Jul 30 2014

Would Drive to Work: New Israeli Zombie Apocalypse Vehicle

isicombatguardWhen the Zombie Apocalypse hits what vehicle do you want to be driving? I know, some people suggest a bicycle is the best way to go but those people will be zombies by the time the outbreak makes it to my town anyhow so I have zero shits to give about what they say anyhow.

Looking like a rock crawler that collided with an up-armored Humvee with a little Lamborghini LM-002 thrown in for the cool factor, the Combat Guard looks like it’s ready to take on all threats, dead or undead. Naturally, it has four wheel drive and a big 300 horsepower General Motors Diesel engine, but it’s also fully armored against small arms fire, landmines, and IEDs and can carry up to eight soldiers in relative comfort. For further protection, it also has an electronic countermeasures system called Bright Arrow that can be used to deflect or destroy guided weapons fired at the Combat Guard before they reach their target.

Sometimes, the best defense is a quick getaway, and the Combat Guard won’t leave you pumping of the gas pedal screaming “faster.” With a 95 miles per hour top speed you can ditch pretty much any enemy, and you can even go off road at up to 75 miles per hour. The vehicle can ford rivers up to five feet deep, drive down a 70 degree slope, and climb a 30-inch vertical wall

Yeah, so they don’t specify that it is to be used against zombie hordes, it’s more for normal everyday military use. But I’m of the opinion that any vehicle that can take on the living and their weaponry will have a pretty good chance to defend against the undead and their teeth.

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Jul 29 2014

Wracked By Guilt: Dog Apologizes for Stealing Baby’s Toy

dogThis is Charlie the dog and the offspring of his humans. Earlier in the day Charlie tested the theory about stealing from babies. Unfortunately it wasn’t as easy to live with as he had originally expected.

Feeling guilt burn straight through his soul Charlie then spends the rest fo the day trying to atone for his transgression against the baby. He does so by bringing him all the toys he can find. If there’s anything that can make a baby forgive you it’s burying them in toys right?

Guess it could have went worse. He could have gone the other way with it and taken the baby out and buried it in the yard instead. But being the sweet guy he is Charlie didn’t do that.

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Jul 28 2014

Did not Want: 8-Bit Characters Made Real

aWhy must the internet spend all of it’s time ruining what is left of my childhood? Everywhere I look there is something new that destroys my blissful ignorance of the world around me.

8-bit characters of old are quaint and even cute when viewed through our modern eyes, but what if we could turn those 8-bit characters into something more realistic? Scott Johnson took a go of it and translated their 8-bit shapes into something more organic. You’d think they’d remain cute, but they actually walk the line between ugly and horrifying.

These poor characters look like they just got some falling down 70 flights of stairs. You can tell by the patters of broken bones and other injuries that is what happened.

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Jul 25 2014

Harry Potter and the Mid-Life Crisis

ZwTDZuWRuHgrown_up_harry_potter_pro_at_quidditch (1)We all know that Harry Potter has had a rough life. So what makes you think that things are going to improve just because he killed off his mortal enemy and saved the Wizarding World? Where is the “Harry Potter and the Slam-Dunk Murder Trial” book?

Artists Jason Mustian and Cole Mitchell  created a group of images featuring scenes from Harry’s life after Hogwarts. It’s the kind of images that make you feel even closer to Harry because you can relate to him again.

I’ve got another one for them. How about “Harry Potter and the Fact that Hogwarts Provided no Actual Career Prep Training.” That’s one that a lot of us can really relate to. How many of you spent 4 years, or more, and a boatload of money on a university education only to not be able to find a job in your field or to have to learn a completely new set of skills to do the job?

Hit the jump for the rest of the set.

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Jul 24 2014

You’re Doing It Wrong: Guy Finds out he’s been Using his Deoderant Wrong Mid-Review

screen_shot_2014_07_14_at_4.30.59_pm_19s6uee-19s6uejWhen you’re planning to harp on some product to the Internet community you had better make sure you’re not using it wrong in the first place or you will be trolled into oblivion.

And that’s what’s going to happen to this poor guy. After purchasing a new brand of deodorant and being very unhappy with the switch he decides to film a video-review and post it online for the rest of the world do see his disappointment with the product.

Luckily for us he discovers half way through that he forgot to remove the protective cap from the stick before trying to apply it. How he didn’t realize before that he was just rubbing a piece of plastic on his pits every morning, I don’t know, but that’s where we are. Also luckily for us the person filming was brave enough to post the video even after being told not to.

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Jul 23 2014

Questionable Defensibility: Beautiful Geometric Sand Castles

calvin-4New York-based sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert created a group of geometric/abstract sandcastles on a recent 10-day trip to Hawaii. First let me say, what a life. Traveling to Hawaii, building sandcastles, living in New York. What more could you ask for, aside from not to live in New York. I’m sure a lot of people like it there, probably a little more that half during the summer.

What impresses me most about these castles as opposed to others I’ve seen is the large flat surfaces. That’s got to be difficult to do with sand. Most sand castles I’ve seen hide flaws by adding some texture to the walls but Seibert goes for more of a clean modern look and I appreciate that.

I built a pretty nice sand castle once. It had walls and a gate and crenelations and everything. All the castle-y requirements. Unfortunately I have siblings so the castle didn’t last long. They brought in their siege engines and threw disease ridden corpses over my walls. And then they stepped on the east wing and we had to go home.

Hit the jump for some of my favorites.

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Jul 22 2014

Beautiful: Disney Princess Oil Paintings

RapunzelArtist Heather Theurer created possibly the most artistic group of Disney Princess art to date. She uses real paint and real brushes on a real cardboard to make actual real-life paintings. Three cheers for the only artists I’ve seen so far that got out from in front of the computer to make their Disney art.

It’s good to see that there are still people out there who take the Bob Ross approach and make beautiful works of art with what I’m assuming is very little effort on their part. But then when any of us mortals try to recreate the painting we fail miserably and end up with a pile of smouldering garbage. No I’m not sure how it caught fire in the first place I have a hunch it has something to do with the very flammable paint I was using at the time.

Hit the jump for the rest of the set.

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Jul 21 2014

That’s Gross: Ring Covered in Human Skin Leather

Forget_Me_Knot_2_1024x1024Late Warning: This one is gross. Like human skin on a piece of jewelry gross.

Artist and crazy person Sruli Recht, who you may remember that we featured before, created this ring a while back that he covered in his own skin. If you’re wondering, no, that’s not a surgery that your average health insurance is going to cover. But he is from Europe so who knows.

He’s calls the ring the Forget Me Knot and he’s trying to sell it for 350,000 euros, which comes to $473,655. Not something that I can see myself purchasing any time ever.

In a documented one-time surgery-performance, a plastic surgeon removed a 110mm x 10mm strip of skin from the abdomen of Sruli Recht. The subcutaneous tissue and epidermis was then scraped from the dermis, which is stripped of fat by hand and blade, before being salted, and tanned with an Alum solution. The resulting leather from the dermis was prepared for use in the ring, Forget Me Knot.
Hit the jump for another angle and a video of the surgery.

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Jul 15 2014

Take that Volvo: Hyundai Comes Out with Their Own Stunt Commercial

hyundaiApparently as a response to Volvo’s commercial featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme straddling a pair of semi trucks Hyundai has come out with their own advertisement featuring brave stunt-people doing things that you shouldn’t try at home.

Here they’re demonstrating the new car’s ability to drive by itself. So they start out with drivers who then jump out of the cars. The cars don’t seem to mind and continue on driving down the road. Until the truck carrying all of the stuntmen stops in front of them and they show off their ability to also stop.

I would love a self driving car, nothing would be nicer than being able to sleep all the way to work. That may even make road trips bearable if you didn’t have to be conscious for them. One thing that this commercial did point out that I wondered about, if the car is smart enough to drive without the driver why is it not programmed to stop driving when the driver falls out? That seems like it could end up being an annoying feature.

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Jul 14 2014

Animal World Problems: Lion Cub gets Head Stuck in Dead Buffalo’s Butt

lionSome days are just not your day. You wake up and think everything is copacetic and then you step in some mystery puddle on your way to the kitchen. Then you can never get the shower to just the right temperature so you shower in a lava-hot scalding shower because you’re not about to have it to cold. Then you spend the time to make yourself a nice drink to take with you on your drive to work and leave it sitting on the table. And then it rains so you can’t even go out at lunch time and get away from your smelly office for a while.

Or maybe you’re a lion cub and you get your head stuck in the butt of a dead buffalo you are trying to make a meal of. Either way.

The latter is what we have here. Check out the video to see some poor cub with nothing but farts to breath while he has his head stuck up the hind end of his families’ lunch. The best part? The fact that the rest of the pride gives exactly zero shits about the situation and just keeps doing their own thing.

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