A Japanese Whiskey Company Made Some Amazingly Nerdy Sculpted Ice Cubes

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:50 am

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Using a process that's a bit like reverse 3D-printing - subtractive carving based on a digital file rather than additive layering - Suntory whiskey has been promoting its booze with mini-masterpieces of ice art in glasses of its beverage, from Jaws to Mario and Batman. They're also holding a contest featuring user submissions.

You can see a video of the process below, but be sure to check out all the cool sculpts they already have - either in still photos, or 3D Flash-animated full rotations.

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Swedish Masters of the Universe Blu-ray Uses Fan Art Without Permission

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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It's an odd choice - in Dolph Lundgren's native land, I guess they didn't think Frank Langella was enough of a threat for the homegrown hero, so the Blu-ray distributors just grabbed some Skeletor fan art off the web. Now, legally, artist Dave Rapoza is right in acknowledging he doesn't own the character (he may not be right in thinking Cannon is responsible - it's probably a local PR snafu), but technically they should at least pay him work-for-hire rates as they would anyone else they might get in-house to create a Skeletor for the poster. Naturally, they're counting on him not coming to Sweden and making it a court issue there.

They also probably know that given Rapoza's actual, for-hire work on League of Legends and X-Men: Days of Future Past, they couldn't afford him. However, if Sony sees this and decides to sign him on for the new movie, it'll probably be all good.

Most baffling of all in this equation? Why anyone would not sell the shit out of Frank Langella in that movie, when everyone agrees he's the best thing in it.

Never Thought I'd See Alex Ross Draw Yellow Submarine

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

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When it comes to properties that are crying out for Alex Ross' realistic "let me paint my friends cosplaying as your characters" interpretations, Yellow Submarine was not at the top of my list. Or anybody's, probably. After all, we know what the Beatles look like, and the other characters were as cartoony as it gets.

And yet, here we are. And it's pretty cool. This limited-edition print will go on-sale online February 26th.

Next, Mr. Ross, I request you do a realistic Peanuts poster. Followed by South Park.

Full print image below....

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Naked Statue of Bill Cosby With Fat Albert on His Crotch to Be Unveiled in Florida Gallery

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

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Hey hey hey! What's that you say about raping somebody's childhood?

The statue, sculpted by high school freshman Rodman Edwards, is being unveiled at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art Showroom in St. Petersburg on February 20. It's also being proposed as a replacement for Cosby's current busts on display at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Halls of Fame in Orlando and California.
Yeah, somehow I don't think that last part is a super-serious proposal.

If you're into fat, old dudes, though, this is a real Cosby sweater. And like the real Cosby, it assaults...the senses.

You know, because Leonard Part VI was really bad.

(Full body pic is below if you dare)

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A UK Gallery Made a Giant Ball Pit for Adults, and the Jokes Just Write Themselves

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

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These women have balls all over their bodies. They're total ball-divers. Kickin' it in the balls. Enjoying an experience that busted many ball sacks. Balls.

Oh, but it gets better. The place this ball pit is located is called the Pearlfisher Gallery. So the balls are basically giving them Pearlfisher necklaces. Being a real Pearlfisher means going balls-deep. It's no wonder this place is so popular that it's by appointment only: you have to make it hard to enjoy the full effect of the Pearlfisher's immersion in balls.

There is also a bar in the gallery. I really hope they serve warm nuts.

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The 9 Coolest Comic Book Announcements at the 2015 ImageEXPO

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Image Comics is the publisher of such titles you've probably heard of such as Spawn, Saga, and a little something even non-fans are probably familiar with called The Walking Dead. Their third annual ImageEXPO, at which they announced all their cool new stuff coming out this year was held in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this past Thursday, January 8, 2015. Here are some of the highlights!

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Friday Nerdy News Roundup and Weekend Open Thread

Friday, January 9, 2015 at 5:06 pm

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Programming note: Monday morning's feature will be Sherilyn Connelly's coverage of Image Expo in San Francisco yesterday. And how is everyone liking our new, earlier publishing schedule?

Here are a few last things to start your weekend right:

-NECA reveals production art for their next Aliens Ripley action figure (above).

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The 12 Messed-Up Days of Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Despite the assurances of Andy Williams to the contrary, this is not, for everyone, the most wonderful time of the year. The non-religious, or those of other religions, or strict interpreters of the First Amendment of any faith, may be offended by its feeling of overbearing Christianity. On the other hand, some Christians may be troubled by the even more overbearing consumerism and vulgarization of the holiday.

But even in its most secular form, Christmas can get on some people's last nerve. Even people who like Christmas most of the time can have a rough season or two. In short, for some people most of the time, and for most people some of the time, Christmas can suck. Fortunately (for some), pop culture affords plenty of Christmas entertainment options, ranging from the horrific to the merely snarky, even in these cases. Here, in honor of the Twelve Days of Christmas, are twelve of them. So, on the First Messed-up Day of Christmas, in addition to a stocking stuffed with heartache, anxiety and bitterness, my true love gave to me...

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7 Terrible Lightsaber Designs From the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

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On November 28, the entire world waited with bated breath for the new Star Wars trailer to give us our first glimpse into a Lucas-free galaxy far, far away. Despite the lack of story or character information, the trailer showed that they at least got the aesthetic of the film right, although they didn't really have to: even if the film were just two hours of C3-P0 lost in a Walmart shouting "R2-D2, where are you?", it would still make a billion dollars at the box office. But with all of the good will that the trailer has gathered, there is one annoying thing that is causing fans on the Internet to complain...

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Weekstarter: Naked Hermaphrodite Pooh, Bloodsucking Games, Medieval Goats and More

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

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"Momaw Lisa" by sonicsnout

It's a new week, and the shortest one of the year, full of gift guides and other content to get the holidays off to a good start. In fact, today we're even going to have a whopping TWO list features! I'd say that it's because you deserve second helpings at Thanksgiving, but we all know that in fact this is likely to be a slow news week, and therefore a good time to showcase feature articles and editorials.

Here's your first of said features - a collection of the best and brightest reader-submitted and Kyle LeClair-compiled news tips over the weekend, to start your Monday off right. This week's tipsters included sonicsnout, troi, Citrus_King, skrag2112, SlyDante777, Dr.Gonzo82, Gallen_Dugall, rkwsuperstar

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