We've all painted a picture in our minds of what it means to be part of an organization like ISIS, and this image is often informed and developed by what we're told by the media.
But there's nothing like seeing a situation through someone's eyes, or in this case through their helmet cam, to show us the truth about those currently fighting for the Islamic State in the Middle East.
This helmet cam footage was retrieved from the body of "an Islamic State (IS) fighter who died in March while battling Kurdish peshmerga troops in northern Iraq", showing us the fear and disorder ISIS doesn't want us to see.
Standard school detention involves making the kids sit quietly in a room after school or on the weekend for hours on end, tortured by the inability to do anything but stare in silence
This method of punishment has been in place for decades even though it has proven to be ineffective and sounds more like meditation than jail time, so Robert W. Coleman Elementary School made a change.
They replaced detention with meditation in the Mindful Moment Room, having kids sit, breathe, relax and talk through their problems rather than stare at a wall, and so far it seems to be helping.
Suspension and detention numbers are down at Robert W. Coleman Elementary, and kids are learning a positive and more productive way to deal with their problems that they're taking home with them.
And let's face it- what did we ever learn in detention besides how to quietly carve our initials into a desk or how to pass notes without getting caught?
Jared Leto's portrayal of The Joker in Suicide Squad was not well received by fans and critics, but kids who don't know better think this System Of A Clown version of The Joker is the coolest thing since pre-torn skinny jeans.
Of course, there will be people dressed as Leto's Joker who will wear the costume with pride, so try not to grab your head and scream in their face when you see them standing there looking cool in that cheesy costume!
Corporations and other large companies are still figuring out how to use social media to help them create a buzz and make money, and just when they start to get their online act together they blow it big time, often via Twitter.
And yet, as this Rock Paper Cynic comic shows, these large companies still expect their social media managers to work internet miracles, convinced they hold the secret to creating a viral video...
Most animals don't understand the words that come out of human mouths, but they've all learned to listen for one particularly rewarding word- "food". When critters hear the word "food" they come running, and even if the critter in question is a bit skittish around humans they'll stick around to see if they can score a free meal when the human's not looking. Urban critters like rats and raccoons have learned another important word that makes their hungry little lives much easier-"free". And when a city dwelling critter hears the words "free" and "food" used together in a sentence they know they won't be dumpster diving for their daily meal!
Celebrate the animal kingdom's bottomless appetite with this Free Food t-shirt by NemiMakeit & Licunatt, it's the cutest way to tell the urban wildlife you're down to throw some scraps their way!
Way before a game called GO made people want to go out and catch pocket monsters there was a portable game called Catch The Demogorgon, but it didn't last very long due to numerous fatalities. The game involved tracking down a creature many people thought to be imaginary, but since the game was in 8-bit it didn't include information on catching or killing the creature so kids were at its mercy when they finally managed to track it down. Things got even stranger when kids who'd played the game started claiming they had traveled to a parallel dimension called the Upside Down, supposedly the home of the Demogorgon. But parents blamed the whole thing on Dungeons & Dragons, and in a misguided attempt to save their children D&D was banned but the Demogorgon was allowed to go about its business...
Show the world why it's okay to catch pocket monsters but real monsters should be left alone by wearing this Catch The Demogorgon t-shirt by Haplo, it's strangely appealing!
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People tell you to follow your dreams when you're young, but if you get too old before you've turned your dreams into a monetary reality those same advice happy people start calling you a dreamer.
Dreams don't have an expiration date but we print one on them anyway, and then, as this comic from Blazers At Dawn shows, the expiration date arrives and we're forced to torch those dreams and draw up new ones.
Yoshi had been on a permanent vacation after winning the Mario Kart tournament and becoming a very wealthy dinosaur, but downtime was not good for Yoshi. After being cooped up in the house for six long months eating mushrooms and watching old samurai flicks he was starting to believe he was some kind of ronin, a deadly dino swordsman who was out for revenge against the Koopas. Mario tried to call Yoshi but he wouldn't answer, so he drove over to his house to make sure his old pal was okay. But when he walked up the stairs and saw Yoshi standing on the porch wearing a samurai costume, large sword on his hip, Mario knew Yoshi was starting to go bonkers...
Bring home this super Yoshimbo t-shirt by Nicko Designs and watch your wardrobe go from a negative zone to a total 1-UP!
Right now signs are littering lawns across the U.S. urging us to vote in the upcoming election, but we don't have to restrict the statements made by our lawn signage to political matters- we can tell people to scram too.
Killing stuff is a big part of any roleplaying game, and RPG systems generally use enemy kills as the main source of experience points, so it's hard to imagine an RPG system that doesn't involve killing stuff.
It's even harder to imagine a game in which characters are penalized for resorting to violence, but somehow the new tabletop RPG Lotus Dimension makes that concept seem appealing.
Lotus Dimension forces players to figure out how to solve problems and conflict without violence, using powers like "sleight of hand" or "curl up like an armadillo" to peacefully resolve encounters.
The game was created by Scott Wayne Indiana as an interesting alternative to games like D&D, with a character advancement structure based on Buddhism's noble eightfold path and the concept of karma.
And while it probably won't appeal to your power gamer buddies who are all about loot and XP Lotus Dimension will definitely broaden the horizons of gamers who are sick of the same old RPGs.
Cats may seem antisocial at times, and they often act as if they don't get along with other animals, but those are just assumptions we've made based on our interpretation of their behavior. Because as it turns out cats are actually the most peaceful creatures on the planet, like little furry zen buddhist monks who strive to make the world a more cohabitable place by killing all that bothers us. Rodents break into our homes and steal our food, birds chirp and disturb our sleeping, and bugs just plain bug us, so if you think about it cats are just helping us chill out by killing all those pests. And if you fill a room with cats you'll see how peaceful they can be, as they coexist in feline harmony and show the humans how to live together peacefully here on Earth...or am I thinking of dogs?
Share your message of peace, love and purr-fect coexistence by wearing this Cat Exist t-shirt by Boots, it's guaranteed to make fellow feline fans grin with delight!
Spicy foods are really hard to eat, so it makes sense for manufacturers to sell them in smaller quantities since nobody really needs more than their mouth can handle.
But if you're going to sell your spicy chips one chip at a time they'd better live up to your claim that they're "the hottest chip in the world".
Paqui Chips is standing by the claim that their Carolina Reaper Madness chip is hot enough to be sold individually, and just to make sure foodies get the point they're selling each one in a little coffin box.
Cartoon characters like Pikachu, Mickey Mouse and the Minions are drawn to be adorable, and we can't help but think happy thoughts when we look at them because of their round shapes and smiley features.
This intentional and inherent appeal makes it hard to turn cutesy characters into something truly nightmarish without causing the character to lose their core essence, but illustrator Disse86 has proven he's up to the challenge.
Disse86 has turned the Minions into grinning mutant monstrosities, Totoro into a scary woodland creature, Pooh into a ghoulish little blood eating bear-thing and poor little Tweety Bird into a fang-faced horror.
And yet each character remains instantly recognizable and somehow manages to retain elements of their original personality despite their gruesome new look.
Things had been turned upside down since that stranger named Eleven moved to town, and even though Charlie Brown swore he saw a light in that little girl's eyes everyone else swore they saw darkness. One day Chuck came home from school to find Snoopy's dog house empty and his bloody collar sitting in his food bowl, but when he asked Eleven about the missing beagle she just got frustrated and stormed off. Charlie knew something wasn't right about that girl but she hardly seemed like the type who would gobble up a dog, so he let her stay a little while longer. A sharp cracking woke Charlie from his slumber later that night, and hoping Snoopy had come home he rushed downstairs to find a horrible creature standing in his living room, with a face like a flower full of teeth...
Give the peanut gallery something to giggle about by wearing this Stranger Peanuts t-shirt by Boggs Nicolas, it's twice the fun and sure to make your fellow fans very jealous!
T-shirts are the casual torso covering of choice for many people around the world, because they like how comfortable tees are to wear, how easy they are to wash, and what the print says to the world.
This is especially true for the young folks, because funny slogan t-shirts can crack up their classmates for them.
H. Caldwell Tanner created this visual guide to what our favorite t-shirts are actually saying during each stage of our lives, from the days when we can't dress ourselves to the age when we wish someone would dress us.
Stephen King has written about a bajillion stories, and there have been nearly as many movie and TV adaptations made of his works, about one or more a year since the 80s.
With so many of his works being adapted each year there are bound to be some stinkers, but King's opinion on those movie adaptations may surprise you.
He has been up front about his hatred of Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining from the very beginning, stating:
"I’d admired Kubrick for a long time and had great expectations for the project, but I was deeply disappointed in the end result. Parts of the film are chilling, charged with a relentlessly claustrophobic terror, but others fall flat."
So if he doesn't like an adaptation many people consider to be a classic then which films does he like?
King has stated that he's fond of Cujo, The Dead Zone and Misery in terms of horror, and he loves The Mist because "it's just an all out balls-to-the-wall horror film".
But what about his non-horror stuff? Surely he doesn't hate on those prison classics like he hates on The Shining?
Apparently he approves of The Green Mile adaptation, although he says "The film is a little 'soft' in some ways", but The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me are both Grade A adaptations approved by the Master of Horror.
Mario used to go looking for golden coins, mushrooms and magical stars when he punched blocks, but ever since he slipped on that furry blue monster costume he has craved nothing but cookies! Luigi is starting to worry about old Mario, and Princess Peach is tired of combing the cookie crumbs out of Mario's moustache whenever she wants a kiss, but Toad is totally cool with Mario's new craving. In fact, he went through a similar cookie addiction when he first moved to the Mushroom Kingdom's downtown district, because everyone who lived on Sesame Seed Street was strung out on some sort of sugar based snack...
Keep your geeky style totally sweet with this Super Cookie Bros t-shirt by Donovan Alex, it's the perfect tee to wear while gaming, watching TV or while you re-up on your cookie supply.
Every anime fan wondered one thing while watching Dragon Ball Z- how do I raise my power level like a super saiyan?
It turns out raising your power level is a lot easier than you think, all you have to do is win the lottery, inherit a fortune or become ridiculously rich somehow and you'll have DBZ-like power at your disposal.
Comic artist JHALL created these illustrated comparisons to show us how rich people are just like DBZ characters, only they don't wear cool costumes, fight to the death or save the planet.
But other than that they're exactly the same!*wink*
Hindsight is the only super power we've all had at some point in our lives, and the moment we discover we have this power we also discover that it's pretty much useless.
Because, as this comic from It's The Tie shows, all foresight really gives us is a cup full of fear, a bucket full of regret and a splash of sadness which leave us feeling all wet about our life choices.