402 posts tagged with weird.
Displaying 251 through 300 of 402. Subscribe:

The concept of the Transhuman: human, the self, consciousness and their effects on the law

The first Transhuman Conference On the Law of Transhuman Persons: Whether or not you believe humans are set to evolve into gods, or AI is destined to achieve self-awareness the idea of the Transhuman is a thought provoking concept. Philosophers have debated the nature of the self, of the human for millennia. Is it time to start drafting new laws to govern all possible sentient beings on this planet? or is it all just a science of fiction? a comfortable humanist illusion?
posted by 0bvious on Dec 13, 2005 - 37 comments

Fulton Street Trade Card Collection

Fulton Street Trade Card Collection at the Brooklyn Public Library consists of 245 late 19th and early 20th century illustrated trade cards, all emanating from businesses in Brooklyn's historic commercial thoroughfare. [via Gothamist]
posted by riffola on Dec 13, 2005 - 6 comments

Predictive Programming - another Iluminati conspiracy

' "Predictive programming works by means of the propagation of the illusion of an infallibly accurate vision of how the world is going to look in the future". Through the circulation of science "fiction" literature, the ignorant masses are provided with semiotic intimations of coming events. Within such literary works are narrative paradigms that are politically and socially expedient to the power elite. Thus, when the future unfolds as planned, it assumes the paradigmatic character of the "fiction" that foretold it...........' The Illuminati: an all encompassing conspiracy stranger than any fiction
posted by 0bvious on Dec 11, 2005 - 17 comments

The Origin of Superman!

The Origin of Superman !
Possibly NSFW. via
posted by Tlogmer on Dec 9, 2005 - 34 comments

The Ledge

The Ledge He appeared on Laugh In, produced one of the truly weirdest 45s of the 60's, and was one of many inspirations for David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. Meet Norman Carl Odam, the Legendary Stardust Cowboy.
posted by timsteil on Dec 7, 2005 - 13 comments

Have the Freaks Jumped the Shark?

Our desire for the freakshow is on the wane, or at least it seems that way based on some recent closings. Is it the difference in admission costs? If the EH's relative value calculator is to be believed, that 1841 dime museum should only cost about $2.10 to get into in 2003, not five bucks. Even for free on MetaFilter only about twenty people care to discuss freaks. Perhaps we've just gotten used to seeing this kind of thing on sponsored television and don't want to travel to see it. It's certainly not because our tastes have gotten so much more evolved. Perhaps our threshold for how whack something has to be before we consider it freakish has been raised somehow...
posted by phearlez on Nov 28, 2005 - 12 comments

This so called reality

If the universe is a hologram and the healthy human brain a valve of consciousness then where'd this mental infinity come from? Are we simply living the simulacrum? Or does Pi protect us all, forever, infinitely?
posted by 0bvious on Nov 22, 2005 - 39 comments

Sailor Bubba

Anime Conventions have been the site of some very fun oddness and geekery. Much of this stems from the rampant Cosplay that occurs at these events. In terms of true cosplay-style anime-con weirdness there is only one true legend: Sailor Bubba . Finally the living icon of the Midwest's Anime Central Convention has been been given an honor that truly suits his stature.
posted by aburd on Nov 16, 2005 - 17 comments

Project Entropia

Man spends $100k on imaginary nightclub to tax those who hunt its native dinosaurs. Man is likely to make a profit. <bgsound>
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 13, 2005 - 30 comments

Stuck

I have always viewed those large home improvement warehouse stores as dangerous places, but not exactly for this reason. Whew.
posted by terrier319 on Nov 3, 2005 - 34 comments

Yahoo's top 100

No list that puts MeFi at #55 is perfect, but Yahoo's 100 Sites for Men includes lots of other goldmines, like an info source for embarassing problems, hangover cures, and other gems like Draw Your Boss. Ladies, don't miss the top 100 Sites for Women, and if anyone's Ball of Paint needs are unfulfilled, you can always check out the Top 100 Weird Sites.
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Oct 31, 2005 - 31 comments

apologies

daily show slash fiction
posted by Pretty_Generic on Sep 26, 2005 - 50 comments

Killer military dolphins on the loose!

Killer military dolphins on the loose! From the farce department: The Observer reports that "Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico."

36 dolphins trained under the US Navy's Cetacean Intelligence Mission escaped from their training pools in post-Katrina flooding. Prior to Katrina, the Navy always denied traning dolphins to fire guns and blowdarts underwater. Conspiracy theorists, however, claimed the military was training dolphins to attack enemy divers with blowguns. Apparently, the tin-foil hat brigade was right on this one, as the Navy confirmed they were training dolphins "for offensive warfare".

And in related news, Dolphins Evolve Opposable Thumbs.
posted by huskerdont on Sep 25, 2005 - 35 comments

Twelve digital inches

Vinyl Sharity There's a lot of exotic*, odd†, thrilling‡, and strangely catchy° music out there on the net. Through Weirdo Music and Record Brother, I've begun to touch the tip... And while there's a fairly proscribed etiquette regarding the sharity sites (limited time for downloads, out-of-print only, desisting when asked), I find that Free Albums and Strange Reaction have put me off of buying new RIAA albums more than Napster or Kazaa ever did. (Well, there is Regnyouth, but the downloading is such a pain in the ass for most of it that I only ever really bother with things that I own on a format that I can't convert like cassette, or that I listen to once and delete, like Interpol). But where do you go for weirdo music? Anything you've found in digging through these sites that's struck your fancy? (And if you have sharities to, well, share: You Send It, Rapidshare and MegaUpload are pretty much the gold standard.) *From BellybongoFrom WMFrom Basic Hip °From Comfort Stand
posted by klangklangston on Sep 21, 2005 - 5 comments

They March Right To Your Home!

Buy your own penguin! Have a pool? Want to recreate March of the Penguins in your backyard? No problem!
posted by amandaudoff on Sep 4, 2005 - 15 comments

Praying for Dinner

I, for one, welcome our hummingbird-eating mantis overlords.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Aug 12, 2005 - 48 comments

Negative knowledge (or more precisely negative information)

Know less than nothing!? What could negative knowledge possibly mean? In short, after I tell you negative information, you will know less... "In this week's issue of Nature, however, Michal Horodecki and colleagues present a fresh approach to understanding quantum phenomena that cannot be grasped simply by considering their classical counterparts." [via slashdot :]
posted by kliuless on Aug 8, 2005 - 26 comments

...and Germans LOVE David Hasselhoff

Retarded people love Huey Lewis & the News.
posted by keswick on Aug 3, 2005 - 80 comments

Thank you, everyone, for participating...

Program For Escaped Extra People :: internet art and storytelling, using popcicle sticks...
posted by anastasiav on Aug 1, 2005 - 7 comments

So, on which day did God place the tree?

Here we GROW again... A little late for Flash Friday perhaps, but... for those of you who remember and enjoyed GROW from the fine Flash folks at Eyezmaze. (Sort of like Orisinal with fewer, but deeper, things.)

The new game is exactly like the old game, if a little easier in that there's only eight things to place instead of twelve. But there's a weird RPG sequence afterwards, beyond your control, where the fate of a little demon-slaying dude is influenced by your planet's configuration.
posted by JHarris on Jul 23, 2005 - 31 comments

The sounds of science

The Sound of a Distant Rumble: Using monitoring devices originally intended to pick up the sound of nuke launches, researchers track the underwater noise generated by the December 26 (tsunami) earthquake. Eerie audio file of the slowly-building roar is included on the page. (More info here as well)
posted by numlok on Jul 22, 2005 - 9 comments

Jesus Christ!

AAAARGH
posted by Pretty_Generic on Jul 16, 2005 - 88 comments

Well, no sleep for me tonight.

"The stars are veiled. Something stirs in the East. A sleepless malice. The eye of the enemy is moving. He is HERE."
posted by keswick on Jun 30, 2005 - 15 comments

Does this man strike a chord with you?

Do you know this man? The identity of a man found wandering on a beach in Sheppey, Kent, wearing an evening suit and who will not talk but who expertly plays piano concertos for hours is baffling the police.
posted by mr.marx on May 16, 2005 - 75 comments

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Shatner [QuickTime]
posted by Pretty_Generic on May 13, 2005 - 24 comments

did you find mr potato head?

The most prominent feature is the cow skill mounted on the hood. When art cars go out to pasture.
posted by drezdn on May 4, 2005 - 9 comments

Some of us like them fat.

Art by Showchicken Also showcases his work on Flickr and on Fotolog.
posted by quasistoic on Apr 21, 2005 - 5 comments

The Perfect Housemate! (*twitch*)

Wanted: the perfect housemate! You just need to meet a few, um, requirements.
posted by brownpau on Apr 8, 2005 - 41 comments

Australia's "Loch Ness"

In Warburton, a town not too far from Melbourne, Australia, there's allegedly something not quite right swimming around in a humble trout farmer's catchment. Is this Australia's Nessie? Some selected quotes from the linked articles.
A giant eel, believed to be around 13ft-long with a head the size of a football has been spotted at the trout farm at Warburton.
It is believed the eel washed into the farm's ponds during this month's record breaking storms.
"We hope to catch him alive and take him to the Melbourne Aquarium."
I reckon it's true. Might even go and throw a line in myself, hey. It's just a shame that there are no pictures or film evidence thus far. Oh, this is my first front page post on MeFi. Hello world!
posted by sjvilla79 on Apr 7, 2005 - 12 comments

Snuggles? SNUGGLES!!

Pet Pillows!
posted by loquacious on Mar 19, 2005 - 35 comments

Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi versus The Undead

Africa. Lol.
posted by Pretty_Generic on Mar 13, 2005 - 58 comments

Megalophobes, beware: This is big.

There are very big things in Canada. There are very big things in Australia. There are very big things in Minnesota, in Texas, and at least 18 other states. There's so much to see, but my favorite is probably the many dinosaur statues of Drumheller, including the Triceratops, Ankylosaurus, Smileasaurus Banana Eater, Shysasaurus Jelly Bean Eater, and, ummm, Jesus.
posted by .kobayashi. on Mar 12, 2005 - 18 comments

Bert & Ernie -- Happiness

Todd Solondz + Childrens Television Workshop [Flash; Not Safe For Anyone]
posted by Pretty_Generic on Mar 8, 2005 - 18 comments

Jump! Jump!

World Jump Day. Help fix global warming the easy way: get 600 million people to jump at the same time, and shift the earth's orbit. [Warning: somewhat irritating Flash interface.]
posted by DrJohnEvans on Feb 27, 2005 - 30 comments

MIM game reviews

The Maoist International Movement reviews videogames
posted by Tlogmer on Feb 19, 2005 - 43 comments

Kanahakkliha!

Kanahakkliha! QT (mirror)
posted by Tlogmer on Feb 11, 2005 - 16 comments

Beyond cannibalism. No zombies required.

An Indonesian man was recently jailed for digging up and eating his neighbour's corpse and a Zambian man has been arrested for exhuming, cooking and eating his grandson's corpse. Most cultures have a strong taboo against eating the dead, even indirectly. This taboo has been exploited for intimidation and torture and by artists, writers and even game programmers (the latter resulting in bizarre code documentation). The practice of corpse eating is the subject of ancient myths and is embraced by at least one contemporary religious sect.
posted by Deepspace on Feb 1, 2005 - 14 comments

Six Feet Under

Want to get buried in a fish, an airplane, or car? A visit with Ghana's fantasy coffin manufacturers just might help you achieve your dreams for death. Check out the pictures.
posted by drezdn on Jan 29, 2005 - 11 comments

It's Crispin Glover

What is it? It's Crispin Glover's feature film. (NSFW)
posted by mr.marx on Jan 27, 2005 - 35 comments

Trailer Trash Turleen

Just in time for Valentine's Day, it's Trailer Trash Turleen, now with trash-talkin' action!
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 26, 2005 - 5 comments

They call me Thumper!

Bambi with love.
posted by loquacious on Jan 25, 2005 - 38 comments

Fat Truckers and Other Stuff

Fat Truckers Union is just one of 35 sites hosted by Alkem foundation. While at F.T.U. don't miss The Golden Age by scrolling right and set aside 8 hours to play the flash game. Bridgeport seems to be a band that plays in livingrooms. I'm not sure what GPI is other than it has a lot of small print. (contains flash, shockwave, sound and a few other things i don't know what they are.)
posted by mss on Jan 17, 2005 - 6 comments

Retro...um...food?

Scary recipes from the past! Included: Jello molds with meat inside, weird dinners made with hot dogs (including Circle Dogs, which would be the name of my band if I had one), and tuna spaghetti. Actually, I'd like to try some of the desserts...
posted by braun_richard on Jan 12, 2005 - 27 comments

doggies....all sorts....

Announcing The Winners of The "I Look Like My Dog Contest" (thanks daypop!)
posted by lilboo on Jan 11, 2005 - 28 comments

Give this guy a hand!

The Hand Collector. I have no idea how these people got their cats hands wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by Robot Johnny on Jan 6, 2005 - 11 comments

Organic AEV's - minus the bombs.

Remember the threads last week about R/C planes with digital cameras? Rank amateurs. Animal Planet has upped the stakes in the unmanned aerial vehicle race by strapping a video camera to an eagle. That's right, an eagle. It's incredible. Check out the dogfight in particular. They're also doing a bunch of other cool things with animals and technology.
posted by loquax on Dec 6, 2004 - 28 comments

Skeletal systems of cartoon characters

Skeletal systems of cartoon characters

(All hail Waxy.org)
posted by 40 Watt on Dec 5, 2004 - 40 comments

UNPO: All the flavor of regular UN without all the fat.

UNPO: All the flavor of regular UN without all the fat. UNPO is a democratic alternative to regular UN. Its members are indigenous peoples, occupied nations, minorities and independent states or territories who have joined together to protect their human and cultural rights, preserve their environments and to find non-violent solutions to conflicts which affect them, with half the sugar and no fat. List of members.
posted by Captaintripps on Dec 1, 2004 - 11 comments

The twisted animation of David Firth.

"I'm having a little get together with some of my friends...." I found this bizarre and disturbing little flash-movie a few months ago. The first link is actually the second installment in what is now five episodes. There's more (including the first through the fifth) on his site. The music is phenomenal- bits of spookiness from sigur ros and aphex twin. When you're all done, there's an interview with the author regarding Salad Fingers here. People are still trying to figure out exactly who the character is and where he's from. If you look and listen carefully, there are literary references, anagrammed names, etc. If you liked Salad, you might also like "Hell"(non-flash)
posted by exlotuseater on Nov 27, 2004 - 21 comments

Goal!

Destroy Evil. Superbad meets MNFTIU.
posted by me3dia on Nov 23, 2004 - 17 comments

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9