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  • JNCO Jeans For #TBT; Let The Cringing Begin [25 Photos]

    If you were a 90s kids you either had a pair of JNCO jeans or desperately wanted a pair but had parents kind enough to never buy them for you. They were the baggiest of baggy jeans and they were ridiculous. The pants were originally developed for graffiti artists with giant pockets to accommodate spray cans, but somewhere along the way the company got carried away. They eventually became known for their outrageously huge leg openings, with the biggest pair having more than 50 inches at the bottom. The company peaked in 1998 with sales of $186.9 million, but by the next year, sales had halved. It’s probably for the best, because if those things continues to sell, the world would have probably run out of denim by 2003. Relive those horrible days of the late 90s in this gallery and let us know if you were one of the cool kids in school who wore JNCOs, too.

  • A Super 8 Camera For The Digital Age

    Digital video is a fantastic medium, allowing for simple transfer of high definition footage to editing software without having to mess with tapes or film. But sometimes filmmakers want the grain and warmth of those old home movies recorded on Super 8. There are software plug-ins that can emulate the look, but nothing compares to using a real Super 8 camera. The only problem is that no new cameras have hit the market in the last 30 years. Until now. The Logmar S-8 is a new camera combining classic analog and cutting edge digital technology. Using Super 8 film, which is still available from Kodak, you can record old-fashioned video with the aid of a contemporary swivel LCD display. Syncing sound was always an issue with those old cameras, but not anymore. All you need is an SD card for real-time digital sound recording. The first 20 cameras will ship in December and will sell for $3500. After that batch sells out, the price will jump to $5000. For more info, visit Logmar Camera Solutions.

  • Confusing Collection Of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Asian Commercials [Video]

    Arnold Schwarzenegger turned 67 yesterday, and to celebrate, let’s take a look back at his career…in Asian television commercials. It’s best to not try to figure out what’s going on in these ads, lest you suffer a schizoid embolism a la Quaid in “Total Recall.” Also, we guarantee you’ve never seen someone so excited over eating Cup Noodles as Arnold here.

  • People Are Using FaceFusion On Their Pets And It’s Horrifying [22 Photos]

    FaceFusion is an app available on the iTunes store that allows users combine faces a la Conan’s “If They Mated.” It’s fun for a little while, but nothing special. But then some wiseacres decided to mix their faces with their pets and shared the results on Instagram, setting off a trend of these horrifying creatures that look like something from the awesomely terrible 90s remake of “The Island of Dr. Moreau.” On the bright side, perhaps these frightening pictures will curb the curiosity of some would-be zoophiles. 

  • Inside LEGO’s Denmark Office/Playground [15 Photos]

    Think of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, only instead of a secretive chocolate factory, it’s tiny toy bricks. That’s essentially what LEGO’s Billund, Denmark headquarters is like. Completely shut off to the public the facility uses a “listening post” in Los Angeles to keep up with trends. Inside, however, looks like an open space office more suited for a trendy media agency, not a toy factory, but this is how LEGO has been doing business since 1949. The company employs around 180 people from 24 different countries, but uses fun as the general language around the office. Slides and colorful conference rooms help the creativity within the confines to generate some of the longest running toys in the world.

  • The New York Times Calls For United States Government To Legalize Marijuana

    It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol. This weekend The New York Times editorial board threw their hat into the ring to support the legalization of Marijuana by stating bluntly that, “The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana.” They reached that conclusion after a great deal of discussion among the members of The Times’s Editorial Board, inspired by a rapidly growing movement among the states to reform marijuana laws. The article, “High Time: An Editorial Series on Marijuana Legalization” sectioned out into six pieces focusing on States Rights, Criminal Justice, History, Health, Track Records, and Regulation.

  • Remember That Time Two Billionaires Got Into A Street Brawl Over Miranda Kerr? [Photos]

    If you thought Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom were the first rich and famous men to even throw down over the heart of Miranda Kerr you are mistaken. Back in May Two Australian billionaires apparently started punching each other in broad daylight when one confronted the other about dating Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr after leaving his wife and children last year says Gawker. 

  • 25 HQ Photos Of Hollywood Streets In The 80s

    In 1979, 17-year-old Matt Sweeney left home for Hollywood in hopes of making it big as a filmmaker. For 4 years he worked towards his dream while also photographing other inhabitants of the city on brilliant Kodachrome 64 film. Nothing ever came of Sweeney’s film career, but from 1979-1983 he captured around 80 rolls of film. Now he is working on digitizing the photos and sharing them all on his website mudstonephoto. Some of our favorites from the collection thus far are below, but there are many more at his site.

  • Stephen Colbert Identifies All You Need to Know About ‘Bloober Gate’

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, a rock without 4G or wi-fi, you’ve probably heard about a certain hitless scuffle that took place in Ibiza, Spain between a man who plays an elf in movies, Orlando Bloom and an actual one, Justin Bieber. After the dust settled sources told other sources who then told a few more sources that Bloom threw the most important punch in human history, but fell short, after Bieber made a comment regarding Bloom’s ex, Miranda Kerr. The missed punch was a valiant effort by Bloom and if connected would’ve most certainly skyrocketed him to Gosling or dare we say Bill Murray status, but now he has to simply go on living his life making hobbit movies and dating Victoria’s Secret supermodels. Colbert Chimes in. The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive

  • TMNT & Pizza Hut Build “Pizza Thrower” For a Promo You Can Get Behind… Or In Front Of

    Finally some good has come out of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie hoopla surrounding the film. Pizza Hut joined forces with the franchise to great abad-ass custom “Pizza Thrower” staright out of your childhood toy collection. The 10-foot-tall version of a Pizza Thrower was created for Comic Con, allowing fans to launch fake pizzas at cardboard cut-outs 5-10 miles per hour, but we have a feeling removing the ol’ restrictor plate could get those pizzas whizzing at Aroldis Chapman speeds. Note to Pizza Hut: If you want to promote a real promo-stunt, deliver your pizzas with this.

  • The 50 Greatest “Epic Win” GIFS In The History of the Internet

    Since the dawn of the internet video era, and even before (looking at you Bob Saget), people have been sharing their absurd epic win videos. Any one of these GIFS could have easily went the other way and ended up on our recent story “These Fail GIFS Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time” but the stars aligned and from chubby drunk kids doing backflips to bike stunts they pulled it off.

  • Tiny Tokyo, The Big City Made Tiny Using Tilt-Shift Photography (15 Photos)

    Ben Thomas, a photographer based out of Melbourne, Australia created a recent project and now book called “Tiny Tokyo: The Big City Made Mini”, where he uses tilt-shifting photography to make large scale landscapes seem tiny, by using selective focus. Thomas uses skyscrapers, crowded crosswalks and even a baseball stadium to make Tokyo look miniscule. You Can buy Tiny Tokyo here. TINY TOKYO – THE BIG CITY MADE MINI – BEN THOMAS//CHRONICLE BOOKS from Ben Thomas on Vimeo.

  • One-Off Ferrari Expected To Fetch $20M At Auction

    In 2011, Gooding & Company auctioned a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa for $16.4 million, a world record amount. Now the world’s leading auto auction house is expecting to beat their own record with next month’s auction of a 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale. Estimates for the one-off Ferrari are over $20 million. The one of a kind car was the first 12-cylinder, mid-engine Ferrari designed as a road car. The unique vehicle features a three-seat layout with a near-center steering wheel. And somehow, despite being almost 60 years old, the 380hp supercar has hardly been driven, with less than 5,000 miles on the odometer. And I think my friend Ferris said you can shave some of those miles off by putting the car in reverse…

  • How To Turn Off Candy Crush Notifications In 5 Seconds (Or Less)

    The Candy Crush notification plague is singlehandedly turning me off Facebook. The invites are constant and from acquaintances (if that)I haven’t heard from in years. I know they aren’t the ones consciously sending me invites to play, it’s the brilliant development behind the candy curtain that allows it to spread like a plague, but this madness needs to end. To solve the problem I started unfriending anyone who sends the invites, but even that doesn’t seem to work. It seems as though the Candy Crush Commander is always one step ahead of me. It stops now. If you’re not the only one who is pissed off, we’ve unlocked the secret to stopping Candy Crush notifications.

  • What Is The Speed Of Dark? [Video]

    We like to think that we are more intelligent than ever, with a wealth of information ever at our fingertips. But sadly, we often ignore science in order to feel better about ourselves or the world. We discredit 97% of scientists when it comes to climate change because of the inconvenience we may suffer. We believe asinine stories about only using 10% of our brains, empowering a fantastic notion of unlimited potential. When one sees a title referring to the “speed of dark,” it may seem as if scientific ideas have again been tossed aside. But fear not, this informative video explains the ignorance of its own title while touching on a variety of subjects in an approachable and informative format. Watch it and learn something then check out more awesome videos from Vsauce.

  • Mobile Bachelor Pad Allows For Camping In Style [7 Photos]

    We all like to get away from everything and head into the wilderness for some peace and quiet, but that doesn’t mean we have to go full Ted Kaczynski and while away the hours in a creepy shack, composing technology-fearing manifestos. Why go camping when you can go “glamping?” (Pardon the portmanteau of glamorous and camping, we promise never to use it again.) The Soul Box from Allergutendinge allows you to camp wherever you want without sacrificing the comforts of home. It’s a minimal two-story, mobile structure with a kitchen and bed on the first floor and viewing platform above. The bed doubles as a step to the upper level. The front folds down, becoming a patio, an the top can open up to let in sunlight. Maybe survivalists would have a more pleasant disposition if they opted for such a bright and breezy abode.

  • Pop-Culture Characters Added Into Thrift-Store Paintings Make Art So Much Better [54 Photos]

    Canadian artist David Irvine of The Gnarled Branch takes uninteresting landscape paintings, transforms them with mostly fictional pop-culture characters and sells them for hundreds of dollars. His unique style intertwines with the landscapes around them. Pac-Man rolling through the streets of a renaissance style farm or The Stay Puft Marshmallow man terrorizing a victorian village.

  • 98 Years Ago, Germany Attacked…New Jersey? [6 Photos]

    We Americans often think of World War I as occurring far away in Europe and Africa, with little threat to American civilians aside from the travelers on the ill-fated Lusitania. But the fact is, there were numerous homeland attacks attributed to German saboteurs. The most infamous of these attacks was the explosion at New Jersey’s Black Tom Island. Located in New York Harbor next to Liberty Island, Black Tom was a major munitions depot, exporting all over the world. But then World War I came and with it, the Roayl Navy’s Blockade of Germany, meaning munitions could only be shipped to Allies. Naturally, Germany, one of the Central Powers, was not too keen on this arrangement. Shortly after midnight on July 30, 1916, guards at Black Tom reported numerous small fires. Fearing for their safety, many guards fled. Those that were left attempted to fight the fires and alert authorities, but they were too late. At 2:08 AM, the first explosion took place, with the force equivalent to a 5.0 earthquake on the Richter scale. The explosion was felt as far away as Philadelphia and windows as far as 25 miles away shattered. 7 were killed and hundreds were injured more »

  • Jack “Stone-Face” White Threw Out the First Pitch at the Tigers Game. Showed 0 Emotion.

    Someone give this guy a contract. He can shred a guitar and (somewhat) throw a heater over the plate all while showing 0 emotion. Jack White has nerves of steel. The Detroit native showed a glimpse of happiness before throwing out the first pitch at yesterdays Tigers game, but went stone cold after he took the mound. This is the second incident of White at a baseball game in 2 weeks, after photos surfaced of Jack with a seriously angered face on in the stands. We hope next week White goes to a Mets game and shows sadness and confusion. Speaking of #Tigers, musician Jack White threw out the first pitch. pic.twitter.com/ltwByLw1kE — Freep Sports (@freepsports) July 29, 2014

  • DMX On An Amusement Park Ride Sounds Just Like You’d Think [Video]

    DMX, who most recently planned to box George Zimmerman before deciding it was a bad move even for him, decided to engage in less pugilistic escapades while in central Florida. Eschewing the usual vacation spots of Universal Studios or Disneyworld, DMX instead opted to visit Magical Midway, home of the famous Slingshot. Watch as he is propelled 390 feet into the air at a force of 3-5 G’s. And listen as DMX does what he does best…barks.

  • Fist Bump, For Your Health [16 GIFs]

    Researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University in Wales have recently discovered that fist bumps are 20 times more hygienic than handshakes and 10 times cleaner than even high fives. Fist bumps are a quicker greeting than handshakes, which average 3 seconds, and they have a much smaller contact area than high fives. Not only do you avoid gripping someone’s sweaty hand, you also don’t have to worry about showcasing your total lack of coordination when you fail at a high five. Plus, fist bumps are awesome! President Obama is a huge fan of the fist bump.

  • These Drawings Are Brilliant Pop Culture Mashups

    As our culture evolves to be increasingly ecologically-minded, we opt to reuse and recycle what we already have rather than producing something new. This sense of duty towards the planet must be the reason why mashups have become so popular in music and why Justin Hager creates this incredibly hilarious drawings. Or maybe it’s just because they’re funny. Who cares? Whataver the reason, we’re just glad that Wu Krang now exists. And this is just a small sampling of Justin’s output. Check out hundreds of more drawings on Tumblr.

  • Best Music Biopics [Link]

    With “Get On Up,” the James Brown biopic, coming to theaters August 1 and Andre 3000′s “Jimi: All Is By My Side” following shortly after, now seems like the perfect time to look back at the best music biopics ever made. See if your favorites made the impressive list of 30 films, and if there’s any you haven’t seen, be sure to check them out.

  • Surprising Photos That Show Everyday Life In Iran Isn’t All That Different From The United States

    Before the critics go ripping us for implying Iran is a place full of rainbows and butterflies we’ll elaborate on the title. Yes, there is rogue violence throughout the country. Yes, women are oppressed. Yes, the U.S. government has travel warnings. But when we came across a Reddit thread featuring suprisingly beautiful photos and a discussion on travel to the country’s biggest city Tehran it became apparent that the U.S. media might be trying to convince us that Iran is a hell hole when in reality it has amazing culture, beautiful people and scenic locations. If you want to read about first hand accounts of travel to Iran check out this fascinating convo on Reddit.

  • This 8-Bit Grunge Medley Is Nostalgia Overload [Video]

    There are plenty of people who remake hit songs as 8-bit video game style beeps and boops, but this video goes the extra mile by also recreating the videos as the animated sequences at the beginning of an NES game. If you’re having trouble identifying any of the songs, here’s the list in order of appearance: Soundgarden – Rusty Cage Alice In Chains – Man In The Box Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing Melvins – Revolve Mad Season – River Of Deceit Nirvana – In Bloom Pearl Jam – Jeremy

  • Skynet Update: Baseball Fans Replaced With Robots [Video]

    Robots have taken the next step to becoming our supreme rulers with their newfound love of baseball. Fans of Korea’s Hanhwa Eagles can supposedly control the robots from their computers or phones when they can’t make it to the baseball game. For now. But it’s only a matter of time before the fanbots go insane and use their robot strength to rip the heads off of every human in the ballpark. My guess is it will happen shortly after the fanbot is forced to pay $10 for a crap beer.