Weird Universe Archive

February 2010

February 28, 2010

Formula For Love


Professor Dooley of New South Wales University in Sydney, Australia has come up with a formula for the optimum age for a man to propose marriage. Just plug your numbers into the above formula and calculate yourself right on into marital bliss!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1254137/The-fiancee-formula-Academics-work-best-time-propose.html

Posted By: patty - Sun Feb 28, 2010 - Comments (2)
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February 27, 2010

Terry Pratchett’s Colour of Magic

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.'


Posted By: MohawkWarrior - Sat Feb 27, 2010 - Comments (8)
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Runaway Snowmobile

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 27, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Stupidity

Follies of the Mad Men #90



Is it smart to emphasize to parents, the toy-buyers, how goddamn noisy your products are?

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 27, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Toys, 1960s

PETA Abuses Tiger


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

Posted By: patty - Sat Feb 27, 2010 - Comments (7)
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February 26, 2010

I hate it when this happens

You are just minding your own business, cheering at the game, and some stupid mascot gets all up in your face!!



This would give me indigestion.

Posted By: gdanea - Fri Feb 26, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Sports

Captive Wild Woman

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 26, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Horror, Movies, 1940s, Fictional Monsters

February 25, 2010

Another Hot Dog In The News

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

Posted By: patty - Thu Feb 25, 2010 - Comments (10)
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Brandon Bird

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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).

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Thu Feb 25, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Pop Art, Surrealism, Celebrities, Pop Culture

Archeological Find Or Old Garbage


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

Posted By: patty - Thu Feb 25, 2010 - Comments (7)
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