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Follies of the Mad Men #168


"Why, yes, sir, I was just about to xerox my butt!"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 06, 2011 | Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Technology, Sex Symbols, 1970's

Life Line

A sobering parable. And weird.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Nov 19, 2011 | Comments (3)
Category: Technology, Surrealism, Cartoons

Flying Landing Strip

[Click either half to enlarge]

Sorry about my inexpert cutting and pasting, but I think you get the idea.

I would pay good money to see this built and in action. For a clearer view and description, visit the link below.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 17, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: Flight, Technology, Chindogu, 1950's

Back Online!

Sorry for our downtime! When we got linked-to by BOING-BOING and GIZMODO yesterday, it swamped us!

But we're back, thanks to Tech Wizard Alex!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 16, 2011 | Comments (1)
Category: Technology, Weird Universe, Alex

What’s Their Motto?


Your assignment: to come up with this company's slogan. I'll volunteer the old Timex one, although it's not quite right: "Takes a licking and keeps on ticking!"

Surely WU-vies can do better!

Original ad here. Scroll down.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 15, 2011 | Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Sexuality, Public Indecency, Technology, 1940's

Toilet Gun


The ad copy advises me to "Think of it!" and to contemplate the "powerful chain reaction." I sure am, buster! I'm thinking of what happens when you apply an explosive force to a ceramic bowl filled with excrement and wet paper that won't flush. And why aren't these devices common nowadays, if they were so great?

I think I'll stick with the old plumber's helper, thank you!

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 07, 2011 | Comments (2)
Category: Domestic, Appliances, Hygiene, Excrement, Technology, 1960's

Brown Bobby


Get rich quick with triangular donuts!

Explanation here.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 03, 2011 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Technology, Junk Food, Appliances, 1930's

Personal Multicopter

More info here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 01, 2011 | Comments (4)
Category: Flight, Inventions, Motor Vehicles, Technology, Europe

Mystery Gadget 4


What is the purpose of this mysterious electronic box?

Maybe if you see its inventor, all will become clear. (Corner of box in background.)


No? You'd better go beyond the jump!

More >>
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Oct 08, 2011 | Comments (4)
Category: Technology, 1960's

Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

Steve Jobs passed away earlier today. This may not seem like the kind of thing to post on Weird Universe, but consider what kind of place this world would be without him. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created the Apple II, the first home computer many would use, and thanks to this and other innovations like the graphical operating system, the internet friendly iMac, and the always connected iPhone, the world is now fully connected, allowing anyone instant access to the kinds of weird things we here at Weird Universe love. Sure, he didn't create the internet all by himself, but if it weren't for some of the innovations his company pioneered, the world might have turned out to be a much more normal (and boring) place than it is today.
Posted By: Salamander Sam | Date: Wed Oct 05, 2011 | Comments (30)
Category: Death, Obituaries, Technology, Computers, Internet
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