Game of Throne Characters Drawn in the Style of ‘The Simpsons’


For his ongoing Simpsonized series, Brussels-based artist Adrien Noterdaem (aka “ADN“) has drawn characters from HBO’s Game of Thrones in the unique style of The Simpsons. Adrien has also Simpsonized George R.R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire graphic novels. Previously, we wrote about Adrien and his interactive map of Springfield, hometown to characters from The Simpsons.

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7 (Free) Ways to Instantly Improve Your Day

Quite liked this! I can vouch that a cup of tea is incredibly life-affirming.

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Sometimes you wake up with the feeling that today’s cards are stacked against you. If today is one of those days and you’d like to have a hand in changing your fate, here are seven ways to rig the deck to be in your favor.

1. If you’re walking somewhere, don’t look down.

I discovered this trick when I was a junior in high school as part of a theatre assignment. I honestly don’t remember what the assignment was, or why I had to do this, but it was very eye-opening to me, since it still plays a part in my life almost four years later. People constantly walk with their eyes down; avoiding eye contact with strangers, avoiding interaction with the world, or maybe just making sure they won’t trip. But while they’re watching their feet, they miss out on everything; other people passing by, the weird shaped clouds…

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John Stamos Will Yell At You On Facebook If You Say ‘Full House’ Is Dumb

The comments are also hilarious.
Thanks to the Stamos, I am signing off all posts with my name in CAPS. L



Last week a writer for HuffPo named Annelia Alex wrote a piece titled “The Lies I Learned From Dumb TV.” It wasn’t nearly as mean as the words “lies” and “dumb” in the headline seem to imply. Rather, it was your basic “Hey, Isn’t It Ca-Razy That Things in Real Life Aren’t Like They Were in Those Shows Aimed at Children We Watched When We Were Nine” explainer that you see pop up hundreds of times a year on the Internet, occasionally written by me. (Whatever. Like you’re so great.) For example, here’s what Alex had to say about Full House in her piece.

Five minutes before the end of every episode, one of the girls would get upset, run away (to her room, to the top of a baseball dugout, into a Disney parade float, etc.), and one of the adults would say, “I’ll go talk to her.” Then…

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42 Greatest ‘Arrested Development’ Quotes

Yes. Yes.

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This is a hugely objective list of 42 of Arrested Development’s embarrassing wealth of clever one-liners and exchanges, which was whittled down from an original list of 100. (You’re welcome.) According to Mitchell Hurwitz, each episode contains thousands of jokes, so it would be hard to include all of them. In patrticular, no list could ever do justice to the great, great Charlize Theron in Monster cutaway from Season 3, which almost gave me a heart attack the first time I saw it.

After polling friends and the internet, this is what I came up with. You’ll notice a lot of Lucille (the gay favorite), Tobias and G.O.B. and no George Michael, who really was the Ringo of AD. Poor Ringo.


Maeby: Do you guys know where I can get one of those gold necklaces with a “T” on it?

Michael: That’s a cross.


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Cool music: Burger Records

Not sure if you have seen it but Vans have been promoting documented stories of independent musicians, skaters and punks in East LA in their Living Off The Wall campaign. I did a write up on it recently which you can read here and you can subscribe to their videos here. One of the videos caught my eye, which focussed on the independent record label, Burger Records, known for releasing material on cassettes.

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Looking at the logo will induce cravings.

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“Being able to eat whatever you want is our measure of success,” says founder, Sean Bohrman. While he looks like a crumpled, stoner Linus with a bunk bed surrounded by boxes of his clothes, Bohrman is no slacker. Burger Records, the label and the store, is a culmination of more than seven years of hard work. Bohrman and his business partner, Lee Rickard, started their label in 2007 and opened the record store in 2009, quitting their jobs and actually living in their record store to do what we all want; live the dream only talked about.

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Since 2007, the label has put out 600 titles or more (“Who’s counting?”—Rickard) and has signed 500 artists including tenacious surf punks, FIDLAR, Black Lips and avant garde art pop band, The Garden. Stepping into their record store is a veritable treasure trove of musical treats that don’t subscribe to any genre, even offering up gospel, blues, techno, lounge and disco, among other eclectic records. Speaking to the artists in the videos, the love for Burger Records is their ability to be a label that is consistent; getting music to the people who want it.

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The Shears twins of The Garden (Yes, they also do runway modelling and DGAF).

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Black Lips do their OWN poses, thanks very much.

In 2012, Burgerama was established, a rock, pop and punk festival for all ages and featuring most of the artists from the label. 2013 was big year for Burger Records with dozens of bands joining the Burger caravan tour and over 50 of the bands playing at SXSW. Despite the fact that the store has no shower facility and there is no discernible filing system, these two guys seem to be delighting the public, gaining fans and promoting a great method of making music. To me, that’s a fucking legacy.



FIDLAR at Burgerama III, Santa Ana, California, March 22-23, 2014

FIDLAR at Burgerrama 2014, Santa Ana, Calif.

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Jealous yet?

Mac Demarco at Burgerama 2014

Mac Demarco at Burgerama 2014

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Mini-Burger Records at Burgerama 2014

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White Fang’s impressive gymnastics at Burgerama 2014



Free wifi in the Company’s Gardens

Don’t know if you Capetonians know this, because I certainly didn’t!

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Now here’s something exciting. The City of Cape Town has announced that they are implementing free wifi in the Company’s Gardens. Bringing the historic treasure up to speed with modern times, or something like that. The project is run in conjunction with Cape Town Partnership, Iziko Museums and Connected Space (wifi service providers) and you can read the full press release here.

This is the pilot project in which will hopefully be a larger plan to bring free wifi to other parts of Cape Town’s CBD as well. It also goes hand-in-hand with another nifty project in the gardens – one of tree-labelling. Some of the ancient and historical trees in the Company’s Gardens will receive labels and QR codes that you can scan on your smartphone to learn more about the tree in question.

The wifi will cover the Company Gardens restaurant as well as the…

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Baking grey-iced cupcakes to raise awareness for depression and mental health issues.

Emma Thomas (Miss Cakehead)


 A charity cake shop selling ONLY grey coloured cakes – in a bid to to raise awareness of mental health issues – has started a global trend which will see over 30 ‘depressed’ cake shops  popping up during August, including some in locations as far flung as Australia, Malaysia and the United States. It matters. One in four people will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lives, a key theme that will also be reflected in many of the cakes designs.

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The unique concept was conceived by Miss Cakehead as a creative platform to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide a platform for discussion. The first shop is based in London and can be found at Suzzle on Brick Lane from the 2nd – 4th August. On…

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Here’s The Mesmerizing Macaulay Culkin-Ryan Gosling Shirt Inception GIF The Internet Was Destined To Make




I’m still kind of shocked by the extent to which Macaulay Culkin wearing a t-shirt of Ryan Gosling wearing a Macaulay Culkin t-shirt took the internet by storm. Honestly, the most intriguing part of the picture for me is the fact that The Pizza Underground had coffee mugs made.

Well, thanks to semi-anonymous photoshop and animated GIF wizards of the internet we now have the above mesmerizing Inception GIF that takes the whole thing to the next, predictable level that I am totally OK with. Someone quick make a Vine of Steve Buscemi on 30 Rock wearing this GIF as a t-shirt and peak internet will be achieved.

@anchorlines via @Digg

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Ezra Koenig Sweater Appreciation

The preppy New England style of Vampire Weekend is often the line that separates the camps between the fans and the non-fans.

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For many, Vampire Weekend are just a little too preppy or, if you want to be mean, completely naff poshos. I personally enjoy Vampire Weekend. Their three albums have been nothing short of what I have come to expect from them without being boring or sounding derivative. Once you have listened to their music and watched videos of their interviews or live concerts, you understand their fashion choices. Even those who are ardent naysayers could find it in the hearts to respect the fact that they dress based on who they are: four music students from Columbia. It would be out of place and incredibly pretentious if Rostam Batmanglij rocked up in a ripped Nirvana shirt or slouchy beanie.

Today, I would like to focus on the object of my affection: Ezra Koenig’s sweaters. The man is very Brooklyn, although he was more Brooklyn than anyone back in 2007. But never mind that, enjoy the knitted and embroidered glory of these jumpers.

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Ezra explains the ‘no liquids near the sweater’ rule to unruly co-eds.

The nicest looking Rorschach test.

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Ezra in his playroom.

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Classic in a slightly darker black.

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The cableknit that started it all.

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Lemon yellow for a fishing weekend with the boys. The matching sunglasses were later burned.

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Chuffed in Lacoste.

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And you hold the mic, like a birdy on a branch.


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The kind of sweater that should come with a matching fireplace and mug of Milo.

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The coolest of them all.