Weird Universe

Kitsch and Collectibles

World’s Biggest Cuckoo Clock


Schonach, Germany, is the heart and homeland of the cuckoo-clock industry. Two houses in fact have been transformed into giant cuckoo clocks to commemorate this.

Antique Bedpan Collections

1) Stella Downing.


2) Eric Eakin.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Apr 24, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Eccentrics, Kitsch and Collectibles, Body Fluids

Nifty Gadgets

Here are a few neat novelty gadgets to check out. Pictured above are metal detector sandals for that beach vacation.
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Feb 07, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Kitsch and Collectibles

Loser Liquor Dispenser

Classic home-bar kitsch from the 1970s. If you're desperate to add it to your collection, there's one on sale at eBay for $70. View the thing in action at myspace vids (myspace doesn't seem to allow video embedding). (via box vox)

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Apr 12, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Kitsch and Collectibles

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica

This bandleader has devoted himself to re-creating the Space Age Bachelor Pad Music of Esquivel. Read about the demented and dedicated fellow here.

The sound in the second clip is a little off, but you'll get the idea. Listen to better samples at the Amazon link.

Your Perfect Xmas Gift

Only $1400.00! Get yours here.

But shouldn't it more accurately be called "A Swiss Army Loaf?!?"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 22, 2010 | Comments (10)
Category: Kitsch and Collectibles, Stupidity, Chindogu

Knight TP Holder

Yes, King Arthur, I have brought you the Holy Grail of bathroom accessories.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Sep 16, 2010 | Comments (10)
Category: Domestic, Interior Decorating, Kitsch and Collectibles

Corn Dogs

Summer is almost here, the ultimate corn dog season. (But is there ever a wrong time for corn dogs?)

Stock up now on batter mix and a special deep fryer, from this vendor.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jun 19, 2010 | Comments (3)
Category: Addictions, Animals, Food, Kitsch and Collectibles, Regionalism


Is the news getting you down? Then why not visit the Cornify page, where you can brighten up any gloomy photo? See how I've made the BP Oil Spill contamination look more cheerful?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 26, 2010 | Comments (4)
Category: Cryptozoology, Kitsch and Collectibles, Internet

A Little Light Weirdness – 8

A would be bank-robber in Austria was foiled in his robbery attempt when the bank closed early for a staff training session. The man came equipped with a Barack Obama mask and gun but was stopped at the first hurdle when the locked door refused to open for him. Staff inside initially thought it was part of the training or a joke, and their laughter aggravated the criminal until he eventually fled empty-handed (Digital Spy).

More successful were the thieves that managed to steal several US landmarks, including the Palace of Fine Arts, USS Pampanito and Ghirardelli Square. Models of course, part of an exhibition of Mark and Jannet Benz’s Lego creations on display at the Palo Alto Museum of American Heritage, and worth several thousand dollars. A reward of $500 has been offered by the Benzes (SF Weekly).

But if Jan and Mark are thinking of upping their home security, they should perhaps avoid following the example of Alexander Skopintsew of Primorye in Russia, who decided to deter intruders by planting homemade landmines around his garden. He was inevitably found out when a trespasser was injured when setting off one of these devices, and charged with possession of illegal weapons, receiving a suspended sentence (ABC News).

Of course another alternative might be to have nothing worth stealing. Perhaps something similar occurred to retired lorry driver Ken Strickland, who amassed a collection of over 3000 watering cans, each meticulously documented. Sadly Mr. Strickland died last month aged 78, bequeathing the entire assortment to his niece, who is at a loss as to what to do with them and may in fact sell them on behalf of a charity. One watering can however will not be up for sale, it contains her uncle's ashes (Metro).

Meanwhile hundreds of other women up and down the UK might be feeling a little let down this Monday, after British department store Debenhams recorded a 76% surge in sales of their range of “anatomy boosting” underwear for men ahead of Valentine’s day. Turn around is fair play, I say (Reuters).

More >>
Page 1 of 2 pages  1 2 >
Custom Search

weird universe thumbnail

This page has been viewed 21706066 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.