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After over two weeks of competition, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are now officially over. Japan did pretty well for itself, racking up 41 medals over the various sports, but its got another pretty big reason to celebrate — in four years’ time, they’ll be hosting the next summer Olympic games ceremony in Tokyo. To help drum up support, Nintendo icon Mario briefly made a video appearance for audiences at this year’s closing. Check out the video below to see the color-coordinated plumber traveling to Rio by pipeline — and transforming into Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe.
While untold legions of Whovians have likely fantasized about transforming a room of their home into a replica of the TARDIS, probably few have considered the loo. But, really, if any place could defy space and time, wouldn’t it be the bathroom?
The latest episode of “Golden Thrones,” a web series that spotlights public restrooms, but that notion to the test with a visit to The Way Station bar in Brooklyn, New York, where the entry to the facilities is disguised as the iconic blue police box.
Any species of Pokémon should know that a book makes a terrible hiding spot. Just look at these new Poké Butts, available for preorder from Etsy shop MyBOOKMark; you can see their rears sticking right out from between the pages!
Nearly a year after it opened, Singapore’s DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe has been conquered by the Worst Heroes Over.
Located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, the licensed theme restaurant has a menu featuring dishes named for the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Catwoman and The Flash, served in a setting adorned with images of the DC Comics icons. But through Aug. 30, the Super Heroes Cafe could easily be mistaken for the Anti-Heroes Cafe, as it gears up for Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad.”
It’s safe to say Rocket Raccoon and Groot have made their way into the mainstream consciousness. Considering their obscure comic book origins and minimal status in comics until the 2014 film, it’s happened pretty quickly. Now, NASA’s getting in on the love.
NASA is honoring the characters’ greatness with a special Rocket Raccoon and Groot-inspired patch, being given to employees who worked on the International Space Stations’ National Laboratory in 2016. Take a look at the patch below:
“Ghostbusters” fans no doubt rejoiced when it was revealed that Ecto Cooler, the tangerine-flavored, green colored Hi-C juice drink, would be returning in time for Paul Feig’s reboot. But leave it to the Japanese to one-up Americans on movie-themed food, as the J.S. Burger Cafe chain has unveiled an entire menu celebrating the July release of “Ghostbusters.” Consider it a feast worthy of the last of your petty cash.
That is, if you can stomach anchovy paste and dyed black food. As GrubStreet reports (via Uproxx), the star of the the spread is the so called G.B. Burger, a black olive and anchovy paste-slathered patty layered with purple cabbage and sandwiched between a black bun. From the image above, it looks like there’s also a tomato slice and what one can only hope is mozzarella cheese.
Naoki Urasawa, creator of acclaimed manga “2oth Century Boys,” “Monster” and “Master Keaton,” has created a three-page story imagining a Beatles reunion concert 50 years after the Fab Four’s Japan tour.
The Beatles famously played the Budokan for five shows between June 30 and July 2, 1966.
Italian artist Valeriano Fatica knows his way around produce. The food artist has done some pretty insane things with fruits and vegetables, like this Joker made out of a pumpkin or these Dragon Ball Z characters carved out of potatoes. But Fatica has shown a particular affinity for watermelons, and his latest creation may be his best use yet of the giant, round melons.
Pikachu may no longer be the most popular Pokémon, but when fans need a pocket monster to cuddle with a the keyboard, which one are they going to turn to? Certainly not Greninja.
Bandai, which earlier this year released a Digimon PC cushion, now has introduced this Pikachu version, which will offer wrist — and emotional — support as you spend hours at the computer, undoubtedly arguing about the results of that Pokémon poll.
For the past 10 years, sushi chef Okitsugu Kado has been carving vegetables into life-like slices of a galaxy far, far, away for his patrons. Using the Force to manipulate daikon, sweet potatoes and carrots, he’s created more than 90 “Star Wars” figures and scenic displays for guests at his Osaka, Japan, restaurant Oki’s Sushi Bistro to marvel at and devour.
The 20th anniversary of “Pokémon” should be a time for celebration, but instead it’s become a dark time, marking the downward spiral of the once-great Pikachu and a collective loss of innocence.
OK, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but it’s pretty dire, as more than half a million Japanese Pokémon fans have spoken — and they’ve chosen Greninja as their favorite pocket monster. “Who?” you ask. Exactly.
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will head out to sea as Disney Cruise Line overhauls the Disney Wonder this fall, adding a Marvel Super Hero Academy.
A licensing deal with Universal Studios prevents the Marvel characters from appearing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, leaving Disney to stake out new territories, such as its cruise line. The flagship Disney Magic introduced its own Marvel’s Avengers Academy in 2013 — without the wall-crawler — providing a children’s activity center designed to resemble the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.
Since launching in 2010, Snickers’ “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” television ads have been virtually inescapable, with everyone from Betty White to Rowan Atkinson to Danny Trejo encouraging us to chow down on the popular chocolate bar. Yet somehow U.S. audiences have largely been spared the terrifying version featuring the Joker — that is, until now.
Warning: Be prepared to drop that delicious blend of roasted peanuts, nougat, caramel and milk chocolate, and flee to a space place. Preferably, somewhere with a door that locks.
The Maryland Zoo clearly doesn’t know what it’s in for.
The 135-acre park in Baltimore welcomed a new addition to its herd of African pygmy goats on March 16, and promptly named it Zod. Yes, after the Kryptonian supervillain.
From the Batusi to “Batdance,” Batman is no stranger to busting a move. That’s what makes the superhero the perfect foil for the City of Monroe Police in their Running Man Challenge video. Posted to the police department’s Facebook page, the clip shows the Georgia police in pursuit of the Dark Knight. When he gets cornered by the boys in blue, Batman deploys his most efficient defense: his smooth moves.