Merkley may not be god, but at least he’s real

Today I discovered Merkley.  Merkley is not a photographer who’s even more over-the-top than David LaChappelle.  I shall now present the irrefutable evidence of said claim:

Exhibit A

Heron – Stands Braced Before a Mirrored Medicine Cabinet & Milk Producing Faucet In a Banana Strewn Bathroom as The Descent Of Man By Charles Darwin Teeters Precariously Over a Contemplative Blonde Monkey Soaking in The Shitter


Exhibit B

Sylvia – Sending Mixed Messages With a Nut Cracker, a Face Blocking “Puppy With Kiss” Valentines Balloon, Jewish Underpants, German Wieners & a Cigarette While Un-Lady-Like Posing On a Very Romantic Italian Car With “JOMO” (Spanish for HOMO) Vanity Plates


Exhibit C

Sylvia – Simultaneously Flipping Her Hair and Her Sausages While The Dog Hopes For a Mishap and The Oven Laughs About Something Amusing Happening Off Camera Just Over Your Right Shoulder


You can see more of his images. Oh – he also wants you to buy his book.

The Lizard Queen

Liz McGrath, for those of you who don’t know, is a prodigiously talented artist who’s going to be exhibiting at the Iguapop gallery in Barcelona.

And for those of you less inclined to make it, here’s a preview of what you’re missing.

Plato Evolved

This makes me very happy, especially since the burn is over and things like this are once again scarce.

Witness: Pilobolus, FTW.

P.S. The dicknose who posted this at youtube has disabled embedding, so you actually have to click on the link and go there to see this rather than viewing it here. When will people learn that this type of restrictive nonsense pretty much guarantees a smaller audience?

proof: not all weird shit comes from japan

The 800lb enema, held aloft by cherubim:

The 5ft tall sculpture, a bronze syringe bulb held aloft by three Botticelli-style angels, was revealed at the Mashuk-Akva Term spa in the southern city of Zheleznovodsk.

“There is no kitsch or obscenity, it is a successful work of art,” Alexander Kharchenko, the spa’s director, said. “An enema is almost a symbol of our region.”

The Caucasus mountains region is famous in Russia for dozens of health spas. Many offer enemas with water drawn from mineral springs, that are said to treat digestive and other complaints.

Mr Kharchenko said the monument had cost the spa £21,000. It was installed in a square in front of his spa, with an accompanying banner declaring: “Let’s beat constipation and sloppiness with enemas” posted on one of the spa’s walls.