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Too Many Open Tabs Theater: Paranoia, Origami Meat and Siamese Elephants - Nations of the Mind

Jun. 1st, 2008 12:03 am Too Many Open Tabs Theater: Paranoia, Origami Meat and Siamese Elephants

A passenger is stopped at airport security and forced to change out of his Transformers t-shirt. Because, you know, the cartoon robot in the picture has a gun for an arm.

(How exactly would this work, threatwise? I'm picturing halfway through the flight he sticks his hand under his shirt and makes a pointy-finger.)

While we're at it, European airlines are testing a system that puts cameras in all the seatbacks, and runs the resulting video captures through a top-secret program designed to detect terrorism before it happens by monitoring passengers for suspicious facial expression.

Really.

The ASIFA archive has a gallery of stunning Boris Artzybasheff "Machinalia" illustrations from the 50's. They are somehow charming and creepy as hell all at the same time, not unlike the old (non-Disney) Alice in Wonderland illos, and I love them to bits.

On my planet, industrial machinery really looks like this.

We like doing papercraft. Doesn't everyone? Here, have some disturbingly realisting origami meat you can download and assemble. The site is mostly in Japanese, but if you poke around a bit you can find more papercrafts, including a cooked turkey and some giant insects.

And finally, someone found my all-time favorite Carol Burnett bit on YouTube. No, scratch that, this may be my favorite thing ever in the history of the universe. The absolute best part is watching them try to hold it together while Tim Conway keeps shoveling it on. Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, may I present...*drum roll*...the Siamese Elephant Bit.

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From:kingdom_key1
Date:June 1st, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
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*FNORKY*!!!

Oh man... not only do I LOVE the CBS, I so love this sketch!! I want to get some of her old shows on cd, they're available now. They were the best comedy group, ever.

With Kids in the Hall coming in a close second.
From:ms_anthropy
Date:June 1st, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
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When one of them sneezed, the other one's eyes would get REAL big...

Oh god, they were the best. Some cable channel had a marathon a couple of years ago and we taped a bunch of it, but for some idiot reason the shows were all edited down to 1/2 hour. I think I'll be needing those DVD's, oh yes. If only to get an unchopped version of the "Gone With The Wind" sketch. Remember that one?

Ah, Kids In The Hall...D. learned to crush heads at a very young age. He used to sit in is stroller and do it.

Have you ever seen "Brain Candy?" The movie they did?