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I Don’t Get Fashion: “ME!”

Posted in absurd, clothing, fashion, humor with tags , , , on July 8, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Okay, this shirt is patently absurd, but it’s so bad that it’s actually kind of intriguing and mesmerizing.

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While I’d never personally wear it, I’m completely entertained by its existence. Anyone want to hazard a guess as to what the statement of this garment may be (aside from the obvious)?
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All I could come up with is “Head of the Narcissist Convention.”

“ME”

One Got Fat: Bicyle Safety Video, 1963

Posted in absurd, humor, macabre, music video, video with tags , , , , on June 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This is one of the most disturbingly surreal videos I’ve ever seen. Classic mid century “music of the future” plays while a group of kids (in monkey masks) ride their bikes until, one by one, each meets an untimely end. The narration…the visuals…it’s all SO good. This is a must-see for fans of all things strange and unusual.

The names of the characters alone make this worth watching.
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(and more…I won’t give them all away)

If you’re interested, it was featured in a Boards of Canada video as well:

(Thanks for reminding me this exists, Cat Daddy-O!)

I Don’t Get Fashion: Crazy Runway Looks

Posted in absurd, fashion, humor with tags , , on June 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I do understand the impractical nature of runway creations, and can appreciate the artistry of the moving sculptures on the catwalk. But some designs are just ULTRA absurd. Here are a few:
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I’m refraining from commenting on each one for fear the sarcastic overload would break the internet.
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This next one is my favorite. It’s really…something…isn’t it?
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Which one is your “favorite?”

See a few more here.
Thanks Eric!

Tacky Taxidermy, Day 7: Finale

Posted in absurd, creatures, humor, taxidermy with tags , , , on June 8, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

As it turns out, I’ve collected WAY more terrible taxidermy than I could feasibly post in a week. I also intentionally left out the new wave of artistic rogue taxidermists, to be visited at a later date, though this hobby is gaining ground and producing some entertaining results (this is one kind of craft I could never do; I’m too sensitive to work on…former creatures).

So here are some honest attempts at preserving and posing creatures that don’t quite…look…right.
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Tacky Taxidermy Week, Day 6: Reader Submissions

Posted in absurd, creatures, humor, taxidermy with tags , , , on June 7, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

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Thanks, Bettie!

Okay, so it’s a hoax, especially with that URL, but if you’re looking for HUMAN taxidermy services…LOOK NO FURTHER!

And here we have Nina Saunders’s taxidermy furniture.
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Thanks Eric!

Atlanta Home Turned Private Taxidermy Museum
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Thanks Jim!

Did someone send me Sweaty Taxidermy? I’m not sure if this was a reader submission or my own bookmark!
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Tacky Taxidermy Week, Day 5: Miscellanious Mockeries

Posted in absurd, creatures, humor, taxidermy with tags , , , on June 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

The pollen count must be high today, because those eyes are pretty irritated.
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“You were soooooo wasted, bro!”
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Is he leaning on the back of a chair? I don’t know what’s going on here.
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Going batty…
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Awww, these poor sad saps…maybe I’d be depressed too if I were awkwardly stuffed posthumously.
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This is probably the only despondent pounce effort you’ll ever see. I bet even the prey would want to comfort him.
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GOOGLY EYES? Really?
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These two really deserve captions…ideas?
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Tacky Taxidermy Week, Day 4: Shock and Dread

Posted in absurd, creatures, humor, taxidermy with tags , , , on June 5, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

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Tacky Taxidermy Week, Day 3: Smile!

Posted in absurd, creatures, humor, taxidermy with tags , , , on June 4, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

You know how sometimes you’ll see an animal at a certain angle, at a certain moment, and it appears to be smiling? This is not that.

These are gruesome, gratuitous, godawful grins…facial contortions that do not exist in the actual animal kingdom.

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Are you ready?
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A couple of them are kinda sweet.
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…or manic.
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…or stoned.
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…or the stuff nightmares are made of.
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…or inquisitive.
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…or surprised.
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…or something dug out of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus.
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…or just happy to see ya.
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…or…or…this.
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…or have one more than the most fashionable number of mammalian eyes.
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…or look like an ad for wolf dentures.
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Tacky Taxidermy Week, Day 2: “Zoologically Improbable”

Posted in absurd, creatures, humor, taxidermy with tags , , , on June 3, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Now let’s have a look at some creatures who appear to be experiencing emotions or postures that do not, in reality, exist in the animal kingdom as we know it.

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The whole lower half of this one is more disturbing than its nonplussed face.
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Is he Jazzercizing?
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Squirrel in sensual repose:
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“Oh God. I must have slept wrong.”
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Waiting by the principal’s office…
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Tacky Taxidermy 101: when in doubt, HYPEREXTEND LIMBS!
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One of the best signs I’ve ever seen:
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Tacky Taxidermy Week, Day 1: SASSY AND FIERCE!

Posted in absurd, creatures, humor, taxidermy with tags , , , on June 2, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Tacky Taxidermy won the theme week contest! So here we go!

Sometimes there is just a *little* something off about the taxidermy creatures we encounter…
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But others are downright SASSY AND FIERCE!
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I welcome captions for any of these!

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SWS does NOT endorse the mistreatment/killing of animals for art! I make an effort to post only ethical taxidermy in which the animals were already deceased. If you somehow discover that one of these creations actively harmed the creature involved, please let me know so I can remove the image immediately.

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