Friday, November 18, 2011

K.A.C. 2011 - T - 37 ...

     It's Poinsettia Potpourri Day here at the K.A.C. - one of our theme-less days where we throw our Terrifying Tinsel up and see what sticks! So let's dig in the bag of goodies and see what we can find!

     First up (in case you're stuck for that certain something for that certain someone) we have a link to 'Fourteen Bizarre Japanese Toys', including the Samurai Obama, the supremely creepy Lookalike Dolls, the Gotochi Dissection Animals and the hands-down winner for Most Bizarre: the God-Jesus Robot (imagine a Magic 8-Ball that answers your "Yes/No" questions from a higher plane)! They're all awaiting your perusal here:

http://www.incrediblethings.com/lists/14-bizarre-japanese-toys/

     Next, what do you call a Christmas cartoon that STARTS with all of humanity exterminated? One with talking squirrels asking one another, "What are men?" You get an absolute GEM of a short, made by MGM in 1939 and directed by Hugh Harman, called PEACE ON EARTH. Go give it a look!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNBadjq-nXk 

For more info on this amazing short, read this excellent write-up here:


http://thetyee.ca/Life/2010/12/22/WeirdXmas/

     Let's wrap up today's gifts with a visit from our old K.A.C. buddy Krampus! But not just ANY old Krampus --- this is Hypno Krampus, as rendered by weird artist extraordinaire Travis Louie!  I heartily recommend you spend a few minutes checking out the paintings at his website ... there's all SORTS of Krampuses (Krampii?) running amok, as well as such startling denizens as Uncle Six Eyes, Reginald Whiskers McPherson and Maxo the Ultra-Chimp! Prints are available - imagine the surprise when the presents are unwrapped and THIS is staring back at you - the perfect holiday gift!


http://travislouieartworks.com/

     More tomorrow! 

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