*based upon tedious fact checking.
Those are some fucked up strawberries.
I really want to know who this is. Even though there's some obvious distortion going on in the face close-ups, this woman looks nothing like Christina. This has to be someone new. Some people seem to be speculating that the videos (especially the tree semen and the dogs) may have some connection to fables about the mandrake plant which was said to sprout from the semen of executed criminals. WTF???
The old tales go so far as to explain one of the few "safe" processes for harvesting Mandrake. The process reportedly involved starving a dog until it was nearly feral from hunger. Then the dog was tied with a rope to the exposed parts of the Mandrake plant.
The harvester then placed a steak or other raw meat a bit out of the dog's reach. The person reportedly had to either quickly leave the vicinity or adequately block their ears to avoid death. The dog would then strain so hard to get to the meat that it would rip the Mandrake plant out of the earth.
The Mandrake's scream would kill the dog but then the harvester would be free to take the plant once the screaming stopped. This process was supposedly carried out by witches who allegedly used the Mandrake for spells, potions, poisons and other sorceries involving prophecy and protection.
An additional superstition applied in Europe to the mandrake was that it grew from the moisture that dropped from a felon hanged, and was sometimes to be found beneath the gallows. Some believed that the most efficacious roots grew under a gallows or where suicides had been buried at crossroads. As to why the most potent mandrakes were supposed to grow under gallows, they were believed to be produced from the semen involuntarily ejaculated by a hanged man.
EDIT: I just looked at the Twitter account that dorkfish posted and it saysMadragora Officinarum = the mandrake plant. Guess the above explanation holds true. Assuming this is a legit Twitter account and not just some bored fan stirring up trouble.Bio EDUCATIONAL I AM ITS ME MANDRAGORA OFFICINARUM
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My guess is that Margaret Berger person. She's also on Sony so that would explain the red herring image on the Sony German server. Weird.
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i hope its christina - not sure shes this interesting though - boots has denied it was her (im sure thats listed back a few pages)
The only interesting thing about that Margaret Berger video is that she is really, really pretty
This Berger chick was the runner up on the 2nd season of Norwegian Idol. I just can't wrap my mind around the artist who sang "Will You Remember Me Tomorrow" being behind these videos. I know this is incredibly sexist, but if it is her, I bet it's not a solo project. Got to be a collaboration with another artist.
Have we even had a suggested release date for whatever/whoever this is?
i dont like her music but i would fuck her hard!
could it be little dragon?
there are some OK production elements to that. but damn, it's really mediocre pop music at its core.
I really don't like the tape. It reminds me of the dead skin in the mouth of a dried-out dying old person. I am very uncomfortable.
I didn't watch that far because the tape made me feel like the roof of my mouth was leathery and peeling off in long curls and fronds.
And then there would be raw areas as though a palate router were a real machine and you know you wouldn't be able to stop tonguing them and tasting iron.
This is the worst video the roof of my mouth has ever watched.
great production on a shitty ass song
yeah what a let down after all those great clips