Weird Universe Archive

August 2011

August 28, 2011

Norwegian Ninja



Don't try to make sense of this, just watch.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Aug 28, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Regionalism, Stereotypes and Cliches, Martial Arts, Europe

August 27, 2011

Erectorscope

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What is the mystery of the "Erectorscope?" Does it have anything to do with erections? No!

This product comes from the Gilbert folks who made Erector construction toys.

If you look here, you'll see an accompanying booklet printed in the old-fashioned 2-color 3-D system. It seems the Erectorscope was nothing more than the cardboard blue/red glasses to view the advertised Gilbert products.

No wonder the kid in the ad is turned away from the customer. It's as bad a scam as X-ray Spex.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 27, 2011 - Comments (6)
Category: Toys, 1930s

August 26, 2011

Animals Encroaching On Human Territory

Two New York City women were driven batty by nighttime visitors in their new apartment. In fact in addition to being forced out of their home by repeated bat problems, they are also receiving the rabies vaccine. The animals, well known for carrying rabies, had left marks on at least one of the ladies in the night as they slept.

In Washington state a young deer took a tour of a local ER. The fawn walked right in the automatic doors and wandered down a corridor where staff shut it in a dinning hall. They then closed all other doors and herded the animal back out the way it came in. Sad for mama deer though, you know what they say, at least $200 just to walk into the emergency room.

And in Toledo, Ohio the police have discovered the identity of the squirrely little memorial flag bandit. A police lieutenant caught a squirrel making off with one of the flags and even got a picture of the crime. The critter was tracked to its home where at least two other flags were found to be part of the structure. No arrests have been made as yet.

Posted By: patty - Fri Aug 26, 2011 - Comments (6)
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August 25, 2011

Follies of the Mad Men #156



Sexy cheese?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 25, 2011 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Sex Symbols

August 24, 2011

Trademarked

Who knew Hell's Angels and their symbol were trademarked?? Well, they are and the Hell's Angels has filed lawsuits over it too. Sorry, no picture, I don't want to infringe too.

Posted By: patty - Wed Aug 24, 2011 - Comments (4)
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One Got Fat



"Slim knew that his big sack would be hard to handle."

This an exceedingly macabre PSA aimed directly at kids.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 24, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Etiquette and Formal Behavior, PSA’s, Surrealism, Children, 1960s

August 23, 2011

Legos Are Cool!

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A 3D printer made entirely from Legos, save one drill bit. Pretty impressive.

Posted By: patty - Tue Aug 23, 2011 - Comments (6)
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Johnson Smith Catalog Item #6

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Stand by for lots of hot smooching action, when you wear this!

From the 1950 catalog.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 23, 2011 - Comments (8)
Category: Fashion, Sex Symbols, 1950s

How To Be The Cool Teacher

First, hang out with your students, adult friends are highly overrated. Next, plot pranks with the kids, they always like that. Finally, take them for a fun thrill ride in your car, your having a car and driving at high speeds impresses them. Maybe not in the trunk though.

Posted By: patty - Tue Aug 23, 2011 - Comments (4)
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