Weird Universe Archive

June 2014

June 26, 2014

The Woman With Don Martin Feet

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Original foto here.

It's number 46 in a slide show, and you'll have to click thru to reach it. But I think WUvies will enjoy the other shots of UK depravity as well.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 26, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Comics, Europe, Natural Wonders, Feet

June 25, 2014

Self-Elected

Congratulations to Asad Asif on his recent election to the Middlesex County Republican Committee. What makes this unusual is that he was elected with only a single vote — his own. During the primary election, he was the only person who bothered to cast a vote for that position, and he wrote in his own name, thereby securing the position.

Of course, what makes this a lot less remarkable is that it's a meaningless position that no one else wants. So the Republicans basically have to beg people to do it. And a lot of the time it's unfilled. [newbrunswicktoday.com]

Posted By: Alex - Wed Jun 25, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Politics

Provide the Photo Context

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This is the complete image as it was printed, no cropping. Can you provide the context?

1) Homeless person at encampment

2) Migrant laborer at rest

3) Hippie at festival

4) Redneck sentry at site of still

Go here for the answer.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 25, 2014 - Comments (12)
Category: Photography and Photographers

June 24, 2014

Yogurt Tax

Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington DC and now a Councilmember, has reportedly taken a stand against taxing yogurt, saying that a yogurt tax is "crazy," and pointing out that "Yogurt is really more healthy than some other things, as is cottage cheese."

However, there isn't actually a yogurt tax. Barry apparently misheard a reporter who asked him about a so-called "yoga tax," which is a proposed tax on gyms and health clubs.

I grew up in DC when Barry was mayor, so it gave me a warm glow to see that he's still making the news.

Posted By: Alex - Tue Jun 24, 2014 - Comments (8)
Category: Government, Regulations

Jeez!  The Kid’s Got a Real Gun!

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What are the actual odds that Billy would be deader'n a doornail as a result of his impetuous behavior?

Original ad here. (On page 35.)

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 24, 2014 - Comments (11)
Category: Crime, Stupid Criminals, Death, Toys, Comics, 1940s

June 23, 2014

On A Dare

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An American exchange student wedged himself into a sculpture of a giant stone vagina located at the German University of Turbingen. Of course he became stuck and required emergency services assistance. Fortunately there were plenty of passers-by to document the experience for him, ah memories!

Photo from Yahoo Images.

Posted By: patty - Mon Jun 23, 2014 - Comments (8)
Category: Public Humiliation

Look for the Sanforized label!

From Life magazine - Sep 15, 1941:


JULIA: Gk-gk-stop choking me, you brute!
GEORGE: I've been choking all day in a shrunk-up shirt because you forgot to look for the right label.
JULIA: What label?
GEORGE: The 'Sanforized' label, dumb-puss. The one that says the fabric won't shrink more than a little 1% by standard tests.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jun 23, 2014 - Comments (9)
Category: Advertising, Marriage, 1940s

Ancient Recorded Laughter Used as Movie Promo



The narrator explains the circumstances in the video.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 23, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Humor, Movies, Advertising, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Happy Birthday, Patty!

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Everyone please wish WU's own resident cougar, the one and only Patty, a happy 50th birthday today!

Many thanks for your witty creativity!

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 23, 2014 - Comments (13)
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June 22, 2014

Follies of the Madmen #222

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 22, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Cats

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