Lenin statue is now Darth Vader statue

lenin-darth-vader-statue-1As part of the “decommunization” of the Ukraine by president Petro Poroshenko, a statue of Lenin in Odessa has been turned into a statue of Darth Vader by sculptor Alexander Milov. The statue also serves as a wifi hotspot.

“The Bronze Lenin was left inside, so that the grateful or not so grateful descendants could exhume him, if needed,” Milov said.

Man, this is so great because I’ve got this old statue of Lenin lying around and I’ve been totally wondering what to do with it.


(via Bored Panda)


Video about lost soul reckoning with death made me cry

I think I’m drawn to this today more than I would normally be because of the PMS. Apparently it has won lots of awards and was shortlisted for an Oscar but lost out to one of those Tiny Hamster videos. I kid. I have no idea what got nominated instead. I never watch those things.

But I did watch this video of a man coping with realizing he has died.

This made me bawl at my desk today.

Shut up.

(via Bored Panda)

Darth Vader & Captain Picard argue over which is nerdier, Star Trek or Star Wars

I think this one is a no brainer. Star Trek is nerdier, Star Wars is dorkier/geekier.

(via Laughing Squid)




This lady bounced her boobs to wish you a Happy Holidays

Bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce….

Selfie toaster


Move over Jesus. There’s a new toastface in town and it’s MINE. Or whoever’s. It’s a customizable selfie toaster by a company called Burnt Impressions, that specializes in toasters that create images, which I think is a probably a pretty niche market.

If you’re wondering how it works, there’s more info on Mashable.

Beauty ideals in different countries. The USA has really weird taste


This is so weird.

Ester Honig, a “human interest reporter” shared a picture with 40 photo editors in over 25 countries, using service sharing site Fiverr (not sure if the project is an ad for Fiverr but it might as well be) and told them to “make me look beautiful.” So they went to town with the Photoshop.

The idea, I think, is that it’s supposed to show the ideal beauty in each of these countries, though really it may just show the ideal of the photo editor and maybe doesn’t say anything about the country at all. I don’t know. But let’s say it does say something about the country (it makes a better headline)…

The result? She looks worse in every single retouched photograph than in the untouched one (above). I’m not just saying that. She’s a pretty girl  and I really think she looks better as is – and I don’t say that about everyone (OK, I kind of do but not ALWAYS).

The U.S.A. version is literally gross. She looks like a child pageant queen with a squishy face starring in a young adult vampire B movie.

More takeaways:

Sri Lankans don’t know how to apply makeup evenly

Germans like redheads

Greeks really likes eyelashes

WTF, Philippines?

Meanwhile, Honig herself said, “Photoshop allows us to achieve our unobtainable standards of beauty, but when we compare those standards on a global scale, achieving the ideal remains all the more elusive.”

Here are the pictures.







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Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” drum fill looped for a half hour

Because you know how when you listen to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” and you get to the drum fill you always think “Man, I wish this was a half hour long!”


Cupcake toothpaste


I’m getting kind of excited about these new toothpaste flavours from Crest, like Chocolate Mint Trek, and Lime Spearmint Zest.

I’ve read quite a few blogs and articles where people are all “EW! Toothpaste has to be MINTY and only MINTY! Those people are so crazy I can’t believe it!”

Meh. You need to get out more. If it cleans your teeth, it cleans your teeth. I will totally try it.

I would also try cupcake toothpaste, which I just discovered.

“Brushing your teeth with real frosting kind of defeats the purpose, but with this Cupcake Toothpaste you get all the fabulous flavor of frosting without another root canal! Just put a dollop on your brush and after a few minutes of vigorous brushing your whole mouth will feel frosted!”

Yes, please. I don’t think I’d try pickle toothpaste or bacon toothpaste. But definitely cupcake toothpaste.


(Via I Born for This)

Man lives off McDonald’s for 3 months, loses 37 pounds


Oh look. Speaking of people who decide to live exclusively off things…

Following hot on the heels of the post about the woman who lived off nothing but Starbucks for a year comes a guy who lived off McDonald’s for three months. I feel like this has been done before, and not just by Morgan Spurlock, whose documentary “Supersize Me” was one of the dumbest movies I’ve ever tried to watch. Seriously. I cannot understand how that thing became a hit. Yes. If you eat a LOT of crap, always choose the unhealthiest thing on the menu and eat as much of it as is humanly possible, you are going to gain weight and be unhealthy. If I hit myself in the face with a hammer, it’s going to hurt. I don’t need to make a movie to prove this. I think, at some point, someone already did a thing where he ate the better things on the McDonald’s menu and lost weight, to refute Spurlock’s, uh, I’ll call it a “point.” Then there’s that Jared guy, who ate nothing but Subway sandwiches and lost about eleventy bazillion pounds.

I can’t imagine ever doing anything like this, because McDonald’s food doesn’t taste very good and I’d go nuts from the lack of variety, but this teacher from Iowa lived off McDonald’s for three months, lost 37 pounds and lowered his cholesterol, proving that, if you choose the healthier items on the menu and don’t stuff your idiot face, you won’t get fat and unhealthy.

(via eBaum’s World)

A mouse decorating a Christmas tree


This is a mouse decorating a Christmas tree.

It makes me feel kind of sad about the dead one our cats left us on the bed the other day, which I didn’t give much thought to until now.

Anyhoo. Look! It’s a mouse decorating a Christmas tree!

(Via Tastefully Offensive)