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February 2011

February 28, 2011

The Strange World of Gurney Slade

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Click on text for a version more readable.

To watch an episode of this bizarre cult show, start with Part 1 here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 28, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Television, Weird Names, Surrealism, 1960s

News of the Weird / Pro Edition February 28, 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
February 28, 2011
(datelines February 19-February 26) (links correct as of February 28)

The Septuagenarian Porn Star, Plus Breast-Milk Ice Cream and Shoplifting Made Easy

★ ★ ★ ★!

Let Us Honor America's Cultural Giants [ed.: The following item has been purged of dozens of cheap double entendres by Cheez-B-Gone™ software] The pseudonymous Dave Cummings (actually, Connors), 70, has been selected for the video porn industry's hall of fame, and it's not an emeritus award. He's still a working pro. Dave entered the business at 54 after an Army career (Lt. Col., 4th Infantry) and "pride[s] [him]self on never using Viagra," except that maybe he'll drop a tab if working with difficult directors or actresses. "Believe it or not," wrote AOL News's hard-working David Moye, "much of what he learned in the military for dealing with soldiers in the [midst] of battle is transferable to dealing with young actresses . . .." AOL News /// XRCO Hall of Fame

If Ya Got 'Em, Light 'Em Up You're Under Arrest: Honduras knows how to really discourage smoking. In addition to all the usual indoor restrictions (public accommodations, government buildings, etc.), nonsmokers get a required six-foot smoke-free zone outside, and citizens can actually call police to deal with excessive smoking inside the smoker's own home. Associated Press via Yahoo News

Hollywood's Most PW'd Star: Canadian authorities in Vancouver have granted asylum to Randy Quaid and his lovely wife Evi, who believe that unnamed Powers That Be in Hollywood want them dead. Actually, from this Vanity Fair piece two months ago, it very much looks like it's Evi who believes all this and that Randy is just trying to keep access to what must be thrilling Space-Mountain-quality conjugal rides. (The DSM-IV medical term for Evi's precise disorder is, I believe, whack job.) Canadian Broadcasting Corp. News /// Vanity Fair

If They Were Atheists, They'd Still Be Alive: In Bamako, Mali, 36 people were trampled to death at a Muslim holy week ceremony. In California (70 miles east of Los Angeles), one person was killed when a bus plunged off the highway while returning from a religious retreat. In Brooklyn, N.Y., a woman died when the candles for a voodoo ceremony set a fire in an apartment. And of course the four yachters murdered by Somalian pirates were on a religious mission ("We seek fertile ground for the Word and homes for our [crates of] Bibles" they carried on board). AlJazeera.net /// Associated Press via Pasadena Star News /// CNN /// USA Today



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Posted By: Chuck - Mon Feb 28, 2011 - Comments (7)
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February 26, 2011

Bugs Bunny’s Member

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Did you know, as IMDB tells us, that Bugs Bunny displayed his furry rabbit penis briefly in the cartoon embedded below? Yes, I actually captured a screenshot for your edification.




Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 26, 2011 - Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Cartoons, 1940s, Genitals

Bacon + Politics:  Two Great Tastes

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 26, 2011 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Politics, Radio, Bacon

February 25, 2011

Beautiful


Can anyone guess the artist responsible this beautiful artwork?

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Posted By: patty - Fri Feb 25, 2011 - Comments (7)
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Eric Ostrowski



Twinkle - preview from Eric Ostrowski on Vimeo.



How do you relax on the weekend? I always cue up some of the music videos of Eric Ostrowski. So soothing!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 25, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Avant Garde

Well That’s Reassuring…



There are plenty more weird old ads over at Dark Roasted Blend.

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Fri Feb 25, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Advertising, Products, Psychedelic

February 24, 2011

Bieber Meets Vader

Take the audio from James Earl Jones reading a Justin Bieber song and mash it up with the classic light sabre scene, and you have another strange example of how popular culture can be messed up.



How would you use this audio?

For more Vader madness, here's a link to another high quality mashup (warning -- contains Billy Joel Music!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A0rwG39Jzk

Crazy yet?

Posted By: gdanea - Thu Feb 24, 2011 - Comments (1)
Category: Movies

Follies of the Mad Men #132



What does this ad teach us?

1) Your friendly neighborhood car mechanic is a whining, moronic crook.

2) Your new car purchase can undermine the local economy.

3) If and when you do need your new car serviced, by any surviving garage, it will undoubtedly be sabotaged.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 24, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, 1960s, Cars

February 23, 2011

Lucky Gold Tooth


Walter Davis is lucky to be alive. Lucky because when his younger brother, Waltdell Davis, shot him Walter's gold tooth deflected the bullet. That's what you get for smoking someone else's stash!

Posted By: patty - Wed Feb 23, 2011 - Comments (5)
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