Weird Universe

November 30, 2010

Martha Friedman’s Tongue

Please share your thoughts about a piece of artwork consisting of two of these giants tongues supporting an olive between their tips, and whether or not you would care to have such a piece 24/7/365 in your living room.

More on the artist here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 30, 2010 | Comments (6)
Category: Art, Body

November 29, 2010

Another Weird Meat Combo

A French fast food resturant is offering a touch of class for the holidays. Quick Burger has come out with the Supreme Foie Gras burger. The sandwich comes with duck foie gras, beef, relish and lettuce. Interesting.
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Nov 29, 2010 | Comments (11)

Follies of the Mad Men #127

[From Life magazine for Nov 28 1969.]

Yes, I drive a cartoon.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 29, 2010 | Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Cartoons, 1960's, Cars

News of the Weird / Pro Edition (November 29, 2010)

News of the Weird/Pro Edition
You're Still Not Cynical Enough

Prime Cuts of Underreported News from Last Week, Hand-Picked and Lightly Seasoned by Chuck Shepherd
November 29, 2010
(datelines November 20-November 27) (links correct as of November 29)

Battling the Porno Goblin, Plus Corpse-Fishing, Rat-Blowing, and Snake-Launching

★ ★ ★ ★!

Scared Senseless: The primary-school principal in England who last year famously banned parents from taking photos during school events on the off-chance that kids' pictures would somehow wind up in online pornography has struck again. For a class yearbook for 4-year-olds, so petrified of pornography was she that parents received customized books with only their own kids' photos unaltered. The rest of the photos in the yearbook have black bars over the kids' eyes. (Bonus: Elsewhere in The Country Afraid of Everything, a contractor that runs public swimming pools has prohibited the use of water floats recreationally because one kid somehow choked on one.) Daily Mail /// Daily Telegraph

Entrepreneurship in China: BBC profiled Wei Xinpeng, 55, a boatman in a village near industrial Lanzhou, who collects bodies (the murdered, the suiciders, the accidental drowners) and offers them to grieving relatives. He charges a look-see fee for the distraught to check his inventory and has wound up selling about 40 of his 500 collected corpses (over seven years) for up to the equivalent of $500 each. BBC News

Something Else DARPA Wants to Know: You knew that snakes can fly--or at least one breed, and if not "fly" then certainly stay airborne way longer than you'd imagine. The cleverly-named "Asian flying snakes" propel themselves off of treetops, then do some major slithering through the air until they reach their destination treetop, which can be, easily, 700 feet away. The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency thinks it can learn something. Washington Post

Surreality TV: Here's surveillance tape from Sword Furs in Westlake, Ohio, showing (allegedly) Nakita Norman, 44, shoplifting a whole fur coat . . by stuffing it down her generous-sized panties. (Actually, they say she had two of 'em way down in no-man's land.) WEWS-TV (Cleveland)

More in extended >>
Posted By: Chuck | Date: Mon Nov 29, 2010 | Comments (0)

November 28, 2010

Turduckens Are So 2005

Ladies, gentlemen, WUvians, I bring you the food of the gods. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but suffice it to say there is bacon involved.

Be sure to check out their other videos, which always include lots of overkill and plenty of bacon.

November 26, 2010

More Fake Science in celebration of the Turkey

A great source of fake science called "Fake Science" -- here's the link

I always thought surgery smelled like cooking!!


Also on the site, an explanation of the European turkey taunting prong.


Sorry about the shameless plug!!

Fake Science -- more interesting than real science?
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Fri Nov 26, 2010 | Comments (4)
Category: Science

Non-human Barbie

Did you know that there were non-human Barbie dolls? Maybe if I were the parent of a little girl, this would be old news to me. But it's not. And to my eyes, it's weird. Does Mermaid Barbie have sex with land-dwelling Ken? Does she leave sea-slug trails all over Barbie's Malibu Dream House? The mind boggles.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 26, 2010 | Comments (5)
Category: Aliens, Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Sexuality, Toys

Grape Escape

A major contributor to youth violence, no doubt, and consequently banned forever! But it would be fun to be able to still buy this today, on Black Friday.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 26, 2010 | Comments (7)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Death, Games, Children, 1990's

November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Frances the Turkey would like to wish all Weird Universe readers a Happy Thanksgiving.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Nov 25, 2010 | Comments (1)
Category: Holidays

November 24, 2010

Carving Magic

The hidden subtext in the opening minutes of this instructional video? These two erotically bickering couples are going to indulge in a wife-swapping orgy as soon as they finish carving.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 24, 2010 | Comments (4)
Category: Food, PSA's, Sexuality
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