The Most Subtly Creepy Website You've Ever Seen

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The website is called Chicks With Steve Buscemeyes. It features photos of female celebrities onto whom Steve Buscemi's eyes have been grafted by Photoshop. It's hard to explain, but you can see from the Brittney Spears/Steve Buscemi mashup above how disconcerting this whole thing can be.

Unlike many Photoshop jobs, these photos aren't funny. The Photoshopping is too damn good: the color, tone, and orientation of the eyes match the base photos perfectly. Their impact is closer to uncanny valley than Selleck Waterfall Sandwich.

In any case, just letting you know because someone will be forwarding you this website this week.

H/T: Alix Lambert.

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Alexis Madrigal is the deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com, where he also oversees the Technology Channel. He's the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. More

The New York Observer has called Madrigal "for all intents and purposes, the perfect modern reporter." He co-founded Longshot magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the MPA and best science Web site in the 2009 Webby Awards. He also co-founded Haiti ReWired, a groundbreaking community dedicated to the discussion of technology, infrastructure, and the future of Haiti.

He's spoken at Stanford, CalTech, Berkeley, SXSW, E3, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and his writing was anthologized in Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale University Press).

Madrigal is a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's Office for the History of Science and Technology. Born in Mexico City, he grew up in the exurbs north of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Oakland.

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