a series of ‘lyricstrations’ by San Diego based designer Rodney Manabat. Check out more on his Tumblr HERE
Designing and anything visual has always come natural to me. But what hasn’t, is music. I’ve never played an instrument and I don’t sing or write, but I’ve always had a great appreciation for music. I started this as a personal/passion project, not only to celebrate the catchiest lyrics from some of my favorite artists, but also to expand my musical horizons through lyric requests and exploring different genres. And it’s pretty fun too. Enjoy - RM
This is how the police in the USA handle someone who is “resisting”. Notice his “resistance”.
The eagerness with which the rotund cop scampered in to tase the unarmed black man with his hands in the air further serves to demonstrate how so many cops join the force for power-tripping opportunities to dish out abuse just like this.
The opening credits in the new season of American Horror Story, called “Freakshow,” show fictionalized versions of real historical performers. They are identified by J Tithonus Pednaud on his website The Human Marvels.
There are several acts in the opening credits that have been popular throughout sideshow history, such as sword-swallowing and doing the human blockhead. (Ask me to show you if you ever see me at a party!) Listed here are some real, specific performers of circus fame.
1. Cephalophagous babies are a type of conjoined twin that are conjoined at the head. There has been no recording of any living past infancy, but deformed babies and fetuses in jars were a popular attraction in traveling sideshows, dime museums and the like as “pickled punks.” Sometimes they were real, sometimes they were fabricated fakes, or “gaffs.”
3. The Ohio Bigfoot Lady wore custom-made size-30 shoes. Her real name was Franny Mills and she had lymphademia, which caused fluid build-up and swelling in her feet and legs.
4. The Lobster Boy is based on Grady Stiles Jr., who had ectrodactyly. Many members of the Stiles family, including Grady’s father and two of his children, also had lobster-claw hands. He was considered a bully and an abusive drunk. Grady was convicted of murdering his daughter’s fiancé, but was not incarcerated because he insisted that the jails would not be able to handle his disability. Afterwards he resumed beating his wife and children, so they hired a hit man to kill him.
5. The three-legged woman was named Blanche Dumas and had a particularly confounding body. She moved to Paris to become a courtesan, and was a very popular one at that.