Category Archive: Uncanny

Mar 22 2015

The Stuff of Nightmares

Well, time travel to the past just became an even worse idea. Researchers found fossilized bones of this freaky-ass, upright-walking crocodile. Yes, you read that correctly. Now called Carnufex carolinensis, the crocodile ancestor likely walked on its hind legs, preying on armored reptiles and early mammal relatives in its ecosystem, the researchers say. Carnufex carolinensis, Latin …

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Jul 28 2014

Did not Want: 8-Bit Characters Made Real

Why must the internet spend all of it’s time ruining what is left of my childhood? Everywhere I look there is something new that destroys my blissful ignorance of the world around me. 8-bit characters of old are quaint and even cute when viewed through our modern eyes, but what if we could turn those …

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Jun 30 2014

12 Miles in Borrowed Shoes

I thought I’d do something new today on Uncanny Flats. I’m going to tell you a bit about what’s going on right now so you can know what to expect going forward. As you know I’ve been writing Uncanny Flats for a while now and I plan to continue writing for just as long as …

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Jun 05 2014

More than a Little Creepy: Doubleparlour Sculptures

Sometimes artists manage to find a niche for their art right at the bottom of the uncanny valley. You know that sinkhole in the bottom of the valley? That’s where the creatures that inspired the sculptures above live. They may have even crawled all the way out of the cave under the sinkhole. Say hello …

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May 28 2014

Do Not Want: Killer Cartoon Characters

Those dutiful followers among you will remember DeviantArtist DanLuVisiArt from a post I wrote about a year ago. Here is more of the same from him. Your favorite childhood characters turned to drug-addled killers. I always kind of figured all my most beloved characters had some secrets. They are movie and TV people after all. …

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May 22 2014

Do Not Want: McDonald’s New Mascot will Eat your Soul

This is Happy, the newest McDonald’s mascot, and he is happy to see that you’re here. He’s also not impressed that you brought him a red-head as a sacrifice though. What good does a ginger do for a soul-hungry fast food mascot? According to the company, the character, which was originally introduced in France in …

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May 20 2014

Such Sads: Stop-Motion Video Done all in Yarn

Who doesn’t alike a good stop-motion video? No one. As my brother always says, “Good videos are good.” Here’s one that’s worth the time it takes to watch. Moving On is the latest stop-motion video from BAFTA-nominated animator, writer, and director Ainslie Henderson. The clip was created as a music video for British rock band …

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May 12 2014

Do Not Want: What is Tim Burton Made Frozen

Can you think of anything creepier than a Disney movie that was created by Tim Burton? What is that movie was Frozen? Frozen, which is way creepier than you realized now that you think of it. Yeah it’s a recluse lady that runs off to live by herself in a castle covered in spikes and …

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May 06 2014

It’s About Time: Science Finds a Winning Strategy for Rock-Paper-Scissors

Researchers at several Chinese universities gathered together 600 students and pitted them against each other in a rock-paper-scissors battle. To the death. The whole thing was an attempt to find pattern and hopefully a winning strategy. What they found was that “if a player wins over her opponent in one play, her probability of repeating …

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Apr 17 2014

This is my 1000th Post

Everyone bow down in astonished horror. You read that right, this is my 1000th post on Uncanny Flats. I can’t believe we’ve made it so far. To make it even better. I did it in under a year. Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of my very first post. Let’s look back at some of …

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