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Them Thangs, NSFW, 13 pages of, well, stuff. Not much reading required.
posted by mss (68 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
tl;dr
posted by sourwookie at 7:28 PM on August 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


What's the point of looking at random shit like that?
posted by Burhanistan at 7:37 PM on August 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


Best accompanied by ambient music, plenty of free time, and/or lots and lots of psychedelic drugs.

But what a Depeche Mode single is doing in there, I'll never know. Hell, I don't know what anything is doing anywhere.
posted by Askiba at 7:38 PM on August 1, 2009


Oh, it's someone's older brothers' room.
posted by clockzero at 7:39 PM on August 1, 2009 [14 favorites]


It's like a first-year fashion/design/film school collage assignment.
posted by chococat at 7:40 PM on August 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


I kinda dug the colour scheme progression, but, yeah. No context.

Lots of slender girls, lots of hairy dudes. ??
posted by porpoise at 7:40 PM on August 1, 2009


LOOK AT US JUST LIKE EASY RIDER EXCEPT WITH MOAR POT AND BOOBIES

AND INTERSPECIES EROTICA

As far as single pages with tons of disjointed photographs go, this is pretty much the top of the heap.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 7:40 PM on August 1, 2009


it's a test.
posted by geos at 7:41 PM on August 1, 2009


it's a test.

Did I fail? Because I also failed the Blair Witch Project. That was a really hard project.
posted by Askiba at 7:44 PM on August 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


I hate art and artfags. They're such pretentious assholes.
posted by kldickson at 7:50 PM on August 1, 2009


i like it. context is not always necessary for enjoyment and inspiration. sometimes the project is the point.
posted by mewithoutyou at 7:50 PM on August 1, 2009


what the hell is neil young doing in all of this?
posted by pyramid termite at 7:51 PM on August 1, 2009


It looks like either a mood board for something or just a place for someone to keep the pics they like.

Although my husband says, "Why are you looking at Vice Magazine meets American Apparel?"
posted by Gucky at 7:55 PM on August 1, 2009 [1 favorite]




So... someone used Google Image Search and found the most random jpegs they could in the theme of women, shoes, motorcycles - to name a few - and then posted it all on one site? One site that takes a while to load because of all of the random jpegs?

I just don't get it.
posted by Kimothy at 7:59 PM on August 1, 2009


I hate art and artfags.

Yes, wouldn't want to feel anything would we?
posted by Burhanistan at 8:02 PM on August 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


Someone's older brothers' cell?
posted by Edward L at 8:05 PM on August 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yes, wouldn't want to feel anything would we?

Dunno, seems to be plenty of room for hating.
posted by Wolof at 8:05 PM on August 1, 2009


MetaFilter: What's the point of looking at random shit like that?
posted by teferi at 8:11 PM on August 1, 2009 [14 favorites]


found the most random jpegs they could in the theme of women, shoes, motorcycles

You must've not made it past page one. The other pages also have little odd subthemes. Guns drugs and women seems to be the theme of page two, although there is a lot of overlap, even repeated pictures.

You know what this is? This is a spiral notebook with cutout and xeroxed photos pasted in it. This is Truman's collection of eyes and noses and lips, before he's torn it up to try to assemble The Face, Her Face.

Frankly, I hate the format. I could see scraping all the pictures and assembling an interesting a/v thang out of it. Hrm. *thinks of upcoming halloween party* I'll have to think about that.

Strange photo set, but fun.
posted by hippybear at 8:12 PM on August 1, 2009


Wow. What Michael Jackson may look like in the year 2000.

So close!
posted by Sova at 8:12 PM on August 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


There is nothing to get here. Someone has amassed a collection of thousands of images that is damned close to representing a stream of consciousness. The site obviously isn't screaming out for attention, much less criticism.

It is like someone ran out of space for posters on their dorm room wall and found some empty space on the internet... like any other worthwhile dorm room, they left the door open and blared the music.
posted by clearly at 8:17 PM on August 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Would it have killed them to use ALT tags?
posted by fatbird at 8:17 PM on August 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


One thing it shows is that the rail-thin model has been around longer than you might think.

I had hoped heroin chic would have died out in the 70s.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 8:18 PM on August 1, 2009


Yawn. While I'm feeling like I should have a reaction to these images (for some reason, Diane Arbus comes to mind, in a lesser way) they strike me, but in a non-visceral way.
posted by mnb64 at 8:19 PM on August 1, 2009


Okay, the drawing of the horse frenching the duck ties it all together, man.
posted by fatbird at 8:19 PM on August 1, 2009


Someone is ready for the day when the IMG tag is enabled.
posted by clearly at 8:25 PM on August 1, 2009


Whatever this car is, I want it. NOW.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:29 PM on August 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


This isn't amazing, but I don't hate it either.
posted by !Jim at 8:30 PM on August 1, 2009


Anyway, it's obviously this dude's blog. He finds images he likes and posts them. They go together in a weird way, which I suppose is the point. Pretty to look at, no?

De gustibus, &c.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:34 PM on August 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also, I never would have expected the previous and next links at the bottom.
posted by !Jim at 8:35 PM on August 1, 2009


tl;dr But thanks for letting us know, ass.
Lots of really interesting stuff here. Context is not always necessary.
posted by ghastlyfop at 8:35 PM on August 1, 2009


It's like ffffound.com, except for stoners.
posted by 40 Watt at 8:38 PM on August 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I love it, but then I like waifs, motorcycles and the eighties - and am completely sober ...
posted by fistynuts at 8:42 PM on August 1, 2009


There's some sort of decadence throughout the last forty years sort of theme going on here. Not sure of what kind of point he's trying to make with all that but it's sort of addictive. How many pages are there?
posted by octothorpe at 8:42 PM on August 1, 2009


Won't load; didn't read.
posted by swift at 8:46 PM on August 1, 2009


This kind of feels like a TimeCube with images instead of words, and way more sex (disclaimer: TimeCube could have the Kama Sutra thrown in there for good measure, and I wouldn't be surprised).

Also, since when did Elvis spank an adult woman and this didn't even faze the censors?
posted by librarylis at 8:51 PM on August 1, 2009


I think we killed it.
posted by brundlefly at 9:01 PM on August 1, 2009


Maybe the server got too depressed and off'ed itself?
posted by octothorpe at 9:03 PM on August 1, 2009


dl;cr (didn't load; couldn't read)

I don't know; I would never put a picture of MY thang on my blog...
posted by wendell at 9:09 PM on August 1, 2009


I hate art and artfags. They're such pretentious assholes.

Blow it out your hairdoo
'Cause you work at Hardee's
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:10 PM on August 1, 2009 [4 favorites]


Cultural American, if you will. Relics of faded eras, subcultures, and and evocative scenery. Sometimes refers to the past with irony such as the smoking ads. I like it.
posted by Student of Man at 9:17 PM on August 1, 2009


Well, we killed it.
posted by kathrineg at 9:21 PM on August 1, 2009


Nice blank page now. Maybe we can just imagine it.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 10:29 PM on August 1, 2009


Well, uh…here's a cache of it. For whatever the hell it's worth without any pictures.
posted by koeselitz at 10:36 PM on August 1, 2009


Drugs are very, very boring.
posted by koeselitz at 10:38 PM on August 1, 2009




If you like this, you might also like Yimmys
posted by ijoshua at 11:55 PM on August 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


Imagine being in a park in the big city. You're reading Vice Magazine. A huge American Apparel model stares from a couple of billboards above you. Some hairy dude on a motorcycle roars by while a couple of hipsters flirt on the next park bench.

Now you don't need to see the now-missing page.
posted by eschatfische at 11:57 PM on August 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


kldickson: yeah, those art fags. Also, the great lesson of the internet is: lazy sarcasm never works in text (see: 4chan). Or at all.
posted by converge at 4:20 AM on August 2, 2009


Doesn't load for me.
posted by Forktine at 6:31 AM on August 2, 2009


Won't load--now I just have to imagine the whole thing! Oooooo.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:43 AM on August 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


I hate art and artfags. They're such pretentious assholes.

Good to know that using gay slurs as general insults still thrives. Man, I'd just hate it if people no longer derided other people by associating them with homosexuality.

Also -

Metafilter: Not much reading required.
posted by tzikeh at 8:00 AM on August 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


There are a lot of...things?...like this floating around. Tumblelogs or curated photo collections that quietly celebrate thinness and hedonism and a privieleged youth subculture and infanitilized women and affected masculinity and "art" and "aesthetics" and "the eighties" and some perversion of punk rock.

And tits. There seem to be a lot of tits involved.
posted by youarenothere at 8:23 AM on August 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


Is (was) there really that much 80s content in those photos? I saw a lot of 70s, 60s, pretty much any era post-obscenity-law-enforcement.

But then, I only got through the first 4 pages before the ISP hosting the blog tanked.
posted by hippybear at 9:11 AM on August 2, 2009


(the pages are loading as of the posting of this comment, for those interested)
posted by hippybear at 9:30 AM on August 2, 2009


That bearded NYC art kid (the one everyone hated) that died recently is featured numerous times in the photos. Just thought I'd mention that, in case anyone wanted help getting annoyed.
posted by orme at 9:34 AM on August 2, 2009


looks like someone just put all their bookmarked images from fffound.com onto one page.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 9:46 AM on August 2, 2009


I love this image.
posted by rottytooth at 9:59 AM on August 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Now it works. This book is so wonderfully 1975 (oops -- checked Amazon and the actual copyright is 1976; I was close, anyway). The typeface, the line art, and that photo! I think if I ever decided to collect books it would be small press books of the 1970s, because the aesthetic and tone are so strong and clear, and so charmingly earnest.

Anyway, I quite like all the photographs. Hippy porn, motorcycles, tattoos, trucks, guns... what's not to like? I do wish they came with links back to their sources, or where they were found, because with lots of them I want to know more.
posted by Forktine at 10:33 AM on August 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm going to make a site that is nothing but images from Blythe's portfolio. No links back to his site, no credit to him, no context to the project… just pictures. You know… for "inspiration."
posted by vertigo25 at 12:49 PM on August 2, 2009


Be warned.
posted by mazola at 2:09 PM on August 2, 2009


Yeah, I thought it was a tribute to Dash Snow also.
posted by cazoo at 3:51 PM on August 2, 2009


I thought it was great until I got a scrolling-blur headache. But then again, I'm a hippie-biker art-fag who loves photos of beautiful girls.
posted by snsranch at 4:25 PM on August 2, 2009


I saw this on reddit the other day. Someone there said:

>that's my buddy Justin's blog... he's an art director. It's the land of reference material . . .
posted by Listener at 4:30 PM on August 2, 2009



Well, see, in this other thread people were asking about disco dip. And now we know. So it's kind of informative at the same time.
posted by sneebler at 5:39 PM on August 2, 2009


Holy shit, they are on to us! Dickpunching!
posted by kaspen at 1:23 AM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm going to go and get a tattoo and a seventeen year old model.
posted by ciderwoman at 3:49 AM on August 3, 2009


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