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Holy Mashup Bat-fans!: What if Batman and The Joker got genetically spliced?
09.21.2016
10:21 am

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Picture if you will a world where superheroes are genetically spliced with super villains to create freakish hybrids who deal justice and terror out in equal measure. A world where no good deed goes unpunished, and no evil unrewarded. Welcome to the world of BATMAN™: Rogues Gallery….

DC Comics Variant Play Arts KAI are producing a series of Batman action figures mashed-up with nefarious villains from the caped crusader’s rogues’ gallery. Earlier this year, a Batman and Two-Face combo was announced that featured a charred and scorched Harvey Dent (aka the coin flipping Two-Face) melded with Gotham’s finest crime fighter. Now a sneak peak of the next Batman mashup has just been released, this time featuring the Dark Knight and his most evil adversary—the Joker.

The Batman-Joker figure is dressed in a “tattered straitjacket is erratically adorned with dynamite, a flower, cans of pepper spray, and an alarm clock.”

Combined with his playing cards and a pistol with a flag as interchangeable parts, this ensemble shows the character’s madness, oozing from within.

The pale skin and bloodshot eyes accentuate his eerie quality, while his trademark purple and green lend dark shadows to his coloring. The bat mark roughly painted on his chest can almost be construed as a laughing mouth. It seems to make a mockery of Batman, offering a glimpse into how The Joker’s twisted mind ticks.

This collectible Batman/Joker figure goes on sale March 2017. The Batman/Two-FaceSquare-Enix.
 
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More Batman-Joker hi-jinks, after the jump…

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A list of the dirtiest-sounding town names in America
09.21.2016
09:07 am

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I can’t stop laughing at this list of the lewdest town names in America. I live in Ohio, so “Pee Pee Township” is the winner for me. But there’s also Wankers Corner, Oregon and Dickshooter, Idaho that give Pee Pee Township some stiff competition.

Now some of these names are merely dirty-sounding and not necessarily lewd. Still, they’re funny as hell and you gotta have some potty humor in you to enjoy them.

ALABAMA:  Ballplay, Boar Tush, Smut Eye

ALASKA:  Clam Gulch, Covenant Life, Manley Hot Springs, Mary’s Igloo, North Pole

ARIZONA:  Cyclopic, Kaka, Parker Strip, Show Low, Three Way

ARKANSAS:  Bald Knob, Biggers, Blue Ball, Boeuf, Corning, Flippin, Greasy Corner, Pea Ridge, Romance, Toad Suck, Weiner

CALIFORNIA:  Bush, Chubbuck, Clam Beach, Fort Dick, Hooker, Johnsondale, Johnsons, Old Fig Garden, Peters, Prunedale, Raisin City, Ragged Point, Ragtown, Rough and Ready, Shafter, Woody

COLORADO:  Atwood, Beaver Creek, Delores, Hotchkiss, Johnson Village, Lay, Loveland, Lubers, Slagger, Wetmore, Woodrow, Woody Creek

CONNECTICUT:  Happyland, Moosup, Seymour, Essex

DELAWARE
:  Blue Ball, Bunting, Cave Colony, Cocked Hat, Cowgills Corner, Hoars Addition, Midnight Thicket, Swallow Hill

FLORIDA:  Briny Breezes, Bunker Donation, Chattahoochee, Fluffy Landing, Miccosukee, Needmore, Wildwood
 
The rest of the list after the jump…

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Move over Jesus: Face of Charles Darwin spotted in patient’s eye scan
09.20.2016
08:50 am

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Tired of all those Jesus sightings in things like Cheetos, rusty drainpipes or even a dog’s butt? Well here’s an apparition for the other side: Charles Darwin was found in a patient’s eye scan. Clearly it’s him. It’s him!

Christopher McCleary noticed the shape of the father of evolution when carrying out a scan at Aintree Hospital .

“Given the number of religious figures who feature in media reports of pareidolia, we thought that it was very appropriate that our high-tech scanning equipment found one of history’s most important scientists.”

The Father of Evolution spotted in an eye scan. Take that, you nonbelievers!


 

 
via Echo and h/t Nerdcore

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Super-abusive ‘cute’ greeting cards (NSFW)
09.19.2016
01:28 pm

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Greeting cards are a dicey affair, either they’re sentimental or there’s a joke with a big—often unfunny—punchline. This is why I prefer my messages with a little black humor in them. You know the person giving you the card loves you, so it’s just fine if you give or get a little abuse in with the bargain. (Cards given in a semi-obligatory way in an office context don’t count.)

That said, a cuddly manatee avowing your overly pudgy status and an adorable panda testifying that nobody is proud of you?! That’s taking it too far!!

Anyway, I love these. The artist is named ​Phil Wall if you are wondering. He was doing some rough sketches and put them up on Facebook where they got a very enthusiastic response. As he points out, the phrasing is more British—it’s a lot more common for people to call each other “cunts” as a playful put-down in the U.K.!
 

 

 
Tons more of these devilishly amusing doodles after the jump…...

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GIANT ‘60s and ‘70s vintage-style children’s Halloween masks
09.19.2016
09:08 am

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I’m totally digging these retro Halloween masks developed by artist Doug P’gosh for Retro-a-go-go! They’re just fantastic. From what I understand the masks are more for wall art or home décor because they’re HUGE! Like 2 feet tall!

Each giant mask sells for $34.99. I contemplating getting the “Vampyra Girl Vac-tastic Plastic Mask.”

Best part is, they’re created in the same spirit and material used for the much-loved vintage kid’s masks of yesteryear. Even the collector’s edition box, with the clear top, is an homage to the original window boxes. Whether you get your freak on by adding them to your boring walls or keep them mint in box and proudly displayed, there is nothing else like them anywhere! The word unusual doesn’t come close to their creeptastic awesomeness. Collect them all!

As a child of the 1970s I remember wearing a Wonder Woman costume with a mask like this. I’d like to see some giant superhero masks, too.


Vampyra Girl Vac-tastic Plastic Mask
 

Fun-House Devil Vac-tastic Plastic Mask
 
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Color me impressed: Lemmy and David Bowie-themed coloring books are here!
09.16.2016
12:45 pm

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The cover of ‘Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead: Color the Ace of Spades’ coloring book by Feral House.
 
We can now thank the fantastic publisher of fringy Feral House for two more things—a pair of new coloring books based on the dearly departed Lemmy Kilmister and the Thin White Duke himself, David Bowie.
 

The cover of ‘David Bowie: Color the Starman’ coloring book by Feral House.
 
Of the things you get to color in the Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead: Color the Ace of Spades book are images of Lem as a metal version of Jesus’ crucifiction into the famous “Warpig” logo and shooting you the bird (because, Lemmy) as well as works by Joe Petangno, the artist behind the cover of Motörhead’s 1986 album Orgasmatron. Bowie’s book, David Bowie: Color the Starman includes artistic contributinons by filmaker and artist Mica O’Herlihy, illustrator Tony Millionaire, Plastic Crimewave (aka Chicago-based music historian and doer of many cool things, Steve Krakow), and underground comic hero Mike Diana.

I’m sure one or both of these coloring books are somehow going to find their way to a large number of our Dangerous Minds readers immediately. I’m also pretty sure either of these books would make a great gift for your Bowie and Lemmy-loving pals. I’ve posted images from inside the pages of both books below which are available now via Feral House for $15.95.

And as if this news isn’t cool enough Feral House is also running a coloring contest that kindly requests that you send a finished photo of your favorite images from either coloring book to them via submissions@feralhouse.com. Your handiwork will then be featured on Feral’s social media and you’ll be entered to win a copy of two of Feral’s upcoming coloring books for 2017—Muhammad Ali—The Greatest Coloring Book of All Time and one that you’ll only really need a purple crayon for, Prince—The Coloring Book.
 

Lemmy and the ‘Warpig.’
 

 

Hawkwind (Lemmy pre-Motörhead).
 
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There’s a portable, inflatable Irish pub
09.14.2016
12:20 pm

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Haven’t you ever wished you had an inflatable Irish Pub in yer own wee backyard? Me neither, but the kind folks at Paddy Wagon Pub have made that a reality! It’s just like you’re in Ireland and you don’t even have to leave your own home!

Designed to look like a traditional Irish pub, the inflatable bar features a fake fireplace, chimneys and a thatched roof. The interior can fit 70 people, and Cahill’s company provides tables and chairs with each rental. And that’s not all: The Paddy Wagon Pub also offers entertainment options ranging from everyday DJs and live bands to the extreme—Irish step dancers and giant Irish wolfhounds.

With all the craft beers and breweries popping up all over the place, an inflatable Irish pub just seemed inevitable. Next I demand an inflatable HR Giger Bar!


 

 
via Food and Wine

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F*ck The Elf on the Shelf: Here’s Krampus in the Corner!
09.14.2016
10:09 am

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I know, it’s not even Halloween yet and here I am blogging about Christmas-related shit. But this is too good not to share as it just reared its fantastical head on the Internet: Krampus in the Corner. Not only is there a Krampus in the Corner cute plush toy, but it also comes with a creepy 32-page picture book “told from Krampus’s point of view.”

Unlike the Elf, Krampus does not speak in rhyme. Read along as he tells what horrors await you if you misbehave! Featuring 16 full-color, painted illustrations.

The authors’ note: “This book is not intended for young children. It is a horror parody featuring scary situations and mild gore.”

Learn more about Krampus in the Corner here.


 
h/t Coilhouse on Facebook

 

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‘MAKE AMERICA HATE AGAIN’: Get your Mexican death metal anti-Trump shirts—from Walmart!
09.13.2016
02:43 pm

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When Brujeria arrived on the death metal scene in 1990, they announced their existence with the 7” “¡Demoniaco!.” Its cover was a cheap punk collage of extremely graphic crime photos probably culled from ¡ALARMA!, the infamously gory Mexican tabloid (accordingly graphic content at that link). The band was comprised of members of Faith No More, Fear Factory, and Napalm Death, but they hid their identities, pretending to be actual Mexican drug lords who hid their identities to keep law enforcement at bay. I’m not sure how many people bought into that preposterous conceit (though I know one person who did, JIM), but they kept the music and the gory artwork coming, releasing the classic “¡Machetazos!” single on Alternative Tentacles in 1992, then the 1993 full-length Matando Güeros, which instantly became notorious for sporting their nastiest cover yet—a hand from out-of-frame displaying a decomposing severed head.
 

 
Once the cat was out of the bag about the band’s true identities, it turned out that for the most part its members really were Latino—which made their “Macarena” parody “Marijuana” all the more potent and hilarious a stab, IMO—and the band has continually existed to this day, albeit with a massively revolving lineup. And as would seem sensible for a band partly comprised of Mexican-Americans, they really do not like Donald Trump, and to register their displeasure, they’ve released a t-shirt that swaps in the Donald’s shitlousy fucking head for the decaying head from Matando Güeros, complete with the necrotic skin on the nose. Do I need to warn you that graphic images of severed heads are graphic? I don’t, right?
 

 

 
Compounding the extremely dark humor in this is the fact that the shirt is being made available through Walmart. (I include a link to Walmart for illustrative purposes only, and I would encourage you, if you want one of these, to buy one elsewhere. They’re way less expensive on Amazon, and of course buying one from the band’s label is a more directly supportive option.) I understand this, actually—there are significant pockets of death metal fans in areas where Wallyworld is the only retail outlet, but are these shirts actually in stores? I would tend to doubt it, since far less graphic record covers have been banned from the chain. And on the political end of the discussion, while Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, famously served on Walmart’s board from 1986 to 1992—at a time when she was married to the governor of Arkansas, where that chain is headquartered—it’s hard to imagine that company would officially or even privately support her candidacy over the virulently anti-ACA, anti-immigrant, anti-corporate tax, pro-wage depression Trump. On the other hand, Trump has talked about a 45% tariff on Chinese imports, which couldn’t possibly make Walmart very happy.

Brujeria’s new album Pocho Aztlan will be released on Friday.

Check out the lead-off single “Bruja” (and more) after the jump…

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This is it—the single greatest STUPID Joy Division mashup ever: ‘Ian Curtis Rides a Roller Coaster’
09.12.2016
12:43 pm

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Poking fun of Joy Division is like making someone giggle at a wake—it just shouldn’t be as easy as it is. But the combination of the band’s funereal sounds, the death-cult that followed the suicide of their lead singer Ian Curtis, and the incredible earnestness of its ever-growing fandom makes deflating them a fish-in-a-barrel matter. The iconic cover art for their debut LP Unknown Pleasures has been parodied on so many t-shrt designs that this very blog called for a moratorium, and their best-known songs have featured in too many sound and video mashups to list here. Our ongoing favorites have been “Love Will Freak Us,” Dsico’s band vs band mashup of their signature song “Love Will Tear Us Apart” with Missy Elliot’s “Get Ur Freak On,” and the wonderfully spooky, and strangely elegiac combination of their 1980 single “Atmosphere” with desaturated footage from Teletubbies.

But last week, a brilliant bastard on the internet won for all time. Now, this has been around for a minute, but to my surprise, I found that a ton of rock snob-types who should have known about it didn’t, so we’re sharing it here in case you missed it, too. It’s combines the Unknown Pleasures album closer “I Remember Nothing” with 15 seconds of head-cam footage from a roller coaster ride. If you know the song, you can probably already see the punchline coming, but it doesn’t matter. I’ve watched this dozens of times and it keeps making me laugh.

I swear to god, I’m not usually so easily amused.
 

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