This list could easily rival that of Darwin awardees. Either way, this would tickle our morbid fascination of death.
When I first got into the doll hobby, I sometimes catch myself asking, “Is it normal for a guy to collect dolls? Have gone overboard with my hobbies? Am I that wird?” Then I see photos of dolls from other male online friends with shared interest and I think, “Well, they also seem with the hobby, but does that make them likewise weird as well?” Now that I have 6, yes 6, 2 foot tall 1/3 scale dolls, I can say that people can think what they want but this is part of my hobbies and keeps me from losing my sanity as I go through the crazy shit storms life throws us along the way.
And then there’s this guy.
“A suspected grave robber in the central Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod is said by police to have made 29 life-size dolls from mummified female corpses.” – Via BBC News
Anatoly Moskvin, 42, a local historian and cemetery explorer also collects, well, I guess you can call them dolls. But his dolls aren’t the kind you pay a kidney and a tit for at Yahoo! Japan Auctions. He fashions them out of, wait for it, corpses. Little dead girls corpses.
As a friend mentioned, CandyGirls suddenly don’t seem as creepy anymore. I agree. He also makes us male doll collectors look normal.
Well, he’s in police custody now and I can only imagine what the Russian cops plan to do to him. Did I mention that he’s in Russia? Yeah, he is. While Russia may have their fair share of nut jobs, like Youtube’s FPSRussia who by the way is cool, this guy probably makes even Jack the Ripper cringe.
So there you go. For the guys who are in the doll collecting hobby, when you find yourself questioning about the oddity of the hobby, just think about Ol’ Anatoly.
If you’re a Filipino and you spend every waking minute of your day on Twitter, Facebook or every other social networking site on the interwebz, then I highly suggest you take a minute and watch Lourd de Vera’s video about online etiquette.
Trust me, if you have enough grey matter to be able to put a photo of a dead toe nail on facebook, or tweet about how depressed you are because your goldfish died, this video won’t bore to death and definitely appeal to you. Seriously, do yourself a favor and watch this before you humiliate your self by uploading a video of you popping a zit on your nose on Youtube.
What might be the best lip dub if not MV of an iconic song could only performed by a city said to be on the throes of dying. Yes, an entire city, Grand Rapids Michigan, took part in what could be the greatest feat in Music Video history. Continue reading
Well, well… deviantART has apparently made the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine. Frankly, had it been ImagineFX or 3Dcreative, I would not have been all too surprised. But considering how much it has become a brand, I’m not all too surprised either.
While I am happy and all for @deviantART being featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, i just hope it doesn’t make them just another Facebook or any other social networking site. It started out as a home for visual artists and I hope it stays that way for the years to come. Continue reading
As it has been since Saturday morning, gremlins have plagued my internet service hence keeping me from putting up my account of the recently concluded ToyCon this past weekend. Hopefully, though, the technicians should be arriving within the day after placing a rather disgruntled call after repeated attempts at reaching them the past few days. Once all is in order, I should be able to put up my 2 cents of the happenings at Toycon and how it could NOT have been a fail for ‘fanbois’ expecting something else out of a convention meant to feature TOYS and the pop culture that influences the industry.
As you can see, the little pundits are very displeased.