February 7, 2016

Flying Fish a Hazard

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Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Feb 07, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Fish, Air Travel and Airlines, 1980's, North America

Inverted Preacher

September 1928: The novelty of preaching from a casket having worn off, Rev. H.W. Thomas announced he would henceforth deliver the gospel message while standing on his head.

Medford Mail Tribune - Sep 5, 1928



Update: Here's a picture of Rev. H.W. Thomas taken in 1928, when his stunt for that sermon was to unwrap the "swathings of iniquity" from a member of his congregation who posed as a live "Mummy."

Milwaukee Sentinel - May 8, 1928

Posted By: Alex - Sun Feb 07, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Religion, 1920's

February 6, 2016

Love trapped

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A man who died after having sex with a prostitute ended up trapped inside of her. They had to be taken to the hospital to be "de-coupled"

Posted By: BrokeDad - Sat Feb 06, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Accidents, Love and Romance, Public Humiliation, Sexuality

Follies of the Madmen #273



Happy Joe Lucky was no Roger Rabbit, but he does a credible job here with Gisele MacKenzie.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 06, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Television, Tobacco and Smoking, Cartoons, 1950's

Wedding ring instead of coin

Two examples makes this a recurring theme, though not a frequently recurring one. The theme being: wedding rings used instead of coins.

Tucson Daily Citizen - Sep 15, 1961



Wirral Globe - Dec 21, 2011


Tunnel police are trying to trace the owner of a gold wedding ring that turned up in the reject tray of an automatic toll machine.
The ring - inscribed "Until I die" - was found at the toll booths at Merseytravel’s Queensway Tunnel at around 9.30am this morning.
A Merseytravel spokesman said: "The ring may have innocently slipped from the finger of someone paying to travel through the tunnel.
"But a wedding ring is usually worn on the left hand and people use their right hand to put cash into the hopper."

Posted By: Alex - Sat Feb 06, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Jewelry

February 5, 2016

Arrested for eating grapes

April 1988: Albert Culberth of Miami ate a few grapes as he and his wife were doing their grocery shopping. An off-duty cop saw him, put him in cuffs, and took him to jail, despite Culberth's insistence that he had every intention of paying for the grapes during checkout.

If the grapes were charged by weight, then yes, he would have been stealing. But from what I can gather, the grapes were part of a set-price pack in his cart. So if he had been given the chance to pay during checkout, the store would have had no loss. The charges were eventually dropped for that reason.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Apr 26, 1988

Posted By: Alex - Fri Feb 05, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Crime

Two Weird People Find Each Other

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I cannot embed the song that goes with this title, but you should be able to listen it in its entirety at this site. Rather pleasant Fairport Convention-style music with odd lyrics. Seems like a potential theme song for WU.

Alternately, you can hear a snippet at the Amazon link.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 05, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Eccentrics, Love and Romance, Music

February 4, 2016

Breast milk jewelry

Texas mom Bridgette Boudreaux has figured out a way to turn breast milk into jewelry, allowing mothers to permanently "commemorate the bond between mother and child." She calls her business JoBri Milk Charms, and she boasts, "You're getting what came from you." She can also add some placental blood to the jewelry, upon request.

I have the nagging feeling that we've seen breast-milk jewelry before here at WU, but I searched and can't find it anywhere. So maybe not.

More info at kutv.com.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Feb 04, 2016 - Comments (10)
Category: Jewelry

Ri Molnar - Hell Is Real at Transmodern Labbodies



Caution: bare bazooms. But it is art. And after viewing, you will agree that "Hell is real."

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 04, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Body, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Performance Art, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

February 3, 2016

Porn, Accidentally Shown

There was a recent case in which some x-rated material was accidentally shown during a funeral for a father and son. This got me interested in similar cases where this has happened. So I dug into the archives and came up with a list of incidents, stretching back some fifty years, involving porn, accidentally shown.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Feb 03, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Accidents, Public Indecency

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