OYO Sportstoys, a company that makes “building-block mini-figures featuring the likenesses of your favorite MLB, NFL, and NHL players,” just published a fun video where it uses its toys to re-create the big moments leading to the Phillies’ 2008 World Series Win. See how well it stacks up to your memory of the day below:
A dad named Lance Underwood has created a pretty badass Tumblr account where he and his two sons, Taj and Amar, re-create album covers — everything from classic hip-hop to country to jazz. Besides their interpretation of OutKast’s Stankonia, which is my favorite, others on my radar are Philly-centric. Check out the great re-workings of Fresh Prince and D.J. Jazzy Jeff’s He’s the DJ, I’m The Rapper, and Bill Cosby’s I Started Out as a Child.
Check out those and a few more in the slideshow below:
It dawned on someone over the weekend that Philly indie rocker Kurt Vile and New Zealand pop star Lorde look an awful lot alike. So they started a Tumblr, “Lorde or Kurt Vile?,” where they collect photos of the two looking especially similar. That long curly hair. The lanky frames. Throw on a pair of dark shades, and sometimes it really is hard to tell them apart. See what you think here.
Knerd Knews hosts Beth Kellner and Scott Johnston got dressed up like their favorite Star Trek characters and hit the Convention Center during the Philadelphia Flower Show. Needless to say, it wasn’t the kind of convention they were looking for.
Learn more about the hosts (also known as JK KELLSTON) and their current Indiegogo campaign here.
Still reeling from the hype they received being commentators for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, figure skating champs Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers in a sketch where they offer hilarious commentary on everyday skaters at Rockefeller Center. Hilarious.
One of my favorite moments from last night’s Oscars is when Pharrell, who was singing “Happy,” the Oscar-nominated tune from Despicable Me, took to the floor to dance with a few celebs on the front row. Here, I’m celebrating the 20-second-ish moment of pure Oscar bliss with GIFS of him shimmying with Lupita, Meryl and wild child Amy Adams.
Lupita Nyong’o had been waiting for this moment all her life. I sense chemistry.
Guardian Slips Up, Says Bradley Manning — Not Bradley Cooper — Took the Record-Breaking Oscar Selfie
By now you’ve heard about Bradley Cooper and Ellen’s tweet that was heard around the world, but for a split second, some web readers may have been confused when The Guardian accidentally misidentified Bradley Cooper as Bradley Manning in their coverage of the milestone – yea, the WikiLeaks guy. Here’s the blurb they had to tag their coverage with:
This article was amended on 3 March 2014. The original stated that Bradley Manning took Ellen’s selfie. In fact, it was Bradley Cooper. This has been corrected.
Cinefix gathered up a bunch of kids to have them re-enact some of this year’s Oscar-nominated flicks. Check the video below to watch the tot-sized interpretations of Captain Phillips, Gravity, American Hustle and more. The only thing cuter would be if kittens re-made the films. (Please do that, Internet.)
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found our first ladies to be infinitely more interesting than their fuddy-duddy ol’ husbands. But is there a First Ladies’ Day? Nooooo. So, in the spirit of compromise, I’ve rounded up this hilarious gallery of presidents transposed onto photos of their wives, and, in some cases, a few other feminine figures of their time. Have fun!
Source: Presidents in Drag