2012 Clip

It’s Russian?

You know, I was just getting comfortable with the idea of Russia finally joining us in the “family” of the larger international community. Even if it was as the “crazy uncle” we all have to keep an eye on. But things have taken such a “weird” turn as of late…

thomas-leveritt-how-the-sun-sees-you-designboom-50

How The Sun Sees You?

This one is both fascinating and, well, a little creepy too. Okay, we hear all the time about how ultraviolet radiation from the sun can damage our skin, right? But did you know that an ultraviolet camera can be used to reveal the hidden freckles and splotches the sun has already left on your skin? Well, take a look as videographer Thomas Leveritt shocks and amazes a bunch of people by revealing what the sun has done to them!

Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian 11

Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian!

OMG, has someone finally filled that yawning chasm leftover when Dana Carvey stopped doing his “Church Lady” bit on SNL? Well, maybe. You’ll just have to judge for yourselves…

Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to present to you Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian! :P

weird-al-lame-claim-to-fame

Your Problem Is Obvious!

In one of those “weirdly ironical” twists, yesterday’s really bad mood was both accentuated and relieved by a report on my local morning news that the Ohio State Fair would be opening today, and that the fair’s annual Butter Cow was all ready to go. I mean really, cows sculpted from butter? Life here in “The First World” is just so damned hard! :roll:

But that report did at least remind me of these hilarious Weird Al Yankovic videos… ;)

photog

Human Templates?

Call me crazy (again), but I’ve always been fascinated by what I see as repeating patterns in the appearance of human faces. You know, the things about a given face that reminds you of another face you’ve seen before. I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve seen people that looked so much like someone I knew that I’d swear they had to be related. Hell, I even had a coworker curse me out once for ignoring her when she said hello to ‘me’ at the bank – when I’d never even been to that bank! To this day, I’m not sure if she believed it wasn’t really me. I do know that I’m glad my ‘doppelgänger’ wasn’t there to rob the place. I might still be in jail if she’d been called as a witness!

Anyway, I’ve often wondered if anyone has ever been crazy enough to try to prove that such ‘human templates’ actually exist. Well, photographer François Brunelle has made one hell of an effort to do just that!