Weird Universe

May 6, 2009

Wednesday’s Weird Offerings

Dream Job Winner
Ben Southall, 34 bested over 34,000 applicants to get the dream job. For the next six months he will be kicking back and writing a promotional blog about life on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. His pay..a paltry $111,000.

Smoke or Be Fined
Gong'an county government in Hubei province China requires it's staff to smoke and smoke and smoke some more. The idea is to raise tax monies and help local cigarette brands compete with other Chinese brands.

LA to London Flight Diverted When Passenger Attempts to Bite Attendant
A combination of booze and prescription drugs had Russian-born artist, actress and author incoherent and raising a ruckus, forcing the United Airline flight to land in Bangor Maine to be rid Galina Rusanova.

Cop wins doughnut eating title
Sgt. Howard Sawyers consumed 17 doughnuts in 3 minutes

Mail Carrier Delivers More than Mail
Michele Rene Crabill charged with possessing and selling drugs. She was allegedly in possession of 7.57 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale, prescription drugs and other incriminating evidence.

Florida Classroom Aide Surfing Net..Students Getting it On
Thomas McCoy, an educational support employee was apparently too busy reading ESPN online to notice that two of his charges were much too involved with each other.
Posted By: hickory_johnson | Date: Wed May 06, 2009 | Comments (9)

I’m My Own Grandpa

This is a 1987 cover of the 1947 original.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 06, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Family, Humor, Music, 1940's

Transcendent Man

The Singularity: an indeterminate post-human future. Hooey, or prophecy? Perhaps the new movie Transcendent Man debuting at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, will explain it all for us.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 06, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Movies, Documentaries, Technology, Computers, Yesterday's Tomorrows

Birds in his pants

It's definitely a recurring theme in weird news since an example of it was included in my "name that list, #15" (things people smuggle by stuffing down their pants). However, I've never seen a picture of it before. But the Smoking Gun has obtained a photo of a California man, Sony Dong, who was caught trying to illegally smuggle 14 live Asian songbirds into the country by hiding them beneath his pants.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed May 06, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Crime

Chocoholics Need to Suck It Up

Finally chocoholics, oft blamed for inhaling their chocolate, can indulge in the real experience.

An expat Chicago boy has invented the first chocolate inhalers that offer a 1 calore burst of chocolate per puff. Le Whif will soon (according to the stories) be available in the U.S..
Posted By: Expat47 | Date: Wed May 06, 2009 | Comments (7)

Your Daily Loser & Jury Duty for May 6th

Your Daily Loser - If the police are kind enough to put your drunken butt into a cab and send you home rather than write you a ticket for being drunk and disorderly, do yourself a huge favor and stay home! Unfortunately this advice comes too late for Erik "Knucklehead" Salmons of Copley, Ohio. Once he arrived home, Salmons thought it over and decided he wasn't too drunk to drive. To prove his point, he drove himself to the police station and insisted on being given a breathalyzer... which he failed. The Story.

Jury Duty - Is it really possible that he smokes pot? It could be that he just sells it, but I have my doubts. Being high as a kite would help to explain the hair. The Mugshot.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Wed May 06, 2009 | Comments (7)
Category: Drugs, Your Daily Jury Duty, Your Daily Loser, Goofs and Screw-ups

Buy Your Own Piece of Armageddon

Be the envy of every other survivalist and have your own converted cold-war Atlas-F missile silo home! You too can live in complete cold war safety and luxury. The converted missile launch site is marketed as a getaway, luxury home, and in my opinion is every survivalist’s dream. The property includes its own private runway, 2000 square foot luxury home above ground with master suite, a private airstrip, and a hangar/garage. Below ground, past the 2000 lb. blast doors and three feet of reinforced concrete built to withstand brutal missile assaults lies two additional stories of space in the converted control room where you will find two additional suites with luxury marble Jacuzzi baths and an escape hatch to your private hangar.


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May 5, 2009

Lightsabers on a Segway

So, I guess this is for the lazier Jedi.

Apparently, Star Wars fan videos never get old.
Posted By: mdb777 | Date: Tue May 05, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Boredom, Fads, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters

the King of Weird..Kenneth Pinyan

In the world of weird, there is weird and then there is WEIRD. Kenneth Pinyan was WEIRD.He was depraved..he was sick. He was a Boeing aerospace engineer and businessman at the time of his death. His death was both untimely and highly unusual in that it came due to engaging in receptive anal sex with a stallion. He suffered a perforated colon afterwards and fearful that his injuries would adversely affect his career, refused to go to seek medical treatment.

Later a documentary film about Pinyan was made called Zoo. It was one of 16 award winners out of 856 entries in 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival.It was also chosen as one of the top five American films to be presented at the Directors Fortnight sidebar at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Highly acclaimed because of it's sensitive treatment of a very delicate subject the Toronto Star said "gorgeously artful ... one of the most beautifully restrained, formally distinctive and mysterious films of the entire festival".

So, in the world of weird there is weird and then there is Kenneth Pinyan who by all rights might be the King of Weird.
Posted By: hickory_johnson | Date: Tue May 05, 2009 | Comments (7)

Mysterious Pigeon Abductions in New York

Rumor has it that pigeon or squab is a delicacy, particularly to the Asian community in New York's Chinatown district. This might explain the mysterious ongoing disappearances of many of the pigeons there. These pigeon abductions have also occured in the Greenwich Village area. It's clear from the Youtube link that humans aren't the only ones partaking of this culinary delight.
Posted By: hickory_johnson | Date: Tue May 05, 2009 | Comments (8)
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