5 Ideas for Crazy Pajamas

Pajamas are most of the time associated with bland comfortable clothing, as opposed to the more interesting day wear or the seductive but not quite so cozy category of night wear. Well, not anymore. We’ve comprised a small collection of stuff that some creative pajama designers thought of and all of them are really the opposite of bland. If you want to turn all the heads at some PJ party you might attend (and why not even organize your own since your PJs will get such an upgrade), here are some wonderful ideas on how to get your freak on or simply sleep in style. All this while not actually breaking the concept of pajamas per se, thus keeping all the lazy comfort this attire is supposed to pack.

1. Skeleton Candy Pajamas.

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This really cool pajama allows you to look like a skeleton, as opposed to most skeleton pajamas you may find that are just printed with little skeletons or skulls all over the place, thus disabling this cool skeleton-yourself effect. The background color is obviously black and maybe in the darkness of night you can actually look like a little bony lass for real. But what is also interesting about this set of crazy pajamas is the sugar candy detail that takes away a bit of the original idea’s gore (and not in a way that kills it). The only cooler thing that can be imagined in terms of skeleton pajamas are a pair that would also glow in the dark: such a thing exists, but it only comes in children’s sizes. Darn.

You can find the skeleton pajamas here when they have it in stock.

2. Dynamic duo Batman and Robin (babies only)

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Since the subject of pajamas for kids just came up, do you happen to know any friend who might be expecting twins? Not great odds, yes, but if you happen to know anyone, there aren’t many gifts you could bring to their baby shower that can top this one. Especially if the expecting parent(s) are superhero fans. And the babies can just switch the pajamas every now and then, so no one is stuck with the sidekick label.

This pajama set / beanie with mantle set is available from Etsy.

3. Sexy redneck pajamas

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Well, actually these are She-Hulk pajamas, part of a larger collection of superhero-themed pajamas for geeky girls. But you have to admit these really look like a smoking body (you can now feel superhot even while having a lazy day around the house in a pair of comfort PJs), and combined with the busted halter-top that looks like something a great-grandpa would wear… well, you know what we mean. It looks like a sexy redneck (ok, a green redneck). One could even go as far as to call that top a man-beater, as the female counterpart of a wife-beater shirt. Just lovely. And the shape is quite flattering.

You can find this at Spencer’s Gifts.

4. Man’s PJs for sleeping Like-a-Boss

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Men, don’t feel neglected, here’s a pair of crazy pajamas for you too: it has all the comfort and laziness of regular night wear, but you go to sleep in style. Like a boss. For the win.

You can find a variety of these on SuitJamas.

5. Scuba diving PJs

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The main thing you can accomplish with this set of crazy pajamas is that even though you’re tired or lazy or anti-social and you turn down every opportunity to get out of the house, by wearing these you will feel like you’re off on an adventure. An underwater adventure not for the faint of heart, to be more precise.

Unfortunately, this set isn’t available right now, but they had it at Gap, as part of their Old Navy Collection. But stay on your heels, you may find it again sometime.

Well, this was our list of ideas for crazy pajamas. We hoped you enjoyed and that you already thought of fun things to do while wearing an out-of-the ordinary set of PJs.

Funniest Depictions of Hitler in Popular Culture

Since a few days ago was Hitler’s birthday (on April the 20th, to be more precise), the internet exploded again with funny Hitler memes and jokes. It may seem like a disrespectful way of treating a deceased person (in spite of the very harmful system he created and the billions he made to suffer), but it’s not necessarily so, if you see the matter from a different angle. Most of the memes and funny pictures that circulate nowadays with Hitler as the main character aren’t really depicting his historical self, the actual person named Adolf Hitler, but more like a cartoonish version of himself, a version that is ubiquitous in popular culture and that is almost a synonym to a funny character. The comic effect is gained in relation to what this character represents: a frustrated little man with grandeur delusions (which is, actually, based, up to some point, on Hitler’s historic self). A piece signed by Vice has even deemed him to be the biggest pop star of them all.

Good, so now that we’ve settled that Hitler has become a cartoon-like character in movies and internet memes and so on and mocking him isn’t necessarily morally ambiguous, let’s proceed to see what the funniest depictions of Hitler in popular culture are.

1. Downfall (2004) parodies

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The movie released in 2004 sparked the continued rise of countless parodies, all using a certain scene where Hitler seems to be extremely upset. The memes are usually called “Hitler reacts to…” or “Hitler finds out…” and it’s always about something from our current time. Say, something like “Hitler finds out about the Oscar nomination results” or whatever. The smaller the subject, the better; it’s usually trivial news and gossip of some sort. If you want to have a really good laugh, search for “Hitler meets the Trololol guy”, but beware, it can’t be unseen.

2. The Hitler Google suggestions

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It doesn’t even matter anymore if these suggestions actually appear when people google Hitler or not. What matters is that the completely wtf google suggestions have been a source of many memes and internet jokes over the past 3-4 years and are still popular. Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than preparing to enjoy your Nutella on some warm pancakes or something only to discover that Hitler stole your jar again.

3. The Adolf Hipster

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Because few things are funnier than mix-ups and managing to make fun of more themes at the same time. Not that hipsterdom is something to be made fun of, mind you. Behold a few Adolf Hipster memes and when you get the chance, maybe browse the Adolf Hipster webcomic. It includes other notable characters, such as Broseph Stalin.

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4. Hitler commercials

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Commercials for products of our contemporary age making use of historical footage of Hitler seem to be all the rage these days. The example above, picturing the Axe effect, not only manages to make fun of Hitler or of the product and the silly way it’s generally marketed, but also of the social appeal and mystique that surrounded Hitler in his rise to prominence.

To wrap it up, you now probably have lots of funny material, since all of the points presented above aren’t a single joke, but more like a whole category of memes constantly updated with new rich content. All in all, there’s a plethora of appearances of Hitler in popular culture, beyond just the funny stuff, but somehow the humorous part steals all the glam.

Some have argued that this trend trivializes the evil of the Nazi regime or makes it too banal, but I think a good dose of laughter can always help the world know some truths better without necessarily taking them out of perspective.

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Weird Easter and Passover Traditions around the World

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Since it’s that time of the year again and most of us have, by now, finished stuffing their faces with chocolate bunnies and stollen-like cakes and confections, maybe we should consider that this holiday doesn’t mean the same thing for everyone celebrating it, even within the same religion. The principle might be the same: celebrate the resurrection of Christ or the liberation of Israel from under the Egyptian slave-drivers, through a period of abstinence followed by feasting, but the ways this celebration can take place can be surprisingly unique. Let’s have a look at the funniest or simply the most unusual or weird Easter and Passover traditions from around the world.

Poland.

In Poland, the Hassidic Jews reenact the crossing of the Red Sea (you know, when Moses parted the waters allowing the people to cross) right in their living rooms. Yup, you’re probably imagining it right. They pour water on the floor; then lift up their clothing and cross the waters.

The Christians in Poland, on the other hand, have some very interesting folklore surrounding the Easter preparations. Apparently the men of the house are not allowed to help prepare the food for the holiday, because if they would, not only the dough would fail to rise and the food would not taste good, but their moustaches would also turn grey. Yikes, better leave everything to the women, huh?

France.

They like omelets all year round in France (remember that moment in Dexter’s Laboratory when poor little Dexter was so stuck on “omelette du fromage”?) and consuming eggs one way or the other on Easter is a habit in many parts of the world. But in a certain region of France (the Haux town from the Nantes province), people make their omelet a bit differently. Each family takes their eggs in the town’s central market, to a huge pan, and they all make a huge omelet they then proceed to eat. It uses over 4500 eggs and feeds over 1000 people. Talk about extended family.

Afghanistan

The Jews in Afghanistan maintained the habit of gently whipping themselves with scallions (fresh spring produce for the win, eh?), in order to symbolize the whips of their former slave drivers, the Egyptians. I can totally picture this escalating if we imported it (just kidding).

Orthodox parts of Eastern Europe

“Pomlazka” is a lovely habit of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and some parts of Poland that involves a neat beauty trick. To make sure the women remain beautiful the rest of the year, on Easter Monday the men need to splash them with cold water and whip them with a willow-made light whip. Similar habits, mainly involving the water splashing, can be found under different names in other parts of Eastern Europe as well. I think I’d take a spa appointment over this any day.

Ethiopia and Greece

You may wonder what these two countries could have in common. Well, if you happen to visit either one of them during Easter or Passover, you’d better protect your head. People like to celebrate by throwing their crockery and pots out the window, so shards of pottery may be flying around! The tradition is meant to symbolize the breaking of the past, to make way for the new, and the joy of having a smashing good time after the long lent. Perhaps they may be on to something here – the Greeks have a similar habit anyway of having a good time at weddings and parties by smashing plates on the ground while dancing. Oh, and another little detail. While the rest of the world celebrates Easter with the customary egg-cracking or egg-knocking as a way to consume hardboiled eggs, in Greece, apparently, they crack them on the table neighbor’s head. Cheers, I say.

Hopefully, you liked this short list of weird Easter and Passover traditions. Puts one’s own holidays into perspective, right?

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

20 Interesting Easter Facts You Didn’t Know About

Easter is one of the most important religious celebrations of the year. It is a time when we must gave thanks to the immense sacrifice that our lord and savior has made for us. It is also the time when the adorable Easter bunny comes and gives presents to children who have behaved. The Easter Sunday is only a short hop away, so we thought that now, since you are done with coloring the eggs and devouring chocolate bunnies, is the best time to share with you some of the funniest Easter facts.

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1. American households spend $131 on average for Easter. This means a total of 14.7$ billion dollars for this holy day.
2. If you thought that Christmas is the biggest candy-consuming holiday after Halloween, think again! Easter is actually number two, with a staggering 120 million pounds of candy being purchased each year.
3. Americans indulge in the occasional Easter egg hunt. The largest of its kind was held in Florida, where 8753 children struggled to find 501.000 eggs.
4. UK children receive 8.8 Easter eggs, on average, every year. That is double the recommended calorie intake for a whole week.
5. People from Scotland and North-East England have a weird habit of rolling painted eggs down steep hills on Easter Sunday. This game is also popular in America, but here people push eggs along with a spoon. There is also a game where Europeans have to balance the eggs on the spoon, while holding it in their mouths.
6. When people were asked what they eat first from a chocolate bunny, 76% of them responded that they eat the ears first.
7. In 2007, an egg covered in diamonds was sold for 9 million pounds. What made it so special was the fact that every hour, a cockerel made of jewel would pop up and flap its wings four times.

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8. The candy-fest doesn’t stop here! Americans eat over 16 million jellybeans on Easter. This is enough to circle the globe 3-times over.
9. In the United States, 90 million chocolate bunnies and 91.4 billion eggs are produced every year.
10. The traditional act of painting eggs is called Pysanka
11. Easter baskets were designed to imitated bird nests. They are still doing a pretty good job.
12. In 1878 president Rutherford B. Hayes decided to invent a new tradition: the Easter Egg Roll hosted on the front lawn of the White House. It has been respected every year since then.
13. The world’s most popular egg-shaped chocolate is the Cadbury’s Creme Egg. 1.5 million pieces are produced every year.
14. Easter eggs symbolize joy and celebration, new life and resurrection. In the orthodox religion, red eggs symbolize blood dripping on the eggs that his mother brought to the place of crucifixion.
15. Some people just don’t know when to stop! One out of five children admitted to feeling sick after gorging on too much chocolate.
16. Although it comes second to Christmas in the hearts of many children, Easter is actually the most important Christian holiday, and the most important day of the church year. It symbolizes the celebration of the resurrection of Christs, 3 days after his death.
17. Italy created the tallest chocolate Easter egg in 2011. It was 10.39 meters tall, and weighed an incredible 7200 kg. This means that It was taller than a giraffe, and heavier than an elephant.
18. During the medieval times, a festival of egg throwing was held in the church. What happened was that the priest would throw boiled eggs to one of the choir boys. The choir boy would then toss it to 19. another until the clock struck 12. The one holding the egg at that time would be crowned winner.
20. Egg farmers donate over 11 million eggs to food banks across the nation every year, to help Americans in need.
Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and Gauls also used to give eggs for Easter. For them, the egg is a symbol of life and prosperity.