When Yogi Goes Out On the Water

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

What do bears do when they think no one is watching? They go out on jetskis, of course! After all, camping is only fun for a little while…after that, you need something else to entertain you.



Lil’ Bub and Grumpy Cat: Together At Last

Friday, August 30th, 2013

What happens when two of the most famous cat celebrities in the world get together for the first time? Pure adorability, of course -as evidenced by this great Vine video featuring the meeting of Grumpy Cat and Lil’ Bub at the Internet Cat Festival. There are plenty of other videos of the pair’s introduction over on Mashable.



If Woody Allen Directed Wolverine

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

What happens when you replace Logan’s angst and anger with neurotic mumbling? You get Woody Allen’s version of Wolverine.

Something tells me this film wouldn’t do nearly as well as the blockbuster version that’s out right now.

Via The Mary Sue



You Will Never Win With Grumpy Cat Dungeon Master

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

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You can get this delightfully cruel D&D Grumpy Cat shirt from Off World Designs.

Via The Mary Sue



Two Red Pandas Wrestling

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Why? Because they’re some of the cutest critters on earth, of course.



Mermaid Cosplay Is Amazing

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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Posted in association with Mermaids Millions

The term cosplay was coined in 1984 by Nobuyuki from Studio Hard at the World Science Fiction Convention in Los Angeles. While the idea was nothing new, the term has taken off and the amount of cosplay enthusiasts has grown dramatically since the early nineties, even leaking into mainstream culture. Every year Japan runs a cosplay convention called Comiket, drawing in hundreds of thousands of people who love to dress up as their favorite anime, J-pop and video game heroes. The potential is limitless; anything goes, whether it’s Abraham Lincoln or GlaDOS.

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This year an estimated 130,000 attended San Diego Comic Con, their maximum capacity. Although it is primarily comic-focused, Comic Con like many current day conventions encompasses all elements of geek culture, and then some. While many will dress as Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman, there is so much room for creativity that just as standard, you will almost definitely see steampunk and gender reversal versions of well-known characters. As an unspoken rule, anything goes; conventions tend to attract a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, drawn together through the fandom.

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For some cosplayers, it can be an expensive and time-consuming hobby. People spend thousands of dollars making their costumes with fairly serious attention, including fantasy weapon replicas and full costumes. It’s common practice to pose for photos, with some even making their hobby into a full-time job; professional mermaids for instance work at children’s parties and swim on camera with functioning tales made from monofins wrapped in wet-suit materials. If you’re not a professional or haven’t been lucky enough to win at mermaid millions while indulging your mermillion obsession and need to go with something a little cheaper, costumes can be made at home out of cardboard and duct tape: money isn’t important at a con and while expensively made costumes will draw attention, it’s more about creativity and dedication than flash.

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Most people just wear the costumes, but some players aim to take on the persona of their character. Heroes have provided role-models for many young people and for a weekend it can be great fun to forget their normal lives and try something more exciting. Not everyone has the time or creative skill to create a costume, but any hints at geek culture are generally appreciated at conventions; wearing a subtle fan t-shirt, or adapting logos and themes from costumes into jewelry and other accessories may not get you as much notice as a full costume but will earn you a few knowing nods.

Images courtesy of Flickr users Chip York, Nicole Ciaramella, megadem and, again, megadem, respectively.



Those Are The Weirdest Kittens I’ve Ever Seen

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Luckily, like any good mama, this cat still loves her babies, even if they are a bit feathery.