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August 29, 2011 1:36 PM   Subscribe

Creepy vulture art [SLVimeo] [previously]
posted by stonepharisee (25 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Vultures = Flying Zombies
posted by not_on_display at 1:44 PM on August 29, 2011


Fantastic.
posted by rtha at 1:46 PM on August 29, 2011


Vultures = Flying Zombies

No. Vultures only eat dead stuff. Zombies only eat living stuff.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:47 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


So, in case of zombie attack, hope the vultures will save us?
posted by hanoixan at 1:48 PM on August 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


So does that makes us, like, reverse zombies?

Whoaaaaa.
posted by griphus at 1:48 PM on August 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


People need to STOP making imaginary things that Magaret Atwood thought up into real things. It can only end in disaster.
posted by Slackermagee at 1:55 PM on August 29, 2011 [5 favorites]


Anti-zombies. Which means if a vulture touches a zombie both will explode with nuclear-bomb level force.
posted by Canageek at 1:56 PM on August 29, 2011


Vultures = Flying Zombies

Jellyfish blooms = shambling underwater zombie hordes.
posted by quin at 2:03 PM on August 29, 2011


Thesis: all vulture art is creepy

Anti-thesis: this

Synthesis: Creepy, but not for the reason you think
posted by penduluum at 2:09 PM on August 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


In ictu oculi (the video title). Great Alfaro the artist. Some work NSFW. Sorry for the drip post.
posted by stonepharisee at 2:20 PM on August 29, 2011


If anything, they're our last line of defense against the undead.
And more seriously, they've kept a lot of real diseases in check, I recall a lot of concern about what's going to happen as they race to extinction in India.

Also... Atwood, and the book in question, seems to wrap this entire conversation neatly up.
Extinction. Vultures. Scifi. Disease. Art. Atwood.
posted by Stagger Lee at 2:21 PM on August 29, 2011


This just reminds me of why we stopped hosting Thanksgiving.
posted by Muddler at 2:23 PM on August 29, 2011


This just reminds me of why we stopped hosting Thanksgiving.

People stopped coming because y'all kept serving vulture instead of turkey?
posted by kmz at 2:36 PM on August 29, 2011


I wonder how long it took for the birds to show up after the set-up was completed.
posted by deborah at 2:52 PM on August 29, 2011


Howdy, howdy, howdy!
posted by schoolgirl report at 3:00 PM on August 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Skeksis!
posted by apis mellifera at 3:14 PM on August 29, 2011


Beautiful, actually. Such an efficient system.
posted by maxwelton at 3:28 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Out of Africa Last Supper.
posted by nickyskye at 3:33 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was probably only a snack for the vultures, but it would have been a feast for crows.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 3:49 PM on August 29, 2011


Sometimes you gotta hate Thanksgiving with the in-laws: too much salad, the meat was overdone and, as usual, nobody stayed around afterward to clean up.
posted by BlueHorse at 6:24 PM on August 29, 2011


Metafilter - where zombies and parking lots collide.
posted by Chuffy at 7:10 PM on August 29, 2011


After spending some more time watching it, I have to admit that I really find vultures kind of adorable.

That said, I happened to be listening to Antigeist in the background as the video was playing, and for whatever reason, the two seemed to work really well together in an early '90s music video sort of way.

Try it and see.
posted by quin at 7:18 PM on August 29, 2011


I dunno, I'm not getting the creepy part. I was just amazed at how big and beautiful they were, and how clean everything was when they were finished.
posted by WorkingMyWayHome at 10:11 PM on August 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


Nthing the what's creepy about cleaning up.
posted by DU at 10:39 AM on August 30, 2011


The next people to have a picnic here are going to have a really bad day.
posted by TheCoug at 10:47 AM on August 30, 2011


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