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The Awesome Respect That the High-Rise Window Washers of New York City Have For the Job

The New Yorker recently profiled John McDermott and John Wren, two veteran high-rise window washers, who have been cleaning the windows of New York City for over thirty years. Each man spoke of how he got started, what kept him going and the awesome respect he has for the job.

Window cleaning is not for everybody. I mean it takes a certain kind of character to do it. Somebody who’s missing the self-preservation chip, I guess. …you know that if you fall for five floors, you die. People do go down and its a shame when it happens. …The more chances you took, the more money you’d make. It was insane, I know but we did it.

Horrifyingly Awesome 3D Printed Kraken d20 Die

Kraken D20

New York-based artist Ian Dwyer of Nvenom8 Designs has created a horrifyingly awesome 3D printed Kraken d20 die. The tentacle-filled die is available to purchase from Nvenom8 Designs’ online shop.

This terrifying mass of writhing tentacles and gaping beaks holds a dark secret: It’s a completely fair 20-sided die!

At almost three inches across (7.1cm), this eldritch monstrosity of a D20 is the perfect centerpiece for your gaming dice collection. May it guide you safely across treacherous seas, help you triumph over unspeakable horrors, and give you courage in the face of the kraken–or even Cthulhu himself!

Ian also shared footage of the Kraken d20 die is action:

Kraken D20

Kraken D20

images via Nvenom8 Designs

via Geeks Are Sexy

Awesome Father Builds a Custom Rocking Horse Based on a ‘Star Wars’ Speeder Bike for His Daughter’s First Birthday

Rocking Speeder Bike

Tez_Gelmir has created an incredible custom rocking horse based on the 74-Z speeder bike from Star Wars for his daughter’s first birthday. He made the kid-friendly Rocking Speeder Bike using plywood, some impressive 3D printing work, PVC tubing, screws, and bolts. Tez_Gelmir’s entire step-by-step build process is available to view on Instructables.

Rocking Speeder Bike

Rocking Speeder Bike

Rocking Speeder Bike

Rocking Speeder Bike

Rocking Speeder Bike

photos via Tez_Gelmir

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The 30-Minute Over-The-Top Action Comedy Film ‘Kung Fury’ Has Released in All of Its Awesome 1980s-Inspired Glory

Writer and director David Sandberg (a.k.a. “Laser Unicorns“) has released the finished 30-minute over-the-top short action comedy film, Kung Fury (previously) that follows a powerful kung fu cop (David Sandberg) who travels through time and teams up with vikings, dinosaurs, and more to take out the evil Hitler (Jorma Taccone from The Lonely Island). Digital copies of the awesome 1980s-inspired film are available to purchase online or watch it for free on YouTube. Behind-the-scenes photos and videos are available to browse through on Instagram, Facebook, and the official Kung Fury website.

‘Kung Fury’ takes place in a variety of exotic locations; 1980s Miami, Asgard and Germany in the 1940s, to name a few. With a limited budget to work with, we had to solve this by shooting most of the scenes against a greenscreen backdrop.

‘Kung Fury’ was funded mainly through a Kickstarter campaign, where people from all around the world showed their support for this crazy project. David worked on the film for a more than a year with almost no budget but a strong vision, with the help of friends and family. Most of the film has already been shot, but additional filming and lots of visual effects remain to be done.

Kung Fury Poster
poster artwork by Andreas Bennwik

Kung Fury Moon Animation

images via Kung Fury

Filmmaker Creates Touching Video to Find Potential Suitors for His Awesome Mom

Single guys who love tennis and beer, take note: Eva is single and looking for love.

Eva, mother of Norwegian filmmaker Alex Lyngaas, hasn’t had much luck in the dating world. As a loving son, Alex took matters into his own hands and created a touching video called “Looking for Adam” (as in Adam and Eva) to reach out to the world and let potential suitors know how great his mother is. The response so far has been encouraging, as Eva has received messages from interested potential partners as well as friendly messages of encouragement. Alex spoke with Cosmopolitan about his hopes for the video.

I don’t have any expectations and I’m so grateful because already it makes me happy that if she’s ever having a bad day, she can just open her email inbox and see how many people love her. If the video finds mom a man, that’s great, but I hope that the video also just encourages people to embrace each other.

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Awesome Easter Egg Art Based on Characters From Popular TV Shows, Movies, and Video Games

Los Angeles-based actor, writer and artist Barak Hardley has created an awesome series of Easter egg artwork for the AWE me channel’s ongoing Artist Series based on characters from popular television shows, movies, and video games. He features characters like Mork (Robin Williams) from Mork & Mindy, Spock (Leonard Nimoy) from Star Trek, the heroes from Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. The entire collection of eggs from 2015 are available to view on Hardley’s 50 Year Plan website.

Hardley painted even more pop culture-themed Easter eggs in 2014:

Awesome East Egg Art

Awesome East Egg Art

Awesome East Egg Art

images via 50 Year Plan

Awesome Handmade ‘Adventure Time’ Necklaces Based on Characters From the Popular Animated Television Show

Cake and Fionna Necklace

Laura Li (a.k.a. “Doppledew“) has created an awesome collection of handmade necklaces based on characters from the popular animated television show Adventure Time. The Jake, Lady Rainicorn, Cake and Fionna, and Lord Monochromicorn necklaces are available to purchase online from her Etsy store.

Made with:

– shrink film
– permanent acrylic inks
– brass rings
– gold chain and clasp

Jake and Lady Rainicorn Necklace

Lady Rainicorn Necklace

Lord Monochromicorn Necklace

Jake Adventure Time Necklace

images via Doppledew

via Fashionably Geek