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Dreams and Nightmares

Jack’s Dream



Until recently, I was not aware that the famous surrealist collage artist Joseph Cornell also made films. Here's one delightfully weird sample. Many more on YouTube.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 08, 2012 - Comments (2)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, Movies, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Myths and Fairytales, Fictional Monsters

This Can Happen To You!

If you frequently drive on rooftops.



The explanation inside:

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jun 11, 2012 - Comments (18)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, Cars

Angel



See how long you can last through this 1966 film without ingesting any drugs. Caffeine permitted.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 14, 2012 - Comments (14)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Body Modifications, Dreams and Nightmares, Drugs, Movies, 1960s

La Napoule

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According to this LIFE magazine article, art collector Henry Clews had a taste for the bizzare, as seen in the statue above. His French Mediterranean home is now a museum, and you can visit, or even apply for an arts residency there!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 09, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Aliens, Art, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Dreams and Nightmares, Eccentrics, Collectors, Museums, 1950s, Europe

Dollers

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Most frightening cosplay ever. An explanation is here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Aug 07, 2011 - Comments (7)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Dreams and Nightmares, Performance Art, Asia

Neuroticfish



And they say you can't remake a classic!

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 30, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, Psychology, 1960s, Blood

Turduckens Are So 2005

Ladies, gentlemen, WUvians, I bring you the food of the gods. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but suffice it to say there is bacon involved.



Be sure to check out their other videos, which always include lots of overkill and plenty of bacon.

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Sun Nov 28, 2010 - Comments (13)
Category: Animals, Dreams and Nightmares, Food, Bacon, Mad Scientists, Evil Geniuses, Insane Villains, Video, Documentaries, Fictional Monsters, Eating

Happy Harry

I recently found out about an animator named Harry Partridge who does bizarre shorts that are perfect Weird Universe material. These two are my favorites, but be sure to go to the Happy Harry Toons YouTube page for more absurdity.



Posted By: Salamander Sam - Fri Nov 05, 2010 - Comments (1)
Category: Celebrities, Dreams and Nightmares, Humor, Pop Culture, ShowBiz, Surrealism, Cartoons

Follies of the Mad Men #124

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These images both derive from Life magazine for November 11, 1949.

It must indicate something about capitalism circa 1949 that both ad campaigns chose this gigantic, brutal, triumphalist imagery. (Perhaps the two campaigns were created by the same agency even?) The postwar reign of corporate overlords has arrived. "Beware, puny humans! Our glorious products bestride the landscape and will crush you, unless you buy and consume mass quantities!"

Could there be a less-enticing public face for a company?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 14, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Dreams and Nightmares, 1940s, Alcohol

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Alex Boese
Alex is the creator and curator of the Museum of Hoaxes. He's also the author of various weird, non-fiction books such as Elephants on Acid.

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Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.

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