The Best Tumblrs of 2014

The internet has been on top form this year, and it's only fair to do a round up and give credit to the geniuses behind these timely, hilarious beauties. So put the cat away, make a cup of tea and have some LOLs with my top Tumblr picks of the year! Museum of Selfies

museumofselfies

A slightly more creative version of the over-saturated trend of the 'selfie' (that's not completely self-indulgent) - why did nobody think of this earlier?

If Paintings Could Text

ifpaintingscouldtext

The title explains it all - giving paintings a (witty) voice, using the medium of texting.

House of Carbs

houseofcarbs

As a lover of puns (and food), I'm kicking myself that I didn't come up with this one. Genius.

Will It Beard

will it beard

Inspired by the infamous Will It Blend, Will It Beard asks all the important beard-related questions in life such as: Straws - will it beard? (answer: yes, it will!)

Beyonce vs. Zombies

beyoncevszombies

A clever mix of great illustrations of our Bey in different Zombie apocalypse situations with lyrics from her songs as captions. Great fun.

Source Code in TV and Film

sourcecode

Ever wondered what the code used in your favourite TV shows and films mean? And whether they're completely made up or actually real? Someone has gone to the trouble to find out...

Love Grandpa and Grandmaster Flash

grandmaster flash

When you mix Grandparents and Facebook, hilarity ensues!

Drunk Furniture

drunk furniture

We've all been there - apparently so has the furniture.

Something for the Weekend

This week has been a busy one - I've mostly been preparing for my trip to Glasgow for the MTV EMA Awards this weekend (which is very exciting), so didn't have chance to post the Weekly Viral Vaccine. In it's place I've put together a little 'Something for the weekend' - a couple of juicy links to keep you entertained when you're on the bus or waiting for a friend at the pub. Enjoy!

  • Honda The Other Side - this incredible video allows you to switch between two stories with the click of the 'R' key. Beautifully (and meticulously) shot, it will have you watching again and again to see the different sides of the story.
  • The Motherlode of Deliciously Disturbing and Disgusting VHS Horror Art - naturally!
  • The John Lewis Christmas TV Ad Recut - the internet has been inundated with comments and tweets about Super-Agency Adam&Eve DDB's newest heart-melting festive ad, but I always have more of a soft spot for the parodies - this one is winning by a country mile. Introducing The Babadook recut:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJfuGsbK0Io&w=560&h=315]

  • All the Best Fake Commercials from the Movies, in One Amazing Supercut - some of these are awesome!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiZjaBIGnlI&w=560&h=315]

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Weekly Viral Vaccine 29-10

Everything this week is Halloween-themed, obviously! So let me show you some of the best spooky things on the web this week!  

1) The Ultimate Halloween prank!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfEelkmpqc8&w=560&h=315]

 

2) Oreo is winning at Halloween!

https://instagram.com/p/uq717ORtDd

 

3) For those who like Michael Jackson - Thriller sung in 20 different styles

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwNsRs5dKyA&w=560&h=315]

 

4) For those who REALLY like Michael Jackson - The making of Thriller

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VimSwGDyFhU&w=420&h=315]

 

5) The Infected Rick - for The Walking Dead fans (that's like, everyone, right?)

The-Infected-Rick2

6) Zombie-proof bike - you can now be a bike snob and take out some undead hordes at the same time

zombie-apocalypse-bike-1

 

7) Head in a jar - the perfect Halloween prank to scare the bejeezus out of your housemates

face-in-jar-prank

 

8) Cutest/ scariest Halloween costumes for your little ones

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Weekly Viral Vaccine 22-10

Some more weird, wonderful and downright odd things from the internet this week! 1) Hilarious One Star Yelp Reviews of Gorgeous National Parks - there's just no pleasing some people!

cave man

2) Introducing The Vending Machine Supermarket!

vending

3) All of the Superhero movies coming out between now and 2020 - you're welcome!

superheroinfo

4) This cool music video brings some classic album covers to life

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR4QKAib3sM&w=560&h=315]

5) Hilarious translated TV show titles from around the world - my fave has to be 'Crazy in the Area'!

crazy

6) Paralyzed artist learns to paint with her mouth - truly inspirational!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpGYYGktEAo&w=560&h=315]

7) A ranking of 40 Halloween Candies from nastiest to raddest

Haloween kitkats

8) This woman has some incredible make up skills!

Weekly Viral Vaccine 15-10

After a week relaxing, snorkeling and tanning on the lovely islands of Malta, I'm back to bring you closer to some of the funny, entertaining and odd things on the web.  

1) The Walking Dead pancakes (this is incredible!)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGsafsZ3x-c&w=560&h=315]

 

2) The 15 best closing songs in films - can't forget this one...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDt0bNNnWiE&w=420&h=315]

 

3) Epic GoPro bridge ride (rather him than me!)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_pap50wcUs&w=560&h=315]

 

4) A Plant-Blood Veggie burger? Yep, you read me correctly!

plant blood veggie burger

 

5) Paintings from Plane windows - I simply love this, and am amazed that noone had thought about it before...

plane window

6) Baffling foreign versions of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme tune - the Polish one has to be the best!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvbomBnAhMQ&w=420&h=315]

 

7) Obama of the future found on the New York Subway

obama

 

8) Space cats is well worth a follow on Twitter - just a couple of gleaming examples below as to why

space cats3

space cats2

space cats1

 

Weekly Viral Vaccine 08-10

Some more random musings from the tinterweb...  

1) Jon Negroni's 'Pixar Theory' has been made into a video

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SQcrVoAsVQ&w=560&h=315]

 

2) Inspirational, illustrated video of one designer's thoughts on failure

marvel

 

3) How to spam a spammer - possibly the best text response you'll ever see!

 

4) 40 ways to stay creative

Print

 

5) Everyone can go home - this person just won the internet!

camel selfie

 

6) Looking for a new adventure? Here are some fictional places you can actually visit!

 

 

7) Incredible series of double exposed photographs, mixing portraits with architecture

photos

Weekly Viral Vaccine 01-10

Here's a look at the best of the net this week. Enjoy! 1) First up, some painfully awkward band photos

awkward band photos

2) Introducing, the meta-beard

metabeard

3) Benedict Cumberbatch can't say the word Penguins

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GnLDJAgrws&w=560&h=315]

4) The definition of teamwork

5) 8 foreign films to watch before they're remade

The Raid

6) Spelling, random capitalization - so much wrong with this...

are village

7) How to exit in style!

raccoon

8) The most dramatic entrance of a dog dressed as a dinosaur, that you'll ever see

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIQ49A27UrI&w=420&h=315]

9) Non-essential essential Waitrose items

essential waitrose

10) Introducing the Pepperoni pizza cake

pizzacake

11) Mini's rather odd new ad for their automatic gearbox - appealing to the Zombie fans

mini ad

11) The top 10 best movie makeup transformations of all time
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-LSCfhbN_g&w=560&h=315]

Weekly Viral Vaccine 08-09

Happy Monday y'all - here's what's been happening on the internet this week: 1) Giant Mutant Spider Dog - this is both hilarious and completely genius!

spiderdog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) More puns like this, please - Again, complete genius

 

3) IKEA Bookbook - IKEA trying to be clever about Apple, but coming off a little smug in the process...

 

4) London Meat Map - fine the best places for meat in the big smoke

London Meat Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly - This hashtag is now trending in the UK. Why not spend a fag break/ lunch hour guessing some of them?

Weekly Viral Vaccine 01-09

Happy Monday - have a gander at these oddities from the net over the past week: 1) Divorce selfies are now a 'thing', apparently...

divorceselfie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can now add that to the list of other bizarre selfie 'trends' (including but not limited to: death-defying selfies, Altar selfies and Funeral selfies):

deathdefyingselfie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

alterselfie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

funeralselfie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) The Japanese have taken it a step too far (again), this time by promoting their Pizza Hut restaurants run by cats!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No7xzD80un0&w=560&h=315]

 

3) Here are the 22 types of hangover, expertly illustrated using stuffed, dead animals (as you do). I don't know about you but I'm ALWAYS no. 4...

22hangovers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Emmy cocktails inspired by award-winning shows - my fave has to be the Breaking Bad (yum)!

breakingbad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) What would happen if geek girls acted like geek guys? Hmmmm...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UohmGU-Gng&w=560&h=315]

6) Finally, it's only taken 14 years but someone's finally created a Shaggy flow-diagram

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Weekly Viral Vaccine 25-08

We've taken a bit of a break, but now we're back with more weird and wonderful stuff from the Internet.

Here's our top 5 for the week:

1) Walrus gets choked up after receiving a fish cake for his birthday

walrus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) This week's best ice-bucket challenge (come on, there are too many now)

https://vine.co/v/MLivKHja1Mw

 

3) The new version of jam sandwiches in the VHS recorder

kids-these-days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Miserable Men (out shopping) has it's own Instagram account: http://instagram.com/miserable_men

 miserable_men

 

 

 

 

 

5) In memory of the late Richard Attenborough (RIP), here is the Jurassic Park theme sung by Goats

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8apI6x2Qyg&w=560&h=315]

 

 

Weekly Viral Vaccine 19-08

There's something for everyone this week - from Doctor Who, to Disney Princesses and Bizarre Japanese Ads...  

1. shark whisperer - not just for horses!

2. Ping Pong Cats - has to be seen to be believed

3. How good is your hearing? - warning - you may be severely disappointed with just how old your ears are!

4. The Tardis spotted on Google maps - and you can now go inside

Tardis on Google maps

 

5. The weirdest ad for Sushi you're ever likely to see

6. What our subconscious sees -  Interesting article on how and what we see

7. Slam poet dazzles with story of obsessive compulsive love

8. How to take your own Man of Steel photo - Just when you thought this sort of thing had run out of steam...

9. Know your tongue - I'm so glad I do now, thanks Innocent!

tongue

 

10. If Disney Princesses had Instagram - I have a feeling there will be a lot more of these now...

11. Useful maps - to help you make sense of the world

 

 

 

Weekly Viral Vaccine 11-08

This week, we've got everything from cakes to cats, Minions to Jeremy Clarkson. Enjoy! 1) Alan Partridge cake - creepy looking, so pretty spot on then

2) Indoor clouds - ever wondered what clouds would look like indoors? A Dutch artists has made it a reality - awesome stuff.

3) The world's deepest swimming pool - 100 feet deep might not seem like that much, but check out the photo. Another reason to visit Belgium

4) 7 practical effects in film you probably thought were CGI - For those who are jaded by the over (and often poor) use of CGI in films, take a look at this and have your faith restored in the magic of real effects

5) Jeremy Clarkson car art - Relax, it's just a spray job...

6) Vinylize - the ultimate in cool, bespoke spectacle design; wear your favourite record on your peepers

7) Daft Minions - what the little dudes get up to on their days off

8) Free apps for iPad - top 25 from Mashable (good to have some useful links in here too)

9) CatShark - As it's Shark Week...

 

 

Weekly Viral Vaccine 04-08

Nope, I'm not a qualified Doctor, Nurse or Vet, nor am I going to be writing about any medical, so anyone with Aichmophobia (fear of needles) or white coat syndrome can relax... I'm talking about giving you a weekly dose of the best links (and images) on the web (in my humble opinion), that have either already gone viral, or if they haven't, are likely to in the coming days/ weeks. So sit back, prepare to LOLz and enjoy. Feel free to suggest your own in the comments and I'll add to the list.

1. Bass dogs - Ever wondered what it would be like to play a pooch like a Bass guitar? Wonder no more. Bass Dog with Fleas is my absolute fave:

 

Bass dog with fleas

2. A Life in Film Mashup 2013 - Incredible movie mashup - the human life cycle in 3 minutes, voiced by Orson Welles and Nicolas Cage

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BppqSwvuLRA&w=560&h=315]

3. Furby-inspired album covers - just genius!

Furbele

4. Moments of Cultural Confusion on Tumblr - the pic below says it all really...

golden-gaytime_0

5. The coolest summer out of office you'll see this year - now I want a holiday, great!

6. Bill Clinton sings Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke - pretty neat.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU3CYs77Ku4&w=560&h=315]

7. 10 Crazy Good Burger Toppings - if your burger toppings are getting stale, so are you

fried-pickles-nordstrom-burger

8. Patrick Moore made of Vegetables - you're welcome.

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9. Desk Safari - how to cure office boredom with a computer, animal pics and some imagination.

birds-via-hadrien-le-guillou

10. Should you eat that meat? - Things to consider when you're deliberating over that gut-buster of a meaty meal... short answer? All signs point to 'Yes'.

Should I eat that meat?