Here is a pic showing Justin Bieber's face in meat form. Is this the work of a truly devoted fan? Or, is this a creepy joke? No matter - it's very strange, and qualifies for bizarre photo of the day.
Twenty year old Mayuko Kanazawa, a student at Japan's Tama Art University, has created what must be the strangest font design yet - the Leg Hair Font! Inspired by a challenge from her profs at the Department of Design, and a hairy male friend that complained of leg pain, the enterprising young student was able to manipulate, twist and design the hairs into uppercase and lowercase fonts. Can you imagine submitting a paper or report in this font? Go ahead . . . I dare you.
I remember watching the movie Coogan's Bluff, which is a 1968 Clint Eastwood action flick set in San Fransisco, as an adolescent kid in the 80's. When I watched it, it was the height of Nancy Reagan's"Just Say No" campaign, and the War On Drugs was in full swing. It was a pretty typical crime-action film, and then . . . this scene appeared on the screen. Needless to say, I was a bit confused. First of all, what is a Pigeon Toed Orange Peel? There's the lights, the naked chicks, the song - which is the same name as the club, Pigeon Toed Orange Peel - the spooky images. What in the hell? My parents took the opportunity to tell me that this is what drugs do to you - you end up dancing wildly at a club with a crazy name, to a song of the same name, where half the girls are naked (nothing wrong with that, my 14 year old brain thought), and images of tarantulas and skeletons were flashed everywhere so you could start to feel really groovy.
Needless to say, my parents were on the War on Drugs bandwagon, and thought this a prime moment to school me on the rather deleterious effects of drugs. In retrospect, this movie snippet was nothing more than a badly produced anti-drug PSA, late 60's style. After all, this is what those crazy hippies were up to. So, lock your kids indoors, lest they should escape and end up tripping the light fantastic at the Pigeon Toed Orange Peel!
Due to copious shots of topless go-go girls, probably NSFW.
No kidding. Here is a video that reveals the strange story behind this awful, dead human toe and alcohol infused concoction. Those who a brave - or sick -enough to drink Sourtoe Cocktail are referred to as "Sourtoers". And here's the best part of all - the dead toe has to touch your lips when drinking the mix in order to be considered an official initiate. Watch if you dare!
More on Sourtoe cocktail here and here.
This is a list of pics that show human "faces" in strange places, from cheese graters to autumn leaves. Enjoy the weirdness!
Excerpted from Marcfolio
Canon has released a new commercial in Thailand which shows that the best way to capture a woman's love is to don your stalking cap and start following her everywhere . . . while using Canon products to document her every move, of course. While some prolonged, admiring glances are exchanged between stalker guy and the young beauty, he never once attempts to speak to her. Given this, it's rather interesting that she accepts the invitation that he leaves in her locker. But, all is well in the end, for stalking = love, don't cha know?
A Japanese art collective that goes by the name of ChimPom has found an interesting solution to a Tokyo rat infestation: they killed the rats and turned them into exhibits as taxidermied Pikachus. After some difficulty in trapping them and ending their verminous existence, they painted them yellow, placed the signature Pikachu red dots, and ran wire through their tales to "pose" them.
The idea to do this was prompted by the presence of the so-called "super-rats" of Tokyo, so known for their supposed immunity to rat poison. So, the ingenious and strange ChimPomer's decided to help solve the super-rat issue while doing what ingenious and strange Japanese artists do: attack problems while simultaneously making reference to ubiquitous animated characters.
More at HuffPo
Spanish photographer and artist Rafa Zubiria has created two series - Zooo and No Way Home - of surreal, floating images that are well worth examining. The beauty of the images is tinged with a dreamlike quality that is worthy of Lewis Carroll's written imagery or Salvador Dali's visual oddities. The very imaginative series by Rafa Zubiria can be found here.
A terminally ill taxi driver in Britain saw an advertisement for a documentary that was soliciting those near death for a very strange request - they wanted to film the mummification process perfected by the Ancient Egyptians. Alan Billis decided to reply to the ad, and after his recent passing, Channel 4 in Britain filmed Mr. Billis being mummified, the first man in 3000 years to be mummified in the manner of the Egyptians. Mr. Billis explained his decision to his wife and three grown children, who subsequently gave their blessing to his desire to leave his body to science.
After his death in January, his internal organs were removed and preserved in jars, with the exception of his brain and heart. The process of mummification then began, where over several months he was wrapped and prepared for what should be a preservation of several millennia. Full story here.
Below are pics of Mr. Billis in the various stages of mummification.
Here is a collection of somewhat strange but oddly cool crochet masks. According to designer and artist Aldo Lanzini, these masks are designed on the body, and are a series of geometric shapes inspired by music. Lanzini employs a wide array of color and shapes to respond to the inspiration of the music he listens to. These could come in handy on a cold day this winter!
One question: what music is he listening to?