Affectionate Seal Rolls Over for a Good Belly Rub From an Accommodating Diver

While diving in the Scilly Isles in 2014, videographer Gary Grayson encountered an adorably inquisitive and affectionate Atlantic grey seal who wanted nothing more than a little attention and a good belly rub, both of which Grayson appeared more than happy to oblige.

People ask me why I go diving….. This is why Thanks to Gemma J Jones for turning my video camera on me for a change while I had a truly magical encounter with quite tame although wild Atlantic Seals.

via The Dodo

Cosmetologist Transforms People Into Amazing Looking Comic Book Heroes and Villains Using Only Makeup

Superman

Temecula, California-based cosmetologist Argenis Pinal has transformed himself and other into amazing looking comic book superheroes and villains using nothing but makeup. Pinal’s entire collection of comic book makeovers are available to view on Instagram, Facebook, and his website.

Thing

two face

Wolverine

thor

Jean Grey Phoenix

images via Argenis Pinal

via POPSUGAR Beauty

British Reporter Gushes With Unabated Glee Upon Witnessing a Giant Blue Whale Coming Up For Air

While filming in Moss Landing, California for the third and final episode of the BBC One series Big Blue Live, host Steve Backshall abruptly interrupted an interview with local whale expert Dorris Welch to gush with unabated glee at the the sight of a giant blue whale coming up for air.

I’m so so sorry. I don’t believe what I just heard. This is just incredible – I’ve heard word that we have on our helicopter a blue whale. It is to the south of us, absolutely clearly, I can see it now. The largest animal ever known to have lived on our planet, larger than any of the dinosaurs. A creature we hunted so 99% of its numbers have disappeared. It’s back, it’s here, it’s in the bay right now, live. Um, this is one of the most extraordinary things I’ve ever seen.

‘Wire Cutters’, A Short Animated Film About Two Robots Mining on a Desolate Planet and Fighting Over Minerals

Wire Cutters is a fantastic short animated film, created by Minneapolis-based Jack Anderson, about two robots who run into each other while mining on a desolate planet and then fight over their minerals. According to Jack on reddit, he spent “thousands of hours love and about a year of rendering” to bring his animated project to life.

Wire Cutters

Wire Cutters

Wire Cutters

Wire Cutters

images via Wire Cutters

via Short of the Week

An Eerie Mashup of Three Different Interpretations of the Same Scene Between Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter

Recovering the Mindset” by Matthew Morettini, is a beautifully eerie and wonderfully seamless mashup that uses a singular scene between the characters Will Graham and Dr. Hannibal Lecter from three different interpretations of the now-classic Thomas Harris novel “Red Dragon” – the film Manhunter by Michael Mann, the film Red Dragon by Brett Ratner, and the television series Hannibal by Bryan Fuller – demonstrating how different each version of the characters are, even though the words they speak are the same.

I’ve focussed on the scene where FBI profiler Will Graham visits the cannibal psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter ostensibly to ask for advice on a serial murder case but really to “recover the mindset” of a killer so he can catch this new one. Most of the dialogue from the three adaptations come directly from the source novel so it was possible to seamlessly recreate the scene using the three productions. I think it is a very interesting way to compare and contrast the different methods used by the filmmakers. Also, other than filmed works of Shakespeare, I can’t think of another pop culture creation that has been interpreted so faithfully three separate times

via Vulture

Google Unveils New Logo and Takes a Look Back at How They Have Evolved Over the Last 17 Years

Google Logo

Google takes a look at the evolution of the company over the last 17 years as they unveil their new logo.

Today we’re introducing a new logo and identity family that reflects this reality and shows you when the Google magic is working for you, even on the tiniest screens. As you’ll see, we’ve taken the Google logo and branding, which were originally built for a single desktop browser page, and updated them for a world of seamless computing across an endless number of devices and different kinds of inputs (such as tap, type and talk).

Stephen Colbert Lends His Voice as a Guidance Option in the Waze Navigation App

Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, is the newest voice guidance option for the popular Waze navigation app. Users can select Colbert’s voice from the list of options in the app’s “Sound” settings to receive funny turn-by-turn navigation from the comedian.

Colbert announced the option in a video posted to the Late Show YouTube channel. The app is available now in the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

Suburban Sons, A Silly ‘Sons of Anarchy Parody’ About a Gang of Dads Who Terrorize Their Neighbors in Minivans

The “Suburban Son”s series by the comedy site Above Average, is a humorously silly parody of the motorcycle-centered F/X Networks saga Sons of Anarchy that features the Willow Drive Devils, a gang of dads who terrorize their neighbors, bully soccer coaches and keep other suburban dwellers in line while cruising around their pre-fab town in their sensible cars and minivans.

The “Willow Drive Devils” deal out justice when people don’t mow their lawns properly, they sell Soda Streams out the back of their Hyundai vehicles and drive their cars at a kind-of-fast speed around the Target parking lot. Watch out.