In 100 years when the internet is but a long defunct system of communication, scholars will look back on this time and say “man those weirdos spent a lot of time Photoshopping pugs on nude pictures of Burt Reynolds”.
Weekly round-ups of internet stupidity such as this will essentially be the Bayeux Tapestry for future generations interested in charting how civilisation developed a language based exclusively on two different emojis (the one’s that’s crying and the poo with a face).
Don’t be depressed though, this inevitable fate is still a long way off yet (four to six months) and this adorably sympathetic bulldog should cheer you up…
Find your first mate
It’s Valentine’s day this weekend (or last weekend depending on whether you’re one of the 10 people who read this on a Monday) and if you’re single it’s hard not to feel the bitter sting of recrimination as your happily paired off friends lark about in the metaphorical and non-metaphorical meadows of their love.
Smugly for me I met my true love on a famous matchmaking website so I am officially out to pasture, but if I had known about the following niche dating website at the time, my life right now would be very different…
This may also be the greatest search tool I have ever seen on a website…
“Are you sure you’re an Avenger?”
You’ll no doubt be overjoyed at the news this week regarding Spider-Man’s entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to a deal made between Marvel and previous Spidey rights holders Sony. (Right? That’s you right?)
However I was surprised that this was such a big deal, after all unscrupulous foreign toy manufacturers have had a wilful disregard of licensing laws and what is considered ‘canon’ for years…
I don’t know what you’re talking about. Spidey’s been in the Sense of Right Team for years. Along with Batman & Shrek pic.twitter.com/3gRoUi8pY1
— christopher ratcliff (@Christophe_Rock) February 10, 2015
Here are a few more copyright-flouting examples I found during my research…
(as pointed out by @LukeWhiston)
And my personal favourite…
Learn to play ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’
Time to polish your chrome helmet and turn on the neon lights. Codepen programmer Malik Dellidj has created DaftPunKonsole a keyboard emulator that lets you play along to the Daft Punk classic at your own chosen pace.
Fill your office with electronic now! DO IT NOW! Everyone will thank you, especially HR.
Get your coat Drew Struzan
Oh think is clip-art and comic sans is lame do you? Think again! Look how much more awesome these movie posters would look if made on a 15 year-old laptop by a lunatic in under three minutes…
Click Xeonic’s gallery to see more.
They paved paradise and put up functional warehouse space for small to medium sized businesses
At Industrial Estates of Britain they celebrate “the very best of areas in the UK which have been zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development”.
Struggle to find beauty in the imagery, but find joy in the sweary nonsense underneath.
808s and Heartbreak
Tell the narcissist in your life how much they mean to themselves by pointing them in the direction of these Kanye themed Valentine’s Day cards if they’re not too busy taking a selfie.
Complex published these, but the link is no longer working. Their 404 page is a work of genius though…
Bang! Grrr! Ragghh! Pew-pew-pew!
Well Doom is certainly a lot less scary when all the sound effects are done by mouth.
You’re doing it wrong
It’s time to undo years of geographical pronunciation mistakes and offence with Thrillophilia’s guide to places people have mispronounced their entire lives.
Apart from the people who actually come from there I would imagine.
That’s your lot for this week. Me and the internet are heading off now to ☞ ☼ ★☀☃ or something.