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Evil_Eye_of_Anakin Midas In the Nathaniel Hawthorne version of the Midas myth, Midas's daughter turns to a statue when he touches her. Illustration by Walter Crane for the 1893 edition. Midas is the name of at least three members of the royal house of Phrygia. Another King Midas ruled Phrygia in the late 8th century BC, up until the sacking of Gordium by the Cimmerians, when he is said to have committed suicide. A third Midas is said by Herodotus to have been a member of the royal house of Phrygia and the grandfather of an Adrastus who fled Phrygia after accidentally killing his brother and took asylum in Lydia during the reign of Croesus. Legends[edit] According to some accounts, Midas had a son, Lityerses, the demonic reaper of men, but in some variations of the myth he instead had a daughter, Zoƫ or "life". Arrian gives an alternative story of the descent and life of Midas. Myths[edit] On the eleventh day, he brought Silenus back to Dionysus in Lydia. Now, Midas hated the gift he had coveted. Historicity[edit]

Main Transfformers 9 Absurd Movie Premises That Actually Happened The Guy Who Can't Say No From Yes Man The Ridiculous Premise Jim Carrey, never afraid to go back to the same well twice, made two movies about the wacky hijinks and life changes of a guy who arbitrarily can't say certain things. First there was Liar Liar, about a divorced lawyer who couldn't lie because of a magic spell accidentally cast by his son. Could you say no to General Zod? Yeah, the second one kind of makes less sense than the one that had the magic spell. The Reality The film is actually based on a guy in England named Danny Wallace who vowed to spend six months without saying "no" to anyone, all because he ran into a random guy on the bus who told him, "Say yes more." The experiment didn't exactly go the way the movie version did (probably because of all of the rewrites it takes to turn a true story into a Jim Carrey film), but not because Wallace chose to half-ass anything. GettyBut after a while, it didn't seem to matter somehow. "This has a point." Well, usually. GettyEh, war.

Sankaku Complex - Anime, manga and games, observed from Japan Captain_Jack_Sparrow 9 Absurd Movie Premises That Actually Happened Tom Hanks' Character From The Terminal The Ridiculous Premise Some of you probably know this one only from the ads, which means you know it only as "that movie where Tom Hanks has to live in an airport for some reason." Probably because of something offbeat and heartwarming. The premise is that Hanks is a lovable and simple-minded foreigner whose home country's government collapses while he's in the air. "Life is like a box of chocolates ... except when it's an abandoned suitcase in baggage collection, in which case you should get the hell out." Critics were quick to jump on how silly the whole thing was, saying it "plays like the first few episodes of an expensive, gimmicky sitcom about a guy forced to live in an airport" and that it is a film where "real-life logic and believable people don't exist." The Reality It was based on a real guy, with one major difference: The real guy was stuck at the airport for much, much longer. Getty"Man, I hope my travel insurance covers this." Via 2Space

Anime - Welcome to AnimeWallpapers.Com german_stuka 9 Absurd Movie Premises That Actually Happened Even a great movie or TV show isn't above throwing in one ridiculous, larger-than-life character who almost ruins any element of realism in the plot. The genius who's too smart, the hero who's too cool, the rebel who breaks the rules but somehow never gets punished for it. Hey, you know where else you find ridiculous characters like that? Real life. The Ridiculous Premise We're so used to Sylvester Stallone playing sneering, invincible killing machines that we forget that the whole point of Rocky was that the guy was a vulnerable, everyday schlub who worked odd jobs because he stunk at boxing. Despite punching so much meat No, the inspirational -- and laughably unrealistic -- part of the story was that this Philadelphia doofus and part-time boxer somehow got a shot at the flamboyant world champ, knocked him down, then went toe-to-toe for the duration of the fight, taking the best the champ could dish out. The Reality The real guy's name was Chuck Wepner. Getty"Don't argue. Getty

Watch Free Anime | Anime Shows, Episodes in English Subbed & Dubbed super_mario The 7 Most Impressively Lazy Employees of All-Time Chances are you're doing it right now: Slacking. Procrastinating. Reading this Cracked article with your cursor placed on a work-related tab, prepared to click away should your boss walk by. We've all done it at some point -- but there are a few people who have taken the time-honored tradition of slacking and raised it to levels of epic proportions. People like ... State Employee Skips Work Every Friday ... for Almost 20 Years The Job Description Besides having the honor of sharing a name with a failed presidential candidate, Howard Dean was the food services director at the Department of Correctional Services in New York, running a facility that provided meals to 57,000 inmates. Wait, what? Four days a week? GettyAnd Thursdays were the company "nap days." The most unbelievable part of this story? Getty"That's Howard -- he's invisible near weekends, due to a gypsy curse." GettyAnd prison doesn't even have casual Fridays. Bored Secretary Turns Laziness Into an Art Form

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