, but then they discovered a strange handheld sonic device that resembled a screwdriver...
Share the sci-fi crossover sequel that will never be with this DeLorean 2.0 t-shirt by Donnie, and ask yourself- who is the coolest time traveler ever?
Getting hit by a car hurts- a lot. I was lucky enough to have been struck by cars that were only going about 15-25 miles an hour, but the Chinese man seen in this shocking footage takes lucky to a whole new level.
The man, identified only as Li, looks like a deer in the headlights as he stands in the middle of a busy road in Kunshan City, and then he's struck by not one but two motorists who clearly haven't found a use for their brake pedal.
Sitcoms love to make us feel like part of the family by sharing their holiday traditions with us. They get all dressed up for Halloween, have family and friends over for Christmas and get ta gobblin’ up a delicious dinner on Thanksgiving day, just like real people!
Let’s take a fun trip down Thanksgiving memory lane with ten hand plucked sitcom episodes sure to make you thankful for finely crafted television shows:
1. Friends- The One With All The Thanksgivings-
Friends went all out for a Thanksgiving of remembrance during episode 8 of season 5, from all the way back in 1998. Through flashback sequences we get to see Monica before she lost all the weight, Chandler sporting a totally radical Flock of Seagulls haircut, and this unforgettable Monica turkey moment:
Choosing an anti-nuke protest over a Thanksgiving feast seems like a fine message, but the true spirit of togetherness comes when Alex P., Mallory and Jennifer show they love and support their parents no matter how kooky their cause.
Modern Family put a totally progressive spin on the classic Thanksgiving episode by bringing the family together around some good ol' fashioned punkin chunkin, because nothing squashes family beef like launching orange squash through the air! Doesn't that look like a fun new take on Thanksgiving tradition?
4. Seinfeld - Mom & Pop Store-
Leave it up to the show about nothing to disguise their Thanksgiving episode under layers of stuffing. George buys John Voight's car, an Empire State Building statue pops Mr. Pitt's dream of holding a balloon in the Macy's parade, and a mom and pop store makes off with all of Jerry's sneakers.
Horror movies are rarely set in Los Angeles, preferring to use fake city names like Springwood and Cuesta Verde, and yet the vast majority of them are filmed within a hundred miles of Hollywood.
Making viewers believe that they’re seeing a location from Anywhere, U.S.A. is all part of movie magic, but when you discover the real life locations scattered around the City of Angels Google maps replaces magic.
With a little storytelling, and an audience's willingness to believe, these everyday locales across Los Angeles transport the viewers to another place and time, but isn't it surprising how mundane most of these locations are in real life?!
Video game developers typically have some sort of time period in mind when they’re creating the look and feel of their world, a historical reference point which is easy to spot in the fantasy genre.
Fantasy is all about swords and sorcery, castles and dungeons, and kingdoms at war, so there has to be some historical truths behind our favorite fantasy games, right?
Destructoid community member and History Teacher RedHeadPeak asked himself this question with regards to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and decided to explore the reality behind in-game elements such as wolves, weapons and armor, and the abundance of books you see everywhere.
There were all sorts of fun games going on when Ash and his friends showed up at the Poke Master Mega Block Party, like pin the tail on the snorlax and bobbing for Poke balls, but Ash knew Pika would only want to do one thing- take a dip in the pool! Ash uttered the phrase "I choose you!" and tossed Pika and the Poke ball right into the deep end, and when Pika emerged underwater it felt like nirvana. However, the rest of the pocket monsters and trainers who were swimming in the pool didn't appreciate Pika's electric feel...
When your friends say "here we are, now entertain us" you can show them this clever Neverball t-shirt by Wirdou and watch them roar with laughter!
It’s only natural to see optical illusions in the world around us, and nature likes to unintentionally serve up some real mind-benders that force you to take a second look in order to wrap your mind around what your eyes are seeing.
Some animals incorporate optical illusions into their body markings on purpose, but most animal based optical illusions are simply a matter of seeing things from the right angle at exactly the right moment.
Benjamin Franklin has gone from sainted Founding Father to controversial figure, ladies man and America's original superstar thanks in part to the Isaacson biography Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, but how much of this information is overblown?
Ben was a thinker, a drinker and a real stinker if you got on his bad side, but there’s no denying that he is one of America’s most fascinating historical figures, someone who really knew how to live life to the fullest.