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  • 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.

  • 15 Neighborhood Watch Signs That Mean Business

    Do criminals ever see a neighborhood watch sign and then decide it’s probably best not to burgle a house lest they draw the attention of an octogenarian with nothing better to do? Probably not. But what if that sign had a photo of crime fighting superteam Turner and Hooch? Or Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids? Canadian artist Andrew Lamb wheat pastes photos of pop culture icons onto neighborhood watch signs and is most likely responsible for lowering the crime rate about a billion percent. Although, we’re talking about Canada here, so the only crime is someone crushing your ketchup chips or stealing your tuque. Check out more awesome neighborhood watch signs on Instagram.

  • 10 Best Music Videos Of 1994

    1994 was an incredible year for music and since MTV was at its height, it was an equally incredible year for music videos. Looking back on these videos, they may not seem so special or innovative, but you have to remember, these are 20 years old. Back then we were amazed with the graphics of Donkey Kong Country, the speed of 28.8 kbit/sec modems, and the low fat content of SnackWells cookies. The videos are not in any particular order, because it was hard enough just to pick these 10. Did we miss any of your favorites?

  • ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ Cartoon on Adult Swim Wins Over Comic-Con

    Mike Tyson teased a trailer at Comic-Con for his new mystery cartoon set to premiere on Adult Swim this fall. The series features Tyson, Norm Macdonald as a pigeon, Jim Rash as a turn-of-the-century-ghost and Rachel Ramras as the brains. Tyson and the gang will be solving out of this world mysteries ‘Scooby Doo’ style.

  • Strange U.S. Beach Laws Are Definitely Better in GIF Form

    On New York beaches, a woman can go topless anywhere it is legal for a man to do so, but it is illegal to bring a pig to the beach in Miami or to feed a shark in Hawaii. Are you aware of the laws at your local beaches? Before you get in trouble this summer, check out what you can and can’t do. California In Hermosa Beach, it is against the law to participate in “sand throwing” or “blanket throwing.” It is also illegal to change clothes in your car or in a beach bathroom. Delaware In Rehoboth Beach, not only is sleeping on the boardwalk forbidden, but so is pretending to be asleep. Florida In Broward County, food vendors must be wearing “appropriate attire” – that means no thongs, g-strings, t-back bathing suits or anything else that shows dat ass. In Satellite Beach, city code specifies that you’re still considered “nude” even if your body is covered in opaque body paint or liquid latex. Hawaii In Hawaii it is illegal to fish with dynamite, electric current or poison. It is also illegal to kill a manta ray or feed a shark (because that’s totally what I would want more »

  • The Most Overused Buzzwords of 2014 as Told by ‘Stock Photo’ Scott

    Since the dawn of the Madison Ave ad age buzzwords have been as important as integrating after work drinks with epic expense accounts. With the help of a dozen anonymous influencer friends at game-changing disruptive marketing, advertising and PR agencies we pulled together this list of the most overused buzzwords that drive PR, advertising and marketing pros simply crazy. We’ve called upon “Stock Photo” Scott to act out the literal meaning of each overused office buzzword to present the most epically robust buzzword list of 2014. Let’s circle back in a few and try it again after the dust settles. If this list relates to you at all share it with your friends and tell us the words that we missed on twitter using the hashtag #buzzwords.

  • 50 BEST EPISODES OF ‘THE SIMPSONS’ [Link]

    Every episode of The Simpsons will soon be streaming on the Internet, after a mega-marathon of every episode on FXX next month. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the show, chances are you’ve seen more than a few of the 552 episodes over the past 25 years. And if you are a fan, you probably have plenty of favorites. See how they stack up with this list of the 50 best episodes.

  • 35 Pools You Wish You Were Swimming In Right Now

    It’s Monday in the summertime and you’re stuck at work. What could be worse? Absolutely nothing. So while you’re suffering in your climate controlled office, take a look at these awesome swimming pools from around the globe and fantasize about the life you’ll never know. Until you take your 2 week vacation next month, of course.

  • Seinfeld Without The Jokes Is Still Kind Of Funny [Video]

    Do you ever find yourself watching Seinfeld reruns when all of a sudden you think “Boy, wouldn’t this show be a hundred times better without all those pesky jokes?” Probably not, because you are not a mental defective. But someone had the notion and this video is the result. But even with the jokes removed, the show is still funny. Although that may just be a sign that we’ve watched every Seinfeld episode way too many times.

  • HOW THE MOTHER OF ALL SEQUELS CRASHED AND BURNED [Link]

    10 years ago, “The Passion of the Christ” became the highest grossing R-rated film of all time and the highest grossing non-English language film of all time. Earning more than $600 million on a budget of only $30 million, it seemed like a no-brainer to capitalize on the success with a sequel. Screenwriter Benedict Fitzgerald decided to followup his huge success with a prequel about Mary. But then some really nefarious characters, including drug dealers, money launderers, and kidnappers, got involved with the production.

  • Parasites Look Dignified In These Old Fashioned Portraits [12 Photos]

    How do you take a parasite, such as the human botfly which lays eggs under your skin, and make it look classy? Do you make a microscopic monocle and top hat for the little fella? As awesome as that would be, it’s not incredibly practical. But even without accessorizing the creatures like Mr. Peanut, University of South Florida graduate student Marcus DeSieno is able to make even the most gruesome parasite into a dignified specimen. DeSieno uses old-timey photographic processing methods to make the electron microscope images of the bugs look like those old west sepia-tone portraits that everyone’s dad has the family pose for, but without your mom sitting on a piano, showing off her garter. For more info and other photos, check out Marcus DeSieno Photography.

  • This Nevada Town Was Destroyed By An Atomic Bomb In 1955 [21 Photos]

    During the 1950s, the US government routinely held atomic bomb tests in Nevada, a number of which were above-ground and could easily be seen in nearby Las Vegas. In May 1955, as the cold war arms race intensified between the US and the Soviet Union, LIFE photographer Loomis Dean traveled to Nevada’s Yucaa Flats to capture the aftermath of an atomic blast test. The series, never published in the magazine, shows the chilling remnants of a town constructed for the sole purpose of being destroyed by the bomb. If only the mannequins were able to duck and cover…

  • Cracked Makes an Upworthy Video; What Happens Next Will Stir Some Sort Of Emotion [Video]

    We all watch those lachrymose Upworthy videos that our moms share on Facebook with titles like “This Kitten Was Diagnosed With Feline Ebola; What Happens Next Will Devastate You More Than The Death of Littlefoot’s Mom,” all the while knowing that our emotions are being toyed with. And then we go back for more. This video from Cracked takes that style to the hilarious extreme, but it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if Upworthy has a video just like this on the way.

  • Watch The Simpsons-Family Guy Crossover 5 Minute Trailer

    Over the weekend we finally had a chance to get a glimpse at the much feared/anticipated Simpsons-Family Guy crossover with a five minute trailer. The video begins with the Griffins visiting Springfield and then boom right off the bat a haymaker is thrown by Peter, “and don’t drink the water, everybody in this town looks like they have hepatitis”. We can only hope the show is just that. Two juggernauts of animated comedy going punch for punch in a crossover show. Duking it out in an Ali vs Frasier comedy bout. The trailer even shows a glimpse of Bob from Bob’s Burgers and Cleveland essentially crashing and burning.

  • Artist Constructs Noah’s Ark In Chinese River [6 Photos]

    In 1850, Russian artist Ivan Aivazovsky painted “The Ninth Wave,” depicting sailors clinging to shipwreck debris as the water rises around them. Contemporary Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang used the painting as a template for his latest installation, also called “The Ninth Wave.” He constructed a fishing boat and filled it with 99 life-size replicas of animals such as leopard, pandas, and polar bears. The boat is currently sailing down Shanghai’s Huangpu River and will dock at the Power Station of Art where it will be on display from August 8 to October 26. Whereas Aivazovsky’s painting depicted the threat from nature, Guo-Qiang’s work calls more attention to the threat of mankind upon the planet. For more info on “The Ninth Wave” and other projects, check out Cai Guo-Qiang’s website.

  • 10 Reasons Why Ashley Sky’s Banned Commercial Is Better In GIF Form

    Banned commercials are all the rage right now. Alexandria Morgan is racking up millions of views for her banned TomTom commercial and now internet bombshell Ashley Sky is dropping a banned bomb on the web with the help of Buffalo Jeans. The commercial is pure fire and it’s pretty obvious why it is banned so we decided to cut it up into GIFS. We also included some behind the scenes photos from the shoot too! FTW!

  • 7 Music Icons Resurrected Using CDs

    TBWA Italy, a Milanese ad agency, used 6,500 CDs to create pictures of Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Freddie Mercury. It took artists Mirco Pagano, 29, and Moreno De Turco, 25, 200 hours and, in each case, they even used the musicians’ own CDs.

  • Tom Seaver Says Derek Jeter Should Be Baseball’s First Unanimously Elected Hall of Famer

    In our story “The 25 Highest Voting Percentages In MLB Hall of Fame History” we revealed that Tom Seaver has the highest percentage of votes in the Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving 98.84 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America when he was inducted in 1992. Recently Seaver said that there is a good chance Jeter will beat his mark of 98.84% and be the first unanimous selection in MLB history when he is eligible for induction to the Hall of Fame in 2020. 

  • Polish Movie Posters Are Incredible Works Of Art

    For many years now, most American movie posters have been little more than a digital composition in complementary colors, usually utilizing orange and blue. It’s boring but everyone does it. It’s that monotony that makes these Polish posters for American films that much better. Even when it comes to a total piece of garbage movie, like “Harry and the Hendersons” or “Weekend at Bernie’s,” Polish artists are able to produce a poster that would be at home on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art. Check out some of our favorites below then see the rest and maybe order one or two at Polish Posters.

  • Everything Wrong With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [Video]

    As we draw closer to the premiere of Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles revamp, why not take a look back at the original that we all hold in such high esteem? CinemaSins sifted through the original 1990 film and found that it had 122 sins. Does this mean it’s not as great as we all remember it? Or maybe CinemaSins are just being a bunch of jerks! After all, how can you call 37 seconds of turtle puns a sin??

  • Watch Nic Cage as Superman in a Movie Tim Burton Nearly Made

    Deep in the heart of the ’90s Tim Burton set out to make a new era of Superman movie. Similar to his resurgence of the Batman franchise, Burton would put his own spin on Superman and make a movie very similar to the Man of Steel franchise out now. With the help of Kevin Smith a new era of Superman was almost born. And yes, Nicolas Cage would’ve almost played the most beloved superhero of all time. Awesomely awful or awfully awesome.

  • Recreating Paintings And Photos With Lego

    New York-based artist and software developer Andy Bauch is a master when it comes to LEGO mosaics. He is able to recreate famous paintings and photographs using a combination of thousands of bricks. For example, to recreate Roy Lichtenstein’s “Girl with Hair Ribbon” as a 30″ x 30″ LEGO mosaic required 4000 pieces. Check out more of Bauch’s work below along with comparisons to the originals. You can even purchase your favorite at his website, HippoBricks.

  • Photographer Inserts Herself Into Classic Photos

    How would someone from today act if they were to travel back in time. Probably the same way they behave right now, with their digital camera or smartphone at the ready to capture every second. At least that’s how Hungarian photographer Flora Borsi imagines it. Borsi inserted herself into these historic photos as a time traveler ready to capture the moment so she can immediately upload it to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. She’s honest about how she would act and most of us would probably be the same. For more of her work, check out Flora Borsi Photography on Facebook. 

  • Can’t Phase Kobe

    A few years back Matt Barnes and Kobe Bryant got after it on the court. To mess with his head Barnes tried to make Kobe flinch, but it didn’t phase Kobe because he has ice water in his veins. “That scared me a little,” Barnes said later. “I mean, that wasn’t even human.” Here is Kobe, and a few other athletes who are alpha and shit.

  • Burger King Is Run by Children [Link]

    Daniel Schwartz, the current CEO of fast food giant Burger King is just 33 years old. And he’s not the only young ‘un on the board. The chief financial officer is 28 and the head of investor relations is 29. Conventional wisdom in business holds that the wisdom and experience that comes with age is key, but Burger King is changing the rules. How is it working out for the company and should others follow suit?

  • Frank Caliendo Reading LeBron’s Letter In Morgan Freeman’s Voice Is Hilarious [Video]

    You probably know of Frank Caliendo’s incredible talent for impersonating pretty much anyone from his work on MADtv and Fox NFL Sunday, but this video just takes it to the next level. Here is Caliendo reading LeBron’s letter in the voice of Morgan Freeman. Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re listening to Red reminisce about Andy Dufresne.

 

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