People who tend to feel lonely are loving all those voice controlled devices we have around the house and in our cars these days, because they always have someone to talk to.
This humanistic element is a big selling point for people who don't want to feel like they're talking to a robot, and once they start chatting with Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Home they want to put a ring on it.
Comedy fan David Chen started seeing Google Home, and once the two got to chatting David discovered GH is quite the jokestress, with at least eight minutes worth of material before she starts going a bit cuckoo.
Believe it or not this year marks the first time Mexico City had a Dia De Los Muertos parade, and as previously stated this spooky parade is all thanks to the opening scene from the James Bond movie Spectre.
Considering the turnout, and the quality of craftsmanship that went to all the amazing costumes, puppets and floats created for the event this parade will most likely become a new tradition in the DF.
And even though Dia De Los Muertos is typically a more solemn and localized tradition the Mexican people seem to have really embraced the idea of celebrating the lives of their loved ones who have passed on while watching a parade.
Advances in weaponry during the Middle Ages made it easier for humans to slash, stab, flay, crush and chop each other into bits on the battlefield, which is why fantasy and history nerds still think medieval warfare is king.
Of course, those knights riding around all super shiny help sell the cool, and armies laying siege to castles with catapults and stuff, now that must have been really cool to watch...as long as you weren't inside the castle.
Sam O'Nella Academy made a video dedicated to the cool and creative weapons and tactics conceived during the medieval era, it's crudely drawn yet totally worthy of huzzah. (NSFW due to language)
Gang members get tattoos on their necks and faces to intimidate their enemies, show allegiance to their set at all times and to prove they're thugging for life.
The rest of their tats likewise show a lifelong commitment to the gang, but those can be covered up when need be and don't necessarily affect their daily lives.
So what are former gang members to do when they're trying to go straight but their face and neck tats always make them look crooked?
Eventually they'll be able to afford laser tattoo removal, but for now they'll have to settle for seeing themselves without tats in these perception altering portraits by photographer Steven Burton.
Some of the former gang members featured in Steven's "Skin Deep" series say they've been tattooed for so long they've forgotten what they look like without tats.
Steven hopes his portrait series will help ex-gang members remember who they really are beneath all that ink:
‘I was inspired by the homeboys/girls trying to change there lives against the odds,’ burton recalls. ‘the concept came to me when I watched the homeboys going through the tattoo removal process. the idea was to digitally remove the tattoos, present the before and after photos to the subjects and see how they would react. I knew that the subjects would be shocked by the images, and probably amused, but I didn’t realize the full impact these photos would have on them, nor was I aware of the kind of impact their reactions would have on me. it was a little surprising for everyone.’
Or maybe you prefer to count on your fingers? Now you can multiply on your fingers too, as long as the numbers you're multiplying are between 6 and 9!
If you're looking for math party tricks rather than actual equations then memorize this sentence, count the letters in each word and wow people with your ability to recall the first seven digits of Pi- "How I wish I could calculate Pi". Now you kinda can!
Our spoiled little housecats have no idea how good they've got it in life, nor do they understand how hard their humans have to work so their prissy little kitties can use the finest litter and eat tinned meat.
But if they walked in our human shoes for a few excruciating days they would see the true cost of these luxuries, and maybe they'd start cleaning up after themselves once in a while.
So if your cat starts acting all loud and uppity show them this Anything About Nothing comic, set the job listings by their food bowl and ask them to sign a rental agreement- that oughta shut them up!
James Corden has welcomed lots of interesting guests into his car for the Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden, but he's never had a hero like Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in his car.
Of course, James didn't know Anthony was a hero when he invited him to sing and get silly in the car, but a dire circumstance presented itself during filming and Anthony sprang into action:
We danced off, we tied and then we were going to celebrate with some Mexican food on the corner. And a woman came out of her house, holding a child saying ‘My baby, my baby, my baby can’t breathe!’ We all ran across the street, the woman thrust the baby into my arms, the baby was not breathing and I thought ‘I’m gonna try and do a little baby CPR real quick, see if I can get some air in this kid.’ Tried to open the mouth, [it was] like locked shut. So I started rubbing the belly, bubbles came out of the mouth, the eyes rolled back into place, the ambulance showed up and I handed the baby over, who was now breathing and fine, and we went back to Carpool Karaoke.
But if you want to see the impact those hideous styles and color palettes had on society then check out the men's fashion ads found in magazines, where even the models don't know how to react to that gruesome garb.
Women understandably have little patience for joking around while giving birth, but Tanya Ferguson's goofball of a boyfriend wasn't going to stop being punny just because Tanya was about to have a baby.
In fact, her boyfriend James Riley sees childbirth as the perfect time to test out his new extra punny material on poor Tanya, who keeps on smiling even though you know she's dreaming about strangling James.
Cracking a few punny jokes to ease the tension in the birthing room would have been fine, but James' comedic pun-ishment went on for five full days...I guess that's why his kid is already filing for emancipation!
Parents present the concept of the Tooth Fairy to kids as a fun way to celebrate the loss of their baby teeth while adding another magical being to the pantheon of childhood gods.
But if you think about it the Tooth Fairy is the most horrifying of these imaginary beings, a fairy who gave up life among the other fairy folk to collect teeth from human kids- while they're sleeping.
And, as this strip from Electric Bunny Comics shows, the logistics of how Tooth Fairies collect the teeth can keep a kid up at night...
In the British doctor’s notes, the humerus was reported to be 32.4 centimeters long. The radius was 24.5 centimeters – a ratio of 0.756 to the length of the humerus. Statistically, women born in the late 19th century (Earhart was born in 1897) had an average radius to humerus ratio of 0.73.
In other words, if the castaway was a middle-aged, ethnically European woman, she had forearms considerably longer than average. Dr. Jantz wondered if Amelia may have had similarly longer than average forearms. To answer that question we called on forensic imaging specialist Jeff Glickman. Selecting an historical photo of Amelia where her bare arms were clearly visible, and working with Dr. Jantz to identify the correct points on the shoulder, elbow and wrist for comparing bone length, Jeff found that Earhart’s humerus to radius ratio was 0.76 – virtually identical to the castaway’s.
We'll probably never know for sure if the bones belong to Amelia Earhart, but maybe it's time to simply accept these findings and put this mystery to rest once and for all.
Home is where the heart is and sometimes it can be a battleground, but pretty much everyone agrees having a home is better than being out on the streets.
And yet some houses seem to be totally unsellable due to their terrible location, poor condition or dark history.
But realtors aren't struggling to find a buyer for this house in Avon, Connecticut because of any of those reasons- they can't find a buyer because the house looks so creepy inside.
The walls look like they've been painted with blood, there is way too much copper in every room, and the decorative elements throughout the house are so jarring visitors (and potential buyers) can't wait to leave.
The apparent jackpot hit was in late August at Resorts World Casino in New York.It was casino chaos in this video shot by Katrina's partner after she reported her huge winnings. She was surrounded by customers and casino personnel and security. Escorted off the casino floor, she was told to come back tomorrow for the decision.Katrina remembers her next day visit to the casino, "I said what did I win? (casino rep said) You didn't win nothing." Katrina says the only winning the casino offered was a steak dinner. keep in mind the max payout on the machine was $6500.
Seems to me they should have paid her the max payout at least, since it's their responsibility to keep their machines in working order, but offering her nothing but a steak dinner? That's just plain rotten!
Do you have a buddy named Dan? I have a few, and one Dan in particular is the type of guy you'd never want to get caught sitting with at school.
You can't really put your finger on why it's bad to sit with Dan, but doing so would have placed the stigma of Dan upon you which, as this Pie Comic by John McNamee shows, would have been a rookie mistake.
Now that we're all grown up it's fine to sit with Dan, unless he's been drinking all day...
You know how they say your life flashes before your eyes when you're in mortal danger?
Well, if you're one of the lucky ones who survives the life flashing phase you may start to wonder how much time you have left on Earth- and what remains unsaid between you and your loved ones.
On October 15th motorcyclist Kevin Diepenbrock and his co-worker Phillip Polito slipped and crashed on the famously deadly Dragon's Tail in Deals Gap, North Carolina.
Polito died in the crash, and Kevin suffered serious injuries that included "two punctured lungs, 17 breaks in 12 ribs and multiple spine fractures", injuries that made him think his days might be numbered.
So Kevin pulled out his smartphone and started recording a raw and heartfelt video of what he thought were his final goodbyes.
Amateur photographers often assume more expensive cameras will take better pictures, but photography is all about vision and composition so it doesn't have to be an expensive hobby.
In fact, there are plenty of pros out there who get by just fine with moderately priced equipment, because when it comes to cameras a higher price rarely equals noticeably better photos.
To prove this point photographer Skyler Adams picked up an old Canon Sure Shot and an expired roll of film in a Japanese thrift store for a buck each, shooting exclusively with that cheapo camera for a month.
Skyler's shots prove a cheap camera and an expired roll of film can take photographs that are virtually impossible to tell apart from digital pics, and the entire exercise only cost her ten bucks!
There's a lot of myths and misconceptions being spread by the media about clowns these days, so let's set the record straight- clowns aren't creepy, people with serious problems only think they're creepy, and aside from a few rotten apples the clown community as a whole lives to do nothing more than make people smile. So what if a few creeps in clown white were seen lurking in the woods? They just as well could have been dressed in gorilla suits, or like some serial slasher, but instead they chose to dress like clowns because they knew it would terrify those twits who think clowns are creepy. If Emmett Kelly, Lou Jacobs or Russell Scott were still around they'd set the record straight, so maybe it's time to send in Cepillin so he can change the minds of the masses...
Stop scary clown myths dead in their tracks with this Creepy Clown Sighting t-shirt by DeepFriedArt, it's a great way to show the world you ain't afraid of no clown!
Wasn't that old He-Man cartoon a real howl to watch? It was so well done compared to most of today's cartoons that it almost feels like it has more in common with anime than your average Saturday Morning Cartoon. Sadly, Masters of the Universe was pulled too soon, and even the reboot hardly had time to really get moving, but I bet if a studio like Ghibli got their hands on the license they could really go places with it! sigh A geek can dream, can't he?
This Moving Castle Grayskull t-shirt by Dann Matthews is a mashup made in heaven, or rather Eternia, and is sure to give the wearer the power to wow people wherever they go!
Here comes Sandy Claws, here comes Sandy Claws right down Transcontinental Underground Railroad lane. Leela and Fry and some robot guy are driving him insane, crones are cackling, Scruffy is spackling, Slurm is in the air, and even though he's all dressed up ol' Santa Claws doesn't care. Enough with the song already, Zoidberg doesn't need musical accompaniment, he's already dressed like Santa Claws, what more do you want from the guy? Wait, you say that Santa gets free sandwiches? And people will bring you dumpster juice whenever you ask for it? Move over fat human guy, Zoidberg is swelling with holiday cheer...and mucus!
This Zoidberg Santa Claws Christmas Ugly Sweater t-shirt by NemiMakeit puts the oddest spin on the holidays we've ever seen, and we used to know people who actually celebrated Festivus!
Those of us who love grape flavored sweets wonder why manufacturers don't make a grape flavored version of everything, and we assume it's because grape flavor doesn't work so well in things like cakes or donuts.
But grape flavored ice cream sounds like a delicious treat to me, so why isn't grape ice cream a thing?
Grapes have a high water content, so when you try to use the fruit as a base for ice cream, chunks of that water therein tend to freeze. Chefs whipping up small batches of homemade grape ice cream can avoid this problem by pureeing the fruit, but it’s much harder to manufacture large volumes of ice cream when it’s flecked with bits of ice.
Of course, other fruits, like cherries, are also mostly water—and Cherry Garcia is one of Ben & Jerry’s most popular flavors. In short, it’s possible to make fruit ice cream on a larger scale, but the demand has to be there to make the hassle worthwhile (and for that matter, profitable). And as Cohen explained, most people don’t even think to associate grapes with ice cream—so if Ben & Jerry’s made a grape-flavored dessert, it's likely that nobody would buy it. Since cherry and vanilla are such popular flavors, it pays for the company to make Cherry Garcia.
Hunter Jobbins was unaware Kansas State University had a candy theft problem, so he left a Kit Kat bar sitting in the cup holder of his unlocked car- and came back to find a hand scrawled note from the thief who stole his Kit Kat.
Kit Kat became aware of Hunter's loss and offered their support in his time of need:
It seems like Homer is constantly getting his family caught up in fantastic situations beyond their control, and for some reason all of the freakiest and most far out stuff happens in Springfield on a weekly basis. But considering how often the Simpsons are able to make it out of said situations it might be good that they decided to stay in Springfield instead of moving to Shelbyville many years ago. Take the time that chunk of meteor landed in the Quik-E-Mart parking lot for instance- if the Simpsons hadn't been there to absorb all that radiation they never would have inexplicably gained super powers, and little Maggie would have taken over the town...Marge, you've done a marvelous job of raising that one up right!
Be adventurous with your geeky wardrobe, add this Springtastic 5 t-shirt by CoDDesigns to your collection and it'll become four times more fun to get dressed!
Most trainee cops don't like to announce they're becoming a law enforcement officer when they're off duty, in case the bad guys decide to take out their frustrations on the rookie. But it ain't that easy to become a Street Judge, and since you have to be hard as nails and tough as a ten cent steak to even begin Judge training you kinda hope perps give you flack so you can hit 'em right back. And yet stupid criminals never learn, and they think their years of fighting and rioting in the streets will make them more than a match for a trainee Judge, which is why the Iso-Cubes are so full and most perps are lucky if they're in the criminal business for more than a month!
Show the world what you're made of with this Street Judge Trainee t-shirt by adho1982, it's the fun and geeky way to show love for your favorite sci-fi cop.
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