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Horsford’s Acid Phosphate



What was once a patent medicine for "tired brains" and "seasickness" is now a hipster cocktail ingredient.

Full story here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Feb 08, 2016 | Comments (4)
Category: Patent Medicines, Nostrums and Snake Oil, Nineteenth Century, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #270

Message: Colt 45 habit produces stupefied oblivion to everything but next drink.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jan 05, 2016 | Comments (8)
Category: Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Advertising, 1960's, Alcohol, Brain Damage

Rare Hallucination


Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Dec 13, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, 1950's, Alcohol, Brain Damage

What A Waste

In 2003 800,000 gallons of Jim Beam was spilled into a retention pond and ignited by a lightening strike causing a fire tornado to form. Not sure why UPI reran the story of the firenado except that it was the 12th anniversary of the event. The fire show is definitely worth a view though.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Sep 05, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Destruction, 2000's, Alcohol, Sadness

Party At Kroger

Kroger is expanding the number of stores that offer craft beer on tap for tasting and for sale in growlers, like the ones pictured above. Now cops can start setting up DUI checkpoints up the street from the local grocery store.
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Aug 31, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Retailing, Alcohol

Sober Desperados

Robbers broke into a store in Germany and took 1200 Koenig beer caps. That's right, just the caps, the bottles of untouched beer were left in the crates. Apparently the company is running a promotion giving away prizes on certain caps. The company also says there is no way to trace where the winning caps were delivered so if the criminals are careful in how they redeem the winners they are home free.
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue Aug 18, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Crime, Alcohol

Old Quaker Booze



Once upon a time, thanks to Schenley liquors, you could get as wasted as old Ben Franklin (note: not a Quaker, just partied with them), in the manner of this Curly-Howard-lookalike above. Then you'd be "feeling your Quaker Oats."

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jul 25, 2015 | Comments (1)
Category: History, Historical Figure, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, 1930's, Alcohol

Anty Gin

We have explored the idea of eating insects here on WU. Well, how about drinking them? Anty Gin is gin infused with the essence of wood ants. So, wood alcohol bad, wood ant alcohol good(?).
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed May 20, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Insects, Alcohol

Pee .. Beer .. Recycle


A company is now making Beer from urine and other sewage waste water. I think this would be good for the space station as they do something similar but only get back the water.
Posted By: BrokeDad | Date: Fri Apr 17, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Garbage, Trash, Waste and Other Detritus, Body Fluids, Excrement, Alcohol

Look- A Squirrel!

A drunken squirrel that is. Either that or he's half bunny.
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Mar 05, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Alcohol, Eating
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