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
Lydia Carranza was saved by her D size breast implants when she was shot last July. A co-worker's estranged husband showed up at the Simi Valley dental office where the two women worked and opened fire killing his wife and wounding Lydia. According to her doctor the implants kept the bullet fragments from hitting her heart. http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-implants-stop-bullet,0,6422933.story
A Bulgarian woman ran a red light, hitting another car and totalling both. But, fortunately, she was saved by her silicone breast implants. The implants acted as airbags to protect the lady, but they also burst so she'll need to replace them. For safety sake of course. http://www.bloggernews.net/1205
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).
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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