this is a real story and it is sad. the man was high on bath salts (???) and that is not good for your state of mind and decision-making
unrelated: the filipino supernatural creature is a real legend and it terrifies me. similar is this malaysian variant which i think is worse
I trivialize every terrible situation with zombie talk.
I'll go to my room now.
I am now leaving a comment in the sincere hope that a party will, as advertised, be started in a timely fashion.
so it is true, your mother will think you're a good guy even if you chew another dude's face off
Yeah, I saw the headline and chuckled. Then I saw the pictures. I can never unsee the pictures.
The article says the victim lost 75% of his face to chewing.
I'm just pointing that out because Jesus H. Christ.
There is no historical evidence that Jesus' middle name started with an H. Nice try, young earther!
Are you an idiot or just joking?
The dead sea scrolls clearly states it was Harry… Jesus Harry Christ!
I'd like it if all horrifying news could be delivered by a man named "Scrotumancer". It makes the horror much easier to digest.
About as easy to digest as 75% of a man's face, in fact.
Manananggal Manananggal Bo-Banananggal, Banana-Fanna-Fo-Fanananggal, Me-My-Mo-Manananggal, Manananggal!
Manananggal (do-doooo do-do-do!)
Manananggal (do do-do do!)
Manananggal (do-doooo do-do-do do-do-do do-do-do do-do-do-do-do do do do-do do!)
Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring
Ma ma ma ma Mananggal, it chewed of his face
Nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana
talk about facing your fears
Now I fear that guy's face.
I think you need to be the better man and admit your part in this, Kris.
the case is pretty horrendous
The guy in the first panel is cheerful enough about the zombie news to justify a headshot.
High on bath salts… or SALT CIRCLES?
Wait, salt circles keep zombies away.
Pretend I said voodoo powder.
"Let's see, I got things that'll make you trip balls, feel good, feel invincible, eat faces, feel really good…"
"Whoa, what was that one?"
"Yeah. That's the one I want."
The Manananggal apparently "abhors salt" according Wikipedia, so I guess this guy wasn't one, Kris. Bath salts and all.
The drugs they're talking about aren't normal bath salts, rather they're sold as 'bath salts' to obfuscate their nature. Really weird.
You sir are a vampire with your use of obfuscate and I claim my five pounds
My friend has a cast on his knee, so he has to shuffle.
I think he's a zombie.
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The lack of a comma confused me!
Anyway, hilarious as hell XD
I was really not expecting to see a reference to the manananggal, well, anywhere, but now that I think about it I'm awed and surprised it hasn't already been done.
This story finally convinced me to go look up what these articles mean by "bath salts". Now I learn that they are a variety of synthetic drugs that are/were imported to the US using some kind of FDA loophole by calling them "bath salts" and labeling them as not for human consumption. They have absolutely nothing to do with anything normally considered a "bath salt".
I assume journalists keep repeating this term because it gets your attention as you imagine that something at the Clinique counter that could get you high. Sort of like those ridiculous panic stories you read about kids these days making drugs out of silly or disgusting things.
I would tend to agree, but this is like the third story I've heard about people on this stuff mutilating faces, and the second in which they were eating it.
People have also carved in to their own faces.
Uh, I'm not saying that these drugs aren't real. "Bath salts" is just a stupid name to give to drugs like methylone, mephedrone, or whatever some chemist in China cooked up this week.
Uh, it was your last line about 'ridiculous panic stories' and 'silly or disgusting things', I didn't say you said it wasn't real.
Actually, the coverage on it has been pretty sparse compared to other drug stories, but the stories they do cover are like "holy shit I carved my brother's face off and cooked it"
The kids these days. Can't even come up with a cool street name for their drugs.
Though I bet it'll be easy to come up with one now.
Did anyone read those wiki entries? Holy shit balls those are some f'd up creatures.
From the wiki entry:
"It is a saying that a manananggal's attack can be avoided by death."
well sure, you can avoid a lot of things that way…
It's the Mary Sue of the monsters.
I was so happy that people had finally shut the fuck up about zombies for thirty seconds, and then this
I wonder if Kris would find it appealing or more scary that Penanggalans are monsters in D&D
Thank you, Kris. This reminded me of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penanggalan, which I had forgotten the name of and is similar to the Manana-whatever.
Yeah dude it's RIGHT THERE in the description
I really am sick of all this zombie stuff. I try to be tolerant of it, since some people obviously enjoy it, but then I remember that all of the logic as to why giant robots aren't as popular as they could be applies to zombies as well. Then I get pissed off, because damn, could you imagine if every zombie game was replaced with a giant robot game?
I drew a penanggalan (the Malaysian one) Good to see creatures like this get some love! …Okay, "love" wasn't the right word to use there.
The manananggal is a type of aswang! YAY I KNOW STUFF!
What is that Zombie thing man? is this only in America, i have never heard about it in my region. i think its just hallucination
Really nice post, thank-you for sharing..