Weird Universe

May 15, 2009

Midwest Division’s Friday Feast:  May, 15 2009

Teacher Fights Graffiti with English Lesson; Milwaukee, Wisc
Responding to the tagger’s query of “Where da bitches at?” teacher Beth Biskobing at South Milwaukee High School posted a bright red 8 ½ x 11 response including “The use of the verb are allows you to write a COMPLETE SENTENCE. (Without it, you have a fragment, of course - missing the predicate of the sentence. The subject is dogs.)” she wrote. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Liquor Thief Leaves Enters Raffle, Loses; Hartford, Wisc

Upon leaving the liquor store the thief, Sean M. Piering, had shoved the liquor bottle in his pants and then filled out a raffle ticket complete with his name and address. He was found at his home drunk and turned over the store’s missing bottles. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Burning Stupidity; Wheeling Ill
A man in Wheeling, Illinois was cited for “open burning.” He was burning construction debris at a construction site only ten feet from a truck with an external fuel tank. Chicago Tribune

3,000 Gather for Shiny New Lincoln Pennies; Lincoln Ind
An estimated 3,000 people (presumably numismatists and Lincoln fans) showed up at Lincoln State Park in Lincoln, Indiana to get rolls of pennies with a picture of Lincoln reading a book while taking a break from rail splitting on the back. The penny is to commemorate the 14 years Lincoln spent living in a frontier town in Indiana. Indy Star

Hammer Vs. Screwdriver Fight Ends in Ear Biting; Kenosha, WI

Kenosha Police arrested Antoine K. Parks after an argument escalated into a fight and ended in a Tyson-style ear biting. The victim alleges that Antoine came after him with a hammer and he picked up a screwdriver in response. In the struggle, it is alleged, that Antoine bit off part of the mans ear. Mayhem charges are pending. Kenosha News

Ex Gov. Blago Shampoo: It’s Bleep’n Golden; Elk Grove Village, Ill
A new product available from makers in Elk Grove Village, Ill: Blago shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo is advertised as “volumizing for really big hair” and “it’s bleep’n golden!” Editorial Comment: I think this is the way to go if you want hair that looks like a Lego man. Blago Hair Blalegovich
Posted By: chris_cantwell | Date: Fri May 15, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Midwest Divisions Friday Feast


CORTNEY TIDWELL - WATUSII from Daniel Franke on Vimeo.

Posted By: mdb777 | Date: Fri May 15, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Music

John Kelly

Take yer pick!

Joni Mitchell - Blue

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 15, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators, Music

Evil Clown Car

Continuing WU's focus on clowns good and evil, here we see a photo of some bad ones, courtesy of Jeff Balke's Flickr page. The photo was taken at a Houston, Texas, parade, so WU readers in that vicinity who have clown-o-phobia need to be on the alert.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 15, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Clowns, Regionalism, Cars

Professor Music’s Weird Links

Hey kids! Let's measure Einsteinian relativistic-time dilation while we're on vacation!
(And remember: making your wife 20 nanoseconds younger is the Perfect Gift)

He has an X-ray, and he's not afraid to use it.
(If you see him hanging around the Airport Security X-ray -- he ain't interested in YOU)

Swine Flu Masks as Fashion Statement.
(Pandemic is the New Black)
Posted By: Professor Music | Date: Fri May 15, 2009 | Comments (6)

Maryland Man 26, Pedals His Bike 180 Miles for a Romantic Tryst with His Honey

unfortunately his honey is only 15.

Waffles,Eggs, and a Side Order of Smith&Wesson

things got a little out of hand down at the Waffle house when a customer tossed some food and a waitress shot a customer
Posted By: hickory_johnson | Date: Fri May 15, 2009 | Comments (5)

Uniquely Gifted Girl 14, Graduates Summa Cum Laude

this is a story to warm the coldest cockles..a girl who is well rounded and indicative of her inner beauty, after a long wait at a fast food place for a meal, she gave her food to a homeless person. Enrolled in a fast-track doctoral program, she expects to receive her doctorate on or about her 21st birthday. Kelsey Ladt is weird but good weird.
Posted By: hickory_johnson | Date: Fri May 15, 2009 | Comments (3)

Inventions of Buckminster Fuller, part 1:  the Dymaxion Car

This is just one of the many strange inventions that Fuller imagined would improve society. Dymaxion, which is an abbreviation of dynamic maximum tension, was the name he attached to many of his inventions.

More in extended >>
Posted By: fyshstyxx | Date: Fri May 15, 2009 | Comments (10)
Category: Inventions, Odd Names, 1930's, Cars

Murals That Move

Murals are usually large works of art or paintings used to hide an unsightly wall. But Artist Rufus B. Seder has taken murals to the next level. His Lifetile murals are "movies for a wall". Lifetiles don't use electricity, moving parts or tricky lighting. They are optical illusions, with flair. You can read more about Lifetiles, but I recommend watching the video.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Fri May 15, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Architecture, Art, Inventions

Your Daily Loser & Jury Duty for May 15th

Your Daily Loser - I love this headline: "If you smoke, don’t spit gasoline. It’s a rule." Words to live by! A german man set his apartment on fire by accident when he picked up a bottle of gasoline, thinking it was alcohol, and took a swig... then promptly spit it out. Right onto his lighted cigarette. The Story.

Jury Duty - Joshua Wayne Noe was arrested in Monroe County, listed as a Fugitive from Justice. I couldn't find an article explaining what he was escaping from, but I did find his Facebook page. My question is, doesn't he look like Lurch from the Addams Family?
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Fri May 15, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Your Daily Jury Duty, Your Daily Loser, Goofs and Screw-ups
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