296 posts tagged Pop Culture
296 posts tagged Pop Culture
Feast your eyes on this mouthwatering entirely condiment-based portrait of the inimitably awesome Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. It was painted by artist Jennifer Marshall using ketchup, mustard, hoisin sauce and bleu cheese sauce. “Commander Data, please bring the veggie tray. Number One, you’re in charge of supplying the tater tots. Commander Worf has the onion rings. Snacks raised everyone? Engage.”
[via Geek Crafts]
This awesome Salacious B. Crumb purse was created by Astoria, New York-based artist Cat Penfold, who used her painting skills to give the leather purse a geektastic makeover. This excellent likeness of Jabba the Hutt’s naughty Kowakian monkey-lizard comes without the little jester’s shrill cackle. In fact, every time he opens his mouth, it’s only so that you can shove something into or pull something out of it, which sounds really cathartic.
Meet Kiba The Cosplaying Corgi! Since cosplay is already awesome, our scientific calculations have determined that this adorable cosplaying Pembroke Welsh Corgi is Super Awesome. When Kiba lives in Peoria, AZ-based and when he isn’t charming fellow cosplayers, he likes to play, bark and work as a therapy dog.
Visit Kiba’s Facebook page for many more photos.
Last month we shared a fantastic Cyberman Cake created by Welsh bespoke bakery Happy Occasions Cakes. Just in time for the triumphant return of the Doctor, Happy Occasions is back with to challenge our Whovian survival instinct anew with this terrifyingly awesome Dalek cake, complete with a light-up eyestalk and illuminated base. It’s sure to exterminate your appetite and, if you keep on eating, perhaps blast a few cavities into your teeth as well.
Visit the Happy Occasions Cakes Facebook Page to check out more of their amazing custom cakes.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]
In Japan you can enjoy your favorite anime, cartoon and video game characters as more than simply visual entertainment. They’re also available as sweet treats. These kawaii confections are a form of wagashi (和菓子) called nerikiri (練り切り). Made from white bean paste and rice-based dough, nerikiri are often tinted and molded similar to how marzipan is prepared in Western desserts.
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You can also try your hand at making your very own nerikiri. Click here for the recipe.
Markus1984 built this awesomely elaborate LEGO Steampunk AT-AT for round three of the MOC Madness 2014 Steam Wars competition. Because it’s part of an ongoing competition, Markus had only seven days to build this walker, which makes its many details that much more impressive. It even features two little minifigs hard at work stoking the engine. The walker appears to be a well-oiled machine from top to bottom, but that devoted crew is still doomed if the walker falls over.
Today the Department of Marvelous Makeup pays a visit to London-based hair and makeup artist Laura Jenkinson, who has fun using her talents to transform her own lips into playful depictions of all sorts of pop culture characters, ranging from Shrek, Mr. T and Cartman to a host of Looney Tunes and Disney characters. We love how she even turned herself upside-down to accommodate the long face of Wallace from Wallace & Gromit.
Follow Laura Jenkinson’s Instagram account to see many more of her creative cosmetic transformations.
This may be the most incredibly awesome Karaoke bar we’ve ever seen. Behold the wondrous themed rooms of The Highball, located in Austin, TX, adjacent to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. The Highball just reopened after 18 months of extensive renovations, including seven outrageously themed karaoke rooms, including - yes - a Twin Peaks-themed room, created by Space Warp Design. The other rooms are Midnight Manor, The Inferno, Freaks, Joysticks, Truly Outrageous, and The 5th Dimensions. Each one features new song lists, state-of-the-art equipment and cocktail bottle services.
In addition to its uniquely themed karaoke rooms, The Highball features a full-service bar, dance floor, stage, lounge area and a formal outdoor patio. Even if you aren’t into karaoke this place feels like an awesome spectacle to behold.
Visit The Highball website for additional images and info.
We are Groot!
The Internets have been gleefully infected with Baby Groot Fever. Redditor theoopst shared the top image of an awesomely adorable sculpture, made by their friend artist combatcarlie, of wee Baby Groot happily dancing in his pot.
Below that you see another homemade baby Groot, this one made by artist Patrick Delahanty using an electronic dancing flower toy:
"I made this using a “Movin’ & Groovin’” flower I got from eBay, cut off the dumb daisy, and covered the stem on felt and twine. My fiancée sculpted the head from Model Magic. We then painted everything with brown and tan paint. He can now dance to Peter Quill’s “Awesome Mix”…or to my own mix.”
If this little guy doesn’t make any sense to you, please stop what you’re doing and go see Guardians of the Galaxy. Pretty much everything else can wait.
UK-based street artist JPS creates playful site-specific stencils that turn puddles into oceans, wall cracks into rushing rapids, and CCTV cameras into Johnny Five. His clever creations remind us of the whimsical work of French street artist OaKoAk (previously featured here).