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Photoshop Quiz: Amputee?

What we have for this weeks quiz is a photo of a hurricane Mitch survivor that seems to have lost her legs or maybe she hasn’t and we need to get our eyes checked. Vote as to what you think might have happened and write a comment as to an explanation.

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What happened to this poor woman’s legs?


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Maybelline: Wallop of a Dollop

Following some quality “alone time,” Rachel came to realize there are worse mutations to deal with than palm flesh comprised of erectile tissue.


I think this is supposed to be a dollop of makeup cream and not one of those new hairless breeds of Tribble that are currently trending on Rigel 7.  Personally, I believe a bit more contrast would make this graphic look less weird, and a lot less cream would end our nightmares regarding what manner of monstrosity she’s attempting to conceal!

Thanks Tom! The original was found in a boots store in the UK. 


Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

So by this point most of us are familiar with the steampunk aesthetic. But how many people out there know about dieselpunk? Dieselpunk style is similar to steampunk, but there are distinct differences. While steampunk focuses on Victorian-age sci-fi, dieselpunk is based on the style and technology of the early 20th century, from World War I through World War II. The “punk” suffix on the word indicates its counter-cultural influence in regard to its opposition to historically-accurate and contemporary aesthetics. It’s similar in many ways to the noir styles of the time, though isn’t necessarily as dark.

dieselpunk art Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

The term “dieselpunk” was coined in 2001 by game designer Lewis Pollak to describe the style of his role-playing game Children of the Sun, but it has since grown to encompass the style of a number of mediums, including art, music, movies, fiction, and more. There are two basic styles of dieselpunk, one based on the roaring twenties with a mostly positive view of technology and culture, and the other based on World War II with a much darker style and often based on widespread warfare.

Below are more than 50 awesome dieselpunk artworks to give you a taste of what dieselpunk is all about!

Dieselpunk Cars (Image Source: RyanLovelock)

Dieselpunk Cars by RyanLove Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

KIEV Dieselpunk Hovercraft (Image Source: Lipatov)

kiev dieselpunk hovercraft  Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Dieselpunk Hovercraft (Image Source: Lipatov)

Dieselpunk hovercraft by Li Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Arrival in Utopia (Image Source: Lipatov)

Arrival in Utopia by Lipato Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

DeiselPunk Gall (Image Source: Kaaskop)

DieselPunk Gall by kaaskop Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Dieselpunk Robot (Image Source: Chaingunchimp)

dieselpunk robot by chaingu Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Dieselpunk (Image Source: Sedeptra)

dieselpunk by sedeptra Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Dieselpunk Girl (Image Source: Vadich)

dieselpunk girl by vadich d Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Desert Sands (Image Source: Mykeamend)

Desert Sands by mykeamend Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Soldier (Image Source: Beaver-Skin)

Soldier by Beaver Skin Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Gwen in Her Hepmobile Rocket (Image Source: BWS)

hepmobilerocket Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

The Widowmaker (Image Source: Davincisghost)

The Widow Maker by davincis Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

090509 – Dispute (Image Source: 600v)

090509   dispute by 600v Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Claudia (Image Source: Lipatov)

claudia by lipatov d34xn0r Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Red Baroness (Image Source: LadyDeuce)

redbaronness Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Mobilzitadelle “Franz-Josef I” (Image Source: JanBoruta)

Mobilzitadelle   Franz Jose Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

The City of Tomorrow (Image Source: BWS)

cityoftomorrow Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Rush Hour (Image Source: Malaveldt)

rush hour by malaveldt d3b3 Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

250409 – BB2 3-4 (Image Source: 600v)

250409   BB2 3 4 by 600v Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

290809 – NFZ T1 v2 (Image Source: 600v)

290809   NFZ T1 v2 by 600v Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

210609 – NFZ A2 (Image Source: 600v)

210609   NFZ A2 by 600v Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Ironclas (Image Source: MurderousAtomaton)

ironclad by murderousautoma Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Let’s Have Another Cup… (Image Source: BWS)

letshaveanothercup Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Aviatrix (Image Source: Conceptbloke)

Aviatrix by Conceptbloke Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Calling the Space Patrol (Image Source: BWS)

callingthespacepatrol Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

GateHouse Gazette 10 Cover (Image Source: mykeamend)

GateHouse Gazette 10 Cover  Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Eurocentric Liner (Image Source: Stefanparis)

Eurocentric Liner by stefan Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Diesel City3 (Image Source: Stefanparis)

Diesel City3 by stefanparis Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Retro-Futurism Poster Project (Image Source: Inochi-zero.)

retro futurism poster proje Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Wheel of Fortune (Image Source: Mykeamend)

Wheel of Fortune by mykeame Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Fasten Your Seat Belt (Image Source: Stefanparis)

Fasten Your Seat Belt by st Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

At Your Usual Dealer (Image Source: Stefanparis)

At Your Usual Dealer by ste Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Twentieth Century (Image Source: Stefanparis)

Twentieth Century by stefan Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

The Iron Baker (Image Source: Kallini)

the iron baker by kallini d Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Freedom in the Clouds (Image Source: ViaruTarkin)

Freedom in the Clouds by Vi Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Pegasus IV (Image Source: Stefanparis)

Pegasus IV by stefanparis Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Panzerarmee “Radetzky” (Image Source: JanBoruta)

Panzerarmee   Radetzky   by Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Grenadier (Image Source: Vkucukemre)

Grenadier by vkucukemre Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Space Spy (Image Source: Innovari)

space spy by innovari d46pi Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Dieselpunk Airships (Image Source: Tome Wilson)

dieselpunkairships Showcase of Dieselpunk Artworks

Nouvelles Frontieres: Fin-tastic Failure

Marie’s courage in returning to the water following the shark attack that took her right foot was inspiring to say the least.  Nobody had the heart to mention she could now only swim in circles.


Could there possibly be a ‘sleeper’ right foot hiding behind her left calf?  I suppose.  But that still doesn’t explain the missing flipper, does it.  Not to mention the iffy perspective shift between underwater and surface views which make her appear to be swimming in a freeform pool at the Sheraton Atlantis.

Thanks Olivier for the photo and sending it to us. The original was found on the French metro.  You can see the larger image below.





Birchog & Baago: Where To Begin?

Aw, mom, no fair!  Sally always gets to be the one to place the star atop the Christmas tree!


I just hope this woman gets some sort of discount on her waxing!

Thanks Hege for the great find. You can see the original on the Birchog website.