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weirdo ˈwɪədəʊ/ noun informal noun: weirdo; plural noun: weirdos 1. A person whose dress or behaviour seems strange or eccentric. "The streets are dangerous and there are too many weirdos around"

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"They Live" Live in Downtown Los Angeles

Artists Stephen Zeigler and Calder Greenwood gave downtown residents a living installation inspired by the classic film  They Live, with signage and actor dressed as an alien in a business suit as seen through Roddy Piper’s magical glasses that reveal the truth of existence. From the film’s official description:

"They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us realizing it. THEY LIVE."

A rugged loner (RODDY PIPER) stumbles upon a terrifying discovery: ghoulish creatures are masquerading as humans while they lull the public into submission through subliminal advertising messages. Only specially made sunglasses make the deadly truth visible.

Shepard Fairey credits the movie as a major source of inspiration: “They Live was… the basis for my use of the word ‘obey’. The movie has a very strong message about the power of commercialism and the way that people are manipulated by advertising.”

Source: L.A. Taco

Fucking amazing.

(via batmango)