A curious cat chasing butterflies in the woods on a sunny afternoon, could there possibly be a more idyllic scene?
Unfortunately the sun also casts shadows, and the woods can be a pretty dangerous place for a little kitty, especially when they have their head in the clouds and forget to watch for trouble on the ground.
My wife likes to pop my zits, and I like to see them gone despite the pain, but some blackheads keep coming back no matter how many times they're dug out, which makes me wonder- should we be messing with those invincible blackheads?
As it turns out what we think of as blackheads are sometimes just "tiny hair follicles doing what they're supposed to do" so we should just leave them alone, as explained by Hank Green on SciShow:
...if blackheads are caused by a buildup of oil debris, what’s going on with those tiny little spots on your nose that you should not be concerned about? Those spots are different and totally normal features of your skin that are called sebaceous filaments. And these filaments are just collections of oil and dead skin that build up around tiny hair follicles...unlike blackheads, which are clogged pores, these filaments are natural products of sebum production, not an infection.
It seems the easiest way to explain the issue to them is to weigh the differences between the "good old fashioned internet" and that annoying "Millennial internet", which should capture their attention.
"You know how LAZY those darn Millennials are, right? So lazy! They don't know how to work hard or efficiently - not like their parents did. This whole generation is so SLOW and DISORGANIZED - and if we don't have Net Neutrality, the same thing will happen to the internet.
That's right - FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and internet service providers from across the country are conspiring to turn your internet into...MILLENNIAL INTERNET."
Then you move in with a bunch of stuff about snowflakes ruining the internet and a crack about how the Millennial Internet hates Mickey Rooney and you'll soon see a fire light in their eyes.
That fire means they're beginning to understand how important it is to preserve net neutrality, either that or they've decided to write you out of their will...hopefully it's the former!
It's great when parents can contribute homemade stuff to school fundraisers and bake sales, but in order to stay safe and allergy friendly many schools have banned homemade goods from school functions.
Now I'm all for moms using their own breast milk at home as they please, but serving up brownies made with breast milk at a school bake sale is just plain gross- and understandably made parents really upset.
And then the internet joined in and made the whole situation even more gross:
For the past 24 years SEGA has been partnered with Archie Comics to bring gamers the Sonic the Hedgehog comics they didn't know they wanted, comics which had their share of strange and awkward moments.
But after two decades together SEGA and Archie have decided to go their separate ways, leaving Sonic comic readers without an bizarre and surreal side story for their favorite game.
As zany and bizarre as the Sonic the Hedgehog series could be at times it also introduced some really cool characters that will probably never make it into the games, like Sir Connery the horse knight. Remind you of anyone?
George Clooney is a famous actor who comes from a family of storytellers, and the characters in his family must have helped George develop his character acting skills- because they sound like characters straight out of a Wes Anderson movie.
Take his kooky uncle Chick and equally nutty uncle George for instance- those two characters loved to swap war stories and scare young George and his sister Adelia by deconstructing uncle Chick.
People with a chip on their shoulder are quite blatant about their "eff you" attitude, but those of us who prefer to give the world a subtle eff you without any unnecessary feather ruffling can now make our point while looking sharp.
After seeing it you'll see why Conor let this sharp looking suit do the talking for him- from afar it looks like an ordinary pinstripe suit, but get close and you can see the stripes spell out the words "f#$k you" over and over again.
This $6500 made-to-measure suit looks like it would be fun to wear to an Ex's wedding, parents night or while crashing a snooty country club function full of stuffed shirts.
Ripley's entire life is like a "believe it or not" story, and all the stuff she's gone through would make a great movie, maybe even a series of movies starring some amazingly talented actress who really fits the role. But when Ripley told the powers-that-be at Weyland-Yutani about her encounters with alien lifeforms with acid for blood and babies that burst out of people's chests they weren't in a hurry to buy the rights. Perhaps what Ripley has seen is too far-fetched for your average audience to believe?
Share a tall tale about the woman who took down the xenomorphs with the world by wearing this Amazing Stories From Space t-shirt by DeepFriedArt, and you'll be spreading fearful smiles wherever you go!
Rocket and Groot are the two best friends the galaxy ever had, and they don't just battle baddies and make the universe a safer place to live- they look good while they beat down the bad guys! The only complaint Rocket has is this- he'd like people to stop calling him "cute". Handsome is fine, super tough and really cool is preferred, and he wouldn't mind if female raccoons called him sexy, but this cute thing has got to stop! Rocket is a furry ball of fiery destruction, a genius when it comes to creating weaponry, and he's never lost his head in a battle even when faced with impossible odds, does that all sound cute to you? The answer is NO people!
Show some love for the wildest guardians in the universe with this Saviors Of The Galaxy t-shirt by Rustenico, it's so cool looking people will think you're cool just for wearing it!
In the past they were known as the destroyers, the devourers and the killers of hope, but now the Titans are simply known as "the menace" and like every other menace their reign of terror will soon be stopped in its tracks. Once it was discovered that the Corps had a boy who could transform into a Titan fighting on their side those giant goofy people eaters were no longer seen as an unstoppable force. And as the truth about the origin of the Titans comes to light it was discovered that there's hope for mankind after all...
Add some anime awesomeness to your geeky wardrobe with this The Menace t-shirt by Ddjvigo, it's the bold way to declare your love of Attack on Titan and it's sure to scare up smiles wherever you go!
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It helps to have a team behind you when you're battling those evil sluggers from the Upside Down, so Eleven gathered up her buddies and formed the Stranger Major League, home of the Hawkins High Rollers. But even with a team beside her young El had a hard time striking out the mighty Demogorgon because it swatted down every thing she threw at it- so she decided to try for a double play. El hit the Upside Down's biggest power hitter with a psychic blast right before she let the ball go, and as the ball went sailing by the Beast of Baseball the High Rollers realized they stood a chance against the interdimensional champs after all...
Add a fashion home run to your geeky wardrobe with this Stranger Major League t-shirt by Mr. Jungle, it's a real knockout!
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If you ever hear a Spanish speaking person tell you "Yo entiendo" they're trying to tell you they understand the words coming out of your mouth so you can stop talking to them like they're an idiot. Just because someone doesn't fluently speak another language doesn't mean they don't understand what you're saying, so give those who don't speak English a chance before you get all flustered and stomp away muttering something about how "people in this country should learn to speak English!".
Wear this I Understand t-shirt by Miguel Tapia and you'll be putting smiles on the faces of Spanish speakers wherever you go, making it the perfect way to break the ice and meet your Latino neighbors!
It must be hard for Eleven to come to grips with the fact that her psychic powers have killed, but at least she has the satisfaction of knowing her fatal victory was for a good cause and helped fight against the forces of evil. And young El is lucky she found such a good group of friends to be by her side, pals who promise to never l'eggo of that little trouble girl no matter how upside down the world becomes.
There's nothing strange about instantly falling in love with this Never L'Eggo t-shirt by RegLapid, it's a cute and colorful way to pay homage to your favorite series and give people all the feels wherever you go!
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There's a feeling tabletop gamers get when they roll that almighty 20 on a 20-sided die that cannot be explained, a feeling that makes the player want to cry out "Crit Me Daddy!", which they totally shouldn't do lest they annoy the gamemaster. The feeling of rolling a "natural 20" hits your brain, stomach and groin all at once, and for some that feeling is way better than sex because at least the 20 leaves you with an improved character and more loot! But if you want to see what it's like to make the sexiest of all rolls you've gotta start role playing, and when that "Crit Me Daddy!" feeling comes you'll be hooked for life!
Show the world you're a critical hit with this Crit Me t-shirt by AustenMarie, it's the sexy way to say "I'm team RPG all the way!".
The battlefields of World War II were chaotic and bizarre, with new weapons of destruction being rolled out on a seemingly daily basis, but I don't remember seeing any AT-ATs in the history books. Is it possible that all those historical war photos have been airbrushed to hide the fact that the Axis were assisted by the Empire in their campaign against the Allies in Europe? Probably not, because the Sith would have instantly become the stars of the dark side in WWII, and people would have thought "Hitler who?" if Darth Vader had been leading the invading forces. Still, it's fun to consider what such a crossover conflict would have looked like, although it would not have been much fun for the ground troops who would've had to figure out how to take down an Imperial Walker!
Add some alternate history to your geeky wardrobe with this Historical Mashup #6 t-shirt by Bob Henley, it's the mighty geeky way to show the world you're a history buff and a sci-fi fan with an active imagination.
Donald doesn't seem like he has very man sides to him, since we usually only get to see his peeved, delighted and downright angry sides in the animated shorts. But Donald is deeper than you think, and his angry yin is counter-balanced by a blissful and calm yang...who am I kidding, that duck don't do "blissful" or "calm"! He'd rather quack with anger than sit quietly and reflect on his moods, and it seems like Donald's two sides consist of angry and angrier! That is, except when Daisy is around, that duck makes Donald stop quacking and start swooning every time she enters a room, and Donald definitely would have blown his top by now if it weren't for sweet Daisy!
Quack people up wherever you go with this Yin Yang Duck t-shirt by ManuLuce, it's a classic and timeless design with lots of visual appeal that will make your fellow classic cartoon fans mighty jealous!
It can be mighty confusing to hear people talk about the Civil War these days, on account of the fact that they named that superhero conflict after the historical American conflict and all. But the thing about it is those two battles ain't so different after all- they both turned brother against brother, they were both concerned with freedom and civil liberties, and they'll both be remembered as a war that changed everything in their respective universes. However, it's important to remember there were not any super powered people fighting in the original Civil War, nor were there any genius inventors wearing suits of mechanical armor on the battlefield, just ordinary folks like you and me fighting for what they believed in.
Add some historical inaccuracy to your geeky wardrobe with this Civil War t-shirt by The P Is For Penis, and help end the war of the geeks once and for all!
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Before there were human lumberjacks in the forest chopping down trees with their shiny metal axes there was Lumbear Jack- tree chopper extraordinaire. Jack was born and raised in the forest so he knew which trees could be cut down without disturbing the delicate ecosystem, and his timber helped keep the other forest creatures from being homeless because they were able to build log cabins for their families to live in. Sadly, Jack was put out of a job when those bearded humans in the plaid shirts invaded the forest and took over his tree cutting operation, but the forest critters will always remember Lumbear Jack as the original tree chopping mammal and a true animal hero.
Honor the memory of the forest's original tree chopper with this Lumbear Jack t-shirt by Louisros, featuring a fresh design that will make people feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Monsters on a rampage in the city aren't much fun to be around, but playing a monster on a rampage in a video game is a great way to spend a day and an excellent way to unwind after work. If you've ever played Rampage then you know George isn't exactly King Kong in either size, strength or terrifying appearance, but George has been known to hunt down every last edible in the city just to satisfy his monstrous appetite. It's scary to see him go to town on a city, punching and chewing and smashing and chewing and jumping and chewing, and even though his appetite demands fresh meat George still goes ape for a bunch of bananas!
Take your geeky style back to the old school with this Georgilla (Rampage Sprite) t-shirt by Benjamin Dale, it's a classic way to show love for your favorite smash hit video game Rampage!
For some reason people are constantly calling Link by the name of his lady love Zelda, and it's about time somebody educated the public about proper character naming and guys vs girls names- before Link blows his top! Zelda sounds like a girl's name and it is, Link doesn't sound like a name but it does sound more like something you'd call a boy than a girl, so why do people still refer to the Legend by his love's name? Apparently some people are doing it to Troll poor Link, but if they don't stop soon the Legend is going to shove his Master Sword where the sun don't shine!
Help end the practice of calling Link by his lady love's name with this I'm Not Zelda! t-shirt by Gerkyart, it's a surefire way to make people smile when they spot you out in the wild.
So where do Vegans stand on the act of cannibalism? Because according to some who have been dumped by Vegans they find it quite easy to rip a person's still-beating heart out of their chest and devour it whole. Perhaps the exception to the "no meat" rule lies in the contract drawn up when two people start dating, making them exempt from this rule when the meat is torn straight from the person they're seeing. Love has been known to make people do some strange and terrible things, so maybe some Vegans are okay with meat when it's fresh from a person who is in love with them?
Add a touch of romance to your geeky wardrobe with this Vegan Heart t-shirt by Azhmodai, it's the funny way to show the world you've loved and lost and you have the scar on your chest to prove it!
Rocket has had to deal with all sorts of problems in his short life, and even though he has defeated evil aliens and super beings across the galaxy he still has a hard time getting out of bed in the morning when he's down in the dumps. And when the weight of the world starts weighing heavy on his furry little shoulders he turns to his friends for inspiration and support, and his best bud Groot is always happy to lend him a branch when Rocket needs help hanging in there. If he were an ordinary raccoon then young Rocket wouldn't have a care in the world, but then he'd also be missing out on being a Guardian and having adventures across the universe. So being blue once in a while is a small price to pay to be the most awesome anthropomorphic animal badass in the galaxy!
Inspire others the geeky way- with this Hang In There, Rocket t-shirt by Poopsmoothie, featuring a classic design that's sure to make people smile wherever you go!
Have you ever asked yourself "where in the world is the Black Lagoon?", only to find the movies don't provide a solid answer? Well, I'm here to tell you the Black Lagoon that spawned a hideous looking Swamp Creature is right here in sunny California, and that Creature ain't half bad. See here in Cali we are more accepting towards freaks, weirdos and monsters, so every creature of the night who has come to California for the hunting has stayed for the nightlife, friendly people and totally fun outdoor activities. Did you know the Creature is an avid surfer, or that he recently took home first prize at a pool skating competition? Take a trip that will change you for life- come to California and hang with the creatures!
Show the world where your favorite movie monster has been hangin' with this Californian Swamp Creature t-shirt by Steven Rhodes, it's the radical way to add some classic color to your monster tee collection.
If you dislike those "This Guy has..." t-shirts as much as we do then you're going to love this This Guy Has Opposable Thumbs t-shirt by Cafe Pretzel, because it's hads down the funniest sarcastic "This Guy..." shirt ever! The beauty of this shirt is some knuckleheads won't even get the joke, they'll just read it, go "huh" and shamble off, and those are the guys who were almost born without opposable thumbs.
This shirt also shows the world you're proud to be human, so it may offend fish people, who have no fingers or thumbs on their flippers, and bird people don't like it much either. But hey- who cares what those walking, talking animal hybrid freaks think! You're a guy or gal with opposable thumbs, and they're just jealous of your ability to hold stuff securely and hitchhike!
If Abraham Lincoln were alive today he'd probably feel like moving to Canada, because things are mighty screwy in the US of A today and the situation in the White House is so surreal it feels like the entire nation is on Candid Camera. For all you youngsters out there that's the show Punk'd ripped off. Anyhoo, as you all know it can be hard to figure out who's who and what's what these days, and the information available isn't always true (in other words it's often nothing but LIES) so take it from ol' Honest Abe and "don't believe everything you read on the internet". Except this post, you can believe this because I have no reason to lie to you, and Abraham Lincoln, well, now he was a PRESIDENT!
Add some kooky political fun to your geeky wardrobe with this Abe's Internet Advice t-shirt by BinaryGod, it's a great way to keep things lighthearted in this day and age of political chaos.
I've seen all kinds of different versions of Mario, Yoshi and the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom gang online, but I've never come across versions as stupidly disturbing as these. What's with their blank expressions and frayed frocks? They look like they're wearing some sort of sack dress, which is a fine look for Link and Kirby but it doesn't look very foxy on Fox McCloud. Wait, what's that you say? There's a pocket monster in there pretending to be all those beloved characters from the N64? Wow, that is one cool critter, imagine how much fun a Mimiking would be at parties!
Catch all the stares and smiles by wearing this Mimiking 64 t-shirt by Alan Bao, it's the funny way to show love for your favorite gaming console superstars and keep your wardrobe poke league approved at the same time!
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If you think ghosts are scary in America then you'll want to avoid Japan altogether, because the spirits there are twice as old and ten times as terrifying! Some are so horrifying they're simply referred to as "demons", and they like nothing more than feasting on the living in order to gain their physical traits and personality and remember what it was like to be alive again. Believe it or not the spirit they call Kaonashi (No-Face) isn't the worst of the bunch, there are even hungrier ghosts in Japan who have been searching for centuries to find the right meal. Are you the main course they've been looking for?
Add some wicked anime style to your geeky wardrobe with this Nighttime Coming t-shirt by Coconut_Design, it's a scary good way to show love for the creatures Miyazaki created to keep us up at night!
Have you ever noticed Tom Hardy often plays roles that involve covering his face with some sort of mask?
Hardy's face-covering habit isn't an accident, and director Christopher Nolan claims Tom wears masks in his movies because "he can do more with his eyes alone than most actors can do with their whole body".
Nolan went on to explain more about this theory in an interview with the Press Association:
Nolan said: "I was pretty thrilled with what he did in The Dark Knight Rises with two eyes and couple of eyebrows and a bit of forehead."
So naturally Nolan wanted to up the ante for his next film with Hardy, which perhaps explains his role of a spitfire pilot in Dunkirk: "I thought let's see what he can do with no forehead, no real eyebrows, maybe one eye."
Nolan said it is a testament to Hardy's acting ability.
"Of course Tom, being Tom, what he does with single eye acting is far beyond what anyone else can do with their whole body, that is just the unique talent of the man, he's extraordinary."
Nowadays virtually every home in America has a TV set, since they're seen as a necessary electronic device even if they're only used for watching DVDs and playing video games.
But back when the TV was still an uncommon item those lucky viewers who owned a television set were proud of their purchase and loved to show it off whenever possible. They'd even invite the neighbors over to watch TV with them, so everyone could bask in the glow of home entertainment.
And as you can see in these vintage photos some folks even liked to pose with their TV sets in photos, standing proudly beside their new best friend like tech savvy pioneers.
Owning a TV set made you one of the coolest people in town, and owning a big, sexy color TV set was pretty much the same thing as being a rock star. Check out this guy- he reeks of fame, and it's all because he bought that sweet looking, top of the line television set.
The vast majority of Twitch streamers are pretty boring to watch in my opinion, but like any good community-based site you've gotta have the boring people around to make the cool people look even cooler.
And if I'm being honest again I didn't find father, gamer and Twitch streamer JurassicJunkie all that fun to watch play games- until his daughter came into the room while he was playing the survival horror game Outlast 2.
That's when the show really started, as JurassicJunkie screamed and nearly jumped out of his skin, and now he'll never be able to top that one streaming session so he might as well throw in the towel!