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August 18, 2010 9:37 AM   Subscribe

As weird themed tumblrs go, this one is a weird, themed tumblr. (Some images NSFW, all images Not Safe for Your Sanity)
posted by jacquilynne (40 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Er, I'm sure it's already been linked somewhere, but -- Nic Cage as Everyone.
posted by cavalier at 9:38 AM on August 18, 2010


Weird. I like Robert Downey Jr and I like pinups, but I'm not comfortable with this.
posted by Nabubrush at 9:40 AM on August 18, 2010


It's blah blah blah pixels.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 9:42 AM on August 18, 2010


Needs better blending. Moar Photoshop skills would make the transition in the images less jarring.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:42 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Paper bag.
posted by nola at 9:42 AM on August 18, 2010


This here's my fave.

It captures the Robert Downey Jr. contradictory self-aware insouciance.
posted by Babblesort at 9:42 AM on August 18, 2010 [4 favorites]


Better Photoshop skills would only diminish this. Strangely compelling.
posted by mazola at 9:44 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Is it me or does RDJ look a bit like Steve Colbert without glasses?
posted by chillmost at 9:44 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


For some reason my brain wants to interpolate RDJ as Ronnie James Dio which just adds a phantom layer of surreal to this.
posted by Babblesort at 9:49 AM on August 18, 2010


this one is a weird, themed tumblr.

Yes, yes it is.
posted by yerfatma at 9:50 AM on August 18, 2010


Is it me or does RDJ look a bit like Steve Colbert without glasses?

Especially in this one.
posted by muddgirl at 9:50 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Not that I obsess about it or anything - but I always wonder if certain dudes would make a hot chick. Roberty Downey Jr. - not so much. There was a CD liner (remember those kids?) from a U2 album where the guys were dressed in drag -and surprising the worst looking was Larry Mullen Jr . He came out all Clockwork Orange and everything. Maybe it's the "Jr" that throws things off.

Now, I think Brett Favre would make a pretty good looking lady.
posted by helmutdog at 9:50 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thread's promising, hope it has legs.

More weird Tumblrs, let's do this.
posted by The Straightener at 9:50 AM on August 18, 2010 [3 favorites]


Better Photoshop skills wouldn't make this any less jarringly strange.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:51 AM on August 18, 2010


Man I just have regular old Robert Downey Jr pin-ups?
posted by The Whelk at 9:52 AM on August 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Man, can I, rather.
posted by The Whelk at 9:53 AM on August 18, 2010


I was really expecting Richard D. James.
posted by mullingitover at 9:54 AM on August 18, 2010 [7 favorites]


Reminds me of this only less disturbing.
posted by sanko at 9:54 AM on August 18, 2010


Am I the only one who saw "RDJ" and a dude's face on women's bodies and half expected it to be Richard D James?
posted by juv3nal at 9:55 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow, great minds think alike! *high fives sanko and juv3nal*
posted by mullingitover at 9:56 AM on August 18, 2010


SLTB
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:57 AM on August 18, 2010


Oh and just to kick things off with the weird tumblrs tangent, we can start here.
posted by mullingitover at 9:58 AM on August 18, 2010


The bizarre juxtaposition of celebrity and fetish made me think of the Roy Orbison wrapped in cling-film guy. Now that would be a weird, themed tumblr. The guy who writes those stories now has a novel out, by the way. You'll never guess what it's about.

(ROWiCF Previously on MetaFilter)
posted by jedicus at 9:59 AM on August 18, 2010


Wow, I just tweeted this site. Great minds and all that.
posted by misha at 10:17 AM on August 18, 2010


I thought this was pretty fun, then blood started coming out my ears and nose; now I can taste all the colours there are.
posted by poe at 10:35 AM on August 18, 2010


I parsed the URL as "pin up ur dj", and was expecting to see beefcake shots of Tiesto, Oakenfold, Vasquez, etc. Then my confusion didn't let me quite understand whose face was on all the women. It was a very strange couple of minutes.
posted by hippybear at 10:59 AM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ah! Now I understand why they make earthworm flavored Jelly Belly's.
posted by Splunge at 10:59 AM on August 18, 2010


You know, I'll bet a cis-gender nickle that a lot of the LGBTrans-mefites who enjoyed the general A Series of Questions welcoming-group-hug thread are not really sure how to react to this new thread.
posted by sebastienbailard at 11:12 AM on August 18, 2010


I must paranoically suspect a kooky pun in the RDJ-RDJ coinkydink.
posted by Zerowensboring at 11:13 AM on August 18, 2010


Same here, hippybear. I initially felt lost and confused... then I realized whose face it was, and felt even more lost and confused.

That Robert Downey Jr... is there no look he can't master?
posted by kinnakeet at 11:15 AM on August 18, 2010


Like mullingitover, I was expecting more Windowlicker.
posted by Eideteker at 11:22 AM on August 18, 2010


My god, I love this. I'd seen a few of them around but never knew the source. The choices of face are perfect.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 11:47 AM on August 18, 2010


Am I the only one thinking that Robert Downey's probably the guy doing it? It would hardly be out of character ... (the being weird part).
posted by philip-random at 11:50 AM on August 18, 2010


Greg_Ace: Better Photoshop skills wouldn't make this any less jarringly strange.

Better Photoshop skills would make this better but also much much worse.

sebastienbailard: You know, I'll bet a cis-gender nickle that a lot of the LGBTrans-mefites who enjoyed the general A Series of Questions welcoming-group-hug thread are not really sure how to react to this new thread.

And to be clear, what I find "worse" in this particular tumblr blog is the disconnect between the face and the poses has little to do with the male/female but the sexless (or at least as much as RDJ can be sexless) face shots with the highly sexualized bodies. It's like those cut-outs where you put your face into a painted body -- but far more aggressive on your eyes.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:51 AM on August 18, 2010


oh man. most arousingly disturbing tumblr ever.
posted by palomar at 11:54 AM on August 18, 2010


the sexless (or at least as much as RDJ can be sexless) face shots with the highly sexualized bodies

I think one of the reasons I love it is that the faces aren't intentionally sexless - in many cases it's clear that the creator chose ones that closely mimic pinup "faces" (pursed lips and so on). So what makes them read "unsexy" or "sexless" to some people? The facial hair? The lack of (obvious) makeup?
posted by muddgirl at 12:17 PM on August 18, 2010


You know which guy would make a hot chick? Cillian Murphy.
posted by pxe2000 at 2:46 PM on August 18, 2010


pxe2000: You know which guy would make a hot chick? Cillian Murphy.

You know about this movie, right?

(Pardon me if this is a joke I'm just not getting.)

posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:51 PM on August 18, 2010


And here I thought the Internet had reached its apotheosis with the flickr group "does this look infected to you?"

I was wrong.
posted by fatbird at 4:52 PM on August 18, 2010


God, stop pretending Robert Downey, Jr., is RDJ, y'all. There is only one RDJ.
posted by Zerowensboring at 9:22 PM on August 18, 2010


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