25. Paying Homage to Your Favorite Superhero
Someone here is clearly a Batman fan! And by fan, we mean super fan. It would be one (weird) thing to name your baby Batman. Bruce would clearly be more acceptable. But, going even deeper and using the corrupt setting as your baby’s name…well that’s dedication.
24. Mom Has a Weird Sense of Humor
You’d think a traumatic experience would necessitate a little bit of compassion from your parent. Especially your mom — the person you always turn to in moments of stress and crisis. In this case, Mom decided to rib her daughter Courtney over the unfortunate running over of a bunny. How would your mom react to something like this?
23. THE MUFFIN MAN!
Everyone loves Shrek. It’s a movie which appeals to so many different generations. There are a number of one liners which people still quote to this day. Even though he’s not a major character, fans seem to love the monologues from the angry Gingerbread Man. We’ve got a perfect text relating back to the past for this one.
22. Dr. Seuss…is that you?
We love a good rhyme — whether intentional or not. Sometimes, there are hilarious moments when people within text messages unintentionally rhyme when giving some sort of serious point/when talking about drama. As for this person, we can tell they’re both creative and humorous.
21. He’s Not Not My Drug Dealer
We’re hoping the person with the phone doesn’t have a significant other who likes to snoop. If I saw that name listed as a contact, I’d be pretty suspicious to say the least. Why not use a generic name like “William” or “Brittany”? Or — use the the name of a friend! Just be sure to remember to look at the actual phone number before shooting off a text. Otherwise, your friend might be getting some surprising messages.
20. Oof…Caught in a Lie!
Yikes. The basis of any good relationship is trust. When said trust is broken, there’s a high likelihood the relationship will fail to progress in a positive way. In this case, we’re guessing the couple involved in this text chain probably didn’t get married, have kids, or buy a house with a white picket fence.
19. You Need to Stay 100 Yards Away From Me
Well, the first thing we notice is the name under the phone contact. Being called ‘Weirdo’ is probably not a good sign when its coming from the girl you’re trying to woo. Even after the person opened up their heart with some kind words (that could be construed as creepy to be fair), they got shut down rather quickly. A restraining order probably limits the other person’s ability to go and sing for her in person.
18. Show That Bird Who’s Boss!
This is a showdown between man and beast. In terms of beast, we’re talking about a small, little nondescript bird. The bird does appear to be glaring into the window as if to say “where my bird feeder and bird bath?” As a way to intimidate the bird, these jokers speculated about making scrambled eggs.
17. Dad With The Jokes
We love a good Dad joke. They’ve slowly become more and more integrated into the fabric of comedy within this country. Sometimes the jokes can be cringeworthy, but they’re also endearing, harmless, and thoughtful all the same. Funnily enough, this dad paints a scenario in which his kid looks like the oddball Mr. Bean (portrayed by the terrific English actor Rowan Atkinson).
16. Pizza Water
We’re all over the map with this one. Of course, anyone would respond to some sort of click-bait phone-centric ad with…a piece of pizza sitting at the bottom of a boiling pot of water. We’re not sure how the pizza will taste after being treated in such an egregious manner. However, we do find it hilarious that T-Mobile confirmed to the interested party that they also do not offer the ability to boil pieces of pizza.
15. Keep The Edibles Away From Mom
Surely, you’ve heard (or experienced) situations where parents ‘accidentally’ stumble onto someone’s stash of marijuana. This could be in plant form, or in some sort of edible. Invariably, said parents tries it — and then acts utterly goofy having little to zero tolerance built up. In this case, mom clearly had more than just a couple bites of that special cupcake you were saving.
14. Always a Good Time For a Sandwich
Why not kill two birds with one stone? You have some big news to deliver to your friend. You’ve pinpointed where your friend will be. In the process, you learn the friend is setting up shop at a sandwich establishment. Give him the good news, grab a sub, and be on your merry way!
13. You’re Too Young, Jeffrey
Nice try, Jeff. You sly little teen. You almost got away with presumably hanging out with a group of much older women. We give you credit for at least shooting your shot, even if it was rejected at the rim like a shot attempt versus Dikembe Mutombo.
12. Meme It
It’s always fun when you can communicate with someone exclusively using memes. It’s even better when you stumble upon such a friendship unexpectedly — where both of you undeniably have a similar sense of humor.
11. A Future Dad Joke King
Pop off, prince! One day we can see you becoming a King among Dads who love making Dad jokes. The delivery was solid, there was a bit of relaxed whimsy to the language, and the snarky grin — along with the finger pistols — makes this text chain funnier than it should be.
When you’re slated to miss school — especially at higher levels — normally proof is required for the absence. This happens all the time in high school and sometimes even in college. In this case, this one student apparently has a decently close rapport with her professor to the point they’re texting one another. Unfortunately for the student, the required proof of missing school was accidentally replaced by that hilarious pencil drawing.
9. You Hate When This Happens
There’s really nothing else left to say.
8. Auto-Correct Can Be Problematic
Molly, Molly, Molly…
The first rule of texting: Read over what you type before sending it! Otherwise, as in this case, things can get severely lost in translation. On the other hand, kudos to Auto-Correct for providing us with a rather hilarious anecdote.
7. Once a Cheater…
Well…this isn’t a good scenario for the wife in this equation. She accidentally admitted to cheating on her husband with someone else. Then when caught red-handed, she pretended like she texted the ‘wrong person’ and tried to pass it off as if it were a mistake. To top it off for good measure, she used the old ‘I’m in a meeting” excuse to get out of further conversation. Talk about an egregious lack of respect.
6. How Are You Marinating a Chicken?!
Again…read your text messages! Auto-Correct has a mind of its own — and in this case it opted to be both raunchy and naughty simultaneously. A woman named Sara just wanted some help in knowing how to marinate a chicken. Drew, on the other hand, gave her more than she bargained for.
5. More Corny Than a Corn Festival in Lincoln
A Dad must’ve been behind this joke. It’s quintessentially a ‘cringe’ joke where the architect of the gag felt as if he was bring quite clever and smooth. Based upon Emily’s response, he was being anything but. Guys — know your audience before you break out the Dad jokes. Some are responsive to them…and some aren’t.
4. The Wires Are Crossed on This One
Clearly, these two people were not on the same page. All it takes is for one to voice some level of displeasure — which can galvanize the other partner to be more forthright with their own frustrations. In this case, Jason’s phone played a trick on him — which enabled his presumed girlfriend to seek the time apart that his…phone (?) requested.
3. “Does This Mean You Like Me?”
Back in the ’90’s, you saw countless examples of under-the-radar high school kids who had a crush on someone presumed to be out of their league. Ultimately, word gets out and the crusher freaks out. Imagine sending your crush a text message in which you admit to having a crush on them! Talk about awkward…especially if it’s not properly reciprocated. Fortunately for Rachel, it seems as if Will likes her back!
2. DOUBLE BURN
If you poke the proverbial bear, be prepared to get poked back. This happens all the time with people are either close friends or adversaries. When the internet/texting is involved, all hell will break loose with people intentionally trying to belittle others. We’re guessing these two guys are friends, but it gets too personal in a very short amount of time.
1. Spider-Man Means Something Different to Tony
This is one of those situations where you read the text exchange, audibly gasp, and shake your head out of both embarrassment and sadness for our main man Tony.
The Harry Potter Universe Reimagined Through A.I.
40. Dobby The House Elf
Dobby is one of the more beloved characters within the Harry Potter universe. Although he suffered a tragic death, the trusty house elf was quite good to Harry — helping him out on multiple occasions when he was in some serious trouble. Dobby did have a penchant for being a bit too involved, yet it only took an old sock strategically placed in Tom Riddle’s old diary for Harry to have a lifelong friend. As for the A.I. interpretation, Dobby has more human characteristics than we’d imagine him to have. In a sense, he looks almost weirdly related to Yoda.
39. Mrs. Weasley
What can we say about Mrs. Weasley? The matriarch of the Weasley clan also served as a pseudo mother for Harry. She’d always welcome him with open arms to the homestead, and doted over him wherever the family went. In the process, she was a strong woman — not afraid to protect her family from even the most evil of witches. This recreation does a pretty decent job at capturing what Mrs. Weasley could look like in another life.
38. Ginny Weasley
Ginny’s transformation was interesting. She was Ron’s little sister — and then suddenly became a major player in the second book where she was the main player behind opening the famed Chamber of Secrets. While we didn’t get a whole lot after that from a character development standpoint, she did end up getting with Harry Potter. This included marrying him and having a couple of kids. Thus far, A.I. probably has done the best job in recreating an original yet believable version of Ginny.
When you were of age, you headed down to Ollivander’s in order to pick up your special wand. Remember, the wand chooses the wizard — whether it’s made with dragon heartstring or unicorn hair. The wizened wizard could ‘listen’ to any wand and know exactly where it belonged. This reproduction using A.I. does a great job in giving likeness to John Hurt (the actor who played Ollivander in the films). We even love the detail in his shop — from the cluttered nature of wand boxes to the warm, embracing lamps.
36. Hogwarts Castle
Now this is a spectacle. The majesty surrounding this tremendous building is truly felt when the camera does long, sweeping shots over the iconic location. After taking the Hogwarts Express through rolling green hills, you’re left with this picturesque landscape. It’s almost part Scottish Highlands mixed with some Scandinavian fjord action. Either way, A.I. nails it here with a detailed look at the geography of Hogwarts.
We remember Buckbeak as one of Hagrid’s magical creatures. In an aim to educate students on this magisterial beast, Hagrid brought a class into the forest — where Draco deliberately disobeyed Hagrid leading to Buckbeak scratching him. Avoiding the executioner with a bit of magic, Buckbeak ended up in the care of Sirius Black. A.I. missed the boat on this one…as Buckbeak the Hippogriff (half-horse/half-eagle) instead resembles a gigantic Bald Eagle with a slightly different color plumage.
34. Professor McGonagall
One of the more noteworthy characters throughout the entire franchise, Minerva McGonagall was — in some respects — the glue that bound the school together. She confided in Harry unlike most other students. She viewed him very much more like a peer than anything. When Voldemort’s reach became more pronounced over their world, McGonagall bravely stood up against him to protect the school and students. This A.I. recreation does a very solid job in capturing the magic brought to the screen by famed actress Maggie Smith.
33. Moaning Myrtle
Poor Moaning Myrtle. She suffered the wrath of looking at the basilisk in the face — which led to her ‘haunting’ the girl’s bathroom at Hogwarts. All the while, the tortured soul had a crush on Harry. She also proved to be quite valuable from an information standpoint throughout the series on more than one occasion. In the films, Myrtle had her school uniform on, which included a pair of classes. The recreation does resemble her — though it’s definitely got its own flavor stylistically.
Yikes. This is a bit of a rough look for Dudley — who looks more like Samwell Tarly from The Game of Thrones. Gluttonous as ever, the A.I. image shows Dudley chowing down on an assortment of sweet and other dishes. This is, of course, par for the course when encapsulating the insufferable cousin of protagonist Harry. Even the blank expression with a twinge of unpleasantness really captures Dudley in a nutshell.
31. Cho Chang
Cho Chang was the quiet older student who Harry first had a crush on. As the series went on, the two had a brief romantic fling — resulting in Harry’s first kiss. There wasn’t much in the way of character development here. We really didn’t a sense as to a narrative with Cho and her background (which is a shame). In terms of an A.I. replication to the actress playing Cho, we’d deem this as being merely average.
Every first year at Hogwarts comes to school with some sort of pet. The snowy owl named Hedwig came to Harry as a present from Hagrid. For years, the bird was Harry’s trusty sidekick — and for long spells the only link he had to the magical world when marooned at his aunt and uncle’s suburban hamlet. Hedwig would deliver mail to Sirius in undisclosed locations, and even aimed to protect Harry when he was attacked mid-air by Death Eaters. A.I. did a fantastic job in replicating the most beloved animal in the Harry Potter universe.
29. The Great Hall
The setting for virtually the start of every single movie. We’d often hear beginning of the year announcements made by Professor Dumbledore here. We’d also see all four houses present with their house flags in the background. The unique feel of the hall would change based upon the ceiling — which could even emit lightning and rain on occasion. The floating candles here give it a nice touch. We just wish we could’ve seen Ron stuffing his face with toast and sweets. That would’ve added to the authenticity.
The giant spider hiding out in the Forbidden Forest happens to be Hagrid’s friend. The lovable oaf protected Aragog for years. Harry and Ron had a bit of a dodgy experience when willingly wandering into Aragog’s nest…where thousands of his children were willingly going to make them a snack (until Mr. Weasley’s flying car sprung into action). This spider looks far more menacing than the one we saw on the silver screen — particularly as it pertains to his face.
27. Seamus Finnigan
The resident pyro at Hogwarts, Seamus often had a tough time completing spells without invariably blowing something up (as we’d often see his face caked in ash and black residue). When Harry was questioned over seeing Voldemort in the wake of Cedric Diggory being murdered, Seamus was not exactly a supportive friend. He questioned the validity of Harry’s statements…although he ultimately came around later. The A.I. version of Seamus bears a slight resemblance Devon Murray — the actor portraying him in the films.
26. Bellatrix Lestrange
Next to Voldemort, there’s a real case to be made that Bellatrix Lestrange is the worst human within the universe of this realm. A nasty person, she was broken out of Azkaban and immediately became one of Voldemort’s most trusted confidants. Her cruelty came when torturing Hermione, taunting those who were transfixed by spells, and — most of all — when she killed Sirius Black with one of the unforgiveable curses. Picture-wise, A.I. made her far more attractive and normal looking compared to the hideous portrayal by supremely gifted actress Helena Bonham-Carter.
25. Luna Lovegood
On the flipside, A.I. took a rather normal yet spacey looking girl and turned her into a model. Luna Lovegood ended up being a massive fan favorite. Quirky with a bit of a mysterious side to her, she very much ended up as an integral member of the gang as the series progressed. She shared childhood trauma with Harry, as both had parents die at a young age. Her bravery was on full display later when going toe-to-toe with adult Death Eaters.
24. Sirius Black
The misunderstood ‘murderer’ who was slated for a lifelong stay at Azkaban. Only — beneath the surface — he was actually a helpful person to Harry and those around him. Harry was enthralled with his Godfather, who for all intents and purposes was his father figure. Whether hiding out with Buckbeak or helping to protect Harry, Sirius Black was always there at a moment’s notice. With all of that said, A.I. sort of made Lucius look like Orlando Bloom.
23. Professor Lupin
We’re a bit skeptical about this recreation. Portrayed by famed English actor David Thewlis, A.I. essentially makes Professor Lupin look like a drug addict sucking on a gigantic piece of chocolate. Maybe, in all actuality, this character was morphing into Lupin’s alter-ego (a werewolf). He looks far creepier than the former Professor. Lupin’s character proved to be essentially a key cog in the resistance to Voldemort. Sadly, he was killed in the final big battle alongside his partner, Tonks.
Griphook was a leading goblin at Gringotts — the main Wizard World bank. He led Harry, Ron, and Hermione down into the underground caves to seek something from Lestrange’s vault. However, Griphook double-crossed the group, failing to try and get them back to safety. Griphook took this job with the understanding he’d inherit the sword of Godric Gryffindor. Ultimately, that didn’t come to fruition. The A.I. image has Griphook looking far more humanlike — almost as portrait of Danny DeVito from his days playing the Penguin.
21. Viktor Krum
Krum was the hotshot quidditch player leading Bulgaria at the Quidditch World Cup. As fate would have it, he’d enter Hogwarts not as a sports hero — but rather a student at one of the schools participating in the Tri-Wizard Tournament. Naturally, he was selected to represent Durmstrang. A fierce competitor/a man of few words, he also accompanied Hermione to the Yule Ball (much to the chagrin of Ron). He was bewitched in the final scene involving Diggory, though demonstrated some real sadness in the wake of his passing after the fact.
20. Lucius Malfoy
Rotten to the bone — yet sniveling and cowardly all the same — Lucius Malfoy is a loyal supporter to Voldemort. He never truly renounced his ways, secretively plotting and planning with the hopes of him once again rising to power. The human embodiment of a slimy worm, Lucius often had a bone to pick with Harry. Stylistically, this A.I. recreation actually looks quite good. From the robes to the long, white hair, we could envision this to be Lucius without question.
19. Horace Slughorn
Professor Slughorn was a complicated person. He loved the company of star pupils — putting together dinner parties filled with ice cream and other accoutrements. While he found prestige emanating from Harry, he soon grew skeptical over Harry’s persistence in trying to understand a deep, dark secret Slughorn had been holding. Aesthetically, A.I. does a pretty decent job in capturing the general appearance of the character.
Upon becoming a third year student, those at Hogwarts — with permission — are allowed to travel to the quaint village of Hogsmeade on weekends. It’s here where they can let their hair down and have a tasty butterbeer. There are also various shops strewn about (including a joke shop that’s quite popular with students). Harry never got permission from his aunt and uncle to go…which resulted in him breaking out the trusty invisibility cloak. This image is terrific, as the detail really gives off the vibe of Hogsmeade as seen in the films.
17. Uncle Vernon
Uncle Vernon as an A.I. figure is looking more so like a railroad tycoon during the mid-1800’s. The portly patriarch of the Dursley family has less of a beard and more so a mustache. He’s also wearing more modern clothing — though the three-piece suit does in fact work. There is a little bit of an Easter egg in here which we do appreciate. He’s holding a piece of mail. Which — as you recall — was quite prevalent when the home was bombarded with letters offering Harry initial admission to Hogwarts upon him turning 11 years of age.
16. Mad-Eye Moody
Mad-Eye Moody’s original job included hunting Death Eaters. He then was brought on to teach at Hogwarts — though a bit of Polyjuice Potion and some shrewd finagling from one Barty Crouch Jr. led to the actual Moody being sequestered in a trunk. As the series progressed, the cantankerous figure was tasked with keeping Harry safe at all costs. While he died a noble death, the A.I. animated version of Moody doesn’t exactly do him justice.
15. The Cupboard Under The Stairs
The Cupboard Under The Stairs essentially was Harry’s home for the first 11 years of his life. Despite the fact his aunt and uncle had extra bedrooms upstairs, Harry was relegated to a small enclosure — which featured a tiny door with a lock on it from the outside. Sawdust routinely fell upon Harry as family members rumbled down the stairs. We have to say, although it’s not identical to the one from the movie, A.I. did a very solid job here.
What can we say about Hagrid? The half-human/half-giant caretaker of Hogwarts is one of the more important figures from this ecosystem. He was required to keep Harry safe as a baby. The same thing was requested upon Harry turning 11. He then morphed into a tightknit support system for Harry, Ron, and Hermione. While he had his own trials and tribulations, Hagrid had a prevalent storyline for all of the novels/films. In terms of a recreation here, A.I. hit it out of the park.
13. Quidditch Field
Now this is an interesting image. We opted for a birds-eye view of the quidditch arena — can be shown directly south of the campus on what looks like a gigantic field. Interestingly enough to the right, it appears as if A.I. believes Hogwarts to also compete in soccer and/or football. Wouldn’t it be interesting if this was the case all along — though never mentioned by author J.K. Rowling?!
12. Neville Longbottom
Talk about a glow up which mirrors real life. We saw Neville in his awkward phases — something not too surprising for your average teenager. As he grew up and matured, Neville became a beacon of inspiration and bravery. He took out Nagini the horcrux snake, and also willingly took on an entire army en route to trapping them on a falling bridge. This image clearly depicts Neville towards the later end of his journey, and not the beginning.
11. Diagon Alley
Now THIS is a terrific recreation! If you were to show this image to any Harry Potter enthusiast, they’d immediately make the connection between this and Diagon Alley. We’re talking about the street where every student goes at the beginning of the year to load up on school supplies. This includes cauldrons, textbooks, brooms, wands, potions, ingredients, and even pets.
10. Fred and George
This looks like a model shoot. In all actuality, the identical twins were wild, wacky, fun, and energetic. They were never as serious as the image portrays them to be below. We also don’t know if either demonstrated this pouty face. Most of the time, the twins were aiming to pull pranks on people. It’s no surprise the two opened their own joke shop in the later iterations of the story. It’s not a bad image…but we need a whiff of mischief here.
9. Professor Umbridge
Yikes. This woman may look like the human form of cotton candy, but she’s about as sweet as the most bigger candy ever created. She HATES children — and for some reason became a professor! Umbridge had unusual methods of punishment, which included a special pen engraving the same sentence over and over into the ‘perpetrator’s’ hand (Harry included). She was duped and eventually taken away by centaurs in the Forbidden Forest. Somehow, later in the story, Umbridge managed to find her way back…further demonstrating her evil nature and pseudo support for Voldemort.
8. Professor Snape
This is our most complicated character. We never knew if Snape was actually a good guy, or a bad guy in cahoots with Voldemort. As it turned out, he was a very selfless guy. He looked out for Harry and ultimately sacrificed his life for the greater good. His love for Harry’s mother, Lily, enabled him to secretly have a soft spot for our protagonist. In terms of the image, there’s an undeniable likeness to the late actor Alan Rickman.
7. Draco Malfoy
Harry’s biggest rival, Draco shadowed him throughout their academic experience. We thought Draco was a bad kid, but no one ever thought he’d go the extra mile in truly turning evil. Even though there were attempts, Draco ended up not turning Harry in to the Death Eaters. The fear in working for/with Voldemort proved to be too much. From a looks standpoint, this recreation is pretty solid — from his slicked back hair to the dress robes.
6. Professor Dumbledore
We could write about Dumbledore for hours. The man was the epitome of wisdom. He often had Harry into his office for debriefing on what’s going on with Voldemort — but more so impromptu teaching lessons where Harry learned about the past and present. Dumbledore’s main aim was to keep the children of the school safe. After countless battles with Voldemort, it was ironically Snape who took Dumbledore’s life for the greater good. Looks wise, this is a great job by A.I.
5. Cedric Diggory
The biggest ‘what could have been’ exists here with Cedric. Among the more popular people at Hogwarts, the dashing guy (played by Robert Pattinson) was selected to represent Hogwarts at the Tri-Wizard Tournament (ultimately along with Harry). Cedric was a very solid competitor, and the A.I. image shows the shrub maze he had to navigate en route to the cup aka portkey. Sadly, he was taken from us far too soon by Voldemort lackey Peter Pettigrew.
Our tortured antagonist. We were curious as to how A.I. would approach this iconic character. Interestingly enough, A.I. gave us a bald, opaque version of the actor (Ralph Fiennes) who played Voldemort. The movie had a lizard-like person with a far heavier creepy level. This character looks like a gaunt, bald man taking a stroll through the cemetery.
3. Hermione Granger
Hermione Granger is the know-it-all who ended up marrying Ron and becoming Harry’s right hand woman. Her intelligence led the trio to solving more than a handful of puzzles. She was prim and proper — yet always prepared and ultimately a very warm person. A.I. does a very nice job in giving us a figure with somewhat of a resemblance to Hermione — yet one that’s not totally the same.
2. Ron Weasley
Ron isn’t the smartest person. He’s not the most athletic. However, he is loyal — and has proven time and time again to have Harry’s back under any circumstance. That’s really all you can ask for from a friend, right? This A.I. image misses the boat a bit. Ron in the films has a bit of a quirky charisma and charm to him. This just looks like an ordinary guy with red hair and a hoodie. It doesn’t ‘scream’ Ron to us.
1. Harry Potter
This is one of the most recognizable figures in both literary and film history.
One look at this image, and you automatically know it’s Harry Potter.