Meet The Man with the Magic Beard

Neetzan Zimmerman · 08/21/13 11:08AM

For reasons that remain upsettingly unclear, photojournalist Ben Garvin of the St. Paul Pioneer Press was compelled to shave off his majestic facial hair.

Guy's Drunk Wife Tells Him a Lame Joke; He Animates the Result

Neetzan Zimmerman · 05/03/13 08:09AM

Remember the other day when you were saying how much you loved the sketch series "Drunk History" but that you wished how instead of history it was a corny joke about tortilla chips that Morgan Patch told her husband Adam while sauced off her ass on a bottle of wine, which he then turned into an animated short?

Travel Channel Pulls Touching Christmas Special About a Child-Licking Demon

Seth Abramovitch · 12/11/11 09:53PM

This animated short was supposed to debut tomorrow night on the holiday edition of Anthony Bourdain's Travel Channel show, No Reservations. But when executives got a look at Bourdain's take on the Austrian legend of Krampus, they quickly pulled the plug. Apparently, they felt the world was not quite ready for a stop-motion retelling of Santa's "whip-toting sidekick" who "whips and licks naughty children" with his 12-inch tongue then "carries them off in his sack" — a source tells us they cited sensitivities regarding the Penn State scandal when delivering Bourdain the disappointing news. (The leering portrait of the Pope in the background probably didn't help matters, either.)

South Park Will Never Die

Brian Moylan · 11/16/11 04:52PM

The creators of aging animated relic Beavis and Butthead Family Guy The Simpsons South Park just signed a deal to keep it ripping jokes from the headlines for five more years. Yes, Comedy Central will have Cartman and Co. until 2016. I should make a joke about killing Kenny or something, but I just don't care to.

This Is the Heat Wave Sweeping America

Matt Cherette · 07/22/11 12:26AM

While many central and southern states have been dealing with scorching temperatures for days now, it wasn't until this week that the heat wave began spreading east and enveloped the entire country. So just how much of the country is suffering from the sweltering heat? Check out the time-lapse animation from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to find out—and turn up the A/C while you're at it! [via Fark]

Secret of the Unicorn: Make the Bad Not-Men Stop

Richard Lawson · 07/11/11 02:55PM

Here's the new full-length trailer for Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Steven Spielberg's upcoming performance capture movie based on the beloved Belgian comic series. Now that we've seen more of it, are we still as wary? Sadly more so, actually.

Barack Obama Narrates Avant-Garde Prose Poem

Max Read · 07/06/11 10:35PM

President Obama has a wonderful, versatile voice, and it's a shame that it's wasted on things like convincing Democrats to cut Social Security. Luckily, musician and Something Awful forum poster Dan Warren has spent four years making sure that Obama's voice doesn't go to waste—cutting and editing snippets from the audio recording of his book Dreams From My Father into a... well, we're not sure. Performance piece? Spoken word recording?

Smutley the Promiscuous Cat Cartoon Teaches Us About AIDS

Kristina Grosspietsch · 03/28/11 12:45PM

In what seems to be a NSFW parody of vintage Disney, this PSA shows Smutley the cat selflessly screwing every other cartoon animal he can find to teach us a valuable lesson about AIDS. Mickey would be proud.

LED Strobe Lights Breathe New Life into Old-Fashioned Animation Device

Marie Bardi · 03/22/11 02:10PM

The Phenakistoscope is one of the earliest forms of animation, predating actual filmmaking. Here, artist Lori Pepi shows off her own modified device, using LED strobe lights to take the phenakistoscope out of the 1800's and into the modern technological world.

Inception Summarized in a 60 Second Victorian Animation

Marie Bardi · 03/10/11 05:45PM

This stop motion short by Austrian artist Wolfgang Matzl summarizes everyone's favorite mindbender of a summer blockbuster - and it's obviously just as confusing as the original source.