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Highly Detailed Model Of Boeing 777 Made Out Of Manila Folders

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Papercraft modelers who work in offices have discovered a nearly unlimited resource sitting in the file cabinetsall around them- manila folders. These lightweight yet strong tan colored folders make for great papercraft models, as is evidenced by this amazing model of a Boeing 777 airplane created by Luca Iaconi-Stewart.

The 1:60 scale model took him over five years to build, and features working cargo doors and landing gear, full interior details including bathrooms and overhead bins, and meticulously detailed thrusters that look like they might roar to life at any moment.

Not only has Luca paid attention to every little detail you can imagine, he’s posted an exhaustive amount of process photos and showoff videos so we can all bask in the glory of his mighty manila model plane.

Via io9

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The Long Lost Photos From Gordon Parks' Segregation Series

Gordon Parks is best known for his portraits of Civil Rights Movement leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, and for documenting the plight of Black Americans during the 1950s and 60s for Life Magazine, but did you know he also directed the hit film Shaft?

He was a man of many talents, and in 1956 Gordon was sent on assignment by Life Magazine to document the daily life of a southern Black family for an article titled “The Restraints: Open and Hidden”.

Gordon’s pictures really hit home with readers across the nation, but many of the shots taken during that assignment didn’t make it into the magazine layout, and the unused extras were thought to be lost until 2012 when someone from the Gordon Parks Foundation discovered 70 more full color photos in some old storage boxes.

This MLK Day we celebrate the second anniversary of the discovery of the long lost Segregation series photographs by remembering the guy behind the camera, and one extremely iconic Black American, Gordon Parks.

Via 22 Words

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Hanging Light That Makes Your Room Feel Like A Spooky Forest

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Home décor inspired by shapes found in nature tends to look pretty cool, but when home décor looks naturalistic and brings the feel of the outdoors inside, where it's warm and dry, it lends a magical air to an otherwise boring space and shows the world how outdoorsy you are without sacrificing the comforts of home.

Take this amazing light sculpture work by Hilden Diaz- it looks like a mass of branches or roots, which is cool in itself, but when a light is placed in the center of the sphere it casts root shaped shadowforms upon the walls, giving any room the feel of a spooky forest or briar patch.

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Blood Drenched Game Of Thrones Red Wedding Cake

The Red Wedding scene in George R. R. Martin’s television series Game of Thrones forever changed the way geeks think about their weddings, and some sickos out there probably found the scene inspirational for their own wedding theme.

Those who delighted in the Red Wedding slaughter will love this Red Wedding Cake, which features oodles of oozing blood beneath a miniature Iron Throne placed atop the cake to remind the guests who is in charge. It's fancy, in a blood drenched kind of way, and the only thing that could make this cake better is a bit of strawberry filling inside so it bleeds when you slice it open.

If you see a cake like this at any weddings you attend do yourself a favor and get the heck out of there, before the bolts start flying and guests start dropping like flies!

Via Cheezburger

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Strange Psychoanalysis Comic Books From The 1950s

When comics are selling like newsprint hotcakes publishers are constantly on the lookout for something or someone else to make a comic book about, and in the 1950s there was even a comic book series based on psychoanalysis. It was meant to steer the Comics Code Authority away from the more violent titles released by E.C. Comics, as part of their educational New Direction series.

Watch as super powered shrinks use Freudian techniques to steer their patients toward sanity, behold as they ask each patient to talk about their mother, and marvel at the mundane nature of this supposedly educational title created by the same company that made Tales From The Crypt and The Vault of Horror!

Via Dangerous Minds

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An Old Silo Transformed Into A Modern Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Design Collective in Finland gave an old steel oil silo a second life by turning it into a fully functioning modern lighthouse and urban light art space for visitors to enjoy.

The walls of the repurposed oil silo, dubbed Silo 468, are covered in over 2,000 perforated holes housing LED lights that illuminate the coastline outside, and put on an incredibly beautiful light show for visitors inside.

The interior space looks like it would make the ultimate skating rink, with walls painted red and lights playing off every surface, and outside the computerized lighting setup does something pretty darn neat:

At night 1250 white LED’s flicker and sway on the surface of the silo controlled by a bespoke software mimicking swarms of birds in flight – a reference to silo´s seaside location. The prevailing winds, well-known to those living in Helsinki, are used to trigger different light patterns in real time.

Via Beautiful/Decay

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Surreal Animated Short - Waiter

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Here’s an animated short that may be the strangest short you’ve ever seen, or at least until the next time someone posts something utterly bizarre that they found online.

The short is called Waiter, and it was created by Ryoji Yamada, a Japanese animator who is clearly way too familiar with psychotropic substances. Waiter centers around an overworked waiter who delivers drinks to customers with flower heads, tube heads and one sporting a stack of three heads up top, and when the waiter decides to take a drink at work the whole thing becomes even stranger than before.

If you enjoy surreal animation, or have ever felt like you were losing your mind due to being overworked, then you'll definitely enjoy this odd little gem of a short.

Via Gizmodo

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Custom Made Leather Suit Of Medieval Joker Armor

Prince Armory has been making the geeky dreams of cosplayers, armor and weapon collectors and wannabe knights come true since 2007 with their incredibly detailed custom armor creations, and their newest design is sure to drive comic book geeks and Batfans wild.

Feast your eyes upon their incredible creation- a suit of medieval style leather Joker armor, colorful and creepy and sure to be a perfect fit for the Clown Prince of Crime. This wicked suit is made up of seven hardened leather pieces:  

Jester's Helmet with Joker Mask, Breastplate, Drama Face Pauldrons, Breastplate, Jester's War Skirt, Cuisses/Knees/Greaves, Articulated Jester Shoe Sabatons

The details are amazing, from the articulated and clawed gauntlets to the almost snakelike texturing on the helmet, and even the Dark Knight is going to think twice about messing with the madman wearing this menacing suit of armor!

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Spectacular Venture Bros. Doc-Dusa Stop Motion Puppet

The Venture Bros. is one heck of an Adult Swim cartoon show, and fans can't get enough of the animated adventures experienced by Team Venture as they go through life being a super scientific dysfunctional family.

A recently aired episode entitled "Spanakopita" featured a stop motion segment created by the team responsible for the animated action figure antics of Robot Chicken- Stoopid Buddy Studios.

Lead fabricator Lauren Leigh created this amazing Doctor Venture Medusa Head for the Greek mythology themed dream segment, and it's such an incredible work of animation art that we felt like it was worthy of kudos and tons of shares. Spanikopita Lauren!

Via Super Punch

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Dreamlike Photos Of Life On A Russian Farm

Idyllic scenes abound in this series of photographs by Elena Shumilova, which consists of portraits of her two boys Yaroslav and Vanya, and the animals they love on their family farm in Russia.

Elena took up photography in 2012 in order to document her boys as they were growing up, and the amazingly close relationship they have with the animals on the farm. The warmth of the natural lighting and the wonderfully lush environment that surrounds them makes each pic feel like a private glimpse into the moment a mystical bond is formed between child and critter.

Elena obviously puts a lot of love into her works, and it will be a delight to see which captured moments of her rustic life she chooses to share with the world through her photography in the coming years.

Via 22 Words

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Nightmare Busters Finally Comes Out For The SNES

The SNES game Nightmare Busters has finally arrived, twenty years after it was featured in Nintendo Power magazine, and from the look of these fantastic screenshots fans of retro console gaming are about to go squee.

Nightmare Busters was faithfully resurrected from the Super Nintendo graveyard by Super Fighter Team, who worked with the original game developers to ensure this release lives up to original standards, and the cartridge comes complete in old school box with manual, so those who plunk down the $78 for the game will feel like a kid again.

If you can't afford this blast from the past, or no longer have a Super Nintendo console, then you should fire up your SNES emulator and seek out the ROM version of the game, so you can see what you've been missing for the last twenty years.

Via Geekosystem

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Spirited Away Sets Re-Created In Minecraft

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Hayao Miyazaki has become a household name because his animated features are some of the best in the biz, and fans particularly enjoyed Spirited Away, the story of a young girl who encounters mythological creatures and spirits out of Japanese folklore as she tries to find a way to save her family.

One such fan is animator Alan Becker, who is showing his love of Miyazaki by re-creating the world of Spirited Away in Minecraft. His designs are spot on and just as colorful as the originals, and even though he claims to be only 80% done with his virtual sets they already look 100% awesome!

Via Geek Tyrant

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Laser Cut Book Pages Tell A Story With Images Instead Of Words

When you open a book made by Japanese artist Yusuke Oono you won’t find chapters, or titles or words of any kind. The only words to read on these books are the titles emblazoned across their bright covers, with names like In A Cheese and Jungle Book, titles that give you a clue about what you’ll find between two colorful covers.

So what do you find inside these colorful books if not words divided into paragraphs and chapters? Magic, that’s what, a bunch of laser cut pages depicting whimsical scenes that make the inside of these books look like a magical place for your imagination to visit.

Via Hi-Fructose

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What Emojis Would Look Like In Real Life

Emojis are the cute little symbols that are replacing their simpler cousins the emoticons, and even though they're cute when viewed on a screen they're downright horrifying to look at in real life.

These real life emojis were created by ad agency Rosapark for a program called Innocence en Danger, a campaign to raise awareness about who our children are chatting with online, and they're supposed to represent some of the weirdos and predators who could be out there sending out messages full of smiley faces to innocent kids.

While constant preaching about the dangers of online predators may not be effective, one look at these scary emoji faced freaks and your kids will never look at those cute little emojis the same way again!

Via Geekologie

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Stay-At-Home Mom Makes A Living Writing Bigfoot Porn

Virginia Wade is the pen name of a stay-at-home mom from Parker, Colorado who makes a really good living writing some rather peculiar Romance novels about that elusive ape-man Bigfoot.

Okay, that was a nice way of saying Virginia writes monster porn novels, cryptozoological erotica books that mostly star Bigfoot, which she is having tons of success selling via Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing.

Virginia reports making as much as $30k a month selling sasquatch smut, making at least $6k during slow months, and she even has her family helping her put these hair raising tales together:

“I started cranking them out,” she says. “If there was a market there for monster sex, I was gonna give it to them.” She even brought in her family to help with the workload. “My dad, who’s an English instructor, was my editor,” Wade says. “My mom did the German translations” — including the equally popular “Komm für Bigfoot.”

[...] “I was putting my daughter through college with the profits,” Wade says. “I used to joke with her, ‘Bigfoot smut is paying for your school.’”

Via Gamma Squad

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Chinese Women At The Beach Look Like Luchadores

Maybe it's all the smog and a fear of skin cancer, maybe they're trying to conceal their top secret identities from the prying eyes of the paparazzi- whatever the reason behind the masks and crazy beach getups, these Chinese women look like they're ready to drop flying elbows from the top rope when they go to the beach.

Photographer Peng Yangjun documented these wild beach styles in her series called BEACH, which captures the bathing beauties in their most comfortable, and extremely protective, seaside attire.

They might not look like extras from an episode of Baywatch, but when everybody else is wearing the same kind of bathing costume the lady with a mask that matches her wetsuit gets all the attention.

Via Dangerous Minds

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Documentary Pays Tribute To Detroit Graffiti Artist NEKST

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The city of Detroit has been home to a legendary graffiti art scene since the early days of aerosol art, so it’s not surprising that Detroit has been the focus of many documentaries about the outlaw art form.

Here's an indie documentary from MOCAtv called Building Detroit- Revok, Nekst, Pose that pays tribute to the artist known as NEKST, who started his artistic adventures in Houston and passed away in December 2012 of an overdose.

NEKST made friends and influenced the underground art world in cities across the globe, and in a city full of abandoned buildings just begging to be brightened up with a splash of spray painted color called Detroit his friends REVOK and POSE are going to make sure that his legacy lives on.

Via AnimalNY

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A Harmonica With Classic 8-Bit Sound

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Here's a digital 8 bit improvement  on the harmonica created by YouTube user basami sentaku, and while it may not be the sonic improvement that harmonicaholics hoped for it makes sweet video game sounds when you blow into the cartridge, and playing this instrument will feel like you're trying to get an old school console cartridge to work- just like the good old days!

He created this digital music marvel with a NES sound chip housed inside a Famicon cartridge case, and it even has a Mario coin sound setting so you can add that colorful ba-ding to your next video game themed blues band performance.

Via Nerd Approved

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Anti-Smoking Animated Short Made By Disney In The 80s

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The ridiculous anti-smoking campaigns that air these days act like you’re a baby killing monster for wanting to smoke, but initially the anti-smoking PSAs took a gentler approach to getting people to quit- by telling them that they have a choice whether to smoke or not.

This animated short/PSA from 1981 is believed to have been made in New Zealand by Disney animator John Ewing and his company Freelance Animators Ltd, though it's uncertain because there aren't any studio credits attached to the film.

Smoking- The Choice Is Yours was made to appeal to adults and kids alike, showing us the dangers of smoking from the perspective of a cowpoke named Edgar, and unlike those awful Truth ads we're stuck with nowadays it skips the scare tactics in favor of some good old fashioned animated appeal.

Via Cartoon Brew

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Atari 2600 Bible Game Where You Play Moses Parting The Red Sea

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The sad history of terrible Bible themed video games started with the Atari 2600, and one of the rarest games ever made for the console called Red Sea Crossing.

In it you play Moses, who has to dodge snakes and snapping clams while crossing the Red Sea, and even though it seems like one of the most pointless games ever made it’s now considered the “Holy Grail” of Atari cartridges due to the fact that in 1983 you could only buy a copy of the game direct from the manufacturer.

From the look of the gameplay you'd be better off saving up for a copy of E.T.!

Via Dangerous Minds

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Stop Motion Animation Made Using A Year Of Selfies

Finally there’s something better to do with all those selfies you snap every time you’re out eating, drinking or just hanging with friends. Don’t post them to Facebook, nobody wants to see them anyway, and don’t send them out to everyone on your contact list- put them all together and create a stop motion animation!

That’s what Kyle Warfield did, and his year worth of selfies animation is really fun to watch. He may have done a bit of planning, and added a little digital manipulation here and there, to get the whole thing to turn out so perfectly, but if you’ve got the time to constantly take pictures of yourself wherever you go then you have time to plan ahead and create something which justifies your obsession with selfies.

Via Geekologie

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Fake Demon Baby Terrorizes Folks In The Big City

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If you happen to be strolling around New York City, and you come across an unattended baby stroller, chances are you're going to take a peek inside just to make sure all is well, but after you watch this video you may want to re-think your policy on stroller snooping!

A demon baby is taking the city by storm, terrorizing unsuspecting do-gooders in the name of pranky laughs and promotion for an upcoming movie called Devil's Due.

The group behind this pranky publicity stunt is Thinkmodo, and they previously pulled off a similar stunt starring a girl with superpowers who freaked out a bunch of people in a cafe. Is this the future of movie advertising? We certainly hope so!

Via Kotaku

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Kabe-don Is How Tough Guys Show Their Love

You may not be familiar with the term Kabe-don, but chances are you’ve seen the pose in movies, TV shows, comic books and animation. It’s the way tough guys show their love, by pinning the object of their affection up against the wall using arms or legs or both, and kabe-don poses are an internet sensation in Japan.

People love to stage pictures of themselves posing kabe-don style with a pet or loved one, or else they create wacked out illustrated versions of the pose which would be impossible to do in real life.

They also love adding a bit of wordplay to the pose phenomenon, changing words like gyudon (a type of beef bowl) into a bull posing kabe-don style over his intended "victim". And don’t forget Neko-don, kitty style kabe-don pics which are all the rage because, you know, the internet.

Via RocketNews24

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Over 1000 Photos From NYC In The 70s And 80s Now Online

Recently we showed you what life was like inside Brooklyn apartments circa 1978, and now thanks to the Museum of the City of New York you can see what life was like all over the Big Apple during the 70s and 80s by perusing the 1200 historical photos taken by Edmund V. Gillon which they recently added to their collection.

The images capture everyday moments, structures that are probably long gone by now, and give an overall feel of life in NYC from a street photographer's point of view. Whether you love the city so nice they named it twice, love vintage photography or dig old school style do your eyeballs a favor and check out these cool pics!

Via Gothamist

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The Unseen Visual Effects In Wolf Of Wall Street

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People often complain that Hollywood uses too many CGI effects in their movies these days, finding a place for a CGI character in every genre from action to drama, but what audiences don’t know, or notice, is where the real CGI magic happens in a movie.

Take Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street, for example-I bet you didn’t know that many of the shots were filmed in front of a green screen then composited into the beautiful, scenic shots you see in the movie.

It’s amazing what digital compositing and creative use of a green screen can add to a motion picture, and it’s so subtle audiences will be amazed at what they didn’t see.

Via /Film

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Classical Sculptures Created With Cardboard And Packing Tape

Classical sculptors generally used hard materials like marble and bronze to create their masterpieces, but artist Dylan Shields has shown us that it’s not about the material you use, it’s how you use it, in his new series of classically inspired works which are made out of cardboard and packing tape.

Dylan may have gotten his start when the Amazon and Ebay packaging materials started piling up in his garage, but whatever the backstory his corrugated sculptures are quite stylish despite the low cost of materials.

His goal is to reflect classical artistic ideals in his works while using modern materials, and while these papercraft works may not stand the test of time like their marble predecessors they are a fitting tribute to the art of sculpture.

Via Beautiful/Decay

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Derelict Gas Station In Ireland Converted Into Street Art Installation

Since street art has become far more acceptable, and garnered a lot more fans due to media coverage of artists like Banksy, the pieces just keep getting bigger and bigger. The scene has gone from simple stencils painted on walls and sidewalks to full blown installations as big as a fueling station, like this incredibly colorful piece in Limerick City, Ireland.

An abandoned petrol station was turned into a public art installation, complete with candy striped mini cars, by street artist Maser entitled "No.27- A Nod To Ed Ruscha".

Here's the story behind this bold installation:

I converted a derelict petrol station in Limerick city into an interactive installation, as part of a transformative urban art project. My work often boldly juxtaposes old and new, past and present in the architectural elements, the visual grammar and choice of pallet. I hope to create work that surprises people and questions their relationship with the familiar and the norm and also how dissociated we are from the space around us. -Maser

Edward Joseph Ruscha is an American artist associated with the Pop art movement. He has worked in the media of painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and film.

Via Street Art News

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Colorful Harry Potter Themed Illustrated Travel Posters

Fans of the J.K. Rowling fantasy phenomenon known as Harry Potter have read the books, seen the movies, and possibly even visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter inside the Universal Orlando theme park.

Potterheads have taken their imagination for a flight around the grounds of the Hogwarts School, or high above a Quidditch match to watch the action, so these Harry Potter themed travel posters by Caroline Hadilaksono may seem like a bunch of been there, done that.

But to those who haven’t experienced the fantasy adventure for themselves these cool illustrated posters with a retro style may be just the inspiration they need to get out of their mundane reality and into an imagination vacation!

Via The Mary Sue

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Amazing 3D Printed Geometric Sculptures By Deskriptiv

Artists are currently using 3D printers to bring works to life that were previously nothing more than the stuff of imagination, shapes and forms generally thought of as too complicated, sharply angled and finely detailed to create by hand.

Now, unshackled artists free to play with form via printed plastic are about to get wild, and nobody comes up with crazier geometric designs than German art studio Deskriptiv. With styles ranging from hard edged and repetitive to softer edged, more organic pieces the artists behind Deskriptiv studio have forever changed the way people view 3D printing as it relates to art.

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Comedic Short Film - Codfish And Cyanide

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There’s nothing worse than going out to dinner with a significant other who is about to break up with you, except for being attacked by laser wielding thugs while on the way to that last supper. In the short film Codfish and Cyanide we hear one man’s account of how he came to look so bloody and disheveled, his excuse for being late to dinner which his future ex girlfriend isn't buying at all!

Codfish and Cyanide was written and directed by David Gesslbauer, and even though it’s subtitled, which some audiences simply abhor, this simplistic comedy is worth the read and will really put your life in perspective, making future date nights more tolerable for you and your partner. (NSFW due to language)

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