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  1. Mary C.

    7 years ago

    No, actually, I think this video, “I Feel Better” by Hot Chip has got to be the creepiest thing I have ever seen. Give it a minute, the creepiness actually creeps on you. No pun intended.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaCZN2N6Q_I

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  2. Matt O.

    7 years ago

    1) Super genius kids who attend college — yup, I went to college with one. This little 14 year old smartie-pants who audited a literature course I was taking. He quietly sat in the front row in his perfectly ironed button down shirt tucked into beige slacks. He never spoke a word, but his mere presence was enough to creep all of us out.

    2) (a local one) People who deliver the LA Weekly — maybe dropping off weekly’s to coffee shops is some sort of work release program for mental patients, but I often see the most scattered, desperate, crazy-eyed outcasts pull up in a 1970’s station wagon with fading wood walls, the muffler scrapping against pavement due to the back weighed down by all those free weekly’s.

    3) Praying Mantis — not a spider, not a wasp, not a beetle. Growing up in the east coast they were a common fixture in our backyard, aggressively landing on your head for a nap, and biting and clawing at you without any regard for their own safety. And the way they’d tilt their head and stare at you with those huge eyes.

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  3. Dave

    7 years ago

    All good but I like Praying Mantis the best! They’re so big and ominous and they move like some kind of super villain…

    (and isn’t it oddly against the law to kill them?)

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  4. Matt O.

    7 years ago

    That’s right, it is illegal to kill them.

    another thing that creeps me out that I recently discovered — “visiting the home you grew up in” — 10% nostalgia, 90% creepy. Especially when the new owners have painted it a different color, redesigned rooms, and relandscaped the yard. there was a tree I used to climb in our backyard the new owners cut down — but the stump still remains.

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    • Dave

      7 years ago

      That must be a hard crime to look like a tough guy with in jail.

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  5. Brian

    7 years ago

    David Byrne (Talking Heads) 1984 “Stop Making Sense” concert film: The BIG SUIT that he wore during the performance of “Girlfriend is Better”.

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  6. MLS

    7 years ago

    Why isn’t there a picture of that most creepiest of 80’s advertising shills: Max Headroom! he always creeped me out, with that odd stutter, pixelated skin and jumpy demeanor.

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  7. Brian

    7 years ago

    People who talk out of one side of their mouths, without having the legitimate excuse of Bell’s Palsy. In other words, I find Drew Barrymore’s mouth creepy.

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    • Dave

      7 years ago

      Yes. She talks like she’s one of the members of the Lollipop Guild.

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  8. Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO

    7 years ago

    Early versions of the Beach Boys..the hair, the high pants, the no-blinking..

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  9. Lynn

    7 years ago

    Beauty pageants. They paint them orange, dress them like sequined wedding cakes, sculpt their hair into towering monstrosities…and that’s just the kids! If you don’t know what a “flipper” is, watch “Toddlers and Tiaras” and be amazed.

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  10. Curry

    7 years ago

    People who act interested in these random sh*ty products on infomercials….who can really be that happy that they’re in a snuggie, or that they have that new commemorative coin thats sooooo special..

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    • Curry

      7 years ago

      Oh, and the J.G. Wentworth guy……just weird

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  11. Matt O.

    7 years ago

    Pink Floyd The Wall — every song on the album is creepy. and how about the movie, with those kids falling into the machine and coming out as fresh ground meat.

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    • Dave

      7 years ago

      And bonus, it syncs up to the uber-creepy Wizard of Oz!

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  12. Skiptowne

    7 years ago

    My creepiness pet-peeves:

    1) Middle-aged men who wear shirts tucked in to their shorts. Even worse with white socks and white athletic shoes. Even worse than that with sandals and socks.
    2) Highlights magazine. Freaked me out as a kid. Always in the dentist office.
    3) Buff black guys, with long dreadlocks, shirt and tie, working the counter at a car rental agency.
    4) Mimes & clowns.
    5) Deadhead concert database compilers.

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    • Dave

      7 years ago

      I especially agree with the Highlights magazine, Skip. That was a last minute cut from my book, but hopefully it’ll make it into a future volume. Super creepy, especially the Timbertoes.

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  13. Matt O.

    7 years ago

    albino black people

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    • Dave

      7 years ago

      I dunno, Matt. If they can’t help it I don’t count it as creepy. Feels kinda mean.

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  14. Matt O.

    7 years ago

    any children’s choir backing up a rock/pop song.
    Cry Little Sister — Gerard McMann
    Brick in Wall – Pink Floyd
    We Don’t Need Another Hero – Tina Turner
    We Belong – Tina Turner

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David BickelBesides being one of the world’s most respected creepiologists, David Bickel is a writer and producer who has been working in television since Clinton was president. His credits include “Hiller and Diller” starring Richard Lewis and Kevin Nealon, and a nine-year stint on the Emmy-nominated show “The King of Queens.” He is currently working on the series he developed, “Motorcity” for the Walt Disney Company.