Viewing entries tagged with 'madness'

The Machine Girl

This looks like completely mental stuff that would dwarf Planet Terror in terms of madness and Kill Bill in terms of female revenge. A happy high school girl gone unhappy. Sushi, Tempura, Machine Guns. Obviously more a 'boys' film...


Movember Hero: Tom Selleck

Aaah! It's Movember again! The month formerly known as November. The month when men shave their faces clean; and let their facial hair grow for the rest of it. The only month that the mustache means dignity and Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds and Ned Flanders become divine beings. It is also the month that all Mo Bros (all dedicated participants in Movember) raise awareness and money for male health issues.

Become the Man of Movember now! Join the ranks in Mo Man's Land!

Questions? Don't ask me. Ask JimBBQ!

Kill Bill

Kill Bill

I just couldn't resist to combine these two pictures when I saw them.

Sorry Bill, don't take it personal - I just don't know another one. Cheer up!


Domo-kun: A Cat in Horror

Talking about Japanese stuff. By chance I stumbled across Domo-kun. I don't know much about it, but the pictures are just hillarious. Even I don't know why they are.

What is Domo-kun? As I couldn't describe it more precisely myself I use the definition from Cardhouse (Cardhouse as in "Sorry we're Cardhouse."): "Domo-kun is a small brown open-mouthed monster hatched from an egg who lives with a wise old rabbit underground."

It also happens to be the stop-motion mascot of Japan's NHK television station.

Of course - as with all useful and useless stuff that comes from Japan - you can buy Domo-kun (alongside with tons of other products of this kind), you can build your own Domo-kun (have a look at the gallery!), and even read Domo-kun's Blog.

Here are some more pictures...

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So cuuu-uuute!

Gloomy Bear and Pitty

"Gloomy, an abandoned little bear, is rescued by Pitty (the little boy). At first, he is cute and cuddly, but becomes more wild as he grows up. Since bears do not become attached to people like dogs by nature, Gloomy attacks Pitty even though he is the owner. So Gloomy has blood on him from biting and/or scratching Pitty. The Gloomy with blood is called Chax Colony Edition."
- from Cube Works

This Hello Kitty parody called Gloomy Bear by Mori Chakku is just one of a million examples from the probably most high-contrast country in the world: Japan. Old and new, eastern tradition and extreme western influences, minimal design and hyperkitsch, everything exits here next to each other. I just love it.

Still on my list of things to do: To live in Japan for a while. Maybe starting off in Tokyo, and once I need a break from this maniac world metropole there will still be enough other curiosities to discover. Wow, I'm looking forward to that!

Maybe it's time to figure out the other 42 things I want to do.

Towel Day

Towel Day: Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot celebrating Towel Day.

Towel Day is considered the first and only universal public holiday ever. It is celebrated by countless creatures throughout the universe since time without beginning. The origin lies mere 5 years ago, but living in an interstellar age time lost it's chronological order and became as useless as a digital watch without batteries. Probably even more.

Towel Day is a day to commemorate the (past or upcoming) death of Douglas Adams (it depends if you read this before or after his passing). He was/is/will be the father of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe, the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom.

Also Towel Day should remind you never to underestimate the value of your towel. As we all know, »any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with«. In that respect Towel Day wants to remind each and every one of us not to forget that towel when the crucial moment comes.

In the following you will find some terrestrial locals celebrating towel day.

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My Spoon is Too Big.

Don Hertzfeldt: Rejected

Have a look at bitterfilms, the website of animator Don Hertzfeldt. I saw the films "Billy´s Balloon" and "Rejected" some time ago. Amazingly funny stuff. Very inspiring. And I really love that stickfigure style. It doesn´t need more. The stories are pretty much not on that deep and meaningful side. Which is great. To say it in Felix´ words: »Get rid of that little voice saying that you are so smart. Be dumb!«

Best Viewed with Open Eyes

»Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.«
- Herman Göring

It´s very unpleasant for me to quote this Nazi and I don´t intend to place anyone on a level with this ideology. However, it shows once again how simple the basic rules for propaganda are and how it works over and over and over again. For all who want to know the basic propaganda recipe to understand what lies beneath the news we are fed with and for all who aspire a job in the propaganda machinery of which country ever I highly recommend War, Propaganda and the Media.

The following is an exerpt from The Pure Essence Of Stupid and quotes Chris Mathews in his MSNBC talk show, 'Hardball.' in talk with Jed Babbin (former Undersecretary of Defense in the first Bush administration), December 9th 2002 (via Media, Propaganda and Iraq):

Matthews: »Shouldn't he have to show evidence? You're acting like it's a question mark. Isn't it necessary morally and politically and historically for this president to show his own people and the world he has evidence of weapons of mass destruction before going in?«

Babbin: »He has no obligations like that, Chris. This is not a trial. This is not a legal proceeding. This is a matter of national survival and national security.«

Matthews: »Well, how do the American people know that there's weapons of mass destruction in that country if the president can't show them there are?«

Babbin: »Because they trust their president. When he gets up, as he will soon, I believe, and tells them that they do have all the evidence that they need to proceed on Saddam's weapons.«

Matthews: »OK, so it's on his say-so. We're going to war on the president's say-so.«

Babbin: »That's the way it always is.«

I wish you all a nice week.

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