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  • Awesomely Awesome Portraits of Your Favorite Cinematic Icons [36 Awesome Photos]

    You like movies? ‘Course ya do. Like art? Sure ya do. Mike Mitchell gets both of those things, so the Austin artist decided to create a series of your favorite cinematic characters in a caollection he calls The Portrait Show. From classic anti-heroes like Blondie from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to hilarious villains like Mugatu from Zoolander, Mitchell illustrates each one in the same profile likeness. The beauty of these are that some portraits aren’t even of supporting characters, which makes it all the more brilliant. Greedo from Star Wars and The Stranger from The Big Lebowski are among the more random choices of the collection. But the best part about them, is that they’re all GIFs, if you look close you’ll see subtle trippy changes in the photo giving it that movie style texture.

  • Grab A Martini And Check Out These “Mad Men” Sets [17 HQ Photos]

    There was a time when our generation thought of the 60s as a time when stuffy old men fought communism and orchestrated presidential assassinations while promiscuous hippie girls seduced slow-witted boys from their childhood. Then “Mad Men” came along and showed us the sharp suits and ample-bosomed redheads of the era. It also taught us that our grandparents’ houses were really cool looking once you remove the bowls of Werther’s Originals and tar stains brought on by 50 years of smoking Chesterfields. Interior Design recently interviewed series creator Matthew Weiner about the sets and the time period. Take a look at these photos, then read the interview at Interior Design. 

  • The “Friendzone” Isn’t Real. Here are 10 Reasons Why.

    I hate the “Friendzone.” Doesn’t everyone? The only thing worse than the disappointment of the elongated F-Word is hearing guys complain about it. I’m assuming most of you are straight dudes (if not, thanks for widening our demographic and let’s get drunk at Pride together!). I’m not a straight dude. I am a woman, but I also date women. This perspective allows me access to the inner workings of a wide range of people. I have an eclectic group of friends, exes, enemies, and acquaintances, and I can tell you one thing: The “Friendzone” is apparently worse than Dante’s Inferno, Sochi, and your least favorite math class combined. As I said before, I hate the “Friendzone,” but probably not for the same reasons you do. Here are the ten most prominent reasons why being “Friendzoned” is total crap:

  • The Hilarious Crimes Of America’s Richest Zip Code

    Atherton, California is one of America’s richest cities. In fact, Forbes placed the city’s 94027 zip code at #1 on its annual list of America’s most expensive zip codes in 2013. One would hope that by living there, most of the criminal element has been priced out and there’s very little to worry about. Wrong! The hilarious police blotter of Atherton shows that the city is overrun with crazy teens not buckling up in their golf carts, noisy hawks, and deliverymen leaving packages on doorsteps. Sure, you expect those criminal types in poor cities like Beverly Hills, but not in Atherton!

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Release Second Trailer

    The second trailer for the highly anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie was released yesterday giving us an up close look at each one of the turtles, Shredder and lots of April O’Neil. The movie has taken a lot of scrutiny and heat by TMNT traditionalists upset with it’s Michael Bay affiliation, but after viewing the second trailer, the movie just might have a fighting chance. As far as the look of the four turtles goes, you can be the judge of that.

  • Mvmt Watch [Watch Wednesdays]

    Mvmt Watches launched off Indiegogo last summer, becoming the second highest crowdfunded fashion start up on the site. Their simple designs are elegant and mature without being weighing down your wrist or emptying out your wallet. Their Black/Tan Leather watch kicks off their leather band collection, featuring a 45mm, solid black plated stainless steel case and 24mm tan leather band. Mvmt also has White/Tan Leather, White/Black Leather, and Black/Black Leather models available for pre-order. If stainless steel bands are more your style, they have Black/Black and White/Silver models. Available now from Mvmt, from $95. Oh, and it’s pronounced “Movement.”

  • 15 Speed Sketches Of Unsuspecting People In Public

    Instagram user Hama-House is a Tokyo-based illustrator whose hobby happens to be speed sketching. These quick sketches of unsuspecting people going about their daily lives are much more impressive than the large-breasted stick figures I tend to doodle. Most of the sketches are fairly straightforward representations of the real life models, but every so often, Hama-House’s imagination shines through, such as the book-reading dog-boy. These pics are just a small sample of the sketches. Check out the rest and follow Hama-House on Instagram.

  • This Wes Anderson Mixtape Is An Audio/Visual Delight [Video]

    We’re big fans of Johnny Wilson, aka Eclectic Method, and his unique music and video remixes. We loved his “Brief History of Sampling” a few months ago and his most recent work, “The Wes Anderson Mixtape,” is just as awesome. He sums up the video with this great description: Great directors create their own genre and Wes Anderson movies are a genre unto themselves. His films are played out in linear motion, his actors moving like costumed dolls in a vast toy house. It’s as much theatre as film. Here are Anderson’s movies remixed like a cross section of a doll’s house – the themes and styles blended and mashed together. Check out more Eclectic Method on Tumblr.

  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Drinking in Public

    Sometimes, you just want to drink fermented things and act like a fool. It’s human nature. Drinking is a great lubricant (pun absolutely intended) for social interaction. I love a good night out, complete with strong cocktails, two-for-one deals, and overhearing those girls continuously yelling “OH MY GOD THIS IS MY SONG!” I’ve made my fair share of mistakes, though. Have you ever blacked out and decided it was a great idea to sing onstage in front of people? Ever had to clean drunk-puke off your Doc Martens? Yeah, it’s not exactly a Kodak Moment. Do as I say, not as I do. Here are some ways to avoid looking like a douchebag the next time you go out drinking: Don’t be a cheapskate. Remember: You have to pay for drinks, drunk food, taxi fare, and adequate tips (15-20% or more!There are apps for this! You have no excuse!). Dress for the bars you are attending, not the bars you want to be attending. People will stare at the guy in the leisure suit at a dive bar. In the same vein, if the place looks fancy on Yelp, you should probably shower and put away your muscle tee. Know more »

  • Here’s A Water Bottle You Can Actually Eat [Link]

    Americans consume 50 billion plastic bottles each year. To produce that amount, 1.5 million barrels of crude are used annually. When they’re empty, many end up polluting the ocean, where over 46,000 pieces of plastic trash float over every square mile. Design student Rodrigo García González thinks he has the answer with an edible water bottle called “Ooho.” But are people ready to drink out of edible gelatinous balls, even if the health of our planet is at stake?

  • The Results are In and The World’s Deadliest Animal Has Been Declared (Infographic)

    When you think of the world’s deadliest animal, ferocious beasts like a great white shark with rows of razor sharp teeth or a trainer hunter like the wolf come to mind. You don’t necessarily think of the little guy. The very little guy. Humans and Dogs (rabies) aside the majority of deadly animals in the world are so small you’ll never see them coming. According to stats assembled by the Bill Gates’ Gates Notes and then made into infographic, declaring the most deadly animal in the world none other than the mosquito. Think about it, man extracts “Dino DNA” from a mosquito trapped for millions of years in solidified tree sap, Dinosaurs are made, everything goes wrong. Goldblum breaks his leg, comes back, saves the day, but it’s too late. Eventually dinosaurs take over the world. Mosquitos are to blame. On a serious note mosquitos are responsible for spreading diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and encephalitis. Because of the 725,000 deaths misquotes are responsible for per year entire populations are sometimes forced to migrate to a location out of malarial zones. Gates’ project aims to concentrate on “Mosquito Week” instead of Shark Week, being that you’re 72,500 more »

  • Build Your Own Tiny House For $30K [16 Photos]

    Are you tired of paying for a bunch of space you really need? Or maybe you’ve been contemplating living off the grid whilst you compile your manifesto (mine is a call for compassionate fascism, or compascism™)? Either way, with hOMe plans from Tiny House Build, you can be on your way to living in your own 207 square foot paradise (plus 110 square feet of loft space, of course). The hOMe is a tiny house built on a trailer whose 8’6″wide x 13’5″ tall dimensions keep it within legal road restrictions meaning you can move form place to place without the need of a transport permit. With a full-sized kitchen, room for conventional-sized appliances, plenty of storage space, and even an office, the hOMe is a perfect place for you and your partner to hide out in while you do whatever is you don’t want anyone to know about. Best of all, the cost of construction, furniture, and appliances comes to about $30,000. Purchase your plans and leave society behind at Tiny House Build.  

  • 5 Dictators Photographed With Their Favorite Stuffed Animals

    Hey CIA of the 1960s, maybe we could have avoided that whole missile crisis headache if instead of sending exploding cigars to Castro, we just gave him a stuffed alligator. Or maybe instead of orchestrating a coup to oust Chavez, we could have given him a Teddy Ruxpin doll, albeit one that played cassettes extolling the virtues of capitalism rather than crazy adventures with Grubby. Beijing-based retouching artist Chunlong Sun created these images showing the softer side of infamous despots for his series “Celebrity.” Check out more of his work on Behance.

  • 6 Glamorous Foreign Getaways That Don’t Require a U.S. Passport

    Some 195 countries exist in the world, give or take a handful of unacknowledged nations like Puerto Rico, Palestine, or Nevada’s The Republic of Molossia — who’s been at war with East Germany for thirty years, now. Of these 195 countries/city-states/dictatorial-banana-republics, approximately 185 of them require US citizens to carry a passport to visit. So if you don’t own a passport like the other 64% of Americans, you won’t be traveling the world this summer. Of course, the US, the land of the beautiful with those prairies and mountains and foamy oceans, is filled with exotic escapes like sun speckled beaches on Lanai or snorkeling rainbow-hued reefs off Key West, but there’s something more exciting about jetting to a foreign territory, where English may not be spoke, and your restroom just might be a hole in the ground. So if you’re craving that wanderlust, but don’t own a passport, here’s a list of glamorous getaways that don’t require a passport for entry.

  • Dogecoin Nascar Race Car Revealed. Wow. Much Doge. [4 Photos]

    The people of the Internet have come together again, but not in another ho-hum revolution in the Middle East (totes passé), this time to sponsor a Nascar race car. Reddit users from the Dogecoin crypto-currency and Nascar subreddits joined forces to raise $55,000 to sponsor up-and-coming driver Josh Wise in the Nascar Sprint Cup at Talladega Superspeedway. And because the Dogecoin community raised the funds, they were able to design the car, too. Phil Parsons Racing tweeted pics of the race car and it is emblazoned with the Shiba Inu mascot of the cryptocurrency based on a meme (isn’t the Internet wonderful?). First Dogecoin users raised $30,000 for the Jamaican bobsled team, now this…what’s next? Even if the currency never catches on, the community rivals Kickstarter when it comes to raising funds.   

  • Emma Stone Crushes Fallon With a Blues Traveler Lip Sync

    Jimmy Fallon’s reoccuring lip sync segment usually begins trending hot off the presses, but this particular battle is all the more entertaining. Jimmy’s guest, the ever vibrant Emma Stone, accepts Fallon’s challenge to battle him in a lip sync battle in which neither contestant knows the song the other will perform. Stone chose a level 10 difficulty song in Blues Traveler then Followed up with DJ Khaled’s “All I Do is Win”. The results will melt your face off.

  • New York At Night In 1946 [17 Photos]

    Andreas Feininger was a one of the most popular photographers of the 20th century, known for his black and white scenes of Manhattan. He got his start in 1943 working for “Life” magazine. He would stay with the magazine almost 20 years. Early in his career, in 1946, Feininger published this photo essay, “New York at Night,” in the pages of “Life.” These photos were the only color photos in that issue of the magazine and also some of the only color photos Feininger ever published. He captured the neon lights and life of the city like no one else could. For more info on Feininger and a look at the full issue of “Life” where this came from, check out The Bowery Boys, who unearthed this gem. 

  • Oculus Rift Experiment Lags Reality by Slowing Down Vision

    In a brilliant attempt to stay ahead of a trend that hasn’t even come out yet, Swedish energy provider Umeå Energi’s gigabit internet service took Oculus Rift, the new virtual reality headset that Facebook recently acquired, to show how lag effects reality. The point is to mount a camera on the front of an Oculus Rift and then it feeds video onto the headset’s screen, with the video staying between 0.3 seconds and an entire three seconds behind. The user’s perception of reality is so skewed showing how much a tiny lag effects real time.

  • The Mini Paceman Adventure Is The Pickup You Want But Can Never Get [9 Photos]

    Apprentices at a BMW plant in Germany worked with their instructors to create this concept Mini Paceman dubbed the Adventure. The students took a Cooper S Paceman and gave it a green metallic body while adding roof rack and pickup truck-like cargo bed. The modified chassis offers extra ground clearance while offroad tires and a snorkel allow for river crossings. It’s the perfect little truck for all your tiny adventures. As fun as it looks, though, Mini insists it’s a true one-off that will never see production. You’ll just have to look at these pics and dream a little dream of the little truck that wasn’t to be.

  • Incredible Before And After Of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” Visual Effects [Video]

    Last week we posted before and after photos of recent CGI-heavy movies. But just because all those movies were from the last few years, doesn’t mean that green screens are a strictly contemporary phenomena. “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” was released 26 years ago and much of the movie features veteran actor Bob Hoskins, who played Smee in “Hook” and Mario Mario in the awful “Super Mario Bros.” film, interacting with cartoon characters. For the scenes that take place in Toon Town, Hoskins is the only non-animated entity. Watch this incredible before and after video of Hoskins acting alone in front of a blue screen and see all the hard work that went in to making a childhood favorite.

  • The Coolest Grandma On Twitter

    Hey, I guess they’re right. Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. They can make us laugh on Twitter! Baddie, who has been stealing men since 1928, is our new favorite Twitter celebrity. Check out her adventures at Hooters and her high fashion @baddiewinkle. Too bad my grandma doesn’t have a sassy Twitter account, but I guess nobody wants to see selfies form inside a coffin. And now I’m sad.

  • Your Post-Workout Protein Shake Should Be Loaded With Insects [Link]

    Are you still reaching for powdered whey protein for your workout shake? You’re doing it wrong, bro. Insects are the way to go. At up to 65% protein by weight and loaded with vitamins and amino acids, dried crickets might be the new go-to for protein supplements. But before we start adding cricket concentrate to our protein bars, people need to get used to the idea of eating bugs. Or maybe just realize that they already eat plenty of insects every day. 

  • MRI Scans Of Fruits And Vegetables Are Way More Interesting Than You Think [20 GIFs]

    All I can think of when looking at these MRI scans of fruits and vegetables is how good their insurance must be. I was told to get one once, but couldn’t quite afford the billion dollars it costs with garbage insurance. I may have to suffer from terrible headaches and night terrors, but at least now I know what an MRI of a spaghetti squash looks like! After seeing these, I won’t be able to eat a persimmon without picturing a giant leach trying to suck my face. Luckily, I don’t know where to acquire persimmons. Seriously, though, these are pretty incredible pictures and there are plenty more on Inside Insides, where you can also purchase prints of your favorites. Nothing says hip, creative intellectual like a print of an MRI of some kale.

  • Amazing Aerial Shots of Hidden NYC Rooftops [13 Photos]

    Alex Maclean is known for his beautiful aerial shots as taken from planes. His ventures have taken him across beautiful landscapes all across the world, but none more interesting then the hidden rooftops of New York City. His book “Up On The Roof: New York’s Secret Skyline Spaces” shows a view rarely seen, in fact hardly ever seen before Google maps satellite imagery, and even with that details are hard to come by. Maclean shows secret tranquil pools, gardens and antique planes above the chaos of the city. 

  • Own Prince’s Spanish Bachelor Pad [11 Photos]

    Superstar musician Prince, who currently spends his time suing his fans for millions of dollars for posting 30 year old concert videos, has put his Spanish mansion up for sale. Prince purchased the 6 bedroom, 6 bath house in 1998 as a wedding gift for a now ex-wife. There is a lot less purple velvet than one would expect, and no basketball court, but there is a huge kitchen perfect for making pancakes. Outside you’ll find a tennis court, jacuzzi, and heated pool along with a security system to keep all those pesky fans away. Buy it today on Luxury Estate for the low price of $7.8 million—little red corvette not included.

  • The Four Seasons Hotel Now Has A Private Jet To Extend Their Luxurious Experience

      The Four Seasons hotels have really taken it up a notch with a new private luxury jet. Each trip personalized with their own itineraries and luxurious accommodations for every passenger. The luxury five-star hotel company is making an extension of their luxurious service with air travel by giving a Boeing 757 plane a complete overhaul for private use. “From the Serengeti to Thailand and everywhere in between, Four Seasons has carefully crafted an unbeatable experience that melds world-class destinations, exciting activities, and luxurious amenities and service to create an unparalleled vacation experience. Explore the world in ways you never thought imaginable with the expertise of the travel professionals from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.”

  • Robinson Cano Surprises Booing Yankees Fans [Video]

    Robinson Cano returns to New York today, but no longer as a Yankee. He left the Yanks for Seattle and a $240 million, 10-year contract. Although most folks would go where the money is, that doesn’t mean fans still aren’t angry. To help them blow off steam, Jimmy Fallon presented a giant portrait of the second baseman for fans to boo in public. They didn’t know the real Robinson Cano was right behind the picture. How quickly their attitudes change…

  • A Message from Palcohol

    Palcohol wants to give you some important safety tips on using its powdered alcohol before it’s inevitably banned for being unsafe. A Message from Palcohol from Funny Or Die

  • BMW’s Vision of the Future Looks Promising

    BMW recently released specs from it’s newest concept, the Vision Future Luxury, a beautiful futuristic car they’ll be taking technology and engineering from in their near future models. Using what they’re calling ‘subtractive modeling’, the German car manufacturer focused solely on a minimalistic approach to luxury, simply meaning the car is made of layers, first carbon fiber, then “user interface components,” (gauges, lights and panels, then the aluminum framing. After that the true luxury trimming is added on with handcrafted wood and leather accents. The idea was to ‘subtract’ any unnecessary luxury to the car, while keeping up with the standard of the word. Once the layers are put in, then BMW really got into the good stuff. Precise laser headlights, LED rear lights, a back seat tablet for passengers in the center console and a 3D control panel giving some serious depth to dashboard gauges.

  • The 45 Most Popular Women On Instagram of 2014

    Back in January we published a story called The 50 Most Popular People on Instagram of 2014 and in the months since it has gone mega viral all over the web. To narrow things down a bit we’ll focus on the women of Instagram. As you’ll see from the list the Jenner/Kardashian family has a dominance over Instagram that is nearly unmatchable.