People tell you to follow your dreams when you're young, but if you get too old before you've turned your dreams into a monetary reality those same advice happy people start calling you a dreamer.
Dreams don't have an expiration date but we print one on them anyway, and then, as this comic from Blazers At Dawn shows, the expiration date arrives and we're forced to torch those dreams and draw up new ones.
Yoshi had been on a permanent vacation after winning the Mario Kart tournament and becoming a very wealthy dinosaur, but downtime was not good for Yoshi. After being cooped up in the house for six long months eating mushrooms and watching old samurai flicks he was starting to believe he was some kind of ronin, a deadly dino swordsman who was out for revenge against the Koopas. Mario tried to call Yoshi but he wouldn't answer, so he drove over to his house to make sure his old pal was okay. But when he walked up the stairs and saw Yoshi standing on the porch wearing a samurai costume, large sword on his hip, Mario knew Yoshi was starting to go bonkers...
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Right now signs are littering lawns across the U.S. urging us to vote in the upcoming election, but we don't have to restrict the statements made by our lawn signage to political matters- we can tell people to scram too.
Killing stuff is a big part of any roleplaying game, and RPG systems generally use enemy kills as the main source of experience points, so it's hard to imagine an RPG system that doesn't involve killing stuff.
It's even harder to imagine a game in which characters are penalized for resorting to violence, but somehow the new tabletop RPG Lotus Dimension makes that concept seem appealing.
Lotus Dimension forces players to figure out how to solve problems and conflict without violence, using powers like "sleight of hand" or "curl up like an armadillo" to peacefully resolve encounters.
The game was created by Scott Wayne Indiana as an interesting alternative to games like D&D, with a character advancement structure based on Buddhism's noble eightfold path and the concept of karma.
And while it probably won't appeal to your power gamer buddies who are all about loot and XP Lotus Dimension will definitely broaden the horizons of gamers who are sick of the same old RPGs.
Cats may seem antisocial at times, and they often act as if they don't get along with other animals, but those are just assumptions we've made based on our interpretation of their behavior. Because as it turns out cats are actually the most peaceful creatures on the planet, like little furry zen buddhist monks who strive to make the world a more cohabitable place by killing all that bothers us. Rodents break into our homes and steal our food, birds chirp and disturb our sleeping, and bugs just plain bug us, so if you think about it cats are just helping us chill out by killing all those pests. And if you fill a room with cats you'll see how peaceful they can be, as they coexist in feline harmony and show the humans how to live together peacefully here on Earth...or am I thinking of dogs?
Share your message of peace, love and purr-fect coexistence by wearing this Cat Exist t-shirt by Boots, it's guaranteed to make fellow feline fans grin with delight!
Spicy foods are really hard to eat, so it makes sense for manufacturers to sell them in smaller quantities since nobody really needs more than their mouth can handle.
But if you're going to sell your spicy chips one chip at a time they'd better live up to your claim that they're "the hottest chip in the world".
Paqui Chips is standing by the claim that their Carolina Reaper Madness chip is hot enough to be sold individually, and just to make sure foodies get the point they're selling each one in a little coffin box.
Cartoon characters like Pikachu, Mickey Mouse and the Minions are drawn to be adorable, and we can't help but think happy thoughts when we look at them because of their round shapes and smiley features.
This intentional and inherent appeal makes it hard to turn cutesy characters into something truly nightmarish without causing the character to lose their core essence, but illustrator Disse86 has proven he's up to the challenge.
Disse86 has turned the Minions into grinning mutant monstrosities, Totoro into a scary woodland creature, Pooh into a ghoulish little blood eating bear-thing and poor little Tweety Bird into a fang-faced horror.
And yet each character remains instantly recognizable and somehow manages to retain elements of their original personality despite their gruesome new look.
Things had been turned upside down since that stranger named Eleven moved to town, and even though Charlie Brown swore he saw a light in that little girl's eyes everyone else swore they saw darkness. One day Chuck came home from school to find Snoopy's dog house empty and his bloody collar sitting in his food bowl, but when he asked Eleven about the missing beagle she just got frustrated and stormed off. Charlie knew something wasn't right about that girl but she hardly seemed like the type who would gobble up a dog, so he let her stay a little while longer. A sharp cracking woke Charlie from his slumber later that night, and hoping Snoopy had come home he rushed downstairs to find a horrible creature standing in his living room, with a face like a flower full of teeth...
Give the peanut gallery something to giggle about by wearing this Stranger Peanuts t-shirt by Boggs Nicolas, it's twice the fun and sure to make your fellow fans very jealous!
T-shirts are the casual torso covering of choice for many people around the world, because they like how comfortable tees are to wear, how easy they are to wash, and what the print says to the world.
This is especially true for the young folks, because funny slogan t-shirts can crack up their classmates for them.
H. Caldwell Tanner created this visual guide to what our favorite t-shirts are actually saying during each stage of our lives, from the days when we can't dress ourselves to the age when we wish someone would dress us.
Stephen King has written about a bajillion stories, and there have been nearly as many movie and TV adaptations made of his works, about one or more a year since the 80s.
With so many of his works being adapted each year there are bound to be some stinkers, but King's opinion on those movie adaptations may surprise you.
He has been up front about his hatred of Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining from the very beginning, stating:
"I’d admired Kubrick for a long time and had great expectations for the project, but I was deeply disappointed in the end result. Parts of the film are chilling, charged with a relentlessly claustrophobic terror, but others fall flat."
So if he doesn't like an adaptation many people consider to be a classic then which films does he like?
King has stated that he's fond of Cujo, The Dead Zone and Misery in terms of horror, and he loves The Mist because "it's just an all out balls-to-the-wall horror film".
But what about his non-horror stuff? Surely he doesn't hate on those prison classics like he hates on The Shining?
Apparently he approves of The Green Mile adaptation, although he says "The film is a little 'soft' in some ways", but The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me are both Grade A adaptations approved by the Master of Horror.
Mario used to go looking for golden coins, mushrooms and magical stars when he punched blocks, but ever since he slipped on that furry blue monster costume he has craved nothing but cookies! Luigi is starting to worry about old Mario, and Princess Peach is tired of combing the cookie crumbs out of Mario's moustache whenever she wants a kiss, but Toad is totally cool with Mario's new craving. In fact, he went through a similar cookie addiction when he first moved to the Mushroom Kingdom's downtown district, because everyone who lived on Sesame Seed Street was strung out on some sort of sugar based snack...
Keep your geeky style totally sweet with this Super Cookie Bros t-shirt by Donovan Alex, it's the perfect tee to wear while gaming, watching TV or while you re-up on your cookie supply.
Every anime fan wondered one thing while watching Dragon Ball Z- how do I raise my power level like a super saiyan?
It turns out raising your power level is a lot easier than you think, all you have to do is win the lottery, inherit a fortune or become ridiculously rich somehow and you'll have DBZ-like power at your disposal.
Comic artist JHALL created these illustrated comparisons to show us how rich people are just like DBZ characters, only they don't wear cool costumes, fight to the death or save the planet.
But other than that they're exactly the same!*wink*
Hindsight is the only super power we've all had at some point in our lives, and the moment we discover we have this power we also discover that it's pretty much useless.
Because, as this comic from It's The Tie shows, all foresight really gives us is a cup full of fear, a bucket full of regret and a splash of sadness which leave us feeling all wet about our life choices.
Haunt season has officially begun, and people across the country are lining up to have the crap scared out of them by actors in haunted attractions designed to terrify and delight.
It takes a lot of preparation and hard work to create and run these horror-themed Haunts, and yet many visitors act like fools when they're inside the attraction, which frustrates the crew.
Maybe they act like fools to hide their fear, or they think a Haunt is the kind of dark place where jackassery is acceptable, but whatever the reason for their behavior it's time they were taught the right way to act in a haunted house.
Don't chat with the actors, even if you know them, and don't take pictures of them or they may actually go mad with anger.
You should likewise refrain from asking the actors out on a date, no matter how hot you think they are, and calling them out before they jump out and scare a group just ruins the experience for everyone.
And speaking of shock blocking- don't ever declare you're not scared while inside a Haunt, or the actors will work twice as hard to scare the living daylights out of you...
Going to the gym won't give you super powers, it won't make you invincible or turn you into a legendary hero, but if you work hard on those weights you can have a muscle-bound body that makes you look like a superhero! The mighty Tick didn't have to work at his physique, but you should still use him as your gym-spiration and set your "gym goals" to "look like big blue bug-eared superhero guy" because exercise brings out the hero in us all!
Get pumped for your workout by wearing this Mighty Blue Gym t-shirt by adho1982, it's one truly inspirational shirt that will make your fellow fans want to work extra hard for that Tick-like physique!
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Many construction workers like to boast about how tough and macho they are, especially while putting down pints at the bar after work.
But these four guys don't need words- because they've got this photo to do all the talking for them.
They posed for this picture while standing (or sitting) atop the 295-foot-tall spire they helped add to the Wilshire Grand in Los Angeles, officially making it the tallest building in L.A. at 1,100 feet.
The top piece is an LED beacon that can be programmed to light up in varying colors. "The intention behind this is to use the Spire Tip light to celebrate special events in the city such as holiday colors in December or special events in Los Angeles such as Dodger Blue when they win the Pennant," says Chris Martin, CEO and Chairman of AC Martin, the building’s designers.
It seems some modern cruise lines want to take sea travel back to the days of the Titanic, and with all the food poisoning, accidental collisions and passenger sickness there's no time like the present to stay home.
But if you're thinking about taking a pleasure cruise you should check out this video footage shot by passengers aboard the Carnival Legend first, so you're prepared for any possibility.
The Carnival Legend was heading back to Seattle after a week-long excursion around Alaska when the boat suddenly tilted to a stomach-churning degree, sending many passengers into a panic.
Water from the upper deck pools started pouring into the lower decks, people started screaming, but the passengers were (supposedly) able to shift the balance of weight and turn the ship upright again.
Carnival issued this statement about the incident:
“Carnival Legend experienced a technical issue related to the ship's starboard steering gear which caused the ship to unexpectedly list about eight degrees.” They also said the “issue was rapidly corrected and the ship proceeded to its scheduled stop” and the “ship has been operating since that times without any issues.”
Don't you hate it when you park your car somewhere and come back to find someone has dinged, gouged or dented your door something awful?
If you live in Russia you may be SOL, since Russian drivers aren't required to have insurance, so you can either cry about it, take your frustration out on other cars, or do like this crafty Russian artist and reinvent the dent.
Who needs a new door or a costly body shop repair when you've got the power of artistic skills on your side?
Now his car is a rolling guide to the Altai mountains and a shining example of how to turn a trashed door into an artistic treasure.