Body Bread

August 15, 2008 at 9:21 am (art, frightening things, movies/video/clips) (, )

Via Boing Boing, here’s a short video of Thai artist Kittiwat Unarrom molding and baking bread into disturbingly realistic looking human body parts. I’m warning you, it’s gruesome. Like watching a serious slasher flick, minus the screaming.

Ack!

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The Making Of A Mannequin

August 6, 2008 at 12:29 pm (art, movies/video/clips, neat things) (, )

From MAKE, here’s a short, spooky documentary called 34 x 25 x 36, how about and why mannequins are made. The information is very interesting, but it’s worth watching just for those images of rows and piles of perfect plastic body parts.

It’s part of a larger project currently in the works by director Jesse Epstein.

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Octopus With 88 Extra Tentacles

July 23, 2008 at 11:54 am (frightening things) (, )

Something about this octopus with 96 tentacles (via Boing Boing) makes me want to cry. It’s grotesque, upsetting. I had no idea I was invested in the configurational integrity of anonymous cephalodpods, but that you have it.

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Horrible.

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Ice-Free North Pole—This Summer?

June 27, 2008 at 7:25 pm (frightening things) (, , , )

Via Treehugger, reporting on this CNN article.

Over the past few years, scientists have been predicting that a total melting of the geographic north pole will occur around 2050. But with each day, it seems, predictions get dramatically more dire.

Yeah yeah, you’re thinking. I know.

But get this.

Based on information gathered by The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, CO, the center’s senior research scientist says: “We kind of have an informal betting pool going around in our center and that betting pool is ‘does the North Pole melt out this summer?’ and it may well.”

Granted, it’s expected that should the ice melt away completely from that spot, it will re-form shortly after. But still. The bet is 50/50. For THIS summer.

Shite.

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The World’s Ugliest Dog Show

June 27, 2008 at 12:40 pm (neat things) ()

Our friend Maia sent me this unusual link today: a brief gallery of pictures from a dog show featuring remarkably unattractive specimens, competing for the title of World’s Ugliest Dog. Though the mutts are pretty homely, they’re actually cuter, in my opinion, than most of those purebred, pedigreed types. Anyway, take a look.

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Teeth: Where They Shouldn’t Be

May 29, 2008 at 2:35 am (feminism, frightening things, movies/video/clips, sex) (, )

I have now seen this movie.

It was somewhat horrific.

But, if you want to watch a pro-abstainence good-girl christian bite off men’s dicks with her vagina, it might be the film for you!

My roommate and I are eagerly awaiting a sequel. We hope that the main character will decide to become a superhero and re-emerge in glittery spandex, guarding the world from the extreme evil of uncastrated men.

Also, this movie is self-described as “feminist horror”. Really, people?

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Terrifying CGI Woman

March 31, 2008 at 6:07 pm (art, frightening things) ()

Carrying beds, shelves, dressers, and full boxes up to a third floor is neither easy nor fun. But I’ll post pictures of our pretty apartment when the work of moving is done.

On a totally different note, go look at this completely fucking terrifying CGI woman (via Boing Boing). Note the the whites of her eyes, just one shade too red. Is she a zombie?

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Oh cruel balance of artificiality and verisimilitude, thou art endlessly repulsive.

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Ooaks: Creatures Of The Uncanny Valley

March 3, 2008 at 4:14 pm (art, design/gadget lust, sexism) ()

From Boing Boing again, take a look at these disturbing baby dolls. They’re made by someone named Faith. Some of them are called Ooaks and are works of the artist’s imagination, while others are “reborn,” which means sculptures of babies who died, I think. Some of them are whimsical, some freakish, some so realistic they will send chills down your spine.

You can see pictures of many that have already been adopted. There aren’t any in the eBay store at the moment, but maybe there will be later.

The detail and realism are really incredible.

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Browsing through the site, the large majority seem to be girl dolls — I counted 18 overtly feminine and 1 overtly masculine on the “already adopted” page. Woman as passive object much? Ugh.

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Can you say “climate change”?

February 12, 2008 at 11:13 am (frightening things) (, )

So lately I’ve been drinking iced coffee and going out for ice cream.

The cold of winter was bitter, but we hardly had any snow, and the weather is changing too fast.

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You think you can see, but you can’t

February 9, 2008 at 11:37 pm (amazing things, art, neat things) (, )

Okay, I think this is the trippiest shit I’ve ever seen, including what I’ve seen while actually tripping. (Via.) It’s a series of optical illusions, each of which tricks you so you think you’re seeing two different colors, but really they’re the same. There’s no good way to explain, you’ll just have to see it and experience the vertigo for yourself.

Relatedly, I’ve always though the word “vertigo” sounded like the name of a color. A very pale blue, maybe, or a dusty sort of lavender. Something muted and airy and faint, like the way that vertigo feels.

Also, many more disturbing illusions at the same site.

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