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September 28, 2005 7:04 AM   Subscribe

I have no idea.
posted by tellurian (39 comments total)
 
That makes two of us.
posted by veedubya at 7:06 AM on September 28, 2005


Neither do I.
posted by squared at 7:07 AM on September 28, 2005


I think I deciphered it

posted by kenaman at 7:08 AM on September 28, 2005


What's up with this one? It scared hell out of me.

I like the post.
posted by OmieWise at 7:08 AM on September 28, 2005


Can you say ... meth art?
posted by WolfDaddy at 7:08 AM on September 28, 2005


meth art, eth mart, wet fart
posted by poppo at 7:10 AM on September 28, 2005


 best most insane of the web ?
posted by odinsdream at 7:10 AM on September 28, 2005


It looks like Funkadelic album cover art, except not that good.
posted by Pollomacho at 7:10 AM on September 28, 2005


It looks like typical hipster art projects.

Nothing to see here folks, move along.
posted by piratebowling at 7:13 AM on September 28, 2005


Well said.
posted by dsword at 7:14 AM on September 28, 2005


It's definitely odd, but that's what I like about it. Not sure what the theme is exactly, but as a collection of illustrations, I think it works well.
posted by itchylick at 7:16 AM on September 28, 2005


WolfDaddy nailed it.
posted by NationalKato at 7:27 AM on September 28, 2005


This is whack.
Delivered in a pretentious manner
posted by spock at 7:30 AM on September 28, 2005


meth art, eth mart, wet fart

Thop thmart, thop eth-mart.
posted by voltairemodern at 7:33 AM on September 28, 2005


Er, well, I guess I won't paste in that link I gathered before coming back here to comment.

But I will say this: Those sure are some nice, fast-loadin' photos.
posted by soyjoy at 7:33 AM on September 28, 2005


Okay, how about the music? ::Percussion lover::
posted by tellurian at 7:43 AM on September 28, 2005


It looks like typical hipster art projects.
This is whack.

Typical hipster mefi comments.
I liked it (but yeah have no idea either).
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:46 AM on September 28, 2005


This is really nice. It does a good job of using the web to make you interact, and the framing device they use of a person changing the pages is really nice. That, and there's some great line art in there.
But of course, the people that don't like this are probably the same ones that liked the stupid gelitan bunny.
posted by klangklangston at 8:07 AM on September 28, 2005


What the hell is that guy smoking? No, really. It looks like a dog turd. I concur with Klang; it is kinda cool.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:15 AM on September 28, 2005


Maybe he just doesn't have a scanner.
posted by jefbla at 8:16 AM on September 28, 2005


Kevin, my old pal, I believe that is a messy version of what the kids call "a blunt."
posted by RJ Reynolds at 8:27 AM on September 28, 2005


It's a collaborative sketchbook full of line drawings and doodles. Oodles of doodles.

Lots of people have sketchbooks online so I'm not sure why this is being met with such derision, but whatever. I got a few minutes pleasure out of it. And isn't that really all that matters? My pleasure?
posted by iconomy at 8:36 AM on September 28, 2005


It looked promising at first.
posted by fleetmouse at 8:38 AM on September 28, 2005


What's up with the open sores on the dude's arms? eewww.
posted by JeffK at 8:45 AM on September 28, 2005


Sketchbook detritus! Meandering, poorly executed design! Cryptic pseudo-observations!

It's not really blowing my mind here. Anyone else think this link is in the same vein as this sort of stuff?

It's like the ethos of "street art" turned into an endlessly recusive narcissism.
posted by torregrassa at 9:04 AM on September 28, 2005


Looks like a potential suicide case.
posted by stbalbach at 9:35 AM on September 28, 2005


How strange, I was thinking about doing something similar to this but not anywhere near as freaky and creepy (OmieWise, I'm with you on that pic, very unsettling) with children's books.

Basically holding them open, reading the words out loud and then turning the page. Sort of like a reading video or something. And I'll make sure to wear a long sleeve shirt if I've got lots of open sores on my arms (ewwww!).

poppo, I like how meth art becomes a wet fart, there's something poetic (sorry pooetic) about it.
posted by fenriq at 9:42 AM on September 28, 2005


He's smoking a backwood blunt. Back wood blunts have to be unrolled rather then split to be filled with weed. Backwoods are much harsher then your standard Swisher or Philly. Back woods are very popular down south, but no so much up north
posted by AMWKE at 9:48 AM on September 28, 2005


When I was in highschool, we had no Swishers, Phillys, Backwoods, or any of that. We just had joints. Usually very small joints. We called them pinners. I think I missed out on some sophisticated stones.

But damn, we all had sketchbooks like that.
posted by palinode at 10:04 AM on September 28, 2005


It had a profound effect on me. All the art that I have EVER seen, looks better after viewing those pictures.
posted by cleverusername at 10:17 AM on September 28, 2005


Ha, good call klangklangston. I really liked the gelatin bunny and greatly disliked this. The line art is derivative and boring. The difference is that the bunny takes will and vision; this requires a bic stic and a cappuccino.
posted by iloveit at 10:48 AM on September 28, 2005


GOD DAMN HIPSTERS
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:58 AM on September 28, 2005


"This is whack" was found in the piece itself, but I guess that went over your head if you didn't actually look at the piece before meta-commenting.
posted by spock at 11:05 AM on September 28, 2005


Kevin, my old pal, I believe that is a messy version of what the kids call "a blunt."

Heheh. Hi R.J. These kids nowadays, can't even roll a decent blunt. I'm appalled.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:05 AM on September 28, 2005


Some images nsfw.
posted by eddydamascene at 11:15 AM on September 28, 2005


spock: "This is whack" was found in the piece itself, but I guess that went over your head if you didn't actually look at the piece before meta-commenting.

Admitting that your work is whack doesn't make it any less whack. In fact, that little meta-comment in the original was the most whackity-wack part of it. Some of the line art is good. The best slide was the one where the kid's face turns into a death mask. More trickery of that sort might have added some depth. Without that, it's just images of a guy smoking a blunt and walking us through a book. It's an interesting frame, but it doesn't frame anything interesting.

Of course, this is art we're talking about, so YMMV.
posted by wheat at 12:01 PM on September 28, 2005


Some good drawings. Some bad drawings. I liked the two overlays of different lines and shading that together made a face.
posted by I Foody at 12:02 PM on September 28, 2005


That was a nice unexpected zine moment to break up the morning.

Started off well, and then dropped off towards the end. I liked the format of someone turning pages on a webpage. Nice change from .pdf stuff.

Hipster? Whatever. Got any more links like this anyone?
posted by rawfishy at 1:17 PM on September 28, 2005


Wow, and I thought I had a lot of time on my hands.
posted by neuron at 9:41 PM on September 28, 2005


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