For a while there it seemed like everyone wanted to become a Pokémon trainer, but now that Pokémon GO has lost its luster the casual fans have filtered back into normal society.
However, the Pokégeeks play on, many of whom have been Pokémon obsessed since they were kids, and if their fictional creature filled dreams ever come true they'll get to see what it feels like to evolve like a Pokémon.
But since dreams rarely come true these Pokégeeks will just have to settle for a trip down evolution avenue courtesy of this comic strip by Andy Kluthe, it's kinda the same thing, right?
Superman is one of the original comic book superstars, and he set the standard for superheroes to come with both his array of mysterious powers and his strict moral code.
Ironically these crucial character elements caused his storylines to become stagnant, because seeing him win or act like a golden boy for the millionth time just isn't very fun to read.
What is fun to read is the story of young Private Atticus Kent of the Union Army, who discovered he was Superman after being shot with a cannonball, or seeing Kal-El become a force for Communism because he landed in Russia instead of the U.S.
If someone were to tell you they hang with British Royalty you'd probably roll your eyes and chalk them off as delusional or a teller of tall tales, but Margaret Rhodes doesn't go about bragging.
She is, however, Queen Elizabeth's first cousin and best friend since childhood, and the Hon. Margaret Rhodes still invites the Queen to tea after church every Sunday, so they can talk about matters other than politics.
But if Margaret is asked about political issues she will be quite candid with her opinion, which may be as close as we'll get to hearing the opinion of Queen Elizabeth II herself, since she doesn't do interviews.
Little Jason was ordered to go on a killing spree by his momma, but that little piggy really just wanted to go to market and buy some fresh veggies to nibble on. But orders were orders, and the humans had been destroying their little cavey homes since they first arrived at Camp Cavey Lake, so little Jason decided to don a mask and try to scare them all off. Unfortunately, his first choice of victim was a young lady who was obsessed with guinea pigs and had three of her own, so when little Jason popped out and waved his tiny machete at her she just went squee with delight!
Show the world why guinea pigs don't make good movie villains with this Piggie Parodies: Piggie the 13th t-shirt by Piggie Parodies, it's the cutting edge of critter based humor!
Self preservation is a driving force behind the survival of every species on the planet, and while we all know what it's like to fight for survival some of us find ourselves stuck in bad situations when we stop using our brains and start thinking with our stomachs. This typically occurs when something looks too good to be true but we fall for it anyway, our greed getting the better of our brains. But once we discover there truly is no such thing as a free lunch we're left feeling empty, like an empty husk sucked dry by that snake in the grass we thought of as our free meal ticket...
No need to hunt for a great new tee, just bring home this Deception Kills t-shirt by SayWhatJAY and you'll feel as proud as the early bird who caught the worm when people compliment you on your awesome shirt!
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Doctor Strange found it kind of funny to hear his young nephew talk about traveling through portals, and he automatically assumed the child was manifesting some magic powers far earlier than he'd ever thought possible. But it turned out the kid was talking about some sort of video game called Portal, so Strange thanked his lucky stars he hadn't started showing the kid how uncle Stephen gets down with the mystical arts!
Your friends and fellow fans will marvel at this Mystic Portals t-shirt by Itoko Design, and you'll look like you're in on the secrets of the universe every time you wear it!
Everybody thinks dragons can just breathe fire at will, and they act like those fiery lizards just go around burning stuff down all day long. But the truth is dragons are quite careful about when they use their fiery breath because they know there's always a chance it will backfire and leave them looking like a lizard flambé. Young dragons usually learn this lesson the hard way, and that's why the Earth isn't overrun by dragons, because their breath backfire acts as a means to ensure only the fittest dragons survive.
Warn the world about the dangers of bad breath with this Backfire t-shirt by Schwegel, it's a fun way to show some love for your favorite fantasy creature and show off your fiery side at the same time!
Villains only thrive when there's no one around to stand up to their tyranny, but Saitama is the sleeper nobody expected to join the battle and yet he's evening the odds one punch at a time. He saw his city was in trouble, knew those saiyans hadn't come to Earth to be our friends, and therefore found his intense training justified. But he had no idea which ones to clobber and which to lend a hand until the smoke had cleared after their epic super saiyan brawl, and one green monster of a man was left standing...
Get geared up for battle with this One Hit! t-shirt by Wacacoco, featuring the Saitama vs. Piccolo showdown of your anime lovin' dreams!
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Back in the days of coin op arcades games like Pac-Man had low bit theme songs designed to lure players to the cabinet from across a noisy arcade, and those silly little songs really got stuck in your head...like for the rest of your life.
Even though I haven't slipped a quarter into a Pac-Man arcade machine for well over a decade I can still bring that classic 8-bit tune to mind whenever I want because I once had a serious case of Pac-Man fever.
And now I've got that feeling once again thanks to Dave Wave's delightful ten different style rendition of the Pac-Man theme song!
YouTube channel Watch It Melt put together this super satisfying compilation video that was created to trigger an ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) in viewers, otherwise known as "the tinglies". Watch and see if it works for you!
Black Friday is still pure madness even though people are starting to figure out that online deals are often just as good and way less of a hassle, but there are still some who swear by those Black Friday deals.
But if you're buying t-shirts, hoodies, baby onesies, dog shirts, shirts for kids or posters you should skip the madness and shop at the NeatoShop's Black Friday sale, where everything we print is up to 20% off!
That way you can kick back at home and get some holiday shopping done without all the hassle, and you'll be giving the people on your list something they'll enjoy for years to come!
Now that one's not so strange, but how in the world did Margaret get the nickname Peggy?
Once again rhyming is to blame, as Margaret was shortened to Maggie, Meg and Mog, which then became Peg(gy) and Pog(gy). Still strange to call Margaret "Peggy" instead of Maggie or Marge, but Peggy is way better than Poggy!
And let's not omit the adorable Adipose, the cute and crittery Tivolians and the hard as nails Judoon, because they prove not every alien species on the show is out to kill the Doctor and his companions.
Billy On The Street is the absolute best thing happening on the sidewalks of New York these days, and his abrasively candid game show stars people who don't know what to expect when Billy shoves a mic in their face.
He gets yelled at, questioned and flat out ignored, but Billy runs on until he finds a participant who's awake and aware enough to answer his questions sometimes strictly for our amusement.
And speaking of amusing- Seth Rogen, he's an amusing guy, and Billy found out that some New Yorkers genuinely cared when they heard Seth had passed away...while others had no clue who he was.
Good thing Seth was there to film their reactions!
Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day of giving thanks, spending time with friends and family and celebrating the wonderful bounty offered in the fall, but let's face it- sometimes Thanksgiving comes and you don't give a crap.
That's because Thanksgiving can be a nightmare with all the family feuding, uninvited guests and the massive dinner preparation headaches in the kitchen, and all for zero gratitude or reward.
So if you're feeling as blue as a turkey's face, or you're just looking for more things to be thankful for, then feast your eyes on these cards, ads and photos from the good old days of Thanksgiving past!
Apparently pumpkins who survive Halloween hate Thanksgiving turkeys
When dark days threaten to sour your mood just think of something sweet and take yourself on a cruise to Candy Cone Island, where every day is as sweet and fluffy as cotton candy! Just don't go asking any questions about what you're seeing while you're on Candy Cone Island, k? We wouldn't want to have any trouble with one of our guests, we're here to please you with high fructose happiness and candy-licious cheer! What's that you say? You say you saw someone pass out and get dragged away by our Rock Candy Security Team? You must be mistaken, nobody can die on our Island! Oh, I thought you said he died? Hehehe, I guess it was my mistake after all...
Add some sweet kawaii silliness to your geeky wardrobe with this Candy Adventure t-shirt by happinessinatee, with a delicious design that will delight people wherever you go!
Springfield used to be the kind of town where visitors could relax and enjoy themselves, a town that could be trusted with its own lake, but then old Monty Burns rolled in with his nuclear power plant and spoiled everything. His seemingly unlimited supply of money made it easy for him to cover up any crimes against nature he committed, but the fish refused to stay quiet. People started getting sick every time they took a dip in the lake, and fisherman started reeling in three eyed fish, so the lake was declared unsafe for humans. But Homer doesn't read signs, and he doesn't do rules, so he went for a float despite the warning signs. That was the last time anyone saw old Homer Simpson, although some say you can still hear the sound of his "D'oh!" if you listen closely while near the lake...
Warn the world about the dangers of toxic waste dumping with this D'OHS t-shirt by Vitaliy Klimenko, it's one delicious design sure to make your fellow fans go "HAHA!" with delight!
They had gone camping in the woods to reconnect as friends but ended up reconnecting with something far more important- their primal nature. Jesse felt his cherished wisdom welling up inside him, a mental substance that made his spirit feel lighter than air, so he took flight as the wise old owl. Frank felt like hunkering down low and digging around for a bit, searching and shaping the earth as he'd loved to do since he was young, and before long he was feeling right at home in his new badger body. But Pablo would find his transformation hardest to accept, because his new lupine form came with a deep hunger and a thirst for blood...
Go wild with this Leader Of The Pack t-shirt by Againstbound, it's sure to blow people's minds wherever you go!
Marvel comics has always catered to an older crowd than most of their competitors, and they have never shied away from including adult themes in their storylines or killing off a main character.
Their heroes will kill, and death is no stranger to the Marvel Universe (she's part of a love triangle with Deadpool and Thanos!), so they have presented readers with some pretty grisly panels over the last 55 years.
And speaking of Deadpool-he's proven to be one of the grisliest characters in comics because he can regenerate from pretty much any wound, so comic creators like to really stick it to him.
Of course there's no gore quite like zombie gore, and the Marvel Zombies series featured zombified superheroes doing all sorts of nasty stuff, such as Spider-Man munching on Mary Jane or Giant-Man using Black Panther as a living food source. *shivers*
The Sickies will walk amongst us again soon, exposing us to their germs, viruses and diseases in hopes of making us one of them.
There will be people on the verge of transforming into a Sickie, those trying to soldier through the transformation, and the shambling Zombie Sickies who should be given a wide berth.
But the sickest Sickie of them all is the guy or gal who calls in sick to work just so they can hang out at home, they are likely to be struck by lightning for angering the gods and therefore should be avoided at all costs!
Movie studios often have unrealistic expectations when it comes to box office sales, and when a movie doesn't live up to those expectations they pull it from theaters without a second thought.
Sometimes low sales justify the pull, or in the case of The Rocky Horror Picture Show low sales plus controversy cause the movie to get pulled, but studios never know when a movie is going to become a cult classic.
Rocky Horror has gone on to become the big daddy of all cult classics- it has played continuously in theaters across the country for the last 37 years.
Movies like Office Space, Heathers and Donnie Darko did well in the rental market after becoming cult classics, because people spread the word about these offbeat films that were barely in the theaters.
John Carpenter's horror classic The Thing is arguably the most surprising box office flop, because between Kurt Russell's performance and the amazing creature fx it should have made it big.
Hercules and Red Demon met while hunting the same vampire in the rainforests of Brazil, and after nearly squaring off with each other they decided to team up and tackle the supernatural menace that threatened the world. They found the vampire easy enough to defeat thanks to Red Demon's famous Brazos de Muerte move, which allowed him to literally punch the vampire's head off and pulverize the body into a pile of goo. But the vampire had used its knowledge of black magic to leave them a little present- a zombie horde which was quickly growing in numbers and threatened to devour South America!
Take the cinematic adventure with you wherever you go with this HERCULES AND RED DEMON VS THE ZOMBIES t-shirt by The Dirty Poncho Studio, it's one epic imaginary flick!
Having a giant worm in your stomach is generally seen as a bad thing, but when you're competitive eater Matt "Megatoad" Stonie that giant worm represents an eating challenge you tore through like a boss.
Matt devoured an entire 3 pound gummy worm in just under 8 minutes, and the before picture above is also a faithful representation of what the inside of his intestines will look like after he finishes the challenge! (NSFW language)
Pigeons hang around our cities eating stuff off the sidewalks, pooping on statues and cars and people and generally just being an urban bird that has adapted to life in the concrete jungle.
But for some reason city folk find the mere presence of pigeons offensive, calling them "rats with wings" and cursing their existence when they spot them strutting around town.
Ask these people why they hate pigeons so much and they probably won't have much to say because, as NY Times writer Jon Mooallem said, "The full scope of our disdain and distrust for the birds is impossible to quantify, It’s hard even to explain.”
Sociologist Colin Jerolmack got pooped on by a pigeon in Greenwich Village back in 2005, and that crappy encounter inspired him to investigate how people came to hate city pigeons so much.
Colin studied how animals and humans interact in NYC in an effort to discern whether the enmity originated from something the pigeons did directly to us humans or not.
His conclusion- humans feel pigeons are out of place in the city, a feeling they interpret as hate:
The pigeon-as-pest, he thinks, is a symptom of people’s idea that the environments we build are separate from natural ones. In what sociologists call our “imaginative geography” of cities, there’s a border that separates clean, orderly civilization and wild, uncontrolled nature. “That doesn’t mean there’s no nature, but ideally, the city is the place where we invite nature in in ways that we control,” Jerolmack says. “We cut out little squares in the concrete, and that’s where the trees belong. We don’t like it when grass and weeds begin to grow through cracks in the sidewalks, because that’s nature breaking out of those boundaries that we want to keep it in.”
Do you think spiders know that some people find them to be utterly terrifying?
It sure seems like it, since they love to appear out of nowhere when those timid souls are just sitting there minding their own business and hoping not to see a spider.
But if spiders are aware of how terrifying they are they're not letting on, and as this The Odd 1s Out comic shows they're grossly underestimating what humans consider an appropriate level of threat response.