Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Photo-Realistic Art Of The Day

Talk about some freaky-ass art. But then, it's from Regan, so what do you expect?

Ron Mueck is a London-based photo-realist artist. Born in Melbourne, Australia, to parents who were toy makers, he labored on children's television shows for 15 years before working in special effects for such films as Labyrinth, a 1986 fantasy epic starring David Bowie.

Eventually Mueck concluded that photography pretty much destroys the physical presence of the original object, and so he turned to fine art and sculpture. In the early 1990's, still in his advertising days, Mueck was commissioned to make something highly realistic, and was wondering what material would do the trick. Latex was the usual, but he wanted something harder, more precise.

Luckily, he saw a little architectural decor on the wall of a boutique and inquired as to the nice, pink stuff's nature. Fiberglass resin was the answer.

(Is this Marlon Brando as Col. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now?)

Links Of The Day

My attempt to catch up on a backlog of great submissions from you, my loyal readers. Thank you.

Types of irritating professors and irritating students from Professor Jon (on his blog)

Been unfaithful? Make up for it here, says Blong

A short pop culture quiz from Tink

Tons of truly amazing photos from the Olympics from Spinderfella

You've heard of beer goggles. See them in action - from Willie

An amusing book review from Woot and Mike D.

Check out what this angry wife is selling on eBay - from Jacki

An entire page of Bea Arthur goodness from The Courteous Chihuahua (partly NSFW)

From Seth, a stolen recording of John McCain's phone call to Sarah Palin to invite her to be his running mate. Absolutely hysterical.

Last, but not least, from Big John, a vehicle that's... well... interesting. I will warn you that this link is 100% PORNOGRAPHIC and completely UNSAFE FOR WORK, so do not click HERE if you are offended by such things. I'm only running it because it made me and my wife laugh so hard that we thought we might pass out. (NSFW!)

Vid Of The Day: Redneck Waterskiing



From Cajun Willie.

SNL Clip Of The Day: Mom Jeans

Exclusively from JC Penney.


August Engrish Roundup

It's the universal ranguage.

For rilz! Long trip, no chicks.

Come on in, sucker.

Line forms to her rear.

Well that makes sense.

Did we mention mushrooms?

It's chafed if you're wiping with this stuff.

Ha, my wife put this same sign over our bed. Small world.

I bet this came from Old Navy. They have more shit shirts than anyone else.

No one likes cheap puke.

Go ahead, drop it. That's what it's made for.

It does help.

Looks kinda dry to me.

I prefer Spaniel. Lab gets tough if you overcook it.

You would prefer it warm?

Who wants an ice cold glass of Fart?

We have more herpes than any other store.

Not easy to throw, but it does the job.

You pick it. We'll cook it.

Hong Kong's only non-non-allergenic hotel

And proud of it.

It's the most important fart of the day.

Waiter! There's no cock in my soup.

"PC Load Letter? What the fuck does that mean?!"


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