94 posts tagged Weird
94 posts tagged Weird
Is this a still from a lost episode of The Twilight Zone? Nope, it’s a photo of waiters wearing amazing masks in the kitchen of a restaurant in Munich, Germany during Mardi Gras in 1933.
That they have such a long, strange history is one more reason we love our awesome selection of animal masks. The creepy characters in this photo feel like our ancestors. (Although that impressively freaky fellow second from the left looks like he might actually be a Rage Comic grandpa.)
Photo from the Nationaal Archief
A few weeks ago we shared a couple photos taken at a Japanese pigeon mask party. Today, thanks to Kotaku, we learned that that festive occasion was just the tip of an awesomely weird Japanese iceberg.
A Japanese comedy site called Daily Portal Z recently held a “Hato Event" (‘hato’ means pigeon in Japanese) at Osaka’s Grand Front shopping center. Attendees wore our Pigeon Masks and had their photos taken at the massive and fashionable Grand Front Osaka shopping center.
But there’s more, so much more. It seems Twitter is full of Japanese users posting their own photos while wearing pigeons masks - during meals, at the office, at the bar, lounging at home with their cats, riding the subway, even at the park hanging out with live pigeons. It’s amazing. When we go to Japan, we’ll be sure to pack a Pigeon Mask.
Visit Kotaku for more photos and complete photo credits.
Today’s peek into the Archie McPhee Library is Hey Skinny! Great Advertisements from the Gold Age of Comic Books [Buy on Amazon] by Miles Beller and Jerry Leibowitz. Back in 1995, when this was published, it was a much more essential purchase than it is now. Other than an introduction, this is just page after page of eye-popping old advertisements. So, if your curiosity extends to just to seeing these ads, then you’re better off searching Tumblr for comic book advertising. However, if you’re interested in an experience, this book was printed on the same paper as all those old comic books. That means you get the tactile feel, yellowed-whites and decaying paper smell you would from holding the originals.
Unfortunately, none of the products in the book are still available. But, our next featured book, Mail Order Mysteries [Buy on Amazon], will show you what you would have received if you had ordered.
Here’s yet another awesome thing about Japan: Pigeon Mask Parties.
Whether they’re made of feathers or latex, hanging out in the park or at a bar, it’s clear that pigeons love to flock. Did you know that a group of pigeons is called a loft? That means you could also call these gatherings Loft Parties. It sounds like Pigeon Mask code.
Nothing says I love you like a molded chocolate model of your own teeth. Right? A Japanese dental student named Matsumtoooo thinks so:
“It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow so I made some chocolate!!!!! I’m attending dentistry school so it’s denture chocolate!!!!! Both the upper and lower jaw!!!!! My folks don’t really like it!!!!! I’m bringing it to school tomorrow so everyone eat up!!!!!”
Whether or not these chocolate chompers successfully woo anyone is secondary to how impressively detailed they are, from the crenulations on Matsumtoooo’s molars to the texture of her soft palate.
These are (you had to know this was coming) some seriously sweet teeth.
Inspired by the artwork of Salvador Dalí, Spanish artist Oscar Tusquets and Deyrolle, a famous French taxidermy studio known for working with Dalí, collaborated on a series of 21 remarkable nightstands made using taxidermied sheep.
Each bedside table sheep stands on bronze feet and features a wooden tabletop and single drawer. They were made in reference to a Dalí painting entitled “Interpretation Project for a Stable-Library” [see bottom image], on the left side of which appears a lamb featuring a drawer in its flank and a phone set atop its back.
There will be 20 white sheep and 1 black sheep with white legs. The Daily Mail explains that the black one is a reference to a Catalan expression, “a black sheep with white legs,” which is something that is impossible.
The cabinets will sell for roughly £50,000 ($82,000) each. We can’t help but wonder if it’s easier to fall asleep with one of these sheep beside your bed.
Yuko Higuchi’s artwork combines so many of our favourite things, such as tentacles, cats and anthropomorphism, that looking at her drawings feels like we’ve fallen down a rabbit hole created just for us. We were delighted to learn that the adorable kitty featured in so many Yuko’s pieces is based on her own pet cat named Boris. He’s her primary source of inspiration.
These pieces are just a small sampling of Yuko Higuchi's surreal world. You can see lots more of her artwork on Facebook, via Twitter, or right here on Tumblr. She also recently published her very first illustrated book.
[via Spoon & Tamago]
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Happy New Year! It’s the year of the horse on Geyser of Awesome!
When it comes to cuteness, Hello Kitty is a kawaii force to be reckoned with. So what happens when you take an almost universal symbol of cuteness and hurl her into a churning pop culture stew? Awesomely strange tattoos happen and Neatorama assembled a fascinating collection of some of the strangest examples they could find.
In these photos Hello Kitty meets Hellraiser, Jesus, tokidoki and the Living Dead, the perils of biohazardous waste, Star Trek, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Terminator.
But that’s not all. Head over to Neatorama to view even more Hello Kitty mashup tattoo weirdness.