“I’ve never seen such infinite beauty in my life.”
Dr. Sidney Cohen, a proponent of LSD use in a psychotherapeutic setting, filmed a housewife dropping acid in the 1950s and interviewed her during the experience.
Jezebel found the video, which was posted in 2013, just now via The Daily Dot. Now you can see it too.
I never go to the horse races. The one time I did I got drunk couldn’t stop betting and YELLING at the horses to move their bloomin’ arses. It was fun, but also disturbing enough to make me think I shouldn’t make a habit of it. That said, if anyone invites me to Ascot, I am totes wearing one of these. Want one? Oh, YOU got invited to Ascot? How did YOU get invited and not me? Whatever. Go here.
(via Laughing Squid)
Did H&M create fake neo-Nazi metal bands in order to “honor” them and sell clothes?
Metal Injection is investigating the weirdness.
A marketing campaign by some entity calling itself Strong Scene Productions claimed to be designed to sell a new “metal” line by the Swedish retailer.
The campaign purported to be highlighting forgotten underground metal bands of yore. The weird thing? None of them actually appeared to exist before a couple of weeks ago.
“As illustrated by the bomber jacket and t-shirts worn by the models of H & M, the new items feature logos from long-forgotten underground goth- and thrash acts such as the French LANY, Mexican MORTUS, American “cosmic hippie metal” -gurus MYSTIC TRIANGLE and GREY from Germany – the originator of the whole symphonic female metal-genre.
“Here’s the problem, none of these bands have any sort of history beyond pages created this year. For example, Strong Scene claims to be founded in 1999, yet they only recently launched a Facebook page. They have an amazing Geocities-like “official” website listing all their bands, none of which have info on them available anywhere.”
A Reddit member claiming to remember one of the bands from high school had only been a Reddit member for a few hours.
Strong Scene posted a video to YouTube featuring these supposed “legendary” underground groups.
And some guy on Twitter who’s a metal something or other claims these bands are all his favourites, though the tweets have been removed since Metal Injection posted them. See them there.
“But here is the absolute worst part, if this is all a giant marketing stunt. Two of the bands seem to have ties to the NSBM scene (that’s National Socalist Black Metal aka racists/neo-nazis). For example, the bio of the band “The One” lists them as being a part of the official band page of the record label “National Heritage Pride.” The band LA/NY have imagery of Hitler on their band profile.”
The image has since been removed from wherever it came from. But still. What the what?
There’s more. Read it here.
H&M reportedly says they know nothing about any of this, and after the story broke, it seems that Strong Scene distanced themselves from H&M and claimed the whole thing was some kind of joke, and that they are actually “a one- time improvised, collective art project in the vein of Spinal Tap, Monty Python and the Yes Men with no intentions on anything except for art.”
Er, yes. Just like Spinal Tap. But with Hitler. Makes sense. Either that or a super idiotic campaign gone horribly wrong.
Either way, I vote this one a big fail. Your art, I like it not, Strong Scene.
Someone just tweeted this picture and I had to look it up because chimpanzee bottle feeding a baby tiger.
It’s apparently from four years ago. This is Do Do and Aorn who were photographed at Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. I wonder how the chimps and tigers get along with the crocodiles.
Anyway, as I was saying, if you missed it four years ago like I did, here’s a chimp bottle feeding a baby tiger. With video.
This is a little odd. I don’t know how successful it will be.
These salad dressings by Chef Kidd’s are designed to make kids eat their veggies, with flavours like Cheesy Pizza, PB&J, and Cocoa Berry. Honey Berry is the most normal sounding of the bunch. Luckily my kid already likes salad. Though I shouldn’t say that since she has a habit of turning suddenly and adamantly against her favourite foods for no apparent reason, and now I’ve jinxed it. Regardless, if she ever does decide she hates vegetables, I don’t know if pouring chocolate or peanut butter on them is really the way to bring her back around.
You know what this reminds me of? This. Remember this? Just Like Mom! Those were good times. I miss the 1970s.
This is pretty cool, though probably less so if you’re a small-to-medium-sized rodent. Then again, if you’re a rodent and you’re reading this blog, well, that’s also pretty cool, and maybe, if you’ve learned to read, you’ve also figured out a way to thwart predatory owls. Then again again, if rodents are learning to read, should I be worried about them taking over the world and conducting evil experiments? Was Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy a documentary? I forget.
Also, they should change that saying from “quiet as a mouse” to “quiet as an owl.” Mice actually can make quite a racket. One time I stayed at my friend’s really old farmhouse and the mice woke me up in night. I thought the place was haunted. True story.
Following Microsoft’s Hololens announcement, Magic Leap, a ‘techno-biology” company into which Google invested over $500 million last year has released a video showing what their future might hold in augmented reality.
This is what happens when you put a $10 Ikea print in an an art museum and tell people it’s by a “famous” artist. I think my favourite part is the ending and how good natured they all seem to be about it.
I don’t know what, if anything, this says about the world of high art. People are always trying to discredit something. My husband could probably share some insight, as he’s an art critic, but he’s not home right now.
This is actually a little kinder than sending glitter, because it’s not as messy. Send a bag of dicks!
“Send a bag of dicks to that special someone in your life. that ex-girlfriend, annoying co-worker or terrible president that tries to shove healthcare down your throat. Shipping keeps you anonymous but with a friendly reminder to the recipient to get their daily dose of vitamin D.”
And they can actually…wait for it…EAT A BAG OF DICKS. Because they are gummy dicks, which rhymes with yummy dicks.
The site says in its “About Us” section, “This site was created to put a smile on peoples faces. It’s not meant to be a threat or a way to bully. If you are sending this with the intent to ruin someones day, then maybe its you who needs to eat a bag of dicks.”
I don’t get the part about vitamin D.
This video is way over-long. And at first I thought the exaggeration for effect was overdone (YES, I thought it over exaggerated and that is totally not redundant here), but then I remembered the time I was at an event that actually had an abundance of food options for people’s various intolerances and proclivities and this woman made the biggest production over the fact that a knife that had been used on a with-gluten cake had touched a non-gluten cake. And, sure, maybe she had Celiac disease, but it’s funny, you know, because the one and only card-carrying Celiac person I actually know would NEVER behave that way.