Sacrelicious Barbie and Ken mods: Jesus, Mary, Kali


They're made by Argentinian artists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini, who've made 33 dolls representing figures from Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Hinduism that they're exhibiting next month in a Buenos Aires gallery show called "Barbie, The Plastic Religion."

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Just look at this sweetened sludge banana-injection system.


Just look at it. (Thanks, Marissa!)

Science fictional assemblage mosaics


Elisa Naranja Metálica Insua's Flickr stream is full of gorgeous, mosaiced assemblages that the Argentine artist makes in Buenos Aires. I love her style.

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Clothing adorned with silicone nipples, trimmed with human hair


Human Furriery is an art project/fashion line by Argentinian artist Nicola Peleteria, comprising clothes sporting 3D silicone nipples, whose "fur" trim was made of human hair. Also in the set was a pair of men's shoes sporting puckered anuses.

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Painter snorts watercolor and sprays it out his tear-ducts

Leandro Granato is an Argentine painter whose talented sinuses allow him to snort liquid into his nose and squirt it out of his tear-ducts. He works by inhaling watercolor paint and spraying it on canvas.

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Argentine Judge wants to place officials from Franco regime on trial

"Spain, whose judges have aggressively pursued human rights abuse cases far beyond its borders, finds itself on the receiving end of such an inquest." A judge in Argentina is trying to extradite and bring to justice Spanish police officials accused of torturing opponents of the regime under Francisco Franco, the Spanish dictator who died in 1975. Victims of those abuses "filed a lawsuit in Buenos Aires in 2010, after getting nowhere in Spain because of a 1977 amnesty law meant to smooth Spain’s return to democracy." Raphael Minder has more in the NYT.

Clockwork collage beasts


Kottke rounds up a series of illustrations by Argentine artist Diego Mazzeo from all over the Web -- a gorgeous menagerie of collaged clockwork beasts, including this amazing griffin.

Argentine bamboo bikes

krusty_ar sez, "This guy on my town (Rosario, Argentina) is selling hand made bamboo bicycles. He claims the process uses 10% the energy used to make a regular bike." Cory