CMoore Evil is a multimedia music personality & music journalist.
He is the host of WDHA's All Request Saturday Night & co-host of WDHA's Metal Mania.
Death Carriages are so fucking metal!
Mail Envelope Sketches are so fucking metal!
Mail Envelope Sketches by Jainai Jeffries
The only things I ever get in the mail anymore are invitations to class action lawsuits and spiders (no really, there was a spider in my mailbox once. I say once because I immediately uprooted the mailbox and burned the house to the ground before moving across country, but for all I know he could still be there), however when you request commissions from Jainai, she fills your mail-hole not only with monetary-exchanged artwork, but she adds a little bit of magic as well with a special illustration on the mailing envelope… free of charge! However, if you’re a generous soul you can actually pay for just these unique drawings in the collected book over at StoreEnvy. But I can’t guarantee there won’t be spiders.
Stabby Narwhal Sculptures are so fucking metal!
Stabby Narwhal Sculpture by Kozy and Dan Kitchens
Made of resin with a porcelain-like finish for their current exhibit Narwhal Projects, showing through Dec. 16th in Toronto, “The Messenger” is an envoy from Mother Nature, attempting to communicate with Man with a righteous magical horn right through his pompous fuggin chest. Limited edition sculpture available at their Shop for $1,500 USD.
Art that proves a point is so fucking metal!
Blake Fall-Conroy, “Minimum Wage Machine,” 2008-2010
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York.
This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
Gummi anatomy is so fucking metal!
Gummi Anatomy by Jason Freeny
Sometimes I find it hard to believe that inside us all are the same moving parts that help circulate, organize, filter, and process all the various chemical reactions that take place within. Probably makes us a little less scrumptious with all those crunchy bits which is why, because of science, I believe gummy bears possess a gelatinous skeletal sculpture, every bit as yummy as their outer soft tissue. Jason’s 8” transparent anatomical gummies seems to corroborate this theory. Check for purchase details over at Moist Productions.
Medusa door knockers are so fucking metal!
Sixteenth century mechanical prosthetic hands are so fucking metal!
Sixteenth century mechanical prosthetic hand
Götz von Berlich (1480-1562) was a knight and mercenary who waged war across the length and breadth of Central Europe during his surprisingly long life. When he lost a hand in battle, he designed an iron replacement. A mechanical marvel for the time, it had actuated fingers that Götz could control with levers.
The universe is so fucking metal!
What lies outside the universe?
Physicists have long studied the nature of the universe. But some go a step further into the unknown (and probably unknowable), contemplating what lies outside the boundaries of our universe.
Is it possible that something else exists beyond existence? Yes. Here are five theories about what that “something” might be.
The “outside the universe” question gets tricky right off the bat, because first you have to define the universe. One common answer is called the observable universe, and it’s defined by the speed of light. Since we can only see things when the light they emit or reflect reaches us, we can never see farther than the farthest distance light can travel in the time the universe has existed. That means the observable universe keeps getting bigger, but it is finite – the amount is sometimes referred to as the Hubble Volume, after the telescope that has given us our most distant views of the universe. We’ll never be able to see beyond that boundary, so for all intents and purposes, it’s the only universe we’ll ever interact with.
Beyond the Hubble Volume. We know with some certainty that there’s “more universe” out there beyond that boundary, though. Astronomers think space might be infinite, with “stuff” (energy, galaxies, etc.) distributed pretty much the same as it is in the observable universe. If it is, that has some seriously weird implications for what lies out there. Beyond the Hubble Volume you won’t just find more, different planets. You will eventually find every possible thing. In fact, cosmologists think that if you go far enough, you will find another Hubble Volume that is perfectly identical to ours. There’s another version of you out there mirroring your every action 10 to the 10^188 meters away. That may seem unlikely, but then, infinity is awfully infinite.
Dark Flow. In 2008, astronomers discovered something very strange and unexpected – galactic clusters were all streaming in the same direction at immense speed, over two million miles per hour. New observations in 2010 confirmed this phenomenon, known as Dark Flow. The movement defies all predictions about the distribution of mass throughout the universe after the Big Bang. One possible cause: massive structures outside the Hubble Volume exerting gravitational influence. This would mean that the structure of the infinite universe beyond our view is not uniform. As for the structures themselves, they could be literally anything, from aggregations of matter and energy on scales we can barely imagine to bizarre warps funneling gravitational forces from other universes.
Infinite Bubbles. Talking about things outside the Hubble Volume might be a bit of a cheat, since it’s still really the same universe, just a part of it we can’t see. It would have all the same physical laws and constants. In another version of the story, the post-Big Bang expansion of the universe caused “bubbles” to form in the structure of space. Each bubble is an area that stopped stretching along with the rest of space and formed its own universe, with its own laws. In this scenario, space is infinite, and each bubble is also infinite (because you can store an infinite number of infinities inside a single infinity). Even if you could somehow breach the boundary of our bubble, the space in between the bubbles is still expanding, so you’d never get to the next bubble no matter how fast you went.
Black Hole Spawning. A theory proposed by physicist Lee Smolin, known as the fecund universes theory, suggests that every black hole in our universe causes the formation of a new universe. Each universe will have slightly different physical laws than the forerunner universe. In this way, Smolin suggests a sort of natural selection for universes, as laws that lead to the frequent formation of black holes lead to the creation of more universes, while non-black hole forming universes “die out.” This theory has since been discounted (by Smolin himself and others).
Many Parallel Universes. There are tons of theories about parallel universes, but the most accepted one these days involves an evolution of the ideas of string theory to involve membranes that vibrate in other dimensions. It’s beyond the scope of this article to get too detailed about string or membrane theory, but the upshot of the whole thing is that these rippling membranes in the 11th dimension are whole other universes, and when the ripples slam into each other they form a new universe. The effects of the rippling motion help explain the observed distribution of matter in our universe. One of the weirdest elements of the theory is the idea that all the gravity we experience in our universe is actually leaking into it from another universe in another dimension (which explains why gravity here seems so weak compared to the other fundamental forces).
Metal infused candles are so fucking metal!
Anatomically correct chairs are so fucking metal!
Painting In Blood is so fucking metal!
Painter from Brooklyn, New York. He paints in his own blood.
Turning Trash into Music is so fucking metal!
Pistol Door Handles are so fucking metal!