Mac Sabbath!



Would you like a little metal with your McHappy Meal? Meet Mac Sabbath, the McDonalds-themed Black Sabbath cover band. For real.





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The Legends of Pac-Man




Carved on the walls of the Valley of the Kings, buried deep in the Mayan jungles and glimpsed millennia into our future, the legend of Pac-Man transcends space and time.

Legend Of The Pac-Man, Pac-Man Ho-Tep and Pac-Man Reborn II, all by Casey Callender for Hero Complex Gallery.

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Hairy Baby!


Loved Big Hero 6 and so did my boys. Marvel and Disney are in good hands with John Lasseter. (Baymax and Mochi by ArtistAbe)

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Kill Finn



You didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you?
You know, for a second there, yeah, I kinda did.

(By Nikki Ward via The Nerdist)

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Grand Theft Mario



Things have gotten a little rough in the Mushroom Kingdom. (Bob Dob for his upcoming Gallery 1988 show, Exit Home.)

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I Am The One Who Knock-Diddly-Ocks


Wow, I don't know how I missed this one when it came out. It's perfect. You're gosh darn diddly doodly right. (By ThomasJakeRoss)

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Let's Go Do Some Crimes


You cannot go wrong with a Repo Man reference. Also, I can't believe this is my first Repo Man post in all these years. I have been remiss. From 100% Soft (Truck Torrence’s) Lil MacGuffins show at Bottleneck Gallery. Be sure to check out the other nine.

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Doctor, Doctor, Can't You See, I'm Burning, Burning?


College Humor calls this “A Definitive Ranking Of Every Pop Culture Doctor Ever”, but it doesn’t have Dr. Nick so clearly that’s a lie. But I like that it puts Dr. Phil and Zoidberg about even.

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The Case Of The Mysterious Ghostface!


Zoinks! Illustrator Travis Falligant is updating Scooby-Doo and the gang with some new mysteries. 



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All Work And No Play...


Makes Stanley Kubrick a dull boy. Great work by Dave MacDowell.

"There ain't nothing in Room 237, but you ain't got no business going in there anyway, so stay out! You understand, stay out!"

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Fictional Foods



A good selection, though I would personally pass on the Merciless Pepper of Quetzalacatenango and the monkey brains. Can you name all 12? (Fictional Foods by Joshua Budich)

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Breaking Toys


Dave MacDowell's latest is packed with Breaking Bad references, from the Heisenberg belt buckle around Walt's undie-wearing Woody, to the equation on the brim of his hat. And Hank as the clueless but well-meaning Buzz Lightyear is inspired, not to mention Jesse as Jessie.

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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D, A Real American Hero


Yo Coulson! 

Here are Phil Coulson’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. team, quickly summed up as G.I Joe characters. I thought artist Paul Hostetler was a little harsh with Skye, but thinking about it, he’s right. She is bow-ring. (Via The Line It Is Drawn)

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Disney's Game of Thrones


Of course this should NEVER HAPPEN, but now that I've seen these illustrations, a Disney version of Game of Thrones seems entirely plausible if wildly inappropriate.

Created by Brazilian animators Fernando Mendonça and Anderson Mahanski, their work shows how iconic George R.R. Martin's characters are. Cersi makes a perfect wicked Queen — Snow White wouldn't have made it out of the woods. (via Sploid)










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