The Coolest Memes of Reenactment Culture

As we’ve previously shown here, reenactment groups and hubs are growing wider and wider and have become quite a thing. But nothing marks the transformation of a popular activity into a whole subculture quite like the emergence of its own specific memes. And we can definitely rule that the verdict here is culture, since there are so many wonderful memes of reenactment culture that the internet is showered with. Behold ample proof, together with some insider explanation in the title, just in case you’re not geeky enough to get the joke on your own.

1. Reenactment is a chick magnet

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Of course, there are plenty of female reenactors and there are plenty of guys who are into reenactment purely for intellectual reasons, like a passion for history, or simply because they enjoy the experience of brotherhood. But besides all this stuff, reenactment has been known to also have a strange effect… of the fair sex. Must be the whole “man in an uniform” thing. Or the bravery. Or the “knight in shining armor thing”.

2. Sometimes, the historical accuracy can be way off

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As with any other activity, even if it’s an officially organized one, things can be prepared and stages with various degrees of accuracy. And sometimes that accuracy is so off, that if you would send a reenactor from that event back in time to the actual period and place he’s trying to reenact, fitting in would be a major problem. In reenacting terms, a group that provides a poor historical imitation and usually focuses more on the glamor and the show than on the accuracy of data is called a group of farbs. The name comes, probably, from the German farb (color), an allusion to the fact that these lesser accuracy-concerned peeps are usually sporting way brighter colors than the “true” reenactors.

3. You’ll adapt your looks to better fit the part

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The events you’re planning to attend as a reenactor will become the main reason you alter your appearance. And it will be fun as hell – the meme might not explicitly say it, but anyone who tried it once rarely goes back.

4. Unless you’re a farb, a lot of time will be spent fretting about accuracy

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As mentioned above, farbs are below nothing, they’re bottom of the food chain in the reenactment culture. So, in order to avoid being labeled as one, you and your buddies will spend a lot of time worrying whether your costumes as historically accurate enough.

5. Even more time will go into making kits and costumes

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The bad part – or the best part, depends on who you’re asking – about reenactment is the fact that all the costumes and props are hand-made by dedicated members. And the temptation to add just one more little detail is overwhelming. Look at the bright side – great costumes! Along with skills you probably wouldn’t have acquired elsewhere.

6. Of course, hoarding materials for crafting will be time-consuming as well

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Ok, so once you start working on a costume it will almost never be done. But preparing to start working for a costume can take almost just as long…

7. Not all will be fun

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If reenactment will be done seriously, it also involves a lot marching through the mud or spending lots of time in unsavory conditions – under the hot sun wearing heavy armor or freezing as a poorly-clad WWII soldier.

8. Sometimes, it can even get dangerous

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Reenacting actual historical activities involves fire, handling weaponry or even firing cannonballs. Yes, really.

9. Mash-ups of various reenactments can get hilarious.

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This is what happens when someone impersonating a famous musician wounds up at the scene where other people are staging a battleground.

10. To go all the way, leave the comforts of your world behind.

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Yes, you will march through the heat for many hours if the script says so. No, there will be no freakin’ marshmallows.

The source of all the memes: https://www.facebook.com/TheBestOfReenactorMemes

4 Male Celebrities with Body Flaws and Defects That Make Them More Interesting

You might think celebrities are perfect human beings, with no flaws (except maybe to their character, but let’s not unnecessarily extrapolate) and no defects, especially when some of them make the tops for their beauty, sexiness and desirability on a regular basis. But even celebrities are human, have hobbies, personal preferences, lifestyles and even birth defects, just like everybody else, so there shouldn’t be a surprise that some Hollywood stars roam around carrying some flaws they try to conceal from the scrutinizing eyes of the press. But today we will take a look over 4 male celebrities with body flaws and defects that make them more interesting and assure them we have nothing but respect for their careers and talents.

Mathew Perry wasn’t so good of a friend to his middle finger

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While a child, Mathew Perry was involved in a tiny accident of getting his hand caught in the door and leaving behind as a heroic vestige the tip of his right hand’s middle finger. He grew up without this body part and he grew up to become one of TVs best and most beloved actors. The missing part of his body doesn’t stop him from waving friendly to his fans every time he gets the chance, but now, if you’re getting ready for a Friends rerun, look closely to Mathew’s hands and see if he managed to conceal it altogether in the show.

Denzel Washington and his broken pinky

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Admit it, you never saw Oscar awarded Denzel Washington’s broken pinky in any of his movies. And if you did, kudos to you! The great actor never repaired his broken pinky – an unfortunate consequence of a childhood basketball accident and a medical mistake – but he doesn’t make many efforts in concealing it either. Although in movies it is less likely to spot the flaw, there have been many instances when Denzel was photographed with his right hand pinky bent a full 45 degrees outward.

Stephen Colbert

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Whoever is watching Comedy Central and is a huge fan of the Colbert Report show knows that Stephen has a very weird looking ear. Among the male celebrities with body flaws and defects we are gazing upon today, Stephen’s story involves more than a birth defect or a childhood accident, it involves a tumor that was removed when he was only 10 years old, leading to his ear misshape. We are glad that tumor is out and he doesn’t have any health consequences, as we are huge fans of the man.

Ashton Kutcher managing sexiness and syndactyly like a boss

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If you don’t know what syndactyly is, let’s make it simple for you: it is a condition wherein two or more digits are fused together. Pretty much like in the ducks’ case, but we’re talking about humans here. One of these humans suffering from this condition (and you’d be surprised how widespread it is – the most common congenital malformation of the limbs, with an incidence of 1 in 2000-3000 live births) is hot actor Ashton Kutcher who didn’t opt for a simple medical intervention to correct the body flaw, as he doesn’t seem bothered by it at all. Well, when you’re perfect, a little defect doesn’t matter, does it?

There are plenty of male celebrities with body flaws and defects they try to hide, but there are also some who don’t make much fuss about them, as they know they compensate with their talent, charms and humor even. Some of other celeb figures got their defects removed (like Oprah surgically getting rid of her sixth toe), while others live happy, fulfilling lives and climbing the ladder of success with an extra toe or a missing small body part, which makes them actually more interesting.

3 Historically Famous April Fool’s Day Pranks that Tricked Cohorts of People

Ah, April Fool’s Day, one of the most famous and beloved celebrations all over the world, as it grants everybody the right to pull pranks on people and get away with it. April Fool’s Day jokes and hoaxes are only limited by your imagination and your strategic thinking skills and if you browse the web in the search for some great gags to adjust to your present situation, you will find everything you need, from innocent ones, to diabolic ones that only a cruel mind can pull. However, today we will not just give you a handful of ideas, but we’ll go with the classics and show you 3 historically famous April Fool’s Day pranks plotted by media moguls, corporations and organizations, as it’s not fun to fool just one or two friends, but entire populations. Let’s buckle up and see some true large scale public hoaxes!

Burger King and the Whooper for the Lefties

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The prank: In 1998, Burger King concocted a prank for the American hungry minds and faithful customers, announcing via a one-page ad placed in the USA Today paper that they came up with a new Whooper dedicated to all left – handed people out there, a sandwich containing the same ingredients and flavors, while the condiments were rotated 180° to satisfy the left – handed people tastes and needs.

The consequence: It never crossed peoples’ minds that the Whooper was round, so the 180° was not only a hoax, but a clear offense towards their intelligence, so they all rushed in to get their specific burger, as left handed and right handed customers stood in interminable lines to make sure they get their correct designated Whooper.

Reduced Earth Gravity Made Everybody Jump

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The British media is a living legend in pulling historically famous April Fool’s Day pranks and the British people are legendary in believing everything they are fed up with. But in our opinion, the year of 1976 was one if their cruelest public hoaxes to date.

The prank: On April 1, 1976, BBC Radio 2 astronomer Sir Patrick Moore announced the listeners that due to an upcoming alignment of planets Jupiter and Pluto, Earth will lose its gravitational strength, therefore he advised people to take this once in a life time opportunity by the horns and jump as much as they can in order to experience the unique feeling of floating.

The consequence: A few minutes after the said effect worn off, the lines got flooded with hundreds of callers wanting to publicly announce and describe their low – gravity experience, including statements of levitation around the room. Too bad the astronomical event didn’t happen.

The Swedish Spaghetti Tree

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We told you the British media is the most epic troll when it comes to pulling pranks on millions of innocents at once and 1957 was their best year so far.

The prank: On April 1st 1957, BBC aired a three minute material during the Panorama show, presenting some Swedish peasants being very thrilled to harvest spaghetti from Spaghetti Trees and putting them carefully in their baskets. The show even adverted for the tree, stating that

For those who love this dish, there’s nothing like real, home-grown spaghetti.

The consequence: Right after the show was over, the BBC phone rang ferociously and impatiently, as millions of people called to ask how could they get a Spaghetti Tree of their own. BBC has always had a sense of humor, so they actually answered the callers by telling them

Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.

Now because some had the means and opportunity to fool hundreds of people at once, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the day by pulling pranks on their family members, friends or co – workers. So have fun and become legendary!

The Craziest Bathroom Designs Around

You might think that there is very little you can do to make a bathroom look weird. You would be hopelessly wrong, as these crazy bathroom designs show us.

The Bicycle Bathroom

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Have you got a boring bathroom you want to spruce up a bit and a bicycle you need to put somewhere? Hey, I’ve got a great plan for you. Seriously, who puts a pedal powered mode of transport in the smallest room in the house? Well, this person, obviously.

The Erotic Bathroom

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Could we call this an erotic bathroom? Shucks, if you don’t me calling it that then I will. Whatever you call these erotic and crazy bathroom fittings, washing your hands in here is sure to be a surreal experience.

The Aquarium Bathroom

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Putting a toilet inside an aquarium is a fantastic idea, really. After all, having a bunch of fish gawping at you isn’t going to put you off, is it? It would probably be quite a relaxing place to sit down and let things happen naturally.

The Intimidating Urinals

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Could you go for a wee in one of these urinals? To be honest, it all looks a bit intimidating. This is the bathroom in a hotel in Queenstown in New Zealand and it is definitely creative.

The Revolving Bathroom Thing

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This contraption kind of scares me as well. As far as I can tell, there is a toilet on the bottom, then a sink on top of that. The whole thing seems to move and sort of revolve, which isn’t normally the kind of motion I like while I’m doing my business in this room.

The Mannequin Toilet

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So, you are desperate for a leak and you go running into the toilet. What is the last thing you want to find in there? That’s right; a bunch of freaky mannequins. This crazy toilet is located in a shopping centre in the north of Portugal.

The Scary Toilets

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Am I the only person feeling a bit disturbed by the last few toilets we’ve look at here? It all started off tamely enough but not we’ve got creepy mannequins, bizarre machines and blatant intimidation. Now we have this device which looks as though it may reach out and grab our delicate private parts at any time.

The Ice Bathroom

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This is an ice bathroom, which is a pretty worrying concept, isn’t it? There are so many levels of weirdness about this design that I don’t even know where to start. Let’s see, would the placing of hot bottoms and the insertion of, err, warm human waste substances not melt the toilet? Can you imagine the consequences of that happening? As for the bath, you would surely need to fill it with cold water to stop it melting or the room being filled with banks of condensation.

The Field of Toilets

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If I haven’t made you go running straight to the bathroom yet then this picture might do the trick. Here we have a field filled with hundreds of toilets, in Beirut. It isn’t a crazy bathroom as such, but rather a bunch of pieces waiting to get installed. Still, it’s a great picture and I love how they’ve all been lined up so artistically.

The Most Horrifically Bad Chat-up Lines Ever Used

When you meet an attractive member of the opposite sex it can be incredibly difficult to think of something smart and interesting to say. However, what you really don’t want to do is utter one of these terribly bad chat-up lines.

Are you Jamaican? Because Jamaican me crazy…

Are You Jamaican Bad Chat-up Line

Good lord, that is one awful chat-up line. It’s all very well trying to break the ice with a joke but not one as a bad as this. Of course, if it turns out that the person you are speaking to is really from Jamaica then that adds a whole new level of stupidity to what you just said.

I just checked my schedule and I can have you pregnant by Christmas

Horrific I Can Get You Pregnant Chat-up Line

Guys who use this line shouldn’t expect to be swamped by giggling ladies handing over their phone numbers. It might sound like a good chat-up line when you tell your mates you plan to use it but in the harshness of the real world you can expect nothing more than a good old slap in the face if you use it.

I like your dress, but it would look better on my bedroom floor

Bad Chat Up Lines

For those chaps who like subtlety, this is one want to avoid. Ladies can also use this line if they switch the word “dress” for “pants”.

Well hey there, I may not be Fred Flintstone, but I bet I can make your bed rock

Bad Chat Up Lines

Oh dear, oh dear. Once you realise that those words have actually come out of your mouth you will want the Earth to open up and swallow you. For a start, the inclusion of an old cartoon character is not advisable when you first approach someone you are interested in. It’s like saying, “Hey, do you remember the funny cat in Hong Kong Phooey?” Secondly, the poor pun it ends with is just awful.

Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?

Bad Chat Up Lines

This is a dreadful chat-up line which isn’t likely to impress anyone. It just sounds as though you are trying to woo them using a cheesy line you once read on some stupid internet article.

Did you fall from heaven…because your face is kind of lop-sided?

Bad Did you fall from heaven...because your face is kind of lop-sided? Chat Up Line

This is an interesting variant on the last line and, incredibly, it’s even worse. The first fault with this bad chat-up line is that it is just vomit inducing nonsense. Secondly, well, you are telling the person you are interested in that their face is kind of lop-sided. That’s not such a good idea, is it?

Ok, I’m here, what do you want for your next wish?

Ok, I'm here, what do you want for your next wish? ?Chat-up Line

So, you want to go for the cocky, over confident approach do you? Go on, knock yourself out kid.

Do you have any change I can borrow? My mother told me to call her when I meet the woman of my dreams.

Bad Borrow Change and Call Mom Chat Up Line

Hmm, it just isn’t going to work, is it? It just sounds stupid and fawning. It also sounds like you don’t have any money either.

Your dad must be a terrorist because he made a bomb

Bad Chat Up Lines

Instead of saying this line to another human being you might as well just slap yourself in the face, throw a drink over yourself and go home for a quiet night in on your own.