Gotta make sure… (images via babymchaggis)
The Red Planet has a blue streak. NASA's Curiosity rover has been traveling along the Mars surface by its lonesome for nearly 1,000 days now (which has done terrible things to its complexion). Last month, while it was taking a break inside the Gale Crater, the rover looked up at the sky between dust storms and watched as the sun set on the horizon amidst a tinge of blue. Thankfully, Curiosity is an astute tourist and took the time to capture the sunset in a series of photos released this week.
The hue can be directly attributed to the aforementioned dust storms. "When the blue light scatters off the dust, it stays closer to the direction of the sun than light of other colors does," said Curiosity member Mark Lemmon in a statement. "The...
I was intrigued enough to buy the 1.99 kindle book
Fox’s new event series, Wayward Pines, doesn’t officially premiere until May 14, but—in a shocking twist—viewers all over the world will be able to see the first episode for free. Starting tomorrow, Variety says that people living in over 126 countries will be able to watch the episode through cable on-demand systems, Fox’s website, the Fox Now app, the international Fox Play app, Hulu, Facebook, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, the PlayStation store, Vudu, and Xbox Video. We don’t have a full list of the 126 countries, but it’s safe to assume that the United States is one of them, because we’re all very self-centered here.
Variety calls this stunt “the first global preview event,” and if you’re thinking that only a master like M. Night Shyamalan could pull off something so unexpected, you’re right. Well, not really, the marketing ...
This game was Great
Grandia 2, a highly regarded role-playing game released on Dreamcast back in 2000, is to be given an HD rebirth on Windows PC, via Steam.
In a report by GameSpot today, publisher GungHo Online Entertainment America confirmed that it will be bringing an HD version of Grandia 2 to Windows PC, following an "enthusiastic" response to a consumer survey sent out earlier this year. A release date has not been announced.
Grandia 2 was originally launched by GameArts for Sega's Dreamcast, with ports later coming to PlayStation 2 and PC. The game was much-praised at the time for its good looks and innovative battle systems. Dreamcast's limited success hampered Grandia 2's sales, though it often features strongly in retrospective editorials on...
People are mad at George R. R. Martin because he ruthlessly kills off their favorite characters, but they should probably be mad at him for PLAGIARISM. He totally stole the War of Five Kings and Queen Cersei and people murdering other people from ...
I'm 7 years old so I think this is the funniest thing ever
(photos via @snickers)
Update: We're still trying to properly credit some of the cosplays featured here. If you recognize yourself (or someone you know), send an email to jake.young@dorkly(dot)com and we'll update ASAP.
1. Renly Baratheon (and Nephew)
I can't imagine how Calvin's dad is coping these days
What the fuck is this!?
This is the part where you become an adult. The lovable, marketable mascots of your youth no longer exist. Your childhood executor: McDonald's new Hamburglar. What used to be a silly cartoon robber who traded solely in cooked meats is now... just a guy. And depending on who you ask, he's either extremely creepy, or extremely hot. Maybe both.
Mean but funny
This is fun!
As our pals at sister site ClickHole know, picking a lunch spot can be an endless quest. No one wants to make a firm choice, and everyone ultimately ends up unsatisfied. Fortunately, there’s Wheel Of Lunch, a site that uses Yelp and user-generated parameters to take all the wavering out of lunchtime decision-making. Just give the wheel a spin and let it dictate where you’ll eat today, be it the nearby steakhouse you can’t afford or the gas station around the corner that probably has some sort of food product for sale. Of course, as the Wheel Of Lunch disclaimer clearly states, “The presence of a dining establishment on the wheel in no way constitutes an endorsement of said establishment,” noting, “This is particularly true of Der Weinerschnitzel.” Spin at your own stomach’s risk.
Dale is incredible
I CAN'T BELIEVE ANNE VEAL WAS THE DAUGHTER IN INDEPENDENCE DAY
Earlier this week, we reported that It Follows’ Maika Monroe had been cast as President Bill Pullman’s daughter in Independence Day 2. This seemed like pretty standard news, since Monroe has been riding a solid hype wave after her performance in 2014’s The Guest. Also, we’re talking about Independence Day 2 here, so the cast is really secondary to seeing some landmarks get blown up anyway.
However, this being the internet, there will always be somebody who gets mad about stuff, and a twitter user named “AnnaKendrick47” is pissed about this casting news:
Apparently, AnnaKendrick47 is actually famous person Anna Kendrick, and she’s offended on behalf of Mae Whitman (yes, her) because Whitman played President Bill Pullman’s ...
Ohhhh baby do I want to play this
Ms. Pac-Man, BurgerTime, and other quarter-eating games of yore sit abandoned as dozens of beer-sipping patrons pack into a bar on a frigid Chicago night. They yelp and cheer “SNAIL!” as a blue bear creature wearing an old-timey robber mask rides a giant mollusk into a soccer goal.
Meet Killer Queen—a low-fidelity head trip of an arcade game that defies easy description. It’s a ménage à trois of a Super Mario-style platformer with the multi-faceted strategy of European board games and the floaty aerial combat of Joust. The five players on each of two squads use a single button and joystick to coax four workers and an insect-like queen around a series of floating platforms. The grunts (the aforementioned critters in the robber masks) play the role of pack mules that haul berries or transform into fearsome warriors. The winged queen resembles the iconic ostrich ...
As you might have heard, Mark Hamill's working on some kinda new Star Wars thing, and people are sorta excited. As in, the internet's usual cynicism for all things Star Wars has completely melted away and what's left is nothing but pure unadulterated love. And to celebrate this, StarWars.com has released a family photo album from Mark Hamill, including pictures taken during the filming of Return of the Jedi, when his wife and son were visiting him on-set.
1. The Emperor, Luke, and Wedge: Bros
Eighteen years after the end of Dragon Ball GT, a new Dragon Ball series is set to debut this summer. Titled Dragon Ball Chou (meaning Super), series creator Akira Toriyama will return to run the show.
The news is a bombshell for fans of the series, both in Japan and in the States. Dragon Ball Z, the sequel to the original Dragon Ball, is one of the most recognizable animes in the world, spawning movies, video games, and merchandise to the point of ubiquity. Recent movies like Battle of Gods and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' , which hits theaters earlier this month, have only stoked the series' popularity.
Artist Isaiah Stephens does a lot of incredible work, but one of his more spectacular accomplishments is his series depicting kid cartoon characters all grown up, and strikingly realistic. Here are some of the best ones:
Illustrator Thomas Lamadieu Continues to Imagine the Strange Inhabitants Living in the Sky Between Buildings
French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu (previously) continues to travel the world to photograph vertical views of the spaces between buildings which he uses as a canvas for his comical illustrations. The gaps between roofs and gutters form the inspiration for different characters who inhabit the irregular patches of sky. To find the unusual vantage points Lamadieu visited Spain, South Korea, Germany, France, Canada and the United States in the last year. You can find more examples on his website.
“I’m surrounded by idiots.”
mrbenwyatt:thesoftestbunny:i still think a “friendzone” should be a big calzone you share with your...
In a move that's sure to convince people to buy 4K TVs, Variety reports that Netflix is now collaborating with the creators of the popular Planet Earth documentaries to release a massive nature series in 2019. Titled Our Planet, the eight-episode series will explore the natural world, making it the streaming giant's most ambitious documentary project to date.