‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’, An Animated Television Series Featuring Mike Tyson Solving Mysteries With a Ghost & Pigeon

Mike Tyson Mysteries is an upcoming animated television series on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim featuring retired professional boxer Mike Tyson, a ghost, a talking pigeon, and Tyson’s adopted Korean daughter solving mysteries together. The series stars Tyson, Norm Macdonald as the pigeon, Rachel Ramras as Tyson’s adopted Korean daughter, and Jim Rash as the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury. Mike Tyson Mysteries is scheduled to premiere Fall 2014.

In Mike Tyson Mysteries, a new half-hour animated adult comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team – the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter, and a pigeon who was once a man – Mike Tyson will answer any plea sent to him. If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The series incorporates live-action appearances featuring Mighty Mike himself, and the gloves come off as the former heavyweight champ and his team gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries down for the count.

Thanks, Chip Beale!

Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger That Looks Like Doc Brown’s Time Travel Device From the ‘Back to the Future’ Films

Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger

ThinkGeek has created a Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger that looks just like Doc Brown’s time travel device from the Bake to the Future films. The charger was teased by ThinkGeek earlier this year as an April Fools’ Day joke. Due to the abundance of feedback from fans, it is now a reality and available to purchase online.

Each Flux Capacitor Car Charger has two USB ports, each capable of charging almost any USB powered device (it pumps out 2.1 Amps). But it also has that beautiful Flux Capacitor light sequence we all know and love. Even traffic jams (either terrestrial or aerial (if your car is powered by Mr. Fusion)) won’t bother you because your device will be charging and the Flux Capacitor Car Charger’s pulse will make you feel more important than anyone else.

image via ThinkGeek

Chihuahua Puppy with Missing Front Legs Gets Around Using Handmade Wheelchair Made Out of Toy Parts

A feisty little chihuahua puppy named TurboRoo, who was born without his front legs, gets around with handmade wheels created from toy parts. When TurboRoo reaches six months old, he will be old enough to qualify for a specialty wheelchair for which the staff at The Downtown Veterinarian in Indianapolis, Indiana are are currently raising funds.

TurboRoo was only 4 weeks old when he was brought into a vet clinic in Indianapolis, IN! The breeder expressed concern because TurboRoo was born without his two front legs, the breeder knew that he would need more one on one attention and decided to surrender him! He has now been adopted by his foster parents! He will be able to be fitted for a wheelchair that is suited just for his size and needs at the age of 6 months old!

photos via TurboRoo

via Mashable

Grandpa’s Photos, A Grandson’s Quest to Identify the Locations of Images Shot by His Grandfather

Grandpa's PHotos

Art director Dave Tomkins created the site Grandpa’s Photos after discovering a treasure trove of photos when his grandfather Stephen Clarke had to relocate to a nursing home. When Clarke had trouble recalling the locations where he shot the photographs, Tomkins put together the site to get strangers to identify the settings and send in their own photos of the locations.

This site has 100 of the best slides that were found in that cupboard. I have included some of the family slides, mainly as many of those are great. The hope is simply that people will appreciate them and share them making him, if only in my book, great at one more thing.

Grandpa's Photos

Grandpa's PHotos

Grandpa's Photos

Grandpa's Photos

images via Grandpa’s Photos

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A 1990s R&B Cover of the ‘My Little Pony’ Cartoon Series Theme Song

Pianist Scott Bradlee and his band recently performed a 1990s R&B cover of the My Little Pony cartoon series theme song for his ongoing Saturday Morning Slow Jams series with vocals by Andromeda Turre, Steve Sweat, and Rook Flair. The Saturday Morning Slow Jams album is available to purchase online from iTunes.

‘Fear on Film’, A 1982 Roundtable Discussion About Horror With David Cronenberg, John Landis, and John Carpenter

“Fear on Film” is a 1982 roundtable discussion, hosted by filmmaker Mick Garris, featuring legendary directors David Cronenberg, John Landis, and John Carpenter. The group talks about the nature and history of horror films.

The genre of monster films and horror films has been consistent throughout the history of the business. If you look at the decades, there’s always cycles of westerns, war movies and comedies, but there have been horror films straight through. The only difference is budgets — whether they’re A pictures or B pictures.

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Hot Wheels and ‘Star Wars’ Make a Full-Size Darth Vader Car to Promote Upcoming Series of Matchbox Character Cars

Hot Wheels Life-Size Darth Vader Car

Hot Wheels and Star Wars recently joined forces to make a full-size car that resembles the look of the iconic helmet worn by Darth Vader. The fully functional car, created by PCW Brands and Hot Wheels designer Bryan Benedict, is covered with impressive Star Wars details: red lightsaber side pipes, a Vader mask grill, and custom seats made out of fabric that looks similar to what Vader wears.

The Darth Vader car was built and unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 to help promote Hot Wheel’s upcoming series of five matchbox character cars that will be available in stores this October.

One would imagine the cool villain as a very menacing hot rod. With a Chevrolet Corvette chassis, this sleek car can go up to the speed of 150 mph. It uses a tuned LS3 V8 to send 526 horsepower to the rear wheels and has a backlit, side-exit exhaust system. The horsepower is strong with this one!

As fans of Star Wars, we wanted to put in as much detail as possible. Of course, this entire build would not feel complete without the sound of Vader’s famous breathing and the sound of light sabers. It comes with its own lightsaber side pipes, just in case the Sith Lord might need it, and it lights up red!

Hot Wheels Life-Size Darth Vader Car

Hot Wheels Life-Size Darth Vader Car

Hot Wheels Life-Size Darth Vader Car

Hot Wheels Life-Size Darth Vader Car

Hot Wheels Life-Size Darth Vader Car

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via Car and Driver Blog