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A Film Festival For Cat Videos



Everyone knows that cat videos rule teh interwebs, with their silly box jumping tactics and love of cheezburgers, so it was only a matter of time before someone gave them their own film festival.

Minneapolis' Walker Arts Center will be hosting the first ever Internet Cat Video Festival on August 30th, and it looks like a purrrrfectly fine festival to honor our feline friends.

Yes, little kittehs, you finally haz a cheezburger!

Link  --via AnimalNY

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Y: The Last Man Fan Film


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This incredibly well made fan film is based on the Vertigo comic book Y The Last Man, which centers around an apocalyptic setting where everyone on Earth with a Y chromosome is wiped out, except for a guy named Yorick and a monkey named Ampersand.

The film is entitled Y:The Last Man Rising, it was made by IGN and Drake 1129 productions, and it does a great job of adapting the comic book into film format.

I don't think Y would work very well as a feature film, but a TV series or a series of short films would be really fun to watch!

--via Comics Alliance

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The 120 Stars Of Super Mario 64



This fun little vector art montage (half of which can be seen above) was created by deviantARTist kitsovereign, paying homage to the characters and fun to be found in the classic game Super Mario 64.

As an extra organized bonus, kitsovereign has also created a chart which categorizes the images according to their in-game mission, which can be found at the Kotaku link below.

Link  --via Kotaku

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Comedy Video - Unlikely Dark Knight Quotes


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This collection of unlikely Batman quotes are brought to you by Chicago's own Octavarius, a group of folks known for bringing the funny.

You're unlikely to hear Batman say any of these lines in the new Dark Knight movie, so you'll just have to imagine how much better the film would be if he talked about Tumblr, hated on Pez dispensers and sang I Swear by All 4 One!

(NSFW due to language)

--via TDW

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This Is One Sharp Looking Ruler



This machete shaped ruler by Palehorse is strictly for hardcore measuring, and not for settling schoolyard arguments.

It has a deadly cool style and the lovely warmth of natural wood, one sharp looking inch at a time.

It won't help you cut a path through the jungle, but it'll make it easy to measure the length of the spider latched onto your face!

Link  --via Gizmodo

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Jaw Dropping Shark Attack Bench



Forget about that boring old park bench, plant your keister on this shark bench...if you dare!

This shark attack bench is on display at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, and it was clearly installed to drum up business for the local shark repellent store.

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Fan Made G.I. Joe Video Game


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It's hard to believe that this G.I. Joe video game is fan made, and available to download for free!

Attack Cobra Island plays like a classic sidescrolling arcade brawler, and even though it isn't the prettiest fan made game I've ever seen, it has lots of retro charm and looks like more fun to play than the original G.I. Joe game on the NES.

If only someone would make a G.I. Joe game where you can play as Cobra...

--via GeekTyrant

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Beautifully Surreal Anatomical Art



These gorgeously inaccurate anatomical artworks are by Valerio Carrubba, an Italian artist with a penchant for combining images of what lies beneath the skin with the beauty of the natural world.

His works are inspired by anatomical artists of the past, such as Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery and Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty, but he adds an interesting background element to form a complete, if somewhat disgusting, picture.

--via Juxtapoz

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This Little Drummer Boy Really Rocks


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Attention rock drummers-watch out for this little drummer boy, because he's poised to take the music industry by storm before he hits puberty.

The talented kid featured in this video is Jaxon Smith, which is already a cool name for a rocker, and he has some serious skills on the drums that didn't come from playing Rock Band.

Watch him play along to the Foo Fighters hit Pretender, at six years old he keeps a beat better than most bar band drummers!

--via Videogum

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Comic Con's Creepiest Exclusive



Comic Con exclusive merchandise just got a little darker thanks to Activision, makers of the upcoming Walking Dead video game.

They're hooking up 100 lucky consumers with this grisly replica of the ear necklace worn by Darryl in the AMC TV series.

Whether these lucky people will have the nerve to wear this freaky piece of television memorabilia around the Con is another matter entirely.

--via Topless Robot

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Interactive Murals By Ernest Zacharevic



These awesome murals by Ernest Zacharevic really make the buildings on which they're painted come alive, and add a whimsical touch to the town.

Ernest's paintings range from entire walls to subtle little pieces, and they all look like they're interacting with the environment, and objects, around them.

Link  --via Hi Fructose

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Animated Short - What Is Dead May Never Die


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What Is Dead May Never Die is a techno trip in the way back machine, with oodles of retro charm and an electro-pop soundtrack to match.

Created by experimental animator Kadavre Exquis, this is an homage to the warm glow of old computer screens tempered with bits of video footage and lovely cascading pixels.

--via JazJaz

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Hungary's Red Sludge Disaster Zone Two Years Later



There's a section of Hungary known as the red sludge disaster zone, where the land was ravaged by toxic waste in 2010 and now looks like a surreal martian landscape devoid of human life.

The photos in this series were taken by Palíndromo Mészáros for American Photo, and they capture the colorfully barren nature of the ruined Hungarian landscape.

Hit the link below if you want to see the rest, they make a rather clear statement about the devastating effects a toxic waste spill can have on the environment.

Link  --via Gizmodo

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Rubber Bands Vs. Watermelon


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How many rubber bands does it take to make a watermelon explode from the pressure? The world may never know....

Oh wait, some guys in Korea already figured that out waaaaay back in 2008 (that's like the 1950s in blog years), and the answer might come as a surprise.

Well, not as surprising as one rubber band, but watch anyway and find out for yourself!

--via Gorilla Mask

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The Psychedelic Works Of Keiichi Tanaami

These eye popping, neon colored illustrations are by Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami, who wants to feed warped imagery to your head until it explodes!

Inspired by a trip to NYC in the 1960s, during which he had the good fortune to meet Andy Warhol, Keiichi went home with a head full of dreams and started creating these far out works of psychedelic art.

--via Juxtapoz


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Fan Film - Indiana Jones And The Jungle Spider


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A very young fan of Indiana Jones asked his father to help him make this adorable fan film, in which young Logan plays Doctor Jones of course.

Watch as he searches for the elusive Tiki looking ceramic thingy missing from his collection, all the while trying to avoid being bitten by a rather nasty looking spider.

Oh, kids these days, what will they come up with next?!

--via Tastefully Offensive

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I Guess Those Helmets Aren't Blaster Proof After All



This grisly act of cosplay should serve as a warning against fighting for the Dark Side - don't join up if you value your good looks.

I've seen zombie stormtroopers before, but this one takes the cake and utilizes anatomy and backstory to maximum gory effect.

If you see this guy wandering around, don't point at him or he just might bite off your finger!

Link  --via Obvious Winner

(Image credit: Flickr user Rizwan Baig)

 

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An Amazing Array Of Custom Action Figures



Figure modder elvis1976 knows his way around the clays and the plastics, and he creates unique versions of popular comic book characters that show his deep love for the funny books.

Of particular note are his versions of Tank Girl, Cable and the baby (pictured above), a movie version of Big Daddy from Kick Ass, and a Dark Knight that would make Frank Miller proud.

Link  --via Nerd Approved

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San Diego Comic Con 2012 Bingo



Artists Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying have created this cute little bingo card for you to carry around if you're attending Comic-Con 2012 this week(end).

I've already got Pit Stains just thinking about the crowds smell fun I'll have tooling around my beloved Con, and I've got my Short Shorts, Browncoat and Eyepatch all laid out for this weekend!

Link  --via Laughing Squid

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The Trololo Kid


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Remember the Trololo guy, aka Mr. Trololo?

He entertained us all with his unique vocal stylings and theatrical performance before he sadly passed away at age 77.

Well, the kid in this video may be the chosen one who will carry on his legacy, if he ever learns how to sing...

Watch him ham it up in a uniquely Trololo fashion, it sure squeezed the chuckles outta me!

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--via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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Awesome Maleficent Wall Mount



This is one of the coolest wall mount sculptures I've ever seen, and the artist has really captured the spirit of Disney villain Maleficent in her fiery dragon form.

It was created by Dan Reeder of Paper Mache blog, and yes that means this amazing piece is made out of paper!

Add some LED lights for a cool glowing mouth and eyes effect and you have a dragon wall mount worthy of display in a brave warrior's abode.

Link  --via i09

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Skateboard Deck Ceiling Fan



Here's a fun idea in home improvement that would actually make a pretty cool DIY project for the skateboard obsessed in your life.

The folks at Notcot's Experimental Studio came up with this great idea- with just a few drilled holes, and maybe a coat of paint, your fan can McTwist the day away on skateboard blades and still provide a good breeze.

Link  --via Gizmodo

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Abandoned Section Of Detroit May Become Zombie Theme Park



Parts of Detroit already seem like a scary place to visit, but add a zombie theme park and you've got a nightmare in the making.

Entrepreneur Mark Siwak feels that a zombie themed adventure might be just the thing to revitalize abandoned sections of Detroit, but to me it just sounds like a bad idea leading up to one hell of a lawsuit.

And what's up with the childlike scribbles they're calling concept art? I guess Mark's kids are helping out with the development phase of Z-World Detroit.

Link  --via Geekologie

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Animated Ode To YouTube Commenters


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This goofy animated short captures the statements made by archetypal YouTube commenters, and the state of their lives, rather perfectly.

Meet the colorful cast of characters who make the comments you love to hate as you wait for your video to load.

The only problem with this video - these guys are tame compared to the real thing!

(Barely NSFW due to one word)

--via BoingBoing

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Bizarre Nylon Sculptures By Rosa Verloop



These bizarre nylon sculptures are created by using a fairly simple technique which has some rather spectacular results.

Artist Rosa Verloop uses regular old stockings and turns them into bizarre caricatures by squishing, molding, shaping and straight pinning the nylons into place.

I want to yell at the work pictured above so it'll stop LOOKING AT ME like that! *shakes fist*

Link  --via Juxtapoz

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Surreal Short Film - Sarah


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This dark little mini flick seems like an ad for a short film rather than a film in its own right.

That being said, Sarah is moody, compelling and combines audio and video to maximum effect.

And if you can't spare a minute of your life to watch a weird short film then stop being so busy all the time!

--via AnimalNY

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The Cat Who Hates On The Spot News Reports


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Be forewarned-Try and film an on location piece in this angry kitty's territory and he will take down your silly little news program, one reporter at a time.

This reporter is lucky that she caught him on a good day, or else he would have shredded her blouse to smithereens on live television.

Perhaps he went easy on her because she's a cat lover? She certainly doesn't seem fazed by the fact that a sinister cat has interrupted her precious news broadcast.

Or maybe that's what she was planning all along....*cue suspenseful music*

--via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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FLIP, The Ocean Vessel That Can Stay Afloat Vertically



This is FLIP, an ocean vessel that can actually flip on its side and keep on a-floatin'.  FLIP even has two sets of interior furnishings for long term floating in either position.

The Floating Instrument Platform is celebrating 50 years of staying afloat no matter what the high seas throws at it.

Hit the Laughing Squid link below if you're interested in reading more about this amazing vehicle and FLIP ON!

Link  --via Laughing Squid

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Warped Sculptures Of Characters From Wonderland



These wicked cool sculptures were created by multimedia artist Mark James Porter, a guy who has clearly spent some time with his head in the clouds above Wonderland.

His Cheshire Cat, complete with realistic teeth, looks great alongside a White Rabbit with a clock body, a cracked up version of Humpty Dumpty and a figure called the "Dance Of The Hanged Men".

These are truly kooky works of sculptural art, and I love each and every one of 'em!

Link  --via Super Punch

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Try Not To Lose Your Mind While Watching This Slit-Scan Video


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Slit-scan is a form of video processing that results in some rather mind blowing effects. Here's how it's done:
1. record a video of your action
2. extract each frame as an individual image (the opposite to what you would do for a time lapse)
3. extract a vertical single pixel wide line from each image (for example a line from the center)
4. stack those lines horizontally from left to right to form an actual "slit scan" image

Sounds easier than sitting through an entire slit-scan video!

And I know that this video is about a year old, but if you haven't seen it before it's new to you!

--via Gizmodo

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