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Just in case puberty wasn't horrifying enough
August 21, 2012 4:55 AM   Subscribe

The scarily honest animated facts of life for teens A disturbingly blunt and beautifully animated short film about the horrifying changes brought about by puberty. Part of the "Teen Facts" exhibit at the NEMO Science Center in Amsterdam. (via everlasting blort)
posted by mediareport (25 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Horrifying indeed!

Damn. Being seven never looked so good.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:07 AM on August 21, 2012


If we're lucky, we'll get to see that.

I'm exhausted from trying to listen so fast.
posted by Goofyy at 5:11 AM on August 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Related (sadly, this came out too late for me - I was 25)
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:11 AM on August 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well that cured me of any desire to grow-up, I'm 39.
posted by oddman at 5:14 AM on August 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'd rather have an alien growing inside my chest.
posted by Obscure Reference at 5:22 AM on August 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm exhausted from trying to listen so fast.

You gotta listen at least twice; the sound design is amazing.
posted by mediareport at 5:23 AM on August 21, 2012


If they'd shown me that at 10 I'd have jumped off a cliff.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:31 AM on August 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


A cute, animated version of menstruation and ejaculation, before I'm fully caffeinated this morning. What else will today bring?
posted by Rykey at 5:47 AM on August 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


I believe I recognize the voice from a South African commercial. Maybe same animator as well.
posted by Goofyy at 5:54 AM on August 21, 2012


This is hysterical. Also maybe educational? Could you imagine showing something like this in the United States? People would totally lose their shit.
posted by Nelson at 7:08 AM on August 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


Great concept, fun animation.

Please, though, no one else ever ever ever copy RadioLab's chopping-out-all-spaces-between-phrases editing technique. Ever.
posted by gurple at 7:19 AM on August 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


So someone in Holland just figured out what the subtext in Cronenberg's The Fly is all about?
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:54 AM on August 21, 2012


This needs to show an array of each sex experiencing that clusterfuck together and the uneven distribution of genetic luck that results in order to capture the true horror potential.
posted by skrozidile at 8:15 AM on August 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Body Horror.
posted by exlotuseater at 8:19 AM on August 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I saw this exhibit last year and it was really different than anything you'd see in the states. It was right next to a display of sex positions - like about 3 dozen little posable dolls doin it. There was a "tongue kissing" thing where each person could put their arm into a puppet tongue and they could bump them together. I have a picture somewhere of a father/daughter doing this, it was pretty funny. Basically there was a half of a floor devoted to being a sex-ed plaza of surprising frankness. I liked it.
posted by RustyBrooks at 8:56 AM on August 21, 2012


Nelson, check out this crazy shit. Apparently KNTV is a popular kiddie show in the UK! The mind reels.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 9:06 AM on August 21, 2012 [1 favorite]




Man, QWOP got weird.
posted by xedrik at 9:19 AM on August 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Could you imagine showing something like this in the United States? People would totally lose their shit.
posted by Nelson at 7:08 AM on August 21 [2 favorites +] [!]


If I had a nickel for every time I say this in Amsterdam...
posted by humboldt32 at 9:25 AM on August 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Too much reality. Give me mutant power metaphors.
posted by Zed at 9:44 AM on August 21, 2012


I used to say, thank god puberty only happens once ... but then I learned you have to go through it again with your child. Ack. Good luck, parents everywhere.
posted by Surfurrus at 10:07 AM on August 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


It all happened very steadily and non-alarmingly, for me. No zits, no violent growth spurts, no warbling breaking of the voice, just... gradual. There was a hell of a lot of wanking, though, I do remember that. For a while there it was the only way to get through the day. Still is, come to think of it.
posted by Decani at 3:26 PM on August 21, 2012



Here's another song about coming of age that influenced a whole generation of American children
posted by Renoroc at 5:11 PM on August 21


And here's one that in the light of my previous comment I think I can safely say, yes, well, never mind.
posted by Decani at 3:53 PM on August 21, 2012


Rats. I meant to link to this clip. Intercourse! Intercourse!
posted by Ursula Hitler at 12:34 AM on August 22, 2012


it makes it look really hard and wacky! hold on, it was. Now how about a video about going though mid-life crisis?
posted by cusack01 at 9:15 PM on August 22, 2012


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