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Drawing on Instagram Cats with Purrfectly Charming Results

Tuesday 09.17.2013 , Posted by

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We all know that every cat has an exceedingly unique personality. Was your feline friend intended for something greater than leaping great heights or shredding curtains… perhaps being an astronaut or demolition expert? Sometimes these things are obvious, and sometimes we need a little help. Amanda Coffelt and her cat Bob are here for us, setting out to enhance the feline world on Instagram, one picture at a time. Their project idraw_on_cats has seen Bob and many of his friends transformed into their alter egos with just the touch of a pen. [Read more...]

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Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People from Celebrity Photographer Matt Hoyle

Saturday 08.24.2013 , Posted by

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Celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle’s new book Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People reads like a veritable who’s-who of hilarious talent. He’s got 130 portraits ranging from classic icons like Steve Martin, Dick Van Dyke and Carol Burnett, to today’s breakout stars like Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman and Steve Carell. As you can see, Hoyle doesn’t stick to one type of comedy or comedian. There are stand up artists, viral video successes, late night TV hosts, and film stars… anyone who has devoted their life to being funny. [Read more...]

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Beard Magic: When Your Facial Hair Has a Life of Its Own, and Also Gives You Vegetables

Wednesday 08.21.2013 , Posted by

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Beards are awesome, in the old sense of the word. Like when you can hardly breath it is so awesome. Like when you might faint, fall over and land on the dog from the pure awesomeness. Minneapolis-based photographer Ben Garvin knows this and just released an absolutely fantastic and wacky stop-motion video called Magic Beard. He did the whole thing using the iPhone app Stop Motion Studio, and that’s all we’re going to tell you about it… take a safe seat and watch to the end! [Read more...]

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Brilliant Use of Vine App: Guy Uses #Magic to Make Things Disappear, Including His Son

Wednesday 08.14.2013 , Posted by

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Using a mirror, his son and a cell phone, Toronto-based Vine user JehReh is about to make some waves with his series of mirror magic tricks.

Twitter’s Vine app has undoubtedly opened the floodgates for creatives to enjoy a new non-stationary medium to express themselves. Using the ambiance of the mirror and a normal bedroom, JehReh flicks his wrist to make his son appear and disappear. This particular piece of content has already been Tweeted over 3,000 times and has raised some serious awareness to an overall spectacular, must-follow Vine account.

Here’s a look at his son disappearing, as well as some other choice videos from the new-media auteur [Read more...]

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Menswear Dog Will Keep You Up on the Latest Fashion Trends

Tuesday 08.13.2013 , Posted by

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Have you ever looked through a male fashion magazine and wondered, what would that outfit look like on a real, down-to-Earth individual rather than that manorexic model who takes himself way too seriously? Look no further because Menswear Dog has exactly what you’re looking for- style, grace, charm, handsome looks, and the confidence to pull off every outfit he tries on. Menswear Dog presents the latest mens fashions for every occassion along with links to purchase all of his favorite clothing and accessories. [Read more...]

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A Day In the Lives of Houseflies: Art by Flychelangelo

Monday 08.05.2013 , Posted by

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With an average lifespan of 15 to 25 days, houseflies know they need to seize the day. “YOLO” they say as they hop around from food to tasty piles of dung, buzzing around your picnics, but there is a part of their lives they like to keep secret, which artist Flychelangelo has brought to life. Using dead fly corpses, he places them in humorous scenes like waiting in line for the restroom, running track, fly pyramids, sunbathing, and public urination. [Read more...]

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Classical Cats Dressed In Gentleman’s Wear

Wednesday 07.31.2013 , Posted by

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While many cats have an elitist attitude as if they were royalty, few have actually dressed the part…until now. Uzbek artist Eldar Zakirov has created this hilarious series of cats in seriously regal gentlemen attire. The series, which he calls The Hermitage Court was created for Hermitage Magazine and features a Chamber Herald, Waiter, Moor, and Outrunner uniform, all with holes for tails of course. The costumes in Zakriov’s digital paintings are detailed as exquisitely as the perfectly kept whiskers of the noble cats wearing them. Though I’m much more of a dog person, I would not mind seeing one of these cats drinking tea on the fainting couch in my parlor (if I had one). With their refined style and chivalrous manners, they could teach the cats of today a few lessons. [Read more...]

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Real-Life Griswold Family Builds Truckster Station Wagon & Drives to Walt Disney World!

Monday 07.29.2013 , Posted by

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With a name like Griswold, you’re bound to hear a few National Lampoon jokes going around. That was the case for one Georgia family… but they’re having the last laugh. Steve (not Clark) Griswold and his family are now the proud owners of a real-life Wagon Queen Family Truckster, the same amazing wagon from National Lampoon’s Vacation. Their first stop? Instead of hitting up the fictional Walley World, the family headed to Walt Disney World for their first outing. Don’t get stuck under a semi! [Read more...]

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Nicolas Cage Has Become a Disney Princess

Friday 07.26.2013 , Posted by

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Just when you thought Nicolas Cage couldn’t play anything more weird/bizarre/strange/odd, he’s showing up around the web as Disney’s iconic Princesses. What’s better than Nick Cage’s face on Ariel from The Little Mermaid? Nothing. That’s what. He wants to be part of your world. Get over it. [Read more...]

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Casablanca the Wedding? Movie Poster Invitations!

Tuesday 07.23.2013 , Posted by

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Alright, humor us and read this in your best movie trailer voice: “This summer, two lovers experience the wedding of their dreams. It’s a love fit for the silver screen, coming soon to a chapel near you.” That’s kind of the gist behind the wedding of Josh Watson and Rachel Van Der Merwe that took place recently… and more importantly the movie style announcements. With the help of Jordan Kapono Nakamura they remixed a few famous movie posters to announce their wedding and reception… creating such perfect likenesses they even fool Google image search! [Read more...]

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