October 3, 2009

Professor Music’s Weird Links

Weirdest Hotels

Oldest hotel in the world

It's time to play "Cheese, or Font?"

Meet the yoga dogs

Animals with light-sabers

Tape yourself

Nice Hoax

Much much nicer hoax, superbly crafted, in the most loving artistic detail

Posted By: Professor Music - Sat Oct 03, 2009 - Comments (4)
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I’m Back!

Hello Weird Universe readers. Some of you may remember back in May when I was posting weird things I found in old magazines, and maybe a few of you were wondering what happened to those posts. Being a college student, I had to go home over the summer, and my parents still don't have an internet connection (technically they have AOL, but that doesn't really count), so I had no way to post anything on Weird Universe for a few months. When I got back to Chicago, it took a while to get settled in, and I finally decided I should start posting again. I will try to post a few things a week from now on.

I feel I should start with one of the most bizarre juxtapositions ever to appear, well, anywhere:

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(from the April 1953 issue of Popular Science)

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Sat Oct 03, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Exercise and Fitness, War, Advertising, 1950's

Bacon Boy

I saw a bacon reference and jumped on the link. The clip I found is priceless! Dumbfounded is this you as a child? Seriuosly, i think the clip may be from 'Trading Spouses' and the kid is just adorable and hillarious. Enjoy.

Posted By: patty - Sat Oct 03, 2009 - Comments (5)
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White Sands National Monument





Do they still let you sand-ski in the park? Or are you only allowed to look at weapons of mass destruction?

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 03, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Landmarks, Monuments, Sightseeing, North America, Natural Wonders, Weapons

Wanted:  Fernando Botero Model!

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You might have been following this recent case of a stolen baby. I suggest the police interrogate famous Colombian artist Botero. Surely the suspect has previously modeled for Botero at some point.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 03, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Crime, Babies and Toddlers, South America

October 2, 2009

Unlucky at 80

80 year old Ralph Needs of Groveport, Ohio had a lousy week starting on Sunday September 20th. That was the day he was the victim of a house invasion. Poor Ralph was tied up and beaten which broke his nose. Also his computer, credit cards, and pick up truck were all stolen. Now after such a disturbing event his son took him for a self defense lesson on gun use four days later. Unfortunately, while loading a 9 mm gun, Ralph's son accidentally shot Ralph in the hand. No charges will be filed as the shooting was an accident. On the bright side, the computer was recovered and one arrest was made for theft. No one has been charged for the assault yet.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ODD_MANS_TOUGH_WEEK?SITE=OHCOL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Posted By: patty - Fri Oct 02, 2009 - Comments (2)
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Street Luge at 60 MPH

First you'll see boarders, then street luge. At the very end, you get the first person point of view of a crash.



I think I'd rather luge -- you're already close to the ground.

Posted By: gdanea - Fri Oct 02, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers

Follies of the Mad Men #74



This little film is simply the most brilliant surrealistic, dadaistic piece of cinema of the second half of the twentieth century. Opening with a full minute of a young woman wandering an autumnal landscape, it evolves into an anti-capitalist treatise featuring a world where decorative refrigerators rule mankind. And it's all done without dialogue. Forget Bunuel and Dali! Westinghouse and the Jam Handy Organization rule!

Considering it was made circa 1968, one has to ask: what were they smoking/dropping, and where can I get some today?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 02, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Interior Decorating, Drugs, 1960's

Lose/Lose

lose/lose from zach gage on Vimeo.


For a little more information or to download the game check out Stfj.net.

Posted By: mdb777 - Fri Oct 02, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Games, Video

October 1, 2009

Key to Our Horizons



As we contemplate Peak Oil and other scary scenarios, here's a look back at a time when the automobile was king.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 01, 2009 - Comments (8)
Category: 1950's, Cars, Yesterday's Tomorrows

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