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Friday, October 31, 2003

One!

Miss Mary's Victorian Halloween, being a Compendium of Gothic Images, Tales & Whimsy from the Victorian Era.

And Victorian ghost stories. (via iconomy)

A gallery of stills from horror movies.

Extreme Pumpkins. (via muxway)

A compendium of New Mexico's ghost towns.

Retro Halloween costumes and a Disney costume collection.

Krypt Kiddies. (via Sensible Erection)

Pixel horror.

The Creepy Clown Gallery..."Can't sleep. Clown will eat me. Can't sleep. Clown will eat me."

Rare occult books and the vampire library. (both via quiddity)

Gothic Miss Manners' Halloween Dos and Don'ts: "DON’T be soooooooo caught up in your own gothic attitude that you can’t laugh at yourself, and admit that you want the blinky, light-up skeleton lights."

Severed head gallery. (via Cup of Chicha)

Find info. about various kinds of beasties at Demonology: A gallery of demons. (via Incoming Signals)

And send an unnerving greeting with BloodyFingerMail.com.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Three

Kikko-man!

A Boke of Gode Cookery: medieval recipes.

"Thou gorbellied, fat-kidneyed pignut!" Elizabethan insults.

"Baby got back" translated into Latin. (via memepool)

Celebrity driveways.

A civilian's guide to the art of pratfalling.

Human cross-section videos and The Virtual Autopsy. (former via Sensible Erection)

A gallery of Japanese wood block prints.

The fly plane.

Transcripts and other info. about The
Trial of the Chicago 7
.

License plates of the world.

Guess the film: Invisible Quizzes. (via Cup of Chicha)

Porn star action figures.

"The Invisible Library is a collection of books that only appear in other books..." Reminds me of Morpheus' library in the Dreaming.

300 love letters.

And if you haven't accidentally crushed Very Important Things to death by petting and stroking and loving it too much, then you must run over and do so, right quick.

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Sunday, October 26, 2003

Five

Vote for the new 7 wonders of the world. (Only 703 days left to cast your ballot!)

Objects by Achille Castiglioni.

Photographs of carnival strippers. (via Scrubbles)

Bodyscapes.

Immortal Geisha--very nice. It's got biographies of famous geishas, info. on hairstyles and makeup, galleries of vintage photographs, links and lots more.

Doctor Foxglove's Polaroid Triptych Project. (via Penny Dreadful)

A virtual tour of The Watts Tower.

See the people stare at the camera van.

Lennie Mace's ad-lib series and vandalized oil paintings. (latter via asecretsmile)

And UFO's in 15th century European art. (via The Solipsistic Gazette)

Cut And Paste: A History of the Photomontage.

Duct tape art by Mona Superhero--pioneer of duct tape portraiture.

Mosaics by Jason Mecier and Ken Knowlton. (via Geisha asobi and Grow-a-Brain, respectively)

Embroidery by Jenny Hart. (The White Stripes portrait is awesome).

The Twisted Copper Art Gallery and South African street wire art. (latter via art for housewives)

Disturbing: "A LifeGem is a certified, high quality diamond created from the carbon of your loved one as a memorial to their unique and wonderful life."

The Philosopher's Magazine has some nice little thought-provoking quizzes on art, morality, religion and philosophy.

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Friday, October 24, 2003

Hello, Cleveland!

Sexy furniture. (via Sensible Erection)

The Strange Science goof gallery.

A website devoted to Awful Plastic Surgery. (via b3ta)

Serial killer nicknames and artwork.

Coop's Poster gallery.

Plus, a huge collection of groovy '60s rock posters and flyers for SoCal punk bands. (latter via The Ultimate Insult)

August Strindberg + helium = surreal fun.

Groupies rate rock stars'...erm, assets at Donna's Domain. (via Daze Reader)

"A History of the Musical Burlesque: A misunderstood genre."

The WPA Dolls of Milwaukee. (via gmtPlus9)

Etch-a-Sketch art.

Excellent site: Vintage Technology. (via The Solipsistic Gazette)

The Ultimate Fake Band List: "Finally, all the fictional bands and singers from TV and movies listed in one convenient, scarily obsessive place."

Cool public art via Project Blinkenlights. (via asecretsmile)

Hats Off! A salute to African headware.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Fog machine!

Learn about Kabbalah with this interactive Tree of Life.

Lurid Paperback of the Week: "An archive commentary on the Vintage Paperbacks of the 30's, 40's and 50's, featuring artwork and editorials on the history of what was a uniquely American approach to the development of various forms of marketing for the newly invented paperback."

Billy Name's Film Stills From The Warhol Screen Tests. (via gmtPlus9)

The Artistry of African Currency.

Mini Loteria cards, candy, old cookbooks and many more Things to Look At.

The Drawing Club.

The medical history of American Presidents. (via Excitement Machine)

Super cool gig posters.

Galleries of coloured alchemical emblems.

An article about Scottish charms and amulets. (via Quiddity)

Can't shake the feeling that I've linked this before, but am too lazy to find out for sure...Celebrity tarot readings (You can get your own done, too.)

Ink drawings by Pavel Aubrecht.

Flowering Nose. (via Sensible Erection)

Domino and tri-onimo art.

24 years in the making, The Butterfly Alphabet.

Art clothing from Fancy Deluxe. I particularly liked the handbags.

And finally, The picture of everything. (via The Presurfer)

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Monday, October 13, 2003

Sexy posturing

Is your family prepared for a Zombie attack? Consider these sobering facts: Ninety-five percent of Americans live within two miles of a cemetery or mortuary; Most Americans use and value their brains -- the natural food of zombies; Ninety percent of zombie related fatalities occur in the home; The only proven defense against zombie attack is an effective early warning system....

The Eye Project, The Toy Project, etc, etc. at waferbaby. (via Cup of Chicha)

Virginia Rose Kane's botanical papercutting. Hm, I only wish there were more.

The Album Cover Challenge..."there are sixty album covers...from which the artist and title information has been removed. Can you identify all the albums and provide the missing information?" (via Travelers Diagram)

A history of the skirt. With graphs!

ShouldExist seeks to "combine good ideas, donations from the public and people willing to work as volunteers or for living wage towards building prototypes of things that would make the world a better place."

Facts, images and profiles of famous dancers at the Belly dance museum.

Brilliant: Programming language inventor or serial killer? (via Geisha asobi)

Retromedia.tv is an online showcase for TV artifacts from the 1960s and '70s. Mmmm...nostalgia.

English actors at the turn of the century, paintings and photographs. Also, Theatres on postcards.

Opera: A Philatelic history.

Great big stuff. It boggles the mind. (via Sensible Erection)

Funny, yes. Fun with Microsoft Paint.

Celebrity hand-writing analysis. (via Sharpeworld)

And OnceFamous, the final refuge of forgotten celebrities.

(Smooth segue to...) The Voice Actor Page. (via Metafilter)

Robots have feelings too...a group art show.

And finally, sexy with sideburns. Oooh baby.

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Thursday, October 09, 2003

Wild cheering

Crayola Crayon Chronology notes the debuts (and retirements) of crayon colors.

Mugshots and Russian prison tattoos. (via amberglow and J-walk, respectively)

And Elizabethan and Victorian color names. (via Incoming Signals).

Belief-O-Matic and The Political Compass.

Drawings by Cindy Kim, Marcel Dzama, and Rachel Sumpter. Just because.

Tarocchi 2000: tarot art.

The Worst Romance Book Covers. It's almost too easy. (via Cup of Chicha)

The story of an iconic portrait: Korda's Che. (via gmtPlus9).

In Transit: Interviews and photographs of people on the bus in the Bay area.

Untitled Magazine. Terrific photography site.

The Page of the Dead: the final resting places for various artists. Also, Scotland's Graveyards. (latter via thingsmagazine)

Freaky art, emotionally-scarring toys, and other bizarre E-bay finds at Disturbing Auctions.

Tools as Art. (via Penny Dreadful)

MiceAge.com - A different look at Disney and more. Also, a 1960 Disneyland Souvenir Map.

The Figurative: a gallery of contemporary dolls.

Pop Goes The Page. An online exhibit of movable and mechanical books. (via plep)

"}-{ello my future girlfriend..." Just came across this page. Oh dear.

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Saturday, October 04, 2003

Drum roll

A chronological history of conjoined twins as well as some fairly disturbing pictures.

Different styles of knife throwing.

Skull art by William Max Miller. (via The Cartoonist)

Classic Mayan beauty tips.

Hairstyles of Victorian Gentlemen. (via Penny Dreadful)

Paintings by Arturo Lini.

The best, the cleanest, the most depressed? More at World and Regional Rankings.

Interesting article from The Guardian about framing artwork.

Eric Wayne Patterson. (via Cup of Chicha).

A possibly exhaustive list of things that have been sold in vending machines.

Building with cardboard...Corrugated Construction.

The Gender-Neutral Pronoun FAQ. 'Zie, zirself wasn't sure if they understood zir words.'

Magic posters and fortune teller postcards. (via muxway and Penny Dreadful, respectively)

Everyone against everyone: The art of Cire.

Luces y Sombres: antique photographs. Loads rather slowly but lovely nonetheless.

Just in time for Hallo'een: DemonKidz.

The Sandwich Project. Some of these are rather...unique. Slightly ripened bananas and english mustard on white bread? (via Sensible Erection)

Also, In-N-Out Burger's secret menu. (via Grow-a-Brain)

Flag: hot or not?, The Mormon Name Generator, and especially Story Elements: "I don't want to sell my penguin, but the drug bust has caused a lot of things in my life I don't want." Awesome-o.

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Thursday, October 02, 2003

Spotlight

"Males do have a penis, but it is almost as small as a human female clitoris and is the same color as the tail; it is hardly visible (this is the only plausible explanation to why no one has ever seen a penis on any of the male mermaids)." Mermaid anatomy.

Fairy tales for the erudite.

Mountain Monograms: "What is it with these Arizona towns putting huge letters on mountains?" (via Grow-a-Brain)

A website devoted to that famed unknown, the character actor.

Dictionary of Antarctic slang.

Variations on the Russian nesting doll. (via Sugar'n Spicy)

"One flying buttress short of a cathedral. " Heh. Canonical List of Fulldeckisms.

African writing systems.

What you talking 'bout, Willis? The Meaning Behind Songs of the Eighties. At the same site, Top Five Songs About Masturbation From the 80s.

Crash Bonsai: Mini auto wrecks. (via Incoming Signals)

"'It's not only happening to the Dan Rathers of the world, but its happening to millions of people.' It is in this spirit that we at oldmencrying.com are working to amass the largest collection of images, audio and video files, and narrative accounts of weeping men ever assembled."

Photographs, trade cards and other Circus Ephemera

M.C. Escher in Legos (scroll down a bit).

Labor Arts Sampler. (via dublog)

Kodak as you go: A History of Kodak Advertisements 1900-1926.

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