Once you reach a certain age, usually late 20’s/early 30’s, you can’t go on social media without seeing friends’ baby photos. Comedians MK Paulsen and Ella Gale have found a way to poke fun at this aspect of modern life by posing for a photo shoot with a foil-wrapped burrito. These aren’t merely a bunch of badly lit iPhone pics, either–they teamed up with Austin-based photographer An Indoor Lady, and the results are as good as any real baby photo shoots you might see. The only quibble we have is that there’s only one burrito between the two of them. Who wants to share their burrito?
Sometimes a coincidence can lead to something great. Back in 2012, a week before Christian Carollo was set to visit the Oregon Coast, he stumbled on a box of his grandparents’ vacation slides that happened to contain images of the very place he was about to visit. He saw an opportunity: why not recreate some of the photos himself? He did just that, and the response was so positive, he decided to recreate more of their travel slides from around the country. Luckily for him, his grandmother kept a travel journal that details the locations in the slides, which allows him to recreate the photos with precision.
Carollo calls his recreations the Past Present Project. But it’s more than an exercise in photo recreations–it’s also a tribute to the people who gave him his love of travel and photography.
Check out this gallery of Carollo’s recreations all around the country.
As we’ve established here several times, being a parent means being obligated to mess with your children. Last fall, high school senior Kendel Devarco won an all-expenses-paid modeling shoot at the Green Valley Resort in Las Vegas, and she proceeded to take a series of photos that would make any Instagrammer jealous. Then, when her father Vince happened to be staying at the same resort on a business trip, he had no choice but to recreate the whole thing.
Kendel tweeted Vince’s photos and got over 4,500 retweets.
Ever the good sport, Kendel says she wasn’t surprised, as her parents are always doing “crazy things.” She even admits her Dad looks better than she does. We’ll let you be the judge:
2. The cleaning staff has a bone to pick with this entire family.
3. He couldn’t find the exact same pool furniture, but we’ll give him a pass.
Well done, Vince! You’re a hero to parents everywhere.
Leaving your infant in the hands of a babysitter can be a worrisome experience for parents, but this Dad did his best to cover all the bases. Bryan Elliott, a software developer and father from the Philadelphia area, recently rediscovered an email he sent to his son’s babysitter before he and his wife Amy went out for the evening. Even better, as a tech guy, Bryan’s instructions sound more like a software manual than a guide to caring for a baby. It might seem odd applying “if-then” logic to childcare, but it makes its own weird kind of sense. The end result is a fun take on parenting an infant. And hey, it might offer a few helpful tidbits for Moms and Dads out there.
The guide starts off with a diagnostic on what to do in case the kid is crying. There’s really only three reasons a baby is going to be crying.
Then it moves on to different ways to calm the kid down. Apparently “shushing” comes with the risk of vertigo!
Pretty much nails the purpose of binkies.
He even recommends the correct frequency for bouncing, if you’re into that kind of thing.
They make straightjackets for babies?!
Think of the best movie taglines of all time. Jaws has “You’ll never go in the water again.” Alien got “In space, no one can hear you scream.” Ferris Bueller went with “One man’s struggle to take it easy.” What do they all have in common? They’re succinct, they evoke their films’ tones, and they’re just vague enough to be intriguing. We still remember them decades later.
Now think about how thousands of movies get made every year. It should be no surprise that not all taglines are created equal. Today, thanks to our pals at Flashbak, we’re taking a look at some of the worst movie taglines of all time. Some are way too on-the-nose. Some are just done in bad taste. And none of them will make you want to watch the movies.
They also raise a philosophical question: does a bad tagline doom a movie, or is a bad movie doomed to have a bad tagline?
Ever meet a tiny dog that thinks she’s much bigger than she really is? Maybe she tangles with larger dogs on the reg, or she just thinks she’s the leader of the pack and all the humans are her followers. Surrealist photographer Mitch Boyer has a dog like that, named Vivian, and he used his photography skills to make Vivian’s self-image come to life. Check out this gallery of a gigantic Vivian in New York City. And to be clear: if you meet a dachshund that’s as big as a longhorn steer, it’s probably best to let her do what she wants.
Part of the charm of browsing a record store is stumbling upon an undiscovered gem of an album and becoming a fan for life. But recently, the patrons of this record store found something else entirely. Jeff Wysacki is the founder of Obvious Plant, an ongoing comedy project where he sneaks funny fake signs and other jokes into public places for unsuspecting people to find. He’s at it again with this gallery of hilarious fake albums that we kinda wish were real.