‘Creepy’ Severed Deer Head Display Baffles Visitors to North Side Beach – Rogers Park -…

My neighborhood is weird. A partially decomposed, severed deer head with antlers was found stuck on a bamboo stake — resembling a sort of morbid scarecrow — at Loyola Park Beach Monday. “I was up there on the sand and I thought, ‘What in the heck is that? Is that a real deer head?’ ” … Read more

Punishment in the Afterlife: an Eastern Turki Manuscript

Images of Sufi hell. Fascinating collection of some newly-translated fragments of a 19th c. manuscript, regarding the fate of sinners after their deaths. Click here for the full article Posted from Facebook

The 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Group Art Show and Demo at La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles

If I were in Los Angeles, I’d go to this. < snip > Arctic Merfox by Emi Slade The 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show is a group art show at the La Luz De Jesus gallery in Los Angeles featuring unique taxidermied pieces of artwork. The show opens today Fri… < /snip > Click here for … Read more

Crappy taxidermy = great art

This is beautiful. I’m adding this Crappy Taxidermy site to my RSS reader right now. They know exactly what I like.  If only I were a rich man, I could afford this kind of beautiful art for my collection. Alas, one day. And check out the totally sweet throne! I want it!  I want it!

Photos from the International Museum of Surgical Science

Today, Kat and I went to view the wonders on display at the International Museum of Surgical Science, here in Chicago. What an excellent way to spend an afternoon.  They have piles and piles of bonesaws.  Was everybody into amputation back in the olden days? Other highlights — a full recreation of a 19th century … Read more

What a weird birthday this year.

So today is my 34th birthday. Woo hoo! One step closer to the grave. It’s also the first time in my life that I’ve had to wear a coat outside because of the cold in June (!). Last year, my best present was from my sister, who gave me my very first human skull. Well, … Read more