Weird Universe Archive

December 2009

December 24, 2009

Potty Cam


Guess what retail giant was caught with a surveillance camera in a public restroom. A Pennsylvania location of a large chain retailer was busted by employees who discovered a video camera in a unisex public restroom used by both staff and customers. The answer and link are both in extended.

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Posted By: patty - Thu Dec 24, 2009 - Comments (3)
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Just one more Christmas Request

This will, most likely, give the jolly old elf a hernia.

Posted By: Expat47 - Thu Dec 24, 2009 - Comments (3)
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December 23, 2009

Flight Delay

On Tuesday at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston a Continental flight got delayed for a rather unusual reason. Two otters that were caged in the plane's cargo hold got loose and had to be caught. Once were captured they were put in a box and removed from the plane. Unfortunately for the passengers, one of the otters escaped again and had to be chased around on the tarmac for 45 minutes before being recaptured and removed. By the time the luggage was reloaded the plane took off an hour and 20 minutes late. The 7:55pm flight finally left at 9:15pm but at least the passengers have an interesting story to tell over Christmas dinner.
http://www.khou.com/news/local/Sea-Otters-on-the-loose-delay-Continental-flight-at-Bush-IAH-79956597.html

Posted By: patty - Wed Dec 23, 2009 - Comments (3)
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Follies of the Mad Men #80



Nothing says Xmas like....?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 23, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Holidays, Sexuality, Technology, Toys, Advertising

December 22, 2009

Welcome to Job Island

I hope you're not looking for a job -- at Job Island!!

Job Island from 5-Second Films on Vimeo.



One of a great collection of 5 second films -- check them all out at Vimeo.

Posted By: gdanea - Tue Dec 22, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Work and Vocational Training

Alcohol Is Dynamite



During this season of festive drinking, let us always remember--Sid Davis style--the power of booze.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 22, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: PSA’s, Teenagers, 1950s, Alcohol

Just a Mistake

Remember the story we had a while back about the wrong house being torn down? Well this is a variation on the theme. Nilly Mauck of Las Vegas had her locks changed and all her belongings hauled away and discarded because her neighbors got foreclosed on. Yep, the mortgage company had 1157 emptied instead of 1156. When Nilly asked for $200,000 for ALL her belongings they told her nope we'll give you $5000. They, the mortgage company as well as the company contracted to empty the house, claim they do not know where her belongings were discarded. Possibly because they were 'discarded' into someone else's home? Hopefully she gets a lawyer and gets a hunk of that bail out money for her trouble.
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=11710384#

Posted By: patty - Tue Dec 22, 2009 - Comments (9)
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December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas India style

Two strange things about this clip -- it is a very interesting take on Santa in India, and Nickleodeon is the producer.



A very different way to celebrate the season!!

Posted By: gdanea - Mon Dec 21, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Foreign Customs

Cool Stuff


A site called The Green Head has some really cool stuff like the above, bacon flavored popcorn! Light saber chop sticks and foot long marshmallows are among the strange items available. Not all of the products are WU worthy, but many of them are. There is also an indoor turkey fryer, which might have been useful to the WFLZ DJs Chuck told us about in his post!
http://www.thegreenhead.com/page1

Posted By: patty - Mon Dec 21, 2009 - Comments (5)
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Sausage Bomb


A 23 year old Chinese man who claimed to be depressed over a break up attempted to rob a restaurant in Benxi Heilongjang Province. After finishing a meal the young man grabbed the daughter of the proprietor and held a knife on her while demanding money from the cash drawer. Other patrons overpowered him then upon police arrival the robber showed them that he was wired with what appeared to be dynamite. When the bomb squad arrived they found that the 'dynamite' was camouflaged sausages. He said the shape of the sausages gave him the idea. I wonder what else he uses sausages for, seeing as dynamite isn't the only thing they resemble.
http://www.ananova.com/News/story/sm_3608231.html

Posted By: patty - Mon Dec 21, 2009 - Comments (2)
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