’90s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover models then and now. These women manage to age very beautifully. They are as pretty as the were in 90s. Amazing!
Artist Nickolay Lamm has created a series of illustrations with the help of astrobiologist and former NASA Ames Research Center employee Marilyn Vogel that depict New York City as if it were on the surface of other planets.
As part of Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary celebration, last weekend the Italian automaker unveiled the Egoista concept, a one-seat supercar with an outlandish look inspired by aircraft design. The Egoista (“Selfish” in Italian) features aluminum and carbon fiber construction, a 600 horsepower V10, and an aircraft-style cockpit that is individually tailored to the car’s owner.
Clip Nation (YouTube) has put together an amusing compilation video of creative and ridiculous ways to open a beer. Some techniques are more effective than others.
Sandwich Monsters is a project by New York-based art director Kaisa Haupt of delicious photos of creatures, animals and well-known pop culture characters built out of sandwiches.
Vietnam-based crafter Su Ami has created an array of miniature crochet animals that are small enough to sit on a fingertip. Su Ami’s Etsy Shop has everything from teeny tiny lions, tigers, and elephants to colorful squirrels, kittens, and even sock monkeys. Check them out!
In his “Tilt Shift” series, photographer Richard Silver uses a digital tilt-shift effect to turn world landmarks into miniatures. Check out some of his incredible photographs.
Pygmy Marmosets weigh about 3.5 ounces and average 5 inches in height. Given their diminutive stature, it only follows that we would want to see one consuming a bit of pasta…
Tonight at the Billboard Music Awards, Miguel decided to get a jump start on his WWE career by doing the Hogan leg drop on some poor girl. While singing his hit song "Adorn" he attempted to go from one stage to another by jumping over a crowd of people, but he ended up landing on a girl reportedly named Khyati. Khyati was alright, and Miguel was seen with her backstage (shorty was holding down an icepack though) but you know Miguel's life is never going to be the same because 38 seconds after it happened the collective Internet screamed, "LIKE WE ALWAYS DO IT THIS TIME!," got on Photoshop, and started making memes. Click ahead to see the The 10 Best Miguel Leg Drop Memes. We just hope Miguel has his lawyer on speed dial...
Nikola Tesla was the Serbian-American genius who invented the radio X-Ray, vacuum tube amplifier and other modern technological advances we can't live without. Though he died in 1943, someone made a cartoon about what would have happened if he had to pitch his vision to Silicon Alley venture capitalists. The VCs are a riot—into themselves, glued to their gadgets, and unwilling to hear Tesla's ideas beyond how they can turn a profit. It's enough to make you wonder what Steve Jobs would think. Watch the video here:
Sunday marks YouTube's eighth birthday, and by the company's own measure things have been going pretty steadily since 2005, when it launched. According to a blog on the company's site, YouTube sees more than 100 million videos uploaded to its site every minute, or more than four days worth of clips. More than 1 billion people visit the site for news, and more than millions of partners worldwide churn out content for YouTube. Among some highlights mentioned in the post are Psy's record-breaking views for the videos "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman," plus Sesame Street going global with 1 billion views. No mention of being acquired in 2006 by search giant Google, which was company's biggest purchase to date—$1.65 billion in stock. http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2013/05/heres-to-eight-great-years.html?m=1
The "I Have No Idea What I'm Doing" meme is applied to pictures of animals doing tasks they shouldn't be able to do. Typically, it's an anthropomorphized dog, which makes these adorably silly pictures perfect for people who like the Dog Fort meme. The meme started on February 27th, 2011, when The Frogman (née Ben Grelle) posted a picture of a dog doing wedding photography with the caption, "I have no idea what I'm doing." Since then, that picture and many other variations with a similar catchphrase have gone viral, most notably at Reddit. Our 30 favorite "I have no idea what I'm doing" pictures and GIFs are collected here. All pictures courtesy of Know Your Meme unless otherwise stated.
Are you tired of “sci-fi” movies that are basically just action flicks with lasers and spacecraft instead of bullets and cars? Looking for something, I dunno, a little harder? Don’t be ashamed, a lot of us nerds are. Well, it looks like the upcoming Europa Report may satisfy your hard sci-fi yearnings. The movie, about a manned mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa looks to take a fairly grounded, realistic approach to space travel. Well, until the astronauts encounter some kind of alien monsters under Europa’s ice, at which case I’m betting realism probably gives way to a lot of screaming, running and dying.
Kanye West may not be a God, but he’s at least as important as a chipped-away Coca-Cola logo from the 1940s. This is currently happening in 10 countries around the world.
I have a confession to make. It’s something I should have said awhile ago, especially to a bunch of strangers on the Internet. I…have been cheating on my fiancée. I didn’t mean to, I love her so much, but she was working late one night and I was at home all by lonesome, bored out of my mind…and, well, I watched the entirety of Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? on Netflix Instant without her. I’M SO SORRY, HONEY. It’s only now do I realize the irony. Apparently I’m not the only committing digital adultery, though: according to studies released by Netflix, 51% of those in a relationship would cheat on their lover by streaming a TV show they agreed to watch together before their partner had a chance to watch it. And more than 28 million already have. More cold, hard facts:
Even at the risk of sounding like Tony Robbins, I believe the key to getting into secret parties is: confidence. Act like you belong there, or better yet, pretend you’re the bodyguard for someone famous like Gwyneth Paltrow, who was in Shallow Hal with…“banana-fingered self-help guru” Tony Robbins. *hears Inception music played by farts* That’s how “gonzagtv” crept his way into an exclusive Cannes party, which had “lots of of champagne, lot of beautiful women…but in fact it was very boring.” If only the event had been for Shallow Hal 2: Tit for Fat.
Of the hundreds of reasons why NBC's The Office was so beloved and so great for so long, the one that always stuck out the most was its reliability. We've all been there: sh*tty job, sh*tty town, sh*tty boss, sh*tty life. For most of us, life isn't going to be easy; you have to make the most of a bad situation, a point Jim Halpert brought up during the talking head montage at the end of last night's The Office's series finale. "Everything I have," he said, speaking as much to the camera crew as himself, "I owe to this job...this stupid, wonderful, boring, amazing job." There was a lot of "stupid" and "boring" in "Finale," but there was just as much, if not more, "wonderful" and "amazing." We want good things to happen to the people we've spent nine years with, and nearly everyone was given their happy endings: Michael has kids with Holly, Dwight and Angela are married, Jim and Pam are moving to Austin for Athlead, excuse me, Athleap, Stanley's officially changed his name to Florida Stanley. But much of the episode felt a little too convenient (since when are Dwight and Kevin friends?), too self-congratulatory (the crowd cheering for Andy, even though we're the crowd and would boo that Baby Wawa; plus, that Auto-Tune remix yikes), too mawkish (Erin reuniting with her birth parents) for it to be truly great. Then again, even at its best, The Office, with its tricky mix of heart of humor, was always slightly sloppy. That was often part of its charm, though; if the show had been too perfect, it wouldn't have resonated the way it did, and this rose-colored episode was "too perfect." (I initially didn't like the Michael Scott appearance because of how inconsequential it felt, until I realized that was the point: he's not the Michael Scott we know anymore; he finally realized not all parties are for him.) "Finale" may have played well in the moment, but I don't think it's one of The Office's greatest moments. But hey, at least we'll have seasons two-seven to come on back to, and yes, that's what she said.
No one acts as hard as William Shatner. I don't mean the kind of hard where someone like Daniel Day-Lewis will spends months, if not years researching, then becoming their character — I mean hard as in HARD. William Shatner doesn't act; he ACTS. He chews scenery the way James Doohan did sandwiches, and that's why we love him. As opposed to certain other Star Trek: The Original Series actors, it's unlikely Shatner will ever appear in one of the rebooted Star Trek films, which is a damn shame; Shatner vs. Peter Weller would have been great. Anyway, here are 10 of James T. Kirk's greatest AAAACCCCCCTTTTTTIIIINNNNNNGGGG GIFs.
Guys. GUYS. Quit your fighting. There’s plenty of Iron Throne to go around. Robb, Joffrey, Stannis, Daenerys, Senile Sadie, you all think you’re the one and only who should be leading the Seven Kingdoms. But you’re wrong, oh so wrong. In fact, as punishment for all the bloodshed and misery you’ve caused (R.I.P. Renly and, oh yeah, all those bastard King’s Landing babies), I’m calling my boy George R.R. Martin to let him know that none of you will ever sit on that horribly uncomfortable looking mess of metal and blister blood. This is how Game of Thrones should end.
As you probably remember and will never forget, Patton Oswalt broke the Internet last month when NBC released a video of him filibustering on Parks and Recreation about Star Wars, The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, and X-Men…for nine whole minutes. It was the most spectacularly Patton Oswalt’y thing Patton Oswalt’s ever done, not to mention the first time in *checks math* forever Star Wars has deserved to be slobbered over. His tirade has now been improved, though, thanks to the work of “iZacLess” who animated the entire sequence. If Star Wars Episode VII doesn’t look EXACTLY like the banner image, I am going to be furious.
As much as I love Star Trek, the original series, the acting in Star Trek: Into Darkness, the movie, is about 34,294 times better (number provided by Mr. Spock). Chris Pine’s William Shatner is better than William Shatner’s William Shatner, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto are given more to do as Uhura and Spock then Nichelle Nichols and Leonard Nimoy ever did, and Alice Eve, well, I don’t want to spoil anything, but Alice. Eve. The one major exception: Hikaru Sulu. John Cho is a very good actor, but no one can play the Enterprise’s helmsman with such delicious delight as George Takei. His slinky “oh my” is a thing of legend, and as we’ve highlighted time and time again, he’s making the Internet a better place to be. BuzzFeed had the wise idea to get Takei, one of the world’s foremost gay rights advocates, to respond to anti-gay protestors who attended the Prop 8/DOMA hearings outside the Supreme Court in March. He’s as good at shaming bigots as he is at fencing.
What the heck is going on in Canada? First, Rob Ford and now, the video below, taken from the Memorial Cup, in which “some local Canadian female anthem singer had to do both the Canadian and American anthems and BUTCHERED the American anthem, forgot words, made up words, sang words in the wrong places.” It’s painful to get through and a decent excuse if America ever needs a reason to invade Canada. FYI: the teams playing in the Memorial Cup (a junior hockey tournament): the Halifax Mooseheads and the Portland Winterhawks, because apparently the Saskatoon Denimbeavers were disqualified for OD’ing on maple syrup.
Your GIFs and selfies, they now belong to Yahoo. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the “Yahoo board has approved a deal to pay $1.1 billion in cash for the blogging site Tumblr.” All Things D has the specifics: Yahoo has been mulling a deal with the hip blogging site…Sources said that the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s CEO Marissa Mayer has decided that buying Tumblr was going to be “the stake in the ground of what her strategy is going forward for Yahoo.” And that’s to attract younger audiences with the kind of user-generated content Tumblr has pioneered to huge growth.
It’s easy to bag on Saturday Night Live for their musical guests, but just as the “SNL isn’t as funny as it used to be” argument is played out and incorrect, history often looks kindly at the artists the show books. Take, for instance, last year: yes, there was the Karmin fiasco and One Direction should never have performed on the same stage that Fear once did and Lana Del Rey hadn’t yet thawed out of her accidental ice shell, but otherwise, solid. Radiohead, the Black Keys, Robyn, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay, Jack White, the Shins, Arcade Fire, Usher, the Rolling Stones — even if you don’t like a lot of those bands (*coughcoldplaycough*), it’s not as if they were unworthy of performing on SNL. In a year, when we look back at season 38 of SNL, which ended last night, how many miscues will we count? Justin Bieber, definitely, and probably Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and fun.; otherwise, not too shabby. Rarely spectacular, usually good, briefly awful, not unlike SNL itself. Here are seven of the season’s best performances.