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Random Acts of Wierdness and Ubermensch Society

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-02-15 14:40:07 EST
Rating: 1.72 on 68 ratings (68 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

Lately I've been working on some art projects.

Generally kaleidoscopic and geometric, colorful drawings using post-it notes and pringles cans to make straight lines and circles. There's nothing special about that, but what makes things interesting is that I made 25 color copies of it, picked 25 people at random out of the phone book, and mailed it to them with strange greetings such as:

"Don't worry, it'll be alright."
"Surprise party inside"
"Congratulations, you didn't win anything."

Basically the types of things you'd find under a snapple cap, but I tried to keep it positive, so as not to offend anyone.

Just a random act of strangeness to make a stranger go "WTF?" and possibly put a smile on their face, or brighten their day somehow. Possibly even restore their faith in humanity, though that's a bit of a stretch.

In addition to all this, I've also rented a PO Box for 6 months, to engage in even more acts of wierdness, and I'm inviting anyone here to participate. You can send whatever you want. Pornography, your own wierd art, poetry, stories, pictures, whatever.

Here's an idea for the ladies: shave your nether region, and draw a sideways face using your labia for lips. Take a series of photos, rotate the photos, and add little speech bubbles. Write some text, such as a series of rhetorical questions or musings on life in general.

Or don't, the point is you can do whatever you want, just keep it legal, since I'm kinda pretty and wouldn't last long in jail.

I've also been reading on wikipedia about the Cacophony Society, which was the basis for Project Mayhem in Fight Club. Pahlaniuk is obviously a member. To keep it short, these are the people who founded Burning Man, and do all sorts of strange stunts, which you can read about for yourself here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacophony_Society

I've come to pretend that Ubersite is somewhat like this, as I can see a great deal of talent, in many areas of the arts here. I've taken to calling it the Ubermensch society, because it sounds appropriate.

Mail any submissions to:

Monkeyswithguns
PO Box 1283
Jackson, GA, 30233

If I get something I deem especially interesting, I'll be sure to post it here.

Stamps cost $0.41
Taking something ethereal from the internet and transferring it to physical reality is priceless.

And quite possibly insane.


Below you'll find the picture I spent approximately 12 hours total drawing, coloring, stippling, and copying. The hardest part was determining the proper color density of the dots, to make it look asthetically appealing.


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Submitted by august_sobriquet at 2010-01-29 17:39:12 EST (#)
Rating: 0

yeah, send him some things.

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2009-05-28 13:01:35 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

I'm dissappointed this didn't take off as well as I'd hoped. Send me things.

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-05-05 16:24:21 EDT (#)
Rating: 0


Submitted by loopdeloo at 2008-04-15 13:12:21 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by Falafel (user info) at 2008-02-18 12:32:01 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

Submitted by loopdeloo (user info) at 2008-02-15 15:05:37 EST (#)
Ranking: 0

+2 Kicker of all ass!
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Empty praise? haha
Neat idea... be prepared to be given nightmares anonymously

I can't believe how retarded I am sometimes...
I am working on a package to send you :)

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-03-05 11:00:12 EST (#)
Rating: 0


Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-03-04 22:15:50 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by HateMudkips (user info) at 2008-03-04 21:48:17 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

I sent you something...
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Great, I hope it's a severed head. Nobody's ever sent me that. Not even Santa.

Submitted by HateMudkips at 2008-03-04 21:48:17 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I sent you something...

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2008-03-04 19:19:27 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Hmmm..will these curiosities back include monkeys and/or guns?

If so, I'd much prefer the former.

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-03-04 08:00:19 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Sacrilicious (user info) at 2008-03-03 21:28:58 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

feety's been doing a lot of traveling lately. I don't think he's been to Georgia, though.

Hypothetical question: Do you want to receive these things from anonymous?
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That would be fine, though I intend to send something back for everything that I recieve. So far I've gotten a hypno-tape on memory and some floss from Captain Thorns. I'm still trying to come up with something to top it to send back.

Submitted by Tigre at 2008-03-03 21:48:35 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I'll send you something.

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2008-03-03 21:28:58 EST (#)
Rating: 2

feety's been doing a lot of traveling lately. I don't think he's been to Georgia, though.

Hypothetical question: Do you want to receive these things from anonymous?

Submitted by LegoSockPuppet at 2008-03-03 14:42:13 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2008-02-29 16:00:36 EST (#)
Rating: 2

And I have to say, I am EXTREMELY disappointed in the lot of you, Uber, for not showing more interest and participation in this awesome idea.

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2008-02-29 15:58:33 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by orphelia (user info) at 2008-02-29 10:01:09 CST (#)
Ranking: 2

Let me know how well my feotus has faired the journey. Enjoy!
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That would be quite the experience, to open up a mail package and find a little Feety...

Submitted by orphelia at 2008-02-29 11:01:09 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Let me know how well my feotus has faired the journey. Enjoy!

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-02-29 10:42:44 EST (#)
Rating: 0

I'm going to the post office in about a couple of hours, so I'll see then. Don't worry though, you'll be the first to know.

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2008-02-29 09:05:14 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Well?

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-02-20 09:35:20 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Nope, so I intend to keep pimping this post until I recieve something. Until I get something, I will post a link to this in every post I make, and maybe one here and there on reviews, just to keep it alive.

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2008-02-20 09:11:11 EST (#)
Rating: 2

So have you gotten anything yet?

Submitted by orphelia at 2008-02-19 13:58:10 EST (#)
Rating: 2

fake interested girl emails
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You got me. hehehe.

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-02-19 13:56:45 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Falafel (user info) at 2008-02-19 01:02:59 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

Why don't you set up an alternate email address and have stuff sent there?
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Because I already get plenty of spam and fake interested girl emails. I want something real, like a letter, something physical, that I can covet, or throw away, or burn, or masturbate to in the case of my suggestion, or eat if I get cookies, or smoke if I get something good, but it has to be "real."

Submitted by Falafel at 2008-02-19 01:02:59 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Why don't you set up an alternate email address and have stuff sent there? I'm sure you'd get more stuff and quite a bit of it before it gets bombarded with porn and goatse mirror links.

For those submitting, you could also keep it anonymous with disposable email addresses (15 minute use ones like www.guerrillamail.com)

Submitted by scourge at 2008-02-18 12:51:30 EST (#)
Rating: 2

i won't be sending you anything, but this is a cool idea.

Submitted by ChaosJester at 2008-02-18 12:36:24 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by skrapmetal (user info) at 2008-02-15 14:46:15 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

<computer voice>
Faith in Humanity restored
</computer voice>

Submitted by Falafel at 2008-02-18 12:32:01 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by loopdeloo (user info) at 2008-02-15 15:05:37 EST (#)
Ranking: 0

+2 Kicker of all ass!
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Empty praise? haha
Neat idea... be prepared to be given nightmares anonymously

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-02-16 23:49:42 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by beer-turtle (user info) at 2008-02-16 16:04:35 EST (#)
Ranking: 1

It would be interesting to see what kind of stuff people send you...

What happenes if you get sent illegal stuff, like a fat joint, Sico's kiddie porn collection, or a live kitten.
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Well I can't be held liable for something I didn't realize. What if someone sent a fat joint to say...postsecret, or one of those other mail in sites. Or what if someone mailed porn to a church for kicks?

I don't think it would hold up in court, so I'm really not worried, plus Chairman Meow could use a new friend.


Submitted by beer-turtle at 2008-02-16 16:04:35 EST (#)
Rating: 1

It would be interesting to see what kind of stuff people send you...

What happenes if you get sent illegal stuff, like a fat joint, Sico's kiddie porn collection, or a live kitten.


Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-02-15 18:24:09 EST (#)
Rating: 2

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Submitted by MyTeeOne (user info) at 2008-02-15 17:28:08 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

Cool pic.

Um... do you think anyone at the post office is going to be suspicious of the name "Monkeywithguns"? Just curious.
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Probably not. I'm pretty familiar with the postal clerks there, and they know me by my real name. It's a fairly small town.

Submitted by Wompom at 2008-02-15 17:48:25 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Didn't read... Awesome pic.

Submitted by MyTeeOne at 2008-02-15 17:28:08 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Cool pic.

Um... do you think anyone at the post office is going to be suspicious of the name "Monkeywithguns"? Just curious.

Submitted by haikumikoo at 2008-02-15 17:20:08 EST (#)
Rating: 2

If I get something I deem especially interesting, I'll be sure to post it here.
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You should make a collage and post that.

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2008-02-15 16:22:19 EST (#)
Rating: 2

That's a f'in awesome idea. I'll send something...not sure what yet.

Submitted by rob_berg at 2008-02-15 16:10:34 EST (#)
Rating: 2


Cool.


Submitted by Fucking foul at 2008-02-15 15:25:29 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by HellRazer (user info) at 2008-02-15 15:04:24 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

stippling

^What does this word mean? Is it an art term?

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I've heard it in the context of makeup. It means to press a substance into a surface, e.g. foundation into skin.

Carmindy from What Not To Wear is one of my role models. I learned it from her.

Submitted by corn nugget at 2008-02-15 15:20:31 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Fallen, I should set up a website like that... except just say "Send all of your books to me", instead of leaving them laying around.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2008-02-15 15:18:10 EST (#)
Rating: 2


Submitted by thecaes at 2008-02-15 15:13:04 EST (#)
Rating: 2

+2 random weirdness

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-02-15 15:07:09 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by HellRazer (user info) at 2008-02-15 15:04:24 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

stippling

^What does this word mean? Is it an art term?

Also, I'm going to send you something. IDK what yet, but I'm sure I'll find something suitable. How big is that PO box? Could we send an item? Or is it just for letters? Does your post office have an anthrax sniffing dog? Or will I have to febreeze the letter before I send it?
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smallest and cheapest box available, but they'll hold larger packages behind the counter for me.

Stippling is actually a painting term I think, but it looks kinda like the dots.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2008-02-15 15:06:15 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Corny,
there is some thing where people leave books in random places for other people to find. Once you are done reading, you're suppose to drop it off in som other random location for the next person to find.

Submitted by loopdeloo at 2008-02-15 15:05:37 EST (#)
Rating: 0

+2 Kicker of all ass!

Submitted by HellRazer at 2008-02-15 15:04:24 EST (#)
Rating: 2

stippling

^What does this word mean? Is it an art term?

Also, I'm going to send you something. IDK what yet, but I'm sure I'll find something suitable. How big is that PO box? Could we send an item? Or is it just for letters? Does your post office have an anthrax sniffing dog? Or will I have to febreeze the letter before I send it?

Submitted by experima at 2008-02-15 15:03:29 EST (#)
Rating: 2

send me one!

and email me back, you monkey.

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2008-02-15 15:02:44 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Very neat concept.

Submitted by Sacrilicious at 2008-02-15 14:58:33 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Awesome. I love it.

This reminds me of a post I meant to do this week before I thought about ubertines. I'll get around to that.

Submitted by MudWhistle at 2008-02-15 14:58:12 EST (#)
Rating: 2

up until 2 weeks ago I could count the time i've had coffee on 3 fingers and then for some reason I decided to try it....now I'm hooked. this is a true testament to my druggie nature.

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-02-15 14:58:07 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by BritishBeef (user info) at 2008-02-15 14:57:17 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

ah hell, I want one of those random notes now.
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Send me an address.

Submitted by corn nugget at 2008-02-15 14:58:01 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I did this with my phone number on uber a couple of years ago. A bunch of foreigners called me. It was awesome fun.

Submitted by BritishBeef at 2008-02-15 14:57:17 EST (#)
Rating: 2

ah hell, I want one of those random notes now.

Submitted by BritishBeef at 2008-02-15 14:56:33 EST (#)
Rating: 1

You appear to have spent quite a lot of time drawing something that looks like a pretensious 8 year olds doodling.

But I like the idea, think it needs expanding in some way though, I'll think about it.

Submitted by corn nugget at 2008-02-15 14:56:01 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Oh whew, I thought I broke the +2 streak.

Submitted by corn nugget at 2008-02-15 14:55:26 EST (#)
Rating: 2

OMG IM SO SORRY!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by corn nugget at 2008-02-15 14:55:15 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Muddy, no, because up until last night I was still trying to read the one I was reading, but last night I realized I have had enough... it's a horrible book. I'm going to go to the library and get "the road", eventually.

I'd go on my way home from work tonight, except for the fact that my dog has the shits, and I'm afraid to leave him in the house too long.

Right.

Submitted by MudWhistle at 2008-02-15 14:53:46 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Did you read any of the ones I mentioned to you?

Submitted by Shlongy at 2008-02-15 14:53:31 EST (#)
Rating: 0

I'll be sure to mail you a semen soaked Kleenex after I get finished banging Mrs. S tonight.

IT'S ART TO SOMEONE, DAMMIT.

Submitted by corn nugget at 2008-02-15 14:52:20 EST (#)
Rating: 2

No no I dont want to join a book club, that's too much work. I just want people to send me books.

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-02-15 14:51:08 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Jeanneee (user info) at 2008-02-15 14:49:35 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

It's spelled "weird," babe.
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True enough. I have the flu and I'm not thinking straight.

Submitted by orphelia at 2008-02-15 14:49:55 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I was only kidding!

I nearly, *nearly*, sent an email regarding the situation but I got a life instead. :)

The picture is awesome <3

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-02-15 14:49:45 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by corn_nugget (user info) at 2008-02-15 14:48:24 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

I'd like to do this with books.
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Contact Brdn_Nkd about that.

Submitted by Fucking foul at 2008-02-15 14:49:35 EST (#)
Rating: 2

It's spelled "weird," babe.

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-02-15 14:49:04 EST (#)
Rating: 0

Forgot to change the filename to "Pupil of the HypnoToad"

Submitted by corn nugget at 2008-02-15 14:48:24 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I'd like to do this with books.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2008-02-15 14:46:15 EST (#)
Rating: 2

<computer voice>
Faith in Humanity restored
</computer voice>

Submitted by orphelia at 2008-02-15 14:45:22 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Here, have another one! Huh!

;)

Submitted by Linus at 2008-02-15 14:45:16 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by corn_nugget (user info) at 2008-02-15 14:42:40 EST (#)
Ranking: 2

Only the creepies will mail you stuff.

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This is true; I pondered mailing you something.

;-D

Submitted by MudWhistle at 2008-02-15 14:44:58 EST (#)
Rating: 2

if you luck out loki will mail you chocolate covered pretzels with christmas sprinkles

Submitted by orphelia at 2008-02-15 14:44:56 EST (#)
Rating: 2

I love that picture.
And I noticed you had +2ed my opponents entry TWICE.

*shakes fist angrily and makes threats towards ferrets*

Submitted by MudWhistle at 2008-02-15 14:43:49 EST (#)
Rating: 2

my 4 year old could knock that out in about an hour Van Gogh

Submitted by corn nugget at 2008-02-15 14:42:40 EST (#)
Rating: 2

Only the creepies will mail you stuff.


Flanders:
Y'know, Simpson, I feel kinda silly, but, uh, you know, what
the hey, you know ... kinda reminds me of my good ole
fraternity days.

Homer: D'oh! Oh my God! He's enjoying it!

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