‘Calvin and Hobbes’ is back!
Ok, well, not really, but the creator of the iconic cartoon about a boy and his tiger has drawn his first public art in 19 years. The following is the movie poster for the comic strip documentary ‘Stripped’, which is billed as ‘a love letter to comic strips’. The film features interviews and stories from a variety of well known cartoonists such as Jeff Keane of ‘Family Circus‘ and Bill Watterson himself.
More information available at the film’s website: Stripped.
OK, go with us here. What if the world was made up of countries that had an equal population of 100 million? Borders get redrawn, larger countries get divvied up, the works! Well Reddit user DMan9797 thought it might look a little like this.
Check it out:
(Click the map to open a larger version in a new window)
The first trailer for Marvel Studio’s Guardians of the Galaxy debuted on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, with star Chris Pratt on hand to introduce it.
The movie stars Pratt as Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, and a slew of others as something akin to misfit Avengers meets The Usual Suspects. Here’s the official synopsis:
From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team–the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand–with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.
Guardians of the Galaxy premiers in theaters on August 1st.
Ever wonder who is bigger: Godzilla or the Kraken or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man?
Thanks to DeviantART member lord-phillock now you can see for yourself. Take a look at this comparison chart of monsters and pray you meet a gremlin and not a bioraptor.
Click to enlarge.
Four sports, fourteen events, seventeen countries, and two hundred and fifty-two athletes – welcome to the Lake Placid, 1932 Winter Olympic Games.
The third-ever Winter Olympics doesn’t quite have the pageantry of Sochi but it also lacks Bob Costas’ pink eye. Check out the footage below and then see the table of the comparison of 1932 and 2014:
Source: Internet Archive via The Wire
||Lake Placid Speedskating Oval
||Fisht Olympic Stadium
Hey, if you thought things were rough in Sochi, just think what it would have been like on the icy, frozen tundra of the planet Hoth. I guess you could say they were skiing in Alderaan places.
Take a GoPro camera.
Throw it out of an airplane.
Several months later a random person (from Reddit) finds this GoPro and decides to give it a view.
Here is what they saw – make sure you watch till the end.
The song “Tainted Love” has seen its share of covers. Soft Cell, those pesky kids from Glee, but never before have you heard it like this. YouTube genius Gigawipf has configured an array of 13 floppy disk drives to play the 1981 Soft Cell version and it is nothing short of fantastic.
Old technology meets ’80s nostalgia and the result is magic.
As part of their 10-year anniversary, Facebook created a “Look Back” video for every user that “compiles your highlights since joining.” And if we are really honest with ourselves, most of these are a just compilation of poor hair choices, cheesy status updates, and stolen quotes from Upworthy and aren’t really worth the minute it takes to watch.
Thanks to YouTuber Joshua Dill, that all changes; you can now see Darth Vader’s Look Back, complete with well-”liked” posts of “No, I am your father!” and shared pictures captioned ‘Slayin’ jedi. Darkside FTW!’
Beware watching this video however, it is likely filled with a wretched hive of scum and villainy.
A new Star Wars film, Episode 7, is due for release on December 18, 2015.
Starting a band? Then just head on down to Sydney and find Gordy, possibly the best bucket drummer ever. Just goes to show you that when someone has talent, anything can be a musical instrument.