You Won’t Believe It’s Bolígrafo

From first looks, it might seems that these images have been processed with the popular photo-bleaching app, Instagram. But would it surprise you to know that they are entirely hand-drawn?

Spanish artist Juan Francisco Casas uses the humble BIC clásico bolígrafo to create some risqué photorealistic portraits. Have a look at some of his ballpoint pen drawings after the jump.

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The Fall of Pinterest

Pinterest is for girls. That’s not an inflammatory statement, the stats say so. According to the numbers, almost 70% of Pinterest users are of the female persuasion.

For the LULZ, the manly jerks over at College Humor decided to launch an all-out attack against the kingdom of wedding dresses and cupcakes. Watch as the Nyan Cat leads the charge of the Internet trolls in The Fall of Pinterest.

[via Mashable]

Sounds Fishy: The Misheard Lyrics of O Fortuna

O Fortuna is one of the most popular bits of classical music. Composed in the mid 30s, the performance opens in bombastic style and descends into a whisper as the choir takes over two minutes to complain about how fate sucks.

For those not versed in Latin, the words of O Fortuna could sound like English words sung rather oddly. And with references to tuna, chicken, Troll Face, Me Gusta, and other popular memes this animated version by YouTube user FamishedMammal plays on that fact.

LOL at the Misheard Lyrics version of O Fortuna below.

Listen to the tune and its proper lyrics (with English subtitles) after the jump.

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The Incandescent Sun

Sometimes the boffins over at NASA like to have a bit of fun. Images of the sun captured from their Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission were enhanced, not to add any further scientific value, but to make them look purdy.

The visualization shows the movement of plasma in the sun’s atmosphere. The corona as it is called reaches temperatures of 600000 Kelvin, or 599726.85 degrees Celsius! Have a look at our beautiful Incandescent Sun below.

To download the images and HD video, travel to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

[via Holy Kaw]

We Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations

If you’ll recall, last year I reviewed Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 and gave it a great score, praising the gameplay as well as the way that the game covered the details of the story. This year, we have the sequel to the game, titled Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations. I fought through hordes of shinobi to bring you this review, so I hope you appreciate the blood I shed for you, dear readers.

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Dogs in Cars

When British photographer Martin Usborne was a child, he was left alone in a car. Although it wasn’t for very long, the experience clearly stayed in his memory. In his photo series, Dogs in Cars, Usborne explores those childhood feelings of fear and loneliness.

Usborne didn’t happen to find and photograph dogs stuck in cars. These aren’t incidental images, the scene was set up and the dogs were placed in the cars. Like children, it’s easy to see the look of vulnerability on the faces of the dogs. See a few of the photos from Usborne’s Dogs in Cars after the jump.

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Aesop Rock’s Graffiti Time-Lapse Music Video is Mesmerising

To promote his new single Zero Dark Thirty, American hip hop artist Aesop Rock enlisted the services of director Isaac Ravishankara and artist Coro to create a mesmerising set of visuals.

Ravishankara set up six Canon DSLR cameras that shot three-second exposures to create the time-lapse video of Coro as he painted a wall for a labour-intensive 10 hours. He then melded the footage of the ever-evolving painting with real-time video of Aesop Rock reclining against the wall on which Coro painted the mural (read the specifics of the production process here).

Zero Dark Thirty is taken from Aesop Rock’s forthcoming album, Skelethon. Check out the music video below.

[via The Huffington Post]

We Review: PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

The Pokémon franchise is perhaps one of the most successful video game brands out there (Ed: correction—second most successful, behind Mario), and the name Pikachu is pretty much synonymous with Pokémon as a whole. The latest spin-off from the main series, PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, is more an RPG platform game that features Pokémon, rather than a true Pokémon game. Let’s take a romp in the PokéPark to find out what it’s all about. Continue Reading →

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