may contain any of the following: blood, gore, nudity, body horror, and other nsfw subjects.
03/25, 1 year ago


(Detail) Amedee-David, the Comte (later marquis) de Pastoret,1823-1826.Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.

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03/24, 1 year ago


I had some time between work last week so I managed to practise drawing again. Elmo (our dog) was demanding a lot of my time when he was smaller and new in our home, so I had no real time to myself unless I had to work.

So here is a skater for practising dynamic poses.

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03/24, 1 year ago


Molten Chocolate Cakes Recipe

03/24, 1 year ago


A small but marvelous tribute to the opening sequence of The Castle of Cagliostro by にんとん

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03/24, 1 year ago



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03/19, 1 year ago


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03/17, 1 year ago

03/13, 1 year ago
03/13, 1 year ago


“Deer”. Ink on paper. Early 19th century, Japan, by artist Katsushika Hokusai. Freer/Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian

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03/10, 1 year ago


On February 18th, The Brain Scoop was featured in a national Dutch newspaper.  Huge thank you to our friend Gerda for taking the time to mail us the clipping and provide a translation!  Although sometimes I can feel isolated living in Montana, it is so amazing to realize that our show is being watched from all around the globe. 

 Video //

Today we’re skinning a

wolf (and that takes 7 hours)

“This is Emily, I’m on my way to pick up a wolf from you.” Graslie – nerdy glasses and usually a flower in her hair – is a volunteer at the Zoological Museum of the University of Montana and has had her own video series, called The Brain Scoop, on YouTube since the New Year. Therein she shows special occasions and objects in the museum. A current example is the collection of odd looking wet specimen, who, due to lack of room, are stored in the attic* of the museum.

“We don’t get wolves every day, especially not entire ones” says Graslie dryly. It concerns hit-by-a-car case, about which the museum received a phone call. It turns out to be a beautiful and large animal, and Graslie is on cloud nine.

She cut the story about the wolf into three sections. After a part on the collecting, there is a part on cutting it open. This part opens with warnings for those with delicate souls and those who get nauseous easily. The wolf gets opened up and the camera is close by it while Emily comments on what is happening. About permits, transmittable diseases, and safety measures. About the flee that apparently survived the freezer. About the thickness of the fur and how difficult it can be to slice exactly to the skin and no further. “Otherwise you’ll get blood, and I don’t really need that, this early in the morning”.

It’s a fascinating anatomical lesson, done with speed and humor. Graslie compares the intestinal wounds on the one side to the unharmed other side of the animal. Memorable is the moment when she cuts off the animal’s penis, and demonstrates how it works in the presence of two male fellow employees.

Graslie and her colleagues get the fur off the wolf like a sweater, over its head. But it seems a lot easier than it was. In a third video Graslie talks about the skinning of the wolf, which was compiled into a fifteen minute video, but actually took 7 hours to do.