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A Little Light Weirdness - 5

They say news travels fast, but in the speed stakes it can’t hold a candle to dumb. Circling the blogosphere like an angry Superman is news that security guard Jason Cooke has managed to sight the Loch Ness monster on Google Earth. The object, which Cooke claims exactly matches the descriptions of Nessie, is clearly visible as a quadrupedal, long-necked plesiosaur-like creature, and in no way could be the wake behind a boat or anything mundane like that. This latest find comes as a relief to many cryptozoologists, who had expressed concerns that the dearth of recent sightings might mean Nessie had fallen victim to Global Warming (Telegraph).

Or perhaps this is simply proof that Scottish universities have got the jump on their transatlantic counterparts? In a move nearly, but not quite, totally unlike Jurassic Park, Professor Hans Larsson of McGill University in Montreal has announced that he hopes to de-evolve chickens back into their dinosaur ancestors. Larsson stressed that he is not aiming to recreate whole dinosaurs at this time, but by switching on or off certain genes in chick embryos he hopes to induce atavistic dinosaur anatomy in the full grown animals (AFP).



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Posted By: Dumbfounded - Wed Aug 26, 2009 - Comments (12)
Category: Animals, Ceremonies, Weddings, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Cryptozoology, Fictional Monsters, Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, Geography and Maps, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Nature, Science, Experiments, Surrealism

BIRDY NAM NAM

BIRDY NAM NAM - THE PARACHUTE ENDING from Steve Scott on Vimeo.

Posted By: mdb777 - Tue Aug 04, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Aliens, Video, Surrealism

Pimp My Garage?

You may not be able to afford that "West Coast Customs" look for your ride, but how about the garage where you leave it?

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Style-Your-Garage.com are offering a range of self adhesive garage-door covers that depict the contents of your garage as everything from a fighter jet to a strip joint. There's even one showing it to be completely empty. So if you fancy having an alligator, a speedboat or even a metro station in your garage, Style-Your-Garage.com have just the thing for you (Daily Mail).

Posted By: Dumbfounded - Thu Jul 23, 2009 - Comments (9)
Category: Art, Surrealism, Design and Designers, Graphics, Motor Vehicles, Cars

The Circle of Life, Japanese Style

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 17, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Death, Surrealism, Cartoons, Stop-motion Animation, Asia

Man Babies

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Did you ever want to know what it would look like if a man and a baby were to switch heads? Now you can see what it would look like and order the shirt to show everyone else. Man Babies

Posted By: mdb777 - Wed Jun 24, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Body, Surrealism, Babies and Toddlers

Boris Artzybasheff

The art of Boris Artybasheff certainly qualifies as weird. You can sample it in a recent reprint of one of his classic books, seen to the right.

Or, you can admire some of his covers for Time magazine.










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Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 19, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Art, Pop Art, Surrealism, Magazines, 1950s

The Art of the Brick

A recent comment about erecting a Lego statue reminded me of something I saw a while ago, but forgot to pass on to WU.

Nathan Sawaya won a competition for the Lego Master Model Builder title in 2004, and went on to work for Lego itself. Later he decided to open his own art studio, one where all the sculptures and pictures are made out of the ubiquitous little plastic bricks. Many of his creations, such as Blue pictured below with Sawaya himself, can be seen on his studio's web-site, The Art of the Brick.

My personal favourite, though, is the Lego Han Solo in Carbonite.

Posted By: Dumbfounded - Sat Jun 06, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Toys, Surrealism

The Arts: Surrealism

I am a big fan of the arts, and Dali and the Surrealist movement in particular. There is a small collection of surreal artwork by various artists on Photobucket, as well as good collections at BEINART and surrealartists.org (Due to possible copyright infringement, I will not post any artwork on this site)

Posted By: fyshstyxx - Sun May 31, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Surrealism

Weird Canadian Commercials

In an effort to prove to Nethie that not all Canadian commercials are horrifically realistic scenes of brutal workplace accidents, I am pleased to present some of the weirdest commercials to grace our northern TV screens.

These are all part of the same campaign of ads for Mac's Milk's Frosters drinks. Basically, it's convenience store advertising some new flavours (not flavors) of slush drinks that they had just come out with. At least, I think that's what they were advertising. The whole WTF line of ad more or less just gave us insight into how deanged ad-men really are.



Yeah, I think Hate Crime is a good place to start. It really says nothing about the product in question, but speaks volumes about the sanity (or lack thereof) of those invoved in creating the commercial.

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Posted By: kingmonkey - Thu May 21, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, Food, Advertising, Surrealism, Foreign Customs

The Lamp of Memory

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 20, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Music, Sleep and Dreams, Surrealism, 1940s, Dance

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