Teddy Has An Operation

If you’re of a nervous disposition, or maybe pregnant, or you’re really stoned or something, then look away now, because poor old teddy is about to get cut open and operated on and it’s not a pretty sight.

Well, some of it’s pretty as it has sprinkles but the rest isn’t pretty at all. Prepare your dafuq face.

From the bizarre mind of Los Angeles-based online performance artist Ze Frank comes a strange and morbid video of a cute stuffed teddy bear going through a gruesome surgery procedure.

Called ‘Teddy Has An Operation’, it shows the dissection of a stuffed bear—revealing his ‘life-like’ organs such as kidneys, heart and other innards.

But don’t worry, soon teddt will be all better again….Thank god.


About Ze Frank:
Ze Frank (born Hosea Jan Frank on March 31, 1972) is an American online performance artist, composer, humorist and public speaker based in Los Angeles, California.

He was a pioneer of the vlogging format and is considered one of the most influential people in the field, inspiring such shows as the vlogbrothers, Philip DeFranco and Wheezy Waiter.

He is currently executive vice president of video at BuzzFeed.

Frank was born to German-American parents and raised in a suburb of Albany, New York. He has a sister, who is a painter.

He was educated at Montessori school, known for its constructivist teaching methods, and graduated in 1995 in neuroscience from Brown University. At the university, he played guitar and sang lead vocals for a funk/jam band called Dowdy Smack, along with Blues Traveler bassist Tad Kinchla, until its dissolution in 1998. In 2003 he married his longtime girlfriend Jody Brandt whom he met at Brown University; the couple dated for five years before marrying.

Jody is a licensed psychologist. She also officiated at the wedding ceremony of Frank’s band mate Tad Kinchla in 2009. At the end of 2008, Frank and his wife moved from Brooklyn Heights, NYC, to Westwood, Los Angeles, CA.

He was listed as second author on a paper published in The Journal of Neuroscience, entitled “Developmental Inhibitory Gate Controls the Relay of Activity to the Superficial Layers of the Visual Cortex.” This article was featured briefly in episode 21 of a show on May 25, 2012 called My Pupils, explaining that his study of neuroscience of vision was motivated by his harmless anisocoria condition.

In 2001, Frank created an online birthday invitation and sent it to seventeen of his closest friends. Forwarded wildly, the invitation soon generated millions of hits and over 100 gigabytes of daily web traffic to Frank’s personal Web site. The site grew to include interactive group projects, short films, animations, and video games, many Flash-based, including children’s educational videos featuring handy tips such as “Don’t vacuum your face”.

Frank won a 2002 Webby Award for Best Personal Website and in 2005, he was featured in Time Magazine’s “50 Coolest Websites”.[6] Frank debuted onstage at the Gel conference in 2003, and later spoke at the TED Conference in 2004 and 2005, as well as 2008.

Frank has served as an adjunct professor at ITP/NYU, Parsons School of Design, and SUNY Purchase.

Discussing his work in the digital medium, and the potential of new platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, Frank said, “For me, experimentation is not about the technology. In an ever-changing technological landscape, where today’s platforms are not tomorrow’s platforms, the key seems to be that any one of these spaces can use a dose of humanity and art and culture.”


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