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15 More Bizarre Kiddie Cartoon Conspiracy Theories

Last year, we may or may not have ruined your childhood with this list 10 Bizarre Kiddie Cartoon Conspiracy Theories. But people are resilient, and the capacity for the denizens of the Internet to churn out more conspiracy theories is endless. So in case your innocence is still intact, we’ve dug up a few more cartoon conspiracy theories to keep you up at night, adding animated films into the mix for good measure. Now, of course, all of these should be taken with a grain of salt — Wild Mass Guessing as they tend to be. Check them out after the jump, and if we missed your favorite, be sure to add it to the collection in the comments. … Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers each recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed the most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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10 of the Most Disturbing Pop Culture Parodies We've Ever Seen (NSFW)

This week, we heard about a terrifying-sounding SpongeBob SquarePants porn parody entitled SpongeKnob SquareNuts, and we thought to ourselves: but why? Turns out, there are tons of incredibly disturbing pop culture parodies floating around the Internet, just waiting to ruin all of your childhood memories. In case that’s something you want, we’ve collected ten of the most upsetting here for you after the jump. But you’ve been warned. Not disturbing enough? Did we miss your favorite video? Let us know in the comments. … Read More

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The Debut Comic Strips of 10 Famous Cartoons

Folks, this might come as a shock, but the original Charlie Brown didn’t have zigzags on his shirt, nor eyebrows above his alarmingly wide-set eyes. Okay — maybe we’re being a little nitpicky with the eyebrows, but there’s certainly something strange about good ol’ Chuck in his 1950s Peanuts form. The same goes for Jon Arbuckle, whose eyes have grown tenfold in size since the downer’s first Garfield appearance. While wandering the depths of the Internet for our previous roundup of early character sketches, we kept bumping into these fascinating first comic strips of Charlie Brown, Garfield, Calvin, Hobbes, and more. So, since it’s always enjoyable to note the not-so-subtle changes in popular characters, we decided to save said strips for a roundup of their own. Click through for a good laugh, a bit of history, and ten debut comic strips featuring our favorite cartoon characters. … Read More

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20 Pop Culture-Inspired Gingerbread Creations

Ever since “Hansel and Gretel” came on the scene two centuries ago, gingerbread houses have been a staple of the season — whether or not the Brothers Grimm are directly responsible, or just fueled the trend with their cautionary fairy tale, is still up for debate. But regardless of their origin, these cookie cottages have come a long way since they first appeared. Before you set the oven to 350 degrees this year, you might want to consider giving your classic construction with a more modern update. Check out some of our favorite pop culture homages in gingerbread, which range from an ode to surprisingly adorable miniature version of CBGB to a delicious looking take on Doctor Who’s TARDIS, after the jump. … Read More

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Classic Cartoon Characters Transformed into Zombies

Andre De Freitas meshes his photography background with illustration by creating crystal clear, realistic drawings. The technique is well-suited to his Zombie Portraits series, in which he transforms adored cartoons and classic comic-book characters into grim, white-eyed zombies with menacing expressions and festering wounds.  Although the eerie collection is the epitome of unsettling — it showcases a demonic Donald Duck and a desolate Charlie Brown — the detailing and color palette De Freitas employs is perfectly apropos for Halloween. See your favorite cartoon metamorphosed into an undead monster after the cut. … Read More

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10 Memorable Disembodied Voices in Film

New Yorkers will recognize the voice of Carolyn Hopkins, but they might have a hard time placing it. That’s because she has recorded many of the voiceovers used in New York’s subway system, alerting commuters about incoming trains and the like (you can hear a recording at the New York Times). As in real life, these voice actors often go unnamed and unappreciated. So, in honor of Mrs. Hopkins, we decided to look at 10 of the most memorable disembodied voices in film. … Read More

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Pic of the Day: Skeletor Charlie Brown

Remember when we showed you Tim O’Brien’s creepy Charlie Brown? Well, we think Michael Paulus’ work has him beat. “Animation was the format of choice for children’s television in the 1960s, a decade in which children’s programming became almost entirely animated,” he explains on his site. “Growing up in that period, I tended to take for granted the distortions and strange bodies of these entities. These icons are usually grotesquely distorted from the human form from which they derive. I decided to take a select few of these popular characters and render their skeletal systems as I imagine they might resemble if one truly had eye sockets half the size of its head, or fingerless-hands, or feet comprising 60 percent of its body… Read More

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Pic of the Day: “This is Chuck Brown. He is real and I guess, a monster.”

Illustrator Tim O’Brien premiered this realistic drawing of Charlie Brown at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica over the weekend. The theme of the art show was “Monsters.” O’Brien’s reasoning for choosing to draw Mr. Brown is as follows: … Read More

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