You’ve seen the memes, now see the whole collection of Steven Rhodes’ parody children’s book covers. My Little Occult Book Club features the funniest of his paranormal fakes – including Caring for Your Hell Hound and Necromancy for Beginners – characterized by deviously cheerful illustrations with a 1970s vibe.
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What’s a schmegoogle? “A person so insignificant that if you Google his name, nothing comes up,” jokes Daniel Klein, author of Schmegoogle: Yiddish Words for Modern Times. Klein updates 200 Yiddish words to hilariously kvetch about contemporary life from tech to weed. Corny Jewish humor has rarely felt this fresh.
We’re fortunate to be able to work from home, but not all trades can get their jobs done remotely. Illustrator Robertas Nevecka uses animation to offer up some clever ideas of what members of a film crew might do with their talents while isolating at home. Music and sound by Simonas Jončys.
Insight Editions presents a workshop manual for Doc and Marty’s stainless steel ride. Due out 3.30.2021, the book features detailed drawings you could use to maintain your own time-traveling DMC-12. It also includes journal entries from Doc Brown and details on the Time Train, Hoverboards, and other goodies.
One of the sillier Twitter accounts we’ve come across in a while, low poly animals captures and presents images of some of the most rudimentary animals in the history of gaming. From the paper airplane-like seagulls in Daytona USA to the deranged rat-with-a-gun from Max Payne, there’s a new avatar for everyone.
So you want a Ferrari, but you only have $100 to spend. Financial limitations didn’t stop these young men from Vietnam from getting what they wanted. Using cardboard, fiberglass, a metal frame, and a whole lot of effort, they built a rough approximation of an Ferrari FXX-K… and it actually can drive. They also made a Lamborghini.
Dan is a man on a mission to find his match while in space. After searching relationship sites, he finally managed to score a date. But it’s not what he had hoped for. Austen Reeder’s short clip is every bit as weird and warped as we’ve come to expect from Adult Swim SMALLS. Take more Star Boat journeys here.
Do you love Pokémon? Then put on your headphones and crank up the volume for an immersive audio session with Pikachu. The adorable, electrically-charged pocket monster romps around the living room, fills our ears with adorable noises for 15 minutes, and eventually doses off.
“I love that movie you did with Will Ferrell, man. Elf was phat.” Pete Davidson channels Eminem as he writes a letter to Santa Claus in hopes that he’ll bring him the PS5 he can’t find in stock anywhere. But we’re not sure old Saint Nick has Stu is going to put up with Stu’s demands.
“Feeling classy as f*ck? Have a Bellini. Life kicking your ass? Try a Corpse Reviver.” Classy as F*ck Cocktails demonstrates that profanity is elegant when combined with gold calligraphy and 60 classic drink recipes. Equally swanky: Two Damn Classy rocks glasses and the golden Shaking Sh*t Up! cocktail shaker.
While we’ve genuinely enjoyed every chapter of The Mandalorian, some of the episodes feel more like side missions in an RPG rather than driving the main storyline forward. Close Personal Acquaintance pokes fun at the sometimes repetitive plot structure of the hit Star Wars series. Also, Baby Yoda’s real name is Greendog.
2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year. But if you’re the devil, you have a different perspective on things. Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort created this hilarious ad spot for Match about the relationship between Satan and the Worst Year Ever. If you missed the first MatchMadeinHell commercial, be sure to check it out.
TierZoo has previously spent some time exploring the stats of iguanas. Now they look more broadly at their brothers in the reptilian world, from the tiny and almost defenseless skink to the color-changing chameleon to the terrifyingly powerful and and venomous komodo dragon.
The Ghost Trap is one of the iconic pieces of paranormal paraphernalia from Ghostbusters. In the movies, the device emitted sparks and plasma arcs as it gobbled up lost souls. This Ghost Trap replica from Numskull Designs emits a wisp of fragrant smoke instead. This clever collectible drops in March 2021.
Nope, that’s not a typo. This silly desktop organizer from Fred looks like a tiny U.F.O., complete with a tractor beam. A magnet in the bottom of the saucer makes it look like the aliens are abducting the appropriately cow-shaped paper clips. We bet the fluorescent acrylic would look sweet under black light.
Wherever you may hail from on this planet of ours, you’ve gotta eat. Casually Explained offers up his rudimentary and culturally-insensitive understanding of global cuisine from IKEA’s Swedish meatballs to Ayahuasca. Also, we are dying for some butter chicken and naan now.
One of the most entertaining things to do with a pet hamster is to set it loose in some kind of a maze. Using LEGO Duplo bricks, The Secret Life of my Hamster built a wonderfully colorful and complex obstacle course, and then let their fluffy white pet Marshmallow take it for a spin.
Handmade by a Liverpool engineer from a real SPAM can, the mighty, meaty Spamp Guitar Practice Amp is a versatile, low-noise amp with a seriously clean sound (“chilled”) and awesome distortion effects (“fried,” “grilled”). The circuit is an original design. Plug in headphones for practice. Use the belt clip for busking.
As Stan Lee has taught us, F-bombs can really come in handy to underscore a point. If you appreciate a good swear word like we do, and are looking for something to occupy your spare time, then grab this 1000-piece puzzle that celebrates just how good or bad things are – depending on whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist.
(PG-13) Andrea Vinciguerra’s darkly humorous animated short has a simple message: “If you choose to dance. Please dance responsibly.” It teaches the importance of this rule through a series of vignettes where people blindly follow the choreography of other people who may or may not actually be dancing.
With the advent of online shopping and rapid delivery services, Santa Claus has become increasingly disenchanted with his job. This holiday commercial spot for The Norwegian Postal Service combines dark comedy, political commentary, and just a dash of cheer at the very end.
(PG-13: Language) We all miss Stan Lee. But thanks to Lee’s former sound engineer Aaron Fromm, we once again have a little bit of Lee’s matter-of-fact voice to bring us some cheer. Fromm worked with animator Kosperry, to create this great little clip about the Marvel founder’s fondness for a particular swear word.
Pilgrim Soul’s unique journal is designed to stimulate creative thought with more than 50 fun exercises to loosen up your brain. Its creators say it’s best used when you’re high, which could also make your ideas a whole lot funnier too. The next time your boss wants to do a “brainstorming” session, whip out a stack of these.
Working from home doesn’t seem to have reduced the number of unnecessary work meetings. If you’re spending way more time on Zoom calls than you should be, then you need this mug from artist Will Bryant. The 14oz. diner mug says “I Survived Another Meeting” on one side, and “That Should Have Been an Email” on the other.
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