The simple tale deals with a mouse who doesn’t seem to know when to stop asking for stuff, and the comically circular tale can, at most, be seen as a warning against unending desire and greed.
If you go with an extremely moralistic, and totally bleak, view of Numeroff's tale you might end up with something that looks like the Gritty Reboots version of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, a version sure to give kids nightmares:
Pinocchio was born wanting to be a real boy, but when his little village was overrun by deadly beavers he had no choice but to accept his wooden puppet frame for what it is- a tool for taking out beavers. With his father Gepetto's six guns in his hand, and a little tactical support from his friend Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio set out to avenge the death of his guardian and friend the Blue Fairy one buck toothed beaver at a time. Will Pinocchio put those wood gnawing monsters down for good, or will they turn him into a pile of toothpicks?
Share a fun retelling of your favorite fairy tale by wearing this Hunter Pinocchio t-shirt by StudioM6, and show the world what having no strings really means!
He's one bad mofo with an equally badass bike, and if you run into him on some lonely stretch of highway get out of his way or suffer the consequences! The Road Reaper tears up the tar like a highway star, but when he sets his sights on you there ain't nothin' you can do to shake him off your tail so you might as well start making peace with your maker...
Don't fear the reaper, add him to your geeky wardrobe with this The Road Reaper t-shirt by Troy The Artist, and start motorin' in style!
She's Marceline the vampire queen, she'll play you a song that will make your heart sing, she may look scary but on the contrary she's really nice as long as you don't ask her for advice! Dude, why would you ask a fanged monster for advice? If you and Marceline date don't keep her out too late or her really scary dad will become irate, and trust me dude he's one creep you'll love to hate! -Marceline Daydream by Jake and the Stinky Buns.
Adventure time is all the time when you wear this Vampire Queen t-shirt by Leena Cruz, it's perfect for when you're out exploring mysterious caves or just hangin' around with your bros watching cool cartoon shows!
Have you ever wondered how that needle in that vinyl groove plays all those sweet sounds? Maybe you understand the process but haven’t seen the whole thing up close, like really close, to see what the needle or stylus is actually running up against in those mysterious grooves.
Well, here’s the view from inside a record’s groove at 1000X magnification, as shared by Microscopic Images on their Twitter page:
The smooth, shiny black landscape of vinyl is actually a jagged terrain that looks like it's being carved out by the stylus, with each side of the groove creating sound waves for the left and right channel.
Here's the whole thing zoomed in even more, complete with a description of what's going on-
And, last but certainly not least, here's a video showing a vinyl record being played under a microscope:
Majora's mask was the source of all the problems encountered by Link after leaving Hyrule in search of a new kind of adventure, and it was the mask that sent him on a journey into the heart of darkness. He wore the mask as a symbol of triumph, a symbol of all the amazing adventures he'd gone through in his many lives, but the Skull Kid saw the mask as a way to become a legend. Link's life felt like a game when he donned the mask, and yet he only used the mask's powers for good, but the Skull Kid would use the mask to play a much darker kind of game....
Show the world your gloriously geeky side with this Do You Want To Play? t-shirt by Typhoonic, and make every day legendary!
You might not trust a coworker to watch your kids, your pets or your house while you go on vacation for four days, but what could possibly go wrong when you ask a coworker to watch your plant?
According to these photos taken by the plantsitter in question, known as CreaminFreeman on the Reddits, your plant's life might be in danger if you leave their leafy little lives in the hands of a coworker:
But there also might be some grand adventures awaiting your green pal while you're away:
And at the end of your four day foray you might come back to work and discover your plant has been promoted, since it's now better at your job than you are!
Titmouse, Inc. is a chirp-tastic independent animation studio that creates some seriously cool, mind meltingly good animation for (chiefly) Adult Swim.
They’re the wicked visionaries who deliver Super Jail, China IL, and The Venture Bros. to your eyeballs via television waves, basically just a bunch of amazing artists who create cartoon shows for the love of the medium.
Juxtapoz paid the Titmouse crew a visit- they spent some time with studio founder Chris Prynoski, spoke with some of the studio's gifted animators, and discovered that JJ Villard likes to chill in villain mode while he works on his far out show King Star King.
Many artists feel appropriation is a perfectly reasonable form of artistic expression, and Pop Art superstars like Warhol and Lichtenstein had no problem incorporating other people’s artwork into their own.
But what happened to the artists from whom inspiration was drawn, those artists who created the original piece the Pop Art world turned into a valuable commodity?
This is the story of one of those artists left behind- Russ Heath, aka the guy who drew the comic book panel in DC’s All American Men Of War #89 Roy used in his painting entitled Whaam!
Russ created this comic to share his experience with Lichtenstein's appropriation and spread the word about The Hero Initiative, a charity that helps comic industry professionals in their time of need.
If you ask me Russ handled the appropriation pretty well, but Roy really should have hooked Russ up with a wine of the month club membership at the very least!
Fashion is everything at the Honnouji Academy, but only one girl is able to cut through the madness and bring down those who have let power corrupt them in a kill or be killed battle royal. She wields the Scissor Blade like a superstar, effortlessly slicing through her enemy's Goku Uniforms and cutting the student council back down to size. With her wicked fashion sense, and wickedly sharp blade, Ryuko is going to make this school year one to remember!
Want to make your geeky wardrobe ooh la la instead of blah? Bring home this One Scissor To Rule Them All t-shirt by Mdk7 and show the world you're on the cutting edge!
Robert Crumb’s illustrations have a signature style assumed to be entirely of his own creation, but like most artists he drew inspiration for his style from somewhere, and for Crumb that somewhere is an old set of ads for Paramount Records.
These wonderfully illustrated ads ran in the Chicago Defender over 80 years ago, telling the stories behind popular “race music” songs like Lock-Step Blues and So Lonesome by artists such as Blind Lemon Jefferson and Ma Rainey.
Crumb’s interest in old timey music and illustration make the influence pretty clear, and he paid homage to the artists, and artwork, found on these old Paramount Records ads in a series of trading cards which are now collected in R. Crumb’s Heroes Of Blues, Jazz & Country.
There’s a slovenly man named Carl Brutananadilewski who lives next door to some food monsters, loves the sweet rock 'n' roll sounds of Foreigner, and generally tries to keep things sexy on Adult Swim's hit show Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Although he enjoys eating a burger or four, Carl was in no way associated with the restaurant chain Carls Jr. until they decided to bring a new kind of sexy to their burger ads by hiring him as their spokesmodel.
However, properly pushing a family member’s buttons isn’t just a way to make trouble- it can be a fun way to pass the time, and there’s something so enjoyable about seeing how far you can go before they snap.
We recently featured the story of actress Shoshana Roberts, who walked around Manhattan with a hidden camera and recorded all the street harassment she encountered, but that video was full of modern street behavior.
Things weren't so bad on the dusty dirt roads of long, long ago, were they?
According to this video by Shinji72 things were just as bad back then, and even mighty warrior women encountered harassment in the days of swords and sorcery.
10 Hours of Walking in Skyrim as a woman in skimpy armor is an enlightening video in many ways- it shows that harassment exists no matter where or when, it proves that male NPCs will still speak to you despite your deadly combat skills, and it definitely demonstrates that "I was once a warrior like you..." is a terrible pick-up line!
Advertisements are a window into the prevailing attitudes, trends and mentalities of their time, so taking a look at vintage ads can really give you a feel for how Jack and Jill Q. Public felt about the issues of their day.
There’s a huge outcry against sexism, advertising cigarettes to children and body shaming in today’s media, but back in the day it was all too normal to use these taboo tactics to elicit a response from readers and sell their products.
The hilarious vintage ads found in this collection of 21 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today will make you smile, laugh even, but most of all they'll make you think, because isn't that what advertising is really all about?
The Doom video game franchise was extremely groundbreaking in many ways, and the series influences the work of many game designers and artists to this day.
Jason Hite is one of these Doom loving artistic types, and he has taken his love of the series to the limit with this incredibly detailed assemblage sculpture depicting the final level of Doom II.
Jason created this amazing ode to the gory glory of Doom out of various parts, including circuit boards, action figure parts and original sculptures, and now Jason's selling his geek craft masterpiece for a mere $6k.
This incredible work of gamer art is being shown at the Copro National Gallery where it will get the attention it deserves, and hopefully fetch Jason's asking price so he can start on another amazing assemblage!
The 1957 photo became a classic because it’s full of attitude and tells a great story about the battle for the spotlight going on between talented actresses and bombshells in Hollywood during the 50s and 60s.
Paramount had organized a party for me. All of cinema was there, it was incredible. And then comes in Jayne Mansfield, the last one to come. For me, that was when it got amazing. . . . She came right for my table. She knew everyone was watching. She sat down. And now, she was barely . . . Listen. Look at the picture. Where are my eyes? I’m staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate. In my face you can see the fear. I’m so frightened that everything in her dress is going to blow—BOOM!—and spill all over the table.
So her stare wasn't purely venomous- she was also concerned for the welfare of the table settings. Can you blame her for feeling a bit overshadowed by Mansfield and her two friends?!
October 29th is National Cat Day, founded in 2005 by Colleen Paige to raise awareness about animal adoption and raise money for welfare groups like the ASPCA, but most people aren't even aware that Cat Day is a thing.
This year Marvel Comics tried to raise awareness about the existence of Cat Day by sharing some fantastic feline superhero art created by Jenny Parks on their website, each piece more purr-fect than the last.
Jenny has a masterful way of making felines look even more fantastic, and perhaps her artwork will inspire Marvel to create a whole new world in their multiverse to house her heroic kittehs.
There's a holiday hit sung on schoolyards around the world, a song dedicated to the heroic efforts of a man in a bat suit who is having a particularly bad day. History was made that day when his mobile lost a wheel and that joker ran away, and everyone who has ever sang along with this signature childhood holiday song knows who really smells and who really laid an egg- the clown who came up with this catchy song!
Celebrate the upcoming holidays the geeky way- with this Jingle Bells, Someone Smells, Someone Laid An Egg t-shirt by Rocky Davies, and get in the spirit of the season like a true batfan.
Even though he had a 60 billion double dollar bounty on his head The Stampede still had time to teach a punk a valuable lesson by sharing some words of wisdom with them before gunning them down. He never used to talk much, and never wanted to blast those punks to smithereens, but the pulp had hit the fan and both Vash and his associate Wolfwood were fed up with the filth roaming around Gunsmoke...
Add an exciting anime mashup to your geeky wardrobe with this Trigun Fiction t-shirt by Coinbox Tees, and show the world that the story of Vash isn't a work of fiction!
Attention Earthicans and squishy fleshen beings friendly to the Democratic Order Of Planets- Brannigan's Law has been put into place for the good of all living beings, babes or otherwise. When you submit to Zapp's law you're giving your body over to one of the mightiest and most powerful men in the universe, and when Brannigan's hands are all around you the feeling of safety will be too much for your trembling figures to handle! Remember Brannigan's Law- it's hard and fast!
Add a touch of intergalactic silliness to your geeky wardrobe with this Obey Brannigan t-shirt by Piercek25, and feel the warmth of Zapp's law hugging you all day long.
That Great Old squid faced monster Brickthulhu had risen from his slumber to tear the world apart brick by brick. He saw how much pride the humans took in their building block creations and wanted nothing more than to utterly destroy all of their hard work, driving them all crazy by forcing them to constantly rebuild. Luckily there were lots of strong minded builders out there available to build it all back up again, and enough fire to melt those plastic tentacles right off Brickthulhu's face!
Summon the power of your imagination's building blocks with this Brickthulhu t-shirt by Blueswade, and show the world you're a Cthulhu fan no matter what he looks like.
Usually a couch potato is a person who spends too much time sitting on the couch, but in this case the potato has become the couch, a functional piece of food furniture perfect for a rodent's flophouse:
They ain't your typical cookie cutter group of superheroes, these guys (and gal) got style, flair and a real knack for kickin' butt. You might call them a bunch of A holes behind their backs, but if you've got the titan sized cajones to say it to their face you'd better believe you'll be in for a scrap. They're guardians, but that doesn't mean you're safe from their wrath, and no matter where you hide in the galaxy Rocket, Star Lord and the rest will hunt you down and make you pay for calling them names!
Add some intergalactic attitude to your geeky wardrobe with this What A Bunch Of A Holes t-shirt by Tom Trager, it's the fun way to show your love of crass comic book champions.
The greatest thing about having a body that regenerates after death is you get to come back with a new, sometimes a bit older and uglier, face, and a snazzy new wardrobe! Sometimes you think weaering 3D glasses all the time is cool, other versions of you think bow ties are cool, but always you remain you somewhere deep inside. They call him the Doctor, although nobody is sure what sort of medicine he specializes in, but he does live on thanks to one particular medical motto- physician, heal thyself!
Sci-fi cool comes in many sizes and shapes, for example this totally Time Lord approved Latest Regerations t-shirt by Ddjvigo, pick one up and you'll be dancing with the Doctor every time you get dressed!