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22 Jul 17:29

‘Ingress’, An Augmented-Reality Game About Mysterious Energy Sources by Google’s Niantic Labs

by Rollin Bishop

Ingress is an augmented-reality game by Google’s Niantic Labs that focuses on the control and manipulation of “mysterious energy sources” at landmarks, public art, and similar locations. Players are split between two factions — “The Enlightened” that want to embrace this energy, and “The Resistance” that wants to safeguard humanity from it — and must work together to accomplish more difficult tasks that can’t be accomplished alone.

Ingress initially released on Android in 2013, and is now available on iOS.

A mysterious energy has been unearthed by a team of scientists in Europe. The origin and purpose of this force is unknown, but some researchers believe it is influencing the way we think. We must control it or it will control us.

Ingress

Ingress

Ingress

Ingress

images via Ingress

Thanks Eddie Codel!

22 Jul 15:30

‘Lessons Learned’, A Live-Action Puppet Film Directed by the Man That Played the Baby in Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’

by Brian Heater
Christopher Lantz

Guh, I think I just jizzed mah pants.

“Lessons Learned” is a short live-action puppet film directed by puppeteer Toby Froud, son of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth designers Brian and Wendy Froud, who also played the kidnapped child Toby in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. The short, which is executive produced by IBEX Puppetry creative director Heather Henson, follows the story of a young boy who is transported to a fantasy world.

Froud, who worked as a puppeteer on ParaNorman, spoke to The Portland Monthly Mag about his lifelong history with puppets during the short’s June 2014 premier.

I have vivid memories of goblins’ faces and strange creatures and chaos around me that could just be from growing up in the house I lived in, or from seeing the film as many times as I have, or it could be remembering the puppets that were in front of me. I’m not sure.

via The Portland Monthly Mag

22 Jul 20:32

The Great Life Lessons That We Can Learn From Video Games by Dorkly

by Justin Page

Video Game

Julia Lepetit of Dorkly has created a series of illustrations that visualize the great life lessons that we can learn from video games. The entire collection of illustrations can be viewed at Dorkly.

The Legend of Zelda

Skyrim

The Last of Us

images via Dorkly

22 Jul 18:00

This Teddy Bear Has Arisen

This Teddy Bear Has Arisen

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Tagged: bears , dogs , creepy , gifs , mindwarp , teddy bear
15 Jul 12:30

Vampire Monkey

Vampire Monkey

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Tagged: apes , critters , gifs , yikes , teeth
21 Jul 18:00

I'm Ready

I'm Ready

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Tagged: cute , dogs , swings
15 Jul 21:30

*burp* Oh! Excuse me! (Penny was really wolfing it down.)



*burp* Oh! Excuse me!

(Penny was really wolfing it down.)

15 Jul 20:00

Wasn't it Nice When They Only Transmitted Sound?

16 Jul 21:30

Find a Sexy Adult Shibe Near You

Find a Sexy Adult Shibe Near You

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Tagged: funny , online dating , shibe , doge , dating
18 Jul 11:30

Richard Stevens of Diesel Sweeties on the Five Facebook Posts You'll Never See

Christopher Lantz

Indeed and yet.... ask and you shall receive. This comic makes mah brainz happy. In a fantasy sort of way.

19 Jul 16:00

Close Enough

14 Jul 21:00

ghoulnextdoor: Ghostly installation for St George’s church by...

14 Jul 20:25

Host John Oliver Tackles the Income Inequality Debate on ‘Last Week Tonight’

by Rollin Bishop
Christopher Lantz

John Oliver does a really good job of describing the situation.

Host John Oliver tackled the income inequality debate on a recent episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Specifically, Oliver commends the optimism of the people of the United States while also pointing out a particularly terrible downside.

11 Jul 14:16

What If Google Search Were a Real Person, Part 3

by Rollin Bishop
Christopher Lantz

The bit about the Boston bomber especially.

CollegeHumor returns for another round of a theoretical world where Google’s search engine is actually a person that everyone consults. In the latest video, Google takes a trip to the Deep Web, looks for pictures of Sonic the Hedgehog, and attempts to help someone determine if vaccines cause autism.


Part 1


Part 2

14 Jul 15:00

You Might Get a Sneak Peek After Eating Some Bacon

You Might Get a Sneak Peek After Eating Some Bacon

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Tagged: dogs , movies , puns
10 Jul 12:00

Looking Foxy

Looking Foxy

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Tagged: brush , fox , grooming , gifs
07 Jul 13:00

Diablo’s Witch Doctor Costume

by Amy Ratcliffe

Diablo witch doctor

Diablo III’s Witch Doctor is one creepy looking character, and Instructables user andysmeech did an excellent job translating it from screen to real life. He used a combination of everyday objects like wire clothes hangers and building materials such as expanding foam to achieve the finished look. Here’s how he made the head piece:

As you can see I saved the hassle of having like 18 steps on this project by stitching the images together for your pleasure [pictured below]. The first image to the left is my backbone to the whole mask. I started by buying a cheap plastic mask. Attached to the plastic mask is a paper towel role with a wired clothes hanger through it to make the long horns, two cardboard nub horns and an added forehead piece, and sideburn armor. Everything is taped to hold it in place. the next image (top right) is the back bone covered in Great Stuff – it is a spray insulation foam from the hardware store. Once I covered the mask with foam I let it dry for a whole day. Once it was dry I started to carve the foam to take shape of the face and horns. Once I was was done the carving I painted the mask with spray paint and acrylics.

He said the small details really made this costume. He made the ear plugs and bone piercing with modeling clay and painted them with acrylic. The neck piece was made from rope, and he used a piece of a cheap curtain to make the tassel pendant. The potion bottles are plastic bottles filled with food coloring and water.

witch doctor in progress

Read more at Instructables.

10 Jul 22:39

insanelygaming: "We go forward." Created...

Christopher Lantz

That's the way life moves.





















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"We go forward."

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08 Jul 22:26

"That woman in there, that’s not who you are." “That’s exactly...





















"That woman in there, that’s not who you are."
That’s exactly who I am.”
08 Jul 14:38

Skilled Martial Artist Performs a Taekwondo Quadruple Kick and Nails All Four Targets Before Landing Back on His Feet

by Justin Page

YouTube user Ali Raza has uploaded a video of a skilled martial artist performing an epic Taekwondo quadruple kick and nailing all four targets before landing back on his feet.

via Viral Viral Videos

08 Jul 17:30

‘The Zero Theorem’ US Trailer

by Russ Fischer

Zero Theorem US trailer

There’s a new US trailer for Terry Gilliam‘s latest film, The Zero Theorem, and some release info for the US, too. After months in limbo the movie finally has a Stateside release date of August 19th for digital and VOD, with a theatrical release set for September 19. Christoph Waltz stars as a troubled man tasked with a potentially impossible problem, and Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton and Matt Damon all play roles as well. Check out the new Zero Theorem US trailer below.Sure, the film has been dinged in overseas release, and there are things in this trailer (and in all of the trailers, really) that makes me feel some concern for the film. But still, I’m still going to give Gilliam a shot, as he’s one of the last true maverick weirdos working on a big scale. 

Trailer via Apple.

Acclaimed director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) returns with the visually stunning sci-fi epic The Zero Theorem, starring Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz as Qohen, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius. Living in isolation, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life – or the complete lack of one—once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including the flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), his unpredictable supervisor Job (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it’s only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he’s able to understand his own reason for being.

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The post ‘The Zero Theorem’ US Trailer appeared first on /Film.

09 Jul 17:14

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Teaser #2: A Message From District 13

by Angie Han

The Hunger Games Mockingjay

The first teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 took the form of a video message from the Capitol, in which President Snow (Donald Sutherland) cloaked his threats to the rebels in platitudes about peace and unity. In the second teaser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the rebels fight back with a message of their own. Watch it after the jump.

Lionsgate / the Capitol / District 13 unveiled the video on YouTube.

Seeing Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) by Snow’s side in the last video was chilling enough, but the new video ups the ante by putting Johanna (Jena Malone) up there as well. It’s a heartbreaking transformation for a girl who spent her pre-Games interview screaming obscenities at those responsible for the Quarter Quell. Fortunately for them, help may be on the way as Beetee (Jeffrey Wright) has apparently found a way to hack into the system.

Francis Lawrence returns to direct the third installment of the Hunger Games series, which once again stars Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Sam Claflin, and Liam Hemsworth. Julianne Moore joins the cast this time as the leader of District 13. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens November 21, followed by Part 2 on November 20, 2015.

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

The post ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Teaser #2: A Message From District 13 appeared first on /Film.

08 Jul 13:25

forsakenauthor: uguu: the future is now why is this...



forsakenauthor:

uguu:

the future is now

why is this hilarious

This kind of reminds me of my accuracy in the kitchen, haha.

07 Jul 20:03

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08 Jul 13:26

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07 Jul 16:59

A Musicless Version of the Music Video for Elvis Presley’s ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ Dubbed With Odd Guitar & Vocal Sounds

by Justin Page
Christopher Lantz

I love these.

Mario Wienerroither recently stripped all of the groovy-sounding music out of the music video for “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley. He then dubbed over the video with odd guitar and vocal sounds. We’ve previously written about Mario and his ongoing series of musicless music videos.

Here is the original music video for comparison:

07 Jul 13:25

Batman bow-tie/hair-bow

by Cory Doctorow


The Leather Bat Bow from Dulcecalaveritas can work as a hair-bow or a bow-tie, if that's how you swing. (via Oh Gizmo)

06 Jul 20:00

Curious Tanuki are Looking at You

Curious Tanuki are Looking at You

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Tagged: cute , curious , raccoon dog , tanuki
06 Jul 04:33

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Model: L.Shima
Photographer: William Hundley
Body Paint: Jessa Peters

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04 Jul 16:40

feministprinc3ss: i want this framed and above my bed tbh



feministprinc3ss:

i want this framed and above my bed tbh