Misc. Nerdiness

Once upon a time an education blog mistook artist Aja Kusick’s painting of the Eiffel Tower for an actual Van Gogh. Realizing that the legendary impressionist likely never saw the iconic structure, Kusick decided to embark on a new series of works inspired by his style and starring additional subjects he never laid eyes on. You, on the other hand, are probably quite familiar with them. [click to continue…]

Artist Isabelle Staub was experiencing a creative block, so she channeled her love of Disney to help her work through it. The result is a series of gorgeous digital paintings of Disney princesses in a “realistic” style. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]

Artist Butcher Billy is known for his clever mashups of music and comics. This time, he’s used the titles of classic heartbreak songs as inspiration for Stephen King-style book covers. I’ll bet Man Eater is terrifying. [click to continue…]

Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back with their new Netflix show, and I have to say that I’ve really enjoyed the episodes that I’ve seen so far. It really captures everything I loved about the original. As you’ll see in the video below, despite being cancelled twice, they aren’t afraid to bite the hand that feeds them. Though, I’m surprised that it’s Stranger Things and not any one of their Adam Sandler movies. [click to continue…]

Japan is well known for dispensing anything and everything through vending machines, so it’s increasingly difficult to find one that truly surprises you. This origami vending machine represents one of those rare moments. [click to continue…]

Imgur user NauticalPhoenix’s 73-year old father has been gunsmithing for about 50 years. In his spare time, he likes to make awesome things like this Van Helsing monster hunter kit. It comes complete with a revolver that has interchangeable cylinders for silver-tipped bullets and black powder shot, a vial of holy water, a wooden stake, and a sweet-looking case. Let’s take a peek inside. [click to continue…]

These realistic Ice King and Lemongrab Adventure Time busts from artist Adam Edwards are incredibly impressive. So much so that I don’t think that I could handle this level of creepiness in a live-action movie. Take a closer look below. [click to continue…]

Artist Joey Spiotto is back with some much-needed additions to his Little Golden Book covers series. These additions include Logan, Westworld, Suicide Squad, The Matrix, They Live, The Walking Dead and more. Check them out below. [click to continue…]

Daria co-creator Susie Lewis and character designer Karen Disher are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the show with Entertainment Weekly by giving us a peek into the lives of the characters as they would be today. The results aren’t surprising. Take Daria and Jane for example: [click to continue…]

“What happened when Batman was late to play baseball with Robin?”

“There was a Wayne delay.”

The Official DC Super Hero Joke Book is intended for kids but, if you’re an adult, this book will be the most powerful weapon in your pun-powered arsenal. It might even be deadly. Check out some sample pages below. [click to continue…]