Monthly Archives: September 2011
Posted on September 30, 2011 by PopFunkYou might not expect a paper company to get into the tablet game, but that's exactly what Dwight Schrute pitched to his co-workers in last night's season premier of The Office. Forget Kindle Fire, Apple's iPad and the Samsung Galaxy... Unleash the power of the Pyramid! Until Dwight's tablet hits the market, you'll just have to settle for a Dunder Mifflin t shirt!
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Posted on September 28, 2011 by PopFunkOn September 24, The Jim Henson Company celebrated what would have been the 75th birthday of the famed puppeteer, producer, director and all-around visionary. In a unique collaboration with Google, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop built original digital puppets for the occasion, resulting in a custom Google Doodle – the company’s awesome, often interactive alternative front page logos. To go along with Doodle, Jim’s son Brian (who now runs the family business) wrote a poignant tribute to his father for the Google Blog.
“[Jim Henson] loved games—card games, board games, all kinds of games. He was one of those rare parents who was always ready to play again. He loved dogs, particularly goofy ones. And he lived for those moments when everyone laughed so hard they couldn’t talk. I often walked onto the Muppet set to find everyone just laughing hysterically.”Thanks for the years of laughter, Jim. Happy 75th from Popfunk! Read More
Posted on September 26, 2011 by PopFunkNever one to shy away from a challenge, Winter the dolphin had her work cut out for her at the box office this weekend. Her amazing true story was the inspiration for the Warner Bros. film, Dolphin Tale, which opened opposite Brad Pitt’s new flick, Moneyball, and the reigning box office king, Simba, in Lion King 3D. Impressively, Dolphin Tale more than held its own, finishing a close third with $20.3 million, garnering rave reviews from critics and moviegoers alike. In fact, Winter and friends earned a perfect A+ from CinemaScore audiences. Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida, fans flocked to see the dolphin star, quadrupling the aquarium’s usual attendance numbers for this time of year. Winter’s definitely got some fans here at Popfunk as well. We’re not just writing this because we’re selling adorable Dolphin Tale tees. We’re writing this because we always back the underdog (…ahem, underdolphin), and we’re suckers for amazing animals that bring out the best in people. We loved this movie! Read More
Posted on September 22, 2011 by PopFunkThere's no shortage of commentary on the age old Batman vs. Superman debate. But what about their oft-forgotten lady counterparts? If you've ever wondered how Batgirl and Supergirl might stack up against each other, we've got some handy eye candy for you: Read More
Posted on September 21, 2011 by PopFunkBy Mike Dutkewych For most of us, the opportunity to get decked out in bright colored spandex or beta-particle-powered exoskeleton comes but once a year: Halloween. And every Halloween, superhero (and super-villain) costumes are among the most popular for guys and girls alike. Here’s a look at our Top 10 Comic Book Costumes.
Men's Costumes1. Superman What else can be said about the ever-popular Man of Steel? A superhero who never goes out of style. 2. Batman Despite the runaway success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight, and the mounting anticipation for the final installment of his trilogy, the Caped Crusader just can’t oust the Last Son of Krypton out of the top spot. 3. Spiderman Thankfully, the radioactive spider is not a required accessory. 4. Captain America The First Avenger; the fourth most popular comic book costume. 5. Joker Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson both put their respective stamps on one of the greatest comic book villains of all-time. Cop some green hair dye, a ratty three-piece suit and a deck of cards, and you can too. 6. Green Lantern The Green Lantern’s power ring is one of the most powerful weapons in the universe. Wear responsibly. 7. Iron Man What would Tony Stark do? Besides create a powered exoskeleton to save his own life and eventually, the world, he’d probably cue up Black Sabbath before he entered a room. 8. Wolverine Recommended for fans of razor sharp claws, or any dude with a widow’s peak and big chops. 9. Punisher The lazy man’s comic costume. All you need is a menacing skull t-shirt, and a thirst for revenge. 10. The Hulk Embrace your inner rage-fueled humanoid monster.
Women's Costumes1. Wonder Woman The most iconic female superhero and the most popular women’s costume. Her Lasso of Truth is an accessory I’m sure most ladies wish they carried year ‘round. 2. Catwoman Originally portrayed in the ‘40s wearing no disguise at all, the most memorable depictions of this villainess’ outfit has her donning a skintight leather catsuit and whip. 3. Supergirl As the Man o’ Steel’s super cousin, this beautiful Kyptonian is always a favorite costume for the girls. 4. Batgirl Driven career woman by day, fierce crime fighter by night. 5. Poison Ivy That girl is poison. Literally. 6. Storm This reigning queen of Wakanda was one of Halle Berry’s more successful comic book endeavors. Especially compared to her cringe worthy work in the catsuit. 7. Jean Grey Omega-level mutant, one of the original X-Men, and physical manifestation of Phoenix Force. Mess with this girl and she’ll rearrange your atoms. 8. Harley Quinn As girlfriend and accomplice of the Joker, sporting this seditious villainess’ harlequin jester suit will surely score you points for creativity. 9. Rogue This X-Men mutant has the power to absorb the psyche, skills and physical characteristics of anyone she touches. Unless you also share that ability, you’ll have to settle for dressing like her. 10. Tank Girl This babe is known for driving a tank and dating a mutated kangaroo. Sounds like what my ex-girlfriend is up to now. Read More
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