I’m dating myself here, but I vaguely remember that when ‘The Green Hornet’ hit TV screens, China went ballistic in seeing someone who looked like them play the superhero Kato. He was by no means the main character, but don’t tell that to Hong Kong because they changed the title to ‘The Kato Show.’ That was completely out of pride and love for their real life hometown hero Bruce Lee and a little bit of “not getting it.” Japan, on the other hand, isn’t doing anything like that. Like most countries, Japan likes to take stuff and just twist it into their interpretation of it, flummoxing the hell out of everybody else. And that’s why they’re awesome. Here we have three Japanese TV spots of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ that start off in the end zone and end up in right field. Join me in trying to decipher these super best terrific visuals! (more…)
Fans can be weird sometimes.
While certainly not as disturbing as erotic 30 Rock fan fiction, it’s always kind of fascinating to see just how far the goofiest lovers of certain properties will take their adoration. Today, we get to see the strangest (and perhaps whitest) rap battle ever committed in the service of nerdom. Yes, it’s the rhyme-spitting, high noon showdown between two similarly dressed (yet rhythmically opposite) rappers no one saw coming: Superman and Dragon Ball’s Kakarrot. Who thought watching these two throw down like Rabbit and Poppa Doc would be a good idea? Who cares?
I consider myself a rather astute cinematic study and even I cannot fathom just what in the Hot Buttered Christ (HBC®) is going in this first footage from Lost River, Ryan Gosling’s surreal-looking directorial debut. From the feel of this minute (which, really, probably tells us nothing in the grand scheme of things) all I know is that Gosling is definitely following in the footsteps of Nicolas Winding Refn (with whom he made Drive and Only God Forgives) and not making an easily digestible piece of consumerist nonsense (like his pal Joseph Gordon Levitt’s debut Don Jon). Goofiest of all? The Doctor himself — Matt Smith — flexing his muscles as some sort of weirdo bully.
If you’ve spent any time on the internet, you’ve probably run across videos that depict topical news stories with the magic of crappy Sims 2 CGI and nonsensical insanity. This is the work of our planets finest news source, NMA Taiwan. You’ve seen their work here before with an inspired take on ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘.
Today, they give us a (maybe a little NSFW) trailer for ‘The Avengers’ – video after the jump, and if you are worried about spoilers, I think you might be safe.
Today is the 107th birthday of Ted Geisel. That’s Dr. Seuss for you heathens out there that didn’t know.
What many don’t know though is that before the books, there was the artist that doodled and created sculptures. All through his life Ted wrote, drew, painted, and sculpted wonderfully whimsical artwork that tugged at the child inside each of us while allowing the adult mind to see beyond to the surface to the social commentary within.
Seuss’s 1930’s creations A Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy is a great example of his talent that can be enjoyed by everyone through the 1997 The Art of Dr. Seuss project. Collectors were offered the opportunity to purchase lithographs, serigraphs and sculpture reproduced from Seuss’s original drawings and paintings.
In her introduction to the collection Audrey Geisel (Dr. Seuss’s wife) wrote, “I remember telling Ted that there would come a day when many of his paintings would be seen and he would thus share with his fans another facet of himself – his private self. That day has come. I am glad.”
Click through the jump to see more of Seuss’s Taxonomic wonders.