Artist Sarah DeRemer makes her Photoshop creations sound like wonderful desserts. She mashes together animals with common fruits and vegetables to produce a bizarre series of food hybrids.
A frog meets an avocado and a hippopotamus makes for a delicious potato snack in “Animal Food”. Check out the weirdness DeRemer cooked up after the jump.
Daniel J. Moran, what have you done?!?! The unthinkable as it so happens. The student of Computer Science at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada has combined two of the most infuriating and addictive games of 2014 — Flappy Bird and 2048 — to create the “ultimate flapping/exponential growth crossover you haven’t been waiting for”. So do not delay a moment longer, play Flappy48 at http://broxxar.itch.io/flappy48 and experience a whole new level of rage.
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Antonín Dvorák must be turning in his grave. In an attempt to give classical music the same recognition as pop and rock, the folk over at B-Classic mash together timeless symphonies with
twerking modern-day interpretative dance. The first of such Classical Comebacks is a music video featuring the girls from South Korea pop-dance outfit Waveya as they bump and grind to the fourth movement of Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9. Be amused and/or flabbergasted at the video below.
It appears the crossroads of heavy metal and pop music meet (unsurprisingly) in Japan. Before the creation of BABYMETAL the world’s first half pop/half heavy metal band, its three female members didn’t even know what metal music was. Perhaps it’s by design or just happenstance, but the ladies certainly rock out to their “dangerous kawaii” image. Check out their cute head-banging antics in Give Me Choco!!.
BABYMETAL’s self-titled album can be purchased on iTunes.
Pharrell Williams has created and collaborated on some catchy, danceable tunes. Quirky musical duo Pomplamoose take vocals from both Pharrell’s “Happy” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” with a bit of “Lose Yourself to Dance” thrown in for good measure. The result — Happy Get Lucky — is a bubbly tune with an accompanying video that is equally playful, and done in one continuous take. Check it out below.
A challenger appears…on the lawn. In the category of “games we wish were real”, Nick Vaughn creates this most awesome mashup of Street Fighter and Plants vs Zombies.
Ryu and the gang need to use their spam attacks against the encroaching horde. As the wave swells, it seems the zombies are about to cure our heroes of a disease called life. Who alone can save them? Find out below in Street Fighter VS. Plants VS. Zombies.
Musicians Lindsey Stirling and Peter Hollens weren’t fiddling around when it came to their cover of the Game of Thrones main title sequence. The 140 separate tracks that make up their cover are made up solely of vocals and violin. Hollens recorded over 100 vocal tracks and is seen mouthing off as Stirling plucks her violin like a fiery Targaryen. Have a look at their stirring rendition below.
In an attempt similar to Luc Bergeron’s “World Covers – Rolling In The Deep“, Australian singer-songwriter Gotye pays tribute to some of the YouTube covers and parodies that has brought his song “Somebody That I Used to Know” such success.
The artists says this about his supercut:
Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of Somebody That I Used To Know seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn’t resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered.
You may be tired of this sickness, but have a look and listen to Gotye’s Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra. It’s really quite good.
A list of the original videos uses in Gotye’s remix can be found on his website.
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In her series of 54 “pop reinterpretations”, illustrator Hillary White applies acrylic to canvas and re-imagines classic artworks to include characters from popular films, TV shows, cartoons, and comics.
White paints her reinterpretations in the same style as the old masters would have done and amusingly replaces James Whistler’s mother with a teenage mutant ninja turtle, inserts the hulking Voltron into a Monet, and has Big Bird explaining the musculature of Kermit’s arm to the Muppets in oil painting by Rembrandt.
See some of White’s creative pop culture mashups after the jump.