Woman renews vows with mannequin husband after 14 years [Exclusive pics & interview]

July 23, 2014 | No comments

In February, we featured a series of photos by Suzanne Heintz with her mannequin “family,” (“Single Woman Spends 14 Years with Mannequin Family to Make a Point“). In the spirited comments section, the photos were called “creepy,” “brilliant,” and everything in between.

Since then, Suzanne and I have kept in contact, and a couple months ago I got the skinny on her planned “chapter two” of her project, officially called “The Playing House Project,” in which she and her stoic mannequin husband renew their wedding vows.

I took the opportunity to send Suzanne a few questions to get a deeper understanding of her project. She graciously took the time to thoughtfully answer them, and to give us an exclusive scoop on the renewal ceremony photos.

You’re the first to see these, so enjoy!

Artist buys imitation family to satirize conformity

Suzanne, thank you for taking the time to answer some questions. I came across your work in mid-February this year and was delighted by it. Since then, on our site alone, it’s been shared 150,000 times on Facebook. And I know you’ve had a lot of press elsewhere too. But you’ve been committed to this project for a long time. How does it feel to see something into which you’ve invested so much time and energy garner the exposure it has recently?

It’s just like jumping into a hot spring. Shocking at first, and wonderful once you get used to it. I’ve said before that I’m pleased as punch to be born at the time I was. Not only because as a woman, I’ve got more choices in life than any generation before, but I’m also amazed at how much opportunity, and exposure, living in the information age provides.

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Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” performed by 5 guys on 40+ beer bottles is amazing

July 22, 2014 | No comments

The ever-impressive Bottle Boys are back with a wonderful rendition of “Billie Jean”…

Frozen’s “Let It Go” sung entirely by dialogue from 1980′s TV

July 21, 2014 | 1 comment

In a display of extraordinary patience and devotion to the trivial, video editor Jim Cliff spliced classic 80′s television shows so that the characters ended up “singing” everybody’s favorite Frozen song.

Silly, but quite impressive, actually. The choruses are especially good…

The depressing enterprise of writing a novel is exposed by this hilarious book of Tweets

July 20, 2014 | No comments

Thousands of us are or have been aspiring novelists. And for most of us, it never went beyond that. Because, as exciting as being a writer seems like it would be…it turns out you actually have to write.

In a funny expose of how bleak that process is, Corey Arcangel has “written” a book called Working on My Novel.

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Except he didn’t really write anything.

The book is comprised entirely of numerous Tweets that use his titular phrase — Working on my novel.

It is at once hilarious and depressing as we both feel bad for these unlikely authors while at the same time totally seeing ourselves in them…

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