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Modest Mouse's fish tale fantasy

It takes a lot to catch my jaded attention these days, especially in a music video. But Modest Mouse's latest offering, a bizarre hybrid of The Old Man and the Sea and Terry Gilliam's absurdist fever-dream Brazil, goes so spectacularly out on a limb that I had to share it. I asked with the video's director, Matthew Cullen, whose twisted mind came up with the concept. "Isaac (the singer) wanted to do something on a fishing boat," he said. "That was his only direction; we went from there." Wow:

Also, I'd just like to point out a disturbing amputee fetish that seems to be becoming a trend:

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What Koalas and Humans Have in Common
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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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