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(YouTube)   Time to ride ze giant wasps: A gallery of nightmare-inducing Eastern European playgrounds   (youtube.com) divider line 33
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2010-05-02 10:27:36 AM  
Excellent. I particularly liked the Cthulhu one at the beginning.
 
2010-05-02 10:39:25 AM  
are they saying, "coitus is sexy?"
 
2010-05-02 10:43:00 AM  
That's the stuff of nightmares right there.
 
2010-05-02 10:44:41 AM  
It looks likethose photos were from this page on Dark Roasted Blend. You can see them in much better quality.
 
2010-05-02 10:47:01 AM  
Someone should create an H.R. Giger playground.
 
2010-05-02 10:49:52 AM  
Outlaw2097: are they saying, "coitus is sexy?"

Koyaanisqatsi (new window)
 
2010-05-02 10:53:49 AM  
Doh, I posted that before reaching the end of the video.
 
2010-05-02 11:20:55 AM  
LOL that is awesome.
 
2010-05-02 11:26:23 AM  
Looked interesting to me.

Not boring like N. America.
 
2010-05-02 11:31:19 AM  
img146.imageshack.us


Well, the gootse ride does not appear to be popular.
 
2010-05-02 11:57:51 AM  
I'll be the first to step out and say "some of those were actually not that scary, and would have been fun to play on as a child, especially for american children, who are now deprived, what with the molded soft plastic whasits and nothing over 3 feet tall and gods help the playground owners if they fall off a swing because the lawsuits will come a-rolling!"

I mean, some were pretty obviously vandalized (the woman in the blue dress at the end), others were just nifty (the big mass of coils and blobs looks like fun!) very few were really "bad".
 
2010-05-02 12:01:02 PM  
Now I have this need to watch "Let the Right One In" again.
 
2010-05-02 12:42:48 PM  
I love eastern european child care. Over here we're all like ooo..be a good boy or the boogie man will get you. In Russia they're all like be a good boy or baba yaga will capture you and keep you in her chicken footed house until one day she decides to skin you and wear you as a suit!
 
2010-05-02 12:50:34 PM  
Fool_Marquis: I'll be the first to step out and say "some of those were actually not that scary, and would have been fun to play on as a child, especially for american children, who are now deprived, what with the molded soft plastic whasits and nothing over 3 feet tall and gods help the playground owners if they fall off a swing because the lawsuits will come a-rolling!"


Agreed:
farm5.static.flickr.com

/fremont troll
//seattle
 
2010-05-02 12:51:12 PM  
What, do you think great literature comes without cost? A healthy dose of childhood trauma is a necessary ingredient.
 
2010-05-02 02:25:23 PM  
Just found out the Cthulhu in the beginning is just a leather doll, not any real display on a playground.
Leather Cthulhu Doll (new window)
 
2010-05-02 03:44:35 PM  
kilopane: Outlaw2097: are they saying, "coitus is sexy?"

Koyaanisqatsi (new window)


That movie tries way too hard to make a point without realizing that it's most compelling feature is the very mechanization they want to blame for everyone's butthurt feelings. The only reason it is a cult classic is because it would probably be awesome to watch after you've dropped a couple tabs of acid.


/Sry, gotta be butthurt myself after being compelled to watch it since that song sounded evil.
 
2010-05-02 04:20:09 PM  
Why does Eastern Europe always look like a visit to Planet Sad?
 
2010-05-02 04:39:18 PM  
Some of these remind me of the lion merry-go-rounds in the Avalon Mall in St. John's, NL. I don't know who the hell made the faces of those lions, but they must have confused "child's coin-operated toy" with "lions that love eat your soul and shiat it on your head while you weep for mercy". I wish I had pictures. Their "lion" heads were so misshapen and demonic. I never, ever saw any kids on them.

/cool story
 
2010-05-02 04:45:16 PM  
Syphilis_Smile: kilopane: Outlaw2097: are they saying, "coitus is sexy?"

Koyaanisqatsi (new window)

That movie tries way too hard to make a point without realizing that it's most compelling feature is the very mechanization they want to blame for everyone's butthurt feelings. The only reason it is a cult classic is because it would probably be awesome to watch after you've dropped a couple tabs of acid.


/Sry, gotta be butthurt myself after being compelled to watch it since that song sounded evil.


I don't think the movie is making the point you think it is making. It clearly understands the compelling nature of mechanization, desolation, destruction, etc. That's why it spends so much time and goes so slowly through each of its subjects. The movie depends on the inherent beauty of the subject matter.

There may be some general ideas about nature vs. human existence implied in the name and the various contrasting scenes of nature and city life, but I don't think it ever really tries very hard to do anything, much less push that message. It is a very "here it is/ take what you will" kind of movie.

And yes, the experience is enhanced with recreational drug use (though I think acid is probably a bad idea).

/my butt feels great, thanks for asking.
 
2010-05-02 04:50:57 PM  
salvador.hardin: Syphilis_Smile: kilopane: Outlaw2097: are they saying, "coitus is sexy?"

Koyaanisqatsi (new window)

That movie tries way too hard to make a point without realizing that it's most compelling feature is the very mechanization they want to blame for everyone's butthurt feelings. The only reason it is a cult classic is because it would probably be awesome to watch after you've dropped a couple tabs of acid.


/Sry, gotta be butthurt myself after being compelled to watch it since that song sounded evil.

I don't think the movie is making the point you think it is making. It clearly understands the compelling nature of mechanization, desolation, destruction, etc. That's why it spends so much time and goes so slowly through each of its subjects. The movie depends on the inherent beauty of the subject matter.

There may be some general ideas about nature vs. human existence implied in the name and the various contrasting scenes of nature and city life, but I don't think it ever really tries very hard to do anything, much less push that message. It is a very "here it is/ take what you will" kind of movie.

And yes, the experience is enhanced with recreational drug use (though I think acid is probably a bad idea).

/my butt feels great, thanks for asking.



Forgot about that movie...

/Saw it sober though, probably why I forgot about it.
 
2010-05-02 05:06:58 PM  
studebaker hoch: Why does Eastern Europe always look like a visit to Planet Sad?


Because they never show Estonia.

/Because we're real sad
//Except, starting now. Entering into White Nights (nearly 24 hour sunlight)
 
2010-05-02 05:58:39 PM  
Well these are pretty bad, but I don't anything too (video reaches the 2:37 mark)

OMG RUN! RUN AWAY! KILL IT WITH FIRE!
 
2010-05-02 07:21:39 PM  
Man, I want that leather Cthulhu doll so bad.
 
2010-05-02 07:29:25 PM  
greenbean13: Now I have this need to watch "Let the Right One In" again.

That movie was a huge disappointment. Thirst has it beat hands-down as far as vampire movies go.
 
2010-05-02 08:44:47 PM  
CraicBaby: Man, I want that leather Cthulhu doll so bad.

It is one of this groups creations.
Link (new window)
 
2010-05-02 09:07:33 PM  
Does anyone know the location of the famous Penis Slide (new window, poss NSFW)?

- As far as I know this crappy video is the only one made of it.
 
2010-05-02 10:18:42 PM  
I liked the music. But about 60% of those seemed pretty typical to me - what's so nightmarish about bugs and animals (aside from when you're supposed to come out of their asses, of course)?
 
2010-05-02 11:16:29 PM  
ArthGuinness: I liked the music. But about 60% of those seemed pretty typical to me - what's so nightmarish about bugs and animals (aside from when you're supposed to come out of their asses, of course)?


Yeah, they seemed more corny than nightmarish.
 
2010-05-02 11:59:13 PM  
jessicat: Some of these remind me of the lion merry-go-rounds in the Avalon Mall in St. John's, NL. I don't know who the hell made the faces of those lions, but they must have confused "child's coin-operated toy" with "lions that love eat your soul and shiat it on your head while you weep for mercy". I wish I had pictures. Their "lion" heads were so misshapen and demonic. I never, ever saw any kids on them.

/cool story


I grew up at that mall back in the 70's and I don't remember seeing those.
I do remember seeing a lot of weird shait around Pippy park, quidi vidi and Cabbot tower though.

/you gots to pay to pee at the mall
 
2010-05-03 12:13:19 AM  
Which is creepier:

1. That there's no children in any photo.
2. That some guy (who obviously has no children) went around photographing children's playgrounds?
 
2010-05-03 01:38:21 AM  
at the 1:03 mark...


i41.tinypic.com
 
2010-05-03 01:50:34 PM  
The one at 1:28 is actually in my town and I used to love it as a kid. It has all kinds of mechanical stuff inside and a slide.

It's also actually a sculpture by Swiss artist Bernhard Luginbühl called 'Amboss' (anvil).

www.migrosbasel.ch
 
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