Apparently not a Monty Python skit.
by Dimensions Bernard Longpré, National Film Board of Canada
Ostensibly a primer in spatial awareness for kids, this drug-addled escapade is really an elaborate allegory for sexual tension. The geeky male's inability to physically connect with, mate with, or ultimately please the attractive female. Watch, and see if you don't agree.
Just got my copy of this title, and it looks like a winner for all WU-vies. I'll report more soon.
The Prattville Standing Broom is an old story from 2009, but I think it deserves a place on WU.
Especially since it's inspired an entire subgenre of broom-standing-on-their-own videos on youtube. Here's just one, picked at random:
Wonder why this never caught on...?
Original article here.
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If you enjoy old school comics, especially by the master, Jack Kirby, you'll want to purchase the volume depicted at right. It's full of Silver Age weirdness in the unselfconscious manner of the day.
Here's my favorite example, from the story titled "I Was Big-Game on Neptune."
An Earthman is kidnapped and finds himself in prison with five other beings, all uniquely bizarre. Pretty hard to mistake one for another, right?
Not according to our hero, who has to label them for ease of identification, with hard-to-distinguish-at-a-distance nametags!
I love the expression on the beaky face of the orange guy. He's thinking, "This guy is dumber than a bag of Saturnian hammers!"
Men are oppressed by their wristwatches, but yours are different...? Huh?
for November 1973.
And the inevitable death.
Please excuse me for yawning.