Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies

BOO! And a Happy Halloween to you!

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Morbid Anatomy

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It is an honor to present in this episode my friend and a huge inspiration to me – Joanna Ebenstein whose Morbid Anatomy blog is sort of the online Bible of the macabre and the sublime (making Mademoiselle Ebenstein – as I call her – the Patron Saint of Odd). Here she discusses the thinking behind her research, her views on death and beauty and the institution she has created.

Amazing photography at The Secret Museum and Anatomical Theatre.


The timing is eerie…
Art imitates life.
New York City time lapse
Found here at Open Culture.

from the page

Thrash Lab’s “Empty America” timelapse travel series takes you to New York City. All the bridge and tunnel people have been sent home and Manhattan has been wiped empty! Penn Station, Wall Street, Central Park, Times Square, The Met and Fifth Avenue have never looked so vacant.

“Empty America” a Thrash Lab Special directed by Ross Ching
Music made by David Adametz


Featured image is an excerpt of recently hatched lynx spiders by Walter Piorkowski of South Beloit, Illinois. These little guys couldn’t be more adorable!


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  1. November 1, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Some great stuff here, thanks for turning me on to the Morbid Anatomy blog, it’s awesome!

  2. November 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I love the lengths people go through to have outstanding Halloween costumes.

  3. November 2, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Madfishmonger: Joanna Ebenstein and Morbid Anatomy are amazing! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Gigi: Then you have to come to Dragon*Con.

  4. November 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Donna: I’ve heard that I need to go to Dragon*Con. I have a feeling I’d have a blast Though I only really dress-up on Halloween, I would enjoy looking at others’ costumes.

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