It's not entirely clear where this image originates from, but the nightmarish interior of the Leatherback Turtle's mouth is attested to by many other ones just like it. Hey, at least it doesn't pee through its mouth.
Neil Cicierega took the four (!) Chipmunks movies, superimposed them upon one another, and slowed them down. If CGI remakes of cartoons can be seen as the pigs of our cartoon childhoods ushered into the rendering plant, this is the psychic slime left gluelike under the vats. [via]
For Christianity Today, theologian Michael Horton explores the "theology" of Donald Trump and his followers. It reads as superficially civil, yet completely contemptuous and comically unprepared: a growing trend among conservative and Christian commentary on the future president.
Vague on doctrine, infiltrated by consumerism and a sentimental moralism intent on helping us all “become a better you,” and sort of interested in “family values” as long as they don’t interfere with our own family breakdowns, many cultural evangelicals are tired of losing the culture wars. They want a winner—“a strong leader.” I’m hardly the first to point out that it’s the stuff of which demagogues are made.
It is not that Trump has caused this transformation in portions of the so-called “evangelical electorate.” Rather, his candidacy has revealed the inner secularization of significant portions of the movement, which surveys have documented for some time now. Four theological words highlight the problem.
I made the digital paintover above in honor of the trash fire currently consuming evangelical political hearts.
In other Trumpery news, a Republican National Committee member today suggested that they're going to freeze Donald Trump out of the nomination irrespective of how many delegates he secures. Riots it will be, then. Read the rest
Britain is to hold a referendum on leaving the European Union, and the "Brexit" group—largely represented by the country's nativist UKIP party—have a fabulous music video to promote their cause.
Based upon a more charmingly patriotic soccer song by Lightning Seeds, with comedians Frank Skinner and David Baddiel, the new version is genuinely transfixing. It's hard to tell if it's a parody or not; the original artists write that they laughed like drains when they watched it.
They want our prisoners to vote They’ve taken all our fish. And money Through the years There’s endless regulation, red tape It seems there’s no escape Till the leave vote takes shape.
UKIP ("U.K. Independence") is often said to tap into the same currents of anger and despair as Donald Trump. Here, for comparison, are the "Trump Girls"…
You may remember this outfit from recent videos exhibiting a high internet virality coefficient. It's available for purchase at Amazon—we'll get a cut if you use that link—and at BuyCostumes. There will be many on eBay in a few weeks, but by then it will be too late.
Ladybird combines all the things you love about Japan. Wait, what? Read the rest
San Diego County's Department of Animal Services announced a 5.5 foot Colombian rainbow boa emerged from an office building's toilet. Read the rest
Enjoy this genuinely nightmarish visit with Ralph Platt in God's great outdoors, where he joins the birds of the forest in giving song to the pipe organ music of Lorin Whitney.
The full album was recently posted online by Fuji Puzzle Box, who warns that a Volume 2 of this exists somewhere out there.
...an album of pious Christian dirges so lugubrious they practically go all the way around and turn giddy. Made famous by the Firesign Theatre, who created so many dearly beloved batshit radio performances using this record as underscore.
UPDATE: "Hi Rob, Taylor here, archivist for Firesign Theatre and the guy behind Fuji Puzzle Box. Thanks for the post! There was indeed a volume two, and here it is"
"Complex Pile", an inflatable sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy, is displayed at the exhibition "Inflation!" on the grounds of a new park in Hong Kong. "The Park", as it will be called, will cover 14 hectares of landscaped public space devoted to the arts and culture. [Bobby Yip/Reuters] Read the rest
Undead Ed's plush Mortimer Mutated Bear is sweet and sickly all at once. I love those eyes!
(via Superpunch)Previously: Mandelbrot the fractal teddy-bear Teddy Bear USB drive is a headless horror - Boing Boing HOWTO make a teddy-bear remote-control - Boing Boing Boing Boing: Gun that fires teddy-bears on parachutes Exploding teddy bears - Boing Boing Teddy bears turned inside-out: photo book by Kent Rogowski - Boing ... Zaphod Beeblebrox-inspired teddy bears from Douglas Adams fan-club ...
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