In celebration of my recent minor literary milestone, I have decided to share a bit of weirdness from one of my favorite authors, Terry Pratchett. For those of you familiar with the Discworld series, I'm sure you know where I'm going with this. The very first novel in the Discworld series, which takes place on the back of a giant turtle floating through space, was made into a live action movie. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the official trailer to 'Colour of Magic.'
From the 'kick a guy when he's down category, PETA plans to put up the above billboard near Tiger Woods Windmere, Florida home to promote spaying and neutering pets. Hopefully no Lorena Bobitt wannabes take it to mean 'neuter your wandering husband'. At least Tiger isn't loosing all his endorsements! (kidding- he has no affiliation with this campaign) http://www.clickorlando.com/news/22658990/detail.html
How about a more reliable weird hot dog story? Last September a guy attending a Kansas City Royals baseball game at Kauffman Stadium was injured by a flying hot dog. At the September 8th game Slugerrr, the K.C. Royals mascot, threw a hot dog at the stands and it struck John Coomer in the eye. He's now suing the team for $25,000 for the injuries he sustained which included a detached retina and cataracts-OUCH. http://www.ksdk.com/sports/story.aspx?storyid=196544
Brandon Bird is an artist whose style might best be described as "pop culture Norman Rockwell." Pictured above is one of his most famous works, No One Wants to Play Sega with Harrison Ford. Head on over to his website to see more of his work, including a Law & Order themed coloring book, children's letters to Christopher Walken, and a version of The Last Supper featuring 12 James Woodses (and RoboCop).
A 140 year old hot dog has been found on Coney Island. The find was made under Feltman's Kitchen, a famous restaurant on the boardwalk that was once owned by the inventor of the Coney Island hot dog. The dog and a receipt were discovered frozen in a chunk of ice. There are plans to display both on Coney Island starting March 28th. If the above picture isn't enough for you, there is a video at the link. The clip includes interviews with incredulous passers-by. http://www.wwlp.com/dpps/news/strange/140-year-old-hot-dog-discovered-jgr_3251637
Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.
Chuck is the purveyor of News of the Weird, the syndicated column which for decades has set the gold-standard for reporting on oddities and the bizarre.
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