Archive for mask

Max Headroom Pirate Broadcast

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2012 by elgrayso

The Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion was a television signal hijacking in Chicago, Illinois, on the evening of November 22, 1987. It is an example of what is known in the television business asbroadcast signal intrusion. The intruder was successful in interrupting two television stations within three hours. Neither the hijacker nor the accomplices have ever been found or identified. [from Wikipedia]

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Death Masks

Posted in Death with tags , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2012 by elgrayso

In Western cultures, a death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person’s face following death. Death masks may be mementos of the dead, or be used for creation of portraits. [from Wikipedia]

Martin Luther

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

William Shakespeare

Abraham Lincoln

Resusci Anne*

*Resusci Anne, also known as Rescue Anne or CPR Annie, is a training mannequin used for teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to both emergency workers and members of the general public. The distinctive face of Resusci Anne was based on L’Inconnue de la Seine, the death mask of an unidentified young woman reputedly drowned in the Seine River around the late 1880s. [from itthing.com]

For more famous death masks check out this post at itthing.com

The Monkey Waitress of Kayabuki

Posted in Animals with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2011 by elgrayso

Kayabuki

the footage of a restaurant called Kayabuki in Japan. The restaurant is apparently known for it’s dressed up monkey waiters (and waitresses). For more information, visit this blog.

One Got Fat

Posted in Animals, Death, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2011 by elgrayso

UPDATE (sep/2011): I have since learned of the Rifftrax of this very film