, one of the weirder videos on YouTube, is a short film about three restaurant employees—Sammy, Bill, and Finger—who hunt demons. Sort of like Invader Zim meets David Lynch's "sitcom" Rabbits
posted by Rory Marinich
on Oct 22, 2013 -
So you’re at a gallery—now what?
The fact is, nobody knows what art is or why people make it. This is blatantly disturbing. Some say the function of art is to generate conversation—an unpleasant thought. I’m not sure we want to put art in the same category as skin disease and Carl Winslow: things to talk about on the internet.
posted by the man of twists and turns
on May 22, 2013 -
This is why so many of us have a bad time at galleries: we try to make art Interesting when we should just let it be weird. Art should never be Interesting.
The Weirdest Band in the World
is a blog devoted to singers, musicians, and bands that are crazy
, or otherwise unusual
. Bloggers Andy and Jake write about bands both successful
, whether metal
, or whatever other genre
, always with an unflagging appreciation for what makes these bands unique, and with none of the snark and jeering that often laces articles elsewhere about people doing weird things. [more inside]
posted by narain
on May 15, 2013 -
For those who like a little WTF?
with their opera. [NSFW]
. Of course, there's a Making Of
video. Also NSFW
, and in German.
posted by pjern
on Jan 29, 2013 -
Surveillance Camera Man (SL Vimeo)
is a man who acts like a surveillance camera. However, he is not ceiling-mounted like most surveillance cameras. He takes video of people in public and private places. Most people have a problem with him, creating conflict. One person actually likes him.
posted by ignignokt
on Oct 29, 2012 -
"I guess it started for me when, as a young sci-fi movie fan, I did a fanzine at age 12 to 15... that’s when I learned how relatively cheap and easy it was to self-publish, at least for a small circle of weirdos. Later, after comics went up to 50¢, I started collecting stuff equally weird but much cheaper than comic books: kook literature." - Rev. Ivan Stang
You may know of the Church of the SubGenius, that parody religion that worships the almighty "Bob" and was a fixture of MTV
and Night Flights
back in the day. But do you know of its SECRET ORIGINS? Co-founder Ivan Stang corresponded with hundreds of "mad prophets, crackpots, kooks & true visionaries," from sincere cults to winking charlatans to utter nutjobs to hate groups to independent artists and musicians, with some respected names thrown in, and synthesized them into a half-joking, half-serious celebration of the kook spirit. These days of course the forward-thinking crackpot looking for sheep goes directly to the internet. But while it lasted Stang and co-authors Mike Gunderloy, Waver Forest and Mark Johnston collaborated to document this vanished scene in the legendary book HIGH WEIRDNESS BY MAIL
. (All links within may quickly lead someplace NSFW by the nature of the beast.) [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on Aug 27, 2012 -
Isle of Spagg...
On the other side of the Vertic Sea where things are distinctly fishier, lives the proud fisherman Inger and his half-mermaid (but not the half you'd expect) daughter Herring. When the least
respected old character on the island dies, conflict ensues and a favorite garment is ruined. Meanwhile two haberdashers with a checkered past deal with their own loss. Can Dr. Beez or one of the Oracles help? Can the Isle's 15 minstrels make music to make things better? And what about little Claude? It all happens in a 30 minute cartoon from the Brothers McLeod
, Greg and Myles, who have also animated (scroll down for video clips) Fuggy Fuggy
for MTV, Pablo and Frankensheep
and Quiff and Boot
for the BBC, Billy
for the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Existential Pleading of the Inner Heart
for anybody who wants it and other very random stuff.
posted by oneswellfoop
on Jun 17, 2012 -
"As the Nazis approached Paris, the American Colony broke camp & abandoned the city like rats from a sinking ship. Behind them they left a frail, elderly, impoverished, homeless Irish-American who, as a young man, had been an heir to wealth, a close friend to Beardsley & Wilde, & the only important American in the 1890s Aesthetic movement of England & France. He was Vincent O'Sullivan
, one of the world's great authors of horror fiction..." [more inside]
posted by Iridic
on May 7, 2012 -
Belbury is an English market town with a picturesque 11th century church, and some notable modernist architecture, including the Polytechnic College. None of which exist except in the constructed world of the Ghost Box
record label, whose founder Jim Jupp records under the name Belbury Poly
, and publishes the Belbury Parish Magazine
. [more inside]
posted by reynir
on Feb 11, 2012 -
As we near completion of the current Year of the Rat, it feels appropriate to tell a story about how rat appreciation started, how the ratitor came to be, and how the organic unfolding of rat haus reality awareness manifested, first in the building of the balsa wood house itself (preceded by the rat cabin
and ancestral rat hans), then in its image scribing, next as a gift-in-photo series, and now as this virtual gathering place for consciousness to further explore, expand, and extend itself.
posted by deanklear
on Jan 20, 2012 -
"...Obama isn’t just lying about his identity. He’s lying about his military service record, too. While his political opponents in 2008 attacked him for never serving, in truth, he was concealing his participation in a hidden CIA intergalactic program
hosted at a California community college in 1980."
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Jan 4, 2012 -
After the, aheh, weirdness surrounding Ann Vandermeer's departure from Weird Tales (Previously
), Jeff and Ann Vandermeer have now released the succinctly titled compendium of weird fiction, "The Weird
," covering 100 years and 750,000 words of weird fiction.
The hitherto-silent "companion site," Weird Fiction Review
, launches today, revealing itself to be a bit of an all-purpose blog about fiction as well as general strangeness and affiliated oddities. [more inside]
posted by Scattercat
on Oct 31, 2011 -