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I often try and explain it by quoting Barbarella
August 3, 2004 4:23 PM   Subscribe

I mean, who wants to transform themselves into an alien, you know? Joshua does. With disturbing results.
Q: And his ears?
A: I cut them off. It was not hard.
posted by kirkaracha (27 comments total)

 
Modifications by Lukas Zpira:
First we excised triangular strips along the lip and pulled it "in" toward the mouth's inside. The effect was thinned lips to almost nothing, and no "divet" under his nose. In the second part we cut away the edge skin of his mouth and stitched it together. There was scarring but we knew we would tattoo over it.
posted by kirkaracha at 4:24 PM on August 3, 2004


Not to burst a bubble, but this page has an address of 20030401.htm. That leads me to suspect one of BME's notorious April Fool posts, like adding and subtracting (definitely an 0401 hoax).

OK so I am bubble bursting.
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 4:29 PM on August 3, 2004


this is tragic. i hope it is a fake.
posted by amberglow at 4:31 PM on August 3, 2004


surely you don't think those are anything other than photoshop?
posted by GeekAnimator at 4:31 PM on August 3, 2004


Can you say CRY FOR HELP?
posted by fenriq at 4:33 PM on August 3, 2004


dp? ive seen these
posted by Satapher at 4:35 PM on August 3, 2004


um... you guys are familiar with photoshop, aren't you?
posted by Grod at 4:45 PM on August 3, 2004


*yawn* This has been done before.
posted by MarkC at 4:52 PM on August 3, 2004


as much as i do think this is an april fools joke, it is a strange fact that people are heavily modifying themselves to this degree (see "demon")

anyway, adding and subtracting had this as a comment in its source:


Yes, this was an April Fools prank!

You're not the only person that didn't get it.

Check out some of the messages I got!


joshua's article doesn't. hmm.
posted by taumeson at 5:15 PM on August 3, 2004


If there's a tiger man, I don't find a grey alien man that hard to buy. (Not saying this isn't a fake, just that I don't find it too implausible to be true.)
posted by Zed_Lopez at 6:22 PM on August 3, 2004


If it isn't true, it will be.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:29 PM on August 3, 2004


lukas zpira = april sukas

and unconvincing photoshopping.
posted by nylon at 6:33 PM on August 3, 2004


others-3 is *so* a Buffy vampire. Makeup, not body mod, probably just ripped off the Interweb.
posted by krisjohn at 6:39 PM on August 3, 2004


I want to believe.
posted by robbie01 at 7:05 PM on August 3, 2004


Q: And his ears?
A: I cut them off. It was not hard.


My first thought? "I hope he never needs glasses."
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:07 PM on August 3, 2004


They really should have shaved his head. All that hair spoils the effect but he might look creepy bald.
posted by Zetetics at 8:15 PM on August 3, 2004


How nature says "Don't touch."
posted by NortonDC at 8:27 PM on August 3, 2004


It is an April Fool's joke and the site owner did post that, afterwards.
posted by SuzySmith at 9:17 PM on August 3, 2004


Or you could just look at badtattoos.com, where the 'art' is inarguably real, and pretty much awful, as well.
posted by jokeefe at 9:42 PM on August 3, 2004


xenofetish
posted by Tlogmer at 10:11 PM on August 3, 2004


xenofestish =~ NSFW
posted by Ogre Lawless at 11:04 AM on August 4, 2004


? Other than the picture of Dick Cheney, what NSFW content is there? Granted, the words "gay" and "porn" appear in the text, but I'm not sure that renders it NSFW. (If it does, then this message is also NSFW!)
posted by five fresh fish at 11:57 AM on August 4, 2004


Viral marketing for the Transmetropolitan movie.
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:21 PM on August 4, 2004


5FF -- Other than the areolae on the left hand side and the link content -- nothing!
posted by Ogre Lawless at 4:47 PM on August 4, 2004


Huh. Didn't even notice 'em, and I thought I was making a fairly decent half-assed attempt to see anything rude!

strangely, I now feel obligated to say "puffies." Go figure.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:09 PM on August 4, 2004


Does anyone know if the infamous "nullo" feature was also a fake?
posted by wibbler at 8:14 AM on August 5, 2004


And what about the dude in Britain who kept "accidently" having his limbs removed and now claims to be more complete than ever? I always love telling that story as an example of the incredible range of human behaviours.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:56 AM on August 5, 2004


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