Somewhere deep inside a fractal....
Bizarre, nonlogical, glitchy cartoons that are "not ashamed of coming out of a computer
." Satire? Or serious attempt to point animators away from "cushioned, balletic movements" and traditional stories, and towards "an aesthetic which adopts the native idiosyncrasies and flaws of the software in which it was born"? (Note: the 'PLEASE DO NOT WATCH THESE CARTOONS IF YOU SUFFER FROM PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILEPSY' applies mainly to the flashing intros, forward through the first 25 seconds in each cartoon and there's other stuff.) [via]
posted by mediareport
on Mar 1, 2007 -
I won't be happy until I lose my legs
"I was six when I first became aware of my desire to lose my legs. I don't remember what started it - there was no specific trigger. Most people
want to change something about themselves, and the image I have of myself has always been one without legs"
This woman has Apotemnophilia
. She wants both her legs cut off, in fact she already had one. It's victimless
- would YOU be willing to amputate a perfectly healthy limb?
posted by Baldons
on Feb 3, 2007 -
The Wikipedia List of Unusual Articles.
Including popular favorites such as Raining Animals
, Penis Panic
, The Utah Teapot
, The Jesus Nut
, The Mexican Perforation
, and The Liver-Eating Johnson
. But wait, there's more! Sweater Curse! Turtles All The Way Down! Acoustic Kitty! (Seriously, WTF CIA?)
The Ding Hai Effect
. Blue Peacock, the Chicken Powered Nuclear Bomb. Chess-Related Deaths
, ETAOIN SHRDLU
, Alien Hand Syndrome
, Colors of Noise
, Drake's Plate of Brass
, and Mole Day
. Click now and they'll also include List of Songs in English Labled the Worst Ever
and the List of Songs Whose Title Constitutes The Entire Lyrics
free of charge!! Had enough? Succumb to the Flynn Effect
but watch out for Exploding Head Syndrome
posted by loquacious
on Jan 29, 2007 -
France is losing Algeria. It’s lost Indochina. Sure, it’s culturally very productive, with Nouvelle Vague
cinema at its height and existential philosophy gaining ground in the world at large. But to the nation of Napoléon and to one that preferred to emphasise the Résistance in its more recent history, that wasn't enough. What to do? Why, propose political union with Britain, of course.
posted by Aidan Kehoe
on Jan 15, 2007 -
aka Furniture Made With Frickin' Lasers. Swedish designers use motion capture technology to draw chairs and tables with light in mid-air. Their sketches are then built out of plastic by a laser into real pieces of furniture. Honestly, either one of these things would amaze me. I'm starting to like living in the future. (via bb
posted by Riovanes
on Nov 1, 2006 -
"Over the last few weeks I have been introducing you to eight schools of criticism – Biographical, New Critical, Marxist, Structural, Jungian, Psychoanalytical, Feminist, and Post-Colonial – giving a little history behind each, and showing how they can be used to critique the video game Katamari Damacy
for the PlayStation 2." [Part One
| Part Two
| Part Three
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Oct 16, 2006 -
. Warning: May contain parabolic mirrors and unlatched electronic components.
posted by loquacious
on Sep 10, 2006 -
(second one live) I don't understand in the slightest but which are pretty to watch. (movs)
posted by dobbs
on Jul 24, 2006 -
- In 2003 the Bush administration rejected an Iranian offer to recognize Israel, end support of Palestinian terror organizations, help out in Iraq, and talk about their nuclear program.
posted by sourbrew
on Jun 18, 2006 -
The Swiss are investigating an international smuggling ring suspected of providing nuclear program components to Libya. There's just one problem
. Meanwhile, the United States is opening full diplomatic relations with Libya
and removing it from its list of nations that sponsor terrorism.
posted by EarBucket
on Jun 2, 2006 -
"And And God created man,
for because I have blessed him. And Noah begat Methuselah three wives of it, and to thee nothing but dust shalt say, This is evil continually." What happens when you put a million monkeys at a million typewriters? You get the Markov Bible
! After a million years, that is.
posted by tweak
on May 18, 2006 -
"many far-left thinkers believe the white power structure that controls America is bad, so a drastic change is needed." O'Reilly continued: "According to the lefty zealots, the white Christians who hold power must be swept out by a new multicultural tide, a rainbow coalition, if you will."
Then there's John Gibson's call for more white babies
posted by delmoi
on May 17, 2006 -