This thing looks like an alien…

MARCH 29, 2016  —  By Tim Unkenholz  

Even though they’re technically parts of our planet, certain regions of the ocean look like they’re from another world entirely. Based on all of the creepy videos floating around out there, our oceans are filled with aliens.

Don’t believe me? Then check out this eerie footage of a monkfish that was captured 80 miles off the coast of Gibraltar. Covered in a dusting of sediment from the ocean floor, this monster looks less like something earthly and more like something you’d see on Naboo.

The creature is somehow even more terrifying when it’s not covered in sand.

Oh, and did I mention that some of them are absolutely massive?

Oh, and did I mention that some of them are absolutely massive?

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Apparently, the name of the monkfish’s game is to sit around and wait for fish to swim within chomping reach. It’s a good thing that this cameraman wasn’t mistaken for dinner!

Creepy and Disturbing Vintage Easter Bunny Photos

Easter is a bizarre holiday. The dead returning to life. Bunny shaped chocolates. Painting and hiding eggs… and handing your children over to strange adults poorly dressed as humanoid rabbits. Here’s a collection of 19 vintage Easter Bunny photos that will make your skin crawl.

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Boaty McBoatface (this is what happens when you let the internet decide)

Now, the agency is the latest group to see what happens when web users are asked to unleash their creative energy: R.R.S. Boaty McBoatface is a clear front-runner.

People quickly disregarded the more dignified names suggested by the Natural Environment Research Council — Shackleton, Endeavour, Falcon. Instead the contest became the latest in the Internet’s long, storied history to end up with social media users gleefully offering ridiculous names to government-funded projects.

The initiatives are often hilarious but don’t often succeed. Remember when Slovak lawmakers overrode the public’s vote in 2012 to rename a pedestrian bridge after the actor Chuck Norris? Or the debacle in Austin, Tex., a year earlier, when people unsuccessfully tried to name the city’s waste management service after Limp Bizkit’s frontman, Fred Durst?

Corporations have also tried the tactic, and the penalty for trying to play with the Internet tends to be meaner: Mountain Dew learned the hard way when 4 Chan took control of a vote to name a new flavor, and the joke was on Taylor Swift and VH1 when the Internet chose a school for the deaf as a concert location.

We have James Hand, a public relations professional and former BBC employee, to thank (blame?) for this latest episode. Mr. Hand became a bit of an overnight sensation when he submitted the name Boaty McBoatface after seeing reports of the competition last week. Then he watched his creation spin completely out of control.

“The storm that has been created has got legs of its own,” Mr. Hand told the BBC on Monday, and added that he had submitted Boaty McBoatface inanother competition. (For what it’s worth, Mr. Hand voted for the name R.R.S. David Attenborough.)

The research council would not comment on whether it would override the Internet’s suggestion, but Alison Robinson, a spokeswoman, said in an email that the group was “delighted by the enthusiasm and creativity” of people vying for names like Boaty McBoatface. The ship is scheduled to set sail in 2019.

“We’ve had thousands of suggestions made on the website since we officially launched; many of them reflect the importance of the ship’s scientific role by celebrating great British explorers and scientists,” Ms. Robinson said. “We are pleased that people are embracing the idea in a spirit of fun.”

Sure they are.

The poll closes April 16 — that is, if the Natural Environment Research Council can ever get the crashed polling website back online again.

 

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(from New York Times)

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Artwork by Steve Cutts

Sophie McAdam, True Activist

Steve Cutts is a London-based illustrator and animator who uses powerful images to criticize the sad state of society. Greed, environmental destruction, junk food and TV consumption, smartphone addiction and the exploitation of animals are all issues that have inspired his work.

Cutts worked in the corporate world before choosing to go freelance, and his vitriol for the rat race really shows (especially here…)

parody of the rat race
Cutts used to work at an advertising agency with global brand clients including Coca Cola, Google, Reebok, Magners, Kellogg’s, Virgin, 3, Nokia, Sony, Bacardi and Toyota. It’s no surprise he was left with so many ideas for these thought-provoking images.

His illustrations capture all the stress, despair and frustration of our dog-eat-dog world, one in which we are persuaded to consume sh*t and destroy the planet in order to keep the corporate wheels turning.

It’s true that Cutts’s art is depressing, but only because his images are so close to the truth. Here is a selection of some of his best works:

Arrrgh! It’s Monday again

Arrrgh! It's Monday again

Jessica and Roger relax at home

jessandroger

The Fatcat

fatcat

‘Evolution’

evolution

Dinner is served…

dinnerisserved

A bull provides the daily news through a cleverly designed toilet-TV

dailybullshit

‘circle of life’

circleoflife

Just another day in the office…

officeshit

This image in particular rings true for most of us

phoneslaves

A very apt illustration of humanity’s ecocide

recycling

Santa’s real workshop

santa

‘Scream Queen’

screamqueen

A critique of consumerism

shutupnbuy

‘The trap’

the trap

‘The final handshake’, from his short animation ‘MAN’.

thefinalhandshake

‘The King’

theking

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