Thursday, January 31, 2008

Corpse Fiend Dentist

Michael Mastromarino, a Philadelphia area oral surgeon, had been caught for acting as a ring leader in a corpse theft organization which involved several of the area funeral homes beginning in 2001. Mastromarino has been working with the funeral directors to harvest reusable body parts from the recently deceased and selling them illegally to tissue banks, hospitals, and even denture makers. Procedures using the stolen corpses have been performed throughout the U.S. and Canada by unknowing doctors. If you've had a anything from a hip replacement to dental implant since 2001, be afraid. Be very afraid.

Find the full article HERE.

Vintage Metal Cup

This ebay auction certainly qualifies for The Web is Weird. It is a rare vintage anti-masturbatory cup that was given to boys to prevent nocturnal emissions. The price is high but he auction promises a rare piece of conservative history that has now become extinct in our modern culture. All I can think is, "OMG that must be COLD!" Check out the auction HERE.

Holocaust Carnival Float?!

A Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Samba group has been barred from running their Holocaust float in theupcoming notorious carnival which the town is known for. The float was to feature a large pile ofmannequins made to look like Holocaust victims and a couple of dancing girls on top of the pile wearing Nazi uniforms. Wow. Just wow. As could be expected, the Jewish Federation of Rio De Janeiro has filed a lawsuit which lead to the float being banned. Go HERE for the story. Photo By: Vanderlei Almeida / AFP-Getty Images

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sock Zombies

The handmade craft selling site,, has a new and interesting item for sale. Seller Underroos has created a cute and frightening version of a sock monkey that is just a little more "undeader." There are many different varieties and the quality appears to be very high. Check out the shop and support your independent craftsman HERE.

Ballpoint Pen Master

Artist Juan Francisco Casas creates large format art using nothing more than a blue ballpoint pen. He has obviously mastered this unique art form. His works have an almost photographic quality to them. Check out his website for more amazing art HERE.

Kid's Book on Hallucinogens

This early 1990's children's book on the dangers of hallucinogens is full of hilarious imagery that attempts to warn kids of the dangers of hallucinogenic substances. The book appears to be targeted towards a 9 year old but contains info on lsd, shamans, and brain chemistry in a "my first reader" format. Very strange but the pictures are priceless. Check out the full article and additional pictures @ SILVER JACKET.
Those friends above are total jerks! This poor kid is obviously freakin' out and they're smiling and waving at him!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hillary Clinton's Campaign Music

Hillary Clinton has been using a controversial song in her campaign by Golden Earring called "When the Lady Smiles." The music video for the song includes disturbing imagery of a nun getting raped and the attacker's brain being eaten by a dog. It's really weird and really creepy. Something tells me that Hillary has never seen this video. However, in her defense I'm not sure very many people out there even know this video exists. At least until now.

Biomechanical Sculptures

Christopher Conte is an artificial limb designer and robotics hobbyist. He has created some of the most awesome looking robotic sculptures I have ever seen on the internet. His works have a kind of "cyberpunk" or "steampunk" look to them and never cease to have a unique look of individuality. However, some of his stuff actually remind me a little bit of the Terminator movie franchise such as the pic above. Check out his gallery of works @ WIRED.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Death Ray of Cleveland

According to this historic article a death ray machine was created in Cleveland, OH in 1934. This death ray apparently had the capability of killing things with frightening efficiency "turning blood to water." Witnesses to demonstrations of the machine are said to have seen it kill dogs, cats, and rabbits instantly when the ray was directed at them. The ray was supposedly supressed by the government until it could be used for "defensive" military purposes. Check out the full original article scan HERE.

Stuck in Asphalt

This Flickr photo set from user STR820 has some truly unique images of random things that have been pressed into asphalt. Cans, keys, and random scraps of metal. The most interesting thing about these pictures is that they almost seem like fossils of our current time which one day may be studied like we study the dinosaurs. There is sort of an eerie nature to them. Check out the photo set HERE.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Zing Spoons!

Zing! The new food fight spoon that is actually spring loaded to get you that extra power that can blacken the eyes of your tabletop enemies. Check them out in more detail HERE.

Steampunked Nerf Guns

These common Nerf guns have been modified to have a "steampunk" looks which really increases the nerdy awesomeness of an already awesome toy. The guns were created by Chris Furniss from He really did a great job on these.


Cuban Taser Glove

This interesting glove was designed in 1935 by Cuban Cirilo Diaz. It packs a mighty punch at 1,500 volts from a 1/2 pound battery attached to the waist. It was designed to help with fights and crowds that could disturb the public peace. The device was orignally demonstrated in New York for law enforcement officials who were apparently pretty impressed. This crazy thing could be concealed easily and used without bystanders even realizing. Read the full article HERE.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Weed Vending Machine

Vending machines. We all use them for small convenience items. Now if you live in Los Angeles and have a legal medical marijuana prescription you can pick up your dosage at one of two new dispensaries. However, not just anyone can walk up and get a dose of herb. The machines are guarded by 24/7 security guards, require preregistration with a fingerprint taken, and the purchase of a prepaid card with your personal data loaded on it. The machines will offer several different varieties including OG Cush and Granddaddy Purple. Read more on the new weed machines HERE.

Clever Smugglers

Smugglers and criminals in the United States seem to be getting smarter. Recently it has become known that they are copying the exterior logo designs on their vans from some of the most credible organizations in the country. They have decorated vehicles to mimic Walmart, FedEx, DirecTV, and even government organizations such as the Department of Transportation and the Border Patrol. They've been taking drugs, illegal aliens, and god knows what else across the border using this clever trick. But honestly, how smart are the people we have protecting our borders? You think that they'd check the vehicles anyway. I mean, it's clever but not that clever. C'mon guys. You can read the full story HERE.

Strange Little Guns

Tiny concealable guns have a great amount of variety and can be found in all sorts of shapes and disguises. This website known as Club Little Gun has a large collection of small weaponry and many interesting pictures of historical guns used throughout history. Their collection of small concealed antique weaponry has examples of everything from a crucifix gun to a fishing hook gun that shoots your fish when you hook it! Some truly interesting stuff even if you're not a "gun nut." Check it out HERE.
Pictured Above: A ring pistol. Think twice before shaking an enemy's hand.

World's Worst Museum Auction

Louis Tussaud's House of Wax in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK is selling off some 75 heads from their notorious collection which has come to label the museum as one of the worst in the world. The auction will take place at Keys Fine Art Auctioneers on February 12 and the heads are expected to go for £50 to £80. These things are creepy as hell. Check out the full story with some more pics HERE.Travolta on the left and Bob Hope on the right...I think.

Anonymous Vs. Scientology

Perhaps you have heard of the organization of internet users known as anonymous that congregate on the 4chan imageboards as well as others and have been known to be internet "trouble causers" or perhaps "heroes." Well they have apparently decided to start a war against The Church of Scientology. The way Anonymous conducts "war" usually is by flooding servers and causing them to crash with intense amounts of traffic. I'm not sure whether this is a joke or if this is serious but it is interesting nonetheless. The following YouTube video is a vocalization of the official statement which can be read below the video.

"Hello, Scientology. We are Anonymous.
Over the years, we have been watching you. Your campaigns of misinformation; suppression of dissent; your litigious nature, all of these things have caught our eye. With the leakage of your latest propaganda video into mainstream circulation, the extent of your malign influence over those who trust you, who call you leader, has been made clear to us. Anonymous has therefore decided that your organization should be destroyed. For the good of your followers, for the good of mankind–for the laughs–we shall expel you from the Internet and systematically dismantle the Church of Scientology in its present form. We acknowledge you as a serious opponent, and we are prepared for a long, long campaign. You will not prevail forever against the angry masses of the body politic. Your methods, hypocrisy, and the artlessness of your organization have sounded its death knell.
You cannot hide; we are everywhere.
We cannot die; we are forever. We're getting bigger every day–and solely by the force of our ideas, malicious and hostile as they often are. If you want another name for your opponent, then call us Legion, for we are many.
Yet for all that we are not as monstrous as you are; still our methods are a parallel to your own. Doubtless you will use the Anon's actions as an example of the persecution you have so long warned your followers would come; this is acceptable. In fact, it is encouraged. We are your SPs.
Gradually as we merge our pulse with that of your "Church", the suppression of your followers will become increasingly difficult to maintain. Believers will wake, and see that salvation has no price. They will know that the stress, the frustration that they feel is not something that may be blamed upon Anonymous. No–they will see that it stems from a source far closer to each. Yes, we are SPs. But the sum of suppression we could ever muster is eclipsed by that of the RTC.
Knowledge is free.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us."

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Area 51 Has Been Renamed

The controversial US Air Force base in Southern Nevada known as Area 51 has finally been renamed by the Air Force to Homey Airport. For years it has been criticized by UFO enthusiasts as a possible location for UFO research activity by our government. The only thing I can't believe is that it took the Air Force this long to think about changing the name. Whoever is in charge of PR hasn't been doing their job. Maybe now the base will be able to shed its reputation. The full story is available through the link.


Throwing Herself At Men. Literally.

Artist Lilly McElroy is another creative mind emerging in the art world. Her style? She throws herself at men and takes pictures of the act. The pictures are fun to look at and also pose some interesting views on gender dynamics within our culture. Check out her website to see more of these interesting photos.


Creepy Clothespin Alphabet Skin

Amsterdam artist Thijs Verbeek has created a fairly unique form of art. He uses clothespins to pinch the skin of the human body into recognizable alphabetic figures. Check out his site. It's creepy.


Salvia Divinorum

How many of you weary net travelers out there have heard of the legal hallucinogenic plant called Salvia Divinorum? It is herb that is gaining popularity in the United States for its ability to produce mild to severe hallucinogenic effects depending on the person. The actual effects can vary greatly from person to person. If you haven't seen or heard of this you might want to check out some YouTube videos of people on it. It's kinda strange.