Is Anyone So Warped That They’d Use One of These 23 Insane Stock Images?

Oct 2, 2014 By Abraham 0

The best stock images just blend right into a website or advertisement without anyone thinking about them being stock photography. Poor stock images, on the other hand, are incredibly obvious and will distract from the message of the project they’re in rather than add to it.

And then there are these, which are too bizarre to even imagine them being used in any actual project.

And yet…they exist.

Thailand is AWEsome!

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Comfortable and delicious

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These friends found the best possible way to waste their summer just sitting on the couch

Oct 2, 2014 By Abraham 0

Well, summer is over, and as winter approaches some of us are wondering if we made the most of all that the warm sunny weather had to offer. And usually that means asking, did we spend enough time off our couch?

But for one group of young, Vermontonian hipsters making the most of this past summer meant being on their couch as often as possible.

Because they brought it with them everywhere they went…

Across the whole country…

Starting in Vermont, crossing to Alaska, and then heading down through California, these free-spirited (and almost certainly funky-smelling) friends piled into their van with their dogs and their futon and hit the road for 4 months, documenting the trip with images that put to shame every indie folk band’s promo pictures and album covers…

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This Lawyer Knows *Tons* of Celebrities! Except It’s All Photoshop and Now She’s Screwed…

Oct 1, 2014 By Megan Berman 2

It seems that celebrity obsession isn’t just for teen fans… A California attorney is facing a six-month suspension after the State Bar caught her photoshopping herself into celebrity pictures for her business website.

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Kind of like that time in the 90s you glued a cutout of Nick Carter into a photo with you and told all your friends he was your boyfriend…

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Woman flies her car over a raised bridge. Her punishment is amusingly reasonable…

Oct 1, 2014 By Abraham 0

Earlier this week in the Croatian town of Tisno, a woman shocked onlookers by revving her car up and over the mini precipice at the end of a raised bridge. Later she’d tell the police that the sun prevented her from seeing the red light cautioning against her accidental daredevilism.

The bridge was raised about 8 feet at the time, and the bridge’s warden says,

I was shouting and gesturing her to stop but it was no use. She ignored me, went full throttle and flew across the bridge. I was convinced she’d overturn the car.

Another witness reported…

It sounded like a bomb had gone off. There was a terrible noise and all the airbags were opened by the force of the crash.

Despite the drama of the frightening accident the woman and her passenger were completely unharmed, though she did get fined the equivalent of $41 by the police.

This Teen’s Adorably Epic Yearbook Photo Was Rejected Until He Struck a Deal with the Principal

Oct 1, 2014 By Megan Berman 4

Draven Rodriguez and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, made national news this month when Rodriguez released a photo he hoped to include in the yearbook, featuring the purrfect pair amongst pink and blue lasers.

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But the school rejected the image. According to school district spokeswoman Karen Corona, the photo “would not be acceptable for the senior portrait section.” So Rodriguez began a petition hoping to get 500 people to join him in asking the school to include it. He got over 7,000 signatures.

But the school refused to budge on its guidelines for senior portraits.

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How to make tree bark haunt your dreams using only a mirror

Sep 29, 2014 By Abraham 0

Trees aren’t scary, right? Wrong.

It turns out that they are full of terrifying ghouls and goblins…if you hold mirrors up to them in the right spots. And photographer Elido Turco is an expert in finding where on a tree these hair-raisingly awesome faces will emerge.

For a series entitled “Dream Creatures,” he photographed trees during his walks in the woods, and then mirrored the photos on his computer bringing the trees to life — fascinatingly frightening life.

Here is just a selection from the series…

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News reporters speak their minds, thinking they’re off the air. They’re not…

Sep 25, 2014 By Joey White 3

A technical glitch caused New York’s News 12 Bronx to remain live on air during what was supposed to be a commercial break yesterday. This wouldn’t be newsworthy except that anchor Matt Pieper and reporter Amy Yensi had a bizarre conversation about welfare that was broadcast across New York.

The two were about to report on the need for more school crossing guards, and Pieper was passing along instructions to Yensi from their producer when he went off-script…

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Here’s the text of the unfortunate exchange between the two…

Pieper: And Dave wants you to also mention that parents do their f**king jobs and walk their little kids to school on their own and not rely on everyone else kind of like people rely on government assistance for their entire lives. And bye Felicia. I actually added the part about government assistance but it’s true. I mean, how old are these kids?

Yensi: I think I qualify for government assistance (laughs)

Pieper: Just check that box, girl

Yensi: #EBT

Later that day, the station posted an apology to Facebook…

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It seems as though the station has applied the ultimate penalty, as neither the anchor or reporter are listed as a member of the station’s news team.