No, That's Not Creepy: 80 Teddy Ruxpin Dolls Hanging On The Wall Reading Personal Blogs From The Internet

June 29, 2012


This is a video of 80 Teddy Ruxpin dolls attached to the wall that have been wired to read excerpts from personal blogs on the internet in real time. It's kind of like watching a nightmare in slow motion. Plus the soundtrack was pretty trippy. I give it two out of five scary clown faces. Some way-too-heady mumbo-jumbo:

Thanks to the interconnectivity provided by the internet people have never before been better able to express their emotions to the world community. Everyday hundreds of thousands of people use a myriad of blogs and other online outlets to discuss how they are feeling on an endless array of topics ranging from superficial thoughts on the quality ones 'hair day' to extremely intimate considerations of love, betrayal or even whether or not they should end their lives. Literally every subtle increment on the scale of the human emotional condition is expressed but sadly due to the tremendous scale of information available many of these expressions are buried within a sea of noise. With T.E.D. my aim is to give a literal voice and physical presence to a portion of this content as it is expressed in real-time.

I don't know about all that. What I do know is a lot of the excerpts the dolls were reading were f***ing SAD. It was all a bunch of "I just want to feel like you love me" and "I think it's weird how I say how I feel and nobody takes me seriously". Jesus, no wonder nobody reads your shitty personal blog.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Retch E. Wretched and Birknasty, who read their friends' personal blogs aloud at parties to embarrass them. YES -- read the one about Derek's failed date again!

  • I am very confused to seen that the 80 teddy ruxpin dolls hanging on the wall, how can dude? I have never seen this kind of teddy before.

  • imagine, burning them all in fire while they talk

  • Audwin Short

    Um, no one here thinks that whoever created this has a dead hooker for every one of these Teddys?... Anyone??... No?... Wow...

  • Well, people talk a lot of shit...

  • Girgear

    How about having teletubby dolls read from 4chan forum excerpts...

  • That is kind of creepy, but at the same time it's really clever.

  • Dani

    interesting idea, needs improvement. The bears should have different voices. I mean what's the point in having 80 bears voice 80 different blog opinions if they all use exactly the same voice?

  • You should watch it again. They, clearly, do not have all the same voice.

  • Gordon Freeman

    The worst bear was the bald one at the end.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    When I was 5 years old, Ted Bundy was executed via the electric chair. I took my Teddy Ruxpin doll, renamed it Teddy Bundy, and proceeded to strap him to a chair with belts, while placing an upside down colander on his head. That scared the people around me, but this is a far creepier thing to do with gold ol' TR.

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