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Norman Rockwell’s Optimus Prime

The always brilliant Marco D’alfonso, master of the mashup, imagined Optimus Prime in Norman Rockwell’s 1944 painting The Tattoo Artist. The best part is D’alfonso’s subtle references in the background matching Rockwell’s original work. You can view a much larger version at the link. Link and Norman Rockwell Original -via Super Punch

11 Monarchs Crowned While They Were in Diapers

Babies sure are cute. But do they make good world leaders? Here’s a peek at some of history’s youngest rulers and their reigns. 1. King Oyo (Toro Kingdom, Uganda) In 1995, Oyo became the youngest monarch in the world. He was three years old. When the coronation ceremony began, the toddler slid off the throne, ran [...]

Jonah Hex and Pinkie Pie

“My Little Pony and me took to each other real well. It felt like it had meaning. The feeling of doing what you thought was right. But it wasn’t. Folks can believe what they like, but eventually a brony’s gotta decide if he’s gonna do what’s right. That choice cost me more than I bargained [...]

The Fresh Prince of Eternia

Adam got in just one little fight and was sent off to live at Castle Grayskull. Since the last time that we featured his wonderful mashups, Marco D’Alfonso has been busy combining Sesame Street with DC Comics, Transformers with Norman Rockwell, and more. Go forth and explore his hilarious gallery. Link -via Comics Alliance

Optimus Krang and Other Wonderful Mashups

Marco D’Alfonso created a gallery of funny and well-drawn pop culture mashups. Among them are Catwoman with Garfield, Professor X and Professor Farnsworth, and lots and lots of Deadpool. Pictured above is a scene from a Transformers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover episode that was meant to be. Link -via The Mary Sue

10 Non–Rock Stars Who Died at the Tragically Young Age of 27

© Laurence Baker/Corbis On Saturday, Amy Winehouse passed away and became the latest member of Club 27—an exclusive club you don’t want to be in. Club 27 is headlined by musicians Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Brian Jones, who all died of a drug overdose, suicide, or accident at that young age. [...]