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February 12, 2009 9:16 PM   Subscribe

"This is a regular Russian school biology textbook owned by some Russian school. He has modified some illustrations so now it’s hard to say sometimes what was there originally and what has appeared as a result of his imagination."
posted by squalor (24 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
At first I thought this was going to pale in comparison to my own marginalia, but I was impressed. I especially liked the trick of making multiple illustrations link to the same body.

Russian speakers, what is written at the bottom of Ureter Man's page? It looks like CAHOBAR or CAMOBAR.
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal at 9:29 PM on February 12, 2009


That whole site is pretty cool. Thanks. I liked the railcar churches exhibit.
posted by resurrexit at 9:33 PM on February 12, 2009


I just spewed beer all over my keyboard. One hundred pounds of awesome.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:36 PM on February 12, 2009


Russian speakers, what is written at the bottom of Ureter Man's page? It looks like CAHOBAR or CAMOBAR.
Samovar.
posted by kickingtheground at 9:50 PM on February 12, 2009


Do we know when these were drawn? I like the way #3 either foreshadows or pays homage to Goatse as some sort of a worldwide touchstone.
posted by mattdidthat at 10:09 PM on February 12, 2009


Well done. I remember that one or a very similar textbook. They were always printed on very rough, almost newspaper-like paper, and illustrations sucked. I remember how we were reading Chernishevsky's "What is to be done?" (One of the favorite books of Lenin) and someone wrote on the title list: "Snimat shtany i begat" (take off pants and run around). I thought it was funny.
posted by rainy at 10:36 PM on February 12, 2009 [3 favorites]


Thanks, kicking. It just got better.
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal at 1:27 AM on February 13, 2009


Hurrah! This is the first artist I've ever seen here on Mefi that I felt I was better than. Even if the guy who made it was probably vastly younger than me, making it probably not really fair, I'm going to take it as a win for me. I need it, you see.
posted by Bageena at 2:54 AM on February 13, 2009


The womb as rocket ship is sublime.
posted by 0xdeadc0de at 4:47 AM on February 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is fantastic. I always knew I'd wasted school science lessons, but until now, I don't think think I fully understood how much I could have achieved.
posted by Acey at 5:10 AM on February 13, 2009


Funny stuff.
This is from the same web site. It's a small photo set taken by a Russian pilot on 9/11.
posted by NoMich at 5:29 AM on February 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


These drawings remind me of the Terry Gilliam animations from Monty Python.
posted by Johnny Assay at 5:33 AM on February 13, 2009


I couldn't stop laughing at these. Thanks.
posted by greensweater at 6:23 AM on February 13, 2009


That's a lot of fun, thanks!

If you're curious, the head in this one is saying Есть хочу! [Yést' khochú] 'I want to eat!'
posted by languagehat at 6:55 AM on February 13, 2009


My reaction to this kids drawings was basically 'meh' but the links for the rest of the site are full of gold: Sweet
posted by spicynuts at 8:28 AM on February 13, 2009


Is there no site left where you don't risk being assaulted by images of some chick's cottage-cheese gut hanging over her jeans? i'm a fan of the non-magazine-cover human body and all, but I would think sites would avoid ads that drive people away.
posted by troybob at 9:35 AM on February 13, 2009


you are clearly not the target demo of those ads, troybob.
posted by spicynuts at 9:49 AM on February 13, 2009


That ad has been all over the net lately. So odd.
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:51 AM on February 13, 2009


My longtime hero Aaron Burtch (former Grandaddy) has done some cool stuff like this with old books [few examples: 1, 2, 3].

Yeah, I also like the other linkages on the page...
posted by troybob at 10:03 AM on February 13, 2009


Woah! Russian & Ukrainian graduation day pictures!

In case you didn't already know, part of the tradition involves dressing up in French maid outfits and playing in public fountains.

That is correct. Their country is way, way better than yours.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:26 AM on February 13, 2009


Anyone have a guess what this is?
posted by Meatbomb at 1:50 PM on February 13, 2009


This site is addictive. Filled with awesome pics, thanks.
posted by stinkycheese at 2:17 PM on February 13, 2009


Anyone have a guess what this is?
It's a radar installation.
posted by kickingtheground at 4:04 PM on February 13, 2009


Oh, no. I ruptured something laughing at this. I haven't laughed this hard in ages. Thanks!
posted by Lou Stuells at 4:57 PM on February 13, 2009


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