Cute Mood Wheels for Ovaries and Testicles

Purveyors of plush internal organs, I Heart Guts created two handy visual guides for when you need to share the inner feelings controlled by two rather important glands. While the mood wheel for the ovary goes through a cycle of different emotions, it seems the testicle is uncomplicated and single-minded. Check them out after the jump.

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The Story of Oedipus, Performed by Vegetables

Sigmund Freud’s theory of the Oedipus complex says that a certain neurosis where a male child unconsciously desires to kill his father and have sexual relations with his mother. His theory is based on the legend of Oedipus.

In his creative short film, Jason Wishnow tells the tragic tale of Oedipus using the most unlikely actors—vegetables. The stop-motion film took two years to create and starts in medias res where the adult Oedipus, played by a potato, is travelling to Thebes and encounters a piece of broccoli driving a chariot. Neither wants to let the other go first and a fight breaks out. Oedipus kills the offending floret and unwittingly fulfils the first part of a disturbing prophecy. See what happens next below, but be warned, the film contains scenes of vegetable sensuality.

[via Vimeo]

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Now That You’re Big

In Now That You’re Big, artist Simon Greiner creates a hilarious sex education book in the style of Dr. Seuss.

Drawn in a style similar to the very popular children’s books, Greiner rhymes the story of a boy who is growing up and starts to notice the other sex. The tale starts off innocently with booboobs and junk, and moves to the matter of sex in the hut (and in the butt), and finally to the miracle that is birth. Have a look at a few of the panels of Now That You’re Big after the jump (slightly NSFW).

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Hilarious “Game of Thrones” RPG

You may have heard the chiptune remix of the Game of Thrones opening theme and wondered what the game would be like. College Humor takes a stab at it.

Complete with elements from typical dungeon crawlers, this hilarious animation tells the happenings in season/book one of the excellent Game of Thrones, as if it were a 16-bit role-playing game. Be warned, there is some foul language, sexual content, and plot spoilers if you have neither seen nor read about the seven kingdoms.

[via +Anja van Staden]

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Game On: Cute 8-Bit Safe Sex Ad

In an effort to promote safe sex amongst horny teenagers, the “Leicestershire Teenage Pregnancy Partnership” in the United Kingdom has commissioned a cute 8-bit public service advertisement.

In the style of Super Mario Bros and Mega Man, our hero wants to get his “game on” but his princess will not let him into her castle without the prerequisite special item. This video follows his attempts to procure said item. See how it turns out below.

So there you have it. Have fun, play safe, and stay away from the mushrooms.

[via IdeaBounty on Twitter]

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Trucker’s Delight

This is a tad bizarre and totally NSFW unless you’re happy with co-workers watching scenes of extreme tongue wagging, defecating, free-fall sex, and a colonoscopy by airplane.

Truckers Delight, by French electro group Flairs, is about the fantasies of a lonely truck driver and they’re brought to life in this cheeky/vulgar animated pixel art music video. It’s directed by Jérémie Périn who says this: “Think Spielberg’s Duel + Russ Meyer’s Faster Pussycat Kill Kill! and Marc Dorcel’s wildest fantasies.” You may also recall references to some of the 8-bit video games you played as a child.

[via Drawn!]

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Spintriae: Racy Roman Sex Coins

Soccers stars and football fans aren’t the only people that will be pouring into the country for the soccer world cup. The Huffington Post reports that some 40,000 sex workers are also making their way here to score quick money off the visiting punters. That number seems to be greatly exaggerated and ssome say it’s a complete fabrication.

We’re not too concerned about the numbers, we’re more interested in the lost-in-translation moments that could possibly happen between the prostitute and their client, and whether there is something that would help to alleviate any sticky situations. It turns out the Romans found a simple solution ages ago around the 1st century AD when foreign nationals visited ancient Rome and required certain “services” during their time there. To get past any language barriers and streamline the transaction, the Romans used coins that depicted an X-rated scene on one side, and the price of said act on the other. These sex tokens were no bigger than a U.S. quarter and were called spintriae.

Have a look at some examples after the jump (possibly NSFW).

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Spartacus: Blood and Sand

If there was ever one TV series I wish would be brought back, it has to be Rome. For the two short seasons it was on for, Rome was a masterpiece to watch with the most elaborate sets and costumes, bloody violence, bared breasts, and deceit around every corner. Unfortunately, extremely high production costs doomed a fantastic series that had so much history to tell.

I had flashbacks to that beloved series when I saw the trailer to the upcoming tales about a Roman gladiator who becomes the leader of a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. Here’s the synopsis to Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Betrayed by his country. Beaten into slavery. Reborn as a warrior. Spartacus: Blood and Sand is a graphic and visceral account of Rome’s most famous gladiator. When he’s separated from the love of his life, Spartacus is forced into the gruesome and bloodthirsty arena, where a grisly death is primetime entertainment. Spartacus must fight for survival, befriend his enemies and play politics in this new world of corruption, violence, sex and fame. He’ll be seduced by power and tormented by vengeance. But his passion will give him the strength to prevail over every obstacle, in this modern and uninhibited tale of death, honor and endurance.

Have a look at the rollicking trailer below and let us know what you think.

Spartacus is played by Australian actor, Andy Whitfield. Lucy Lawless (Battlestar Galactica) plays Lucretia, who along with her husband Batiatus (played by John Hannah), own the slave. Spartacus: Blood and Sand is set to premiere January 22nd, 2010 in the United States, and a second season has already been confirmed. No word if/when it will get to South Africa.

[thanks for the tip, MAVADO]

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Cyporn by Pierrick Thebault

Pssst. Have you come home from a tiring day at the office? Do you want to relax, have a cup of soothing Chamomile tea, and enjoy some pixel porn? Well then I have just the thing for you.

Cyporn is an art installation by Pierrick Thébault, and interface designer and journalist for Amusement Magazine. Inspired by the avatars of Cyworld, which is apparently the number one social networking website in South Korea, Thébault created a set of 5 pixel porn scenes of characters who left their saccharine-sweet home of Cyworld and to seek a more hedonistic lifestyle in the Game Boy.

Find the pixel porn scenes after the jump.

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A Volta: Isometric Madness

Nothing says violence quite like isometric violence. In the music video for their single “A Volta”,  N.A.S.A. teams up with a whole bunch of creatives to bring out a nightmarish city scape filled with corruption, narcotics, evil bosses, dodgy henchmen, prostitutes, and piles of cash. The tune’s very catchy and unsurprisingly the video contains strong language, simulated sex, and violence, lots of it. See it below or watch it in HD at YouTube.

NA.S.A. (short for North America South America) is a music collaboration project assembled by Squeak E. Clean and Ze Gonzales. The video is directed by Logan and inspired by the artwork  of the The Date Farmers. It features Sizzla, Amanda Blank & Love Foxxx.

See the making of video after the jump.