Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Flooding at UCLA

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"Each year, half a million horseshoe crabs are captured and bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology." Via.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

"Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil"

"they have poor vision and if frightened, they may defend themselves with front claws that are as long as pocketknives"

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Guillermo Del Toro critiques a boy's Jaeger costume

"Police are investigating a strange case in a California community, where porcelain dolls are being left on the doorsteps of girls they hold an eerie resemblance to"

At least eight families have received the dolls in the Talega community of San Clemente, with all of the girls targeted around 10 years old.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Laika is sending a food truck to serve bugs at SDCC

David George Gordon will be serving bug delicacies out of a food truck at SDCC to promote Laika's Boxtrolls movie:
The menu for this two-day event will include Boxtroll-approved foods: teriyaki grasshopper kabobs, chocolate-dipped chapulines (small Mexican-spiced grasshoppers) and a few exotic surprises.
Mention Nerdist or Cinemablend to get a free poster.

From David's recipe page, Deep-Fried Tarantula Spider and Sheesh! Kabobs:

Monday, July 21, 2014

New Expendables 3 character posters

Nightmare fuel:
The annual massive mayfly hatch on the Mississippi is finally underway, a little later than usual.

Rogue commission by David Lopez.

Kobe Moonwalk Elite Socks by Nike.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Black leopard shows some insane athleticism when he sees his favorite zoo keeper.

Mod of the Week: Spider-Man IV, for Grand Theft Auto IV.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

El Paso Chihuahuas:
Bark at the Park jerseys will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the @humanesocietyep

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Plush version of Chris Sanders' Ogo.

Winter is coming mug

PC Gamer's negative review of the Neil Gaiman-assisted video game Wayward Manor:
it sounds like a great game. The only problem is: everything.
"This gecko can change colour while blindfolded, probably by 'seeing' with its skin."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Total Recall and Alien prints on sale here.

Monday, July 14, 2014


By Mike Mitchell.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It's true to me

Monument Valley

Saturday, July 12, 2014

If you ask your local Starbucks barista to surprise you with a drink you’ve never heard of, cross your fingers that you get a “challenge accepted.” 
We asked a few different Starbucks baristas in Santa Ana, Calif. to surprise us recently and the results were beautiful. They mixed and matched, added pastries, and let their imaginations run wild.
Pictured: L.A. Smog.

"Lava" volcano

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lounge chair turned into yellow jacket nest

A pest controller showed up at an abandoned home and found this yellow jacket nest:

Under Amour's candy-flavored mouthguards

UA ArmourShield with FlavorBlast
Blaze Orange (Orange Mint)
Hi-Viz Pink (Fruit Punch)
Electric Blue (Berry)
Hyper Green (Mint)
Black (Bubble Gum)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sidewalks in Los Angeles

Interesting theory:
Generally speaking, the East sides of cities are hotbeds for poverty and crime after industrialization in America because that was the most common direction the westerly prevailing wind would blow the pollution in the air. None of the wealthier people wanted to live there.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Krull pinball table.

3D glasses for the 1924 Ten Commandments silent film.

Tweets by astronaut Reid Wiseman

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Lego designer discusses choices made in turning a fan design into an official project

A common question seems to be why the barrels? Pete's original version had lovely lozenge shaped forearms and they are very iconic to the design. However they are entirely made of single stud connections. When moved they just come apart. So I had to find a solution.
Mysterious boxes, bottles, and playing cards by JJ Abrams for charity.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fireworks packaging gallery.

The time Vince McMahon somehow tore both his quads while entering the ring during the Royal Rumble

Grantland on the WWE's version of the Madden Curse:
Late the following year, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw came out. For this package, WWE made the slightly odd decision to put company owner Vince McMahon on the cover; if it were a canny means of avoiding the Curse, it didn’t work. On January 30, 2005, McMahon somehow tore both his quads while entering the ring during the Royal Rumble.

James Stokoe’s Avengers 100th Anniversary Special

Jesse Moynihan on "Something Big," this week's particularly epic episode of Adventure Time:
Mid Season 5 we tried to make a 45 minute Adventure Time TV movie. We almost did it, but the thing was a mess and needed so much work to get in shape. All the individual parts were really cool, but they weren’t hanging together right, and the end seemed impossible to figure out. I’d boarded the first 10 minutes of it (Steve Wolfhard helped me clean up my drawings. Actually Steve cleaned up all of my drawings.) 
So the thing sat there for months. I was really psyched on my section and started to feel certain this movie was never gonna see the light of day. So we started pushing that we should cannibalize the parts and make them into episodes. That’s basically what happened. I got my opening section and used about half of it of it to make this episode a standalone story.