Trollface Pumpkin Is Trolling

Best pumpkin ever, and it was on our neighbours front lawn! They seemed equally impressed I recognized Trollface.

This was my contribution to the art of Jack-o-lantern carving. Not so great, but the light made for some cool, fiery eyes.

And this, for those who don't know, is me as a fatter, whiter DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba.

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Google, Google-Doodle, Where Are You?

And they would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for that meddling privacy commissioner! Happy Halloween! (Google Halloween Doodle)

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Life Before Google
Take Your Stinking Maps Off Me, You Damned Dirty Ape!
I Always Feel Like Google Is Watching Me

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Reckoning

The Great Pumpkin always weirded me out too. (Medium Large)

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It's A Peanut, Charlie Brown
"Good Ol" Gregor Brown
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Come To The Halloween Party! Wear Anything!

This is not a comic strip, it's several years of Halloween parties from my life. Do not believe those people. If you do find yourself in this situation, alcohol will help, but you will have to drink a lot of it. (Chuck & Beans)

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The Style of Music: Iconic Male Musicians

My style is mostly non-existent - on the poster above I might be able to pull off a Ramones look, but nowhere near as cool. That said, I do appreciate the look and I'm a sucker for all-in-on collections.

L-R: Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, Kiss, Chet Baker, Michael Jackson, Run DMC, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Prince, Kanye West, Marvin Gaye, The Ramones, Andre3000, Pharell Williams, Brandon Flowers, Pete Doherty, The Beatles, Miles Davis.

Ensemble: The Style of Music from EveryGuyed. Click through for larger versions and descriptions of each outfit.

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The Wizard of Toy Story

There's No Place Like Andy's! Pop artist Sam Carter paints the cast of Toy Story as the characters from The Wizard of Oz. Woody is the Scarecrow; Jessie as Dorothy; Buzz Lightyear as the Tin Man and Rex as the Cowardly Lion. The barrel full of monkeys as the flying monkeys is a nice touch.

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What If Bill Murray Played Everyone In Wes Anderson's Films?

It would probably look a lot like Casey Weldon's paintings for the upcoming ‘Bad Dads’ art tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. And I would watch the hell out of those movies. To be honest I can't even tell the difference with the Gwyneth Paltrow portrait.

Clockwise from the top left: Max Fischer (Rushmore); Chas Tenenbaum (The Royal Tenenbaums); Anne-Marie Sakowitz (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou); Margot Helen Tenenbaum (The Royal Tenenbaums); Francis (The Darjeeling Limited); Richie Tenenbaum (The Royal Tenenbaums). Go to Casey's blog for larger versions of each painting.

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Crabby Joe's: The Freshest Catch In The Universe

Get you pop culture seafood Blue Plate Special while it's hot — Admiral Ackbar, Mr. Krabs, King of the Sea Monkeys, Ariel, Dr. Zoidberg, and Abe Sapian — but no Prawns. (Blue Plate Special by Ian Leino at TeeFury - only $9 until midnight)

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There Can Be Only One

Seems the Cap'n must have won, banishing the Count to his sugar crypt, only allowing him brief distribution around Halloween. (Classic Cereal Confrontation by Matt Needham)

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The Dukes of Mos Eisley

Looks like those Duke Boys are in a heap of trouble again, running from Boss Jabba and Sheriff Rosco B. Fett. Someday the asteroids might get 'em but the bounty hunters never will. (Millennium Lee by Cadder, via pacalin and John Farrier at Neatorama)

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Sesame Street Anatomy Lesson

I'm hoping Cookie Monster is shocked and not hungry, because if he is, this lesson will not end well. The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Bird by Hillary White, based on Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. (Link via Super Punch)

Mario Bros. American Gothic

Mushroom Kingdom is the place to be.
Video game livin' is the life for me.
Pipes spreadin' out so far and wide.
Keep Super Mario World, just give me that countryside.

Seems Mario finally found the castle Princess Peach was in. Neither seems to happy about it. Take that, Grant Wood. (Mario Bros. American Gothic via Shirtoid)

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I Would Not, Could Not On A Sign

Who's got time to read a whole book these days? How about summing it up for me with a few quick signs? Yeah, that's it, I think I get the gist of it. (Green Eggs and Shirt by Dave Graff)

Framework: The Eyes Have It

The most iconic men’s eyewear of the last 100 years — I love that it includes Geordi La Forge's visor. Here's the full legend:

1. Woody Allen 2. Kanye West 3. Buddy Holly 4. Michael Caine 5. Kurt Cobain 6. John Lennon 7. Geordi LaForge 8. Malcolm X 9. Johnny Depp 10. Dame Edna 11. Stephen Colbert 12. The Blues Brothers 13. Austin Powers 14. Yves Saint Laurent 15. Elton John 16. George Costanza 17. Bootsy Collins 18. Elvis Costello 19. Terry Richardson 20. David Hockney 21. DMC of Run DMC 22. Andy Warhol 23. Mohandas Ghandi 24. Steve Urkel 25. Napoleon Dynamite 26. Clark Kent 27. Shock G of Digital Underground 28. Truman Capote

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Classic Movie Monsters From The 1970s

When you're this groovy, they call you Frankie. Pop artist Johnny Sampson imagines what classic movie monsters might look like, circa 1974. Right on! For the Horrorwood show at the WWA gallery that pays homage to the horror film genre.

The Creature

The Wolfman

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The Vitruvian Hulk

Don't draw me in proper proportion. You wouldn't like me when I'm in proper proportion. (Anatomy of The Hulk by No-Sign-of-Sanity, via How to Carve Roast Unicorn)

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Vampire Photo Booth

The new photo booth UV bulbs were just killer. Serves the egotistical bloodsucker right — vampires don't show up on film. (Vampire Photo Booth by Spiritgreen)

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Jackie Kennedy Is Out For Revenge in... Kill Oswald

Ask not what your woman can do for you, but what your woman will do to them. This is totally the movie that Oliver Stone should have made.

From pop artist Nik Holmes, who I came across yesterday when I found Granny Grimm's Book of Ghoulish Grammar.

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Granny Grimm's Book of Ghoulish Grammar

Granny Grimm's Ghoulish Book of Grammar is a weekly artistic experiment by artist Nik Holmes that explores the world of horror films — It, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream — one slant, alphabetic pictogram at a time. Entries premiere every Thursday at noon at Strange Kids Club.

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Are You Going To Zombie Fair? Brains, Brains, Brains And Brains

When the zombie apocalypse has taken over the world, what would you expect the zombies to do next? Why go to the fair, of course.

Scott Campbell's Zombie Fair, which will be part of his table at the Alternative Press Expo is this weekend in San Francisco (October 16-17.)

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Spartan VS Spartan

A Spy vs. Spy - HALO mashup? That should absolutely be a playable mode! And just imagine the hilarious explosions. (Spartan VS Spartan by Kevin of Form & Fuction, available at RIPT apparel. I may have been too late posting this one. My bad.)

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Pop Culture Last Supper

Dave MacDowell once again makes my brain hurt with his pop culture-stuffed paintings, this time a Popped Culture favourite, the Last Supper. Is that Robert Redford's The Candidate as Judas and Olivia Newton-John's Sandy as the apostle John, (or Mary Magdelene)?

The rest, from the left: Optimus Prime, Chewbacca, Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette from True Romance, Johnny Depp from 21 Jump Street, Brad Pitt from Fight Club, Andy Wharol, Cornelius from Planet of the Apes and Hong Kong Phooey. Not sure who is on the far right. Anyone?

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Let's do the Time Warp (Again!)

It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
I've got to keep control
Some of films most loved time travellers all come together to make me relive every high school dance I ever went to. Next up, Billy Idol singing Mony Mony ending with slow dancing to Stairway to Heaven, except that part near the end where the song speeds up and nobody knows quite what to do. Good times!

(Let's do the Time Warp (Again!) by Ian Leino. Link via Shirtoid)

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Star Poker: Full Meme

I kinda feel for Riker, this would be an annoying group to play poker with. Admiral Akbar yelling "It's a trap!' all the time, Vader and his constant moaning and Picard's smugness. Poor Riker. (Poker Game by Stardamsel)

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Omar's Coming! Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

A Monopoly version of The Wire? Oh, hell yes! From The Poke:
Based around the journey a young gangster might take through the fictionalised Baltimore of the show, players move from corner to stoop, past institutions featured in successive series like the school system and the stevedores union, acquiring real estate, money and power before ending up at the waterfront developments and City Hall itself.

“We hope The Wire Monopoly game will go down well not just with fans of the show, but everyone who secretly wishes to be a poor violent black drug dealer from America.
I would play this in a heartbeat. (Link via The Ampersand)

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Sailing The Sea Of Memes

This is but a small sampling of the awesome, updated Map of Online Communities by xkcd. The first one was in 2008 and you can see how much the land of MySpace has shrunk in two years. I also enjoyed Kanye's Island of Sadness and the Hastag Games Whose Popularity Confuses and Depresses You. Bonus: Neatorama got its own island! (Thanks to @benelling for the heads up)

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When You Wish Upon A Star, Makes No Difference Who You Are. Got That?

Geppetto: "You're just confused because your a boy trapped inside a puppet's body."
Pinocchio: "No, I'm a girl trapped inside a boy's body, trapped inside a puppet's body."

(Pinocchio Has Gender Issues from College Humor. Link via Cartoon Brew)

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Super Mario Kart: The Shining

"Hello Mario. Come and play with us. Come and play with us, Mario. Forever... and ever... and ever..." (Kasey Tararuj's The Shy Hallway, for the Autumn Society's Video Game Gore show.)

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Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Anatomy

Gooey on the outside, crunchy on the inside. I must admit that I'm more than a little creeped out to find out that there's something else other than marshmallow inside the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man but I suppose he needs something to support all that weight. (Stay Puft Anatomy Sculpt by Jason Freeny)

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Gotham Starry Night And Other Van Gogh Parodies

The Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh's most recognizable work, has been replicated and interpreted countless. These are a few of the parodies. (Gotham Starry Night by ~1funnyguy)

A terrifying vision of Hello Kitty bestride the world like a colossus. Could this be the vision that sent Van Gogh to the asylum in the first place? (Hello Starry Night by Leslie Holt)

The Battle of Endor as interpreted by a famous Ewok artist. (Starry Night Star Wars by newbpainter)

Don't know the artist behind Barth Van Gogh, but it seems to have spread from the tumblr Return of the Vader.

The Fleet by CraigMc. From the Worth1000 contest Star Wars Ren 3.

Again, is it any wonder that Van Gogh was in an asylum? Just look at what he saw in the night sky. (Starry Night with TARDIS by TerryLightfoot)

A McDonalds and a mosque? Billions served indeed. (Muslim Starry Night by Ron English)

Is that what Snoopy sees in the night sky? No wonder he sleeps on his doghouse every night. (Link via La Heidi)

Oh, I see what they did there. (From The Gremlin)

Somebody always has to be a critic. (Savage Chickens)

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Vincent Van Wolverine
A History Of Emoticon Art
I'm Going To Disneyland!

The Catastic 4

Now you know what the Fantastic Four would look like if they were cats, because obviously you were wondering. The Catastic 4 by pop artist Mike Maihack. (From Topless Robot's The 25 Best and Most Adorable #MRVLCATS)

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