Archive | June, 2011

30 June 2011 0 Comments

When You Care Enough to Give Testicles

And speaking of von Hagens yesterday, we came upon this….. “Why, yes, that is a plastinated bull testicle hanging from my neck!” It’s not often enough you are able to utter that sentence, is it? But if you and your credit card can take a moment to swing by world-famous Gunther von “The Plastinator” Hagens’ […]

29 June 2011 0 Comments

Cumming Soon! New AoB Video!

So, we’ve missed several days of blogging thanks to production on a soon-to-be-uploaded Art of Bleeding video. What’s it about, you say? Well, the above image is intended as a hint. No, it’s not a porn video, but like the good Dr. von Hagens, we know how to get your attention. Look for the new AoB […]

27 June 2011 0 Comments

Q&A with Abram the Safety Ape

If your acquaintance with The Art of Bleeding comes primarily through this blog, you may never have seen one of our live shows or videos and therefore may be unfamiliar with Abram the Safety Ape, The Art of Bleeding’s educational mission,  0r the unusual approach to health and safety education that Abram embodies. To remedy this, […]

24 June 2011 0 Comments

Children on Fire 2: The Dreadful Story of Pauline & the Matches

Children on Fire 2: The Dreadful Story of Pauline & the Matches

http://youtu.be/8R5jH1N0bas In 1955, Der Struwwepeter (“Slovenly Peter”), the startlingly grisly collection of cautionary tales for children mentioned in our last post was made into a charming technicolor fantasy film by director Fritz Genschow, who had previously directed versions of other classics familiar to German children such as Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, and other fairy tales compiled by the Brothers […]

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23 June 2011 0 Comments

Caution: Children on Fire

Caution: Children on Fire

Pictures of burning children always catch our attention. Particularly old-timey pictures of burning kids like this one from She Walks Softly. Turns out, this one is a little too good to be true, as it’s not the vintage advertisement for some the kooky product it purports to be, but the work of contemporary designer and illustrator Christian […]

22 June 2011 0 Comments

Cringeworthy Puppets on Fire Safety

Cringeworthy Puppets on Fire Safety

So awesomely bad it’s — incendiary!  

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22 June 2011 0 Comments

We Have the Technology

Just a little photoshop fun with captions today…

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21 June 2011 0 Comments

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(DISEASES OF THE NAILS Images: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa)

20 June 2011 0 Comments

More Bizarre Nurse Romance Novels

More nurse romance cover art today. These gems come from among the 307 volumes in the collection of Tiny Pineapple. Check them out! “She had not expected to find romance on this assignment–but then, almost everything at the Indian Service Hospital had come as a surprise,” says the back cover. With a waist cinched like that, […]

17 June 2011 1 Comment

Rx Atarax: “The Relaxed Wife” (1957)

Continuing our thread from the last post about the marketing of tranquilizers, we offer some snippets from “The Relaxed Wife”, a pharma-pushing film produced by Pfizer in 1957. “Of all the states across this nation, the happiest by far is the state of relaxation”