More Canadian Than A...

Time for a little vacation, and since I won't be anywhere near a computer on or leading up to Canada Day, here is he most stereotypical, yet timely, thing I could find. (Wendy Tancock via National Post)

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Little People Star Trek From Fisher-Price

Oh, let's play The Best of Both Worlds! Aw, there's no Locutus of Borg figure. Still, pretty damn awesome. (Enter-Price by Fabian Gonzalez)

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Let Your Superhero Freak Flag Fly

The flags of 50 superheroes as if they were countries, by Fabian Gonzalez. (Also available as a print.) I don't think I'd want to live in Rorschach Nation.

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Forbidden Planet Express

Bender: I came to Earth with a simple dream: To kill all humans. And this is how it must end!?

Bender is Robby the Robot in this Forbidden Planet/Futurama mashup. Leela's looking good though. (Forbidden Future at shirt.woot, link via Shopped Sci Fi)

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Silly Michael, Trix Are For Whores

Michael Bluth: So this is the magic trick, huh?
Gob Bluth: Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore does for money... or candy!

(They're not tricks, Michael by Nathan Pyle, available for scoring at Threadless.)

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Claude Monet's Kraken of Bezons

Claude Monet's sea monster period, though less well know, was far more interesting than his blue period. (Kraken of Bezons by Hillary White)

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The Incredulity Of Paul McCartney

Well, John Lennon certainly struck a messianic pose and if anyone was to play the role of Doubting Thomas, it would be Paul. (Fixing A Hole by Dave MacDowell)

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Cinderella's Basic Instinct

Nick: You like playing games don't you?
Cinderella: I have a degree in psychology, it goes with the turf... Games are fun. (Basic Instinct by Amy Mebberson)

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Viva The Pop Culture Revolution!

An unknown artist repainted a Soviet monument in Sofia, Bulgaria as the Joker, Santa Claus, Superman, Ronald Mcdonald, Captain America and more, captioning it "Moving with the times." Below, the unaltered version. Now that's fine graffiti! (Stoyan Nenov/Reuters; link via Daily Mail)

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Grumpy Old Superheroes

My only question, does Superman age? And if so, would he do so the same as humans like Batman and Flash? (We Were Heroes by Bryan Lee, via Comics Alliance)

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Maybe You Can Hire The M-Team

"In 1972, a crack vaudeville unit was sent to off Broadway by a theatre court for a joke they didn't tell. These Muppets promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the Tony Awards they survive as Muppets of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire The M-Team." (The M-Team by Amy Mebberson; link via Comics Alliance)

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HAL 9000: Foolproof And Incapable Of Error

Dave Bowman: Hello, HAL. Do you read me, HAL?
HAL: Affirmative, Dave. I read you.
Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
HAL: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Dave Bowman: What's the problem?
HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.

A vintage mock ad for the HAL 9000 computer by Justin Van Genderen. (Link via Reelizer)

Muppet Babies Meets The Wire

Another awesome Wire mashup from Warren Ellis's REMAKE/REMODEL challenge, this time imagining Bubbles as Fozzie Bear Scooter, Brother Mouzone as Gonzo and Kermit as Omar Little. (Wire Babies by Felipe Sobreiro)

And, because it really does seem a perfect fit, the cops of The Wire in Police Academy, by Mike O'Dwyer.

Woody Allen's Toy Story

"Most of the time I don't have much fun. The rest of the time I don't have any fun at all." I think watch Toy Story with a neurotic, whiny Woody could be funny, but kids would be so bored. (Woody Allen by ilovedoodle)

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Gimme Two Homer Jay Dry Lagers And A Popeye Pilsner

In an early celebration of Father’s Day, EveryGuyed and Moxy Creative House have turned eight, iconic, cartoon dads into beers. I was kind of hoping Homer's beer would have been skittlebrau.

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Where The Names Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Came From

So Master Splinter used an art history textbook to name the turtles. Makes sense. I wonder if they would have been the same as Pollack, Rothko, de Kooning and Gorky? (Baby Names by Pedro Delgado)

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Muppets + Mythbusters = Muppet Busters

Seeing Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as Muppets makes me wish the Muppets were still on air as a weekly show. Looking back it was the Muppets and Sesame Street that introduced me to the concept of pop culture mashups and parody. (Muppet Busters by Dane Ault, via Comics Alliance)

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If This Is Your First Night On The Holodeck, You Have To Fight!

"Inspired by the quote from Fight Club where the narrator and Tyler Durden are discussing which famous people they would fight." (Shatner. I'd Fight William Shatner by Midgerock via Shirtoid)

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Scary Poppins

Mary Poppins should have let go of that umbrella long ago. (Scary Poppins by Sam Carter)

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Batman Boba Fett

Because he's the bounty hunter the galaxy deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So he'll hunt the scum and villainy because he can take it. Because he's not our bounty hunter. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight. (Bobatman by Plinio Pinto at Draw2D2)

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Brown Recluse Spider-Man

I suppose you wouldn't want the powers of a Daddy Longlegs either, especially as they aren't even spiders. Who knew? (With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility by Hark! A Vagrant)

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Josey Wales And The Pussycats

Josey Wales, a peaceful Missouri farmer, is driven to revenge by the brutal murder of his wife and son by a band of pro-Union Jayhawkers, but it all works out in the end when he joins a band of travelling musicians, who dress like kitties. (Nina Matsumoto via Comics Alliance)

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