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Fun music video: Rinôçérôse "Cubicle". rabitguy and sphelx, amongst others, might like this.


Consider taking a holiday from being a human.

Chris Morris and Armando Ianucci would be proud. Regard the long horse; be sure to read the comments.

This act by Jerome Murat is captivating indeed.

A moment of Zen: noticing that Ozy & Millie - or rather, Keenspot - was being sponsored by Wicked Lasers ("Power to Burn"). Someone in marketing knows their stuff. ^_^

I know it's hardly anything complex, but the bassline in Nathan Fake's "Charlie's House" really gets me.

Fun stuff.. a talk radio host in DC using his powers for good. He opened the show proposing mandating crescent-shaped tattoos, or a similarly identifying armband, for all muslims in the US - and out came the dregs of society and onto the switchboard. Half an hour of bile later, he swats those people down.

Pic for the day, courtesy of mycroftb - Nowhere Man. And for a hoofy TF, cowboys is worth viewing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Hmm, taking a holidy from being a human sounds nice, but she certainly didn't go even nearly all the way - she didn't even cover her face. (I think this is important because your face is what makes people perceive you as human - or not -, so if it's not covered, you can eat giant sunflower seeds and wear a hamster costume all you want, you're still going to be perceived as a female Japanese artist in her 20s.) Also, it sounds like she did it more as an art stunt, so to speak; not necessarily a bad thing, but certainly different from the spiritual enlightenment that "taking a holiday from being [a] human" would otherwise imply.

Pity that the long horse is extinct. But I guess without a third pair of legs, your spine will eventually give up... :)

Cool talk show host, too - kinda reminds me of Ron Jones.
True, the title of the posting was a bit playful. Might be fun to try a similar experiment, but with a full costume.. ah, such a pity it's not possible to actually enact such a TF for real, as in Phil Geusz' "Lapism" stories. I do definitely prefer full costumes to open face ones, but the latter can be awfully cute too, at least when they're not on dolls.. a few years back, that seemed to be one regrettable fad in plush manufacture. (That and the infection of plush with that ragged cloth-like "fur" fabric. Hopefully the situation's improved lately - without a budget, I've not been looking for plush in some time, sadly)

Well, I dare say they may have assisted long horses with wheels strapped to their middle, taking them off for photographs, so as to better preserve their innate dignity.

Very cool experiment, and not one I was familiar with. I'd like to see if I can find the TV adaptation referenced in IMDb, The Wave. (And an insightful quote by one commenter there: "If you deny who you are, what you know, or who you know, you deny the simplest part of being alive, and then you die." That basic sentiment's why I never hide my furriness, as it's such a fundamental part of who I am)
*noddles* I prefer full costumes, too - with an open-face one, the illusion's just not complete. :) I don't want to say there's no place for open-face costumes at all, but personally, I've never seen one I found appealing (neither for wearing it nor for seeing it on someone else), and I can't imagine one that'd be off of the top of my head, either.

Ah, yes, you're right about the wheels. ^^ A precursor to the modern car, surely!

And yes, do try to find the movie version - if I remember correctly, it's quite good. We watched that one in school, and while it's been too long for me to remember much (not to mention that having been much younger, I may not have seen the movie the same way I'd see it today), I do recall it made quite an impression on me.

And the quote's good, too, yes. Always be yourself! *wags his tail* ^^
One open-face costume comes to mind that's really rather sweet is the simple head neonbunny displays in his default icon:



Of course, the lapinity might be biasing me. =:) For me, though, I'd go full mask, as patch_bunny, nevermint, razzlfraz, and others show. Were a full bodymod to morphic lapinity an option, I'd take it in a heartbeat - but I suppose we're a good century from anything like that, probably more. Given the complexity of modifying a body's genetics at maturity, I wouldn't be overly surprised artificial bodies are an option first. Bunnybots, yay! ^_^

Have you been "in the fur"? I suppose your height would preclude you from just being able to borrow someone else's costume, but you could probably get away with a "partial", just using the head, hands, and feet, along with clothing.
It's probably the lapinity that's biasing you. ;)

And yeah, I'd sign up for a new body in an instant, too, no matter whether it's my own or a new one - depending on what it'd be like, of course. ^_~ It'd definitely have to be a wolf for me, and one made to my specifications, too.

And no, I've never worn a fursuit or anything, if that's what you mean. :/ Borrowing a partial suit might work, yes, but it wouldn't really be the same - still a worthwhile experience, I'd guess, but not the same as a full suit. Oh well, some day!
I just saw the talk radio story before I got here. I don't know if I can even begin to express how scared that one made me. Then again talk radio brings out a lot of bigoted opinions because you can speak without having to face an opponent, well, face to face.
I view it as a necessary warning - those kinds of sentiments remain simmering beneath the surface in not a few people. It's our job to try to dissolve such hatred, or at least, make sure it never goes unchallenged. Bigotry's a fairly deep-rooted problem, of course, given it depends on the isolation of some group, whether on the basis of religion, sexuality, or nationality - despite the latter two not being something anybody had any control over. (Yet people find such pride in nationalism - by itself, not a bad thing, certainly. There's much to celebrate in just about any culture, after all - but it's all too easily manipulated by political leaders to force that division between Us and Them. As in this issue, if people actually had first-hand contact on a routine basis with people of their hated group, it seems fairly likely they'd be much harder pressed to justify their fear)
I love how someone made a Wikipedia entry on the Long Horse--thus proving its existence. Sadly, that of itself would be enough to convince a few people. I often use Wikipedia myself--to satisfy idle curiousity--but I'm worried some people seem to regard it with religious awe and consider it the final source of truth. I wonder how long it will take before someone has the sense to take it down?

In fact the whole thread was an interesting phenomenon. You had several people independently corroborating the existence of this mythical animal. Why do people do that? Does it make them feel more important? I was listening in (with permission) on a VOIP conversation where someone insisted the "brown note" is real and that they had been "inconvenienced" by it on a TV show that played the note. It would have been so easy to poke holes in his story but I declined, not wanting to intrude in a conversation I wasn't really part of and not wanting to provoke an aggressive response.
Which page did you see? All I'm encountering now is a stub, which does have "legendary creatures" as one of the tags. Not that that would be sufficient to note its fanciful nature to a true believer, but it seems adequate.

As for why - to play out the joke, I'd say. ^_^ It'd hardly be any fun to try noting it doesn't and never has existed (though it was quite educational to see one or two before & after shots).

(FWIW, the reason I mentioned CM & AI was their role in creating Brass Eye)

The "brown note"! Hee! I don't think I'd encountered that one before, but a spot of googling gave me quite enough information on that urban legend. Including quite a cool look into the making of a Mythbusters episode on the topic. A friend works for that company - I've forwarded it for his amusement. ^_^ Quite an impressive setup! (Their screening room is, I'm told, well worth watching a movie in)
Ah, someone's already edited it to make it more obvious it's a fake! I'm not sure if it originally had the "legendary creatures" tag or not--admittedly I didn't notice when I first looked. As for playing out the joke, I guess I just don't share that sense of humour. *shrug* It was only a matter of time before research would reveal some flaw in the psyche of the rat. *grins inanely* I suppose I should be more tolerant. There are those who will persist in believing in the cabbit for example, despite all evidence to the contrary.
That Rinocerose video was totally New Wave!
Hee! It does remind one of the Cars or the Ramones, ne? ^_^ (Okay, plenty would put them in "Punk", but for me, that land's much more the realm of the Sex Pistols. Though Iggy Pop might belong, too - he's a fairly transcendent character. His contribution to the Teddybears' newest album, Soft Machine, is a good illustration of that)
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Ah, hairballs. It's probably that damnable routing issue some people have with the front-end host.. it's just not responding/reachable, rather than returning any error? If so, try the direct link.

I need to get that sorted out. It'd be more convenient if the routing problem could be solved, but everyone involved just can't understand why it's happening. Most likely, I'll look into some cheap hosting plan that can offer QuickTime Streaming Server, and consolidate the webserving onto one system at the same time.