Weird Universe Archive

July 2010

July 14, 2010

Trained Actors

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Star Wars scene reinactment on a subway train. Asking why just ruins the fun!

Posted By: patty - Wed Jul 14, 2010 - Comments (5)
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Follies of the Mad Men #115

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[From Life magazine for December 13 1943.]

Okay, if you want to claim that your shaving cream will make the Average Joe resemble a movie star, wouldn't you pick Errol Flynn, say, or even Humphrey Bogart, rather than Frankenstein's monster?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 14, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Celebrities, Movies, 1940s, Facial Hair, Fictional Monsters

Drunk & Disorderly American Style


In the interest of fairness I bring you Michael J. Nadeau, 46. When attempting to check out at the Gainesville, Florida Sam's Club Nadeau was so intoxicated he couldn't manage to get his membership card out of his wallet. When the manager attempted to help him the drunken man attacked. Police were, of course, called and the situation escalated. Before it was over Nadeau had fled police, attempted to run down an officer, hit a police car and a fence, led a chase to his home and fled again, on foot. He is charged with: attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, trespassing, hindering a 911 call, burglary, battery, leaving the scene of a crash, fleeing and attempting to elude, and DUI. And they are probably still thinking up a few more. Congrats Mr. Nadeau, you put the croc bitten Aussie to shame. Go USA!

Posted By: patty - Wed Jul 14, 2010 - Comments (11)
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What A Croc


Aussie night out: First, go to the pub and get seriously drunk. Next, climb the fence at the local crocodile farm and attempt to jump on a croc's back. Finally, go to the hospital and get leg sewn up. Had it been warmer outside instead of the hospital our hapless Aussie would most likely have ended up in the morgue. But fortunately for him crocs get sleepy in cold weather. Oh well, there is always next weekend to try for that Darwin Award dude.

picture from yahoo images

Posted By: patty - Wed Jul 14, 2010 - Comments (4)
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July 13, 2010

Where Are You Planning to Stick That Doll?

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When most people go book-shopping, they search for best-sellers. However, this is my kind of material, purchased this weekend and shared here for your enjoyment.

Lower image is the outer back cover.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 13, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Medicine, Books, 1960s

July 12, 2010

La Salla

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 12, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Surrealism, Cartoons, 1990s

News of the Weird / Pro Edition (July 12, 2010)

News of the Weird/Pro Edition
You're Still Not Cynical Enough

Prime Cuts of Underreported News from Last Week, Hand-Picked and Lightly Seasoned by Chuck Shepherd
July 10, 2010
(datelines July 3-July 10) (links correct as of July 12)

Florida's Limited Imagination About Sex, Plus Skinhead Remorse and Relatives Move Back Home

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Fine Points of F State Law: One might assume it illegal to be sitting in your car outside a convenience store while ostentatiously licking and slurping a big dildo a few feet away from a passing child--while, out of plain view, playing your lap piccolo. However, a Florida appeals court acquitted David Lowe, noting that state law requires penetration of "another person" in order to be doing "sexual activity" in public. [ed.: with mugshot, demonstrating that David's finding "another person" will be unlikely]. WKMG-TV (Orlando)

Fine Points of Texas Law: Murderer-rapist Irving Davis, 27, has challenged his conviction on the ground that the jury improperly considered his religious devoutness during deliberations--improper because Irving is a Satanist. (Appeals judge: "You've got to be kidding me!") No one knew about Davis's religion . . until he insisted that jailers bring him a gong, candles, chalice, black robes, and a vial of blood. Austin American-Statesman

American Ingenuity Will Get Us Out of the Recession: Alvin Greene is that South Carolina Senate candidate that no one ever heard of but who won the Democratic primary. As if to demonstrate his unfitness for public life, he agreed to sit, overmatched, for an interview with a reporter from London's wise-ass Guardian. From his Sanford & Son campaign home-office, he volunteered his economic platform: "Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays. Little dolls. Me. Like maybe little action dolls. Me in an army uniform, air force uniform, and me in my suit. [That idea]'s not something a typical person would bring up.") The Guardian

Recurring Theme, Except--: Jean Stevens, 91, is the latest to be caught living with room-temperatured relatives. She's different, though, because she actually had to go dig up her (then-recently-buried) husband and sister (instead of just leaving them in place when they expired), and also, according to this sympathetic report, she seems to really enjoy the (admittedly one-sided) conversations they still have. (Bonus: The authorities said she could keep the bodies at home if she builds 'em a crypt.) Associated Press via Hartford Courant



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Posted By: Chuck - Mon Jul 12, 2010 - Comments (11)
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July 9, 2010

World’s Largest Skateboard Disaster

Twenty people and one giant skateboard worked okay. Would you ride it alone? Yes, that is the edge of the skateboard behind the hill.



I was worried for a minute that the skateboard ran him over, but I think it did knock off his shoe!!

Posted By: gdanea - Fri Jul 09, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Accidents

Double Rainbow

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So he's holding the camera in one hand, what do you think he's doing with the other one. Vote in extended.

Posted By: patty - Fri Jul 09, 2010 - Comments (11)
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Tough Guy


Henry Ostrander, 66, is one tough dude. Early on Wednesday June 30 Henry awoke to hear Esmerelda, his goat, 'scream' in distress. He hurried outside in his nightshirt to find a black bear attacking the goat. What Henry did next is nothing short of amazing, he ran up to the 300 pound bear and punched it in the snout. The bear was apparently stunned by the blow and ran off, climbing a tree. The goat was rescued and is doing fine. The bear, on the other hand, is not so good. It was later shot and killed while foraging in a trash can.

picture from yahoo images

Posted By: patty - Fri Jul 09, 2010 - Comments (7)
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