A Man Creates a Live-Action Version of a Scene From ‘The Simpsons’ Where Homer is Devouring Snacks on the Couch

Assistant director Caolan McArthur of the Boulder, Colorado-based production company CinemaRaven recently created a live-action version of a scene from The Simpsons third season episode, “Lisa the Greek“, where Homer is devouring all sorts of snacks while sitting on the couch. The frame by frame remake of the animated scene is spot on. They include everything from the speedy junk food consumption to the placement of iconic objects from the Simpson family‘s cartoon living room.

Snacking with Homer Simpson

photo via CinemaRaven

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Facebook Scrapbooks, A New Way for Parents to Tag and Organize Photographs of Their Children

Facebook Scrapbooks is a new way for parents who use the social media platform to tag and organize photographs of their children, and to share those photographs with loved ones.

Scrapbooks can be co-owned by a couple in a relationship on Facebook, and those two people are the only two who can tag photos of the child. The name of the tag can be anything including the child’s real name or nickname, and the scrapbook only includes photos the couple select.

Users can create a Scrapbook for their child by going to the “About” section of their profile, selecting “Family and Relationships,” and selecting the “Create a Scrapbook for Your Child” option. The feature can also be used to create a Scrapbook for another common subject Facebook users post photographs of — pets.

Facebook product manager Dan Barak who worked on the feature wrote in the announcement about why he felt the need for Facebook Scrapbooks.

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed the more pictures I shared of my son on Facebook, the more scattered they became across my different photo albums—I needed a better way to organize them. And, I found myself tagging my wife in photos of my son so her friends could see them, too.

Facebook Scrapbook

Facebook Scrapbook 3

Facebook Scrapbook 2

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Day Octopus Changes Color Three Times in a Little Over 30 Seconds at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

A beautiful day octopus at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in central California, demonstrates its phenomenal ability to change color three times in a little over 30 seconds. This talent allows the clever cephalopod to easily camouflage into whatever the surroundings there may be.

Pound for pound, it’s about the strongest octopus we’ve ever exhibited. They like to huff and puff and blow water. Combine this strength with the animals’ natural cleverness, and you have a real Houdini on your hands. As a result, we’ve built a strong, five-foot cowling around the display. …While most octopuses hunt at night, the day octopus (Octopus cyanea) spends its days stalking crabs, clams and fishes. Because it forages during daylight, it has exceptional camouflage skills. In addition to changing color, it can transform its skin into long, lumpy ridges, mimicking nearby corals, rocks or algae.

Thanks Robert Brownstein!

As the World Falls, Madness Begins in the New Action-Packed Trailer for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road (previously), the upcoming post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller. The trailer showcases the world as it falls apart and madness begins to spread through the minds of its inhabitants, including road warrior Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy). The film is scheduled to be release in theaters on May 15, 2015.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

images via Mad Max: Fury Road

Thanks Chris Furniss!

A Group of Stray Dogs Unexpectedly Show Up to Pay Their Respects at the Funeral of the Kind Woman Who Gave Them Food

Stray Dogs at Funeral

A group of stray dogs in Mérida, Yucatán unexpectedly showed up at the funeral of animal lover Magarita Suarez in order to pay their respects to the kind woman who cared for them when no one else would. While dogs aren’t usually welcome at the funeral home, the proprietor made an exception in this particular case. Suarez’s daughter Patricia Urrutia told Misiones Online that the dogs rose when Patricia’s body was brought into the room and made a procession behind the hearse that took her to be cremated.

(translated) Upon arriving at the funeral home, the dogs sat in a room while they were preparing the body for the funeral and began playing with presents there. Then came the body of my mother and the dogs rose in concert. Then they went back to sleeping and remained there until the morning when everyone left. …Twenty minutes before they took her to be cremated, the dogs left as they arrived, all together.

Margarita and Family
Margarita and Family

Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs at the Door


images via Patricia Urrutia

Hobbiton Tours, A Public Tour in New Zealand of the Real Hobbit Village From the ‘Lord of the Rings’ & ‘Hobbit’ Films

Hobbiton Tours
photo via Hobbiton Movie Set

Hobbiton Tours is a public tour located in Matamata, New Zealand of the real hobbit village that was built for Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings films. The beautiful little village, which was taken over by curious sheep in 2010, went through a rebuild and was spruced up for the more recent Hobbit film series. Information and booking details for the Hobbiton movie set tours are available to view on their website. More photos of the magical place are available to view on Facebook.

When Peter Jackson spotted the Alexander Farm during an aerial search of the North Island for the best possible locations to film The Lord of The Rings film trilogy, he immediately thought it was perfect for Hobbiton. Nevertheless, a lot of work was still needed to be completed before it was up to the director’s high standards.

Site construction started in March 1999 and filming commenced in December that year, continuing for three months.

The set was rebuilt in 2011 for the feature films ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, and ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’. It is now a permanent attraction complete with hobbit holes, gardens, bridge, Mill and The Green Dragon Inn.

Hobbiton Tours
photo via Hobbiton Movie Set

photo by Trey Ratcliff of Stuck In Customs

Hobbiton Tours
photo via Hobbiton Movie Set

Hobbiton Tours
photo via Hobbiton Movie Set

photo via Hobbiton Movie Set

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Stunning Optically Clear Acrylic Gaming Dice by Artisan Dice

Optically clear dice
photo via Cameron Donaldson

Artisan Dice has a line of acrylic gaming dice that are polished in five stages during their production to give them stunning optical clarity. Their optically clear acrylic dice are available completely clear and without dye or dyed in yellow, fluorescent blue, aqua, grey, purple, red, or orange. The dice are sold as sets of a variety of different dice or as a single d10 or d20.

Optically clear acrylic ice dice
photo via Artisan Dice

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