With the new year just a month or so away, it may be high time to start shopping for a new calendar, or a new coffin, or some horror porn, or perhaps simply a new career as a grindcore vocalist? Whatever floats your boat. My collection of weird bizarre bits for the week are here.
It’s Halloween weekend. Forget horror movies though. If you really want to be scared, then all you have to do is look away from your mirror and your Instagram selfies and look at the people around you. Because as the great philosopher Sartre said, hell is other people.Read more "The Real Horror is Other People (Bizarre Bits)"
You want real horror? Are you sure you want to watch stuff that will keep you awake and shivering from grossness? Well you won’t see it on the 10-movie marathon on Netflix. And it ain’t wearing a costume on Hallow’s eve. It’s in your body.Read more "The Real Horror is Your Body [NSFL]"
With Halloween a little over a week away, I figured why not take a disjointed, seemingly unconnected look at why we wear masks and what is it about covering our faces and donning strange apparel that turns us all into freaks?Read more "The Thing About Masks (Bizarre Bits)"
Magnetic waves can affect your belief in God? A place in America with no cellular waves at all? A video of a unicorn pooping ice cream? All these and more in our first Bizarre Bits!Read more "Better Thought Control via Magnetism? And Other Bizarre Bits"
He liked dressing in a Green Lantern costume while he was alive. So when 50-year old Renato Garcia of Puerto Rico died, his sister decided it would only be fitting to dress him up in costume and then prop the corpse up on the wall for all visitors to see.Read more "A Corpse Dressed Like Green Lantern? Only in Puerto Rico."
What this is — supposedly— is a video called “Unedited Footage of a Bear,” which starts out as an innocent nature documentary but is quickly interrupted by an informercial for an allergy medicine called Claridryl. And the infomercial never ends… It shows the darker side effects of the drug and just wallops you on the head with the gruesome possibilities, the inner voices that never stop.Read more "The Infomercial That’s Basically a David Lynch Nightmare"
Musician Flying Lotus has made a career for himself crafting music that others may deem so far off the beaten path it’s practically wilderness. It makes sense then that his music videos tread that same razor’s edge between visually entertaining and flat-out, batshit crazy.
I present you with two examples of his music video craziness.Read more "Flying Lotus Loves Twisted Animated Music Videos"
I found this link to a supposed parody / mashup of every 1990s TV ad aimed at children and families. True enough, it’s got the cheesy dialogue, the neon-colored wardrobes, the crappy lighting, the over-emphasized sound effects, even the cliched mother giving that all-knowing smirk that’s ’90s code for “Aww, those darn kids.”
But it also very quickly turns into … something else. You’ll have to watch it to see.Read more "The Horror of Every ’90s TV Ad Mashed Into One"
Japan’s scientists are racing to create the invisibility serum! Actually no. They’ve just been in an insane rush to turn animals transparent for scientific… and voyeuristic purposes.Read more "Japan’s Mad Scientists Create Transparent Mice, Frogs, Fish"