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March 17, 2009 3:42 AM   Subscribe

I don't imagine it'll be everyone's cup of tea, but there'll certainly be some of you who'll find a measure of enjoyment in the viewing of Nightmare Tank's whimsical death machines and/or severed heads.
posted by flapjax at midnite (13 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 


No thanks, I'll take the Standard Crusher please.
posted by sfts2 at 6:18 AM on March 17, 2009


At first I thought, "Finally, a worthy competitor to Survival Research Labs. They will be spurred to fresh atrocities!" And then I clicked the links.
posted by adipocere at 6:35 AM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


adipocere: "At first I thought, "Finally, a worthy competitor to Survival Research Labs. They will be spurred to fresh atrocities!""

Is it just my imagination, or did the Internet take some of the wind out of SRL's sails? As if meatspace was no longer the dehumanization frontier?
posted by Joe Beese at 6:39 AM on March 17, 2009


Is he like seven years old?
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:59 AM on March 17, 2009


And I thought my notebooks from Junior High had been destroyed.
posted by digsrus at 7:09 AM on March 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


It wasn't the Internet removing the wind from SRL's sails. They even made a web-enabled flinger thingee. The group is at the unfortunate confluence of various factors: You've got your post 9-11 hysteria, which can make it hard to get ahold of things that go boom, and whoosh, and zap. There's a certain Not In My Back Yard syndrome which means locales and permits for shows where things that go boom, and whoosh, and zap are scarce. Then you've got your slow-motion Big A Art backlash, from Piss Christ onwards, aided and abetted by Big A Art itself, which is yearning to be free of relevance and will cheerfully take all other art with it.

Personally, I chalk part of it up to one of the founding members slowly running out of fingers. At last count, he was down five digits. Five. I do not count myself as uncommonly wise, but I like to think I would have stopped after the second finger.
posted by adipocere at 7:40 AM on March 17, 2009 [3 favorites]


But could the Deluxe Crusher defeat a ferocious Liger?
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:47 AM on March 17, 2009


Is it just my imagination, or did the Internet take some of the wind out of SRL's sails?

I'd hazard a guess that the Bush years had as much to do with it as anything else. When everyone is disillusioned and disaffected it becomes harder to be the voice of the same.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:50 AM on March 17, 2009


One person purchased five of these drawings from the artist's Etse page.
posted by orme at 8:20 AM on March 17, 2009


Haven't looked at this, but the "severed heads" reference made me think of "The Brain That Wouldn't Die," which I saw again last night on TCM (apparently one of John Landis's favorite movies for some reason) for the first time since I was a kid. Good times.
posted by blucevalo at 9:17 AM on March 17, 2009


"Hello, Mrs. Smith? Yes, it is. Fine, thank you. We're hoping you could come in and meet with us later this week to discuss our concerns about Billy..."
posted by argh at 9:40 AM on March 17, 2009


Heh. One part Joan MirĂ³, one part Ralph Steadman, one part Odd Rods.

Didya see his pal's Tanguy-like objects made out of Brown-25?

Fun links, Flapjax.

"The Brain That Wouldn't Die," which I saw again last night on TCM. . .

One of too many movies made famous by MST3k that I unironically paid cash money to see in the 1960s and '70s.
posted by Herodios at 12:53 PM on March 17, 2009


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