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Hamburger Lady by O---u-R-sick Hamburger Lady by O---u-R-sick
"'...By far the worst is the hamburger lady, and because of shortage right now of "qualified technicians", e.g. technicians who can work with her and keep their last meal down, Screwloose Lauritzen and I have been alternating nights with her, unbelievedly. If you put a 250-lb meatloaf in the oven and then burned it and then followed that by propping it up on a potty-chair to greet you at 11pm each night, you would have some description of these past two weeks. Which is to say the worst I've seen since the viet napalms. When somebody tells you that there is a level of pain beyond which the human mind cannot retain consciousness, please tell them to write to me. In point of fact this lady has not slept more than 3-5 minutes at a stretch since she came to us - that was over two weeks ago and, thanks to medical advances, there is no end in sight; from the waist (waste?) up everything is burned off, ears, nose, etc - lower half is untouched and that, I guess, is what keeps her alive. I took one guy in to help me change tubes and he did alright, that is alright till he came out, then he spotted one of the burn nurses (pleasant smiling zombies) eating a can of chile-mac at the desk, and that did it: he flashed on the carpet. It is fucking insane is what it is.'

part of a letter sent by Al Ackerman from Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. 1978"
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Parker-Weston Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   General Artist
bacon before cannibals
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Bongwater-bandit Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That is absolutely terrifying and saddening at the same time
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Christ that looks painful.
I just posted this - thought you might like it because of shared interests
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zachariah-the-weird Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
throbbing gristle much

nice an creepy
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HororkuFoxxx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
TG fucking rocks.
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ConorOberstsTeeth Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
I really like this. I've always wanted to see an artist's interperetation of the Hamburger Lady. (I've never actually seen the text in the original letter, only read the lyrics.)

I've always been fascinated by "her/it", and the song is still able to make me extremely uncomfortable, especially when listening alone.
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arachniabat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember this vividly from age, what, 8? 9? Yes. And the accompanying Throbbing Gristle song which still manages to raise my hackles. :)
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O---u-R-sick Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
Yep! That's how old the picture is - I painted it in 1988.
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arachniabat Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that was a good guess then. :) Weeeird.
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bloodwrack Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
god, the horror . . .
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