July 31, 2008

Zombie Haiku:

Here's a three-minute youtube of two guys in zombie outfits reciting haiku (about zombiism) and blowing artistic sax notes -- while, in the background, zombie apocalypse unfolds. Zombie Haiku

July 29, 2008

Stupid Is As Stupid Does:

Groups to pray for lower prices at gas stations:

ST. LOUIS - Two prayer services will be held at St. Louis gas stations to thank God for lower fuel prices and to ask that they continue to drop. Darrell Alexander, Midwest co-chair of the Pray at the Pump movement, says prayer gatherings will be held Monday afternoon and evening at a Mobil station west of downtown St. Louis.

Participants say they plan to buy gas, pray and then sing "We Shall Overcome" with a new verse, "We'll have lower gas prices."

An activist from the Washington D.C. area, Rocky Twyman, started the effort, saying if politicians couldn't lower gas prices, it was time to ask God to intervene.

The group thinks the prayer is helping, saying prices are starting to fall below $4 a gallon.

Perhaps while these simpletons are praying, they might want to consider asking for an evolved gray matter.
I LOATHE the uneducated "I-won't-solve-anything-myself-I'll-just-fucking-pray-for-it" mentality.
...just sayin'.
/end rant

July 26, 2008

Pink Floyd Guitar:

SkullznEyez Loves Pink Floyd

Want to make your band sound like Pink Floyd? Well, maybe you'll need to do a spot of practice - and perhaps buy David Gilmour’s classic 1970 Black Strat Fender Stratocaster.

This ‘Signature Model’ is being issued by Fender on 22 September 2008, created by Fender and Gilmour and based on the one Gilmour bought in 1970 and used on albums including ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘Wish You Were Here’ and ‘The Wall’.

The ‘Black Strat’, which features the same maple neck, black pickguard, shortened tremolo arm and custom electronics as the original, will come with a custom black case with a centre pocket, plush green lining and ‘Fender Custom Shop David Gilmour Model’ embroidery, not to mention a book about the guitar, authentic strings, the same cable Gilmour uses, a deluxe Fender guitar strap and a ‘David Gilmour’ guitar plectrum. No price given - but don't expect it to be cheap.

Fender Website Link

July 23, 2008

Bigfoot, The Garden Yeti Sculpture:

SkullznEyez Loves The Garden Yeti!
With his characteristically big feet, our over two-foot-tall Garden Yeti will have guests doing a double-take as they admire your creative gardening style! With alleged sightings the world over from the highest Himalayas to the northwest United States, this elusive, mythical legend has been captured exclusively for Toscano in quality designer resin and finely hand-painted for startling realism.

July 22, 2008

Buy A Full Sized T. Rex Replica:

SkullznEyez Loves The T. Rex!
A mere $100,000 gets you a STAN museum-grade T-Rex replica, a whopping 40' long and 12' high. They'll pose him for you, too. Each STAN T. rex skeleton is constructed according to your creative needs, allowing you to fashion a more dynamic exhibit. Whether you want your skeleton walking, stalking, attacking, running, jumping or looking your visitors right in the eye, we welcome your input, so long as the pose requested is natural and anatomically possible. Constructed modularly with no section more than 6 feet long, this incredible specimen can be assembled by an experienced crew of six in just under an hour! LINK

July 18, 2008

Smoking Skeleton Garden Ornaments:

Grimgarden's Doomies are little ceramic fellers shaped like hooded death. Fill them with incense cones and they waft magic stench through your poisoned herbs and carnivorous fly-traps.

Rebirdy -- a skull-shaped bird feeder that has the chirpy critters feeding out of the eye-sockets.

July 17, 2008

Pierced Goldfish:

SkullznEyez Think Piercing Goldfish Is Awesome!

Piercing a pet fish sounds sick, right? Many would even consider it to be animal abuse. However, humans have a long history of modifying animals with everything from identification tattoos and brands to cosmetic surgery such as ear cropping, tail docking and toe amputation (or ‘declawing’).

We pierce the ears of cattle to hold fly control and ID tags, and we implant pets with tracking chips. Even anglers give returned fish permanent lip piercings, and that’s without even mentioning the mass imprisonment and killing of animals in the food industry.

Many animal lovers decry the animal body mods shown here as barbaric but, short of turning vegan, when it comes to animal abuse, most of us are involved in far worse treatment being forced on animals than simple piercings.

Still, is piercing a fish acceptable? I spoke to William from Arizona after he sent me pictures of his fish with a labret (a piercing below the bottom lip, just above the chin). The professional piercer said it started as a joke, but “as it looked cool and never affected the goldfish adversely” he left it in. He claims it isn’t immoral and the fish didn’t suffer.

“Goldfish have a 30-second memory. And how many live fish are there out there with hooks stuck in them? At least this one had jewellery!” says William. “The fish seemed unaffected. He ate normally, and the piercing didn’t weigh him down or affect his ballast.”

William used a 5mm labret with a light acrylic end and did the piercing freehand while his apprentice held the fish, which was taken out of the water, then put back straight after. Although the fish is now dead (not because of the piercing – he died when William moved and the tank’s temperature increased), customers loved it. “A few hippies gave me flack,” says William, “but once the lure argument was brought up, they agreed it wasn’t any worse.”

And William has no regrets. In fact, he says he’d pierce a fish again. “As long as it was a fish of substantial size,” he adds. “I’ve been asked to pierce Siamese Fighting Fish, but there’s no way. If I did, though, I’d only charge for the jewelery, not the service.”

Draw your own conclusions. But let me strongly emphasize that I’m not advocating piercing animals. While William’s procedure appears to have been a success, attempting the same procedure on cats, dogs and other animals is likely to end in them gnawing or scratching out the piercing and injuring themselves in the process. If you care about your animals, please consider how a piercing will affect them. If your dog really wanted a piercing, he’d find a way to ask you for one.

Article Via BizarreMag.com

July 13, 2008

Stripper Arrested For Subway Pole Dances:

By Pav Jordan
SANTIAGO - A stripper who danced on the poles of Santiago subway trains to challenge the prudishness of Chilean society was arrested on Thursday during one of her lightning performances.

Monserrat Morilles, 26, surprised subway riders all week stripping to skimpy underwear, but she refused tips.

She said she was protesting a lack of tolerance in Chile, one of Latin America's most conservative societies where the first generation since the Pinochet dictatorship is reaching adulthood.

"This is just a beginning. We are starting an idea here that will grow and be developed further," she told Reuters as police and subway guards surrounded her.

The professional pole dancer worked quickly all week to avoid arrest, getting on at one station, finding a subway car with no children on it and stripping in time to exit at the next station.

Chilean media dubbed her "La Diosa del Metro" or Subway Goddess. She called her performances "happy minutes."

"Chile is still a pretty timid country," said her manager Gustavo Pradenas. "People aren't very extroverted and we want to take aim at that and make Chile a happier country."

July 11, 2008

Cicada Jewelry:

SkullznEyez Loves Cicadas
Yesterday, amid the tents of baked goods and vegetables at the Sandwich Farmers Market at Oakcrest Cove Field off Quaker Meetinghouse Road, their table featured earrings and necklaces made with colored beads, sea glass and dead bugs.

The business partners, both 17, residents of Sandwich and seniors at Sandwich High School, crafted the dainty pieces from the bodies of the insects that have covered areas of the Cape this summer for the first time in 17 years.

July 09, 2008

Zombie Sculptures:

SkullznEyez Loves Zombies!

The Zombie of Montclaire Moors Sculpture

Not for the faint of heart, Dickinson’s life-sized, gray-toned zombie will claw his way out of your garden plot or family room corner, pleading for assistance with the most lifelike eyes you’ve ever seen. His macabre expression is captured in such great detail in quality designer resin and finished so realistically that you’ll swear you can hear him breathing!

July 07, 2008

Lewis The Cat Is Free!

SkullznEyez Loves Lewis The Cat
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A combative cat named Lewis who frightened the neighbors and got his owner into legal trouble two years ago has done so well under house arrest that the case has now been scratched.

A judge dismissed a reckless endangerment charge against Lewis's owner, Ruth Cisero, on Thursday, concluding she had met terms of a special probation for first-time offenders. Lewis is now an indoor pet, allowed outside only in a cat carrier.

"Unlike most of us, Lewis has learned to live with his limitations," said Eugene Riccio, Cisero's attorney.

The scratch-happy black-and-white cat drew widespread attention in 2006 when Cisero opted for a trial on the criminal charge rather than euthanize or declaw him. It became a national claws celeb, and some pet lovers even sported "Save Lewis" shirts.

A lot has changed in two years, though.

Neighbor Maureen Bachtig, whose February 2006 encounter with a nasty Lewis led to the criminal case, said Thursday she was satisfied with the outcome.

"She gets to keep her cat and the neighborhood is safe," Bachtig said.

Cisero's probation included community service as well as the restraining order to keep Lewis inside. Had he gotten out, she could have faced up to six months in prison and Lewis could have been euthanized.

July 02, 2008

The Thinker:

Cat sits and contemplates things for a while:

July 01, 2008

Where The Hell Is Matt?

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

Matthew Harding spent 14 months visiting 42 countries in order to produce "Where the Hell is Matt?", a four-and-a-half minute video featuring Harding (and anyone else he could rope into it) doing an incredibly silly, high-energy dance in some of the most breathtaking scenery around the world.