Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Performance Artist Kira O'Reilly

After my exposure to the works of Kira O'Reilly, I would say I find her performances to be both varied and consistent. They are varied in the sense that they always incorporate new and interesting ways to make you think, "What the fuck?" but consistent in that they always make think, "What the fuck?"

Let us begin with an early piece named 'Succour' performed back in 2001-2002. O'Reilly sits in a towel covered chair surrounded by white sand. She wraps tape around her body in a grid like pattern from the pits of her arms down to her ankles. Once the grid is completed, O'Reilly picks up a scalpel and starts cutting little diagonal slashes into each taped square. When finished, she removes the tape, puts a little piece of gauze onto each cut, then drops them onto the sand.

In 2006, O'Reilly performed "inthewrongplaceness" at the Newlyn Art Gallery, where she spent four hours naked hugging a dead pig. According to an article from the Daily Mail, she said the performance was an attempt to 'identify' with the pig which she, at various times, cut with a knife.

Animal rights activist were angered by "inthewrongplaceness" so O'Reilly responded with a performance called "Falling Asleep with a Pig" where, for a few days, she lived with a pig named Deliah in a specially constructed sty.

Kira has a number of projects she is currently performing, two of which are "Stair Falling" and "Slick Glittery". "Stair Falling" is exactly what it sounds like, except done in slow motion...and of course, naked.

Here is a video link showing a sample of "Stair Falling

In "Slick Glittery", O'Reilly enters a room with eggs and glitter placed throughout the floor. Then, over the course of the next four hours (and of course without any clothes on) she rolls about the floor, crushing the eggs beneath her body, letting the glitter stick to her skin.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Enigma of the Parking Lot

For some people, it seems parking their car or leaving a parking space is about as difficult as solving a Rubik's Cube.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Sulsa Do Corp / God Rock Ministries / Expert Karate

I have no idea how I am just now discovering Master David Bateman's Sulsa Do Corp. Master Bateman teaches out of Bateman's USA TaeKwonDo/Expert Karate in Cleveland Tennessee. According to the school's webpage, he teaches USA TaeKwonDo and Expert Karate. Expert Karate is described as a style established in 1985 under the governing body of the United States Expert Karate Association. It incorporates techniques from Karate, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, TaeKwonDo as well as weapons training such as Bo Staff, Stick Fighing, Nunchaku, Katana and Archery.

But most awesomely, the style has a secret weapon other MMA styles do not. It also includes "Sul Sa Do training, better known as the KOREAN STYLE NINJA or Modern Elite Warrior!!! Practicing Jungle and Urban Warfare Tactics and Survival Skills.." Based on this, I can only imagine this video is but a small sample of Master Bateman's imposing skills.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

News Weird: November 2014

Metro: Man fakes being in a coma for two years
Asswipe Alan Knight conned his elderly neighbor out of £40,000. For two years he was able to avoid going to court by having his family claim that an accident had left him in a quadriplegic state and that, at various times, seizures would cause him to fall into a coma.

But it seems the whole thing was a scam as the dipshit was caught on CCTV walking around shopping at a various Tesco stores.

Det Con Paul Harry, from South Wales Police, said: ‘In my entire career this is the most calculated, long-term deception of a vulnerable, elderly neighbour I have ever seen.’

IFL Science: Seals Caught Having Sex With Penguins
It was recently reported in IFL Science that a group of scientist have witnessed multiple incidents of fur seals trying to have sex with king penguins.

Vancouverdesi: Live fish removed from man’s intestines
A Brazilian man underwent surgery at the University Hospital in Londrina to remove a long Lungfish from his intestines. The man apparently decided to put the fish up his rear as part of a sexual fantasy but was unable to remove it after it had wriggled its way up his intestines. 

Warning, it's a little graphic

Observer:Russian Lawmaker Proposes Mailing Putin Sperm to Impregnate Russian Women
Yelena Borisovna Mizoulina - the Chairwoman of Parliamentary Commission on Women’s Affairs, Children and Family - allegedly introduced a bill that would provide Russian woman access to Vladimir Putin's sperm.  “The essence of my proposition is simple. Each female citizen of Russia will be able to receive by mail the genetic material of the President, get pregnant from him and have a baby. These mothers will be receiving special allowances from the government.”