Weird Universe


Johnson Smith Catalog Item #37


Click to enlarge. From the 1930s catalog.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Feb 03, 2016 | Comments (5)
Category: Tobacco and Smoking, 1930's, Pranks, Butt

Send A Tasteful Gift

Great new gift to send to special friends, Dick in a Box. Its a phallus shaped candy, and there are choices so you can pick your dick to send. NSFW at link and in comments section. More >>
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Jan 14, 2016 | Comments (12)
Category: Jokes, Pranks, Genitals

The Pickle Wizard

The Pickle Wizard promises that if you pay him $5.99, he'll send a slice of pickle to a person of your choosing. He writes:

What could be more satisfying than the confusion of a friend or foe when they receive a pickle in the mail with a mysterious note? The answer you ask? Nothing. So get on it, and send those expecto patronads a damn pickle!

Here on WU, we've previously posted about Feces by Mail and Mail-a-Spud, so the Pickle Wizard is the latest variation on that theme of Mail-a-Prank. The Pickle Wizard claims that, to date, he has mailed 520 pickles.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Sep 02, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Pranks, Postal Services

Practical Jokes on Corpse


Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 11, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Death, Work and Vocational Training, 1900's, Pranks

Mt. Rainier Practical Joke


A most excellent prank.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 29, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1980's, Pranks

Mark Twain’s Elephant


This seems to me to be a fine Xmas joke easily duplicated today. Pick your victim!

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 09, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, 1900's, Pranks


A comedian decided to drive around L.A. talking into his iphone shaped cookies to prank cops. Here's a thought: if you are going to play a practical joke on the police, who are notoriously unreceptive to humor while on the job, be sure you've paid all your outstanding parking tickets. Pissed cop+outstanding warrant=arrest & fine.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Dec 14, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Pranks

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #30

[From the 1950 catalog. Click to enlarge.]

I can see this prank being really popular in the Middle East nowadays. "Gotcha, Ahmed [Isaac]! You really thought the Israelis [al Qaeda] had rigged your car!"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Aug 07, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Death, Destruction, Explosives, Fireworks and Pyrotechnics, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950's, Pranks, Middle East

VW Snow Bug

German police in the town of Aachen were tricked by a very talented snow sculptor/prankster. A VW Beetle made entirely of snow was built in a no parking zone. It was so realistic that it got ticketed, in fact, local police only discovered the prank when they tried to brush off the licence plate and it was solid snow.
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Mar 21, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Pranks

Rocky & Bullwinkle:  “Sex on Planet X”


[Click to enlarge]

I've been reliving my youthful TV watching by streaming episodes of Rocky & Bullwinkle on Netflix. I certainly catch a lot more of the jokes than I did when I was in elementary school.

And in the screen shot above, you'll see a risque easter egg I encountered in Episode 5.

Anyone else have similar favorite moments from the media?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 11, 2012 | Comments (9)
Category: Aliens, Sexuality, Television, Cartoons, 1950's, Parody, Pranks
Page 1 of 3 pages  1 2 3 >
Custom Search

weird universe thumbnail

This page has been viewed 40058129 times.
All original content in posts is Copyright © 2008 by the author of the post, either Alex Boese ("Alex"), Paul Di Filippo ("Paul"), or Chuck Shepherd ("Chuck"). All rights reserved. The banner illustration at the top of this page is Copyright © 2008 by Rick Altergott.