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posted by thewalrus
on Nov 12, 2012 -
In October 1963, the Brazilian movie writer, director, and actor José Mojica Marins was having trouble with a movie he was working on, and fell asleep at the dinner table. He dreamed of being dragged to a cemetery by a creature in black, who showed Marins his own tomb stone, with the dates of his birth and death (YT: 9 min)
. That dream lead to the creation of Zé do Caixão
(anglicized as Coffin Joe
), the main character in Brazil's first horror movie, and Marins' first big movie success: À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma (YT: 1hr 22min w/English subs)
(At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
). This was one of the up-ticks in a life of some ups and lots of downs for the South American Roger Corman or Ed Wood
(NYT), and the birth of a character who would become Marins public persona. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Oct 28, 2011 -
Taser use in law enforcement has been under increased scrutiny in recent years, especially following the death of Robert Dziekanski
in a Vancouver airport last year after being Tasered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (previously
). Now the CBC and Canadian Press have sifted through over 5,000 incident reports to create a RCMP Taser use database,
tracking use of tasers by Canada's federal law enforcement by province, incident, year or stuns used. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Apr 9, 2009 -
"I've hidden myself and covered myself for too long. Now I want to show myself fearlessly, even though I know my body arouses repugnance. I want to recover because I love life and the riches of the universe. I want to show young people how dangerous this illness is."
French Comedienne Isabelle Caro
, 27, an anorexic who weighs just 68 pounds, was displayed on Milan billboards (NSFW)
for fashion designer Nolita
as the city celebrated fashion week. The prevalence of eating disorders within the fashion industry
have only recently been addressed
officially, however Georgio Armani
has complained that since Caro isn't a model herself it proves "even people who take no notice of fashion get anorexic."
posted by miss lynnster
on Sep 30, 2007 -
Guess who we're having for dinner? Danish shock artist Marco Evaristti lippoed some of his belly fat, fried meatballs
in it and served it
, partaking himself. He also canned some of the Polpette al grasso di Marco
and sold at least two cans for $23,200 each
. Cannibalism? Extreme autophagy? Trenchant comment on plastic surgery, taboos and consumerism? Or just really really gross?
posted by CunningLinguist
on Jan 17, 2007 -
"Shock and Awe"
is the concept behind the Pentagon's planned, "Hiroshima like" attack on Baghdad. "Carpet bombing" was the concept's name in the old days, and was responsible for 125,000 civilian deaths in Dresden. Precision carpet bombing - condonable strategy?
posted by RichLyon
on Jan 27, 2003 -
"Put your hand in the box."
A fun loving duo from Germany has created a version of the classic arcade game Pong that lets you punish your opponent's hand with sensations such as heat, punches and electroshocks of varying duration delivered through a "Pain Execution Unit". Remember: Fear is the mind-killer. (from Wired
posted by Stuart_R
on Mar 22, 2002 -