531 posts tagged Awesome
531 posts tagged Awesome
Our newest inductee to the Department of Awesome Parenting is Beau Coffron, aka Lunchbox Dad, a San Francisco-based father who creates extraordinary lunchbox meals for his two children every week. These lunches are lots of fun to look while also being tasty, healthy meals for the lucky kids who actually get to eat them. Coffron draws inspiration for his homemade boxed lunches from movies and other pop cultures sources. He also takes requests from his son and daughter.
You can see many more of these awesome meals at the Lunchbox Dad website, where Coffron also provides extensive write-ups for each lunch, including ingredients and how-tos.
[via Design Taxi]
You know what’s awesome? Pure, unadulterated joy. This awesome video shows Ria Van den Brand from the Netherlands, 78 years young, taking her very first ride on a roller coaster and loving every second of it. Her delight is so palpable and contagious that our cheeks hurt from smiling so much.
[via 22 Words]
Nick from DudeFoods (previously featured here) continues to amaze us with his awesomely overindulgent creations. His latest effort is this impressive tower of food called the Alphabet Sandwich. It’s a sandwich featuring 26 different toppings, each one starting with a different letter from the alphabet.
"Now, I know that sounds simple enough, but do you realize how difficult it is to find a food that starts with the letter X? To solve that issue I eventually settled on xylocarp, which is defined as “a hard, woody fruit that grows on trees,” or in other words, a coconut.
Here’s a complete list of every ingredient in the gloriously gluttonous Alphabet Sandwich:
Italian sausage patty
Krispy Kreme doughnut
Macaroni and cheese
Quest blanco dip
Yoe Tattoo in Brisbane, Australia combined two of our favorite things - bacon and squirrels - into one unforgettable tattoo. It’s a pairing that we hadn’t really considered, but now that we see it, makes perfect sense. That squirrel’s greasy bacon tail is a thing of surreal beauty.
Reblogged from yoetattoo
"Olive Oyl and Popeye prove that it’s okay to cosplay at any age."
[via Super Punch]
If you’ve ever wondered what Marge Simpson would look like as a live human being, here’s an awesomely unsettling example. This real-life Marge isn’t the product of Photoshop. She’s a collaborative creation by makeup artist Veronica Ershova, stylist Mikhail Kravchenko and photographer Alexander Khokhlov. Our favorite part is Marge’s hair, which is made of painted blue chrysanthemums.
Click here to watch a backstage video that reveals the transformation process from human to Simpson.
A few weeks ago we shared a couple photos taken at a Japanese pigeon mask party. Today, thanks to Kotaku, we learned that that festive occasion was just the tip of an awesomely weird Japanese iceberg.
A Japanese comedy site called Daily Portal Z recently held a “Hato Event" (‘hato’ means pigeon in Japanese) at Osaka’s Grand Front shopping center. Attendees wore our Pigeon Masks and had their photos taken at the massive and fashionable Grand Front Osaka shopping center.
But there’s more, so much more. It seems Twitter is full of Japanese users posting their own photos while wearing pigeons masks - during meals, at the office, at the bar, lounging at home with their cats, riding the subway, even at the park hanging out with live pigeons. It’s amazing. When we go to Japan, we’ll be sure to pack a Pigeon Mask.
Visit Kotaku for more photos and complete photo credits.
During a panel at Denver Comic Con last year, a young woman contending with bullies in her school asked wilwheaton if he’d ever been called a ‘nerd’ when he was a kid. There is absolutely nothing awesome about bullying, but Wil’s heartfelt response with words of support and advice was so resoundingly awesome that we simultaneously grabbed a tissue, applauded and whooped for joy. If you are or have ever been bullied for simply being yourself, please watch this.
But wait, there’s more. When this video recently surfaced on Reddit, both of the girl’s parents chimed in to thank Wil and provide an update on how their daughter is doing now. Click here for their follow up and a transcript of this video.
This awesome mechanized Xenomorph costume was created by professional cosplayer Peter Kokis using an impressive variety of everyday objects such as knife sharpeners, toilet plungers, drain mats, and conduit tubing. He spent 16 months simply gathering all of the parts he needed and then about 400 hours assembling the suit. The fearsome costume weighs 120 pounds and has been dubbed the “Brooklyn Alien.”
Click here for additional photos (warning: music autoplay)
Grab a snorkel because today the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds is taking us under the waters of the Pacific Ocean in Garden Eel Cove just off the coat of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. It was there last January that Keller Laros was participating in a Manta ray night dive when an amazingly astute bottlenose dolphin approached him and lingered long enough for Laros to notice that the animal was injured and asking for help.
The dolphin had a fishing hook stuck in his left pectoral fin attached to a length of fishing line that was tangled around the fin and even caught in his mouth. Fortunately Laros had a pair of scissors in his diving kit, so he quickly set about freeing the dolphin, who stayed remarkably still considering how uncomfortable the process must’ve been. Fellow diver Martina Wing filmed the extraordinary interaction. Once freed from the nasty hook and fishing line, the thankful dolphin swam away, disappearing into the darkness with a crazy tale to tell his friends.
[via Twisted Sifter]