Neko Case, Mark Lanegan bring on the WTF in weird animated music video

OMG, what did I just watch?!

Rolling Stone:

Neko Case’s anthropomorphic, animated genitals enjoy a corndog with Mark Lanegan’s top hat-adorned penis in the new video for “Curse of the I-5 Corridor.” The song appears on Case’s seventh solo LP Hell-On, which Rolling Stone named one of the 50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far.

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Watch "The Frog," a deeply weird short film from 1908

Spanish film director and cinematographer Segundo Chomón (1871-1929) was a pioneer of movie special effects, camera tricks, and optical illusions at the intersection of technology, art, and magic. See more of his surreal work at the Internet Archive's "Segundo de Chomón Collection."

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Mesmerizing looping animations

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“One In Rotation” #pendulum #3d #design #animation #cinema4d #c4dtoa #render #adobe #abstract #graphic #shapes #cgi #art #digitalart #instaart #wannerstedt #loop

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Swedish designer and motion graphics artist Andreas Wannerstedt creates captivating looping animations and uploads them to his Instagram.

Here's a look:

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"Close Call" #3d #pendulum #design #animation #cinema4d #c4dtoa #render #adobe #abstract #graphic #shapes #cgi #art #digitalart #instaart #wannerstedt #loop

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"Busy Intersection Revisited" #3d #design #animation #cinema4d #c4dtoa #render #adobe #abstract #graphic #shapes #cgi #art #digitalart #instaart #wannerstedt #loop

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“Pendulum vs Marble” #frictionless #3d #design #animation #cinema4d #c4dtoa #render #adobe #abstract #graphic #shapes #cgi #art #digitalart #instaart #wannerstedt #loop

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“The Weave” #3d #weave #design #animation #cinema4d #c4dtoa #render #adobe #abstract #graphic #shapes #cgi #art #digitalart #instaart #wannerstedt #loop

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“Traffic Equilibrium” #3d #marbles #design #animation #cinema4d #c4dtoa #render #adobe #abstract #graphic #shapes #cgi #art #digitalart #instaart #wannerstedt #loop

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A flooded river turns a jungle path into a crystal clear underwater world

The Olho D'Agua river in Bonito, Brazil flooded in early February after a heavy rain, submerging the jungle around it. You'll see in this trippy video that the river's waters are so crystal clear that the path, vegetation and foot bridge are perfectly visible underwater.

The footage was captured by a park guide at Recanto Ecologico Rio da Prata, an ecotourism group that operates in that area. They write:

This was a rare episode, and by the end of the day the river had returned to its normal level.

We would like to inform that on this date the tour operated normally until the 1st stretch, which, although it is also above normal, all the tourists left satisfied because they experienced a different and special day in the attraction!

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Earth & Moon: surreal, vaguely sexual experimental 3D animation

Cool 3D World's "Earth and Moon" is just over 2 minutes' worth of goopy, poopy, sexy, planetary, grotesque and wonderful experimental 3D animation; it's like a hand-turned, grownup version of those super-weird algorithmically generated Youtube Kids spam videos, but in a really, really good way. (via JWZ) Read the rest

Wonderful hand-carved surreal glitch-figures by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Chiba-based sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki carves wonderful, weird figures out of wood; the interstitial images that document his process are a fascinating glimpse into the way his imagination manifests itself in his medium. Read the rest

This wonderful video is all about smashing expectations

“I’ve heard from people who felt tension and being infuriated about the scenes, but that wasn’t the purpose,” designer/filmmaker Florent Porta told Wired. “It makes me laugh. I’m not sadistic!”

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Saga Volume 6: Proof that awesome, weird, sexy space-opera can be produced to a schedule

Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples' comic Saga blew the lid off comics when they started publishing it with the creator-friendly folks at Image, producing two graphic novels' worth of material in as many years; but then there was the long drought while we waited for book three (spoiler: worth the wait), and since then, they've hit a driving, relentless annual schedule, culminating in the publication, last week, of Volume 6, which is all that we've come to love from the series and then some.

New surreal woodcut collages from Dan Hillier

I've long admired happy mutant illustrator Dan Hillier, who produces beautiful line-art collages that combine Victorian woodcuts with original illustration to produce beautiful and surreal effects. He's just uploaded a passel of new work, including the wonderful "Wayfarer," above. You can buy 'em as prints online, or from his stall in the Sunday Upmarket in London's Brick Lane.

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Stunningly surreal time remapping video

"timeRemapExportHD" by Adrien M / Claire B.

A walk in the woods with 42 Saint Bernards

Over at Submitterator, anelson sends us this surreal video of a child playing with a huge pack of Saint Bernards in a temperate rainforest in British Columbia. I love the idea of being surrounded by these panting, gallumphing beasts.

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"Lord Cain," by Tim Heidecker (music)

Herman Cain speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's Presidential Forum in Des Moines, Iowa October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Brian C. Frank.

Because Herman Cain's actual campaign ads just aren't weird enough:

"Lord Cain," an opus by Tim Heidecker (of Tim and Eric fame), as promised.

Download: MP3, Ogg, and other options here. You should follow Tim's Tumblr.

UPDATE: Dylan Mitchell-Funk created a fan-video. Eric Wareheim sure is looking good these days!


Herman Cain sings God Bless America Cain Train: Herman Cain campaign ad by Tim Heidecker Yet another weird Herman Cain campaign ad: "He Carried Yellow ... Herman Cain sings Lennon classic "Imagine There's No Pizza ... Read the rest

Mutate or Die: spermy, bloody bioart made from preserved William S Burroughs turd

A preserved turd from the colon of William S Burroughs is at the center of a plan to create a piece of "cutting edge bioart." The turd was preserved by WSB's pals, and his estate have donated it to the project. Artists Tony Allard and Adam Zaretsky will extract DNA from the bolus, and go on to produce a kind of bloody, icky mess called "Mutate or Die":

1: Take a glob of William S. Burroughs' preserved shit 2: Isolate the DNA with a kit 3: Make, many, many copies of the DNA we extract 4: Soak the DNA in gold dust 5: Load the DNA dust into a genegun (a modified air pistol) 6: Fire the DNA dust into a mix of fresh sperm, blood and shit 7: Call the genetically modified mix of blood, shit, and sperm a living bioart, a new media paint, a living cut-up literary device and/or a mutant sculpture.

Mutate or Die: a W.S. Burroughs Biotechnological Bestiary

(Thanks, Igpajo, via Submitterator!)

  William S. Burroughs shopping lists on eBay - Boing Boing William S Burroughs's cut-up films - Boing Boing Creem magazine archives: William S. Burroughs interview - Boing Boing William S. Burroughs and Jimmy Page - Boing Boing "Ah Pook is Here": Unseen William S Burroughs Graphic Novel Art ... William S. Burroughs documentary - Boing Boing A Thanksgiving Prayer, from William S. Burroughs - Boing Boing Read the rest

Snow White/Magritte Threadless tee design

Brian Cook put together this lovely Snow White/Magritte mashup tee for Threadless: "I love art history and I love classic cartoons so I was really excited when this little ditty popped into my head."

Story Book Surrealism

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Previously: Threadless tees in cake form Peanuts as Peanuts t-shirt proposal on Threadless Threadless spoiler tee Tattoos inspired by Threadless t-shirt designs Threadless tee design a tribute to the NES and Miyamoto Todd Goldman loves Threadless T-shirt designs Tetris death's-head tee up for Threadless votes Read the rest

Goats II: The Corndog Imperative -- transcendently weird comic keeps on giving

Goats The Corndog Imperative is the second collection of the transcendently silly webcomic Goats, a surreal car-crash of a comic that reads like a raunchy Douglas Adams as filtered through a couple thousand Slashdot posts.

In volume two, our heroes, Jon and Phillip, two greyscale geeks from the Manhattan 3 dimension continue to suffer for the sin of killing God, turning him into a porkchop and eating him, then replacing him with Woody Allen bearing a laptop that he doesn't know how to work. First they spend an eternity in a transdimensional bar, then they are separately kidnapped by interdimensional cults who expect them to reprogram the fabric of reality to correct the Mayan 2012 date bug.

Dimension-hopping and epic, Goats veers between obscene jokes, thought-provoking philosophical rumination on the nature of reality, geek humor, and super-violent action sequences. Reading these pages, one can only conclude that Jonathan Rosenberg's browser history must be a thing of beauty to behold.

Rosenberg continues to walk the razor-edged line between silly and dumb, and does not slip onto the dumb side. Goats is recommended reading for those who believe that the universe is configurable and contingent, for those who laugh at comments in source-code, and for those who are interested in extended "farmer's daughter" jokes that turn, somehow, into jokes about the difficult business of embracing both freedom and heavy armaments.

Goats The Corndog Imperative (The Infinite Pendergast Cycle)

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Goats, the webcomic

(Thanks to Jonathan Rosenberg for supplying a review copy of The Corndog Imperative)

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