The Art of Darkness

The Link Dump of the Ancient Mariner

July 21st, 2017 by Cobwebs

Release the Choctopus – Man About Cake created an astonishing octopus wedding cake. (A cake shaped like an octopus, not a cake for an octopus who’s getting married. Just in case you were confused.)

The Best Demon Illustrations of All Time – Illustrations from the 1863 edition of the Dictionnaire Infernal. I may disagree with the article’s author on what constitutes “the stuff of nightmares;” I’d have half these things as pets. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

Tasty Ancient Recipes from Mesopotamia – Interview with the author of a book of ancient recipes.

Against Big Bird, the Gods Themselves Contend in Vain – I aged out of Sesame Street well before 1983, so I had never even heard of this episode. I’m glad to see that the 70s-era Sesame Street vibe (“You can’t tell me that drugs weren’t involved”) lasted into the 80s. This is glorious.

@MagicWeather – Amusing Twitter feed that sounds like the weather channel in Night Vale. “Rain continues tomorrow, with a chance of flooding in some areas, a chance of banshees wailing in others.”

Calls for Cthulhu – A marvelous webseries featuring Cthulhu as the host of a phone-in TV show.

100 Demon Dialogues – Kickstarter for a comic about anxiety and self-doubt, personified by demons.

Barbie Dream Hearse – This candy pink-and-white hearse can be rented for parties.

Traditional Anniversary Gifts – An amusing list by Obvious Plant.

Luau – IMDb describes this early effort by Tim Burton as “a horrifying and touching movie about a tramp’s dream of fame” which is as good a description as any, I guess. Prepare to have your mind slightly boggled. That link goes to Part 1; parts 2 and 3 are here and here. (Hat tip to Pixel Pixie)

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5 Responses

  1. Lydia Says:

    Those demonic illustrations were fascinating. I can’t help but to wonder if some of them originally appeared in the artist’s nightmares. :O

  2. Pixel Pixie Says:

    Another Sesame Street special was Big Bird in China. My young ears were convinced the child character’s name was “Shampoo”.

  3. Devries Says:

    As I was rummaging on You Tubr Iron Maiden videos and seeing this link dump.. here is a relivent video for those who have noot seen it
    Rhime Of The Anchient Mariner

  4. Laurie Brown Says:

    I’m with you on the demons, but I’ll skip that first one that looks like Prince Charles. I’d be afraid he might start talking about homeopathy or something.

  5. Mim (@crinolinerobot) Says:

    I like the choctopus! Such beautiful work.

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