Weird Universe Archive

November 2012

November 30, 2012

Redneck First Aid

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If your child shoots himself in the head with a bb gun trying to dig out the bb with a knife is probably a bad idea. But, if you do and you are unsuccessful, waiting for 24 hours to take him to the ER just might get him pulled from the home.

Posted By: patty - Fri Nov 30, 2012 - Comments (8)
Category: Accidents

Roaming Zebra in New York

The second zebra citing on Staten Island will have you wondering who needs new locks on their petting zoo.



Officials are having trouble locating the real address for the zoo.

Here's the link from "The Gothamist".

http://gothamist.com/2012/11/28/runaway_zebra_and_pony_spotted_on_s.php

There you'll find another zebra photo from the area.

Posted By: gdanea - Fri Nov 30, 2012 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals

Jose Jimenez



Not a song, but still another entry in our fine old catalog of comedy that nowadays would have the PC-minded bearing down on you faster than a truck full of tortillas on Cinco de Mayo.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 30, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Humor, Racism, Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1960s

Defense Shoes

These spiked "Defense Shoes" introduced in 1955 didn't catch on as women's fashion.


Perhaps because of negative reviews in the press.


But I wonder if they might have been the inspiration for the spiked shoes worn by Rosa Klebb in 1963's From Russia With Love.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Nov 30, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Shoes

November 29, 2012

Kong Suni, the Korean Farting Doll

Rub her belly and hear her fart!

Posted By: Alex - Thu Nov 29, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Toys, Flatulence

Rain Dance



Everybody wang chung tonight! Er, I mean, everybody rain dance! What moves! I'm sure all Native Americans are proud of this interpretation of their sacred rituals.

I love the fact that they got Darth Vader to do the spoke-word intro.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 29, 2012 - Comments (9)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Religion, Dance, Native Americans

November 28, 2012

Oxygen-Tank Bubble Dress

An oxygen-tank bubble dress designed by Hana Marie Newman. It supplies the wearer with a constant supply of purified air, so they don't have to breathe in the polluted air that everyone else is choking on. Reminds me of Emilio Pucci's bubble bonnet that I posted about several weeks ago. [via treehugger]





Posted By: Alex - Wed Nov 28, 2012 - Comments (10)
Category: Art, Fashion

Summer of ‘63



Those crazy mixed-up kids and their wacky venereal diseases....

Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 28, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: PSA's, Sexuality, Teenagers, 1960s, Disease

November 27, 2012

Wiener Dog Walks Again—Credit Nose Cells

Take one wiener dog who can't walk.

Add nose cells to communicate with the spine.



Here's the link to the story:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2235028/Scientists-reverse-paralysis-dogs-following-pioneering-cell-treatment.html

This video gives me hope for my "less able" future years.

Posted By: gdanea - Tue Nov 27, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Animals

Fake Facial Hair for Sale

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[From Playboy for November 1968. Click to enlarge.]

I can imagine a man being follicle-challenged and able only to grow a patchy beard or mustache. But most of us can grow a perfectly fine crop of facial hair for free. Why would anyone spend money for a fake? And the price! The Inflation Calculator I always use says: "What cost $30 in 1968 would cost $185.89 in 2010."

But the weirdest thing is the appeal to scam your girlfriend or one-night-stand with fake hair. Huh?

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 27, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Frauds, Cons and Scams, Magazines, Sexuality, 1960s, Facial Hair

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