Thousands of years before those families in Westeros started fighting over a throne made of iron one man fought to secure his place atop the throne of Bedrock. His name was Fred, and he was part of a secret order known as the Water Buffaloes, who were sworn to protect the throne from those invading tree huggers known as the White Maple Walkers. With his trained battlesaurus steed Dino and his barbarian buddy Barney at his side Fred would stomp his fat feet straight to the top of the Stone Age food chain.
Take your geeky wardrobe back to the cartoon stone ages with this Game of Stones t-shirt by Ed Harrington, the yabba dabba dooiest tee in town!
The hipster invasion might not be readily apparent when you go for a stroll around most parts of Brooklyn, but load up a dating app like Tinder and you’ll see the hipsters are out there, and they’re looking for a hookup.
The Tinder In Brooklyn Tumblr was founded by a frustrated dater named Lindsay, who simply couldn't keep all the kooky dating profiles she discovered on Tinder to herself. Now Lindsay is dedicated to exposing these strange players in the game of love, sharing their profiles so the interwebs can decide whether they would pass or play.
Some are simply putting up their profile for their own amusement, others are genuinely trying to land a date while looking like a low budget Prince, and then there’s this guy, who made himself undateable for life with a strange quote and a smile:
Rocket Raccoon began his comic book career as a Beatles song inspired critter named Rocky, but over the years he has come into his own as a leading mammal, bridging the generation gap like few before him.
Rocket's rise to fame is mostly due to his appearance in the hit movie Guardians of the Galaxy, but his longevity in comics stems from the fact that he's an animal character with depth. He has skills, an interesting backstory complete with weird science origin, and an adorable space otter girlfriend named Lady Lylla.
The latest batch of fad products roll out every year around Christmas, when people spend way too much money and act like animals just to get their hands on the must-have product of the year.
A lot of really bad fad toys have been released in the last forty years, but the fad toys on this list epitomize the love it now, couldn't care less tomorrow core of what makes most fad toys a total waste of money!
1. Pogo Bal-
The pogo stick was rendered obselete by the release of the Pogo Bal in 1986, which didn't mean much because kids had given up their pogo sticks in favor of skateboards and scooters long ago.
Cabbage Patch Kids sprouted out of the ground all cute, clothed and ready for adoption, and kids have never wanted to eat their vegetables more than when they saw those dimple cheeked Kids on toy store shelves.
The Cabbage Patch Riots of 1983 showed how far some parents were willing to go to get their hands on those dolls, which at the time were being mass produced rather cheaply by Coleco.
The good thing about Cabbage Patch Kids is their dollyness- they have plenty of outfits and accessories to keep kids (mostly girls) entertained for years to come.
The bad thing about Cabbage Patch Kids is the cloth material used to make the body got dirty fast, and if you tried to wash them they turned into lumpy Cabbage Patch freaks. Likewise their decal eyes rubbed off if the dolls were played with too roughly, which left them looking so sad:
Don't you wish your meal came with a side of danger and some extra mathematical sauce for dipping? Then you're hungry for an Adventure Meal, from Pendleton Farms! It comes with Jake's Double Decker Bacon Pancake Burger, a side of non-GMO BMO Fries and a Finn Shake, or you can upgrade to the Ice King Deluxe shake for a buck more! The Adventure Meal- it's what the cartoons eat, so you know it's good for us flesh and blood folks too!
Bring some deliciously geeky flavor to your wardrobe with this Adventure Meal t-shirt by Amanda Flagg, it'll satisfy your appetite for food and cartoon fun!
Cthulhu wasn't born a big, bad squidfaced monster- he started out looking pretty darn cute! With his wide eyes yet to pierce the veil of madness and his tender tentacles yet to have crushed the life out of a human victim Cthulhu was a pretty ordinary kid. He liked nothing better than to play submarine voyage in the bathtub, and loved it when his mommy Katethulhu read black magic incantations to him before bed, but a social worker named Lovecraft would soon turn his squidly soul from bright green to ink black...
Show the world what a horror legend looked like in his younger years with this Little Cthulhu t-shirt by Raki Martinez, it proves that even the Great Old Ones started out looking all cute and innocent!
Finn and Jake had smacked the Ice King's buns many times, but they went too far when they "accidentally" killed one of Simon's beloved penguin servants. Those psychos had been holding the Candy Kingdom hostage for quite some time, pretending their violent crimes were the actions of heroes on a grand adventure, but the Ice King had seen through their facade. His heart had grown cold and his every thought was of revenge, and for once in his life he was going to go all the way with his plan for revenge...
Warn the world about the dangers of messing with weather wizards with this ICE PUNISHMENT t-shirt by B4DW0LF, it's one mighty cool design!
The halfling sat and smoked his pipeweed and dreamed of grandiose adventures, unaware of what lie in store for him when he fulfilled his destiny as The Burglar. He watched the smoke trail lazily across the sky and imagined it was the tail of a massive dragon guarding his hoarded treasure. What would it be like to come face to face with an actual dragon, and would he survive the encounter? These were all valid thoughts, but only time would tell what the Fates had in store for a Burglar named Baggins...
Bring some fantasy imagination to your geeky wardrobe with this An Adventure Begins t-shirt by Elinakious, featuring a totally dreamy design!
The Evangelion project began as a way to give humanity a chance of survival against the mysterious beings we came to know as Angels, but in the end those bio-machines showed us all what it means to be human. Humans are born fighting for survival, so when the planet faces a threat either native or extraterrestrial in origin we don't give up until the last of us has fallen. Some thought linking man and machine would lead to a loss of humanity, but if there's one thing Evangelion shows us it's the power of the human spirit.
It's time to defend your wardrobe against the forces of boring fashion, so bring home this An Angel From The Moon t-shirt by Barrett Biggers and fight fire with wearable cool!
Having a dog seems like a lot of fun when you're living a dogless life, but after a while all the stick fetching, leashed walking, rolling over and playing dead can start to feel mighty dull.
That's why it's important to find fun new activities that allow you and your dog to spend some quality time together without boring you both to death. Here are ten suggestions that'll help you spice up your dog lovin' lives:
1. Go Skydiving-
Skydiving is an activity on many people's bucket lists, but dogs would much rather keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. However if your dog is a daredevil at heart then it won't hurt to plan a tandem skydiving trip and take the plunge together!
When the latest L.A. sports team went looking for a mascot they settled on something both unsettling and symbolic of Hollywood movie magic- the Sharknado. A whirling mass of fangs and fins, the Sharknado could whip into any town at any time and chew their way to victory, so it seemed like the perfect way to put the fear into their rivals. But the Sharknadoes weren't counting on another new team coming to town with their own killer mascot ready to shut those sharks down- the Beverly Hills Fin!
Sports mascots don't come much more epic than the Sharknado, and now you can root for your favorite fictional team with this awesome LA SHARKNADOES t-shirt by Pufahl.
Link was looking to butch up his image, so he went searching for a logo that screamed "don't mess with me, I'm a legendary hero and a total badass!" The shield was too simple, the sword not edgy enough, and the mask was less scary and more crazy, so he kept drawing a blank. Then one day it hit him as he was battling an old Stalfos- his heroic head as a skull would look totally badass as a back patch for his tunic!
Sport this awesome Skull Link t-shirt by Theduc and watch your fellow Zelda fans grin with geeky delight!
Their mental prowess makes them mighty powerful in intellectual circles, their friendship makes them one heck of a team, and their fashion sense...well, that just makes them look weird! They're the four fantastic friends who put the knock-knock-knock in knockout, the bazinga in geek battles, and the brain in brainiac. They may be invisible to women, they may not know a thing about putting out a blaze or acting like a normal human being, but when it comes to figuring stuff out these guys are ready to rock!
Bring the power of four to your geeky wardrobe with this FANTASTIC THEORY t-shirt by KARMADESIGNER, it's a mighty cool way to show your love of sitcom supernerds and the super nerdy comic books they love!
The evil Queen had nearly killed poor Snow, so it was off to work they'd go until they found a way to finish the Queen off for good. They discovered a radioactive mineral buried deep under the ground and when they brought it home strange things began to happen to their diminutive bodies. They began to change into something more than mere dwarves, and infused with the power of the X mineral they felt ready to face that apple poisoning monster...
Put a big ol' X through the forces of boring fashion with this X-Dwarves t-shirt by Tom Bancroft, and power up your geeky wardrobe in style!
You may think you know all there is to know about Lincoln- the stovepipe hat, log cabin and that Emancipation Proclamation thang, but did you know that Lincoln was one of the hippest American Presidents ever? He was the first to use reclaimed barge wood when building log cabins, the first to add a tamborine to his bluegrass band, and his artesinal pickles and fresh brewed ciders were the talk of his small town. Lincoln will forever be remembered as the guy who freed the slaves, the guy who got shot while watching a play, but he should really be remembered as the original hipster!
Share your own unique take on history with this Lincoln - Hipstory t-shirt by Amit Shimoni Illustration, and show the world you were hip to history before it was cool.
When budding doctors want to learn how to chop, snip and slice into those spongy human bodies they choose the game recommended by two out of three Zoidbergs- Let's Operate Already. The game doesn't include anesthesia for the patient, or a gag to shut them up, but it does come fully loaded with a real flesh and blood human body perfect for snipping, clamping and surgically extracting. It's the fun way to test out your theories on how the human body actually works before you operate on a patient you care about! Let's Operate Already- from the makers of Bend My Shiny Metal Butt and Pizza Delivery Boy.
Add some geeky game to your wardrobe with this Let's Operate Already t-shirt by Kinda Creative, it's cartoon cool-o-rama!
He's the coolest pig who ever lived, a daring porcine pilot and debonnaire gentlemen in one, but even though he's a legendary hero Porco Rosso isn't a very complicated pig. The glasses hide the fear in his eyes, the moustachioed snout gives him a macho air, the tie and hat show he's got style and the knowing smile shows that he's got the skills to pull his bacon out of the fryer when he's flying!
Show the world what makes a hero with this Minimal Porco t-shirt by FrancisMacomber, it's the classy way to wear your Ghibli obsession on your chest!
The storylines in Star Wars may have happened a long, long time ago, but the epic battle between the imperialistic Empire and the idealistic Rebellion is still garnering new fans to this day.
It's surprising how enduring the Star Wars legacy has proven to be, but it's not surprising that many Star Wars fans enjoy dressing up like their favorite characters once in a while. Sometimes they go for serious or totally accurate, but when they go for silly things get really interesting!
1. Casual Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO-
The finest in home crafted cosplay- comfortable and easy to wear all day on the Con floor, yet detailed enough so people can tell who the heck you're pretending to be. R2 Unit upgrade = human legs.
2. Gender Swapped Slave Leia with balloon sculpture Jabba-
This guy is proving he's a slave to fashion with his mighty revealing Slave Leia costume, and that awesome Jabba the Hutt balloon sculpture by his side shows he's not afraid to clown around a bit on the Con floor.
Daisy was tired of living in Donald's shadow, and she was sick of being seen as nothing but a goody two shoes, so she bought herself a new dress and adopted a sassy new attitude. She changed her last name from Duck to Monroe, added a beauty mark on her bill and tried to channel that Marilyn charm, but she couldn't speak without spraying so her movie auditions were a disaster!
Add some classic animation charm to your geeky wardrobe with this Daisy Monroe t-shirt by Emilie Boisvert, it's the darling way to show your love of cartoon ducks and Hollywood divas!
If you're looking for a beer that will look right back at you while you drink, a foamy brew that sucks the soul right out of your body, then you'll love Mordor Dark Ale. Brewed in small batches using only the finest hops grown at the base of Mount Doom and infused with the essence of pure evil, Mordor Dark will fill you up without fattening you up like those Dwarven stouts, and getting drunk on Mordor Dark is a truly terrifying experience! Mordor Dark Ale- for those who walk on the wicked side of life!
Bring some fresh brewed flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Mordor Dark Ale t-shirt by Cory Freeman Design, but don't be surprised if people offer to buy you a drink for wearing such a great shirt!
Manufacturers of pet products are well aware that we're obsessed with our furry family members, and they're constantly creating new products which are invented in an effort to please our pets.
Meanwhile, cats would rather sleep in a cardboard box than a pet bed, dogs would rather chew on any old dead thing they find in the backyard than that expensive chew toy, and most pets could care less if they leave the house properly dressed.
Even though many pet products are frivolous and serve no real purpose they're really fun to check out (purely in the name of research, of course) so here are ten pet products that make pet ownership a real hoot!
Tired of staring at the same old boring white toilet while you make water? Replace it with this Fish N Flush Toilet Tank Aquarium and potty time will become an oceanic adventure!
Your fishy friends will be glad they're not the ones being flushed, and you'll have yet another place to put an aquarium, bringing you one step closer to becoming a real life fish whisperer like your hero, Aquaman!
If you're certain that your pets have been talking trash about you behind your back then you need to strap one of these handy dandy pet translation devices to their neck and bring their slander to the light.
The device comes in Doginese (BowLingual) and Meownish (MeowLingual) versions, and it's made in Japan by toymakers Takara Tomy, so you know it works right every time. Just look at how purr-fectly satisfied this cat is with the MeowLingual's amazing meow translation abilities!
They were always meeting in the strangest places, and their unconventional love affair was something neither one of them ever expected to last. And yet here they were decades later, doing the same thing on a different rooftop, their division in beliefs growing smaller by the day. Their meetings were no longer left up to chance, and the whole thing had become a game of cat and bat that could only end badly. They were afraid of expressing their feelings, afraid to lose the joy their rendezvous brought into their dark lives, but in the end they knew love would tear them apart again...
Share your love of timeless superheroic romances and timeless tracks with this Love Vigilantes t-shirt by Butcher Billy, it's one mighty cool tee!
Steve Buscemi is an incredibly talented actor with the dreamiest eyes in the biz, so it's a shame that producers passed on casting him as Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey.
But, just like the character Mr. Pink he played in Reservoir Dogs, you can't keep Buscemi down for long, and when you tell Steve he can't let his sexy shine on the screen he sets his smolder to supernova. (Contains NSFW language)
For some motivational posters need soft, fuzzy messages accompanied by images of soft, fuzzy critters, or a slice of life photo accompanied by a quote by a rich and/or dead famous person. These are not the posters those fuzzy loving folks are looking for, even though many of them feature fuzzy critters.
These are motivational posters for people with a bleak view of the world, featuring nuggets of stark wisdom drawn from Werner Herzog's mind and critter pics drawn from some stock photo site.
The Werner Herzog Inspirationals Tumblr contains all the motivational posters a cinematic life could ever need, and they'd look great in a school counselor's office, psychiatric chambers or an AV Club's storage closet.
Izu the lion could've had a successful career in public speaking, but thanks to conservation efforts and the caring people behind the San Diego Zoo Global he doesn't have to work for a living.
Despite his life of leisure Izu still has a lot of feline concerns flitting around inside his massive head, and as you can see in this video shot at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park he has no problem speaking his mind!
Cartoon criminals met their match when groups of teenagers joined by talking dogs, ghosts or anthropomorphic vehicles started looking for clues and solving crimes in 1969.
These meddling kids changed the face of Saturday Morning Cartoons, bringing a bit of mystery and supernatural imagination to an otherwise slapstick world, and kids ate up the meddling kids formula like a great big bowl of Ghost Goulash.
The group's dynamic formula was pretty simple- a Fox and a Stud were joined by a Doofus and the Nyah Nyah to hilarious effect. These crime solving groups were perfectly balanced, visually appealing and teenagers could actually relate to the characters in the group, which meant these shows appealed to a wider audience.
Let's take a look back at ten groups of meddling kids from cartoons past, celebrating their differences while smirking at their sameness.
Scooby-Doo and the gang are the ones who started it all, the first pack of teen detectives to take on the tough cases no standard investigators would touch, and their crime solving abilities helped give birth to the classic line "And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!"
The teenage crime solving game took a turn for the strange in The Funky Phantom, because these intrepid teens were accompanied by two real life ghosts- Revolutionary War era coward Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore and his snickering cat, Boo.
Despite the fact that a ghost is part of the main cast the supernatural baddies still turned out to be nothing but criminals in disguise, how's that for funky?!
Jabberjaw took the teen crime solving formula deep underwater, and far into the future.
It's the year 2076 and Jabberjaw, a fifteen-foot-tall shark named Jabberjaw (who's seems to be the reincarnation of Curly from the Three Stooges) helps teenage songsters The Neptunes solve crimes and defeat any evil villains who threaten the undersea world.
It's more sci-fi than horror, and most of the villains look like they should be hanging out with Ming the Merciless, and as usual teenagers totally rule and the old bad guys look like fools.
Video games have come a long way from the days of 8-bit graphics, and it's safe to say that the video game industry has become a well established part of the pop culture world.
Wanna add some much needed game to your geeky wardrobe? Check out these 30 video game themed t-shirts from the geekiest store of all- the NeatoShop! (And read all the way to the bottom for your chance to win a free tee from the NeatoShop!)
It seems like we were introduced to two button console controllers a lifetime ago
Reality shows are depressing enough to watch as it is, but they become way more depressing when you learn a bit of the cast's backstory, or if you look into what happened to those “stars” after their show was cancelled.
TV networks love to run those reunion specials and get the reality crews back together, but what about those after stories the networks don’t want you to know about?
Remember when a little lady named Tila Tequila had her own gimmicky dating show on MTV?
I don’t blame you for wanting to forget, but Tila isn’t done grossing out the world with her tackiness just yet, and she came back into the spotlight for a second when she wrote a blog post called "Why I Sympathize With Hitler". The old sympathize with Hitler tactic, eh Tila? And I bet you thought she couldn't go any lower than her dating show!
From a visual standpoint the NES Power Glove will always represent the technological shift that took place in the 1980s, but from a gamer’s perspective the thing was a piece of junk.
It only worked for a handful of games, it most certainly wasn’t one size fit all, and by the time the SNES rolled around gamers had forgotten all about that gimmicky glove gathering dust in the back of their closet.
Many Power Gloves were sold thanks to a movie called The Wizard, starring Fred Savage, but you know who’s a real wizard? Animator Dillon Markey, the guy who figured out how to transform that cheesy Power Glove into an awesome tool for the creation of stop motion animation.
Dillon's upgraded Power Glove allows him to control animation software via Bluetooth connection, so he can do things like shoot still frames and play back shots all while moving freely about the studio. Now that's how you animate with Power!
The documentary Playing With Power by Ava Benjamin showcases Dillon's ingenious upgrade for the Power Glove, and the numerous ways it aids him in creating stop motion scenes for the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken.
Comic book fans express their love of the medium in many different ways, but these expressions are generally quite simple, like a bit of cosplay or a tattoo of their favorite character(s). One guy went a bit further and subjected his face to over a dozen surgeries to look more like Superman, but he looks like the Clark Kent of comic book fandom compared to this guy: