Weird Universe Archive

April 2010

April 4, 2010

Darius Cottontail


Just in time for Easter Sunday- The World's Largest Rabbit! Darius, a Continental Giant, is 4 feet 3 inches long and weighs 49 pounds. And he's not done growing either, at 13 months old he could continue to grow for up to 6 more months. Then he's going to fight Godzilla for world domination!

Posted By: Alex - Sun Apr 04, 2010 - Comments (6)
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April 3, 2010

Giant Tarantula


Can you guess what this big creepy crawly is made of? Find the answer in extended, or at the link if you cheat!

More in extended >>

Posted By: Alex - Sat Apr 03, 2010 - Comments (7)
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La Gaite Lyrique

La Gaîté Lyrique from La Gaîté Lyrique on Vimeo.



Forget Ben Stiller and Night at the Museum. Here's the true weirdness behind the scenes at this new French museum.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 03, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Museums, Surrealism, Cartoons, Europe

April 2, 2010

You Better Not Have an Emergency

If you live in Lake County, Colorado, the last thing you want to do is get hurt. Or have your house catch on fire. Why? Because the current Lake County sheriff, Ed Holte, is using the county's emergency services as a political tool. Even going so far as to instruct dispatchers to send sheriff's deputies to all emergency calls first, including medical and fire calls. The situation came to a head when the captain of the fire department, Dan Dailey, was handcuffed and placed in a cell while responding to an emergency medical call. Read the article for more.

Posted By: Nethie - Fri Apr 02, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Cops, Government, Politics, Stupidity

Flow Chart


This is a first in my experience. A prostitution flow chart.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 02, 2010 - Comments (5)
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Professor Music’s Weird Links

If Star Wars Were an Icelandic Saga

There is very little on the subject of utility poles on the internet. Until now.

Suspicious Vans

The horror . . . .the horror



Posted By: Professor Music - Fri Apr 02, 2010 - Comments (5)
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APRIL FOOLS!


The three astronauts on the space station sent an out of this world picture to mission control yesterday. A doctored photograph of the three outside the station in just street clothes and sunglasses gave the ground crew a laugh. It's great to see lack of gravity doesn't equal lack of humor.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 02, 2010 - Comments (5)
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Inexplicable!

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Actor refuses sex scene with Virginia Madsen.

I rest my insanity case, judge.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 02, 2010 - Comments (11)
Category: Television, Sex Symbols, Mental Health and Insanity

Hot Stuff and Old Forky

As we observed in this prior post on Harvey Comics, the stories told about Richie Rich, Casper and the gang were frequently weirder than any Grant Morrison or Warren Ellis tale. Here's one from Devil Kids Starring Hot Stuff, Volume 1, Number 6, May 1963, that illustrates my point. You can read the entire five-page story at the end, but I've included some single panels to make my points.

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First, we learn that Cupid inhabits the same universe as Hot Stuff and friends. Nothing like mixing your mythologies up. In any case, Cupid hexes Hot Stuff's trident--or phallic symbol--known as "Old Forky," to become gay.



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Gay anthropomorphic trident on display.



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Unwanted Public Display of Affection.



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Hot Stuff's gay trident attracts unwanted queer suitors.



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Including a giant grape wearing an extremely fetching hair ribbon and spats.



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But Cupid realizes his error and undoes his spell, whereupon all is "he-man" regular again. Even though Old Forky's first action upon reverting was to impale Hot Stuff's butt.

They just don't write 'em like this any more.


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Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 02, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Sexuality, Comics, Fantasy, Writers, 1960s, LGBT, Curses

April 1, 2010

No Baby?


A rather large oops took place at the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in November of 2008. A cesarean section was performed on a patient after several days of attempting to induce labor on her. The problem? She wasn't pregnant. Several days in the hospital, multiple attempts to induce labor, an epidural and the beginning of a c-section and there was no baby. Upon seeing a 'non-pregnant' uterus they closed her up. The woman was suffering from pseudocyesis or false pregnancy. This can be caused by psychological or hormonal problems. You'd think it would be simple to discover the fact that there was no baby by physical exam or an ultra sound. Since it took such an invasive procedure to come to the proper conclusion the State Medical Board launched an investigation. A year later the board took action, they fired off letters of concern to the doctors involved. Wow, glad to hear they took care of that!

Posted By: Alex - Thu Apr 01, 2010 - Comments (5)
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