Featured in the Nine Inch Nails Video for "Less Than" Polybius is an alleged 1981 arcade game described in a 1998 urban legend. The original game's actual existence has never been authoritatively proven, but it has served as inspiration for several free and commercial games by the same name. The urban legend is that the game was part of a government-run crowdsourced psychology experiment, with gameplay producing intense psychoactive and addictive effects in the player. These few publicly staged arcade machines were said to have been visited periodically by men in black for the purpose of data-mining the machines and analyzing these effects. Finally, all of these Polybius arcade machines allegedly disappeared from the arcade market.
Tags: pop-culture, trent-reznor, nine-inch-nails, add-violence, music
The real reason Facebook even exists is because of Eduardo's Algorithm, or what Mark Zuckerberg's character in the movie 'The Social Network' refers to as "THE KEY INGREDIENT". I made the letter K's tail end a knife with a little prick of blood to represent he was stabbed in the back by Zuckerberg. To top it off I made a new logo with an accented "e" for Eduardo's name. The final outcome as you can see gives you that Christian Bale 'American Psycho' look to it.
Tags: trent-reznor, nine-inch-nails, nin, ingredient, key
Everyone knows that Christopher Eccleston played the Ninth Doctor. Right? Sure. Although... wasn't John Hurt's Doctor technically the ninth? You can call him the "War Doctor," but he was still the Doctor (despite his protestations), and we now know that he was between Eccleston and McGann, so, yes, he was the Ninth. We only say he doesn't count because we can't change the numbering scheme after the fact. Although before either of them came along Richard E. Grant was the Ninth Doctor, as shown in the BBC animated adventure, Scream of the Shalka! That was canon for a while. And if you want to be very generous, Rowan Atkinson was also the Ninth Doctor for The Curse of Fatal Death, that comedy bit for the Red Nose Day back in... 1999? Wow. That's spooky. Well, however you figure it, there have been a lot of Ninth Doctors. So let's have them all on a single image, and hopefully they can merge into a single being so that we won't have to bother explaining how there are so many of the same number!
Tags: doctor-who, war-doctor, shalka, chris-eccleston, whovian
It wasn’t just the Griswold family who was having a lousy holiday in the movie Christmas Vacation. Aunt Bethany’s cat bit the big one using all nine lives after chewing on some tree lights. Cousin Eddie said it all with the quote, “If that thing had nine lives she just spent ’em all,” on this t-shirt.
Tags: kitty, winter, holiday, xmas, wally-world
Nine Flames is a design inspired by a mythical fox of Japan. The more tails these foxes have, the older, wiser, and more powerful they are. Nine is often depicted as the greatest number of tails one may possess. Though traditionally a nine-tailed fox’s fur is said to turn white or gold, I chose to use fiery colors to tie it to that element and to evoke the likening of a red fox to flame.
Tags: fire, nine-tails, fox, light, mythology