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Le Cochon Danseur is a silent monochrome short from 1907 in which a huge anthropomorphic pig dances about on stage with a young woman. Know Your Meme credits its final sequence as the first meme of the 20th century.

Stick it out till the last 20 seconds and you’ll see why.

Sweet dreams.

laughing squid


Youtuber RoltonB (with no mention of how the frog *cough* got there in the first place) sez:

Never seen nothing like this before. The video was shot entirely fortuitously. The frog is OK. There is no nails, no glue, animal abuse, etc. Later, she jumped off the bench and galloped away to the water.

He/she seems happy enough though. Contemplative. Perhaps even fixin’ to go a-courtin’.


German artist Tim Schneider knows this.

Hence his ongoing mission to anthropomorphise the world with an endless supply of styrofoam and ping-pong balls with cartoon pupils drawn on.

He calls this temporary public art project ‘They Live’

Interviewed recently by Turnstyle magazine Schneider said of his work:

The eyeballs explain something difficult like perception very easy. It changes the purpose of things: a trash bin can be the Cookie Monster. The world around suddenly isn’t something fixed anymore, it’s something you can change. People are realizing this very optimistic opinion with a smile on their faces, more than I ever could have asked for.

Photos: Amanda Moulson/via

Australian artist Sean Edward Whelan left Oz to teach English in Joetsu, Niigata, Japan where he also works as an illustrator, creating (among other things) these beautiful pencil drawings of anthropomorphised traditional Japanese buildings, bridges and lanterns.

There’s more of his work here and here.