Artist Creates Hilariously Bizarre Characters by Painting Modifications on Vintage Cabinet Card Portrait Photos

Altered Cabinet Card Portraits by Colin Batty

British artist Colin Batty creates bizarre, fantastical characters out of vintage portraits in his delightful altered cabinet card photographs. Remarkably, Batty augments each photo the old fashioned way, with a paintbrush. One hundred of his altered portraits are assembled in the book Meet the Family, which is available on Amazon. The portraits are also available as prints and originals at Peculiarium in Portland, Oregon.

Altered Cabinet Card Portraits by Colin Batty

Altered Cabinet Card Portraits by Colin Batty

Altered Cabinet Card Portraits by Colin Batty

Altered Cabinet Card Portraits by Colin Batty

Altered Cabinet Card Portraits by Colin Batty

images via Peculiarium

via Peculiarium, Lost At E-Minor, Archie McPhee’s Endless Geyser of Awesome

Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Jeans Plants a Fake Brochure for ‘Dad Land’ Amusement Park at a Hollywood Tourist Kiosk

Dad Land Fake Brochure by Jeff Wysaski

Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Jeans recently planted a hilarious brochure for “Dad Land,” a fictional amusement park, at a tourist kiosk in Hollywood. According to the brochure, Dad Land features five “fatherly realms,” including “Grill Nation,” “Nap Valley,” and “Golf Island.” The parody brochure is part of Obvious Plant, Wysaski’s new humor project in which he places silly signs, brochures, and other written materials in public places.

Dad Land Fake Brochure by Jeff Wysaski

Dad Land Fake Brochure by Jeff Wysaski

Dad Land Fake Brochure by Jeff Wysaski

Dad Land Fake Brochure by Jeff Wysaski

photos via Jeff Wysaski

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‘MinutePhysics’ Explains the Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum

A recent episode of MinutePhysics explains the law of conservation of angular momentum. Host Henry Reich demonstrates how to calculate angular momentum, and also describes how the Earth’s angular momentum would not change even if the Sun were to suddenly disappear.

Notable Maps From 100 Years of National Geographic Cartography

100 Years of National Geographic Maps
A 1914 map of Central Europe produced shortly before the start of World War I.

To mark the 100-year anniversary of its cartographic department, National Geographic has posted a fascinating feature on notable maps it has produced over the past century. According to National Geographic, the society has produced 10 world atlases, 438 supplement maps, and about 3,000 maps for the magazine.

100 Years of National Geographic Maps
Revisions to a map of Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

100 Years of National Geographic Maps
A 1969 map of the moon.

100 Years of National Geographic Maps
A map of the oil rigs located off the Gulf Coast of the United States. The map was created after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill.

images via National Geographic

via Flowing Data

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones to Star in All-Female Cast of ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot

ghosbusters

The primary cast of director Paul Feig‘s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot has finally been announced with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones set to star. Wiig and McCarthy previously worked with Feig on the film Bridesmaids, and McKinnon and Jones are both current cast members on Saturday Night Live. Feig announced he was officially attached to the project in October of 2014 as director and writer along with with Katie Dippold.

Feig posted a photo of the four women today on Twitter.

image via Paul Feig

via The Hollywood Reporter

World-Class Bartender Taktumi Watanabe Gracefully Crafts a Gorgeous ‘Smoked Rum Martinez’

Award-winning bartender Taktumi Watanabe demonstrates how to gracefully craft a gorgeous neo-classic “Smoked Rum Martinez” utilizing a simple recipe of two parts rum, one part maraschino liqueur, one to two dashes cherry vanilla bitters, and wood smoke.

Stir with ice, strain into smoke-filled decanter, swirl, then strain into cocktail coupe. Before stirring with ice, mix ingredients and taste. Adjust Maraschino until you can detect its flavor in the drink. The Smoking Gun from PolyScience can be used to generate the smoke. Recommend a wood smoke instead of a tea smoke with this drink. Smokiness of the drink will vary based on the amount of time in the decanter – a few quick swirls is sufficient. Smokiness of the drink will start strong, but mellow as the drink sits.

via Digg

Bad British Commentary of the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oregon Ducks 2015 College Football National Championship Game

Anthony Richardson of The Exploding Heads comedy group recently added bad British commentary (previously) to the awesome 2015 College Football National Championship game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks.

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SciShow Takes a Look at Five of the Most Important Molecules in the Human Body

In a recent episode of SciShow, host Michael Aranda looks at five of the most important molecules in the human body. Some of the molecules on the list are considered macromolecules for their considerable size, like deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which is the largest molecule in the human body.

How to Upgrade Any Game Day Snack Selection and Help Elevate Sporting Event Parties

Foodbeast shares fifteen recipes that will both upgrade any game day snack selection and help elevate sporting event parties in their most recent video. They score touchdown after touchdown with snacks like chocolate-dipped strawberry footballs, bell pepper dip bowls, marshmallow cereal treat football, and many more.

Turf Table
Turf Table

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Footballs
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Footballs

Bell Pepper Dip Bowls
Bell Pepper Dip Bowls

Marshmallow Cereal Treat Football
Marshmallow Cereal Treat Football

photos via Foodbeast

An Official Album Composed of Music Created for Various Events and Updates in the Video Game ‘League of Legends’


The Curse of the Sad Mummy

Riot Games, developer behind the popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game League of Legends, has released an official album composed of music created for various events and updates. The album–seemingly titled The Music of League of Legends, Volume 1–is available for download online with a release on services like iTunes and Amazon scheduled for tomorrow, January 28, 2015.

This isn’t the first time the company has released an album of official music as Smite and Ignite, a metal album by the fictional band Pentakill, was released in the summer of 2014.


Braum


Get Jinxed


Super Galaxy Rumble


The Music of League of Legends, Volume 1