While we’re perfectly content to use actual swear words, for many years, they’ve been off-limits for use in most public-facing entertainment. Vox looks back at how random punctuation marks became the universal symbol for so-called “obscene” words.
THE BEST Funny Stuff
Since the quarantines began, many of have us have been stuck home with our families. If you need a break from the chaos, go hide in a bathroom and burn Crimson & Clover’s soy wax candle to help you temporarily escape the drama with the delightful scents of coconut, lime, and verbena.
French musician MEZERG kicks out some groovy sounds using one of the silliest musical instruments – a watermelon. He connected slices of the melon – along with cantaloupe and a kiwi – to a Playtron MIDI Controller to create an edible keyboard. His cover of The Doors’ Light My Fire is pretty awesome too, even if it has no fruit.
The guys at Screen Junkies take a break from blasting movie trailers to provide their honest take on the streaming services that bring countless movies and TV series into our living rooms every day. At the moment, we’re just grumpy that HBO Max doesn’t work on Amazon Fire, Roku, or LG TVs. Also, we don’t get Quibi at all.
Simone Giertz has built some strange and wacky devices. Her latest creation is a wall of fake teeth that she rigged up with motors and a MIDI controller so she can use them as a musical instrument. Along the way, she plays amateur dentist, chats with Andrew Huang, goes house shopping, and has a good cry.
BrickBros Productions is back with another episode of their stop-motion LEGO in Real Life series. This time, a man heads into the office only to find that everything around him is gradually turning into bricks. Was it all a dream, or is he stuck in the LEGO Matrix? The T.Rex game was a nice touch.
Add a bit of levity to your kitchen with this cheeky towel from Twisted Wares. It provides the sage cooking advice “When in Doubt, Pull It Out,” which you can interpret in whatever way you prefer. The 26″ x 26″ towel is made from 100% cotton and comes with a built-in strap that keeps it from falling. More punny kitchen gifts here.
AListProductions used footage from 1970s to 1990s DC Comics movies and TV shows to create their vision for what a Justice League movie might have looked like back in the day. It’s certainly looks more entertaining and less morose than Zack Snyder’s version.
Despite its low alcohol content and questionable flavor, White Claw spiked selzer has become something of a cultural phenomenon. Now you can enjoy the delightful citrus fragrance without the hangovers with this lemongrass candle from Meriwether. It’s made from an upcycled can and hand-poured soy wax.
SAVE MOTHRA!!! took footage from the “running in high heels” scene from Jurassic World, and added new audio, using the goofy Kirin J Callinan track Big Enough to underscore the action, and to give the prehistoric creatures voices of their own. Play it loud for optimal effect.
Science fiction and futuristic movies love to envision a world where projecting images into the air is commonplace. Danger Farm demonstrates how those floating holographic images may look cool, but they aren’t exactly the most practical or reliable way to look at things.
The Stretch Armstrong toy was engineered to be stretched as much as possible, though we’re pretty sure they never intended for it to do this. Watch as the guys from The King of Random cut off his head, then pump him with 25 gallons of water. On the second go-round, they removed the sticky goo inside to improve their results.
This silly animated short pokes fun at a sci-fi trope, as a floating vessel is stopped by the authorities and asked to provide their information. Its creators Karl Poyzer and Joe Roberts did a great job making us laugh with their minimal approach to movement and focus on cheeky dialogue.
(PG-13: Language) “We shoot bad guys in the head… with charisma bullets.” Freddie Wong reteams with Corridor for the latest in the TactiCOOL series. As usual, the guys come out all guns blazing with their over-the-top action-comedy style as a cocky new member joins their team.
We’ve all heard a billion and one covers of Toto’s Africa by now. Though we have to hand it to Kestrel Tapes for his unique spin on the hit song. Played in a minor key, and accompanied by salad tongs, the track takes on a creepy new vibe that sounds like it came from a horror movie soundtrack.
Whether you’re a journalist, author, poet, blogger, or write screenplays, you can appreciate the sage advice on Boredwalk’s hoodie, which reminds us that it’s okay to tie one on to get the creative juices flowing, as long as you’re clean as a whistle when you proofread. Also available in t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tank tops.
Created by Mother, this spot for IKEA offers a modern take on the classic fable The Hare and the Tortoise. In this version, the bunny spends his nights out partying with friends, while the turtle gets a good night’s sleep in his IKEA bedding. Stellar creature FX from Robert Allsopp and VFX by 1920 helped bring the characters to life.
The goose in Untitled Goose Game causes all kinds of trouble. Thanks to Nihilist Grandma, you can put this annoying avian to good use. Their 3D-printed statue has a strong magnet installed under its beak for holding small tools, keys, or other metal objects. Comes in 9″ and 14″ sizes. Expect lengthy ship times due to popularity.
Cryo115 came up with this crazy AI-powered lipsync of The Lord of the Rings’ loathsome little character Gollum, and the ridiculous 1990s song The Scatman. The result is like peanut butter and chocolate coming together, except it’s two strange tastes that taste stranger together.
Now that you’ve got that dumpster fire figure, round out your 2020 toy collection with the official Funko POP! version of KC Green’s nonchalant This Is Fine dog, complete with his coffee mug and flames licking at his chair. Pre-order now for 12.2020 delivery. In the mean time, find more This Is Fine goodies over on Topatoco.
Rock out with all your favorite metal bands every time you take a nap. These silly home accessories from Threadless and designer Grant Shepley looks like concert posters, but the headliners and second-stage acts are all made entirely from actual metal. Available in blankets, duvets, throw pillows, shower curtains, and bath mats.
Editor ThorC1138 put together this fantastic montage of movie scenes which take place in or around bathtubs. In all, there are over 150 different films, with memorable scenes from everything from Scarface, to Blazing Saddles, to The Jerk, to The Shining, to A Nightmare on Elm Street.
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