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Apr 03 2014

The Fascinating Statistics Of Fanfiction

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Fanfiction is like sashimi.  In theory, the idea is kind of revolting, but in the hands of someone who knows what she’s doing, it can be surprising and wonderful in all kinds of ways.

I’m pretty proud of that analogy.  I’m also not NOT proud that I occasionally delve into reading fanfiction.  It’s a new thing for me, and I admit, I had no idea what it was about as little as a year ago and pretty much wrote it off as hackneyed, cliche, thinly-veiled sexual fantasies scribbled by people of limited imagination and limitless fetishes.  I really couldn’t have been more wrong, though.  Sure, the vast majority of it falls into at least one of those categories, and just by virtue of that fact that there’s no “quality moat” to publication, the ratio of absolute crap to everything else is a lot higher than it is with original (published) fiction, BUT…

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Mar 25 2014

Fair and Balanced: Now Men Can Go Swimming as R2-D2 Too

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Take THAT ladies. Here you thought you had the monopoly on sexy R2-D2 swimsuits, just because the original Black Milk one-piece is probably the most iconic geeky bathing suit ever made.

Well now thanks to equality, men can get in on the droid pool action too. This new suit from (ugh) Hot Topic allows guys to beep and boop in the sun for only $22.  I doubt the internet with subsequently assemble a gallery of sexy guys wearing the suit like they did with the other one, however.

I really hope they make a full C-3PO wetsuit next.

[via Geekologie]

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Mar 24 2014

A Hilarious Bit of Irony With Louis CK and Bradley Cooper

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Honestly, I’m not sure how to describe this video other than to tell you to watch it. It’s probably one of the greatest coincidences in Hollywood history, however small it may be.

The first clip is funny by itself just because Louis CK is great.

The second is amazing to counteract the point being made.

The third is icing on the cake and what takes the video from hilarious to “I f***ing can’t believe this worked out like this.”

Just watch.

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Feb 28 2014

A Fun Trip to the Art Museum

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This isn’t quite our usual fare, but I’ve gone to an unexpectedly large amount of art galleries recently (I’m so cultured) so I thought this was pretty funny.

It’s a kids book satirizing a trip to a gallery, based on the British Ladybird book line from half a century ago. From the author:

“I thought it would be humorous to see Mummy, Peter and Jane going to a really nihilistic modern art exhibition”, she says. Among the works confronted by the trio on their cultural outing are pastiches of Emin, Creed and Koons, through which they learn about sex, death, nothingness “and all of the debilitating, middle-class self-hatred contained in the artworks.”

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Feb 25 2014

Mind-Trip of the Week: The Andy’s Mom Theory

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Welcome to the second ever installment of “mind-trip of the week,” brought to you by the guy responsible for the first installment. Yes, that’s right, you all remember the Grand Unified Pixar Thoery, right? Well, now the author is back with yet another bit of Pixar conspiracy theory, this time focusing on Andy’s mom from Toy Story.

It’s not quite as epic in scope as his last theory, but it’s one I find a lot more plausible: Andy’s Mom is the Emily who discarded Jesse years earlier.

The theory is mostly hat-based.

“As you can see, Andy’s hat is noticeably different from Woody’s. Why is this? Why wouldn’t Andy want to wear a hat that closely resembles the one worn by his favorite toy?”

The idea is that his hat is his mom’s hat, Jesse’s hat, which she had when she was a girl, and the theory expands from there. By the end, I’m convinced, and you really have to give the whole thing a read for yourself.

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Feb 12 2014

A Victorian Velociraptor

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From Artist Adam Muzur we have a new classic for our era, “Victorian Velociraptor with Violets.” I will start the bidding at five million dollars.

[via io9]

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Feb 10 2014

Human Type Face is as Creepy as You’d Imagine

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Ready to be exceptionally uncomfortable for reasons you can’t quite put into words? Well, check out this gallery of a human-styled font, complete with skin, hair and eyes, thanks to the magic of computer animation.

The font was created by JC Debroize for Kerozen, a graphic design firm. I don’t think he did the full alphabet, just enough letters to spell “KEROZEN,” but that’s more than enough for me. Check out the full word and the individual letters below. Someone please make this into the most off-putting animated movie of all time. Continue Reading »

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Jan 24 2014

Disney Princesses as Gargoyles Because Why the Hell Not?

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We may run out of things for Disney Princesses to be made over as someday, but today is not that day. Artist Brianna Garcia has combined the girls with yet another Disney franchise, albeit a long-dead one, Gargoyles. Yes, it’s exactly as weird as it sounds, yet sort of amazing at the same time.

In addition to Jasmine above, there’s a version of Ariel, Aurora, Rapunzel and Snow White below. Is Aurora really even a real princess? Whose favorite Disney movie is Sleeping Beauty? She’s in a coma the whole time.

Check out the full collection below:





[via NerdApproved]

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Jan 21 2014

Robert Chew’s Amazing Anti-Poaching Mechs

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Poaching in places like Africa, illegally hunting rare animals to sell their rare body parts for huge amounts of money, is probably one of the worst things currently happening on planet earth that doesn’t involve human beings dying. It’s so bad, that guards actually have to be hired to protect these rare animals.

Robert Chew has taken the idea one step further with his anti-poaching art print campaign. He’s designed mech versions of the rare animals themselves which serve to protect their living counterparts. Ever wanted to see a badass robo-elephant, jaguar, lion, hyena, or rhino? Well, now’s your chance, as they’re all below. This is not only a badass campaign, but the art is just phenomenal by itself, and you absolutely must check it out. Also, donate and stuff here, and help make animal mechs a reality. Or just like, help save animals the normal way, that works too. Continue Reading »

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Jan 17 2014

Real Life Emojis Should Never Have Existed

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Because lately it seems I can’t get through a single day without posting an art project designed to give you nightmares, our special guest today is an ad agency called Rosapark who decided to bring these text icons to life. The campaign? Keeping creepy pedophiles away from kids online. Well mission f***ing accomplished.

There are two more faces below, just as off-putting as the one above, especially if you’re now looking at them as pedophiles to boot. I think it’s probably pretty accurate that if a guy makes a kissy face emoticon to a kid online, he should be monitored by the government. That may seem harsh, but 98% of the time it’s exactly as creepy as the face makes it look.

Check out the other two below: Continue Reading »

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Jan 10 2014

Are You Tired of Your Cat Being SO DAMN QUIET ALL THE TIME? You’re SO STUPID! Buy Cat Armor.

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I can’t pretend like I can write anything about this with a straight face, so I’ll let the “official product description” speak for itself. And hopefully you understand the Always Sunny reference in my title, or else I just look like a crazy person.

“100% wearable, flexible, and comfortable, the Cat Battle Armor is a for-reals armor harness for your kitty. Completely hand-made from durable veg-tan leather, this is no mere costume piece. Your cat will become an unstoppable force for slaughter in this fully articulated suit, shielding him/her from foes while allowing unimpeded movement across the battlefield or living room floor. The imposing torso section features several riveted, articulated plates and a terrifying rack of dorsal spines. Your cat’s hindquarters are sheathed beneath exquisitely arrayed overlapping scales stitched to a soft leather backing, adorned with nickel silver dome rivets. Midnight black scales and plates are finished with a glossy protective coat and seamlessly join together like the petals of a deadly flower. Adjustable at the collar with elastic and two nickel silver buckles, and at the belly with grommeted corset-style lacing for a secure, comfortable fit.”

So buy some motherflippin’ cat armor here. One more picture of the cat surprisingly not freaking the f*** out below: Continue Reading »

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