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Free Fiction!

My new story, for free, at TERRAFORM.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 29, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Science Fiction, Paul

The End of Resistentialism

Had to share this. Our very own Paul talks about resistentialism:

[Fractal'12] "The End of Resistentialism" by Paul Di Filippo from Universo Fractal on Vimeo.

About two minutes in, he asks someone off-camera to cue up a video projector. I honestly thought the projector was going to refuse to work, and that would be the example of resistentialism.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Aug 26, 2013 | Comments (11)
Category: Paul

Italy Report

For those who might be interested in my recent Italian trip.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 03, 2012 | Comments (2)
Category: Telephones, Paul, Europe

My Colombia Trip

Expat47 was kind enough to recall that I took a recent trip to Colombia. Those interested can read the whole report here. With lots of neat pictures.

But I never encountered the human bloodhound drug!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Mar 10, 2012 | Comments (1)
Category: Travel, Sightseeing, Paul, South America

My Excellent South American Adventure

Despite my daily posts last week, I was really among the missing. I spent from the 20th to the 27th (counting travel time) in Medellin, Colombia, being a guest speaker at this conference.

But now I'm home, and have read all the posts and comments from the past week, and just want to say a big thanks to Alex and Chuck and all the witty, talented WU-vies who make this site so wonderful.

Here are two fotos from my trip.


Salsa dancers working up a sweat to advertise something at EIGHT IN THE MORNING! I was ready to buy anything the ladies offered.


Strange grafitti. What revelation is the monkey experiencing?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Feb 28, 2012 | Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Conventions, Advertising, Paul, Dance, South America


Next week, I go on vacation to Block Island, Rhode Island.

Here's the link to a webcam so you can try to spot me!

But meanwhile, for this week I have five Follies of the Madmen for your viewing pleasure. And the queue is filled with great items that will launch automatically while I'm gone.

Everyone play nice, and continue the parade of weirdness.

Thanks once more to all our loyal participants and readers, who are true friends!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 31, 2010 | Comments (6)
Category: Weird Universe, Paul

Video Fixed!

The Nude Skydiving video is back, re-sourced from Vimeo!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jan 17, 2010 | Comments (1)
Category: Weird Universe, Comments, Paul

Spam Solution

Alex has established a method of allowing quick deletes of spam, and I cleaned up a couple of dozen this morning. Faithful WU-vies should see fewer annoying comments. Thanks for your patience!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 07, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Weird Universe, Alex, Comments, Paul

Spam Troubles

We realize that spammers are clogging our wonderful comments section, the lifeblood of WU. Alex, the closest we have to a techie, is researching the matter.

Thanks for your patience and continued support!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 29, 2009 | Comments (17)
Category: Weird Universe, Comments, Paul


Here we are, at the one-year anniversary of WEIRD UNIVERSE, and I'm about to say goodbye--for a while, anyhow. It's been a marvelous year, full of friendship, creativity, and, well, weirdness galore. I'd like to say thanks to Chuck and Alex, and to all the wonderful readers of the blog.

However, now I need to step back to attend to other projects. But I leave the blog in the capable hands of its readers. And I'll be checking in every day.

Perhaps you recall the very first, non-introductory post, as seen in the screen-capture to the right. I figured I might as well go out on the same note. So look for FOLLIES OF THE MAD MEN #70 to follow. I didn't quite manage to hit 100, but 70 is still pretty good.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 07, 2009 | Comments (7)
Category: Anniversary, Weird Universe, Paul
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