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May 2010

May 31, 2010

Follies of the Mad Men #105



I'm sorry, that trailing umbilical cord freaks me out too much to pay attention to the message.

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 31, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Babies, Health, Disease, PSA's, Pregnancy

Vacation

Next week, I go on vacation to Block Island, Rhode Island.

Here's the link to a webcam so you can try to spot me!

But meanwhile, for this week I have five Follies of the Madmen for your viewing pleasure. And the queue is filled with great items that will launch automatically while I'm gone.

Everyone play nice, and continue the parade of weirdness.

Thanks once more to all our loyal participants and readers, who are true friends!

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 31, 2010 - Comments (6)
Category: Weird Universe, Paul

News of the Weird / Pro Edition (May 31, 2010)

It's like this: Oh, I could post-up today, if I wanted to. However, my syndicate's editors are taking the U.S. Memorial Day holiday today and won't be around until Tuesday morning. So this week, I'm posting Tuesday morning. They're also going to take off on Monday, July 5th (for U.S. Independence Day), Monday, September 6th (U.S. Labor Day), and probably Monday, October 11th (U.S. Columbus Day), so I'll be posting on Tuesday mornings those weeks, too. I, personally, don't observe "holidays"; they are an evil, idleness-encouraging, European-statist- and labor-union-induced drain on America. See you tomorrow!

Posted By: Chuck - Mon May 31, 2010 - Comments (14)
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May 30, 2010

Sheep Rustlers


How many sheep fit in a Mazda? Two New Zealand men are in serious trouble for coming up with the answer of 14.

Posted By: patty - Sun May 30, 2010 - Comments (14)
Category:

Advertising In Poor Taste


Enjoy this top 10 of tactless billboards. The Mary and Joseph in bed one isn't even included!

Posted By: patty - Sun May 30, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category:

Altergott + Hernandez = Greatness


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While we wait for our banner-artist Rick Altergott to finish his concluding installment of RAISIN PIE, we will have to content ourselves with these great covers he did for two Gilbert Hernandez graphic novels. I just finished reading both of them, and they are of course superb.

The third one, due out at the end of this year, seems to lack the distinction of Altergott cover imagery, but will no doubt repay your attentions as well.


Posted By: Paul - Sun May 30, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Art, Comics, Sexuality, Violence, Weird Universe, Books

May 28, 2010

New Fuel


Those crazy dudes setting off two litre bottles by dropping Mentos candy into pop have a new trick. Or rather a variation on a theme, a rocket car powered by the candy and soda combination. They're promising a you tube posting on Tuesday. We wait with bated breath! (spelling corrected 5/31 per popular demand)

picture from yahoo images

UPDATE:
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They did it. Thanks for the heads up Nethie.

Posted By: patty - Fri May 28, 2010 - Comments (13)
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No Food, No Water Equals Mars

So follow the logic. Watch the clip until the end and you will learn the reason India wants to study this man is so they can send people to Mars without food and water.



What am I missing here?

Posted By: gdanea - Fri May 28, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Experiments

Gettin’ Froggy In Greece


A northern Greece highway was shut down by a horde of frogs. Well, the authorities closed the highway, but it was because cars were skidding off the road to avoid all the frogs. Wonder when the rest of the plagues will come.

Posted By: patty - Fri May 28, 2010 - Comments (19)
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Follies of the Mad Men #104

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[From Life magazine for April 13, 1942.]

Oh, God, no! Take it away! Make me unsee the horrible monster known as "Pipe with a Human Face!"

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 28, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Horror, Tobacco and Smoking, 1940s

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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.

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