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01 Feb 02:55

Carl's Jnr Free Food for a Year to First 50 People through The Doors (Feb 2) - Bateau Bay NSW

by captnrosco

It begins.

Carl's Jnr Free Food for a Year to First 50 People through The Doors (Feb 2) - Bateau Bay NSW

To mark the opening of the Bateau Bay store — which cost nearly $2 million to set up — on the Central Coast, the first 50 people through the doors at 10am will get a book of vouchers to eat free for a year.

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05 Feb 23:59

A 'Friday Night Lights' 10-Year Reunion is Happening!

The ATX Television Festival has announced that they will be hosting a Friday Night Lights 10-year cast reunion this June in Austin, Texas. The "Panther Field" meet up will take place on a giant Texas football field and will include a pep-rally, live music, tailgating and photo opportunities with cast members.

Last year's Gilmore Girls reunion at the ATX Festival saw many of the show's key players show up for the event, however, the Friday Night Lights cast members who will be attending this years event have not yet been announced.

The ATX Television Festival runs from June 9-12th.

Source Source

I'm going to need the big players to show up for this one, I'm looking at you Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch, Zach Gilfrod, Scott Porter, Michael B. Jordan, Gauis Charles
03 Feb 18:29

This is Amazing: Dead-On Celebrity Impressions by Ross Marquand vol. 2


This guy is really good!

Direct link:


His Ewan! That Michael Caine! Or Nicholson! Juan Jamón!
30 Jan 12:49

rubyetc:please help me from myself 


please help me from myself 

02 Feb 02:19

Photos of the new He-Man figure

by (John)

LOL, idiots. Don't they know He-man action figures aren't meant to have points of articulation?

28 Jan 19:23

Chester Cheetah welcomes the sexual advances of furries rejected by Tony the Tiger

Tony the Tiger has become somewhat of an icon to the furry community, which has lead to many furries sending him sexual advances on Twitter. As a result Tony has blocked many furries on his timeline (including those who did not contact him) and wrote the following message.

As a result, Tony's rival Chester Cheetah has stepped in.

Chester has even flirted with some furries.


31 Jan 02:09

Masters of the Universe illustrations

by (John)
22 Jan 03:58

Breaking News! Mariah Carey Is Engaged To Billionaire, James Packer



#BREAKING: @MariahCarey is ENGAGED to James Packer!!

— TMZ (@TMZ) January 22, 2016

What a night for engagements! James popped the question at a private dinner in NYC, where he gathered some of their closest friends. No word on a wedding date yet. Congratulations to the Songbird Supreme!

Thank you calinewarkwc69 for the tip!

17 Dec 18:49

Which two comedians are the voice of BB-8?

Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz (Jean-Ralphio)!!!

Wait a minute... who played the voice of BB-8 in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'?

— HitFix (@HitFix) December 16, 2015

You're looking at a bonafide BB8 voice over consultant. And nothing makes me happier. This movie is amazing.

— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) December 15, 2015


21 Jan 16:07

Star Wars News: Working Title & Whistleblower Spills the T on THAT Rey Merchandising Controversy


This just in: toy industry is still terrible.

Following on from the Pathetic Flimsy Excuses of toy companies (such as ‘Has-Bro’) regarding the general lack of Rey [No Current Last Name] merchandise, and the market saturated by emo manchild Kylo Ren (known also by ONTD geneticists everywhere as "Surely He Can’t Be Related To THEM!") merch from toys to clothes to homewares, an Industry Insider lifts the lid on bullshit nonsense glorified spoiler cut claims.

The Insider spoke to Sweatpants & Coffee on the condition of anonymity lest the Disney Hit Squad come kill them in the night, stating that despite the claims that leaving saviour of us all, Mother of Droids, Reysus Christ out of mass merchandising was due to keeping us all 'spoiler free', it was in fact entirely deliberate and a symptom of outdated gendered thinking.

tl;dr - it was somehow thought that consumers would relate more to Kylo Ren than Rey, and companies were deliberately instructed to exclude Rey from key merchandising.

-As we’re all well aware, it is next to impossible to find Rey merchandise, particularly when every shop is drowning in First Order Kylo Ren propaganda, trying to make us buy into their Empire-nostalgic totalitarian new galactic order claptrap.

An Industry Insider, who attended the confidential meetings in January 2015 in which toy and merchandise vendors descended upon Lucasfilm’s offices in San Francisco to pitch their product tie-in ideas, has spoken out.
Company reps presented, pitched, discussed and agreed upon product prototypes, and according to this very Insider, the seeds of the current Rey controversy were sown there and then.

The Insider has revealed that during those meetings initial products were presented to Lucasfilm PROMINENTLY featuring Main Character Rey, and that whilst discussions were initially very positive, as meetings wore one "one or more Sith minions individuals raised concerns" about the presence of a female character in SW products – eventually the product vendors were directed to EXCLUDE Rey from all SW-related merchandising.
The Insider was told "We know what sells [...] no boy wants to be given a product with a female character on it."

Lucasfilm have not responded to requests for comment.

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It is becoming increasingly apparent that the gendered perceptions of the marketers is totally out of touch with consumer taste and demand – as the Insider says, the directive is very clear: "Maintain the sharp boy/girl product division. Marginalize girl characters in items not specifically marketed as girl-oriented."

-Read on at Source #1 for an in-depth discussion about the history and sociology of gendered toy merchandising from a leading academic expert...

-John Marcotte, founder of Heroic Girls (a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting positive strong role models for young women) reportedly spoke to Disney and says that they were "completely blindsided" by reaction to new characters.

"They put a huge investment into marketing and merchandizing the Kylo Ren character. They presumed he would be the big breakout role from the film. They were completely surprised when it was Rey everyone identified with and wanted to see more of. Now they’re stuck with vast amounts of Kylo Ren product that is not moving, and a tidal wave of complaints about a lack of Rey items."

-Companies are desperately playing catch up, and will be looking to push out more Rey products to meet demand and save their messy asses. They say they are "thrilled by the popularity of this compelling character”, but lbr they are one part freaking out, one part pressed that their Dark Side propaganda isn’t selling like they wanted, and one part ready to take advantage of our desire to fill our lives with All Things Rey.

-In other news, the working title of Future ONTD Critics Awards 2017 Film of the Year Star Wars: Episode VIII has been (possibly) revealed.

The working title was revealed in a casting/extras/photo doubles call by MovieCastingCall, as reported in ‘Trusted Reviews’.

~"Star Wars: SPACE BEAR!"~

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Sources: Sweatpants & Coffee & Trusted Reviews

Hope this is ok now, Mods!
Are you or the children you know victims of gendered toy socialisation, ONTD?
13 Jan 01:49

'Save the Last Dance' Turns 15 Years Old Today


I felt myself ageing as I read this.

Save The Last Dance celebrates its 15th anniversary today.

Posted by E! Online on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Save The Last Dance turns 15 today. This was my first date ever, I was in sixth grade (and I wore red pleather pants omg)! Who else loves this movie?

16 Jan 22:41

In Predictable News, Tina Fey & Ronda Roussey To Star In “Do Nothing Bitches” Comedy

Tina Fey, @RondaRousey Team for 'Do Nothing Bitches' at Universal

— TheWrap (@TheWrap) January 16, 2016

- Fey will star and produce, Roussey will co-star.
- Sisters screenwriter Paula Pell will write to script.
- the 'female empowerment comedy' will be inspired by Roussey's infamous "Do Nothing Bitches" manifesto, which has been watched over 3 millions times on YouTube, was featured during a Beyoncé show, and has led to the sell of 57,000 t-shirts.

Read more about this upcoming feminist opus at the wrap.
11 Jan 18:55

Star Wars Han Solo spinoff: Actor shortlist revealed

#StarWars Han Solo spinoff: Actor shortlist revealed (EXCLUSIVE)

— Variety (@Variety) January 11, 2016

The actor shortlist include Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Logan Lerman and more. Apparently they're looking for actors in their early to mid 20's.

source: variety
02 Jan 20:43

Guru Josh Passes Away at 51


Sorry, Shara :(

Guru Josh -- Rave Pioneer Dead at 51

— TMZ (@TMZ) January 2, 2016

-Was suffering from depression during Christmas
-Reports suggest it was suicide
-Manager found his body Sunday (Dec 27) in the morning in the apartment they shared in Ibiza

For those of you who don't know him, you may recognize one of the most iconic house songs ever produced by him...

Sources 1 & 2
R.I.P. :(
27 Dec 18:46

A Carved Graphite Train on Tracks Emerges from Inside a Carpenter’s Pencil

by Christopher Jobson

All photos courtesy Cindy Chinn

We’ve seen a number of artists working with pencil leads over the last few years, where the narrow dimensions of graphite are carved into minuscule objects. This recent piece by Nebraska-based artist Cindy Chinn is particularly ingenious, an entire carpenter’s pencil is turned into a tiny train, trestle, and bridge. “This piece was designed using straight lead pieces for the rails, with the tiny carved train placed and securely glued on top of the rails,” Chinn shares. “The train engine is only 3/16″ of an inch tall. The pencil is 5-5/8″ long and mounted in a wood shadowbox frame as shown in the photos.”

You can see more of Chinn’s pencil carving work on her website and on Etsy. See more pencil carving fun from Salavat Fidai, Diem Chau, and Dalton Ghetti. (via Laughing Squid)





22 Dec 21:15


09 Dec 19:57

Newly Restored Photos of Shackleton’s Fateful Antarctic Voyage Offer Unprecedented Details of Survival

by Christopher Jobson

The ship of my dreams: full of dogs.

This photo was taken when the crew felt they had a good chance of freeing the trapped Endurance from the sea ice of the Weddell Sea, so they put the sails up. As we know, this and other attempts failed, and realizing the ship wasn’t moving Hurley went onto the ice to take this photograph. New details of sea ice have been revealed. Photo by Frank Hurley 1914-1917. Single use permission from the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers.

In what may be one of history’s most famous successful failures, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and 27 other men set out on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1914 to make what they hoped would be the first land crossing of Antarctica. The crew had hardly reached the continent when their ship was swallowed and crushed by ice. Freezing in unfathomably cold conditions, all 28 men survived for nearly 17 months in makeshift camps in a desperate trek back to civilization. Despite losing their ship, expedition photographer Frank Hurley was able to save his camera equipment, working in incredibly difficult conditions to document their plight. Nearly 100 years to the day of the ship sinking the Royal Geographic Society (RGS) has mounted the Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley, an exhibition of newly digitized images that provide incredible detail to the day-to-day life of the group of adventurers and survivors.

After 80 years of storing the original glass plate and celluloid negatives, RGS along with the Institute of British Geographers (IBG) has digitized over 90 images for the public. Due to enlargement, the photos reveal detail that had not been previously seen, like in the image of six crewmen huddled around the fire below. Previously, only five men were visible in the image, but after digitization it is now possible to make out a sixth man through the thick smoke of the flame.

Photo by Frank Hurley 1914-1917. Single use permission from the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers.

Photo by Frank Hurley 1914-1917. Single use permission from the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers.

Photo by Frank Hurley 1914-1917. Single use permission from the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers.

Photo by Frank Hurley 1914-1917. Single use permission from the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers.

Even modern photography would have been difficult in the antarctic conditions, but for Hurley it was nearly impossible. Glass plates were extremely heavy and would force the boat to carry unnecessary weight. In Hurley’s book “Argonauts of the South” written after the journey, he explained that he often had to risk his life to protect the plates. In one story, a time came to choose between tossing the plates or surplus food overboard. Hurley dumped the food.

Complete darkness was also a difficulty during the trip. This forced Hurley to light his subjects with flares, juggling a red hot flame while he manipulated a heavy camera. The effect of the technique was nothing short of cinematic, the image below showcasing the ship Endurance like a brilliant specter just before its fateful sinking.

Iconic shot of the Endurance lit by flares at night. Photo by Frank Hurley 1914-1917. Single use permission from the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers.

Wearing full polar clothing and gathered under the bow of the ship, photographed and filmed by Frank Hurley, probably on 1 September 1915. Glass Plate Negative: 6¼” x 4¾” (16cm x 12cm). Single use permission from the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers.

Ernest Shackleton at Ocean Camp. Glass Plate Negative, 8 ½” x 6 ¼” (21.5cm x 16cm). Photo by Frank Hurley. Single use permission from the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers.

Photo by Frank Hurley 1914-1917. Single use permission from the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers.

Photo by Frank Hurley 1915. Single use permission from the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers.

Photo by Frank Hurley 1914-1917. Single use permission from the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers.

Each photograph of the expedition is both a testament to Shackleton’s ability to lead and will to survive, as well as to Hurley’s contribution to the canon of photography. To learn more about Shackleton’s fateful voyage check out the book Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage. If you want to explore the newly digitized images in person, make sure to catch the Enduring Eye which runs through February 28, 2016 at the Royal Geographic Society in London. The exhibition will then have a voyage of its own and travel to the US, Canada, and Australia. (via Al Jazeera)

13 Dec 06:05

Keep The Change - Mens



Vendor: RIPT Apparel
Type: T-Shirts
Price: 16.00 - 21.00 (8 variants)

4.5 oz. 100% ring spun cotton 30/1's fine knit jersey, tubular construction, ribbed crew taped neck and shoulders with double needle sleeves and bottom hem. Tear Anywhere label. Dischargeable. Heather - 90% Cotton/10% Polyester.
08 Dec 17:25

Earthships: Meet a Community in New Mexico Living in Incredible Off-The-Grid Homes Built From Trash

by Christopher Jobson

Fresh out of architectural school in 1972, Michael Reynolds immediately started to question much of what he had just learned. Why build houses with trees when forests are something we want to preserve? Why pay for electricity, water, and heat when all of it can be provided off-the-grid using existing materials and renewable resources like wind, rain, and solar?

Reynolds set out to design a home built from dirt, tires, aluminum cans and other repurposed objects and so successful others began to take notice. Now, an entire community lives in these unusual homes called ‘Earthships’ in Taos, New Mexico. Filmmakers Flora Lichtman and Katherine Wells recently stopped by to learn more. (via Devour)








29 Sep 06:30

The Science of Why We Sleep and What Happens Inside Our Brains When We Do

by Maria Popova

What your brain’s chemical lullaby has to do with how screens are making you perennially tired.

“Something nameless hums us into sleep,” the poet Mark Strand wrote in his beautiful ode to dreams. But what is that nameless something, exactly? By now, scientists know that sleep obeys our complex internal clocks, affects our every waking moment, and even tames our negative emotions. But even as they’re beginning to shed light on what happens while we sleep, they don’t yet know why we evolved to sleep in the first place.

In this fascinating short video, PBS’s Joe Hanson explores the mysteries of sleep, synthesizing science from David Randall’s excellent Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep (public library) and other scientific curiosities, from how tiny ocean-dwelling worms explain our brains’ response to daylight and darkness to Edison’s power-napping strategy for success.

Sleep might be the single most important behavior that humans and other animals experience.

Complement with the chronobiology of why you’re so tired, the science of sleep and the teenage brain, and the relationship between dreaming and depression, then revisit this visualization of famous writers’ sleep habits vs. creative output.

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28 Nov 22:53

rubyetc: good boy


good boy

02 Dec 12:48

New Embroidered Landscapes That Cascade off the Wall by Ana Teresa Barboza

by Christopher Jobson


Ana Teresa Barboza (previously) produces embroidered landscapes with wandering streams that break the fourth wall, jumping off their 2D structures and cascading to the floor in waterfalls of blues and greens. The remaining landscape Barboza keeps in black and white, focusing the viewer’s eye on the vibrant colors that compose the rushing water rather than the surrounding mountains and rocks.

Recently the artist has begun to embroider on top of images, collaborating with photographs instead of producing the entire scene. For these particular pieces her yarn remains organized when it trails off the work, each color tightly wound into separate spools that rest above or beside the piece. In this way it seems as if she is neatly categorizing the shades of the ocean, dissecting the hues that comprise the water’s high and lowlights.

With this focus on color it makes sense that the Peruvian artist has an education in painting, she studied the subject at Pontifical Catholic University in her hometown of Lima. The work featured here was originally in her solo exhibition “Volver a Mirar” at Now Contemporary Art in Miami, Florida in late 2014. You can see more of her embroidered land and seascapes on her website here.








04 Dec 03:19

Link roundup

by (John)

You know I can't drive on your ghost streets, bru.

1. The ghost streets of Los Angeles:
That is, that someone's living room is actually shaped the way it is not because of something peculiar to architectural history, but because of a ghost street, or that the wall of maybe your very own bedroom takes its angle from a road that, for whatever reason, long ago disappeared.
2. Fallout 4 screens by Dead End Thrills.

3. Kate Beaton interview.
30 Nov 13:59

An Amsterdam Museum Asks Visitors to Trade Their Selfie Sticks for Pencils and Paper

by Kate Sierzputowski

Jono, are you torn between your love of selfie sticks and your love for Rijksmuseum?

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All images provided by the Rijksmuseum

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Rijksmuseum, an arts and history museum located in the heart of Amsterdam, is asking visitors to put down their cameras and pick up a pen next time they enter the museum’s walls. Rijksmuseum’s new campaign #startdrawing wants to slow down observers, encouraging attendees to draw sculptures and paintings that interest them rather than snapping a picture and moving on to the next work in quick succession.

By slowing down the process of observation, the visitor is able to get closer to the artist’s secrets, the museum explains, engaging with each work by actively doing instead of passively capturing. “In our busy lives we don’t always realize how beautiful something can be,” said Wim Pijbes, the general director of the Rijksmuseum. “We forget how to look really closely. Drawing helps because you see more when you draw.” The museum has begun to highlight drawings completed by participants on their Instagram as well as their blog associated with the campaign here.

Banning cameras (or softly dissuading attendees from using them) is also a way to bring the focus from the selfie an attendee may take with a work of art to the masterpiece before them. A perfectly timed exhibition titled “Selfies on Paper” is currently on display in the museum — 90 self-portraits from well known artists from the 17th to 20th century spread through each floor of the museum. The exhibition shows how artists captured themselves on paper while acting as a challenge to those who might have thought selfie sticks were the only tool appropriate for self preservation. “Selfies on Paper” will run though the winter. (via Hyperallergic)

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26 Nov 00:36

Unseen Art: 3D Printing Classical Paintings for the Blind

by Johnny Strategy

Unseen Art

“You can look but you can’t touch.” That’s one of the first rules of museums, which house priceless works of art. But what about the community of blind and visually impaired who use their sense of touch to experience the world? The Unseen Art Project is an initiative to make art more accessible and inclusive by using 3D-printing technology to create replicas of masterpieces that can be touched ’till your heart is content.

“There are many people in the world who have heard of classical artworks their whole lives but are unable to see them,” says Marc Dillon, a Helsinki-based designer who wants to make works like the Mona Lisa touchable. In order to make his vision a reality, Dillon has recently established a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. He hopes to raise enough money to create an online repository where artists can contribute 3D data of artworks and anyone with a 3D printer will be able to print it out.

With the price of 3D printers drastically coming down in recent years, Dillon’s project has the potential to “touch” a large population of people who have an interest in art but have never been able see it. As the campaign points out, “It would be a revolution to get blind people going to art galleries, people hate them because there is nothing there to touch!” (via The Creators Project)

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26 Nov 02:04

Link roundup

by (John)

The first link. I feel "LOL" is inappropriate here, but I mean, really.

1. "The irony is, though, that the Burger King surveillance video was running while the officer erased them. And so there's a videotape of the officer erasing the video."

2. The war in Syria, summarized.

3. "Preventable errors led to hospital attack, military says"
Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said the airstrike was supposed to have been directed at a nearby facility being used as a Taliban command center but the warplane fired at the wrong building.

After the plane's targeting sensors malfunctioned, he said, the crew relied on a physical description to home in on the target. But no Americans on the ground were in position to see the hospital.
25 Nov 03:28

smallbutera: A lot of people have wondered why there has been a...




A lot of people have wondered why there has been a significant delay in Baman Piderman recently, and I’m extremely proud today to get to tell you exactly the reason why:

Alex and myself were asked to work on an upcoming episode of Adventure Time in an incredible way. It’s a ridiculously awesome opportunity for two independents such as us to get to work on something as acclaimed and important as Adventure Time and do large amounts of animation for television from in-house (OUR HOUSE). Though I will remain mum on the deetledeets, we know fans of Baman Piderman and our work are REALLY going to enjoy it. Also if you hate us maybe you will like it too? Let’s put aside our differences and hug each other tight, bathed in the warm, healing light of animation, my friend; it’s time.

ANYHOO It’s shaping up to be some of the best work we’ve ever produced, and we get to work with some other amazing folks as well that I know are gonna get your jimmies jazzed. 

Thank you to Adam Muto for asking us and being a cool guy with a cool beard, we’re so proud to get to work this way! And thanks to Cartoon Network, who continues to support independent animation in such a meaningful way.

Thank you also to the people who support us and our work. The next Baman Piderman, We Hab Da Problem, still comes out either at the end of November or a day or two into December. Post Jan 1st, episodes should finally return back to a normal pace. Thank you so much for your continued support and patience on our little cartoon, we hope we can always work on content that will make you smile.

Thank you again, we’d never be able to do it without you guys.

With lot’s of love,

Lindsay and Alex

21 Nov 03:00

Adele Disguised Herself As An Adele Impersonator

16 Nov 18:22

Charlie Sheen Is HIV Positive, Will Make Announcement Tomorrow on 'Today'



#BREAKING Charlie Sheen Will Disclose HIV Status on 'Today'

— TMZ (@TMZ) November 16, 2015

  • Charlie is HIV Postivie

  • Will sit down with Matt Lauer tomorrow on TODAY

  • A tabloid came out today stating he's had the disease for years and has been hiding it from the public.

18 Nov 08:27

ONE MONTH TO GO!! Here’s something I’ve cooked up “for fun”....

ONE MONTH TO GO!! Here’s something I’ve cooked up “for fun”. Fitting that it’s almost been a year since my first Ep. 7 fan art. I’ve gotten much better reference since then :)