103 posts tagged Weird
103 posts tagged Weird
This early 20th century photo reminds us of the Slicey the Pig Dashboard Wiggler. Could this be one of Slicey’s ancestors?
“The Pig Cafeteria” was an exhibit produced by the Department of Agriculture to educate farmers about new methods of farming and raising livestock — specifically, what to feed pigs so that they would be healthy and profitable.
Now we get it: Before a pig becomes so delicious that he starts offering up slices of himself for you to enjoy, he has to visit “The Pig Cafeteria” in order to fatten up.
These strangely hypnotic gifs are the work of Dundee, Scotland-based illustrator Sam Lyon. He calls them Jelly Gummies. There’s something about these fleshy, pulsating, amorphous creatures - a combination of anthropomorphism, creepiness, and our inexplicable suspicion that they’d be both fun to chew on and pleasing to taste - that makes them awesome.
You can find more of Lyon’s perpetually mutating Jelly Gummies right here on Tumblr at jellygummies. He also has a Jelly Gummies Etsy shop, just in case you’d like to invite some of this wonderfully squishy weirdness into your home.
We aren’t sure if this Giant Isopod iPhone case would deter phone theft or actually encourage it, but either way it’s creepily awesome. You could chat on your isopod phone while snacking on a batch of adorably creepy isopod sausages or actual giant isopods.
Created exclusively for sale in Japan, these limited edition communication crustaceans come in both silver and gold versions, which sell for $80 and $120 respectively. Only 500 were produced, so we’d better buy plane tickets soon if we hope to snag one for ourselves.
It probably won’t fit in your pocket. But if your phone looked this fantastically freaky, would you ever want to put it away? Neither would we.
This is one of the strangest and most mysterious books on the shelves of the Archie McPhee Library. Haunted Air [Buy on Amazon], by British musician and artist Ossian Brown, is a fascinating collection of anonymous Halloween photographs taken between circa 1875 and 1955. They’re all from Brown’s personal collection and are presented without any context. In fact the only text in the entire book is the all too perfect foreword written by the inimitable David Lynch.
"The photographs in Haunted Air provide an extraordinary glimpse into the traditions of this macabre festival from ages past, and form an important document of photographic history. These are the pictures of the dead: family portraits, mementos of the treasured, now unrecognizable, and others.”
Each page contains a single bewitching photograph - a simple layout that makes the photos even creepier and more captivating. Without any background information, these haunting pieces of Americana have only each other for company. That is, until you start looking at them, wondering about them, making up stories for them. On the pages of this book, every day truly is Halloween.
[Photos from Haunted Air via NPR]
Schlecky Silberstein found this incredible pair of snakeskin boots that featuring cobra heads mounted on the toes, their hoods expanded in threatening display. Unfortunately we don’t know who created such fantastic footwear (please let us know if you do), nor can we make up our minds if they belong on the feet of a supervillain or superhero, but either way they’re strangely awesome.
Artist brandonbird (previously featured here)found an X-Men coloring book in a dollar store about ten years ago and became obsessed with its terrible wonderfulness. So obsessed, he asked his friends and colleagues to interpret the pages in their own style. The amazing results were gathered together in a show called X-Mans. Some of them are quite literal, the artists didn’t do much more than color the original, but others attempt to unpack the meaning behind the drawing. We’re not sure if the art in the show is canon or just part of some strange issue of “What If?" Judge for yourself, the rest of the pieces are posted here.
Reblogged from brandonbird
Leave it to Japan to create something that’s simultaneously one of the strangest, funniest and most terrifying things we’ve ever seen (and now can never unsee). Don’t worry, these dolled up pets aren’t actually wearing makeup. People have simply taken to using photo makeover apps, such as Perfect365, to give their cats and dogs glamorous new looks. The app uses sensors to locate main facial features in a photo and then applies eye makeup, false lashes, blusher, lipstick, and even stylish wigs. These results merit the creation of a whole new department. Let’s call it the Department of Hilarious Nightmare Fuel.
Head over to RocketNews24 for additional images, if you dare.
It’s Japanese Awesome Day on Geyser of Awesome!
Whether you’ve actually been to Japan or simply shop at Asian supermarkets or frequent the right toy and/or comic shops, if you like knicknacks then you’ve probably purchased a few capsule toys. They’re usually inexpensive trinkets sold in plastic capsules and purchased from enticing rows of vending machines that are to otaku what slot machines are to gamblers. The toys are often modeled after video game or anime characters, but sometimes they’re completely original. Such is the case with the awesomely surreal oddities seen here. We like how Rocket News24 describes them:
"Of course, there are also capsule toys like these that defy any explanation whatsoever and seemingly exist just to capture the attention of extremely drunk or eccentric people."
These pieces of plastic strangeness are a brand new set of toys from Bandai’s capsule toy division. They appear to depict what happens when you cross the contents of a game hunter’s trophy room with an episode of The Twilight Zone. Mounted stag and ram heads - still attached to their plaques - rejoin their anthropomorphized bodies to seek out their hunters while clutching hammers in their cloven-hoofed ‘hands’. Cuckoo clock birds sprout wings and human legs from their clock houses and gather together to gossip over coffee. And, last but not least, tiger and polar bearskin rugs wake up to leisurely catch up on their reading.
Needless to say, as soon as we figure out where to buy them, we’re going to order the entire set. Maybe two.
[via Rocket News24]
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