Saturday, 20 February 2016

90s Cartoons Were Freakin' Weird, and I Loved It

'90s Cartoons Were Freakin' Weird, and I Loved ItLast month, it was announced that 25 years’ worth of Nicktoon characters—possibly everyone from Eliza Thornberry to Invader Zim to Ginger to Doug—will join forces in one all-star, ensemble, Avengers-style movie. A lot of these guys were on the airwaves back in the ‘90s. Seeing the fan-made promo images made me nostalgic. But it also made me think: Wow. Cartoons in the ‘90s were weird as hell.
I watched a lot of TV as a kid. A lot. It’s not because I hated sunlight or human interaction, either. It’s because the cartoons on TV consistently captured my imagination, or left me in a fetal position on the living room floor from laughing so hard. Sometimes they even freaked me out and haunted me. And I couldn’t stop watching. When you look up episodes of these old shows online, one thing is clear: ’90s cartoons were odd. Dark. At times, deeply disturbing. That’s what made them fantastic.
Let’s start with The Ren & Stimpy Show. In 1992, the New York Times dubbed it “the most original thing to happen to children’s television since Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and said it made “the free-form humor of Rocky and Bullwinkle look like a Noh drama.” Concerned parents rallied against it. I was obsessed=read more =

Saturday, 13 February 2016

35 weird cards you won't want to receive this Valentine's Day

They say romance is dead, but, judging by these Valentine's Day cards, that might be a good thing.
This sinister range of vintage cards are not the most traditional ways of declaring your love.
Apparently our ancestors declared their feelings with cutesy animals and creepy-looking children - as well as a load of really, really bad puns.
Enjoy these vintage cards and this year don't complain when you get that box of Milk Tray...d more =

Saturday, 6 February 2016

From 'golden monkeys' to Apple logos: The weird, wacky and wonderful haircuts that have taken China by storm

Celebration: This little boy from Tongling, Anhui Province, had the lucky symbol shaved in his head ready for New Year festivitiesWith the growth of China’s economy, the country’s citizens have also grown a particular sense of fashion, especially in hairstyles.
People around the country are trying to pursue unique haircuts - often after lucky symbols - to make a bold statement of their personality. Spoiling parents are often seen giving their children one-of-a-kind haircuts, from Apple logos to lucky dragons, and even the sign of the Chinese currency.
And with the arrival of the Year of monkey, the image of the naughty animal is the newest symbol of fortune. =read more=