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The Eye | Dec. 17 9:59 pm EST
Barbies Gone Wild

There’s a new Barbie in town

Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

You may have heard of the “Human Barbie,” the average Ukrainian citizen Valeria Lukyonova, who used plastic surgery to achieve what most scientists and doctors believed to be impossible: the physical proportions of Barbie.

Well, good news to those of you who were scared she’d sell out before Christmas: There’s a new Human Barbie on the block, the Russian Olga Oleynik, whose preferred “Barbie name” is Dominika and who is now best friends with Valeria! This new Human Barbie appears to be yet another victim to the strange yet somehow enticing phenomenon of plastic surgery. More »


The Eye | Oct. 2 10:12 pm EST

5 of the most ridiculous things on Etsy


For those of you who have never heard of Esty: It’s a website where handmade items can be bought and sold. You can pretty much sell anything legal on Esty, and for this reason, some people sell the most random and absurd things you could ever imagine.

I took on the challenge of perusing the site to find the items that reach the pinnacle of randomness. Because every work of art has its inspiration and purpose, I also tried to figure out what meaning hides behind their façades of sheer absurdity.

Etsy insanity begins after the jump! More »