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Famous Last Words

As they say, in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

When death is near and you’re about shuffle off this mortal coil, what do you think you final words would be? George Washington’s last words were an accepting “‘Tis well.” while American Civil War general John Sedgwick never saw it coming when he said, “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.” And being his natural witty self, Oscar Wilde supposedly said, “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.”

If you’d like to get an early start on your final soliloquy and need some inspiration, have a look at this compilation of 50 famous last words courtesy of the vlogbrothers.

[thanks Emily!]

MC Frontalot: I’ll Form The Head

When it came to the Voltron Force, Commander Keith was the star of the show. In an alternate universe where the lions have been replaced with robotic space rhinoceri, the pecking order isn’t quite set.

While the planet is set upon by a malevolent galactic nematode, the colour-coded pilots are fighting another war. Watch as the over-qualified geek, the jack-ass jock, and stoic leader-in-waiting wax lyrical on why they should be the one in charge.

Dyna-therms are connected and infra-cells are up in the animated music video for MC Frontalot’s I’ll Form The Head. Check it out below.

[via The Twiddler]

BioShock Infinite Characters as Cats

BioShock Infinite was fabulous. After much discussion about complicated string theory and the game’s ending (spoilers, obviously), an important question went unanswered…until now: what would the characters look like if they were cats?

Reddit user darijakarta drew darling feline versions of the Lutece twins, Elizabeth, and our hero Booker DeWhiskers. See them after the jump.

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Thug Kitchen: Vegan Recipes With a Healthy Dose of Profanity

If you have nothing but thug love for healthy food, then I think you’ll dig this. The homies over at Thug Kitchen go full gangster over healthy eating, lacing their vegan recipes with a healthy dose of profanity. Have a look at some informative images after the jump. Nom nom, fucking nom!

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We Review: Injustice: Gods Among Us

Superheroes are some of the most revered characters in fiction, and every now and again, someone tries to make another superhero video game. Mostly, they tend to suck. So it’s with mixed feelings we received Injustice: Gods Among Us. Is it superpowered? Or is the transferal to a digital medium its proverbial Kryptonite? Let’s find out.

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Falcon-mounted Camera Captures Stunning Kill

You may recall how dashcams give us with a look at life in Russia. Cameras mounted onto animals provide an equally interesting view, and in this case we see it from the perspective of a Peale’s Peregrine Falcon named Dora.

Peregrine falcons are known to be the fastest animal in the kingdom, often reaching speeds in the excess of 300 km/h during their hunting dives. A camera mounted on the back of Dora captures such a high speed take down. In the beginning Dora calmly takes to the skies and explores the surroundings, but around the 2:45 mark there is an incredible burst of speed as Dora spots and makes contact with a duck. Check out the striking video below.

http://youtu.be/2W6lD7re2Po

[via Kottke]

We Review: Star Trek: The Video Game

Like a certain sexually transmitted disease, it seems that we’ll never be rid of shameless game tie-ins. Just a few weeks ago, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct was met with some disdain from gamers and critics alike for being dead boring. And now, Star Trek the video game comes under fire. Despite the (best?) intentions of the developers, by the time the last credit has rolled, Star Trek does nothing to stem the tide of tired tie-ins. A terrible movie may be finished in an hour or two but game tie-ins often need to be endured for much longer. Several hours later and I’ve concluded the captain’s log on Star Trek, a video game that does not reach warp speed but sputters into mediocrity.

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Scientifically Accurate Ninja Turtles

As history tells us, four small turtles came into contact with a green radioactive goo and got turned into totally tubular, human-sized crime fighters. Named after four Renaissance artists, our heroes in the half shell cracked wise, gorged on pizza, and dropped catchphrases like “Cowabunga!” and “Turtle Power!”

For science, ADHD over on YouTube created an opening sequence that reveals what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would look if they were real. Salmonella and giant penises are abound in this most amusing spoof. Check out Scientifically Accurate Ninja Turtles below.

[via @JoeyHiFi]

We Review: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the sequel to the original Sniper: Ghost Warrior (Ed: Your observations are simply stunning in their accuracy.) and, while other FPS games tend to focus on fast action, teamwork, and hordes of enemies hell bent on filling you with so much lead that they could use you as a pencil, Sniper focuses on a single aspect of the FPS genre. Killing silently and efficiently. Preferably from a gooooood distance.

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More Animal Eyes, Up Close

You may remember the amazing macro shots of animal eyes by Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan. In his latest series of photos, Manvelyan continues to focus on the wild eyes of the animal kingdom including owls, foxes, hippos, and birds. Have a look at some of his eye-opening photos after the jump.

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