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Life Imitates Comics

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A real-life Batman villain! Read about Two-Face here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 25, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Body Modifications, Scary Criminals, Comics

Follies of the Mad Men #72



This one's just for Patty, who registered discontent with our exclusive concentration on the female form!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 27, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Body Modifications, Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Fictional Monsters

Blue Jesus Tat

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 15, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Body Modifications, Tattoos, Religion

Eyeborg

Rob Spence, a filmmaker in Canada, who lost his right eye has now replaced that eye with a camera. Engineer Kosta Grammatis designed a video camera and transmitter that would fit into a prosthetic eye. Just think of all the possibilities. Waring: video does contain a very brief scene of eye surgery in the beginning. Eyeborg

Eyeborg Phase II from eyeborg on Vimeo.


Posted By: mdb777 - Tue Jun 02, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Body Modifications, Robots, Video, Experiments

The Most Evil Device Ever?

Have you commited a crime lately? Are you on the run from the law? Be glad you don't have this micro-chip implanted. A Saudi Arabian scientist has filed for a patent for a "killer" tracking device, which would be used to trace fugitives from justice, terrorists, illegal immigrants, criminals, political opponents and more. The chip acts like a DPS tracker, but with the added bonus of being able to inject a deadly poison into anyone that becomes a security risk. The Story.

Posted By: Nethie - Thu May 21, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Body Modifications, Crime, Death, Inventions, More Things To Worry About

Scary PSA

Good Lord! Is this an outtake from a horror film, or a public-service announcement?

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 20, 2009 - Comments (8)
Category: Accidents, Goofs and Screw-ups, Body Modifications, Horror, PSA’s, Advertising

Alisa Chan

This young woman named Alisa Chan exhibits superior design and sewing skills. She should be applauded for her manual dexterity alone.




Posted By: Paul - Sat May 09, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Body Modifications, Costumes and Masks, Fashion, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Performance Art, Sex Symbols, Roleplayers and Re-enactors

Pierced Glasses

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If I were to ever get a piercing I would definitely consider getting this done. A piercing that actually has a function. Apparently, each lens is attached to a piercing in the bridge on the nose by magnets and I hope those magnets are strong enough, so you don't accidentally knock them off all the time.

http://www.piercedglasses.com/

Posted By: mdb777 - Wed May 06, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Body, Body Modifications

Life Imitates Art

Here are two commercials to watch. I believe that you will see a startling similarity emerge that will shake you to the core (or maybe just halfway to the core).



So far, so good. It's your basic ad for cosmetics, showing a heavily airbrushed woman who looks somewhat like an android (gynoid?), poncing around in an empty, black, out-of-focus room, interspersed with product shots against a stark white background. (I'm always a little saddened when the real product doesn't create lines of light in contour around my wife's face.) I don't know to much about the product's specific properties.

What I know for sure is that it bares a startling similarity to a fictional product I have seen before.


More in extended >>

Posted By: kingmonkey - Tue May 05, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Armageddon and Apocalypses, Body Modifications, Cannibalism, Cosmetics, Movies, Advertising

The Scale of Loss

Apparently New York workers enjoy a fixed compensation scale for the loss of body parts. Each body part is judged to be worth a certain number of weeks of wages. Here's the scale:
  • One eye: 160 weeks
  • One ear: 60 weeks
  • Both ears: 150 weeks
  • One arm: 312 weeks
  • One leg: 288 weeks
  • One foot: 205 weeks
  • Big toe: 38 weeks
  • One hand: 244 weeks
  • pinky: 15 weeks
  • little toe: 16 weeks
So why is the little toe worth more than the pinky? The New York Times has the full illustrated list.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Apr 08, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Body Modifications

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