Hyungkoo Lee

Hyungkoo Lee
Hyungkoo Lee Hyungkoo Lee

South Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee uses the techniques of paleontologists to create the skeletons of familiar comic figures such as Donald Duck, his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, cat Tom, the Roadrunner or Wile E Coyote...

In: Oddities, Sculpture

Doctor Monocle

Doctor Monocle
Doctor Monocle Doctor Monocle

Tomfoolery abounds! Spectacular moments of wonder with Doctor Monocle.

I started this blog as a place to keep reference material and artwork that influenced me/inspired me while I wrote the first Dr. Monocle book. It’s mainly steampunk stuff, but also includes dieselpunk (like steampunk for WWI and WWII), Victorian era stuff, weird west genre stuff, and, every once in a while, a bit of sci-fi or fantasy work.

In: Blogs, Oddities, Steampunk

Webster Hell 2014

Webster Hell 2014
Webster Hell 2014 Webster Hell 2014

The night begins at the most famous Halloween parade on the planet...NYC's 40th annual Halloween Parade. Witness the Webster Hall Halloween float, mounted by a horrifying group of flesh-hungry and sexually depraved zombies, as it emanates throbbing bass and transports an epically hellish party-on-wheels through the belly of NYC.

But this is only the beginning...

Webster Hall presents the Official NYC Halloween Parade Afterparty!

Webster Hell is a once in a lifetime event. All 4 massive floors of the building transform into a twisted mausoleum filled with heart-pounding music and hair-raising spectacles. Feel the heat as sensual fire performers mesmerize the crowd. Sense the horror as flying flesh-eaters soar high over the crowd in the Grand Ballroom, hungry for blood. Experience the excitement as thousands of revelers, hidden behind masks and disguised as freakish inversions of their former selves, join together for what is hands down the biggest Halloween party in NYC every year.

Throughout the night, you will witness a series of unforgettable spectacles...

October 31, 2014 / Tickets: $40 Get Tickets
Webster Hall / New York, NY View Map

In: Events, Music, Oddities

Bad Mags

Bad Mags

The Flip-Side of Popular Culture As Seen Through Magazines and Tabloids.

Bad Mags illuminates the darker recesses of "pop lit"--focusing upon the strangest, sleaziest and most unusual periodicals and tabloids published in the US from the fifties through the eighties.

Bad Mags lists well over 200 publications, each listed with issue numbers, volumes, dates, publishers addresses, cover price, and page count. Each listing also has information on the articles and features of interest mixed with anecdotal information, including entries by David Kerekes.

Bad Mags is a unique, helpful and informative guide to a hugely popular, now neglected, aspect of US literary history.

In: Books, Erotic, Magazines, Oddities

Museum of Quackery

Museum of Quackery

Devious Displays of Quackery, Fraud, Deceit and Deception! The largest collection of medical chicanery and mayhem ever assembled under one roof! Sound like a carnival barker? A snake oil salesman? A sideshow shill? Well, you're close...

In: Interesting, Oddities

Mouse – A Taxidermy Workshop Manual

Mouse - A Taxidermy Workshop Manual

A complete guide to creating your own naturalist or anthropomorphic taxidermy mouse.

If you've ever fancied enlivening your mantelpiece with dancing, singing, pipe-smoking or motorbike-riding mice, then this book is for you. Taxidermy has been accepted, both as a craft and an art, for centuries, and is once again making a place for itself in the homes of thousands of enthusiasts. All it takes to learn to stuff your own animals is a little basic knowledge and a creative imagination.

Margot Magpie, who teaches the perennially sold-out taxidermy course at The Last Tuesday Society in London, takes you through the step-by-step process of mouse taxidermy: from ethically sourcing your rodents, to preservation, stuffing, and positioning. By the end, you'll have a happy little mouse, a quirky talking point for your living room and a new experience to tell your friends about.

Seventy easy to follow steps that teach you to skin, prep, preserve, mount and position a mouse in under four hours.

A fully illustrated guide. Each step is accompanied by a close up photograph of the author at work.

In: Books, How To, Oddities

The Thanatos Archive

The Thanatos Archive

Located in Woodinville, Washington, The Thanatos Archive houses an extensive collection of nineteenth and early twentieth century postmortem, memorial, and mourning photography dating to the 1840s.

The online version of our archive, hosted at www.Thanatos.net since 2002, offers a searchable database of over 1300 scanned images (as of February 2011), with new acquisitions being added on a regular basis.

In: Interesting, Oddities, Resources

Creepy Collectables

Creepy Collectables

“Creepy collectables” is a collection of macabre art and curios created by “The Krypt Creature”.

“The Krypt Creature” has spent many a lifetime collecting and obtaining a vast variety of strange and macabre curios, under the cover of night he tirelessly assembling the art he has dedicated his life too, to be released to all of you fans of things dark and nightmarish.

In: Decorations, Oddities

Corpus Somnium

Corpus Somnium

Corpus Somnium is a treasure chest full of bits and pieces of collected material that we gather together intuitively without any real purpose in mind. These individual jewels can be virtually anything that sparks our curiosity: images, texts, videos… all of them tiny points of light in this Great Web of Stories.

Corpus Somnium is a pool of raw materials culled from our daily experience. Each fragment may seem at first glance to have no intrinsic value of its own, but upon classifying these scraps with a set of quick labels, their hidden relationships begins to surface, and the chain of interconnections takes form. When looking at these patterns over time, narratives begin to take shape, stories come into being.

In: Interesting, Oddities, Photography
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