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September 19, 2005 3:28 PM   Subscribe

Because everybody needs a beautiful mouse.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy (18 comments total)

 
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posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 3:29 PM on September 19, 2005


Yeah, I need a work of art to lay my sweaty hand on and slowly destroy. Its exactly what I needed. That and a blowjob.
posted by fenriq at 3:38 PM on September 19, 2005


If I were a girl I'd buy some of those cell phone covers. Pretty cool.
posted by sbutler at 3:39 PM on September 19, 2005


Hey, fenriq, go have a fucking drink. Jesus.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 3:43 PM on September 19, 2005


And then I get my blowjob?

And you don't have to call me Jesus, Most Holy Father and Master of All He Sees works just fine.

Don't get me wrong, these are pretty and nice and all but the fact is that mice get sweaty, greasy, nasty palms on them all day, everyday. How long would these paintings last?
posted by fenriq at 3:52 PM on September 19, 2005


That would depend on how they're protected, I'd assume. Slap a coat of poly over them and they'll last for ages, I'd think.

See how much better it is when you say what you mean without being a snarky dickhead?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 3:58 PM on September 19, 2005


I think they're great. What a weird mix of folk art and technology...and from Russia, one of many places where people still know how to make things by hand. Did you see the other stuff on the site?
posted by tula at 4:04 PM on September 19, 2005


From the "about us" section: All items are lacquered and dried to guarantee the preservation of brightness and durability of design for many years.

Yeah, when I looked at the gallery of painted mice, they did kind of remind me of Faberge eggs. The painted cd jewel cases are cool too.
posted by PY at 4:14 PM on September 19, 2005


I remember reading Gibson's Idoru and wondering why so few people in the real world have made elegant computers that aren't necessarily boxy or plastic [or geeky computer game-related DIY mods.] If I had the money, I'd love to have a full computer - monitor, case, mouse, keyboard, everything - made out of inlaid or perhaps painted wood [well-protected by poly or something, if it was painted.] Unfortunately, I don't have the money to buy one or the time to try to figure out how to make my own...
posted by ubersturm at 4:19 PM on September 19, 2005


Has anyone ordered one of these?

They are exactly the kind of art I like but in the back of my head I know that the paint used is probably full of heavy metals and you really don't want to use these things on a daily basis.
posted by 517 at 4:24 PM on September 19, 2005


Heavy metals usually appear in good quality, expensive paints. Not what you paint novelty computer prehiperals with. They mention "modern paints" - it's probably acrylic, full of heavy plastics.
posted by fire&wings at 4:33 PM on September 19, 2005


Damn, dirtynumbangelboy, now I want to change my nickname to Snarky Dickhead. Man, I could get away with murder with that.

ubersturm, something like this? You should check out TechStyle for some more mass marketed case mod stuff to beautify your box.
posted by fenriq at 4:38 PM on September 19, 2005


And then I get my blowjob?

That would require the other party to drink.

yes, I went there
posted by jonmc at 5:34 PM on September 19, 2005


Why must these threads ALWAYS led back to Fenriq's virginity?
posted by R. Mutt at 7:04 PM on September 19, 2005


All roads lead to the party in my pants.

jonmc, yes, yes, lube IS required. They should drink a gallon of Astroglide.
posted by fenriq at 7:18 PM on September 19, 2005


The " I need a work of art to lay my sweaty hand on" blues on the jukebox, a nice drink .... it will all work out ...
posted by R. Mutt at 7:20 PM on September 19, 2005


"They are exactly the kind of art I like but in the back of my head I know that the paint used is probably full of heavy metals and you really don't want to use these things on a daily basis."

Nothing is safe. More about the dangers of heavy metals found here and here.
posted by Demogorgon at 7:31 PM on September 19, 2005


Sorta like that, fenriq, although the ones in the latter link are a little bland. Still better than your average beige or black box, mind you, but I think I'd like a more intricate, hand-crafted look. Of course, it's not worth spending money on right now; I've been going at my furniture and walls with acrylics for a while now, and they look OK.
posted by ubersturm at 12:39 AM on September 22, 2005


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