27 Disney Cartoons Paused At Exactly The Right Moment »

Even Flynn Rider has his bad days.

When Ariel loved Eric no matter what he looked like.

When Ariel loved Eric no matter what he looked like.

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When Kim Possible and her cheer squad had an off day.

When Kim Possible and her cheer squad had an off day.

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When Jessie’s drunken behavior made Buzz very concerned.

When Jessie's drunken behavior made Buzz very concerned.

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When Sven found some grass, even in winter.

When Sven found some grass, even in winter.

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Willow Smith’s New Song “8″ Will Bring Out Your Inner Mystic »

The super-chill Kitty Cash-produced track is inspired by numerology.

On July 28, DJ and producer Kitty Cash released a new Willow Smith song titled “8.”

It’s taken from Cash’s forthcoming mixtape, Love The Free Vol. II, which drops July 29. “I’ve always been a big Kilo Kish fan, so I followed her music for a while and then learned about Kitty Cash,” Smith said, explaining the release to MTV. “I was like, ‘Wow, she’s super sick’!”

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According to Smith, the song is inspired by her interest in numerology. “I’ve been really into numerology lately because a lot of numbers have been following me and my friends,” she told MTV.

According to Smith, the song is inspired by her interest in numerology. “I’ve been really into numerology lately because a lot of numbers have been following me and my friends,” she told MTV.

Numerology, which is the study of numbers to determine their supposed influence on one’s future, fits in neatly with Smith’s other hippy-dippy interests in organites and planetary healing. “Take the money take the fame / All I want is truth / You talk the language, play the games / Act as if they were too,” she sings on the track.

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Sounds like the girl is just looking for SOME TRUTH in this world.

Sounds like the girl is just looking for SOME TRUTH in this world.

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We hope you find it Willow.

We hope you find it Willow.

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9 Stunning Pieces Of Art Inspired By Science Fiction »

Beautiful art from The Mind’s Eye: The Art of Omni , a celebration of one of the best science magazines of all time.

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When I first saw the announcement for a new science magazine back in 1978, I was intrigued and excited. Omni promised to fulfill my geek girl dreams with plenty of science articles written for the layperson along with hard-hitting science fiction from all the best writers. The magazine wasn’t just about science, it was about the future—and I wanted to know as much about the future as possible. I wanted to be the future. Indeed, at the time I was studying Criminology under Laurin A. Wollan, Jr., a Futurist at Florida State University.

But I have to admit it was the mind-blowing artwork that initially drew me to become a Charter Member and one of the earliest subscribers. I have every single issue that was published—I even bought those black slipcases with gold lettering to house them, specifically designed and made for Omni. This began my serious love affair with SF short stories, art and magazines. Yes, there were other less-serious (let’s call them puppy) loves before Omni but this was my grown-up introduction to the potential of science fiction.

It was within the pages of Omni that I was first introduced to so many visionaries—including the Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who would design the sets for what would become for me a life-changing movie, Ridley Scott’s Alien. Omni also provided amazing photographs; close-ups of the internal workings of computers and other technology that eventually inspired me to migrate to Computer Science while still in graduate school studying psychobiology and crime prevention. The images didn’t just show the world of outer space but inner space as well, something that appealed to my insatiable sense of curiosity.

Some of the artwork was so amazingly mind-blowing that I would buy an extra newsstand copy so I could cut out the art and put it up on my walls. The artwork, along with my punk-rock posters, transformed my dull college apartment into a vision of what the future could be.

So you can imagine how thrilled I was to discover The Mind’s Eye: The Art of Omni, edited by Jeremy Frommer and Rick Schwartz. It showcases some of what made Omni so great: an essential uncommercial strangeness and a willingness embrace the alien that set the tone for the times and made things cross over from “cult” to “pop culture.”

Here are some of my favorite images from the book.

1. David Jackson, “Spaceships,” February 1979:

1. David Jackson, &ldquo;Spaceships,&rdquo; February 1979:

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I really like that at first glance the whale still presents as “whale,” before you realize it too is some kind of spaceship. There’s also a kind of retro nod to the 1950s that appeals; those small bronze spaceships definitely exist at a different level of tech. But it may be the texture here that I particularly love—not just in the spaceships but in the details of the waves, which contrast nicely with the ridges on, for example, the whale ship.


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Twitter Is Trolling America’s Newest Soccer Star »

The #AskLamps hashtag goes terribly wrong.

Frank Lampard is one of the most decorated players in English soccer history. He’s Chelsea’s all time leading goalscorer, a two-time Premier League player of the year, and a runner up for the 2005 FIFA player of the year award. And like many a European soccer star in the autumn of his career, Lampard is coming to America: Last week, he signed a two-year contract with New York City FC of Major League Soccer.

Today Lampard sat down at NYCFC headquarters to take questions tweeted to the #AskLamps hashtag:

The only problem? Lampard’s nickname also happens to be the name for the common household lighting appliance. Twitter is not letting this fact go unnoticed.


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New Music: @ThisisMooch – Sint Maarten Flight »

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Harlem-bred rapper Mooch gives us his new single “Sint Maarten Flight,” produced by Flawless. Mooch has a light and speedy delivery when it comes to his lyrics. Stay tuned for his upcoming project.

24 Text Messages All Hypochondriacs Will Recognize »

You know you’ve done it.

This rapid escalation.

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This non-sequitur.

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This threat of guilt.

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This plea for reassurance.

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Study Says Children Exposed To Religion Can Have Trouble Separating Fact From Fiction »

Young children who have been raised religious are more likely to identify supernatural occurrences in a story as truthful.

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It’s difficult for young children to differentiate between fact and fiction after they have been exposed to religion, a new study in this month’s issue of Cognitive Science says.

Researchers presented 66 5- and 6-year-old children from public and religious schools three types of stories — religious, fantastical, and realistic — to determine if they could identify fictional elements in the narratives.

The authors found that when presented with stories that included “ordinarily impossible events brought about by divine intervention,” children who had been exposed to religion were less able to differentiate the made-up elements, like talking animals, as fictional.

“The results suggest that exposure to religious ideas has a powerful impact on children’s differentiation between reality and fiction, not just for religious stories but also for fantastical stories,” the study concluded.

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By relating seemingly impossible religious events achieved through divine intervention (e.g., Jesus transforming water into wine) to fictional narratives, religious children would more heavily rely on religion to justify their false categorizations.

The researchers suggest that religious teaching and exposure to miracle-based stories give children a more common acceptance of the impossible, despite what’s actually realistic.

About 83% of Americans are affiliated with a religion, and 86% said they believe in God, according to recent Gallup data. Additionally, 28% of Americans believe the Bible is God’s words verbatim and should be interpreted literally.


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New Music: @TheBlancos – Lock Me Away »

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The versatile music duo, The Blancos, release their new single “Lock Me Away,” which merges a Wyclef Jean and The Black Keys sound. “We don’t base our [humble] success thus far solely on data metrics, but we thought that if fans have taken a liking to us at the rate that they have, that they […]

Video: @WizKhalifa ‘Blacc Hollywood’ Listening Session »

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Wiz Khalifa is set to drop his new album “Blacc Hollywood” on August 19th and last wee Wiz held a private listening session for his new album, check the footage above to hear some samples from the album.

The 23 Most Painfully Obvious Things That Have Ever Happened »

Wow — you don’t say?

This item’s assurance that it was not touched by the hands of Martians.

This item&#39;s assurance that it was not touched by the hands of Martians.

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This warning for anyone with a throat.

This warning for anyone with a throat.

Or mouth.

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This brilliant analysis of the Swedish legal system.

This brilliant analysis of the Swedish legal system.

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This extremely helpful weather and traffic report.

This extremely helpful weather and traffic report.

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