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Posted 2003-08-04 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Pete Fowler is a UK-based illustrator, artist, and monster-maker. Fowler's creative critters hit home on Monster Island (aka Japan) where he has been working with mutant clothiers like Satan Arbeit and giant robots like Sony Creative Products.

His Monsterism figurines have taken over vendors like Kid Robot, walking the line between collectible and cult. Like Pokemon with birth-defects.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Scary Doll Parade II  
 
 
Posted 2003-07-18 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Scary dolls continue to march proudly onward [see original Scary Doll Parade], this time to the monster-plagued island of Japan. These delicately delightful dolls range from corpse-like to vampiric. Their shiny eyes and lips will both entice and repulse you. View scary Japanese dolls now! The entire gallery is on display here.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Critters Of The Abyss  
 
 
Posted 2003-06-24 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Scary sea-monsters were recently unveiled after being dredged up from the depths of the Tasman Sea. 500 species of fish and 1300 of invertebrates were found, including the fangtooth, which "has teeth longer than its head. To avoid piercing its own brain when it shuts its mouth, the teeth fit into opposing sockets." Cool! [story]
 
     
 
   
 
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  Why Is This Old Lady Smiling?  
 
 
Posted 2003-03-21 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Maybe you can answer this question for me. While you're at it, what sort of beast is featured in the photo? It seems to be a beige Loch Ness Monster, but I could be wrong.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Smell the Glove  
 
 
Posted 2003-01-21 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Stink Blasters 3-inch action figures come in poop, body odour, rotten fish and sour cheese scents. [source/link:heckubus] Morrison Entertainment Group, the culprits behind the stanky dolls, made news in 2001 going toe to toe with Nintendo of America. It seems Nintendo's Pokemon characters ("Pocket Monsters") were similar in name and concept to Morrison's "Monster in My Pocket" characters. Morrison Entertainment Group lost a suit against Nintendo for infringement. Morrison's attorney: ""The law is not, nor could it be, that only the big guy can sue... It's whoever had the senior mark can sue. They've effectively put us out of business because everybody thinks we're a rip-off of Pokemon." [source]
 
     
 
   
 
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  Monster Mish  
 
 
Posted 2002-12-04 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Mish Mish!, a one-shot comic strip by Brian Fukushima features a short but flaky encounter with denizens of the 2001 Victoria Comic Book, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Convention. Behold, the aftermath!
 
     
 
   
 
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  Giant Jellyfish Invade Japan!  
 
 
Posted 2002-10-31 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Call Godzilla! Only a towering, bipedal lizard can destroy the 100-kg jellyfish, which have threatened the Japanese coastline. [story] You can simulate the battle at home: dress up as Godzilla by wrapping your body in green garbage bags. Make sure you cover your head and mouth. Fill about 40 Ziploc bags full of pudding, and smash your way to monster victory!
 
     
 
   
 
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  Wee Man of Chile  
 
 
Posted 2002-10-28 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
"On October first of 2002, while vacationing in the Southern Chilean city of Concepcion, a group of family members found what appeared to be a small humanoid creature." There are pics of the shrivelled corpse along with the article, which outlines the sad story of this spindly little creep.
 
     
 
   
 
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  Bites:  RUMBLINGS�IN�THE�DEEP  
 
 
Posted 2002-06-18 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 

Neverwinter Nights' End-User agreement has been amended. There is now wording that precludes BioWare/Infogrames from redistributing your original server-side modules, although downloadable modules are still fair game. [discussion>slashdot, my rambling comment here]

Thanks to Jos and Titus for individually pointing my browser to the Bloop story. Strange sound data suggests Godzilla may be real.

Just what we need-- yet another Instant Messaging service. This one's via file-sharing app Morpheus, and foolishly hopes to compete with AOL Instant Messenger and MSN Messenger.

Looks like Micro$oft isn't the only one to screw up Web server security. The iron-clad Apache Web Server for Windows (oh, wait, maybe I was wrong about that M$ comment) is subject to DOS attacks. [bulletin>apache.org]

 
     
 
   
 
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  Bites:  BUT�WHAT�ARE�HIS�SUPER-POWERS?  
 
 
Posted 2002-06-14 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 

Mechagodzilla egg washes up on South Carolina shore.

Sewer-Boy is like Spider-Man, except that he was bitten by a radioactive piece of shit. [link>rusty]

J-LO in T.O. a no-no. [link>stephan]

 
     
 
   
 
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