Jonathan Fallon

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In case you didn’t know, the soundtrack for The Force Awakens is finally available on vinyl. Much like the movie itself, the record is both retro and futuristic.

Indeed, this record would look very odd spinning in a wood-paneled room with orange shag carpeting. That’s because Disney emblazoned these vinyl records with 3D holograms of the TIE Fighter and Millennium Falcon. The holograms reportedly require the right angle and light to see (a smartphone LED flash is recommended), but when you hit the right combo, they look like they are “leaping off the vinyl” – which may or may not help to justify the $50 price tag.

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YouTuber “kaptainkristian” has created a six minute video extolling the virtues of the beloved Calvin and Hobbes comic strip along with the integrity and vision of its creator, Bill Watterson.

The video takes a look at the strip’s longevity and the state of art itself, explaining that there’s no “low” or “high” art and that works either speak to people or don’t. There’s also an examination of commercialism in the art/comics world that leads to the title of the video itself, Art Before Commerce.

That being said, there’s a heavy dose of opinion in the production, as well as some unabashed dumping on other comics – especially Garfield. Check out the video after the break…

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Corridor Digital used drones mounted with various cameras to recreate a Star Wars X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter dogfight that’s fit for the big screen.

Digital effects were used to transpose 3D-printed X-Wing and TIE Fighter cockpits into the production, which shows the craft twisting and turning through a mountainous landscape. Even drone crash footage was used to represent TIE Fighters being shot down.

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In a brilliant bit of viral marketing, Kolcraft created an adult-sized version of it’s Contours Bliss stroller. Kolcraft president Tom Koltun notes:

“We created the test ride so adults could experience first-hand how each Contours Stroller is carefully designed with a baby’s joy and comfort in mind and make sure it’s the perfect choice for their family”.

The adult-sized stroller isn’t available for sale, but Kolcraft may want to rethink their position because (naturally) adults have been taking to social media to declare that they want one of their own so their spouse/kids can push them around.

I’ll admit, being able to take a nap in one of these while out clothes shopping would be a dream come true. Check out the video below…

1-19It was only a matter of time before the rainbow food trend spread to sushi, and the results make the Japanese delicacy look like a geode of raw meat.

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taco-bell-jake-topAfter being admitted to the hospital with bronchitis-induced pneumonia, 35-year-old Jake Booth of Bonita Springs, Florida had a heart attack and fell into a coma. As he was unconscious for 48 days, doctors were worried that he may have suffered brain damage.

Those fears were quickly put to rest when Booth came to and said “I want Taco Bell”.

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After acquiring a discarded wing mounted fuel tank from a F-94 bomber, San Francisco found object artist Nemo Gould proceeded to transform it into a shiny Megalodon sculpture complete with a bevy of moving parts.

The work recently made its debut at the “Perpetual Motion” exhibition at Heron Arts SF and was reportedly a huge hit, obviously because when sharks, art and old military aircraft parts meet it’s a recipe for awesome.

Check out additional pics and a few videos of the Megalodon in action below.

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Johnny Depp is no stranger to showing up in costume to interact with fans, and his most recent stunt saw him surprising Disneyland guests in full Mad Hatter makeup.

However, instead of walking around the park in person, he appeared on a digital display advertising the upcoming Alice in Wonderland sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, which opens on May 27th.

Check out the reactions below.

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1-27Social psychologist Erika D. Price has devised a system of ranking breakfast cereals, although she apparently doesn’t stand by it.

We don’t know what criteria was used to achieve the final results—but it doesn’t matter. The results are subjective. In fact, the list will likely receive instant rejection when people discover that Raisin Bran was placed in the mid tier and Cap’n Crunch didn’t event make it into the mix.

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1-17Pizza’s history of awesomeness has led to a multitude of different variations being created around the world. Food Republic compiled 40 such examples into an infographic that serves as a pizza bucket list for those who like to experiment with flavors.

Check out the entire graphic on That’s Nerdalicious