19 December 2012 0 Comments

Shockheaded Peter Revisited

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqx9SXIsF5I&feature=share&list=PLwULBaitLs__Qi4dQ5dZV6mnc_DeSX0Jw As a holiday gift to our fans, The Art of Bleeding has just released some excerpts from the rarely seen 1955 German movie, “Der Struwwelpeter” ( or “Shockheaded Peter” as it is perhaps best known here via The Tiger Lillies’ marvelous theatrical and musical adaptation.) Above we present “The Dreadful Story of Pauline and the […]

15 August 2012 0 Comments

Drug Education for Cats

http://youtu.be/PeFY2-KtD0w Much like a baby’s skull, The Art of Bleeding has a soft spot — spot in question being a fondness for of old safety educational films.  Above is a prime parodic example in which catnip tidily substitutes for the bogeyman LSD.  Odd fact: creator  Jason Willis is actually one of the kids in the “Halloween […]

17 October 2011 1 Comment

T-shirts and Rumors of T-shirts

Our friend Bill from Y-Que Trading Post, purveyor of LA’s finest satirical and pleasingly moronic T-shirts  (including ART OF BLEEDING T-SHIRTS) just dug up this picture he shot at our 2006 “Halloween Highway” show.  He’s talking about putting on a T-shirt and making it available at our upcoming 2011 Halloween Highway 2 show.  Just the […]

5 October 2011 5 Comments

“It’s Great to Be Alive” Vintage Safety

Please enjoy these delightful images from It’s Great To Be Alive, a vintage safety manual uploaded by How to Be a Retronaut.  Our favorite is the result of hide-and-seek in a pile of leaves.      

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16 September 2011 0 Comments

Drive Recklessly PSA

Drive Recklessly PSA

We’ve been all about driving safety as we prep for the 9/30 car crash show in SF and our Halloween weeend show in LA, so video just clicked in the clickiest way. Via LaughingSquid: Drive Recklessly” by The Midnight Show is a hilariously twisted driver safety PSA spoof that offers a scenario in which striking a pedestrian […]

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25 August 2011 0 Comments

Art of Bleeding Show Announced

Art of Bleeding Show Announced

If you’re in San Francisco, September 30, you’ll have the chance to witness The Art of Bleeding stage something akin to our 2006 Halloween Car Crash show shown here. The event will celebrate the publication of The Book of the Is by punk-rock impresario, prankster, mayoral candidate, and man-about-town Chicken John.  AoB will perform alongside the daredevils of of Cyclecide’s […]

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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31 May 2011 0 Comments

A Few Cautionary Comics

After a long holiday weekend, your heads are probably a bit fuzzy and perhaps you’re overwhelmed with work, so it seemed safe to stick with something simple, i.e., comic books.   So today we offer four lovingly executed illustrations of things not to do in emergency situations.  Their original source  — presumably some sort of Red-Cross-issued faux […]