Elton John Writes Hilariously Impressive Song on the Spot. Look What He Used for “Lyrics”…

Oct 1, 2014 By Abraham 2

In 1997, at “An Audience with Elton John,” actor Richard E. Grant hilariously put Elton John on the spot…

I’ve heard that you write your songs very, very quickly. And I’ve brought some words along and hoped that you could put some music to them. Would you do that?

After a quick facepalm, Elton asks him what the lyrics are. To which Grant replies…

Um, well, it’s from… It’s the… It’s the instructions from my oven.

The crowd erupts in laughter and Elton agrees to give it a go. After starting slowly, he finds his stride — as if the music were already latent in the dry prose of the manual — and by the end the improvised song is a virtual masterpiece…

These 21 ladies of Disney already know what kickass costume they’re wearing for Halloween

Sep 29, 2014 By Abraham 0

If the women of Disney all got together for a costume party, what other characters would they go as?

Artist Isaiah Stephens has some ideas. Needless to say, it makes for a wonderfully confusing interplay of various fictional universes…

Snow White as Wonder Woman

Snow White and the 7 Dwarves / Wonder Woman

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Princess Aurora as Danaerys Targaryen

Sleeping Beauty / Game of Thrones

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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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Every classic painting could be improved with one simple face swap

Sep 29, 2014 By Abraham 0

The world has seen many great artists, but no artist it seems has done what it takes to finally perfect their masterpiece. There’s always something missing.

And it turns out, that something, is Rowan Atkinson’s hilarious mug.

But now, thanks to illustrator Rodney Pike, we can see what various classic paintings would look like if the artist had given their subjects the correct face…

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These drawings are typewritten, not drawn. But the amazing thing is the artist himself…

Sep 29, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

If you want to see incredible skill and dedication despite severe physical limitations, look no further than artis Paul Smith.

As a child he was diagnosed with severe spastic cerebral palsy — but that never kept him from pursuing his love of art. Although Paul’s condition made him unable to hold a paintbrush or pen, or even speak and eat, he became a phenomenon in the art world.


How? By creating beautiful images…with a typewriter.

Paul used both hands to create his art—the left to steady the right, which pressed the keys. And since he wasn’t able to press two at once, he locked the shift key down and created his art using only 10 characters…

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Interviewer asks Kristen Wiig about her nude scene. Ummm…there is no nude scene

Sep 29, 2014 By Abraham 0

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader join a Denver morning news show to talk about their new movie, but their interviewer hasn’t seen it yet. This might not have been completely obvious…except that he asked about doing the nude scene — a scene which, in fact, does not exist.

It is as awkward as any other interview foible, but the three of them play it off very amicably. This is plenty embarrassing for the interviewer, but because the video is going viral, he clearly did his job — the movie is being promoted far more for his complete failure than if everything had gone smoothly.

10 huge pop songs rewritten as sonnets. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is actually really moving…

Sep 29, 2014 By Abraham 0

Usually, song lyrics don’t stand alone as poems to be simply read aloud without music, let alone read silently from a page. But what if some of our favorite lyrics (or at least some incredibly famous lyrics) were re-imagined as renaissance-era sonnets?

It sounds silly… It is silly. But the genius behind Pop Sonnets has discovered that ridiculous as the idea is, it’s still pretty awesome.

While some of the results are funny, others actually work surprisingly well…

Idina Menzel, “Let It Go”

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Will Smith, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

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Ohio State coach absolutely destroys a fan who ran onto the field

Sep 28, 2014 By Abraham 1

Everyone knows that if you jump out of the stands at a sporting event and run onto the field, you’re going to get tackled and hauled off. Usually the tackling is done by security, but in this case Ohio State’s strength and conditioning coach got to the trespasser first.

And he was not happy that someone was interrupting his playtime.

It will come as no surprise that you don’t want to confront a man whose only job is to make big, scary men better at knocking over other big, scary men…