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Ludwig van Joker

A bit of madness helps with the music. French artist and custom toymaker Oskunk applied acrylic paint to a bust of Beethoven to turn the composter into Heath Ledger’s Joker. Link -via it8bit

The Missing Links: Murray and the Magician

Life at the DNC Take a look at the fantastic shots compiled by LIFE at the Democratic National Convention over a handful of decades. * First World Problems: 1920s Edition And other memes from the roaring decade. * D’oh Hackers obtain information about millions of Apple users … from an FBI laptop. * A Magician Never Tells. But a Little Kid [...]

The Favorite Movies of 42 Famous People

Presidents & Politicians What’s with presidents and High Noon? 1. Barack Obama – The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) When Katie Couric asked then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama what his favorite movie is, he replied, “Oh, I think it would have to be The Godfather. One and Two. Three not so much. That saga — I [...]

Batman Stop Motion Animation Made With Action Figures

(YouTube Link) The one thing this stop motion version of the Batman: Dark Knightfall trailer’s missing is moving mouths on the characters. It was made using hyper-realistic action figures from the Hot Toys line, and the figures give surprisingly good performances! It’s good to see the Heath Ledger version of Joker again, even if only in toy form. –via [...]

The Missing Links: The CIA’s Super Secret Dragonfly Spy

It’s Been 65 Years Since the Events in Roswell Definitely Did or Absolutely Didn’t Happen Time explores the story all these years later: * Killing Aliens 101 Aliens aren’t just a thing of the past. Some people think they saw some just the other day at the Olympics. So you have to be prepared. These ideas for killing [...]

The Dark Knight – Just The Joker

(YouTube Link) Tired of all that Batman with your Joker? Then feast your eyes on this Joker supercut from The Dark Knight, it’s all killer clown no filler! It’s a tribute to Heath Ledger’s amazing performance, and even though this isn’t the finest example of video editing ever uploaded to YouTube, it’s fun for your eyeballs nonetheless. No [...]

The Dark Sponge

Forget Heath Ledger, Squidward would be the ultimate Joker…of course I’m kidding, could you imagine him asking anyone “why so serious.” Really though, Plankton would make a great Scarecrow, even if his entire goal was drugging people to get the Krabby Patty formula. Link Via io9

The Late Movies: Awesome & Elaborate Marriage Proposals

About a week ago, a guy named Jamin proposed to his girlfriend Valerie at Downtown Disney with a Marvels Dance Company flash mob. The video, showing both the flash mob and Valerie’s reactions, quickly shot around the Internet, racking up more than 610,000 views in just one week. After we watched the video, we started [...]

The Most Popular Stories of 2009: #20 to #14

This week, we’ll be counting down the year’s most-read mentalfloss.com stories. I know the suspense is killing you, but we’ll start with #20. 20. Strange Geographies: The Mojave Desert’s Airplane Graveyard by Ransom Riggs Out in the Mojave Desert, two hours from anywhere, you can see the silhouettes of a hundred parked jetliners. A mean-looking perimeter fence keeps [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Film Set Tragedies

If you’ve seen the movie based on Stephen King’s Pet Sematary Two, you probably remember the horrifying scene at the beginning when the actress is electrocuted on set while her son (Edward Furlong, back in his dreamy days) looks on. While that particular incident comes to us courtesy of Mr. King, film set tragedies aren’t [...]