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Gallery: The Cutest Toy Pop Culture Duos You Will Ever See

Gallery: The Cutest Toy Pop Culture Duos You Will Ever See

If you’ve ever wished you could snap up your favorite pop culture duo and keep it in your pocket, now’s your chance. Artist Andrew Kolb’s series “Two of a Kind” takes well-known characters and turns them into wooden dolls that may be the cutest things I’ve ever seen. The characters run (naturally) in pairs, and of the inspiration for the series, Kolb says, “The idea stems from the recurring theme of pairs comprised of one who is tall and thin and the other who is short and stout.” Each set of figures starts with the same basic templates; then Kolb unleashes his artistic talents, and they turn into unique renderings of pop culture regulars. Like what you see? Check out more of Kolb’s work on his Tumblr. More »

17 Pop Culture Variations on ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’

17 Pop Culture Variations on 'Keep Calm and Carry On'

Freaking out because the weekend’s almost over? Have no fear! We’ve got five simple words that will help: Keep Calm and Carry On. Originally created as a poster slogan by the British government during the Second World War, the saying was intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion. Luckily, it never had to be used, and after the war, it fell into obscurity. In 2000, though, the poster resurfaced in a second-hand bookstore in Northumberland– and thus, a meme was born! Since then, the phrase has shown up on everything from tea towels to coffee mugs (Fact: I have a vinyl decal of the words adorning my wall). Naturally, since its rediscovery, the creative masses on the interwebs have taken the poster’s design and come up with endless variations, often with hilarious pop culture themes. So, as the weekend draws to a close, I offer you this advice: Keep calm, carry on, and take a look at these other versions so you’ll know exactly what to do if a Dementor attacks you or if a vampire falls in love with you. More »

Celebrity Lookalikes: Rufus Sewell and Mark Strong — How to Tell These Movie Villains Apart

Celebrity Lookalikes: Rufus Sewell and Mark Strong -- How to Tell These Movie Villains Apart

Mark Strong and Rufus Sewell have it bad enough that they look like brothers: They’re both swarthy guys with craggy faces, piercing stares, and chilling sneers. But the fact that both primarily play villains in period films? That’s the pits. Here’s your guide to figuring out which one is the warlord, knight, or alien from your favorite movies. More »

Across The Pond: Super Sexy Sleuth, Benedict Cumberbatch

Across The Pond: Super Sexy Sleuth, Benedict Cumberbatch

It has been a great year for Benedict Cumberbatch, the charming and quintessentially English 34 year old thespian. This suave, sophisticated gentleman with piercing blue eyes and crisp accent to boot is destined for big things, having notched up a series of award-winning projects over the past few years. His illustrious CV only seems to be expanding, with work spanning the world of film, theatre and television. More »