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(Wired)   Taxidermists, artists bringing aging museum animals back to lifelike, giving them a shot at half of the make-up gigs in Hollywood   (wired.com) divider line 38
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2012-09-27 10:43:03 AM  
Aaaand, cue the Chuck Testa.
 
2012-09-27 11:06:51 AM  
Here is my one and only taxidermy story, it is completely true...

My sister and my niece (who was eight years-old at the time) came and visited me in New York. We took a day trip to the Museum of Natural History. Anyway, my niece was looking at one of the dioramas, a gory tableau featuring a pack of hyenas and vultures ripping the guts out of a zebra.

My niece was absolutely mesmerized; her eyes were as big as saucers, her nose pressed against the glass. "So you like that?" I asked.

"I have lived my whole life for this moment. I have always wanted to practice the gentle art of taxidermy" she replied.
 
My jaw about fell off my face.

Later I asked my sister how the hell an eight year-old girl came up with a statement like that off the cuff. Apparently my niece had encountered the concept of "the gentle art of taxidermy" in a tanning and taxidermy how-to book textbook that she had insisted her dad get her for her fifth birthday.

Thanks for listening to my taxidermy story. I apologize if I told it to you before and I apologize in advance for when I tell it to you again. 
 
 
2012-09-27 11:25:32 AM  
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2012-09-27 12:14:39 PM  
www.wired.com

Honestly, the before picture looks more lifelike. When I see them, they are generally gray without any brown at all.
 
2012-09-27 12:15:19 PM  
Also, it should look mangier.
 
2012-09-27 12:15:25 PM  
Back to lifelike what, subby?
 
2012-09-27 12:15:27 PM  

Sybarite: Aaaand, cue the Chuck Testa.


That was quick. Came here to say that.
 
2012-09-27 12:15:29 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-27 12:15:45 PM  
Terrible taxidermy thread? Terrible taxidermy thread.

www.slightlywarped.com

www.ashesthandust.com

www.slightlywarped.com
 
2012-09-27 12:16:07 PM  

dittybopper: Also, it should look mangier.


That's the Kim Kardashian of coyotes.
 
2012-09-27 12:17:53 PM  

Trail Mix: Terrible taxidermy thread? Terrible taxidermy thread.


The dog's just sad, but the polar bear is making me laugh uncontrollably and the bobcat is definitely saying, "Hey, sailor!"
 
2012-09-27 12:19:35 PM  
 
2012-09-27 12:21:34 PM  

Sybarite: Aaaand, cue the Chuck Testa.


Fffu...
 
2012-09-27 12:33:43 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-27 12:39:13 PM  

Trail Mix: Terrible taxidermy thread? Terrible taxidermy thread.


The Lion on Gripsholm's Slott
2.bp.blogspot.com

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-27 12:40:10 PM  

Ivo Shandor: I'll just leave this here...


You bastard.

24.media.tumblr.com

How am I supposed to unsee this?!?
 
2012-09-27 12:45:57 PM  

Ivo Shandor: I'll just leave this here...


careful there's a least one NSFW in there
 
2012-09-27 12:47:45 PM  

jscart: Ivo Shandor: I'll just leave this here...

careful there's a least one NSFW in there


You talking about the flashing squirrel because I got bored after scrolling through a while.
 
2012-09-27 12:49:04 PM  

brap: Thanks for listening to my taxidermy story. I apologize if I told it to you before and I apologize in advance for when I tell it to you again.


I like reading it every time.
 
2012-09-27 12:52:26 PM  

dittybopper: [www.wired.com image 660x410]

Honestly, the before picture looks more lifelike. When I see them, they are generally gray without any brown at all.


i168.photobucket.com 

i168.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-27 12:53:55 PM  
www.pajiba.com
 
2012-09-27 01:10:14 PM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fljKx9nvrL4
 
2012-09-27 01:11:07 PM  

KatjaMouse: Trail Mix: Terrible taxidermy thread? Terrible taxidermy thread.

The Lion on Gripsholm's Slott
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 333x400]

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x288]


Probably my favorite fark thread
 
2012-09-27 01:23:16 PM  

JesseL: dittybopper: [www.wired.com image 660x410]

Honestly, the before picture looks more lifelike. When I see them, they are generally gray without any brown at all.

[i168.photobucket.com image 639x493] 

[i168.photobucket.com image 639x493]


Generally, in the East, during winter, they are almost all gray.

/That's when I see them.
 
2012-09-27 01:30:32 PM  

jscart: Ivo Shandor: I'll just leave this here...

careful there's a least one NSFW in there


Oops, thanks for the warning.
 
2012-09-27 01:43:33 PM  

Trail Mix: Terrible taxidermy thread? Terrible taxidermy thread.

[www.slightlywarped.com image 450x550]

[www.ashesthandust.com image 496x466]

[www.slightlywarped.com image 439x370]


i478.photobucket.com 
 
2012-09-27 01:45:24 PM  
i1207.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-27 02:01:27 PM  

Balchinian: [i.imgur.com image 341x298]


That's not bad taxidermy though, that's farking awesome taxidermy.
 
2012-09-27 02:07:56 PM  

dittybopper: JesseL: dittybopper: [www.wired.com image 660x410]

Honestly, the before picture looks more lifelike. When I see them, they are generally gray without any brown at all.

[i168.photobucket.com image 639x493] 

[i168.photobucket.com image 639x493]

Generally, in the East, during winter, they are almost all gray.

/That's when I see them.


I guess it will depend on how they display it then.
 
2012-09-27 02:28:40 PM  

KatjaMouse: jscart: Ivo Shandor: I'll just leave this here...

careful there's a least one NSFW in there

You talking about the flashing squirrel because I got bored after scrolling through a while.


No but that was pretty funny.

/there's a neked woman with a bunch of deer mounts
 
2012-09-27 02:34:24 PM  

JesseL: I guess it will depend on how they display it then.


Fair enough.
 
2012-09-27 02:35:00 PM  

jscart: /there's a neked woman with a bunch of deer mounts


Nice rack.
 
2012-09-27 02:35:12 PM  
I was with my eight year old nephew at an exhibit in a national park lodge this past summer. He turned to me with the look of inspiration and declared: "Wouldn't it be cool if these were real animals that were alive before they got stuffed?"

He was rather surprised when I told him that's exactly what they were. He was much more interested in them after that.
 
2012-09-27 02:44:37 PM  

dittybopper: jscart: /there's a neked woman with a bunch of deer mounts

Nice rack.


yeah a two point with a six and four I think
 
2012-09-27 03:04:17 PM  

jscart: dittybopper: jscart: /there's a neked woman with a bunch of deer mounts

Nice rack.

yeah a two point with a six and four I think


Points of her own, somewhere up high
 
2012-09-27 10:21:06 PM  
i184.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-28 07:45:38 AM  
WTF?

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-28 01:10:36 PM  

abhorrent1: WTF?

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x656]


her name "Bubbles".
 
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