November 19 is International Men's Day (IMD). It's only fair that men started observing their own special day (since 1999), as women have International Women's Day (IWD, March 8) since 1909. The IWD's objectives in 1909 were very clear - fighting for women's equal rights, but what were the reasons to have IMD? "Improving men's lives, focusing on health issues, and promoting gender equality", according to the IMD's organizers. That gender equality part may sound a bit confusing coming from men, but if it means that women have to do all the hard labor at home and earn more money, we can buy that :)
To celebrate International Men's Day at Freaking News, turn any female celebrities into men.
Many thanks to allanpanisa for the themepost.
Good Hollywood movies are getting ridiculously expensive. If years ago the price tag of $200 mil was a record breaker ("Titanic" 1997), today $200 mil or more is not uncommon for a decent movie. "Pirates of The Carribean" (2007) cost over $300 mil, half of which went to the movie stars (Depp, Bloom, Cruz, Knightley, and others). It's expensive to have many mega stars in one movie, but we have a solution for Hollywood which might help keep the costs down...
Take any movie and photoshop one actor/actress playing all the roles in the movie (or at least all the roles in the chop). Show movie posters or movie scenes, but please note that it has to be one of the actual actors from that movie that will be playing all the roles (e.g. you can't make Johnny Depp play all the roles in "The Silence of The Lambs", because he was not there originally).
Many thanks to IcyAllEyeCan for the contest concept.
Bradley Manning, the man responsible for leaking thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison today. There's a mixed reaction to his sentencing in the US. Some see Bradley Manning as a hero for uncovering the bitter truth and flawed practices of the government and the military. Others see him as a plain traitor who breached his military oath and betrayed his country.
What's your take on this guy?
Photoshop Bradley Manning any way you wish.
This week hungry little fella called Pac-Man
celebrates his 32nd anniversary, and we still think of Pac-Man when we think of video games.
There's a natural Pac-Man living in every one of us.
Think about it next time you yawn, and look in the mirror.
Pac-Man was born 32 years ago, when the
future game's designer, Toru Iwatani was having dinner with his
friends at one of the Tokyo pizzerias. When he saw the pizza after a
slice had been removed, he was inspired by the shape, and came up
with the idea of so shaped hungry little fella eating things. 15
months later Namco released Pac-Man.
To celebrate the Pac-Man's 32nd anniversary photoshop Pac-Man any way you wish.
Some examples are:
1) Pac-Man character(s) appearing in famous paintings, advertisements
2) Pac-Man character(s) appearing in the things they do not
belong. E.g. Pac-Man-shaped tomato
3) Animals or people with Pac-Man like heads
4) "Pac-Man characters in real life" - take the game out of the
screen and put them in real-life photos (eating real life things,
chasing real life people and animals).
Photoshop this image of grumpy guy (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: re-dress this grumpy man, make him walk in unusual places, use this grumpy man image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
This is an Apprentice Contest. You are eligible to enter this contest if you have less than 5 golden trophies at Freaking News.
You have 7 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Ed Yourdon for providing the source photo.