Weird Universe Archive

June 2010

June 5, 2010

Skinbook

There is a nudist online social site. Skinbook, which was started by a fellow from Manchester, England has 9000 members. They say there would be many more, but some applications have been rejected. I wonder what the acceptance criteria is for the site.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Jun 05, 2010 - Comments (22)
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Beer Soap

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The perfect gift for Father's Day.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 05, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Hygiene, Alcohol

What Did He Steal?


The fella above received 30 months probation, 200 hours community service, and an order for a psycho-sexual exam when he was convicted of possession of burglary tools. Guess what he took from the house he broke into. Answer in extended.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Alex - Sat Jun 05, 2010 - Comments (8)
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June 4, 2010

Pedal Power


Nokia is coming out with a new type of cell phone charger. Its made to use while riding bicycle. The ultimate in green technology!

picture from yahoo images

Posted By: Alex - Fri Jun 04, 2010 - Comments (6)
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Follies of the Mad Men #109



The dancing cigarette pack always reminds me of the moment on The Simpsons when the sexy legs protruding from a basketball mascot costume were shown to belong to good old male Gil.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 04, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Television, Tobacco and Smoking, 1950s

Beware The Parrot

I was reading articles yesterday about drunken parrots falling out of the sky in Australia, when I stumbled across this video. It made me laugh til I cried. Let's hope the parrot was drunk.


Posted By: Nethie - Fri Jun 04, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Humor, Inebriation and Intoxicants, Nature, Documentaries, More Things To Worry About

June 3, 2010

New Chris Mars Film

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Give yourself a big treat.

1) Go to the home page of artist Chris Mars. (Note that site plays pleasant but loud music automatically.)

2) Click on the choice of FILM.

3) Click on the icon that looks like the image you see here to the right.

4) Sit back and be amazed.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 03, 2010 - Comments (11)
Category: Art, Surrealism, Body, Body Modifications, Horror, Cartoons

Follies of the Mad Men #108



The link between ballroom dancing and home appliances has never been dramatized so effectively.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 03, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, 1950s, Dance

Good News!

For those of us who are too tired to try and get back into shape (if we ever were in shape... I think I was in shape in high school twenty-some years ago). A recent study published in the journal Body Image claims that chubby men are as attractive as men with six-packs. The University of Queensland, in Australia, had participants rate mock-up advertisements for jeans, skin-care products and cologne featuring muscular male models and average looking men. Neither the men or the women in the study responded more favorably towards the muscular models. You can read more about the study here.

Posted By: Nethie - Thu Jun 03, 2010 - Comments (6)
Category: Body, Exercise and Fitness, Health, Science

June 2, 2010

Follies of the Mad Men #107

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[From Playboy for October 1969.]

You know, even in 1969, despite the prevalence of hype connected with "flower power," I don't think anyone was going to believe that automobiles were pro-nature. And aren't flowers kind of a sissy image for a muscle car anyhow?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 02, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Nature, 1960s, Cars

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