Art that gives the illusion of being 3D isn’t quite as effective when viewed on paper in person, but when you view it on a computer monitor the results are rather intriguing.
Many artists try to create 3D artwork by tracing a photograph of the subject using digital editing software, but German artist Stefan Pabst creates his mind melting 3D masterpieces the old fashioned way.
Stefan's works are so incredible that people are constantly asking him to prove their authenticity, so he created his own YouTube channel that shows him in action so you will believe your eyes.
Understanding the differences between various economic and political systems can be quite difficult, or it can all be explained with a little help from two cows.
Newstalk ZB came up with some fun new versions of the old "You have two cows" satirical bit that makes it so easy to understand things like modern corporate economics that even a moo-ron can figure it out!
Of course, this Ecownomic method is merely meant to steer us in the right direction in a no bull kinda way, so it doesn’t really dig in to the meat and potatoes of each system.
But it's so universal that it can even be used to explain something as esoteric as Surrealism:
That explanation is easier to digest than a steak dinner and a glass of milk!
We sing the lyrics to our favorite songs whenever those songs come on, and might even bust out a shaky rendition of those songs when we’re in a karaoke kind of mood, but do we really know what the singer is actually saying?
TV shows cancelled after one season generally fall victim to low ratings, which could be due to a lack of advertising or a lack of storyline, but when a show is cancelled after one episode it’s probably for the best.
Because when a pilot episode crashes and burns it saves the viewing audience from being taken on a trip to the bad side of Television Town, where the Hitlers and the Osbournes live.
Start your day with the taste of pure evil, bring home a box of Maleficos and you'll instantly feel the corruption seep into your life! Maleficos are the taste cackling crones crave, and each diabolically delicious O is chock full of wicked cool flavors like eye of newt, swamp slime and ground bones. Those who enjoy the maleficent side of life appreciate that Maleficos keep their dark souls going all day long, and if you're a goody-goody just eat a bowl or two and you'll be on board the train to the tragic kingdom in no time!
Advertise your favorite fictional food product with this Maleficos t-shirt by Gilles Bone, it's one tasty design that's sure to spread moans and groans wherever you go!
Seeing a classic pin-up pose in a photograph reminds us of classic artists like Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas and classic photographers like Bunny Yeager, giving the viewer a friendly dose of nostalgia from days gone by.
Thoroughly modern geeks don’t have as much reverence for the classics, as their idea of a classic is often something that came out not so long ago.
With plenty of classic poses to keep the old timey fans happy and the ultra hipness of David Lynch to satisfy even the most jaded Hipster, these are one set of portraits worth skipping a slice or two of cherry pie to buy.
Star Wars is one of the most beloved and highest earning franchises in science fiction history, with fans who have grown up watching the series and a slew of new fans who are due to jump on board the Star Wars express when Episode VII comes out.
But a franchise is not judged by its fanbase alone, and Star Wars is not only garnering new fans nearly forty years after the first movie came out- it’s still influencing other sci-fi projects to this day.
Shutterstock created this delightfully minimalist chart to show some of the ways Star Wars has influenced the genre, from the droids and gadgets to the fact that without a Chewbacca we may not have ever met a Groot
It’s easy to assume that all photographers in the Middle East would focus on documentary photography and wouldn’t care to shoot artistic or editorial pics, since there is always so much media attention on the region.
But there are many artists out there who are creating moments instead of simply capturing them, creators who share their vision with the world via image based social media sites like Instagram.
Christto & Andrew are two of these artistic minded fellows doing their thang in Doha, and the duo came to the region because they felt living in Doha, the capital city of the State of Qatar, would inspire their creativity.
Their images seamlessly blend surreal elements with social commentary, presenting their unique view of the Middle East as two outsiders seeing the region through alien eyes.
This brief but eventful video was shot by Melbourne Aerial Video, who wants to assure everyone that the eagle wasn’t harmed in the making of this video:
"Eagle was fine — she was massive, and used talon's to 'punch' the drone out of the sky. Hung around overhead so I got a really good look," the video's description states. "Eagle's health was my main concern also."
And they have these wise words for future drone pilots:
"Do not fly drones near birds of prey, they clearly attack seeing you as a threat or the right sized dinner. This will cost you money and potentially harm to the bird. This one was fine ... the drone needed some attention before it could fly again."
Cap got all suited up and went to grab his shield when he noticed it wasn't hanging on the wall where it belongs. "Who in the world would dare steal Captain America's shield?" he thought, referring to himself in the third person as always. He was set to wake the rest of the Avengers when he heard a slurping sound coming from downstairs, a sound that made Cap think that fiend Venom had snuck into the building again. But as he walked into the kitchen he saw the big, green Hulk who had snagged his shield to use it as a bowl for ramen...
Add some deliciously superheroic flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Gamma Noodles t-shirt by Biticol, it's sure to make you a stylistic hero among your fellow fans!
Owen always knew his trained velociraptors were smart, but Blue was starting to act a bit cheeky! He watched her in the yard every day, and where she used to jump and wrestle she now pranked and tricked her sisters. Nobody could explain this change of tone in Blue, but Owen was starting to like this side of her, mainly because he liked seeing that sparkle in her copper colored eyes again. Ever since science brought those raptors into the modern world they've been feared and misunderstood, but it looks like Blue is going to change the way we think about those terrible lizards!
Get geared up for movie night with this Clever Girl t-shirt by Hugohugo, it's the most fun way to show love for your favorite jurassic dinosaur squad!
Superhero deaths are about as permanent as chalk on a chalkboard, because as soon as it’s convenient to bring the beloved hero back from the dead the whole scene is wiped clean and covered up with a new storyline.
And yet virtually every time a superhero dies that “milestone” issue becomes a top seller, drawing in all kinds of collectors with the promise of a steady increase in value and something to talk about with their nerdy friends.
The 80s were a heyday for licensed toys, and kids were finally able to actually have some action with their action figures.
Toy series that featured some kind of fighting element were generally the most popular, so companies released many different kinds of combat-ready characters in order to cash in on the trend.
But one group of fighters failed to make kids hungry enough to collect them all- The Food Fighters, a delicious idea that kids just couldn’t stomach.
And then there were those brash toy lines that dared to come out without their own cartoon series, which caused kids to wonder "Who the heck does this Crystar, Crystal Warrior think he is, He-Man or sumpin'?!"
People are always debating whether Han shot first or not, but Han's only the star of the show because some sleazy Hutt wrote him into the story. The truth is there was more than one alien on the scene, and the wisecracking one with the perfect hair all over his body shot both first and last. His name was Gordon Shumway, and he was the original owner of the Millennium Falcon before Han came along and cheated him out of his ship and his nickname. Forced to live most of his life in the shadows during the War, Gordon soon found his way to a planet called Earth and started a new life in a nice family's garage...
Tell the untold tale of the galaxy's hairiest duo with this Alf Solo and Friend t-shirt by Alberto83aj, it's one hilarious way to show love for two beloved sci-fi franchises at once!
The most maleficently villainous members of animated society banded together to form a new kingdom free of do-gooders and hoaky heroes. Their dark kingdom would be ruled by fear and dark magic, which didn't really appeal to people much so they were having a hard time recruiting subjects. Cruella came up with a perfectly wicked promotional idea- create propaganda posters that appeal to people's dark side. Soon monsters, fiends and ne'er-do-wells from all different animated lands were heading to this unhappy land, evil minions who would soon find themselves subjugated by not one but four evil queens...
Spread the word about the land of the wicked with this Be Evil Today! t-shirt by Oneskillwonder, it's a surefire way to show allegiance to those animated villains we know and loathe!
Visit Oneskillwonder's Tumblr, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more mighty geeky designs:
Lewis and Clark discovered all kinds of things on their journey across America- the giant Pacific Ocean that even the native people hadn’t noticed before, the very first McDonald’s location, and about $.75 in change that had fallen out of some guy’s pocket.
But they went on their Expedition to do more than discover stuff, and one of their most important jobs was to sketch the wildlife they saw along the way.
Now, for the first time possibly ever (but probably not the first time) the wildlife sketches Lewis and Clark drew during that fateful journey can be seen on an informational website called Clickhole.
It’s too bad the mighty butt chinned beaver is now extinct, but people needed stands for their cigars so it was bye bye beaver and hello butt chin cigar stands!
Politics are rarely entertaining in a laugh out loud kind of way, but politicians who at least try to bring the funny are generally better received by the public.
The people behind the politicos know this, so they try to incorporate entertaining elements into their campaigns like fun slogans or, in Hillary Clinton’s case, selling a beer koozie with the slogan “More like Chillary Clinton, amirite?” printed on the side.
Sometimes these attempts to be humorous can backfire, but in the case of Canadian politician Wyatt Scott his comedic campaign video should result in a landslide victory, especially if his opponents are dragons.
If you build a dating site or app they will come, they meaning all the weird people who have been waiting for just such a place to share every bizarre and ridiculous thought that floats through their mind.
So it should come as no surprise that there are a bunch of weirdos posting strange stuff on Tinder, the dating app for those who don’t have time for true love or self respect.
Here's a story that's kinda gory, about a bunch of hoodlums looking for a score, they proved all's fair in love and fiction, and left us wanting more. Here's a story about a man named Jimmie who clearly has pulp where his brains should be, he helped Vincent and Jules dump a body and did so sarcastically. Here's the story of a guy named Butch who got caught up in some underworld affairs, he used a samurai sword to slice his way to freedom and became part of the Pulpy Brunch. That's the bloody, strange and scary way they all became the Pulpy Brunch!
Don't be a Gimp, bring home this The Pulpy Brunch t-shirt by Donovan Alex and let your cinematic side hang out!
Many cats have bold, vibrant personalities, and just because a cat isn’t interested in playing or entertaining their humans doesn’t mean they don’t dish out cattitude on a daily basis.
But the internet generation demands classifications for everything, so see if you can sit your cat down in front of your computer and have them take a fun, interactive quiz.
The Intercative Experiment by Poopy Cat will help you determine whether your cat is a poser, a busy bee or a cuddle bug, thereby bringing you one step closer to answering that age old question- what the heck is my cat thinking?!
Eating contests are an American tradition with roots in county fairs and harvest festivals, but the sponsored, no-holds-barred food spectacles we see today all started with Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Now there's no foodstuff which is off limits, and contestants stuff their faces for fat stacks of cash and international acclaim.
But at the root of every eating contest is a ravenous urge known as gluttony, and this "ferocity of consumption” is the core theme behind Nina Berman’s documentary series “Eat To Win”.
The images are captured at just the right moment, the contestants' faces frozen in horrifying expressions as the desire to win drives them to devour more than their neighbors.
Nina’s series presents an interesting counterpoint to the “eating contests are fun and funny to watch” view typically presented by the media.
Animation studios know that style is the biggest selling point for their features, and industry leaders like Pixar, Studio Ghibli and DreamWorks have made their name on their unique stylistic choices.
CineFix has put together a list of what they’re calling the Top 10 Most Beautiful Animated Films Of All Time, which includes some incredibly cool animated films like Waltz With Bashir, The Boxtrolls, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
There were a lot of far out gangs in Walter Hill’s dystopian thriller The Warriors, but most of them were nothing but imaginative flights of gangland fancy and never truly existed on the mean streets of New York.
However, The Warriors themselves, as well as the Turnbull ACs, The Rogues and a few of the less gimmicky crews, are based on real life NY gangs from the 60s and 70s.
These “neighborhood clubs” are the focus of the 1993 documentary Flyin’ Cut Sleeves, an in-depth look at the gangs that ruled New York City which you can watch in full on YouTube:
Roger Ebert is one of the most well respected, liked and famous movie critics who has ever lived, and he spent four decades helping us refine our cinematic palates by telling us why movies deserve a thumbs up or a thumbs down.
Mr. Ebert did not mince words, and sometimes his reviews were so perfectly scathing they gave the film a bad rep before most people had even seen it.
He wasn’t afraid to go against the opinion of the masses, like when he called Michael Bay’s Armageddon “an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained”, or his review of beloved cult classic Hocus Pocus “The witches in this one inspired my silent cry, ‘Get me out of here!”
Behold his review of M. Night Shmalayan's The Village:
“Eventually the secret of Those, etc., is revealed. It’s a crummy secret, about one step up the ladder of narrative originality from It Was All a Dream. It’s so witless, in fact, that when we do discover the secret, we want to rewind the film so we don’t know the secret anymore. And then keep on rewinding, and rewinding, until we’re back at the beginning, and can get up from our seats and walk backward out of the theater and go down the up escalator and watch the money spring from the cash register into our pockets.”
Licensed games, like comic books and toys, go through phases of overdevelopment that result in some pretty odd choices being made by game companies.
It’s like they don’t have a filter for what should or shouldn’t be made into a game when pop culture trends reach their most profitable, so they start churning out games for any movie or TV show license that comes across their desk.
Fight Club is a movie about a guy who beats himself up and has rules against talking about beating himself up, sounds like the making of a great video game!
Haven't you always wanted to beat Full House's Michelle Tanner...at a board game? Well what are you waiting for, grab the epic Full House board game that came out in 1993 and show Michelle you got it, dude!
You don’t need a brand new, high powered computer to go online, and believe it or not there are still people out there surfing the net via dialup modem.
Now if you want to have the best online experience it helps if your computer has at least a few modern features, but if you haven’t bought a new computer in the last thirty years don’t worry, you can still go online...if you’re crafty.
Ars Technica writer Sean Gallagher is clearly crafty when it comes to the thoroughly modern art of computing, and he was able to get online with his newly acquired TRS-80 Model 100 (released in 1983) and a little slice of Raspberry Pi.
Sean's journey to bring 80s computer tech into the 21st century is equal parts inspiring and befuddling, but the results show time travelers from the 80s shouldn't have a problem getting online when they visit the 21st century.
Some movies are remembered for their crazy twists, thought provoking storylines or memorable characters, but beyond that most movies are remembered for those magical camera shots.
It’s the art of the shot that makes or breaks most Directors, and the camera shot will forever define the motion picture industry because cinema is a visual medium at its core.
Many a Director has built their reputation upon their “eye”, and their camera shots took the storyline in their films well beyond simple plot and character development.
BuzzFeed has put together a perfectly eye-pleasing collection of 129 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History which, like most lists of its kind, is missing some key movies, includes some shots that don't fit in with the rest, and will likely be a source of contention.
But that's the beauty of the movies- we love them, we hate them, and we love to discuss why we love and hate them!