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  1. Three-Minute Video Shows 500 Years of Women in Art

    Oh, silly me, I didn't realize men could only paint Madonnas!

    I expected this video to awe me with the evolving ways in which women have been depicted in classical art, but to my admittedly very untrained eye, not much seems to have changed over half a millennium. As Jezebel points out, it's just pretty white woman after pretty white woman here—aside from forehead proportions, not much seems to have changed.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Things Get Freaky In First American Horror Story S4 Cast Photo

    Featuring bearded lady Kathy Bates.

    Those looking forward to American Horror Story: Freak Show have only until October 8th to wait. I should catch up on AHS, right? I feel like I should.

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  3. In Your Friday Dose of Weird Internet, Tumblr Finds IKEA Products In Classic Paintings

    Is a Swedish time machine a TÄRDIS?

    We already know Nicolas Cage is a vampire and Keanu Reeves is immortal, but were you also aware that IKEA gets its designs from classic paintings? Or IKEA is run by a cabal of time travelers who keep reusing the same designs as they Swedishly (yeah, I said Swedishly) bop around the centuries. Or IKEA uses designs simple and timeless enough that some of them will naturally pop up elsewhere. ...The second one. Definitely the second one.

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  4. This Just In: Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat

    Nothing is real anymore.

    Up is down! Black is white! Cats are... well, they're not dogs, but they definitely aren't cats either, apparently

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  5. Artist Creates Nude “Blood Robot Selfie” That Simultaneously Amazes and Creeps Us Out

    Congratulations on now having the title of "Weirdest Selfie"

    Have you ever wanted to see a nude self-portrait done in the artists' own blood with the help of a robot? Because Brooklyn-based artist Ted Lawson's piece "Ghost in the Machine (blood robot selfie)" is exactly that. You can see the process Lawson went through to create the work in this video (Probably best skip this one if you're squeamish.)

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  6. Haute Couture Versions of Pop Culture Icons Are Grootiful… I Mean Beautiful

    Rockin' Rocket.

    Genderswapped, high fashion versions of pop culture characters: Thank you, artist Sara Richard, for hitting every single one of my "YES, MUST HAVE" buttons. Well, no, that's not true. I'm also pretty passionate about potatoes. You wanna draw a curly fry in a glitzy '20s frock, and I am there.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: A Precious Pack of Pikachus

    Say that five times fast.

    I want to go to there.

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  8. If You Could Do With Some Top Notch X-Women Artwork Today, Report Here

    Scarlet Witches get stuff done.

    It's always a good morning when I discover some new artwork my Tumblr dash. Today's find is Peter V Nguyen, the comic artist behind this marvelous batch of women from the X-Men universe. The use of color is gorgeous, and I dig the serious tone. I don't know about you guys, but I'd definitely be down to see this team in action. Or battling each other. Or whatever. They could spend an entire issue sitting around drinking tea and I'd read it.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: They Live Wonder Woman Cosplay

    THEY FIGHT CRIME. WE SLEEP. (Bizarro Au Go-Go, via Fashionably Geek)

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  10. These 8-Bit-Inspired Paintings of Famous Works of Art and Pop Culture Icons Are Anything But Square

    Cube-ular!

    Adam Lister's 8-bit-inspired repaintings of famous works of art and pop culture icons will satisfy both your highbrow and lowbrow tendencies.

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