Weird Universe Archive

January 2011

January 21, 2011

Mighty Mouse

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Music makes the comercial!

Posted By: patty - Fri Jan 21, 2011 - Comments (9)
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Bad Hair Job Corrected!


Worst Hair Transplant Result - Repair Using FUE & BHT
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Dr. Umar will happily transplant your beard to your head. Ladies--you don't want to know what your options are!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 21, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Medicine, Surgery, Hair and Hairstyling

January 20, 2011

Owls Gone Wild


A brown owl was picked up for public inebriation in Germany. The animal was observed sitting along side the road without concern for passing traffic, close by were two schnapps bottles it had been sampling. Police picked it up and took it to a local bird expert where it is being detoxed with lots of water. The owl will be released when it sobers up. Should be named Otis.

In Crystal Lake, Ill. Chico the chihuahua was saved from a gruesome death by his winter jacket and brave owner. A great horned owl swooped down and attempted to snatch the little dog for dinner. Between a bad grip due to the doggie jacket and Chico's owner, George Kalomiris. giving chase the dog was released. George then carried little Chico to safety. This owl should be named Jason.

Posted By: patty - Thu Jan 20, 2011 - Comments (8)
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January 19, 2011

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica






This bandleader has devoted himself to re-creating the Space Age Bachelor Pad Music of Esquivel. Read about the demented and dedicated fellow here.

The sound in the second clip is a little off, but you'll get the idea. Listen to better samples at the Amazon link.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 19, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Eccentrics, Jabberwocky, Scat Singing, Nonsense Verse and Glossolalia, Kitsch and Collectibles, Music, 1960s

Cruel & Unusual Punishment


A Vietnam vet jailed for menacing his wife is suing Nassau County, NY for an unusual injury he received during his 2007 incarceration in the county facility. The man was bitten, on the penis, by a rat that came out of a hole in the mattress he was sleeping on. He was treated, wound care and rabies shots, on the county dime. The man thinks his trauma is worth a cash settlement as well, due to lack of sufficient pest control at the jail. He may have a point.
picture from yahoo images

Posted By: patty - Wed Jan 19, 2011 - Comments (5)
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January 18, 2011

Jury Duty


No not Chuck's jury duty, the kind you have to show up for or else. Apparently they are having trouble filling the jury box in Boston. Sal Esposito, the family cat, has been called up and thus far has not been excused.

Posted By: patty - Tue Jan 18, 2011 - Comments (8)
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Spam Jam

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 18, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Food, Parades and Festivals, Regionalism

January 17, 2011

Cool Robots TV promo

I guess this is from the T4 channel (England?) and a mash-up of some robot promotional spots.


T4 idents from double g studios on Vimeo.



Fun stuff -- gotta love the robots!!

Posted By: gdanea - Mon Jan 17, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Robots

News of the Weird / Pro Edition (January 17, 2011)

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
January 17, 2011
(datelines January 8-January 15) (links correct as of January 17)

Working in the Medium of "Laundry" (Not "Belly"), Plus Electrified Booze and the F State Gets Its Learnin' On

★ ★ ★ ★!

But Did She Do The Code? Laura Bell of Roscommon, Mich., spent 800 hours far too much time on her masterpiece: a 14-foot-by-4-foot recreation of "The Last Supper" . . done entirely in laundry lint. (Bonus: She actually bought colored towels and washed and dryer-ed them to produce the specific hues of lint necessary for DaVinci's work.) [Laura, Yr Editor, who knows of what he speaks, recommends either Luvox or Anafranil (clomipramine).] Associated Press via Detroit News

Parents Call For Greater Respect For Vaginas: Jacqulyn Levin, a high school health/phys ed teacher in Crystal Lake, Ill., intending to make sex education class more interesting [ed.: What's wrong with those kids, anyway?], designed the Vagina Dance, which she defended with uptown reasoning, as opposed to the kids' downtown version, described as (according to suburban Chicago's Daily Herald) "pointing to and singing about reproductive parts while prancing around the room" with the rhythm "set to the tune of the Hokey Pokey." (Naturally, moms and dads practicing Selective Micro-Parenting were outraged.) Daily Herald

Brain Leak: David Pitchford of Key West, Fla., has filed a lawsuit against WikiLeaks because he's a high-level U.S. diplomat exposed in State Department cables he's an ordinary citizen and WikiLeaks's document dump makes him really nervous . . $150 million nervous ("hyper tention," "fear of being on the brink of Nucliar WAR"). (Bonus: Ever wondered how close you could come to Total Spelling Failure--maybe even "random placement of letters"--and still be fairly readable? Have a look.) MSNBC Technolog

Truth in Advertising: Indiana candy-seller Circle City clearly understands how to sell candy: What kid wouldn't get excited about a "Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bar"? Last week, the Food and Drug Administration issued a recall. The bars are, naturally . . toxic (2½ times the allowable lead). Agence France-Presse via Ottawa Citizen

Nobody's More Fun Than Superconductor Researchers: Late nights at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science led some of the crew to expand testing beyond just lowering the metals' temperatures (conductivity of electricity is greater at lower temperatures) . . but soaking them first in beer, whiskey, sake, and other beverages. Red wine (62% more conductive) worked best. Good to know. io9.com



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Posted By: Chuck - Mon Jan 17, 2011 - Comments (4)
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Floatation Device?


A couple of geniuses in Australia decided to go rafting in flood waters. Instead of rafts though, they were using sex dolls. And, much as it is when using them for there intended purpose, they were very poor substitutes for the real thing. Picture is from Gawker.

Posted By: patty - Mon Jan 17, 2011 - Comments (9)
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