Review: The “Hornithopter,” by da Vinci

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Today I’ll be reviewing the Hornithopter, by da Vinci. And I’ll tell you up front, I wasn’t impressed.  You were supposed to do two things, Hornithopter.  Two things.

The Hornithopter is advertised as a combination personal transportation device and sex toy.  Let’s examine the inherent contradiction there.  Traveling is a public thing; sex is… well, I don’t mean to be a prude, but I like to be a little more discreet about those sorts of pleasures.  So off the bat we’re looking at issues. Continue reading

38 Mise en Abyme GIFs that Will Make Your Brain Bleed… OR WORSE

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The mise en abyme.  Of course a mindfuck of this degree has a French name.  You’ve encountered this effect if you’ve ever accidentally lined up two mirrors or watched Inception.  Or the Japanese movie Paprika, for that matter.  Well, some more expert reporting from over at Bustle (if you don’t follow them yet, you should) has revealed that a woman has gotten a tattoo of her own selfie.

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If you can’t see the maddening possibilities for this yet, let’s explain.  She can now take a selfie that shows her tattoo of her selfie, and then get that tattooed on her other arm.  Then she can take another selfie, and another selfie, and another, and another…

To prepare your brain for this, we’ve compiled some animated mise en abyme GIFs from around the Web.  Enjoy!

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