This Makes Me Uncomfortable
- A Pinterest Board for innocently disturbing things (Slightly Not Safe For Work, Certainly Not Safe For Sanity)
This poster has written this Metafilter post of music specially to introduce you to the instruments of the orchestra
. There are four teams of players; the STRINGS
, the WOODWIND
, the BRASS
, and the PERCUSSION
. Each of these four teams uses instruments which have a family likeness. They make roughly the same kind of sound in the same way. The STRINGS are played with a bow
or plucked by the fingers. The WOODWIND are blown
by the breath. The BRASS are blown too
. The PERCUSSION are banged
. Now we have taken the whole Orchestra to pieces. We have no intention of putting it together again. [more inside]
How to make a doll lamp (video, maybe not safe for children) Philofix
is a popular tv series for kids age 7-13
on Swedish TV network SVT
In a recent episode, shown this Monday at 7:30 PM, host Rakel Wärmländer
showed viewers how to make a lamp out of a doll. Viewers
were not happy. [more inside]
My family lived on the southern edge of a certain Midwestern industrial city in an old house, old enough that its basement still had a dirt floor
I was not yet old enough to openly question a parent's behavior, but certainly old enough to recognize its oddness, when my father began digging
uses stock photography to tell a deranged tale about living the corporate life.
Photographer Stefano Bonazzi's series Smoke
, where nude subjects vanish into the air.
is a disturbing and intriguing animated video short by French artistic collective Lorn
"Earlier this year my estranged father
passed away. Among his limited possessions was a box of VHS tapes
. They included strange footage hidden away for years.
" [more inside]
The Burns Archive
is a collection of over 700,000 historical photographs that document disturbing
subject matter: obsolete medical practices and experiments, death, disease, disasters, crime, revolutions, riots and war. Newsweek posted a select gallery
this past October, as well as a video interview and walk-through
with curator and collector Dr. Stanley B. Burns, a New York opthalmologist. (Via) (Content at links may be disturbing to some.) [more inside]
The 25 Most Disturbing Films Ever.
Starts at #25, but the full list with links can be found below the fold. Some pages NSFW. [more inside]
We're all familiar with extremely disturbing fanfic by now. But steamy Hermione/Snape fantasies are tame compared to the depths of madness that are explored in the latest installment of Excursions into Madness
, in which our anonymous author reimagines his favorite movie characters through the lens of absolute psychosis.
Part I: Star Wars, E.T., Interview with the Vampire
Part II: The Fellowship of the Ring, Back to the Future
From the same twisted mind that produced The Obama Proxy
of horrific, Japanese maggot-man robot allegedly designed to act as a physical presence during phone calls. More info and photos here
is a slightly
surrealistic often disturbing
French photographic blogspot often NSFW.
The video of German electrofunkmeister Michael Fakesch's On the Floor
(via Daily Motion) might make getting to sleep difficult.
But it's awesome, and the guy sounds like a younger, angrier Prince. [more inside]
Roy Orbison in cling film ... and now, in print.
"Any self-respecting bookshop
should have a Clingfilm Wrapping section and the book
will most likely be located there." Confused? Read the original story
, followed by MeFi's first encounter
) with this phenomena in 2003.
Vote Yes on Proposition 12?
As in proposing a 12-year-old. Dutch pedophiles form a political party
(English Wiki link
Of course, they are not a one-idea party. They also favor "consensual sex between animals and humans
The dark and unsettling photography of Swedish photographer Fredrik Ödman
who explores "the meeting point between logic, imagination and madness." Don't miss his nature portfolios. via The Cartoonist)
Meet Mark. I am a 49 year old truck driver. Divorced, one daughter, 18, looking for a LADY, 45 to 55 years old, no tatoos, no body piercings except ears, but most importantly NOT LIBERAL (lady and not liberal kind of go hand in hand, don't they?).
Mark is just one of the many available lovebirds waiting for you at Hannidate
-- Sean Hannity
's very own Internet personals.
The Portsmouth Sinfonia to return?
In 1974, Gavin Bryars
rounded up a group of novices and enthusiastic amateurs, called them the Portsmouth Sinfonia and let them loose in a recording studio. The result: some of the most disturbing classical music ever committed to tape
. Intrigued by the concept, the legendary Brian Eno
signed up and played clarinet for the orchestra, adding a certain star cachet
to the cacophony.
On the back of sympathetic TV coverage, there followed a now-legendary concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. Thirty years later, there are plans to release Portsmouth Sinfonia's output on compact disc
by way of celebration.
A brazen attempt for quck laughs and publicity, a serious exploration of entropy in the musical medium, or simply an early entry in the torture tape experiment?
- A web comic experiment (some NSFW if language is a problem).
Trucker Fags in Denial
(Probably NSFW)-You can only read these comix in reverse, but it's still strange, interesting, creepy stuff.