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‘Most depressing tagline I’ve ever read’ - the poke

‘Most depressing tagline I’ve ever read’

‘This is the most depressing tagline I’ve ever read,’ says @HelenSimmons8 over on Twitter. It’s Channel 4’s Grand Designs – 21 series and still going strong – and this is what it says … This is the most depressing tagline I’ve ever read pic.twitter.com/XER5IbIujW — Helen Simmons ✨ (@HelenSimmons8) January 21, 2021 Oof. Proper body […] The post ‘Most depressing tagline I’ve ever read’ appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 7 hours ago
‘Read the whole thing not just the red circle’ - the poke

‘Read the whole thing not just the red circle’

We don’t do a doormat of the week, but if we did, then this would win it. It was shared by Redditor bigbubs123 who said: ‘Read the whole thing not just the red circle.’ We wouldn’t put that on the floor, we’d hang it on the wall. ‘The red circle points out the least funny […] The post ‘Read the whole thing not just the red circle’ appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 9 hours ago
This guy’s ex-girlfriend never stops mocking his 15-second cameo in Lord of the Rings and it’s brilliant - the poke

This guy’s ex-girlfriend never stops mocking his 15-second cameo in Lord of the Rings and it’s brilliant

We’re grateful to Steve Wriggly – @wrigglemania over on Twitter – for sharing his ex-girlfriend’s perennial mockery of his 15-second cameo in Lord of the Rings. It went viral on Twitter because it’s just so good. My ex girlfriend is shitposting my 15 seconds in lord of the rings on facebook for the 9th year […] The post This guy’s ex-girlfriend never stops mocking his 15-second cameo in Lord of the Rings and it’s brilliant appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 12 hours ago
This Cat Traveled In A Shipping Container For Three Weeks Surviving Only On Candy - bored panda

This Cat Traveled In A Shipping Container For Three Weeks Surviving Only On Candy

What was the biggest adventure you ever went on? It was probably not as epic as the adventure this cat went on recently. The post This Cat Traveled In A Shipping Container For Three Weeks Surviving Only On Candy first appeared on Bored Panda.
bored panda - 13 hours ago
This video of two fish throwing gravel at each other went viral because, well, watch - the poke

This video of two fish throwing gravel at each other went viral because, well, watch

In the first of an occasional new series, fish video of the week – stick with us – is this pair of gobies (that’s a small to medium sized ray-finned fish to you and me) throwing gravel at each other. And it’s even better than that sounds. Or maybe that should be, it’s better than […] The post This video of two fish throwing gravel at each other went viral because, well, watch appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 13 hours ago
‘Nothing will top the pure comedy genius of Emu pulling Rod Hull into a freezer’ - the poke

‘Nothing will top the pure comedy genius of Emu pulling Rod Hull into a freezer’

Our thanks to Jeff Livingstone – @DefJeff – for sharing this clip of the late, great Rod Hull being pulled into a freezer. It went wildly viral because, well, have a watch for yourself. You know what we need right now? Emu pulling Rod Hull into a freezer. No comedy, of any form, has ever, […] The post ‘Nothing will top the pure comedy genius of Emu pulling Rod Hull into a freezer’ appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 13 hours ago
This German sign telling people to wash their hands properly really isn’t messing around - the poke

This German sign telling people to wash their hands properly really isn’t messing around

Back in the day – oh, so many days ago – Boris Johnson told us all to wash our hands for as long as it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice. When it comes to encouraging people to have a really, proper, thorough hand washing, this German sign does it slightly differently. Well, it’s one […] The post This German sign telling people to wash their hands properly really isn’t messing around appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 14 hours ago
A top 10 round-up of Poorly Aged Things - the poke

A top 10 round-up of Poorly Aged Things

To understand the concept of poorly aged things, you only need to have watched a Top of the Pops from before they realised they shouldn’t show the Jimmy Savile ones anymore. Or just read the words ‘poorly aged things‘, to be fair. It very much does what it says on the tin. The Twitter account […] The post A top 10 round-up of Poorly Aged Things appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 16 hours ago
The inside of this rock looks like the Cookie Monster and it made everything just a little bit better - the poke

The inside of this rock looks like the Cookie Monster and it made everything just a little bit better

There are bad news stories and there are good news stories. And then there are very good news stories, like this one, shared by @jackiantonovich on Twitter. My kind of news day: "Geologist Finds Rare Formation Inside Rock That Looks Exactly Like Cookie Monster on Sesame Street" pic.twitter.com/rKftbLw804 — Dr. Jacqueline Antonovich (@jackiantonovich) January 23, […] The post The inside of this rock looks like the Cookie Monster and it made everything just a little bit better appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 1 day ago
This parrot playing peekaboo with a cat went viral all over again because it’s so good - the poke

This parrot playing peekaboo with a cat went viral all over again because it’s so good

Very possibly you’ve already seen this video of a parrot playing peekaboo with a cat but if it’s worth watching once, then it’s definitely worth watching again. And again … Because you want to see a bird taunt a kitty by playing and saying peek a boo. 🔈🔈 pic.twitter.com/dUa942g297 — Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) January 24, […] The post This parrot playing peekaboo with a cat went viral all over again because it’s so good appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 1 day ago
People Are Finding Out That Most Dads Watch TV Standing Up, And Here Are 25 Pics To Prove It - bored panda

People Are Finding Out That Most Dads Watch TV Standing Up, And Here Are 25 Pics To Prove It

There are these certain things that, it seems, pretty much all dads start doing somewhere along the line after becoming a father. And no one has yet figured out why. The post People Are Finding Out That Most Dads Watch TV Standing Up, And Here Are 25 Pics To Prove It first appeared on Bored Panda.
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After Shamelessly Sharing Pics Of The Apartment From Friends Saying It’s Her AirBnB, Influencer Gets Busted - bored panda

After Shamelessly Sharing Pics Of The Apartment From Friends Saying It’s Her AirBnB, Influencer Gets Busted

A reddit user accidentally revealed her influencer friend's habit of stealing content after sending her a meme which made her look like a fool. The post After Shamelessly Sharing Pics Of The Apartment From Friends Saying It's Her AirBnB, Influencer Gets Busted first appeared on Bored Panda.
bored panda - 1 day ago
‘That is a major oof’ - the poke

‘That is a major oof’

Having a bad day? It could be worse, you could be this person. ‘That is a major oof,’ said ThatDammCat who shared it on Reddit. Only one word for that. Oof. ‘He should be like “hey sorry girl this isn’t Cole. He was either drunk or just gave you the wrong number.” Doubt she has […] The post ‘That is a major oof’ appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 1 day ago
Michael Spicer’s version of Priti Patel answering a question is brutally accurate - the poke

Michael Spicer’s version of Priti Patel answering a question is brutally accurate

Politicians aren’t exactly known for their direct and transparent responses. That’s the polite way of saying they never answer the bloody question – and it can be really infuriating. A perfect example of ministerial waffle came from Priti Patel, when she was asked about the UK’s appallingly high death rates from Covid-19. Michael Spicer provided […] The post Michael Spicer’s version of Priti Patel answering a question is brutally accurate appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 1 day ago
Simply 15 favourite comments on Boris Johnson’s phone call with President Biden - the poke

Simply 15 favourite comments on Boris Johnson’s phone call with President Biden

If there’s one thing we know about Boris Johnson, it’s that he loves a photo opportunity – and if it can involve a high-vis jacket, so much the better. The most recent snap shows him receiving a phone call from President Joe Biden, so no high-vis, but at least it gave him the chance to […] The post Simply 15 favourite comments on Boris Johnson’s phone call with President Biden appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 1 day ago
Fox News presenter doesn’t understand satire and wins facepalm of the day - the poke

Fox News presenter doesn’t understand satire and wins facepalm of the day

You might have seen that brilliant Time magazine cover perfectly illustrating the chaos that Joe Biden as inherited at the White House from Donald Trump. We only mention it again because Fox News – specially, Fox News presenter Harris Faulkner, didn’t get the joke, she really didn’t get the joke. At least, that’s what she […] The post Fox News presenter doesn’t understand satire and wins facepalm of the day appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 3 days ago
‘The difference between the current and previous administration’ - the poke

‘The difference between the current and previous administration’

Just in case you were still in any doubt how the White House will be different now Joe Biden has succeeded Donald Trump, compare and contrast their pair’s respective press secretaries and how they treat the media. That’s Joe Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki on the right and the first of Donald Trump’s many press […] The post ‘The difference between the current and previous administration’ appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 3 days ago
These Olympic gold medal vaults 80 years apart went viral because the difference is so astonishing - the poke

These Olympic gold medal vaults 80 years apart went viral because the difference is so astonishing

This video of two Olympic gold medal winning vaults 80 years apart went viral because the difference is so astonishing. You will no doubt have expected some progress to have been made over eight decades – of course you would – and yet it is still a proper eye opener. ‘Gold medal-winning vaults 80 years […] The post These Olympic gold medal vaults 80 years apart went viral because the difference is so astonishing appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 3 days ago
The Mail’s Andrew Pierce made an excruciating gaffe in his rant about Joe Biden’s statue choices - the poke

The Mail’s Andrew Pierce made an excruciating gaffe in his rant about Joe Biden’s statue choices

Because we’re in a longer version of Groundhog Day, apparently, the politically right of centre are banging on about statues again. This time, it’s because President Biden has had a bust of Churchill moved out of the Oval Office, and a bust of workers’ rights champion, César Chavez brought in. INSIDE THE OVAL OFFICE: Cesar […] The post The Mail’s Andrew Pierce made an excruciating gaffe in his rant about Joe Biden’s statue choices appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 4 days ago
A Republican congresswoman has filed articles of impeachment against Joe Biden – only responses need - the poke

A Republican congresswoman has filed articles of impeachment against Joe Biden – only responses need

We’re still waiting to see how Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial plays out. But while we wait for that, Republican congresswoman and QAnon conspiracy supporter Marjorie Taylor Green filed impeachment articles of her own – against Joe Biden. I just filed Articles of Impeachment on President @JoeBiden. pic.twitter.com/mcwEEkKiHL — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) January […] The post A Republican congresswoman has filed articles of impeachment against Joe Biden – only responses need appeared first on The Poke.
the poke - 4 days ago
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11 Artificial Intelligence Recreations Of Historical Figures By This Artist (New Pics)

11 Artificial Intelligence Recreations Of Historical Figures By This Artist (New Pics)

bored panda - 2 weeks ago

In history, especially before the invention of photography, paintings have been invaluable for documenting what historical personalities looked like. Nowadays, however, the art of portrait has little use as a document, even though the artistic value hasn't changed. Paintings have an inseparable quality to them, which they can rarely ever transcend—a painting almost always looks like one. Nevertheless, with the advent of AI-generated images, paintings are still the primary source and material for drawing inspiration for recreation.

Nathan Shipley puts the paintings of famous historical personalities to good use. He uses them together with AI to recreate an incredibly realistic image, making something which was impossible even to imagine a few decades ago; namely, the possibility of seeing the "true" image of, say, George Washington, now seems incredibly close with the use of artificial intelligence. This time, Nathan the VFX artist has baked a new batch of images based on paintings and names most of us know from our history classes, mostly focusing on the British royalty, the Tudor dynasty, to be precise, along with other personalities like George Washington, William Shakespeare, etc. It isn't Nathan's first time being featured on Bored Panda. Here's the previous post on the same topic we're presenting to you today.

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#1 William Shakespeare

"That is the only portrait of Shakespeare that has a good claim to have been painted from life."

Image credits: nathan_shipley_vfx

#2 Queen Elizabeth I (Young)

This image of Elizabeth is from 1546 when she was about 13 years old. It was painted before she ascended to be queen and is part of the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.

Image credits: nathan_shipley_vfx

#3 Henry VIII

"Henry VIII was the second Tudor monarch and was King of England from 1509 to 1547. Of the painting, the Barberini Corsini describes, "the subjects frontal pose, his sumptuous clothes and jewelry, and his gaze staring out at the viewer all stamp the portrait with a vivid image of Henrys grandeur and power."

Image credits: nathan_shipley_vfx

#4 George Washington

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#5 Queen Elizabeth I (Middle-Aged)

This image of Elizabeth when she was around 40 years-old is based on the "Darnley Portrait" from 1575 which is part of the collection at the National Portrait Gallery.

Image credits: nathan_shipley_vfx

#6 Anne Boleyn

"On Anne: Her beheading was ordered by her husband, Henry VIII. There is a good deal of writing and debate about the topic of Anne's appearance amongst historians. Descriptions of her by her opponents during her life make her out to be an ugly 6-fingered monster, while she is represented as beautiful in modern television; portrayed by Natalie Dormer in The Tudors. A Venetian diplomat described her at 21 as "Not one of the most handsome women in the world; she is of middling stature, swarthy complexion, long neck, wide mouth, a bosom not much raised and eyes which are black and beautiful."

Image credits: nathan_shipley_vfx

#7 Henry VII

"Henry VII was the founder of the House of Tudor, the King of England, and the Lord of Ireland until his death in 1509."

Image credits: nathan_shipley_vfx

#8 Queen Elizabeth I (Old)

Image credits: nathan_shipley_vfx

#9 Mary Tudor

"Mary Tudor, A.K.A. "Bloody Mary" Mary earned the name "Bloody Mary" for burning protestants at the stake for heresy during her reign. She is the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon."

Image credits: nathan_shipley_vfx

#10 Edward VI

"Edward VI is the third Tudor monarch and succeeded Henry VIII to be the King of England from 1547 to 1553. He was the son of Henry VII and Jane Seymour."

Image credits: nathan_shipley_vfx

#11 Anne Boleyn

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