The contestants who make it onto the American Idol big stage are often very excited to be there, and a bit nervous, so the song lyrics aren’t always totally intelligible when belted out by those amateur performers.
If you think the words are hard to understand when a contestant sings them imagine how confused things can become when a bad lip reader applies their questionable skills to an American Idol performance- the whole thing becomes a big "Sing-Song Contest Of America".
This ridiculous video is way more entertaining than watching an actual performance on American Idol these days, maybe they should hire a bad lip reader of their own?
There's a different kind of chill in the air these days, one that's a bit kinder and gentler, and the only white walkers strolling around are cute little snowmen...except for that giant ice creature that guards the castle. Who needs a throne made out of iron when you can make a much more brilliant one out of ice?
Keep your wardrobe chill with this Winter is Coming t-shirt by Harebrained Design and you'll always look cool!
Never Ending High had the best year ever when they decided to adopt the Luck Dragon as their mascot, and when they made it to the state finals to face the ferocious Rock Biters they had the whole kingdom glued to their viewing orbs. The game seemed to go on forever, but in the end it was Dragons 5, Biters 3 and a record breaking game for young Trey.
Show your pretend team spirit with this Fantasia Dragons t-shirt by Stephanie Jayne Design and show the world you're a fan of fantasy flicks!
When young Eric plays shoot-em-up games he always plays a cop, when he plays historical games he likes to be that notorious dictator who shall not be named, but when he plays a fantasy RPG he loves to be the black wizard. Casting fir2 and qake are a good way to get people to respect your wizardry, and even though everyone calls him the little fat kid Eric demands respect!
Head on down to fantasyland with this Respect Mah Wizardrah t-shirt by Pinteezy and show your love of video games and loudmouth kids from that park to the south.
Those little yellow minions are always letting their imaginations get them into trouble, but they can't help themselves- they're the biggest sci-fi fans on the planet! And when they add a banana to a dramatic scene the whole thing becomes a love affair with classic science fiction flicks.
Don't force good fashion sense, slip on this Despicable Escape t-shirt by djkopet and watch your style points soar straight to the stars!
Crosswalks don't come much more classic than that famous one in London that a bunch of Brits walked across and made rock and roll history. Lemmings are the ultimate followers, and their moptop hairdos show their mod love, so of course they had to take a walk in their idol's footsteps and cross the street on Abbey Road....before walking off a cliff.
Old school gaming meets rock album history with this Lemming Road t-shirt by Olipop, it's a totally historic scene captured perfectly in pixels.
They say that space is the final frontier, and in a far away place where human laws no longer apply it appears that anything is possible, but can this dinosaur crew handle close encounters of the mammalian kind?
Take your geeky wardrobe for a trek into the unknown with this Star T-Rex t-shirt by Captain RibMan, it's a blast from the past and out of this world all on one amazing tee!
Sometimes when you look into the mirror you see the past coming back to haunt you, unfinished business you left behind as your resolution became clearer and your form more heroic. The pixels never lie, and no matter how far you've come from where it all began you will always be a link to the past.
He has come a long way from his 8-bit pixel days, and now he's the star of this A Link To The Past t-shirt by Twist Media, with a graphic any old school gamer can relate to!
Godzilla is still tearing it up on the silver screen over fifty years since making his mega-kaiju debut, and the success of his latest movie proves you don’t have to be a sex symbol to bring in big bucks at the box office.
After starring in the same old stomp a city, smash a kaiju flicks for over five decades isn’t it about time Godzilla branched out a bit and tried his hand at playing the lead role in, say, an epic biblical flick like Noah or a touching drama like Marley & Me?
The little Reese’s Pieces addict known as E.T. is pretty cute, in a turtle without a shell kinda way, but the version presented on the silver screen is a far cry from the original concepts which were being kicked around by special effects mastermind Rick Baker.
As it turns out E.T.'s signature look sprang from concept art being created for another alien themed Spielberg project called Night Skies, which would have featured 11 distinctly different aliens, and with a little softening around the edges and some smoothing to the overall texture our little friend E.T. was born.
Rick’s early concept art/sculptures consisted of alien designs ranged from far more sinister looking to creepy cute enough to give Mac from Mac & Me nightmares, and something tells me these aliens would have phoned home to order up a whole lot more than just a ride!
Avid comic book readers know the cover art doesn’t always match the action taking place in the issue, or at very least it will focus on one pivotal scene in the issue that the publishers are hoping will reel in the readers.
These incredible looking covers for the Iron Man: Legacy story arc Industrial Revolution from 2010-11 follow that formula in the sense that they're pure eye candy, created by artist Juan Doe who is clearly a fan of Russian Constructivism, Art Deco and the superheroic stylings of Jack Kirby.
Wouldn't these covers make for an amazing poster series?
There are many things you can do in the space of a decade- age some fine wine, complete the schooling necessary to become a doctor, serve a prison sentence for insurance fraud or watch your cute little child turn into an ornery teenager.
However, there is an even better way to spend a decade, especially if you happen to have a 100 foot long hedge on your property- turn the hedge into a massive plant sculpture of a dragon.
John Brooker of Norfolk spent a few hours a day over a decade transforming a hedge on his Frizzleton Farm property into an awesome looking dragon, and now he no longer has to worry about solicitors dropping by unannounced!
To street art enthusiasts riding the train means getting to see some colorful graffiti during your commute, and the time is spent watching and waiting for the next mural to pop up, but where’s the train line art for those who aren’t interested in graffiti?
The massive eye-catching murals in her series psychylustro will change over time as the urban environment, and other artists, reclaim the space and transform Katharina's colorful works into something new and interesting for commuters to see as they ride the train across town.
The graduates from Hollywood class of '86 are a pretty diverse and scary bunch, but no class member was more misunderstood than poor Xenia the xenomorph. She was the sweetest girl on campus, yet something about her face sent the boys running!
Take your wardrobe way, way back with this stylin' Class of '86 t-shirt by Hillary White and keep your wardrobe totally rad to the max!
They made the minion news network what it is today, keeping it classy by reporting news in an unintelligible language few humans can understand. They reported the latest breaking news the way they saw it- yellow, pill shaped and about two feet tall.
A unique blend of journalism and minionism can be found on this AnchorMinion t-shirt by Matt Sinor, it's the silliest way to keep it classy, and adds just the right amount of color, specifically yellow, to your wardrobe.
Dogs aren’t very good at concealing their crimes, they can’t help but look totally guilty when their owners come home to discover pillows from the couch torn to shreds, or their favorite pair of shoes chewed to bits.
They’re well aware that the lawn logs are about to hit the fan as soon as their owners walk in the door, and the anticipatory look on their faces as they prepare to receive their punishment is priceless.
This short but hilariously sweet clip is brought to you by America's Funniest Home Videos, who invite you to figure out- which dog is guilty of the crime?
The Oculus Rift virtual reality headgear is supposed to be used as a force for good- better gaming and entertainment experiences and, in some instances, a way for people to undergo immersion therapy and have their lives improved by the experience, but before VR can do good it’s inevitably going to take a turn for the worse.
That bad turn, it seems, begins at Chuck E. Cheese's, who have announced plans to integrate the oculus rift in with the rest of their cringe worthy pizza madhouse.
Here’s what Chuck has in store for the young’ns-
Birthday parties booked during the six–week test in the three markets will offer the Birthday Star a turn in the virtual Ticket Blaster. The headset uses 360–degree head-tracking technology and features a 3D view so users feel as though they are inside the Ticket Blaster with Chuck E. During the experience, the headset will register the number of tickets collected, which will be fully redeemable at the merchandise counter.
Nothing says congratulations on your graduation day quite like a cake…okay, there are much better things to give graduates than a future case of Type 2 diabetes like cash, a year’s supply of Top Ramen, or someone else’s platinum card, but it seems like people will find any excuse to celebrate with a cake.
It’s one of those traditions that will be hard to break , but we can probably nip the whole cake for every occasion trend in the bud if people keep receiving cakes covered in misspellings, icing globs in unsettling shapes and sentiment fails like "Got 'Er Done!" and "Well Job Done!"
A recently unearthed audio recording from the "Hobbit Dinner", which took place in Rotterdam in 1958, finds Tolkien reading excerpts from The Hobbit as Bilbo, reading a poem in Elvish, and celebrating the love his fans have for Tolkien's tales of Middle Earth. And if that isn't enough to make Tolkien fans go squee he also set the records straight on the true meaning of The Lord Of The Rings.
Here's how this amazing audio recording came to see the light of day:
This reel-to-reel tape was discovered in 1993 by a Dutchman named René van Rossenberg, a Tolkien expert who owns a shop in the Netherlands devoted to all things Middle-earth (TolkienShop.com). Why didn't van Rossenberg show it to anybody until now?
"Like Smaug I am guarding my treasure, hissing at any collector who comes near," he recently stated in response to my email query. Fortunately, a Middle-earth maven named Jay Johnstone, one of the founders of the fantasy/sci-fi site Legendarium.me, sleuthed that van Rossenberg had the recording in his possession, and persuaded him to open his dragon hoard.
Fordite/Detroit Agate looks like a magical stone from some fantasy kingdom, and those who come across bits of it must feel like they’ve just missed a meeting with a leprechaun, because the colorful striped stones have an out-of-this-world brilliance, but the truth is Fordite isn’t a precious stone at all.
These striped rainbow colored stones are a byproduct of the automotive industry, chunks of paint buildup which are removed from car painting racks and tumbled like precious stones.
Here’s how these wondrous stones are created:
Before the car painting process was automated like it is now, automotive bodies were painted by hand on long production lines. The vehicles’ paint would drip off and dry on the equipment used to move the automotive bodies. This enamel paint would then get baked onto the rack and solidify. After this process is repeated hundreds or thousands of times, the deposits can grow to be several inches thick.
Enterprising workers who recognized their potential value chipped off these waste products and saved them to be turned into jewelry later. When these stones are ground down and polished, they reveal a dazzling array of colors.
DIY fanatics like myself consider Adam Savage (of Mythbusters fame) to be one of the gods of DIY.
The man can build really cool stuff out of a pile of random stuff, and his diverse skillset, knowledge of materials, and boundless imagination make him an inspiration for crafty folks the world over, so when he shared his 10 Commandments For Makers at the 2014 Maker Faire in San Francisco people paid attention.
Among Adam’s shining bits of advice are these two gems:
4. Use a project to learn a skill. I don't know about you but I need a goal to learn a skill. I can't deconstruct and just learn welding for welding's sake. I need to have something that only welding will bring me. Look around and find something you need to build. Something you can't help but build.
7. Discouragement and failure are intrinsic to the process. Don't hide from these. Talk about them. They're not enemies to be avoided, they're friends, designed to teach your humility. Go easy on yourself. Don't compare yourself to others; go ahead and be envious of others' skills, because frequently you can't not. Use that.
The video clocks in at a whopping 43 minutes, but if you’re only interested in hearing Adam’s sage advice you’re in luck, because you only have to watch the first ten minutes of the video to have your DIY life changed forever!
Riding the subway can be an extremely surreal affair, with a cast of characters that changes nightly and a prevailing chaos factor in the air that can really get under your skin, and when you ride the train all the time you end up with some fun stories to tell.
Putting all that train talk aside for a minute, On The Subway by Mike Geiger has very little to do with an urban transit system subway and has more to do with riding that strange subway car of life, or some such new agey mumbo jumbo.
It's a cartoon short, ladies and gentlemen, drawn in a style reminiscent of John K. of Ren & Stimpy fame, so peel back your eyelids and prepare for some ocular magic!
You can tell the age of a cauliflower head by the length of their leaves, and the fullness of the white curd that makes up their main head, the specimen featured in this video appears to be about thirty seven years old.
His name is Caracol, and according to his creator Giuseppe Tomba "We are living in a strange period of time and Caracol has arrived to give us the answers."
It appears we have only two options to avoid this rough(age) future- stop eating vegetables right away, or eat all the vegetables we can get our hands on and wipe them out before they rise up against us all!
Photographers generally choose to keep themselves out of their own pictures, and those who choose to shoot self portraits generally shoot them in a controlled/studio setting.
These are not those kind of self portraits, and Kerry Skarbakka is not one of those behind-the-lens kind of photographers. Kerry prefers to keep his portraiture dangerous, and full of motion, putting himself in harm’s way in order to capture a perfectly fleeting moment as he falls off of cliffs, trees, ladders, and even slips in the shower.
It's hard to look through Kerry's photo series Struggle To Right Oneself without wincing a little, and certain falls in the past come to mind that make me glad nobody was there to capture the moment with a pic!
The gluttonous, pellet chomping ghost slayer known as Pac-Man has just celebrated his 34th birthday, and boy has he come a long way from the days of arcade mania and nightly news reporters claiming that arcades are corrupting the youth.
This hilarious collection of hard hitting journalistic exposés from 1982 was put together by victim of Pac-Man Fever Patrick Scott Patterson, and it's chock full of bold reporters attempting to describe what exactly is going on when you play a game of Pac-Man, and timely interviews showing some 80s youths getting their pellet gobblin' game on.
"Yellow creature gobbles dots while being pursued through maze by monsters" Sounds like Pac-Man to me!
There’s something about Camila Valdez's sculptural creations that reminds me of a dream I once had, a dream that quickly turned into a nightmare, a dream that taught me never to eat sweets before bed...
Camila creates human scale fiberglass sculptures of desserts with legs, anthropomorphic sweets which somehow succeed in having a personality despite their lack of facial features or any kind of face at all. Her delicious works are a big hit in her native Argentina, and those who attend gallery showings of her works are encouraged to interact with the sculptures by changing their clothes, although biting is strictly forbidden.
Donuts and cupcakes running around town may look like a pleasant enough scene, but what happens when these fleet footed treats develop a taste for human flesh?!
Now that Pendleton Ward has brought his animated fantasy series Adventure Time to the small screen it’s hard to imagine a world without Finn and Jake protecting the Candy Kingdom from the likes of Lemongrab and the Ice King, and fans of the show know episodes often play out like a kid oriented version of an RPG like Dungeons & Dragons.
Oh, did we mention you have to write it out “text adventure” style, as in “Use sword on gnome”? It’s that kind of game. Ward can “pause” the game whenever he feels like it, but users have to unpause to keep moving forward.
The most important element to being an intergalactic celebrity is your own personal sense of style, and when you've got it you gotta flaunt it baby, 'cause super green is hot hot hot!
Keeping your wardrobe fresh is easy when you're wearing this Super Green t-shirt by Amanda Flagg, it's the perfect attire for a first time trip to a music festival or your fifth time touring the cosmos.
Ha-ha-ha-ha-whaaaaaa?! There's something strange going on with the doctor these days, he's looking a bit long in the face, and his voice keeps cracking when he talks. He's looking positively beaky, is this the fabled thirteenth incarnation we've been hearing so much about?
Cartoon chaos created the eternally geeky mashup on this Doctor Whoody t-shirt by KARMADESIGNER, wearing it will make you more fun to be around than a wise cracking woodpecker!