Nick Offerman Starts America’s Engine and Sings About NASCAR’s Return to NBC During a Hilarious Super Bowl XLIX Ad

Nick Offerman starts America’s engine and sings about NASCAR‘s triumphant return to NBC during a two-minute music video from NBC Sports. The “America Start Your Engines” music video is set to air as both a 30- and 60-second television spot during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

America it’s time for a gut check. If the founding fathers saw us holed up in our little cocoons…texting each other smiley faces they’d hang their powdered wigs in shame. When our idea of danger is eating gluten, there’s trouble afoot. Yes, we the people have gotten soft and all the likes in the world aren’t gonna’ save us now. But one thing will… and it rhymes with MASCAR.

A Funny Noah’s Ark-Themed Ad for French Cable Channel Canal+ That Explains Why Unicorns Don’t Exist

In a new spot created by advertising agency BETC Paris for French cable channel Canal+, the lack of real unicorns is traced back to the Old Testament story of Noah, as one of his sons fails in his attempt to save the mythological horned horse.

via Adweek

‘How Bitcoin Works’, A Short Video Explaining the Economics Behind the Digital Cryptocurrency

“How Bitcoin Works” is a short video by New Scientist explaining the processes that drive the popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, which has seen a massive surge in use in spite of the fact that it isnt controlled by a single central authority.

Instead, there’s just a network of computers that anyone can join and a set of rules that those computers use to process and record transactions. This is called ‘mining,’ but you don’t have to be a miner to use BitCoin.

The video accompanies the feature “The Bitcoin Rush: Pioneers on the Financial Frontier,” which explores the people who drive the digital currency.

Rosanna Pansino Demonstrates How to Make Video Game-Themed ‘Bomberman’ Cupcakes With Help From Rhett & Link

On a recent episode of Nerdy Nummies, Los Angeles-based baker Rosanna Pansino demonstrated how to make cute video game-themed Bomberman cupcakes with help from the comedians Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal of Rhett & Link. Pansino then joined Rhett & Link on a taste-testing episode of their show Good Mythical Morning to help find out if they could tell the difference between sugar and sugar-free.

Bomberman Cupcakes

Bomberman Cupcakes

Bomberman Cupcakes

images via Rosanna Pansino

More Wonderfully Dreamlike Illustration Tattoos by Expanded Eye

Dreamlike Illustration Art Tattoos by Expanded Eye

Back in 2013 we first posted about the gorgeous dreamlike illustration tattoos created by Jade Tomlinson and Kev James of art duo Expanded Eye. The duo creates each custom tattoo from concepts and stories provided by the client. The designs are committed to paper before being tattooed on skin. The duo has created quite a few more wonderful tattoos in recent months, including a number of complex pieces that cover multiple parts of the recipient’s body. Many more tattoos can be seen in this photo gallery on the Expanded Eye Facebook page. Prints and original works by Expanded Eye are available for purchase online. Prints are also available at The Vaults Gallery in London.

Dreamlike Illustration Art Tattoos by Expanded Eye

Dreamlike Illustration Art Tattoos by Expanded Eye

Dreamlike Illustration Art Tattoos by Expanded Eye

Dreamlike Illustration Art Tattoos by Expanded Eye

photos via Expanded Eye

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Breathtaking Paper Figure Sculptures and Geometric Origami by Richard Sweeney

Paper Figure Sculptures and Intricate Origami by Richard Sweeney

British artist Richard Sweeney creates paper sculptures that range from intricate geometric origami to wonderfully expressive figure sculptures. Much of his work is rendered in plain white paper–a striking contrast to the complexity of his forms. Sweeney’s work is part of the traveling exhibition, Above the Fold, currently at the Springfield Museums in Springfield, Massachusetts. He will also take part in CODA Paper Art 2015 at CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, June 7 to October 25, 2015. And he and two other British artists are currently raising funds on Kickstarter for a New York City exhibition in April.

Paper Figure Sculptures and Intricate Origami by Richard Sweeney

Paper Figure Sculptures and Intricate Origami by Richard Sweeney

Paper Figure Sculptures and Intricate Origami by Richard Sweeney

Paper Figure Sculptures and Intricate Origami by Richard Sweeney

photos via Richard Sweeney

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Employees of Israel Aerospace Industries Pose for Group ‘Space Selfie’ in Photo Taken by a Passing Satellite

Space Selfie

In celebration of Israel Space Week, which ends today, 300 employees of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) posed for a photo that was taken by a passing satellite. To create the so-called “space selfie,” the employees formed the initials of IAI as the company’s EROS-B satellite passed over at an altitude of 325 miles.

photo via Israel Aerospace Industries

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‘Unreal Paris’, An Incredible Virtual Tour of an Apartment Made Using Unreal Engine 4


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“Unreal Paris” is an incredible virtual tour by designer Benoît Dereau with sound design by Mael Vignaux that walks through an apartment made using game engine Unreal Engine 4. There’s little that marks the virtual tour as anything other than real beyond the incredibly smooth camera movements achieved, as the lighting and models are impressively lifelike.


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Unreal Paris

Unreal Paris

Unreal Paris

Unreal Paris

Unreal Paris

images via Dereau Benoit

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A Snickers Commercial Recasts ‘The Brady Bunch’ With Steve Buscemi and an Ax-Wielding Danny Trejo as Marcia and Jan

A new Snickers Super Bowl commercial recasts the classic television show The Brady Bunch with Steve Buscemi and an ax-wielding Danny Trejo in the roles of daughters Marcia and Jan by editing the two men into a scene with Mike (Robert Reed) and Carol Brady (Florence Henderson).

In the commercial the characters make reference to two classic scenes from show. The first is when Marcia has her nose broken by a football thrown by her brother before a big date, and the other is when a frustrated Jan famously screams, “Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!

Snickers also released a video detailing the process that went into creating the commercial, which included rebuilding the famous set and digital mouth replacement.

People Vomit Torrents of Confetti in Hilariously Bizarre Music Video for the Song ‘Nausea’ by Jeff Rosenstock

This adora-gross music video for “Nausea” by Jeff Rosenstock starts out innocuously enough: the band is shown playing before a packed audience at Silent Barn in Brooklyn. Then people start vomiting high-velocity blasts of confetti. The video was directed by Bryan Schlam.

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