An ‘Alien’ Chestburster Breaking Out of a Cadbury Creme Egg

Chestburster Egg

Ghoulia Childs whipped up an image of a chestburster from the Alien movies popping out of a Cadbury Creme Egg.

image via Ghoulia Childs

via Nerd Bastards

Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Aniston Swap Mouths and Play Lip Flip on ‘The Tonight Show’

During a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, host Jimmy Fallon and actress Jennifer Aniston played a game of Lip Flip, where a simple visual effect is used to put one person’s lips over another person’s face. Fallon and Aniston used the opportunity to perform wildly inaccurate impressions of each other and talk extensively about Bonnaroo.

‘Freaks And Americana’, A Circus-Themed Art Show in Culver City, California Exploring Big Top Culture

Clown School by Ron English
Clown School by Ron English

Freaks And Americana is an upcoming group art show at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California featuring artwork from 32 talented artists that explores the world of Big Top (circus) culture. The show will open on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 7 to 10 PM PST and remain on display until Saturday, February 7. You can RSVP for the event online via Facebook.

Thematically, circus and carnival folk are part of alternative “outsider” cultures that beg the curiosity of the viewer and ignite the imagination. The circus is something that people “run away to join”, escaping the confines of a traditional lifestyle, or finding solace in an odd, heightened reality. It’s this fantasy that we hope to investigate, utilizing the diverse styles of our multi-talented artists, inviting bold imagery of a culture that is unfamiliar to most of us. This inspired theme will result in a significant group exhibition for LA’s winter art season.

A list of the featured artists:

Annie Owens, Beau Stanton, Billy Norrby, Brandi Milne, Bumblebeelovesyou, Carlos Ramos, Colin Christian, David Stoupakis ,Eine, Eric Joyner, Greg Gossel, Hueman, John Wentz, Melissa Forman, Michael Hussar, Michael Mararian, Nouar, Ron English, Sas Christian, Shag (Josh Agle),Sylvia Ji, Tom Bagshaw, Victor Castillo, Yosuke Ueno, Carol Liu, Nicomi Nix Turner, Luke Chueh, Sarah Folkman, Selena Wong, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, and Stephen Ibbott

The Conjuring by Tom Bagshaw
The Conjuring by Tom Bagshaw

How Again To Begin by Brandi Milne
How Again To Begin by Brandi Milne

Sideshow by Eric Joyner
Sideshow by Eric Joyner

Freaks And Americana

images via Corey Helford Gallery and credited artists

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An Older, Wiser Cat Cautions a Young Kitten About the Strange Effect That Superbowl Sunday Has on Their Humans

In “Dear Kitten: Regarding The Big Game,” the latest episode of the “Dear Kitten” series presented BuzzFeed and Friskies, an older, wiser cat voiced by Ze Frank hilariously cautions a young kitten about the concept of Super Bowl Sunday, the odd effect it has upon their otherwise normal humans, and the strange behavior they display.

Dear kitten, the first thing that happens is all these new humans arrive, then they gather up every single thing that we sleep on and then they try to take up as much room as they can, in the dumbest looking way possible. …after they have all assembled in the room with comfortable things, they bring out a cornucopia of human moist food. I’m not totally sure if the objective is to get it into or near the mouth hole. Maybe it’s like bocce, like you get points for being close. It really goes everywhere down their face. …see how some love the humans are wearing traditional robes of some sort. I can’t tell what they signify in terms of status, but I am pretty sure that one is the idiot.

‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′, A Sequel to the 2010 Hot Tub-Based Time Travel Comedy ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is the sequel to the 2010 hot tub-based time travel comedy Hot Tub Time Machine. A trailer for the film shows returning actors Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, and Clark Duke taking another trip through time in a hot tub, but this time they are sent into a bizarre alternate future.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

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images via Hot Tub Time Machine 2

A Movie Trailer for the Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy in the Style of the First Trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

There are no strings on me…” – Darth Vader

Bradford, United Kingdom-based film critic Ross Thompson of The Unusual Suspect (previously) has created a movie trailer for the original Star Wars trilogy in the style of the first eerie trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The original Avengers: Age of Ultron movie trailer for comparison:

via Tastefully Offensive

A Sheet Music Visualization of a Humpback Whale’s Song, Which Can be Synchronized Across Thousands of Miles

Musician David Rothenberg and graphic designer Michael Deal have teamed up to produce a lovely piece of brightly colored sheet music that visualizes the unique and complex song of a humpback whale. The ever-evolving calls are synchronized across whale populations through thousands of miles of water, and, as Rothenberg points out, sound quite similar to the familiar song of the nightingale when sped up.

Whale Song

image via Medium

via The Washington Post, The Functional Art, FlowingData

Charts Showing the Small Group of Talented Actors Who Voice the Many Characters From ‘The Simpsons’ & ‘South Park’

The Simpsons 12 Actors Play Over 100 Characters
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Jishai Evers of Dadaviz has created two awesome charts that show off the small groups of talented actors who voice the many characters from The Simpsons and South Park television series. There are 12 skilled individuals that vocally rocked over 100 characters on The Simpsons and only 4 people who voiced the large cast on South Park, not including guest voices.

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images via Dadaviz

via Kotaku

Photographer Dad Captures a Toddler’s View of New York City by Placing a GoPro Camera in His Son’s Stroller

Toddler's View of New York City

To capture a toddler’s view of New York City, photographer Diego Acosta López placed a GoPro camera in his son Ignacio’s stroller and took the nearly two-year-old boy on a tour of the city. The camera was set to take a photo every 10 seconds, and over the course of several days and multiple outings, López recorded about 2,000 photos. Each image records an intriguing low-angle view of the city. The clear plastic cover of the stroller acts as a photo filter, rendering the city in a shimmery blur. López has assembled 18 of the best images in a photo series, entitled simply Stroller.

The New York Times Lens Blog has more on the project.

Toddler's View of New York City

Toddler's View of New York City

Toddler's View of New York City

Toddler's View of New York City

Toddler's View of New York City

photos by Diego Acosta López

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Submersible Vehicle Discovers Rich Algae Blooms Beneath Polar Ice in Areas Previously Thought Barren

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts have used the remotely operated Nereid Under Ice Vehicle to capture video evidence of rich blooms of algae thriving beneath sheets of polar ice in areas previously thought barren.

With Nereid we saw not only a big bloom of plankton but also subsequent blooms of zooplankton feeding on the phytoplankton. First copepods, then jellies and salps. They were concentrated in the few metres of meltwater under the ice in fantastic abundances.