April 16, 2014
vicemag:

There’s a Bootleg Jurassic Park-Themed Restaurant in Los Angeles
Weirdness is getting harder to find these days.
Between marketers, sitcom characters, and whacky dickheads in shirts that say things about ninjas and bacon, genuinly odd stuff is difficult to come by. So I was extremely excited to hear about Jurassic Restaurant, a (presumably) unofficial Jurassic Park-themed Taiwanese restaurant in Industry, California. 

Weird shit used to be everywhere. If Tod Browning’s Freaks is to be believed, it used to be that you could barely open your door without tripping over some undiscovered weirdo. 
But then lunacy got gentrified and oddness became mainstream—co-opted by Phoebe from Friends and printed on trucker caps to be sold at Hot Topic (over 600 locations nationwide).
American entertainment became about gawking at weirdos. TV shows about women who eat couches or get plastic surgery to look like celebrities became the norm. The guy with a 300-pound scrotum (RIP) got an agent. 

Marketers and advertisers got their claws in, too. Weirdness used to be a pursuit for outsiders, but now it’s thought up by teams of market researchers, to be regurgitated by the Old Spice Guy or the Geico Gecko. 
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vicemag:

There’s a Bootleg Jurassic Park-Themed Restaurant in Los Angeles

Weirdness is getting harder to find these days.

Between marketers, sitcom characters, and whacky dickheads in shirts that say things about ninjas and bacon, genuinly odd stuff is difficult to come by. So I was extremely excited to hear about Jurassic Restaurant, a (presumably) unofficial Jurassic Park-themed Taiwanese restaurant in Industry, California. 

Weird shit used to be everywhere. If Tod Browning’s Freaks is to be believed, it used to be that you could barely open your door without tripping over some undiscovered weirdo. 

But then lunacy got gentrified and oddness became mainstream—co-opted by Phoebe from Friends and printed on trucker caps to be sold at Hot Topic (over 600 locations nationwide).

American entertainment became about gawking at weirdos. TV shows about women who eat couches or get plastic surgery to look like celebrities became the norm. The guy with a 300-pound scrotum (RIP) got an agent. 

Marketers and advertisers got their claws in, too. Weirdness used to be a pursuit for outsiders, but now it’s thought up by teams of market researchers, to be regurgitated by the Old Spice Guy or the Geico Gecko. 

Continue

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April 16, 2014
YES.

YES.

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April 14, 2014
US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study

April 13, 2014

Don-O-Mite: MAD MEN meets Blaxploitation

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April 9, 2014
RIP Ultimate Warrior. Shine on you crazy diamond.
"No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper in others something larger than life, then his essence, and his spirit will be immortalized by the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and make the running the man did live forever. You are the legend makers of ultimate warrior. 
In the back, I see many potential legends, some with in their Warrior spirits. And you will do the same for them. You will decide if they will live with passion and intensity, so much so that you will tell your stories and make them legends as well. I am Ultimate Warrior. You are the ultimate warrior fans. And the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever.” 
 -Ultimate Warrior (4-7-14)

RIP Ultimate Warrior. Shine on you crazy diamond.

"No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper in others something larger than life, then his essence, and his spirit will be immortalized by the story tellers, by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him and make the running the man did live forever. You are the legend makers of ultimate warrior.

In the back, I see many potential legends, some with in their Warrior spirits. And you will do the same for them. You will decide if they will live with passion and intensity, so much so that you will tell your stories and make them legends as well. I am Ultimate Warrior. You are the ultimate warrior fans. And the spirit of Ultimate Warrior will run forever.”

-Ultimate Warrior (4-7-14)

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April 2, 2014
An Oculus Rift Hack That Lets You Draw in 3-D | Design | WIRED

THIS. Someone that isn’t Facebook make this and go one step further so I can do everything with a VR headset that I can do with my computer now.

April 1, 2014
Digital Comics Museum

thebeeobee:

Public domain old stuff. NYC also released all of these old maps

Another great one for PD comics: Comic Book Plus

March 31, 2014

I get the impression European talk shows are a lot more fun than what we get in North America.

March 27, 2014

The Gable 5 from Machinima

CEO: “Ladies and gentlemen we have the ability to bring you world peace and global domination because we’re evil and that’s kind of our thing. The only thing left for us to do to achieve that goal is to unlock the genetic makeup of 5 hormones. Therefore with your generous financial contribution, we will kidnap 5 people and over the span of 17 years will use that money to construct elaborate scenarios within a warehouse equipped with holographic projectors and guns that pop out of the walls.”

MILITARY BRASS: “Your fancy gun dispensing walls might impress the boys down on Wall Street but I served in Gulf War 4. Couldn’t you just leave the gun on an ordinary table?”

CEO: "Future science. Future BRAIN science."

MILITARY BRASS: "Continue."

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March 26, 2014
The Two Words Steve Jobs Hated Most

Helped answer a couple quandaries I’ve been wrestling with today.

March 26, 2014

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March 26, 2014
Marvel Relaunches Books Because You Demand It and Other Lies Spread by the Comics Media

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Filed under: comics 
March 24, 2014
"If the only thing that we leave on the air are the things that have high ratings, we’re all going to die. We have to stop measuring these things as if they’re competing with each other. There are 8,000 of them. There are 8,000 ways to watch them. There are 250 million people watching them any way they want to – on their wristwatches, on their shoelaces, on their laptops. They binge watch seasons. They subscribe to Netflix. They get together for parties and watch two shows at the same time on a split screen while they play their Xbox. And then with the other hand they get on Twitter and ask the show runner why he hasn’t done an episode with a yellow hat in it. And three episodes later, the show’s got a fucking yellow hat in it because everything has changed since “I Love” fucking “Lucy” except the goddamn Nielsen boxes. It is insane."

— Dan Harmon on the Nielsen rating system in the digital age

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March 24, 2014

RIP Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus of GWAR.

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March 23, 2014

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