Weird Universe

March 19, 2010


Can you guess what this beautiful Chandelier is made of?
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Mar 19, 2010 | Comments (8)

Alby Darned!

Alby the owl discovered skateboarding while in town with his friend Brian. Brian Maxted who runs the Folkestone Owl Sanctuary was in town, Folkestone, Kent in the UK, with some of the owls hoping to encourage donations for the sanctuary. Alby jumped on a skateboard and stayed on when pulled around. He enjoyed it so much that Brian got him one of his own. Now he powers his ride by flying in and landing on the board and riding out the momentum then doing it again. What a great hobby!
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Mar 19, 2010 | Comments (7)

The Krankies

Attempting to explain the unexplainable, visit their Wikipedia entry.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 19, 2010 | Comments (7)
Category: Humor, Comedians, Television, Actors, Europe

Trapped by Boobies

Hemet, California, has traditionally been known as a quiet retirement community. Until now. For whatever reason, someone (or more likely, several someones) has decided that the police are the bad guys and that they should be dealt with. And while we might not approve of what these anonymous folks are doing, you have to admit that they are going to extraordinary measures: a gas line re-routed directly into the police station, a ballistic contraption designed to go off when the gate is opened, and explosive devices attached to police vehicles. Investigators have no idea who might be behind the recent attacks except to point out that the gang enforcement division has been targeted more than any other. Read more about it on Yahoo.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Fri Mar 19, 2010 | Comments (7)
Category: Cops, Crime, Explosives, Terrorism and Terrorists

March 18, 2010

Greatest Job In The World

Travel for free with your significant other and get paid for it! The catch? You have to write about the destinations for The Irish Times travel section as the paper co-sponsored the contest to pick the traveler. Six months of paid vacation and $20,000 too! Great work if you can get it.

picture from yahoo images
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Mar 18, 2010 | Comments (7)

Educational Television

On Tuesday from 6:15am to 8:15am Time Warner Cable in North Carolina, the exact part of N.C. was not specified, experienced a 'glitch' in programing. This glitch caused Playboy channel previews to be broadcast in place of regular programing on Kids on Demand and Preschool on Demand channels. For 2 hours the kiddies were watching women in sexy dress talking and acting in a sexual manner, now there's some educational t.v. for you. Finally some parents noticed and called in to notify the company. Why couldn't it have been HGTV or the History channel?

picture from yahoo images
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Mar 18, 2010 | Comments (6)

6 1/2 Magic Hours

What's weird about this film? The fact that once upon a time, air travel was sexy, easy and fun!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 18, 2010 | Comments (5)
Category: Travel, Documentaries, 1950's

Parking Chairs

I live by the code of the parking chair. Someone (the writer didn't even know that the magnificent parking chair had a name, let alone all that it stands for) fired off a letter to my local paper today vilifying the practice, and it had me outraged. I've since submitted a rebuttal. In the course of research for the letter, I found the following recent story from The Morning Call in Allentown, PA detailing what can happen when you don't respect the parking chair. The police may have assured the man he did nothing wrong by moving the chair, but I bet he doesn't do it again. And if you believe in the chair like I do, you can always show it!
Posted By: qualityleashdog | Date: Thu Mar 18, 2010 | Comments (18)
Category: Crime, Riots, Protests and Civil Disobedience, Urban Life, More Things To Worry About

March 17, 2010

Making Something Old New Again

Chris Dimino, a student at a visual arts school, invented the Corona Matic waffle maker as an assigned project. The students were told to take an obsolete item and remake it into something useful and different. Thus the old typewriter becomes a cool keyboard shaped waffle maker. There are other interesting inventions at the site as well, like the Uno, a single wheel motorcycle and others. First link the waffle maker, second link the list of weird and wacky inventions.
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Mar 17, 2010 | Comments (7)

Monkeying Around

An amateur photographer caught some great pictures of a group of Macaque monkey playing in the snow. They made some snowballs and, according to the man who took the pictures, they were throwing them at each other. The animals live in the mountains of Japan and survive the cold weather due to hot springs that are there. The pictures are too large to post here but enjoy them at the link.
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Mar 17, 2010 | Comments (3)
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