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Escape Monday: With A Whole Lot Of Bullshit

Screen Shot 2014-08-20 at 10.51.06 Firstly, a disclaimer. I am writing this post from the future and sending it back in time in an effort to maintain my perfect record of posting every day last week.

Another disclaimer, I am writing using a lot of italics to over-dramatise what is otherwise a fairly normal and barely worth reading sentence and I think it’s working.

This video is actually pretty old but I’m totally fine with that because a) It’s funny, b) It hardly has any views and c) it’s funny. Shout out to Tim, whose Facebook timeline I stole this from. It’s a prime example of how full of bullshit news reports are.

Check it:



“I’m just some fucking guy”.

Words to live by right there.



Escape Monday: Light Painting Taken To A Whole New Level

Stay HungryOn the internet, you have two options when it comes to how you handle things. You can suspend disbelief and take things as they are or you can view everything through a lens of infinite doubt.

I suspend disbelief because I enjoy wonder, I like to experience it and not pull it apart through tedious over-analysis. I used to believe in magic as a kid, I guess you could say nothing’s changed.

The work of Finnish photographer Janne Parviainen is an example of a kind of magic. Janne uses long exposure times with a multitude of LED lights to “paint” the beautiful and haunting images you’re about to see.

Of course, the trolls out there will say that these shots could have been digitally manipulated, but the interview I read with Janne convinced me that they aren’t. He’s also a really cool guy and when I asked him if I could use his images on my site he replied almost immediately saying he’d love to.

I asked him to tell me which images are his favourite so I could feature them, so here they are:







Then I threw in a few of my favourites, check it:






Other level sheeit right there!

If you want to see more of his works, here’s his site.

Happy Monday Party People. If you’re in Cape Town, stay the hell inside and get to work on that Ark yo!



Escape Monday: Intense Storm-Chaser Pics

Sun shines under long-lived supercell moving across northeast Nebraska May 28, 2004, almost following highway 12 from Niobrara down to Sioux City perfectly.It has been a long-ass time since I last helped you guys Escape Monday and I can only apologise for that. In the last Escape Monday post I wrote, I mentioned that I was going to try something a little different.

See, up until now every time Escape Monday rolled around, I would just trawl the interwebs for cool images and post them on the site, crediting the photographer / artist who created them.

Then I got an email from one of the artists whose work I used saying, “The hell gives you the right to just post my work on your site without having the decency to ask me first if it’s ok?”

The man had a point. So going forward, all the Escape Monday posts you see on the site will only be of work that the artist him / herself has approved for me to post, starting with these images taken by storm chaser Mike Hollingshead.

This guy is certifiably insane. Just the images of the storms he chases are enough to make you shit, but actually being there to get these pics must take gigantic balls.

Check it:















Powerful stuff. I had no idea the sky could even do that. Makes the paffy little drizzly storms we have in Cape Town look, well, paffy and little.

For more of his work, check out his site here

As you were soldier!



Escape Monday: There Is No Escaping Monday

438744This is normally the post where I ease you guys into the week with some beautiful images I find in my travels around the interwebs, but sadly that ain’t happenin’ today.

After a year or so of Escape Monday posts, one of the photographers I featured actually wrote to me recently and said “Take my images down. They aren’t yours and I never said you could use them.”

I argued that I had given him full credit for the images, provided links back to his site and heaped praise on his work. I wasn’t making a cent off it or trying to pass it off as my own, what was the big deal?

He came back at me saying that he never asked for my help in promoting his work, he was perfectly capable of doing that himself.

He then suggested that instead of regurgitating other people’s content again and again I should rather focus on creating my own original work and promoting that – “the world would be a much cooler place if everyone did that” he argued.




He then said if he downloaded an entire book or song or film and posted it on the internet for free, did I actually think the people who made it and who earn a living from it should thank him?

He said I’m treating copyrighted work as if it’s valueless while gaining value from it myself (in terms of traffic, readership, attention, etc – hahaha! Readership! Hahahaha! Traffic! Aaahh, stahp! You’re killing me!)

He said he wouldn’t have had an issue with me using a few of his images provided I’d had the courtesy to email and ask his permission first, which is a fair point.

So, going forward instead of just copy / pasting other people’s work every time Escape Monday rolls around, I’m going to do the right thing and ask their permission first.

So sorry guys, no Escape Monday this week, I’m busy asking permissionz.

Instead, here’s a video of a rad oldie-timey mofo playing “Tiger Rag” like a badass on a home-made Callioforte:






Escape Monday: With Hilariously Badly drawn Movie Posters From Ghana

300I actually have a sneaking suspicion I might have posted these ridiculously awesome movie posters before, but I don’t think I posted these exact ones.

The movie posters below remind me of the paintings I used to see in the art department at prep school. The artist is clearly able to draw / paint (kind of), but could definitely use a few lessons to refine his art.

I really shouldn’t judge though. If I had to attempt this, lemme tell you, the results would be about 100 times more hilarious. At varsity I once attempted to copy the cover of a vegetarian cookbook but it ended up looking like a collection of oddly shaped dildos.

Dig it:







At this stage you’re probably thinking that they aren’t too bad at drawing Arnie right?





Next up: the Bruce Lee blow-up doll.



Loving the artistic license the illustrator has taken with the cat’s tongue in this next one.



To see just how bad this next one is, I’ve included the original as a frame of reference first:



Cool. We see what they were going for there. Here’s the Ghanian interpretation:




Speaking of terror…



Next up, the Evil Dead II remake starring Sylvester Stallone, a mechanical skull / bat and a squint Asian woman.




And then there’s the lesser-known version of Desperado starring Michael Jackson.



And Elektra starring a post-op transsexual and a man wielding an octopus tentacle.



The cover for Alien that was so good someone splooged on it… twice…




Hellboy without Hellboy.



I love “Jason Stratham’s” guns in this next one, especially the top gun in which the bullet must have to travel through a two-inch long gap in the barrel.




No idea who “Gary Oldman Reeves” or “Anthon Hopkin” is in this next one but my guess would be the three headed, fire-breathing dog-vampire.



Then my two favourites – the James Bond poster with a glaring typo, a disapproving koi fish and a limousine that was clearly drawn by someone who got halfway through it and then realised he had no idea how to draw limousines:



And the Nightmare On Elm Street poster simply titled “A Nightmare” that depicts a Freddy Krugerish character picking his nose while a man takes a pickaxe to the face with a look of saintly serenity.



Gotta love them Ghanians.

Kooky basterds Winking smile



Escape Monday: By Being Admitted To A Lunatic Asylum

Portrait_of_a_patient_from_Surrey_County_Asylum,_no._3_(8407139555)I can honestly not think of anything more terrifying than being admitted to a lunatic asylum, except maybe one in the 1800s. Rewind time by 200 years or so and the day-to-day happenings in loony bins was the stuff of nightmares.

A bad combination of a lack of knowledge and empathy when it came to treating people with mental disorders coupled with barbaric medical practises lead to some of the pictures you are about to see.

You can find more at So Bad So Good if morbid curiosity gets the better of you. Otherwise check out the ones I’ve posted below to remind you that there are worse things than being back at work today.












That last image in particular left me feeling very spooked. I did some searching online and found Rhoda’s story here:

Some filmmakers tried to raise money to make a documentary about her a few years back but it doesn’t look like they were successful.

She looks the way she does in that picture because she was deemed a hazard to herself and others due to the violent outbursts she used to have and was subsequently locked in a wooden box covered in canvas for forty years.

Her story ends well though as she was rescued and rehabilitated in 1904 by a Dr. George Zeller. He admitted her to the asylum he ran, the Peoria Hospital for the Incurably Insane, where she began to show “improvement to her mental health and made great progress in her condition.”

At the height of her delirium though, she kept claiming that she could see the devil. She called him “Old Scratch” and eventually blinded herself to make the visions of him stop.


Um, I have no idea how this got so intense. Let’s just all go back to work then shall we?



Escape Monday: Insane Things Google Earth Has Found

rainbow-planeI was trawling the interwebs as I normally do for cool Escape Monday stuffs last night and swung by Twisted Sifter where I found a post about the 50 amazing finds on Google Earth.

I then chose my favourites from that bunch to repost for you guys below. The best thing about all these images is that they come with the co-ordinates where you can actually find them.

A LOT of weird shit going on in the Nevada Desert, that’s all I can say. It’s definitely a place I’d love to visit one day because yeah, it’s basically just a giant landing pad for UFOs from what I can tell…

Just goes to show, there are no secrets in today’s world anymore. Whatever you do is being watched and monitored all the time.


















Crazy world we live in hey Party People?

Good luck out there today.

Fuck I hate Mondays.



Escape Monday: Pictures From Paradise (Part 1)


We’re trying a new thing here at SlickTiger Industries today folks and it is CRUCIAL that every one of you who reads this post today comments on the new thing we are trying IMMEDIATELY in the section provided.

This blog site is written at least 55% for YOU the people and 45% as a very strange, deeply troubling four year-long private joke that I a share with me and a handful of other people in my head.

But that’s a blog post for another day. Today’s post exists for one reason and one reason only – to transport you from the suicidal depression of another Monday to magical far-off places that closely resemble paradise.

The difference today though, is that I’ll be doing this using what I like to call a “photo gallery” which makes it a crapload easier for me to upload lots of images at once. It will also hopefully make it easier for you, the reader, to view these images.

Phew. Nervous. Ok, you guys ready? Ok.

Here we go…



PHWOAR! How the hell was that?!? Christ on a bike, you guys still with me?

It was like the pictures were coming out of the screen and cre-hating a 3d environment all around us!

This could change EVERYTHING on this site.

Exciting times I tell ya Winking smile



Escape Monday: Epic Tattoo Artist’s awe-inspiring Work

Kamil_Czapiga_2013_Tattoo_244I don’t have any tattoos and the chances of me ever getting any are pretty much zero. I just know myself too well – anything I get I’ll probably end up hating after a couple years.

My tastes just change way too much as I get older. I have nothing against people who get tattoos, in fact I admire them for being brave enough to do it, but give it 10 years and most of them regret it.

HOWEVER, if I ever had to get a tattoo, I wouldn’t just go to any douche with a needle and a flipbook of clichéd designs. I’d do my homework, find someone like Kamil Czapiga.

This guy’s work is seriously impressive. From what I can gather, he uses a style of tattooing called “pointillist” which means the tattoos take much longer, but look a million times better.
























No doubt this guy has some serious talent and all it takes is a quick flight over to Poland, a couple thousand bucks on top of that and hey presto!

You’ll be the envy of all your hipster pals Winking smile



Escape Monday: Austria’s Stunning Mountainside Thermal Retreat

aquadomeresortaustria4The longer I look at the pictures you’re about to see of Austria’s Aqua Dome spa and retreat, the more I start believing that robbing the bank down the street might actually be a pretty good idea…

This place looks like some futuristic version of heaven built at the foothills of mountains so scenic, I swear if you look closely you can see Gandalf and his merry band of Hobbits marching through them.

I don’t think it’s humanly possible to go to this place and not leave feeling totally relaxed in every way. This massive retreat has 200 rooms as well as elevated bowl-shaped pools that feature underwater music and lights.

How flippin legit is that?!? Now if only some filthy-rich reader of this site would sponsor me, J-Rab and The Cub to go check it out, I could give you guys a first-hand account of how incredible it is… [insert winky face].












If that doesn’t inspire to get off your ass and start making some serious money in 2014, I don’t think anything will.

So yeah. Back to work ya lazy bum!