In this hilarious video recently uploaded by Alexandra Trew, Transformers villain Megatron unleashes a blistering rant at Trew after she poses next to him for a selfie at Universal Studios Hollywood. In his nonstop tirade, Megatron bemoans Trew’s obsession with social media and implores her to live life in the moment. Trew uploaded the video on December 16, 2014; as of this writing it has 1,972,000 views.
You will not receive a selfie so long as you stand before me with your ridiculous furred hoodie! When will you learn that your status updates mean zero to nothing to anyone, ever!
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In honor of their Origami Holiday Tree, the renowned American Museum of Natural History in New York City is currently offering instructional “how-to” videos in the art of origami, starting with basic designs such as a jumping frog, a dinosaur and a whale.
Origami, the practice of paperfolding, is a great activity for people of all ages. From basic forms to complex models, origami is for anyone: all that’s needed is a piece of paper and the desire to learn.
The museum also offers Origami classes throughout the year.
Markus “Notch” Persson, creator of the immensely popular video game Minecraft, has purchased a swanky Beverly Hills megamansion for a cool $70 million. According to Curbed LA, the property was also being considered by Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The purchase comes several months after Microsoft agreed to acquire Mojang, the developer behind Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.
— Markus Persson (@notch) December 18, 2014
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An adorable Shiba Inu puppy named Kibo quickly puts his paws up and faces the wall, ready for interrogation whenever his human makes a gun with his hand and Jon Sun says “spread ‘em.” Needless to say, this dog is ready for the day that the cops coming busting down his door. Good boy, Kibo.
Kibo also likes to vocally accompany Jon while he’s playing guitar.
Frederik Wikingsson of the Swedish series Experiment Ensam (“Experiment Alone”) wondered what it would be like to experience a Bob Dylan concert alone in the season finale of the series, which seeks to learn more about the role of community in society. To Frederik’s (and everyone else’s surprise), Mr. Dylan granted Wikingsson’s wish and performed a four-song private concert for the overjoyed superfan at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
I’ve been smiling the whole time. My cheeks are exhausted. He even talked to me. It was great. I feel like a kid. When he played harmonica, I came close to losing it.
Wikingsson was understandably flying for quite a while. When asked whether the experience would have been better if he had been with others, he replied with mixed reaction.
I was grateful and happy that I was the only one there. In the moment, it wouldn’t have been as intense with other people there, but once I stepped out of the theater all confused and dizzy, it could have been more intense if I had someone to share it with. In that way, I’m torn about the experience. It was incredibly intense then and there, but after the fact and forever after, I miss having someone to share it with.
New York City-based Mezco Toyz has created a 6″ action figure depicting fictional criminal lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) from the television drama series Breaking Bad and upcoming spinoff series Better Call Saul on AMC. The figure is available to pre-order online and will ship in June 2015.
The Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul is currently scheduled to premiere on AMC on February 8, 2015.
This classic character provided more than just legal loopholes and comic relief. Known for his nonchalance and questionable advice, Saul quickly won over fans worldwide. Walter and Jesse narrowly made it through their troubles with his legal counsel and now this 6” figure can stand as a reminder when you’re in a bind, “Better call Saul!”
His pinstriped business suit is complimented by his token wireless headset and light blue Wayfarer 515 awareness ribbon. Saul Goodman comes complete with his business card in a display friendly blister card package. Although his work with our dynamic duo is done, we know we haven’t seen the last of him just yet…
images via Mezco Toyz
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Screenwriter Graham Moore and director Morten Tyldum from the film The Imitation Game appeared on a recent episode of SciShow. In the episode, the pair answer host Hank Green‘s questions about the life and work of mathematician Alan Turing and how they adapted his story to the screen. Turing’s work in codebreaking is credited as a major contribution to ending World War II.
The 2004 book Devil in Design by Monte Beauchamp (previously) of BLAB! features a beautiful collection of creepy vintage Krampus Christmas postcards. The book, published by Fantagraphics Books, includes interesting snippets of the history of postcards and Krampus. While it’s currently out of print, used copies are available through Amazon or those interested can pick up a copy of Beauchamp’s more recent Krampus book, Krampus: The Devil of Christmas.
images via Frank Escamilla
Stockholm-based graphic designer Kalle Mattsson creates portrait mashups combining two different pop culture figures in his wonderfully bizarre Tumblr blog, Buffalo Bill Gates. Each portrait is accompanied by a punny mashup name based on the two characters pictured, such as: Mickey Maozedong, Quentin Tarantina Turner, and Stevie Wonderwoman. Posters of the portraits are available for purchase.
images by Kalle Mattsson