Weird Universe


The Disappearance of Baldheaded Row

Miss Georgia D. George wasn't correct in her prediction that baldness would disappear by the year 1950. Though she was correct that "baldheaded row" would disappear by then.

The term was unfamiliar to me, so I had to look it up. It indicated the front rows at burlesque and variety shows, which were full of baldheaded men leering up at the girls (or so the joke went). The disappearance of baldheaded row was, of course, due to the declining popularity of burlesque shows, and not to any advance in the hairiness of men.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Apr 09, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Rants, Warnings, Jeremiads, Prophecies and Cassandra-like Figures, Graphics

Men’s Adventure Magazines


Here is a site guaranteed to chew up hours of your idle time.

My pal, Phil Stephensen-Payne, runs a page dedicated to the history of magazines. He recently put together a wing dedicated to the "true story" men's mags.

If you follow this link, you come to a page containing the names of over 150 such zines. Click on any title and be presented with a gallery of cover images like the one above.

Happy viewing!

Pimp My Garage?

You may not be able to afford that "West Coast Customs" look for your ride, but how about the garage where you leave it?

image are offering a range of self adhesive garage-door covers that depict the contents of your garage as everything from a fighter jet to a strip joint. There's even one showing it to be completely empty. So if you fancy having an alligator, a speedboat or even a metro station in your garage, have just the thing for you (Daily Mail).
Posted By: Dumbfounded | Date: Thu Jul 23, 2009 | Comments (9)
Category: Art, Surrealism, Design and Designers, Graphics, Motor Vehicles, Cars

Do the Twist!

This scary graphic of noseless and mouthless aliens conducting an intergalactic diplomatic mission comes from Ray Charles's 1961 album, Do the Twist!, Atlantic 8054.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 05, 2009 | Comments (8)
Category: Aliens, Design and Designers, Graphics, 1960's, Dance
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