Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Photogenic mask

When you wake up on the wrong side of the bed and your hair's a mess, it's understandable to plonk on a big hat to hide the hideousness. Or if you've been growing a huge pulsating spot overnight on your conk, it's okay to slap on a bit of concealer. But for those who've woken up to the fact that they're just butt ugly, other than shoving a paper bag over your face, there really aren't any other sane options... until now. This beeeyewtifuel photogenic mask is now available to cover up a multitude of sins, so you can walk down the street sporting your slightly oversized and expressionless face with pride. Created by Japanese doll maker Natori Satio "for anyone who wants to become a girl", the mask fuses doll and real person to make something even creepier than Chukie. Check out the website and the very disturbing video on it.

Monday, June 16, 2008


This is the most innovative anime I've come across in, well, ever. Currently airing on WoWow, the illustrations are so different in style to typical anime that the closest comparison might be Junko Mizuno's manga. The story is as bizarre as the illustrations: in the future bodies and memories can be traded. As you might imagine lots of body swap wackiness ensues.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Ha ha ha happy tune!

You'll either love or hate me for introducing you to this tune. The aural equivalent of devouring a stick of cotton candy in 5 minutes, it's a veritable sugar-rush of sound. Made by Swedish group Caramell in 2001, the song got internet fame in the latter part of 2006 when it was released as a short animation with characters from the novel Popton doing the trademark rabbit ear dance. I really love the Speedycake remix (see below) which can be heard practically everywhere in Akihabara right now. Uwa Uwa Uwa Uwa!