(PG-13) The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive contains almost 3,000 cartoons from over a century of publication. The illustrations are split into two volumes, 250 categories and 1,600 pages. Also in deluxe and as an ebook.
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The folks at Retrograde Supply Co. offer up a variety of snarky embroidered patches perfect for expressing feelings of ennui, disdain, dissatisfaction, and general apathy. Each patch has an iron-on backing, though if you’re not too over it, you should get out a needle and thread.
Screen Junkies jumped into the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hype train in the best way. Presenting Toei’s officially-licensed take on Spider-Man in the 1970’s. He shoots guns, he summons giant robots, he says he’s from hell. Japan has weird spiders.
Sit back, grab a big bucket of popcorn, and gaze on as 3,000 T.Rex dinos take on an army of 23,000 lightsaber-wielding warriors for no other reason than to show that it can be done in Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator. Honestly, it looks like a rave gone really, really bad to us.
(PG-13: Language) Actor and comedian Pete Holmes talked about Artie Lange, the common burden of rappers and comedians, his love for The Far Side, his days as a reenactment actor, his take on veganism and much more while he tried to conquer Hot Ones’ spicy challenge.
(PG-13: Language) “When I’m conquering MySpace… It’s actual SPACE, man. Two giants of technology face off in a battle for the modern age, as the innovative, yet controversial duo brag about their achievements, in this satirical rap about their two very different styles.
Switch things up for the holidays by displaying Treetopia’s Knocked Upside-down Christmas Tree. Not only does it look funny, it also takes up less floor space so you can fit it even in small rooms. It comes with 500 clear lights, a stand, a foot switch and extra bulbs and fuses.
A man decides to make a big change in his life and buy a field filled with corn, but he finds himself distracted as he contemplates the impact his newfound purchase will have on the world. Cory and Brendan’s short film is the perfect blend of hilarious and weird.
There have been numerous recorded instances of groups of people losing their minds at the same time. The always informative, and usually gross Sam O’ Nella Academy shares some of the more notable cases of the bizarre behavior known as mass psychogenic illness.
(PG-13: Language) “Oh… hugging, shaking hands, but no kissing. So just like my current marriage.” Conan O’Brien went to an agency that rents out fake families for lonely people. That’s some dark stuff right there. Thankfully, Conan managed to make it awkward instead.
Casual fans of Spider-Man may have been surprised by the animated pig that showed up in the trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Variant Comics shares the origin of Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham, as well as his surprisingly formidable abilities.
Don Hertzfeldt’s hilariously weird Rejected was nominated for the 2001 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It was remastered for a Blu-Ray release in 2015, and the artist recently re-released the clip on his YouTube channel. It’s a must watch for lovers of the absurd.
Following in the footsteps of Star Wars: Uncut, and Our Robocop Remake, 3GI Industries rounded up a group of over 200 fans, who each contributed their own scene to chop together into this line-for-line remake of Shrek. Also, the 3GI Industries website is priceless.
Stressed out? Grumpy? Depressed for no apparent reason? If life is starting to kick you in the ass, why not try a steamy cup of Cheer the F*ck Up Christmas Tea. This limited edition blend, infused with cinnamon, clove and festive candy bits will soothe the most savage beast.
It’s time to kick some ass with this wall clock from WHENWATCH. The clock features an unspecified martial artist obviously based on Bruce Lee, whose body twists and turns to tell the time. His torso is the hour hand, his right leg tells minutes, and his left leg is seconds.
Back in the day, Patrick Star asked the question “Is Mayonnaise an Instrument,” and his bubble was burst. But it turns out his inquiry wasn’t as far off the mark as you might think. YouTuber Flamp shows is in this video clip. We’re waiting for the horseradish music video now.
Car hacker Master Milo decided to take an old Ford Ka and give it new life as a thrill ride. By slicing it up, adding a roll cage, and setting it into a set of round tracks, he transformed the subcompact car into a dizzying ride for two. Check out Milo’s original video here.
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