My brother Bob found these salt and pepper shakers in a junk store and could not resist buying them. Two women with Marge-Simpson hairdos in the form of carrot and corn prepare to engage in fisticuffs.
Can anyone explain the iconography here? Note that they do originate in Japan, source of much strangeness.
At the Cape Coral, Florida Walmart a woman took $163 worth of clothing into a fitting room and urinated on it before leaving the store. This story brings back one from January here in Ohio. A man walked into a Canton Walmart and urinated in a cooler full of meat. About $600 worth of steak was destroyed. So I ask the question, what is it about Walmart that encourages certain people to pee on their wares? I bet they'd like to know as well.
note: You must scroll down a bit for the story at the Canton link.
Carl Hoffman has done a few things that most of us would never dream of doing. He has flown on airlines said to have the worst safety records in the world and ridden in old buses in South America as they crawled along cliff-top dirt roads. He also packed himself into already crowded ferries on the Amazon and trains crossing Africa. Why? To experience travel not as we might while on vacation, but as an ordinary person trying to get from point A to point B as cheaply as possible. Hoffman talks about his adventures here, and in his new book, "The Lunatic Express."
Boobquake is the name Jennifer McCreight has given to the event she's organized in response to an Iranian cleric's remarks. Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi claims that women wearing revealing clothing is to blame for, amongst other things, earthquakes. In answer at least 30,000 women will wear the most revealing clothing they own on Monday April 26th to see if they can make the earth move. If not then one Iranian holy man will have some splainin' to do.
Mangalitzas are a breed apart, so to speak. Originating in Austria/Hungary they are a hardy breed of pig that do well even in cold winter weather. When I saw the Sky News story I initially suspected the pictures were photo-shopped, but found they were real, and really cool too!
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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