This Sunday, season five of Breaking Bad, easily one of television's top five dramas ever, begins, and those in the know are understandably excited.
Unfortunately, like most of television's top shows, it's kinda tough to jump in with four seasons behind you, even if you do know the basic premise of the show (which you do, because you know how to use the internet.)
Professor Blastoff is a podcast hosted by comedians Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan, and David Huntsberger that explores issues of philosophy, science, religion, and other phenomenon requiring informed (and humorous) reflection.
On a recent episode, comedians Randy and Jason Sklar joined the team, and the discussion hilariously devolved into the topic of what we explore on ManMade: men and crafting.
San Francisco-based cartoonist and animator Ric Carrasquillo obviously understands the importance of having a personal and clever "about" page on his website, so he whipped up some humorous sketches that tell the reader a little more about himself. Like this,
For those of you not planning a summer getaway this season, consider these humorous, vintage-style "travel posters" for lazy people, or for those who take their breaks at home. They seek to inspire you to check out the exotic locales and activities...of your own house.
What do a nail gun, machete, wheelchair, dead animal skull, holiday tinsel, and your belly button all have in common?
Easy. They're all clever and potentially very, very unsafe ways to open a bottle of beer.
Filmmaker Chris Sumers got together with his buddies and filmed dozens of unlikely ways to pop a bottlecap.
McSweeney's contributor John Peck imagines over seventy new sandiwches designed after famous musicians, their backgrounds, and lifestyles.
Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.
Guitar Pee is a musical urinal that allows you to create music while...at the urinal. It's kinda like that Les Paul Google doodle, except you pee on it.
Watch this video to see how it works:
The image you're looking at is of a cupcake-sausage, grilled and served on a "long john" doughnut bun and a rasperry topping ketchup.
Okay now that that's out of the way, this project,
Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live finished it's thirty-seventh season, including a heartfelt goodbye dance for Kristen Wiig.
To honor the many, many cast members from the past four decades, CableTV created what is likely the world's loooooongest infographic, featuring
Fun fact of the day: the term "gale-force" refers to winds scoring betwen 8 and 10 on the Beaufort windspeed scale, or about 40-65 miles an hour. That's tree-uprooting strength.
Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern has gathered more than one hundred individuals, blown these gale-force winds in their faces, and snapped a still photo of their visages going all wacky.
And it's awesome.
To pay tribute to Beastie Boys Adam "MCA" Yauch, filmaker James Winters, along with wife, kids, and nephew, made a shot-by-shot recreation of one of the 90s most iconic music videos, the Spike Jonze-directed "Sabotage"...starring children.
This one's for all the grammar and type nerds: you've seen it - on handmade banners, store signs, that one grandparent who always puts smart quotes around your name on your birthday card, as if they're not really wishing you the best this year, "Chris"
Unnecessary quotation marks. Or worse, suspicious quotation marks that
Slate reports of an emerging, curious inspiration phenomenon shared among diverse artists. Upon spying dated landscapes gathering dust in stacks in thrift stores and antique shops, likely never being sold but for their frames. A collection of artists have all independently come to the same conclusion about what’s missing: monsters.
When I was a kid, I loved nearly everything about Ducktales - the myth and culture-based plotlines, that guy that could count everything really fast then turn into a robot, to the oh-so-evil and impossibly named Flintheart Glomgold. But, even as a five-year-old, I was a skeptic about the famous Moneybin. I even remember asking my dad how it was possible to land on a giant pile of coins and sinking in, instead of just going splat on the surface. I even got out a jar of pennies and jammed them with my fist to see if I could break through.