Archive for Category: "Pop Culture"
Robin! So help me, I will feed you to the Penguin!
Got some time on your hands and some scissors? Are you a Star Wars Fan-atic? Well, put that time and talent to good and practical use by creating your own Star Wars Snowflakes from paper cuts. Scroll to the bottom to see where you can download patterns for all of these Star Wars snowflake patterns. [...]
Vintage Advertisements are usually humorous to us nowadays, what with the racism, sexism and other isms you can find in the ads from yesteryear. But the ads also have something comforting, maybe they deliver a feeling that in our past things used to better and can be again, a certain nostalgia hits us – maybe [...]
“Bring me your nerdy, your nostalgic, your cold masses yearning to be stylishly warm.” Someone famous said that. Oscar Wilde, I believe. After being inspired by Mr. Wilde’s famous Retro Sweater Speech, we at the National Sweater Association believe this collection captured his dream. There were too many to post here, so go to www.widelec.pl [...]
Who ever said you had to grow up? If you’re one of the lucky few to be in the Lego building team OneLUG, you can build elaborate LEGO structures and take them around the country for a living. This model of the Last March of the Ents in Isengard from contains 22,000 pieces and spans [...]
Here’s another 25th anniversary piece. This Pixar clip montage spans the company’s 25 years of movie excellence since it was acquired by the late and great Steve Jobs in 1986. You’ll find everything from Toy Story to Cars 2 and all the shorts in between. If you manage to watch the whole thing without crying [...]
Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of “The Princess Bride.” Not just a movie, but a movement that defined a generation of pop culture and gave six-fingered people someone to look up to. Maybe if you’re lucky, they’ll release it on Blu-ray with a bunch of new features like a [...]
Horror films are released throughout the year, but there tend to be an abundance of new horror film releases in the month of October, just before Halloween. Of these, there may be a few flicks that look promising each year, but let’s face it: mainstream horror movies often make us sleep instead of scream, and [...]
Sometimes actors try to become musicians or singers. There are some pretty bad musical performances by actors out there. But what about the musicians who give the silver screen or the small screen a whirl? Well, some are pretty bad, but some are pretty freakin’ awesome, too. Do you like the bad news first, or [...]
Another game hit the cyberworld by storm. Game of Nerds at http://gameofnerds.com has been passed from wall to wall in Facebook at the moment. Game Of Nerds is a quiz type of game which enables you to use your brains in answering general information questions in different areas of expertise. You can take quizzes on astronomy, [...]
One of the best reasons to see a movie in the theater (and subsequently pay exorbitant amounts of money for tickets and snacks and drinks and sometimes fancy 3-D glasses) is arriving early enough to catch the new trailers. Naturally, this is a perfect time to exercise one’s expert movie-judging skills (“Oh, that’s gonna rule.”), [...]
Bruce Lee changed martial arts cinema forever. He is a legend and one of the few actors to ever crack the Chinese and American markets. His films are still loved by martial arts films all over the world, almost 40 years after he tragically died. Bruce Lee learned martial arts from a young age, studying [...]
Scott Weaver spent the last 35 years making this kinetic sculpture of San Francisco made entirely of toothpicks. The structure actually moves the ping pong balls you see at the bottom around in a “tour” of the city visiting famous locations along the way. More close-ups and video can be found at thisiscolossal.com.
This shows what can happen when you have a little creativity, some free time, and a lot of dedication. A locally famous landmark in Manhattan got an 80′s makeover as a gigantic Rubik’s cube overnight. The entire process was documented through photographs and even stayed up most of the day after it was “built.” Follow [...]
Apparently Captain America’s sidekick, Bucky, gets himself all tangled up in a variety of bondage scenarios. Luckily, Best Comic Covers has posted some of the more creative uses of ropes, straps and chains used on Bucky. You can see all 9 covers with commentary at Best Bucky in Bondage. I see now why comics were [...]
I know you’ve seen this video and the dog itself is pretty weird, but the response to this video is even better. You might recognize the track from Bruce Almighty when Steve is possessed by Jim Carrey to make a bunch of weird noises on a live news show. The results are hilarious. The strange [...]
The first map was painted by Keith Thompson for a book called Leviathan written by Scott Westerfield. The second is the actual map of the time for your comparison. Between the two, I would have found History class a lot more interesting if we had used the former. Read the motivations for the animals used on [...]
Willi Chevalier rocking a triple curl. Burke Kenny, winner of the Full Beard Styled Mustache category this year. This is the umm…well, the spikey mustache thinger. Two giant hairy balls attached to his face. Gross. Every year there is a competition called the World Beard and Mustache Championships complete with country teams, starting lineups and [...]
There’s is an upcoming film set to release next year called The Hobbit (maybe you’ve heard of it) which has just released a few character shots of the dwarves that will be featured. Rather than identify all of them myself, since you will not recognize them unless you are a hardcore Tolkien fan, read up [...]
I can’t believe it took me this long to find one of these. It’s not practical, convenient, or fully ripened, but goshdarnit is it stylish. Unfortunately it’s been designed to fit phones that no longer exist probably because of all the years of R&D it took to craft this masterpiece. Go buy one now at [...]