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Photos of Really, Really Scared People

October 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada struck viral advertising gold with their online photo gallery of people at the peak of absolute terror. There are literally hundreds of photos like this, family and friends tackling their loved ones, desperate screams, unbridled fear the moment they encounter some unspeakable ghoul in the depths of this haunted house. It’s the most hilarious thing I’ve ever seen. I actually think there’s art here somewhere. An enterprising gallery curator might make enormous prints of these. I’d be there opening night. (via metafilter)

 

 



Photography

The superhero in me is tired

August 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A great image by Manchester-based photographer Rosie Hardy who has a killer photostream.

 

 



Art

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared: Commentary on the Dark Side of Creativity

July 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Make no mistake, this is all kinds of ridiculous, but it’s also kind of brilliant. Directed by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling of This is It (previously).

 

 



Animation Dance

Michael Jackson vs Mr. Bean

May 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A new stop motion short from Montreal-based Pascal Blais Studio. This appears to be some sort of self-promotional piece that just appeared on their Vimeo channel without explanation, however I sense the potential for many more of these. Directed by Patrick Boivin from Woolf + Lapin. (via laughing squid)

 

 



Design History

The Mountain Men Action Figure Set: Marx, Mao, Lenin and Thoreau.

May 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Toss the G.I. Joes and the Transformers in the trash. Japanese company General Research has created this limited edition set of polyurethane Mountain Men as part of their February Mountain Research series. And by mountain men they’re of course referring to German philosopher Karl Marx, Chairman Mao “a Chinese revolutionary and Guerrilla warfare strategist,” Vladimir Lenin a “Russian revolutionary and political philosopher,” and Henry David Thoreau the American writer and poet. So what do two communists, a German philosopher, and an American poet have in common? I have no idea whatsoever. And other than Thoreau I think it’s questionable whether any of these men had ever climbed a mountain. But these toys are totally geek-tastic, well designed, and are still in stock here. (via flavorwire)

Update: Spoon and Tamago was able to dig up some additional details about the set.

 

 



Food

My Drunk Kitchen: Brunch

May 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Today you’re definitely getting a mix of high-brow and low-brow art, so bear with me. I’m sorry but this is the most brilliant cooking video I’ve ever seen. The sixth in a series by Hanna Hart, who gets drunk and teaches you how to cook. Sort of. Beware language. (thnx, byron)

 

 

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