Weird Universe Archive

May 2011

May 20, 2011

Atari Master Saves The World

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Posted By: patty - Fri May 20, 2011 - Comments (10)
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From Cell Phone To Cell


If you're gonna sell drugs you might want to use the keypad lock feature on your cell phone. You know, just in case, because you sure wouldn't want to pocket dial 911 and have a dispatcher hear you discussing a deal. Bet he loses his job at Waffle House too.

Posted By: patty - Fri May 20, 2011 - Comments (2)
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May 19, 2011

Vicious Dog


A vicious member of the breed pictured above treed a 200 pound bear. Bet that bear is glad his buddies didn't see it!

picture from yahoo images.

Posted By: patty - Thu May 19, 2011 - Comments (4)
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Perfume














Please help! I'm in an awful fix! I can't decide if Japanese technopop girl group Perfume is absolute dreck or absolute genius!

They sure are cute as a jar full of buttons, though. I love it when they sing the phrases "Linear Motor Girl" and "Sweet Doughnuts" and "Chocolate Disco" in English. And the videos are hallucinatory.

Posted By: Paul - Thu May 19, 2011 - Comments (9)
Category: Music, Sex Symbols, Asia

May 18, 2011

Zip Code with The Swinging Six



Fifteen minutes to explain adding five digits to your address?!?

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 18, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: PSA’s, 1960s, Postal Services

May 17, 2011

Take An Annoying Quiz


Or rather a quiz to determine how annoying you are to others. Take the quiz and share your results in extended.

picture from yahoo images

Posted By: patty - Tue May 17, 2011 - Comments (14)
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Tchou-tchou



Given the 1972 date of this animation, I suggest liberal drug use was involved in the creation, and subsequent viewing, of this video.

Posted By: Paul - Tue May 17, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Children, Stop-motion Animation, 1970s

News of the Weird / Pro Edition (May 16, 2011) (Part II)

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

Prime Choice Cuts of Underreported News from Last Week, Hand-Picked and Lightly Seasoned by Chuck Shepherd
May 16, 2011 (Part II)
(datelines May 7-May 14) (links correct as of May 16)

Below The Fold

Checks & Balances: The special federal court designated to decide on warrant applications for national-security surveillance (that would otherwise violate the 4th Amendment) entertained a total of 1,506 applications in 2010 and approved, er, 1,506. Wired.com

What's living in your bellybutton? Turns out, you can learn a lot about a person. Swab it, and within two days, "large colonies with tens of thousands of cells" are growing, said a researcher. "We can see the diversity of life right there on the plate." (Bonus: There is a Belly Button Biodiversity unit at North Carolina State Univ.) News & Observer (Raleigh)

Chutzpah! Bad enough that a 16-year-old kid at Freeland High School in Bay City, Mich., got infinitely more sex than you did at that age ("intercourse at least 100 times" with teacher Marcie Rousseau, in addition to "at least 75 more" acts, i.e., presumably oral). The kid is now suing to receive "at least" $10,000 per copulation (or, 175 ways, $5,714 per). Saginaw News

Mildly-Justifiable: Jay Rodgers was shot by a stranger in Atlanta. It started when Jay held a door open for him at a gas station, and the guy didn't say "thank you," . . and Jay wouldn't give up nagging him, all the way out to his car, and then the guy turns and, Blam! A month after the shooting, Jay, recovering and interviewed by WSB-TV, implored the ungrateful shooter, on camera: "f you're watching this, do the right thing and turn yourself in." WSB-TV



More in extended >>

Posted By: Chuck - Tue May 17, 2011 - Comments (4)
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May 16, 2011

You Need A Coach For That?


A Swedish hotel that provides orgasm coaches. Sign me up!

Posted By: patty - Mon May 16, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category:

Follies of the Mad Men #141

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[From Life magazine for May 9, 1955. Click upper or lower scan to enlarge.]

How to insult two audiences at once.

Native Americans are bloodthirsty savages.

Women regard male conquests as pinning a trophy scalp to their belts.

Now: buy some Jeris!

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 16, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950s, Hair and Hairstyling

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